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Andy Stuart has been at 11 events

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Landscape Photography Community1,607Landscape Photography Community:  The Blue Hour 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 photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the blue hour. 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, June 9, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour2014-06-02 22:00:00541G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,752SEE SHOW VIEWER HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjoJoin hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll next Wednesday, January 15th and watch Episode 8 of The +Drink and Click™ Show live! We're gonna hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, +Tony Eckersley, +Vincent McMillen, & +George Krieger to talk Long Exposure Photography. You can view the show HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjoWe'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ December Challenge: "Celebration" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/JInmcN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs!That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Joe during the beginning of the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win one of his prints. First one to answer the question live in comments here wins! He's been making prints himself (I have one and they are wonderful). Read more here about his printing tips: http://goo.gl/9UzWkoWe'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday!*More information about +Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.comQuestions? drinkandclick@gmail.comSubscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClickJoin the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:30:00243G+
UK Photography Community310,605A 'Seasonal' event for the UKPC Members only please. If you are not a member and would like to join please see our about page for details. +UK Photography Community 3 PICTURES EACH - MAX!! Seasonal imagesUKPC HOLIDAY SEASON PICTURE SHARING EVENT2013-12-23 15:30:0063G+
Sheila B. DuBois38,550Going to attempt to sing.   Doesn't matter if your on key or not. The  main thing is if one enjoy singing then lift up your voice and sing!. Silent Night2013-12-23 06:26:2326G+
Billy Wilson1,542,632Joined by: -Scottish Photographer Andy Stuart (http://stuartimages.co.uk). -UK YouTuber Francesca Carlino (https://youtube.com/FransFlogs).-MISS HOLLAND & CO (https://youtube.com/MissHollandUSA).-Photographer Jordan Oram (https://google.com/+JordanOram).-Musical Guest Christina Cecrle (https://youtube.com/ChristinaMC11) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music.Tibby & I are excited!The show will be live on Friday at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific/9pm for the UK here & on my YouTube: youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5).That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHFind Me Elsewhere: Google+: https://google.com/+billywilsonTwitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BillyWilson14Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BillyWilsond Site/Blog: http://www.thebillywilson.comHelp support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ#TSBW#87 European Edition: Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Christina Cecrle2013-11-29 22:00:0047G+
Robert SKREINER1,206,505+BIRD LOVERS Worldwide  ► ❶st ContestTheme: Your TOP Bird Photos includes all Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc.Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 5 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide & +Circle 4 You to your circles● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photos!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● You can always change your photos during the contest,    if you delete before your previous photos!● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄ will bealso shared at the G+ Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄ of the Winners will be sharedalso in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in a public shared ❶st Contest Circle of +Robert SKREINER & +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00799G+
Robert SKREINER1,206,505+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS ► ❶st ContestTheme: Natural Water Photos includes all Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc.by +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 10 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS & +Circle 4 You to your circles,    as well as +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photo!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation in your stream!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There is also a Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS and in our Community: TOP Photos on G+https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/10273038109519+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:002006G+
UK Photography Community310,605The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of Flora photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.DISCLAIMER:By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out About page for more details.WHAT TO POST:- goes without saying that the image must fit the theme!- a maximum entry of !!!!  SIX   !!!!! images per person- image must have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies- image must be your own and you must own the copyright- software manipulation is permitted, e.g. creating a reflection- images taken prior to the event are permitted for this event- please do not post all images in one go: spread them out- please add a comment to the image, re location and relevance to UK- you can include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere- anyone in the world can post an image- you must have circled the +UK Photography Community - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU:- post more than Six images- post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies- fail to add the location                WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMESThis is a weekday event and runs to 08:00 Wednesday 29th May . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))OTHER INFO- Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependenciesHOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITYPlease visit +UK Photography Community ABOUT page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O)) We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Floral2013-05-23 07:00:00124G+
UK Photography Community310,605PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out about page for more details. The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of IMAGES OF THE NATIVE BRITISH TREES photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.       ↓  *WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ ____________________________________________A MAXIMUM ENTRY OF THREE IMAGES PER PERSON naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked ;)PLEASE DON'T POST ALL OF YOUR IMAGES IN ONE GO, PLEASE TRY TO STAGGER YOUR ENTRY'SIMAGES MUST FIT THE THEME & THE IMAGES MUST BELONG TO YOU____________________________________________please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMapYour image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of a Tree or Trees in the United Kingdom or Crown Dependencies. Please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKMore information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add your comment (some information about the image and yourself.) Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                               ↓ this is a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY eventplease noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this eventHOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYPLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community  ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILSIf you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                                                 WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your images  :O))Your images of NATIVE BRITISH TREES2013-02-06 20:00:0084G+
UK Photography Community310,605JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNERPLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out about page for more details. The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of IMAGES OF SNOW photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusionsNO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGESBUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME                     ↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKMore information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                      EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT             ↓ this is an ALL WEEK LONG eventplease noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYPLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILSIf you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                                                 WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community +Heidi Anne Morris A celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom2013-01-25 13:00:00201G+
UK Photography Community310,605The +UK Photography Community cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of images photographed in United Kingdom, shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions                       EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT              this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole postYour image/s MUST have been photographed in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's relevance to the UKTHREE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.please noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not UK related will be shamed or worse ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYIf you are based in the UK and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community   please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                             More information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                               WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. Find out when this Event starts in your time zone here http://gooA CELEBRATION OF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM2012-10-15 18:00:00216G+

