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Bette Kauffman has been at 6 events

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Bette Kauffman25,569+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 17:30:005G+
The Photoshop Show1,487Words 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 03:00:00165G+
Bette Kauffman25,569Yes, 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 17:00:005G+
Bette Kauffman25,569Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004G+
Jeff Smith60,332Welcome 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 03:00:0065G+
Isabelle Fortin24,586Whatever 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 05:30:00148G+

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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 12:56:231421336CC G+
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 11:02:331353111CC G+
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 21:50:1448610851144CC G+
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 09:53:57137327CC G+
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 11:24:43490171235CC G+
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 11:03:341446411CC G+
Cristian Bianchi33,034About photography and more .. #photography   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-05-24 20:04:59229451058CC G+
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 13:12:444527412CC G+
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 07:15:23501428CC G+
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 02:52:26501225CC G+
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 23:16:1649012223CC G+
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 01:38:4141912163173CC G+
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 19:40:39495221584CC G+
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 11:21:22140317CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,607#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-14 18:15:07394151726CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,593#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-30 07:09:39271121317CC G+
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 10:41:361347212CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:50376137CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:30376103CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:10376226CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:35:53376117CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:35:063787312CC G+
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 21:43:03185401030CC G+
Daily Photography 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 07:44:2446826729CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:514923512CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:2449291115CC G+
Petra Honecker30,751Mein kleiner Schatz. My little treasureAuch aus der Klinik gibt es von mir wieder einen Kreis.Fotografen, Photographers2014-03-04 18:42:55147251325CC G+
Monochrome World7,700February 2014 ContributorsWhat a short but amazing month we had. Thank you for all your contributions and for striving to show the quality of your work. We keep growing and improving the quality of work, and it's due to your efforts. What else can we ask for.  Your work is daily inspiration to me and I hope it is for you too. Thank you.Circle Sharing Benefits Everyone!Please remember to tag this page with both +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  in order for me to find your work easily.To be included in this circle you must first circle this page. Hopefully I didn't miss you, but if I didn't include you be sure that you have circled the page first so I can include you in the Contributors Circle of the month.Lastly, a reminder that we have two specific days for unique postings: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  Again, thank you, +andi rivarola +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +MY CIRCLES +Shared Circles Magic G+  #circleshared   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circle  2014-03-04 04:38:3138312660162CC G+
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 21:57:5832811169136CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-02-27 07:06:56409341347CC G+
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 11:04:2348517824CC G+
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 03:06:3237613276159CC G+
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 14:57:23303281437CC G+
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 06:53:00811517CC G+
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 20:54:40396454164333CC G+
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 13:48:06475624863CC G+
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 19:08:1837233837CC G+
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 02:02:59453472471CC G+
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 11:33:0714210310CC G+
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 19:08:56371442152316CC G+
Artur M.34,801A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422368CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky75,337This 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 #photo2014-01-09 00:53:44453421865CC G+
Petra Honecker25,102My treasureAwesome people of all fields on G+. Find out who fits you. Visite their profiles and if you like add the one or other. They are great googlers.If you don't want to be includet, tell me....no problem.If you want to be included, please tell me also.Have a wonderful time here on G+Mein SchatzGeniale Personen aus allen Bereichen von G+Besucht doch einfach mal ihre Profile und findet heraus wer zu euch passen könnte. Es ist nicht nötig diesen Kreis zu teilen um aufgenommen zu werden, ihr müsst mich nur darauf ansprechenWenn ihr nicht enthalten sein wollt, dann sagt es mir, es ist kein Problem.Ich wünsche euch eine wunderbare Zeit hier auf G++Circle Distribution +Circle Master +Circles (CircleHub) +Circles +Team Circle Share +Valued Circle Shares +Share Monster+Google+ Categorized Circles   +Crazy Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Circle Circle Circle +Circles Circles Circles +Riccardo Lemons +Paul Meulman +Viktor Mulin +Charles Fromage Sharing +2014-01-08 22:10:43455864757CC G+
Monochrome World5,936Circle of Contributors  - December 2013Here's to a fantastic month of amazing monochrome photography from contributions from all over the world with your help. Thank you. Thank you. Your work is so varied and so intriguing it makes for a delightful daily dose of imagination and inspiration. Keep'em coming. Keep recording what's your line of sight. We enjoy it. +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +MY CIRCLES  #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-01-06 15:56:2230911154135CC G+
Alexandra Bolzer1,453sharing with you my updated handselected p h o t o g r a p h e r circle A-LAmateurs and Professionals.. great unique works (04.01.2014)take them, add them, share them if you want #circleshare   #circlesharing   #photography   #photographer   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-04 08:49:02435281725CC G+
Photo Exchange Club3,216The Jan 2, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Curated by Time, Activity, and Content, leading the way on G+!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 16.  This edition will be shared again on Jan 9th 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/NKVimBParticipation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Walter Soestbergen, see his photo here  >>http://goo.gl/kqwKNGThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Heather Kelman << with a chain of 27 shares - a record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Christer Westerlund, +Sergio Miranda, +John Onnen, +Francisco Esteban, +Vinod Kalathil, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Septimiu Catona, +Heiko Köster, +Corrado Topi , 2014-01-02 20:22:50351414143328CC G+
Petra Honecker24,230My treasureAwesome people from all fields of G+   Find out who can fit you. There must be one or the other just for you. All are wonderful and I like their work.Kind regards.+Shared Circles Magic G+ +Riccardo Lemons +Krzysztof Felczak Sharing +Circles (CircleHub) +Google+ Categorized Circles +Altered DNA +Circle Distribution +Circle Master +Team Circle Share +Circles Circles Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Yet Another Circle +Circle Share Bear +Circle Captain +Circle Magic +Circles Forest (Jean-Marc Luna) +Crazy Circles +Circle Plus +Valued Circle Shares 2014-01-02 12:02:214831144666CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411769CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan7,463Reshared ..A nice circle shared by +Petra Honecker . Have a great evening my friends!Petra Honecker originally shared: My treasureAwesome people from all fields of G+. Find out who can fit youIf you don't want to be included...tell meIf you want...tell me also.Mein SchatzFindet heraus, wer zu euch passen könnte  Sie sind genialMöchtet ihr nicht enthalten sein....sagt es mir.#circle  +Crazy Circles +Circle Magic +Circles Circles Circles +CIRCLE STORM +Altered DNA +Circle Share Bear +Riccardo Lemons +Google+ Categorized Circles +Interneting2013-12-27 13:56:32467231528CC G+
Gailen Mapes56,960Hand 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 December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 15th.)  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 +2013-12-26 11:45:20142548CC G+

