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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Predator

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

Considering the Next Move

Sugar and Spice

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

Fall Foliage

Deep Red Down

Autumn, Leaf, Fall, Maple, Red, Fall FoliageA bright, red maple leaf found its final resting place on the white stripe of a wet, city parking lot. The contrast in colors and textures caught my eye.

This is a rare posting from my cell phone’s camera. I don’t usually post cellphone photos because I prefer the higher quality of my DLSR, but I didn’t have my DSLR with me.

I was in Appleton for work and had just finished a quick lunch at a Panda Express. It was a cool, gray, drizzly day. While leaving the restaurant, I noticed this bright spot on the ground next to my vehicle. The only camera I had with me was my Samsung S6 cellphone. The leaf was resting on a stripe of the parking lot.

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Twigs in Transition

Autumn Leaves, Fall Leaves, Fall Foliage, Autumn Foliage, Red, Leaves, Leaf
The leaves are changing. They are taking on their autumn colors…before they fall. These have a nice red glow about them with a slight hint of their former green.

I know I’ve been complaining about the lack of autumn colors in our area.  Still, I’ve been able to find a few spots.  Also, the colors may be getting better.  I think I’m seeing more, anyway. I’ll have to make another excursion into the woods to see if I can find some worthwhile images.

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Fall from Grace

Autumn, Leaf, Fall, Fall Colors, Autumn Colors
On a recent hike through the woods – on the hunt for some autumn colors – I stumbled upon this colorful leaf resting on a branch and a log covered with a carpet of green moss.

The color combination and variety of textures caught my eye. There wasn’t much that caught my eye on this outing. The woods were not very vibrant. I was expecting to see a lot more color.  I’m not sure our fall colors are going to be as brilliant as in the past few years.  There’s still some time.  We’ll see.

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The Autumn Heart

Leaf, Red, Autumn, Heart, Heart Shaped
An early morning sunrise, shining behind this leaf on one of our lilac bushes, brought out its brilliant fall color and intricate detail.

This is one of those times where something just caught my eye.  I was walking by a window, just about sunrise, when I noticed this bright leaf on a bush. I quickly grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the beauty before the shaft of light piercing the bush moved off this leaf.  I was there in time.

I love big landscape vistas.  I also love the smaller vistas.  As I always say – whatever catches my eye.

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Limited Shelf Life

Fall Leaves, Shelf Mushroom, Maple Leaf, Autumn, Autumn leaves, Autumn color
On one of my recent hikes through the autumn woods, I snapped a brightly colored maple leaf that found a resting place on a shelf mushroom.

For those not familiar, shelf mushrooms (or bracket fungi) grow on the side of trees (living and dead). When you find them, they’re usually attached to rough barked trees.

There are dozens of shelf mushroom varieties – different sizes, shapes and colors. They are known by a variety of descriptive names – beefsteak fungus, sulphur shelf, birch bracket, dryad’s saddle, artist’s conk, and turkey tail…and others.

The classification, Polypores, is often used for the type of the hard or leathery fungi (like the one pictured here) that lacks a stem, growing straight out of wood.  The polypore’s woody fruiting bodies are called conks.

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Blush of Fall

Autumn Leaves, Fall Colors, Fall Leaves, Maple Leaves, Orange, Fall
The last leaves of autumn provide a colorful contrast to their bleak, forest background.

For me, the colorful contrast and moody nature make this a worthwhile image.  I think the leaves, with their smattering of red on orange, are beautiful. Take those quintessential autumn leaves  and set them before a shadowy, bluish background and I think the eye-appeal soars.  It’s a contrast of light and dark – bright and moody.

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Happy Hollow Scene

Fall in the Woods, Forest in the Fall, Autumn Leaves, Fall Colors, Autumn Woodland
Who wouldn’t love to be in the woods on a beautiful autumn day, strolling through the hills and hollows, on a colorful carpet that provides a comforting crunch with each step. It’s a magical time in a magical place – the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

This is one of those images I like the more I gaze upon it.  This is a patch of woods beyond the field behind our house. It’s full of colors and contours and peace.

It’s difficult to get a view like this in the middle of the woods.  This wasn’t a clearing.  I couldn’t get any distance between me and the trees…because the trees are everywhere. To get this wide view, I had to turn my camera sideways, to a portrait orientation, and take six overlapping shots that I combined into one.

This is the kind of image I wish I could print billboard size…or large enough to fill an entire wall.  It would be spectacular…like being there. Needless to say, the larger you see this scene, the greater the experience. To get a full-screen view, click on the photo.

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Curvaceous

Road, Curvy, Door County, Fall, Fall Foliage, Curves, Winding,
A number of people have told me this stretch of highway, just before you reach Gills Rock at the northern tip of the Door County, WI peninsula, is the most photographed road in the world.  I don’t know who’s keeping track, but a number of people stopped and got out of their cars to snap a quick photo while I was there. In fact, I left my home before sunrise just to get there and this shot in the early morning light.

My intent was to make it an “Autumn Colors” tour and get some great fall foliage.  I didn’t get much else worth noting.  Once the sun was up, it was clear and bright – creating too much contrast and washing out the colors.

I spent a good deal of time in processing this image. A lot of that time was spent removing a power line that stretched across the upper part of the image. Thanks to the magic of software…with a bit of skill and a bunch of patience…an unsightly distraction was eliminated. I thought about removing the mailbox and For Sale sign on the right, but decided it wasn’t too distracting and probably added to the rural feel.

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Canopy of Color

Fall, Autumn, Leaves, Foliage, Trees, Colorful
This is the time to get out into the woods and view the vivid colors of the changing leaves.  This is a upward view from the woodlands near our home in rural Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Yesterday was my first opportunity to get out and grab some fall color shots. I picked up a few.

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Autumn Leaf Salad

Fall, Autumn, Leaves, Leaf, Fall Foliage, Autumn Foliage
The beauty of last autumn seems like a distant memory.  Thankfully, we still have a record of the colorful leaves.  This view, from the forest floor, offers a variety of color, shape and texture.  This photo was taken on October 18, 2014.

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