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Bette Kauffman has been at 2 events

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Jeff Smith59,843Welcome 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 Fortin24,232Whatever 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+

Bette Kauffman has been shared in 180 public circles

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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 21:50:1448610652140CC 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 11:03:341446511CC G+
Cristian Bianchi33,034About photography and more .. #photography   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-05-24 20:04:59229451158CC 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+
Trang Hạ1,038please 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 07:15:23501217CC 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 02:52:26501235CC 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 01:38:4141912164173CC 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 21:43:03185401031CC 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 18:42:55147251426CC 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 04:38:3138312661163CC 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 21:57:5832811174136CC 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 03:06:3237613277162CC 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 14:57:23303281537CC 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 20:54:40396454189333CC 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 02:02:59453482472CC 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 19:08:56371442178316CC 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 10:29:00460422468CC 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 22:10:43455865057CC 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 08:49:02435281825CC 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 20:22:50351415170329CC 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 12:02:214831144866CC 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 13:56:32467231628CC 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+
Georgia Mizuleva1,739Very Creative People Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #circle  2013-12-21 23:26:22470161223CC G+
Trever McGhee39,572****Update  (。◕‿◕。) Thanks to the amazing people within this circle who have shared a circle with me in it and especially the ones who've shared this circle for it has allowed me to pass the 40,000 follower mark. Making it very exciting for our event this April where we show a million kids that they can make a difference...if they +Take2seconds  to smile ~ to share a positive thought ~ to creating art that will leave a lasting impact. Every new follower engages sponsors calculators to invest...so that we can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  +Take2seconds to share this circle and to thank you I'll add you to the next one,  you're the link to person within six degrees that could follow us or share one of our circles so that I can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  to add this circle of extraordinary people like I did, they've gone out of their way to support others with their circle shares and posts.+Take2seconds to smile  (。◕‿◕。)There's someone for everyone to follow within this circle.Add the entire circle and watch your stream come alive with amazing posts for a week. At the end of the week keep the ones that inspired you and return the rest for another time. (。◕‿◕。)Thank you in advance for everyone who shares this circle.Every new follower engages our sponsors calculators in the level their able to invest in our projects to save lives..our project to engage a million kids.#Thursdaysharedcircle   #fridaysharedcircle #sundaysharedcircle #saturdaysharedcircle #mondaysharedcircle #tuesdaysharedcircle #wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare 2013-12-02 02:20:2149620792144CC G+

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2014-07-05 14:21:42 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 83 +1s)

Red-Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

So... these guys will hang out anywhere there's food, but this one was hanging out at a marsh on a windy day! #pintailwildlifetrail #CameronParishLa  

For #birdpoker Marsh Birds by +Phil Armishaw.

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

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2014-07-05 14:21:42 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 83 +1s)

Red-Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

So... these guys will hang out anywhere there's food, but this one was hanging out at a marsh on a windy day! #pintailwildlifetrail #CameronParishLa  

For #birdpoker Marsh Birds by +Phil Armishaw.

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

Most plusones: 83

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2014-07-05 14:21:42 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 83 +1s)

Red-Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

So... these guys will hang out anywhere there's food, but this one was hanging out at a marsh on a windy day! #pintailwildlifetrail #CameronParishLa  

For #birdpoker Marsh Birds by +Phil Armishaw.

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

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2014-07-23 00:18:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Uncommon Beauty

Oh, lovely evening primrose, I cannot resist you! No matter how many thousands I see along the roadsides of the south on a summer's day, I will never tire of your loveliness, nor fail, what at all possible, to whip out a camera!

This Oenothera speciosa, however, was photographed in the #AtchafalayaBasin , one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the world. And I took this on a jaunt by myself down a gravel road that runs along the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Preserve, a vast lowland that I dare not venture too far into alone. So I drove along the edge and walked in short distances where I safely could. And of the many blooms, I chose this one to photograph because I was struck by the striking regularity of the pink band around the petals. Most are not that definitive.

#wildflowerwednesday fans, time to trot out your wildflowers in their... more »

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2014-07-22 04:41:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Tonight's challenge: Formatting text in InDesign... and it took me awhile to figure out but it goes much better to do most of the formatting in MS Word first then import. Fancy that!

