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Bette Kauffman has been at 8 events

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paula contreras10,651There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00301  
Bette Kauffman25,907And it won't be so cold in December, right? Well, regardless, +Bette Kauffman is coming to town--God willing and some nut doesn't set fire to the infrastructure again! So it's photowalk time. Calling all Chicago and vicinity photogs. Hope you can join me. We'll gather at the Bean for the obligatory group shot there, and I want to check out what has transpired with the construction that was underway in Millenium Park last time I was there. After that, I'm easy. We can go anywhere y'all are inspired to go, including back up to this beach where Tom and I were freezing our tushes back in March 2013.It really was cold that day....2014-12-20 17:00:002  
Bette Kauffman25,907@115907986192399529711 is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003  
The Photoshop Show2,005Words we would use to describe @117716331467176309008  *Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, Inspiring* Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate. Retouching Academy founder, and Fstoppers Writer.  Julia is a dedicated artist committed to excellence in all that she does and encourages excellence through education and work ethic.  Along with your regular hosts, @115571998474046088312 , @108215644829092784557 and @105845861210914905032 we have a guest panellist, the amazing @100980643623677833022 will be joining us as well. If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does here Portfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com  Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotography Behance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenko Blog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blog Fstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/julia Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00167  
Bette Kauffman25,907Yes, Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Opera Friday and Saturday evening, photowalk Saturday, home Sunday. Meet me at The Bean (Cloud Gate to the purists). If the weather cooperates, I plan to be out until about 4:30 p.m. If the weather is nasty (seems a real possibility this year), we'll head up to the conservatory and feast our lenses on orchids and such. Or go anywhere else protected from the elements y'all might suggest. I'm easy to please! Join me for all or part of the day. (Yes, that's @107400819855192601582 in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:007  
Bette Kauffman25,907Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith61,473Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Isabelle Fortin26,317Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00145  

