Hornets nest 1

© Peter W. Marks

Hornets nest 1

Uploaded: November 26, 2013


Huge hornets nest the size of a basketball, 30ft up a sweet-gum tree and hanging over our patio.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Kalena Randall November 26, 2013

Hope you didn't get stung. I sure do like the fall colors in the tree!

Rita K. Connell level-classic November 26, 2013

Their nest is really beautiful but way to scary to have it that close to the house. Now that it's been below freezing are you going to knock it down. Not you but someone else? #10907689

Jeff E Jensen November 26, 2013

Well, you really should have wacked it with a stick before taking this shot. The swarm of hornets would have turned this from an interesting image to a FANTASTIC image :o) #10907706

Beth Spencer November 26, 2013

You are lucky it is that far up in the trees. I tried to sit in front of one this summer with the dogs and they made me leave the spot. We went back later and found out why!
I think if it is that high up, you need to shoot it out of the tree! #10907714

Debbie E. Payne November 26, 2013

Just watch the POV Peter! Wouldn't want to be under that thing if it fell. I don't think I have ever seen one that large. Glad you didn't try a macro shot. #10907764

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