Also struggling a bit with how much writing should be in the book. I have a lot to say about this work. But I've been so invested in it for so long, it is hard to know what others might want to read!

This essay, "WATERLINE: asking visually," is about photography. It's not quite 2000 words. If anyone is interested in reading the whole thing and giving me feedback... well, wow! I'd absolutely love that. Let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.

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2014-07-20 20:35:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Die neigt sich die Stunde und rührt mich an

The hour is striking so close above me,
so clear and sharp,
that all my senses ring with it.
I feel it now: there's a power in me
to grasp and give shape to my world.

I know that nothing has ever been real
without my beholding it.
All becoming has needed me.
My looking ripens things
and they come toward me, to meet and be met.

--Rainer Maria Rilke, as translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy

#iphoneography

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2014-07-20 15:26:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

A little more progress. Here's a complete 2-page spread. This morning I'm worrying about proportion. I'm using Blurbs 13 x 11 landscape format. To keep the photos as large as possible and fit in as many viewer responses as possible, the pages end up pretty covered with "stuff." But of course, this is how most of the panels of the original exhibit look at this point in time. But I'm concerned about readability.....

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2014-07-19 01:18:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

Fade Gently, Darlings

Another moment of beauty. Feeling bad that I didn't photograph the Echinacea purpurea in my front yard while they were fresh, but they're still beautiful and I needed to procrastinate for a few minutes today. As +Keith Bacon says, necessary to counter all the stupidity in the world with random acts of beauty.

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2014-07-18 22:59:58 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Come to the Edge

Feeling the intensity this week and turning to momentary acts of beauty for relief. This is a Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on Vervain (Verbena bonariensis).

At #AllenAcres for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette, and for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman & +Kiki Nelson. I know, you can't see much of the flower but didn't someone say butterflies are self-propelled flowers?

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2014-07-17 04:28:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Book Pages 2 & 3

It's taking shape! The software window you see here is Adobe InDesign. The blue and red lines & boxes will not appear in the final product. Photographing the comments and processing them through Photoshop is very labor intensive, but I think it is the only way to do it.

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2014-07-17 02:19:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Hidden Happiness
One more wildflower picture to close out the day. Here's a big patch of echinacea (coneflower) from the great northern states. My first contribution to #wildflowerwednesday  by the very sweet and talented +Bette Kauffman 
If you click the hashtag #wildflowerwednesday   you will find every #wildflower  around the world.

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2014-07-17 02:10:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

The Power Of Now -- Rocky Mountain National Park
“More and more I find I want to be living in a Big Here and a Long Now.”
-- Brian Eno

Spring wildflowers on a grassy slope in the Rocky Mountains...

========================= « § » =========================

For #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman, and #COPhotoWedneday curated by +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit, and +Stan Showalter, and +Whatever Wednesday!!! / #WhateverWednesday, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing, and #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk and +Dominik Horvath, and +FLOWER POWER / #FlowerPower, curated by +Edith Kukla, and +//flower colors// curated by +angelic labru, and #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde, and #Macro4All by +Bill Urwin... more »

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2014-07-17 02:08:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday  - Beargrass
Encountered a small stand of flowering Xerophyllum tenax on Blue Mountain recently.

Natural History Notes: Though grasslike, this plant is related to Lillies. The flower head "cylinder" is atop a stalk 3-5 feet tall; interestingly it does not flower every year. Mountain meadows filled with flowering Beargrass are a sight to behold. Native Americans use the long, toothed leaves to create watertight baskets. The center of distribution is the Pacific Northwest. +Bette Kauffman 
#nature   #beauty  

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2014-07-16 18:58:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Happy birthday, +Irene Kato!

Went snooping on that other social network and learned.... ta da! Today is +Irene Kato's birthday! Here's a little Hawaiian ginger for a spicy southern girl!