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2014-08-20 13:08:12 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

Lemon Beebalm (Monarda citriodora)

Where has this amazing plant been all my life? My wildflower book says it is pretty common. Why have I never seen it before? I don't know, but last Sunday I found a whole field of it! What a sight.

Once again, I had 30 minutes to spare before having to be at the Episcopal chapel at Grambling Univeristy, so I turned down a country road and soon came to a gravel road going into a wide cleared area under giant powerline pylons marching across country. I was so excited by what I saw that I went and conducted worship at the chapel, came back afterwards, changed clothes back out of sight from the road and spent an hour. I have dozens of photos of these amazing tiered flower heads in various stages of development. Does that one open floret not look like a viper poised to strike?

OK, I could go on and on about what else I found there,... more »

Most reshares: 4

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2014-08-23 00:41:14 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

At #GrossSavanne for #birdpoker H E R O N, curated by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

Also for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman; and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Andy Brown & +Mark Rayner.

Most plusones: 88

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2014-08-23 00:41:14 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

At #GrossSavanne for #birdpoker H E R O N, curated by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

Also for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman; and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Andy Brown & +Mark Rayner.

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2014-09-01 21:05:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Next Pass

More #LouisianaAgriculture: This is what your tofu and soy milk look like ready to harvest! Soybeans are a $23 million industry in Louisiana. The combine has just made its turn and is headed down field. It will take these soybeans on its next pass.

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller.

Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and 110336976038750891860.

Next Pass

More #LouisianaAgriculture: This is what your tofu and soy milk look like ready to harvest! Soybeans are a $23 million industry in Louisiana. The combine has just made its turn and is headed down field. It will take these soybeans on its next pass.

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller.

Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and 110336976038750891860.___

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2014-09-01 17:01:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Being Green

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

Also for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by  +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel.

Being Green

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

Also for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by  +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel.___

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2014-09-01 13:35:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Red Tail under the Sun

Red Tail Hawk for #birdpoker BACKLIT by +Phil Armishaw.

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

Red Tail under the Sun

Red Tail Hawk for #birdpoker BACKLIT by +Phil Armishaw.

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

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2014-08-31 04:19:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Update

After a 3-week pause to begin the fall semester, I designed a cover for the mock-up/proposal, uploaded it to Blurb, and immediately ordered two copies. I plan to send one each to LSU Press and University Press of Mississippi.