Andy Stuart has been shared in 353 public circles

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Allan watson4,943This circle contains people who have Commented in my posts within the last few weeksWould you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: *1- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.*#CircleShare #CircleSharing #Share #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #Google #Google+ #SocialMedia #Friends #SocialMediaMarketing #Marketing #Engagers #SharingCircles #TeamElite #Engagement #GooglePlusTips #teamelitecircle #SouthAfrica #Photographer#NaturePhotography #Art #TravelPhotography #Photooftheday #Travel #Photographs #Landscape #PhotoContest #Sunset #Photos #Awesome #PortraitPhotography #Image #African 2014-08-29 10:31:05501000CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,821Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-11 10:20:38181616CC G+
Imam JPulsa1,944#seo   #tipsandtricks   #tips   #blogging   #indonesia   #tipsblog   #tipsseo #php  #IndonesiaOnly   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #Semangat   #Inspirasi   #Motivasi #Peluangusaha  #BisnisRumahan   #PeluangBisnis   #BisnisOnline #Bisnis  #google   #blogspot   #wordpress   #Teman   #lingkaranduniaku #lingkaranindonesiaku  #indonesiaku   #circleall   #gratisan   #pulsa #pulsamurah    #bisnispulsa  http://goo.gl/um9Ol8 #lingkaranindonesiajaya   #circleseoku #circleseo  #girlscircle   #lingkarancewek   #perempuanindonesia 2014-07-30 15:56:52501415CC G+
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462429CC G+
Prince John8,675This is my circle named 'Photographers'. Everyone in this circle share beautiful photos - of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, babies, and people.In fact, I have 1024 people in this circle, but can share only 500 of them at a time. Try this circle, add some colour to your stream.2014-07-17 13:11:565006110CC G+
Awesome Stuffs710This is my #Humpday #circleshare and I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle.  This CIRCLE has 500 #Awesome #friends who have circled me back and they are the best #engagers you can find on #GooglePlus If you wish them to #Engage with you, feel free to add these #topengagers to your #circle and please #share this #circleoffriends  I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around. To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles 2014-07-16 21:38:39501252765CC G+
Robert Connor12,637Google+ users that share unique and original contentsIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: •         +1 this circle•         Share this circle to PUBLIC•         Include me in your circles•         Comment on this post#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #shared #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle 2014-07-14 12:40:27489361974CC G+
Sarah Sever20,856And now for the finalé of the *Favorite Photographers  Series 7/7*I bring to you a circle of my hand-picked favorites - of current, active and engaging photographers from the world over.Do not hesitate to share this circle in your stream, or add your favorites and then re-share the circle.Have fun! Enjoy a fun filled stream of new, original, well-composed photos.And should you know of some hidden gems, please share them here:http://goo.gl/Wz40UP#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle   #circleshare   #circlesharing #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers   #sharingcircles #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing #publiccircle     2014-07-13 15:56:3735813328123CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,921Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-11 12:13:05187213CC G+
Mark Tillison15,294The UK CrowdIt's been a while since I shared the circle of UK Plussers I've been gradually curating over the last 12 months or so.If you're in the UK, you could do worse than follow this great crowd of folks who share good content, engage and lend a hand when folks need it.If you're not sure how to create circles and share them, read:http://tillison.co.uk/2014/06/19/circles-circling-sharing-circles/If you're new(ish) to Google+, I made a Community for beginners' tricks and tips and for you to ask questions - none of which are silly (we've all been there).https://plus.google.com/communities/101236419942719160905Thank you all, friends. #CircleShare   #Britpack  2014-07-06 21:24:2137111210CC G+
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424CC G+
Norman Grant3,217This Circle brings together nice and interesting people with many interests ...Sharers will be rewarded by being included sooner and in more circles. . #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   #diamond   #diamondcircle   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #freakingawesome   2014-06-27 16:15:10190325CC G+
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724CC G+
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211938CC G+
Ali Sadikin585If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-17 12:37:43500107CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615824CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,006Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-11 10:28:31192817CC G+
Ali Sadikin0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-11 07:19:51500529CC G+
Ryan Johnson6,418active G+ users circlePlus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLICIf you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #coolpeople #followers #fullcircleshare #growfollowers #howtoincreasefollowers #increasefollowers #Photographycircleshares2014-06-09 12:32:40481383157CC G+
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314CC G+
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216148110CC G+
John Wood6,323Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it & comment#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday 2014-05-28 08:37:23498582376CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113CC G+
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016917CC G+
Rosie Taylor312'":•:••:*:•-:¦:* My today Circle Share with NEW friends *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*Please ADD ME my profile in your circle,New Friends, some activity with this circle1. Plus one2.Comment 3. Add People To Circles4. Share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus  #artists #artist #addfriends   #addcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #friends  2014-05-21 05:47:28501105CC G+
Rosie Taylor312Google Friends! - You're in this   #Circle   -   #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be   #Shared   :¦:-•::••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super   #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top    #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles                 #addcircles     #addpeople       #addcircle     #addfriends      2014-05-21 02:04:19501317CC G+
Rosie Taylor312Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•::••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-20 03:31:42501218CC G+
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-17 01:41:28401326CC G+
Kahan Singh2,189Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howenlargecircles #topofthepeople #enlargecircle #sundaycircleshared #mondaymotivation #weekendcircle #weekend 2014-05-15 17:38:47401526CC G+
Norman Grant1,964I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you. Circle sharing pages This circle contains pages that engage through pluses, comments or shares. If you receive a notification means you are inside.#circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-15 16:51:41203334CC G+
Shreya Das0Sure Followers.... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #latestsharedcircles  2014-05-15 06:52:19501104CC G+
Organo Gold Review884I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you.#seooptimizers   #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google  #KingCircles   #KingAmari  #ppcmasterminds2014-05-14 15:25:413356111CC G+
Sacquia Turpin499Thought I'd share more awesome people with you.2014-05-14 01:55:38501305CC G+
Circle Network4,583Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              115This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:27:285016349117CC G+
Eleanor Fullalove839Here's a circle for you - everyone in it is UK based #sharedcircles #shared4shared #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-05-13 19:36:15501018CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,975Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-11 11:02:57193659CC G+
Pro Audio53please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it!  thank you!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 09:07:28405403CC G+
Eleanor Fullalove718Here's an updated version of my original #circle for those in (or interested in) the #UK . It would be great to #share more circles like this in future, so if you're based in #england #ireland #scotland or #wales please make yourself known : ) #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain  2014-05-07 21:16:0650147641CC G+
Eleanor Fullalove361If you're new to #googleplus and looking for other users in #england or anywhere in the #UK then this #sharedcircle is for you! Let me know in comments if you want to be included next time #bristol   #london   #oxford   #cambridge   #sharedcircles   #ireland #scotland #wales  2014-05-03 21:06:53307615CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281867CC G+
Michael Albrecht16,333Great Circle hand picked2014-04-25 14:50:3850110310CC G+
Ryan Johnson3,146British Circle but also a great Starter Circle to give your stream a boost#multiplyingcircle #circleshare #sharedcircles #circleoftheday 2014-04-22 07:24:3025311318CC G+
Robert Connor6,155I share this very attractive for you big circle. many users eager to excel in this social network, add them, get google+ #SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howenlargecircles #topofthepeople #enlargecircle #sundaycircleshared #mondaymotivation 2014-04-21 06:31:522528715CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,493Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-11 11:01:421997412CC G+
Sheila B. DuBois32,804+Luke Strothman  here is a circle of Photographers.... and HEY Your in it   How about that........   I have a couple more I can share with you.... Or I could just put them all in one circle and share that out but then the circle would be large to add :)         and  +Joshua Fisher  is in this one  too :)2014-04-05 05:06:0160505CC G+
Karen Hoyt15,773An awesome Google+ circle to add from +Trever McGhee . He's on a mission to make this world a brighter place. This circle is one to add!2014-03-22 04:45:544989529CC G+
Garry Pickles2,271here is a nice circle full of UK Google plus users #circleshare   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-03-21 16:19:43340419CC G+
Trever McGhee48,610Help say thank you to these amazing people within this circle for supporting another with their shares...click the share..the plus button.To return the favor I'll add you to the next circle Share the one below to be added to the 257 people who already clicked the button and counting...https://plus.google.com/109005993947558449703/posts/FkrNrVUAvsbEvery click makes a difference  (。◕‿◕。) +Take2seconds to click the button now.This April we'll be engaging 1 million kids thanks to these amazing people.#circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #plusmastermind   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #rustyball  2014-03-19 19:54:30498222234CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 20:37:4267021CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 20:36:5467003CC G+

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (61 comments, 71 reshares, 1349 +1s)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (61 comments, 71 reshares, 1349 +1s)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (61 comments, 71 reshares, 1349 +1s)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

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2014-08-15 22:11:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Very interesting. The UK are subject of a UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities inquiry for systematic and grave violations against disabled people in the UK. They have a very high threshold before an inquiry can be started, an allegation must be established and the government has to have not taken any action to rectify the situation. Watch this video from 1:05:00
Thank you for sharing this, there are thousands, if not millions, of disabled people in the UK who are awaiting the ruling of this committee.  

Very interesting. The UK are subject of a UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities inquiry for systematic and grave violations against disabled people in the UK. They have a very high threshold before an inquiry can be started, an allegation must be established and the government has to have not taken any action to rectify the situation. Watch this video from 1:05:00
Thank you for sharing this, there are thousands, if not millions, of disabled people in the UK who are awaiting the ruling of this committee.  ___

2014-07-04 22:36:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.
I hope that we will join you by taking our place on the world stage as an Independent country.

I'll be back on G+ in September, I'm busy campaigning as there are only 76 days left to secure a YES vote so that we can celebrate our own Independence Day in 2016.

#independenceday     #yesscotland   #indyref   #voteyes   #scotland   #independence   #dotherightthing   #YES  

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.
I hope that we will join you by taking our place on the world stage as an Independent country.

I'll be back on G+ in September, I'm busy campaigning as there are only 76 days left to secure a YES vote so that we can celebrate our own Independence Day in 2016.

#independenceday     #yesscotland   #indyref   #voteyes   #scotland   #independence   #dotherightthing   #YES  ___

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2014-06-10 05:43:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

*Scottish Independence Referendum
Review Week 2.*

Some shocking information in here, it's another must watch.

#indyref   #scotland   #YesScotland   #referendum   #independencereferendum

*Scottish Independence Referendum
Review Week 2.*

Some shocking information in here, it's another must watch.

#indyref   #scotland   #YesScotland   #referendum   #independencereferendum___

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2014-06-03 00:19:11 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)

Outstanding work Stephen this is going everywhere I think it will be viewed.  Keep it up mate.

Outstanding work Stephen this is going everywhere I think it will be viewed.  Keep it up mate.___

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2014-06-02 00:30:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Almost exactly what I was saying to one of my children earlier after something we'd been watching on TV.  We need timber, but we also need forests. Clear felling doesn't make sense, it destroys habitat, contributes to mass extinction, poverty and desertification.  If we harvested 1 tree in every 50 and planted two in there stead we would have a forest that had a range of ages of tree, we'd preserve the biodiversity and habitats, thereby preserving all those species we have not discovered yet among them could be the species that leads to a cure for a serious medical condition. It really is common sense, so why aren't we smart enough to actually follow the plan?  Surely it's not that difficult?

Almost exactly what I was saying to one of my children earlier after something we'd been watching on TV.  We need timber, but we also need forests. Clear felling doesn't make sense, it destroys habitat, contributes to mass extinction, poverty and desertification.  If we harvested 1 tree in every 50 and planted two in there stead we would have a forest that had a range of ages of tree, we'd preserve the biodiversity and habitats, thereby preserving all those species we have not discovered yet among them could be the species that leads to a cure for a serious medical condition. It really is common sense, so why aren't we smart enough to actually follow the plan?  Surely it's not that difficult?___

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2014-05-30 03:33:09 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

Scottish Independence Debate
A must read in the Independence debate, a historic view of "Better Together" promises.

