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The Hobbit Movies8,732The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - in theaters December 2013! Get your tickets now! http://goo.gl/47YSi4 Main trailer: http://goo.gl/Ghd49X Worldwide release dates: http://goo.gl/9Etkt Join our Google+ community: http://goo.gl/NJkmMThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Opening Week2013-12-10 12:00:00777  
Beth Akerman51,904What are leaf portraits?  Well they are getting up close to a leaf or a group of leaves and seeing the details and characteristics of them, and presenting them in some artistic sort of way, either through photography or artwork, such as drawings, paintings, prints, digital art, etc.  So show us your Leaf Portraits, Fall or not.  Up to 3 uploads per person.  Feel free to invite others and comment and plus each others submissions.  This is just for fun.  Let's See Some Leaf Portraits2013-10-24 15:00:0044  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,137,301We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0088  

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2015-07-19 15:01:39 (61 comments, 58 reshares, 495 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we hope you will share your steamy shots with us!  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I like to see ANYTHING steamy so please tag us and the theme so we can enjoy.  Let's see some steamy shots today!
It's fairly steamy here in general, yesterday was about 38 C and today it's raining.
So last week with all the talk on another post here from the hubster: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DarrenGunderson/posts/MLVzsqJW2V5?pid=6170703669816884482&oid=112805751371649937221
about where I was during his shot, I thought I would share this today.  This is the shot I got from my vantage point at the top of those rocks.  As you can see the whistle is going off, something I did not take into consideration and should have, I was at a crossing.  SIGH  It was LOUD.  :-)  This is the Black Hills Central Rwy in South Dakota.   Hope you enjoythe image a... more »

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2015-07-19 15:01:39 (61 comments, 58 reshares, 495 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we hope you will share your steamy shots with us!  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I like to see ANYTHING steamy so please tag us and the theme so we can enjoy.  Let's see some steamy shots today!
It's fairly steamy here in general, yesterday was about 38 C and today it's raining.
So last week with all the talk on another post here from the hubster: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DarrenGunderson/posts/MLVzsqJW2V5?pid=6170703669816884482&oid=112805751371649937221
about where I was during his shot, I thought I would share this today.  This is the shot I got from my vantage point at the top of those rocks.  As you can see the whistle is going off, something I did not take into consideration and should have, I was at a crossing.  SIGH  It was LOUD.  :-)  This is the Black Hills Central Rwy in South Dakota.   Hope you enjoythe image a... more »

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2015-07-19 15:01:39 (61 comments, 58 reshares, 495 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we hope you will share your steamy shots with us!  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I like to see ANYTHING steamy so please tag us and the theme so we can enjoy.  Let's see some steamy shots today!
It's fairly steamy here in general, yesterday was about 38 C and today it's raining.
So last week with all the talk on another post here from the hubster: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DarrenGunderson/posts/MLVzsqJW2V5?pid=6170703669816884482&oid=112805751371649937221
about where I was during his shot, I thought I would share this today.  This is the shot I got from my vantage point at the top of those rocks.  As you can see the whistle is going off, something I did not take into consideration and should have, I was at a crossing.  SIGH  It was LOUD.  :-)  This is the Black Hills Central Rwy in South Dakota.   Hope you enjoythe image a... more »

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2015-08-28 21:52:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  For those who would rather see a bit of color I shared a photo manip of some flowers looking like natural fireworks over on my Blog today.  Hope you will take a look and enjoy.  Thanks in advance!

Hi all!  For those who would rather see a bit of color I shared a photo manip of some flowers looking like natural fireworks over on my Blog today.  Hope you will take a look and enjoy.  Thanks in advance!___

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2015-08-28 13:03:40 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris 

Week 18 - Sound

Hi all.  I had a bit of difficulty trying to figure out how to represent sound.  Then I remembered that the hubster had a cool looking old speaker with a radio.  I decided to just shoot the speaker.  It's an Atwater Kent that I gave a bit of an old time feel to.  Hope you enjoy my take on it and have a great day!


#speaker   #atwaterkent   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochromephotography   #monochrome  

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris 

Week 18 - Sound

Hi all.  I had a bit of difficulty trying to figure out how to represent sound.  Then I remembered that the hubster had a cool looking old speaker with a radio.  I decided to just shoot the speaker.  It's an Atwater Kent that I gave a bit of an old time feel to.  Hope you enjoy my take on it and have a great day!


#speaker   #atwaterkent   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochromephotography   #monochrome  ___

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2015-08-27 12:38:36 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 168 +1s)Open 

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen

Morning!   This was from the big Cicada 17 Year Emergence that occurred this Spring here in Kansas and some other states.  They were everywhere for a while and noisy.  I captured this one out on Konza Prairie hanging out in the grass.  I loved how colorful this one was.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day.  We are back to warm mornings and fairly hot days.


#cicada2015   #cicada   #insectphotography   #insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #cicadaemergence   #naturephotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #konzaprairie  

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen

Morning!   This was from the big Cicada 17 Year Emergence that occurred this Spring here in Kansas and some other states.  They were everywhere for a while and noisy.  I captured this one out on Konza Prairie hanging out in the grass.  I loved how colorful this one was.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day.  We are back to warm mornings and fairly hot days.


#cicada2015   #cicada   #insectphotography   #insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #cicadaemergence   #naturephotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #konzaprairie  ___

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2015-08-26 13:00:04 (37 comments, 12 reshares, 227 +1s)Open 

Morning everyone!  Another lovely cool morning but going to get hotter in the afternoon today, 90 F.  It's August so not surprising.  My pond has a few frogs in it right now.  Sometimes they disappear after a good rain for some reason but there were still a couple hanging out in the pond on Sunday after our 1 1/2 inches.  This is one of them, a very tolerant Leopard Frog. I got very close to him with my macro lens for this photo and took several images and he just posed so nicely.   I even was cleaning out old pads and algae and just small debris right next to him and he just hung out on his lily pad and watched.  Hope you enjoy him and have a great day!


