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The Weather Channel1,663,123Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001314G+

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Gailen Mapes65,720Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-06 10:56:35131004CC G+
Christopher Jennings Penders10,380#circleshare   Okay!I'm retiring my Sunday Seventeen Circle Share and am bringing out a new weekly circle based on +Circloscope data from my most recent engagers.  Using Circloscope will be MUCH easier and I think more democratic, letting the app discover my most recent engagers.  After watching the #gplusspotlight  episode yesterday and seeing the option of finding your last x engagers, I began mulling over how I could use that yo my advantage.  This is the first way I'm using it.  Now the challenge becomes finding a unique name for this circle.So here is my new Engager Circle.2014-06-29 12:53:1833223CC G+
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:29:38405242143CC G+
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724CC G+
Linda Motoiu55,516#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-06-20 18:41:243737029100CC G+
Robert Connor10,617photographers in this circleIf 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#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2014-06-20 11:20:09495462476CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452569CC G+
Rok Šimec13,955Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-06-08 09:44:08497251930CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,928Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-06 10:43:15133005CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,49330k+ Circle - A circle worth adding and followingThe people from this circle have more than 30,000 followers.2014-06-02 08:54:46140497CC G+
Barry Chignell1,659My ever growing circle of great Google+ photogs :)If you know of anyone else I should be following please let me know, or share your #photog circle! :)2014-05-30 06:44:24338000CC G+
Rok Šimec12,556Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-05-26 07:04:43497191125CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492102CC G+
AyJay Schibig59,63621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  5.9.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-05-09 20:20:29366361643CC G+
Pål Børsting36,319♥ ♥ ♥ ☀ ☀ ☀ My thank you circle 3/6 ☀ ☀ ☀ ♥ ♥ ♥Photo enthusiasts circle no. 3 of 6!All of you handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-)To show you I appreciate each and every +1.The re-sharers and commenters of course too.Not to forget the serious*** circle-sharers either.Re-share if you like, no pressure!Cercle de gratitude n°3/6 pour amoureux de la photographie.Pour vous dire combien j'apprécie vos +1's.Tous soigneusement choisis par moi (c'est vrai).Ceux qui commentent et partagent sont bien sûr présents.Et je n'oublie pas non plus les partageurs de cercles***.Partagez ce billet si vous en avez envie, à votre guise !Cercul ''Va multumesc'' nr. 3 din 6, cuprinzand pasionati de fotografie!Ca sa stiti ca apreciez plusurile voastre.Fiecare persoana a fost aleasa de mine personal. E  realitatea :)Cei care redistribuie si comentatorii sunt si ei aici.Si bineinteles ca nu sunt uitati nici  seriosii*** redistribuitorii de cercuri.Redistribuiti daca doriti, nu e o obligatie!Кръг "Благодаря ви" № 3 от 6 съдържащ фото ентусиасти!Знайте това, че аз оценявам Вашите +1!Всеки от Вас е лично избран от мен! Това е нещо истинско :-)И, разбира се, тези които препубликуват и коментират са тук също!И не забравям сериозните * circlesharers също!Препубликувайте ако желаете, няма проблем!Tackcirkel nr. 3 av 6 innehållande Fotoentusiaster!Så du förstår att jag uppskattar era +1.Alla är handplockade av mig. Detta är den äkta varan :-)Och självklart finns vidaredelarna och kommenterare här också.Och jag glömmer inte de seriösa*** cirkel-delarna heller.Dela om du gillar, ingen press!"Terima Kasih" Bulatan ke-3, mengandungi para peminat gambar!Saya ingin memberitahu anda bahawa saya amat menghargai beberapa +1.Kesemuanya telah dipilih secara teliti oleh saya. Inilah yang sebenarnya:-)Dan sudah tentu para pengkongsi-semula dan pengkomen ada di sini.Dan saya tidak akan lupa kepada*** para pengkongsi bulatan yang tegar.Kongsikan semula jika anda mahu, tiada paksaan!"Terima Kasih" Bulatan Numbor ka-3, mong sengoi kea bi-minat gambar!Eng hod hek panei eng gemar keb +1.Semuak ajih bipilih ya eng haleij.Adehla benda kea sebetulnya :-)Ru adeh ne semestinya mong sengoi kea bi-"reshare" ru bi-komen.Ru eng tok en-sep*** sengoi kea serius bi-circleshare."Reshare" la asa hek sukak, tik tok paksaan!Круг благодарности номер 3 (из 6), состоящий из любителей фотографии!Я хочу сказать вам этим кругом, что ценю ваши +1.Все участники круга отобраны мной вручную. Это реальная работа :-)И конечно, те, кто делится и комментирует, тоже в этом круге.И я не забываю тех, кто серьезно*** делится кругами .Делитесь кругом, если пожелаете, никакого давления!Dank jullie wel, cirkel nr. 3 van 6 met foto enthousiastelingen!Om jullie te laten weten dat ik de +1's erg op prijs stel.Allemaal persoonlijk door mijzelf uitgezocht. Dit is het echte werk. :-))En de resharers en commentatoren horen er natuurlijk ook bij.De serieuze*** cirkeldelers worden ook niet door mij vergeten.Reshare naar hartelust, er is geen enkele druk!Takkesirkel nr.3 av 6 med fotoentusiaster!Du skal vite at jeg setter pris på dine +1.Alle er håndplukket av meg. Den ekte vare :-)Og selvfølgelig finnes videredelere og kommentatorer her også.Jeg har med de seriøse*** sirkeldelerne.Del om du vil, ingen krav om det!Zahvaljujem se krugu br.3 od 6 koji sadrži Foto entuzijaste!Želim vam dati do znanja da cijenim sve +1.Svi su izabrani od mene osobno.Ovo je prava stvar :-)I naravno po2014-05-08 09:36:52453691797CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,550Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-06 10:29:49131008CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221584CC G+
En Ucuz Uçak Bileti1,6242014-04-12 16:25:21495181220CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,972Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-06 11:21:01133428CC G+
Rok Šimec5,426Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circleshareoftheday #share #sharedcircles #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #engagersshowcase  2014-04-05 18:40:54493201328CC G+
Linda Motoiu52,190#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-03-31 07:51:26311412560CC G+
AyJay Schibig53,73421ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  3.26.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-03-26 21:23:02361311546CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,343Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-03-06 11:27:211365113CC G+
Rok Šimec1,472*Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!*This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #share #publicsharedcircles #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #googleplus #socialmedia #wordpress #bloggers #blogging  2014-02-27 12:11:56447231334CC G+
Rok Šimec928**Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!**Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #publishing   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #socialmedia   #googleplus   #google #googlesharedcircle   #googlecircleshare  2014-02-20 19:43:19404241728CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!545***Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!***Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to +Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!  :DTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle  2014-02-16 15:39:00444292639CC G+
