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Bette Kauffman has been at 2 events

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Jeff Smith59,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12Theme: Where is the LoveShow 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/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe 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 03:00:0065G+
Isabelle Fortin24,367Whatever 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 05:30:00148G+

Bette Kauffman has been shared in 181 public circles

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Gailen Mapes66,391Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-07-26 11:02:331353210CC G+
Cristian Bianchi40,942About photography and more ..This is a shared circle of people who love photography and g+.Sharing is very appreciated! #photography   #photographers   #circleshare   #sharedcircle  2014-07-07 21:50:1448610651142CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-06-29 09:53:57137327CC G+
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171235CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,520Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-05-26 11:03:341446511CC G+
Cristian Bianchi33,034About photography and more .. #photography   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-05-24 20:04:59229451158CC G+
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412CC G+
Trang Hạ1,038please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it!  thank you!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-19 07:15:23501216CC G+
andi haryanto219please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-19 02:52:26501235CC G+
David Bowden37,155Its been awhile....For over three years I collected and shared an exclusive B&W circle. This circle "was" one of the most shared on G+ for awhile. I would share it once a month with everyone as a part of my personal desire to share more quality B&W images and photographers. The requirement for being in this circle was that the photographer shot at least 60% B&W images (I tend to shoot 80%).There are some excellent photographers and friends here. I encourage you to take a look at their work. While I know that bulk circle sharing is a thing of the past or no longer the norm on G+ (which is a shame) I wanted to re-share a collection of truly inspirational people.You wont be disappointed. Re-share if you like their work</david>2014-05-06 23:16:1649012223CC G+
Monochrome World8,935April 2014 ContributorsAmazing contributions in April. 2014. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful and inspiring work. You're deeply appreciated. Please keep tagging us with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  as It makes it easier to find your posts if you do so.You beat all contributors records this month! Amazing.Please be sure to add our page to your circles in our for us to add you to the Contributors Circle.  You're re-share is appreciated. +Circles Circles Circles  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circle Mag +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2014-05-06 01:38:4141912164173CC 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+
Gailen Mapes63,085Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 +2014-04-26 11:21:22140317CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,607#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-14 18:15:07394151726CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,593#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-30 07:09:39271121317CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,175Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 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 February 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 +2014-03-26 10:41:361347212CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:50376137CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:30376103CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:10376226CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:35:53376117CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:35:063787312CC G+
Petra Honecker31,576Meine Lieben, in meinem letzten Kreis habe ich einige Personen vergessen. Es wäre lieb von euch, mir Personen zu benennen, die auch in den Kreis gehören. (nur Fotografen) Ganz liebe Grüße ....Petra, oder Drops.My dear friends , in my last circle I forgot some people. It would be nice of you to appoint me those who belong also in the circle. All the best and kind regards.. Petra, or Drops2014-03-17 21:43:03185401030CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:514923512CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:2449291115CC G+
Petra Honecker30,751Mein kleiner Schatz. My little treasureAuch aus der Klinik gibt es von mir wieder einen Kreis.Fotografen, Photographers2014-03-04 18:42:55147251425CC G+
Monochrome World7,700February 2014 ContributorsWhat a short but amazing month we had. Thank you for all your contributions and for striving to show the quality of your work. We keep growing and improving the quality of work, and it's due to your efforts. What else can we ask for.  Your work is daily inspiration to me and I hope it is for you too. Thank you.Circle Sharing Benefits Everyone!Please remember to tag this page with both +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  in order for me to find your work easily.To be included in this circle you must first circle this page. Hopefully I didn't miss you, but if I didn't include you be sure that you have circled the page first so I can include you in the Contributors Circle of the month.Lastly, a reminder that we have two specific days for unique postings: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  Again, thank you, +andi rivarola +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +MY CIRCLES +Shared Circles Magic G+  #circleshared   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circle  2014-03-04 04:38:3138312661162CC G+
