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Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305033CC G+
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316CC G+
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171235CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281866CC G+
John Nuntiatio34,173#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-20 14:33:20312378CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306207CC G+
Shoes Monday3,169Thank you circle #shoesmonday   #22014-04-06 07:56:2992114CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484126CC G+
Businessmens1,666Welcome New Followers Этот круг содержит только тех людей, которые недавно добавили нас в свои круги.This circle only contains people who have recently circled us.Если хотите быть включенными в следующий круг:1. Добавьте нас в свои круги.2. Поделитесь этим кругом публично.Want to be included in the next "New Followers" circle update? Just add us to your Circles.(new circlers only, sorry, we can't add you if you don't circle us).#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2014-02-18 17:40:37501171216CC G+
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 03:26:0247725863164CC G+
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275819CC G+
Trever McGhee39,572****Update  (。◕‿◕。) Thanks to the amazing people within this circle who have shared a circle with me in it and especially the ones who've shared this circle for it has allowed me to pass the 40,000 follower mark. Making it very exciting for our event this April where we show a million kids that they can make a difference...if they +Take2seconds  to smile ~ to share a positive thought ~ to creating art that will leave a lasting impact. Every new follower engages sponsors calculators to invest...so that we can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  +Take2seconds to share this circle and to thank you I'll add you to the next one,  you're the link to person within six degrees that could follow us or share one of our circles so that I can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  to add this circle of extraordinary people like I did, they've gone out of their way to support others with their circle shares and posts.+Take2seconds to smile  (。◕‿◕。)There's someone for everyone to follow within this circle.Add the entire circle and watch your stream come alive with amazing posts for a week. At the end of the week keep the ones that inspired you and return the rest for another time. (。◕‿◕。)Thank you in advance for everyone who shares this circle.Every new follower engages our sponsors calculators in the level their able to invest in our projects to save lives..our project to engage a million kids.#Thursdaysharedcircle   #fridaysharedcircle #sundaysharedcircle #saturdaysharedcircle #mondaysharedcircle #tuesdaysharedcircle #wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare 2013-12-02 02:20:2149620791145CC G+
Philip Daly15,073Curators CircleIt's been a while since I shared my Awesome Curators circle.Cool folks all!Unfortunately, G+ only allows 500 per share and truncates out the rest. I've no way of knowing who got cut so apologies if you're not in2013-09-15 08:04:0050116718CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,164,4602,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 5 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi and Mi-Sh.  Today's , part 5 of 5, represents Sh-Z. I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6fPart 4-5:  http://goo.gl/Tq9HCO*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-05 16:07:314714431109CC G+
Peter Bryant7,517Fill your stream with great photosAdd these guys if you enjoy seeing original, awesome, photos in your stream. I've been curating this list for a couple of years.  I typically cherry pick people here only after viewing their stream and seeing a consistent set of images I enjoy.  I mostly don't put people here that simply re-share photos.There are a few of the 'to be expected' photo big shots.  Plus a few great (yet unknown, uncommonly followed) photographers.+Shared Circles on G+ #sharedcircles #photographers  2013-07-23 02:10:15373839CC G+
Gailen Mapes29,286Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-05 11:35:08290314CC G+
Shoes Monday2,670THANK YOU CIRCLE #shoesmonday ^^2013-04-27 08:26:24436408CC G+
Gailen Mapes27,315Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-19 11:03:34292826CC G+
Gailen Mapes25,825Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-05 10:42:48290605CC G+
Gailen Mapes25,179Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 2nd.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-19 10:12:19288304CC G+
Gailen Mapes24,647Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 2nd for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-05 11:20:26291203CC G+
Gailen Mapes24,238Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles  #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles  #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-02-20 12:20:26291314CC G+
Gailen Mapes23,236Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles2013-02-05 11:33:55296316CC G+
Margaret Tompkins42,172>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>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 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.  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! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   2013-01-29 23:06:24499383127194CC G+
