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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

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

Missouri

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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Tree Hugger

Butterfly, Wild, Nature, Tree, Moss, Small, Orange, Black
I love macro photography because it brings things that are small, and often missed, closeup and in sharp focus.  It reveals the detail that we rarely have the opportunity to observe and enjoy.

This small butterfly was one of several I found mingling around the base of a tree in the woods of Missouri.  It seemed like a gathering of old friends. Unfortunately, I was’t able to get a good shot of the group’s activity because, at the base of the tree, there was a good deal of tall grass that shielded my view. This momentary loner was kind enough to sit still long enough for me to snap its image. An online friend helped me identify this as a Hackberry Emperor butterfly.

By the way, the image you see here was flipped 180-degrees.  When I snapped it, the butterfly was facing downward. I thought it seemed more natural and a little easier on the eyes to have it positioned upward.

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Grass Hopper

Bunny, Rabbit, Hare, Grass, Green, Brown, Cute
This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

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Paper Kite

Butterfly, Paper Kite, Black, White, Wings, Idea leuconoe
This beautiful, high-contrast butterfly is known by the name, Paper Kite.  It’s technical name is Idea Leuconoe.  The name game doesn’t stop there, either.  It’s also called a Wood Nymph butterfly, Large Tree Nymph butterfly or simply, Rice Paper butterfly.

The Paper Kite has a weak, fluttery flight interspersed with gliding due to the high ratio of their wing-size to body-size.  You would think, with their bright color and bold  pattern, they would easily fall victim to predators, but like monarch butterflies, they are poisonous or highly unpalatable and are not often attacked.

The Paper Kite’s natural territory is Southeast Asia.  Apparently, it is a common resident in butterfly greenhouses and live butterfly expositions. I found this one at the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure in Branson, MO.

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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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Fiesta Butterfly

Butterfly, Colorful, Leaf, Beautiful, Insect
The intricacy and beauty of nature continually affirms the concept of intelligent design to me. You’ll never convince me this kind of order and detail is the result of millions of years of happenstance.  This stunning example of intelligent design was found at The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure  in Branson, MO. They cultivate a variety of butterfly species there.

This particular butterfly is a Leopard Lacewing (cethosia cyane); a species of heliconiine butterfly found from India to southern China, and Indochina.

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Asiatic Dayflower

Asiatic Dayflower, Wildflower, flower, Blue, Tiny
I found this tiny, delicate Asiatic Dayflower on a woodland trail in Missouri. Though small, the bright blue color makes them easy to spot. When you do find them, take a moment to enjoy them because that particular bloom won’t be around long. The saying, “Here today, gone tomorrow,” applies to the Asiatic Dayflower. Thankfully, other’s will likely take their place throughout the summer.

According to Wikipedia….

The Asiatic Dayflower (commelina communis), is an herbaceous annual plant in the dayflower family. It gets its name because the blooms last for only one day.   It is common in disturbed sites and in moist soil. The flowers emerge from summer through fall and are distinctive with two relatively large blue petals and one very reduced white petal.

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Sunbather’s Spot

Turtle, Pond, Log, Sun, Nature
There was one spot on the pond where the sun was shining through the trees…and this turtle was taking full advantage of it.

Normally, at the first sight of people, the turtles in this pond would dive into the water. This one was not leaving his cozy spot. Not until I got quite a bit closer.

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Orange Adorned Butterfly

Butterfly, Orange, Macro, Profile, Butterfly Palace, Branson, MO
This little beauty was content to pose for a photo or two.  I don’t know what kind of butterfly it is. It was one of hundreds we walked among at the Butterfly Palace in Branson, MO.  I was able to snap several other unique butterflies there and will share them in the days and weeks to come.  Stay tuned.

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