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Jim Dehnert has been shared in 199 public circles

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gaul shippuden0This 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 10:16:29501313CC G+
gaul shippuden0This 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 10:16:02501315CC 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 14:02:31117317CC 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 09:57:171622116CC 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 08:21:535014110CC 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 12:27:461600018CC G+
Kate Alexia1942014-03-31 11:46:02500528CC G+
Linda Motoiu52,190#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-03-31 07:51:26311412461CC G+
David Pond23,842#close2home Contributors thank you Circle  updated   03/30/14#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel 2014-03-30 18:37:27327261740CC 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+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up260photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-17 05:00:41501418CC G+
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+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305CC G+
PixelWorld43,224►► 341 AllStar Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras  ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 10        th March 2014- UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays or Mondays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld  otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld   and Hash tag   #pixelworld   in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  *Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras if you have this circle ina old versionPlease add the new and updated visual artist allstar circle and then delete the old. this is for the purpose of not having outdated information regarding actual circle members.                                            #sharedcircles                                 #sharedcircle                               #sharedcircles                     #sharedpubliccircles                                     #circleshare                   #circlesharing                                         2014-03-10 21:49:55341383643CC G+
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+
Photo Journal Worldwide4,457+Photo Journal Worldwide *Circle of Present and Past Contributors* You have shared a such a array of beauty from around the world  filled with touching words. Thank you so much. Your contributions are deeply appreciated and enjoyed. There's much inspiration in your posts.New Contributors:1- Please be sure to include our tags: +Photo Journal Worldwide and #photojournalworldwide  so I can more easily find your posts.2- Our theme is about knowing the artist and the meaning behind a shot, so always include an original image with an original description/note/poem/narration.Curator: +andi rivarola +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle  #circlesharing   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-03-05 15:08:26108412248CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,368AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Colourful Africa" February 25th, 2014One 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.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-03-04 10:04:151550218CC G+
Ghost Mannequin113Photography circle, fotography group add with you.2014-02-27 02:57:235019313CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,260AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Open Theme", February 18th, 2014I have updated the circle - two new faces added.Add it 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.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-02-24 18:48:531490114CC G+
PixelWorld42,850►► 336 All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 24 th February 2014- UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld  and Hash tag  #pixelworld  in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras  Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld By +Alberto Carreras*                                           #sharedcircles                               #sharedcircle                             #sharedcircles                   #sharedpubliccircles                                   #circleshare                 #circlesharing                                       #fullcircleshare                 #addmetoyourcircles                               2014-02-24 05:05:41336353464CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Bird Photographer Circel - Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-22 05:33:3738312432CC G+
Walter Soestbergen54,659✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-02-2014]This 8th 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  2014-02-17 21:09:1638215462136CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,083AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Funny Africa" February 11th, 2014Add it 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.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-02-17 14:37:481485115CC G+
Margaret Tompkins101,687>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!A while back, I had a wonderful discussion about circles with +Robin Griggs Wood and +Charles Lupica .  If you don't know them, then let me introduce you to two of the finest people here on G+!    Charles is a master of monochrome!!  Robin is a master of everything and a mentor to all of us!!  Did you know that she speaks seagull!!   I hope that both Robin and Charles will look you all over and give you a share!  There aren't many quality vetted circles shared on G+.  I'm proud to say that this is one of them!!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2014-02-16 03:26:0247725963163CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,809Hand 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Ma2014-02-15 12:13:221057714CC G+
Alexia Gattolin6,118Love is in the air...and circles too!  :) My friends, I'm spreading something special today:♥♥♥ JustCircleMe 3 ♥♥♥ LOVE SPECIAL EDITION! ♥♥♥I'm very happy to share a TOP CIRCLE with you after a long time...Well, this is also the first one of the new year and I couldn't find a better day!...Just let me say it, 'cause I really care: these guys and girls ACTUALLY are very active plussers. TOP ENGAGERS, INFLUENCERS, OR SIMPLY G+ ADDICTED :)So add them to your circles, you'll find interesting and unique contents about  #socialmedia ,  #seo ,  #blogging ,  #photography,  #fashion,  #travels and much more! Remember, spread love & circles: ♥ Do +1 at this post♥ Leave a comment if you want, specifying your interests♥ Add these amazing people to your cirlces!♥ Reshare the circle, including yourself!♥  #besocial , always#justcircleme  #friday  #fridaycirclesharing  #ff  #fridaysharedcircle #fridaysharedcircles  #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  #myseoissocial  #besocial #socializethesocial  #trust  #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle #circlesharing  #followers  #social  #socialnetworking 2014-02-14 10:36:07497391438CC G+
Edith Kukla44,774CIRCLE SHARING TIME - HAPPY VALENTINELong time ago after my last circle sharing! Here is No. 1 of 4 photographer circles. All include a lot of the best photographers in G+. So I can say TOP CIRCLES!If you want a very interesting and beautiful stream, add it to your circles and help spread the beauty. If you want include in one of the 4 circles, please give a comment, a + 1 and share it. And please remember - sharing is caring :-)))  #mycircles   #circlesharing   #sharethelove  2014-02-13 12:14:2534416574179CC G+
Grobler du Preez85,502AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Extreme Africa" January 28th, 2014I have updated the circle - one new face added.Add it 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.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-02-04 08:04:021532120CC G+
Grobler du Preez84,561AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Open Theme" January 21st, 2013I have updated the circle - two new faces added.Add it 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.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-01-27 20:16:491524216CC G+
