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Linda Villers has been at 7 events

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PhotoDay Around the World434_Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost: There is no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - *Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.*  - *Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ).* - *Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it.* *Enjoy your PhotoDay!* *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00264  
Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz103*UPDATE* We will meet just a few miles north of Santa Cruz at Davenport ! This is one of the most beautiful sunset areas in central California!  We will start at Davenport Beach just across the street and wing it from there ending up at the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant to end the event.  The beach is sometimes cold after dark and after the front we have over us now goes through. The beaches are also fairly empty this time of year so we should have an area we can do whatever we want to :)   1st meeting location will be: 4pm (if you want to eat or drink much please come earlier we will leave by 4:30 to sunset) Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill   (831) 425-1984 500 Hwy 1 Ste C Davenport, CA 95017 Group contact will be : George Krieger 831-717-7214 Final Meeting place will be:  Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn 1 Davenport Ave Davenport, CA 95017 (831) 426-8801 davenportroadhouse.com January D&C We will do Sunset and Santa Cruz exact locations are being finalized.  We have a 2 month streak of winning one of the theme images 2nd place in Nov and Dec. Time to have a go at January with the theme "in Mid-Air"  Bring something to "launch" skyward :)January Drink & Click Santa Cruz Style2014-01-31 16:00:0019  
David R Robinson33,868I'm in SFO this week and want to get some Golden Gate Bridge shots.  I will have Thursday evening (Jan 16th) available.  +Alex Lapidus & +Linda Villers will be joining me.   Directions to Fort Baker:  http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/fort-baker.htm Alex & Linda are from from the south and won't arrive until about 8pm, but I plan on getting there as early as I can, likely 5:30-6:00pm.  If anyone wants to join my early, please let me know.Golden Gate Bridge Photowalk2014-01-17 04:00:004  
Drink And Click™ SF537With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. And Drink & Click San Francisco will be joining in the celebration! Join your hosts +Alexis Coram, +Robyn Chau, and +Tony Eckersley as we drink and click around the sights and sounds of the Pride Celebration, including the parade (http://sfpride.org/parade/route.html). This months theme is RED, so be on the lookout for some color! Feel free to dress up! This will be a fun weekend with the festival and the 2nd G+ anniversary! ****** This Drink and Click will be in reverse - It will actually be a click and drink. The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m, so we are going to meet as early as possible on the north side of Market and Hyde to get a good spot (10.00am is still the meet up time). Then we'll head to the festival area around 11:30 or so, and meet everyone by the Civic Center around 11:45. There are vendors set up everywhere to get drinks from, so we'll playing the drinking part by ear. For those arriving late, keep an eye out on the event for updates. As an FYI, there's a $5 donation to enter the celebration area.  AND, our lovely +Alexis Coram has managed to secure some kick-ass prizes. There will be one copy of Nik Software, along with other prizes to win. You've got to be present to win, people - details on contests will be randomly announced throughout the event!Drink & Click & Pride SF2013-06-30 19:00:0066  
Lisa Donchak16,156Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0027  
Eric Raeber1,164,461I got a post from @112417919317910781482 who is in the Bay Area this coming Friday evening and was wondering what we other photographers were up to. Sounds to me like a good excuse for a photowalk, no? On that, @108104041823912324329  proposed Alviso, which is a small city at the bottom tip of the bay with a bit of a history, as well as some old buildings to prove it. Here is the map: http://goo.gl/maps/xduKL We will start from the entrance of the Marina Park at 6.30pm. Park on the street, outside the parking lot, as the gate closes at sunset. @108104041823912324329 will tell us how she found out... Alviso also has a train crossing. If the passenger train is on time, we should get trains passing by around: - 6.08pm (northbound) - 6.23pm (southbound) - 7.33pm (northbound) - 8.30pm (southbound) This is a very small town. So even if you come late, you cannot miss us! If you come early, shoot the train! Bring on your flashlight and tripod. We’ll be in for some long exposures and light painting. We’ll have dinner at a restaurant of our choice after the photowalk. It is all within walking distance. Hope to see you there for some fun walk, fun talk, and fun shootsNight photowalk in Alviso, San Jose2013-01-18 18:30:0013  
Nathan Wirth306,458A Weekend Long Exploration of Long Exposure and Monochrome Photography  (a) I would be most appreciative if you could let me know below which individual walks you are planning on attending so that I can get an idea of how many people to expect. (b) I am looking for people to help carpool from the South Bay / Peninsula.   I am also looking for people to help out with carpooling for Sunday's events in Marin County.  Please contact me if you can help.  The Schedule Friday Schedule (January 4th) Sutro Baths Ruins – 3 pm – Dark – Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, and Grant Murray. Meet in the parking lot above the old ruins. ——————————————————————————— Saturday Schedule (January 5th) Downtown San Francisco Architecture Tour – 7 am to 10 am  –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Brian Day and Grant Murray Meet in front of 101 California (lots of street parking, but bring quarters for the meters - or park at the Sutter Street garage and walk down).  The tour will include the following buildings and bridge: 444 Market, 555 California, 600 Montgomery & the Bay Bridge. Street Photography Tour – 11am – 1:30 pm –Hosted by Brian Day Meet in Union Square Park (I recommend parking at the Sutter Street Garage on Stockton and Sutter). . Marshall Beach – 3 pm – Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, Steve Landeros and Grant Murray Meet at Battery Crosby.  Park at Baker's Beach and walk up the hill.  ——————————————————————————— Sunday Schedule (January 6th) Sunrise at Hawk Hill (Golden Gate Bridge) – Sunrise – 8 am –Hosted by Joe Azure and Steve Landeros  Meet in the parking area at Hawk Hill China Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am –Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve Landeros Meet in the Parking Lot above China Camp (Bring a Five Dollar Bill to Pay for Parking) Drake’s Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore – 2 pm to Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth & Steve Landeros Meet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot ——————————————————————————— Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to bring? Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photography Recommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filter Will there be any carpooling? Hopefully.  Who can help?  Are there any maps? I have provided maps for the meeting locations next to each individual walk on the official web page:   http://nlwirth.com/photography/a-slice-of-time-a-san-francisco-bay-area-photowalk-january-4-6-2013/San Francisco Bay Area Long Exposure Photowalk2013-01-05 00:00:00197  

