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Mike Runyon has been at 7 events

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Christina Lawrie1,060,844Join me for the 3rd Annual Wild West Photowalk in Cave Creek, Arizona! Meet at High Noon for lunch   OR  1pm for the photowalk.Harold's Cave Creek Corral6895 E Cave Creek RdCave Creek, AZ 85331I will take a drive out by the lake to check the wildflower status and the lake levels. See you soon! C3rd Annual Wild West Photowalk!2014-02-22 12:00:0031G+
Jim Haner10,868No Host EventMeetup at Tempe Beach Park for sunrise shots of the lake and bridges. Sunrise will be at 7:32 on January 1st.  Nearby is the Hayden Flour Mill, Mill Avenue and A.S.U. This is a public event, please feel free to share with other folks that might be interested in joining us.MAP of Tempe Beach Park: http://www.tempe.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3892 #newyearphotowalktempe2014   #newyear   #newyear2014   #photography   #photowalk  New Year's Day Photo Walk - Tempe, AZ2014-01-01 07:00:0010G+
The Weather Channel1,797,682Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001313G+
Christina Lawrie1,060,844Join me for breakfast before the Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Walk! 5 & Diner9069 E Indian Bend RdScottsdale, AZ 85250http://www.5anddiner.com/ANNIVERSARY WALK INFOhttps://plus.google.com/events/cjcu10fk7rjdsa8vor4afj1orh0Pre-Walk Breakfast! Google+ 2 Year Anniversary2013-06-29 07:00:0019G+
Mike Runyon28,185While I realize a lot of people have to work on President's Day, it is worth while asking for the day off. The traffic is considerably less and the crowds are diminished, making for far more photo opportunities. All those who can attend can meet just inside the main gate as there's a large area to gather and then proceed on through the event. There is a lot to see and do, as well as some great food to go with! There are numerous shows and great displays and has been quite the fun time all the years I've attended. You can buy tickets at the main entrance or you can usually pick up discount tickets at Fry's groceries. http://royalfaires.com/arizona/ Even though you may not be able to attend, please share this with any and all you think might be interested in the event!Arizona Renaissance Festival President's Day Photowalk2013-02-18 18:00:0020G+
Derek Hannah0A Photowalk to capture fall colors during their peak at the Arboretum. The park opens at 8am and closes at 4pm. Meetup will be at 7:45am in the parking lot. Please share this with any circles that you think may be interested in attending.Fall Foliage @ Boyce Thompson2012-11-24 07:30:0010G+
russ vallelunga28,342Sycamore is the second largest canyon in the Red Rock District of Coconino National Forest (the first being Oak Creek), but is lesser known, and less traveled.  It's also more pristine, less populated by 'venturers', and friendlier to unspoiled~nature photographic scenes.  A riparian habitat in the desert, the subjects to photograph range from macro to landscape.  30 minutes out of Cottonwood, Az, a light decent of 200 feet leads to a level, sandy hiking trail   I'm staging a 'hiking' photowalk here, September 16th (alternate date, Sept. 30th if the 16th turns out to be unsuitable due to weather).   This is wilderness habitat.  The trail is mostly sandy and smooth, but sturdy shoes are needed. Bring at least 2 quarts of water per person (or purification tablets for the natural springwater); pack a non-perishable lunch, plus snacks.  There are *no* toilet facilities in the wilderness. I will bring a light shovel and a couple rolls of TP; we shall be considerate in covering any natural wastes and elsewise packing out what we pack in.  Animal subjects may include Golden eagles, mountain lions, bobcats, badgers, great blue herons, and black bears (most are elusive, but it could happen) and certainly smaller birds, squirrels, rabbits, and reptiles.  Natural subjects include miniwaterfalls, sandy waterways with moss and fungi, and water pools bathed in red-rock reflections.   Flora subjects include cottonwood, sycamore, and Arizona walnut trees, & a variety of wildflowers, vines, moss and fungi.  The photowalk will end about 2 miles in, at a pool of water about the size of an Olympic sized pool, surrounded by rocks of many colors. You're invited to camp out overnight at the trailhead for an early start/meet & greet  (campfires may be prohibited--bring a camping stove, or cooler for chilled foods).  There's no moon on the 16th, so I will offer assistance in astro-photography if desired.   Morning travelers to the event should use a travel site such as googlemaps or mapquest to determine at what time in the wee-hours of the morning they will need to leave from their location to arrive by 7:30am, then leave 1/2 hour earlier (just to be sure).  Those arriving late are welcomed to follow down the well-marked trail to catch up with the group.  Photowalk: Parson's Trail, Sycamore Canyon, Az2012-09-16 16:00:0012G+