Gailen Mapes22,562Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2013-01-19 12:00:29285806CC G+
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450028840CC G+
Daniel Harborne0+Gareth Robins wanted me to share my New Zealanders circle so here it is. Of course many of you would already have most of these people.2012-12-19 20:06:31500201CC G+
Gailen Mapes20,521*Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-12-19 10:57:542821317CC G+
Gareth Robins5,141Here is my circle of New Zealanders. There are 378 people in the circle, and only 277 in this community, so there's a good chance that you wont have these NZers in your circles.Add yourself and share the circle (tag me so I can add you to mine please)2012-12-19 07:16:32378502CC G+
Matty James8,048this is my art sharing circle, if you want adding and you share posts of other artists then this is a good one for you to add, share and circle #artsharing   #artisticgoogle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-03 12:36:04228527CC G+
Gailen Mapes18,536Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 18th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-11-19 11:57:252901228CC G+
Matthias Haeussler20,030111 good onesfor my g+ anniversary I am sharing a circle of people most relevant to me on google+. the people in here are friends, interactors, commenters, promotors, sharers, plussers and the ones where I take all my inspiration fromyou may of course plus, comment, add or share it, but the main intention is notify you and say thanks for a great year :-)I started this circle with the #azfaves activity and publish it now. It is of course possible that I forgot to include people, that actually belong there. Please apologize if I missed you .. let me know and I will include you next year ;-)2012-11-12 20:48:48110681660CC G+
Gailen Mapes17,669Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-11-05 11:21:53293534CC G+
Luke Cross1,284If you love great pictures and posts, this is a Circle I recommend. It's full of talented people who enjoy to blend in with Mother Nature and share their stunning photos and thoughts.THE DAWN LOVERS SOCIETY2012-11-03 16:54:122737413CC G+
Margaret Tompkins31,620>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>My Favorite Photographers!  --  Some Wildly Popular!  --  Some Unknown!SPECIAL INFO - I'm asking anyone saving or sharing this circle to remove +Jean Samyr Petitfrere from it.  I can no longer recommend him.The 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 routinely follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  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.  Who IS Here and Who Is Not?I normally share circles based on follower count, but not this time.  Everyone here is a great photographer!  However, there are lots of great photographers who are NOT here.  The people who are here are the kind generous people of G+ who have embraced me, follow my work and themes, and who reach out to me with their continued support.  They plus and comment my posts.  They interact with me and I appreciate the great conversations!  They teach and I learn!  They post wonderful work that makes me think!  They help make me a better person!  Some have millions of followers and some have very few!  I have included myself in the circle and also the Landscape Photography page. I urge everyone to save this circle.  Yes, you will get great photographers and many who are well known.  You also will get wonderful people who are willing and take the time to comment and share!  They each have high quality original photography content!  You won’t find many animated gifs!  You won’t be disappointed!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  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 I’m not following you, but you are a great photographer and interactive type person, then leave me a comment and introduce yourself.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  If I’m already following you, then you know I enjoy your photography so maybe you can be a little more interactive.  Visit and engage in the conversation.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   2012-10-31 20:34:29496349127238CC G+
Gailen Mapes16,690Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-10-19 10:51:1130213311CC G+
Margaret Tompkins30,121>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 Followers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The 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.  Each has < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle), and most have between 10,000 and 25,000 followers.  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  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.  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! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2012-10-08 18:04:38500337118265CC G+
Gailen Mapes15,572Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-10-05 10:59:1829920114CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 2/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:55498171314CC G+