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2015-04-08 01:39:02 (99 comments, 77 reshares, 873 +1s)Open 

Perfect Ending

Sunset from our last night at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park near Perinet, Madagasar. Our trip to Madagascar was mostly about seeing the animals - out at or before sunrise with additional walks at dusk or after dinner- we didn't have many occasions to see sunset when you are closed in by the forest!  Hope you enjoy...

#madagascar #Madagascar-LV
#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras
#inthelight +Inthe ... more »

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2015-07-17 05:05:08 (94 comments, 79 reshares, 695 +1s)Open 

Bench with a View

I just love the little bench on the left, couldn't you just sit there forever and take in this view???
Living in a large metropolitan area with lots of light pollution and not many stars visible, I wouldn't have believed it possible to get a photo of the Milky Way from anywhere nearby. The last time Alex and I wanted to try star trails and night sky photos, we had to drive a few hours from here to darker skies. But with some advance planning ( ...the software says the Milky Way will be visible to the south after 11pm... ), some clear skies and plenty of luck, Alex and I were able to photograph the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse last Friday night!  I still can't believe it worked! 

Special thanks to +Darryl Van Gaal and +Robin Griggs Wood whose support, help and mentoring set us on this path. We have a couple of other spots inmin... more »

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2015-03-25 04:42:59 (91 comments, 79 reshares, 1000 +1s)Open 

First Wave of Color

This was early in the evening before the another wave of amazing color exploded in the sky after the sun disappeared. From one of our amazing evenings at Anjajavy L'Hotel in Madagascar. We almost missed dinner every evening while out shooting sunset, but they were always gracious enough to still feed us! Have a great week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday "Ocean Views" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape+H... more »

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2015-07-30 07:08:24 (33 comments, 14 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

My Turn To Drive...

Caught this cute scene while in Nova Scotia during our Canada driving trip. This little cutie really looks like he wanted to drive the truck. (I applied a little bit of the oil paint filter to soften his fur and the background a bit.) Hope you're having a great week everyone!

#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER 
#fidofriday   +Fido Friday +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum
#paintography +Paintography +Ray Bilcliff
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#PixelBenderismOnThursday +PixelBenderism On Thursday +Pat A Jordan +Ralitza Tchiorniy +Robin Cohen
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 

My Turn To Drive...

Caught this cute scene while in Nova Scotia during our Canada driving trip. This little cutie really looks like he wanted to drive the truck. (I applied a little bit of the oil paint filter to soften his fur and the background a bit.) Hope you're having a great week everyone!

#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER 
#fidofriday   +Fido Friday +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum
#paintography +Paintography +Ray Bilcliff
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#PixelBenderismOnThursday +PixelBenderism On Thursday +Pat A Jordan +Ralitza Tchiorniy +Robin Cohen
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith ___

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2015-07-26 21:01:54 (43 comments, 18 reshares, 365 +1s)Open 

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Just caught the last rays of sunset on the top of the cliffs. The lookout is a great place to see the windy side of the island of Ohau in Hawaii. But be prepared to hold on to your hat (and the railing) if the wind is up, it can be absolutely howling up there!

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend...

#mountainmonday  +Mountain Monday+Michael Russell
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Just caught the last rays of sunset on the top of the cliffs. The lookout is a great place to see the windy side of the island of Ohau in Hawaii. But be prepared to hold on to your hat (and the railing) if the wind is up, it can be absolutely howling up there!

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend...

#mountainmonday  +Mountain Monday+Michael Russell
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ___

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2015-07-24 16:51:30 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Waiting for Warmth

I found this little sleeping beauty on a walk a couple of months ago. Not sure of the type of butterfly, though... Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Hochholdinger +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge

Waiting for Warmth

I found this little sleeping beauty on a walk a couple of months ago. Not sure of the type of butterfly, though... Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Hochholdinger +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge___

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2015-07-22 17:30:06 (62 comments, 29 reshares, 435 +1s)Open 

Peggy's Cove

We had a mirror perfect day during our visit to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. All of the little towns on the water were so pretty and very quaint. Definitely enjoyed exploring this area and everyone is so friendly, too!!!
Hope you all are enjoying your week...

#wetwednesday +* +Jen Baptist
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography 

Peggy's Cove

We had a mirror perfect day during our visit to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. All of the little towns on the water were so pretty and very quaint. Definitely enjoyed exploring this area and everyone is so friendly, too!!!
Hope you all are enjoying your week...

