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Bill Pevlor

Bill Pevlor 

Photographer ~ www.PopsDigital.com

Occupation: Photographer, Premises Technician, Broadcaster, Bookkeeper, Non-Profit Exec.

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Margaret Tompkins153,663*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00444  

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2016-06-28 10:58:32 (91 comments; 31 reshares; 474 +1s; )Open 

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  

Most reshares: 31

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2016-06-28 10:58:32 (91 comments; 31 reshares; 474 +1s; )Open 

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  

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2016-06-12 11:39:17 (54 comments; 26 reshares; 488 +1s; )Open 

The Daffodil Patch
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Daffodils are always a cheerful delight. Though short-lived, they are bright and vigorous springtime bloomers.

This particular patch is one of my favorite. Each spring, those driving north through Algoma,WI on highway 42 will find this plentiful display of yellow daffodils on the right side of the road, just before you descend the hill on the south side of town. My thanks and compliments to the homeowner who provide these well-cared-for beauties.

The daffodil is of the Narcissus genus – predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Those in the Narcissus classification are easy to identify by their flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. According to Wikipedia, historical accounts suggest narcissi have beenc... more »

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2016-12-01 12:48:43 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 146 +1s; )Open 

Shuttlecock
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The shape of this cosmos, in the processes of opening up, reminded me of a badminton shuttlecock. Of course, it’s the back-lighting that brings a richness to the color and texture of this simple wildflower.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/shuttlecock/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #pink   #macro  

Shuttlecock
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The shape of this cosmos, in the processes of opening up, reminded me of a badminton shuttlecock. Of course, it’s the back-lighting that brings a richness to the color and texture of this simple wildflower.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/shuttlecock/

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #pink   #macro  ___

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2016-11-21 11:25:21 (21 comments; 14 reshares; 274 +1s; )Open 

Woodland Floor Decor
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This was a delightful find on an autumn walk through the woods in northeast Wisconsin. The tallest of these tiny red mushrooms was about 2 inches.

We stumbled upon these while trekking to some waterfall site in Marinette County, Wisconsin. We found a number of colorful mushrooms on that trip.

You can view a larger version of these little beauties by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/woodland-floor-decor/

#mushrooms   #red   #nature   #macro   #woodland  

Woodland Floor Decor
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This was a delightful find on an autumn walk through the woods in northeast Wisconsin. The tallest of these tiny red mushrooms was about 2 inches.

We stumbled upon these while trekking to some waterfall site in Marinette County, Wisconsin. We found a number of colorful mushrooms on that trip.

You can view a larger version of these little beauties by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/woodland-floor-decor/

#mushrooms   #red   #nature   #macro   #woodland  ___

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2016-11-13 14:17:04 (37 comments; 6 reshares; 237 +1s; )Open 

The Autumn Heart
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

An early morning sunrise, shining behind this leaf on one of our lilac bushes, brought out the brilliant fall color and intricate detail.

This is one of those times where something just caught my eye. I was walking by a window, just about sunrise, when I noticed this bright leaf on a bush. I quickly grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the beauty before the shaft of light piercing the bush moved off this leaf. I was there in time.

I love big landscape vistas. I also love the smaller vistas. As I always say – whatever catches my eye.

You can view much more of the tiny details in this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase andl... more »

The Autumn Heart
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

An early morning sunrise, shining behind this leaf on one of our lilac bushes, brought out the brilliant fall color and intricate detail.

This is one of those times where something just caught my eye. I was walking by a window, just about sunrise, when I noticed this bright leaf on a bush. I quickly grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the beauty before the shaft of light piercing the bush moved off this leaf. I was there in time.

I love big landscape vistas. I also love the smaller vistas. As I always say – whatever catches my eye.

You can view much more of the tiny details in this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/the-autumn-heart/

#heart   #fall   #fallcolors   #autumn   #autumnleaves   #autumncolors   #red   #macro  ___

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2016-11-06 12:37:23 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Caged Competitor
Sports Portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The season may be over, but this is one baseball player who remains serious about his game.

This is one of my favorites from a recent “senior portrait” shoot. Baseball was an important part of this young man’s high school career so they wanted some photos of him in his uniform.

The basic idea for this shot (ball player looking through the fence) was brought to me by the subject’s parent who saw a similar shot on Pinterest and wanted us to try it. During the shoot, we made a quick trip to a nearby, small town ball field to grab a few shots. I believe the version she showed me was in color but, while I was working on it, I thought a gritty, monochrome style would best suit the players mood.

There are a lot of things that make this a favorite for me. First, thegeneral... more »

Caged Competitor
Sports Portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The season may be over, but this is one baseball player who remains serious about his game.

This is one of my favorites from a recent “senior portrait” shoot. Baseball was an important part of this young man’s high school career so they wanted some photos of him in his uniform.

The basic idea for this shot (ball player looking through the fence) was brought to me by the subject’s parent who saw a similar shot on Pinterest and wanted us to try it. During the shoot, we made a quick trip to a nearby, small town ball field to grab a few shots. I believe the version she showed me was in color but, while I was working on it, I thought a gritty, monochrome style would best suit the players mood.

There are a lot of things that make this a favorite for me. First, the general mood of the shot. You can easily imagine a story behind this image. (In fact, several stories.)

I also like the detail of the ball, glove and uniform. Don’t miss other interesting touches…like the bruises on the player’s elbow (An element that adds to the story), the tufts of grass on the unkempt infield, the way the light poles and the wisps of clouds frame the photo. (I wish I would have thought to throw a bat on the field in the background.)

The one aspect I question… Is the fence too distracting? Of course, it’s important to this scene, but I think it is almost too symmetrical around the facial features. I didn’t try to get it that way, it’s just the stance he took. I think it might seem more natural if the fence didn’t intersect right on the bridge of the nose and chin. If it was just offset a little to one side or another it might seem more natural, less posed. Of course, now I might be just nit-picking. What do you think? (If it didn’t occur to you before I mentioned it, than it is just me the nit-picky perfectionist.)

You can view a more detailed version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/caged-competitor/

#portrait #sportsportrait  #baseball   #sports   #monochrome   #monochromephotography  ___

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2016-11-05 14:58:05 (23 comments; 11 reshares; 121 +1s; )Open 

Serious Sunrise
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was a very serious mood to this morning’s sky as the sun breached the horizon behind the lighthouse and pier at Algoma, Wisconsin. It was a good morning to be on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

I was up early to make my way to Algoma, hoping for a worthwhile sunrise. I was not disappointed. The temperatures were cool but the sky had a warming effect…at least on the psyche. This shot was taken from the harbor embankment at the marina.

I’ve got a few other good shots from this vantage point that I’ll be working on when time allows. Watch for a wide, panorama shot of this morning’s sunrise in the future.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my webs... more »

Serious Sunrise
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was a very serious mood to this morning’s sky as the sun breached the horizon behind the lighthouse and pier at Algoma, Wisconsin. It was a good morning to be on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

I was up early to make my way to Algoma, hoping for a worthwhile sunrise. I was not disappointed. The temperatures were cool but the sky had a warming effect…at least on the psyche. This shot was taken from the harbor embankment at the marina.