AyJay Schibig49,36221ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  2.14.14 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-02-14 23:22:33419312744CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,243Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-K  - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Map2014-02-06 11:44:43139726CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,455Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:27:20435411768CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,576Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:48:035006829102CC G+
AyJay Schibig46,31321ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  1.23.14 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-01-24 07:24:54418331853CC G+
Artur M.35,787A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-22 15:20:15423382357CC G+
ArmStreet376 A Very Social Circlecircle of people, with active life position in Google+If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2014-01-14 13:35:11456291440CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,480Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-14 07:21:37456563092CC G+
Pål Børsting21,243♥♥♥ Thank you circle no.2 of 4 containing Photo enthusiasts!  ♥♥♥ ☀☀ ☀To let my plussers know that I appreciate the plussones. ☀☀☀☀☀☀ All of them handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-) ☀☀☀♥♥ And of course the resharers and commenters are here too. ♥♥Last time I got problems with google blocking me for plus mentioning too many so this time I will roll out the four circles gradually.Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *In this circle you will find both photographers and their followers. What they have in common is a passion for photos they like.This circle consists of the exceptional people who time and time again reshares, plusses and write nice comments on my photo posts. All of them are real active people, some have been active since I began sharing my photos and still are and some I have seen only for a shorter time.I have separated my Thank you circle into four circles. There is no difference between them except for different people to say thank you to.I already work on the next "Thank you circle"  So if you are missing here, you will be in it if you are active from this week. I do not expect you to like all my photos, so please only plus the ones you like! If I see you twice in a months time I will add you.The four circles is collected from middle of November until now. In parallel I am building a new circle that I started a month ago. In a months time the people in the new circle will be shared. The old one will be kept as reference to add people that return after a longer break.  I use #Circloscope premium to help me manage, but the rotation from the old circle to the new is the only way people gets kicked out. http://www.circloscope.com/2013/04/google-plus-circle-management-tool.html +CircloscopeA bit of caution here, I do NOT check the quality of what my engagers share. They are here since they are appreciating my photos. You have to do your own selection after importing the circles.Please let me know if you somehow slipped through my masks. I am doing this in a combined automatic and manual way and I am old enough too know there might be errors. And there have been errors I have discovered. That is really the only thing that bothers me with this circles........ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀  #circle #circles  #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #photography #ph2014-01-13 14:50:204219923142CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,242Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-13 08:37:40456503291CC G+
rathma kamil0#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-12 15:48:38500001CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,618Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-11 03:25:48437361163CC G+
Gailen Mapes57,824Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-01-06 11:38:3213512417CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky74,843This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-06 06:39:305006841124CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494211CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky72,842Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-21 09:18:41500673497CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,152A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-21 03:20:48456573493CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski37,207Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-20 09:32:31426462167CC G+
Pål Børsting18,128♥♥♥ Thank you circle no.4 containing Photo enthusiasts!  ♥♥♥ ☀☀ ☀To let my plussers know that I appreciate the plussones. ☀☀☀☀☀☀ All of them handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-) ☀☀☀♥♥ And of course the resharers and commenters are here too. ♥♥Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *In this circle you will find both photographers and their followers. What they have in common is a passion for photos they like.This circle consists of the exceptional people who time and time again reshares, plusses and write nice comments on my photo posts. All of them are real active people, some have been active since I began sharing my photos and still are and some I have seen only for a shorter time.I have separated my Thank you circle into four circles. There is no differece beetween them except for different people to say thank you to.I already work on the next "Thank you circle"  So if you are missing here, you will be in it if you are active from this week. I do not expect you to like all my photos, so please only pluss the ones you like! If I see you twice in a months time I will add you.The four circles is collected from middle of September until now. In paralell I am building a new circle that I started a month ago. In a months time the people in the new circle will be shared. The old one will be kept as reference to add people that return after a longer break.  I use #Circloscope premium to help me manage, but the rotation from the old circle to the new is the only way people gets kicked out. http://www.circloscope.com/2013/04/google-plus-circle-management-tool.html +CircloscopeA bit of caution here, I do NOT check the quality of what my engagers share. They are here since they are appreciating my photos. You have to do your own selection after importing the circles. ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀  #circle #circles  #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #photography #photographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #thankyoucircle2013-12-16 15:35:15350621488CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202CC G+
AyJay Schibig39,25521ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  12.13.13 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-12-14 06:47:40361291935CC G+
Константин Вишневский37,633Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-12 14:38:43469503372CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,645Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-07 14:41:42475452969CC G+

