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Bette Kauffman has been at 6 events

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Bette Kauffman25,769+Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003 
The Photoshop Show1,569Words we would use to describe +Julia Kuzmenko McKim Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, InspiringJulia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate.Retouching Academy founder, and Fstoppers Writer.  Julia is a dedicated artist committed to excellence in all that she does and encourages excellence through education and work ethic. Along with your regular hosts, +Jan Kabili , +Ron Clifford and +Dave Bell we have a guest panellist, the amazing +Gilmar Smith will be joining us as well.If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does herePortfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotographyBehance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenkoBlog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blogFstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/juliaRetouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00169 
Bette Kauffman25,769Yes, Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Opera Friday and Saturday evening, photowalk Saturday, home Sunday. Meet me at The Bean (Cloud Gate to the purists). If the weather cooperates, I plan to be out until about 4:30 p.m. If the weather is nasty (seems a real possibility this year), we'll head up to the conservatory and feast our lenses on orchids and such. Or go anywhere else protected from the elements y'all might suggest. I'm easy to please! Join me for all or part of the day. (Yes, that's +Tom Tran in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:005 
Bette Kauffman25,769Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004 
Jeff Smith60,963Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12Theme: Where is the LoveShow us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait.________The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:0065 
Isabelle Fortin25,476Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00147 

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George Clark11,221Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you: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.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2014-11-27 07:22:40494335
Gailen Mapes72,137Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-26 11:38:46148212
Allan watson13,067Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #srilanka   #colombo  2014-11-26 07:30:57493516
Kenneth Nicholson9,401This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:554086414
Ankit Gajjar1,967Awesome Photography Circle Share - Add yourself and pass it on...Note this circle share post will be deleted with in 24hrs.2014-11-08 13:35:50461001
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:15:40399000
Gailen Mapes70,002Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 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 +2014-10-26 10:26:091466416
Allan watson8,775If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 201 :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who are very active on Google Plus.This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. So add them to your circles!If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.Please Note:Note: Please send me a private note if you want to be removed from this Circle.#JAF502G1EKIX8KW47RLK3D-09102014influgager#prime   #circle   #circles   #share   #shared   #círculo   #cercle #kreis   #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #دائرة  #circlesshare #catatonic   #best #cool #hot #followers   #follow #more #powershare #content   #photographers #circlejerks    #サークル  #circlemania   #circleme #circlers #plus  2014-10-10 06:59:40445000
HQSP Winners29,333Release 2014 September HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in June- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,+Anja Wessels  2014-10-01 21:04:04262011
Gailen Mapes68,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 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 +2014-09-26 10:51:14153002
Cristian Bianchi46,456People who love photography. #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #photography   #photographers    #artists   #followers  2014-09-24 16:06:515019746134
Grant Stringer8,802Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle. Edition : 14th – 21st September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE  photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION https://plus.google.com/events/cn4f2m1cgln9ta1k3tdv2qrn9rg?authkey=CIWy06qa34GBZw5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-09-14 18:05:234004010
Gailen Mapes67,125Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 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 +2014-08-26 12:56:2314211411
Gailen Mapes66,391Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-07-26 11:02:331353111
Cristian Bianchi40,942About photography and more ..This is a shared circle of people who love photography and g+.Sharing is very appreciated! #photography   #photographers   #circleshare   #sharedcircle  2014-07-07 21:50:1448610849144
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-06-29 09:53:57137327
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
Gailen Mapes64,520Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-05-26 11:03:341446411
Cristian Bianchi33,034About photography and more .. #photography   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-05-24 20:04:5922945958
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412
Pro Audio1,038please 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 #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-19 07:15:23501428
andi haryanto219please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-19 02:52:26501226
David Bowden37,155Its been awhile....For over three years I collected and shared an exclusive B&W circle. This circle "was" one of the most shared on G+ for awhile. I would share it once a month with everyone as a part of my personal desire to share more quality B&W images and photographers. The requirement for being in this circle was that the photographer shot at least 60% B&W images (I tend to shoot 80%).There are some excellent photographers and friends here. I encourage you to take a look at their work. While I know that bulk circle sharing is a thing of the past or no longer the norm on G+ (which is a shame) I wanted to re-share a collection of truly inspirational people.You wont be disappointed. Re-share if you like their work</david>2014-05-06 23:16:1649012223
Monochrome World8,935April 2014 ContributorsAmazing contributions in April. 2014. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful and inspiring work. You're deeply appreciated. Please keep tagging us with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  as It makes it easier to find your posts if you do so.You beat all contributors records this month! Amazing.Please be sure to add our page to your circles in our for us to add you to the Contributors Circle.  You're re-share is appreciated. +Circles Circles Circles  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circle Mag +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2014-05-06 01:38:4141912062173
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-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 19:40:39495221583
Gailen Mapes63,085Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-04-26 11:21:22140317
John Nuntiatio33,607#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-14 18:15:07394151726
John Nuntiatio31,593#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-30 07:09:39271121216
Gailen Mapes61,175Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 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 +2014-03-26 10:41:361347212
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:50376137
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:30376103
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:10376226
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:35:53376117