Gene Bowker41,171Are you a "B" photographer? #alphabetcircles    Complete series at https://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/2xWjDgvHT5tThe new #Streamcircle  Alphabet series:While watching some football this afternoon, I started sorting my 2000+ photog folder into smaller ones based on first name.I'm also going through each persons stream to see what they have been up to...The folks in this circle have all been active in the last month, share their own work, and their first names start with "B".As I work through my circle dividing it by first names I'll be sharing more of these circles by letter in the near future.Feel free to share with your circlesThanks for "B" eing you =)Gene (http://rustedrailimages.com)Would you like to be in the next circle set?1) Be sure to circle me.2) Be active. Post regularly...3) Be interactive. Respond to comments, etc...4) Be yourself. Post your own stuff, not just reshares.5) Be sure to introduce yourself. Stop by one of my posts and say hi.6) Feel free to share the current circles. (not required but really appreciated)In the end, I make the final calls on who gets in or not based on my own judgement. That is why I'm happy to put my name on them.2012-09-23 20:59:4011155950CC G+
Gailen Mapes14,486Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-19 11:44:3630516310CC G+
Gemma Costa41,073it's time to share the circle of +Mirror Monday if you like to be in, please,   post a pic on monday    with the tag #MirrorMonday  , nominate the curators +Elizabeth Edwards  and +Gemma Costa  and ask me here to be includedif you don't like to be in tell me and I'll erase your name thanks for all the beautiful shots posted for this theme and have a nice day!   2012-09-18 09:48:3946735237CC G+
Peter Fraterdeus867For your Google+ enjoyment ;-) This circle has people who post about art.I haven't seen all of the posts, or know the people, but they've been curated into the original circle by the person who initially shared the circle.It's a good way to get something of value into your home 'stream'. If you want to follow a particular person, you can add them to your own circles.You can always remove this circle, or edit how much of the content from that circle shows up in your stream...2012-09-17 11:53:54216807CC G+
Blake Harrold1,711Blake's Circle of Inspirational PhotographersThis circle includes many amazing and inspirational photographers. These great photographers just need to get noticed, and here, they will.If you think you deserve to be included in the next Amazing Photographers circle, please simply publicly share the post and comment on the Original post.If you are included in this current circle, It would be great if you could add the circle or share it to your stream.The Next Circle Share will be on the 22nd of September and ALL People in this circle will be cleared. If you would like to reapply please simply comment below and share this post!*Thanks,Blake #sharedpubliccircles   #photography   #circleshare   #photographers  2012-09-05 12:19:075001307565CC G+
Gailen Mapes13,950Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-05 10:37:213329210CC G+
Robert SKREINER30,054New Circle A-C "10000 Photographers around the world"►► The circles are sorted alphabetically by first name!*All members of the group 10000 Photographers around the World are now asked to share this brand new Photographer – Circles!*See also the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World and the daily photo theme: #10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER Important: Those, who do not share this circles public, will not be included in the next circle round! It's that simple! And that's only fair! Because if you want to be recommended, you should continue to do so for the other members.If you want also to become a member of Group "10.000 Photographers around the World" , please add the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World  and the administrator +Robert SKREINER to your circles and share this circle public! Then give +1 and post here for adding!See the wonderful Group-List +10000 Photographers around the World here:http://www.group.as/10000+photographers+around+the+world/If you are a photographer and you are already in the circles of +Robert SKREINER and +Robert SKREINER - PHOTOGRAPHY , but not in the group and not in the circles, so please post also here! #10000photographerscircleAC2012-08-20 12:22:053904995110CC G+
Gailen Mapes13,418Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera R-S - 5 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-20 02:13:0831810310CC G+
Gemma Costa39,961I've just finished to check the people who used the tag of #breakfastclub  in these last days of august 2012 or in their last few photos, and this is the result Please remember to share this post and to comment the others' workif you don't like to be inside it, please tell me and I'll esclude you from the circle if you like to be inside let me know and the next time use the tag #breakfastclub  in your photos, at least once a week and remember to nominate +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez , so we can check them alldon't forget to share this post! and don't forget to support the others' works #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharingcircles   #sharingcircle  #publiccircles #photography #photographycircle #artcircle  #artcircles2012-08-17 00:03:11193302029CC G+
Trever McGhee10,916+Grayson Hartman Has created an amazing circle of people from #FireFirdayFire :  That deals with anything about fire-from a wildfire, to a tip of a match shot macro, to even smoke from a fire, fire houses, fire hydrants and fire hoses and from me using fire an amazing tool to achieve anything you set your mind too. Every Friday I'll post amazing pictures around the firewalks I've done to empower people...communities that they do have what it takes to succeed on the inside.Tag #FireFriday   #circleshare     #circles     #circlesharing   #circlecount   #Takesseconds    2012-08-09 12:06:384987016CC G+