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Simon Weiner6,5651.36 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-05-03 05:07:18500013
Tourej Ansari46,963This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this #Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circleI will thankful if you plus, Include me in your circles and share this circle! #Boston   #Massachusetts  2015-04-30 04:10:053512517
Gailen Mapes85,850Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 22 of 27Note: 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 and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-22 11:42:08152014
Ruta a la Patagonia25,549┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v40 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_______________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v40 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:  +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen: +Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-04-01 22:25:33496659
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)62,678A new circle.#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-03-22 18:40:55367063
Gailen Mapes84,567Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 22 of 27Note: 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 February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-22 12:36:07154000
Ruta a la Patagonia23,734┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v19 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v19 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-03-21 13:20:11501723
Ruta a la Patagonia23,127┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v36 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Great Friends v36 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-03-17 14:04:255004714
Monochrome World11,147February 2015 ContributorsThank you so much for your wonderful contributions; so much inspiration, and what a show of your command of the monochrome features. Those in this circle have:- Shared at least once a month- Added this page to their circlesPlease be sure to tag your posts with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  so we can more easily find your shares.Also, don't forget our two weekly themes: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  Curator: +andi rivarola +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle  #sharedcircle  #monochromeworldcircleshare2015-03-03 03:39:1225810841124
Gailen Mapes79,069Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 25 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 February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-25 12:01:481482110
Shared Circles0➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SHARED CIRCLE GROUPhttps://plus.google.com/communities/118227900918288458001Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!------------#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends 2015-02-24 15:57:523620414
Shared Circles0➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SHARED CIRCLE GROUPhttps://plus.google.com/communities/118227900918288458001Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!------------#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends 2015-02-24 15:56:523626812
Margaret Tompkins135,550Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-21 15:21:141621032087
Debashish Samaddar33,286Engager's Show & TellIf I sent you a notification, you are in this circle.This is a circle of people who have engaged with me in the past one month (last circle was released Jan 19).First of all, thanks for all the reshares, comments and plusses. I appreciate it all. I may not be able to respond to you individually but I am aware of it and appreciate it.As you have already seen all my posts, I will just highlight a few:A nightscape of downtown Phoenix with the light rail train whizzing by, caught on film:1.https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/TwtPAGcPxxbPortrait of a friend:https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/GCmoA7j5CMgPortrait of a landscape (hah!):https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/JHzWKm4EjuTA medium format film camera I have started using. I am having fun with it, it's great and its "sensor" size is three times that of a full frame sensor, if you are into "size matters" kind of comparisons... https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/D33Q8x5UGzWSome of my phone photos photos of a misty morning mountain hike:1. https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/6DqyJt8P2Fn2. https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/FtC35rS3Lxj3. https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/Awu3CWS9bufMy photo of the Phoenix "barrel yard" that was curated by VSCO for their grid:https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/EsSzR7sUhp6The grid entry can be seen here: http://grid.vsco.co/grid/goto/%0A54cab9290b5615457f8b459bThat's it!You can also follow me on Instagram athttp://instagram.com/dsamaddarIt would be great if you commented with one (or more) of your posts too. There is no requirement to reshare, but resharing will probably help you get more followers and engagement. Plusses and reshares are always appreciated.There are more engagers but I had to choose a cut off point in order to keep it manageable. I have freed up space in the circle for new entrants. I choose from the top of my "relevant list" (as defined by Google+). To me you are all relevant! But for purposes of this circle, if you engage with me more, Google+ raises your score and it becomes easier for me to see you in the list.#circleshare #circle2015-02-18 14:31:1441115897186
Monochrome World10,978January 2015 ContributorsThank you for your excellent contributions and amazing inspiration. Glad to include you in this circle. Feel free to re-share if you'd like.Remember our two specific weekly activities: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  When sharing, please use both +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  It is easier to find your post this way. To be part of this monthly circle:1- Share at least once monthly2- Add our page to your circlesFor +Circles Circles Circles +Valued Circle Shares +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2015-02-04 01:57:172397939110
Harry Day14,185If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-31 09:56:37373271138
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:35:09498009
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Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:04498019
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:33:264980012
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:33:03498003
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:32:39498006
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:30:22498115
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:30:00498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:29:40498004
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:29:18498004
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:54498005
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:26498003
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:04498006
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:40498005
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:25:06498000
Gailen Mapes75,719Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-27 11:25:53150111
John Hannah11,062Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-01-22 07:11:2439024547
HQSP Macro12,165+HQSP Macro is happy to share this circle of current contributors to our pages. Each of the persons included in the circle has posted high quality macro photos in the last 3 months. Enjoy!!2015-01-21 05:56:5049329832
Plus your Circles0A Circle of Photographers (FineArt & B/W)Your re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.2015-01-11 14:21:13301000
Beautiful Beautiful Birds0It is time to honor these great photographers many of whom have been shared on +Beautiful Beautiful Birds #beautifulbeautifulbirds .  This circle contains photographers both professional and amateur alike who are passionate about photography. Many are bird and wildlife photographers, although some only photograph birds and wildlife on occasion.   If you enjoy great photography, please consider adding this circle.  The photographers come from many walks of life, and from all over  the globe.   This circle is not complete, but will continue grow.  Sadly google for whatever reason will not allow more then 500 people to be shared in any one circle.  This circle was over 500 and I will need to figure out who was omitted once this is shared.  They will be the first to be placed in  the next circle that I will share.   That circle will be shared as soon as I have what I feel is a large enough circle to once again share.   Thanks for following Beautiful Beautiful Birds, and please follow those whose work make this page possible. Without their public shared this page would not be possible.Warmest Regards,+William Joers curator of +Beautiful Beautiful Birds 2015-01-08 18:34:11501848
Monochrome World10,709December 2014 ContributorsHope you are still celebrating the New Year and taking a lot of shots of your favorite subjects. Here's the December 2014 Contributors Circle. Thank you so much for all your wonderful contributions that are so inspiring and unique.To be in this circle please:1- Contribute regularly at least once a month2- Have added our page to your circlesPlease be sure to tag your posts with both, +Monochrome World and #monochomeworld  so we can find your work.Thank you for your re-share of this post.+Circles Circles Circles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  2015-01-03 17:17:462577732105
Gailen Mapes74,369Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-26 11:34:37146000
John Hannah7,395Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-12-12 12:26:27498112
Viveri Youth Services256Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-12-05 00:16:07501102
HQSP Gold30,375Release 2014 November HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Simon Wareham +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in November- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,+Anja Wessels 2014-12-02 06:23:37236753499
George Clark11,221Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2014-11-27 07:22:40494343249
Gailen Mapes72,137Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-26 11:38:46148212
Allan watson13,067Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #srilanka   #colombo  2014-11-26 07:30:57493662676
Kenneth Nicholson9,501This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:55408533785
Grant Stringer (Exposure)10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:15:40399209
Gailen Mapes70,002Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: 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 October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-26 10:26:091466416
Allan watson8,906If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 201 :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who are very active on Google Plus.This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. So add them to your circles!If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.Please Note:Note: Please send me a private note if you want to be removed from this Circle.#JAF502G1EKIX8KW47RLK3D-09102014influgager#prime   #circle   #circles   #share   #shared   #círculo   #cercle #kreis   #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #دائرة  #circlesshare #catatonic   #best #cool #hot #followers   #follow #more #powershare #content   #photographers #circlejerks    #サークル  #circlemania   #circleme #circlers #plus  2014-10-10 06:59:404455528

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2015-04-25 13:27:05 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

OMG, OMG, look at the size of that #seagullbuttindisguise !