HQSP Winners26,577Release 2014 February HQSP Winners circle!The second circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to all HQSP team members 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 +HQSPwinners page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members - And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-02-28 21:57:5832811174136CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-02-27 07:06:56409341347CC G+
Alfred Bohns6,100This circle contains  people who are interested in your pictures and will share their always new creations.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2014-02-19 11:04:2348517824CC G+
Monochrome World6,526January 2014 Contributors Circle What an amazing month. The quality of the work shared has been exceptional, at least in my view. You do quality photography and it shows. In terms of contribution numbers it was humongous, and in terms of contributors, we beat all records. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work. Re-share this circle if you can. It helps YOU and the theme to grow.Please remember to include in your posts, both the page and tag: +Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  This makes it easier to find your post. Also, all those included in this circle added the theme page to their circles. If you don't do that, I can't add you to the Contributors Circle.Note:1- please share your images posted to Public. If you post to communities, only community members can comment.2- So, my recommendation is this: post to Public first, then re-port to your favorite community.3- And, if you post to Extended Circles, your reach is limited and it makes difficult to re-share. So, it's been a rule for a long time: Extended Circles only-posts are not re-shared.Hope this helps clarify some issues. Thank you for your patience, and if I missed you in this circle, please let me know so I can pay more attention to your posts.Curator: +andi rivarola  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +Valued Circle Shares 2014-02-04 03:06:3237613277161CC G+
Corlis Gray1,770Shared Circle of Bloggers V13 #superbowl  of BloggersThese are people that really engage with posts.  I mean REALLY.  Plussers, sharers, circle adders, you name it!  Every post every time!  Awesome people if you ask me!Want more followers?  Want people that engage with your posts?  What people that care about growing your followers as much as theirs?  Please follow these steps:1. +1 (please)2. Share this circle publicly. (show them love, and they'll show you love in return)3. Add this circle to your circles.4.  Share this circle (adding yourself of course!)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circleshareoftheday   #sharedacirclewithyou   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #superbowl2014  2014-02-02 14:57:23303281537CC G+
Stuart Dyckhoff25,367January EngagersEveryone in this circle has directly engaged with at least one of my posts this past month. This share is my way of saying thank you again for having done so.The only way to get in my monthly engagers circle is to comment on at least one of my posts. A +1 won't do it and it doesn't matter whether I follow you back or not because for at least that month I will follow you if you comment. If you aren't normally in my circles then it's up to you to show me why you ought to remain. That could be by even more regular interaction with me or by sharing your own stuff that makes me want to engage back.Irrespective I do truly appreciate each and every comment folks make as it's this interaction that drives any social media site. Without it, we may as well not be here. Thank you, Diolch, Grazi.2014-01-31 06:53:00811517CC G+
Photo Exchange Club4,356The Jan 30, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! An authentically curated, top quality circle!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  *Add this circle* / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is #1: share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  *The next PEC* Circle will come out on Feb 13.  This edition will be shared again but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/wtxKlcParticipation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +peter ebner - see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/7dhPH2The Jan 19 winner was  +Michael B. Stuart, -see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/BJu6cCThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Markus Landsmann << with a chain of 27 shares - another record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Silke Tüxen, +Carsten Schlipf, +Jean-Philippe Jouve, +Larry Beekman, +Septimiu Catona, +Robin Cohen, +Ree Saunders, +Kathy McLeman, +2014-01-30 20:54:40396454188333CC G+
Petra Honecker27,666My treasureAwesome persons from all fields of G+. If you want conversation, you get it. If you want to see wonderful photos or art.....you get it. If you want to meet new friends.....check out this one. There must be someone just for you.Mein SchatzIn meinem Kreis befinden sich geniale Personen aus allen Bereichen von G+. Sucht euch die heraus, die zu euch passen. +Circle Master +Circles (CircleHub) +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Google+ Categorized Circles +Crazy Circles +Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Circle Captain +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Krzysztof Felczak Sharing +Team Circle Share +Dominique Bonnet +Heinrich Wagner +Don de la Rambelje +Andreas Levi +Cesare Riccardo 2014-01-28 13:48:06475624863CC G+
Corlis Gray97Photography Engagers CircleNew shared circle of top photography engagers!  Just add this circle to get awesome photography added to your stream.  Most of these photography engagers will add you back, so you'll get more followers! #sharedcircle   #sharedcirclewithyou   #topengagers   #photographerscircle   #photographycircle   #sharedacircle   #circlesharers  2014-01-27 19:08:1837233837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good 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 #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453482472CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,711Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 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 +2014-01-26 11:33:0714210310CC G+
