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Tarun Bhushan has been at 8 events

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Drink and Click™ SYD312 Hi all!Come join us for a +Drink and Click™ SYD welcome our out of town guests +Michael Bonocore and +Tessa Kit Zawadzki :) Let's show them the magic of our harbour at twilight and some awesome pubs!!+Michael Bonocore is an international superstar +SmugMug ger and +The Giving Lens photographer (I'm secretly jealous, well, not so secretly hehe). Check out his website here: http://www.michaelbonocore.com/+Ana Andres and +Andy Yee have prepared an rough itinerary around the Rocks. As usual this is subject to change depending of what we feel like doing on the day so feel free to call me (Ana) at 0405 116 233 if you can't find us, I'll try to keep the event updated :)4pm - Drinks and/or dinner at the rooftop bar of the Glenmore Hotel (96 Cumberland St, https://goo.gl/maps/lmDRk)5.30pm - Photowalk around the Rocks to capture blue hour (most likely head down to Circular Quay for a stunning view of the Sydney Opera House).Afterwards - Go to another pub (maybe the Australian? or the Argyle?) for some more drinks, chatting and fun!I hope to see you all there!!Cheers,+Ana Andres PS.This month's chapter wide challenge is "Blue/GoldeDrink and Click Sydney welcomes Michael Bonocore2014-07-01 16:00:0024G+
Ali Sadreddini31,869Last SydBD photowalk of the year We're catching up for a afternoon shoot on the Friday the 20th of December 2013. Location to be confirmed (somewhere in the city). I'm hoping a lot of you can make it as it is towards the end of the year and work is slowing down, especially on a Friday afternoon. Leave us comments here with your questions if any. We will be Stopping at a Bar somewhere during this time for a few drinks and dinner if anyone is hungry. Thanks Guys Hope to see you thereTGIF - Meet + Drink + Shoot + Enjoy2013-12-20 06:00:0011G+
Virtual Photo Walks™4,095,109http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/watch-us-live/The International Fleet Review and Fireworks Spectacular2013-10-05 19:00:0088G+
Ben Fewtrell2,892Ben Fewtrell from www.on3legs.com  and Rob from Photography Hot Spots www.photographyhotspots.com.au are hosting the 2nd anniversary G+ PhotoWALK in Sydney... We have broken this walk into two parts, the first part is an early start for those that like to get up early to shoot sunrise, we will be meeting outside of Luna Park next to the Milsons Point Ferry wharf at 6am and making our way around to Jeffrey Street Wharf at Kirribilli where will meet those of you that want to sleep in! At 8:30am the walk will continue back to the starting point of Luna Park where it will conclude. Everyone of all skill levels is welcome… as usual with my PhotoWALKS it does not matter what type of camera you have, even your smart phone will do the trick! #G+2yearanniversary SYDNEY G+ 2 year anniversary Worldwide PhotoWALK2013-06-28 22:00:0047G+
Jeff Smith59,843Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13. The theme for this week is I've got the music in meAgain this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy.Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way.___________________________UPLOADINGThe event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before.Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.This is a Public event open to all.Any questions, again please check the FAQs.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48131G+
Drink and Click™ SYD312Hi Sydney Drink and Clickers!!Who would like to join me for some fireworks at Darling Harbour Fireworks and a drink or two (or three or four...) starting at the Pontoon Bar, where they also have 10$ meals.+Steve Reddock   is helping me organise this event and I hope to see many of you there, no excuses!! :) I'm looking forward to it :)Cheers,+Ana Andres Drink and Click Sydney - Darling Harbour2013-04-06 18:00:0039G+
Elia Locardi2,160,735Hello Sydney! The heat wave is over so let's have some fun! Exciting News about the Photowalk this coming Sunday, February 10th, 2013! We’ve been granted special group access to the Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyers, a RARE and EXCITING opportunity! After meeting at the Opera House steps we’ll head inside for a chance to see and photograph the interior of one of the most iconic structures in the world! Please arrive on time as the group photo, headcount and FREE PRIZE giveaways will happen near the beginning of the walk and we don’t want you to miss out!Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a seasoned pro, the event is absolutely free and everyone is invited to attend. So bring your DSLRs, Point & Shoots, Phones, or whatever camera you may have, or simply join us for a nice evening stroll around the harbour. We're happy to have you!And, if hanging out with a bunch of your fellow photographers wasn't exciting enough? Attendees will have a chance to win FREE prizes and giveaways from our friends at +Google Australia, +JOBY, +Sydney Opera House and +SmugMug! No registration is necessary. Just come to shoot, hang out, have fun, and we'll take care of the rest. Along the way, we'll make stops and I'll give brief talks and demonstrations on photography and answer as many questions as possible. Feel free to ask away, whether it's photography related or just for fun. Cost: FREEWhen: February 10th, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmWhere: Beginning at The Opera House StepsWho: All ages and skill levels are welcome to attendYou can RSVP & Share Your Photos in this Google+ event.When posting your photos of the event to social media please tag them with #SYDPhotowalk2013 so we can all find and enjoy them later.I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and shooting together! See you there!------------------------------------------------I'll also be teaching a 2 hour Digital Blending and Post-processing workshop on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Maiden Theatre located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. I'll be sharing my complete digital workflow from start to finish, focusing on manual blending techniques and how to maintain complete control over your images. From color correction to complex masking, if you're curious how I craft my photography, this is your chance to find out. Complete info can be found here: http://bit.ly/SYD-workshop----------------------------------------------Sydney PhotoWalk 2013 || Hosted by Elia Locardi2013-02-10 17:30:00354G+
Trey Ratcliff7,632,236A Free and fun PhotoWalk!  Everyone is invited for this fun event - all skill levels... it doesn't even matter if you just have your mobile phone and like to snap away with that.  Personally, I'll have the whole shootin' match with my tripod and stuff, but this will be immediately obvious upon arrival.  Cost: FREEDate and Time:  Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25th at 5 PM Sydney TimeLocation:  Sydney, First Fleet Park http://goo.gl/maps/uh8p2 Who to Bring:  A family-friendly event!  Bring the brood!Photo Sharing:  After the photowalk, attach your photos to this event and/or use the tag:   #TRSydneyPhotoWalk  !I know there are many beginner and serious photographers in the area, and I look forward to meeting you!  I'm VERY sorry for the last-minute notice, but my schedule has been erratic lately.   We will walk along the waterfront, take photos, and I'll go through several demonstrations.  I'll describe what I'm doing, and all questions are welcome.  I hope it is both a great photo-experience and learning-experience!  :)See you soon!Google+ PhotoWalk in Sydney, Australia with Trey! Join me!2012-09-25 09:00:00313G+

