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Jim Dehnert has been at 4 events

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Landscape Photography Show5,138Come join Popular landscape and nature photographer +Ray Bilcliff  and the Landscape Photography Team on Tuesday April 8th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Ray is a retired scuba diving and karate instructor. He now spends his time taking photography and sharing with the Google Plus community. Ray also runs several themes on G+ including True portraits, Dawn on Sunday, Lily Monday, Grass Tuesday, Wading Bird Wenesday, Leaves on Thursdays, Buggy Friday, Swampy Saturday, Paintography, and The Magic of light! Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite landscape photographs with leading lines. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!  Do NOT load an album to the event.  It will load all the photos in the album.Join the fun on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #30 Leading lines and Light with Ray Bilcliff.2014-04-09 04:00:008G+
Margaret Tompkins112,970Landscape Photography Community:  RED General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature the color RED. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 17, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 10: RED2014-03-10 21:00:0010G+
Robert SKREINER1,207,472+BIRD LOVERS Worldwide  ► ❶st ContestTheme: Your TOP Bird Photos includes all Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc.Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 5 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide & +Circle 4 You to your circles● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photos!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● You can always change your photos during the contest,    if you delete before your previous photos!● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄ will bealso shared at the G+ Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄ of the Winners will be sharedalso in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in a public shared ❶st Contest Circle of +Robert SKREINER & +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00800G+
Mountain Photos6,483Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012It's the first Wednesday of another month and is time to have another great fun with amazing mountain photos running for the month's Best Mountain Photos!Come enjoy this great event! If you are not able to submit a photo, feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!Theme: Mountain Photos (Black and White only)Rules for Participation–Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page (required to enable the page to interact with your posts).–Upload only one (1) entry of your original B/W photo which you own the copyright of. There is no shooting date restriction for photos, your new or older shots will do.Codes of Conduct–You should not tag your entry with any theme page.–For a fair deal, all uploads must be made afresh/anew limited from the Event page and all votes must be provided from the Event page only. (If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event).There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro:"Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012.–If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed without being rated.–If anyone does not abide by the rules, they will be removed from the event and they will have to ask for an invitation to participate again.Durations: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, November 7th 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active for a three day period until November 10th, Saturday 10:00 PM GMT. During this period of 3 days, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)Voting & Assessment: The jury is the audience including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.)Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page) will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | November 2012" will be shared publicly.So, get prepared for Wednesday, and have fun with this great event!Good luck and cheers,+Baki Karacay Curator of +Mountain Photos http://gplus.to/mountainphotosPS. Feel free to reshBest Mountain Photos Contest | November 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2012-11-07 23:00:00215G+