#wetwednesday +* +Jen Baptist
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography ___

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2015-07-17 05:05:08 (94 comments, 79 reshares, 695 +1s)Open 

Bench with a View

I just love the little bench on the left, couldn't you just sit there forever and take in this view???
Living in a large metropolitan area with lots of light pollution and not many stars visible, I wouldn't have believed it possible to get a photo of the Milky Way from anywhere nearby. The last time Alex and I wanted to try star trails and night sky photos, we had to drive a few hours from here to darker skies. But with some advance planning ( ...the software says the Milky Way will be visible to the south after 11pm... ), some clear skies and plenty of luck, Alex and I were able to photograph the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse last Friday night!  I still can't believe it worked! 

Special thanks to +Darryl Van Gaal and +Robin Griggs Wood whose support, help and mentoring set us on this path. We have a couple of other spots inmin... more »

Bench with a View

I just love the little bench on the left, couldn't you just sit there forever and take in this view???
Living in a large metropolitan area with lots of light pollution and not many stars visible, I wouldn't have believed it possible to get a photo of the Milky Way from anywhere nearby. The last time Alex and I wanted to try star trails and night sky photos, we had to drive a few hours from here to darker skies. But with some advance planning ( ...the software says the Milky Way will be visible to the south after 11pm... ), some clear skies and plenty of luck, Alex and I were able to photograph the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse last Friday night!  I still can't believe it worked! 

Special thanks to +Darryl Van Gaal and +Robin Griggs Wood whose support, help and mentoring set us on this path. We have a couple of other spots in mind to try out soon...
I sure hope you stay out late with us next time +Swee Oh and +Gazzaroonii T.!  You'll be healthier and can walk more by then...  :-) 

You can see +Alex Lapidus's wider shot from the other side of the lighthouse here:
https://plus.google.com/+AlexLapidus/posts/WmTUt9DFUyN

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes 
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Tsai +Zvonimir Fras
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein___

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2015-07-15 07:59:32 (31 comments, 27 reshares, 192 +1s)Open 

It's All About the Clouds...

There was no way we were going to miss finding a spot for sunset this day on Prince Edward Island, those clouds were amazing and this nice little bay was the perfect ending to our day exploring lighthouses.
Hope you're enjoying your week everyone!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Tsai +Zvonimir Fras
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

It's All About the Clouds...

There was no way we were going to miss finding a spot for sunset this day on Prince Edward Island, those clouds were amazing and this nice little bay was the perfect ending to our day exploring lighthouses.
Hope you're enjoying your week everyone!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Tsai +Zvonimir Fras
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow___

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2015-07-10 02:31:20 (47 comments, 26 reshares, 336 +1s)Open 

Head On Collision

The butterfly exhibit at the San Mateo County Fair this year was very fun to visit. The lighting, however, made getting any decent photos nearly impossible. I do like how this one turned out, though...
Enjoy your upcoming weekend everyone!

#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday +Chris Mallory
#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Hochholdinger +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte

Head On Collision

The butterfly exhibit at the San Mateo County Fair this year was very fun to visit. The lighting, however, made getting any decent photos nearly impossible. I do like how this one turned out, though...
Enjoy your upcoming weekend everyone!

#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday +Chris Mallory
#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Hochholdinger +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte___

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2015-07-08 07:34:52 (75 comments, 64 reshares, 469 +1s)Open 

Blue and Gold

This Macaw visited us at the San Mateo County Fair the last couple of years. These beauties are native to the tropical forests of South America. That amazing beak is very strong and used to crack hard nut shells and as an aid in climbing.  He wasn't sitting in such a way to get a photo that included his long and beautiful tail, but I would love to see one in flight - I bet it's amazing!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan

Blue and Gold

This Macaw visited us at the San Mateo County Fair the last couple of years. These beauties are native to the tropical forests of South America. That amazing beak is very strong and used to crack hard nut shells and as an aid in climbing.  He wasn't sitting in such a way to get a photo that included his long and beautiful tail, but I would love to see one in flight - I bet it's amazing!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan___

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2015-07-03 20:56:54 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Sunflower Bee

The bees were hard at work on the sunflowers. Even with the windy conditions, I was able to catch this busy little guy going about the business of gathering the pollen and nectar. Hope you all have a spectacular weekend everyone!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow +Lucille Galleli
#yellowcircle +Brian Dukes
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
#paintography +Paintography+... more »

Sunflower Bee

The bees were hard at work on the sunflowers. Even with the windy conditions, I was able to catch this busy little guy going about the business of gathering the pollen and nectar. Hope you all have a spectacular weekend everyone!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow +Lucille Galleli
#yellowcircle +Brian Dukes
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
#paintography +Paintography
+Ray Bilcliff
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth___

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2015-06-30 15:22:41 (82 comments, 70 reshares, 602 +1s)Open 

Road to Morondova

I was looking through our Madagascar shots the other day and came across another shot from our sunrise visit to Avenue of the Baobabs. Such an amazing place, so glad these giants are still doing well there so far. Enjoy your week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips+Jef... more »

Road to Morondova

I was looking through our Madagascar shots the other day and came across another shot from our sunrise visit to Avenue of the Baobabs. Such an amazing place, so glad these giants are still doing well there so far. Enjoy your week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ___

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2015-06-28 10:27:53 (69 comments, 15 reshares, 230 +1s)Open 

Fuzzy Tarantula

They had a couple of tarantulas at the County Fair this year. I'm fascinated by these guys and like to look at them from a safe distance (or through a piece of glass!) Not sure if those hairs or soft or spiky, but I sure wasn't going to find out... 
How about you +Dylan Johnson, you want to find out? 

