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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

Wisconsin

Morning Lace

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Bright sunlight, muted by an early morning fog, created a nice silhouette effect on a stand of Queen Anne’s Lace.  If you look closely, you can see strands of spider web stretched between the flower stems.

This image may seem familiar. It’s a cropped version of the photo I posted on August 2nd, entitled Queen’s Morning.

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Fireworks Abound

Algoma, Wisconsin celebrated their 26th Annual Shanty Days Festival last weekend. Every year, the festival concludes with a fireworks display over the Algoma harbor.

I was on the beach with my camera and this is one of my favorite shots from the evening.  It’s the blue effect coming up from the pier that makes this my favorite.

As I thought about it, I’m not sure if they planned this.  I think it’s possible the blue burst was a rocket that never left the launch pad.  Of course, I could be entirely wrong. Whether it was intended or accidental, it turned out pretty cool.

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Summer Escape

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Algoma, Wisconsin may be the perfect summer port.  This is a view of the sun rising over Lake Michigan behind the lighthouse and piers that form the harbor at Algoma.

I snapped this photo the Sunday morning of Algoma’s 26th annual Shanty Days Festival weekend. Don’t miss the the fishing boat in the harbor, heading out for the morning’s catch.

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Aerial Ballet

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Two female Ruby-throated hummingbirds perform a delicate dance by my window.

Well, actually…in the interest of full disclosure, they were both flying by my window – just as you see them here – but not at exactly the same time.  I combined two different photos to make the scene more interesting.  They only missed each other by a minute or two.

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Pretty Balloons

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Hot air balloons and their crews preparing their balloons to fly at a balloon rally featured at the 2012 edition of Seymour, Wisconsin’s Hamburger Festival. The balloon rally has been a part of this annual festival for more than 20 years. This was my first time to attend.

Before I took these photos, several balloons had taken off. More than 20 balloons were at this year’s event, but unfavorable weather conditions kept some from participating.  There was a little more wind then they would have liked the evening we were there. Weather is always a factor in the success of the balloon rally.

To give you a wider view of the balloon rally, I created this panoramic photo.

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Twirling Floral Skirt

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Beside my wife’s flower bed, sprouting from a crack in the sidewalk, we have a cluster of sweet, tiny, pink poppies that appeared on their own.

I took this photo in the early morning hours.  I call it Twirling Floral Skirt because it reminds me of a young girl spinning around to make her skirt flow out.

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Threatening Skies

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The skies look threatening over this rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin farm house. As it turned out, the sky’s bark was worse than it’s bite. As evening set in, there was plenty of lightening all around, and storms in the distance but no real storm resulted here, just a bit of rain.

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Flame On

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A crew works to add the hot air to this hot air balloon.  Standing this close to that flame, the heat becomes a bit uncomfortable.  This crew was taking part in the Balloon Rally during the Hamburger Festival in Seymour, WI  August 3, 2012.

Because I was close – taking photos like this – when the balloon began to rise from the ground, they asked me to join the crew holding the basket, adding my weight to keep the balloon from lifting off.

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Packed House

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This is a field of sunflowers in full bloom.  Just imagine what a difficult jigsaw puzzle this image would make.

I titled this one “Packed House” because it reminds me of people in a crowded theater as seen from the stage.

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