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Gailen Mapes67,021Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-20 13:26:53118605CC G+
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:21:59485011CC G+
David Pond26,449#close2home   Contributor  Thank you circle!  July 20 2014+Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel 2014-07-20 17:31:55412221036CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,118Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 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 +2014-07-20 11:44:54116204CC G+
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462429CC G+
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305035CC G+
Ilene Waterman0Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 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 Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-06-21 12:37:05116002CC G+
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211938CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,218Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 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 Mapes2014-06-20 04:22:4411512110CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,403Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 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 Mapes2014-05-20 10:17:45117215CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002CC G+
TomorrowInternet0Great Photographers Shared Circle1. +12. Comment3. Add People4. Share circle (Include yourself in shared circle)5. Enjoy life and be happy!!!2014-05-02 09:53:10488101CC 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+
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 20:58:52501011CC G+
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 20:56:53488002CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated - 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Mi-ShA-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 19:45:58500181181CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,912Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 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 M2014-04-20 10:27:5311715012CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306207CC 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 13:23:10538410CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,063Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  P-R - 20 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 Feburary 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 Mape2014-03-20 10:25:59113407CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484126CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,245+Fire Hydrant Friday "Thank You" CircleThe 36 photographers in this circle shared photographs with +Fire Hydrant Friday in February, 2014.  You can be in this circle next month!  Just share your original photographs containing a fire hydrant (or other fixed fire fighting equipment) and tag them:#firehydrantfriday +Fire Hydrant Friday 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/111684074389805416194/111684074389805416194/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 14:19:3737024CC 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+
Gailen Mapes60,013Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera P-R  - 20 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 Ma2014-02-20 11:09:49117608CC G+
Eric Hege19,707Photographers Circle K-ZThis is K-Z (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. You'll find A-J of this shared circle here:https://plus.google.com/+EricHege/posts/EyuRKbMFGA52014-02-19 17:17:184787010CC G+
Businessmens1,666Welcome New Followers Этот круг содержит только тех людей, которые недавно добавили нас в свои круги.This circle only contains people who have recently circled us.Если хотите быть включенными в следующий круг:1. Добавьте нас в свои круги.2. Поделитесь этим кругом публично.Want to be included in the next "New Followers" circle update? Just add us to your Circles.(new circlers only, sorry, we can't add you if you don't circle us).#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2014-02-18 17:40:37501171216CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,055+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle!These 38 fine photographers contributed to the +300mmMonday theme in January, 2014.  You can be in this circle next month!  All you have to do is upload your long lens photos and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles 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/about2014-02-01 12:09:2639425CC G+
DOCTOR DRK ys®767#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #addme   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  ADD ME2014-01-28 10:33:24490638CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,412Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera P-R - 20 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 Map2014-01-20 11:47:07111415CC G+
Ainun Mahya0My First Shared Circle1. +1 The Post  2. Leave Me A Comment 3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #publiccircle  #mbfavoriteengagers#circles   #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue#socialmedia     #influencers #influencer #influence#influencermarketing   #fridaycircle   #fridaycircleshare  #circlefriday   #friday  2014-01-06 08:06:56490000CC 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+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:30499316CC G+
Gailen Mapes56,577Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera P-R - 20 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 +2013-12-20 19:05:27114929CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:53500102CC G+
draga milic0Here is my first public circle share:  the most inspiring photographers on Google+Feel free to add these amazing people to your circles and know that their posts will brighten your days! #circleshare #sharedcircles #photographerstofollow    2013-10-03 11:05:59459506CC G+
Alessandro Folghera78Magic #sharedcircle #Topengagers People from Google Plus, enjoy the Circle, enjoy G+2013-09-10 03:28:22495107CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,156,0612,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 4 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi.  Today's , part 4 of 5, today, represents Mi-Sh.  I'll share the last remaining circle tomorrow.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6f*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-04 15:53:284916170106CC G+
Gailen Mapes41,146Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera R-Z - 10 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 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 crea2013-08-24 10:31:473307312CC G+
Google+ Categorized Circles606Here is latest Photography Circle Part 4, Great collection of amazing photographers on Google +To Get in this Circle.!!!1) +1, comment and Reshare Publically.2) Add +Google+ Categorized Circles . #sharedcircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #photography #photographycircles  2013-08-14 19:47:17492472643CC G+
Rusty Ferguson5,790The Rusty Ball of Photographers Edition #2If  you were notified then you are included in this shared circle.In this circle, you will find some very good photographers and some amateurs too. Please support these photographers by sharing this circle.If you are a included in this circle, please reshare publically. It will help your work to be found by others if everyone or even many will do that.If you are not a photographer, please share to increase the chance that you will be included in another circle.I attempt to visit the profile of each person in this circle to confirm they are in fact sharing photos on G+.  There are a few people in here to help with the distribution of the circle, some special friends that work with me on G+.Do you want to be in my balls? LOL Okay my circles. I just couldn’t resist. I do things a little different. I’m not trying to have the biggest circle share on G+ if I do, that’s great but it is not my goal.I add people to engagement circles based on pluses, comments and reshares.  I also consider profile completion. If you do all four, then you’ll likely be shared four times a week on most weeks. However, I take a random sample of post so people can’t just engage once and hope to be included later. If you both comment and reshare and plus, then you get included in all three circles. If you’re profile is completed and you do one or more of the above, you’ll also be included in the circle that only folks with completely profiles get into.I know its not as simple as some make it but then that’s my style. I love comments and love to get to know you so hope you’ll comment when you have something to say about what I post. I can’t get to know you from a plus. I have also started a community for sharing your own photos. Joining it will also increase your chance of being included as I count that as engagement. You can join that community here: http://goo.gl/i56uSNI have two websites that you might be interested in. Visiting is not required but comments on articles are included in engagement and very much appreciated.For Internet Marketing and Social Marketing visit: >>>>>>> http://www.tantalizingweb.com/blogFor my adventures in the Philippines, see >>>>>>>> http://www.excitingcebu.comHope you enjoy the photographers, adding this circle will get you more quality photographs from those that produce the content.Thanks,Rusty #therustyball   #rustyball   #circleshare   #sharedcircle  2013-08-14 14:47:29422965693CC G+
Gailen Mapes39,165Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera R-Z - 10 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 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 created2013-08-10 11:02:2231716212CC G+
Brian Buckley16,797Sharing This Week's New EngagersHappy Friday everyone. Each Friday I share out a circle of new people who this past have:1. Added me to their circles  AND2. Engaged with me on my posts.This is a unique circle in that it is not full of the same familiar faces. It is also not a snowball circle, these people are in here because of the criteria above.If you were notified then you are in the circle. I want to thank you so much for connecting with me. It's interaction that makes Google+ special for me and you have helped make it special this week! Now I am sharing you with the world and hopefully you will find many great people to connect with.This is a great circle to add if you are looking for people who like to engage. Circle them up! #followfriday   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-02 16:36:12220861169CC G+
Gailen Mapes36,547Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera R-Z - 10 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 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 b2013-07-24 10:42:543071529CC G+
Gailen Mapes34,427Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera R-Z - 10 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-10 10:54:5631815112CC G+
Gailen Mapes32,778+Fire Hydrant Friday "Thank You Circle" for June, 2013These 39 fine photographers shared to the theme +Fire Hydrant Friday in June.  You can be in this circle next month!  Just upload your fire hydrant shots and tag them:#firehydrantfriday +Fire Hydrant Friday curated by +Beth Blackwell and +Gailen MapesThen visit the profiles and streams and of the other participants, 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/111684074389805416194/111684074389805416194/about2013-06-30 22:12:5640523CC G+
Gailen Mapes32,778+300mmMonday "Thank You Circle" for June, 2013These 38 fine photographers shared to the theme +300mmMonday in June.  You can be in this circle next month!  Just upload your telephoto shots and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes Then visit the profiles and streams and of the other participants, 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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  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.2013-06-30 10:58:5739827CC G+
Gailen Mapes31,990Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera R-Z - 10 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  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.2013-06-24 10:57:2533111313CC G+
Gailen Mapes31,222Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera R-Z - 10 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 Msy 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircleNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-06-10 10:44:0833311312CC G+