And... Taschen, the German publisher suggested by +Heiko Mahr, has declined the book, albeit with a kind assessment:

"Your book proposal definitely is interesting. The more we regret to inform you that we cannot insert the title into our editorial program. At present we have already planned our publications for the next few years and, unfortunately, we do not have any free capacities in our editorial department to look after new book projects."___Update

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2014-08-30 21:18:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Delta Dragon III

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

Delta Dragon III

#LouisianaAgriculture for #ruralsaturday curated by +Mario Cerroni, +Linda Stokes & +Heath Ramsey. Also for #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard, +Steven Kennard, +Susanne Stelle & +Alessia De Bonis.___

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2014-08-30 16:38:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Common Whitetail, female (Plathemis lydia)

My first of the female of this species! Always fun to get a new one. Along with this shot, I got a load of chigger/red bug bights. Forgot to spray myself. It is late summer in Louisiana, nitwit. sigh

For #odonatapoker by +viviane godenne, and for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Andy Brown & +Alejandro J. Soto.

Common Whitetail, female (Plathemis lydia)

My first of the female of this species! Always fun to get a new one. Along with this shot, I got a load of chigger/red bug bights. Forgot to spray myself. It is late summer in Louisiana, nitwit. sigh

For #odonatapoker by +viviane godenne, and for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Andy Brown & +Alejandro J. Soto.___

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2014-08-30 16:22:30 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Common Whitetail, female (Plathemis lydia)

My first of the female of this species! Always fun to get a new one. Along with this shot, I got a load of chigger/red bug bights. Forgot to spray myself. It is late summer in Louisiana, nitwit. sigh

For #odonatapoker by +viviane godenne, and for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Andy Brown & +Alejandro J. Soto.

Common Whitetail, female (Plathemis lydia)

My first of the female of this species! Always fun to get a new one. Along with this shot, I got a load of chigger/red bug bights. Forgot to spray myself. It is late summer in Louisiana, nitwit. sigh

For #odonatapoker by +viviane godenne, and for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Andy Brown & +Alejandro J. Soto.___

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2014-08-30 16:16:33 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Gear Down

For #birdpoker LANDING by +Phil Armishaw, but also, of course, for that pesky #notatheme #happysplatterday and its passel of #noncurators , the #gulluminati !

+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... more »

Gear Down

For #birdpoker LANDING by +Phil Armishaw, but also, of course, for that pesky #notatheme #happysplatterday and its passel of #noncurators , the #gulluminati !

+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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2014-08-29 05:00:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Dear #wildflowerwednesday contributors: I couldn't stay awake long enough last night to properly respond to all of the wonderful contributions and reshare them as I usually do! And here it is nearly midnight tonight, so I'm going to have to settle for sharing this beauty by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber. Gorgeous shot, Ken! My semester has been hell on wheels so far. Hope it gets better.....

Another shot of Blue Camas (Camassia quamash), a very common spring wildflower in the Pacific Northwest, for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman.

This was an important food staple to the native peoples (aka "Indians") of the Pacific Northwest.  Its starchy, bulbous root reportedly tastes like potato.

This was shot on film and isn't geotagged.  This specimen was in the Howard Buford Recreation Area (which is primarily a botanical nature preserve) near Eugene / Springfield, Oregon.___Dear #wildflowerwednesday contributors: I couldn't stay awake long enough last night to properly respond to all of the wonderful contributions and reshare them as I usually do! And here it is nearly midnight tonight, so I'm going to have to settle for sharing this beauty by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber. Gorgeous shot, Ken! My semester has been hell on wheels so far. Hope it gets better.....

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2014-08-27 03:59:47 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)

Louisiana Black Bear (Ursus americanus luteolus)

Let me tell you, this was one of my most exciting moments as a photographer!

I drove slowly down a gravel road through acres and acres of corn, cotton and soybeans toward the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. At one point I slowed to a crawl where a tree line bordering a drainage ditch intersected the road. I was looking for wildflowers in the ditch.

As I eased across the bridge over the drainage ditch and past the end of the tree line, a field of soybeans opened out to my right, and instantly I saw a dark blob with big rounded ears pointed at me on the edge of the field. I stopped and grabbed my camera with the 70-210 zoom already in place. Yes! It was a bear.

I fired off a couple of frames from a distance through my ultra-dusty windshield just to make sure I had proof of this momentous encounter. Then I... more »

Louisiana Black Bear (Ursus americanus luteolus)

Let me tell you, this was one of my most exciting moments as a photographer!

I drove slowly down a gravel road through acres and acres of corn, cotton and soybeans toward the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. At one point I slowed to a crawl where a tree line bordering a drainage ditch intersected the road. I was looking for wildflowers in the ditch.

As I eased across the bridge over the drainage ditch and past the end of the tree line, a field of soybeans opened out to my right, and instantly I saw a dark blob with big rounded ears pointed at me on the edge of the field. I stopped and grabbed my camera with the 70-210 zoom already in place. Yes! It was a bear.

I fired off a couple of frames from a distance through my ultra-dusty windshield just to make sure I had proof of this momentous encounter. Then I eased closer. The bear went back to ripping down and eating tendrils of greenery. I stopped again, ran my windshield washer briefly and fired off a couple more frames through my not-quite-so-dirty windshield.