Scottish Independence Debate
A must read in the Independence debate, a historic view of "Better Together" promises.___

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2014-05-05 09:06:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Apart from being a complete tool, whom I doubt was educated beyond P1, why is he wearing THAT shirt?  No self respecting Scot would touch, let alone wear an England shirt.

Apart from being a complete tool, whom I doubt was educated beyond P1, why is he wearing THAT shirt?  No self respecting Scot would touch, let alone wear an England shirt.___

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2014-04-26 06:08:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Comedy Gold, I've not laughed so much for a long time

Comedy Gold, I've not laughed so much for a long time___

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2014-04-11 22:40:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Iraq - Jaafari Personal Status Law

This is truly abhorrent, effectively this legalises rape, pedeophillia, imprisonment of girls & women by their husbands, slavery and sets women's rights back millenia. 

Included in this law:

- No minimum age for marriage;
- A facility to divorce a 9 year old girl;
- Makes it illegal for a girl to resist her "Husband's" advances;
- Makes it illegal for a female to leave the house without her husbands permission;
- Enable a girl's father to accept a marriage proposal on her behalf.
 
Is this what our servicemen & women died for in Iraq ???

Act NOW.

#politics   #womensrightsarehumanrights   #womensrights   #iraq   #justice   #humanrights   #childrensrights   #action  +FrankGarufi Jr... more »

Iraq - Jaafari Personal Status Law

This is truly abhorrent, effectively this legalises rape, pedeophillia, imprisonment of girls & women by their husbands, slavery and sets women's rights back millenia. 

Included in this law:

- No minimum age for marriage;
- A facility to divorce a 9 year old girl;
- Makes it illegal for a girl to resist her "Husband's" advances;
- Makes it illegal for a female to leave the house without her husbands permission;
- Enable a girl's father to accept a marriage proposal on her behalf.
 
Is this what our servicemen & women died for in Iraq ???

Act NOW.

#politics   #womensrightsarehumanrights   #womensrights   #iraq   #justice   #humanrights   #childrensrights   #action  +Frank Garufi Jr. +Shefali Burns +Lord Parker +Mike Downes +Elaine Lindsay +World News&EveryThing AbouT Life +matthew rappaport +Linda Dee +Larry Elder +Eileen A. McAllister ___

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2014-04-03 03:29:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I have been meaning to share this with you  all for a wee while, ImageBrief is a great way to sell images.  

How it works
The world's largest ad agencies, brands and publishers use ImageBrief to find the images they need.
ImageBrief posts them to their website and email you the briefs that fit with your genres.
You submit your images to ImageBrief via their website.
If your work is selected they pay top $.

It's well worth joining and submitting your work.  Good luck I hope you land some briefs.  

#marketing   #advice   #photographytips   #marketingonline   #marketingphotography   

I have been meaning to share this with you  all for a wee while, ImageBrief is a great way to sell images.  

How it works
The world's largest ad agencies, brands and publishers use ImageBrief to find the images they need.
ImageBrief posts them to their website and email you the briefs that fit with your genres.
You submit your images to ImageBrief via their website.
If your work is selected they pay top $.

It's well worth joining and submitting your work.  Good luck I hope you land some briefs.  

#marketing   #advice   #photographytips   #marketingonline   #marketingphotography   ___

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2014-03-30 04:09:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

My Son and I
These shots were Not taken by me.   They were taken by the mother of one of the players of the Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils Rugby Club U18 team for which Robbie plays and I'm assistant coach. 

#rugbyunion   #rugby   #scotland   #aberdeen   #u18  

My Son and I
These shots were Not taken by me.   They were taken by the mother of one of the players of the Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils Rugby Club U18 team for which Robbie plays and I'm assistant coach. 

#rugbyunion   #rugby   #scotland   #aberdeen   #u18  ___

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2014-03-07 00:54:38 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)

Tufted Duck Ducklings
Aythya fuligula
I was taken by these cute ducklings scrambling over stones almost as big as they are and how the lead duckling appears to be in conversation with it's sibling.
The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the Scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks.

#tuftedduck   #duckling   #waterfowl   #waterfowlphotography   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdspecieslink   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto  #naturephotograp... more »

Tufted Duck Ducklings
Aythya fuligula
I was taken by these cute ducklings scrambling over stones almost as big as they are and how the lead duckling appears to be in conversation with it's sibling.
The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the Scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks.

#tuftedduck   #duckling   #waterfowl   #waterfowlphotography   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdspecieslink   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographer   #duck   #duckphotography   #northumberland   #england   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #aythya_fuligula   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #rspb  ___

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (61 comments, 71 reshares, 1349 +1s)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddish barring on body and wing coverts. The female is grey-brown above with brown barring below. She has a pale stripe above the eye, less obvious in the male. Young birds are browner than the adults.

Length: 28-38cm; wingspan: 55-70 cm

#sparrowhawk   #raptors   #birdsofprey   #birdsofpreysunday   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #birding   #nature   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotographymonday   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #hawks   #scotland   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #aberdeenshire   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #rspb   #hqspbirds   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +David Hemmings +Bird & Wildlife Photography  +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday +Birds4All +Walter Soestbergen  #birdspecieslink  +Risto Talman +Birds in Focus +Heinrich Wagner  #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Frank Garufi Jr.  +Andy Gray +Eileen A. McAllister +Sandy Schepis +Shane Srogi +Scott Fritz +Jim Davis  #wildlifephotographer   #ornithology   #ornithologist   #birdsinthewild   #birdloversworldwide   #birdloversoftheworld   #ukbirds   #britishwildlifephotography   #britishwildlife  ___

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2014-03-01 05:13:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

Aurora
Sadly my best shot  :-(

Aurora
Sadly my best shot  :-(___

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2014-03-01 04:42:53 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)

Aurora Borealis
We had an amazing display on the 27/28 February, unfortunately I missed the best of the show and I made just about every rookie mistake in the book.  Not having the quick release plate attached to my camera meant I left it at home so I had to use a fence post rather than a tripod.  In addition to which I didn't take a torch which I usually use to aid with focusing so the shots I got were not of a standard I could be happy with.  However rather than waste the time and the images I figured that I could try out this motion feature on G+.  Here is the result of a ten shot sequence and I think the result is quite good, what do you think?

#auroraborealis   #auroraborealisphotography   #aurora   #northernlights   #photography   #photographytips   #scotland   #aberdeenshire   #motionphotography   #motion   #skyphotography   #nightphotogra... more »

Aurora Borealis
We had an amazing display on the 27/28 February, unfortunately I missed the best of the show and I made just about every rookie mistake in the book.  Not having the quick release plate attached to my camera meant I left it at home so I had to use a fence post rather than a tripod.  In addition to which I didn't take a torch which I usually use to aid with focusing so the shots I got were not of a standard I could be happy with.  However rather than waste the time and the images I figured that I could try out this motion feature on G+.  Here is the result of a ten shot sequence and I think the result is quite good, what do you think?

#auroraborealis   #auroraborealisphotography   #aurora   #northernlights   #photography   #photographytips   #scotland   #aberdeenshire   #motionphotography   #motion   #skyphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes   #naturephotography   #nature   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #auroraphotography   #breakfastclub   ___

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2014-02-26 12:53:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

"We are not genetically programmed in Scotland to make political decisions" Johann Lamont, That being the case why is she in politics?

"We are not genetically programmed in Scotland to make political decisions" Johann Lamont, That being the case why is she in politics?___

2014-02-26 03:54:37 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

I normally leave my political posts for Facebook but this was such an incredible event and I wondered what other people from the four corners of G+ thought.

During a televised debate between Nicola Sturgeon (Deputy First Minister of Scotland & Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party) and Johann Lamont (Leader of the Opposition & Leader of the Scottish Labour Party) on Scottish Independence.  Nicola arguing for Scotland becoming an Independent country and Johann arguing to stay within the UK.

Johann Lamont said

"We are not genetically programme in Scotland to make political decisions."

Honestly that is a direct quote.  

If Johann Lamont believes that Scots aren't genetically programmed to make political decisions.  Why is she in politics? Help her out

Answers on a post card to:
ScottishLa... more »

I normally leave my political posts for Facebook but this was such an incredible event and I wondered what other people from the four corners of G+ thought.

During a televised debate between Nicola Sturgeon (Deputy First Minister of Scotland & Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party) and Johann Lamont (Leader of the Opposition & Leader of the Scottish Labour Party) on Scottish Independence.  Nicola arguing for Scotland becoming an Independent country and Johann arguing to stay within the UK.

Johann Lamont said

"We are not genetically programme in Scotland to make political decisions."

Honestly that is a direct quote.  