Jim Dehnert has been shared in 228 public circles

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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 17:31:5541215725CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,976#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   July 8th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-07-18 07:38:561732218CC G+
Businessmens4,341 Расшариваем круги и добавляем новые подписки.#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления2014-07-17 19:41:05501416CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,154Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  D-F - 15 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 +2014-07-15 11:00:561201236CC G+
David Pond26,170#close2home     Contributors thank you Circle             updated  06/29/14#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel 2014-06-29 18:28:05402281642CC G+
Linda Motoiu55,516#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-06-20 18:41:243737029100CC G+
Tasya Alun1,063This circle is made up of people that interact and engage on my posts. I will be adding several people soon that have been interacting with me.As most circles, to get in on this:1. Go to the original post2. Add the circle3.. Plus this post, share and mention my name so I get notified to add you.2014-06-17 17:52:024687014CC G+
Businessmens4,120 Расшариваем круги и добавляем новые подписки.#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявлен2014-06-16 20:18:015014221CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 10th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-16 08:53:191727316CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,117Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  D-F - 15 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 Mapes2014-06-15 10:56:4712410217CC G+
Tasya Alun1,025Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle2014-06-13 00:45:2046910417CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,445#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 3rd, 2014 - "African Nights"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-09 19:44:461712417CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,396#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 27th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-03 08:36:59170137CC G+
SPA Anywhere Anytime23Circle with people mainly from #Luxembourg #France #Germany   #Belgium   #switzerland  .Add and share. It took me some time to make this circle.2014-06-02 10:36:30411312CC G+
Daniel Stock73,491✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦HERE'S VERSION 59 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED SATURDAY 5/31/2014✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete!4) Optional, but greatly appreciated: Support my new page +Meme Binge Any pluses and shares are appreciated!➤ Note: Add this circle weekly so you can get the new members!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue #socialmedia #dstockblog #memebinge2014-05-31 16:10:04500149158173CC G+
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216150109CC G+
kormru.ru225#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления 2014-05-28 06:07:45500208CC G+
Trendii920Worth adding these guys!#CircleShare #CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Engagers #Google#CircleSunday #CircleOfTheWeek #PublicCircle #EngagersCircle #Share#engagersshowcasecircle #PublicSharedCircles #CircleofFriends #SharingCircles #Circle2014-05-22 15:43:3140110816CC G+
Daniel Stock72,477✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦HERE'S VERSION 58 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED TUESDAY 5/20/2014✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦Lot's of new faces this week! If you want to stay in the circle, follow the steps!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete!4) Optional, but greatly appreciated: Support my new page +Meme Binge  Any pluses and shares are appreciated!➤ Note: Add this circle weekly so you can get the new members!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue #socialmedia #dstockblog #memebinge2014-05-20 18:59:12500127130152CC G+
Circle Network5,402Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              122This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCirclesIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please let me know.2014-05-18 18:14:525018271113CC G+
badai circle303please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-15 20:15:26496338CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,204Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  D-F - 15 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 Mapes2014-05-15 10:21:52122838CC G+
Shreya Das0Sure Followers.... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #latestsharedcircles  2014-05-15 06:52:19501104CC G+
Businessmens3,921Расшариваем круги и добавляем новые подписки :)#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления2014-05-14 17:25:145011311CC G+
Organo Gold Review884I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you.#seooptimizers   #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google  #KingCircles   #KingAmari  #ppcmasterminds2014-05-14 15:25:413356111CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,054#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 6th, 2014 - "Feelgood Africa"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-05-12 10:40:531672119CC G+
John Wood4,710This is a Circle of people who have recently shared my circles !  Add these great sharers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who Share this current edition will be included in my next one  ... Cheers!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles  2014-05-02 13:19:5026631310CC G+
HQSP Winners27,532Release 2014 April HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr  +Michael Sonntag  +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion  +Terrie Gray  +Sime Wareham  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in April- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Keep posting your beautiful photos!Regards Anja2014-05-01 14:17:0937715187170CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,781#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 22nd, 2014 -  " People of Africa #rememberingrwanda "Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-28 16:30:491660113CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,814AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 15th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-22 08:45:491640013CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:29501414CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:02501518CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,654Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  D-F - 15 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-15 14:02:311177110CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,690AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 8th, 2014 - "Collective Africa"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-15 09:57:171622016CC G+
Businessmens3,163 Расшариваем круги и добавляем новые подписки :)#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления2014-04-06 08:21:535014111CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,423 AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 25th, 2014 - "Land,sea and sky"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-03-31 12:27:461600017CC G+
Kate Alexia1942014-03-31 11:46:02500528CC G+
Linda Motoiu52,190#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-03-31 07:51:26311412560CC G+
Project Bolony0This is the Birding Circle Share!Share this circle publicly on YOUR STREAM. Rules are simple:Birding Circle Share1. SHARE this circle PUBLICLY to your stream to stay in the next circle2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle#sharedcircle     #awesomepeople   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #circleshared  2014-03-24 01:09:33267001CC G+
John Wood1,635Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!All those  *#sharing  publicly THIS circle* will also be included in my other major circle sharing update B series.Thank you to all those who participated.#plusyourfollowers  #specialthankscircle   #india   #london   #male   #female   #photography   #wedding   #women   #travel   #realestate   #africa   #safari  #sharedcircle       #sharedcircles       #sharingcircle       #sharingcircles       #circle       #circles       #topengagers     #circleshare       #circlesharing       #growyourgoogleplus    2014-03-18 07:24:02308426CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,992AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 11th, 2014 - "African Predators"Three new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all past and present winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.Please check out our new daily theme #AFRICANature - more detail at +AFRICANature2014-03-18 06:53:461610014CC G+
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Gailen Mapes60,774Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  D-F - 15 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 Mape2014-03-15 11:15:52107728CC G+
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Grobler du Preez86,699AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 4th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-03-10 08:56:311580015CC G+

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2014-06-18 08:53:41 (26 comments, 12 reshares, 75 +1s)

Forster's Terns, Sterna forsteri;
Salt Pond A2e, Mountain View, California

They probably weren't really chasing one another -- yet.  That happens after one gets a fish...  But they're supremely graceful birds to watch...

