My patience paid off with these great pictures. Though, I think this would have been a good opportunity to use my remote rather than get a cramp in my finger. I sat for a long time with my shutter button held halfway down so it was focused, ready at any moment to get the perfect picture. The trick is to sit still enough so you don’t scare them away!
This was the first time, thanks to my husband, that I got to try out the new healing brush tool in Gimp 2.8. It worked like a charm on the wasp and house fly who also wanted their own taste of liquid sweetness.