Photo Exchange Club3,693The Jan 16, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Curated like a boss!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  Add this circle / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  +1 this post to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  The next PEC Circle will come out on Jan 30.  This edition will be shared again but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/RFYZ55Participation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Michael B. Stuart, see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/BJu6cCThe Jan 12 winner was +Ron Clifford, see his photo here  >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MSThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +José Juan Escudero << with a chain of 27 shares - a record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Bjarte Wergedahl, +Belinda V., +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Larry Beekman, +Berit Schurse, +Robin Cohen, +Sergio Miranda, +Dejan Kolar, +2014-01-16 19:08:56371442178316CC G+
Artur M.34,801A 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.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422468CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky75,337This 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 #photo2014-01-09 00:53:44453421865CC G+
Petra Honecker25,102My treasureAwesome people of all fields on G+. Find out who fits you. Visite their profiles and if you like add the one or other. They are great googlers.If you don't want to be includet, tell me....no problem.If you want to be included, please tell me also.Have a wonderful time here on G+Mein SchatzGeniale Personen aus allen Bereichen von G+Besucht doch einfach mal ihre Profile und findet heraus wer zu euch passen könnte. Es ist nicht nötig diesen Kreis zu teilen um aufgenommen zu werden, ihr müsst mich nur darauf ansprechenWenn ihr nicht enthalten sein wollt, dann sagt es mir, es ist kein Problem.Ich wünsche euch eine wunderbare Zeit hier auf G++Circle Distribution +Circle Master +Circles (CircleHub) +Circles +Team Circle Share +Valued Circle Shares +Share Monster+Google+ Categorized Circles   +Crazy Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Circle Circle Circle +Circles Circles Circles +Riccardo Lemons +Paul Meulman +Viktor Mulin +Charles Fromage Sharing +2014-01-08 22:10:43455864957CC G+
Monochrome World5,936Circle of Contributors  - December 2013Here's to a fantastic month of amazing monochrome photography from contributions from all over the world with your help. Thank you. Thank you. Your work is so varied and so intriguing it makes for a delightful daily dose of imagination and inspiration. Keep'em coming. Keep recording what's your line of sight. We enjoy it. +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +MY CIRCLES  #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-01-06 15:56:2230911154135CC G+
Alexandra Bolzer1,453sharing with you my updated handselected p h o t o g r a p h e r circle A-LAmateurs and Professionals.. great unique works (04.01.2014)take them, add them, share them if you want #circleshare   #circlesharing   #photography   #photographer   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-04 08:49:02435281725CC G+
Photo Exchange Club3,216The Jan 2, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Curated by Time, Activity, and Content, leading the way on G+!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  *Add this circle*  / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  The next PEC Circle will come out on Jan 16.  This edition will be shared again on Jan 9th but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/NKVimBParticipation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Walter Soestbergen, see his photo here  >>http://goo.gl/kqwKNGThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Heather Kelman << with a chain of 27 shares - a record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Christer Westerlund, +Sergio Miranda, +John Onnen, +Francisco Esteban, +Vinod Kalathil, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Septimiu Catona, +Heiko Köster, +Corrado Topi , 2014-01-02 20:22:50351415169329CC G+
Petra Honecker24,230My treasureAwesome people from all fields of G+   Find out who can fit you. There must be one or the other just for you. All are wonderful and I like their work.Kind regards.+Shared Circles Magic G+ +Riccardo Lemons +Krzysztof Felczak Sharing +Circles (CircleHub) +Google+ Categorized Circles +Altered DNA +Circle Distribution +Circle Master +Team Circle Share +Circles Circles Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Yet Another Circle +Circle Share Bear +Circle Captain +Circle Magic +Circles Forest (Jean-Marc Luna) +Crazy Circles +Circle Plus +Valued Circle Shares 2014-01-02 12:02:214831144766CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good 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!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411769CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan7,463Reshared ..A nice circle shared by +Petra Honecker . Have a great evening my friends!Petra Honecker originally shared: My treasureAwesome people from all fields of G+. Find out who can fit youIf you don't want to be included...tell meIf you want...tell me also.Mein SchatzFindet heraus, wer zu euch passen könnte  Sie sind genialMöchtet ihr nicht enthalten sein....sagt es mir.#circle  +Crazy Circles +Circle Magic +Circles Circles Circles +CIRCLE STORM +Altered DNA +Circle Share Bear +Riccardo Lemons +Google+ Categorized Circles +Interneting2013-12-27 13:56:32467231528CC G+
Gailen Mapes56,960Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.      I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...           Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:           https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about            #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-12-26 11:45:20142548CC G+
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2014-07-18 22:59:58 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Come to the Edge