#HappySplatterDay! #gulluminati #notatheme

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Marjolein Schat +Christi... more »

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2015-04-20 21:16:45 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Bad Beauty

Back-lit hairs are an example of flare, right? In the irreverent path of +Lauri Novak, I'm declaring it is so and offering this for #macromonday FLARE, curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

And I call it "Bad Beauty" because these are the buds of the Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), which is native to China but a fast-growing tree that is an invasive species in the U.S. I found three planted near some seemingly abandoned farm buildings in a very rural area of central Arkansas.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas.

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2015-04-20 21:16:45 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Bad Beauty

Back-lit hairs are an example of flare, right? In the irreverent path of +Lauri Novak, I'm declaring it is so and offering this for #macromonday FLARE, curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

And I call it "Bad Beauty" because these are the buds of the Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), which is native to China but a fast-growing tree that is an invasive species in the U.S. I found three planted near some seemingly abandoned farm buildings in a very rural area of central Arkansas.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas.

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2015-05-04 23:09:14 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Loopy

For #macromonday , curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau. Also for #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik I.

Loopy

For #macromonday , curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau. Also for #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik I.___

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2015-05-04 20:40:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Jaywalker

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve.

Jaywalker

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve.___

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2015-05-04 20:24:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A Bouquet for +Chrysta Rae

Happy Birthday, Scavenger Queen!

A Bouquet for +Chrysta Rae

Happy Birthday, Scavenger Queen!___

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2015-05-02 03:50:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Crowded

For #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Michael Albrecht, +Keith Elliott & +Patricia A.

Crowded

For #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Michael Albrecht, +Keith Elliott & +Patricia A.___

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2015-05-02 01:30:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Horrid the Magnificent

At #KingLake near Winnsboro, La., enjoying the peace, quiet and gigantic thistles (Cirsium horridulum), for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm & +RJ Wilner.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise & +Hans-Juergen Werner.

Horrid the Magnificent

At #KingLake near Winnsboro, La., enjoying the peace, quiet and gigantic thistles (Cirsium horridulum), for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm & +RJ Wilner.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise & +Hans-Juergen Werner.___

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2015-05-02 01:17:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Pastel Underworld

Pastel Underworld___

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2015-05-02 00:12:08 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Rimfire

A Phalaenopsis orchid at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curatedy by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.

Rimfire

A Phalaenopsis orchid at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curatedy by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.___

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2015-04-30 02:26:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I never tire of primroses! And the white ones are kind of special. Thanks to +Susan Hamrick for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday .

Dune Primrose - Nevada___I never tire of primroses! And the white ones are kind of special. Thanks to +Susan Hamrick for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-04-30 02:25:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Faced with a carpet of lilies but +Bob Danley kept it together and brought this lovely share to #wildflowerwednesday ! Do these have fragrance, Bob?

#wildflowerwednesday  - Glacier Lily
Erythronium grandiflorum carpeting the forest floor at Pattee Canyon NRA (Missoula).
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

*Natural History Notes": This is a favored food (root stems) for bears in Montana. Plant can grow to 15" in height (Schiemann 2010). Twenty-three species in this genus, all referred to generically as "Dogtooth Violets" (Brandenburg 2010). Distribution of this genus somewhat restricted to Pacific Northwest and east of the Mississippi River.___Faced with a carpet of lilies but +Bob Danley kept it together and brought this lovely share to #wildflowerwednesday ! Do these have fragrance, Bob?

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2015-04-30 02:22:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Here's a treat from +Diana Boyd. Exquisite detail and a touch of the exotic for #wildflowerwednesday!

Wild Sweet William, Phlox divaricata 
I found this woodland beauty blooming in masses at Richardsons Nature Preserve in Hamilton County, Ohio last weekend. It was along all of the trails with Blue Eyed Mary, which made for a lovely sight!
This Phlox has a heavenly fragrance and made my hike such a delight.

#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  ___Here's a treat from +Diana Boyd. Exquisite detail and a touch of the exotic for #wildflowerwednesday!

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2015-04-30 02:19:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Beautiful, painterly image from +John Wade for #wildflowerwednesday . Anyone know what it is?

Natures Flower arrangement for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Beautiful, painterly image from +John Wade for #wildflowerwednesday . Anyone know what it is?

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2015-04-30 02:17:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Eric Hunt has favored #wildflowerwednesday with two beauties this week! The spider lilies seem especially abundant this year.

Hymenocallis liriosme

I found several beautiful blooming stands of Spring Spider-Lily, Hymenocallis liriosme, in the Fouche Creek bottomlands just south of the I-30/440/530 maze in Little Rock.

The Fouche Creek bottomlands are a large wetland area along the southern edge of Little Rock. The area is public land, owned by the City, but not part of the park system. If you've got some waterproof boots, bug spray, and a love of the outdoors, they are a great place to go looking for spring wildflowers. And for those with canoes or kayaks, the creek itself is a beautiful float through some old growth cypress.