Grobler du Preez0AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Endangered Africa" 2014-01-14I have updated the circle - one new face added. Add this 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. If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know. 2014-01-20 14:32:431500015CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,252Hand 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Map2014-01-15 11:39:0310210212CC G+
Elvis Duarte1,924New Version of Active Share Members CircleMany if these active members will add you back when you add this circle to your circles. Adding a shared circle helps you to increase the number of people following you.Please do this:1.  Plus this original post.2. Comment on this post.3. Add this circle to your circles4. Reshare this post publicly#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles#sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   2014-01-14 03:07:31442141117CC G+
Grobler du Preez82,973AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Open Theme" 2014-01-07I have updated the circle - two new faces added. Add this 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. If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know. 2014-01-13 19:37:50149337CC G+
Stephan Spelde8,664My Inspirational CircleEver since I joined Google plus in the end of the year 2011 I have been looking for those special ones. Those people that inspired me...touched my soul with their work or made me laugh my pants off.It took me over 2 years to fill this circle up to 500 inspirators, but today... I finally added my last person. :)I will seek more of these in the future, don't worry, and this means I will have to share multiple circles from now on, but for now...these are the 500 most inspirational people on Google Plus for me.A great big Thank You to everybody in this circle for enriching my Google Plus experience and inspire and motivate me in becoming a better photographer.artist. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  2014-01-09 22:05:0550031930CC G+
Alexia Gattolin2,801* #JustCircleMe 2!*Happy Thursday my friends! Here's my second #sharedcircle composed of very top g+ influencers! Are you interested in unique contents about #socialmedia , #seo , #marketing , #blogging , #photography , #travels , #fashion and much more? Well, it's simple: add all these amazing friends, reshare this circle...and don't forget to enjoy your enlarged g+ world! :)To be included, be so kind to: - Do +1 to this post - Comment it and specify your interests- Include this circle among yours- Reshare it (don't forget to add yourself, of course!) - #Besocial, always! :) Special thanks to:+Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +Angela Von Guesse +Mario Falcetti +Martin Apostolov +Brigitte Giunta  +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Silvio De Rossi +Valentina Biffi +Jessica Rivadossi +Martina Pelucchi +Ilaria Zanchetta +2013-12-19 20:52:02498302526CC G+
HQSP Winners25,826November HQSP Winners circle!+Claire Jennings   +Delcour Eric  and +Anja Wessels  all say thank you to all of the HQSP team and to all contributors to the HQSP pages and community ( goo.gl/C5J3Zp ).You can fill your stream with beauty, support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in November- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)- Behind the scenes helpers and supporters of HQSP.Why not join in the weekly HQSP PAC gallery, very easy to do, just take a look: www.hqsp.org/hqsppac/index.php2013-12-18 21:22:41221226226CC G+
Walter Soestbergen47,588✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-12-2013]This 7th 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.   2013-12-17 20:55:4838114250113CC G+
Gailen Mapes56,326Hand 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 December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.      I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...           Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:           https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about            #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-12-15 12:11:571108210CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena8,813#enlargecircle  n.1This circle is a very important circle, because there is inside any people with so many followers and which are very active in my community (with many reshared, many comments and plus. #PeopleEngagement  The last #sharedcircle was shared more than a hundred times and commented and plus more than 200 times. We are a large community, and so we can do better and overcome the last #sharedcircle  . So, we can enlarge the our circles and the our magic community in googleplus.For this objective, we to be united and share the circle for enlarge the pur circles.If you want to be part of next #enlargecircle  n.2, to increase your followers and activity on your stream, follow these tips:-include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter in the next #enlargecircle n.2-happy life and sun is sunshine. You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #condividicerchia   #chiudiilcerchio 2013-11-27 14:04:41372552061CC G+
Bob Vu244A VERY GOOD CIRCLEV.I.P Google + usersThanks to you !!DON'T HESITATE TO +1 AND SHARE THIS CIRCLE ;) #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing2013-11-24 00:00:23375152021CC G+
Chad Hart9,539Friday Night Boomball Circle!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle and Don't Forget To Include Yourself#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  2013-11-23 03:39:00500261843CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena8,159#Bigcircle n.4 #fridaycircle   #topengagers   #weekendcircle  The great #circle google plus with some of the most influential people.We extend our thanks to the sharing circles, plus comments and to add to this circle.It will also be important to your interaction more we interact more going to be great in Google Plus.And so this #circle it's composed of many important people, that often #interact with me and our community.You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so: -include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share -happy life and sun is sunshine. Special thanks to my special #followers  and #friends :+Michael Sonntag +Paul Meulman +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +robin dudek +mamo delpero +Alessandro Folghera +Rubén Val +Viktor Mulin +Dominique Keller +E2013-11-22 10:48:47372582357CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena7,352#BigCircle  n.1 #topengagers   #SharedCircle  Finally the great #circle google plus with some of the most influential people.We extend our thanks to the sharing circles, plus comments and to add to this circle.It will also be important to your interaction more we interact more going to be great in Google Plus.And so this #circle it's composed of many important people, that often #interact with me and our community.You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so: -include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share -happy life and sun is sunshine. #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #follower #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #follow4followback   #condividicerchia   #chiudiilcerchio #circleoftheday   #sharedoftheday  CIAO!2013-11-15 14:48:36373121415CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena6,220Top Engagers CirclesThis is a group of individuals that has personally shared some of my best circles. This group also includes a mix of new circle sharers and some random followers of mine. These are individuals that demonstrate they are not just circle sharers (which is great), but also engage in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!! Guidelines for Core Multipliers - Share the circle to stay in the circle - If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle. - Smile to lifeThis is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome week! *if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)  #topengagers   #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestcircleshare #circleshareoftheday   #followeweek     #circlesharedoftheweek #chiudiilcerchio   #followforfollow   #thebestfollowers   #raffaeleromeoarea   #besocial   #socialmediamarketing  2013-11-04 22:22:59448281438CC G+