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2014-08-04 14:53:36 (47 comments, 45 reshares, 970 +1s)

Tongueing It!
Hummingbird licking her bill during her breakfast at the feeder, this morning.
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

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2014-08-04 14:53:36 (47 comments, 45 reshares, 970 +1s)

Tongueing It!
Hummingbird licking her bill during her breakfast at the feeder, this morning.
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

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2014-08-04 14:53:36 (47 comments, 45 reshares, 970 +1s)

Tongueing It!
Hummingbird licking her bill during her breakfast at the feeder, this morning.
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

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2014-08-27 12:22:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Desert Oasis
Queen Creek makes a cool respite from the bone dry and hot desert, less than 5o yards off either side. It's a beautiful break after hiking through the ruins of Pinal City and it's Silver King Mine. This was once the main water source for both the town and the mine.
For +Wet Wednesday 
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
+Waterscape Art Wednesday  
#waterscapeartwednesday +Waterscape Art Wednesday
#creek   #creekside   #brook   #stream  

Desert Oasis
Queen Creek makes a cool respite from the bone dry and hot desert, less than 5o yards off either side. It's a beautiful break after hiking through the ruins of Pinal City and it's Silver King Mine. This was once the main water source for both the town and the mine.
For +Wet Wednesday 
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
+Waterscape Art Wednesday  
#waterscapeartwednesday +Waterscape Art Wednesday
#creek   #creekside   #brook   #stream  ___

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2014-08-26 19:19:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Remains of the Silver King Mine
Machinery anchors and crumbling foundations along with various rusting cans and other assorted discards is all that's left of the once prosperous Silver King Mine and Pinal City which grew up around it and was decimated when the mine closed about 1891.
For +TuesDecay 
#tuesdecay +TuesDecay by +Ian Ference +Jean-Claude Dahn +Christian Gruner
#ruins   #ruinsphotography   #abandoned   #abandonedplaces   #abandonedbuildings   #ghosttown   #abandonedphotography  

Remains of the Silver King Mine
Machinery anchors and crumbling foundations along with various rusting cans and other assorted discards is all that's left of the once prosperous Silver King Mine and Pinal City which grew up around it and was decimated when the mine closed about 1891.
For +TuesDecay 
#tuesdecay +TuesDecay by +Ian Ference +Jean-Claude Dahn +Christian Gruner
#ruins   #ruinsphotography   #abandoned   #abandonedplaces   #abandonedbuildings   #ghosttown   #abandonedphotography  ___

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2014-08-26 17:03:40 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Driving fun in Virginia! Apparently the highway maintenance crew had something stronger than coffee for lunch!

