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Old Aug 8, 2007, 1:50 PM   #1
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This nest the size of a socker ball is under my deck and they were not real happy when I tried to take a photo of them. Hand held, leaning on a tree, 1/60sec f/5.6 ISO 400 istDS 300mm.



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Old Aug 8, 2007, 3:23 PM   #2
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If you borrow Daniel's Zenitar you'll get a much more detailed picture:-).

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Old Aug 8, 2007, 3:35 PM   #3
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If I get that close I will be in the hospital? There are about a thousand hornets in that thing.

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Old Aug 8, 2007, 7:38 PM   #4
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Naw, it is a zen thing Tom. Be at peace with the universe. Feel your love for the hornet. Feel the hornet's love for you. Move closer and feel the bond that unites all life on our fragile planet. Move closer still and feel . . . pain, then drop the camera and run like heck!

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00 buckshot
tim, being on the side of the law can also helpyou out
minigun gatlin ??

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Good shot Tom! You're a brave fellow. I hate those bu__ers! Hope you can get rid of them.....cheers...Don
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Old Aug 8, 2007, 9:21 PM   #7
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The problem is it is under my deck and I don't want to damage the deck, otherwise I would just use a weed burner on the nest and cook them.

Now shooting them will for sure irritate them, so I would have to get them all in a short period of time. I am pretty good at trap shooting, but hornets are small and fast and I don't think I can get them all before they get me.

FWIW this does work:

Catch a fish, scale it and hang it from a cord two inches from a pan of water that has a few drops of dish soap in it. The hornets will the start eating the fish (yes they eat meat), get too full to fly and fall into the water and die. I know it sounds strange, but it does work, I have use it many times and it always works.

They are safe for a bit until I get some better shots to share with you!

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Old Aug 9, 2007, 8:08 AM   #8
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Tom - you are far braver than I am - I wouldn't have gotten that close, even with a 300mm lens! Good luck getting rid of them, and I think your method sounds interesting (though I hope I never have to use it).
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The problem is it is under my deck and I don't want to damage the deck, otherwise I would just use a weed burner on the nest and cook them.

Now shooting them will for sure irritate them, so I would have to get them all in a short period of time. I am pretty good at trap shooting, but hornets are small and fast and I don't think I can get them all before they get me.

FWIW this does work:

Catch a fish, scale it and hang it from a cord two inches from a pan of water that has a few drops of dish soap in it. The hornets will the start eating the fish (yes they eat meat), get too full to fly and fall into the water and die. I know it sounds strange, but it does work, I have use it many times and it always works.

They are safe for a bit until I get some better shots to share with you!

Tom
this sounds a lot like grand dads mouse and rat poison. mix 50% flour and cement, put in pan next to a pan of water. rat gets hungry, thirsty, definately gets stomach stones. i use antifreeze for then now. works wonders. very zenish.

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Flame thrower at 50 paces then call the fire department!

Hand grenade at 300 paces and call the insurance company!



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