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2014-04-18 08:58:13 (19 comments, 10 reshares, 133 +1s)

Even for big, showy flowers, sometimes the real beauty is in the central details, I find.

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#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, +Mark O'Callaghan and +Walter Soestbergen;
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem.

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2014-04-18 08:48:38 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)

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

The neighborhood Cooper's are back this year.  Lunch last week was a largish, unidentified, white bird, which represents the major downside to having them around.  Still, interest wins out...

For #BirdPoker  hawks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +johnadam... more »

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2014-04-17 09:36:03 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Full eclipse of the moon, 15 April 2014.  Two days before, fully eclipsed, and shortly after the moon started coming out of shadow.

For #SkySunday  curated by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach;
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#MoonMonday   #LunarLundi .

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2014-04-17 08:22:23 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler, Dendroica coronata;
Palo Alto, California (fall adult male)

A pretty late-winter arrival on our walnut tree...

For #BirdPoker  warblers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by+L... more »

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2014-04-16 09:36:05 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)

Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva;  Oahu, Hawaii

These birds summer in the arctic tundra, but manage to get to Hawaii in the mid-Pacific and even further to enjoy the golf club ambiance in the winter.  From the Cornell Laboratory for Ornithology:

The Pacific Golden-Plover and the American Golden-Plover used to be considered subspecies within the same species. Where their breeding ranges overlap in western Alaska they nest in slightly different habitats, have different display calls, and do not interbreed, and are now classified as different species. 

The winter range of the Pacific Golden-Plover extends across nearly half of the earth's circumference, from California, to Hawaii, to Asia, to northeastern Africa.

Young Pacific Golden-Plovers are able to run soon after hatching. The first-hatched chicks regularly forage near the nest while thead... more »

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2014-04-15 09:13:26 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula; Shoreline Lake, California

Watching and waiting...