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2014-07-17 22:15:08 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

Okay folks...ever see the like? This is not a joke or any kind of photoshop trick. This is an actual Bullfrog photographed at one of my dragonfly ponds this afternoon. Here is what I think this critter is. Apparently one in a million Bullfrogs has a genetic mutation that limits the production of the yellow pigment that that turns the blue light reflected from skin cells green. They call it the Blue Morph American Bullfrog. Most Blue Morphs are mostly brown where they are not blue, and the blue varies according to the surroundings and time of day just as the green would in a regular Bullfrog, from dull brownish blue to bright Indigo. I think this specimen has the mutation in only some of its cells, and a contrasting mutation in others (the yellow of the throat appears to extend to the whole of the front legs)...kind of the way a luscistic bird lacks pigment in only some feathers. If the Blue Morph is one in... more »

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2014-07-19 11:25:48 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 129 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : At the Mouth of the Little River

This is another shot from my photoprowl the length of Laudholm Beach at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Little River is formed when the Merriland River meets Branch Brook about a three quarters of a mile inland, already well out into the tidal marsh. It has to flow at least twice that far, in a huge S curve, to actually reach the ocean. A recent study of the watersheds of the Merriland and Branch Brook shows that both are actually surprisingly healthy and productive streams. You can see here the clarity of the water as it flows the last few yards across the sand to the sea. It is a somewhat static composition, with the horizon splitting the frame, but I tried crops both top and bottom and this actually works best to my eye. I think the rushing water and the dramatic sky, with its own strong focused pattern give it enough... more »

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2014-07-19 11:25:48 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 129 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : At the Mouth of the Little River

This is another shot from my photoprowl the length of Laudholm Beach at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Little River is formed when the Merriland River meets Branch Brook about a three quarters of a mile inland, already well out into the tidal marsh. It has to flow at least twice that far, in a huge S curve, to actually reach the ocean. A recent study of the watersheds of the Merriland and Branch Brook shows that both are actually surprisingly healthy and productive streams. You can see here the clarity of the water as it flows the last few yards across the sand to the sea. It is a somewhat static composition, with the horizon splitting the frame, but I tried crops both top and bottom and this actually works best to my eye. I think the rushing water and the dramatic sky, with its own strong focused pattern give it enough... more »

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2014-07-23 11:08:55 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Chipmunk

On my way back from my photoprowl to the beach at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm I chose the boardwalk trail through the forest, and was rewarded by this Chipmunk sitting and eating berries on a tree quite near the trail. Nothing cuter!