#littlerock   #wetland   #arkansas   #spring   #nativeplants   #wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___+Eric Hunt has favored #wildflowerwednesday with two beauties this week! The spider lilies seem especially abundant this year.

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2015-04-30 02:15:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Synchronicity! Only my Copper Iris (Iris fulva) was serendipity. +Eric Hunt went looking for his. #wildflowerwednesday is thrilled!

Iris fulva

Sunday I pulled out my waterproof boots and went in search of Copper Iris (Iris fulva) in Little Rock.

Mid to late-April is bloom season for Copper Iris, and I knew there was a population in the Fouche Creek bottomlands. Lucky for me it was in bloom just a few dozen yards off the access road!

Iris fulva is found mainly in the lower Mississippi River valley. It is more common on the western side of the Mississippi. There are additional populations extending along the Red River in Louisiana, the Arkansas River in Arkansas and along the central Gulf Coast in Mississippi and Alabama.

I see our intrepid #wildflowerwednesday  curator +Bette Kauffman had the same idea as me on Sunday and she was quicker at the computer getting her visit to a Copper Iris posted to G+!

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #copperiris   #iris   #littlerock  ___Synchronicity! Only my Copper Iris (Iris fulva) was serendipity. +Eric Hunt went looking for his. #wildflowerwednesday is thrilled!

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2015-04-30 02:10:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Many thanks to +Naturpunkt by Gina M. for sharing this lovely scene with #wildflowerwednesday.

DAY 5 of #naturephotochallenge  to which i was invited by dear +Steve Alfano. I would like to close this session with a picture of simple white flowers in a forest glade, of course with some thoughts to which i agree.
"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." — (Terry Tempest Williams)

Today I would like to invite my friend +Hans Groenewege Sr. 
to show his wonderful nature pictures by the challenge, if you like, dear Hans!
The rules for the challenge: 
- you must use the hashtag #naturephotochallenge , - post a nature photo each day for five days,  
- mention me as the person who invited you, - invite a new photographer each day and ….enjoy :)


further shared with:

#wildflowerwednesday  by +Bette Kauffman  #wildflowerphotography  
#wormseyeviewwednesday  +Worm's-Eye View Wednesday 
#BTPFlowerPro   +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
#hqspflowers  +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas 
+//flower colors//  #flowercolours  by +angelic labru 
#bellesphotos   pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +mimiesmile b +Davis Dujardin
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo 
+Janusz Brakoniecki+Jean-Louis LAURENCE+Susanne Ramharter +Ela Kupiec  +Carlos Duarte
#themagicoflight  curators +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#LandscapePhotography  
 +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#DailyDepthOfField   +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah and +f.a. fiebig
#myfpod  +My Fav Pic of the Day  curated by +Victoria D 
#everydaythings  +EVERYDAY THINGS by +luca lancieri +Barbara Manciulli +Boba Musura +Nynke B 
#breakfastartclub  +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie 
#everythinggreen  +Everything Green by +andi rivarola 
#naturephotography   #flowersphotography   #inspirationalphotography   #quotes  ___Many thanks to +Naturpunkt by Gina M. for sharing this lovely scene with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2015-04-29 02:10:18 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Copper Iris (Iris fulva)

Calling all #wildflowerwednesday peeps with the best find evuh! Yes, Sunday afternoon I had a little bit of time while on a mission in central Louisiana, so I pulled into #BuckhornWMA , a Louisiana state wildlife management area. I went a mile or two on a dirt road into the forest, which is dense with incredibly thick understory. Unlike national forests, where controlled burns from time to time keep understory under control and enable wildflowers to flourish, Louisiana properties languish for lack of funding to do proper management. But that's another story.

I was about to turn around and head out when I spied a small clearing on the side of the road. It was grown up, but mostly in grass and wildflowers, and I could pull in because it had a "driveway" of sorts. Indeed, an old ATV trail went into the woods but it clearly wasn't used... more »

Copper Iris (Iris fulva)

Calling all #wildflowerwednesday peeps with the best find evuh! Yes, Sunday afternoon I had a little bit of time while on a mission in central Louisiana, so I pulled into #BuckhornWMA , a Louisiana state wildlife management area. I went a mile or two on a dirt road into the forest, which is dense with incredibly thick understory. Unlike national forests, where controlled burns from time to time keep understory under control and enable wildflowers to flourish, Louisiana properties languish for lack of funding to do proper management. But that's another story.

I was about to turn around and head out when I spied a small clearing on the side of the road. It was grown up, but mostly in grass and wildflowers, and I could pull in because it had a "driveway" of sorts. Indeed, an old ATV trail went into the woods but it clearly wasn't used even by ATVs anymore. I soon found out why. Walking back, I discovered a small stream and a broken culvert that had once supported the ATV trail.