I’ve got a few other good shots from this vantage point that I’ll be working on when time allows. Watch for a wide, panorama shot of this morning’s sunrise in the future.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/serious-sunrise/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #kewauneecounty   #algoma   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-11-01 10:26:20 (58 comments; 29 reshares; 363 +1s; )Open 

Ladies Dancing
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In my mind, the blooms of this fuchsia plant remind me of beautiful ladies dancing – arms raised, skirts twirling and a wry smile on their faces.

I discovered this fuchsia plant (and a few other varieties) at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. The fuchsia is a very unique plant species.

According to Wikipedia…

Fuchsia /ˈfjuːʃə/ is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

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Ladies Dancing
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In my mind, the blooms of this fuchsia plant remind me of beautiful ladies dancing – arms raised, skirts twirling and a wry smile on their faces.

I discovered this fuchsia plant (and a few other varieties) at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI. The fuchsia is a very unique plant species.

According to Wikipedia…

Fuchsia /ˈfjuːʃə/ is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

There are currently almost 110 recognized species of Fuchsia. The vast majority are native to South America. The fruit of all fuchsia species and cultivars is edible, with the berry of F. splendens reportedly among the best-tasting. Its flavor is reminiscent of citrus and pepper, and it can be made into jam. The fruits of some other fuchsias are flavorless or leave a bad aftertaste.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/ladies-dancing/

#fuchsia #flowers #purple #macro___

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2016-10-20 10:52:47 (33 comments; 12 reshares; 205 +1s; )Open 

Carnival of Autumn Colors
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The wide variety of hues in this patch of sumac reminded me of the bright colors you might find at an autumn carnival.

I had a few minutes before I had to be an an appointment so I thought I would make a quick stop at a local waterfall to, hopefully, catch a beautiful fall scene. Well, the waterfall didn’t have much water falling; barely a trickle. Even if it were flowing, there wasn’t much color in the foliage surrounding it. However, there was a small patch of sumac in the area that was bursting with color. Normally the sumac turns a bright red. I’ve not encountered sumac in transition with such a wide range of colors before. It made my stop worthwhile.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of thephoto... more »

Carnival of Autumn Colors
Fall foliage photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The wide variety of hues in this patch of sumac reminded me of the bright colors you might find at an autumn carnival.

I had a few minutes before I had to be an an appointment so I thought I would make a quick stop at a local waterfall to, hopefully, catch a beautiful fall scene. Well, the waterfall didn’t have much water falling; barely a trickle. Even if it were flowing, there wasn’t much color in the foliage surrounding it. However, there was a small patch of sumac in the area that was bursting with color. Normally the sumac turns a bright red. I’ve not encountered sumac in transition with such a wide range of colors before. It made my stop worthwhile.

You can view a larger, more detailed version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/carnival-autumn-color/

#colorful   #fall   #fallfoliage   #autumn   #autumnleaves   #autumncolors   #fallcolors  ___

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2016-10-17 10:17:52 (53 comments; 25 reshares; 384 +1s; )Open 

Deeply Devoted to Love
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport. Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table. I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.) These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensingoptio... more »

Deeply Devoted to Love
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A closeup view of the delicate, and often emotional, beauty of the red rose.

On occasion, I’ve picked up a few long-stem flowers from a local florist for the main purpose of photographing them. Photographing flowers in the wild is a seasonal sport. Photographing flowers purchased from the florist can be a year-round activity.

If I remember correctly, I set this one in a vase on my kitchen table. I used the normal overhead and ambient light available in our kitchen. The drops you see are not water. (Though I’ll also use water in some shots.) These drops are glycerin – looks like water but holds better to the petals.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/deeply-devoted-to-love/

#flower   #rose   #red   #macro  ___

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2016-10-15 14:27:02 (21 comments; 11 reshares; 101 +1s; )Open 

October Surprise
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I encountered a number of surprises on this early morning visit to the lake shore at Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

The morning light was a very pleasant surprise. The variations of color in the sky, from yellow to blue with a hint of purple on the fringes, was another welcome surprise. The rough water was an exciting surprise – normally the lake is pretty calm in the early morning hours.

The overall result of this image was a very nice surprise. I didn’t think I’d be able to capture as much of the dynamic range as I did. As bright as the sky looked and as dark as the water looked, I thought it would be difficult to see much of the detail in this image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digitalpurch... more »

October Surprise
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I encountered a number of surprises on this early morning visit to the lake shore at Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

The morning light was a very pleasant surprise. The variations of color in the sky, from yellow to blue with a hint of purple on the fringes, was another welcome surprise. The rough water was an exciting surprise – normally the lake is pretty calm in the early morning hours.

The overall result of this image was a very nice surprise. I didn’t think I’d be able to capture as much of the dynamic range as I did. As bright as the sky looked and as dark as the water looked, I thought it would be difficult to see much of the detail in this image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/october-surprise/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #waves   #seascape   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-10-09 13:51:18 (55 comments; 24 reshares; 342 +1s; )Open 

The Fall Bloom
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the favorite flowers of autumn are now in bloom. Mums are colorful, prolific and as popular as pumpkin spice and apple orchards in the fall. In fact, these mums were photographed on a recent visit to an apple orchard in central Ohio. These were one of many colorful varieties of potted mums they had on sale. I selected these beauties because of their fall-like colors and the various stages of blooms in this bunch; from buds to the full flowers.

You can view a larger, full-screen version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here:... more »

The Fall Bloom
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the favorite flowers of autumn are now in bloom. Mums are colorful, prolific and as popular as pumpkin spice and apple orchards in the fall. In fact, these mums were photographed on a recent visit to an apple orchard in central Ohio. These were one of many colorful varieties of potted mums they had on sale. I selected these beauties because of their fall-like colors and the various stages of blooms in this bunch; from buds to the full flowers.

You can view a larger, full-screen version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/the-fall-bloom/

#macro   #flowers   #mums   #mum   #fall   #autumn  ___

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2016-09-30 09:45:27 (55 comments; 10 reshares; 134 +1s; )Open 

American Beauty
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This male American Goldfinch was kind enough to pose for a portrait shot. This is an image I found in my archive; something I took a few years ago. It must of gotten lost in the shuffle.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/american-beauty/

#bird   #cute   #animals   #yellow  

American Beauty
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This male American Goldfinch was kind enough to pose for a portrait shot. This is an image I found in my archive; something I took a few years ago. It must of gotten lost in the shuffle.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/american-beauty/

#bird   #cute   #animals   #yellow  ___

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2016-09-16 10:17:59 (34 comments; 9 reshares; 230 +1s; )Open 

Red Vine
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a hike though Wisconsin woodlands, the deep red color of the leaves on this vine, draped across a moss covered rock, caught my eye.

This was on a trip to photograph waterfalls in Marinette County. On a very difficult, rocky trail to a viewing spot, I noticed the contrasting color. Even though I was there for the waterfall, I couldn’t resist a quick capture.

You can view a larger, more detailled version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/red-vine/

#red   #vine   #macro   #natrure   #leaves  

Red Vine
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

On a hike though Wisconsin woodlands, the deep red color of the leaves on this vine, draped across a moss covered rock, caught my eye.

This was on a trip to photograph waterfalls in Marinette County. On a very difficult, rocky trail to a viewing spot, I noticed the contrasting color. Even though I was there for the waterfall, I couldn’t resist a quick capture.