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent (600mm optical plus 2x digital extender). Shutter preferred. 1/640th @ ISO 2000 @ f7.1. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

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2014-07-23 10:32:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

I am thinking Sphagnum Sprite? Nehalennia gracilis

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-22 11:16:51 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Any Perch...

My wife and I spent the better part of the day at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine yesterday. It is something we have done several times now on or around our anniversary. The CMBG is a treasure, the unlikely result of the ongoing efforts of a group of dedicated people in Boothbay. They have assembled a world class collection of plants in beautifully landscaped settings that always provides a day of pleasure when we visit. We were a few weeks later this year than in past visits and it was interesting to see the difference that few weeks made in what was blooming, and what was not.

A highlight of this trip was the number of insects. There were bees, mostly Bumble, everywhere, and squadrons of Twelve-spotted Skimmer Dragonflies. crickets. Wasps. Several other Odonata. Etc. It sometimes seemed difficult to photograph flowers without... more »

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2014-07-21 11:13:20 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Mushroom's Eye View

One of the things I am coming to love about the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lens is its ability to shoot from inches away, to produce very natural looking close-ups. It would not work, I suspect, with people, as the distortions would be distracting, but for plants and mushrooms it can be very effective. I think, in fact, that the perspective and depth of field are both very close to a naked eye view. That means that in a shot like this one, of a mushroom growing along the trail at the Kennebunk Land Trust's Secret Garden Preserve, the mushroom sits very naturally in its environment. When you add the absolute clarity of the lens, and some subtle processing, the result is, to my eye, very close indeed to bending down to look for yourself. :-)

Sony Alpha NEX 5T. Lens as above. ISO 160 @ 1/60th @ f4. Processed in Snapseed for HDR effect on my... more »

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2014-07-20 11:17:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 56 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Day Lily Greets the Day. Happy Sunday!

Our Day Lilies are always the last to bloom on our street, and, I suspect, in town. We evidently have a unique combination of tree shade and some kind of micro-climate effect that keeps us about one to two weeks behind the prevailing season. It is what it is. Our Day Lilies are no less beautiful for being late.

I caught yesterday's Lily just as the first sun of the day hit it. Remember our shade. It was well after dawn, but the light still held some of the early warmth and the angle was still closer to horizontal than vertical, picking the flower out against a predominantly shaded background.

Sony Alpha NEX 5T with ZEISS Touit 50mm macro. ISO 100 @ 1/160 @ f8. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

And for the Sunday Thought: Our particular micro-climate is evident in everything that grows in our yard.... more »

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2014-07-19 21:09:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

#songbirdsaturday curated by +John Briggs

Not a great photo but a really good bird for Southern Maine...or at least for me. Only my second sighting in 20 years. Scarlet Tanager. Alwive Pond Preserve, Kennebunk Land Trust. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent. 

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2014-07-19 11:25:48 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 129 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : At the Mouth of the Little River

This is another shot from my photoprowl the length of Laudholm Beach at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Little River is formed when the Merriland River meets Branch Brook about a three quarters of a mile inland, already well out into the tidal marsh. It has to flow at least twice that far, in a huge S curve, to actually reach the ocean. A recent study of the watersheds of the Merriland and Branch Brook shows that both are actually surprisingly healthy and productive streams. You can see here the clarity of the water as it flows the last few yards across the sand to the sea. It is a somewhat static composition, with the horizon splitting the frame, but I tried crops both top and bottom and this actually works best to my eye. I think the rushing water and the dramatic sky, with its own strong focused pattern give it enough... more »

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2014-07-18 13:05:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Part three of the Photoprowl series on the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm. 

