Today was the first day of Autumn, the thermometer was still hitting 27 degrees. Headed back to the Sunflower patch. Spotted another species of wasp, but it wouldn’t stay still long enough to photograph. Eventually colder mornings will slow many of these insects down. Once again I carried my aged Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro […]Read More Going Buggy into Autumn
It was another nice above seasonal, 25 degree late summer day in the Nation’s Capital. I popped my old manual focus SMC-Pentax-M 50mm f:4 macro lens onto my Pentax T6-2X to my aged Pentax ✩istD body. All these photos required me to be 50mm from the lens front to the subject. Several skillsets are required, […]Read More Going buggy!
Back to the Sunflower patch, breeze was lighter today, than yesterday. I was looking at stinging insects, the blooms were visited by Honeybees, Paper Wasps, mud Daupers and Bumblebees. First is a very abstract image. The flight of the Bumblebee, abstract. Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens with Pentax T6-2X Rear Converter, flash fill. Honeybee, […]Read More Stingers
I was checking out the Sunflowers, and saw the Bumblebees hard at work. I mounted my old SMC Pentax-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens (1:2) lens. Bumblebee on Sunflower, July 18, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens. Bumblebee on Sunflower, July 19, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens. I repeated the shoot […]Read More Busy as a Bee
Today was a lovely sunny Sunday, locally the Sunflowers and Day Lilies are in bloom. Sunflower, July 17, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 macro lens. Sunflower peek-a-boo, July 17, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 macro lens. Sunflower, July 17, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 macro lens. Day Lily, Sunflower, July 17, 2016, […]Read More Sunny Sunday
One of the little used features of my antique Pentax ✩istD dSLR camera, was it has the ability to do in-camera multiple exposures. I can do up 9 exposures in a single frame. Trick with a multi exposure, is you reduce the exposure by one stop per frame, so a double-exposure you close the lens down […]Read More Dancing Flora
The mercury has hit 30° plus the past few days in Ottawa. With this instant summer flowers have burst open. We had a light shower and I saw these irises catching nature’s spotlight from a shaft of sunlight that poked a hole in the clouds. Iris after a spring shower, May 27th, Pentax ✩istD AT-X […]Read More Spring heat wave
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With spring comes many blooming flowers. It’s 1.2° C with the wind chill today.. Tulips, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2.0 prime lens. © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa. Tulips, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2.0 prime lens. © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa. Iris, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2.0 prime lens. © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa. Irises, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm […]Read More Sunday flowers
A spring shower is often the best time to photograph flowers. Friday May 13th Ottawa had a light rain. So I grabbed my 50mm f:1.4 Prime Lens. I selected the fast 50mm as I like the Bokeh the lens creates wide-open. Tulip in the rain, Pentax ✩istD SMC-FA 50mm f:1.4 prime lens. © 2016 Darrell […]Read More Rainy day flora.