And there on the soft bank of the stream were a few stems of copper iris--my first ever sighting in the wild. Wow! Such a beauty and so exciting to find. This was the only open bloom, but this stalk had two more buds on it.

So... tomorrow's the day! Looking forward to seeing your exciting finds, old and new. Be sure to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman. Share only your own photos of wildflowers in their natural habitat, and I love to hear your stories!___

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2015-04-28 02:11:40 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Blooming Grass

You never know until you macro! A butterfly perched on this grass and stayed there long enough for me to get curious. When it left, I could see that the grass was blooming, but it was not until I put on an extension tube that I could see how complex and beautiful the blooms are!

At #BuckhornWMA for #macromonday , curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau. I'm sorry i don't know the theme for the day guys, but this begged to be shared regardless!

Also for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.

Blooming Grass

You never know until you macro! A butterfly perched on this grass and stayed there long enough for me to get curious. When it left, I could see that the grass was blooming, but it was not until I put on an extension tube that I could see how complex and beautiful the blooms are!

At #BuckhornWMA for #macromonday , curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau. I'm sorry i don't know the theme for the day guys, but this begged to be shared regardless!

Also for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.___

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2015-04-27 04:08:09 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

I am so excited to have gotten this shot! My butterfly book, written by a woman I know through the Louisiana Native Plant Society, reports that this is the smallest family of butterflies worldwide, and that only two species occur in North America. I have never seen one before. What a treat!

At #BuckhornWMA for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette. And for #inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators, curated by +Dusty Gedge.

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

I am so excited to have gotten this shot! My butterfly book, written by a woman I know through the Louisiana Native Plant Society, reports that this is the smallest family of butterflies worldwide, and that only two species occur in North America. I have never seen one before. What a treat!

At #BuckhornWMA for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette. And for #inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators, curated by +Dusty Gedge.___

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2015-04-25 21:43:17 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

For #swampysaturday +Swampy Saturday, curated by +Dorma Wiggin. And for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto & +Andy Smith.

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

For #swampysaturday +Swampy Saturday, curated by +Dorma Wiggin. And for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto & +Andy Smith.___

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2015-04-25 14:47:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia recisa)

At #BayouBartholomew for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello,   +Michael Albrecht +Patricia A and +Keith Elliott.

Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia recisa)

At #BayouBartholomew for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello,   +Michael Albrecht +Patricia A and +Keith Elliott.___

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2015-04-25 13:27:05 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

OMG, OMG, look at the size of that #seagullbuttindisguise !

#HappySplatterDay! #gulluminati #notatheme

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Marjolein Schat +Christi... more »

OMG, OMG, look at the size of that #seagullbuttindisguise !

#HappySplatterDay! #gulluminati #notatheme

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Marjolein Schat +Christi Nielsen +Sharon Woodward +Graham Hartle +Paul T Morrison +Jacqueline Johnson +Jean-Loup Rebours-Smith +Shari Seibold +Nancy Levan +Louise Chase +Bill Pusztai #endofbuttlist  ___

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2015-04-25 03:29:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Things Unseen: Becoming Love

Things Unseen: Becoming Love___

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2015-04-24 22:50:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Miltassia Orchid (Brassia X Miltonia)

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.

Miltassia Orchid (Brassia X Miltonia)

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.___

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2015-04-24 01:16:04 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

This pretty little house finch was at the feeders outside the Central Arkansas Nature Center on the riverfront in Little Rock, Arkansas. It's a great place to learn and observe, and it's just a few blocks from the Clinton Presidential Center, with a river walk through a restored wetland between.

For #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran & +Serkan Mutan. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

This pretty little house finch was at the feeders outside the Central Arkansas Nature Center on the riverfront in Little Rock, Arkansas. It's a great place to learn and observe, and it's just a few blocks from the Clinton Presidential Center, with a river walk through a restored wetland between.

For #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran & +Serkan Mutan. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2015-04-23 04:45:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Homage to Mother Earth

#KisatchieNationalForest #earthday2015  

Homage to Mother Earth

#KisatchieNationalForest #earthday2015  ___

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2015-04-23 03:58:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I will never tire of trillium and one of these days, I'm going to find a white one in bloom--probably not until after I retire. They bloom at the "wrong" time for a teacher! Thanks for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday , +Bob Danley.

#wildflowerwednesday  - Western Trillium
Trillium ovatum in flower at one of my favorite wildlife places, Bass Creek NRA (Stevensville, MT).
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: There are 38 species in the genus Trillium found across the US excepting the Great Plains and southwest States (Brandenburg 2010). Why that would be I don't have a guess. These plants have large flowers that really stand out in early spring...iconic for the time of year. According to Sanders (2003), Linneaus named the Trillium genus for the "threeness" (leaves, flower petals, sepals) of the species structure.___I will never tire of trillium and one of these days, I'm going to find a white one in bloom--probably not until after I retire. They bloom at the "wrong" time for a teacher! Thanks for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday , +Bob Danley.

