Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I was shooting the West High tennis team's first match of the year when I came across one of those hazards on assignment. It wasn't an errant tennis ball but the yellow jackets swarming around the court fence.

I remembered I had the same problem last year, they must have a nest somewhere in one of the fence posts. While I was waiting for the tennis match to start I stalked a few of the yellowjackets with my 300mm lens with a 1.4 extender attached. Looking at the stinger end of these bugs the more telephoto lens to shoot these guys the better.

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