If I hadn't taken this picture myself, I would say it was staged. Note the wasp's stance
and the weed placed conveniently behind it as if to hold it in place. This type of wasp usually holds it's abdomen and wings more or less parallel to the centerline of it's thorax.
Actually,the *picture was shot just milliseconds before the wasp made flight and lived to see another day. I think it had just stopped
by to check up on some of it't ex-good-buddies and was annyoyed by the presence of my camera lens held about six
inches away so it decided to go somewhere else.
Anyway, this is my first attempt at posting a picture so here goes...