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2015-04-23 03:55:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Gold Star Award

Be sure to read +Eric Hunt's story of this capture. He has an eye for a flash of pink and the dedication to defeat greenbrier for the shot! That alone is worthy of the Gold Star Award, but the capture is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday!

Rhododendron canescens

Species from southeastern North America with disjunct populations in southeastern Pennsylvania and in the Chicagoland region of Illinois

Common name: Swamp azalea

This past weekend was the Spring 2015 meeting of the Arkansas Native Plant Society, held in the Coastal Plain of southeast Arkansas in Monticello. +Bette Kauffman drove up from Monroe to join us!

As we were driving to the main field trip on Saturday - a visit to the spectacular saline barrens at Warren Prairie, I noticed a flash of pink to the left driving down Arkansas 172.

When we left Warren Prairie for the next stop I told the the others in the car with me that we should stop for that azalea if there was a safe place. As we passed the azalea there was a driveway into the bottomlands. Score!

After battling the mosquitoes and greenbrier vines I was able to get close enough to a truss for this shot.

Photographed on a slough of Tenmile Creek, Bradley County, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #swampazalea   #azalea   #pink   #floralphotography
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Gold Star Award

Be sure to read +Eric Hunt's story of this capture. He has an eye for a flash of pink and the dedication to defeat greenbrier for the shot! That alone is worthy of the Gold Star Award, but the capture is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday!

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2015-04-23 03:49:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

You will not see a fresher bloom than this tiny beauty captured by +Diana Boyd for #wildflowerwednesday !

Twin Leaf, Jeffersonia diphylla is a dainty spring woodland wildflower whose height while in flower is 5-10", increasing in height to 1 1/2' as the fruit matures.
It occurs from Ontario down through Minnesota, to Alabama and east. The species was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson by a botanist friend William Bartram.
I found this little beauty on a hike in Cincinnati, Ohio.
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  ___You will not see a fresher bloom than this tiny beauty captured by +Diana Boyd for #wildflowerwednesday !

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2015-04-21 22:19:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)

Absolutely love the kandy-kolored tangerine-flake babies! (Think Tom Wolfe.) Most of the blossoms on this vine were beyond the reach of my telephone for a close-up--save this one beauty. At #BayouBartholomew for #wildflowerwednesday .

Yes, tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday . And things are a bloomin' everywhere! I have loved cross vine for a long time; the leaf quadruplets going up a trunk fascinate me. But this is the first I've seen them in bloom. And this nature trail in Pine Bluff, Ark. is a delight. If you are ever that way, stopping is recommended.

Share your own wildflowers in their natural habitats tomorrow, and don't forget to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman.

Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)

Absolutely love the kandy-kolored tangerine-flake babies! (Think Tom Wolfe.) Most of the blossoms on this vine were beyond the reach of my telephone for a close-up--save this one beauty. At #BayouBartholomew for #wildflowerwednesday .

Yes, tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday . And things are a bloomin' everywhere! I have loved cross vine for a long time; the leaf quadruplets going up a trunk fascinate me. But this is the first I've seen them in bloom. And this nature trail in Pine Bluff, Ark. is a delight. If you are ever that way, stopping is recommended.

Share your own wildflowers in their natural habitats tomorrow, and don't forget to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman.___

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2015-04-21 06:05:57 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Take Your Candle & Go Light the World

Another homage to the magnificent Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris), this one grows in "BJ's Hideway," my own special patch of the #KisatchieNationalForest . Twenty minutes in this spot restores my soul.

BTW, I should perhaps explain that the tree is not holding a candle. The growing ends of branches tilt up and are white. A sapling looks for all the world like a Christmas tree decorated only with real candles.

For #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allen Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson. Also for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing.

Take Your Candle & Go Light the World

Another homage to the magnificent Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris), this one grows in "BJ's Hideway," my own special patch of the #KisatchieNationalForest . Twenty minutes in this spot restores my soul.

BTW, I should perhaps explain that the tree is not holding a candle. The growing ends of branches tilt up and are white. A sapling looks for all the world like a Christmas tree decorated only with real candles.

For #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allen Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson. Also for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing.___

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2015-04-20 21:16:45 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Bad Beauty

Back-lit hairs are an example of flare, right? In the irreverent path of +Lauri Novak, I'm declaring it is so and offering this for #macromonday FLARE, curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

And I call it "Bad Beauty" because these are the buds of the Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), which is native to China but a fast-growing tree that is an invasive species in the U.S. I found three planted near some seemingly abandoned farm buildings in a very rural area of central Arkansas.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas.