#spidersunday  +Kimberly Hosey+Lerato Majikfaerie
#zoosunday +* +Melanie MP +Barbara Wirtz
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 

Fuzzy Tarantula

They had a couple of tarantulas at the County Fair this year. I'm fascinated by these guys and like to look at them from a safe distance (or through a piece of glass!) Not sure if those hairs or soft or spiky, but I sure wasn't going to find out... 
How about you +Dylan Johnson, you want to find out? 

#spidersunday  +Kimberly Hosey+Lerato Majikfaerie
#zoosunday +* +Melanie MP +Barbara Wirtz
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen ___

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2015-06-23 08:20:27 (34 comments, 5 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Guiding Light

I haven't shared one of these in a while, so here's another from Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. What a beautiful setting, hard to take a bad photo here!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa 
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#hqsplandscape +HQSPLandsca... more »

Guiding Light

I haven't shared one of these in a while, so here's another from Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. What a beautiful setting, hard to take a bad photo here!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa 
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas___

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2015-06-19 19:08:44 (91 comments, 50 reshares, 374 +1s)Open 

Milky Way at Hopewell Rocks
The Rocks Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada.

The Bay of Fundy is well known for its big tides. The Hopewell Rocks are at the top of the Bay of Fundy, where they can see tide swings as much as 50 feet.  The tides are eroding the bottom of the rocks faster than rain and wind erode the tops, giving them their top heavy shapes.

After seeing many beautiful photos of this place with the Milky Way, Alex and I knew we had to visit. We had scouted this place during afternoon low tide the week before. I don't know if it was because there were so many people there or we were so busy exploring this amazing spot, but we never even heard any waves. When we went back at night at about the same time during the low tide cycle - and we were the only ones there - we could hear the soft sound of distant waves. This tends to make you a little nervousw... more »

Milky Way at Hopewell Rocks
The Rocks Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada.

The Bay of Fundy is well known for its big tides. The Hopewell Rocks are at the top of the Bay of Fundy, where they can see tide swings as much as 50 feet.  The tides are eroding the bottom of the rocks faster than rain and wind erode the tops, giving them their top heavy shapes.

After seeing many beautiful photos of this place with the Milky Way, Alex and I knew we had to visit. We had scouted this place during afternoon low tide the week before. I don't know if it was because there were so many people there or we were so busy exploring this amazing spot, but we never even heard any waves. When we went back at night at about the same time during the low tide cycle - and we were the only ones there - we could hear the soft sound of distant waves. This tends to make you a little nervous when you don't know a location very well - especially since we had the words of one of the rangers, from our previous visit, in the back of our mind warning people that once the water gets to a certain point, you have six minutes to get around that bend and up the ladder... Needless to say, we played it very safe, kept a close eye on the water and stayed relatively near the ladder back to the top.

I was a little skeptical about this trip at night by ourselves, but I'm so glad we decided to go ahead with the visit. Never dreamed we'd get such an amazing sight!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend...

#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene +Dorma Wiggin
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes 
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#NationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ___

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2015-06-18 05:05:54 (46 comments, 47 reshares, 332 +1s)Open 

Over by the Sea

Another shot from one of my favorite lighthouses, Pigeon Point on the coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Just after a bit storm from early last year - sure could use a few of those about now...
Hope you all are enjoying your week...

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ... more »

Over by the Sea

Another shot from one of my favorite lighthouses, Pigeon Point on the coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Just after a bit storm from early last year - sure could use a few of those about now...
Hope you all are enjoying your week...

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#LighthouseThursday +Heiko Köster ___

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2015-06-15 19:53:13 (55 comments, 41 reshares, 408 +1s)Open 

Golden Gate Stars

Someone was asking me about a bridge shot the other day, so here you go. From a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge last year with a few stars just visible above the bridge. Enjoy your week everyone!

#LeadingLinesMonday
#repetitivetuesday +Repetitive Tuesday +Ping Doh +Andy Q. 
+Thomas Andersen +Frank Schillinger
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld +Carra Riley
#BridgesOverTuesday +BridgesOverTuesday +Clare Bambers
#BridgeWednesday +Bridge Wednesday +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#Nightscapes+Ni... more »

Golden Gate Stars

Someone was asking me about a bridge shot the other day, so here you go. From a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge last year with a few stars just visible above the bridge. Enjoy your week everyone!

#LeadingLinesMonday
#repetitivetuesday +Repetitive Tuesday +Ping Doh +Andy Q. 
+Thomas Andersen +Frank Schillinger
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld +Carra Riley
#BridgesOverTuesday +BridgesOverTuesday +Clare Bambers
#BridgeWednesday +Bridge Wednesday +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser___

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2015-06-11 20:49:23 (26 comments, 23 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

Waves of Fury

When they put out a "High Surf Advisory" you know there will be some big waves at the coast. This evening was proof of that - and a need to be very cautious as those waves break ashore! So much fun to go out and watch, I could sit there for hours. From Maverick's Beach at Pillar Point.
Isn't it amazing how the birds know which rocks are safe amid all the chaos of the waves? See those couple of cormorants sitting on the rock, bottom left of the frame? They stayed for a long time and I never saw them get wet...