For #BirdPoker  egrets, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker 

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2014-04-13 10:32:31 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 58 +1s)

Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger; Shoreline, Mountain View, California -- with Marbled Godwits and an American Avocet

I saw my first Skimmer in this area last year, and there are quite a few back this year.  Relatives of terns, they are interesting in having extra-long lower mandibles, which they trail in the water to forage.  They also have much longer wingspans (44") than terns -- maybe the skimming behavior requires more strength?

For #BirdPoker  wingspan, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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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2014-04-10 08:57:49 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

I haven't posted to #LeavesOnThursday  for a while, and this seems appropriate!  There ought to be a #WaterfallWednesday  too, and a quick search turns it up!

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Ray Bilcliff  , +Anne Durand  , +Stephen Thackeray;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#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 +ToshiNakam... more »

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2014-04-10 08:41:15 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 51 +1s)

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum; Palo Alto, California

I had noticed that I usually see these when there's ripe fruit available, and Cornell Lab for Ornithology has some interesting related points to make:

The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that specializes in eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several months. Brown-headed Cowbirds that are raised in Cedar Waxwing nests typically don’t survive, in part because the cowbird chicks can’t develop on such a high-fruit diet.

Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol.

For #BirdPoker  herbivores, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +CelesteOdono... more »

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2014-04-09 10:19:09 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)

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

This grebe is from last weekend, just moulting into breeding plumage.  From the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, several "Cool Facts:"

Like most grebes, the small chicks of the Horned Grebe frequently ride on the backs of their swimming parents. The young ride between the wings on the parent's back, and may even go underwater with them during dives.

The Horned Grebe regularly eats some of its own feathers, enough that its stomach usually contains a matted plug of them. This plug may function as a filter or may hold fish bones in the stomach until they can be digested. The parents even feed feathers to their chicks to get the plug started early.

A sleeping or resting Horned Grebe puts its neck on its back with its head off to one side and facing forward. It keeps... more »

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2014-04-08 10:05:56 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)

Impala, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Perhaps my favorite antelope!

For #AfricanTuesday  collectives, curated by +Grobler du Preez, +Morkel Erasmus and +Dick Whitlock;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Mark HELM, +Eric Delcour , +Jim Haner  , +Marina Versaci , +Sime Wareham ;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-04-08 09:43:17 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

Mangrove Swallow, Tachycineta albilinea; New Lagoon, Belize

For #BirdPoker  swallows, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;
#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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2014-04-08 09:37:35 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

Sandpipers in motion
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

When the light's not good enough to stop motion, celebrate it!

For #BirdPoker  shorebirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#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;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer;#W... more »

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2014-04-06 12:01:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)

Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus; Palo Alto, California

Last week I posted a backyard bird at the other end of the size scale. :-)

For #BirdPoker backyard birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by+... more »

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2014-04-04 09:47:47 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)

Boat-billed Heron, Cochlearius cochlearius; Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve, Belize

I'm resharing this from a year ago for lack of many hiding birds -- they're usually successful hiding from me.  This fellow was hiding in the middle of a well-protected, dark tree trying to take a nap.  Obviously, our attentions were interfering with that.  He had the most impressive heron bill I've seen.

For #BirdPoker  in hiding, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus . curated by +Risto Talman;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +MarinaVers... more »

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2014-04-03 08:51:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Leaves on a wall, Stanford Business School, Stanford

Something about this vine taking over the stucco wall appealed to me...

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Ray Bilcliff  , +Anne Durand  , +Stephen Thackeray;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Blake Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +Sime Wareham;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras.

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2014-04-03 08:36:46 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 74 +1s)

Cooper's Hawk (juv.), Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

Just a baby, but already majestic. :-)  Another shot from last summer. I've seen at least one of the family is back this year, so I'm hoping for many more opportunities.

For #BirdPoker  majestic, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#mytowntuesday +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 JuanEscu... more »

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2014-04-01 09:20:54 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias; Eugene, Oregon

These are the biggest herons in the Americas, at 45-48".  Worldwide, only the Goliath Heron (Africa and south Asia) and White-bellied Heron (Himalayas) are larger.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blue_Heron

This one just caught something, and I think swallowed it, though it looks a lot like a stick to me.

For #BirdPoker  big bird, 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;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus#bi... more »

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2014-03-24 09:37:09 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)

Bee on a Spring Flower from last weekend

A birthday offering to +Dusty Gedge, #InPraiseOfPollinators !