Tarun Bhushan has been shared in 197 public circles

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Gailen Mapes66,095Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 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 +2014-07-14 10:42:14187449CC G+
HQSP Winners28,528Release 2014 June HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Sime Wareham +Philippe Avenel and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners  page in June- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2014-07-04 20:17:562859652115CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,671+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle - June 2014The photographers that contribute to the +300mmMonday theme are some of the best on G+.  You can check out their work by adding this circle to the people you follow.You can be in this circle next month!  Just upload your long lens photos and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes Please visit the profile and streams of contributers and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-07-02 20:59:225114811CC G+
HQSP Night5,317Hello everybody, it is already july and here is the new monthy circle of +HQSP Night. All this fantastic photographers in this circle got shared at the  +HQSP Night theme page in the month june.If you want to be in the next circle you just have to add the +HQSP Night page to your cicles and share a night picture public and add the #hqspnight  tag to this picture.Feel free to add this photograhers to your circles and share the circle in your profile to support our night lovers.2014-07-01 11:46:07132469CC G+
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6 #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:07:01499527CC G+
Eroto Graphy2,818     *If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle #128*         •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Summer Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents, and if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/114802438985444128484/posts/itMhCJE4o7dCircle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795If you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.2014-06-23 03:27:52500352680CC G+
Margaret Tompkins110,822Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #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 PhillipsDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be su2014-06-14 17:56:316240839CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,089Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-14 11:12:201974111CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452569CC 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+
badai circle303please 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 #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-15 20:15:26496338CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,177Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-14 10:35:13199606CC G+
Cartoons Full Movie633Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              114This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle2014-05-12 00:43:324708113CC G+
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721392447CC G+
Walter Gawronski27,725Here's my Oz Shooters circle +Paul Snedden feel free to reshare.2014-05-10 22:05:45413705CC G+
Bui Van Nam9091Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-05-07 16:06:164014110CC G+
Ryan Johnson4,294Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators  to add or share1) +1 this post2) Share this post publicly3) Comment below (ask to be added)4) Add the circle (if you can)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #publiccircle   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle   #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-07 11:36:00464322654CC G+
Photo Mania Australia1,417+Photo Mania Australia Is proud to present this month's circle of Australia's Top Talented Photographers on G+. To see the best Australia has to offer do yourself a favour and import this circle.To become a part of this growing stream:1. Add +Photo Mania Australia to your circles2. Import this fine circle of talent3. Plus 1 this post and share (optional but great etiquette). 4. Be Australian, be living in Australia, having spent a lot of time in Australian and sharing photos from this land.2014-05-06 23:57:3635710313CC G+
HQSP Night5,015Hello everybody, here is the monthly circle of the contributors to the HQSP Night theme. Feel free to add this circle to your own circle.If you want to be a part of this circle just share a picture to the HQSP Night theme.Shared by +Dirk Müller 2014-05-06 10:53:49107749CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,304+300mmMonday "Thank You" CircleThe 52 photographers (and the theme) in this circle all shared telephoto lens photographs in April, 2014.  These are truly some of the best photographers on G+.  You can be in this circle next month, just check out the requirements (link below) and add the following to your text:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-05-01 19:43:315311711CC G+
HQSP Winners27,532Release 2014 April HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr  +Michael Sonntag  +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion  +Terrie Gray  +Sime Wareham  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in April- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Keep posting your beautiful photos!Regards Anja2014-05-01 14:17:0937715187170CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,568Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-14 10:20:0519710412CC G+
Everything Green7,076Contributors CircleJade Green, Light Green, Forest Green, Avocado Green, Myrtle Green, Artichoke Green, Yellow Green, Emerald Green, Neon Green, Tea Green, Pale Green, Bright Green, Dark Green, Hunter Green, Mint Green, Pine Green, the list is infinite. Which is you favorite Green color?Enjoy green in its many hues tints. and shades via the contributions  submitted by our talented contributors listed below. And to them, much appreciation for your continues support.Curating Opportunity: If you are into green and are able to help curate this theme please send me a private note: +andi rivarola Happy Green Day!+Circles Circles Circles  #circleshares  +Valued Circle Shares +Crazy Circles  #green   #circlesharing   #sharingcircles  2014-04-11 21:26:51147522059CC G+
HQSP Winners27,168Release 2014 March HQSP Winners circle!The third circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster ,+Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and  +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle: - All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)- 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!2014-04-04 08:36:23332384142CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,572+300mmMonday "Thank You" CircleThe 52 photographers (and the daily theme) in this circle all shared photos in March, 2014.  These are truly some of the best photographers on G+!  You too can be in this circle next month.  All you have to do is share your long lens photos (300mm equivalent or more) and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-04-01 13:23:10538510CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109CC G+
Photo Journal Worldwide4,457+Photo Journal Worldwide *Circle of Present and Past Contributors* You have shared a such a array of beauty from around the world  filled with touching words. Thank you so much. Your contributions are deeply appreciated and enjoyed. There's much inspiration in your posts.New Contributors:1- Please be sure to include our tags: +Photo Journal Worldwide and #photojournalworldwide  so I can more easily find your posts.2- Our theme is about knowing the artist and the meaning behind a shot, so always include an original image with an original description/note/poem/narration.Curator: +andi rivarola +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle  #circlesharing   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-03-05 15:08:26108422249CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,245+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle"The 41 fine photographers (and the theme page) in this circle all shared with the +300mmMonday theme in February, 2014.  These are some of the very best photographers on G+.  Don't just take my word for it, add them to your circles and see.You can be in this circle!  Just share your telephoto lens (300mm equivalent or longer) and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes !Please visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2014-03-02 12:14:1042637CC G+