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2014-07-16 18:47:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-07-16 17:25:40 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

UnIDentified Wild Flowers
Captured on Sunday morning near Kasauli, in the hills of Solan District of the W. Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh, N. India; not very far from Chandigarh
[For those who wish to "Reshare" my posts, you would be well advised to read the Warning in my Profile before doing so, as I will Block anyone who reshares other than "Publicly"]

For #WildflowerWednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
For #HQSPFlowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm and +Dominik Horvath
For #PurpleCircle  +PurpleCircle curated by +Lynn Langmade +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown and +Alexis Coram 
For #DailyDepthOfField +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong 

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2014-07-16 17:18:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Poppies! 
#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman

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2014-07-16 17:15:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Monarda fistulosa is putting on a real show this summer with all the rain that we have had in the Ohio Valley. This is a patch that I found on the back roads on my way to Miami Whitewater Forest.
Another reason that Monarda thrives in our area is that it is in the mint family, so deer will not eat it.... Deer do not like to eat plants with a strong taste or odor....they will eat just about anything else!
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  

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2014-07-16 17:11:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Antirrhinum kelloggii

Species from California and Baja Mexico

Common name: Climbing Snapdragon, Lax Snapdragon, Twining Snapdragon

This plant starts out like any other annual - with a nondescript vegetative growth phase. But when it blooms - it sends up a very long vine that quickly climbs into the surrounding shrubs.Every few inches a lateral set of blooms appears on the vine, attracting a pollinator with every breeze that passes.

Photographed on the Balconies Cliffs Trail, Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California

#nativeplants   #california   #snapdragon   #pinnaclesnationalpark  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman 

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2014-07-16 17:05:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Washington Lily

Ironically, this wildflower is not found in the State of Washington!  We keep 'em all here in Oregon...

It's named after Martha Washington, not the state.  It grows in old clearcuts and whatnot here in the Oregon Cascades, and a bit into northern California.  But not in Washington.

For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman.  Click on the photo for more info.

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2014-07-16 14:32:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Dear G+ Friends:

I have made a G+ page for the book project I'm working on. The book is based on WATERLINE: an interactive photo installation, my telling of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans by focusing on the flood lines left behind. I'll use this page to tell the story of the exhibit and mark the progress of the book. Hope y'all will stop by and plus the page! And thanks. bjk

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2014-07-16 14:29:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Happy Birthday, Maki!

Couldn't find any RED so HOT PINK will have to do.

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2014-07-16 14:18:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday  

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2014-07-16 03:36:05 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Dear G+ Friends:

I have made a G+ page for the book project I'm working on. The book is based on WATERLINE: an interactive photo installation, my telling of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans by focusing on the flood lines left behind. I'll use this page to tell the story of the exhibit and mark the progress of the book. Hope y'all will stop by and plus the page! And thanks. bjk

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2014-07-15 21:23:03 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Longleaf Pine Sapling (Pinus palustris)

In the #KisatchieNationalForest for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allen Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

The southeastern coast of the U.S. once held vast acres of longleaf pine, a fire-resistant, slow-growth tree that can live hundreds of years and grow very tall and straight, and that creates excellent habitat for plant and animal diversity. Over-harvesting for wood and other ship-building products has reduced longleaf forests to about 3% of what they once were (Wikipedia). The Kisatchie National Forest in western Louisiana is a treasure in part because the National Forest Service is encouraging the return of the longleaf pine.

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2014-07-15 20:49:29 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Hoary Pea (Tephrosia spicata)

Somehow "hoary" pea seems an unfair name for this delicate little orchid-like flower! But that is what it is, and in bloom among the pines all over higher ground at #CootersBog in #KisatchieNationalForest when I was there in late June. They are small, so getting down on your knees is mandatory for a decent macro. I have a batch, so expect more of these!

And don't forget that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday and I, +Bette Kauffman, your curator, look forward to seeing your wildflowers in their natural habitat. I rarely ask to be plus-mentioned, but this is one time I do! BTW, +Steele Wotkyns has already kicked things off with some lovely yellow yarrow, but I won't tell if you won't! See you tomorrow.

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2014-07-15 02:16:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Growing Old Gracefully

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

And 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.

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2014-07-15 01:17:35 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Rambur's Forktail (Ischnura ramburii)

At #LakeMartin for #macromonday , which seems to not have a subtheme today, which gives me an opportunity to share this damselfly macro I forgot I had! Curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

Also for #odonatapoker ; and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Chandro Ji, +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler & +Albert Vuvu Konde; and for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.