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2014-05-05 00:31:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The beautiful Wainui Beach near Gisborne.

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2014-07-17 22:06:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

The view out to the very misty Pacific Ocean from cliff top above Nugget Point.

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2014-04-17 00:43:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

The 180 million year old petrified tree stumps just protruding out of the water at Curio Bay.

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2014-07-17 22:06:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

The view out to the very misty Pacific Ocean from cliff top above Nugget Point.

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2014-07-16 00:22:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

The dramatic view from Florence Hill towards Rainbow Isles on the Catlins Coast.

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2014-07-15 00:33:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

One of the cavernous entrances to the Cathedral Cave on the Catlins coast.
#NewZealand #NewZealandPhotography

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2014-07-08 23:07:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

One of our new design that we are excited to have just released.

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2014-07-08 03:52:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

The beautiful lights of Akaroa at dusk.

#NewZealandPhotography #NewZealand

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2014-07-02 22:35:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

The views towards Lyttelton and the harbour on a beautiful, but cold morning up Mount Pleasant by Christchurch.

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2014-06-10 22:08:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

The view over Akaroa is a pretty amazing view whatever the weather. It was made even more amazing when the sky exploded with colour the morning we were there!

#NewZealandPhotography #NewZealand

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2014-06-01 01:54:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

After a grey rainy day we were presented with an amazing sunset whilst photographing in Christchurch last week. Tasked with photographing the boat sheds I stuck my waders on, walked into the river and made the most of the dramatic backdrop and evening light.

Though with a sky like this I always end up being torn as to what I prefer. A slow shutter speed (picture B), where everything is nice and smooth and the boat shed really shines through or a filter-less faster shutter speed (picture A) where the amazing detail of the sky comes through, yet potentially competes too much with the subject of the picture.

What do you think? A or B?

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2014-05-28 22:57:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

A blustery morning at Oreti Beach in Invercargill.

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2014-05-20 00:32:37 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Inspired by the art works of Charles Goldie of Maori dignitaries, we spent a few hours with Vic taking some portraits. This was our favourite from the shoot, as it portrays his cheeky character.

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2014-05-12 03:58:14 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

The remote and beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, found on the east side of the north island.

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2014-05-10 00:34:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Gilray fountain is more commonly known at the Spirit of Napier. Inspired by the Art Deco buildings of Napier, Frank Szirmay originally designed this statue. The young woman reaching upwards represents the city rising from the ashes of the 1931 earthquake.

This photo was taken by Andrew Caldwell, Check out more of his work at http://buff.ly/1u23n8y

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2014-05-08 23:02:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The signpost at the southern most point in New Zealand. So how many of you have taken photos standing underneath this sign?

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2014-05-07 23:58:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Our second design of the popular Curio Bay on the Catlins Coast. Whilst taking this image we watched some yellow-eyed penguins swim to shore and waddle inland after a day being out at sea. Pure magic. :-)

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2014-05-07 01:03:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Originally built in 1934, Veronica Sunbay was named after the bell from HMS Veronica which was presented to the city as a memento of the assistance given by the ship's officers and crew after the 1931 earthquake.

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2014-05-06 04:03:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

The 22-metre McLean Falls on the Tautuku River in Catlins Forest Park.

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2014-05-05 00:31:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The beautiful Wainui Beach near Gisborne.

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2014-05-03 01:32:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

A bright sunny day at Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens.

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2014-05-01 23:18:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

The amazing view towards Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay. This image was taken by Hawke's Bay photographer Andrew Caldwell. Check out his work at http://buff.ly/1u1YrQZ

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2014-04-30 22:51:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

At the end of State Highway 1 is Stirling Point in Bluff, which marked by a well photographed signpost. Beyond the signpost are some beautiful little beaches that are well worth clambering down to. Especially at sunrise.

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2014-04-30 06:30:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The beautiful sweeping sands of Tautuku Bay as seen from Florence Hill.