Petra Honecker31,576Meine Lieben, in meinem letzten Kreis habe ich einige Personen vergessen. Es wäre lieb von euch, mir Personen zu benennen, die auch in den Kreis gehören. (nur Fotografen) Ganz liebe Grüße ....Petra, oder Drops.My dear friends , in my last circle I forgot some people. It would be nice of you to appoint me those who belong also in the circle. All the best and kind regards.. Petra, or Drops2014-03-17 21:43:03185401030
Daily Photo Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:514923512
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:2449291115
Petra Honecker30,751Mein kleiner Schatz. My little treasureAuch aus der Klinik gibt es von mir wieder einen Kreis.Fotografen, Photographers2014-03-04 18:42:55147251325
HQSP Winners26,577Release 2014 February HQSP Winners circle!The second circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to all HQSP team members and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members - And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-02-28 21:57:5832811168136
John Nuntiatio28,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-02-27 07:06:56409341347
Alfred Bohns6,100This circle contains  people who are interested in your pictures and will share their always new creations.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2014-02-19 11:04:2348517824
Monochrome World6,526January 2014 Contributors Circle What an amazing month. The quality of the work shared has been exceptional, at least in my view. You do quality photography and it shows. In terms of contribution numbers it was humongous, and in terms of contributors, we beat all records. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work. Re-share this circle if you can. It helps YOU and the theme to grow.Please remember to include in your posts, both the page and tag: +Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  This makes it easier to find your post. Also, all those included in this circle added the theme page to their circles. If you don't do that, I can't add you to the Contributors Circle.Note:1- please share your images posted to Public. If you post to communities, only community members can comment.2- So, my recommendation is this: post to Public first, then re-port to your favorite community.3- And, if you post to Extended Circles, your reach is limited and it makes difficult to re-share. So, it's been a rule for a long time: Extended Circles only-posts are not re-shared.Hope this helps clarify some issues. Thank you for your patience, and if I missed you in this circle, please let me know so I can pay more attention to your posts.Curator: +andi rivarola  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +Valued Circle Shares 2014-02-04 03:06:3237613276159
Corlis Gray1,770Shared Circle of Bloggers V13 #superbowl  of BloggersThese are people that really engage with posts.  I mean REALLY.  Plussers, sharers, circle adders, you name it!  Every post every time!  Awesome people if you ask me!Want more followers?  Want people that engage with your posts?  What people that care about growing your followers as much as theirs?  Please follow these steps:1. +1 (please)2. Share this circle publicly. (show them love, and they'll show you love in return)3. Add this circle to your circles.4.  Share this circle (adding yourself of course!)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circleshareoftheday   #sharedacirclewithyou   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #superbowl2014  2014-02-02 14:57:23303281437
Stuart Dyckhoff25,367January EngagersEveryone in this circle has directly engaged with at least one of my posts this past month. This share is my way of saying thank you again for having done so.The only way to get in my monthly engagers circle is to comment on at least one of my posts. A +1 won't do it and it doesn't matter whether I follow you back or not because for at least that month I will follow you if you comment. If you aren't normally in my circles then it's up to you to show me why you ought to remain. That could be by even more regular interaction with me or by sharing your own stuff that makes me want to engage back.Irrespective I do truly appreciate each and every comment folks make as it's this interaction that drives any social media site. Without it, we may as well not be here. Thank you, Diolch, Grazi.2014-01-31 06:53:00811517
Photo Exchange Club4,356The Jan 30, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! An authentically curated, top quality circle!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  *Add this circle* / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is #1: share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  *The next PEC* Circle will come out on Feb 13.  This edition will be shared again but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/wtxKlcParticipation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +peter ebner - see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/7dhPH2The Jan 19 winner was  +Michael B. Stuart, -see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/BJu6cCThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Markus Landsmann << with a chain of 27 shares - another record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Silke Tüxen, +Carsten Schlipf, +Jean-Philippe Jouve, +Larry Beekman, +Septimiu Catona, +Robin Cohen, +Ree Saunders, +Kathy McLeman, +2014-01-30 20:54:40396454163333
Petra Honecker27,666My treasureAwesome persons from all fields of G+. If you want conversation, you get it. If you want to see wonderful photos or art.....you get it. If you want to meet new friends.....check out this one. There must be someone just for you.Mein SchatzIn meinem Kreis befinden sich geniale Personen aus allen Bereichen von G+. Sucht euch die heraus, die zu euch passen. +Circle Master +Circles (CircleHub) +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Google+ Categorized Circles +Crazy Circles +Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Circle Captain +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Krzysztof Felczak Sharing +Team Circle Share +Dominique Bonnet +Heinrich Wagner +Don de la Rambelje +Andreas Levi +Cesare Riccardo 2014-01-28 13:48:06475624763
Corlis Gray97Photography Engagers CircleNew shared circle of top photography engagers!  Just add this circle to get awesome photography added to your stream.  Most of these photography engagers will add you back, so you'll get more followers! #sharedcircle   #sharedcirclewithyou   #topengagers   #photographerscircle   #photographycircle   #sharedacircle   #circlesharers  2014-01-27 19:08:1837233837
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453472471
Gailen Mapes58,711Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 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 +2014-01-26 11:33:0714210310
Photo Exchange Club3,693The Jan 16, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Curated like a boss!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  Add this circle / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  +1 this post to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  The next PEC Circle will come out on Jan 30.  This edition will be shared again but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/RFYZ55Participation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Michael B. Stuart, see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/BJu6cCThe Jan 12 winner was +Ron Clifford, see his photo here  >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MSThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +José Juan Escudero << with a chain of 27 shares - a record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Bjarte Wergedahl, +Belinda V., +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Larry Beekman, +Berit Schurse, +Robin Cohen, +Sergio Miranda, +Dejan Kolar, +2014-01-16 19:08:56371442152316

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2014-11-22 13:17:40 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

#seagullbuttsquadron leader to #seagullbuttsquadron , do not, repeat, DO NOT, be distracted by the one waving at us at 10 o'clock. Our target is the one on the ground pointing that black thing at us!

