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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

American Goldfinch

Poolside Perch

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An American Goldfinch (male) clings to a stalk from a blooming hosta while eyeing the refreshing waters of the garden birdbath.  The bright yellow summer plumage makes him a standout.

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Goldfinch on Lookout

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An male American Goldfinch looks over the surroundings, comfortably perched on a purple thistle.

This particular bird had a staring role in a couple of earlier posts – Fan Dancer and Watchful Eye.  He was not particularly shy and allowed me to get closer than most birds will. I was grateful.

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American Goldfinch Portrait

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Isn’t she a beauty. This is a female American Goldfinch. She was kind enough to pose for this portrait on the suet feeder. She cam decked out in her Sunday best, winter plumage; not a feather out of place. I’m sure it was a cold day.

This is a photo I pulled up from the archives. It was taken a few years ago using my old Kodak Easyshare DX75909.  For a simple camera (compared to what I use today), it did some exceptional work.

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Fan Dancer

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This was an American Goldfinch that I found by the marina in Algoma, Wisconsin.  He was feasting on the thistles growing near the water’s edge; pulling out the white tufts and munching on the seeds.  As you can see, thistle seeds are light and airy and tend to float with the breeze.

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Watchful Eye

Here’s a little touch of nature for you.  I stopped to take some photos around the harbor at Algoma, Wisconsin.  It wasn’t a foggy day elsewhere, but conditions were right to create a foggy area around the piers and lighthouse.  I took a few photos (some I’ll be posting later) of the pier and a fisherman in the fog, and the lighthouse and boats.

As I finished and headed back to my vehicle, I noticed a few wildflowers growing near the water.  I stopped to take a few random shots.  Then I noticed a few bees – always a favorite photographic subject of mine – so I stopped to take a few photos of them.  Then, as I started to leave again, I noticed a flash of yellow.  An American Goldfinch landed in a nearby patch of thistles to enjoy a meal.  It didn’t seem  bothered by my presence, so I started taking photos.  (Some I’ll post later.)

While concentrating on the Goldfinch, I happened to notice a bee in the foreground and refocused on the bee for awhile…as the bird continued to feast in the background.

The one thing I don’t like about this image (and others in the batch) is the background.  I think it looks unnatural and fake. The background is simply the water of the harbor.  I would have preferred something that had a little more color variation, instead of the flat blue, but I wasn’t able to change my position to create a different look.  The thistles were only a foot or two from the water and I was shooting from a position higher than the bird.

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The Flip Side

Those acrobatic clowns from our “Flying Circus” never cease to entertain and amaze.

As the seed level drops in the feeders, the level of creativity and persistence among the American Goldfinch community rises.

The zany, upside-down bird makes this an image worth posting, but I also find the white pattern on the wings of the bird in the middle interesting.

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