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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Birds

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Be Still My Soul

Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, Kewaunee, Sunrise, Waves, SkyI find this to be a very therapeutic scene. It is the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse with the waves of Lake Michigan rolling and reflecting the sunrise in the foreground. To add and extra measure of calming grace, six Canada geese fly past the lighthouse.  (If you look close, you’ll even see a sea gull above the geese, on the right side.)

This is one of my favorite images.  I captured this at the end of last February – the same morning I captured, Morning Rolls In, posted March 1st. Look back and compare the two.  This one was after the sun was up and into the clouds.  Morning Rolls In was shot earlier, before the sun breached the horizon.

I like both, but I like this one more.  The sun’s reflection among the waves and the near perfect timing of the geese flying by make this an easy favorite.

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Bluebird Family Outing

Bluebird, Bluebirds, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Bluebirds, Nature
These are Eastern Bluebirds perched on a stump in our backyard. We have bluebird nest boxes at several locations around our rural home. Each spring we watch, expectantly, for them to return, build their nests and raise their young.

The three birds with the speckled plumage are the young ones. They were attracted to the stump by a treat of mealworms we offered on a regular basis. We love watching them and their progress from hatchlings to fledglings…until they head south for the winter.

Feeding them mealworms on a regular basis creates a location where I can set up my camera and capture some good images.  This photo was taken with my camera on a tripod ten to 15 feet away from the stump.  I was actually in my house, watching out the window, snapping the photos with a wireless remote.

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Pheasant Friends

Pheasant, Ring-necked, Birds, Wildlife, Colorful
I was driving home yesterday afternoon and I noticed a flash of color in the tall grass of the ditch along the road. I pulled my camera out of it’s case and doubled back. When I got there, these two, gorgeous, ring-necked pheasants were moving in the grass.

When I first spotted them while driving by, they may have been sparing, but now that I’m closing in they decided to head for the hills – literally.

They ducked into the very tall grasses (taller than me) that filled the ditch. I followed, crossing the muddy ditch water, hoping to get a clear enough view to snap a good shot. Beyond the tallest grass was a very steep hill. I chased them up the hill expecting them to get spooked enough by the pursuit to just fly away. They didn’t fly and I kept following.

I could usually see one or the other moving through the brush, but never in an area where I could get an unobstructed view. Finally, a little further up the hill, where the cover wasn’t so thick, I was able to snap a couple of frames. They continued to move and soon were back into thick brush, now among trees where I couldn’t follow.

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Bluebird Family Brunch

Eastern, Bluebirds, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Bluebirds, Five, Birds, Juvenile
This is a family of eastern bluebirds. The gal standing tall in the back (on the left) is the mother. The rest are her offspring from 2014 hatch. They’ve come together to share a mid-morning brunch of mealworms in our backyard.

This female brought two broods into the world this season.

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Poolside Perch

American Goldfinch, Goldfinch, Flowers, Bird Bath, Yellow
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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Upward Call


Sea Gulls, Birds, Monochrome, Sepia, Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, SunbeamsThe sea gulls soar upward as the sun beams stream downward over Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier.  Since the colors were somewhat muted, I decided to convert this one to a monochrome look.

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High Five Fly By


Hummingbird, Female, Flying, Bird, This female ruby-throated hummingbird seemed to be offering (and expecting) a high-five as she zipped by.

I finally got around to taking some hummingbird photos yesterday.  I’m a bit rusty at the high-speed skills it takes to snap one of these.  I’ll have to get out there more.

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Bluebirds – Father & Sons


Eastern Bluebirds, Bluebird, Bluebirds, Family,
Let me introduce you to our neighbors – the Eastern Bluebird family.  This is a father and two of his offspring. There are four of these youngsters hanging around, having hatched this spring.

It’s hard to get the whole group together for a family portrait – though I’m working on it.  The mom is busy sitting on another clutch of eggs.  She does emerge to eat, now and then.  I just have to convince them all to eat at the same time.

I’ve been supplementing their normal diet with meal worms…placing them on this tree stump in our yard. I’ll be posting more of the family in the near future. Stay tuned.

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Singing for Supper

Birds, Baby Birds, Tree Swallows, Nest, Nest Box, Hungry, Mouths Open
These young tree swallows are hungry and waiting for mom to serve up lunch.  They are only about a week old, but growing fast. There are six in this nest box; one of several around our property.

Normally, when you open the nest box to look in our their progress, these young birds are very calm and sleep-like.  I trick them to stretch and open their mouths my faking them out with a little whistle.  When the mom returns with food, her motherly chirp will perk them up and they open up for the meal she’s brought.  So, all it takes it is a little chirp of a whistle and they all bob up, mouths open, waiting.  Don’t worry, they don’t stay hungry and wanting for long.  Within in moments after close up the house, the parents are flying back in and out with food for them.

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