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2014-07-18 11:34:28 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 86 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Summer in Maine

I wanted to explore the beach at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm yesterday to complete the Photoprowls series on Laudholm...or at least to extend it. You pass this permanent Pond on the way to the beach, formed by the dam created by the road (Old Farm Lane) built across the marsh generations ago. It is strictly a hiking and biking path in this day of the Reserve. I could not resist this view of the high summer in Southern Maine. The Welcome to Maine sigh on I95 says "The way like is supposed to be." On a July day like yesterday it is hard to argue. :-)

This is another shot made possible by the extreme depth of field of the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lens. I was maybe 3 inches from that rose. The Touit lenses, this and the 50mm macro, have become so integral to the way I see the world (photographically) that I had... more »

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2014-07-17 22:15:08 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

Okay folks...ever see the like? This is not a joke or any kind of photoshop trick. This is an actual Bullfrog photographed at one of my dragonfly ponds this afternoon. Here is what I think this critter is. Apparently one in a million Bullfrogs has a genetic mutation that limits the production of the yellow pigment that that turns the blue light reflected from skin cells green. They call it the Blue Morph American Bullfrog. Most Blue Morphs are mostly brown where they are not blue, and the blue varies according to the surroundings and time of day just as the green would in a regular Bullfrog, from dull brownish blue to bright Indigo. I think this specimen has the mutation in only some of its cells, and a contrasting mutation in others (the yellow of the throat appears to extend to the whole of the front legs)...kind of the way a luscistic bird lacks pigment in only some feathers. If the Blue Morph is one in... more »

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2014-07-17 13:09:47 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)

#beethursday +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday

Bumble Bee in Knapweed. Emmons Preserve, Kennebunkport ME. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. 

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2014-07-17 11:14:21 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 61 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Day Brook Pond on the Kennebunk Plains

Day Brook Pond is on the Kennebunk Plains, which is jointly managed by the Nature Conservancy and the State of Maine for the protection of this unique sand plain habitat and several endangered and threatened species. Yesterday you saw some of the Wood Lilies along the pond. Here is the pond itself, in all its rough beauty. This is not a manicured park...it is just nature preserved as it is. Recent Beaver work has significantly raised the level of the water in the pond and access to the actual shire line is limited but it is certainly a beautiful spot. The gathering clouds add to the drama of this mild HDR rendering.

Sony Alpha NEX 5T with ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lens. Superior Auto. ISO 100 @ 1/100th @ f13. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet.

For the full Photoprowls treatment of my visit to Day Brook... more »

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2014-07-16 14:15:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

As promised : the full Photoprowls treatment of my visit it to Day Brook Pond on the Kennebunk Plains. New layout too, for more attractive image display. :-)

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2014-07-16 11:52:39 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Calico in Obelisk Posture

Well, almost in full Obelisk posture...but then this is Maine, and even in mid-summer, the sun is never straight up. The theory, with some lababoritory testing to back it, is that pointing the abdomen at the sun like an Obelisk and raising the wings helps to avoid overheating on hot days by limiting exposure to the direct rays of the sun. The behavior has been observed in most dragonflies that hunt from a perch. This a a little Calico Pennant which I found out on the shores of Kennebunk Plains Pond on our hottest day so far. Note that in this position the dark patches on the Calico's wings also provide shade for the thorax.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Shutter preferred. 1/500th @ ISO 250 @ f7.1. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

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2014-07-15 14:57:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

2nd part of the Photoprowl at Wells Reserve. 

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2014-07-15 12:42:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Another in the Photoprowls series. 

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2014-07-15 11:17:30 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : More Wood Lilies!

Rain is predicted the rest of the week so I decided to do some exploring on the Kennebunk Plains yesterday. It was hot and humid but there was little wind, and I thought I might get some more photos of the Wood Lily, since the last time I tried to photograph them the wind was blowing a gale. Once out there, with my initial Wood Lily fix accomplished right near the parking area on the south side of the main road, I decided to hike down to a pond that I have known for years, from maps, is in the south side of the Plains. For whatever reason I have never visited the pond. The visit merits, and will receive, a full photoprowl treatment. The pond itself is attractive, with signs of fresh Beaver action, there were lots of dragonflies and some bird life, and an abundance of Wood Lilies.

You do not often find Wood Lilies growing in clumps as you see them... more »

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2014-07-14 11:11:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 56 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Hoverfly in Grass Pink Orchid

Last Thursday I attended a program on dragonflies and butterflies at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine. We netted a few interesting moths and butterflies...including a Snowberry Clearwing Moth...and after the program I wandered down to the boardwalk through the mini-bog that my wife Carol discovered earlier this summer. I had gotten good photos of the Grass Pink Orchids there earlier in the week, but I wanted to try for better shots of the Pink Pagonia, the other common bog orchid in Southern Maine. Still I could not resist a few more shots of Grass Pink...especially when I caught this Hoverfly visiting. There seem to be several species of Hoverfly here in Southern Maine...or else the species is very variable in size. I see all sizes, from very tiny (smaller than this one), to big brutes that over in... more »

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2014-07-13 12:15:05 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)

I mentioned Ebony Jewelwings at the Batson River Falls in my Pic 4 Today post. Males on the left. Females on the right. #odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-13 11:16:09 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Falls on the Batson River. Happy Sunday!