Then I eased my foot of the brake and rolled silently forward until I could power down the passenger side window. The bear looked my direction momentarily, then moved closer along the edge of the field. The first couple of frames I got through the open window are broadsides with the bear's head turned away feeding.

Then the bear sort of hunkered down at the edge of the field and I could see less of the body but it looked my way and put it's nose in the air. It did not occur to me immediately what was going on, but it should have because I have seen deer do this!

Three times the bear sniffed the air and three times I clicked. This is the third and the best. And at just that moment I realized that I had left my AC fan on--it was a blistering hot day. And the AC fan was blowing my scent out that open window. A split second after this shot, the bear got a good whiff and bolted into the field.

Louisiana Black Bear is on the threatened species list. The largest population in Louisiana is at the Tensas NWR. So I'm sharing this for #threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday, curated by +Anette Mossbacher, +Diego Cattaneo, +Sumit Sen & +Sandy Schepis. Also for #wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak. And for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion & +Andy Smith.___

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2014-08-27 00:01:59 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)

The Day I Saw a Bear!

So... yes, it's a bee on a thistle and his saddlebags are full of pollen, and this is your reminder that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! So don't forget to share your wildflowers in their natural habitat, and the story of getting the shot.

And of course it has nothing to do with #wildflowerwednesday, but the best story of Sunday afternoon's meandering drive home stopping to shoot along the way--for short periods because it was blistering hot--is that I saw a black bear, a real live black bear foraging along the edge of a field near the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. But I couldn't publish that photo for #wildflowerwednesday because it didn't have a single wildflower in it! So I'll post the bear later and tell the whole, exciting story. For now, enjoy this thistle and bee and get your wildflower shots ready!

The Day I Saw a Bear!

So... yes, it's a bee on a thistle and his saddlebags are full of pollen, and this is your reminder that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! So don't forget to share your wildflowers in their natural habitat, and the story of getting the shot.

And of course it has nothing to do with #wildflowerwednesday, but the best story of Sunday afternoon's meandering drive home stopping to shoot along the way--for short periods because it was blistering hot--is that I saw a black bear, a real live black bear foraging along the edge of a field near the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. But I couldn't publish that photo for #wildflowerwednesday because it didn't have a single wildflower in it! So I'll post the bear later and tell the whole, exciting story. For now, enjoy this thistle and bee and get your wildflower shots ready!___

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2014-08-26 03:07:46 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

I Moose-Heart +Sandra Parlow. Happy Birthday, darlin'!

I Moose-Heart +Sandra Parlow. Happy Birthday, darlin'!___

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2014-08-26 03:03:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Hah! I love the serendipity of my G+ stream. My shot on the right is a tuck load of soybeans pulling away from the edge of the field, on its way to--you guessed it--the local elevator.

Hah! I love the serendipity of my G+ stream. My shot on the right is a tuck load of soybeans pulling away from the edge of the field, on its way to--you guessed it--the local elevator.___

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2014-08-26 02:55:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Soybean Harvest

For my #LouisianaAgriculture series and for #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré. Also for #everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS, curated by +luca lancieri, +Annelies Jansen, +Barbara Manciulli, +Nynke B & +Boba Musura. Also for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, & +Howard Weitzel.

Soybean Harvest

For my #LouisianaAgriculture series and for #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré. Also for #everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS, curated by +luca lancieri, +Annelies Jansen, +Barbara Manciulli, +Nynke B & +Boba Musura. Also for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, & +Howard Weitzel.___

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2014-08-24 01:14:31 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

The Power of We

So.. +Larry Henley posted a photo of a hand on a sculpture in Woldenberg Park at the NOLA Museum of Art, reminding me that long ago, I had a ball getting acquainted with my brand new digital camera in the same place. Truth is, I wasn't very good with the camera yet. I hadn't a clue about shooting raw, and when I got the image onto my computer, I hadn't a clue how to manage pixels. But I kinda like this interpretation anyway!

For #hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art, curated by +Enrique Pelaez & +Sarah Sever. Also for #sepiasaturday +Sepia Saturday, curated by +Rene Stewart Jackson.

Also for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola; and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema.

The Power of We

So.. +Larry Henley posted a photo of a hand on a sculpture in Woldenberg Park at the NOLA Museum of Art, reminding me that long ago, I had a ball getting acquainted with my brand new digital camera in the same place. Truth is, I wasn't very good with the camera yet. I hadn't a clue about shooting raw, and when I got the image onto my computer, I hadn't a clue how to manage pixels. But I kinda like this interpretation anyway!

For #hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art, curated by +Enrique Pelaez & +Sarah Sever. Also for #sepiasaturday +Sepia Saturday, curated by +Rene Stewart Jackson.

