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A Sample of Pop’s Lighthouse Images

Moody Morning

Dawn of Promise

Sweet Distraction

Sunrise Frolic

Beaming Breakthrough

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B&W Boats

Break of Dawn

Opening Scene

Sunrise Sedation

Algoma Lighthouse Rainbow

Keeper of the Lighthouse

Kewaunee Lighthouse Fly By

Sunrise Brushstrokes

Risin' and Shinin'

Anglers in the Grey

Summertime Sunrise

Compelling Clouds

Algoma Sunbeam Panorama

Bathed in Beams

Power from On High

Algoma Sunbeams B&W

Early Amber Rising

Lighthouse Bling - Portrait

Lighthouse Bling

Return to Port

Somewhere Out There

Point of Inspiration

Harbor Lights

Early Morning Harbor

Kewaunee Morning Glory

Kewaunee's Premium Blend

Morning Beam

Cold Algoma Morning

Shining Star of Kewaunee

Winter Lighthouse

Kewaunee Lighthouse Panorama

Kewaunee Lighthouse 3

Kewaunee Lighthouse 2

Kewaunee Lighthouse 1

Between a Rock and a Calm Place

Cloud Bank Background

Kewaunee Night-House

The Break of Dawn

Burning Off the Fog

A Brighter Beacon

Fire & Ice Sunrise

Kewaunee Lighthouse at Sunrise

Algoma Sunrise Panorama

Algoma Lighthouse Rainbow

A Sample of Pop’s Bird Photo Collection

Siblings

Splishin' & Splashin'

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Gentleman Bluebird

Full Moon Flightpath

Urban Guardian

Dawn's Early Flight

Four and Twenty

Heads Up

Tiny Details

House Sitting House Wren

Bald Eagle

Like a Dream - Inspirational

Sea of Gulls

Family Outing

Low Profile

Savannah Sparrow

Yellow Rumped Warbler (Female)

Scarlet Tanager

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Goldfinch on Lookout

American Goldfinch Portrait

White Crowned Sparrow

Short Stuff

Fan Dancer

Aerial Ballet

Happy Hummer Confluence

Pretty Boy

Father Son Brunch

Her Best Side

Whiskers

Angel's Wings

Boastful

The Breakfast Club

Enigma on Wings

Garden Party

Little Bird Dreams

Tree Swallow Fight 3

Tree Swallow Fight 4

Tree Swallow Fight 2

Breakfast for Two

Sand Hill Crane Formation

Sand Hill Cranes on Wing

The Flip Side

Flying Circus

A Fine Pair of Doves

The Duchess Curtsies Before the Duke

Bluebird Hatch

Hummingbird Joy

Hummingbird Cafe

Green-banded Swallowtail

Butterfly, Green-banded Swallowtail, Green Banded Peacock, Emerald Swallowtail, Butterflies
This is the Green-banded Swallowtail butterfly. Some might also refer to this butterfly as a Green Banded Peacock or Emerald Swallowtail. It is common to South Asia, including India and Sri Lanka.

In this image, the bands on the wings seem to be more of a blue color. Apparently the color can vary slightly, depending on the angle of view. From the back, it can seem more blue – from the front it appears more green. As you can see, this butterfly is peppered with green scales either side of the main bands. The coloration is a structural color not a pigmented color. The structure of the scales on this butterfly give it the iridescent green color.

Their main diet is provided by plants in the citrus family. On a sad note, they have a short lifespan. The adult Green-banded Swallowtail butterflies rarely last longer than a week.

I photographed this creature on a recent visit to The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure in Branson, Missouri.

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October Canopy

Fall, Autumn, Colors, Leaves, Leaf, Yellow, Orange, Green
            “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~  Albert Camus

The changing leaves from this maple tree provided a colorful autumn canopy.

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Summer Skylight

Sunset, Sunrise, Rural, Sky, Clouds, Reflection
A few evenings ago, the sunset lit up the rural Wisconsin sky with an awesome display of color. Naturally, I stepped out into the yard to record the beauty.

We’ve had a wetter than normal fall this year, keeping the lawns green and, in our case, sloppy wet.  The large puddle in our yard (remaining effects of a recent rain) reflected the early evening beauty.

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Blushing Couple

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Mushroom, Red, Macro, Forest, Fungi,
These two, brightly-colored mushrooms stood out on the forest floor. These are very tiny; much smaller than they seem in this photo.

With the unusual amount of rain we’ve been receiving, the woods had an abundance of mushrooms this fall. Quite a variety, too. I’ll be sharing more mushroom photos in the future.

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Crepe Wings

Monarch, Butterfly, Butterflies, Wildflowers, Goldenrod, Orange
The early morning light was striking this monarch butterfly at just the right angle to bring out the tiniest details in its wings. Of the many varieties of butterflies I’ve photographed lately, I find the monarch – common to our area of the world – to still be one of the most striking.

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Blue Morning Whispers

Lighthouse, Kewaunee, WI, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan, Sunrise, Sunset, Clouds
Just before the sun rises over Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse, the soft clouds speak in subtle whispers to those who have ears to hear.

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Autumn Apparition

Autumn, Fall, Leaves, Colorful, Abstract, Tree, Branches
The natural blending of shape, texture and warm colors make autumn one of my favorite seasons. Autumn is a favorite time of year for all photographers. My photographer friends will agree, the fall colors don’t last nearly long enough.

I hope you find this particular artistic, abstract interpretation of autumn appealing.  It is the combination of accident and experimentation. The accident was taking the shot after accidentally changing a setting that ended up taking a 0.8 second exposure. The long exposure created the blurring and multiple vision.  Then I took the image and experimented with various digital enhancements to sharpness, saturation, etc.  After fiddling with a lot of different options, I settled on this version of the image.

In my experimentation, I also came up with a monochrome version.  I’m not sure if I like it well enough to share it.  I’m still considering it.

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Leaf Walker

Butterfly, Golden Helicon Heliconius hecale, Orange, Black, White, Leaf
This delicate beauty is a Orange-spotted Tiger Clearwing .  It is also referred to as a Disturbed Tigerwing (Mechanitis polymnia).  It is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. In the wild you will find them from Mexico to the Amazon Rainforest. I happened to find this one at The Butterfly Palace and Amazon Adventure in Branson, MO.

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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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