#frog   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography   #amphibians   #leopardfrog  

Morning everyone!  Another lovely cool morning but going to get hotter in the afternoon today, 90 F.  It's August so not surprising.  My pond has a few frogs in it right now.  Sometimes they disappear after a good rain for some reason but there were still a couple hanging out in the pond on Sunday after our 1 1/2 inches.  This is one of them, a very tolerant Leopard Frog. I got very close to him with my macro lens for this photo and took several images and he just posed so nicely.   I even was cleaning out old pads and algae and just small debris right next to him and he just hung out on his lily pad and watched.  Hope you enjoy him and have a great day!


#frog   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography   #amphibians   #leopardfrog  ___

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2015-08-25 12:32:54 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Hello all!  This image goes back to one of the Bi-plane Fly-ins held in Junction City, KS the past several years.  This is a view of the beautiful and clean engine of a 1929 Waco Mohawk that was here.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#airplane   #biplane   #wacobiplane   #aviation   #planes   #transport   #transportation  

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Hello all!  This image goes back to one of the Bi-plane Fly-ins held in Junction City, KS the past several years.  This is a view of the beautiful and clean engine of a 1929 Waco Mohawk that was here.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#airplane   #biplane   #wacobiplane   #aviation   #planes   #transport   #transportation  ___

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2015-08-24 13:55:14 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Morning all!  A beautiful cool day in Kansas.  A busy one though.  This is from our trip to South Dakota where we stopped off at Scottsbluff, Nebraska first.  These images don't seem to get a lot of love but I like it so I'm sharing.  So there.  LOL  This is a 5 frame panorama taken as you head into the park.  The actual bluff is on the right in from the point.  View large to get the best view.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#panoramaphotography   #panoramic   #panorama   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #nebraska   #scottsbluff  

Morning all!  A beautiful cool day in Kansas.  A busy one though.  This is from our trip to South Dakota where we stopped off at Scottsbluff, Nebraska first.  These images don't seem to get a lot of love but I like it so I'm sharing.  So there.  LOL  This is a 5 frame panorama taken as you head into the park.  The actual bluff is on the right in from the point.  View large to get the best view.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#panoramaphotography   #panoramic   #panorama   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #nebraska   #scottsbluff  ___

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2015-08-23 14:36:52 (52 comments, 50 reshares, 489 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's another #steamysunday  where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope you will play along and share some steamy images!  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them, we love anything steamy!  
My image for today goes back to South Dakota and the Black Hills Central Railroad.  This was after we rode and decided to chase it.  I took this shot at trestle number 85 as the train was headed back to Keystone.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  It's cool here today after a thunderstorm last night, only 60F at 9:30 am.  Nice.


#southdakota   #blackhillscentralrailroad   #1880strain   #steam   #steamtrain   #railroad   #railway   #train  

Hi all, it's another #steamysunday  where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope you will play along and share some steamy images!  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them, we love anything steamy!  
My image for today goes back to South Dakota and the Black Hills Central Railroad.  This was after we rode and decided to chase it.  I took this shot at trestle number 85 as the train was headed back to Keystone.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  It's cool here today after a thunderstorm last night, only 60F at 9:30 am.  Nice.


#southdakota   #blackhillscentralrailroad   #1880strain   #steam   #steamtrain   #railroad   #railway   #train  ___

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2015-08-22 14:43:18 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

#sunrisesaturday +Sunrise Saturday by +Josh Davis

Hi all!  It's been a while since I have shared a sunrise image.  I found this one that I shot back in April on the way to work that had quite lovely color.  As the days get shorter I am starting to see some nicer ones again due to the position of the sun.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#sunrisephotos   #sunrisephotography   #sunrise   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #kansas  

#sunrisesaturday +Sunrise Saturday by +Josh Davis

Hi all!  It's been a while since I have shared a sunrise image.  I found this one that I shot back in April on the way to work that had quite lovely color.  As the days get shorter I am starting to see some nicer ones again due to the position of the sun.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#sunrisephotos   #sunrisephotography   #sunrise   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #kansas  ___

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2015-08-21 12:29:11 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

Hi all!  Another lovely cool morning.  Today's image goes back to a place I will be heading to in just a week and a half now.  Where does the time go.  This is a Showy Lady Slipper flower that I saw at the Tamarack Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.  This pink version is the state flower also known as Cypripedium reginae .  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day and a great start to the weekend!


#ladyslipper   #minnesota   #floral   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #macrophotography   #macro  

#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

Hi all!  Another lovely cool morning.  Today's image goes back to a place I will be heading to in just a week and a half now.  Where does the time go.  This is a Showy Lady Slipper flower that I saw at the Tamarack Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.  This pink version is the state flower also known as Cypripedium reginae .  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day and a great start to the weekend!


#ladyslipper   #minnesota   #floral   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #macrophotography   #macro  ___

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2015-08-20 13:13:00 (39 comments, 22 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

#threatenedthursday   

Hi all!  Another beautiful day in Kansas!  Wish it was like this on the weekend when I had more time to enjoy it.  This is an image from earlier this summer when the Bee Balm was blooming.  I almost always see Great Spangled Butterflies on it but this day a lovely Monarch was around to enjoy the blooms.  I planted Bee Balm in my yard but it seems a bit stunted and only produced one bloom.  Hopefully it will produce better next season.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#butterflyphotography   #butterflies   #butterfly   #macro   #nature   #macrophotography   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro  

#threatenedthursday   

Hi all!  Another beautiful day in Kansas!  Wish it was like this on the weekend when I had more time to enjoy it.  This is an image from earlier this summer when the Bee Balm was blooming.  I almost always see Great Spangled Butterflies on it but this day a lovely Monarch was around to enjoy the blooms.  I planted Bee Balm in my yard but it seems a bit stunted and only produced one bloom.  Hopefully it will produce better next season.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#butterflyphotography   #butterflies   #butterfly   #macro   #nature   #macrophotography   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro  ___

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2015-08-20 00:41:11 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Well, I guess not many are fond of B&W for a falls photo.  The color version is over on my Blog if you'd like to take a look.  Thanks

Well, I guess not many are fond of B&W for a falls photo.  The color version is over on my Blog if you'd like to take a look.  Thanks___

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2015-08-19 12:41:59 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

#waterfallwednesday  

Hi all!  A lovely cool day here in Kansas today.  Nice before we head back up to 90 on Saturday.  I took this image in South Dakota of Spearfish Falls in the Black Hills.  I shared another view of this a couple weeks back.  I decided to process this in Black & White and I think it turned out well.  Hope you enjoy it also and have a great day!


