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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

Pretty Bird

These guys are harder to photograph than I had imagined.

There’s an avairy in the lobby of a nursing home where I visit a friend.  I’ve walked by it a hundred times and admired the dozen or more birds that are part of the display.  Since my friend wasn’t up for much of a visit, I stopped on my way out and fired up the camera.

These guys are fast! They rarely pause for more than a second or two.  They are continually bouncing from one perch to another, squabbling with one another or preening with their head under a wing or other unsightly places.  My camera has a “Continuous Advance” setting, where, if you hold the shutter button down, it will keep clicking off photos.  I held the button down for a round of about 7 shots and not one of them caught the bird in an appealing pose.  This is one of those times where I snapped 60-70 photos and only kept two.

The aviary is constructed of oak and plexiglass, so I employed a Circular Polarizing filter to cut down on the glare.  It didn’t totally eliminate it, but it helped.  I don’t notice any glare in this image.

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