#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#thirstythrusdaypics  +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra 
#waterworld +WaterWorld +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +PeterMarba... more »

Waves of Fury

When they put out a "High Surf Advisory" you know there will be some big waves at the coast. This evening was proof of that - and a need to be very cautious as those waves break ashore! So much fun to go out and watch, I could sit there for hours. From Maverick's Beach at Pillar Point.
Isn't it amazing how the birds know which rocks are safe amid all the chaos of the waves? See those couple of cormorants sitting on the rock, bottom left of the frame? They stayed for a long time and I never saw them get wet...

#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#thirstythrusdaypics  +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra 
#waterworld +WaterWorld +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotos #weatherandnaturalforces +LANDSCAPE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Belinda Shi
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ___

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2015-06-08 04:27:38 (50 comments, 34 reshares, 390 +1s)Open 

Malachite Kingfisher

This beauty is from the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Kingfishers are always a favorite to find when we travel and this one was from an early boat excursion, so glad I was able to get this shot while the boat was rocking! Have a great week everyone!

(This is one of the first couple of dozen posts I ever made on G+ back in February of 2012. I had so few followers in those early days that I figure not too many of you have seen this one before.)

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#dailydepthoffield  +DailyDepth... more »

Malachite Kingfisher

This beauty is from the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Kingfishers are always a favorite to find when we travel and this one was from an early boat excursion, so glad I was able to get this shot while the boat was rocking! Have a great week everyone!

(This is one of the first couple of dozen posts I ever made on G+ back in February of 2012. I had so few followers in those early days that I figure not too many of you have seen this one before.)

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah___

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2015-06-03 21:48:51 (32 comments, 15 reshares, 237 +1s)Open 

Orange Infusion

Just a little something to add some color to your week! Found this beauty walking around in Montreal during our trip there. Not sure of the exact type of Lily, but the colors are so vibrant and the flowers last a long time...

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon 
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm

Orange Infusion

Just a little something to add some color to your week! Found this beauty walking around in Montreal during our trip there. Not sure of the exact type of Lily, but the colors are so vibrant and the flowers last a long time...

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon 
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm___

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2015-06-02 06:40:35 (40 comments, 15 reshares, 278 +1s)Open 

Devil Firefish

I've always enjoyed seeing these lionfish in aquariums, they are so pretty and very exotic. One of the hotels I stayed at recently had a beautiful aquarium tank in the lobby and I managed to get a couple of good shots in very difficult lighting. I believe this one is a Pterois Miles otherwise known as a Devil Firefish. Hope you enjoy him and enjoy your week...

#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#wetwednesday +Jen Baptist
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima

Devil Firefish

I've always enjoyed seeing these lionfish in aquariums, they are so pretty and very exotic. One of the hotels I stayed at recently had a beautiful aquarium tank in the lobby and I managed to get a couple of good shots in very difficult lighting. I believe this one is a Pterois Miles otherwise known as a Devil Firefish. Hope you enjoy him and enjoy your week...

#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#wetwednesday +Jen Baptist
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima___

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2015-05-29 19:47:30 (67 comments, 38 reshares, 428 +1s)Open 

Desert Spring

It was a beautiful morning for a hike. The desert is amazing in the Spring with many so wildflowers blooming, but the most impressive are these yucca. They stand out from the landscape with their tall rosettes of colorful flowers. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman

Desert Spring

It was a beautiful morning for a hike. The desert is amazing in the Spring with many so wildflowers blooming, but the most impressive are these yucca. They stand out from the landscape with their tall rosettes of colorful flowers. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman___

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2015-05-26 00:18:07 (50 comments, 31 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

American Avocet

Who knew there was a bird sanctuary near Las Vegas? I thought the area was all barren desert once you get off the strip. +Pam Boling suggested we check out the Henderson Bird Preserve on our last visit. Nice way to spend an afternoon! Hope you enjoyed your weekend everyone...

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran

American Avocet

Who knew there was a bird sanctuary near Las Vegas? I thought the area was all barren desert once you get off the strip. +Pam Boling suggested we check out the Henderson Bird Preserve on our last visit. Nice way to spend an afternoon! Hope you enjoyed your weekend everyone...

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran___

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2015-05-22 21:27:36 (72 comments, 59 reshares, 534 +1s)Open 

Shelter by the River

Spotted this as we were driving around Nova Scotia and visiting lighthouses last year. Doesn't it look like a beautiful spot to take shelter if you need it...   Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach

Shelter by the River

Spotted this as we were driving around Nova Scotia and visiting lighthouses last year. Doesn't it look like a beautiful spot to take shelter if you need it...   Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach___

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2015-05-17 03:45:14 (38 comments, 11 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Cosmic Vortex

I could spend hours watching the video screens in this room and all of the people walking by, but you're better off if you come by for smaller chunks of time so the security folks don't chase you and your camera away! From the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas...

#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Melania Pierce +Anja Wessels
#sketchgurusaturday  +ted kelly +Christina Lihani +paula contreras
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth

Cosmic Vortex

I could spend hours watching the video screens in this room and all of the people walking by, but you're better off if you come by for smaller chunks of time so the security folks don't chase you and your camera away! From the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas...