#waterfallphotography   #waterfall   #southdakota   #blackhills   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #longexposure   #spearfishfalls  

#waterfallwednesday  

Hi all!  A lovely cool day here in Kansas today.  Nice before we head back up to 90 on Saturday.  I took this image in South Dakota of Spearfish Falls in the Black Hills.  I shared another view of this a couple weeks back.  I decided to process this in Black & White and I think it turned out well.  Hope you enjoy it also and have a great day!


#waterfallphotography   #waterfall   #southdakota   #blackhills   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #longexposure   #spearfishfalls  ___

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2015-08-18 12:44:46 (30 comments, 11 reshares, 225 +1s)Open 

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Morning!  It's raining here, yay.  We were getting so dry you couldn't even pull weeds because the ground was so hard.  It's supposed to cool off for a day or two as well.  So on to today's image.  I took this shot on our trip back from South Dakota.  This was when we stopped for gas not long before we headed into Nebraska.  My favorite line, Burlington Northern & Santa Fe had a train of coal cars going past.I had to get a shot as i loved all the clouds in the sky as well.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#train   #railway   #railroad   #transportation   #bnsf   #locomotive  

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Morning!  It's raining here, yay.  We were getting so dry you couldn't even pull weeds because the ground was so hard.  It's supposed to cool off for a day or two as well.  So on to today's image.  I took this shot on our trip back from South Dakota.  This was when we stopped for gas not long before we headed into Nebraska.  My favorite line, Burlington Northern & Santa Fe had a train of coal cars going past.I had to get a shot as i loved all the clouds in the sky as well.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#train   #railway   #railroad   #transportation   #bnsf   #locomotive  ___

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2015-08-17 12:48:53 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

#macromonday by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Stephanie Partin

Morning!  I was going through photo folders over the weekend and found this image while looking for something else.  This Ladybug was on a milkweed plant along the road and it was heading for the Aphids you can see up on the right.  I transplanted this type of milkweed and while hard seems to be living.  They have really deep roots.  I have another type of Milkweed that has Aphids on it that I wish the Ladybugs would find.  I've been having to take care of them.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a good start to your week.


#ladybug   #insectphotography   #insects   #macrophotography   #macro   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #nature  

#macromonday by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Stephanie Partin

Morning!  I was going through photo folders over the weekend and found this image while looking for something else.  This Ladybug was on a milkweed plant along the road and it was heading for the Aphids you can see up on the right.  I transplanted this type of milkweed and while hard seems to be living.  They have really deep roots.  I have another type of Milkweed that has Aphids on it that I wish the Ladybugs would find.  I've been having to take care of them.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a good start to your week.


#ladybug   #insectphotography   #insects   #macrophotography   #macro   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #nature  ___

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2015-08-16 14:47:33 (37 comments, 42 reshares, 386 +1s)Open 

Hello!  It's #steamysunday  where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope you will play along with a steamy shot of anything steamy you like, we like it all!  Please tag us and the theme so that we can find and enjoy them!  Let's see some steamy shots!
My image goes back to the Black Hills Central Railway in South Dakota.  This is the other steam locomotive they use for excursions.  It is a Prairie type 2-6-2 that they acquired in 1962.  It is the one in a lot of their promotional photos but is only used in the off season when there are not as many riders because it cannot pull as many cars on the grades as the tank locomotives.  I was surprised to see it sitting out in the elements but it looked in pretty good shape and you can see the cap on the smoke stack to keep out rain.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#southdakota   #blackhills   #steam  #steamtrain ... more »

Hello!  It's #steamysunday  where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope you will play along with a steamy shot of anything steamy you like, we like it all!  Please tag us and the theme so that we can find and enjoy them!  Let's see some steamy shots!
My image goes back to the Black Hills Central Railway in South Dakota.  This is the other steam locomotive they use for excursions.  It is a Prairie type 2-6-2 that they acquired in 1962.  It is the one in a lot of their promotional photos but is only used in the off season when there are not as many riders because it cannot pull as many cars on the grades as the tank locomotives.  I was surprised to see it sitting out in the elements but it looked in pretty good shape and you can see the cap on the smoke stack to keep out rain.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#southdakota   #blackhills   #steam   #steamtrain   #railroad   #railroading   #train   #railway  ___

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2015-08-15 15:20:03 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Linda Stokes

Hi all!  I was out on Konza Prairie Wednesday evening and took this image of the sunset as we were leaving.  It was a beautiful evening and the tall Maximilian Sunflowers are blooming all over.This is a 3 frame pano and of course, better viewed large.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#konzaprairie   #landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #panoramaphotography   #panoramic   #panorama   #kansas   #sunsetphotography   #sunset   

#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Linda Stokes

Hi all!  I was out on Konza Prairie Wednesday evening and took this image of the sunset as we were leaving.  It was a beautiful evening and the tall Maximilian Sunflowers are blooming all over.This is a 3 frame pano and of course, better viewed large.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#konzaprairie   #landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #panoramaphotography   #panoramic   #panorama   #kansas   #sunsetphotography   #sunset   ___

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2015-08-15 01:14:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Hi everyone!  The color version of my Project image is over on my Blog today.  Hope you'll check it out.  Have a great start to your weekend!

Hi everyone!  The color version of my Project image is over on my Blog today.  Hope you'll check it out.  Have a great start to your weekend!___

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2015-08-14 12:49:19 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

#bwproject26  +Tisha Montgomery +Al Chris +Lauri Novak +Brandon Luk 

Week 17 - Curves

Hi all!  I took several images this year to represent curves but this is the one I liked the best.  I liked the curves in the flower petals itself and the curves of the center bits, that's a very technical term isn't it.  :-)  I also liked the blurred curves of the Lily pads.  Hope you enjoy my take on the theme for this week and have a great day!


#lily   #pondlily   #waterlily   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #floralfriday  

#bwproject26  +Tisha Montgomery +Al Chris +Lauri Novak +Brandon Luk 

Week 17 - Curves

Hi all!  I took several images this year to represent curves but this is the one I liked the best.  I liked the curves in the flower petals itself and the curves of the center bits, that's a very technical term isn't it.  :-)  I also liked the blurred curves of the Lily pads.  Hope you enjoy my take on the theme for this week and have a great day!