Feeling the intensity this week and turning to momentary acts of beauty for relief. This is a Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on Vervain (Verbena bonariensis).

At #AllenAcres for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette, and for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman & +Kiki Nelson. I know, you can't see much of the flower but didn't someone say butterflies are self-propelled flowers?

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2014-07-26 01:47:15 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)

Louisiana Squarehead (Tetragonotheca ludoviciana)

Louisiana Squarehead is a wild member of the sunflower family, but this one was planted in the field out behind my botanist friend's B&B. It's a great illustration of why this is more properly called a "flower head" than merely a "flower." See all the little flowers?! And in this case, I don't wonder about where it got it's common name. Louisiana is full of blockheads! :-7

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

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu.

Most plusones: 50

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2014-07-25 13:49:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

The Lovely Luna

At #AllenAcres for National Moth Week and +Chris Mallory. My botanist friend who runs the Allen Acres B&B a few miles south of Cravens, La., hangs white sheets in his gardens and turns on a black light at night. Most mornings, you can find these wonderful creatures still clinging to the sheets. He also plants flowers the caterpillars love in his gardens.

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2014-07-30 22:32:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday  

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2014-07-30 22:19:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Untitled (Round Window)

For #windowwednesday +#Window Wednesday, curated by +Cheryl Cooper, +J.J. Bentley & +Jules Falk Hunter.

Also for #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong.

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2014-07-30 21:57:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman

#YellowCircle +***** curated by +Brian Dukes

#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli

#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos curated by +Tiina Niskanen and +Andreas Helbig

#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla

#flowercolors +//flower colors//

#thebestongphotography +The Best on G Photography

#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

#naturephotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer

#promotephotography +Promote Photography  curated by  +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt

#showyourbestwork +ShowYourBestWork +Britta Rogge
#a... more »

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2014-07-30 21:55:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Everybody else was posting #beargrass  ( Xerophyllum tenax ) shots for #wildflowerwednesday  (Curated by +Bette Kauffman) a coupla weeks ago, so here's my most recent.

Shot a few weeks ago while I was still living in the wilderness.  I kinda miss being up there.

P.S.  Nobody knows why it's called "beargrass."  As far as anyone knows, bears don't eat it.  Beargrass has been discussed extensively here on Wildflower Wednesday recently, so I shan't add any more here.  As always, click on the photo to see the geotag.

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2014-07-30 21:46:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Lysimachia quadriflora

Species from central North America with some disjunct populations in the Appalachians, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia,  Massachusetts, Connecticut

Growing along North Sylamore Creek at Gunner Pool Recreation Area adjacent to Blanchard Springs in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, Stone County, Arkansas

#arkansas   #nativeplants   #summer  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman 

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2014-07-30 20:23:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday  - Hooded Skullcap
While searching for dragonflies found Scutellaria galericulata blooming in the moist soil of a willow stand. 