Bad Beauty

Back-lit hairs are an example of flare, right? In the irreverent path of +Lauri Novak, I'm declaring it is so and offering this for #macromonday FLARE, curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

And I call it "Bad Beauty" because these are the buds of the Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), which is native to China but a fast-growing tree that is an invasive species in the U.S. I found three planted near some seemingly abandoned farm buildings in a very rural area of central Arkansas.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas.___

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2015-04-20 12:53:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Yes.

Yes.___

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2015-04-20 03:30:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Baby

Today's first was seeing cross vine (Bignonia capreolata) in bloom!  I was at #BayouBartholomewTrail in Pine Bluff, Ark. with other members of the Arkansas Native Plant Society. These blooms were high on a standing snag and we would have walked by without seeing them, except that a number of the spent, tangerine trumpet flowers had fallen to the ground. One person looking to see where she was putting her feet noticed them and we all had to look a bit before we discovered the vine going up the trunk of the dead tree and finally spied the blossoms up at the top of the canopy. (This one needs to be made big to see the detail.)

Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Baby

Today's first was seeing cross vine (Bignonia capreolata) in bloom!  I was at #BayouBartholomewTrail in Pine Bluff, Ark. with other members of the Arkansas Native Plant Society. These blooms were high on a standing snag and we would have walked by without seeing them, except that a number of the spent, tangerine trumpet flowers had fallen to the ground. One person looking to see where she was putting her feet noticed them and we all had to look a bit before we discovered the vine going up the trunk of the dead tree and finally spied the blossoms up at the top of the canopy. (This one needs to be made big to see the detail.)___

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2015-04-16 22:51:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Chicago Blues

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, +Daniel Grey &  +Jean-Philippe Jouve. Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.

Chicago Blues

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, +Daniel Grey &  +Jean-Philippe Jouve. Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.___

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2015-04-16 22:26:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

For some reason, the original post of this shared privately. Not sure why that happened because I put it in a public album! More frustrating, I can no longer find a way to change it from private to public short of resharing it. When did that change?

Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis)

+Susan Hamrick, this is what I shot just a few days ago in the #KisatchieNationalForest . That blurry bright green behind the blossom on the right is leaves of this plant. But these leaves could be brighter green because they are in less sun.

For #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.___For some reason, the original post of this shared privately. Not sure why that happened because I put it in a public album! More frustrating, I can no longer find a way to change it from private to public short of resharing it. When did that change?

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2015-04-16 03:09:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-04-16 02:41:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

One day I'm going to mix up a batch of mimosas for brunch and garnish them with these bright Mimosa puffs! Thanks to +John Wade for this fun contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

Just don't ask me what it is. Taken on a birding walk in the hills around the Capital of Tobago, Scarborough.
#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman ___One day I'm going to mix up a batch of mimosas for brunch and garnish them with these bright Mimosa puffs! Thanks to +John Wade for this fun contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-04-16 02:33:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

These beauties look like they could take off and fly: little red orbs propelled by a flurry of white lanceolate petals! Thanks +Bob Danley for sharing this with #wildflowerwednesday .

#wildflowerwednesday  - Bulbiferous Prairie Star
A small, delicate plant, Lithophragma glabrum blooming in the neighborhood patch of native vegetation ;-)
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: One of the earliest wildflowers in flower, growing up to 10 inches in height. The slightest breeze and there is major swaying (et tu photographers). Hard to get one or several "lanky" plants in focus. At times, plants have no flowers just reproductive "bulblets".___These beauties look like they could take off and fly: little red orbs propelled by a flurry of white lanceolate petals! Thanks +Bob Danley for sharing this with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-04-16 02:28:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Another cool contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +Eric Hunt. This one adds to my knowledge of Phlox!

Phlox bifida

Species from east-central North America

Common name: Sand Phlox

Northern Arkansas is at the southern edge of this species' range. It is rare here.

Photographed along the Lost Valley Trail, Buffalo National River, Newton County, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #buffalonationalriver   #phlox  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Another cool contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +Eric Hunt. This one adds to my knowledge of Phlox!

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2015-04-16 02:24:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Susan Hamrick has expanded by knowledge of woodsorrels (Oxalis)! I'm not familiar with this one. Thanks for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday .

Weeds are only flowers growing in the wrong place - I let these grow because the tiny flowers are pretty and the leaves are pretty.   Creeping Wood Sorrel.___+Susan Hamrick has expanded by knowledge of woodsorrels (Oxalis)! I'm not familiar with this one. Thanks for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-04-16 02:20:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

*How's this for a delicate shade of blue! Thanks to +Diana Boyd for sharing the bloomin' bluebells of Cincinnati with #wildflowerwednesday !

Bloomin' Bluebells
One of my favorite spring wildflowers is blooming in Cincinnati today!


#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  ___*How's this for a delicate shade of blue! Thanks to +Diana Boyd for sharing the bloomin' bluebells of Cincinnati with #wildflowerwednesday !

