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Flowers and Fauna - - Photography

Welcome, fellow Google+ Photography Lover!

This collection is filled with some of my favorite images featuring flowers and other interesting plant life. It the place to see a variety of buds, blooms, leaves in the beautiful Pops Digital tradition.

I only post photos in my collections that I have personally created. Every one is a Pops Digital original.

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~ Bill Pevlor, Pops Digital Photography

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This particular image is entitled, Bejeweled Bleeding Heart, and can be found on my website: http://popsdigital.com/pops-photos/bejeweled-bleeding-heart/

#bleedinghearts   #flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #dew   #macro  
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Soft Touch
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This is a flower that seems to bloom backward. The flower head is pointed down (notice the downward direction of the buds to each side) but the petals turn up. This plant is part of the Cyclamen genus.

I’d like to tell you that I took this photo of an exotic plant in some exotic foreign land but, alas, it was taken in the kitchen of our home. I was working on my camera, making micro-adjustments to the focus of my various lenses. It’s a process of fine tuning the auto focus function to account for the minor differences in lenses. Even lenses of the same brand and model can have minor differences. The camera will focus each of them the same so focus could be off…usually just a bit and mostly unnoticeable, but still off. Of course, we’re typically wanting a very precise focus on most of our images so tweaking settings to get it as close to perfect is a worthwhile endeavor.

So, after making my micro-adjustments, I just snapped a few photos to test the focus accuracy. This is one of those test shots. The plant is one my wife keeps on a cabinet in front of a window in our kitchen. I focused on it, taking advantage of the pleasing green of our lawn outside the window as the background. Of course, the lawn is out of the range of focus so you’re not seeing blades of grass; you just see a solid green background. You’ll also notice a kind of cross-hatch texture in the background. That effect was created by the window’s screen.

Sometimes, if your looking, you’ll find “interesting” and “exotic” in the most common places.

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All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy this one, visit the post featuring this image on my website: http://popsdigital.com/flowers/soft-touch/

#flower #floral #macro #flowers
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Wild Pair
Wildflower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This pair of wildflowers caught my eye on a hike through the trails of Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County, Wisconsin.

The light filtering through the trees seemed to accentuate these particular blooms. And, as I’ve said many times before…in photography, it’s all about the light.

This was my first outing with a new lens. (Actually, a used lens, but new to me.) It was an inexpensive acquisition and I think it did an acceptable job.

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All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/wild-pair-bill-pevlor.html

#wildflowers #wildflower #yellow #flowers
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Early Morning Stretch
Macro photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

Sometimes I just pick up my camera and wander around my yard to see what I can see. On a recent morning stroll around the yard, just after sunrise, I snapped a few photos of the pea plants growing in the farm field that surrounds our property.

This shot appealed to me for several reasons… The green glow of the plant in the morning light, the tiny drops of dew still clinging to the plant in the cool of the morning, the graceful curve of the vine-like shoot and the small buds that will bloom a pretty purple flower.

Of course, to see the sharp detail of this image, it best viewed in a large size. To see the largest possible size on your particular screen, click the photo.

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, visit my sales page for this image: https://bill-pevlor.pixels.com/featured/early-morning-stretch-bill-pevlor.html

#green #macro #pea #plant #dew #vine
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World of Chaos
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The globe thistle is a unique, flowering thistle and is garden friendly. It provides an appealing contrast of color and texture to the flower bed in mid summer.

I didn't know these were called "Globe Thistles" until I looked them up to provide more info for this post. This photo was taken in one of the flowerbeds at our home.

According to Gardening Know How...

Echinops is the botanical name for globe thistle. They are stunning flowers with deep dark blue petals set in a spiky frame. The leaves are deeply notched, dark green on top and slightly silver underneath and slightly hairy. The plants are native to Asia and Europe and the name means hedgehog in Greek, which is appropriately referencing the prickly blooms. Globe thistle flowers make excellent dried displays and last for years as part of an everlasting flower display. (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/globe-thistle/growing-globe-thistle-plants.htm)

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#macro #flower #thistle #globethistle #garden
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Peaceful Opposition
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

As evening began to plot its takeover of the landscape, this field of sunflowers stood in peaceful opposition to the impending nightfall.

Every now and then I go a little overboard with the post processing. When I snapped this image of sunflowers growing in a field near our home, it was late afternoon and the sun was setting behind the flowers. That put the face of the flowers in the shadows. With the use of fill flash, I was able to counteract the back-lighting but it gave the scene a strange, surreal feel. With the unusual lighting, there was no way to get a natural look, so I slipped down the other slope.

My wife thinks the two prominent blooms need a yellow, curved line under them to give the image a smile. I can see that.

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#sunflower #sunflowers #flowers #sunset
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WIldflowers of Yellow

A delightful collection of flowers blooming wild and free in Northeast Wisconsin.

These wildflowers were spotted along a trail at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, in Brown County. It was a beautiful day for a walk and a terrible day for misquotes. On this particular hike, every time we stopped we paid a price in insect attacks. Of course we survived, but we had to keep up a pretty good pace, continually swatting at the air and our arms. Might have missed a few shots in our hurried state.

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#wildflowers #yellow #flowers #macro
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Summer Jubilation
Flower photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The day lilies are abundant this year in Northeast Wisconsin. These are a couple of specimens found in our front yard.

Every year we have a clump of day lilies that bloom around the utility pole in the front yard of our home. This year, will all the rain we’ve had, they are putting on quite a show.

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#daylily #daylilies #flowers #macro #orange
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Fuzzy Stump
Woodland nature photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

This tree stump has hair! What looks like redish hair sprouting from this decaying stump is moss sporangia. The forest is full of these tiny life forms.

I’m always intrigued by these tiny plant structures, often found while walking through the woods. On a recent hike, hunting mushrooms, I spotted this collection growing from the moss on a stump. A small stream of sunlight was filtering through the trees to illuminate the spot. I also like the cocklebur stuck in the moss near the top of the stump.

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#woodland #forest #woods #moss #sporangia
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Should Have Been There
Sunrise photography by Bill Pevlor of www.PopsDigital.com

The blazing orange, pre-sunrise sky provides a brilliant background to the lighthouse and pier at Kewaunee, WI located on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

This is a compilation of three separate images, stitched together to create the full image you see here. The lens I was using was limiting my view, so to expand the viewing area I took several shots with the intention of joining them together later. Normally the process doesn’t work well when there is movement in the frame – as you see with the waves in the foreground. This one blended better than expected.

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#kewaunee #kewauneecounty #sunrise #lighthouse #lakemichigan
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