#lily   #pondlily   #waterlily   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #floralfriday  ___

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2015-08-13 12:39:09 (27 comments, 7 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Hello everyone!  Another beautiful morning in Kansas.  Only 63F out when I left for work.  Refreshing.  This image is from the day I went to the waterfall near where I live.  Both times when I have been there I have seen these lovely dragonflies.  Apparently they like the falls as well.  :-)  I believe this type is called a Jewel Wing.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#dragonfly   #odonata   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography  

Hello everyone!  Another beautiful morning in Kansas.  Only 63F out when I left for work.  Refreshing.  This image is from the day I went to the waterfall near where I live.  Both times when I have been there I have seen these lovely dragonflies.  Apparently they like the falls as well.  :-)  I believe this type is called a Jewel Wing.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#dragonfly   #odonata   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2015-08-12 14:16:08 (39 comments, 39 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Hi all!  A lovely cool morning here in Kansas today!  Nice!  Today's image goes back to our bike ride along the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota.  We had stopped for a break at a Trailhead and there were a couple of cute Chipmunks running around.  I was able to get a few images of one of them.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#southdakota   #chipmunk   #nature   #naturephotos   #wildlife   #naturephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotography  

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Hi all!  A lovely cool morning here in Kansas today!  Nice!  Today's image goes back to our bike ride along the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota.  We had stopped for a break at a Trailhead and there were a couple of cute Chipmunks running around.  I was able to get a few images of one of them.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#southdakota   #chipmunk   #nature   #naturephotos   #wildlife   #naturephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotography  ___

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2015-08-11 12:41:48 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Morning all, we are cooler!  Mid 60s this morning and only high 80s today.  Yay.  So the photo may seem somewhat nondescript and ordinary but there is something interesting about it.  I took this in Nebraska as we were heading west and this is a Union Pacific train on the Transcontinental line.  Someone remarked on my post the other day that track was still from the 1800s, ah no, but routes like this one certainly are.  When you see what types of landscape they had to go through it's kind of amazing considering how fast it was done as well.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#train   #railroad   #railway   #railroading   #unionpacific   #nebraska  

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Morning all, we are cooler!  Mid 60s this morning and only high 80s today.  Yay.  So the photo may seem somewhat nondescript and ordinary but there is something interesting about it.  I took this in Nebraska as we were heading west and this is a Union Pacific train on the Transcontinental line.  Someone remarked on my post the other day that track was still from the 1800s, ah no, but routes like this one certainly are.  When you see what types of landscape they had to go through it's kind of amazing considering how fast it was done as well.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#train   #railroad   #railway   #railroading   #unionpacific   #nebraska  ___

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2015-08-10 13:10:58 (30 comments, 7 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe 

Hi all!  Another steamy one today.  Even the windows are all fogged.  UGH.  I think it may finally cool down tonight but we shall see.  This is a lovely Blue Jay that was in my yard early this Spring.  We have a River Birch tree that the birds seem to enjoy.  It made a good spot for this one.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #hqspbirds  

#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe 

Hi all!  Another steamy one today.  Even the windows are all fogged.  UGH.  I think it may finally cool down tonight but we shall see.  This is a lovely Blue Jay that was in my yard early this Spring.  We have a River Birch tree that the birds seem to enjoy.  It made a good spot for this one.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #hqspbirds  ___

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2015-08-09 14:48:10 (42 comments, 28 reshares, 326 +1s)Open 

Hi all it's #steamysunday  (literally for me, more on that in a bit) where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope we will see some steamy shots. They can be ANYTHING steamy we love it all !  Just please tag us and the theme so we can find them and enjoy them.
So yesterday we got about 1/2 inch rain and today got a sprinkle and it's been in the 90s so hot and steamy outside.
Thought I would take a break from South Dakota and go back to a trip to Michigan a few years back.  This is Nickel Plate 765 moving around it's excursion train to the front end putting on a steamy view.  765 is a Berkshire normally housed in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  It operates at various times and this was captured at a Steamfest in 2009.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#steam   #steamtrains   #railroad   #railroading   #train   #locomotive  

Hi all it's #steamysunday  (literally for me, more on that in a bit) where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope we will see some steamy shots. They can be ANYTHING steamy we love it all !  Just please tag us and the theme so we can find them and enjoy them.
So yesterday we got about 1/2 inch rain and today got a sprinkle and it's been in the 90s so hot and steamy outside.
Thought I would take a break from South Dakota and go back to a trip to Michigan a few years back.  This is Nickel Plate 765 moving around it's excursion train to the front end putting on a steamy view.  765 is a Berkshire normally housed in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  It operates at various times and this was captured at a Steamfest in 2009.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#steam   #steamtrains   #railroad   #railroading   #train   #locomotive  ___

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2015-08-08 16:12:08 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Linda Stokes +Mario Cerroni

Hi all!  Here's another view from the evening I went to the waterfall near where I live.  The waterfall was disappointing but the views that evening were not.  This is looking south at the Geary State Fishing Lake.  This is a 2 frame panorama. Best viewed large.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  We are heating up today to around 100 and had rain last night so won't be pleasant.  SIGH


#landscapephoto   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #lake   #kansas   #rural   #cloudscapephotography  

#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Linda Stokes +Mario Cerroni

Hi all!  Here's another view from the evening I went to the waterfall near where I live.  The waterfall was disappointing but the views that evening were not.  This is looking south at the Geary State Fishing Lake.  This is a 2 frame panorama. Best viewed large.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  We are heating up today to around 100 and had rain last night so won't be pleasant.  SIGH


#landscapephoto   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #lake   #kansas   #rural   #cloudscapephotography  ___

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2015-08-07 12:17:42 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 238 +1s)Open 

#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

Hi all!  I'm dreaming a bit of Spring when the weather wasn't so beastly hot.  Going up to mid and high 90sF these 2 days.  This image is of a lovely Columbine in my garden. I was invited to a 5 Day Bokeh Challenge again by +Mary Wardell and have not been able to get started but this one has some pretty nice bokeh I think.  I invite anyone to try the challenge as these are pretty fun and make you think about your photos is different ways.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#flowerphotography   #flowers   #columbine   #spring   #macro   #macrophotography   #pink  

