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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

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

Monochrome

Dream Boat

Sailing, Sailboat, Boating, Mist, Lake Michigan
It was a calm but misty day for sailing on Lake Michigan off the shores of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  The light fog gave this boat a mysterious, dream-like quality.  The low bank of clouds also add interest to the background.

Feel free to leave your own thoughts below.

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Of Tulips Past

Tulips, Flowers, Garden, Sepia, Monochrome

These tulips have long past, but their memory lives on in digital form. Long live the tulips!

As you can see from the cropped, color image of this same stand of tulips on the right, they were two-toned in color – not your typical red or yellow. Ironically, I thought the unique, contrasting colors made them good candidates for a monochrome treatment.

To me, the detail in the petals are much more interesting in a higher contrast B&W.  In fact, I think this would make an impressive, large print. May have to do that.

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Grassland Lighthouse

Lighthouse, Sunrise, Sunset, Monochrome, Sepia, Beach Grass

In a few moments, the sun will rise in the middle of this image. Before the blinding light breaches the horizon, the clouds create a dramatic background.

I’ve taken countless photos of this lighthouse and decided to take a lower angle. I lowered my tripod to just a foot or so above the ground – shooting through the beach grass.

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Beach Bum

Beach, Sand, Cockle-burr, Sepia, Monochrome

Just lounging on the beach, he portrayed an irritating aloofness with his pronounced stubble and unkempt hair continually sculpted by the wind.

A good deal of my photographic endeavor is spent at the beach, watching and waiting for a sunrise.  Sometimes the sunrise that shows up is less than spectacular.  But, I’m there with my camera; I might as well take some pictures. That’s where images like this come from.  I start looking around for something…anything…that might catch my eye.  Most of what I shoot at those times would not be worth sharing. Yet, now and then, I frame up something interesting.

For those who look, there are odd items to be found on the beach. This cockle-burr seems to be wrapped in the down shed from some shorebird.

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Flourish of Gray

Flower, Poppy, Monochrome, B&W, Macro

This is a close-up look at the center of a poppy. The tissue-paper-like texture of the poppy petals make an interesting frame for the flower’s center.

This bloom started as a very bright red.  I decided to take a different turn and make it a black and white image.

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Graceful End

Dandelion, Flower, Weed, Monochrome, B&W

The delicate dandelion blossom in its last stages. The dandelion, like other members of the Asteraceae family, has very small flowers collected together in a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret.

It seems every photographer has a dandelion photo…and this is mine.  They do make interesting subjects.

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Opening Ceremony

Flowers, Bloom, Spring, Branch, Tree, Apple Blossoms, Monochrome, B&W

Early spring gives us some of it’s first blooming beauty on the trees. This bunch of blossoms, was part of springtime’s opening ceremony. They were perfectly position at the end of a low hanging branch, discovered on a walk through a local wooded area.

I decided to take on the challenge of processing these as a monochrome image. Since they were white flowers, it proved to be more of a challenge than I bargained for. It’s difficult to maintain any kind of detail with all that white.

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