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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

EAA

Queen Monoplane

Aviation, Antique, Airplane, Monoplane, EAA, E.A.A., Museum
They don’t make them like this anymore.  This is the Queen Monoplane – a part of early aviation history.  As you can see by it’s markings, it was used to deliver mail.  It is part of the historic aviation displays at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The E.A.A. museum is a very cool place to learn about the history of aviation.  You’ll find historic aircraft and information from the Wright Brother’s flyer to spacecraft.  They have a great Warbirds exhibit.

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Flight At the Museum

EAA, EAA Museum, Aircraft, Aviation, Air Racing, Airplane, Oshkosh
The Air Racing and Aerobatics Gallery at the EAA AirVenture Museum displays an outstanding and colorful collection of classic air racers and high-flying stunt planes. The cool part is, these are the actual, history making aircraft.  Many of them hang from the ceilings. Along with the planes, there are tons of trophies and memorabilia. The museum is located in Oshkosh, WI.

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High Flying Five

Navy Fighters, Aircraft, Airplanes, Formation, Flying, Planes, Aviation

These vintage Navy planes were part of the air show at this year’s E.A.A. AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. I think it would be very cool to fly with a group like this.

I’m not positive about the type of aircraft, but I think some might be the North American SNJ-4, an advanced trainer for WWII aviators. (It was also called the T-6, the AT-6, and the Texan.)

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Zeros

Aircraft, Flying, Flight, Zeros, Plane, Airplane, Clouds

Three vintage fighter planes circle back for another simulated strike during a reenactment of the attack on Pear Harbor. This was part of a spectacular air show at the 2013 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Though I’ve had little opportunity, I could really get into aviation photography. I am not a pilot, but I love to fly and love all type of aircraft.

These planes are Japanese Zeros.  Here’s some info gleaned from Wikipedia

The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the “Zero”, from 1940, the year in which the aircraft entered service with the Imperial Navy. The official Allied reporting name was “Zeke”.

When it was introduced early in World War II, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range. In early combat operations, the Zero gained a legendary reputation as a dogfighter, achieving the outstanding kill ratio of 12 to 1, but by mid-1942 a combination of new tactics and the introduction of better equipment enabled the Allied pilots to engage the Zero on more equal terms.

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EAA Fireworks – 2013

Fireworks, Airshow, Aircraft, EAA

It’s no secret, especially to those who follow this blog, I like fireworks.  This is one of my favorite fireworks photos.

The fireworks are pretty cool, but my favorite part is the people.  The people are my favorite part because of where they are.  If you look closely, you’ll notice airplanes parked among the people.

This is a view from the fireworks display at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2013 AirVenture – held every year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Pathway to Glory

Airshow, Night, Fireworks, EAA

Fireworks, Airshow, Night, EAAThese are all images taken at AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin – the annual convention of the Experimental Aircraft Association. These are long exposure images snapped during the night airshow. The above photo was a 32-second exposure, the image to the right was 8, the image below was 35.

How were these graceful forms created? An airplane flew an acrobatic routine with some kind of sparkly fireworks shooting from the wings. To capture the action, I had my camera on a tripod and positioned on the area of sky where I guessed the plane would be flying. These were my best guesses and even these have moments where the plane went beyond the camera’s view…and came back.

The long exposure captures the brightest light from the aircraft’s flight pattern. In the dark, the aircraft, itself, wasn’t bright enough or in one spot long enough to be registered by the camera’s sensor.

If you look closely, you’ll see stars that show up as little white dashes. The whisps, particularly noticeable in the bottom photo, are the smoke left behind from the fireworks.

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Fireworks, EAA, Airshow, Flight Pattern

 

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Winging It

Bi-Plane, Wing Walker, Barnstormer, Gene Soucy, Teresa Stokes, EAA, Airshow, Aerobatics, Flying

Something you don’t see every day…unless you’re talking about the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

This is the high-flying duo of Gene Soucy (pilot) and Teresa Stokes (wing walker) that flew to the delight and amazement of airshow spectators on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Though I live less than two hours drive from Oshkosh, I’d never been to an EAA AirVenture – an annual aviation convention/extravaganza. I decided this would be the year. Amazing doesn’t begin to describe the experience. I was blessed to be there on a perfect day, weather wise, and was able to snap a number of great photos. (Watch for future posts.)

If you’d like to know more about the daredevils in this photo, visit their website:  http://www.genesoucy.com.

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