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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

Green

Hanging Hearts


Bleeding Hearts, Flowers, Stem, Dew, Drops, Pink, Garden
It’s not difficult to understand the thinking behind the common name of this garden favorite – bleeding heart. Its heart-shape pink or white blooms with a protruding tip make it a logical choice.

Bleeding hearts are a species of flowering plant in the poppy family. These bleeding hearts are from ,my wife’s flowerbed near our house.

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Maple Uprising

Maple, Leaf, Maple Leaf, Green, Forest, Spring, Sapling
This tiny maple sapling is rising up from the crowded forest floor, determined to make a place for itself in the world. Springtime  renewal is emerging in Northeast Wisconsin.

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Garden Grapes

Grape, Grapes, Grape Vine, Cluster, Purple, Blue
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.  –  Marcus Aurelius

It looks like a colorful, flavorful, abundant harvest. I photographed these ripening clusters of grapes on an September day in rural Missouri with the lingering effects of an early morning dew still clinging to the fruit.

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A Flair for the Dramatic


Flower, Yellow, Green, Petals, Curl, PetalThis wildflower seems to have a touch of graceful sophistication in its “wild.” A few of these beauties popped up on the edge of our property this summer. This bloom was the only one that demonstrated this particular flair for the dramatic.

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Tail of the Dragon

Fern, Curl, Young, Green, Curled

This is an emerging fern found near one of our flowerbeds.  This one escaped the flowerbed border and was sprouting up through the grass.

The roughness and the curl – not to mention the green color – reminded me of a dragon’s tail.

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Keen Green

When asked what category of photography I prefer (such as landscapes, nature, portrait, etc.), I often say, “I just shoot whatever catches my eye.” This is a prime example.

I was climbing up and down a ladder, taking storm windows off my house, when something caught my eye.  It was a little flash of green. I paused my work to get a better look.

There is a propane tank next to my house that rests on cement blocks. On the corner of one of those blocks was this little green bug – no longer than the width of your thumbnail. It was frantically skittering over the concrete, but staying in one general area. It was such a beautiful, iridescent, green – made even more spectacular by it’s dance in the bright sunlight. I couldn’t just ignore it. I went to get my camera. (Contrary to what some might think, I don’t have my camera hanging around my neck every moment of the day.)

I didn’t have time to fool around. The way the bug was moving, I was concerned he’d slip off into the grass and never be seen again.  My camera had a long, 300 mm lens on it – the kind I use to get close-ups of distant objects like a lighthouse or the moon. (With that lens, I think I can see Alaska from my house.)  No time to change to a shorter lens, so I grabbed it and dashed back out.

The bug was still there, but still erratic. I tried getting a ground-level shot, but it’s movements made focusing impossible.  I decided to shoot it from above, where it’s side to side movements wouldn’t change the distance to my lens so much. The problem was, I couldn’t hold the camera high enough to get within the focal range of the long lens. I ended up climbing a couple of rungs up the ladder to get my shot in focus.  I took several shots. This is the one that was most in focus. Not bad, considering I was probably 7 feet off the ground.

I didn’t notice the white dots when just looking at it. I guess the dazzling green distracted me.

A friend helped me identify this as a six-spotted tiger beetle. You can read more about them here: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/six-spotted_tiger_beetle.htm

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Spider in the Sky

The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this image was, “That looks like a green spider on its web!” This might be my favorite photo of Algoma’s Shanty Days fireworks show.

As long as I’m using a bit of imagination, the two white star bursts remind me of flies caught in the web.

Of course, I didn’t and couldn’t have planed it. I just accidentally captured it. Right place + fluke timing = pleasant surprise!

Well…am I right? Do you think it looks like a spider and web? Is this cool or what?

Bonus Photo:  another multiple burst, Shanty Days fireworks image.

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