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2014-04-29 01:50:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The multi coloured Tom Parker Fountain in art deco Napier. This fantastic photo was taken by Hawkes Bay photographer Andrew Caldwell. Check out his work on google+ at http://buff.ly/1prNV61

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2014-04-27 23:21:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

The gigantic Cathedral Cave on the Catlins Coast.

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2014-04-25 01:28:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Waikanae Beach in Gisborne is at the start of 10km long Poverty Bay. Poverty Bay was named so by Captain Cook when after attempts to gain needed supplies resulted in deadly skirmishes with the local Maori.

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2014-04-24 00:26:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

The beautiful Porpoise Bay in the Catlins. This is home to a pod of the endangered Hector Dolphins that can often be seen playing in the waves.

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2014-04-20 23:35:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The legend of Pania of the reef tells the story of the beautiful maiden who lived in the sea and fell in love with Karitoki, the very handsome son of a Māori chief. Frustrated that his love could not stay on land during the day Karitoki secretly tried to feed Pania cooked food in the belief that she would then not be allowed to return to the sea. Horrified that Karitoki had put her life in jeopardy, Pania fled back to the sea where her people drew her down into the depths never to be seen again by her lover. Pania is said to be seen, when looking into the water over the reef, with arms outstretched, appealing to her former lover.

This statue, found in Napier, of Pania of the reef was unveiled in 1954. It's story mainly involves being photographed by almost every tourist that visits Napier! Though it was also shot in the head in 1982 and unbelievably (considering it's size and weight)... more »

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2014-04-17 00:43:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

The 180 million year old petrified tree stumps just protruding out of the water at Curio Bay.

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2014-04-16 02:32:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

The magical Nugget Point lighthouse in the mist, with the Nuggets appearing through the mist in the background. The first of twenty new postcard designs we are announcing this month.

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2014-04-02 21:40:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

No points for guessing where this famous signpost is!

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2014-04-01 21:09:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

The view towards Panekiri Bluff across Lake Waikaremoana. One of my favourite spots in the North Island.

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2014-03-31 21:39:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

There are two good reasons to visit McLean falls in the Catlins. These beautiful waterfalls, and the great food in the Whistling Frog!

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2014-03-27 08:52:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

When in the Catlins we rushed to Nugget Point way before for sunrise. Finding a good spot we waited for the light to come. A beautiful clear sky changed in the space of a few seconds to complete fog! As the sun rose we waited with increase frustration for the fog to clear. An hour later we were packing up, heading to the car and grumbling about the lack of success. Thankfully we both turned round before reaching the car and saw this magical scene!

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2014-03-18 21:01:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

The Walking Dead Ringers.

We were warned by the car park assistant to keep an eye on the sea when photographing in the Cathedral Caves at the Catlins. We assumed she was talking about rogue waves, so were a little surprised when the walking dead entered the cave. Thankfully they were just tourists!

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2014-03-15 01:15:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Its stormy weather over most of the North Island today. So to entertain you north islanders whilst you are hunkering down indoors, here's a little challenge for you. Can you name this north island beach?

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2014-02-27 08:06:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

The Bristol Freighter plane standing tall and proud in the Founders Heritage Park in Nelson.

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2014-02-25 18:26:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

One of my favourite walks in Rotorua is the short walk from Tarawera Lake to Tarawera falls. With trees and ferns growing around giant boulders that were thrown from the Volcano, you really do feel like you are walking through a prehistoric jungle. The impressive waterfalls at the end of the walk are the icing on the cake.

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2014-02-19 21:25:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Auckland at dusk from North Head in Devonport.

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2014-02-17 21:53:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

A stormy evening in Whakatane whilst trying to get a photo of Whale Island. Phil had already tried to kill me at our "plan a" spot by telling me the clamber across a vertical rock above the fierce ocean face was in fact an easy stroll to a look out point. This was our "plan b", where we subsequently found out that whale island was just behind the headland. Not one of our most successful outings!

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2014-02-16 21:38:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

I am excitedly packing our bags for a two weeks holiday with the family to the east of the north island travelling from Gisborne to Napier. I am particularly looking forward to visiting Lake Waikaremoana again and hoping to get lots of new photos. This photo of Korokoro falls at the park was taken last time we were there.

