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World of Wonderfulness  - - Photography

Welcome, fellow Google+ Photography Lover!

This collection is filled with some of my favorite images that reflect my  appreciation for the world we live in and the people we share it with. It's a catch-all category that spans all photographic genres and styles.  

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

If you enjoy this Collection and quality photography, in general, let me also encourage you to Follow my Profile (https://plus.google.com/113684854375405108383/) or any of my other photo Collections.  I try to focus on variety in my work.

If you Black & White photography follow my, Monochrome is the new Black and White Collection:  https://plus.google.com/collection/UYw8IB

If you like flowers and other plant life follow my, Flowers and Fauna Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/MEKrHB

If you like beautiful scenery follow my, Landscapes to Live For Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/QWrqHB

If you like night time photography follow my, Photos in the Night Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/M5sxDB

If you like to bask in the light of the rising or setting sun follow my Sunrise and Sunset Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/4JgoDB

You never know when I create another collection so every so often you might want to see the full listing of my collections:   https://plus.google.com/113684854375405108383/collections

Remember: you can subscribe to receive Notifications from any Collection by tapping the bell on mobile, or clicking the Notification option from the overflow menu (the three dots in the upper right of the Collection image) on the web, so you won't have to miss a single update if you don't want to (and you can just as easily turn them off later, if you change your mind).

Enjoy the Collections...share the ones you like...let me know your favorites by leaving a comment. 

All of the photos I post are available for purchase. If you'd like to buy one, search for it by title on my photo blog: www.PopsDigital.com and click on the blue "Buy this Online" bar at the bottom of the post for a variety of print and frame options.  You can also contact me for digital purchase and licensing options. 

~ Bill Pevlor,  Pops Digital Photography

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Winging It
Aviation photography by Bill Pevlor of http://www.PopsDigital.com

Something you don’t see every day…unless you’re talking about an airshow.

This is the high-flying duo of Gene Soucy (pilot) and Teresa Stokes (wing walker) that flew to the delight and amazement of airshow spectators on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Though there are airshows every year in the area I live in, I’d never been to an one with my camera. I decided this would be the year. Amazing doesn’t begin to describe the experience. I was blessed to be there on a perfect day, weather wise, and was able to snap a number of great photos.

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/blue-velvet/

#biplane #flying #airshow #aviation #sky
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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