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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

Red

Red Vine

Red, Leaves, Vine, Green, Moss
On a hike though Wisconsin woodlands, the deep red color of the leaves on this vine, draped across a moss covered rock, caught my eye.

This was on a trip to photograph waterfalls in Marinette County.  On a very difficult, rocky trail to a viewing spot, I noticed the contrasting color.  Even though I was there for the waterfall, I couldn’t resist a quick capture.

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Deeply Devoted to Love

Rose, Red, Red Rose, Drops, Macro, Dew, Black, American Rose
A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport.  Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table.  I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.)  These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

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Orange Plush

Sunrise, Sunset, Lighthouse, Orange, Clouds, Lake Michigan
The sky looked more like soft, flowing fabric above the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse, on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

This image was captured in early December of last year. (2014)  I stumbled upon it while looking for another image in my archives.  I thought it was worth sharing.

This is a slightly different perspective of the Kewaunee lighthouse than you’ll normally see in my posts.  This is from the north side of the pier.  Most of the time, I’m shooting from the south side.

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Bright Idea

Azalea, Flower, Macro, Pink, Yellow, Close Up,
This azalea was one of the more colorful and prolific bloomers in my wife’s flower bed this year.

I enjoy getting a close up view of flowers (and other things) to see the details that we often don’t notice in a normal view.

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Ladies In Red

Tulips, Spring, Red, Yellow, Flowers, Macro
If you’re looking for springtime beauty with vivid color, it’s hard to beat tulips.  These unique, deep red beauties, surrounded by a sea of  pink, yellow-fringed tulips were photographed during the annual Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa.

I struggled with this image. I spent a lot of time trying to get the five red tulips to stand out from the background.  The colors are close enough, it’s hard to distinguish the detail of the foreground from the blur of the background. I’m not sure I achieved the separation I wanted the average viewer to experience. I’ve looked at it so much, I can no longer be objective. You’ll have to decide and let me know your first impression.

If you’re a tulip fan, be sure to view a previously posted image from the same outing with a similar name:  Ladies In White  Try this link for even more tulips:  http://popsdigital.com/?s=tulips

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Limited Shelf Life

Fall Leaves, Shelf Mushroom, Maple Leaf, Autumn, Autumn leaves, Autumn color
On one of my recent hikes through the autumn woods, I snapped a brightly colored maple leaf that found a resting place on a shelf mushroom.

For those not familiar, shelf mushrooms (or bracket fungi) grow on the side of trees (living and dead). When you find them, they’re usually attached to rough barked trees.

There are dozens of shelf mushroom varieties – different sizes, shapes and colors. They are known by a variety of descriptive names – beefsteak fungus, sulphur shelf, birch bracket, dryad’s saddle, artist’s conk, and turkey tail…and others.

The classification, Polypores, is often used for the type of the hard or leathery fungi (like the one pictured here) that lacks a stem, growing straight out of wood.  The polypore’s woody fruiting bodies are called conks.

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Blush of Fall

Autumn Leaves, Fall Colors, Fall Leaves, Maple Leaves, Orange, Fall
The last leaves of autumn provide a colorful contrast to their bleak, forest background.

For me, the colorful contrast and moody nature make this a worthwhile image.  I think the leaves, with their smattering of red on orange, are beautiful. Take those quintessential autumn leaves  and set them before a shadowy, bluish background and I think the eye-appeal soars.  It’s a contrast of light and dark – bright and moody.

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Orange Overhead

Sunset, Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, Kewaunee, Sea Side, Orange, Clouds
As a photographer, I’m always on the hunt for those elusive, magical moments where the rising (or setting) sun collaborates with interesting cloud formations to paint the landscape with vivid color.  This was one of those moments at the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse, on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Those familiar with my work know that I feature this lighthouse often. It’s because I live just a couple of miles away. It’s close enough that if I’m up before sunrise, I can look out my window to see if the sky  and sun are going to cooperate. If the pre-sunrise sky is showing promise, and I have the time, I can grab my camera and be on the shore in a few minutes. The sky, itself is beautiful, but setting a lighthouse in the foreground makes for a much more interesting scene.

You can view more sunrise images of this and another nearby lighthouse (Algoma) by following this link:  http://popsdigital.com/category/lighthouse/

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Curvaceous

Road, Curvy, Door County, Fall, Fall Foliage, Curves, Winding,
A number of people have told me this stretch of highway, just before you reach Gills Rock at the northern tip of the Door County, WI peninsula, is the most photographed road in the world.  I don’t know who’s keeping track, but a number of people stopped and got out of their cars to snap a quick photo while I was there. In fact, I left my home before sunrise just to get there and this shot in the early morning light.

My intent was to make it an “Autumn Colors” tour and get some great fall foliage.  I didn’t get much else worth noting.  Once the sun was up, it was clear and bright – creating too much contrast and washing out the colors.

I spent a good deal of time in processing this image. A lot of that time was spent removing a power line that stretched across the upper part of the image. Thanks to the magic of software…with a bit of skill and a bunch of patience…an unsightly distraction was eliminated. I thought about removing the mailbox and For Sale sign on the right, but decided it wasn’t too distracting and probably added to the rural feel.

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Canopy of Color

Fall, Autumn, Leaves, Foliage, Trees, Colorful
This is the time to get out into the woods and view the vivid colors of the changing leaves.  This is a upward view from the woodlands near our home in rural Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Yesterday was my first opportunity to get out and grab some fall color shots. I picked up a few.

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