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2014-07-14 23:33:47 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)

Rambur's Forktail (Ischnura ramburii)

At #LakeMartin for #macromonday , which seems to not have a subtheme today, which gives me an opportunity to share this damselfly macro I forgot I had! Curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

Also for #odonatapoker ; and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Chandro Ji, +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler & +Albert Vuvu Konde; and for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.

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2014-07-14 04:17:46 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

Red Hawk Fledglings

So... not a great photo but I love it anyway! This red hawk nest was very, very high in this cedar tree. I don't have the lens power to reach it well, and we could not maneuver the boat to an angle that would allow me to get the faces of both birds. Nevertheless, I got a sharp enough focus to blow this one up quite a bit and there they are: Two fledglings with some wing and breast feathers but fuzz on their heads!

At #LakeMartin for #birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

And for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen, and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Philippe Avenel, +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner & +Andy Brown.

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2014-07-13 03:50:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Silver-Sided Skipper on Louisiana Vetch

#thisonesforme #thisonesforyou  

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2014-07-13 01:30:40 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Life Print

This is a wall of a building in San Domingo, La Republica Dominicana, built out of the skeletons of dead animals--coral, that is.

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler. And for #abstractsinnature +Abstracts In Nature, curated by +Beth Akerman.

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2014-07-12 23:18:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

At Rest

Flamingos remind me of +Lee Daniels.

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2014-07-11 01:20:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Glimpses: Chicago Sun-Times

Because I need a city fix.....

For #urbanthursday +Urban Thursday, curated by +Laurent Chades.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza, +Nader El Assy, +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley & +Dorothy Pugh.

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2014-07-11 00:47:46 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Synchronicity

For #underwaterthursday +Underwater Thursday, curated by +Kjetil Greger Pedersen, +Snekker Anders, +Beat Gretler, +Terrie Gray, & +Scotty Graham.

And for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Alejandro J. Soto & +Andy Smith.

#scannedslides  

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2014-07-10 12:15:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

OMG, I forgot it's #wildflowerwednesday !  Curated by +Bette Kauffman of course.

Here's a late entry:  Salal (Gaultheria shallon) photographed right outside my door the other day.  Click on the photo for more detail.

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2014-07-10 02:55:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Siankärsämö / common yarrow /  Achillea millefolium 

For #wildflowerwednesday  by +Bette Kauffman 
#wildflowers   #wildflowerphotography  

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2014-07-10 02:53:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday  - Giant Pinedrops
Only the upper quarter of Pterosprora andromedea is pictured, totem pole-like it can get as tall as three feet.

Natural History Notes: A dramatic and bizarre plant; it is a perennial with no chlorophyll or leaves! Nutrients are from decayed plant material on forest floor. Scattered plants are commonly found walking coniferous forests of central/western Montana. 
Reference: Schiemann 2005. 
Original discovery was totally serendipitous…a what the heck moment :-)
+Bette Kauffman  #nature  

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2014-07-10 02:47:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Poppy after the rain - #wildflowers   #rain  
+WaterDropWednesday #WaterDropWednesday curated by +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht +Teresa Linstead and +Valerij Karpinchik
+HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Larry Henley +Anja Wessels +Tamam Newman +Kawthar A +Mark HELM +Michael Thomas Jeppesen +Eric Delcour +Sime Wareham #hqspflowers
#macro4all  +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +Chandro Ji
#BTPMacroPro - +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann , +Chandro Ji
#wetwednesday  +Jen Baptist 
#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 
#macroaddicts  +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron 

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2014-07-10 02:45:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Sabatia angularis

Species from eastern North America below the Great Lakes

Common name: rose-gentian

Photographed at Terre Noir Natural Area, Clark County, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #wildflowers   #wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman 

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2014-07-10 02:42:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

For #wildflowerwednesday  this week it's an oft-encountered  #flower  -- Black-eyed Susan -- Rudbeckia sp. According to American Meadows, this one has significant lore and naming pedigree: Who was Black-Eyed Susan?... Well, no one’s sure, but the legend says it all comes from an Old English poem of the post-Elizabethan era entitled simply, “Black-Eyed Susan,” written by a very famous poet of the day named John Gay, 1685-1732... The genus name for all Black-Eyed Susans is Rudbeckia.  It’s for the Rudbecks, a very famous Swedish father and son both named Olof. ... One of his best-known students was another Swedish scientist, Carolus Linneaus, the man who devised our system of plant nomenclature.  So it’s no surprise that Linneaus gave the name “Rudbeckia” to this important group of plants...  And a modern descendant of the Rudbecks is Alfred Nobel, originator of the Nobel Prizes. So it’s safe to say ... more »