If Johann Lamont believes that Scots aren't genetically programmed to make political decisions.  Why is she in politics? Help her out

Answers on a post card to:
Scottish Labour
290 Bath Street, 
Glasgow
G2 4RE___

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2014-02-19 06:19:07 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Alex Salmond - First Minister of Scotland

These images were taken at the First Minister's address to Business Leaders in Aberdeen, where he rebuked the comments made by José Manuel Durão Barroso (President of the Commission of the European Union) and George Osborne (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer).  Barroso had intervened in the debate on Scottish Independence with a flippant, unchallenged, through away comment in an interview on British Television.  He suggested that it would be difficult, nearly impossible for an Independent Scotland to join the EU.  In a strange peace of politicking Barroso appears to be ignorant of the facts regarding Scotland's status as a country within a Union (the UK) which itself is in a Union (the EU), but even more bizarrely he did not understand the implications of the EU's own treaties.  Scotland as part of the UK is already a member of theEU and... more »

Alex Salmond - First Minister of Scotland

These images were taken at the First Minister's address to Business Leaders in Aberdeen, where he rebuked the comments made by José Manuel Durão Barroso (President of the Commission of the European Union) and George Osborne (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer).  Barroso had intervened in the debate on Scottish Independence with a flippant, unchallenged, through away comment in an interview on British Television.  He suggested that it would be difficult, nearly impossible for an Independent Scotland to join the EU.  In a strange peace of politicking Barroso appears to be ignorant of the facts regarding Scotland's status as a country within a Union (the UK) which itself is in a Union (the EU), but even more bizarrely he did not understand the implications of the EU's own treaties.  Scotland as part of the UK is already a member of the EU and have been for 41 years, so it would be a strange state of affairs where by they would somehow expel 5 million citizens, lose a huge area of it's fishing grounds not to mention virtually all the Oil, especially as there is no mechanism in any EU Treaty to make it possible.  The only change for the EU would be adding Scotland to all the treaties and changing the name of the UK on those treaties as well.  Which is exactly what happened when East and West Germany were reunified as one country, however in this case the EU was bringing in several million new people, there was potentially serious political instability and a weakening of the EU's largest/strongest economy. The Scottish Government is proposing that we simply take on our share of the UK's current agreements within the EU.

George Osborne also engaging in politicking had announced that as Chancellor he would be unlikely to enter into a currency union with an Independent Scotland despite Sterling being an Asset of the UK, a major business partner and it would mean removing oil from the UK's balance of payments deficit could plunge Sterling and rUK into another crisis.  Salmond had calculated that not entering into a currency union with  Scotland would be the equivalent of a £500 million per year tax on  businesses trading with Scotland.  The Scottish Government is proposing that an Independent Scotland take on her fair share of both assets and liabilities.  

On both these issues the UK government could provide the information  that the public of Scotland are crying out for by entering into talks with the Scottish Government on the technical aspects that a YES vote would bring about and by asking the EU for a ruling as to how Scotland's Independence would be handled but they have refuse categorically to do either.  

While I don't fully understand the Edinburgh agreement, which was negotiated and signed,  by Alex Salmond and David Cameron, Mr. Salmond intimated to the gathered business people that Osborne's intervention was against not only the spirit but also the letter of that agreement.  The debate is certainly heating up and there is only 7 months to go till the Referendum when the people of Scotland get to decide whether the country's future is as part of the UK or to take her place as an independent state with her own voice on the world stage like every other nation.

#indyref   #yesscotland   #scotlandindependence   #politics   #uk   #europeanunion   #voteyes   #AlexSalmond   #referendum   #politicalphotography   #photography   #eventsphotography   #votewisely   #YES   #yesmovement   +scottishgovernment +ScottishNotBritish +The SNP +Yes Scotland +indyref +Youth IndyRef ___

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2014-01-30 13:30:25 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)

Lindisfarne Castle
Taken during our Christmas break in Northumberland.  Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island which is  accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.  The castle was built in 1550, around the time that nearby Lindisfarne Priory went out of use, and stones from the priory were used as building material. It is very small by the usual standards, and was more of a fort. The castle sits on the highest point of the island, a whinstone hill called Beblowe.  

In 1901, it became the property of Edward Hudson, a publishing magnate and the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is said that Hudson and the architect came across the building while touring Northumberland and climbed over the wall to explore inside.

The walled garden, which had originally been the garrison'sveg... more »

Lindisfarne Castle
Taken during our Christmas break in Northumberland.  Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island which is  accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.  The castle was built in 1550, around the time that nearby Lindisfarne Priory went out of use, and stones from the priory were used as building material. It is very small by the usual standards, and was more of a fort. The castle sits on the highest point of the island, a whinstone hill called Beblowe.  

In 1901, it became the property of Edward Hudson, a publishing magnate and the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is said that Hudson and the architect came across the building while touring Northumberland and climbed over the wall to explore inside.

The walled garden, which had originally been the garrison's vegetable plot, was designed by Lutyens' long-time friend and collaborator, Gertrude Jekyll between 1906 and 1912. It is some distance away from the castle itself. Between 2002 and 2006 it was restored to Jekyll's original planting plan. The castle, garden and nearby lime kilns have been in the care of the National Trust since 1944 and are open to visitors.

#lindisfarne   #lindisfarnecastle   #castle   #northumberland   #england   #castlephotography   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeastuk   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #nationaltrust  ___

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2014-01-23 23:35:25 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 67 +1s)

Nature in the Raw
The winter storms in the UK this year have been well documented.  What has not been documented however is the effect these storms have had on our wildlife.  Here a Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus) and two Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) are feeding on the carcase of a Grey Seal pup, which was probably washed off the rocks from the nearby Farne Islands Seal Colony, before being deposited on the shores of Lindisfarne.  Carrion Crows are scavengers of carrion not raptors, although the Great Black-Backed Gull could kill a Grey Seal pup, but they tend to be more opportunistic than predatory. 

#lindisfarne   #northumberland   #england   #naturephotography   #nature   #birds   #greatblackbackedgull   #carrioncrow   #greyseals   #naturephoto   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdinfocus  #birding   #ukpho... more »

Nature in the Raw
The winter storms in the UK this year have been well documented.  What has not been documented however is the effect these storms have had on our wildlife.  Here a Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus) and two Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) are feeding on the carcase of a Grey Seal pup, which was probably washed off the rocks from the nearby Farne Islands Seal Colony, before being deposited on the shores of Lindisfarne.  Carrion Crows are scavengers of carrion not raptors, although the Great Black-Backed Gull could kill a Grey Seal pup, but they tend to be more opportunistic than predatory. 

#lindisfarne   #northumberland   #england   #naturephotography   #nature   #birds   #greatblackbackedgull   #carrioncrow   #greyseals   #naturephoto   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdinfocus   #birding   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeast   #coastalphotography   #coastalthursday   #coastal   #pixelworld   #hqspbirds   #hqspbirdphotos   #breakfastclub  ___

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2014-01-09 03:02:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

My good friend +Frank Garufi Jr.  has been nominated for 3 Health awards for his work as a health activist.  As many of you know Frank's son, Domenic, suffers from Crohns Colitis and in addition to his role as a parent supporting his son Frank has worked tirelessly raising the profile of Crohn's Colitis and other IBDs. He has a G+ page, a monthly hangout show, a Facebook page, a twitter account and a blog, all of which he uses to get information out to patients and parents on how to cope with their illness.  Please follow the link and have a look at what he has been doing then if you agree with me that he would be a worthy recipient of these awards please endorse him too.  Many thanks.
Keep up the good work Frank.

My good friend +Frank Garufi Jr.  has been nominated for 3 Health awards for his work as a health activist.  As many of you know Frank's son, Domenic, suffers from Crohns Colitis and in addition to his role as a parent supporting his son Frank has worked tirelessly raising the profile of Crohn's Colitis and other IBDs. He has a G+ page, a monthly hangout show, a Facebook page, a twitter account and a blog, all of which he uses to get information out to patients and parents on how to cope with their illness.  Please follow the link and have a look at what he has been doing then if you agree with me that he would be a worthy recipient of these awards please endorse him too.  Many thanks.
Keep up the good work Frank.___

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2014-01-08 18:02:29 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the county of Northumberland. The village and castle occupy a loop of the River Coquet, less than a mile from the north-east coast. When the castle was founded is uncertain: traditionally its construction has been attributed to Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century.

#Warkworth   #northumberland   #castle   #riverside   #river   #riverscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscape   #ukphotographycommunity   #history  

Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the county of Northumberland. The village and castle occupy a loop of the River Coquet, less than a mile from the north-east coast. When the castle was founded is uncertain: traditionally its construction has been attributed to Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century.