For #macromonday +*** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#mytowntuesday +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams;
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Mark HELM, +Eric Delcour , +Jim Haner  , +Marina Versaci , +Sime Wareham;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

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2014-03-24 09:07:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Willet vs. Mussel, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

This Willet was quite entertaining today.  He found a mussel, and tried hard to eat it.  Fortunately for him, it wouldn't fit down his throat, and after trying valiantly several times, he gave up.

For #BirdPoker  looking down, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +johnadam... more »

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2014-03-20 10:08:27 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla; Mountain View, California

One of our locals from a couple days ago for #WorldSparrowDay !

#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;more »

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2014-03-20 09:55:33 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Gadwalls, Anas strepera; Shoreline, Mountain View, California

My late-night attempt at 3 of a kind isn't a great photo, taken at dusk hand-held.  I like Gadwalls - they're not colorful or flashy, but there's a subtle elegance to their plumage.  From just a couple days ago, this is two males and a female (right).

For #BirdPoker  3 of a kind, 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 Worldwide 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 & +WalterSoe... more »

2014-03-17 09:45:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Added photos to LPC Contest # 10: RED.

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2014-03-17 09:43:25 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)

Sunset, South Rim, Grand Canyon

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel;
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach;
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly;
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray;
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +*** , +Eric Delcour , +Blake Harrold;
#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;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by... more »

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2014-03-17 09:26:34 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

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

Is there anything sleeker than a tern?  (Maybe a swallow or swift...)

For #BirdPoker  in the air, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and+Ro... more »

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2014-03-11 09:54:45 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Although I didn't take this near home, I could have, pretty much any day.  They may be our most common waterfowl except Mallards, in parks, golf courses, etc.  Beautiful birds, but often quite a nuisance.

For  #BirdPoker  on the water, with +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#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 Worldwide 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 &+Wal... more »

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2014-03-10 04:45:19 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 58 +1s)

Western Bluebird, Sialia mexicana; Stanford, California

Phil's Eastern bokeh just begs for a Western version...

For  #BirdPoker  bokeh, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 Birdscur... more »

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2014-03-09 12:11:04 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)

White-crowned Sparrow (juv.), Zonotrichia leucophrys; 
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

Does this ID look right?  He has a tan (not white) crown stripe, and what looks like the beginning of black stripes at the front of the two rufous stripes to either side.

For  #BirdPoker  over-the-shoulder, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus +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,+Jos... more »

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2014-03-08 07:22:15 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)

Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor; Klamath Lake area, Oregon

There are babies in the nest box that have just been fed.

For  #BirdPoker  blue, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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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2014-03-06 11:24:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii; North Seymour, Galapagos

This is reshared from one of my very early G+ posts, and is one of my favorite flight shots!  Those outrageous feet don't hurt at all...

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2014-03-06 11:11:15 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)

Brown Pelican, Pelicanus occidentalis;
Salt Pond A2e, Mountain View, California

The Brown Pelican is the smallest of 8 pelican species worldwide, and one of two that dives from the air for food.  They came close to extinction in the 1960s and 1970s due to DDT causing their eggshells to thin -- they incubate them with their feet, which aren't that small.  In 1970 there was only one recorded hatchling on the US west coast, and there were none left in Louisiana, where they are the state bird.  But they're a recovery success story, triggered by banning DDT in 1972, with 650,000 today.

For #threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher;
#BirdPoker  brown birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriarand ... more »

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2014-03-05 12:21:31 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata; Palo Alto, California

Just a touch of yellow for today's theme...

#BirdPoker  yellow, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#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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2014-03-04 10:51:36 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

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

One of the more elegant birds around, with a bit of something to eat!

For #BirdPoker  +Bird Poker white, curated by +Phil Armishaw;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#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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2014-02-27 10:33:48 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

Laughing Gull (juv. 1st winter), Leucophaeus atricilla;
Belize City, Belize

He's just starting to grow up, with brown turning to gray...

For #BirdPoker  gulls, 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;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;more »

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2014-02-25 10:08:46 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)

... and I told her, "...".   No, you didn't!  What did she say?

(These are Waved Albatrosses from the Galapagos Islands, reshared from a year or two ago.  This was taken during a mating display.)

For #BirdPoker  funny, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 Birdscura... more »

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2014-02-24 08:29:25 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)

Ruddy Duck (f.), Oxyura jamaicensis; Palo Alto Duck Pond, California

The Ruddy Ducks are year-round residents here.  Breeding males have striking blue bills.