Natural History Notes: This species is a member of the Mint family. It is about a foot tall. Note the single flowers growing out of the leaf axils. According to the Wikipedia account, skullcaps have a worldwide distribution in temperate climates. The name is based on the sepals resemblance to small medieval helmets :-)
#nature  +Bette Kauffman 

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2014-07-30 20:12:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Micromoth on Yarrow - #nature #wildlife #insects

Yarrow is a much under rated flower. And this moth has been irking me for years. It scatters as I walk across Blackheath but usually lands on a low stalk and is impossible to photograph. For once this one graced the top of the Yarrow. I have no idea what it is but presume it is some kind of Footman.

#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 
#onthewingsofbutterflies  +Sharon Jeannette 
#macro4all  +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +Chandro Ji
#BTPMacroPro - +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann , +Chandro Ji
#wildlifewednesday  +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus 
#macroaddicts  +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron 

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2014-07-30 20:05:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Halbered-Leaf Rose Mallow, Hibiscus laevis , loves wet feet.
I found this one growing in downtown Cincinnati, along the banks of the Ohio River.







#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  

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2014-07-30 00:10:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)

What does this delicate and tiny flower have to do with alligators? Who knows! As my botanist friend says, "Common names are never wrong."

Shot this near the end of June on my jaunt to deep south Louisiana. I headed down what is called the "Creole Nature Trail" (Hwy 27) from Lake Charles to Cameron on the Gulf Coast. Along the way, on the east side of gigantic Calcascieu Lake and a bunch of smaller lakes and swamps, is the Cameron Prairie and a wonderful place called the Ducktail Drive & Boardwalk. If you are ever down that way, I highly recommend it. Part of it you drive very slowly in your car, and you stay in your car because alligators are plentiful! And I'm sure venomous snakes are possible.

This shot was taken from the boardwalk, which extends in a nice long loop out into the marsh and back... more »

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2014-07-29 20:28:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Let There Be Peace

At #GrossSavanne for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Ray Bilcliff & +Margaret Tompkins. And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow. Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D.

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2014-07-29 14:08:32 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)

White-Faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

Or maybe a Glossy Ibis? They are very hard to tell apart, but this coloration looks to me like White-Faced. Other opinions welcome!

For #birdpoker Over the Shoulder Look, by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner & +Andy Brown.

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2014-07-29 13:45:07 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Topped

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

2014-07-29 03:22:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-07-29 00:49:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis, female)

It was hot. Oh, it was hot. But I led Morning Prayer at one of our little rural churches about 45 minutes away and that gave me the perfect opportunity to meander home through rural and agriculture-intense east Morehouse Parish. I have more than 300 shots to play with. Well, I've actually discarded about 50 because I was trying to shoot dragonflies on the wing, and that didn't work so well. But got lots of good ones, too!

For #odonatapoker and for #closetohome +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, & +Howard Weitzel. And for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion & +Andy Smith.

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2014-07-29 00:47:41 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis, female)

It was hot. Oh, it was hot. But I led Morning Prayer at one of our little rural churches about 45 minutes away and that gave me the perfect opportunity to meander home through rural and agriculture-intense east Morehouse Parish. I have more than 300 shots to play with. Well, I've actually discarded about 50 because I was trying to shoot dragonflies on the wing, and that didn't work so well. But got lots of good ones, too!

For #odonatapoker and for #closetohome +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, & +Howard Weitzel. And for #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals, curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion & +Andy Smith.

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2014-07-28 03:03:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

The white is not a stripe. The top side of the abdomen of these is powder white. Very striking in flight. I have seen them before zooming up and down the drainage ditch at the edge of the Arkla Flyers airfield, but never got a shot because they would not perch. Today, I spotted one perching on this tiny stick-up, so I sat on the ground and patiently waited in the hot midday sun. Voila!

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2014-07-28 03:02:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

The white is not a stripe. The top side of the abdomen of these is powder white. Very striking in flight. I have seen them before zooming up and down the drainage ditch at the edge of the Arkla Flyers airfield, but never got a shot because they would not perch. Today, I spotted one perching on this tiny stick-up, so I sat on the ground and patiently waited in the hot midday sun. Voila!