#Warkworth   #northumberland   #castle   #riverside   #river   #riverscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscape   #ukphotographycommunity   #history  ___

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2014-01-01 02:08:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Alnwick Castle at Night
I have slipped over the border for the holiday season, so I wanted to share this image with you and wish you Bliadhna mhath ùr! Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic! 

( Happy New Year! Good health, every day, whether I see you or not!)

#happynewyear   #northumberland   #alnwick   #castle   #england    #scotland   #nightphotography   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  

Alnwick Castle at Night
I have slipped over the border for the holiday season, so I wanted to share this image with you and wish you Bliadhna mhath ùr! Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic! 

( Happy New Year! Good health, every day, whether I see you or not!)

#happynewyear   #northumberland   #alnwick   #castle   #england    #scotland   #nightphotography   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  ___

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2013-12-27 13:51:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

2013 is drawing to a close, here is a wee slideshow montage G+ sent me, of some of my 2013 shots.
Many more to come in 2014, thanks for being part of my journey, I wonder where it will take us next.
#photography   #AndyStuart   #birds  #2013 #thatwastheyearthatwas   #scotland   #uk  

2013 is drawing to a close, here is a wee slideshow montage G+ sent me, of some of my 2013 shots.
Many more to come in 2014, thanks for being part of my journey, I wonder where it will take us next.
#photography   #AndyStuart   #birds  #2013 #thatwastheyearthatwas   #scotland   #uk  ___

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2013-12-24 21:33:33 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)

Merry Christmas
To all my G+ friends and followers. I hope we can maintain our friendships in 2014.

Holy Island Curlew
I took this shot of the Curlew on the causeway to Lindisfarne two days ago. I will share more shots from that shoot after christmas.

+Frank Garufi Jr. +Eileen A. McAllister +Shefali Burns +Robert Redl +Boris Gorelik +Tim Jones +Ron Jackson +Scott Fritz +Rodney Pike +Jennifer Luzio +matthew rappaport  +Mike Searle +Elaine Lindsay +Dolidh Young +Ryan Van Sickle +HEATHER FAY  #birds   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #birdsinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #lindisfarne   #england   #northeast   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeastuk   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #christmas2013   #curlew  

Merry Christmas
To all my G+ friends and followers. I hope we can maintain our friendships in 2014.

Holy Island Curlew
I took this shot of the Curlew on the causeway to Lindisfarne two days ago. I will share more shots from that shoot after christmas.

+Frank Garufi Jr. +Eileen A. McAllister +Shefali Burns +Robert Redl +Boris Gorelik +Tim Jones +Ron Jackson +Scott Fritz +Rodney Pike +Jennifer Luzio +matthew rappaport  +Mike Searle +Elaine Lindsay +Dolidh Young +Ryan Van Sickle +HEATHER FAY  #birds   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #birdsinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #lindisfarne   #england   #northeast   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeastuk   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #christmas2013   #curlew  ___

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2013-12-18 09:59:12 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

Royal Hunting Lodge
On Royal Deeside it's not difficult to find places that are frequented by the Royal family, this hunting lodge and estate buildings will be one of many used on Balmoral estate.  Although it was the autumnal colour that drew my to take this shot from the other side of Glen Muick.  *Allt-na-Giubhsaich*, is available as a holiday let, sleeping 12, from Balmoral estates between April  and November, except when the Royals are in residence.  Built by Queen Victoria as a retreat the lodge enjoys stunning views towards Loch Muick.

#scotland   #aberdeenshire   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #fallphotography   #fall   #royalfamily   #royaldeeside   #balmoral   #nationalpark   #cairngorms   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  

Royal Hunting Lodge
On Royal Deeside it's not difficult to find places that are frequented by the Royal family, this hunting lodge and estate buildings will be one of many used on Balmoral estate.  Although it was the autumnal colour that drew my to take this shot from the other side of Glen Muick.  *Allt-na-Giubhsaich*, is available as a holiday let, sleeping 12, from Balmoral estates between April  and November, except when the Royals are in residence.  Built by Queen Victoria as a retreat the lodge enjoys stunning views towards Loch Muick.

#scotland   #aberdeenshire   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #fallphotography   #fall   #royalfamily   #royaldeeside   #balmoral   #nationalpark   #cairngorms   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  ___

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2013-12-16 19:31:02 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)

Rowan - Mountain Ash
Botanical name  Sorbus sp

One of the trees to provide great colour in Autumn / Winter and a favourite of mine.
(Rowan is pronounced:  Row - An  (that is Row as in to argue)) 
It even has a song, which coincidentally I also like:

OH ROWAN TREE
Caroline Oliphant, Lady Nairn (1766-1845)

Oh rowan tree, oh rowan tree,
Thoul't aye be dear to me.
Entwin'd thou art wi' mony ties,
O' hame and infancy.
Thy leaves were aye the first o spring,
Thy flowr's the simmer's pride:
There was na sic a bonnie tree,
In all the country side.
Oh rowan tree.

How fair wert thou in simmer time,
Wi' all thy clusters white.
How rich and gay thy autumn dress,
Wi' berries red and bright.
Oh thy fair stem were mony names
Which now naemai... more »

Rowan - Mountain Ash
Botanical name  Sorbus sp

One of the trees to provide great colour in Autumn / Winter and a favourite of mine.
(Rowan is pronounced:  Row - An  (that is Row as in to argue)) 
It even has a song, which coincidentally I also like:

OH ROWAN TREE
Caroline Oliphant, Lady Nairn (1766-1845)

Oh rowan tree, oh rowan tree,
Thoul't aye be dear to me.
Entwin'd thou art wi' mony ties,
O' hame and infancy.
Thy leaves were aye the first o spring,
Thy flowr's the simmer's pride:
There was na sic a bonnie tree,
In all the country side.
Oh rowan tree.

How fair wert thou in simmer time,
Wi' all thy clusters white.
How rich and gay thy autumn dress,
Wi' berries red and bright.
Oh thy fair stem were mony names
Which now nae mair I see,
But there engraven on my heart,
Forgot they ne'er can be.
Oh rowan tree.

We sat aneath thy spreading shade,
The bairnies round thee ran,
They pu'd thy bonnie berries red
And necklaces they strang.
My mither oh, I see her still,
She smil'd our sports to see,
Wi' little Jeannie on her lap,
Wi' Jamie at her knee.
Oh rowan tree.

Oh, there arose my father's pray'r
In holly evening's calm,
How sweet was then my mither's voice
In the martyr's psalm;
Now a' are gan! We meet nae mair
Aneath the rowan tree,
But hallowed thoughts around tee twine
O' hame and infancy.
Oh rowan tree.

#rowan   #rowanberry   #treephotography   #treetuesday   #treesphotography   #naturephotography   #nature   #naturephoto   #naturemonday   #scotland   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #ukphotographycommunity   #berries   #wet   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors   #autumn   #fallcolors   #fall   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #aberdeenshire   #poem   #song  ___

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2013-12-15 23:59:47 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)

Land of The Long White Cloud?
I know that is New Zealand but on this day in October the long white cloud was on holiday on Royal Deeside.

#scotland   #aberdeenshire   #royaldeeside   #panorama   #panoramicphotography   #panoramaphotography   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #fall   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #panoramaphotos   #panoramicphotos   #panoramicview   #ukphotographycommunity   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk  

Land of The Long White Cloud?
I know that is New Zealand but on this day in October the long white cloud was on holiday on Royal Deeside.

#scotland   #aberdeenshire   #royaldeeside   #panorama   #panoramicphotography   #panoramaphotography   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #fall   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #panoramaphotos   #panoramicphotos   #panoramicview   #ukphotographycommunity   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk  ___

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2013-12-14 12:13:11 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)

It's been too long since I posted an image so I'm going to post a number of images over the next week.  I have been shooting but some commissions have meant that I have not managed to edit many of these shoots.  
This shot was taken in October in Glen Tanar, which is an offshoot of Royal Deeside. A quiet little glen with many nice walks and somewhere I have not been for many years, sadly I can no longer enjoy those walks because of my limited mobility.  A very rare HDR image from me, but the light was not conducive to capturing the sky and colours under the trees. I think I have achieved a naturalistic look to the final image.

#scotland   #aberdeenshire   #glentanar   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #ukphotographycommunity   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #treephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #royaldeeside   #breakfastclub  #pixelworld   #p... more »

It's been too long since I posted an image so I'm going to post a number of images over the next week.  I have been shooting but some commissions have meant that I have not managed to edit many of these shoots.  
This shot was taken in October in Glen Tanar, which is an offshoot of Royal Deeside. A quiet little glen with many nice walks and somewhere I have not been for many years, sadly I can no longer enjoy those walks because of my limited mobility.  A very rare HDR image from me, but the light was not conducive to capturing the sky and colours under the trees. I think I have achieved a naturalistic look to the final image.