#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Melania Pierce +Anja Wessels
#sketchgurusaturday  +ted kelly +Christina Lihani +paula contreras
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth___

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2015-05-11 07:36:41 (86 comments, 45 reshares, 460 +1s)Open 

Channel Islands Fox

Meet Diego, he has a permanent home at Curiodyssey, which is a wildlife center near here. These animals are threatened and vulnerable in the wild - such pretty animals, I hope they can be saved... Enjoy your wonderful week everyone!

#zoosunday +Melanie MP +Barbara Wirtz
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 

Channel Islands Fox

Meet Diego, he has a permanent home at Curiodyssey, which is a wildlife center near here. These animals are threatened and vulnerable in the wild - such pretty animals, I hope they can be saved... Enjoy your wonderful week everyone!

#zoosunday +Melanie MP +Barbara Wirtz
#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith ___

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2015-05-09 09:20:33 (56 comments, 42 reshares, 312 +1s)Open 

Corridors of Time

One from the archives for you today. Great light on this guy sitting in the sun at the temple of Philae in Egypt. So many photos, so little time. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa 

Corridors of Time

One from the archives for you today. Great light on this guy sitting in the sun at the temple of Philae in Egypt. So many photos, so little time. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa ___

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2015-05-07 08:41:40 (65 comments, 68 reshares, 392 +1s)Open 

Louisbourg Lighthouse

From our trip to Canada, Louisbourg Lighthouse is on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The fortress is nearby and a fun visit. Found some photos from this day that I missed and will share soon...

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 

Louisbourg Lighthouse

From our trip to Canada, Louisbourg Lighthouse is on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The fortress is nearby and a fun visit. Found some photos from this day that I missed and will share soon...

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde ___

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2015-05-02 18:59:17 (43 comments, 19 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

In the Spotlight

Another beauty from the Bellagio Conservatory a couple of months ago. We had amazing afternoon light coming in through the skylights in that wonderful room. I always make sure to visit this spot every time we are in Las Vegas. Enjoy your weekend everyone...

#tulipsaturday  +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein

In the Spotlight

Another beauty from the Bellagio Conservatory a couple of months ago. We had amazing afternoon light coming in through the skylights in that wonderful room. I always make sure to visit this spot every time we are in Las Vegas. Enjoy your weekend everyone...

#tulipsaturday  +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein___

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2015-04-28 14:47:22 (51 comments, 33 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Verreaux's Sifaka

These cuties are from our first wildlife stop in Madagascar - Berenty Preserve. They are such fun to watch as they hop from tree to tree, but it gets even more exciting when the down to the ground to "dance"  for you. (you can see them dancing here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/VKt4ob6kH6P or https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/9eZgp3WGyaw )
Hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak #Madagasc... more »

Verreaux's Sifaka

These cuties are from our first wildlife stop in Madagascar - Berenty Preserve. They are such fun to watch as they hop from tree to tree, but it gets even more exciting when the down to the ground to "dance"  for you. (you can see them dancing here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/VKt4ob6kH6P or https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/9eZgp3WGyaw )
Hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#Madagascar-LV___

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2015-04-26 04:28:49 (49 comments, 31 reshares, 374 +1s)Open 

Last Light at Canyonlands

Just looking back through some shots from our trip two years ago, I found some more gems. It was getting late and we didn't have time to get to one of the overlooks, so we just found an interesting spot to stop. I think it was a good one. Need to explore this park some more, barely got a taste of it during our brief visit. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Bill Wood  +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#NationalParkPhotography #USNationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu

Last Light at Canyonlands

Just looking back through some shots from our trip two years ago, I found some more gems. It was getting late and we didn't have time to get to one of the overlooks, so we just found an interesting spot to stop. I think it was a good one. Need to explore this park some more, barely got a taste of it during our brief visit. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Bill Wood  +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#NationalParkPhotography #USNationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu___

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2015-04-21 20:54:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Stars Among Us

Just having some fun in the dark the other night, I really like how this one came out. I came across an article recently about camera tossing. I haven't actually tossed it around yet, but I still had some fun. Maybe I'll be braver next time...

#justforthefunofit  +Rob Hallifax 
#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon 
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson

Stars Among Us

Just having some fun in the dark the other night, I really like how this one came out. I came across an article recently about camera tossing. I haven't actually tossed it around yet, but I still had some fun. Maybe I'll be braver next time...

#justforthefunofit  +Rob Hallifax 
#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon 
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson___

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2015-04-20 08:59:38 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Lavender Scented

The bees didn't seem to mind the wind as they checked out the blooming lavender for pollen. It was tough to find a calm day, so I just had to go with the flow. I was away last week, but glad to be back home. Hope you enjoy your week everyone!

#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +* +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge

Lavender Scented

The bees didn't seem to mind the wind as they checked out the blooming lavender for pollen. It was tough to find a calm day, so I just had to go with the flow. I was away last week, but glad to be back home. Hope you enjoy your week everyone!

#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +* +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge___

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2015-04-13 05:21:49 (35 comments, 29 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

Red Shouldered Hawk

Here is another shot of my favorite hawk from the rehab facility near here. This one flew into a chicken wire fence and damaged their eye. I haven't heard how his progress is going or if he was released back to the wild yet...
Enjoy your week everyone!

