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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Mini Metallic Magnificence

Green, Beetle, Bug, Insect, Macro

As tiny as it was, this beetle’s iridescent, metallic green color helped me spot it among the plant life in a farm field.

Funny how things often take a different path than you planned. I was standing in a field not far from our home, taking photos of bright, beautiful sunflowers a neighbor has planted.  While looking around for another vantage point a glint of green caught my eye.  I was able to snap of a couple of quick shots before this tiny beetle flew away in the breeze.

The breeze created a bit of a challenge, too.  It was moving the beetle’s perch back and forth, making it difficult to catch it in focus.  Out of the three shots I took, only this one is sharp enough to keep.  The little guy was so small, I had to crop the image to get him large enough to really notice.

You can get a better, larger view of the beetle by clicking on the photo.

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Collection In the Clearing

Wildflowers, Flowers, Yellow, Green, MissouriHiking through the woods of northwest Missouri, I came across a clearing with a delightful arrangement of wildflowers.

When I’m photographing flowers I normally move in closer and focus on a particular bloom or two.  I snapped some of those images too, of course.  However, for this collection, I thought a more distant perspective was worthwhile; where you can see them in their natural state, growing wild and free among the other native grasses and plants .

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Burst of Elegance

Fireworks, Burst, Blue, White, Night, 4th of July, July 4th
The patterns and colors of fireworks bursts can create their own fine art that is beautiful, interesting and elegant.

I know I enjoy fireworks more than most – or at least, photos of fireworks.  It’s the rich colors and unpredictable burst patterns, contrasting with the dark background, that I find very appealing. This is a good example of a fireworks image that captivates my attention.  Am I the only one?

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Tree Hugger

Butterfly, Wild, Nature, Tree, Moss, Small, Orange, Black
I love macro photography because it brings things that are small, and often missed, closeup and in sharp focus.  It reveals the detail that we rarely have the opportunity to observe and enjoy.

This small butterfly was one of several I found mingling around the base of a tree in the woods of Missouri.  It seemed like a gathering of old friends. Unfortunately, I was’t able to get a good shot of the group’s activity because, at the base of the tree, there was a good deal of tall grass that shielded my view. This momentary loner was kind enough to sit still long enough for me to snap its image. An online friend helped me identify this as a Hackberry Emperor butterfly.

By the way, the image you see here was flipped 180-degrees.  When I snapped it, the butterfly was facing downward. I thought it seemed more natural and a little easier on the eyes to have it positioned upward.

There is much more detail to be seen in the larger version. To see it, simply click on the photo.

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Pure Algoma

Lighthouse, Harbor, Algoma, WI, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan, Blue
The Algoma lighthouse and pier present a welcome sight to shore-side visitors and, more important, the watercraft entering and departing the small Lake Michigan harbor.

This image doesn’t contain the dramatic sunrise elements usually seen in my photos of the Algoma lighthouse.  I was there at the break of dawn, hoping for a dramatic sunrise, but it never materialized.  Still I like this photo for the clear, clean feel of the blue water and sky…with a hint of sunrise pink on the horizon.

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Colorful Kewaunee Fourth

Fireworks, Beach, Kewaunee, 4th of July, Spectators
A crowd of wide-eyed spectators watch the Fourth of July fireworks show from Selner Beach in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.  Along with the booming colors the crowd was serenaded by the gentle, rhythmic sound of Lake Michigan waves on the shore.

I enjoy photographing fireworks. I particularly enjoy capturing the fine detail.  Unfortunately, you have to really zoom in to see the kind of detail I’m talking about. Fortunately, with the large megapixels of today’s cameras, you can see some amazing detail when you enlarge the image.  You won’t be able to see that kind of detail in this image, but you can view a larger version to get a better, overall view by clicking on the photo. When you do, a full-screen version will open in a new browser tab.

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Beachside Spectacular

Fireworks, Spectators, Kewaunee, WI, July 4th, 4th of July, Beach
One of the best vantage points for the 4th of July fireworks display in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a blanket or comfortable chair on the beach. Kewaunee is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I’ve photographed the fireworks in Kewaunee many times, but I usually do so from a spot on the harbor. I like capturing the reflection of the firework’s colors on the water’s surface. (Check some of the previous Kewaunee fireworks posts on this site HERE) This year, I decided to try a different location, joining the spectators on the beach.

The fireworks are discharged from the pier that stretches out into the lake.

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Grass Hopper

Bunny, Rabbit, Hare, Grass, Green, Brown, Cute
This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

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Hello Wild Yellow


Wildflower, Yellow, Green, MacroThis yellow wildflower found a place in a woodland clearing to enjoy the warm, afternoon sun.

I usually try to offer some info on the flowers I post – at least the name of the flower.  In this case, I don’t know what this one is called.  I spent a good deal of time searching the web and a wildflower field guide but couldn’t come up with a good match.  If you know, definitively, what this flower is, let me know.  I photographed this bloom on a trail in northeast Wisconsin.

Update:  With the help of some online friends I’ve discovered this flower is known locally as Goat’s Beard.  Wikipedia also lists a variety of other names that are used for this plant…Tragopogon dubius, yellow salsify, western salsify, western goat’s-beard, wild oysterplant, yellow goat’s beard, common salsify and salsify.

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Dark Damsel

Damselfly, Nature, Green, Damsel Fly, Insect
The dainty damselfly is a predator by nature.  Damselflies catch and eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Often they hover among grasses and low vegetation, picking prey off stems and leaves with their spiny legs.

I think the best part of this image is the detailed pattern and color in the wings. I also like the tiny spines on the legs.

This dark damsel paused just long enough for me to catch a good photo.  They tend to zip to and fro and make focusing a challenge.  I saw this one on a walk through some woods in Missouri.  I had to shoot through the leaves to grab this image.  I would have preferred the leaf in the foreground wasn’t there so you could see the structure of all the legs, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

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