#scotland   #aberdeenshire   #glentanar   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #ukphotographycommunity   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #treephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #royaldeeside   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #photography   #imback  
#hdrscape   #hdrtheworld   #hdrphotography   #hdr   #autumn   #autumn2013   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors  ___

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2013-12-14 09:11:23 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

This brought a smile to my face so I figured I'd share it with you all and include the message Be smart Don't Drink & Drive this festive season.

When the Breathalyzer Doesn't Work

This is one of two dance videos that appeared in my email today.  I thought it was so good I had to share.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.___This brought a smile to my face so I figured I'd share it with you all and include the message Be smart Don't Drink & Drive this festive season.

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2013-11-23 08:44:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

A moving tribute.

A moving tribute.___

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2013-10-30 01:50:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Malformed Female ♀ Shoveller
Anas clypeata

The Shovelers are surface feeing ducks with a large spatulate shaped bill.  Males have dark green heads, with a white breast and chestnut flank.  Females  are mottled brown. In flight birds show patches of light blue and green on their wings.

This poor bird has a malformation of the upper bill,  which could be caused by injury, genetic defect and disease.  Less than 1% of birds examined in the hand have these deformities, perhaps reflecting their low survival rate.  However this duck appeared to be feeding well and looked very healthy, so I guess it is one of the lucky ones.

The deformity makes it easy to see the comb-like structure called a pecten, along the edge of the beak. This strains the water squirting from the side of the beak and traps any food. The pecten is also used to preen feathersand to h... more »

Malformed Female ♀ Shoveller
Anas clypeata

The Shovelers are surface feeing ducks with a large spatulate shaped bill.  Males have dark green heads, with a white breast and chestnut flank.  Females  are mottled brown. In flight birds show patches of light blue and green on their wings.

This poor bird has a malformation of the upper bill,  which could be caused by injury, genetic defect and disease.  Less than 1% of birds examined in the hand have these deformities, perhaps reflecting their low survival rate.  However this duck appeared to be feeding well and looked very healthy, so I guess it is one of the lucky ones.

The deformity makes it easy to see the comb-like structure called a pecten, along the edge of the beak. This strains the water squirting from the side of the beak and traps any food. The pecten is also used to preen feathers and to hold slippery food items.
 

#shoveller   #duck   #waterfowl   #waterfowlphotography  
  #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdspecieslink   #birdsinfocus   #birds4all   #birding   #birdphotography   #hqspbirds     #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #birdphotographytoday   #birdphotographer   #nature   #naturephotography   #natureartthursday   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #england   #scotland   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotographers   #ukphotography   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #birdconservation   #wetlandtrusts   #wetlands   #wildlifeconservation   #wildlifepreservation   #birdpreservation   #rspb   #malformation   #birdmalformations   #pecten   #duckanatomy  ___

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2013-10-15 12:00:33 (9 comments, 23 reshares, 39 +1s)

Amusing advert
(not for sensitive prudish types)
Otherwise enjoy.

#humour   #advertising   #newzealand  
+Tim Jones +Sarah Takahashi +Frank Garufi Jr. +Ron Jackson +Boris Gorelik +Eileen A. McAllister +Andy Gray 

Amusing advert
(not for sensitive prudish types)
Otherwise enjoy.

#humour   #advertising   #newzealand  
+Tim Jones +Sarah Takahashi +Frank Garufi Jr. +Ron Jackson +Boris Gorelik +Eileen A. McAllister +Andy Gray ___

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2013-09-12 15:27:17 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)

Ringed Plover
Latin: Charadrius hiaticula
Found on sand and shingle beaches as well as in the dunes and on grassland near the coast, including the machair in the Outer Hebrides.  Some birds however frequent the banks of Lochs, Rivers and even gravel quarries.  While this suggests a static population, this couldn't be further from the truth with some of the birds in Scotland will head south to England for the winter.  Most however  stay in Scotland but move area to over winter; they are joined by birds from Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia.

#riingedplover   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdspecieslink   #birdsinfocus   #birds4all   #birding   #birdphotography   #hqspbirds    #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #birdphotographytoday   #birdphotographer   #nature   #naturephotography   #natureartthursday   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers  #wildlife   #wildlifep... more »

Ringed Plover
Latin: Charadrius hiaticula
Found on sand and shingle beaches as well as in the dunes and on grassland near the coast, including the machair in the Outer Hebrides.  Some birds however frequent the banks of Lochs, Rivers and even gravel quarries.  While this suggests a static population, this couldn't be further from the truth with some of the birds in Scotland will head south to England for the winter.  Most however  stay in Scotland but move area to over winter; they are joined by birds from Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia.

#riingedplover   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdspecieslink   #birdsinfocus   #birds4all   #birding   #birdphotography   #hqspbirds    #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #birdphotographytoday   #birdphotographer   #nature   #naturephotography   #natureartthursday   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #england   #scotland   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotographers   #ukphotography   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #birdconservation   #wetlandtrusts   #wetlands   #wildlifeconservation   #wildlifepreservation   #birdpreservation   #rspb   #wadingbird   ___

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2013-09-07 21:17:06 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

Kittiwake and it's Chicks
Latin: Rissa tridactyla
These chicks could live until 2041, if the equal the age of the eldest ringed bird and they will have been on some interesting journeys during that time.   The Kittiwake lay their eggs in May, both parents will incubate the 1-3 eggs, usually 2,  which will hatch after 25-32 days.  The parents will brood them while they are small and the chicks fledge after 33 - 54 days, becoming fully independent virtually straight afterwards.  While some birds remain around the UK waters  many will cross the Atlantic where they will remain as juveniles for a few years before returning to the colony of their birth to breed.  The adults fly out to sea and head south west although some will cross the Atlantic to over winter before returning to the colony again in February.

#kittiwake   #farneislands   #birds   #northum... more »

Kittiwake and it's Chicks
Latin: Rissa tridactyla
These chicks could live until 2041, if the equal the age of the eldest ringed bird and they will have been on some interesting journeys during that time.   The Kittiwake lay their eggs in May, both parents will incubate the 1-3 eggs, usually 2,  which will hatch after 25-32 days.  The parents will brood them while they are small and the chicks fledge after 33 - 54 days, becoming fully independent virtually straight afterwards.  While some birds remain around the UK waters  many will cross the Atlantic where they will remain as juveniles for a few years before returning to the colony of their birth to breed.  The adults fly out to sea and head south west although some will cross the Atlantic to over winter before returning to the colony again in February.

#kittiwake   #farneislands   #birds   #northumberland   #england   #nationaltrust   #ukphotographycommunity   #birdphotography   #birdphotos   #birdloversworldwide   #birdsgallery   #birdphotographer   #birds4all   #birding   #birdwatching   #nature   #naturephotography   #birdinfocus   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographer   #naturephotos   #naturephotographer   #pixelworld   #breakfastclub   #birdingthursday     #hqspbirds  ___

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2013-09-06 10:59:04 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

Danger
Is this adult Shag trying to communicate something to us? 
On my last visit to the Farne Islands with my youngest son he pointed out this Shag. I was taken by the aggressive posture of the Shag behind the Danger sign, which made me think of the Beware of the Dog signs.  The idea struck me that the National Trust; who own the Islands; should create a sign for Inner Farne, to be used during the Arctic Tern's pecking season, "*Beware of the Birds*."    

#Shag   #farneislands   #birds   #northumberland   #england   #ukphotographycommunity   #uk   #nationaltrust   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #naturephotographers   #wildlifephotographers  #hsqpbirds   #breakfastclu... more »

Danger
Is this adult Shag trying to communicate something to us? 
On my last visit to the Farne Islands with my youngest son he pointed out this Shag. I was taken by the aggressive posture of the Shag behind the Danger sign, which made me think of the Beware of the Dog signs.  The idea struck me that the National Trust; who own the Islands; should create a sign for Inner Farne, to be used during the Arctic Tern's pecking season, "*Beware of the Birds*."    

#Shag   #farneislands   #birds   #northumberland   #england   #ukphotographycommunity   #uk   #nationaltrust   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #naturephotographers   #wildlifephotographers   #hsqpbirds   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  ___

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2013-09-04 13:00:05 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Ard Neakie, Loch Eriboll
These were taken at the end of May 2009, on what sofar is my only visit to the far north of Sutherland, but it certainly will not be my last.  We had an amazing  4 days and would strongly recommend this area to all photographers as a must visit location.  Sadly you are no longer able to capture your own interpretation on this building as the north winds have taken their toll (I think) and despite the ventilation it is no long standing.