#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran

Red Shouldered Hawk

Here is another shot of my favorite hawk from the rehab facility near here. This one flew into a chicken wire fence and damaged their eye. I haven't heard how his progress is going or if he was released back to the wild yet...
Enjoy your week everyone!

#ZoosDayTuesday +ZoosDay Tuesday +Windy Sawczyn
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran___

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2015-04-10 09:24:28 (47 comments, 39 reshares, 392 +1s)Open 

Standing Tall

Some of the tulips at the Bellagio Conservatory were just taller than the rest... We got some great afternoon light during our visit a couple of weeks ago - with +Alex Lapidus and +John Getchel.

  #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge

Standing Tall

Some of the tulips at the Bellagio Conservatory were just taller than the rest... We got some great afternoon light during our visit a couple of weeks ago - with +Alex Lapidus and +John Getchel.

  #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge___

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2015-04-08 01:39:02 (99 comments, 77 reshares, 873 +1s)Open 

Perfect Ending

Sunset from our last night at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park near Perinet, Madagasar. Our trip to Madagascar was mostly about seeing the animals - out at or before sunrise with additional walks at dusk or after dinner- we didn't have many occasions to see sunset when you are closed in by the forest!  Hope you enjoy...

#madagascar #Madagascar-LV
#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras
#inthelight +Inthe ... more »

Perfect Ending

Sunset from our last night at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park near Perinet, Madagasar. Our trip to Madagascar was mostly about seeing the animals - out at or before sunrise with additional walks at dusk or after dinner- we didn't have many occasions to see sunset when you are closed in by the forest!  Hope you enjoy...

#madagascar #Madagascar-LV
#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa ___

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2015-04-06 07:37:52 (24 comments, 9 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Peek-a-Boo

Inside a Magnolia blossom, these are usually so high up in a tree that they are hard to get a photo of. This tree wasn't too big yet, so there were still some blossoms at eye level.

Where, oh where, does the time go? I've hardly been at my computer all week. I trust you all enjoyed your week and had a wonderful weekend! Cheers everyone!!!

#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon 
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm

Peek-a-Boo

Inside a Magnolia blossom, these are usually so high up in a tree that they are hard to get a photo of. This tree wasn't too big yet, so there were still some blossoms at eye level.

Where, oh where, does the time go? I've hardly been at my computer all week. I trust you all enjoyed your week and had a wonderful weekend! Cheers everyone!!!

#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon 
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm___

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2015-03-30 19:19:05 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

The Watchers

Just one of the fascinating videos that play in the lobby at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas. Very entertaining place to spend some time and the people watching is good too! Enjoy your week everyone...

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa 
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron

The Watchers

Just one of the fascinating videos that play in the lobby at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas. Very entertaining place to spend some time and the people watching is good too! Enjoy your week everyone...

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa 
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron___

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2015-03-26 07:56:38 (56 comments, 30 reshares, 203 +1s)Open 

First Bloom

With all of the warm weather we've been having (we seem to have skipped Winter and all of the rain we need this year), the roses are already starting to bloom. This is one of the first ones I've seen this season. Just a little Spring color to brighten your day, enjoy!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#PixelBenderismOnThursday +PixelBenderism On Thursday +Pat A Jordan +Ralitza Tchiorniy +Robin Cohen
#paintography +Paintography +Ray Bilcliff
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth

First Bloom

With all of the warm weather we've been having (we seem to have skipped Winter and all of the rain we need this year), the roses are already starting to bloom. This is one of the first ones I've seen this season. Just a little Spring color to brighten your day, enjoy!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#PixelBenderismOnThursday +PixelBenderism On Thursday +Pat A Jordan +Ralitza Tchiorniy +Robin Cohen
#paintography +Paintography +Ray Bilcliff
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth___

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2015-03-25 04:42:59 (91 comments, 79 reshares, 1000 +1s)Open 

First Wave of Color

This was early in the evening before the another wave of amazing color exploded in the sky after the sun disappeared. From one of our amazing evenings at Anjajavy L'Hotel in Madagascar. We almost missed dinner every evening while out shooting sunset, but they were always gracious enough to still feed us! Have a great week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday "Ocean Views" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape+H... more »

First Wave of Color

This was early in the evening before the another wave of amazing color exploded in the sky after the sun disappeared. From one of our amazing evenings at Anjajavy L'Hotel in Madagascar. We almost missed dinner every evening while out shooting sunset, but they were always gracious enough to still feed us! Have a great week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday "Ocean Views" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday +Jen Baptist
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#thirstythursdaypics  +Mark Esguerra +Giuseppe Basile 
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#naturephotochallenge  5 / 5

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard and +Tony's Takes Photography to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time you need! Post images from your archives or something new, anything is fine. HAVE FUN!!

To participate, include the #naturephotochallenge hashtag, tag the person who invited you, and then invite a friend to join. Is there anyone out there who hasn't done it yet, please feel free to enter the "challenge"!___

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2015-03-20 17:09:02 (35 comments, 21 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

Red Moon

Many of you experienced a partial solar eclipse today, so I was reminded that I never posted any of my total lunar eclipse shots from last year. It was really fun to watch the earth's shadow move across the moon and then turn this reddish color at the height of the eclipse. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#naturephotochallenge  4 / 5

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard  and +Tony's Takes Photography  to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time younee... more »

Red Moon

Many of you experienced a partial solar eclipse today, so I was reminded that I never posted any of my total lunar eclipse shots from last year. It was really fun to watch the earth's shadow move across the moon and then turn this reddish color at the height of the eclipse. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#naturephotochallenge  4 / 5

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard  and +Tony's Takes Photography  to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time you need! Post images from your archives or something new, anything is fine. HAVE FUN!!