Happy #splatterday , all! It's been a long time since I was able to make a non-contribution to the #seagullbuttsaturday #notatheme . I have no idea if my list of non-curators is up to date, but, hey, it's not a theme, right? So here goes: +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave... more »

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2014-11-21 21:25:36 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by  +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas & +Zita Nahm.

Most plusones: 43

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2014-11-22 13:17:40 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

#seagullbuttsquadron leader to #seagullbuttsquadron , do not, repeat, DO NOT, be distracted by the one waving at us at 10 o'clock. Our target is the one on the ground pointing that black thing at us!

Happy #splatterday , all! It's been a long time since I was able to make a non-contribution to the #seagullbuttsaturday #notatheme . I have no idea if my list of non-curators is up to date, but, hey, it's not a theme, right? So here goes: +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave... more »

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2014-11-27 14:12:05 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Circle of Life

Giving thanks today in the U.S.A. for all God's creation.

In the #KisatchieNationalForest for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette. Also for #wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays, curated by +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus.

Circle of Life

Giving thanks today in the U.S.A. for all God's creation.

In the #KisatchieNationalForest for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette. Also for #wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays, curated by +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus.___

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2014-11-26 22:59:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday  

#wordlesswednesday  ___

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2014-11-26 01:06:25 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes oderata)

A new species for me and #wildflowerwednesday , which is tomorrow just in case you've forgotten. So share your wildflowers in their natural habitat--your own work only, please. The northern hemisphere is pretty much without things in bloom these day, but digging into the archives is okay if you haven't shared it with #wildflowerwednesday before. Oh, and tell me the story...!

I'm still going through my take from a wonderful Saturday with the Arkansas Native Plant Society and +Eric Hunt. This shot is from #millwoodstatepark north of Texarkana in Western Arkansas, and as i recall, these S. oderata were the first to be found in that particular park. +Eric Hunt can correct me if I'm wrong. And it was definitely my first ever encounter with S. oderator. This was also my first encounter with Spiranthes of any species growing in a... more »

Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes oderata)

A new species for me and #wildflowerwednesday , which is tomorrow just in case you've forgotten. So share your wildflowers in their natural habitat--your own work only, please. The northern hemisphere is pretty much without things in bloom these day, but digging into the archives is okay if you haven't shared it with #wildflowerwednesday before. Oh, and tell me the story...!

I'm still going through my take from a wonderful Saturday with the Arkansas Native Plant Society and +Eric Hunt. This shot is from #millwoodstatepark north of Texarkana in Western Arkansas, and as i recall, these S. oderata were the first to be found in that particular park. +Eric Hunt can correct me if I'm wrong. And it was definitely my first ever encounter with S. oderator. This was also my first encounter with Spiranthes of any species growing in a clump rather than a single stem. Exciting!

As you can see, this little clump of beauties was growing among cypress knees, which made them hard to photograph. What you can't see is that the edge of the lake is inches away. Plus, it was raining. So getting down on the ground was not an option unless you were willing to get quite wet and muddy. Needless to say, I wasn't.

Looking forward to your offerings tomorrow, the eve of Thanksgiving.___

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2014-11-25 23:23:13 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

She Was A Redhead at Heart

This grass is exceedingly common all over Louisiana. It is easy to miss how beautiful it is!

For #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.

Also for #everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS, curated by +luca lancieri, +Barbara Manciulli, +Nynke B & +Boba Musura.

She Was A Redhead at Heart

This grass is exceedingly common all over Louisiana. It is easy to miss how beautiful it is!

For #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.

Also for #everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS, curated by +luca lancieri, +Barbara Manciulli, +Nynke B & +Boba Musura.___

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2014-11-25 01:21:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Rainy Days & Sunday Solitaire

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, curated by +Charles Lupica. And for #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Nader El Assy, +Craig Loxley, +Michael Garza, +Leo Schubert, +David D, +Jesse Martineau & +Mike Hankey.

Rainy Days & Sunday Solitaire

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, curated by +Charles Lupica. And for #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Nader El Assy, +Craig Loxley, +Michael Garza, +Leo Schubert, +David D, +Jesse Martineau & +Mike Hankey.___

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2014-11-24 16:22:48 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

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For #macromonday GLASS, curated by +Jeff Moreau & +Sandra Parlow.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR, +Den Bassi, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.

Untitled (Glass)

For #macromonday GLASS, curated by +Jeff Moreau & +Sandra Parlow.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR, +Den Bassi, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.___

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2014-11-24 04:48:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Happy Holidays!

Number three of my #fourveggiecolorchallenge ! BTW, peppers and bok choy make great tasting, coloful stir fry together. Eating the spoils is much of the fun of veggie challenges!

And be sure to check out +Eric Hunt's series as well. Yummy farmer's market fare!

Rules are self evident: #fourveggiecolorchallenge .

Happy Holidays!

