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A Sample of Pop’s Autumn Foliage Images

Luminescent Leaves

Season Finale

Fall In the Ferns

Fall On the Rocks

Autumn Blues

Sprig of Pearls

Goodbye Gorgeous

Red Velvet

Autumn Upshot

Wonder Leaf

Scarlett Barbs

Autumn's Palette

Cascading Sumac

Fall Arrangement

Fall Leaf Patterns

Turning Red

Two Leaves Left On the Right

Color Coordination - Autumn Leaves

Autumn Glory

Beautiful Branch

Sumac in the Sun

Little Show Off

Autumn Upshot

A Sample of Pop’s Sunrise Collection

Wisps of Light

Bright Future

Sunrise of Hope

Gold Standard

Red Sky at Morning

Wide Awakening

Dreamscape

Wide Eyed Sunrise

Sun & Surf Rising

Dawn's Brighter Light

Crimson Tide

Moody Morning

Dawn of Promise

Sweet Distraction

Sunrise Frolic

Algoma Sunrise Panorama

Beaming Breakthrough

Backlit-Lighthouse-08-20-11

Break of Dawn

Sunrise Sedation

Morning Walk

Sunrise Brushstrokes

Risin' and Shinin'

Summertime Sunrise

Algoma Sunbeam Panorama

Bathed in Beams

Early Amber Rising

Lighthouse Bling - Portrait

Lighthouse Bling

Morning Farm Field

Sunrise Pano 07-14-11

Sunrise Siren Call

Kewaunee Morning Glory

Morning on the Pier

Kewaunee's Premium Blend

Morning Beam

Winter Lighthouse

Kewaunee Morning Sunrise - 08/14-10

Going Fishing - 08-14-10

The Break of Dawn

Burning Off the Fog

Fishing Glory

A Brighter Beacon

Peace Like a River

Winter Beach - Color

Winter Beach - Sepia-toned

Fire & Ice Sunrise

Kewaunee Morning Glory

Kewaunee Lighthouse at Sunrise

Algoma Sunrise Panorama

American Goldfinch

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.

To get a larger view (provided you have a large size monitor), click on the photo.

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American Goldfinch Portrait

American Goldfinch, Female, Winter Plumage, Close-up

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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This photo, and another cropped version, is available for sale. To see pricing, click on the blue bar below.

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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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