Nice shots. In general wasps are not aggressive to us. The scariest ones often give warnings first. I do tend to avoid nests though, like as in your shot.
Nice shot. What diffuser did you use for the flash? Also interested to hear your ISO choice when using flash? I can only guess it was to balance the background?OK, another one for You!
Also with the Laowa 60mm macro but on an Eos R/MT24 @ 1/400s, ISO1600, f/8
A good reason to try deepPrime processing a macro.
Cool stuff. Always great to hear how others work. I tend to stick to ISO 100-400 rarely going higher. I either create a very close background, such as picking an angle where it is nice and close. Or I pick a well lit background by moving around the subject and picking a suitable spot. Probably I have worked like that as I used to shoot on a 7D and the high iso was not the best. Your lovely camera seems to do a superb job at 1600.I used no diffusors (bought a pair since).
I prefer Iso 1600 for brighter background and less highlights/reflections. But I will try Iso 3200 this summer and processing with deepPrime. Maybe I can get a more natural look.