#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

Hi all!  I'm dreaming a bit of Spring when the weather wasn't so beastly hot.  Going up to mid and high 90sF these 2 days.  This image is of a lovely Columbine in my garden. I was invited to a 5 Day Bokeh Challenge again by +Mary Wardell and have not been able to get started but this one has some pretty nice bokeh I think.  I invite anyone to try the challenge as these are pretty fun and make you think about your photos is different ways.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#flowerphotography   #flowers   #columbine   #spring   #macro   #macrophotography   #pink  ___

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2015-08-06 12:38:11 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Hi all!  A lovely cool morning here, wish I could have stayed in bed.  LOL  I caught this image in early June of a Bumble Bee I believe flying around some Larkspur blooms.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#bees   #bumblebee   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography   #wildflowers  

#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Hi all!  A lovely cool morning here, wish I could have stayed in bed.  LOL  I caught this image in early June of a Bumble Bee I believe flying around some Larkspur blooms.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#bees   #bumblebee   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography   #wildflowers  ___

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2015-08-05 12:42:28 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

#waterfallwednesday by +Eric Leslie

Morning!  We have rain and a bit cooler temps today so yay.  This image is from a cool day in South Dakota in the Black Hills.  This is the first waterfall we visited that day, Bridal Veil Falls.  All of the waterfalls we saw were running well due to the rain that the area had been receiving.  I thought this one was rather well named.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#southdakota   #blackhills   #waterfallphotography   #waterfall   #longexposure   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #spearfishcanyon   #bridalveilfalls  

#waterfallwednesday by +Eric Leslie

Morning!  We have rain and a bit cooler temps today so yay.  This image is from a cool day in South Dakota in the Black Hills.  This is the first waterfall we visited that day, Bridal Veil Falls.  All of the waterfalls we saw were running well due to the rain that the area had been receiving.  I thought this one was rather well named.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#southdakota   #blackhills   #waterfallphotography   #waterfall   #longexposure   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #spearfishcanyon   #bridalveilfalls  ___

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2015-08-04 12:50:27 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

#grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday by +Margaret Tompkins 

Morning!  I captured this image of June Grass in June out on the Konza Prairie one evening while hiking.  I just love the way the heads of the grass capture the light.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!  I need to catch up, busy busy and then a meeting tonight.  Sigh


#grass   #konzaprairie   #kansas   #macrophotography   #macro   #light  

#grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday by +Margaret Tompkins 

Morning!  I captured this image of June Grass in June out on the Konza Prairie one evening while hiking.  I just love the way the heads of the grass capture the light.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!  I need to catch up, busy busy and then a meeting tonight.  Sigh


#grass   #konzaprairie   #kansas   #macrophotography   #macro   #light  ___

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2015-08-03 12:40:49 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

#monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday
#macromonday by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Marilyn Benham 

Hi all!  A hot one today again.   I saw this Milkweed while we were in Scottsbluff Nebraska and liked the lines of it and thought it would make a good monochrome image.  Hope you think so as well and enjoy it.  Have a great day!



#flowerphotography   #flowers   #wildflowers   #macrophotography   #macro   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #hqspmonochrome  

#monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday
#macromonday by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Marilyn Benham 

Hi all!  A hot one today again.   I saw this Milkweed while we were in Scottsbluff Nebraska and liked the lines of it and thought it would make a good monochrome image.  Hope you think so as well and enjoy it.  Have a great day!



#flowerphotography   #flowers   #wildflowers   #macrophotography   #macro   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #hqspmonochrome  ___

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2015-08-02 14:25:57 (37 comments, 39 reshares, 377 +1s)Open 

Hello!  It's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich hope you will play along with some steamy shots today!  We love ANYTHING steamy so be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy what you share.
My image for today goes back to South Dakota and the 1880s train or Black Hills Central Railroad more aptly.  We were stopped at Keystone where you can stay and do things in the town and take a later train back, which we opted to do, or ride the train right back.  Before it departs the locomotive needs water so that's what's happening here.  The tower is mainly for show we discovered because if you notice the guy on the other side of the locomotive, he is near a stand pipe with a hose that is what's really filling the tank with the needed water.  LOL  At least they try to make it look authentic.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!

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Hello!  It's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich hope you will play along with some steamy shots today!  We love ANYTHING steamy so be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy what you share.
My image for today goes back to South Dakota and the 1880s train or Black Hills Central Railroad more aptly.  We were stopped at Keystone where you can stay and do things in the town and take a later train back, which we opted to do, or ride the train right back.  Before it departs the locomotive needs water so that's what's happening here.  The tower is mainly for show we discovered because if you notice the guy on the other side of the locomotive, he is near a stand pipe with a hose that is what's really filling the tank with the needed water.  LOL  At least they try to make it look authentic.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!

#steam   #steamtrain   #railroad   #railway   #train   #southdakota   #1880strain   #railroading   #blackhills  ___

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2015-08-01 14:54:12 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  The heat is back, mid 90F or about 36C, not quite as hot but not cooling down in the evenings.  Yuck
This is from a recent evening when I went to see if the waterfall was flowing due to the rain we had received.  I waited a bit too long for that.  This was shot portrait style and stitched together from 3 frames.  Does this count for   #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Linda Stokes ?  This is the Geary State Fishing Lake located south of where I live in Kansas.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #lake   #kansas   #gearystatefishinglake   #evening   #panorama   #panoramic   #panoramaphotography  

Hi all!  The heat is back, mid 90F or about 36C, not quite as hot but not cooling down in the evenings.  Yuck
This is from a recent evening when I went to see if the waterfall was flowing due to the rain we had received.  I waited a bit too long for that.  This was shot portrait style and stitched together from 3 frames.  Does this count for   #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Linda Stokes ?  This is the Geary State Fishing Lake located south of where I live in Kansas.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#landscapephoto   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #lake   #kansas   #gearystatefishinglake   #evening   #panorama   #panoramic   #panoramaphotography  ___

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2015-08-01 01:11:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  The color version of today's B&W Project image is over on my Blog if you would like to check it out.  Even in color they are Hiding in Plain Sight.  :-)  Hope you enjoy it.