For #BirdPoker  chasing, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +PiaRab... more »

Most reshares: 12

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2014-06-18 08:53:41 (26 comments, 12 reshares, 75 +1s)

Forster's Terns, Sterna forsteri;
Salt Pond A2e, Mountain View, California

They probably weren't really chasing one another -- yet.  That happens after one gets a fish...  But they're supremely graceful birds to watch...

For #BirdPoker  chasing, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +PiaRab... more »

Most plusones: 77

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2014-07-07 10:14:57 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 77 +1s)

Burrowing Owls, Athene cunicularia;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

These tiny owls can be very difficult to pick out in the "golden hills of California," being much the same shade of brown in the summer.

For #BirdPoker  monochromatic, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#hqspbirds+H... more »

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2014-07-23 09:44:06 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

Canada Geese, Branta canadensis; Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

Here's a pair (with wings up) and an innocent bystander trying to stay out of the way.  The one behind was very annoyed with the one in front, for no reason obvious to me.  They did a very nice job of running on water until things calmed down.

For #BirdPoker  wings up, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#WaterDropWednesday curated by +Patti Colston +Michael Albrecht +April Hill +Teresa Linstead and +Valerij Karpinchik;
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +BirdsGAL... more »

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2014-07-22 10:30:22 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)

Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo; New Found Gap, Great Smoky Mountains NP, North Carolina

These were impressively colorful birds, once you pay close attention.

For #BirdPoker  ground birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner,
+Andy Brown;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo;
#BTPBirdPro - +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +William Joers.

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2014-07-20 08:50:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

Un bel di, ...
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia; New London, New Hampshire

Singing his heart out one morning...

For #BirdPoker  singing, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel, +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, +Andy Brown;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-07-19 09:33:21 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

A birthday rose for Mom!

+Charlotte Dehnert 

#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#YellowCircle +*** curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli

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2014-07-19 09:24:49 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s)

Herring Gull, Larus argentatus; Mount Desert Island, Maine

Here's a composite eye color - a red eye-ring to enhance the yellow eye.  I went through a recent album of mine and concluded that black was the dominant eye color by far, then yellow, a small number of red, and not much else.  I'll be helpless when Phil asks for jealous green eyes or baby blues...

For #BirdPoker red eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +RoswithaBö... more »

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2014-07-18 10:09:49 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

Horned Grebe (Juv., first winter), Podiceps auritus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

I discovered plenty of red eyes in the recent search for the Grebe theme.  Must run in the family - even the juveniles party hard...

For #BirdPoker  red eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +ShaunSt... more »

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2014-07-16 08:44:18 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)

Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri; Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

On station, looking for a fish...  There was a long email thread at work today about the nearby nesting colony of these dive-bombing bikers and runners.  They are rather protective of their nests, even when they're across a (narrow) stretch of water. :-)

For #BirdPoker  hovering, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by+Ris... more »

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2014-07-14 04:58:11 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)

Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus; Stanford, California

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Acorn_Woodpecker/id has a good description:

"Reminiscent of a troupe of wide-eyed clowns, Acorn Woodpeckers live in large groups in western oak woodlands. Their social lives are endlessly fascinating: they store thousands of acorns each year by jamming them into specially made holes in trees. A group member is always on alert to guard the hoard from thieves, while others race through the trees giving parrotlike waka-waka calls."

There's much more information on these interesting birds at the Cornell site.

For #BirdPoker  woodpeckers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun;... more »

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2014-07-14 04:23:19 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

The devilish one (those eyes are not made up).

Grebes' legs are set very far back, so they walk very poorly or, in the case of Western and Clark's, not at all...