Driving fun in Virginia! Apparently the highway maintenance crew had something stronger than coffee for lunch!___

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2014-08-25 13:40:04 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)

Sunrise This Morning
Good morning with a beautiful sunrise from the Arizona desert.
+NatureMonday
#naturemonday +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist
#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sunrisephotos   #morning   #morninginspiration   #landscapephotography   #skyphotography  

Sunrise This Morning
Good morning with a beautiful sunrise from the Arizona desert.
+NatureMonday
#naturemonday +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist
#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sunrisephotos   #morning   #morninginspiration   #landscapephotography   #skyphotography  ___

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2014-08-24 14:13:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Refuse From Yesteryear
From the now defunct Pinal City ghost town and remains of the Silver King mine. There are now only foundations, a few grave sites and a lot of late 1890's trash left of the once prosperous Pinal City and it's silver mine. A booming mining town from 1878 to 1891 when the mine petered out and the post office closed. 
It is also known as the final resting place for Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock, Wyatt Earp's common law wife, who it was determined committed suicide by an alcohol and laudanum overdose on the 4th of July, 4th 1888.
All the mining equipment and building materials were stripped from the site for the still active copper mines in nearby Superior, Arizona.
For  +DesertSandDay
#desertsandday  +DesertSandDay by +Tuan Le
+rustysunday
#rustysunday +* by +Rene Bechard +Gary Posner
#rust   #rusty   #deserted  #dese... more »

Refuse From Yesteryear
From the now defunct Pinal City ghost town and remains of the Silver King mine. There are now only foundations, a few grave sites and a lot of late 1890's trash left of the once prosperous Pinal City and it's silver mine. A booming mining town from 1878 to 1891 when the mine petered out and the post office closed. 
It is also known as the final resting place for Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock, Wyatt Earp's common law wife, who it was determined committed suicide by an alcohol and laudanum overdose on the 4th of July, 4th 1888.
All the mining equipment and building materials were stripped from the site for the still active copper mines in nearby Superior, Arizona.
For  +DesertSandDay
#desertsandday  +DesertSandDay by +Tuan Le
+rustysunday
#rustysunday +* by +Rene Bechard +Gary Posner
#rust   #rusty   #deserted   #desertsouthwest   #desertlife   #abandoned   #abandonedplaces  ___

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2014-08-23 21:07:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Quiet Rest
A split log bench in the cool shade at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
For #benchsaturday by +Rainer M. Ritz
#shadesat by +Roy Ross

Quiet Rest
A split log bench in the cool shade at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
For #benchsaturday by +Rainer M. Ritz
#shadesat by +Roy Ross___

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2014-08-23 20:53:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Remains of the Day
Part of what's left of a once prosperous silver mine at the outskirts of the town of Pinal, both now in ruins from which the county of Pinal in Arizona acquired it's name.
For +Stone Saturday
#stonesaturday +Stone Saturday by +Jen Baptist

Remains of the Day
Part of what's left of a once prosperous silver mine at the outskirts of the town of Pinal, both now in ruins from which the county of Pinal in Arizona acquired it's name.
For +Stone Saturday
#stonesaturday +Stone Saturday by +Jen Baptist___

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2014-08-21 23:27:03 (12 comments, 19 reshares, 98 +1s)

Multi-Strike
A thunderstorm from 07/27/2014.
Ended up being a pretty nasty storm with the winds and heavy rain following.
For +Thunderstorm Thursday 
#thunderstormthursday +Thunderstorm Thursday by +Christina Lawrie

Multi-Strike
A thunderstorm from 07/27/2014.
Ended up being a pretty nasty storm with the winds and heavy rain following.
For +Thunderstorm Thursday 
#thunderstormthursday +Thunderstorm Thursday by +Christina Lawrie___

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2014-08-21 12:46:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Drumming At Dusk
For weeklyphotoproject2014-Music
From an evening drumming event at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk34-Music
Week 34 : Music

Drumming At Dusk
For weeklyphotoproject2014-Music
From an evening drumming event at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk34-Music
Week 34 : Music___

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2014-08-20 12:34:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Over The Hill And Through The Woods
For +#WayWednesday 
#waywednesday +#WayWednesday by +Peter Carroll +Rob Tilley

Over The Hill And Through The Woods
For +#WayWednesday 
#waywednesday +#WayWednesday by +Peter Carroll +Rob Tilley___

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2014-08-20 11:54:11 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)

Then The Rain Came
A rather nasty storm that blew in a couple of Saturdays ago.
For  +Weather Wednesday 
#weatherwednesday +Weather Wednesday by +Jason Borg
+Wet Wednesday 
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
+WindyWednesday 
#windywednesday +WindyWednesday by +Trevor Farrell
#storm   #stormphotography   #stormy   #stormchasing   #thunderstorm   #thunderstruck   #thunderclap   #thunderstormsandlightnings   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt  

Then The Rain Came
A rather nasty storm that blew in a couple of Saturdays ago.
For  +Weather Wednesday 
#weatherwednesday +Weather Wednesday by +Jason Borg
+Wet Wednesday 
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
+WindyWednesday 
#windywednesday +WindyWednesday by +Trevor Farrell
#storm   #stormphotography   #stormy   #stormchasing   #thunderstorm   #thunderstruck   #thunderclap   #thunderstormsandlightnings   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt  ___

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2014-08-19 17:28:14 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Marina Dawn
For weeklyphotoproject2014-Panoramic
Canyon Lake Marina at dawn's early light.
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk33-Panoramic
Week 33 : Panoramic

Marina Dawn
For weeklyphotoproject2014-Panoramic
Canyon Lake Marina at dawn's early light.
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk33-Panoramic
Week 33 : Panoramic___

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2014-08-18 11:03:55 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)

Sundial & Stone House
Clevenger House was built around 1915 and housed a family of 5 in it's 3 small rooms.
Carved into the cliff face and made from that cliff, each room has a single window. The family farmed in the valley there and sold the produce to the local miners.
For +DOFMonday 
#dofmonday +DOFMonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
+Monochrome Monday
#monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz 
#stone   #homesteading   #homestead   #architecture  