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2014-07-26 22:15:34 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Smokin' Clover

Happy birthday to a woman on the move, +Christina Lawrie!

Does this Clouded Yellow Butterfly (Colias croceus) not look like it's smokin' down a runway of sweet clover? I thought so! In fact, my online research suggests these guys rarely sit still for a wing-open portrait, so I guess I'm linking I got in mid-take-off.

Also for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette.

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2014-07-26 17:51:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I've Been Waiting To Share This With You ALL For a LONG Time! It is THE Single Most Important Thing I've Ever Undertaken, and I Hope You Will LOVE It!

What you are about too see is a culmination of my entire life. Not simply my life's work, but its purpose.
 Much is explained in the video you are about to see, which is a +TEDx Talk I was #blessed   to be invited to give in #Manhattan at +TEDxFultonStreet  on the very same stage that Inside The Actors Studio is filmed. ( A pretty rad experience to hang in the same green room that everyone from Martin Scorsese to Julia Roberts spent time in at one point or another. (I may or may not have sorta turned that room into my own private Green-room, as it wasn't actually being used... But hey.. I was about to step on the world stage of TEDx ...and I needed a lil meditation time.. a lil me time. :p

B... more »

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2014-07-26 02:32:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

First, get in a circle.

For #powerlinefriday , curated by +Natosha Davis.

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2014-07-26 02:09:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Kite Dancers

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer; and for #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly, curated by +Rosie Nixon & +Betty Manousos.

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2014-07-26 01:47:15 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)

Louisiana Squarehead (Tetragonotheca ludoviciana)

Louisiana Squarehead is a wild member of the sunflower family, but this one was planted in the field out behind my botanist friend's B&B. It's a great illustration of why this is more properly called a "flower head" than merely a "flower." See all the little flowers?! And in this case, I don't wonder about where it got it's common name. Louisiana is full of blockheads! :-7

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

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu.

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2014-07-25 14:02:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Sphynx Moth

Also at #AllenAcres for National Moth Week and +Chris Mallory.

And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel.

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2014-07-25 13:49:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

The Lovely Luna

At #AllenAcres for National Moth Week and +Chris Mallory. My botanist friend who runs the Allen Acres B&B a few miles south of Cravens, La., hangs white sheets in his gardens and turns on a black light at night. Most mornings, you can find these wonderful creatures still clinging to the sheets. He also plants flowers the caterpillars love in his gardens.

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2014-07-25 01:25:13 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)

South Coast, Australia

Taken from the Mark Dwyer Reserve near Coledale, New South Wales. For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn. And for #thirstythursday +Thirsty Thursday, curated by +Mark Esguerra.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D.

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2014-07-24 22:42:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Very pleased to be featured on crated.com!

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2014-07-24 04:04:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Made good progress today! I had to proctor graduate comprehensive exams for about 5 and a half hours, and laying out pages was the perfect solution.

This is the second title page and opening spread. I will not be able to reproduce all of the comments that have been written on the panels. The book would have to be huge to do that. But I'm making the layouts look as much like the exhibit panels now look as possible and still keep things legible.

And it sort of struck me today that, publisher or not, I'm the only one who can lay out this book. Laying out these pages is putting together a puzzle, just like creating the panels was!

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2014-07-24 03:33:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Wildflower Wednesday... #wildflowerwednesday #texaswildflowers  

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2014-07-24 03:29:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

We had to work for this one: my lovely wife took this image of Whipple's penstemon, Penstemon whippleanus, at an elevation of over 11,000 feet during our recent Weminuche Wilderness backpacking trip in southern #Colorado . It's a favorite, a major #wildflowerwednesday  standout with its deep wine-lavender to black-purple flowers. Have a great day everyone and here's two links I like with more info:  http://goo.gl/rFC44W
http://goo.gl/TDM0Qe
photo: (c)2014 S. Wotkyns

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2014-07-24 03:23:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Musk mallow  Malva moschata #wildflowers   #wildlifephotography   #wildflowerphotography   #wildflowerwednesday   #hqspflowers  

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2014-07-24 03:22:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Lupines
Growing near the Cascade crest, Oregon

For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

My Great Oregon Adventure ended abruptly a week ago when I was offered a job in the urban part of Oregon and came down out of the mountains to prepare for it.  I start tomorrow (Wednesday).