Lerato Majikfaerie28,776Spider's WebThis is my circle of arachnophiles - it's an opt-in circle; everyone in here has requested to be in it. It's the circle I notify of my spider posts, particularly #SpiderSunday  postsI'm joining +Kimberly Hosey in curating #SpiderSunday  and +Spider Sunday, so I'll be somewhat more focussed on keeping up with the Sunday #Spider  posts. If you would like in (or out) of this circle, let me know. And please post your Sunday Spider pics with the #SpiderSunday  tag, and plus me in :) I do like my arachnid friends <32014-03-01 13:32:389432339CC 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+
Everything Green5,380Forever ContributorsIt's been a while since I published this circle, so here it is. Thank you so much for your wonderful contributions to the World of Green. It's been quite a ride. Love seeing all the green touch your life in a simple or significant way. If I missed you, please let me know. Note that you have to had circled this theme in order to be added to the Contributors Circle.If you are able, please share this circle in your stream. +Circles Circles Circles +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+  #circlesharing   #sharingcircles  2014-02-18 22:13:26132431848CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,790Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C  - 14 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 +Gailen Ma2014-02-14 11:40:55183719CC G+
Edith Kukla44,774CIRCLE SHARING TIME - HAPPY VALENTINELong time ago after my last circle sharing! Here is No. 1 of 4 photographer circles. All include a lot of the best photographers in G+. So I can say TOP CIRCLES!If you want a very interesting and beautiful stream, add it to your circles and help spread the beauty. If you want include in one of the 4 circles, please give a comment, a + 1 and share it. And please remember - sharing is caring :-)))  #mycircles   #circlesharing   #sharethelove  2014-02-13 12:14:2534416470175CC G+
HQSP Winners26,231Release 2014 January HQSP Winners circle!The first circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wessels say 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 January- 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!2014-01-31 22:07:462829055142CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,576Good 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 #photo2014-01-26 01:48:035006829102CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:47:3537311113CC G+
Walter Soestbergen51,287✯✯   Macro Photographers circle   ✯✯The New Macro Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [16-January-2014]This 8th edition from the Macro circle is a must have for people who love nature Macro photo's.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Macro photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Macro photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Macro circleSpecial thanks to +Bill Urwin and +Thomas Kirchen for the great efforts you make to the theme +Macro4AllSpecial thanks for +Mark O'Callaghan who stopped and did a great job last year helping with the theme.If you want to share your photos with the +Macro4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Macro4All  with +114288170272943967264, +116015048260309285957,  and +115533614048623021648 (+102113123017217908650)with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.2014-01-16 17:23:4637517468137CC G+
ArmStreet376 A Very Social Circlecircle of people, with active life position in Google+If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2014-01-14 13:35:11456291440CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,176Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 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 +Gailen Map2014-01-14 11:40:0718011317CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,480Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей 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.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-14 07:21:37456563092CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,242Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей 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.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-13 08:37:40456503291CC G+
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275819CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky74,843This 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 #photo2014-01-06 06:39:305006841124CC G+
Gailen Mapes57,390+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle - December 2013These 34 photographers (plus the theme) shared photos with the +300mmMonday daily theme in December, 2013.  I have always contended that these are some of the best photographers on G+ and if they are not in your circles, they should be.You can be in this circle next month!  Just upload your long lens photos and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams of these photographers and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about2014-01-01 11:56:523510312CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky72,842Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-21 09:18:41500673497CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,152A 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.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-21 03:20:48456573493CC G+
Claudiu Narita3,3332013-11-20 02:26:14489638CC G+
Cableicous2,635Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare2013-11-16 23:18:4927006CC G+
Walter Soestbergen44,981✯✯   Macro Photographers circle   ✯✯The New Macro Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [16-November-2013]This 7th edition from the Macro circle is a must have for people who love to shoot nature Macro photo's.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Macro photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Macro photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Macro circleSpecial thanks to +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Mark O'Callaghanfor the great efforts you make to the theme +Macro4AllIf you want to share your photos with the +Macro4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Macro4All  with +114288170272943967264, +116015048260309285957, +108076065949275895817  and +115533614048623021648 (+102113123017217908650)with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle   #circles 2013-11-16 14:33:5335627084139CC G+
ShroomshotSaturday672Enjoy the all of the photos of all the people in this circle full of photographers who have shared their awesome shroomshots with #shroomshotsaturday.  If you have shared in the last month and have not been included in this circle, please let one of our curators, +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht +Anders Stedtlund or +Sabeena LoBello  know and we will be sure to include you in the next shared circle.Want to be included in the next circle?  Simply share your  fungi photos with us, tag +ShroomshotSaturday  #shroomshotsaturday  and all of the above curatorsWe LOVE shroomshots, but due to the increasing popularity of this theme, please only 1 photo per week.  It is becoming difficult to acknowledge and reshare all of the fabulous submissions that pour in all week long and this way,  during the seasons where shrooms are scarce, you will still have some to share :)Thank you for understanding and happy Shroomshooting :)2013-11-10 21:59:1625713512CC G+