Also for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola; and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema.___

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2014-08-23 23:49:13 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Needham's Skimmer (Libellula needhami)

This is a first of this species for me! Very exciting, and a very distinctive dragonfly. The gold veins in the wings are truly astonishing.

At #CameronPrairie for #odonatapoker by +viviane godenne, and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion & +Andy Smith.

Needham's Skimmer (Libellula needhami)

This is a first of this species for me! Very exciting, and a very distinctive dragonfly. The gold veins in the wings are truly astonishing.

At #CameronPrairie for #odonatapoker by +viviane godenne, and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion & +Andy Smith.___

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2014-08-23 01:38:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Cotton Bale Size

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard & +Steven Kennard. And for #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday, curated by +Mario Cerroni & +Linda Stokes.

Cotton Bale Size

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard & +Steven Kennard. And for #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday, curated by +Mario Cerroni & +Linda Stokes.___

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2014-08-23 00:41:14 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

At #GrossSavanne for #birdpoker H E R O N, curated by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

Also for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman; and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Andy Brown & +Mark Rayner.

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

At #GrossSavanne for #birdpoker H E R O N, curated by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

Also for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman; and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Andy Brown & +Mark Rayner.___

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2014-08-22 03:26:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Rock 'n Rope

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer. Also for #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly, curated by +Rosie Nixon & +Betty Manousos.

Rock 'n Rope

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer. Also for #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly, curated by +Rosie Nixon & +Betty Manousos.___

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2014-08-22 03:08:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

In a Zone

For #hqspstreetphotography +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto & +Daniel Grey.

In a Zone

For #hqspstreetphotography +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto & +Daniel Grey.___

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2014-08-21 03:54:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday so loves the wild orchids! Great find by +Dorothy Pugh.

A Yellow Fringed #Orchid that I saw growing wild by the side of a dirt road in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains (Mitchell County) yesterday:



#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +jon-paul Jones +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm
  #BTPFlowerPro - +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by  +Chandro Ji
#flowerpower curated by +Edith Kukla
#allthingsorange  curated by +Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelley 
#bellesphotos curated by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet
#dailydepthoffield curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig (+Daily Depth Of Field)
#naturephotography  curated by +Robert SKREINER ___ #wildflowerwednesday so loves the wild orchids! Great find by +Dorothy Pugh.

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2014-08-21 03:52:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

What a treat! Thanks from #wildflowerwednesday to +Minna Serula for this luscious peachy-pink beauty.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman

#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla

#flowercolors +//flower colors//

#naturephotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu___What a treat! Thanks from #wildflowerwednesday to +Minna Serula for this luscious peachy-pink beauty.

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2014-08-21 03:13:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Thanks for +Craig Lowary for this lovely member of the prolific Asteraceae. Nice contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

There are still some nice blooms in the Colorado Mountains.  Taken last weekend near Copper Mountain Resort.

#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Thanks for +Craig Lowary for this lovely member of the prolific Asteraceae. Nice contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

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2014-08-21 02:43:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2014-08-20 13:08:12 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

Lemon Beebalm (Monarda citriodora)

Where has this amazing plant been all my life? My wildflower book says it is pretty common. Why have I never seen it before? I don't know, but last Sunday I found a whole field of it! What a sight.

Once again, I had 30 minutes to spare before having to be at the Episcopal chapel at Grambling Univeristy, so I turned down a country road and soon came to a gravel road going into a wide cleared area under giant powerline pylons marching across country. I was so excited by what I saw that I went and conducted worship at the chapel, came back afterwards, changed clothes back out of sight from the road and spent an hour. I have dozens of photos of these amazing tiered flower heads in various stages of development. Does that one open floret not look like a viper poised to strike?

OK, I could go on and on about what else I found there,... more »

Lemon Beebalm (Monarda citriodora)

Where has this amazing plant been all my life? My wildflower book says it is pretty common. Why have I never seen it before? I don't know, but last Sunday I found a whole field of it! What a sight.

Once again, I had 30 minutes to spare before having to be at the Episcopal chapel at Grambling Univeristy, so I turned down a country road and soon came to a gravel road going into a wide cleared area under giant powerline pylons marching across country. I was so excited by what I saw that I went and conducted worship at the chapel, came back afterwards, changed clothes back out of sight from the road and spent an hour. I have dozens of photos of these amazing tiered flower heads in various stages of development. Does that one open floret not look like a viper poised to strike?