You can view a larger, more detailled version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/red-vine/

#red   #vine   #macro   #natrure   #leaves  ___

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2016-09-14 10:17:27 (59 comments; 1 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

Larger Light Looming
Full Moon photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As powerful as the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse lamp may be, it is no match for the power and majesty of the full moon of March 27, 2013.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this image turned out; at how clearly the Fresnel lens of the lighthouse can be seen. The surprising part…this photo was taken from the shore. Anyone familiar with the Kewaunee lighthouse knows the lighthouse sits at the end of a very long pier that extends 750 feet from shore.

To get this image I used a 300mm lens with a 2X teleconverter (effectively doubling the reach of the lens). It is simply luck that the focus was as sharp as it is since I had to focus manually. (A number of other shots that night were not so sharp.) Under low light conditions, particularly with the teleconverter, the camera’saut... more »

Larger Light Looming
Full Moon photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As powerful as the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse lamp may be, it is no match for the power and majesty of the full moon of March 27, 2013.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this image turned out; at how clearly the Fresnel lens of the lighthouse can be seen. The surprising part…this photo was taken from the shore. Anyone familiar with the Kewaunee lighthouse knows the lighthouse sits at the end of a very long pier that extends 750 feet from shore.

To get this image I used a 300mm lens with a 2X teleconverter (effectively doubling the reach of the lens). It is simply luck that the focus was as sharp as it is since I had to focus manually. (A number of other shots that night were not so sharp.) Under low light conditions, particularly with the teleconverter, the camera’s auto-focus doesn’t work.

Normally, without the brightness of the full moon behind it, the lighthouse lamp would show up as a big, bright white blob.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/larger-light-looming/

#fullmoon   #lighthouse   #night   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-09-12 10:08:02 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

Wilderness Waterway
Waterfall landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a panoramic view of Horseshoe Falls in Marinette County, Wisconsin. This was one of my favorite falls out of the many we visited in Marinette County last weekend. I found the setting and the water swirling in and out of view very appealing.

This is a large image that needs to be viewed large to be appreciated. If you click on the photo, it will open a full screen version.

I combined five separate shots, holding my camera in “portrait” orientation to create this wide view. Though you can’t tell it from this image, it was a cloudy, rainy day. (I don’t think it was raining at this moment.)

There are 14 waterfalls in Marinette County. We didn’t have time to visit them all, because I can spend a lot of time at each one, trying to find all theangles, c... more »

Wilderness Waterway
Waterfall landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a panoramic view of Horseshoe Falls in Marinette County, Wisconsin. This was one of my favorite falls out of the many we visited in Marinette County last weekend. I found the setting and the water swirling in and out of view very appealing.

This is a large image that needs to be viewed large to be appreciated. If you click on the photo, it will open a full screen version.

I combined five separate shots, holding my camera in “portrait” orientation to create this wide view. Though you can’t tell it from this image, it was a cloudy, rainy day. (I don’t think it was raining at this moment.)

There are 14 waterfalls in Marinette County. We didn’t have time to visit them all, because I can spend a lot of time at each one, trying to find all the angles, changing lenses and experimenting with a variety of camera settings. We visited seven of the 14. Most of them were better than I was hoping for, based on the photos I’d seen on the web or in brochures.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/wilderness-waterway/

#waterfallphotography   #waterfall   #marinettecounty   #marinette   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #pano   #panorama   #panoramic  ___

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2016-09-09 13:34:27 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Sedum Bumbler
Macro insect photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This time of year, the pollinators are busy in my wife’s flower beds. This is a bumble bee browsing through the sedum flowers.

This is a comparatively small image because I cropped in, to enlarge the bee to a size where you can see some of the detail. I don’t own a true “macro” lens, so I make my 16-55mm lens do the heavy lifting.

The image is larger than you see here, but if you click the photo a larger version will open.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/sedum-bumbler/

#bee   #macro   #macrophotography   #garden   #bumblebee  

Sedum Bumbler
Macro insect photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This time of year, the pollinators are busy in my wife’s flower beds. This is a bumble bee browsing through the sedum flowers.

This is a comparatively small image because I cropped in, to enlarge the bee to a size where you can see some of the detail. I don’t own a true “macro” lens, so I make my 16-55mm lens do the heavy lifting.

The image is larger than you see here, but if you click the photo a larger version will open.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/sedum-bumbler/

#bee   #macro   #macrophotography   #garden   #bumblebee  ___

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2016-09-07 10:51:13 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

Early Adoration
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

At this stage, it’s hard to gain and keep their attention. I was able to captivate her…and she captivated me…for this brief moment.

This image of our newest grandchild was snapped on a recent, holiday weekend visit.

At this age, there’s not a lot of going on. She’s just beginning to notice activity around her, just beginning to smile.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/early-adoration/

#baby   #childportrait   #child   #girl   #infant   #cute   #adorable  

Early Adoration
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

At this stage, it’s hard to gain and keep their attention. I was able to captivate her…and she captivated me…for this brief moment.

This image of our newest grandchild was snapped on a recent, holiday weekend visit.

At this age, there’s not a lot of going on. She’s just beginning to notice activity around her, just beginning to smile.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/early-adoration/

#baby   #childportrait   #child   #girl   #infant   #cute   #adorable  ___

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2016-08-30 11:52:07 (41 comments; 13 reshares; 292 +1s; )Open 

Bright Idea
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This azalea was one of the more colorful and prolific bloomers in my wife’s flower bed this year.

I enjoy getting a close up view of flowers (and other things) to see the details that we often don’t notice in a normal view.

You can get an even closer view by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/bright-idea/

#azalea   #flower   #flowerphotography   #macro  

Bright Idea
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This azalea was one of the more colorful and prolific bloomers in my wife’s flower bed this year.

I enjoy getting a close up view of flowers (and other things) to see the details that we often don’t notice in a normal view.

You can get an even closer view by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/bright-idea/

#azalea   #flower   #flowerphotography   #macro  ___

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2016-08-26 11:28:42 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 105 +1s; )Open 

Happy Dance
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” ― Agnes De Mille

It seems there’s one in every bunch. While it’s siblings seem intent on foraging for food, the guy in the middle is bustin’ a move.

This Canada Goose and her goslings were found at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, located along the west shore of the Bay of Green Bay.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/happy-dance/

#nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #cute   #cuteanimals  

Happy Dance
Nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” ― Agnes De Mille

It seems there’s one in every bunch. While it’s siblings seem intent on foraging for food, the guy in the middle is bustin’ a move.

This Canada Goose and her goslings were found at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, located along the west shore of the Bay of Green Bay.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/happy-dance/

#nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #cute   #cuteanimals  ___

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2016-08-21 12:26:36 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

Girl In the Light
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Every now and then, the light works with you. This young girls was holding the rail, advancing up some steps in a dimly lit area. At this particular spot a gentle light fell across her face.

This is one of our grandchildren on a trip to the Children’s Museum. For the most part, light was a problem. Museums are usually a challenge because they tend to have low lighting. It’s more of a challenge when you have a moving target. In this particular shot, if you look close you’ll notice a “grainy” quality to the image…due to the low light conditions.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here:http://pops... more »

Girl In the Light
Child portrait photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Every now and then, the light works with you. This young girls was holding the rail, advancing up some steps in a dimly lit area. At this particular spot a gentle light fell across her face.