Sundial & Stone House
Clevenger House was built around 1915 and housed a family of 5 in it's 3 small rooms.
Carved into the cliff face and made from that cliff, each room has a single window. The family farmed in the valley there and sold the produce to the local miners.
For +DOFMonday 
#dofmonday +DOFMonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
+Monochrome Monday
#monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz 
#stone   #homesteading   #homestead   #architecture  ___

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2014-08-17 19:06:19 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 263 +1s)

You Lookin' At Me, Bub?
Burrowing Owl at Zanjero Park
For +Birds Of Prey Sunday
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday by +Jeffrey Van Daele +Diego Cattaneo
+Eyes On Sunday
#eyesonsunday +Eyes On Sunday by +Sonia Kalčić
#owl   #owlsarebadass   #owlsdayeveryday   #raptor   #birds   #birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

You Lookin' At Me, Bub?
Burrowing Owl at Zanjero Park
For +Birds Of Prey Sunday
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday by +Jeffrey Van Daele +Diego Cattaneo
+Eyes On Sunday
#eyesonsunday +Eyes On Sunday by +Sonia Kalčić
#owl   #owlsarebadass   #owlsdayeveryday   #raptor   #birds   #birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  ___

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2014-08-16 12:20:59 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 237 +1s)

Perched
Anna's Hummingbird resting in a tree.
For +SongbirdSaturday
#songbirdsaturday +SongbirdSaturday by +John Briggs
#bird   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography  

Perched
Anna's Hummingbird resting in a tree.
For +SongbirdSaturday
#songbirdsaturday +SongbirdSaturday by +John Briggs
#bird   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography  ___

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2014-08-14 18:04:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

Strikes
Storm over Superstition Mountain.
For +Thunderstorm Thursday 
#thunderstormthursday +Thunderstorm Thursday by +Christina Lawrie
#lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt   #thunderstorm   #thunderstruck   #weather   #weatherphotography   #rain   #rainstorm  

Strikes
Storm over Superstition Mountain.
For +Thunderstorm Thursday 
#thunderstormthursday +Thunderstorm Thursday by +Christina Lawrie
#lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt   #thunderstorm   #thunderstruck   #weather   #weatherphotography   #rain   #rainstorm  ___

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2014-08-12 15:01:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Decaying & Abandoned
What was once a homestead, decaying in the desert sunset.
For +TuesDecay 
#tuesdecay +TuesDecay by +Ian Ference +Jean-Claude Dahn +Christian Gruner

Decaying & Abandoned
What was once a homestead, decaying in the desert sunset.
For +TuesDecay 
#tuesdecay +TuesDecay by +Ian Ference +Jean-Claude Dahn +Christian Gruner___

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2014-08-12 14:28:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Bridge Across The Wash
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
For +BridgesOverTuesday 
#bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday by +Clare Bambers

Bridge Across The Wash
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
For +BridgesOverTuesday 
#bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday by +Clare Bambers___

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2014-08-12 12:27:51 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)

Uno-Dos
weeklyphotoproject2014-Night
This was shot just a few minutes before 8:00 pm at an Acoustic Concert at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. There was heavy foliage above and the sun had set several minutes prior.
The duo's lighting was pretty minimalistic, so I ended up jacking the ISO up to 25,600 just to be able to get a shutter speed of 1/25, at f/3.8. It did pick up some grain, but not as much as I'd thought it might and I was pretty pleased with the overall result.
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk32-Night
Week 32 : Night
#music   #guitar #guitarist   #guitarplayer  

Uno-Dos
weeklyphotoproject2014-Night
This was shot just a few minutes before 8:00 pm at an Acoustic Concert at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. There was heavy foliage above and the sun had set several minutes prior.
The duo's lighting was pretty minimalistic, so I ended up jacking the ISO up to 25,600 just to be able to get a shutter speed of 1/25, at f/3.8. It did pick up some grain, but not as much as I'd thought it might and I was pretty pleased with the overall result.
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk32-Night
Week 32 : Night
#music   #guitar #guitarist   #guitarplayer  ___

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2014-08-11 12:35:00 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 47 +1s)

How About A Little Kiss?
Gila Monster up close and personal. One of only two venomous lizards in the Americas and the only one native to the U.S.A. Their venom is similar to that of the Coral Snake, but they are slow and tend to avoid human contact.
They are protected by law in Arizona and you can be fined and/or arrested for capturing, harassing or harming one. If you get bitten by one, the odds are you'll be arrested, since they are non-aggressive, rather slow and you'd really have to be tormenting one to get bitten!
Unlike venomous snakes their venom is in the back their lower jaw and they dispense it by chewing instead of injecting it. They are the largest lizard in North America and can reach a length of 2 feet. 

For +DOFMonday 
#dofmonday +DOFMonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
+Reptile Monday
#ReptileMonday +ReptileMo... more »

How About A Little Kiss?
Gila Monster up close and personal. One of only two venomous lizards in the Americas and the only one native to the U.S.A. Their venom is similar to that of the Coral Snake, but they are slow and tend to avoid human contact.
They are protected by law in Arizona and you can be fined and/or arrested for capturing, harassing or harming one. If you get bitten by one, the odds are you'll be arrested, since they are non-aggressive, rather slow and you'd really have to be tormenting one to get bitten!
Unlike venomous snakes their venom is in the back their lower jaw and they dispense it by chewing instead of injecting it. They are the largest lizard in North America and can reach a length of 2 feet. 