OK, I could go on and on about what else I found there, but right now all I have time for is reminding y'all that today is #wildflowerwednesday ! Come on and join the fun. Share your "wildflowers in their natural habitat" photos, and I'll be back kinda late this evening--after a day of teaching and and then being deacon at a special service in the early evening--to enjoy all your great stuff. Anyone else know Lemon Beebalm??? Don't forget to tag me, your curator, +Bette Kauffman.___

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2014-08-20 02:18:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

I have peered at the photo and read repeatedly Dennis Paulson's descriptions and distinguishing features. Did I get it right?

Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)

Happy Birthday, +Sumit Sen!

Carolina and Red Saddlebags are pretty hard to distinguish, but I'm pretty sure this is T. carolina. Hope you're having a fabulous day, friend.___I have peered at the photo and read repeatedly Dennis Paulson's descriptions and distinguishing features. Did I get it right?

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2014-08-20 02:12:25 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)

Happy Birthday, +Sumit Sen!

Carolina and Red Saddlebags are pretty hard to distinguish, but I'm pretty sure this is T. carolina. Hope you're having a fabulous day, friend.

Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)

Happy Birthday, +Sumit Sen!

Carolina and Red Saddlebags are pretty hard to distinguish, but I'm pretty sure this is T. carolina. Hope you're having a fabulous day, friend.___

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2014-08-19 03:52:34 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

Lemon Beebalm (Mondarda citriodora)

For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR and +Den Bassi.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

Lemon Beebalm (Mondarda citriodora)

For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR and +Den Bassi.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.___

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2014-08-15 01:47:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday is delighted to share this splash of sunlight by +Craig Lowary!

Wildflower season is still in full swing in the Colorado mountains!

For #wildflowerwednesday   curated by +Bette Kauffman  ___ #wildflowerwednesday is delighted to share this splash of sunlight by +Craig Lowary!

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2014-08-13 03:14:17 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Tall Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)?

It's time for #wildflowerwednesday ! And this post is a continuation of last week's. For those of you who missed it, I had 30 minutes to spare on my way between Pollock and Grayson, La. last Tuesday. So I pulled off into the Catahoula Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest at a spot I had never visited before. I found a forest access road (read "unimproved") to pull a few yards into, whipped on a t-shirt and found three different species of Blazing Star within yards of my car. I think this one is Liatris aspera because of the globose shape of the top of the spike. But I'm not sure. So all of you experts out there, please weigh in! BTW, the leaves were skinny and mostly basal.

So share your wildflower shots tonight and tomorrow! Be sure to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, the curator, +Bette Kauffman. Another... more »

Tall Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)?

It's time for #wildflowerwednesday ! And this post is a continuation of last week's. For those of you who missed it, I had 30 minutes to spare on my way between Pollock and Grayson, La. last Tuesday. So I pulled off into the Catahoula Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest at a spot I had never visited before. I found a forest access road (read "unimproved") to pull a few yards into, whipped on a t-shirt and found three different species of Blazing Star within yards of my car. I think this one is Liatris aspera because of the globose shape of the top of the spike. But I'm not sure. So all of you experts out there, please weigh in! BTW, the leaves were skinny and mostly basal.

So share your wildflower shots tonight and tomorrow! Be sure to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, the curator, +Bette Kauffman. Another semester began today so life is more than crazed, but I'll be along in the evening. Share only your own work and wildflowers in their natural habitat, please.___

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2014-08-11 22:51:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Echo

At #TheQuarry for #dofmonday +DOFMonday, curated by +Mark Hall, +Mara Acoma, +Nigel Smith & +Alan Gurling.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

Echo

At #TheQuarry for #dofmonday +DOFMonday, curated by +Mark Hall, +Mara Acoma, +Nigel Smith & +Alan Gurling.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.___

2014-08-09 14:25:43 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Latin Experience

This story is woefully incomplete. I was in the Dominican Republic for 10 days in 2011. I shared many of those photos on Facebook and a few on my blog, Coming to Terms. G+ used those on the blog to create this story and it makes me really wish I'd have posted more of the photos! Nevertheless, I'm happy to share a story that gives a peek into another part of my life. Thanks, G+. (But I still wish we had more ability to create and edit stories!)

Latin Experience

This story is woefully incomplete. I was in the Dominican Republic for 10 days in 2011. I shared many of those photos on Facebook and a few on my blog, Coming to Terms. G+ used those on the blog to create this story and it makes me really wish I'd have posted more of the photos! Nevertheless, I'm happy to share a story that gives a peek into another part of my life. Thanks, G+. (But I still wish we had more ability to create and edit stories!)___

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2014-08-09 13:55:14 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)

Look out! He's a scout!

For a real theme, #birdsinflight +Birds In Flight, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Andy Brown & +Jan Glasziou Rainbird.

Also for #notatheme #seagullbuttsaturday #splatterday , NOT curated by the #gulluminati , otherwise known as +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, +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.... more »

Look out! He's a scout!