Number three of my #fourveggiecolorchallenge ! BTW, peppers and bok choy make great tasting, coloful stir fry together. Eating the spoils is much of the fun of veggie challenges!

And be sure to check out +Eric Hunt's series as well. Yummy farmer's market fare!

Rules are self evident: #fourveggiecolorchallenge .___

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2014-11-23 01:55:47 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Catching Rays

Who said you need a beach? This sapling between me and the pines stopped me in my tracks on my 30-minute walk on this balmy afternoon after a week of unseasonal cold in Louisiana.

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Beat Gretler & +Annette Gretler. And for #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa & +Rob Heron. Also for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong, +Nuraini Ghaifullah & +f.a. fiebig. And for #colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom, curated by +Rosie Nixon & +Betty Manousos.

Catching Rays

Who said you need a beach? This sapling between me and the pines stopped me in my tracks on my 30-minute walk on this balmy afternoon after a week of unseasonal cold in Louisiana.

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Beat Gretler & +Annette Gretler. And for #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa & +Rob Heron. Also for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong, +Nuraini Ghaifullah & +f.a. fiebig. And for #colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom, curated by +Rosie Nixon & +Betty Manousos.___

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2014-11-22 15:52:40 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Chayote Chomper

Second edition of my own #fourveggiecolorchallenge ! And +Eric Hunt has joined the fun.

No rules. Well, veggies and color! Maybe "four," but that's up to you. But you might notice that I have a couple of other consistent elements in my two entries so far. However, no promises..., except that I've got two more to share over the next couple of days.

Chayote Chomper

Second edition of my own #fourveggiecolorchallenge ! And +Eric Hunt has joined the fun.

No rules. Well, veggies and color! Maybe "four," but that's up to you. But you might notice that I have a couple of other consistent elements in my two entries so far. However, no promises..., except that I've got two more to share over the next couple of days.___

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2014-11-22 15:37:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

So... no one took a stab at identifying this, so I'm resharing to report that it is Chayote Squash. I peeled and cut this one into a stir fry last night and it was excellent. Worldwide, it has many names, according to Wikipedia:

chayote - Mexico
mirliton or merleton - Louisiana/Cajun/Creole
pipinola - Hawaii
chu-chu - Brazil
choko - El Salvador
chowchow - India
sayote - Phillipines

And the list goes on....

International Star

My fourth in the #fourveggiechallenge in the spirit of Edward Weston sure does get around. I had no idea it is grown and eaten so widely. Nevertheless, it might take someone in the southern hemisphere to recognize it!

So.... thanks again to +Jürgen Hurst for starting this business, and to +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos for passing it on. +Levi Moore, I eagerly await. And, folks, tune in tomorrow because I'm going to start a veggie challenge with a difference of my own.

Also for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy & +Howard Salmon. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.___So... no one took a stab at identifying this, so I'm resharing to report that it is Chayote Squash. I peeled and cut this one into a stir fry last night and it was excellent. Worldwide, it has many names, according to Wikipedia:

chayote - Mexico
mirliton or merleton - Louisiana/Cajun/Creole
pipinola - Hawaii
chu-chu - Brazil
choko - El Salvador
chowchow - India
sayote - Phillipines

And the list goes on....

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2014-11-22 13:17:40 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

#seagullbuttsquadron leader to #seagullbuttsquadron , do not, repeat, DO NOT, be distracted by the one waving at us at 10 o'clock. Our target is the one on the ground pointing that black thing at us!

Happy #splatterday , all! It's been a long time since I was able to make a non-contribution to the #seagullbuttsaturday #notatheme . I have no idea if my list of non-curators is up to date, but, hey, it's not a theme, right? So here goes: +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave... more »

#seagullbuttsquadron leader to #seagullbuttsquadron , do not, repeat, DO NOT, be distracted by the one waving at us at 10 o'clock. Our target is the one on the ground pointing that black thing at us!

Happy #splatterday , all! It's been a long time since I was able to make a non-contribution to the #seagullbuttsaturday #notatheme . I have no idea if my list of non-curators is up to date, but, hey, it's not a theme, right? So here goes: +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Marjolein Schat +Christi Nielsen +Sharon Woodward +Graham Hartle +Paul T Morrison +Jacqueline Johnson +Jean-Loup Rebours-Smith +Shari Seibold +Nancy Levan +Louise Chase +Bill Pusztai___

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2014-11-22 02:35:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Pepper Posey

So... I had much fun shooting veggies and editing them in black & white. But the colors were so wonderful, I decided to initiate the #fourveggiecolorchallenge, not in the style of anyone. I'm making it up as I go. Anyone who wishes can join in. NO rules. Just do it if it pleases you!

Also for #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.

Pepper Posey

So... I had much fun shooting veggies and editing them in black & white. But the colors were so wonderful, I decided to initiate the #fourveggiecolorchallenge, not in the style of anyone. I'm making it up as I go. Anyone who wishes can join in. NO rules. Just do it if it pleases you!

Also for #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.___

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2014-11-21 21:25:36 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Untitled

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by  +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas & +Zita Nahm.

Untitled

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by  +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas & +Zita Nahm.___

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2014-11-21 02:22:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

International Star

My fourth in the #fourveggiechallenge in the spirit of Edward Weston sure does get around. I had no idea it is grown and eaten so widely. Nevertheless, it might take someone in the southern hemisphere to recognize it!

