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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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

Rose

Softly and Tenderly

Macro, Rose, Pink, Soft, Color, Flower Photo, Beautiful
There is something about the delicate furl and opening of rose petals that draws the viewer in. Doesn’t this image make you want to get closer to smell its intoxicating fragrance?

This is a flower I found on a trip to Branson, MO a couple of years ago.  It was in a small flowerbed, next to the parking lot, at a motel we spent the night at.  You never know where you will find beauty to behold…and capture…so keep your camera close by.

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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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Rose Futures

Rose Futures

My wife’s little rosebush has been very prolific this year. Look closely. There’s a tiny spider waiting for this cluster of buds to bloom.

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Beauty in Red

Rose, Red, Flower, Wet, Drops, Water Drops, Dew, Garden
          But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Botanists have classified around 400,000 different flowering plant species in the world.  Many are very beautiful but, in any judgement of floral beauty, I believe all must be compared to the rose.

This beauty was not photographed at our home. Nor did I find it a the botanical gardens. This one was photographed one morning at the Yellow Rose Motel in Branson, MO. – which had a variety of roses and other beautiful flowering plants on the grounds but, ironically, I could find no yellow roses.

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Captivating Beauty

Rose, Pink, Beautiful, Lovely,
This rose may be one of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever photographed. It is not perfect or without blemish, but there’s something about its soft blush of pink and the gentle furl of its delicate petals that captivates me; makes it difficult to look away. I snapped a lot of frames of this bloom over a couple of days. (Please excuse my gushing. I understand, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may not have the same effect on everyone.)

I found this beauty in, of all places, the small flowerbed of a motel in Branson, Missouri – the Yellow Rose Inn & Suites. They had a nice variety of blooming flowers around the property but, ironically, there were no yellow roses.

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Luscious

Rose, Macro, Dew, Drops, Yellow, Red, Flower

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

This is another one of my “can’t wait for spring” creations.  Still in the dull, cold, dreariness of early spring, I picked up a few flowers from a local florist.

This was a particularly beautiful bloom. I took a number of photos of this image dry and then added some moisture from a simple spray bottle. I propped it up on a kitchen chair and photographed it in early morning, natural light from a nearby window.

I recently posted a Black & White image of this same  flower titled, A Light Caress (Check it out for an interesting comparison. Let me know which you like better in the comments.)

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A Light Caress

Rose, Monochrome, Macro, Flower, B&W
The subtle tone and texture of this rose is accentuated by the soft light from a near by window.

It will be awhile before the flowers begin to bloom this spring.  In the interim, I picked up a few flowers from a florist to photograph.

This rose is actually a vibrant, two-toned, orange and yellowish color. Ironically, the color made it an excellent candidate for a monochrome treatment.

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