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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

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

Dew

Bride and Bridesmaids

Flowers, Daisy, Daisies, White, Yellow
Sometimes, it’s the simple beauty that most easily captures me.  Pleasing colors. Interesting shapes. A bit of texture. Uncommon perspective.

I found this collection of flowers while on another photographic mission.  I was out early one morning to snap some photos of a couple of tall ships that were docked in the Kewaunee harbor.  I parked my car in a lot near by and started working.  At some point, I looked back and noticed a beautiful flower garden surrounding a nearby home. These flowers – the white one, in particular – immediately caught my eye.

I took quite a few photos of the ships, but this one may be my favorite of the morning.

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Deeply Devoted to Love

Rose, Red, Red Rose, Drops, Macro, Dew, Black, American Rose
A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport.  Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table.  I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.)  These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

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Dripping with Passion


Spider Web, Wet, Covered with Dew, Web, Dripping, PurpleOn a foggy morning, moisture clings to a spider web. I love how the tiniest drops can form on the thinnest of web fibers.

This is a companion to another image taken the same morning that I posted earlier.  (Connect the Dots)  The first one was photographed with a black background. This one had a maroon background because this spider web was draped from the door to the side mirror of my old van.

This is some of my first work with extension tubes – a lens attachment used in macro photography.  I need to work on sharpness.  This image is not quite as sharp as I want it to be, but it was interesting enough to share.

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Bejeweled Begonia

Begonia, Flower, Yellow, Dew, Rain, Drops, Dripping
This is an extreme close-up of a potted begonia I photographed at our home, after an early morning shower.

This is part of my experimentation with macro photography. This image was created using a technique to overcome the limited depth of field in macro photography known as focus stacking. This image is a blend of three separate photos – each focused on a different part of the flower. I think more experimentation is needed.

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Connect the Dots

Web, Spider Web, Drops, Water, Dew, Bubbles
Moisture from a foggy morning collects like jewels on a tiny spider web.

Working on some macro photography and the foggy mornings have made spider webs particularly interesting.

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Beauty in Red

Rose, Red, Flower, Wet, Drops, Water Drops, Dew, Garden
          But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Botanists have classified around 400,000 different flowering plant species in the world.  Many are very beautiful but, in any judgement of floral beauty, I believe all must be compared to the rose.

This beauty was not photographed at our home. Nor did I find it a the botanical gardens. This one was photographed one morning at the Yellow Rose Motel in Branson, MO. – which had a variety of roses and other beautiful flowering plants on the grounds but, ironically, I could find no yellow roses.

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Lawn Twinklers

Lawn, Dew, Grass, Green, Bokeh, Sparkle, Landscape

Now and then, we need to look at the simple things around us with new eyes…from different angles.

This is a photo of my lawn early last spring – before the first mowing. I took this photo from just a couple of inches from the ground, early in the morning while it was still wet with dew. The circles in the background are all dew drops on grass in the background catching the light. Because I used a short depth of field with a telephoto lens, the background sparkles are out of focus.

It’s a simple image…but something about it is very appealing to me.

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Poppy’s Purple Passion


This time of year you’ll see me post a lot of flowers.  After the long winter, they are hard to resist.

This is a close -up of the very first Poppy to pop in Sara’s flower bed.  I took the photo two days ago and it’s already gone – the victim of a strong breeze.  However, there are several others that have taken it’s place.

Poppies are some of our favorites.  I suspect I’ll post more before the blooming is done.

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Lawn Jewels

We often miss the exquisite among the ordinary.  For example, if you take the time to really look, something as ordinary as dew on your lawn can be exquisitely beautiful.

Early Saturday morning I noticed the sparkles on our spring lawn and zoomed in for a better view.

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