So.... thanks again to +Jürgen Hurst for starting this business, and to +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos for passing it on. +Levi Moore, I eagerly await. And, folks, tune in tomorrow because I'm going to start a veggie challenge with a difference of my own.

Also for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy & +Howard Salmon. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.

International Star

My fourth in the #fourveggiechallenge in the spirit of Edward Weston sure does get around. I had no idea it is grown and eaten so widely. Nevertheless, it might take someone in the southern hemisphere to recognize it!

So.... thanks again to +Jürgen Hurst for starting this business, and to +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos for passing it on. +Levi Moore, I eagerly await. And, folks, tune in tomorrow because I'm going to start a veggie challenge with a difference of my own.

Also for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy & +Howard Salmon. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.___

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2014-11-20 03:18:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Getting low and putting this "flamingswords" against the sky was a great move by +Steele Wotkyns for #wildflowerwednesday! Cool shot!

This is likely my last #wildflowerwednesday  post for the season. We spotted this blooming ocotillo in #Sedona  on our hike last weekend! It's November! Ocotillo or Candlewood, slimwood, ... vine cactus, flamingsword ... is Named for Pierre Fouquier, a #French professor of medicine. Relative of the boojum tree of Baja. Blooms: March to June. Despite spines on its stems, the ocotillo is not a cactus. Mature plants have up to 75 slender branches. (Plants of Arizona, Epple & Epple)._ I also thought +Maria Blosser would appreciate this one! photo: (c)2014 S. Wotkyns___Getting low and putting this "flamingswords" against the sky was a great move by +Steele Wotkyns for #wildflowerwednesday! Cool shot!

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2014-11-20 03:10:42 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

How about this color scheme in a room with an enlargement of this gorgeous contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Eric Hunt on the wall?!

Allium cratericola

Species from California

Common name: Cascade Onion

Photographed at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Butte County, California

#nativeplants   #california   #buttecounty   #onion   #allium  
#wildflowerphotography

#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___How about this color scheme in a room with an enlargement of this gorgeous contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Eric Hunt on the wall?!

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2014-11-20 03:03:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

What energy! And great use of foreground & background in this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Victoria Powell.

An early blooming wildflower in Douglas County, Oregon 
#SlenderGoldfields
#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman___What energy! And great use of foreground & background in this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Victoria Powell.

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2014-11-20 02:58:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Folks, you really need to take this one into lightbox to appreciate the detail in those translucent petals. Lovely work by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for #wildflowerwednesday!

Wild Geranium
Species not identified

No new wildflower shots this time of year (not in this hemisphere anyway) so here's one from my archives for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman.  Click the photo for details.___Folks, you really need to take this one into lightbox to appreciate the detail in those translucent petals. Lovely work by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for #wildflowerwednesday!

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2014-11-20 02:58:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Folks, you really need to take this one into lightbox to appreciate the detail in those translucent petals. Lovely work by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for #wildflowerwednesday!

Wild Geranium
Species not identified

No new wildflower shots this time of year (not in this hemisphere anyway) so here's one from my archives for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman.  Click the photo for details.___Folks, you really need to take this one into lightbox to appreciate the detail in those translucent petals. Lovely work by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for #wildflowerwednesday!

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2014-11-20 01:38:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Vita-Me

For my own variation on the #fourveggiechallenge , loosely after Edward Weston, started by +Jürgen Hurst and passed on by +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos, and now I've heard +Levi Moore is on board.

No rules, really. Well, black & white, four or more and have fun. But save those colors because I'm gonna start a new challenge when I've finished this one! Oh, and my own twist? Guess what it is.

Vita-Me

For my own variation on the #fourveggiechallenge , loosely after Edward Weston, started by +Jürgen Hurst and passed on by +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos, and now I've heard +Levi Moore is on board.

No rules, really. Well, black & white, four or more and have fun. But save those colors because I'm gonna start a new challenge when I've finished this one! Oh, and my own twist? Guess what it is.___

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2014-11-19 07:09:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday  

#wordlesswednesday  ___

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2014-11-18 23:16:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

For this week's #wildflowerwednesday reminder, surely the most under-rated wildflower of all time! Henbit is everywhere in Louisiana and it blooms from spring to fall. But on a recent Saturday, the blooms along the edge of a harvested field were especially open and lovely. Most people just walk over them, but if you get down on your knees with a macro you'll reap a reward!

So tomorrow's the day to share your wildflowers, be they common or rare. Share only your own photos, please, and tag me, +Bette Kauffman and #wildflowerwednesday . Wildflowers in the natural habitat only, please! And share the story that goes with the photo: where you found it, how you got the shot.

Do these look like tiny, tiny orchids or what?!

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

For this week's #wildflowerwednesday reminder, surely the most under-rated wildflower of all time! Henbit is everywhere in Louisiana and it blooms from spring to fall. But on a recent Saturday, the blooms along the edge of a harvested field were especially open and lovely. Most people just walk over them, but if you get down on your knees with a macro you'll reap a reward!

So tomorrow's the day to share your wildflowers, be they common or rare. Share only your own photos, please, and tag me, +Bette Kauffman and #wildflowerwednesday . Wildflowers in the natural habitat only, please! And share the story that goes with the photo: where you found it, how you got the shot.

Do these look like tiny, tiny orchids or what?!___

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2014-11-18 22:51:46 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Upscale

My second entry in the #fourveggiechallenge in the tradition of Edward Weston, started by +Jürgen Hurst and passed on by +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos.

