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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

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

Flowers

The Bee – Close Up and Personal

I don’t have a lot of time to travel to scenic places around the world – or even in my own area – so a lot of my photos are taken around my rural Kewaunee County, WI home. I often take a walk around my yard and photograph whatever catches my eye.  Here’s what caught my eye recently.

I enjoy experimenting with macro photography. Getting a close up view of small things and capturing detail that is not apparent to the casual observer gives me a kick. Like in this image – that little thing that sticks out of the bee’s head and the cellophane look of the wings interests me. I think the eyes look more like a pair of over-sized sunglasses, too.

This photo was taken at one of my wife’s flowerbeds on the side of our house.  There were a number of bees working over these little yellow flowers.

Thankfully, no bees or humans were harmed in the process of getting this image.

(To see a larger version, just click on the image.)

First on the Scene

Make a note on the calendar – the first lily to display its beauty at our house this season happened on Wednesday, June 29th.  As you can see, there will be many others to follow, but there’s something noteworthy about the first one. 

I’ve been keeping my photographer’s eye on the flower bed and could see the bloom was about to begin.  The slender, green pods were beginning to blush.

For comparison, I took a picture of the same lily at the beginning of its opening, in the early morning light of the rising sun. (The smaller image on the right.)  This would have been a good time to set up a time-lapse camera – if I had one.

The “grand opening” continued through the day until full bloom, as captured in the larger photo, taken in the early evening of the same day.

(You can see an even larger view of the top image by clicking on it.)

Spring’s First Blush

After an unseasonably cold spring, we were finally blessed with a sunny afternoon – it was Easter Sunday.  We were ready to get outside and took a long walk through a wooded area.

Along the way we stumbled upon a few fresh flowers.  These are the very first blooms of the season.

Just a few days ago, the area where we found these spring beauties was under a blanket of snow (nine inches) from a late winter storm.

(Click on either photo for a larger view.)

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Spring’s Promise


On a dreary Wisconsin day, these blooming flowers caught my eye.

A few weeks ago my wife dropped some bulbs in a small pot in our living room and…voilà.

I’ve been itching for spring to arrive so I can get out and photograph the flowers, bugs, butterflies and bluebirds.

 

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