This is one of our grandchildren on a trip to the Children’s Museum. For the most part, light was a problem. Museums are usually a challenge because they tend to have low lighting. It’s more of a challenge when you have a moving target. In this particular shot, if you look close you’ll notice a “grainy” quality to the image…due to the low light conditions.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/girl-in-the-light/

#child   #portrait   #portraitphotography   #portraiture   #girl  ___

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2016-08-14 11:17:31 (44 comments; 23 reshares; 386 +1s; )Open 

Garden Torches
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In a sea of red and yellow tulips, these orange toned specimens stood out. The color reminded me of flames – like garden torches.

These beauties were found in Manitowoc’s West of the Lake Gardens. The garden delayed their season opening by a couple of weeks due to the weather.

To view a larger version of this colorful display, click on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/garden-torches/

#tulips   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #colorful   #macro  

Garden Torches
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In a sea of red and yellow tulips, these orange toned specimens stood out. The color reminded me of flames – like garden torches.

These beauties were found in Manitowoc’s West of the Lake Gardens. The garden delayed their season opening by a couple of weeks due to the weather.

To view a larger version of this colorful display, click on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/garden-torches/

#tulips   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #colorful   #macro  ___

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2016-08-13 10:30:41 (27 comments; 15 reshares; 142 +1s; )Open 

Morning Dance On the Beach
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to be dancing with delight on the western shore of Lake Michigan as the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier greet the new day.

As you can see, I had excellent conditions to try this type of image. Normally, at sunrise, the overwhelming brightness of the sun has a tendency to turn everything in the foreground into a silhouette. On this morning, there was some serious haze in the sky and clouds that blocked the harsh light and gave me enough to work with. The lake was a little rougher than it usually is at sunrise giving me the challenge of capturing a wave splashing on the shore.

There is plenty to like in this scene. The calming color of the sky, the landmark lighthouse with some fishermen on the pier, the texture of choppy water, the refreshing wave splash and... more »

Morning Dance On the Beach
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to be dancing with delight on the western shore of Lake Michigan as the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier greet the new day.

As you can see, I had excellent conditions to try this type of image. Normally, at sunrise, the overwhelming brightness of the sun has a tendency to turn everything in the foreground into a silhouette. On this morning, there was some serious haze in the sky and clouds that blocked the harsh light and gave me enough to work with. The lake was a little rougher than it usually is at sunrise giving me the challenge of capturing a wave splashing on the shore.

There is plenty to like in this scene. The calming color of the sky, the landmark lighthouse with some fishermen on the pier, the texture of choppy water, the refreshing wave splash and reflection of light on the beach. This will be one of my favorites for the year.

If you have a larger monitor, you can view a more detailed version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/morning-dance-beach/

#lighthouse   #sunrise   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #waves   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-08-11 10:40:34 (31 comments; 8 reshares; 237 +1s; )Open 

Bride and Bridesmaids
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes, it’s the simple beauty that most easily captures me. Pleasing colors. Interesting shapes. A bit of texture. Uncommon perspective.

I found this collection of flowers while on another photographic mission. I was out early one morning to snap some photos of a couple of tall ships that were docked in the Kewaunee harbor. I parked my car in a lot near by and started working. At some point, I looked back and noticed a beautiful flower garden surrounding a nearby home. These flowers – the white one, in particular – immediately caught my eye.

I took quite a few photos of the ships, but this one may be my favorite of the morning.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchaseand l... more »

Bride and Bridesmaids
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes, it’s the simple beauty that most easily captures me. Pleasing colors. Interesting shapes. A bit of texture. Uncommon perspective.

I found this collection of flowers while on another photographic mission. I was out early one morning to snap some photos of a couple of tall ships that were docked in the Kewaunee harbor. I parked my car in a lot near by and started working. At some point, I looked back and noticed a beautiful flower garden surrounding a nearby home. These flowers – the white one, in particular – immediately caught my eye.

I took quite a few photos of the ships, but this one may be my favorite of the morning.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/bride-and-bridesmaids/

#macro   #flowers   #flower  ___

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2016-08-10 11:19:59 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Abundance of Atmosphere
Panoramic landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was plenty of atmosphere to spare, just after sunrise, above Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. Nothing but miles and miles of beautifully, dramatic atmosphere.

The sky was so interesting, I was compelled to capture the entire horizon. I took six individual shots and “stitched” them together to get this panoramic view. There are a lot of pixels in the compilation file. (22,526 x 3,681, a 58.6 MB file)

It’s a shame, of course, that you can’t see the full majesty of the morning with this small image due to the unfortunate width limitations of this page. However, you can get a better view with the larger version available just by clicking on the photo. That will take you to a larger image where you can enjoy much more of the drama and detail.The wid... more »

Abundance of Atmosphere
Panoramic landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

There was plenty of atmosphere to spare, just after sunrise, above Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. Nothing but miles and miles of beautifully, dramatic atmosphere.

The sky was so interesting, I was compelled to capture the entire horizon. I took six individual shots and “stitched” them together to get this panoramic view. There are a lot of pixels in the compilation file. (22,526 x 3,681, a 58.6 MB file)

It’s a shame, of course, that you can’t see the full majesty of the morning with this small image due to the unfortunate width limitations of this page. However, you can get a better view with the larger version available just by clicking on the photo. That will take you to a larger image where you can enjoy much more of the drama and detail. The wider your screen, the better. If you look close, you can see fishermen on the pier and near the lighthouse.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/abundance-of-atmosphere/

#pano   #panorama   #panoramic   #kewaunee   #lakemichigan   #kewauneecounty   #sunrise  ___

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2016-08-08 10:33:28 (55 comments; 16 reshares; 313 +1s; )Open 

Mesmerizing
Macro Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In think, one of the coolest thing about sunflowers, is the intricate pattern of the seeds as they develop. If you stare at the center of the flower for awhile, it can be mesmerizing. (Well, at least for me.)

This particular bloom was photographed at a farm field a short distance from our home in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. I’ll have to post more images from this shoot in the near future.

Get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/mesmerizing/

#sunflower   #sunflowers   #seeds   #flower   #flowers   #macro  

Mesmerizing
Macro Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

In think, one of the coolest thing about sunflowers, is the intricate pattern of the seeds as they develop. If you stare at the center of the flower for awhile, it can be mesmerizing. (Well, at least for me.)

This particular bloom was photographed at a farm field a short distance from our home in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. I’ll have to post more images from this shoot in the near future.

Get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/mesmerizing/

#sunflower   #sunflowers   #seeds   #flower   #flowers   #macro  ___

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2016-08-04 09:45:38 (37 comments; 23 reshares; 390 +1s; )Open 

Spring Glow
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The beauty of spring is exemplified in the daffodil. This two-toned variety is one of my favorites. I found these blooming at a small, local park.

The setting was mostly shaded, but in the early morning, some sunlight sneaks through. The sun, coming from behind the flower gives this daffodil a glowing quality.

To view some of the fine detail in this image, get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/spring-glow/

#flowers   #macro   #daffodil  

Spring Glow
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The beauty of spring is exemplified in the daffodil. This two-toned variety is one of my favorites. I found these blooming at a small, local park.

The setting was mostly shaded, but in the early morning, some sunlight sneaks through. The sun, coming from behind the flower gives this daffodil a glowing quality.

To view some of the fine detail in this image, get a closer look by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/spring-glow/

#flowers   #macro   #daffodil  ___

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2016-08-01 09:56:49 (25 comments; 8 reshares; 133 +1s; )Open 

Splash of Light
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to dance on Lake Michigan’s western shore as the sun emerged from behind the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.

