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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Bee

Some of Your Beeswax

Bee, Bees, Honeybee, Honey Bee, Honeycomb, Macro
I was able to capture a close-up of couple of honey bees as they feasted on some old honeycomb.

One of our sons has become a beekeeper.  On a recent visit to his homestead in Ohio, I snapped a number of photos of his bees working over some old honeycomb he had set out for them.  It was a great opportunity to grab some macro views as they were docile, content and, seemingly, oblivious to my presence.   I will post another image or two from this shoot sometime in the future.

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Sedum Bumbler

Bee, Bumble Bee, Sedum, Insect, Flower

This time of  year, the pollinators are busy in my wife’s flower beds. This is a bumble bee browsing through the sedum flowers.

This is a comparatively small image because I cropped in, to enlarge the bee to a size where you can see some of the detail.  I don’t own a true “macro” lens, so I make my 16-55mm lens do the heavy lifting.

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Bumbling Bees

Bees, Bee, Flowers, Purple, Cone Flowers

This is summertime scene that can be found everywhere in the world where flowers bloom. These bees are busy collecting pollen needed for producing honey. This small clump of flowers in the flowerbed on the side of our house seemed to be a popular spot.

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Buzz By Here – To Infinity and Beyond!

Bumble, Bee, Flowers, Bokeh, Honey Bee, Bumble Bee, Flight

This portly bumble bee looks as though he’s heading off past the flowers, into infinity, intent on some important bee mission. No doubt, for his honey. (You’ve got to award style points for that perfect form.)

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Blind Side Attack

Bees, Thistle, Purple, Bee, Insect, Battle,

While working over a purple thistle, this bumble bee was attacked from behind by another competitor. The skirmish was short and seemed pretty insignificant. After bouncing off the backside of the busy bee, the aggressor simply flew away.  I’m guessing, it flew off to look for someone more its own size to pick on.

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On a Mission

I’m always taking photos of bugs – and bees are some of my favorites.  I usually catch bees busy about their business, working on flowers.  It’s rare when I can capture one in flight, and even rarer to catch them in focus.  This was one of those rare moments.

A couple of other images where I was able to catch bees in flight are Popular Spot and The Beeline.

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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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