I went to Emmons Preserve, and down the trail to the falls on the Batson River in particular, to look for Ebony Jewelwings...the darting, dancing, electric sometimes blue, sometimes metalic green, set-winged Damselflies that prefer rapid water...but of course the rapid waters have their own attraction. The place is beautiful...almost other-worldly...elven...with the still shadowed pools connected by falling runs of peat-brown water, the moss and rocks, the dappled light through the covering trees...a feast for the senses. I try, again and again, to capture it...but the true essence of the place is very difficult to catch.

This is a three exposure in-camera HDR with the exposures separated by 6 EV, with the Sony NEX 5T and the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8. I put the camera right down at water level and only inches from the falling... more »

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2014-07-12 20:36:08 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)

#songbirdsaturday curated by +John Briggs

I visited a new place today. The Nature Conservancy's Waterboro Barrens in Southern Maine. Not much happening there, but there were lots of Rofous-sided Towhees singing out of sight. Like this one...who only thought he was out of sight. :-) Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. 

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2014-07-12 11:17:43 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 77 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Great Spangled Fritillery

Yesterday was my July pilgrimage to Emmons Preserve to check the meadows for dragonflies and butterflies and the river for Emerald Jewelwings. Great day. Found and photographed new damselfly: Sedge Sprite. An Ebony Jewelwing landed on my shoulder at the river before I even started looking, and I managed a few good shots. The Meadow was being patrolled by half a dozen Great Spangled Fritilleries...one of whom finally sat for its portrait. Not to mention that I found a Striped Hairstreak in the forest and a Lancet Clubtail in the Meadow. Did I say, great day?

The panel shows the cooperative Great Spangled Fritillery in a variety of poses, so you can appreciate it from all sides. :-) And what a great name for what a great butterfly! Great Spangled Fritillery! Fits, does it not?

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm... more »

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2014-07-11 11:16:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Deadly Embrace. spider and the fly

This is a Flower Crab Spider with what appears to be some kind of Deer Fly. The Flower Crab Spider sits on white or yellow flowers (it is white on a white flower, but slowly turns more yellow on yellow flowers) and waits for other insects to visit. Then it pounces. Here it is on Yarrow. I very nearly walked right by this little drama along side the Kennebunk Bridle Path. In fact I am not sure what caught my eye. I took a few shots with the 75-300mm zoom and then switched to the Sony NEX 5T and ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro. The spider is less than 1/4 inch long.

ISO 100 @ 1/640th @ f9. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#buggyfriday by +Ray Bilcliff #buggylunch +Buggy Friday

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2014-07-10 11:31:48 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 62 +1s)

Stacking Azure Bluets. Quest Ponds Kennebunk ME. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. #odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-10 11:17:42 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Second in the Photoprowls series. 

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2014-07-10 11:10:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Feeding Time for the Fledgling

Yesterday I walked the section of the Kennebunk Bridle Trail on either side of Rout 9 looking for Dragonflies. The bugs were few and far between. However it is fledgling time at the bridge over the unnamed creek that flows into the Mousam through the marsh on the ocean side of the the road. Barn Swallow fledglings rest on the warm stores of the bridge each year, and the adults hunt over the creek and Marsh and come back, not often enough for the fledglings, but often.

I managed to catch this sequence at 1200mm equivalent (full 600mm optical plus 2x digital extender) on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. In this case the adult landed for a split second next to the fledgling, but often it seems the parent makes the pass while still in flight. The touch on the stone was so brief, that without photographic evidence, I might have... more »

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2014-07-09 13:35:52 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

New England Red Squirrel caught in action. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. 

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2014-07-09 11:16:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Kennebunk Beaches over Rocks and Rose.

And on a stormy day too! This is the mouth of the Kennebunk River. Kennebunkport is out of the frame to the right. You see just the end of the jetty there. Then you see the Narragansett on Gouch's point, with Lord's Point beyond, and the great curve of the beaches at Wells and Ogunquit running away to the south. The rose and the rocks in the foreground are along Parson's Way on Old Fort Point (west of St. Anne's church).