For a real theme, #birdsinflight +Birds In Flight, curated by +Suzi Harr, +Andy Brown & +Jan Glasziou Rainbird.

Also for #notatheme #seagullbuttsaturday #splatterday , NOT curated by the #gulluminati , otherwise known as +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, +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.___

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2014-08-09 05:05:33 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaia)

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

Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaia)

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

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2014-08-09 01:18:00 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Toehold

I know it's not Sunday yet, but it's close, so I will tag this for #rustysunday +RustySunday, curated by +Rene Bechard & +Gary Posner.

Toehold

I know it's not Sunday yet, but it's close, so I will tag this for #rustysunday +RustySunday, curated by +Rene Bechard & +Gary Posner.___

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2014-08-09 00:35:40 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Pulling Ranks

This was my D E P T H entry for July in +Levi Moore's #12rulesproject . Today I am pleased to share it for #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard & +Steven Kennard, and for #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday, curated by +Mario Cerroni & +Linda Stokes.

Pulling Ranks

This was my D E P T H entry for July in +Levi Moore's #12rulesproject . Today I am pleased to share it for #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard & +Steven Kennard, and for #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday, curated by +Mario Cerroni & +Linda Stokes.___

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2014-08-07 03:51:14 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

I'm very late to my own party this week! I was on the road all day yesterday, and didn't even post a reminder about #wildflowerwednesday . Nevertheless, faithful participators came through and I have reshared the best of the bunch. Enjoy!

Here's my own contribution. Yesterday afternoon about 4 p.m. I was driving north on Highway 165 just north of Pollock, La. The Catahoula Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest borders the highway on the west, and I spied a state road going into the forest. I had about 30 minutes to spare between commitments and my camera on the seat beside me!

About a quarter mile in, there was a service road into the forest where I could handily park. Within 30 yards of my car, I found three distinct species of Blazing Star. This one was the largest and most plentiful. The big one in... more »

Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

I'm very late to my own party this week! I was on the road all day yesterday, and didn't even post a reminder about #wildflowerwednesday . Nevertheless, faithful participators came through and I have reshared the best of the bunch. Enjoy!

Here's my own contribution. Yesterday afternoon about 4 p.m. I was driving north on Highway 165 just north of Pollock, La. The Catahoula Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest borders the highway on the west, and I spied a state road going into the forest. I had about 30 minutes to spare between commitments and my camera on the seat beside me!

About a quarter mile in, there was a service road into the forest where I could handily park. Within 30 yards of my car, I found three distinct species of Blazing Star. This one was the largest and most plentiful. The big one in the middle there is as tall as I am!

In 30 minutes, I took 55 photos! Besides Blazing Star, I'll have Ironweed, Rosinweed, Winged Sumac, Thoroughwort and Goldenrod to share!___

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2014-08-07 03:19:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

+Bob Danley came up with one of my favorites this week! Thanks for bringing Lady's Tresses to #wildflowerwednesday once again.

#wildflowerwednesday  - Hooded Lady's Tresses
Spiranthes romanzoffiana blooming in wet meadow at about 5,500 foot elevation of the Bitterroot Mountains.

Natural History Notes: Now is a good time to be looking for these plants in mountainous areas. Restricted to moist soil habitats, therefore local in distribution. There are 25 species of Lady's Tresses in the US. This species (up to 16" in height) is also found in Ireland where it is called "Irish Ladies-Tresses" (Sanders 2003). This genus of orchid is dependent on bumblebees for pollination. The bees visit the
flowers from the bottom up. So, the oldest flowers on the bottom get pollinated from the youngest flowers (only give pollen not receive yet!) on the top of the spiral stem. +Bette Kauffman 
#nature   #orchid  ___+Bob Danley came up with one of my favorites this week! Thanks for bringing Lady's Tresses to #wildflowerwednesday once again.

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2014-08-07 03:11:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

A rose by any other name... Here's a real beauty from +Steele Wotkyns!

Here's a major #wildflowerwednesday  highlight from our #nativelandscaping   #garden  in Flagstaff. Potentilla thurberi, Thurber's cinquefoil or scarlet cinquefoil, is among our favorites. From the Rose family, Rosaceae, you see some color variation in our gorgeous plants growing in both the front and back. With its dark scarlet petals, P. thurberi is a spectacular late-summer blooming addition to the shade garden.[in Field Guide to Forest & Mountain Plants of Northern Arizona, Springer, Daniels, Nazaire, NAU, 2009]. all photos: (c)2014 S. Wotkyns___A rose by any other name... Here's a real beauty from +Steele Wotkyns!

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2014-08-07 03:10:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday appreciates learning that Lotus flower will grow way up north by Lake Erie! Thanks, +Steve Latsch!