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2014-06-09 11:18:31 (41 comments, 15 reshares, 144 +1s)

Just for me

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Rain can be useful sometimes. I headed to Balls Head this evening to photograph the sunset but it was pelting down with rain. I didn't turn around but went there nevertheless. Got an umbrella out of the car and stood with my camera and tripod under it. Of course there was no sunset because of the thick cloud cover but I now had an advantage. Not a soul at a spot normally crawling with photographers. It stopped raining and the only company I had were bats. A person walking her dog passed by there and must have wondered what a crazy person was doing in the drizzle with a flashlight and camera. Still, at 6pm the Sydney Vivid Festival fireworks lit up the place and I photographed this long exposure shot. With no one else there, this show was just for me! ;)

35mm, f/18, 3 minutes, ISO 100.

#hqspnight  +HQSP... more »

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2014-07-20 11:37:36 (28 comments, 24 reshares, 161 +1s)

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show(... more »

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2014-07-08 14:52:25 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 174 +1s)

Rugged beauty

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A view of Bungan Beach in Sydney's Northern Beaches area, as seen from the southern end soon after sunrise. 2 frame panorama. From the Council website: The rocky areas at each end of the beach support important ecosystems and are Intertidal Protected Areas where all collecting is prohibited. These areas are significant because they provide refuges for breeding populations of invertebrate animals. The rocky areas have also been the site of fossil discovery.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim... more »

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2014-07-20 11:37:36 (28 comments, 24 reshares, 161 +1s)

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show(... more »

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2014-07-19 13:43:31 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)

