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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Kodak Easyshare DX7590

Break of Dawn (vintage)


This is an image that dates back a few years.  I was searching for it on this website and was surprised that I had never posted here.  It’s a digitally enhanced version of one of my most popular images – Break of Dawn.  (See the original HERE)  The original is a wonderful color image.  It would be my favorite of the two, but I also like the aged look this one receives from the monochrome and textured effects.

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Fire Painters In the Sky

Sunrise, Water, Ripples, Sky, Trees, Lake, River, FloodThis image is a combination of stunning, natural beauty and a generous helping of digital magic.  Let me share some of the details.

This is one of my earliest photos taken with my first decent digital camera. The camera a Kodak EasyShare DX7590 that I purchased to document my first trip to Liberia, Africa in 1995 .  The DX7590 was a minor step up from a typical point-and-shoot camera with a whopping 5-megapixels. (Pretty impressive, in those days, for a small, consumer grade camera. My current camera provides 24-megapixels.)

This photo was taken in march of 2007.  At home in the early evening, I saw the wonderful colors in the sky out my living room window.  Of course, I grabbed my camera and dashed out the door.

I crossed the road in front of my house to be able to frame up the sky without any interference from the power lines and poles between me and the beauty. I included the dormant tree to add contrast and interest to the scene. I snapped several frames of the incredible sky with the trees and field before me.

If you haven’t guessed by now, the water you see in the foreground wasn’t part of the original scene.  I added the water, digitally, after the fact.  The lovely, rippling reflection of the water in this image replaced a barren farm field, mostly covered with melting snow.  You can see a couple of the original images I took – with out the water effect – in this earlier post:  Fire In the Sky

The farm field was dark and dreary, compared to the sky, so I thought it needed an upgrade.  I had been trying out a trial version of software developed to add a water effect and thought the reflective quality of water might add more interest and color to the bottom of the image.  In fact, I extended the bottom area of the photo, to fit more ripples in the view.

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Hepatica Blue

Hepatica, Wildflower, Blue, Bloom, Macro,

Enduring a winter that won’t give up, I had to dig through the archives for a little bit of spring color.  This is one of my favorite spring wildflowers because of its delicate beauty and its early bloom; one of the very first you will see in these parts. Looking forward to seeing them again.

The hepatica (also known as liverleaf or liverwort) is a genus of herbaceous perennials in the buttercup family, native to central and northern Europe, Asia and eastern North America.  This one was photographed in northeastern Wisconsin.

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Bejeweled Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart, Rain Drops, Flower, Floral
This photo has been on my hard drive for many years. I wanted a colorful image for today’s post – something to revive and encourage spring-like expectations.

This solitary bloom on a bleeding heart plant in our flower bed is bejeweled with the remains of a spring shower.

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American Goldfinch Portrait

American Goldfinch, Female, Winter Plumage, Close-up

Isn’t she a beauty. This is a female American Goldfinch. She was kind enough to pose for this portrait on the suet feeder. She cam decked out in her Sunday best, winter plumage; not a feather out of place. I’m sure it was a cold day.

This is a photo I pulled up from the archives. It was taken a few years ago using my old Kodak Easyshare DX75909.  For a simple camera (compared to what I use today), it did some exceptional work.

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Kewaunee Lighthouse at Sunrise

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This is one of my earliest photos.  It was taken with a primitive (by today’s standards) consumer-grade,5mp digital camera.  It was capturing photos like this that made me want to take more.

I was going fishing in on Lake Michigan in my canoe, putting in from the beach at Kewaunee.  When I arrived, before sunrise, this is the scene I found.  The clouds had such an unusual quality I decided to try and get a photo.  There wasn’t much light and I didn’t have a tripod, so to steady the camera I held it on top of a post by the parking lot. As you can see, that worked well.

I don’t remember if I caught any fish that day, but I will always remember that sky.  By the way, I wasn’t the only one there to fish that morning.  If you look close, you can see two fishermen on the end of the pier.

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Salmon Hunters

This is a fall sunrise at Algoma, Wisconsin. Fisherman line the piers in hopes of catching the salmon that make their way from Lake Michigan into the harbor and up the Ahnapee River to spawn.

This particular morning, low level fog covered the lake just beyond the piers. You can’t see them, but there were fishing boats trolling just outside of the harbor opening.

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A Spider Beside Her

This is a bit of vintage Pops Digital. This is another image that I found that I haven’t shared on this blog yet.

This is one of those accident shots. I was crouching in the garden, trying to get a good shot of this huge Garden Spider and just as I snapped the image, Sara, my wife stepped into the shot.  She didn’t even know I was there.

This photo was selected as Photo of the Day by Earthshots.org

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Winter Beach Morning – sepia

I can’t believe I hadn’t posted this image before.  I’ve been working on bringing images to my sales site and discovered I’d never posted this on the blog.  I’d posted the color version in March of 2011. (See it HERE)

This is a winter view of Crescent Beach at Algoma, Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan.  I took this early in the morning following a huge snow storm.  The snow was still blowing, but the camera didn’t pick it up.

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Guarding the Beauty

This is kind of a beauty-and-the-beast image.  The Dianthus flowers in our yard caught my eye.  As I moved in to take the shot, the little crab spider made himself known. I didn’t see him until I was right on top of him.  I backed off…then moved in…then backed off…then moved in.  When I moved in, he would take an aggressive stance.  When I backed off, he would relax.  Whatever his strategy was, it must have worked well since, judging by the girth of his tiny frame, I’d say he hadn’t missed any meals.

This photo was taken several years ago with my old Kodak camera. A little “vintage” Pops Digital for you.

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