I am having fun, as you may have noticed, with the extreme depth of field of the ZEISS 12mm Touit.

Sony NEX 5T with ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet. Selective (brushed on) unsharp masking for the Rose in Photo Editor by dev.macgyver, also on the tablet.

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2014-07-08 15:41:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Something new. I often visit a place and bring back more images that I can share on Pic 4 Today. Plus, a single image often does not do the location justice. Therefore: Photoprowls. Extended rambles with cameras. The first edition is on a July 1st visit to Saco Heath. 

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2014-07-08 13:25:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Old Falls on the Mousam River. ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 on the Sony NEX 5T. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet. 

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2014-07-08 11:03:54 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Grass Pink, bog orchid

Grass Pink certainly got shortchanged by the naming department! This little bog orchid, which I found growing in abundance along with the more common Pink Pagonia, in the tiny section of bog at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, should be called Purple Pulpit Flower, or Yellow Bearded Purple Bog Orchid, or certainly something much more grand than "Grass Pink" . I mean! Look at it! Anyone passing out names should be impressed. I certainly am. Bad day in the naming department, is all I have to say!

Again this panel is a mix of telephoto macros at the long end of the 600mm equivalent zoom on my Olympus OM-D E-M10, and true macros with the ZEISS Touit 50mm macro on the Sony NEX 5T. There is indeed, some variation in the purple/pink color of the blooms. A volunteer at the Reserve, who we happened to meet on the bog boardwalk, suggested... more »

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2014-07-07 17:54:32 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)

A few days ago along the coast beyond St Anne's. Kennebunkport ME. ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 on the Sony NEX 5T. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet.

#landscapephotography #seascape 

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2014-07-07 12:01:41 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

These are the two forms of one Butterfly species. Red-spotted Purple and White Admiral are both Limenitis arthemis. There is some geographic separation, but where we live in Southern Maine, both forms are in flight right now. There are also intergrades. The Red-spotted here shows very faint bars and may be a slight intergrade.

#onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!

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2014-07-07 11:11:15 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Wood Lily!

It is time to celebrate the Wood Lily again, now that I know where to reliably find them. They are not as abundant on the Kennebunk Plains this year as last, but when I stopped by on Saturday there were a few early blooms scattered among the blueberries on the south side of the road. The wind was blowing a gale, and the flowers were dancing above the blueberries. They were moving so much and so fast that it was hard both to find focus and to keep the flower fully in the frame...but I managed a few decent shots with the ZEISS Touit 50mm macro. The clarity of this lens continues to amaze me, and there is no more fitting subject than the brilliant Wood Lily. I especially like the subtle rendering of the orange here...the texture of of petals coming through.

Sony NEX 5T with ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro. ISO 100 @ 1/250th @ f8. Processed in Snapseed on my... more »

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2014-07-06 21:13:02 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

It is not often that one will sit still for an actual macro in the field. ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro on the Sony NEX 5T. Teneral Widow Skimmer. 

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2014-07-06 11:48:35 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)

I am thinking Belted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima) because of the amount of brown on the torso? I know. Too little information but it was the only view the bug would give me.

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-06 11:20:32 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Tigers Together. Happy Sunday!

This is an all tiger shot. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, and Tiger Lily. I started to write, "sometimes images just happen" ...but of course, images always just happen. Be there. Be aware. Be ready. That is the only secret to satisfying photography, especially nature photography. This one is in a stand of Tiger Lily by the bridge over the Mousam at Old Falls Pond. It is a not a safe spot for photography, as the cars come whipping around the curve and over the bridge far too fast, and there is precious little room at the very edge of the pavement to stand, but I am always tempted across the bridge to try to get both the Lilies and the falls in the same frame. Yesterday there were Swallowtails. Such fun!

(Yes I do know that this is not a genuine Tiger Lily. It is only an orange Day Lily. But it is what everyone in Southern... more »

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2014-07-05 20:04:23 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)

#onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!

Well worn Pearly Crescent (possibly Northern Crescent). Common butterflies but you do not always see them in such a fine setting :-) Kennebunkport ME. 

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2014-07-05 16:45:17 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)

Butterflies remind us that life is made of moments.

