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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

Sleeper Hold

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

Ice

Winter Tangle

Winter, Cold, Ice, Branches, Monochrome, Icicles
Wisconsin winters can be brutal…and beautiful.  This ice-coated shrub is a chilling sight, but also an interesting study in contrast, light and refraction.

Refraction:  the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc., being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.

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Cold Climb

Ice, Cold, Water, Ladder, Red, Lake Michigan
As cold as it is, it only seems natural to post a photo that reflects current conditions in Wisconsin.

The pier at Algoma was coated with Lake Michigan ice. The red ladder is a safety measure, giving anyone who were to fall off the pier, into the water, a way to climb out.  The water of the harbor wasn’t visible, due to the ice buildup.

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Winter’s Fangs

Icicles, Ice, Cold, Winter, Blue, Icicle
To me, this image portrays the beauty, and often harsh, reality of Wisconsin winters.  I found these icicles hanging off the roof of our front porch. As you can see from the out of focus icicles in the background, they weren’t the longest specimens that day.

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Solitude on Ice

lighthouse, fog, Ice, Algoma, Wisconsin, WI, Monochrome, B&W, Black and White, Mist, Lake Michigan

The morning was cold.  The sun was rising…and so was a mist from the patches of open water near the lighthouse that stands at the Alogma, Wisconsin harbor.

I posted a color image from this same morning a week ago – Frigid Sunrise Fog.

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Frigid Sunrise Fog

Sunrise, Fog, Cold, Ice, Harbor, Lighthouse, Algoma, Wisconsin, WI

It was a mighty cold Sunday morning in Algoma, Wisconsin!  The temperature was right around zero.  The harbor was mostly frozen.

A mist was rising from the small area of open water in the harbor.  Beyond the harbor, the larger body of open water we call Lake Michigan, created a fog bank that picked up the color of the rising sun (peeking from behind the lighthouse).

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Fire & Ice Sunrise

I just realized that I had never posted one of my all time favorite and best selling images on this photo blog.  It’s been around so long and many have seen it, but it never made it to this site.

This is the very first, high-quality photo I took that made me think maybe I could be a decent photographer.  This was taken in late December of 2006, using my old Kodak Easyshare DX7590.  It was featured as the “Photo of the Day” on Earthshots.org.

The image, of course, is the lighthouse at Algoma, Wisconsin, just before sunrise.

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In the Still of the Light

A Sunday morning sunrise over Lake Michigan and the tiny harbor of Algoma, WI.  I snapped this last Sunday on my way to church.  It was one of the coldest mornings of this year’s unusually mild winter.

I normally like to see more clouds in the sky in my sunrise/sunset images, but I thought the light, wispy clouds just behind the lighthouse were a nice change.

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Harbor Slush

The harbor at Algoma, WI was busy making slush on the morning I snapped this image.  There were chunks of ice undulating with minimal wave action.  As they moved, ever so slightly, together and apart, the slush in the water created by the cold temperatures was pushed up between the chunks of ice, creating the ridges seen here.

This was taken right at sunrise on a Sunday morning.  If you squint, you can see the first hint of the morning sun on the horizon, just to the right of the lighthouse.

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