For #BirdPoker  grebes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;
#nikonshooters;... more »

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2014-07-14 04:17:22 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Eared Grebes, Podiceps nigricollis; Alviso slough, California

Five of a kind (they're all wild) seems like a perfect hand for
#BirdPoker  grebes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;
#nikonshooters;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-07-14 04:10:27 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Pied-billed Grebes, Podilymbus podiceps;
Shoreline, Mountain View, California

Mother and daughter pair to see +Dusty Gedge's pair.  The Pied-billed aren't the most elegant of grebes, but the chicks are quite a treat!

For #BirdPoker  grebes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;#h... more »

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2014-07-12 07:21:34 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)

Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

... and then, on time, 
for #BirdPoker  on a rock, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-07-12 07:14:39 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 46 +1s)

American Robin, Turdus migratorius; Hurley, Wisconsin

I've been busy, but can't resist playing a slightly late pair of robins, with lots of berries, for
#BirdPoker  with berries, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#lowanglephotography +*** curated by +JeremyL... more »

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2014-07-09 09:56:56 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)

Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

This charmer was singing into the setting sun...

For #BirdPoker  depth of field, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +MarinaVe... more »

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2014-07-07 10:14:57 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 77 +1s)

Burrowing Owls, Athene cunicularia;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

These tiny owls can be very difficult to pick out in the "golden hills of California," being much the same shade of brown in the summer.

For #BirdPoker  monochromatic, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#hqspbirds+H... more »

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2014-07-03 09:19:53 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

Eurasian Collared Doves, Streptopelia decaocto,
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California
Thanks to +Walker Catlett for the ID correction.

A pair of would-be sleepers
for #BirdPoker  on a wire, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by+San... more »

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2014-07-02 10:21:53 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Palms before the storm

I took this a few months ago for a minimalist theme, but the clouds are not so minimalist...

#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel;
#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley;
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura;
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated... more »

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2014-07-02 10:13:42 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)

Forster's Terns, Sterna forsteri;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

I've posted other photos of these birds recently, but they're so perfect for a hunting theme!

For #BirdPoker  hunting, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;more »

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2014-06-30 06:20:38 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 37 +1s)

American Coot, Fulica americana;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

They're generally pretty nondescript, but these Coots have impressively red eyes (and impressively big, green feet)!  They're also known as mud hens, presumably due to the likelihood that they'll be found in mud flats.

Enjoy the usual sources... :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_coot
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_coot/id

For #BirdPoker  eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#eyesonsunday +Eyes On Sunday curated by +Sonia Kalčić;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;#B... more »

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2014-06-29 10:24:10 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

Buff-banded Rail, Gallirallus philippensis pelewensis; Ngarchelong, Palau

Walking around hunting something in the grass of the picnic area, these seemed much less shy than the rails I know here.

For #BirdPoker  walking, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-06-28 11:47:16 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Thanks to +Dusty Gedge for reminding me about the immensely popular non-theme #NotASeagullButtSaturday , which I keep forgetting to contribute to.  The failure of this underage non-seagull to be properly covered probably contributes to the white coating on the street below...

Borrowing Dusty's list of non-interested parties...
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Craig Szymanski  +Melissa Beagle +Richard Ball +Jon Cassill +Cora Triton +Joy Mum  +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe  +Tom McGowan  +Diana Boyd +Annie Irving +Alex Lapidus +Debby Moran +Lou McCorkle  +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman    +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard  +Sharon Stone  +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen  +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +leo duggan +Nancy Battis Vita  +Patrick Kelly +Mari Luukkonen +Marilyn Benham  +Giselle Savo... more »

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2014-06-28 11:19:38 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Sunset, Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

An unusually nice sunset for our area...

#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday curated by +Dennis Hoffbuhr;
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy; +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley;
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura;
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by... more »

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2014-06-28 11:10:46 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Herring Gull, Larus argentatus; Acadia National Park, Maine

We explored the coast of Maine the first week of this month, enjoying it immensely just before seeing our daughter graduate from med school (which we also enjoyed!).  This fellow was hanging out on the wall at a turnout, and was not at all disturbed at me shooting away from the car window!  He still has feathers stuck to his bill from preening.