I expect the job to be pretty intense for the first few months; I don't think I'm going to be shooting any new stuff.  In fact, I'm thinking that this might be a good time to send the camera in for a refurb.  It's collected a lot of grit...

So I'll be posting from my voluminous archives for a while.

Here are some Lupines that I shot on my last foray in the mountains.  The Pacific NW has dozens of species of lupines and I'm too tired to key these out tonight.  Anyone reading this is welcome to take a stab at it andpost i... more »

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2014-07-24 03:21:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Yellow on the rocks - #wildflowers  
+HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Larry Henley +Anja Wessels +Tamam Newman +Kawthar A +Mark HELM +Michael Thomas Jeppesen +Eric Delcour +Sime Wareham #hqspflowers
#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 

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2014-07-24 03:20:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday  - Purple Dragon Head
Physostegia parviflora blossoming at wetland edge of stony dike.

Natural History Notes: This is a perennial that spreads by rhizome. Prefers moist soil to grow in. Can be found growing near rocky streambanks. Flowers are reminiscent of Penstemon species. 
+Bette Kauffman  #nature   #beauty  

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2014-07-24 03:18:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris

Species from California and Oregon

Common name: Dwarf Brodiaea

My all-time favorite spring California bulb. The flowers are nestled right against the ground, shining up like a beautiful blue star.

Photographed along the trail leading south from Stump Beach Cove, Salt Point State Park, Sonoma County, California

#nativeplants   #california   #sonomacounty   #bulb   #floralphotography   #wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman 

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2014-07-23 00:18:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Uncommon Beauty

Oh, lovely evening primrose, I cannot resist you! No matter how many thousands I see along the roadsides of the south on a summer's day, I will never tire of your loveliness, nor fail, what at all possible, to whip out a camera!

This Oenothera speciosa, however, was photographed in the #AtchafalayaBasin , one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the world. And I took this on a jaunt by myself down a gravel road that runs along the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Preserve, a vast lowland that I dare not venture too far into alone. So I drove along the edge and walked in short distances where I safely could. And of the many blooms, I chose this one to photograph because I was struck by the striking regularity of the pink band around the petals. Most are not that definitive.

#wildflowerwednesday fans, time to trot out your wildflowers in their... more »

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2014-07-22 04:41:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Tonight's challenge: Formatting text in InDesign... and it took me awhile to figure out but it goes much better to do most of the formatting in MS Word first then import. Fancy that!

Also struggling a bit with how much writing should be in the book. I have a lot to say about this work. But I've been so invested in it for so long, it is hard to know what others might want to read!

This essay, "WATERLINE: asking visually," is about photography. It's not quite 2000 words. If anyone is interested in reading the whole thing and giving me feedback... well, wow! I'd absolutely love that. Let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.

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2014-07-20 20:35:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Die neigt sich die Stunde und rührt mich an

The hour is striking so close above me,
so clear and sharp,
that all my senses ring with it.
I feel it now: there's a power in me
to grasp and give shape to my world.

I know that nothing has ever been real
without my beholding it.
All becoming has needed me.
My looking ripens things
and they come toward me, to meet and be met.

--Rainer Maria Rilke, as translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy

#iphoneography

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2014-07-20 15:26:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

A little more progress. Here's a complete 2-page spread. This morning I'm worrying about proportion. I'm using Blurbs 13 x 11 landscape format. To keep the photos as large as possible and fit in as many viewer responses as possible, the pages end up pretty covered with "stuff." But of course, this is how most of the panels of the original exhibit look at this point in time. But I'm concerned about readability.....

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2014-07-19 01:18:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

Fade Gently, Darlings

Another moment of beauty. Feeling bad that I didn't photograph the Echinacea purpurea in my front yard while they were fresh, but they're still beautiful and I needed to procrastinate for a few minutes today. As +Keith Bacon says, necessary to counter all the stupidity in the world with random acts of beauty.