I snapped this yesterday. It was the kind of morning perfect for an early stroll along the beach. The temperatures were comfortable with a slight breeze, the sun provided comforting color and the fishermen – on the pier and in boats further out – provided points of interest in the distance.

Photographing waves, and capturing the light in them, is a challenge that I still want to improve on. Of course, as you can tell by the relatively calm lake, these were very small waves and tiny splashes. Some good rolling waves might provide a bit more action and, consequently, opportunity.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like tobuy o... more »

Splash of Light
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The waves seemed to dance on Lake Michigan’s western shore as the sun emerged from behind the lighthouse at Kewaunee, WI.

I snapped this yesterday. It was the kind of morning perfect for an early stroll along the beach. The temperatures were comfortable with a slight breeze, the sun provided comforting color and the fishermen – on the pier and in boats further out – provided points of interest in the distance.

Photographing waves, and capturing the light in them, is a challenge that I still want to improve on. Of course, as you can tell by the relatively calm lake, these were very small waves and tiny splashes. Some good rolling waves might provide a bit more action and, consequently, opportunity.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/splash-of-light/

#sunrise   #waves   #lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-07-29 10:16:52 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Mini Metallic Magnificence

Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As tiny as it was, this beetle’s iridescent, metallic green color helped me spot it among the plant life in a farm field.

Funny how things often take a different path than you planned. I was standing in a field not far from our home, taking photos of bright, beautiful sunflowers a neighbor has planted. While looking around for another vantage point a glint of green caught my eye. I was able to snap of a couple of quick shots before this tiny beetle flew away in the breeze.

The breeze created a bit of a challenge, too. It was moving the beetle’s perch back and forth, making it difficult to catch it in focus. Out of the three shots I took, only this one is sharp enough to keep. The little guy was so small, I had to crop the image to get him large enough to reallynot... more »

Mini Metallic Magnificence

Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As tiny as it was, this beetle’s iridescent, metallic green color helped me spot it among the plant life in a farm field.

Funny how things often take a different path than you planned. I was standing in a field not far from our home, taking photos of bright, beautiful sunflowers a neighbor has planted. While looking around for another vantage point a glint of green caught my eye. I was able to snap of a couple of quick shots before this tiny beetle flew away in the breeze.

The breeze created a bit of a challenge, too. It was moving the beetle’s perch back and forth, making it difficult to catch it in focus. Out of the three shots I took, only this one is sharp enough to keep. The little guy was so small, I had to crop the image to get him large enough to really notice.

You can get a better, larger view of the beetle by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/bugs/mini-metallic-magnificence/

#beetle   #bug   #insect   #green   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-07-23 18:35:27 (43 comments; 25 reshares; 378 +1s; )Open 

Collection In the Clearing
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Hiking through the woods of northwest Missouri, I came across a clearing with a delightful arrangement of wildflowers.

When I’m photographing flowers I normally move in closer and focus on a particular bloom or two. I snapped some of those images too, of course. However, for this collection, I thought a more distant perspective was worthwhile; where you can see them in their natural state, growing wild and free among the other native grasses and plants .

You can view them in much greater detail by clicking on the photograph.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here:h... more »

Collection In the Clearing
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Hiking through the woods of northwest Missouri, I came across a clearing with a delightful arrangement of wildflowers.

When I’m photographing flowers I normally move in closer and focus on a particular bloom or two. I snapped some of those images too, of course. However, for this collection, I thought a more distant perspective was worthwhile; where you can see them in their natural state, growing wild and free among the other native grasses and plants .

You can view them in much greater detail by clicking on the photograph.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/collection-in-the-clearing/

#wildflowers   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #yellow  ___

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2016-07-18 10:21:45 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Burst of Elegance
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The patterns and colors of fireworks bursts can create their own fine art that is beautiful, interesting and elegant.

I know I enjoy fireworks more than most – or at least, photos of fireworks. It’s the rich colors and unpredictable burst patterns, contrasting with the dark background, that I find very appealing. This is a good example of a fireworks image that captivates my attention. Am I the only one?

You can view a larger, more captivating version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/burst-of-elegance/

#4t... more »

Burst of Elegance
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The patterns and colors of fireworks bursts can create their own fine art that is beautiful, interesting and elegant.

I know I enjoy fireworks more than most – or at least, photos of fireworks. It’s the rich colors and unpredictable burst patterns, contrasting with the dark background, that I find very appealing. This is a good example of a fireworks image that captivates my attention. Am I the only one?

You can view a larger, more captivating version of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/burst-of-elegance/

#4thofjuly   #july4th   #fireworks   #night   #nightphotography  ___

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2016-07-15 10:09:43 (47 comments; 7 reshares; 340 +1s; )Open 

Sunny Side Up
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I put the macro mojo to work on this flower photo. It’s a Gerbera Daisy I picked up from a local florist…just to photograph it.

Gerbera daisies are big, bold and beautiful. They are nearly perfect, so much so, they’ll make you wonder if they’re artificial. Geberas bloom in nearly every color (except true blues and purples) on long, thick, sturdy stems. You can expect them to last a week or more in the vase, making them a favorite of flower arrangers and home decorators.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/sunny-side/

#flower   #macro   #orange   #closeup  #daisy  ... more »

Sunny Side Up
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I put the macro mojo to work on this flower photo. It’s a Gerbera Daisy I picked up from a local florist…just to photograph it.

Gerbera daisies are big, bold and beautiful. They are nearly perfect, so much so, they’ll make you wonder if they’re artificial. Geberas bloom in nearly every color (except true blues and purples) on long, thick, sturdy stems. You can expect them to last a week or more in the vase, making them a favorite of flower arrangers and home decorators.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/sunny-side/

#flower   #macro   #orange   #closeup   #daisy  ___

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2016-07-13 09:34:51 (18 comments; 5 reshares; 133 +1s; )Open 

Tree Hugger
Butterfly photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I love macro photography because it brings things that are small, and often missed, closeup and in sharp focus. It reveals the detail that we rarely have the opportunity to observe and enjoy.

This small butterfly was one of several I found mingling around the base of a tree in the woods of Missouri. It seemed like a gathering of old friends. Unfortunately, I was’t able to get a good shot of the group’s activity because, at the base of the tree, there was a good deal of tall grass that shielded my view. This momentary loner was kind enough to sit still long enough for me to snap its image.

By the way, the image you see here was flipped 180-degrees. When I snapped it, the butterfly was facing downward. I thought it seemed more natural and a little easier on the eyes to have it positionedupw... more »

Tree Hugger
Butterfly photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I love macro photography because it brings things that are small, and often missed, closeup and in sharp focus. It reveals the detail that we rarely have the opportunity to observe and enjoy.

This small butterfly was one of several I found mingling around the base of a tree in the woods of Missouri. It seemed like a gathering of old friends. Unfortunately, I was’t able to get a good shot of the group’s activity because, at the base of the tree, there was a good deal of tall grass that shielded my view. This momentary loner was kind enough to sit still long enough for me to snap its image.

By the way, the image you see here was flipped 180-degrees. When I snapped it, the butterfly was facing downward. I thought it seemed more natural and a little easier on the eyes to have it positioned upward.

