Macro Photography – A Visit From A Wasp

Yellow Jacket Wasp - insect or art?

I was at home a few days ago when I saw this fairly docile wasp on a pair of my jeans lying on the bed. Being quite keen on macro photography I thought it would provide a great opportunity to take a few close up photos whilst it wasn’t zooming around at 100 mph.

I then carefully lifted it over to the window sill where it began to climb the window. As it did so it created this wonderful reflection in the glass and by photographing from side on it produced this great symmetry

The wasp family of insects includes thousands of species all around the world, most of which are predatory. The most common types of wasps are hornets, yellow jackets, and paper wasps, this one was a yellow jacket. There are commonly two types of wasps, solitary wasps and social wasps.

Counting Crows – Band Photography

I recently went with my two sons, Rob and Nick to see one of my all-time favourite bands, Counting Crows, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

Counting Crows are an American band from Berkeley in California. They formed in 1991 and band members consist of Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (accordion, keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Immerglück (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Jim Bogios (drums) and Millard Powers (bass).

One of their first albums I ever listened to was their debut album, August and