Hi all!  The color version of today's B&W Project image is over on my Blog if you would like to check it out.  Even in color they are Hiding in Plain Sight.  :-)  Hope you enjoy it.___

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2015-07-31 12:49:58 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

#bwproject26  +Tisha Montgomery +Al Chris +Lauri Novak +Brandon Luk 

Week 16 - Living Things

Hidden In Plain Sight

So I have been saying I had gotten close up photos of Big Horn Sheep while in the Badlands and here is one of them for the project.  This was a mom and her four kids relaxing on the hills sides.  As you can see they blend in quite well so good protection for them from predators and man as well I am sure.  Hope you enjoy my take on the theme and have a great day.


#animals   #bighornsheep   #badlands   #southdakota   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography  

#bwproject26  +Tisha Montgomery +Al Chris +Lauri Novak +Brandon Luk 

Week 16 - Living Things

Hidden In Plain Sight

So I have been saying I had gotten close up photos of Big Horn Sheep while in the Badlands and here is one of them for the project.  This was a mom and her four kids relaxing on the hills sides.  As you can see they blend in quite well so good protection for them from predators and man as well I am sure.  Hope you enjoy my take on the theme and have a great day.


#animals   #bighornsheep   #badlands   #southdakota   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2015-07-30 13:01:11 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Morning!  It has finally cooled down for a bit!  Only in the mid 60sF while going to work today.  How nice.  I got this image a few weeks ago when these beautiful thistles were blooming.  The centers are a bright pink.  The Bumble Bees were sure enjoying them and I was able to get this macro of one of them.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bumblebee   #bees   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #hqspmacro  

#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Morning!  It has finally cooled down for a bit!  Only in the mid 60sF while going to work today.  How nice.  I got this image a few weeks ago when these beautiful thistles were blooming.  The centers are a bright pink.  The Bumble Bees were sure enjoying them and I was able to get this macro of one of them.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bumblebee   #bees   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #hqspmacro  ___

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2015-07-29 12:23:04 (34 comments, 22 reshares, 294 +1s)Open 

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Sheep On A Cliff

Hi all!  It's raining today and should cool down for a couple of days anyway so yay!  I took this shot in the Badlands of South Dakota.  I do have several shots of them up close but I liked this one for the expanse and natural setting it showed.  We were on a hike on the Door Trail, I believe, and this Big Horn Sheep was posing on a cliff off in the distance so I dug out my zoom and got a few shots.  Hope you enjoy it like I did.  Have a great day!



#animals   #bighornsheep   #southdakota   #badlands   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscape  

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Sheep On A Cliff

Hi all!  It's raining today and should cool down for a couple of days anyway so yay!  I took this shot in the Badlands of South Dakota.  I do have several shots of them up close but I liked this one for the expanse and natural setting it showed.  We were on a hike on the Door Trail, I believe, and this Big Horn Sheep was posing on a cliff off in the distance so I dug out my zoom and got a few shots.  Hope you enjoy it like I did.  Have a great day!



#animals   #bighornsheep   #southdakota   #badlands   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscape  ___

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2015-07-28 12:29:17 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Hi all!  I was thinking there was an In Motion theme today as well but must have the wrong day.  This would have fit because I took this while riding on my bike behind.  This is another shot from the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota which shows some of the lovely scenery we rode through.  The majority of the ride was along the stream you see and then you can also see the forest and rock of the Black Hills.  We had a great time though 20 miles was a bit tiring but I was very happy we did it.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#southdakota   #mickelsontrail   #landscapephotography   #scenery   #blackhills   #transport   #transportation   #biking   #bike   #inmotion  

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Hi all!  I was thinking there was an In Motion theme today as well but must have the wrong day.  This would have fit because I took this while riding on my bike behind.  This is another shot from the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota which shows some of the lovely scenery we rode through.  The majority of the ride was along the stream you see and then you can also see the forest and rock of the Black Hills.  We had a great time though 20 miles was a bit tiring but I was very happy we did it.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#southdakota   #mickelsontrail   #landscapephotography   #scenery   #blackhills   #transport   #transportation   #biking   #bike   #inmotion  ___

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2015-07-27 12:38:43 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

#macromonday by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Marilyn Benham

Morning!  This is an older image I was able to get of a Hummingbird Moth that was visiting some Milkweed blooms.  Last year was a great year for these guys as I saw a lot of them.  This year has been so hot, I haven't seen much of anything lately.   I believe these moths are technically a type of Glasswing.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#moth   #hummingbirdmoth   #insectphotography   #insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #naturephotography   #nature  

#macromonday by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Marilyn Benham

Morning!  This is an older image I was able to get of a Hummingbird Moth that was visiting some Milkweed blooms.  Last year was a great year for these guys as I saw a lot of them.  This year has been so hot, I haven't seen much of anything lately.   I believe these moths are technically a type of Glasswing.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#moth   #hummingbirdmoth   #insectphotography   #insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #naturephotography   #nature  ___

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2015-07-26 14:25:57 (34 comments, 32 reshares, 363 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I would love to see your photos of ANYTHING steamy that you have, we love it all.  Please tag us and the theme so we can find them and enjoy!
It's going to be steamy here outside, close to 100 again and it rained again.  This photo was taken on a very different type of day.  It was in the mid 60sF and was quite lovely in the hills.  This was taken while we were riding the 1880s Train or more accurate, the Black Hills Central Railroad in #southdakota  .  As we were approaching a crossing around a curve I was able to get this shot of the whistle blowing and because it was cool and a bit misty out it created a lovely bit of steam.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!  I'll be hibernating in AC again.


#steam   #steamtrain   #train   #railway   #railroad  

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I would love to see your photos of ANYTHING steamy that you have, we love it all.  Please tag us and the theme so we can find them and enjoy!
It's going to be steamy here outside, close to 100 again and it rained again.  This photo was taken on a very different type of day.  It was in the mid 60sF and was quite lovely in the hills.  This was taken while we were riding the 1880s Train or more accurate, the Black Hills Central Railroad in #southdakota  .  As we were approaching a crossing around a curve I was able to get this shot of the whistle blowing and because it was cool and a bit misty out it created a lovely bit of steam.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!  I'll be hibernating in AC again.