There is much more detail to be seen in the larger version. To see it, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/tree-hugger/

#nature   #butterfly   #tree   #moss   #macro   #closeup  ___

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2016-07-12 11:46:24 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

Pure Algoma
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The Algoma lighthouse and pier present a welcome sight to shore-side visitors and, more important, the watercraft entering and departing the small Lake Michigan harbor.

This image doesn’t contain the dramatic sunrise elements usually seen in my photos of the Algoma lighthouse. I was there at the break of dawn, hoping for a dramatic sunrise, but it never materialized. Still I like this photo for the clear, clean feel of the blue water and sky…with a hint of sunrise pink on the horizon.

You can get a larger view of this image by clicking on the photo.

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Pure Algoma
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The Algoma lighthouse and pier present a welcome sight to shore-side visitors and, more important, the watercraft entering and departing the small Lake Michigan harbor.

This image doesn’t contain the dramatic sunrise elements usually seen in my photos of the Algoma lighthouse. I was there at the break of dawn, hoping for a dramatic sunrise, but it never materialized. Still I like this photo for the clear, clean feel of the blue water and sky…with a hint of sunrise pink on the horizon.

You can get a larger view of this image by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/pure-algoma/

#lighthouse   #lakemichigan   #algoma   #kewauneecounty   #blue  ___

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2016-07-11 10:11:06 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Colorful Kewaunee Fourth
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A crowd of wide-eyed spectators watch the Fourth of July fireworks show from Selner Beach in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Along with the booming colors the crowd was serenaded by the gentle, rhythmic sound of Lake Michigan waves on the shore.

I enjoy photographing fireworks. I particularly enjoy capturing the fine detail. Unfortunately, you have to really zoom in to see the kind of detail I’m talking about. Fortunately, with the large megapixels of today’s cameras, you can see some amazing detail when you enlarge the image. You won’t be able to see that kind of detail in this image, but you can view a larger version to get a better, overall view by clicking on the photo.

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Colorful Kewaunee Fourth
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A crowd of wide-eyed spectators watch the Fourth of July fireworks show from Selner Beach in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Along with the booming colors the crowd was serenaded by the gentle, rhythmic sound of Lake Michigan waves on the shore.

I enjoy photographing fireworks. I particularly enjoy capturing the fine detail. Unfortunately, you have to really zoom in to see the kind of detail I’m talking about. Fortunately, with the large megapixels of today’s cameras, you can see some amazing detail when you enlarge the image. You won’t be able to see that kind of detail in this image, but you can view a larger version to get a better, overall view by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/fireworks/colorful-kewaunee-fourth/

#fireworks   #4thofjuly   #4thofjuly2016   #july4th   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #beach   #nightphotography  ___

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2016-07-08 11:58:16 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

Beachside Spectacular
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the best vantage points for the 4th of July fireworks display in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a blanket or comfortable chair on the beach. Kewaunee is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I’ve photographed the fireworks in Kewaunee many times, but I usually do so from a spot on the harbor. I like capturing the reflection of the firework’s colors on the water’s surface. (Check some of the previous Kewaunee fireworks posts on this site here: http://popsdigital.com/?s=kewaunee%2C+Fireworks) This year, I decided to try a different location, joining the spectators on the beach.

The fireworks are discharged from the pier that stretches out into the lake.

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Beachside Spectacular
Fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

One of the best vantage points for the 4th of July fireworks display in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a blanket or comfortable chair on the beach. Kewaunee is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

I’ve photographed the fireworks in Kewaunee many times, but I usually do so from a spot on the harbor. I like capturing the reflection of the firework’s colors on the water’s surface. (Check some of the previous Kewaunee fireworks posts on this site here: http://popsdigital.com/?s=kewaunee%2C+Fireworks) This year, I decided to try a different location, joining the spectators on the beach.

The fireworks are discharged from the pier that stretches out into the lake.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/beachside-spectacular/

#fireworks   #july4th   #july4   #julyfourth   #july4th2016   #4thofjuly   #4thofjuly2016   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty  ___

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2016-07-06 12:44:51 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

Blooming in Black & White
Monochrome fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I love fireworks. The climbing rockets, bursting into bright, streaming displays of color and light are an irresistible enticement for my photographic efforts.

I decided to try something unusual with this one. The shape of the bursts reminded me of flowers blooming. Rather than emphasize the color, I removed all color to accentuate the shape.

I wasn’t sure I’d like it without the color, but the more I look at it, the more it appeals to me. I really like the firework’s reflection in the water.

If you have a large monitor you may be able to view a larger version of this image by clicking on it.

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Blooming in Black & White
Monochrome fireworks photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

I love fireworks. The climbing rockets, bursting into bright, streaming displays of color and light are an irresistible enticement for my photographic efforts.

I decided to try something unusual with this one. The shape of the bursts reminded me of flowers blooming. Rather than emphasize the color, I removed all color to accentuate the shape.

I wasn’t sure I’d like it without the color, but the more I look at it, the more it appeals to me. I really like the firework’s reflection in the water.

If you have a large monitor you may be able to view a larger version of this image by clicking on it.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/blooming-in-black-white/

#monochrome   #monochromephotography   #fireworks  ___

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2016-07-05 11:31:45 (14 comments; 7 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

Grass Hopper
Wildlife photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/animals/grass-hopper/

#rabbit   #bunny   #nature   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #cute   #cuteanimals  

Grass Hopper
Wildlife photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/animals/grass-hopper/

#rabbit   #bunny   #nature   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #cute   #cuteanimals  ___

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2016-06-30 11:05:31 (35 comments; 10 reshares; 288 +1s; )Open 

Hello Wild Yellow
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This yellow wildflower found a place in a woodland clearing to enjoy the warm, afternoon sun.

I usually try to offer some info on the flowers I post – at least the name of the flower. In this case, I don’t know what this one is called. I spent a good deal of time searching the web and a wildflower field guide but couldn’t come up with a good match. If you know, definitively, what this flower is, let me know. I photographed this bloom on a trail in northeast Wisconsin.

You can get a larger, more detailed view of this flower by clicking on the photo.

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Hello Wild Yellow
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This yellow wildflower found a place in a woodland clearing to enjoy the warm, afternoon sun.

I usually try to offer some info on the flowers I post – at least the name of the flower. In this case, I don’t know what this one is called. I spent a good deal of time searching the web and a wildflower field guide but couldn’t come up with a good match. If you know, definitively, what this flower is, let me know. I photographed this bloom on a trail in northeast Wisconsin.

You can get a larger, more detailed view of this flower by clicking on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/hello-wild-yellow/

#wildflower   #yellow   #macro   #macrophotography___

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2016-06-28 10:58:32 (91 comments; 31 reshares; 474 +1s; )Open 

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  

Glorious Spring

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

After the long, hard winter, these kind of displays of spring beauty provides healing therapy for the soul.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/glorious-spring/

#fowers   #spring    #colorful  ___

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2016-06-26 12:42:01 (29 comments; 9 reshares; 138 +1s; )Open 

Dark Damsel
Macro nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The dainty damselfly is a predator by nature. Damselflies catch and eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Often they hover among grasses and low vegetation, picking prey off stems and leaves with their spiny legs.

I think the best part of this image is the detailed pattern and color in the wings. I also like the tiny spines on the legs.