Loch Eriboll's most intriguing and attractive feature is Ard Neakie. This is a mound of land prevented from becoming an island by a tombolo of sand and shingle linking it to the east shore of the loch.

Ard Neakie was used as the terminus of the Heilam Ferry, which crossed the loch to the now gone Heilam Inn on the west bank of the loch at Portnancon. The ferry ceased operating in the 1890s when the road aroundth... more »

Ard Neakie, Loch Eriboll
These were taken at the end of May 2009, on what sofar is my only visit to the far north of Sutherland, but it certainly will not be my last.  We had an amazing  4 days and would strongly recommend this area to all photographers as a must visit location.  Sadly you are no longer able to capture your own interpretation on this building as the north winds have taken their toll (I think) and despite the ventilation it is no long standing.

Loch Eriboll's most intriguing and attractive feature is Ard Neakie. This is a mound of land prevented from becoming an island by a tombolo of sand and shingle linking it to the east shore of the loch.

Ard Neakie was used as the terminus of the Heilam Ferry, which crossed the loch to the now gone Heilam Inn on the west bank of the loch at Portnancon. The ferry ceased operating in the 1890s when the road around the loch was completed.  This is the ferry house which was built in 1831.  

Ard Neakie is also notable for the four large lime kilns built in 1870. The Reay estate produced large amounts of lime here and on the nearby island of Eilean Choraidh and loaded it into ships in the natural harbour created in the lea of the tombolo.

#sutherland   #sutherlandshire   #scotland   #uk   #tombolo   #ukphotographycommunity   #scotlandphotography   #eriboll   #buildingphotography   #building   #dereliction   #derelictplaces   #derelict   #historical   #historythursday   #pixelworld   #breakfastclub   #photography   #photographicplaces  ___

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2013-09-03 04:55:44 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Small Tortoiseshell on an Aster

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly
Latin:  Aglais urticae
Is a common butterfly found throughout temperate Europe, and East to Siberia, China, Mongolia and Japan.  However, in recent times it is in a very rapid decline in Western Europe. This decline cannot be explained by a decline of its host plant which is the ever flourishing nettle.  It's possible the decline is caused by the climate from 1976 to 1995, the butterfly was more success in summers that were cool and wet at the beginning of summer than when it is was hot and dry. This butterfly may then be sensitive to global warming, but nobody really knows.

#smalltortoiseshell   #butterflyphotography   #butterflieseverywhere   #butterflies   #butterfly   #Lepidoptera   #insectphotography   #insectphoto   #insects   #flowers   #floralfriday  #flowerphotog... more »

Small Tortoiseshell on an Aster

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly
Latin:  Aglais urticae
Is a common butterfly found throughout temperate Europe, and East to Siberia, China, Mongolia and Japan.  However, in recent times it is in a very rapid decline in Western Europe. This decline cannot be explained by a decline of its host plant which is the ever flourishing nettle.  It's possible the decline is caused by the climate from 1976 to 1995, the butterfly was more success in summers that were cool and wet at the beginning of summer than when it is was hot and dry. This butterfly may then be sensitive to global warming, but nobody really knows.

#smalltortoiseshell   #butterflyphotography   #butterflieseverywhere   #butterflies   #butterfly   #Lepidoptera   #insectphotography   #insectphoto   #insects   #flowers   #floralfriday   #flowerphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturemonday   #ukphotographycommunity   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #hsqpflowers  ___

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2013-08-20 12:51:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Sad to see one of the greats of the game being struck by such an awful illness.
Thanks for the entertaining memories Joost, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sad to see one of the greats of the game being struck by such an awful illness.
Thanks for the entertaining memories Joost, you are in my thoughts and prayers.___

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2013-08-19 23:36:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam
Take a few minutes to learn about this abuse by the Brazilian Government of native tribes and the Amazon Rain Forest.   Once you have the facts to hand I'm sure many of you will want to join me and about half a Million others by signing the petition against this appalling Dam.

Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam
Take a few minutes to learn about this abuse by the Brazilian Government of native tribes and the Amazon Rain Forest.   Once you have the facts to hand I'm sure many of you will want to join me and about half a Million others by signing the petition against this appalling Dam.___

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2013-08-19 02:25:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

A Huge congratulations to my good friend +Rodney Pike on passing Two Million circlers this fine night.

In case you don't know +Rodney Pike I'd highly recommend checking him out, his photoshop skills are second to none.  He uses those skills to produce some of the very best Humorous Caricatures, sure you have seen plenty others doing this but Rodney's Caricatures are photo quality and very life like.

Well done mate you deserve this accolade from the G+ community.

#illustrator   #illustrationartwork   #humour    #recommendations   #topman   #talented   #photoshop   #caricatureportraits   #caricature  

Congratulations!!!

To my sweet friend +Rodney Pike for passing 2,000,000 Circlers tonight!!!  

Rodney is a caring, generous, talented, interesting, funny, unassuming, and hard-working guy, and he so deserves the attention and success he is enjoying here on G+ and in life.  

That list of adjectives was getting kind of long, and potentially sappy (but he really IS all that), so I saved the fact that he is a wonderful father and role-model, and a loving son to his mother who turned 85 today for this next line :D

Congratulations again, Rodney XOXOXOXO :)___A Huge congratulations to my good friend +Rodney Pike on passing Two Million circlers this fine night.

In case you don't know +Rodney Pike I'd highly recommend checking him out, his photoshop skills are second to none.  He uses those skills to produce some of the very best Humorous Caricatures, sure you have seen plenty others doing this but Rodney's Caricatures are photo quality and very life like.

Well done mate you deserve this accolade from the G+ community.

#illustrator   #illustrationartwork   #humour    #recommendations   #topman   #talented   #photoshop   #caricatureportraits   #caricature  

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2013-08-17 01:17:46 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)

I don't normally share the work of many other photographers, but this guy +Paul Burwell is phenomenally good and only has 12,000 followers.  Lets boost that number somewhat.

#recommendations   #photography   #awesomepeople   #greatphotography   #greatphotographers   #birdphotographers   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotographers  

#BirdPoker Favorite Bird Photo curated by +Phil Armishaw 
#hqsbirds  +HQSP Birds 
#birds4all  +Birds4All 
+Birds GALLERY 
#birdsinfocus  curated by +Risto Talman 

Baby Common Goldeneye in a frantic chase to catch a small dragonfly - This is a favorite shot of mine just because of the expression on the bird's face and how much work it was to capture the moment.___I don't normally share the work of many other photographers, but this guy +Paul Burwell is phenomenally good and only has 12,000 followers.  Lets boost that number somewhat.

#recommendations   #photography   #awesomepeople   #greatphotography   #greatphotographers   #birdphotographers   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotographers  

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2013-08-17 01:17:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I don't normally share the work of many other photographers, but this guy +Paul Burwell is phenomenally good and only has 12,000 followers.  Lets boost that number somewhat.

#recommendations   #photography   #awesomepeople   #greatphotography   #greatphotographers   #birdphotographers   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotographers  

#BirdPoker Favorite Bird Photo curated by +Phil Armishaw 
#hqsbirds  +HQSP Birds 
#birds4all  +Birds4All 
+Birds GALLERY 
#birdsinfocus  curated by +Risto Talman 

Baby Common Goldeneye in a frantic chase to catch a small dragonfly - This is a favorite shot of mine just because of the expression on the bird's face and how much work it was to capture the moment.___I don't normally share the work of many other photographers, but this guy +Paul Burwell is phenomenally good and only has 12,000 followers.  Lets boost that number somewhat.

#recommendations   #photography   #awesomepeople   #greatphotography   #greatphotographers   #birdphotographers   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotographers  

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2013-08-17 01:17:45 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

I don't normally share the work of many other photographers, but this guy +Paul Burwell is phenomenally good and only has 12,000 followers.  Lets boost that number somewhat.

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#BirdPoker Favorite Bird Photo curated by +Phil Armishaw 
#hqsbirds  +HQSP Birds 
#birds4all  +Birds4All 
+Birds GALLERY 
#birdsinfocus  curated by +Risto Talman 

Baby Common Goldeneye in a frantic chase to catch a small dragonfly - This is a favorite shot of mine just because of the expression on the bird's face and how much work it was to capture the moment.___I don't normally share the work of many other photographers, but this guy +Paul Burwell is phenomenally good and only has 12,000 followers.  Lets boost that number somewhat.

#recommendations   #photography   #awesomepeople   #greatphotography   #greatphotographers   #birdphotographers   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotographers  

2013-08-15 21:39:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Here is an outstanding circle of Bird photographers which I can heartily recommend to you.

#birds   #birdloversworldwide   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  

✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯

The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [15-08-2013]

This 5th edition from the Birds circle which has grown till 351 persons. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.