#steam   #steamtrain   #train   #railway   #railroad  ___

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2015-07-25 15:53:46 (35 comments, 36 reshares, 340 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  Wow, it's hot!  We hit 102F actual yesterday, that's about 39C.  We are headed close to there already.  Yuck.  I felt like a butterfly image today.  I have lots and could probably share one every day for weeks but I won't.  :-)  When the Bee Balm was in bloom I was able to get this shot of a Great Spangled Fritillary on it.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day! I'm probably going to hibernate in the AC.  


#butterflyphotography   #butterflies   #butterfly   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography  

Hi all!  Wow, it's hot!  We hit 102F actual yesterday, that's about 39C.  We are headed close to there already.  Yuck.  I felt like a butterfly image today.  I have lots and could probably share one every day for weeks but I won't.  :-)  When the Bee Balm was in bloom I was able to get this shot of a Great Spangled Fritillary on it.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day! I'm probably going to hibernate in the AC.  


#butterflyphotography   #butterflies   #butterfly   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #nature   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2015-07-24 12:40:11 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

#birdpoker  by +Phil Armishaw 

Morning!  Going to be a scorcher today again, 102 F or about 38.5C.  We had rain early this morning so will be like a sauna as well.  Yuck.  I saw the theme for Bird Poker today was Hummingbirds so I thought I would share this older shot.  It turned out lovely and clear, just wish it was a flower and not the feeder.  Ah well, it's a sight a lot of us get to see.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#hummingbird   #birdphotography   #naturephotos   #nature   #naturephotography  

#birdpoker  by +Phil Armishaw 

Morning!  Going to be a scorcher today again, 102 F or about 38.5C.  We had rain early this morning so will be like a sauna as well.  Yuck.  I saw the theme for Bird Poker today was Hummingbirds so I thought I would share this older shot.  It turned out lovely and clear, just wish it was a flower and not the feeder.  Ah well, it's a sight a lot of us get to see.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#hummingbird   #birdphotography   #naturephotos   #nature   #naturephotography  ___

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2015-07-23 12:21:07 (39 comments, 45 reshares, 413 +1s)Open 

#thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra

Hi all!  Are the little avatars gone under the photos for everyone else or is it just a glitch for me?  I miss those.
We are going to be hot again, so I thought I would share this image from a cooler time in South Dakota.  I shot these Daisies along a stream while we were viewing a waterfall.  Hope you enjoy them and have a great day!


#southdakota   #daisy   #flowerpower   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #artistic   #stream  

#thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra

Hi all!  Are the little avatars gone under the photos for everyone else or is it just a glitch for me?  I miss those.
We are going to be hot again, so I thought I would share this image from a cooler time in South Dakota.  I shot these Daisies along a stream while we were viewing a waterfall.  Hope you enjoy them and have a great day!


#southdakota   #daisy   #flowerpower   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #artistic   #stream  ___

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2015-07-22 12:30:41 (30 comments, 11 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Hi all, it's another beautiful day here!  Last one for a while I think though.  While we were in the Badlands of South Dakota there were different wildlife to see.  There were a few colonies of these guys, Prairie Dogs, who I think are just the cutest.  They get a bad reputation from ranchers but studies have shown that their tunnels keep the ground aerated and allow grass to grow better.  They actually benefit the land.  Plus, they are so cute, how can you resist them?  Their little barks are fun to listen to as well.  Hope you enjoy them and have a great day!


#prairiedog   #animals   #southdakota   #badlands   #naturephotos   #nature   #naturephotography  

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Hi all, it's another beautiful day here!  Last one for a while I think though.  While we were in the Badlands of South Dakota there were different wildlife to see.  There were a few colonies of these guys, Prairie Dogs, who I think are just the cutest.  They get a bad reputation from ranchers but studies have shown that their tunnels keep the ground aerated and allow grass to grow better.  They actually benefit the land.  Plus, they are so cute, how can you resist them?  Their little barks are fun to listen to as well.  Hope you enjoy them and have a great day!


#prairiedog   #animals   #southdakota   #badlands   #naturephotos   #nature   #naturephotography  ___

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2015-07-21 12:24:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Hi all!  I did not get a new image ready from our trip so today's goes back to the Bi-plane Fly-In that was held here in early June.  This is an image of a Stearman Bi-plane from the 1940s up close and done in a B&W processing to make more vintage.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  We cooled down for a couple of days.  60s in the morning and mid 80s at the high.  At least a bit of relief.


#aircraft   #airplane   #biplane   #transportation   #transport   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome  

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving

Hi all!  I did not get a new image ready from our trip so today's goes back to the Bi-plane Fly-In that was held here in early June.  This is an image of a Stearman Bi-plane from the 1940s up close and done in a B&W processing to make more vintage.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  We cooled down for a couple of days.  60s in the morning and mid 80s at the high.  At least a bit of relief.


#aircraft   #airplane   #biplane   #transportation   #transport   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome  ___

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2015-07-20 12:50:04 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

#nationalparksmonday +NationalParksMonday by +Juan Pons

Morning!  So this actually fits into several themes, because I was trying to be a bit artsy it also fits into #artypicoftheweek  and how I took it fits well into #depthoffieldmonday  .  :-)  So this is more Kansas state flowers, that I can't find a field of in Kansas, growing happily in the Badlands of South Dakota.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#southdakota   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #badlands   #artistic   #flowers   #sunflower   #flowerphotography  

#nationalparksmonday +NationalParksMonday by +Juan Pons

Morning!  So this actually fits into several themes, because I was trying to be a bit artsy it also fits into #artypicoftheweek  and how I took it fits well into #depthoffieldmonday  .  :-)  So this is more Kansas state flowers, that I can't find a field of in Kansas, growing happily in the Badlands of South Dakota.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#southdakota   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #badlands   #artistic   #flowers   #sunflower   #flowerphotography  ___

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2015-07-19 15:01:39 (61 comments, 58 reshares, 495 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we hope you will share your steamy shots with us!  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I like to see ANYTHING steamy so please tag us and the theme so we can enjoy.  Let's see some steamy shots today!
It's fairly steamy here in general, yesterday was about 38 C and today it's raining.
So last week with all the talk on another post here from the hubster: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DarrenGunderson/posts/MLVzsqJW2V5?pid=6170703669816884482&oid=112805751371649937221
about where I was during his shot, I thought I would share this today.  This is the shot I got from my vantage point at the top of those rocks.  As you can see the whistle is going off, something I did not take into consideration and should have, I was at a crossing.  SIGH  It was LOUD.  :-)  This is the Black Hills Central Rwy in South Dakota.   Hope you enjoythe image a... more »

