Thursday, September 9, 2010

You Capture :: Signs

The assignment at You Capture was signs.
I went a bit abstract on this one.
The other day as I drove through my neighborhood
I saw this amazing hornets' nest nestled in a tree on the side of the road.
I was enchanted by the little home
and decided to try and capture it.

So, once again, I risked
life and limb to photograph this fantastic nest.
As I clicked away I felt brave and braver...
taking a step closer and before I knew it, I was a little too close.
I noticed one worker hornet buzzing around my head
then another
and another.
Then all three flew into the nest.

I imagined that the Queen had sent them on a mission
to check me out and they were heading back in
to tell her to send out the troops.
If you look closely at the opening
you will see one single hornet peering out at me.
I took those buzzing hornets as a sign,


a sign to run away.



R Montalban said...

Ha, ha, ha, I love it and your capture, just the sort of thing I would have done but probably once I was getting chased by a whole lot of them!

LisaDay said...

Yikes. No kidding.


Dee Crowe said...

What an amazing photo!

Amy said...

Scary... I hate bees, but I love your take on the theme. Way to think outside the box!

Chris Worthy said...

Leigh, that's a great photo! Thanks for commenting on my site. I would love to participate in The Happiness Project! I will be away next week, but I will be on board the week after. Thanks!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

How Awesome!! you are so brave... I would have been running after hearing one Buzzzzzzzz :) Great picture!!

Sue said...

As they say, great capture...And I'm glad they didn't "capture" you!


Anonymous said...

Ah! Very true! haha. We have a bees (hornet? Wasps?) nest next to our shop - You've inspired me to go attempt and not get attacked!

Aging Mommy said...

Wow, that is a great photo and you were very brave walking right up to that nest to take it. We often have hornets on our deck trying to build a nest but they thankfully never get very far - having seen just how big one of these nests can get I am very glad. Great capture.

Elaine A. said...

Wow, that is amazing. And you? Are VERY brave... ;)

Brie said...

He he he he. Good photo and even more amazing, the way you turned the theme around! Clever, clever. ;) said...

Whoa! Awesome photo... brave girl!

The Muehli's said...

Wow ! Awesome shot. That's an incredible nest!!


vanilla said...

Good job. The picture, yes; but especially the "running away" part.

Anonymous said...

You are one brave lady!

Anika said...

Whoa! That amazing...I haven't ever seen one in person-it's HUGE! Way to have the guts to get that close!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture! You are a far braver person than me!


DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

No way that I would have gotten close enough to get that picture. You may be the bravest woman alive!

Brown Family Blog said...

oh my goodness! That is amazing!

Anonymous said...

I like the way you think ! They are a sign to run !
I can't believe you risked yourself for this capture.