Upscale

My second entry in the #fourveggiechallenge in the tradition of Edward Weston, started by +Jürgen Hurst and passed on by +Heiko Mahr & +Richard Harlos.___

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2014-11-18 00:01:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Bake Me

So... no great mystery here, I'm sure, but the wrinkle I'm adding to the #fourveggiechallenge in honor of Edward Weston is to not say what the veggie is and see if I can stump you!

Thanks, +Richard Harlos, +Heiko Mahr, and +Jürgen Hurst for starting this. Anyone can jump in at any time. And I had so much fun photographing my veggies that after I've finished this Weston tribute in b&w, I'm going to do four in color because some of them look damn good in color, too!

Bake Me

So... no great mystery here, I'm sure, but the wrinkle I'm adding to the #fourveggiechallenge in honor of Edward Weston is to not say what the veggie is and see if I can stump you!

Thanks, +Richard Harlos, +Heiko Mahr, and +Jürgen Hurst for starting this. Anyone can jump in at any time. And I had so much fun photographing my veggies that after I've finished this Weston tribute in b&w, I'm going to do four in color because some of them look damn good in color, too!___

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2014-11-15 20:04:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

These are signed, limited edition posters.

For Holiday Giving....

WATERLINE posters are available via the gift shop on the WATERLINE website: http://www.katrinawaterline.com/giftshop.html

Please be sure to order no later than Dec. 15 for U.S. delivery by Christmas. International friends, the website does not offer shipping rates for you, but if you're interested, let me know. I'll calculate the postage and we'll negotiate the sale via G+. The photo shows framed, but I have sturdy mailing tubes and can get one to you much cheaper unframed!___These are signed, limited edition posters.

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2014-11-15 19:27:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

An Anhinga drying it's wings is a familair sight in the swamps of Louisiana, but the dark coloration of the adults would not lead you to expect these cream-colored young. For #birdpoker DIVERS, curated by +Phil Armishaw.

Also for #hqspbirds, +HQSP Birds, curated by +Mark Rayner, +Dilip Mundkur, +Andy Brown & +Wade Cochran. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.

Juvenile Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

An Anhinga drying it's wings is a familair sight in the swamps of Louisiana, but the dark coloration of the adults would not lead you to expect these cream-colored young. For #birdpoker DIVERS, curated by +Phil Armishaw.

Also for #hqspbirds, +HQSP Birds, curated by +Mark Rayner, +Dilip Mundkur, +Andy Brown & +Wade Cochran. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2014-11-15 00:37:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

No one could plan this...

No one could plan this...___

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2014-11-14 23:58:52 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Rollin' In

The soybean harvest was in full swing in Newelton, La., back in August. Tractor-trailers were lined up on all roads leading to weigh-in at the elevator. I'm tagging +Steve Boyko because I so enjoy his photos of grain elevators in Canada. Ours in Louisiana do not lend themselves to the beautiful landscapes Steve produces, but I am fascinated by the challenge of making photographic sense of their complexities.

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard, +Steven Kennard, +Susanne Stelle & +Alessia De Bonis. And for #ruralsaturday curated by & +Mario Cerroni & +Linda Stokes.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois... more »

Rollin' In

The soybean harvest was in full swing in Newelton, La., back in August. Tractor-trailers were lined up on all roads leading to weigh-in at the elevator. I'm tagging +Steve Boyko because I so enjoy his photos of grain elevators in Canada. Ours in Louisiana do not lend themselves to the beautiful landscapes Steve produces, but I am fascinated by the challenge of making photographic sense of their complexities.

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard, +Steven Kennard, +Susanne Stelle & +Alessia De Bonis. And for #ruralsaturday curated by & +Mario Cerroni & +Linda Stokes.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.___

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2014-11-14 22:17:11 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Golden Bough

For #fallfriday , curated by +Stephonie A Schmitz, and for #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Karsten Meyer & +Britta Rogge.

Golden Bough

For #fallfriday , curated by +Stephonie A Schmitz, and for #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Karsten Meyer & +Britta Rogge.___

2014-11-14 02:21:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Holiday Event - Sponsored by HWSI.

Added photos to The Holiday Event - Sponsored by HWSI.___

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2014-11-14 02:07:55 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

No Time for Sorrow





For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.

No Time for Sorrow





For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.___

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2014-11-13 02:04:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Golden Girl

Happy Birthday, +Ursula Klepper! Hope you had a great day.

Golden Girl

Happy Birthday, +Ursula Klepper! Hope you had a great day.___

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2014-11-13 01:43:08 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday  

#wordlesswednesday  ___

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2014-11-13 01:29:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Gold Star

Not only is it a lovely photo, but I'm loving the thought of the tipsy elves who upended these little pink jugs! Thanks and congrats to +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for the contribution of the week for me!

Manzanita
Arctostaphylos patula

For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

This is a shrub that is common on the wet side of the Pacific Northwest.  There's a lot of it on the Oregon beaches, so I presume that it likes sand.  This one was growing in the volcanic soils at the Cascades crest near Santiam Pass.___Gold Star

Not only is it a lovely photo, but I'm loving the thought of the tipsy elves who upended these little pink jugs! Thanks and congrats to +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for the contribution of the week for me!

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2014-11-13 01:27:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Greece! A country I long to visit, and this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +John Wade makes me want to go all the more.

