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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

Macro

Poppy’s Purple Passion


This time of year you’ll see me post a lot of flowers.  After the long winter, they are hard to resist.

This is a close -up of the very first Poppy to pop in Sara’s flower bed.  I took the photo two days ago and it’s already gone – the victim of a strong breeze.  However, there are several others that have taken it’s place.

Poppies are some of our favorites.  I suspect I’ll post more before the blooming is done.

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Dandy Among Daisies

I greatly enjoy Macro photography.  I love looking at small things up close because you see so much that usually goes unnoticed.  This flower is a perfect example.

Who knew the humble dandelion was so intricate and delicate and, dare I say, beautiful?  I found this common dandelion in our yard by a clump of emerging daisies.  (That white spot to the right of the dandelion is a daisy bud about to burst open.)  I was surprised at what I saw when I brought the image up on the computer screen.

Get an even better look by clicking on the image.

Behind the Scenes

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Often times, we “behold” obvious beauty and neglect to look further. I try to see beyond the obvious and look at subjects from different angles.  I can spend a lot of time photographing a small flower like this – shooting above it, below it, one side or the other, and in this case, behind it – just trying to catch just the right angle.

Out of half a dozen or so images of this particular bloom, the shot from behind turned out to be the most appealing to me.  From behind, the sunlight falling on the front of the flower gives it an iridescent quality from the back.  From this angle you also pick up the very fine strands of spider web that would go unnoticed from the front.

Love’s Vortex

“It is at the edge of the petal that love waits.” ~ William Carlos Williams

There is no other flower that so vividly conveys love, beauty and passion as a red rose. I can easily be mesmerized by the delicate symmetry of a well-formed rose. The swirl of this one’s petals seem to lure you, helplessly, into its center.  I spent quite a while gazing upon it…and photographing it from every angle.  This is the view I like most.

This is dedicated to the one I love…a woman most worthy of such beauty… my wife, Sara.  We are celebrating 18 years of wonderful marriage. (No exaggeration. Ours is a match made in heaven. You will never encounter a more perfect marriage or solid love. I am greatly blessed!)

To see a larger version of the rose, just click on it.

Grass Mustache

It’s springtime in Wisconsin. As the grass is greening up the little critters are also returning to life.  On a walk a few weeks ago, I was surprised to find this fuzzy guy already out. It seemed unusual enough to me that I thought a picture was in order.

I’ve studied this photo and can’t figure out which end is the head.

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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.

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Bubbles

I’ve been itching to play with my camera but time hasn’t given me much opportunity lately.  Still, when there’s an itch, my subconscious brain is always looking for a way to scratch it.  This image brought some relief.

While eating my lunch today I noticed the very tiny bubbles in my clear bottle of sparkling water. With the help of a macro lens and the blue glow of my computer screen providing the background, I think it created an unusual and interesting image.

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