Oy! Move over! My turn to be on top

Members of a fungi gang fight for ascendancy at the base of a big old tree.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-07-19 12:17:15 (27 comments, 7 reshares, 72 +1s)

No way you're not gonna be wet

Reached Turimetta Beach before sunrise. Nearly 40kt winds, big swell and cloudy. Was pretty nippy in the wind - glad I had a warm waterproof jacket on, but hands were cold. Was soaked to the waist too. The clouds prevented a proper sunrise - the sun sneakily rose and popped out above the cloud layer, but the clouds reclaimed the sun after a while. Still, the sunrise colours were pretty. That beach is awesome - took a whole heap of photos, most keepers. Lots more to do - will go back another day. Had my camera backpack on my back right through as the waves were sweeping right up to the top of the beach. Yet, Murphy's Law applies. Tide was receding so decided to shoot rock detail with another lens so put the bag down right at the top and went down to my tripod at the rocks. Wouldn't you know it - a massive wave came along and my bag was briefly... more »

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2014-07-18 14:35:57 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)

Wave the yellow wands

Another wonderful and exotic example from the Grevillea genus. This is a flower of the Grevillea preissii species, native to Western Australia, especially around Perth. Just a little flower, the little ant on one of the flowers can give you a sense of scale. 15 frame focus stack macro.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)

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2014-07-17 13:58:11 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 44 +1s)

Do aliens also swim?

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This was the first photograph I took at Mona Vale Beach a few days ago at first light. The sun hadn't arisen yet and it was pretty dark. The place was pretty much illuminated by the lights next to the rock pool. In the darkness, standing on the wet, slippery rock, where the waves rolled over the rock every few minutes, the atmosphere was pretty eerie, and it looked just like one would imagine a place on an alien planet. There was no one else on the beach at that time except two more photographers and I.

In this shot, the sky appears illuminated only because this is a long exposure shot, and the glow of first light provided enough illumination over the exposure period. The long exposure has also made the dark water appear as if it is molten lead, with the pool lights lighting up, and reflecting in, the wet... more »

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2014-07-16 14:47:55 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)

Someone's lost their bumper

Visited this delightful little secluded beach on my last bushwalk, all of 30m long. Castle Rock Beach is in the northern Sydney suburb of Clontarf, right on Middle Harbour. The rocks at both ends of the beach were quite interesting, with quite a few marine invertebrates living on them. As you can see on the right, some boat has lost its bumper/fender.

10 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#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.... more »

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2014-07-13 12:06:08 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 68 +1s)

Visit if it exists

On today's bushwalk, I was pleased that I came across something I had missed on the previous times I have been in this area - a beach that is ephemeral. Washaway Beach is one that disappears - the sand is washed away when the sea is rough leaving rough sandstone behind, and it reappears in calmer times. The sea is quite turbulent here because this faces the open Tasman Sea right opposite the entrance to Sydney Harbour. You can see North Head to the left, South Head to the right, and Middle head in the umm, middle. While the beach is not exactly a secret (and it used to be a nudist beach some time ago), it is not visited very often as it is a hike to even get here, and then a moderately difficult climb down a rock cliff to get to the beach (which I didn't attempt - Oh, to be young again!), which you can see in the foreground.

4 Frame vertorama,... more »

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2014-07-12 10:13:38 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 53 +1s)

Exultant

The fly appears to be proclaiming its triumph to the whole world on the vanquishment of the evil spider! All this on the tableau of a little mushroom.

5 frame focus stack macro.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)

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2014-07-11 13:52:49 (37 comments, 9 reshares, 152 +1s)

Can't smell those socks

Quite a few Grevillea bloom in winter, and this is one of them. I love them because of their fantastic shapes and sheer variety. Most of them are native to Australia alone, with some also found in New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Indonesia. This is Grevillea leucopteris, found mainly in Western Australia. While I photographed this in the day, the flowers open at night and that's when nectar production and scent is at its maximum. This flower is called Old Socks, apparently because of its scent, but I didn't smell any hint of that!

This is a 9 frame focus stack. I would have done it in a much larger set but photographing this was a challenge because it was a very windy day and every thing moved frame to frame (and I'm unwilling to sacrifice a flower just because I want to photograph it, so it must be in situ). Had to blend 2 frames at a time,... more »

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2014-07-10 14:48:45 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)

Worth it getting wet

Well, I think so anyway, and wet I was, sitting in the water on a winter morning under the jetty at Clifton Gardens Beach, Mosman, in the north of Sydney. However, what was topmost on my mind at this moment was that I'd better finish quickly otherwise I could get a parking ticket as my meter parking time was about to expire... ;)

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl... more »

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2014-07-09 14:17:53 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)

Shake a leg

At the wharf on Alcatraz Island. Oh, and yes, the gull...

