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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

Green

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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Soft Touch

Flower, Green, White, Leaves, CyclamenThis is a flower that seems to bloom backward. The flower head is pointed down (notice the downward direction of the buds to each side) but the petals turn up. This plant is part of the Cyclamen genus.

I’d like to tell you that I took this photo of an exotic plant in some exotic foreign land but, alas, it was taken in the kitchen of our home. I was working on my camera, making micro-adjustments to the focus of my various lenses. It’s a process of fine tuning the auto focus function to account for the minor differences in lenses.  Even lenses of the same brand and model can have minor differences. The camera will focus each of them the same so focus could be off…usually just a bit and mostly unnoticeable, but still off.  Of course, we’re typically wanting a very precise focus on most of our images so tweaking settings to get it as close to perfect is a worthwhile endeavor.

So, after making my micro-adjustments, I just snapped a few photos to test the focus accuracy. This is one of those test shots. The plant is one my wife keeps on a cabinet in front of a window in our kitchen. I focused on it, taking advantage of the pleasing green of our lawn outside the window as the background. Of course, the lawn is out of the range of focus so you’re not seeing blades of grass; you just see a solid green background. You’ll also notice a kind of cross-hatch texture in the background. That effect was created by the window’s screen.

Sometimes, if your looking, you’ll find “interesting” and “exotic” in the most common places.

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Wild Pair

Yellow, Wildflowers, Flowers, Green
This pair of wildflowers caught my eye on a hike through the trails of Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County, Wisconsin.

The light filtering through the trees seemed to accentuate these particular blooms. And, as I’ve said many times before…in photography, it’s all about the light.

This was my first outing with a new lens.  (Actually, a used lens, but new to me.)  It was an inexpensive acquisition and I think it did an acceptable job.

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Predator

Dandelion, Bee, Flower, Macro, Yellow, Green
This bee was persistent in his attack of this dandelion. My getting close didn’t seem to dissuade it.  As I approached, it would leave the flower, hovering a few inches above, and then settle back down for the work. That made it easy for me to get a good shot. The tiny butterflies I was trying to capture were considerably more shy. They vacated the blooms anytime I got within range.

This scene was captured on my own front lawn. I titled this one, “Predator,” because I think the bees face makes an ominous impression. I know I wouldn’t want to meet one in a dark alley.

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Early Morning Stretch

Pea, Plant, Green, Dew, VineSometimes I just pick up my camera and wander around my yard to see what I can see. On a recent morning stroll around the yard, just after sunrise, I snapped a few photos of the pea plants growing in the farm field that surrounds our property.

This shot appealed to me for several reasons… The green glow of the plant in the morning light, the tiny drops of dew still clinging to the plant in the cool of the morning, the graceful curve of the vine-like shoot and the small buds that will bloom a pretty purple flower.

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Spring Coming On

Tree, Sky, Farm Field, Rural, Blue, Green
The trees are starting to sprout leaves and the crops are sporting their spring-time green in this scenic view of rural northeast Wisconsin.

A couple of days ago I was grilling steaks in my driveway.  I noticed the cool clouds filling the sky as the sun was slipping toward the horizon.  I ran inside to grab my camera, flipped the steaks on the grill and hurried across the road to an adjacent farm field.  I positioned myself to capture the sun behind a tree, standing in a field of oats.  After snapping a couple of frames, I had to hurry back to those marvelous steaks on the grill.

If you look through my collection, you will find a number images featuring this same tree and the sunset. (The Wild BlueSerene SunsetRural Sunset – to name a few)

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Prince of the Pulpit

Frog, Tree Frog, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Macro, Garden
This small tree frog found a cozy spot in the shade between the stem and flower of a Jack-in-the-Pulpit plant.

I spotted this little guy on a recent trip to Missouri.  He seemed a bit disinterested in my presence.  It would have been nice if he would have turned toward the camera, smiled and offered a friendly wave.  He, obviously, wasn’t in a friendly mood.

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Mesmerizing

Flower, Sunflower, Seeds, Yellow, Green, Macro
In think, one of the coolest thing about sunflowers, is the intricate pattern of the seeds as they develop. If you stare at the center of the flower for awhile, it can be mesmerizing.  (Well, at least for me.)

This particular bloom was photographed at a farm field a short distance from our home in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. I’ll have to post more images from this shoot in the near future.

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Mini Metallic Magnificence

Green, Beetle, Bug, Insect, Macro

As tiny as it was, this beetle’s iridescent, metallic green color helped me spot it among the plant life in a farm field.

Funny how things often take a different path than you planned. I was standing in a field not far from our home, taking photos of bright, beautiful sunflowers a neighbor has planted.  While looking around for another vantage point a glint of green caught my eye.  I was able to snap of a couple of quick shots before this tiny beetle flew away in the breeze.

The breeze created a bit of a challenge, too.  It was moving the beetle’s perch back and forth, making it difficult to catch it in focus.  Out of the three shots I took, only this one is sharp enough to keep.  The little guy was so small, I had to crop the image to get him large enough to really notice.

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Collection In the Clearing

Wildflowers, Flowers, Yellow, Green, MissouriHiking through the woods of northwest Missouri, I came across a clearing with a delightful arrangement of wildflowers.

When I’m photographing flowers I normally move in closer and focus on a particular bloom or two.  I snapped some of those images too, of course.  However, for this collection, I thought a more distant perspective was worthwhile; where you can see them in their natural state, growing wild and free among the other native grasses and plants .

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