An American Lotus flower growing near the shore of Lake Erie.

http://www.stevelatsch.photography/Marblehead/i-DkpGSj8

#wildflowerphotography   #wildflowerwednesday   #wildflower   #naturephotography  ___ #wildflowerwednesday appreciates learning that Lotus flower will grow way up north by Lake Erie! Thanks, +Steve Latsch!

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2014-08-07 03:01:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Love the intensity of Rose-Pink! Excellent contribution to #wildflowerwednesday   from +Terrie Gray.

I saw these pretty little flowers out of the corner of my eye and had to make my sister stop the car so I could get the photo. Common Rose-Pink in Washington National Forest, Virginia.

#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 
member of www.besttopphotographer.com
#allthingspink  +All Things Pink  +Barbara Sheeskin
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
#promotephotography  +Promote Photography 
#hqspflowers  +HQSP Flowers 
#breakfastclub  +Breakfast Club +Gemma Costa ___Love the intensity of Rose-Pink! Excellent contribution to #wildflowerwednesday   from +Terrie Gray.

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2014-08-07 02:58:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Here's a fascinating contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +Eric Hunt. Delicate color but the leaves look fierce!

Loeseliastrum matthewsii

Species from California and Nevada

Common name: Desert Calico

Photographed in the Alabama Hills, outside Lone Pine, California

#nativeplants   #california   #desert
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Here's a fascinating contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +Eric Hunt. Delicate color but the leaves look fierce!

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2014-08-07 02:35:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Here's a beauty by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber! Great contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

Prince's Plume
Stanleya pinnata

With my new job in the urban part of Oregon, I haven't taken any photos in weeks.  Here's one from the Red Rock country of Moab for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Here's a beauty by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber! Great contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

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2014-08-05 03:12:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)

Tattered

At #HorseshoeLake for #macromonday, curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau, who is currently jumping around out west! Also for #odonatapoker and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

It is a Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis, male) and I assume it is old. It could still fly, and did, but also perched a lot. Dragonflies do not live a long time in their mature stage and I'm guessing this one was about done.

Tattered

At #HorseshoeLake for #macromonday, curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau, who is currently jumping around out west! Also for #odonatapoker and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde & +Stefanie Schächtel.

It is a Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis, male) and I assume it is old. It could still fly, and did, but also perched a lot. Dragonflies do not live a long time in their mature stage and I'm guessing this one was about done.___

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2014-08-02 04:20:24 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

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2014-08-02 04:19:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Punkster

Punkster___

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2014-08-01 20:41:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Again resharing for maximum eyeballs....

One suggestion from yesterday's post is an e-book. Here's a 2-page spread with lots of comments on it. Those of you using laptops and tablets, is this readable? Does it work at the scale of an e-book?___Again resharing for maximum eyeballs....

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2014-08-01 04:13:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Resharing to make sure as many people as possible see this....

Making progress, but....

As I've continued to work on the WATERLINE mock-up/book proposal, I have also been looking into self-publishing. Frankly, it is kind of discouraging. Many online self-publishers do not do landscape formats at all, and this book must be a landscape format. It simply will not work in a vertical format.

Blurb and Lulu both have a 13 x 11, which is perfect and that's how I'm laying it out. However......., big question: What will people pay for this book?

"Print on demand" is the most expensive way possible to buy a book. No economies of scale. No quantity discounts, or only small ones if you buy two books. Right now, the Blurb plug-in is telling me that the 35-page mock-up/proposal will cost $65@ to purchase to send to publishers.

Ok, so I'm going to do that. I'm probably going to buy at least 5 to send to publishers. But frankly, I don't have much faith in publishers. I sent out book proposals for this project 3 years ago and got nothing but rejections. Of course, those proposals weren't mock-ups, so maybe they didn't understand what they were rejecting.

But at this rate, the final book--which I envisioned to be about 150 pages--is going to cost almost $300 POD. No one will pay that. I'll have to scale it back significantly. And maybe that's the answer.

For me to purchase a few hundred copies to sell via the web, G+, FB and so forth would require thousands of dollars up front, which I don't have. But of course, scaling it back to many fewer pages would help that as well.

Bottom line: Any thoughts any of you dear friends have about: 1) book length, 2) publishers who might love it, 3) how much you/others would be willing to pay for it... I would so appreciate hearing from you!

And, BTW, I now have a pdf of the 35 pages. I might do screen captures of every spread and post them here so you can see the whole thing, but... that would be 17 posts and I sure don't want to spam folks.___Resharing to make sure as many people as possible see this....

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2014-07-31 23:08:09 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

Mood, Foggy

Sure could use a day of it!

For #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox & 110336976038750891860.

Mood, Foggy

Sure could use a day of it!

For #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy & +Lammert Doddema. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox & 110336976038750891860.___

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2014-07-30 22:32:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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