#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)

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2014-07-08 14:52:25 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 174 +1s)

Rugged beauty

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A view of Bungan Beach in Sydney's Northern Beaches area, as seen from the southern end soon after sunrise. 2 frame panorama. From the Council website: The rocky areas at each end of the beach support important ecosystems and are Intertidal Protected Areas where all collecting is prohibited. These areas are significant because they provide refuges for breeding populations of invertebrate animals. The rocky areas have also been the site of fossil discovery.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim... more »

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2014-07-08 12:16:07 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)

What a tree!

This magnificent tree was on Alcatraz Island, near San Francisco, where I was earlier this year. While the tree behind it is also beautiful, it was the one in front that really impressed me. Don't know what tree it is as I don't know the flora of the area. You will be able to appreciate the tree best if you see this full screen, and even better if the monitor is in portrait mode, as this is a 5 frame vertorama (made up of 15 frames - 5 images of 3 bracketed shots each).

#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday (+Shannon S. Myers +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-07-07 13:21:17 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)

What do you want?

A Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) looks directly at me in exasperation. I was perhaps the umpteenth tourist in San Francisco wanting to get a portrait shot of a native!

#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY (+Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson)
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE (+Robert SKREINER)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)

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2014-07-06 14:07:05 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)

Watch the day glow

Watching the sun rise at Mona Vale Beach rock pool.

#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#zensunday +Zen Sunday (+Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth +Simon Davis-Oakley)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David HeathWil... more »

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2014-07-06 11:54:00 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

Tears are still being shed today

This sculpture is in the Stolen Generations Memorial at the Mount Annan Botanic Garden in south-western Sydney. Generations of indigenous children were taken away from their families (1910-1970) and placed with White families in the belief that they would be better off brought up as "civilised people". Such children sometimes never saw their own families again. This is now acknowledged as a great wrong done to these children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

This sculpture was carved by the Paakantji artist Badger Bates. Quote, "The front panel of the sculpture shows a mother and father with small child and baby - the child size footprints on the ground represent the child being taken away, and the adult footprints on the other side represent the grown up child returning to find his/her people. The water feature... more »

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2014-07-05 14:21:35 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

Hey! Could someone turn gravity the right way around? (2)

A view of the Boletes fungus (see earlier post) growing sideways, as viewed from the cap end.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-07-05 14:20:25 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)

Hey! Could someone turn gravity the right way around?

Found this little fungus (you can judge the size from the blades of grass next to it) that appeared to be growing sideways and the cap has developed very off-centre because the stipe is along the ground. From the pores visible under the cap, this appears to be from Boletes but don't know ID.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-07-03 14:48:52 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)

What looks calm but wasn't

Long exposure photographs of water bodies usually give the impression of a calm and serene situation. On that day, it certainly wasn't. On that morning at Bungan Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches), I had to strip the tripod completely when I got home, and clean the sand off every bit that it had been forced into by the waves, almost all the way up to the ballhead.

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan... more »

2014-07-02 14:47:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Added photos to Drink and Click Sydney welcomes Michael Bonocore.

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2014-07-02 14:29:32 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)

What lies beyond the water

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A view of North Sydney as seen from Observatory Hill last night during the Drink and Click photowalk. Three frame panorama, each frame exposed for 89 seconds each @ 16mm, f/13, ISO 100. Grass in the foreground and tree to the right illuminated by discharging handheld speedlight manually several times in multiple locations during the exposure.

#bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday (+Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith)
#onthefencewednesday +On The Fence Wednesday (+Natosha Davis)
#WideAngleWednesday +Wide Angle Wednesday (+Asif Patel)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)more »

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2014-06-30 13:11:09 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)

Hey, I see you back there!

I think this is a female adult Brown-headed Cowbird looking back at me and is not impressed! ;) San Francisco, earlier this year.

#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY (+Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson)
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE (+Robert SKREINER)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)

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2014-06-29 11:55:12 (35 comments, 6 reshares, 104 +1s)

Don't forget to look the other way

While the sun was trying to steal the show at sunrise (naturally), there was a show also going on to the south. Looking the other way at sunrise while at Bungan Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches).

#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#zensunday +Zen Sunday (+Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth +Simon Davis-Oakley)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +RobTil... more »

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2014-06-28 14:59:46 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)

Born from a star

I was quite pleased to find this pair of fungi in the bush on a very wet day because I've not come across them before. These are two specimens of Collared Earth Star (Geastrum triplex), which is a form of puffball. It has two layers, the outer, thick exoperidium, and the inner "egg" (endoperidium) which carries the spores. The latter are released from a raised pore called the ostiole. The exoperidium opens up and splits into about 8 'rays' and when the fungus is mature, forms a saucer shape, as you can see here. In these two, the ostiole is open and the spores have already been released. 