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we hope you will share your steamy shots with us!  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I like to see ANYTHING steamy so please tag us and the theme so we can enjoy.  Let's see some steamy shots today!
It's fairly steamy here in general, yesterday was about 38 C and today it's raining.
So last week with all the talk on another post here from the hubster: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DarrenGunderson/posts/MLVzsqJW2V5?pid=6170703669816884482&oid=112805751371649937221
about where I was during his shot, I thought I would share this today.  This is the shot I got from my vantage point at the top of those rocks.  As you can see the whistle is going off, something I did not take into consideration and should have, I was at a crossing.  SIGH  It was LOUD.  :-)  This is the Black Hills Central Rwy in South Dakota.   Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#steam   #steamtrain   #railroad   #railway   #southdakota   #train  ___

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2015-07-18 15:27:32 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday by +Sabeena LoBello +Patricia A +Keith Elliott

#sepiasaturday by +Renee Stewart Jackson

Shroom Buddies

Hi all, hopefully our last scorcher for a bit, 38 C today most likely again. Sigh, this is getting very old.  
Anyway, thoughts of cooler and wetter days with this image.  This was taken at the railroad I work at, I believe, one morning when we got there and it was still rainy so couldn't work much.  The color is natural, this is right out of the camera.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#fungus   #mushrooms   #macrophotography   #macro   #nature   #naturephotos   #naturephotography  

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday by +Sabeena LoBello +Patricia A +Keith Elliott

#sepiasaturday by +Renee Stewart Jackson

Shroom Buddies

Hi all, hopefully our last scorcher for a bit, 38 C today most likely again. Sigh, this is getting very old.  
Anyway, thoughts of cooler and wetter days with this image.  This was taken at the railroad I work at, I believe, one morning when we got there and it was still rainy so couldn't work much.  The color is natural, this is right out of the camera.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#fungus   #mushrooms   #macrophotography   #macro   #nature   #naturephotos   #naturephotography  ___

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2015-07-17 21:30:01 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

7/17/15
The theme for my Black and White project was Bubbles.  It looked pretty cool in B&W but when I was looking at the images I liked the colors that were captured as well and thought I would share a shot here.  It's fun to play and share different things someti...

7/17/15
The theme for my Black and White project was Bubbles.  It looked pretty cool in B&W but when I was looking at the images I liked the colors that were captured as well and thought I would share a shot here.  It's fun to play and share different things someti...___

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2015-07-17 12:34:29 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

#bwproject26  +Tisha Montgomery +Lauri Novak +Al Chris +Brandon Luk 

Week 15 - Bubbles

Hi everyone!  Wow, the year is going fast.  Here is my take for this week's theme.  I had the hubster help me out and blow bubbles in front of a dark background.  Once we got the bubble mixture figured out and I got the right camera setting it went pretty well.  I like how some of them clustered together as well.  Hope you enjoy my take on the theme and have a great day!


#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #bubble   #abstractart   #abstract   #blackandwhitephotos  

#bwproject26  +Tisha Montgomery +Lauri Novak +Al Chris +Brandon Luk 

Week 15 - Bubbles

Hi everyone!  Wow, the year is going fast.  Here is my take for this week's theme.  I had the hubster help me out and blow bubbles in front of a dark background.  Once we got the bubble mixture figured out and I got the right camera setting it went pretty well.  I like how some of them clustered together as well.  Hope you enjoy my take on the theme and have a great day!


#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #bubble   #abstractart   #abstract   #blackandwhitephotos  ___

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2015-07-16 12:36:34 (29 comments, 5 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Haste makes waste as they say, i forgot the photo again.  SIGH

Hi everyone!  Off out of town for a meeting this morning, starting already, sheesh.  Going to be another scorcher too, 37 C at least.  Yuck.  This is an image I got before vacation when I was shooting in the Bee Balm patch that's a bit down the road from me.  A great place to find bees and butterflies.  I caught this Bumble just after he had taken off from one of the blooms and was heading for another.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bees   #bumblebee   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #nature   #macrophotography   #macro  

#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Haste makes waste as they say, i forgot the photo again.  SIGH

Hi everyone!  Off out of town for a meeting this morning, starting already, sheesh.  Going to be another scorcher too, 37 C at least.  Yuck.  This is an image I got before vacation when I was shooting in the Bee Balm patch that's a bit down the road from me.  A great place to find bees and butterflies.  I caught this Bumble just after he had taken off from one of the blooms and was heading for another.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bees   #bumblebee   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #nature   #macrophotography   #macro  ___

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2015-07-15 12:35:44 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Sheep on a Butte

Hi all!  So when we were in the Badlands of #southdakota  we were able to see a large number of Big Horn Sheep.  Most of them were a lot closer and I have other photos to show but I liked this one with the view of the landscape there.  We had read about how early pioneers used to hall equipment to the top of the buttes to cut the grass for their livestock because the livestock could not get up to the butte.  It was a big process of taking apart equipment, hauling it up, reassembly, cutting and then sending it all back down again.  Now the buttes are only used by the Sheep and other animals that can get there so it was cool to catch a glimpse of that.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  It's best viewed large.  :-)


#naturephotography   #nature   #badlands   #wildlifeph... more »

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Sheep on a Butte

Hi all!  So when we were in the Badlands of #southdakota  we were able to see a large number of Big Horn Sheep.  Most of them were a lot closer and I have other photos to show but I liked this one with the view of the landscape there.  We had read about how early pioneers used to hall equipment to the top of the buttes to cut the grass for their livestock because the livestock could not get up to the butte.  It was a big process of taking apart equipment, hauling it up, reassembly, cutting and then sending it all back down again.  Now the buttes are only used by the Sheep and other animals that can get there so it was cool to catch a glimpse of that.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  It's best viewed large.  :-)


#naturephotography   #nature   #badlands   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlife   #animals   #bighornsheep   #landscape   #landscapephotography  ___

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