The View From The Viewfinder is my blog dedicated to what interests me, originally started purely as an exploration of photography. Now, the writings herein will cover more than just photography and digital post production work done entirely with Free, Open Source tools (Darktable, GIMP and Hugin). Within these pages you may also find exploratory thoughts on life, technology and other ramblings that may cross my mind. I hope you enjoy reading and possibly learn something along the way!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Honey Bees and Hibiscus
Something about photographing bees can be unnerving, granted honey bees pretty much leave you alone unless provoked - but anyone who has been stung as a child probably still has that slight unease lurking somewhere in the deep recesses of ones mind. Braving the wrath of the winged sweet makers can sure lead to some memorable photos. The two below are from my in-law's house while we were visiting to have a first birthday party for our son.
Ready for Flight
Both of these were taken with a 55-300mm lens which puts a nice distance between the stinger and the photographer.