24 October 2009
Although I took other photos during the day that are probably better, I like this one for a variety of reasons.
The backstory: Squeak, John & I were chatting at the end of an Iris & Rose show at TRF. An annoying little yellowjacket starting buzzing around. When both John & Squeak indicated that they were allergic to the buggers, I upturned the conveniently left behind empty mead cup that the yellowjacket was obviously interested in. So captured, he buzzed about angrily for a few minutes until he found the remainder of the mead trapped in the plastic crevices of the cup. The yellowjacket proceeded to paint the town red and within 5 minutes was ripping drunk. Unable to fly, unable to walk a straight line, unable to do much of anything, he crouched on the ground and started blowing bubbles. We believe this was his method of purging the copious amounts of alcohol he had just imbibed. Quite fascinating, really.
Yellowjacket
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 7 November 2009)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: +2/3 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire