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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

Sony SLT-A77V

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One-Eyed Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl, Owl, White, Bird

I spotted this snowy owl perched at the top of a power pole in rural Northeast Wisconsin. It seems to have only one working eye. These owls, along with their beautiful white plumage, have distinctively orange eyes. It also looks like it’s missing a beak, but it’s just hidden by the fine plumage around it’s beak.

I was on my way home in the afternoon when I passed by the owl a quarter mile from my home.  I pulled into my garage, grabbed my camera from the house and headed back; hoping it wouldn’t fly away before I got back to take photos. Thankfully, it was still there when I returned and was willing to sit while I snapped a few images.  Most of the time it seemed uninterested in me and rarely looked my way. It stayed in place long after I was done and back home.

I took this image at some distance but I really don’t have the kind of lenses that could capture a clear, sharp photo at this distance on a dreary winter day. When shooting, I was far enough away I didn’t notice the problem with its left eye.  I thought I noticed the left eye was not open as wide, but didn’t realize the real problem until I could view it enlarged on my computer screen. This isn’t a bad image for the screen, but it wouldn’t make a great large print.

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Breaking Views

Sunrise, Waves, Pier, Lake Michigan, Algoma, WI
As the sun was rising over Lake Michigan, the waves were rising over the harbor pier at Algoma, WI.

I got up early and zipped to Algoma in hopes of catching a nice sunrise.  The beautiful sunrise landscape image I was hoping for never materialized.  However, it was a windy morning with waves crashing over the pier, so I focused on capturing some of the morning wave action.

In the low light conditions, it was difficult to capture the action of the crashing waves in focus.  This is one of those shoots where I wish I could spend more time experimenting on the technical aspects.

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Kewaunee Consummation


Sunrise, Kewaunee, Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, PanoramaLines, angles, clouds, color and light converge on the Kewaunee lighthouse and pier to create a panoramic morning view.

This is the compilation of three separate images, stitched together to create a wider view than would be possible with a single frame.

Just looking at the photo, you get the impression that it was a warm morning. That was not the case. It was a very cool, fall morning; near freezing.

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Considering the Next Move

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Child Portrait, Monochrome, B&W, CandidWith the look on her face I can’t help but wonder, what was she thinking at the moment this photo was snapped.

This image was taken during an afternoon with family in Ohio. Our granddaughter was away from the group, exploring the surroundings at a park.  As you can see, I was keeping my eye (and focus) on her and snapping photos.

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Dawn Patrol

Lighthouse, Sunrise, Geese, Sea Gulls, Kewaunee,
On any given morning, you can find Canada geese and sea gulls patrolling the area around the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. They seem like a vigilant group; quick to sound an alarm when intruders are detected.

This was the scene yesterday morning from the beach just north of Selner Park, on the shore of Lake Michigan. I was able to get out early and snapped a number of nice shots. I’ll try to post more from this morning in the near future.

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Deer Friends


Deer, White-tailed Deer, Buck, BucksA couple of white-tailed deer were sharing a morning moment. It looks like one buck might be telling secrets to his relaxing friend. In reality, a little grooming was taking place. The standing deer was using his tongue to clean the ear of the other.

I grabbed this image at the small zoo at Bruemmer Park in Kewaunee County, WI. To get this shot, I had to focus through the high fence that keeps their small herd contained.

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Twigs in Transition


Autumn Leaves, Fall Leaves, Fall Foliage, Autumn Foliage, Red, Leaves, LeafThe leaves are changing. They are taking on their autumn colors…before they fall. These have a nice red glow about them with a slight hint of their former green.

I know I’ve been complaining about the lack of autumn colors in our area.  Still, I’ve been able to find a few spots.  Also, the colors may be getting better.  I think I’m seeing more, anyway. I’ll have to make another excursion into the woods to see if I can find some worthwhile images.

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Cruel Intentions

Thistle, Macro, Monochrome, DangerousOne person’s weed is another person’s flower. This one (a dried up thistle in the wild) just seems evil.

I snapped this photo on a recent hike thought the woods to find some autumn color.  It wasn’t colorful, for sure, but I thought it was interesting – in gruesome kind of way.

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Fall from Grace


Autumn, Leaf, Fall, Fall Colors, Autumn ColorsOn a recent hike through the woods – on the hunt for some autumn colors – I stumbled upon this colorful leaf resting on a branch and a log covered with a carpet of green moss.

The color combination and variety of textures caught my eye. There wasn’t much that caught my eye on this outing. The woods were not very vibrant. I was expecting to see a lot more color.  I’m not sure our fall colors are going to be as brilliant as in the past few years.  There’s still some time.  We’ll see.

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Beauty and a Beast


Sedum, Flowers, Pink, GrasshopperThe delicate beauty of these sedum blossoms provide a stark contrast to the uninviting demeanor of a grasshopper who found a late summer resting spot.

My photography typically focuses on the beauty of nature. I’m sure many would not find the grasshopper to be “beautiful,” but I think it is.  I find the structure and patterns in the design of this creature a work of beauty.  Again, a contrast to the “pretty” of the flowers but a very cool and interesting subject.

Grasshoppers are insects and are probably the oldest living group of chewing herbivorous. I imagine this one has found a pleasant, final resting place.

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