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2014-07-10 02:41:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Ohio Spiderwort  Tradescantia ohiosis is a midwestern species that has smooth flower stalks and bracts. I found this one in the Miami Whitewater Wetland Preserve at the Indiana-Ohio border.
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  

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2014-07-10 02:38:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)

A male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) on the shore of Jordan Lake, Chatham County, North Carolina, yesterday:




#wingsofbutterflies curated by +Cicely Robin Laing and +Sharon Jeannette
#inpraiseofpollinators curated by +Dusty Gedge
#buggyfriday +Buggy Friday Curators +Ray Bilcliff and +Dorothy Pugh 
#BTPMacroPro - +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann , +Chandro Ji
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
+Macro4All curated by  +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen #Macro4All
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray
#macromaniacs for +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) created by +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and+... more »

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2014-07-10 01:48:31 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)

Ditch Stalker (Great Blue Heron [Ardea herodias])

For #wadingbirdwednesday +Wading Bird Wednesday , curated by +Ray Bilcliff & +Sherry McBriar.

And for #birdgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

And for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Philippe Avenel, +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner & +Andy Brown.

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2014-07-09 16:03:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Winter, Philadelphia

For #windowwednesday +#Window Wednesday, cutated by +Cheryl Cooper, +J.J. Bentley & +Jules Falk Hunter.

And for #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong & +Joutarou Zin.

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2014-07-09 15:50:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday  

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2014-07-09 02:55:45 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)

So... I was driving south on Highway 27, also known as the #CreoleNatureTrail . My goal is to reach the Gulf of Mexico at Cameron, La., and I did. But of course I stopped along the way. The second place I stopped was a little drainage canal that I could access by a small side road. I've had good luck shooting dragon flies at drainage canals, and I was not disappointed here. But I also had a nasty encounter with fire ants. It had rained the previous day, and so they were active. I stepped too close to a mound and next thing you know, my right knee is on fire. By the time I got my pants OFF, I had four big nasty bites in an arc across my right knee and one on my ankle. Well... I treated the bites with hand disinfectant, which burned when I put it on but it stopped the itching. And a few minutes after getting my pants back on, I walked up on these. It was... more »

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2014-07-09 02:23:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

I wish I had me a river to skate away on.

(RIVER ~ JONI MITCHELL ~ (Lyrics))

For #lyricallyinspired +Lyrically Inspired, and for #bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday, curated by +Clare Bambers.

Also for #hqspnight +HQSP Night, curated by +Dirk Müller & +Nico Kaiser. And 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.

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2014-07-08 12:52:25 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Silver Lining

+Shelly Gunderson & +Maria Blosser seem to have started a mini-theme for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, so I am following suit! Curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allen Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Also for #hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other, curated by +Daniel Taylor, +Joakim Hagen Abrahami, +Stefanie Schächtel & +Wayne Lu.

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2014-07-08 04:10:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Green-Eyed Lady

For #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette.

Also for #hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other, curated by +Daniel Taylor, +Joakim Hagen Abrahami, +Stefanie Schächtel & +Wayne Lu.

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2014-07-07 01:52:30 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

2 or 3

For #leadinglinesmonday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis.

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2014-07-05 18:32:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

How to know you're in a swamp: You sense eyeballs lookin' atcha.

On #pintailwildlifetrail , #CameronParishLa, for #swampysaturday +Swampy Saturday, curated by +Gail Beerman, +Ray Bilcliff & +Dorma Wiggin.

Also for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion & +Andy Smith.

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2014-07-05 14:21:42 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 83 +1s)

Red-Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

So... these guys will hang out anywhere there's food, but this one was hanging out at a marsh on a windy day! #pintailwildlifetrail #CameronParishLa  

For #birdpoker Marsh Birds by +Phil Armishaw.

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

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