A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

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

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


Kewaunee Light & Sky – Video Slideshow

This is another attempt at showcasing some of my favorite photos using a video/slideshow.  These images are from my Kewaunee lighthouse collection.

I used a different, more complicated, software solution.  I’m not sure the results are so dramatically different than using the simple software I used in my previous post.  Only the pros might notice or care about the difference.  I was glad that, with a little determination, I was able to figure out the software and get the results I wanted.

I’ve seen varying activity for the slideshows when I post them to social media.  On Facebook, I got fewer “Likes” than a normal photo post but a lot more comments and many more shares.  Oddly, with all those comments, shares and views I’m not seeing any increase in actual traffic to this website.  On Google+ they seem to barely get noticed – much less activity than for a normal photo post; even when I put them in a “Collection.” Well, I still consider this the experimental stage.

For the best viewing experience, I suggest you click on the “full-screen” icon in the bottom right corner of the video.

All of the images featured in this video can be found on my sight.

Algoma Light & Sky – Video Slideshow

I have been wanting to produce a slideshow of my images for some time.  I finally got around to getting one done.

For my first effort, I decided to focus on sunrise images of the lighthouse and pier of Algoma, WI. Of course, I have plenty of other material to work with, as well, so that poses a couple of questions. What will be my next slideshow theme and how long before I get it completed?

I’m sure the next one will come together quicker.  This one took me much longer than I anticipated.  Finding the right software or app was a big hurdle. (I actually tried several software options before I found something simple enough to be workable, at least for me.) It took me hours just to find music I liked.  And, of course, I’m trying to create a masterpiece and stay within my budget of $0.00.

Well, now that I’ve released it to the wild, I guess I’ll find out if the beauty that was in the eye of this “beholder” resonates with others.

For the best viewing experience, I suggest you click on the “full-screen” icon in the bottom right corner of the video.

All of the images featured in this video can be found on my sight.

The Stand Off

While photographing wildflowers I noticed yellow spiders hiding among the foliage. I believe they are in the crab spider family. They seemed to be waiting for prey to come by. That was, in fact, the case. (See some of my previous posts.)

I’d been photographing these yellow spiders on purple thistles.  Then I noticed a similar spider on a yellow flower.  While I was taking his picture, a soldier beetle landed on the flower. I wondered what would happen.

After taking a few photos, I decided to switch to taking video.  I remembered nature films I’d seen where an alligator snatches an unsuspecting antelope that stopped for a drink. I thought this, on a decidedly smaller scale, might provide the same kind of drama.

I only got a short, six seconds of video.  It looked like the solider beetle bumped into the spider and then flew off.  Not too dramatic.  However, when I slowed the video down, it turns out it was a much closer call than I originally thought.

Watch the video below and pay particular attention to the slow motion footage.  When slowed down, you can see the spider actually grabs the leg of the soldier beetle in its jaws.  The beetle is able to pull away before the spider can get a better hold. The best way to view it is to click the full-screen icon in the lower right corner of the video box.

Click on the photo at the top to see a lager version.