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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

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

Peaceful Opposition

Sunflower, Sunflowers, Sunflower Field, Sunset
As evening began to plot its takeover of the landscape, this field of sunflowers stood in peaceful opposition to the impending nightfall.

Every now and then I go a little overboard with the post processing. When I snapped this image of sunflowers growing in a field near our home, it was late afternoon and the sun was setting behind the flowers. That put the face of the flowers in the shadows. With the use of fill flash, I was able to counteract the back-lighting but it gave the scene a strange, surreal feel. With the unusual lighting, there was no way to get a natural look, so I slipped down the other slope.

My wife thinks the two prominent blooms need a yellow, curved line under them to give the image a smile. I can see that.

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Some Bunny Stopped By


This wild rabbit stopped to say, “Hi,” when we were on a recent hike through Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County, WI.

This is the typical wild bunny that seems prolific in our area. This guy (or gal) crossed the trail before us and then stopped on the side for a moment…long enough to provide a photo opportunity. We were thankful for the short encounter.

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Spirits In the Sky – Video


July 23rd was a particularly active day for the skies in our area. I set my camera in the wheat field across the road from our home and let it record a couple of hours.

My favorite part of this video is watching the development of clouds; seemingly out of thin air.  I also think it’s cool to see the sun brighten the wheat field when it breaks through an opening in the clouds.

This video condenses two hours of real-time video into about two minutes.

For the best viewing experience, click the controls at the bottom right of the frame to view it in HD and full-screen.

Wildflowers of Yellow

Yellow, Flowers, Wildflowers, Macro
A delightful collection of flowers blooming wild and free in Northeast Wisconsin.

These wildflowers were spotted along a trail at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County.  It was a beautiful day for a walk and a terrible day for misquotes.  On this particular hike, every time we stopped we paid a price in insect attacks.  Of course we survived, but we had to keep up a pretty good pace, continually swatting at the air and our arms.  Might have missed a few shots in our hurried state.

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Algoma Enterprise at Duluth – Timelapse

The cargo ship, The Algoma Enterprise, arrives at the port of Duluth, Minnesota on July 16, 2017. This time-lapse video shows it sailing under the Aerial Lift Bridge and then the bridge lowering.

This was a very cool event. Needing a little time together, my wife and I snatched a weekend away to Duluth, MN.  My plan was to try to capture a nice photo of their famous Aerial Lift Bridge with the sunset behind it.  While there to capture the sunset, a large ship was arriving – the Algoma Enterprise.  We waited longer than we would have to see this ship pass by.  I set my video camera on the tripod and let it record the event.  This is the result.

The Algoma Enterprise is listed as a, “Self Discharging Bulk Carrier.”  This ship is about 730 feet long and 76 feet wide.  It’s home port is Toronto, Canada.

You can view the full-screen version of this video by clicking the full-screen control in the lower right hand corner.

One Minute Sunrise 07-20-17 – Video

This is a timelapse video of a sunrise over rural Kewaunee County, WI. This sunrise was captured behind my house on July 20, 2017. I began recording in the dark of dawn; before sunrise.

It was a windy morning which, as you can see, gave a lot of motion to lower level clouds. I put the camera on a tripod behind my house to protect it from shaking by the wind. One minute of video represents an hour of actual time.

I recently picked up an inexpensive video camera, in hopes of using it to for capture timelapse photography.  It’s a different genre of art and I have a lot to learn.

Frog Days of Summer

Frog, Water, Stream, Amphibious, Amphibian
On a pleasant summer day, hiking through the woodlands of Northeast Wisconsin, we found this frog chillin’ in a small creek. The sparse sunlight, filtering through the trees, seemed to highlight the frog and made it an interesting scene. I rather like the blueish reflections on the water.

We were hiking on the trails of Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County. I used a 250mm telephoto lens to get close enough to this critter without scaring him away. Even then, I had to crop this image quite a bit to get a good view of the frog.

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Summer Jubilation

Day Lily, Day Lilies, Lily, Lilies, Flowers
The day lilies are abundant this year in Northeast Wisconsin. These are a couple of specimens found in our front yard.

Every year we have a clump of day lilies that bloom around the utility pole in the front yard of our home. This year, will all the rain we’ve had, they are putting on quite a show.

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Where There’s Smoke

Night, Fireworks, Smoke, July 4th, Kewaunee, WI
A lot of smoke from previous bursts added a dramatic effect to the sky for this cluster of fireworks at the annual Independence Day celebration at Kewaunee, WI.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the weather was very pleasant – in fact a perfect night on the lake shore – but there was little air movement. What little air movement there was, moved toward us from the direction we were viewing the fireworks. As a result, the smoke from the fireworks hung in the air and, as you can see here, obstructed our view at times. Still, a great time was had by all.

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Color and Chaos

Fireworks, 4th of July, Independence Day, Kewaunee, WIThe rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that the spirit of Independence Day was alive and well in Kewaunee, WI.  This well attended fireworks show is part of Kewaunee’s annual celebration.

The weather was wonderful for enjoying an evening with friends on the shore of Lake Michigan.  For the photographer in me, I could have used a bit more of a breeze at our backs.  That would have cleared the smoke away better, giving us an unobstructed view of the color and chaos.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this photo by clicking on it.  If you’ve never zoomed in to a clear, fireworks photo, you should give it a try.

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