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#BirdPoker ' ' +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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+jo... more »

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2014-02-24 08:20:02 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Greater Scaup (m.), Aythya marila; Palo Alto Baylands, California

The thing that got me interested in birding was commuting to work by bicycle along a creek to the bay, where in winter we have a great variety of ducks.  I bought binoculars and a field guide, and have been hooked ever since.  This is one of those winter residents -- they breed up in the arctic circle in the summer.   (Photographing the birds came much later, in the digital era.)

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#BirdPoker ' ' +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;#b... more »

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2014-02-23 07:59:03 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum; Palo Alto, California

I've always associated these with spring (and fall) because that's when I see them in our trees, and assumed they were just migrating through.  As I look at the field guide, though, it appears that they might be here all year long.  Am I just missing them?  (Anyone who knows, I'm listening...)

For #BirdPoker  signs of spring, curated +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All+Bird... more »

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2014-02-23 07:50:31 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula; Shoreline, Mountain View, California

Showing off his signature yellow socks, here's a Snowy Egret waiting for a nice fish to swim by...

For #BirdPoker  wading, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by+A... more »

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2014-02-21 09:22:13 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)

Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus;
Joshua Tree National Park, California

It may not be cactus, but it still seems like a perfect perch for a Cactus Wren!

For #BirdPoker  perches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +AlbertoC... more »

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2014-02-16 09:01:12 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)

Mangrove Swallow, Tachycineta albilinea; New Lagoon, Orange Walk District, Belize

I love swallows in flight (or elsewhere, for that matter).  I've been busy and missed the theme yesterday, but this is such a good fit for "wings" I'll do it late.

For #BirdPoker  wings, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;... more »

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2014-02-10 09:46:19 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Pygmy Nuthatch, Sitta pygmaea; near Flagstaff, Arizona

I've seen very few nuthatches, but in one 5-minute stop this day I saw this one, a White-breasted, and a Brown Creeper.  And the bluebirds that triggered the stop!  At 4 1/2", these are tiny birds.

For #BirdPoker  nuthatches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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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2014-02-09 11:48:48 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

It's hard for me to distinguish between these and our local Great Blue Herons!  They're both beautiful, though.  And if you get to the Balkans, this park is the place to go...

For #BirdPoker  crested, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;
#Croatia   #Balkans  
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel;#ni... more »

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2014-02-07 11:03:14 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)

Mangrove Swallows, Tachycineta albilinea; New Lagoon, Belize

A pair discussing whether they would fly off (they did).

For #BirdPoker  interaction, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and+... more »

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2014-02-06 11:03:19 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)

Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhychus senegalensis; Sabi Sands, South Africa

One of my favorite big birds from South Africa, reshared from early G+
for #BirdPoker  reflections, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday #waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +PhilippeA... more »

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2014-02-03 09:00:31 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)

Waved Albatross, Phoebastria irrorata; Isla Espanola (Hood Island), Galapagos , Ecuador

This handsome fellow was engaged in a mating display.  They are the only albatrosses in the tropics, and spend their time over a 1000-mile range between the Galapagos and the South American coast.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waved_Albatross

For #BirdPoker  white-headed birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus#b... more »

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2014-01-31 07:34:36 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)

Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; Sunnyvale, California

What better candidate for a "yellow legs" theme than a matched pair of the greater variety?

For #BirdPoker  yellow legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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 +Marina Versaci and+P... more »

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2014-01-28 11:10:20 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

The Cape of Good Hope, once considered by some the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, isn't really.  It is, however, the most extreme southwesterly point of Africa, and a beautiful spot.

For #africantuesday 'extreme Africa' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +*** , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold;
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +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;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld... more »

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2014-01-28 10:53:08 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 141 +1s)

Cooper's Hawk (juv.), Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

One of my favorite babies from last summer, looking annoyed... (but probably just curious).

For #BirdPoker  angry birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist;
#mytowntuesday +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +RistoT... more »

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2014-01-25 09:15:46 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 39 +1s)

Lesser Goldfinches, Carduelis psaltria; Palo Alto, California

This pair (and a flock of their friends) were so happy with the seeds on this vine, that after some initial skittishness they cheerfully ignored me clicking away from less than 10m. away on a public sidewalk.

For #BirdPoker  upside down, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#seedurday +Seedurday curated by +Kathryn Brown;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#StreetSaturday curated by +Siddharth Pandit;
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide 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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