For +DOFMonday 
#dofmonday +DOFMonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
+Reptile Monday
#ReptileMonday +Reptile Monday by +Will Pirnasch +Nicole Best
#reptile   #reptilephotography   #lizard  ___

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2014-08-11 11:15:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Just Another Ho-Hum Arizona Sunset
Went out to Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sunday evening to shoot the Super Moon, but instead ended up getting rained on from the storm that came in from the east.
At least it didn't totally block the sunset. Superstition Mountain is off to the right in the distance.
+NatureMonday
#naturemonday +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist
+Mountain Monday
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell 
#beautifulmundanemonday by +Shaun Gibson
#sunset   #sunday   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #desert   #desertphotography   #desertlife  

Just Another Ho-Hum Arizona Sunset
Went out to Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sunday evening to shoot the Super Moon, but instead ended up getting rained on from the storm that came in from the east.
At least it didn't totally block the sunset. Superstition Mountain is off to the right in the distance.
+NatureMonday
#naturemonday +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist
+Mountain Monday
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell 
#beautifulmundanemonday by +Shaun Gibson
#sunset   #sunday   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #desert   #desertphotography   #desertlife  ___

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2014-08-10 23:46:33 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Clevenger House
Stone floors, stone wall and stone ceiling. A The only thing wood in the house is the door & window frames. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
Talk about being stoned!
For #doorsunday by +André Roßbach +Dave Krugman +Maayan Windmuller

Clevenger House
Stone floors, stone wall and stone ceiling. A The only thing wood in the house is the door & window frames. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
Talk about being stoned!
For #doorsunday by +André Roßbach +Dave Krugman +Maayan Windmuller___

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2014-08-10 16:27:52 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)

How To Shoot A Headshot Of A Squirmy Snake
1st you have to unwrap him from the camera that has the macro lens (he was wrapped around both cameras at the time). 2nd hold him far enough away to focus. 3rd get him to stick out his tongue for the shot. And 4th, give him a big hug for cooperating, which wasn't too hard since he liked giving hugs!
Photo by +marit runyon 
#snake   #snakesunday   #reptile   #reptilephotography   #reptilemonday  

How To Shoot A Headshot Of A Squirmy Snake
1st you have to unwrap him from the camera that has the macro lens (he was wrapped around both cameras at the time). 2nd hold him far enough away to focus. 3rd get him to stick out his tongue for the shot. And 4th, give him a big hug for cooperating, which wasn't too hard since he liked giving hugs!
Photo by +marit runyon 
#snake   #snakesunday   #reptile   #reptilephotography   #reptilemonday  ___

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2014-08-10 12:46:07 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

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2014-08-10 11:30:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

"'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly."
Tunnel Spiders awaiting potential dinner guests!
For +Spider Sunday
#spidersunday +Spider Sunday by +Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Lerato Majikfaerie
#spider   #spiderweb  #arachnids

"'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly."
Tunnel Spiders awaiting potential dinner guests!
For +Spider Sunday
#spidersunday +Spider Sunday by +Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Lerato Majikfaerie
#spider   #spiderweb  #arachnids___

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2014-08-09 23:53:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)

Where'd That Darn Snake Go?
Bull/Gopher Snake
Photo by +marit runyon 

Where'd That Darn Snake Go?
Bull/Gopher Snake
Photo by +marit runyon ___

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2014-08-09 19:32:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Business End of a Gila Monster!
Came across this fellow while out and about today. Got some great closeups with my macro lens and he didn't seem to mind too much. And yes, they are poisonous, so I didn't bother petting him!
#reptilephotography   #reptile   #GilaMonster   #lizard  

Business End of a Gila Monster!
Came across this fellow while out and about today. Got some great closeups with my macro lens and he didn't seem to mind too much. And yes, they are poisonous, so I didn't bother petting him!
#reptilephotography   #reptile   #GilaMonster   #lizard  ___

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2014-08-09 18:50:04 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

My New Best Buddy
It was a bit hard getting a shot of this Gopher/Bull Snake as he kept want to wrap his 5 foot body around both my cameras!
I ended up holding his head back with one hand and shooting him with my Micro-Nikkor with the other hand!
Must have played with him around an hour, but couldn't get +marit runyon to hold him, although she did finally touch him!
#reptile   #reptilephotography   #snake   #snakes  

My New Best Buddy
It was a bit hard getting a shot of this Gopher/Bull Snake as he kept want to wrap his 5 foot body around both my cameras!
I ended up holding his head back with one hand and shooting him with my Micro-Nikkor with the other hand!
Must have played with him around an hour, but couldn't get +marit runyon to hold him, although she did finally touch him!
#reptile   #reptilephotography   #snake   #snakes  ___

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2014-08-08 17:37:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Cleaning Day
I've been doing a bit of house cleaning today and almost got out the feather duster, but soon determined that none of my feathers were dusty!
#feather   #feathers   #duster  

Cleaning Day
I've been doing a bit of house cleaning today and almost got out the feather duster, but soon determined that none of my feathers were dusty!
#feather   #feathers   #duster  ___

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2014-08-08 14:16:27 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

Cactus Wren
Building her nest at Boyce Thompson Arboretum at eye level, within 2 feet of a main trail. I think she may find there's more traffic there than she'd like!
#flycatcherfriday by +Jeff Wendorff
#bird   #birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #cactuswren  