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2015-04-15 05:10:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ok, 50+! Off to bed.

Ok, 50+! Off to bed.___

2015-04-15 02:33:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is something wrong with G+ tonight? I am waiting and waiting and waiting on virtually every move.

Is something wrong with G+ tonight? I am waiting and waiting and waiting on virtually every move.___

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2015-04-15 02:25:45 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Lyreleaf Sage (Salvia lyrata) & Bee

Last Wednesday when I was on retreat in the woods with extremely limited Internet access, I did manage an hour of roaming with the camera. So... instead of curating #wildflowerwednesday, I sat in this patch of one of my fave wildflowers, Lyreleaf Sage, and captured this beauty of a bee going from flower to flower. A lovely lavender haze hangs over open areas and road ditches of northern Louisiana right now because these lovelies are in full bloom. They really don't last too long, so get out and enjoy them while you can!

And, yes, tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday --again! And maybe I'll have time tomorrow evening to curate both last week's and this week's contributions. We'll see. But I sure do hope my loyal band of contributors has not abandoned #wildflowerwednesday !

So share your wildflower shots... more »

Lyreleaf Sage (Salvia lyrata) & Bee

Last Wednesday when I was on retreat in the woods with extremely limited Internet access, I did manage an hour of roaming with the camera. So... instead of curating #wildflowerwednesday, I sat in this patch of one of my fave wildflowers, Lyreleaf Sage, and captured this beauty of a bee going from flower to flower. A lovely lavender haze hangs over open areas and road ditches of northern Louisiana right now because these lovelies are in full bloom. They really don't last too long, so get out and enjoy them while you can!

And, yes, tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday --again! And maybe I'll have time tomorrow evening to curate both last week's and this week's contributions. We'll see. But I sure do hope my loyal band of contributors has not abandoned #wildflowerwednesday !

So share your wildflower shots tomorrow, new or old. Be sure to tell the story of the shot and the flower if you can and tag me, your rather harried curator, +Bette Kauffman.

And, BTW, I am heading north Friday to the Arkansas Native Plant Society meeting. Looking forward to seeing +Eric Hunt and absolutely counting on coming home Sunday with a boat load of new wildflower shots, Arkansas variety.___

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2015-04-14 20:07:15 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

About to Burst

For #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allen Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.

About to Burst

For #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allen Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.___

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2015-04-14 18:48:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Join the Pony Express to deliver 100 letters! #GoogleDoodle

Well, I finally got out of the single digits!!

Join the Pony Express to deliver 100 letters! #GoogleDoodle

Well, I finally got out of the single digits!!___

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2015-04-12 16:54:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Easter 2015

At #CampHardtner for #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +*.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.

Easter 2015

At #CampHardtner for #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +*.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.___

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2015-04-11 01:52:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

NOLA: Details (Down Spouts)

NOLA: Details (Down Spouts)___

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2015-04-11 01:28:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

NOLA: Details (The Grid)

For #powerlinefriday , curated by +Natosha Davis.

NOLA: Details (The Grid)

For #powerlinefriday , curated by +Natosha Davis.___

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2015-04-08 04:42:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Woodsorrel (Oxalis latifolia)

Probably O. latifolia. Oxalis comes in many variations. This iittle patch in the #KisatchieNationalForest today was bluer than most that I have seen. Again today I had to come to central Louisiana, and so took an hour to walk into one of my fave patches of the Kisatch and was rewarded with these and several other widlflower lovelies, plus another of my fave subjects, namely longleaf pine saplings.

However, I am at a camp for the next two days and the only Internet acces I have is via my iPhone hotspot, which is nifty but gobbles data and can get expensive. So... tomorrow is, indeed, #wildflowerwednesday, but I won't be around much. Post your wildflowers anyway. I'll enjoy them when I can.

Woodsorrel (Oxalis latifolia)

Probably O. latifolia. Oxalis comes in many variations. This iittle patch in the #KisatchieNationalForest today was bluer than most that I have seen. Again today I had to come to central Louisiana, and so took an hour to walk into one of my fave patches of the Kisatch and was rewarded with these and several other widlflower lovelies, plus another of my fave subjects, namely longleaf pine saplings.

However, I am at a camp for the next two days and the only Internet acces I have is via my iPhone hotspot, which is nifty but gobbles data and can get expensive. So... tomorrow is, indeed, #wildflowerwednesday, but I won't be around much. Post your wildflowers anyway. I'll enjoy them when I can.___

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2015-04-07 18:10:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis)

For #birdpoker On A Branch by +Phil Armishaw.

Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #beautifulbeautifulbirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds by +William Joers; and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran & +Serkan Mutan; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis)

For #birdpoker On A Branch by +Phil Armishaw.

Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #beautifulbeautifulbirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds by +William Joers; and for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran & +Serkan Mutan; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.___

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