Taken on a walk in the hills near the City of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece in the spring.
For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Greece! A country I long to visit, and this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +John Wade makes me want to go all the more.

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2014-11-13 01:23:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday did not realize fiber optic flowers grow in the wild! Nice work from +Alen Ianni.

Secret Garden is my day 5 of #splittonefivedaychallenge  
Dear +Saji Saju I missed yesterday post, therefore 2 in one today.

This time I'd like nominating +Wade Brooks  

#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman #paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Rick Leaf  +Carol Small +***** +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth___ #wildflowerwednesday did not realize fiber optic flowers grow in the wild! Nice work from +Alen Ianni.

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2014-11-13 01:01:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

We do love our milkweed/butterfly weed here in the south! Thanks +Cheer Nature for this excellent composition for #wildflowerwednesday .

Glorious colors! of Tropical Milkweed flower

Day 4 of 5 - Nature Photo Challenge
I was invited to participate in the five day Nature Photo Challenge by my friend +Helen Thomas  I would like to invite +Toshi Nakamura  to join in the five day Nature Photo Challenge. Hope you will be able to participate. Please remember there is no obligation. You have to post any picture of nature each day for 5 days using the tag #NaturePhotoChallenge . Tag the person who invited you in your post each day, and invite a new photographer to join in the challenge each day! 
#wildflowerwednesday  by +Bette Kauffman 
#wildflowers  
#close2home +Close2Home by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel 
#bellesphotos   +Belles photos  by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +mimiesmile b
#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) by +E Cindy, +Massimo Marengo, +Tomoaki Matsushita, b+Naghmeh Khadembashi and +Steve J. Giardini 
#breakfastartclub  +Breakfast Art Club with thanks to +Simply Arlie ___We do love our milkweed/butterfly weed here in the south! Thanks +Cheer Nature for this excellent composition for #wildflowerwednesday .

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2014-11-13 00:58:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Talk about royal purple! But +Eric Hunt's Delphinium looks more like a dunce hat than a tricorn to #wildflowerwednesday !

Delphinium tricorne

Species from east-central North America

Photographed along the Beecham Trail in Leatherwood Lake Park, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #eurekasprings   #delphinium  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Talk about royal purple! But +Eric Hunt's Delphinium looks more like a dunce hat than a tricorn to #wildflowerwednesday !

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2014-11-13 00:57:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+Jasbir S. Randhawa could use some help identifying this lovely contribution to #wildflowerwednesday !

Unidentified Wild Flower
Captured in the hills of Solan District of the W. Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh, N. India; not far from Chandigarh

For #WildflowerWednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
For #HQSPFlowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu and +Iva Pas
For #BTPFlowerPro +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker owned by +Nancy Dempsey and curated by +Silke Tüxen
For #FlowerPower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla and +Robert Vierthaler 
For #300mmMonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes 
For #YisForYellow  +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli ___+Jasbir S. Randhawa could use some help identifying this lovely contribution to #wildflowerwednesday !

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2014-11-13 00:56:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

If these flowers were dancers, they'd definitely being doing a salsa! Great contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +Bob Danley.

#wildflowerwednesday  - Arizona Summer Poppy
Kallstroemia grandiflora growing in Florida Wash (Santa Rita Mountains, AZ)

Natural History Notes: This is a plant that grows and flowers quickly after summer rains starting in July. The growth is viney with hairy stems and compound leaves. 
Reference: Sonoran Desert Plant Guide (http://goo.gl/f2cO3t)
Curated by +Bette Kauffman ___If these flowers were dancers, they'd definitely being doing a salsa! Great contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +Bob Danley.

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2014-11-11 23:16:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve)

Is this stuff really poisonous to crows? I don't know. But that's what it's called. And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! So share your photos of wildflowers in their natural habitat and tag me, +Bette Kauffman and #wildflowerwednesday .

Crowpoison grows in lots of places in Louisiana. This I found in a road ditch near a culvert where the ground tends to stay damp. It's also called "wild garlic" and the plant looks like wild onion but without the odor. The flowers are tiny, and these were swaying in the breeze. That's why the focus is soft. I suppose I could say I was going for a dreamy effect, but the fact is, I was using double extension tubes, it was cloudy so light was low and the wind was blowing. 'Nuf said.

Looking forward to your shares tomorrow!

Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve)

Is this stuff really poisonous to crows? I don't know. But that's what it's called. And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! So share your photos of wildflowers in their natural habitat and tag me, +Bette Kauffman and #wildflowerwednesday .

Crowpoison grows in lots of places in Louisiana. This I found in a road ditch near a culvert where the ground tends to stay damp. It's also called "wild garlic" and the plant looks like wild onion but without the odor. The flowers are tiny, and these were swaying in the breeze. That's why the focus is soft. I suppose I could say I was going for a dreamy effect, but the fact is, I was using double extension tubes, it was cloudy so light was low and the wind was blowing. 'Nuf said.

Looking forward to your shares tomorrow!___

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2014-11-11 05:17:27 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Puckered Up

For #macromonday , curated by +Jeff Moreau & +Sandra Parlow.

Also for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR, +Den Bassi and +Ruth Hochholdinger. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

Puckered Up

For #macromonday , curated by +Jeff Moreau & +Sandra Parlow.