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2014-07-18 22:59:58 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Come to the Edge

Feeling the intensity this week and turning to momentary acts of beauty for relief. This is a Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on Vervain (Verbena bonariensis).

At #AllenAcres for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette, and for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman & +Kiki Nelson. I know, you can't see much of the flower but didn't someone say butterflies are self-propelled flowers?

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2014-07-17 04:28:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Book Pages 2 & 3

It's taking shape! The software window you see here is Adobe InDesign. The blue and red lines & boxes will not appear in the final product. Photographing the comments and processing them through Photoshop is very labor intensive, but I think it is the only way to do it.

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2014-07-17 02:19:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Hidden Happiness
One more wildflower picture to close out the day. Here's a big patch of echinacea (coneflower) from the great northern states. My first contribution to #wildflowerwednesday  by the very sweet and talented +Bette Kauffman 
If you click the hashtag #wildflowerwednesday   you will find every #wildflower  around the world.

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2014-07-17 02:10:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

The Power Of Now -- Rocky Mountain National Park
“More and more I find I want to be living in a Big Here and a Long Now.”
-- Brian Eno

Spring wildflowers on a grassy slope in the Rocky Mountains...

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For #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman, and #COPhotoWedneday curated by +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit, and +Stan Showalter, and +Whatever Wednesday!!! / #WhateverWednesday, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing, and #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk and +Dominik Horvath, and +FLOWER POWER / #FlowerPower, curated by +Edith Kukla, and +//flower colors// curated by +angelic labru, and #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde, and #Macro4All by +Bill Urwin... more »

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2014-07-17 02:08:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

#wildflowerwednesday  - Beargrass
Encountered a small stand of flowering Xerophyllum tenax on Blue Mountain recently.

Natural History Notes: Though grasslike, this plant is related to Lillies. The flower head "cylinder" is atop a stalk 3-5 feet tall; interestingly it does not flower every year. Mountain meadows filled with flowering Beargrass are a sight to behold. Native Americans use the long, toothed leaves to create watertight baskets. The center of distribution is the Pacific Northwest. +Bette Kauffman 
#nature   #beauty  

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2014-07-16 18:58:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Happy birthday, +Irene Kato!

Went snooping on that other social network and learned.... ta da! Today is +Irene Kato's birthday! Here's a little Hawaiian ginger for a spicy southern girl!

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2014-07-16 18:47:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-07-16 17:25:40 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

UnIDentified Wild Flowers
Captured on Sunday morning near Kasauli, in the hills of Solan District of the W. Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh, N. India; not very far from Chandigarh
[For those who wish to "Reshare" my posts, you would be well advised to read the Warning in my Profile before doing so, as I will Block anyone who reshares other than "Publicly"]

For #WildflowerWednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
For #HQSPFlowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm and +Dominik Horvath
For #PurpleCircle  +PurpleCircle curated by +Lynn Langmade +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown and +Alexis Coram 
For #DailyDepthOfField +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong 

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2014-07-16 17:18:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Poppies! 
#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman

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2014-07-16 17:15:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Monarda fistulosa is putting on a real show this summer with all the rain that we have had in the Ohio Valley. This is a patch that I found on the back roads on my way to Miami Whitewater Forest.
Another reason that Monarda thrives in our area is that it is in the mint family, so deer will not eat it.... Deer do not like to eat plants with a strong taste or odor....they will eat just about anything else!
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  

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2014-07-16 17:11:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Antirrhinum kelloggii

Species from California and Baja Mexico

Common name: Climbing Snapdragon, Lax Snapdragon, Twining Snapdragon

This plant starts out like any other annual - with a nondescript vegetative growth phase. But when it blooms - it sends up a very long vine that quickly climbs into the surrounding shrubs.Every few inches a lateral set of blooms appears on the vine, attracting a pollinator with every breeze that passes.

Photographed on the Balconies Cliffs Trail, Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California

#nativeplants   #california   #snapdragon   #pinnaclesnationalpark  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman 

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