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


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


On the Wing

These are Sand Hill Cranes that spent the night in the farm field across the road from our home.  They are a very exotic and, unfortunately, elusive bird.  I’ve not been able to get close enough to capture any decent pictures.

There were at least a dozen Sand Hill Cranes sharing the field with three or four times as many Canada Geese.  I tried to slowly work my way toward them, but before I could get any worthwhile photos they took off.  The only saving grace is that a few happened to fly by on their way to some other secluded spot.

Sand Hill Cranes are graceful and somewhat majestic in flight, with a wingspan of six to eight feet. They are also very noisy when flying. (They can be pretty noisy on the ground, too.) Their distinctive “call of the wild” has been described as a bugling or trumpeting sound. It’s very annoying, particularly early in the morning when you’re trying to sleep in. They can be heard long before they are seen.

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Cloudy Colored Water

On the road between Kewaunee and Algoma, you will pass through Alaska, WI.  This small spot on the map has a nine-hole golf course and two small lakes – Alaska East and West.

This is an image from Alaska West.  I stopped there last Saturday on my way from Kewaunee to Algoma.  The clouds were somewhat expressive and I wondered if I could get a good reflection of them on the calm lake.

I posted a nearly identical black and white photo of the same scene a couple of days ago, titled Cloudy Water.  My wife and I debated over which was the better image…b&w or color.  I thought I’d settled on one but, as I compare them again while creating this post, I’m not so sure.

I’d be very interested to know what you think.  So, take a look at both and tell me which one would get your vote. For a good view of the b&w version click on the small image to the right. It will open a new tab in your browser with the original post.  Then you can easily go back and forth between the two tabs and compare.

Tell me which you like the best in the comment box below (on the color version).

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Full Moon and Fireworks

The folks who attended the 2011 Kewaunee Trout Festival enjoyed two spectacular displays…the fireworks show and a full moon.

I positioned myself at nearly surface level with the Kewaunee harbor in order to capture the reflection off the water.  I think the reflections are as appealing as any other part of the images.  In fact, I’m considering combining a number of the firework reflections to create a colorful image of its own.

This was my first opportunity to capture fireworks with my Sony SLT-A55V.  I wish the fireworks show was a few hours long, rather than a few minutes.  I need that kind of time to really experiment with settings and angles, etc.  

For my photography friends, here are some of the specifics… Of course, I had the camera on a tripod, had it in manual mode, on the “Bulb” setting and used a remote trigger…F/11.0, ISO 200, 13-seconds, 28.0 mm.

I’m pleased with a number of the images I captured and will be posting more, so check back. Or, better yet, just subscribe to the RSS Feed.

Both of these images (especially the smaller one) are better when bigger – so click them to see a larger view.

Sunrise Siren Call

I had plenty to accomplish this morning before going to work.  My mind wasn’t on photography, but when I stepped out our back door (on my way to fill the bird feeders for the day) I was captivated by this amazing morning sky.  I had stuff to do. I already have plenty of sunrises in my photo collection. (Just browse through this blog or type “sunrise” in the search box.)  Still, I couldn’t help myself.  I had to grab this image.   This was a morning I wish I was at one of the nearby harbors – to catch the reflection off the water, too.

This is actually the compilation of seven separate photos “stitched” together.  The blog page, because of its size limitations, doesn’t do it justice.  If you click on the photo, you can see a larger version…but, in my opinion, it’s still too small to get anywhere close to the full effect.

Fire in the Sky

This is one of my favorite photos, taken a few years ago with my Kodak EasyShare DX7590.

My wife and I had just settled in on the sofa to watch a DVD when I noticed some color in the sky out my living room window. I had to pause the video and run outside with my camera to capture a few frames of this beauty.  A wider version from the same shoot is below.

About being left on the sofa in “pause” mode, my wife simply said, “I kinda thought this was going to happen.” She knows me well.

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Fire Painted In the Sky

I’m always watching the sky.  Here, in northeast Wisconsin, we seem to have the coolest sunrises and sunsets.  This prime example dates back a few years; back to March of ’07.

My wife and I had just settled in on the sofa to watch a DVD when I noticed some color in the sky out my living room window. I had to pause the video and run outside with my camera to fill a few frames with this beauty.  I remember being very excited about what I was seeing and hoping, beyond hope, that the camera would capture the shear glory of it.  As you can see, I think my old Kodak Easyshare DX7590 did an exceptional job.

About being left on the sofa in “pause” mode, my wife simply said, “I kinda thought this was going to happen.” She knows me well.