Archives
A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Predator

Some of Your Beeswax

Sedum Bumbler

Look of Defiance

Chicory Bee

Bumbling Bees

Garden Cafe

Buzz By Here - To Infinity and Beyond

Pick Your Poison

Blind Side Attack

On a Mission

Honey Bee on Sedum

Covering the Cosmos

Center of the Cosmos

Three's a Crowd

Popular Spot

On A Pedestal

On Golden Rod

The Beeline

Messy Hands

Bee on Yellow

Incoming

Bumble Bee Choreography

Messy Hands

A Sample of Pop’s “People” Photo Collection

Considering the Next Move

Sugar and Spice

Front Porch Portrait

Caged Competitor

Early Adoration

Child In the Ligtht

Stroll Through the Weeds

Attention Grabbing

Eye Contact

On the Line

Eyes of Wonder

Rounding the Curve

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park

Down by the Creek

Sun Day

Catching Some Light

EAA Fireworks

Hear Me Roar

Bugs

Dead Leaf Butterfly – Open

Dead Leaf Butterfly, Butterfly, Wings, Kallima inachus
This is the colorful side of the Dead Leaf Butterfly. The coloring and marking on the upper side of their wings is dramatically different from the bottom side of the wings.

When the wings are folded up, this butterfly looks just like a brown, dried leaf. Its camouflage is very convincing. (See my previous post – Dead Leaf Butterfly) As you can see in this photo, when the Dead Leaf Butterfly opens its wings, it becomes an attractive, exotic beauty.

The Dead Leaf Butterfly  is a nymphalid butterfly found in tropical Asia from India to Japan.

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Dead Leaf Butterfly

Dead Leaf Butterfly, Butterfly, Orange Oakleaf, Kallima inachus, camouflage
Look closely or you’ll miss it. At first glance, this appears to be a leaf but, wait…it has legs and antennae! This is the cleverly disguised Dead Leaf Butterfly (Kallima inachus), sometimes called Orange Oakleaf.

When its wings are closed, it looks like a dried leaf. This incredibly effective, natural camouflage helps it avoid predators. When open, its wings are predominately a bluish-black with striking orange markings. In my next post, I’ll give you a view of this same butterfly with it’s wings open.

This cool creature is a nymphalid butterfly found in tropical Asia from India to Japan.

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Reclining Monarch

Butterfly, Monarch, Monarch Butterfly, Purple Aster, Wildflowers, This is a butterfly common to our neighborhood and most of North America. This is the much-loved monarch butterfly.  I found this one on a cool morning, perched among some purple asters growing wild in a field. Because of the early, cool conditions, this monarch was moving slow and the asters hadn’t opened yet.

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Common Blue Morpho

Butterfly, Blue, Common Blue Morpho,
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Spanning the world to bring you the beauty of the nature…  Actually, I found this beauty at the Butterfly Palace in Branson, MO.

This is the Common Blue Morpho (Morpho Peleides) butterfly – common to Central and South America.

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Fiesta Butterfly

Butterfly, Colorful, Leaf, Beautiful, Insect
The intricacy and beauty of nature continually affirms the concept of intelligent design to me. You’ll never convince me this kind of order and detail is the result of millions of years of happenstance.  This stunning example of intelligent design was found at The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure  in Branson, MO. They cultivate a variety of butterfly species there.

This particular butterfly is a Leopard Lacewing (cethosia cyane); a species of heliconiine butterfly found from India to southern China, and Indochina.

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Web Warlord


Spider, Web, Macro, Arachnid
I spent a summer morning walking though the woods in Missouri trying to find a large spider. It wasn’t easy, but I did locate this big fella. I don’t know what kind of spider it is. Its body was equal to the size of the end of my index finger. It was just waiting for something to disturb the intricate fibers of its realm.

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Orange Adorned Butterfly

Butterfly, Orange, Macro, Profile, Butterfly Palace, Branson, MO
This little beauty was content to pose for a photo or two.  I don’t know what kind of butterfly it is. It was one of hundreds we walked among at the Butterfly Palace in Branson, MO.  I was able to snap several other unique butterflies there and will share them in the days and weeks to come.  Stay tuned.

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Alien Presence

Spider, Wildflower, Yellow, Green, Crab Spider, Hidden
Doing its best to blend in with the simple beauty of this wildflower, a stealthy crab spider awaits an unsuspecting victim.

I love watching the viewers reaction to shots like this.  At first you see the beauty of the flower. An instant later, your brain registers the spider. How did you respond?

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Thick as Thieves

Boxelder, Box Elder, Bugs, Swarm, Insects

This seems to be an early autumn convention of Boxelder bugs. They’ve congregated at the bottom of a tree.

When it begins to cool down in Wisconsin, these bugs may form large aggregations while sunning themselves in areas near their host plant – usually maple or ash trees. I’ve also seen them gather in other odd places…the corner of a building, around a door way, etc.

They are harmless to humans but considered nuisance pests. When the temperatures begin to cool in the fall, they sometimes invade houses and other man-made structures seeking warmth or a place to overwinter.

People often mistaken them with insects known as Stink Bugs – a different species.  However, boxelder bugs will release a pungent and bad-tasting compound upon being disturbed to discourage predation; this allows them to form conspicuous gatherings without being preyed on.

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