This high ISO shot was taken in a hurry as it was really pouring and I coudn't pull out the flash and take a detailed tripod mounted shot.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena... more »

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2014-06-28 13:48:11 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Rocks on your brain or just a load of tripe?

The southern end of Bungan Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches) was full of rocks that were worn in quite beautiful shapes and patterns, like these two.

#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday (+Jen Baptist)
#EarthPatternSaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday (+Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler)

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2014-06-28 13:00:08 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)

You can come up now

The sun trying to break through to the open at sunrise today. Bungan Beach in the Sydney Northern Beaches area. That's rock in the foreground.

#SunriseSaturday +Sunrise Saturday  (+Josh Davis)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#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)

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2014-06-27 13:38:27 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)

I see you, darling

A night time view of Darling Harbour and Pyrmont Bridge, as seen from King Street Wharf. 120 second exposure, 4 stops ND.

#NightPhotographyFriday +Night Photography Friday  (+Mark Hammon +Steve Passlow)
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller  +Anja Wessels)
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes (+Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#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)

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2014-06-26 13:38:42 (29 comments, 6 reshares, 84 +1s)

Play misty for me

On the rocks off Mona Vale Beach in Sydney's Northern Beaches area. The sea was pretty restive and I was in water till my knees when the surf broke over the rocks and surged towards me. This is an 80 second exposure which I had to take three times as I had severe camera shake the previous two when the waves decided they weren't happy with where the tripod and I were and wanted to move us elsewhere.

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman... more »

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2014-06-25 12:15:12 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)

What Mona wailed about

This 5 frame panorama shows the environs of the beautiful Mona Vale Beach and adjoining suburb of Mona Vale in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney. The rock shelf/outcrop and the rockpool you can see in the middle of the frame is where I was pre-dawn, and just after sunrise, on this same day, and where I shot quite a few photos then (a few of which I have posted). This image has been shot from the Mona Vale Headland overlooking Bongin Bongin Bay and Mona Vale Beach.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#WideAngleWednesday +Wide Angle Wednesday (+Asif Patel)
#photojournalworldwide +Photo Journal Worldwide (+andi rivarola)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)more »

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2014-06-24 14:43:31 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)

A fish for me too, please!

On a rock shelf off Mona Vale Beach (Sydney Northern Suburbs) just after sunrise.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#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)

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2014-06-22 07:29:15 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

Let the gold flow in

Just before sunrise at the beautiful Mona Vale Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches). It was actually pretty dark but this is a 6 second exposure so the incoming golden sunrise just after first light was captured. It was not very cold this morning and the water was surprisingly warm. There was a pair of fishermen and as always a few photographers, like me, wanting to capture the sun as it rises.

Mona Vale Beach is quite long but this section is rocky, which is why the rock pool you see to the right is located here. I must go there for some macro photographs because each space in the rocks had beautiful little creatures in it - anemones, molluscs of all sorts, little fish, seaweed, coral and more.

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#SunriseSaturday +Sunrise Saturday  (+Josh Davis)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry... more »

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2014-06-21 13:56:32 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s)

The Rocky Colour Show

Admiring the wonderful colours of worn sandstone facing the sea. Bouddi National Park, NSW Central Coast.

#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday (+Jen Baptist)
#EarthPatternSaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday (+Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-06-21 07:36:53 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

It's rude, isn't it?

I'm a mushroom and I hate this game. See this:
http://animationsa2z.com/attachments/Image/vegetables-life1.gif

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-06-18 14:04:40 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)

I see the light(s)

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A blue hour shot of the Parramatta River from Meadowbank in Sydney's north-west, with the suburbs of Rhodes, background left, and Olympic Park, background right, across the river. 30 second exposure, with a torch-light painted across the rocks and tree in the foreground during the exposure to illuminate them.

#WideAngleWednesday +Wide Angle Wednesday (+Asif Patel)
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller  +Anja Wessels)
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes (+Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl+Ca... more »

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2014-06-17 14:25:44 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Life support

Pier of an old jetty with interesting life forms on it. 30 sec exposure, ND filter.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)

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2014-06-16 12:19:04 (24 comments, 5 reshares, 57 +1s)

What Katie did

Go on! View it large - it won't bite! ;)

For  #macromonday (+Jeff Moreau +Sandra Parlow): it goes with this song:

the libertines-what katie did

Olive-green Coastal Katydid
(Austrosalomona falcata) - family Tettigoniidae.

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)

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2014-06-15 13:55:02 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)

The Colour Purple

Down by the Parramatta River at sunset today. The sun itself was a bit to the right, behind that tree, but the sky was aflame, and the long exposure gave everything such a beautiful purple colour! 

17mm, f/11, 240sec, ISO 100, B+W 10 stop ND.