For #BirdPoker  head shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#Gulloftheweek +#Gulloftheweek curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by+Ri... more »

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2014-06-28 11:04:02 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus;
Menlo Park, California

Some of you may recall this fellow from last year (different photo, though).  I watched him pay a visit to the koi pond at the library, where a new batch of koi had recently been planted.  He had a feast, and then retired to a rock to preen.  It probably wasn't what the city intended when planting them, but I enjoyed the display.  It was the closest I've ever been able to manage to observe a cormorant.

For #BirdPoker  head shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curatedby +R... more »

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2014-06-26 07:58:43 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s)

American White Pelicans, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

We have a large overwintering population of these on the San Francisco Bay, and I've been seeing them for decades.  But for some reason, I didn't notice the breeding knob on their bills until this year.  The first time I thought it was abnormal, but then noticed it was common.  Wikipedia describes it, but doesn't explain it.

PBS has a nice graphic on the pelican's impressive bill:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/outback-pelicans/the-bill-and-pouch-breakdown-graphic/6440/

For #BirdPoker flocks (with a Ruddy Duck joker), curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist;#... more »

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2014-06-25 06:23:09 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)

Western Bluebird, Sialia mexicana; Stanford, California

This fellow was a superb model, but he kept a close eye on me the entire time.

For #BirdPoker  watching, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley;
#mytowntuesday +* curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;... more »

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2014-06-24 06:48:06 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Tufted Titmouse, Parus bicolor; Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

One last crest for good measure, again from the Appalachians.

For #BirdPoker  crested, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#PunkBirds  with +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Dusty Gedge and +Marilou Aballe;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-06-24 06:42:53 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)

Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis; Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Here's another Cardinal to go with Phil's call to action, also from our trip back to the Appalachians in early May.  They're such beauties, that we don't get to see in California.

For #BirdPoker  crested (and masked), curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#PunkBirds  with +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Dusty Gedge and +Marilou Aballe;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +WalterSoest... more »

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2014-06-24 06:35:28 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)

Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus;
Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee

For the "crested" theme, I'll first offer a particularly hard-to-miss crest along with matches for the recent masked and woodpecker themes.

For #BirdPoker crested masked woodpeckers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#PunkBirds  with +Jasbir S. Randhawa and +Dusty Gedge;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curatedby... more »

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2014-06-23 05:32:51 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Mountain Chickadee, Poecile gambeli; Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

Still masked, how many themes can we do this for?

For #BirdPoker  chickadees, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;
#nikonshooters;... more »

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2014-06-22 09:38:22 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Great Horned Owl (juv.), Bubo virginiansis;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

This is only the second owl species I've seen in the wild.  I think it's a Great Horned Owl, probably a recent fledgling.  Thanks to +Jim Robertson for confirmation of the ID.  It was large -- much bigger than a crow, say. These were taken today, not too long before sundown, at the eastern base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home+Cl... more »

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2014-06-22 08:50:50 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Acorn Woodpeckers, Melanerpes formicivorus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

I just happened to pick up these masked woodpeckers today, little knowing the #BirdPoker  theme...  Besides their entertaining clownish faces, Acorn Woodpeckers are interesting for using "granary trees" to store acorns for the winter.  They will drill hundreds or thousands of little holes in a large oak tree, each to contain an acorn.  This tree is completely dead, and I didn't see significant granary operations. :-)

For #BirdPoker  Masked Woodpeckers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by+Ris... more »

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2014-06-21 10:19:57 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum; Palo Alto, California

Another Cedar Waxwing to go with Phil's, this one visited just as the walnuts were starting to leaf out in February.  I've always liked their coloration, especially the tail-tip and wing accents.

For #BirdPoker  masked, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and+D... more »

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2014-06-20 11:18:14 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

Black Skimmers, Rynchops niger; Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Not only were the three Skimmers flying more or less in formation, but the Tern seemed to be tagging along -- perhaps hoping for something they would stir up as they skimmed the water surface.

For #BirdPoker  multiple species, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by+... more »

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2014-06-20 11:10:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Common Gallinule (left), Gallinula chloropus;
American Coot (center, right), Fulica americana;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Too dark for a good photo, but it was interesting to see these two relatives together -- and it was my first Gallinule.

For #BirdPoker  multiple species, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker.

