Daily Image - Jul 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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13 Jul 11.  Our final stop on last Saturday's shoot was at Buck Lake, a small lake and community resource located in Hansville, WA. At the entrance to the parking area there is a landscaped section with the name of the park that is nicely done, especially in that there is a very concentrated cluster of French Lavender which just happened to be hosting a number of very busy bees. One individual bee was totally intent in the circumnavigation of one particular blossom, and provided me with an opportunity to get up close and almost directly head on. The head on aspect is not one which I have been privileged to shoot before, so with the cooperation of this individual, I got a goodly number of images of her just going around and around and around. The result was that I was able to capture a different look from anything I've done preciously. I seriously cropped the original, added a bit of color to a few of the blossoms that were blown out from the bright back lighting, and removed some noise from the background to increase the contrast between it and the subject. With luck, there should be additional opportunity for some more of this kind of photography on Thursday when we attend the annual Sequim Lavender Festival, albeit a day before it officially starts, to avoid both the crowds and expense (no vendors to temp us).  ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f / 6.3.

13 Jul 11. Our final stop on last Saturday's shoot was at Buck Lake, a small lake and community resource located in Hansville, WA. At the entrance to the parking area there is a landscaped section with the name of the park that is nicely done, especially in that there is a very concentrated cluster of French Lavender which just happened to be hosting a number of very busy bees. One individual bee was totally intent in the circumnavigation of one particular blossom, and provided me with an opportunity to get up close and almost directly head on. The head on aspect is not one which I have been privileged to shoot before, so with the cooperation of this individual, I got a goodly number of images of her just going around and around and around. The result was that I was able to capture a different look from anything I've done preciously. I seriously cropped the original, added a bit of color to a few of the blossoms that were blown out from the bright back lighting, and removed some noise from the background to increase the contrast between it and the subject. With luck, there should be additional opportunity for some more of this kind of photography on Thursday when we attend the annual Sequim Lavender Festival, albeit a day before it officially starts, to avoid both the crowds and expense (no vendors to temp us). ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f / 6.3.

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