The Hive!

I have been watching this hive of Common Paper Wasp (Polistes dominulus), Interesting creatures. Normally these wasps are not all that agressive which allowed my good macro-photography. 

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Common Paper Wasp (Polistes dominulus), Pentax *istD, SMC Pentax-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens, hand-held. Closer shots with a Pentax 2X teleconverter added. Shallow Depth of Field is because my working distance was 2.5″ (63mm) from the front of the lens. All shot @ f:11.

Darrell A. Larose
Ottawa, Canada.



About Darrell Larose

I am a highly motivated self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 30 in the professional arena I have always produced. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have worked within various Government photo units, including the Forensic Photo Section of the RCMP, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail.
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