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2014-07-05 12:31:21 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)

#songbirdsaturday curated by +John Briggs

Common Yellowthroat was living up to its name at Saco Heath in Maine this week. Singing all over the bog. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 

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2014-07-05 11:21:33 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Mullen over the Atlantic

The Forth of July in Kennebunkport Maine was one of those high drama days along the coast. Storms building in from the west. We took a stroll (actually my wife was strolling, I was photo-prowling) along what is called Parson's Way...a narrow sea-side park that runs along the top of the rocks from the Colony Beach in Kennebunkport, around past St. Ann's Church on its point, and out onto Cape Arundel as far as the overlook for the George Bush Estate behind locked gates and Secret Service guards on its own point. This shot is along the way. I could not resist the two stalks of Mullen, the bit of visible bench, the ocean bonsai and the clouds, with just a hint of reflection in the sea.

And again, the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lens comes through with an image that would be very hard to capture with most other lenses. Sony NEX 5T in Superior... more »

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2014-07-04 16:26:25 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)

What in the world? A Snowy Owl sitting on a chimney in Kennebunkport ME on July 4th! This bird is seriously lost, or seriously late for an appointment in the Arctic. 

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2014-07-04 12:18:39 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)

#buggyfriday by +Ray Bilcliff

A well worn, and therefore certainly migrant, Calico Pennant. First for the season here in Southern Maine. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent.

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-04 11:16:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)

#floralfriday by +Tamara Pruessner +FloralFriday

The alternative view of Rose Pagonia. In its habitat. Saco Heath, Saco ME. ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 on the Sony NEX 5T. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet. 

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2014-07-04 11:11:21 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 106 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Eagle for the 4th. Happy Independence Day

I had a lot of fun photographing the Eagles on the Mousam River at Roger's Pond this winter. For 6 weeks or so three were regular there everyday. In March I did not see them so much, and in April and May I traveled much of the time and lost track of them. A fellow photographer told me they were still around in early June, but I had not seen one since early March. Until yesterday. I was at the pond hunting dragonflies and the crows across the Mousam were making a real racket. I checked the trees casually, knowing the racket could mean a hawk, or even an Eagle, but I did not see the Eagle until it flew. It landed a hundred yards or more down river, but still just within reach of my 600mm lens (pumped up to 1200mm digitally).

So I have to wonder, did the Eagle show up for the 4th of July festivities here in Kennebunk,... more »

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2014-07-03 13:01:37 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)

Eyed Brown Butterfly. Saco Heath, Saco ME. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent (2x digital extender).

#onthewingsofbutterflies 

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2014-07-03 11:14:27 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Rose Pagonia
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I spent several pleasant (if hot) hours at Saco Heath the other day. Saco Heath is one the southern-most Peet Bogs in the North-east, a remnant bog just north and West of Saco Maine, now protected by the Nature Conservancy. The Rodora is all gone by, only the last of the Sheep Laural is in bloom, and even the Pitcher Plant flowers were well past their prime. But the Rose Pagonia is in bloom. Rose Pagonia is the most common bog orchid at Saco Heath (it may be the only one...it is certainly the only one I have see there), but it is certainly worthy of a close look.

This panel combines telephoto macros taken at 1200mm equivalent with the Olympus 75-300mm zoom, and conventional macros taken with the ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro. Most of the orchids, of course, are well out from the boardwalk, where only a telephoto view is possible. A few are close... more »

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2014-07-02 11:20:55 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 64 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Racket-tailed Emerald

Now here is a creature for you. Talk about wildlife! This is wild. Or that is what I think. :)

I have only ever seen the Racket-tailed Emerald in one small pool on the land-ward side of the Kennebunk Bridle Path, maybe a mile inland from the mouth of Mousam River, but I see at least a few there every June/July. They are pretty steady fliers, constantly patrolling the pool, but they do occasionally perch. Last Saturday was a good day to catch one perched.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Shutter preferred. 1/640th @ ISO 800 @ f7.1. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. Cropped for scale.

#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-01 13:48:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

The grain bins welcoming people to Janesville, Minnesota encountered some weather with an attitude.

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2014-07-01 11:21:23 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 72 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Iris at the Pond

I have photographed this pond many many times. It is only a few feet from a busy road (busy in the summer, that is) connecting the beaches of Wells and Kennebunk, but it always has the atmosphere of a secluded pool somewhere deep in the wilderness. Give it a good sky for reflections, and the right light, and it never fails to please. The Wild Iris is just a bonus, of the kind that is likely to turn up in the foreground at this pond. The low angle and the wide lens here puts everything into perspective and completes the composition. Even the overhanging tree on the upper left makes its contribution.

I have attempted this kind of shot so many times in the past, with a strong foreground element against a landscape with interesting sky, without, I must say, much success. The ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lens is the first lens I have used (I don't own... more »

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