Cactus Wren
Building her nest at Boyce Thompson Arboretum at eye level, within 2 feet of a main trail. I think she may find there's more traffic there than she'd like!
#flycatcherfriday by +Jeff Wendorff
#bird   #birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #cactuswren  ___

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2014-08-08 14:09:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Red
Cactus bloom
For +FloralFriday
#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James
+ColorsOnFriday 
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
#cactus   #cactusphotography   #cactusflower   #flowerphotography  

Red
Cactus bloom
For +FloralFriday
#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James
+ColorsOnFriday 
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
#cactus   #cactusphotography   #cactusflower   #flowerphotography  ___

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2014-08-07 19:42:24 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE (Limenitis arthemis)
Feeding in the morning. Liked the colors in this and the DOF as well!
#butterfly   #butterflies   #butterflyphotography

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE (Limenitis arthemis)
Feeding in the morning. Liked the colors in this and the DOF as well!
#butterfly   #butterflies   #butterflyphotography___

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2014-08-07 18:36:11 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)

Intertwined
From this past Saturday night.
For +Thunderstorm Thursday 
#thunderstormthursday +Thunderstorm Thursday by +Christina Lawrie
+LongExposure Thursday
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
#thunderstorm   #thunder   #thunderbolt   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt  

Intertwined
From this past Saturday night.
For +Thunderstorm Thursday 
#thunderstormthursday +Thunderstorm Thursday by +Christina Lawrie
+LongExposure Thursday
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
#thunderstorm   #thunder   #thunderbolt   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt  ___

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2014-08-06 11:30:04 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)

Strike
Storm from a week ago Saturday. It got reaaly windy and shortly after, really wet!
+Wet Wednesday 
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
+WindyWednesday 
#windywednesday +WindyWednesday by +Trevor Farrell
#thunderstorm   #thunder   #thunderbolt   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt  

Strike
Storm from a week ago Saturday. It got reaaly windy and shortly after, really wet!
+Wet Wednesday 
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
+WindyWednesday 
#windywednesday +WindyWednesday by +Trevor Farrell
#thunderstorm   #thunder   #thunderbolt   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningstrike   #lightningbolt  ___

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2014-08-06 11:06:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Gila Woodpecker
A regular visitor to my backyard.
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
#bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

Gila Woodpecker
A regular visitor to my backyard.
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
#bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  ___

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2014-08-06 10:58:08 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 145 +1s)

Anna's In Flight
Anna's Hummingbird doing a fly by.
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

Anna's In Flight
Anna's Hummingbird doing a fly by.
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  ___

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2014-08-05 16:12:37 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Boyce Thompson Suspension Bridge
I was a bit worried I might drown taking this as the stream was the usual torrent of water we tend to find in the desert during the summer!
For +BridgesOverTuesday 
#bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday by +Clare Bambers

Boyce Thompson Suspension Bridge
I was a bit worried I might drown taking this as the stream was the usual torrent of water we tend to find in the desert during the summer!
For +BridgesOverTuesday 
#bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday by +Clare Bambers___

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2014-08-05 15:49:31 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE (Limenitis arthemis)
weeklyphotoproject- In The Garden
Coming in for a landing in the Butterfly Garden at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk31-Garden
Week 31 : In the Garden
+Bokeh Tuesday 
#bokehtuesday +*** by +Bob Baxley

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE (Limenitis arthemis)
weeklyphotoproject- In The Garden
Coming in for a landing in the Butterfly Garden at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
+Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
+Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni , +ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk31-Garden
Week 31 : In the Garden
+Bokeh Tuesday 
#bokehtuesday +*** by +Bob Baxley___

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2014-08-04 22:40:15 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)

Laundry Day
I remember when I was growing up my Mom always set Monday aside for laundry day. I decided that Monday would make a good day to wash the dogs instead!
You can tell by the look on Molly's face that she doesn't particularly agree!
#dog   #dogs   #doglovers   #dogsareawesome   #dogsrule   #dogslife  

Laundry Day
I remember when I was growing up my Mom always set Monday aside for laundry day. I decided that Monday would make a good day to wash the dogs instead!
You can tell by the look on Molly's face that she doesn't particularly agree!
#dog   #dogs   #doglovers   #dogsareawesome   #dogsrule   #dogslife  ___

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2014-08-04 14:53:36 (47 comments, 45 reshares, 970 +1s)

Tongueing It!
Hummingbird licking her bill during her breakfast at the feeder, this morning.
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  

Tongueing It!
Hummingbird licking her bill during her breakfast at the feeder, this morning.
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe
#hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography   #bird   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus  ___

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2014-08-04 13:30:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Multi-Strike
Last night's thunderstorm. Not quite as good as a week ago Saturday, but still good just the same!
+HeadsUpMondays
#headsup +HeadsUpMondays by +russ vallelunga  
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
#storm   #stormphotography   #stormy   #stormchasing   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningbolt   #lightningstrike  

Multi-Strike
Last night's thunderstorm. Not quite as good as a week ago Saturday, but still good just the same!
+HeadsUpMondays
#headsup +HeadsUpMondays by +russ vallelunga  
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
#storm   #stormphotography   #stormy   #stormchasing   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningbolt   #lightningstrike  ___

