Boy I hate those things. They used to build nests above the door going into the pump house every year. I never got bit but it was close sometimes. Also had a hord of them nesting in my green house. Only a few this year and hopefully I got them all.
Photo's are beautiful. What lens did you use to get them? If I was going to try that, I've got a 70-300 macro that does macro on 300. To close to them for me but still you could get them pretty far off.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...