I’m always taking photos of bugs – and bees are some of my favorites. I usually catch bees busy about their business, working on flowers. It’s rare when I can capture one in flight, and even rarer to catch them in focus. This was one of those rare moments.
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On a hike through the woods, my eyes were drawn to this scene. Sunlight streaming through the trees illuminated a patch of moss growing on a decaying log.
What caught my eye was the little, bright red, hair-like plants growing from the green moss bed. The way the light hit it, it reminded me of little flames.
I wish you could have been there because I don’t think the photo does it justice. If you like to view a larger version (maybe that would help), just click on the photo.
Hats off to the designer of this man-made waterfall area of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The multiple streams of cascading water makes a beautiful scene.
If you look closely, you’ll notice a few ducks preening themselves on the shelf on the right-hand side of the photo.
This photo was taken using a tripod and a longer than normal exposure to give the cascading water that soft look.
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The Kewaunee Lighthouse is situated at the end of a very long pier that stretches out into Lake Michigan. It is a very popular spot for fishermen. Behind these group of early morning anglers, the powerful sun begins its ascent.
If you look closely, you’ll notice a small boat in the very bottom right corner.
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I don’t know what kind of bug this is. It happened to see it while photographing some flowers in our yard. About half the size of my thumbnail, I would have missed it had it not been perched on some dried foliage. It’s color, contrasting against the dull brown, caught my eye.
I think it looks like the creation of some sci-fi movie maker – a futuristic, warrior bug clad with high-tech armour that can withstand any attack from earth’s conventional weapons. But don’t panic. Some unlikely hero will discover a weakness we can exploit to vanquish this foe and save the world. I’m sure peace and tranquility will be restored before you reach the bottom of that huge tub of buttered popcorn. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
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It was my birthday (55) yesterday and when my wife asked me what I’d like to do, I told her I wanted to get outdoors and take a new photo of ourselves. I take a lot of pictures, but rarely capture both of us together.
We had an enjoyable afternoon, a fun time…and I’m pretty pleased with the result. Isn’t she a beauty! (Inside and out) I’m a blessed man!
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You know me. I’m a sucker for a sunrise…with a lighthouse…and a few clouds to add interest. The fishermen on the pier is the cherry on top.
The pier at Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a popular spot with fishermen during the fall salmon run. This was an early morning, the sun rising behind the Kewaunee lighthouse.
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