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2014-06-19 10:01:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Spring foliage and dogwood blossoms,
Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee

This was our first visit to this beautiful area, at the end of April.

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Ray Bilcliff  , +Anne Durand  , +Stephen Thackeray;
#FenceFriday +#FenceFriday curated by +Ajay Hatti;
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley;
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +ToshiN... more »

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2014-06-19 09:49:21 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)

Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri; Salt Pond A2e, Mountain View, California

Another tern from two nights ago.  He was close -- this is uncropped -- and hard to track, but I got lucky when he did a perfect diagonal fill of the frame, making up for the blurred wings.

For #BirdPoker  composition, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by+B... more »

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2014-06-18 08:53:41 (26 comments, 12 reshares, 75 +1s)

Forster's Terns, Sterna forsteri;
Salt Pond A2e, Mountain View, California

They probably weren't really chasing one another -- yet.  That happens after one gets a fish...  But they're supremely graceful birds to watch...

For #BirdPoker  chasing, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +PiaRab... more »

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2014-06-17 09:02:37 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Waitresses at The Africa Cafe, Cape Town, South Africa

This was a wonderful restaurant, and the staff was great.  This was at the end of the evening...  It was dark -- I'm pleased that I got anything at all! :-)

For #africantuesday ' Africa at work ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#WomenWednesday +*** curated by +Niki Aguirre ,and +Scott Detweiler;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras.

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2014-06-17 08:39:54 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)

Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

If nothing else, we have a wonderful selection of shorebirds in this area. Here's another to go with the Avocet...

For #BirdPoker  shorebirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +WalterS... more »

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2014-06-17 08:33:33 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Perhaps my favorite shorebird -- elegant in their breeding plumage!

For #BirdPoker  shorebirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;more »

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2014-06-16 10:41:50 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)

Burrowing Owls, Athene cunicularia; Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

One of the group takes off to take a look at things.

For #BirdPoker  taking flight, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#ActionMonday +ActionMonday curated by +Adrian Buturca;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by+Ma... more »

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2014-06-16 10:34:49 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

What bird is it that ...

beats its wings 400 times per second?  Hummingbirds, of course, but also ... flies very quickly underwater to catch fish, looks rather clownish and takes off like a clown too?

A poor photo, but amusing in the general clumsiness protrayed.

Atlantic Puffins, for #BirdPoker  taking flight, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER.

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2014-06-15 06:46:40 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)

Royal Tern, Thalasseus maximus; Carrie Bow Cay, Belize

Preening (Thursday) on a post (today) for
#BirdPoker  on a post, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#PunkBirds  with +Dusty Gedge and +Jasbir S. Randhawa;
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +WholeWild... more »

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2014-06-14 06:44:20 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

A Cooper's to go with Phil's Sharp-shinned (I have trouble telling them apart).  (Another from the backyard series...)

For #BirdPoker  back-yard visitors (today) and talons (tomorrow), curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +JoséJua... more »

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2014-06-13 10:08:12 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos; Palo Alto, California

The lord of the manor surveys it all...  (Our area has seen an explosion of crows over the past couple of years.)

For #BirdPoker backyard visitors, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and+Phi... more »

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2014-06-12 09:42:12 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 40 +1s)

Great Egret, Ardea alba; Mountain View, California

It takes a lot of preening to maintain these looks!  This egret is on its nest, in a rookery near work along a normal city street.  It gets pretty noisy towards sundown (from the birds -- there's not much traffic).

For #BirdPoker  preening, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky LJone... more »

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2014-05-19 06:45:16 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)

Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

This is a shot from a month ago near work, taken in the evening.

For #BirdPoker  owls (Monday) and dusk (Sunday), curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#GrassTuesday +Grass Tuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Marilou Aballe and +Margaret Tompkins;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart,+... more »

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2014-05-16 05:28:47 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina; Shenandoah NP, Virginia

A shot from our visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains recently, this sparrow has found something to eat...

For #BirdPoker  passeriformes, curated +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock ,+A... more »

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2014-05-15 09:50:10 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 60 +1s)

Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri, Mountain View, California

On the hunt, and nearly hovering, from this evening's after-dinner walk.

For #BirdPoker  terns, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Picscur... more »

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