#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday (+Dennis Hoffbuhr)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle (+Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)... more »

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2014-06-14 08:32:16 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)

Lying down on the job

Came across this curious looking fungus. It had been pulled out of the ground, or knocked over. It was off the track in the bush so not likely this was done by a human, more likely by some animal. The shape was unusual and looks like some thing(s) have been chewing on it near the tip on the right.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

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2014-06-13 13:13:55 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 52 +1s)

Little green friend

This little thing wandered in to our house. It wasn't well, I could see as it sat on our stairs. It was still when I slipped a sheet of paper under it. It moved a little but was still enough for me to take a stack of 15 frames. It did move off the paper after that but didn't go any further. I found it in the same spot next morning...

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday (+Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Sherry McBriar)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)
#AllThingsGreen +All Things Green  (+Cicely Robin Laing )
#everythinggreen +Everything Green (+andi rivarola)

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2014-06-12 15:25:57 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)

Drown those rocks

A long exposure shot at the southern end of Freshwater Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches). 16mm, f/22, ISO 100, 30.0 sec, 6 stops of ND.

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
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2014-06-12 01:43:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Very cool! Been using various techniques to achieve the same thing for a long time but now PS CC will have the feature where you can select based on what is in focus in the image (a.k.a focus peaking). Coming June 18, I believe. See video:

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2014-06-11 14:18:03 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Waiting for the lights

A panoramic view of the Sydney CBD and Harbour Bridge from Balls Head after sunset but before the Vivid lights came on. It was actually dark - this is a high ISO set of 13 frames.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Landscape Photography Show +Toshi Nakamura +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan)

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2014-06-10 14:09:04 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

Nice and early

This long exposure shot was taken just at the time when the sun rose above the high ground at the northern end of Freshwater Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches). The clouds with the long exposure provided enough diffused light to brighten up the scene while the exposure still rendered the water with a nice milky smoothness.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Landscape Photography Show +Toshi Nakamura +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan)
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)

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2014-06-09 11:18:31 (41 comments, 15 reshares, 144 +1s)

Just for me

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Rain can be useful sometimes. I headed to Balls Head this evening to photograph the sunset but it was pelting down with rain. I didn't turn around but went there nevertheless. Got an umbrella out of the car and stood with my camera and tripod under it. Of course there was no sunset because of the thick cloud cover but I now had an advantage. Not a soul at a spot normally crawling with photographers. It stopped raining and the only company I had were bats. A person walking her dog passed by there and must have wondered what a crazy person was doing in the drizzle with a flashlight and camera. Still, at 6pm the Sydney Vivid Festival fireworks lit up the place and I photographed this long exposure shot. With no one else there, this show was just for me! ;)

35mm, f/18, 3 minutes, ISO 100.

#hqspnight  +HQSP... more »

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2014-06-08 07:37:07 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 66 +1s)

Dawn is a Feeling

On the rocks at the southern end of Freshwater Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches) at dawn. One thing I noticed was that the moss on the rocks was a lurid green colour. Plenty of surfers there but the waves weren't too great.

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography (+Margaret Tompkins +JimW... more »

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2014-06-07 12:23:39 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Stack in the woods

Someone spent time stacking these rocks beside one of the tracks deep inside Garigal National Park. Don't know why someone did that, but they made a nice photo subject.

#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday (+Jen Baptist)

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2014-06-07 05:29:28 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)

Red is the colour of blood... and mushrooms

Came across this small collection of bright red mushrooms in a damp area within Garigal National Park in northen Sydney. The area was off the track and had a small water source nearby. They appear to be past their prime but the colour attracted my attention right away even though the specimens were quite small. Possibly from genus Hygrocybe.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed (+Lucille Galleli +Stephen Thackeray)

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2014-06-06 12:30:25 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)

Wait! Someone is still home!

Lacewing eggs that I found on a succulent in our backyard. I think they are eggs of the Golden Eye Green Lacewing (Chrysopa sp.). Till recently, I had only seen eggs like these quite often but never the larvae nor the adult lacewings, but in the last month, I have seen a few of the adult Green Lacewings. Never been able to photograph them as they are always at such a height that I can't get to them. Some of these eggs have hatched while in others, the occupant is still in residence. The eggs, which are at the end of a stalk, are about 1-2mm long.

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday (+Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Sherry McBriar)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine... more »

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2014-06-05 14:38:59 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)

Incessant

Long exposure shot at the southern, rocky end of Bilgola Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches) shortly after sunrise.

#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Landscape Photography Show +Toshi Nakamura +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan)

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2014-06-04 14:18:54 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)

Like my goatee?

A pensive looking Barbary Sheep. Barbary Sheep are not really sheep, but a species of caprid (goat-antelope) native to rocky mountains in North Africa.

#goatwednesday +GoatWednesday  (+Paul Songy )
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)

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