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2014-08-04 13:25:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Storm & Stars
Last night's approaching storm with the stars hanging out above it!
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+HeadsUpMondays
#headsup +HeadsUpMondays by +russ vallelunga  
#stars   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningbolt   #lightningstrike   #stormphotography   #stormchasing  

Storm & Stars
Last night's approaching storm with the stars hanging out above it!
+ActionMonday
#actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller
+HeadsUpMondays
#headsup +HeadsUpMondays by +russ vallelunga  
#stars   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningbolt   #lightningstrike   #stormphotography   #stormchasing  ___

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2014-08-03 22:59:57 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)

Dangerous Spider?
I was called into the bedroom to kill what I was told was a Black Widow. On seeing this 1/3 inch long Arachnid it was apparent it wasn't any Black Widow and when I stated that I was laughingly told "Well, she is alone, so maybe she's a widow!".
I believe it was a ruse to get me in there more quickly. It did work! Then it was capture and release time into the great outdoors!
For +Spider Sunday
#spidersunday +Spider Sunday by +Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Lerato Majikfaerie
#Arachnid   #spider  

Dangerous Spider?
I was called into the bedroom to kill what I was told was a Black Widow. On seeing this 1/3 inch long Arachnid it was apparent it wasn't any Black Widow and when I stated that I was laughingly told "Well, she is alone, so maybe she's a widow!".
I believe it was a ruse to get me in there more quickly. It did work! Then it was capture and release time into the great outdoors!
For +Spider Sunday
#spidersunday +Spider Sunday by +Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Lerato Majikfaerie
#Arachnid   #spider  ___

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2014-08-03 17:13:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Stealing My Seat, Again!
Of an evening, when watching TV, if I get up to get a drink or a snack, when I return I find Molly has decided she needs to lay on my pillow more than I did!
#dogs   #doglovers   #dogsareawesome   #dogsrule   #dogslife  

Stealing My Seat, Again!
Of an evening, when watching TV, if I get up to get a drink or a snack, when I return I find Molly has decided she needs to lay on my pillow more than I did!
#dogs   #doglovers   #dogsareawesome   #dogsrule   #dogslife  ___

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2014-08-03 16:26:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

My Favorite Photographer
At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, inside the Clevenger Stone House.
For +Sentimental Sunday Theme
#sentimentalsunday +Sentimental Sunday Theme by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth

My Favorite Photographer
At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, inside the Clevenger Stone House.
For +Sentimental Sunday Theme
#sentimentalsunday +Sentimental Sunday Theme by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth___

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2014-08-03 14:05:37 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

It seems I might as well move back to Indiana when the humidity is higher than the temperature!

It seems I might as well move back to Indiana when the humidity is higher than the temperature!___

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2014-08-03 12:08:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Leaving The Scene!
Saturday a local politician dropped some yard signage off at the neighbor's across the street, parking in front of my house. When he left he attempted to back his truck into my drive to turn around. 
As you can see, he missed and took down my fence, but being a good politician he just drove off without a word.
Unfortunately a tree was blocking the view from the house of that section of the drive and we didn't discover what he did till about an hour later when we were going out to shoot pictures.
The neighbors weren't home at the time, but as soon as I see what signage goes up in front of their house, I'll make sure to vote against them and mention the incident to as many people as possible!
It seems he's just another politician that doesn't take responsibility for his actions!
#politics   #political   #politicians  #dr... more »

Leaving The Scene!
Saturday a local politician dropped some yard signage off at the neighbor's across the street, parking in front of my house. When he left he attempted to back his truck into my drive to turn around. 
As you can see, he missed and took down my fence, but being a good politician he just drove off without a word.
Unfortunately a tree was blocking the view from the house of that section of the drive and we didn't discover what he did till about an hour later when we were going out to shoot pictures.
The neighbors weren't home at the time, but as soon as I see what signage goes up in front of their house, I'll make sure to vote against them and mention the incident to as many people as possible!
It seems he's just another politician that doesn't take responsibility for his actions!
#politics   #political   #politicians   #drivers   #accident   ___

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2014-08-02 20:24:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Little Stone House in the Forest
Clevenger House, used to house the caretaker's family of 5 in the 1920's at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It is really small inside, so the family was probably bouncing off each other!
For +Stone Saturday
#stonesaturday +Stone Saturday by +Jen Baptist
#stone   #house   #garden   #historical   #architecture   #architectural  

Little Stone House in the Forest
Clevenger House, used to house the caretaker's family of 5 in the 1920's at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It is really small inside, so the family was probably bouncing off each other!
For +Stone Saturday
#stonesaturday +Stone Saturday by +Jen Baptist
#stone   #house   #garden   #historical   #architecture   #architectural  ___

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2014-08-02 11:49:39 (41 comments, 29 reshares, 718 +1s)

Hummingbird At The Feeder
2nd shot I took with my new zoom at the backyard feeder.
For +SongbirdSaturday
#songbirdsaturday +SongbirdSaturday by +John Briggs
#birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography  

Hummingbird At The Feeder
2nd shot I took with my new zoom at the backyard feeder.
For +SongbirdSaturday
#songbirdsaturday +SongbirdSaturday by +John Briggs
#birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #hummingbird   #hummingbirdphotography  ___

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2014-08-01 19:27:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Cactus Flowers
Still blooming in the middle of the summer.
For +FloralFriday
#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

Cactus Flowers
Still blooming in the middle of the summer.
For +FloralFriday
#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James___

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