Also for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR, +Den Bassi and +Ruth Hochholdinger. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.___

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2014-11-09 21:08:04 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Simple Gifts

Lyrically inspired: Simple Gifts - Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is surely the most underrated of plants. It is always, always classified as a weed and most people walk over it without giving it a second look. Here in Louisiana, it is everywhere. It blooms from spring until winter. The young tender leaves are edible. It serves as ground cover and prevents erosion. And unless you get down on the ground and examine the flowers through a macro lens, you will never know that they look like orchids. I found these on the edge of a cornfield yesterday. But they are truly everywhere!

For +HQSP Flowers #hqspflowers , curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde... more »

Simple Gifts

Lyrically inspired: Simple Gifts - Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is surely the most underrated of plants. It is always, always classified as a weed and most people walk over it without giving it a second look. Here in Louisiana, it is everywhere. It blooms from spring until winter. The young tender leaves are edible. It serves as ground cover and prevents erosion. And unless you get down on the ground and examine the flowers through a macro lens, you will never know that they look like orchids. I found these on the edge of a cornfield yesterday. But they are truly everywhere!

For +HQSP Flowers #hqspflowers , curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR, +Den Bassi & +Ruth Hochholdinger.

And for #allthingspink +All Things Pink, and for #everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS, curated by +luca lancieri, +Barbara Manciulli, +Nynke B & +Boba Musura.___

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2014-11-09 18:30:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Along the #CreoleNatureTrail for #birdpoker YELLOW FEET, curated by +Phil Armishaw.

Also for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner & +Andy Brown. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Along the #CreoleNatureTrail for #birdpoker YELLOW FEET, curated by +Phil Armishaw.

Also for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner & +Andy Brown. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2014-11-09 18:18:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Amen to this.

___Amen to this.

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2014-11-09 03:09:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Crowd-Source Funding?

LSU Press turned down the book. A proposal is still in the hands of one publisher, Acadiana House in Lafayette, La. Interestingly, the editor who turned it down remembered the exhibit well, she said, from when it was in Baton Rouge. But she turned it down anyway because her publishing calendar is full for the coming year.

Looks like I'll be finishing it myself and attempting to sell it through Blurb. One of my students suggested using one of the crowd-funding sites to raise enough money to buy a bunch of copies from Blurb to get a discounted price and then sell them myself.

Has anyone had any experience with that? Should I use one or several crowd-funding sites? Which one(s) for this kind of project?

Crowd-Source Funding?

LSU Press turned down the book. A proposal is still in the hands of one publisher, Acadiana House in Lafayette, La. Interestingly, the editor who turned it down remembered the exhibit well, she said, from when it was in Baton Rouge. But she turned it down anyway because her publishing calendar is full for the coming year.

Looks like I'll be finishing it myself and attempting to sell it through Blurb. One of my students suggested using one of the crowd-funding sites to raise enough money to buy a bunch of copies from Blurb to get a discounted price and then sell them myself.

Has anyone had any experience with that? Should I use one or several crowd-funding sites? Which one(s) for this kind of project?___

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2014-11-09 01:10:34 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Glory, Glory

One glorious hour in the woods, one glorious cypress tree next to the path with light streaming through...

#lyricallyinspired : American Trilogy (High Quality)

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Beat Gretler & +Annette Gretler. And for #sunshinesaturday , curated by +Alistair Nicol. Also for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong, +Nuraini Ghaifullah & +f.a. fiebig. And for #songofthesouth +Song of the South, curated by +Patrice Christian & +Gene Bowker.

Glory, Glory

One glorious hour in the woods, one glorious cypress tree next to the path with light streaming through...

#lyricallyinspired : American Trilogy (High Quality)

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Beat Gretler & +Annette Gretler. And for #sunshinesaturday , curated by +Alistair Nicol. Also for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong, +Nuraini Ghaifullah & +f.a. fiebig. And for #songofthesouth +Song of the South, curated by +Patrice Christian & +Gene Bowker.___

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2014-11-08 04:21:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Sideways Sunset

What amazing colors these mushroom were on a dark, rainy afternoon at #MillwoodStatePark near Ashdown, Ark.

For #fungusfriday +Fungus Friday, curated by +Shawn McClure & +Leonie H. And for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Patti Colston,  +Michael Albrecht, +Anders Stedtlund & +Sabeena LoBello.

Sideways Sunset

What amazing colors these mushroom were on a dark, rainy afternoon at #MillwoodStatePark near Ashdown, Ark.

For #fungusfriday +Fungus Friday, curated by +Shawn McClure & +Leonie H. And for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Patti Colston,  +Michael Albrecht, +Anders Stedtlund & +Sabeena LoBello.___

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2014-11-08 02:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

From the Top

In the #EndersStateForest for #flowingwaterfriday, curated by +Rolf Hicker & +Kate Church. Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +11026077107479793635 &1, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, +David D, +Mike Hankey +Leo Schubert.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu.

From the Top

In the #EndersStateForest for #flowingwaterfriday, curated by +Rolf Hicker & +Kate Church. Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +11026077107479793635 &1, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, +David D, +Mike Hankey +Leo Schubert.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu.___

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2014-11-07 23:01:35 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Life's a Mystery

This wild hibiscus bud (H. moscheutos) never got to unfurl, but still...

For #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema.

And for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola, and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.

Life's a Mystery

This wild hibiscus bud (H. moscheutos) never got to unfurl, but still...

For #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema.

And for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola, and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.___

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