Add this circle and start engaging with the people in it. Plus, comment and share and they may reward you too

How to get in this circle:

Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.

You comment, plus and share this posting

And or share your photos with +Birds4All / #Birds4All  theme. This way I will see your photos and there is a big change I add you ;-) 

When I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Birds circle

It helps ;-) when you share your Bird photos also with +Birds4All / #Birds4All  theme.

Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.

You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241

with kind regards,
+Walter Soestbergen

ps.
I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.
  
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#circleup #topcircles #circleshared   #awesomepeople    #resharing___Here is an outstanding circle of Bird photographers which I can heartily recommend to you.

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2013-08-12 23:53:33 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)

Bird N°52 - Avocet
Latin:- Recurvirostra avosetta

I wanted to put this project to bed with a great bird and it had been a long time since the 52 week part had fallen apart (thanks to my health) so when I photographed a bird that had been extinct in the UK I figured that was the one.

The Avocet is the symbol of the RSPB and a stunning bird, I photographed this one at Cresswell Pools in Northumberland, England.

The Avocet was declared extinct as a breeding bird in the UK in 1842 but began to recover in 1947, colonising areas of wetland on the South and East coasts of England.  Until their arrival at Wearside Wetland Trust at Washington in 2006, the nearest breeding pairs were in Teesside and Yorkshire, with fewer than 900 pairs in the UK.  In May 2011, two chicks hatched at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Cresswell Pond reserve, making it theUK’s... more »

Bird N°52 - Avocet
Latin:- Recurvirostra avosetta

I wanted to put this project to bed with a great bird and it had been a long time since the 52 week part had fallen apart (thanks to my health) so when I photographed a bird that had been extinct in the UK I figured that was the one.

The Avocet is the symbol of the RSPB and a stunning bird, I photographed this one at Cresswell Pools in Northumberland, England.

The Avocet was declared extinct as a breeding bird in the UK in 1842 but began to recover in 1947, colonising areas of wetland on the South and East coasts of England.  Until their arrival at Wearside Wetland Trust at Washington in 2006, the nearest breeding pairs were in Teesside and Yorkshire, with fewer than 900 pairs in the UK.  In May 2011, two chicks hatched at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Cresswell Pond reserve, making it the UK’s most northerly breeding site.

A true success story for conservation and protection projects.

#avocet   #rspb   #wadingbird   #northumberland  #england   #uk   #ukphotographycommunity  #ukphotography  #nature #bird    #naturephotography #naturephoto  #naturemonday #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide #birds #birdsinfocus #birding #birdsgallery #hqsbirds #birdwatching #birdwatcher #birdwatch #conservation   #protection    #birdwatchingtuesday #1000photographers #breakfastclub   #pixelworld #wildlifephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers #birdconservation   #wetlandtrusts   #wetlands   #wildlifeconservation   #wildlifepreservation   #birdpreservation  ___

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2013-08-11 23:56:59 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)

Poppy in Rape Field
For a change of pace, and a wee break from birds, I thought I'd drop in a photograph of some poppies I captured on a visit to Northumberland early last month.
I'd love to know what you think.

#poppy     #poppyphotography   #poppypics   #poppyflower  
#nature   #naturephotography   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #flowers   #floralphotography   #floral   #breakfastclub   #hqspflowers   #remembrance   #remembranceday  

Poppy in Rape Field
For a change of pace, and a wee break from birds, I thought I'd drop in a photograph of some poppies I captured on a visit to Northumberland early last month.
I'd love to know what you think.

#poppy     #poppyphotography   #poppypics   #poppyflower  
#nature   #naturephotography   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #flowers   #floralphotography   #floral   #breakfastclub   #hqspflowers   #remembrance   #remembranceday  ___

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2013-08-10 02:11:01 (23 comments, 31 reshares, 85 +1s)

Atlantic Puffin  
Latin - Fratercula arctica
The Atlantic Puffin have struggled for the last few years in the North Sea due to poor weather and low stocks of sandeels.  Earlier this year there were approximately 3,000 birds found dead on the coast between the Firth of Forth and the Humber estuary.  Despite all this bad news the survey of breeding numbers on the Farne Islands are showing signs of recovery however they are still down on the high of just over 55,000 nesting pairs in 2003, following 40+ years of steady increase.  This year's census has shown there to be 39,962 nesting pairs on the Farne Islands.  Hopefully this is the beginning of an overall recovery making sights like this much more common.

#puffin   #puffintastic   #puffincensus   #farneislands   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #england   #uk   #ukphotographycommunity  #ukphotograph... more »

Atlantic Puffin  
Latin - Fratercula arctica
The Atlantic Puffin have struggled for the last few years in the North Sea due to poor weather and low stocks of sandeels.  Earlier this year there were approximately 3,000 birds found dead on the coast between the Firth of Forth and the Humber estuary.  Despite all this bad news the survey of breeding numbers on the Farne Islands are showing signs of recovery however they are still down on the high of just over 55,000 nesting pairs in 2003, following 40+ years of steady increase.  This year's census has shown there to be 39,962 nesting pairs on the Farne Islands.  Hopefully this is the beginning of an overall recovery making sights like this much more common.

#puffin   #puffintastic   #puffincensus   #farneislands   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #england   #uk   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturemonday   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birds   #birdsinfocus  #birding #birdsgallery #rspb   #nationaltrust   #hqsbirds   #seabird   #northsea   #birdwatching   #birdwatcher   #birdwatch   #birdwatchingtuesday   #1000photographers   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #wildlifephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers ___

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2013-08-08 00:22:31 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Reed Bunting
Latin - Emberiza schoeniclus
Very difficult to see in a large area of reeds but very easy to hear this little Reed Bunting was one of many delights I photographed on my previous visit to Northumberland.  Hopefully I will start posting some images from my most recent visit very soon.

#reedbunting   #cresswell   #northumberland   #england   #uk   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturemonday   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birds   #birdsinfocus  #birding #birdsgallery #rspb   #nationaltrust   #hqsbirds   #birdwatching   #birdwatcher   #birdwatch   #birdwatchingtuesday   #1000photographers   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #wildlifephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers

Reed Bunting
Latin - Emberiza schoeniclus
Very difficult to see in a large area of reeds but very easy to hear this little Reed Bunting was one of many delights I photographed on my previous visit to Northumberland.  Hopefully I will start posting some images from my most recent visit very soon.

#reedbunting   #cresswell   #northumberland   #england   #uk   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturemonday   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birds   #birdsinfocus  #birding #birdsgallery #rspb   #nationaltrust   #hqsbirds   #birdwatching   #birdwatcher   #birdwatch   #birdwatchingtuesday   #1000photographers   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #wildlifephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers___

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2013-08-02 15:02:11 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)

Guillemot Chicks Explore Their Ledge
The Guillemot lays its egg straight onto the bare rock ledges, without making a nest of any sort, which makes them unique in the bird world.

Scientists have been carrying out research into the eggs and have discovered that Guillemot eggs have special structures on their shells that make them self-cleaning.  Analysis has revealed tiny cone-shaped structures on the eggs' shells were responsible for the formation of water drops into perfect spheres which is typical of hydrophobic surface.  

The Guillemot lay in crowded dense colonies, so they need to have a mechanism for coping with the salt spray coming off the sea and for dealing with the fact that there's a lot of detritus around from other birds.  These self-cleaning egg shells allow the embryos inside to breathe - letting oxygen and carbon dioxide pass through the shellun... more »

Guillemot Chicks Explore Their Ledge
The Guillemot lays its egg straight onto the bare rock ledges, without making a nest of any sort, which makes them unique in the bird world.

Scientists have been carrying out research into the eggs and have discovered that Guillemot eggs have special structures on their shells that make them self-cleaning.  Analysis has revealed tiny cone-shaped structures on the eggs' shells were responsible for the formation of water drops into perfect spheres which is typical of hydrophobic surface.  

The Guillemot lay in crowded dense colonies, so they need to have a mechanism for coping with the salt spray coming off the sea and for dealing with the fact that there's a lot of detritus around from other birds.  These self-cleaning egg shells allow the embryos inside to breathe - letting oxygen and carbon dioxide pass through the shell unimpeded by salt or dirt.  The structures also make the egg shells rougher, scientists are currently investigating whether this helps to prevent them from tumbling off the cliffs.

#guillemot   #young   #science   #wildliferesearch   #eggs   #eggresearch     #farneislands   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #england   #uk   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturemonday   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birds   #birdsinfocus  #birding #birdsgallery #rspb   #nationaltrust   #hqsbirds   #seabird   #northsea   #birdwatching   #birdwatcher   #birdwatch   #birdwatchingtuesday   #1000photographers   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #wildlifephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographers +Robert SKREINER ___

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