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2014-02-14 00:26:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Lake Wakatipu and the morning sun as it comes over the top of the Remarkables in Queenstown.

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2014-02-13 08:41:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

The water lilies in Government Gardens in Rototura make the perfect foreground for the Iconic bath house building that houses Rotorua Museum.

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2014-02-05 21:11:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Happy Waitangi Day! To celebrate here's another image of St Faiths Church in the Maori village Ohinemutu in Rotorua, taken the other week. One of the advantages of working as a team is that we get to take images of the same scene at the same time from ever so slightly different angles! This was taken about a couple of metres away from the photo we shared last week, but being that bit lower has really brought more of the sky reflections in and added more drama to the clouds. We are having a hard time choosing which of these images we would prefer as a postcard!

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2014-02-05 03:22:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

The BIG news here at Pikitia is that we have now sold over 1/2 million postcards (selling 1/4 million in the last year) and we are still growing rapidly!

This is the promised second photo from the storm here in Tauranga a few weeks ago. It was an dramatic storm and was an amazing sight watching it roll down the hills from towards us. This was just before it started to rain and I had to move back into shelter.

2014-01-31 08:49:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Once again I have just found a company that has taken one of our images.. Cloned out the watermark and posted it on Facebook as their own. How can people really think that is OK to do, especially as they have been fairly well established companies too that should know better; so far I've caught Kiwi experience, an nz car rental company and now experienceoz. :-(

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2014-01-29 23:10:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The fantastic Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens from our trip last week to Rotorua. Was great to finally get there when the flowers were in full bloom.

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2014-01-27 21:10:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

A ridiculously early morning was met with a disappointing wall of grey cloud when we visited Rotorua last week. After half an hour we had given up and was packing up to go for breakfast. Then, as we were loading the car, an unexpected break in the cloud appeared, the sun broke through and the scene was suddenly transformed into something quite magical. We both quickly rushed to set the camera's up! I'm sure there's a morale there somewhere...

The scene is of St Faiths Church in the Maori village Ohinemutu in Rotorua. Surrounded by geothermal hot water and steam, Maori tradition and on the edge of Rotorua Lake, it's quite a magical place (especially when the sun pops out!)

We have to give credit to Mike Hollman who's fantastic photo from here inspired us to give it a try as well.

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2013-09-24 21:21:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

It's been a busy time here at Pikitia Postcards, with lots of new customers. To make things even harder I'm moving house and Phil was struck down with a heavy dose of Man flu. Suffice to say we have only just managed to put the finishing touches on some images we took on our rainy few days in Hawkes Bay. 

I have to admit to being a little uncertain about the name of this building. I know it is often is referred to as the Dome, but I think the it is actually call the T&G Building? Hopefully we can find out before we go to print, so any help is appreciated!?

Thanks has to go to +Andrew Caldwell who helped us find some great spots around Hawkes Bay. We now just have to return when the weathers better!

2013-07-29 21:27:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I have a problem with the Google+ events and I am at a point where I might have to un-circle lots of people, even though I would rather follow them. The problem is that lots of events are clogging up my Calendar. I can remove them from being seen on my calendar by choosing the "Automatically add invitations to my calendar:" and selecting no... However people that I have shared my calendar with can still see them. And as we use google Calendar to run all our business appointments etc.. it's causing a problem for my colleagues.

Has anyone else ran into this problem and found a way of solving it without having to uncircle lots of people? 

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2013-06-19 20:55:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

The stunning Archway Island in Golden bay is a popular spot for photographers and we had a number of fantastic images to choose from for a postcard design. However this one from Joshua stood out as our favorite, with the perfect mix of great sky, great reflection, perfect composition and that starburst sun is the icing on the cake. 

Check out Joshua's photography at +Joshua Cripps .

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2013-06-16 00:19:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I have just posted a sneak preview of a new postcard design being announced in the next couple of weeks on, 500px Check it out over there and let us know what you think? :-)

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