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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

Bluebirds – Father & Sons


Eastern Bluebirds, Bluebird, Bluebirds, Family,
Let me introduce you to our neighbors – the Eastern Bluebird family.  This is a father and two of his offspring. There are four of these youngsters hanging around, having hatched this spring.

It’s hard to get the whole group together for a family portrait - though I’m working on it.  The mom is busy sitting on another clutch of eggs.  She does emerge to eat, now and then.  I just have to convince them all to eat at the same time.

I’ve been supplementing their normal diet with meal worms…placing them on this tree stump in our yard. I’ll be posting more of the family in the near future. Stay tuned.

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Behold the Dawn

Sunrise, Dawn, Lighthouse, Lake Michigan
The sun is about to emerge from behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier. Another beautiful start to a Lake Michigan morning.  The expanse of sky and water makes the lighthouse seem tiny.  Even smaller, is the fishing boat to the right of the lighthouse – seen as just a dot on the horizon.

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Red Sky at Night

Fireworks, Red, 4th of July, Kewaunee, WI, ReflectionWhen it comes to fireworks, my favorites are the big ones – the huge bursts of color that fill the sky. This is a big red one from the July 4th celebration at Kewaunee, WI. 2014.  A few days ago, I posted another full-sky burst:  Burst of Blue.  To see even more fireworks shots, click on the “Fireworks” category in the left-hand margin of this page.

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Burst of Blue

4th of July, Fireworks, Blue, Reflection, Kewaunee, WI, 2014I made sure to make it to the harbor of Kewaunee, WI for their 4th of July fireworks. This is one of the large bursts I was able to capture.

When shooting local fireworks, I like to be close to the water because I think the reflection adds a lot of interest to the image.

In the foreground, to the left, you can see one of several pontoon boats in the harbor that offered a front row seat to spectators.  They seem a bit blurry because this photo took several seconds to catch the full burst and the boat was moving.

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Time Traveler

Wheel, Steering Wheel, Mirror, Antique, Car, Auto, Automobile
You can’t beat a well restored antique car to keep a guy’s interest.  I love the shine of the brass and the controls on the steering column.  I’m convinced, if you stare into the rear-view mirror, before long, you’ll begin to see the past.

I snapped this image at the annual car show that’s held every spring in Algoma, Wisconsin.  I’m not sure the make and model of this auto.  I should probably take notes while I’m shooting.

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Captivating Beauty

Rose, Pink, Beautiful, Lovely,
This rose may be one of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever photographed. It is not perfect or without blemish, but there’s something about its soft blush of pink and the gentle furl of its delicate petals that captivates me; makes it difficult to look away. I snapped a lot of frames of this bloom over a couple of days. (Please excuse my gushing. I understand, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may not have the same effect on everyone.)

I found this beauty in, of all places, the small flowerbed of a motel in Branson, Missouri – the Yellow Rose Inn & Suites. They had a nice variety of blooming flowers around the property but, ironically, there were no yellow roses.

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Mayapples In the Rain

Mayapples, May Apples, Plant, Forest
We call these plants Mayapples. (Also known by many other names, as you can see below.)  I snapped this view on a hike thought the woods, during a very light rain.

In early spring, these lush green umbrella-like plants can fill patches of the forest floor.

Here’s some information available on Wikipedia

Podophyllum peltatum, commonly called Mayapple, or May Apple, (or hogapple, Indian apple, mayflower, umbrella plant, wild lemon (flavor of the fruit), wild mandrake, American mandrake (shape of rhizomes) or “devil’s apple” (used for Solanum linnaeanum elsewhere)), is a herbaceous perennial plant in the Family Berberidaceae, native todeciduous forests in of eastern North America. Like many other spring ephemerals, it emerges from below ground before the canopy of the forest opens, and then slowly withers later in the summer; the foliage is, however, somewhat more long-lived than other spring emphemerals such as Trillium.

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Cobblestone Cul-de-sac

Snake, Fox Snake, Western Fox Snake, Snake Skin, Pine Snake
This is quite a departure from the typical sunrise or flower photos I often post. It’s all about interesting color and pattern combinations. You may not like snakes, but I hope you can appreciate the beauty in the scales on this snake’s skin. It  reminded me of cobblestone.

This is the curve of a Western Fox Snake that stopped by for a visit recently. To view another image of this snake, see my previous post:  Forked Tongue

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