This dark damsel paused just long enough for me to catch a good photo. They tend to zip to and fro and make focusing a challenge. I saw this one on a walk through some woods in Missouri. I had to shoot through the leaves to grab this image. I would have preferred the leaf in the foreground wasn’t there so you could see the structure of all the legs, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

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Dark Damsel
Macro nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The dainty damselfly is a predator by nature. Damselflies catch and eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Often they hover among grasses and low vegetation, picking prey off stems and leaves with their spiny legs.

I think the best part of this image is the detailed pattern and color in the wings. I also like the tiny spines on the legs.

This dark damsel paused just long enough for me to catch a good photo. They tend to zip to and fro and make focusing a challenge. I saw this one on a walk through some woods in Missouri. I had to shoot through the leaves to grab this image. I would have preferred the leaf in the foreground wasn’t there so you could see the structure of all the legs, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

To enjoy the details available in this image, click on the photo to view the larger version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/bugs/dark-damsel/

#macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #insect   #wings  ___

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2016-06-24 09:59:25 (17 comments; 5 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Slipping Toward Twilight
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Shades of night are slipping into the River Walk area of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I was fortunate to spend some time doing some night photography with an experienced photographer from the Milwaukee area. It’s always great, when away from home, to have a photographer familiar with the location give you benefit of their experience.

#night   #nightphotography   #cityscape   #milwaukee  

Slipping Toward Twilight
Night photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Shades of night are slipping into the River Walk area of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I was fortunate to spend some time doing some night photography with an experienced photographer from the Milwaukee area. It’s always great, when away from home, to have a photographer familiar with the location give you benefit of their experience.

#night   #nightphotography   #cityscape   #milwaukee  ___

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2016-06-23 10:58:25 (10 comments; 5 reshares; 117 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise and Splendor
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A magnificent, pre-sunrise, panoramic display by the morning sky and clouds seems to envelop the Kewaunee lighthouse and pier. The warm reflection off Lake Michigan’s calm waters only accentuates the exhibition.

I’ve always believed, the best part of a sunrise is not the sun, but the clouds. The sun creates the light and color, but the clouds provide the character. Not heavy cloud cover, but the light, wispy kind that provide natural texture and interest to a scene. To me, a cloudless sunrise is pretty bland.

It seems I’ve been writing a lot about how I don’t often post panoramic images because their wide-view perspective doesn’t fit well within the typical web site parameters. Well, I must be on a bit of a panoramic kick these days, because I’ve posted more panoramas inthe last fe... more »

Sunrise and Splendor
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

A magnificent, pre-sunrise, panoramic display by the morning sky and clouds seems to envelop the Kewaunee lighthouse and pier. The warm reflection off Lake Michigan’s calm waters only accentuates the exhibition.

I’ve always believed, the best part of a sunrise is not the sun, but the clouds. The sun creates the light and color, but the clouds provide the character. Not heavy cloud cover, but the light, wispy kind that provide natural texture and interest to a scene. To me, a cloudless sunrise is pretty bland.

It seems I’ve been writing a lot about how I don’t often post panoramic images because their wide-view perspective doesn’t fit well within the typical web site parameters. Well, I must be on a bit of a panoramic kick these days, because I’ve posted more panoramas in the last few weeks than I have in as many years. I guess, when the mood and the beauty hits me, I can’t pass it up. It’s a little more work in processing, but I believe the results are well worth it.

Of course, when I post a panoramic image I must urge you to click on the photo so you can view a much larger version. There are a lot of birds in this photo, but you’ll miss most of them if you don’t view the larger version.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/sunrise-and-splendor/

#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan   #lighthouse   #pano   #panorama  ___

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2016-06-22 11:20:31 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

Star Power – B&W
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This exceptionally colorful flower takes on a whole different persona in black and white. Take a look at the full color version to compare the two here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power/

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power-bw/

#flower   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #macro   #flowers   #flowerphotography  

Star Power – B&W
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This exceptionally colorful flower takes on a whole different persona in black and white. Take a look at the full color version to compare the two here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power/

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/star-power-bw/

#flower   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #macro   #flowers   #flowerphotography  ___

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2016-06-19 12:22:00 (14 comments; 7 reshares; 288 +1s; )Open 

Gold In the Marsh
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These yellow wildflowers are known locally as Marsh Marigolds. They can be found in ditches, wet woodlands and marshes. We found these…and a whole bunch more…in some soggy areas in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

As I mentioned, we call them marsh marigolds in this area. Their botanical name is caltha palustris but they are known by a unbelievable variety of other names around the world. According to Wikipedia, the second most common name is kingcup. After that, they are also called brave bassinets, crazy Beth, horse blob, May blob, mare blob, boots, water boots, meadow-bright, bullflower, meadow buttercup, water buttercup, soldier’s buttons, meadow cowslip, water cowslip, publican’s cloak, crowfoot, water dragon, drunkards, water goggles, meadow gowan, water gowan, yellow gowan,goldes,... more »

Gold In the Marsh
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

These yellow wildflowers are known locally as Marsh Marigolds. They can be found in ditches, wet woodlands and marshes. We found these…and a whole bunch more…in some soggy areas in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

As I mentioned, we call them marsh marigolds in this area. Their botanical name is caltha palustris but they are known by a unbelievable variety of other names around the world. According to Wikipedia, the second most common name is kingcup. After that, they are also called brave bassinets, crazy Beth, horse blob, May blob, mare blob, boots, water boots, meadow-bright, bullflower, meadow buttercup, water buttercup, soldier’s buttons, meadow cowslip, water cowslip, publican’s cloak, crowfoot, water dragon, drunkards, water goggles, meadow gowan, water gowan, yellow gowan, goldes, golds, goldings, gools, cow lily, marybuds, and publicans-and-sinners. The common name “marigold” refers to its use in medieval churches at Easter as a tribute to the Virgin Mary, as in “Mary gold”.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/gold-in-the-marsh/

#wildflowers   #macrophotography   #yellow   #woodland   #kingcup  ___

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2016-06-18 11:32:13 (19 comments; 10 reshares; 115 +1s; )Open 

Out of the Blue
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The deep red color of the Algoma lighthouse stands in sharp contrast to the deep blue of Lake Michigan and the early morning sky above.

I have taken a lot of photos of this lighthouse. On this trip, I was hoping for another nice sunrise. Unfortunately, the rising sun was concealed by a band of clouds on the horizon so a true sunrise photo wasn’t in the cards. I decided to catch a low angle view of the lighthouse across the Algoma harbor. To get this shot, I crawled down on the rocks near the mouth of the Ahnapee River, just off the marina parking lot, and held my camera just above the water.

I like this image for 1) the different perspective, 2) the reflection of the lighthouse, 3) the ripples in the water giving it depth and interest, and 4) the predominant blue color withc... more »

Out of the Blue
Lighthouse photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The deep red color of the Algoma lighthouse stands in sharp contrast to the deep blue of Lake Michigan and the early morning sky above.

I have taken a lot of photos of this lighthouse. On this trip, I was hoping for another nice sunrise. Unfortunately, the rising sun was concealed by a band of clouds on the horizon so a true sunrise photo wasn’t in the cards. I decided to catch a low angle view of the lighthouse across the Algoma harbor. To get this shot, I crawled down on the rocks near the mouth of the Ahnapee River, just off the marina parking lot, and held my camera just above the water.

I like this image for 1) the different perspective, 2) the reflection of the lighthouse, 3) the ripples in the water giving it depth and interest, and 4) the predominant blue color with contrasting red.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/out-of-the-blue/ ‎

#Algoma   #Kewauneecounty   #lighthouse   #blue   #landscape   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-06-17 10:35:23 (25 comments; 8 reshares; 136 +1s; )Open 

Red Velvet Morning
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Like red velvet rippling in the sky, the clouds above Lake Michigan contributed to a dramatic sunrise behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/red-velvet-morning/

#sunrise   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan  

Red Velvet Morning
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Like red velvet rippling in the sky, the clouds above Lake Michigan contributed to a dramatic sunrise behind the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/red-velvet-morning/

#sunrise   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #lakemichigan  ___

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2016-06-15 10:09:50 (56 comments; 21 reshares; 451 +1s; )Open 

Interloper
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

in·ter·lop·er
/ˈin(t)ərˌlōpər,ˌin(t)ərˈlōpər/
noun – – a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.

The dandelion is clearly the interloper here, inserting itself among the trilliums. These wildflowers were photographed on a recent hike in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

I tried to capture the purity and details in the petals of the trillium blooms. The dandelion seemed to be photobombing. If you look closely, I think you can see a sly smirk on the dandelion’s face.

In any case, you can see all of the detail better by viewing the larger version. To do that, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one,visit my website o... more »

Interloper
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

in·ter·lop·er
/ˈin(t)ərˌlōpər,ˌin(t)ərˈlōpər/
noun – – a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.

The dandelion is clearly the interloper here, inserting itself among the trilliums. These wildflowers were photographed on a recent hike in the woodlands of northeast Wisconsin.

I tried to capture the purity and details in the petals of the trillium blooms. The dandelion seemed to be photobombing. If you look closely, I think you can see a sly smirk on the dandelion’s face.

In any case, you can see all of the detail better by viewing the larger version. To do that, simply click on the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/interloper/

#wildflowers   #trillium   #woodland   #flowers   #flowerphotography  ___

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2016-06-13 10:19:53 (18 comments; 8 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

Tall Drink of Comfort
Sunrise panorama photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The sky above, the water below and the sun rising over its shoulder all combine to make a warm, comforting atmosphere around the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. This image was captured on the western shore of Lake Michigan, just south of the pier in Kewaunee.

This is a panoramic image. Usually we think of panoramas as being wide, horizontal images. In this case, I wanted more of the sky and water in the shot than a single frame would allow, so I combined three frames (high, middle and low) to create a tall image. The changing hue in the upper sky adds to the interest of this image, as does the sun’s reflection dancing along the ripples of the lake.

As I’ve said before, I don’t normally post many panoramas because they don’t display well within the size constraints of mostwebpage... more »

Tall Drink of Comfort
Sunrise panorama photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The sky above, the water below and the sun rising over its shoulder all combine to make a warm, comforting atmosphere around the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse. This image was captured on the western shore of Lake Michigan, just south of the pier in Kewaunee.

This is a panoramic image. Usually we think of panoramas as being wide, horizontal images. In this case, I wanted more of the sky and water in the shot than a single frame would allow, so I combined three frames (high, middle and low) to create a tall image. The changing hue in the upper sky adds to the interest of this image, as does the sun’s reflection dancing along the ripples of the lake.

As I’ve said before, I don’t normally post many panoramas because they don’t display well within the size constraints of most webpages. This one would be truly awesome if you could view it very large. It is a large file and could be printed as tall as eight feet. Wouldn’t that would be cool!

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/lighthouse/tall-drink-comfort/

#panorama   #lighthouse   #kewaunee   #kewauneecounty   #sunrise  ___

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2016-06-12 11:39:17 (54 comments; 26 reshares; 488 +1s; )Open 

The Daffodil Patch
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Daffodils are always a cheerful delight. Though short-lived, they are bright and vigorous springtime bloomers.

This particular patch is one of my favorite. Each spring, those driving north through Algoma,WI on highway 42 will find this plentiful display of yellow daffodils on the right side of the road, just before you descend the hill on the south side of town. My thanks and compliments to the homeowner who provide these well-cared-for beauties.

The daffodil is of the Narcissus genus – predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Those in the Narcissus classification are easy to identify by their flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. According to Wikipedia, historical accounts suggest narcissi have beenc... more »

The Daffodil Patch
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Daffodils are always a cheerful delight. Though short-lived, they are bright and vigorous springtime bloomers.

This particular patch is one of my favorite. Each spring, those driving north through Algoma,WI on highway 42 will find this plentiful display of yellow daffodils on the right side of the road, just before you descend the hill on the south side of town. My thanks and compliments to the homeowner who provide these well-cared-for beauties.

The daffodil is of the Narcissus genus – predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Those in the Narcissus classification are easy to identify by their flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. According to Wikipedia, historical accounts suggest narcissi have been cultivated from the earliest times, but became increasingly popular in Europe after the 16th century and by the late 19th century were an important commercial crop centered primarily on the Netherlands. Today narcissi are popular as cut flowers and as ornamental plants in private and public gardens.

Like other members of their family, narcissi produce a number of different alkaloids, which provide some protection for the plant, but may be poisonous if accidentally ingested. This property has been exploited for medicinal use in traditional healing and has resulted in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia. Long celebrated in art and literature, narcissi are associated with a number of themes in different cultures, ranging from death to good fortune, and as symbols of spring. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales and the symbol of cancer charities in many countries.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/the-daffodil-patch/

#Narcissus   #daffodil   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #yellow  ___

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2016-06-11 12:16:30 (34 comments; 5 reshares; 136 +1s; )Open 

Fully Charged
Lightning Landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Lightning lit up the sky as a post script to the powerful storm that just rolled through our rural area of Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin.

A severe storm had just pushed through. On the horizon, the sky turned a wild, orangeish-red and the lightning continued to flash for awhile. I’m afraid I was a little late to the party. I should have gotten my camera out sooner. I was able to capture three shots with lightning – this, being the best one.

In the foreground you see the farm field, planted with corn in its early stages, soaked with water that reflects the brightness of the lightning. This shot was taken from a third-floor vantage point in the attic or our home. Very cool to watch.

This is one you’ll want to view in the larger version to see the finedetai... more »

Fully Charged
Lightning Landscape photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Lightning lit up the sky as a post script to the powerful storm that just rolled through our rural area of Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin.

A severe storm had just pushed through. On the horizon, the sky turned a wild, orangeish-red and the lightning continued to flash for awhile. I’m afraid I was a little late to the party. I should have gotten my camera out sooner. I was able to capture three shots with lightning – this, being the best one.

In the foreground you see the farm field, planted with corn in its early stages, soaked with water that reflects the brightness of the lightning. This shot was taken from a third-floor vantage point in the attic or our home. Very cool to watch.

This is one you’ll want to view in the larger version to see the fine detail in the lightning. You can do so by clicking on the image.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/uncategorized/fully-charged/

#lightning   #electric   #storm   #electricity   #landscape  ___

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2016-06-08 10:28:19 (16 comments; 11 reshares; 207 +1s; )Open 

Aerial Ballet
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/aerial-ballet/

#birds #hummingbird   #flying   #naturelovers  

Aerial Ballet
Bird photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

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.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my website or contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. See my website post of this particular image here: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/aerial-ballet/

#birds #hummingbird   #flying   #naturelovers  ___

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