To participate, include the #naturephotochallenge hashtag, tag the person who invited you, and then invite a friend to join. Is there anyone out there who hasn't done it yet, please feel free to enter the "challenge"!___

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2015-03-19 10:02:01 (45 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Final Plus Post
For the past 7 weeks I have been participating in the Seeing Composition Mentorship with +Pam Boling  as part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. This is the 5th mentorship program I've helped with and they just keep getting better and better.

I was delighted to be a helper for this great program. I love helping others learn and am happy to share whatever I can with folks. Thanks so much, Pam, for allowing me to help with this great group. 

Mostly though, I was a student learning along with everyone else. We received a lesson each week with different compositional tools to practice. Some of them I was familiar with while others were new and turned out to be very thought provoking and fun to experiment with. I always know which shots I like when reviewing them later, but I wasn't always sure why. Now I have a much better idea of why apa... more »

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For the past 7 weeks I have been participating in the Seeing Composition Mentorship with +Pam Boling  as part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. This is the 5th mentorship program I've helped with and they just keep getting better and better.

I was delighted to be a helper for this great program. I love helping others learn and am happy to share whatever I can with folks. Thanks so much, Pam, for allowing me to help with this great group. 

Mostly though, I was a student learning along with everyone else. We received a lesson each week with different compositional tools to practice. Some of them I was familiar with while others were new and turned out to be very thought provoking and fun to experiment with. I always know which shots I like when reviewing them later, but I wasn't always sure why. Now I have a much better idea of why a particular shot will turn out better and have a more interesting feel to it, even if the differences are very subtle. I hope to get to a point that these things are more intuitive and I'll "know" before I click that shutter button! 

A lot of hard work goes into completing the lessons every week. We all struggled at times, but there was plenty of support and encouragement from everyone at every turn. It was great to celebrate our triumphs, too. What a great group of folks to share this journey with! Thanks to each and every one of you!!!

And let's not forget our fearless leader, Pam Boling. She agreed to take on a larger group than originally anticipated and she made sure to see and comment on every single post. No question or concern was ever left unattended, she gave us great feedback and support but wasn't afraid to push us if we weren't headed in the right direction. We stretched our minds and were pushed out of our comfort zone only to come out on the other side as stronger photographers with many great new tools to appreciate and work with going forward. Thanks so much for your inspiring words and great lessons!

If you think you might be interested in participating in a photography mentorhsip, be sure to circle the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page and watch for notifications of future programs. They are very rewarding and truly worth the hard work and effort you put into it.

Here is a sample of the images I created during the mentorship.___

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2015-03-14 09:00:57 (25 comments, 25 reshares, 246 +1s)Open 

Soccer After Dark

This little guy didn't want to stop playing soccer, even as it was getting very dark. Mom finally had to intervene so they could go home. Another beautiful evening on Oahu, Hawaii. Hope you have a wonderful weekend that you don't want to end!

#naturephotochallenge  3 / 5
#repetitivetuesday +Repetitive Tuesday +Ping Doh +Andy Q. 
+Thomas Andersen +Frank Schillinger
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape+Mi... more »

Soccer After Dark

This little guy didn't want to stop playing soccer, even as it was getting very dark. Mom finally had to intervene so they could go home. Another beautiful evening on Oahu, Hawaii. Hope you have a wonderful weekend that you don't want to end!

#naturephotochallenge  3 / 5
#repetitivetuesday +Repetitive Tuesday +Ping Doh +Andy Q. 
+Thomas Andersen +Frank Schillinger
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard and +Tony's Takes Photography to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time you need! Post images from your archives or something new, anything is fine. HAVE FUN!!

To participate, include the #naturephotochallenge hashtag, tag the person who invited you, and then invite a friend to join. Is there anyone out there who hasn't done it yet, please feel free to enter the "challenge"!___

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2015-03-12 08:04:37 (36 comments, 39 reshares, 235 +1s)Open 

Purple Power!

Saw these beauties on my walk at the park the other day. Purple is one of my favorite colors and there is plenty of it out there with all of the spring blooms. If you aren't experiencing the beauty of Spring yet, here is a preview of what's coming your way soon... Enjoy your week everyone!

#naturephotochallenge  2 / 5
#MyCitySunday +My City Sunday +Carra Riley +Photo Tour Global Directory™
#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +* +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim
+Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +DidierCaronmore »

Purple Power!

Saw these beauties on my walk at the park the other day. Purple is one of my favorite colors and there is plenty of it out there with all of the spring blooms. If you aren't experiencing the beauty of Spring yet, here is a preview of what's coming your way soon... Enjoy your week everyone!

#naturephotochallenge  2 / 5
#MyCitySunday +My City Sunday +Carra Riley +Photo Tour Global Directory™
#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +* +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim
+Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard  and +Tony's Takes Photography  to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time you need! Post images from your archives or something new, anything is fine. HAVE FUN!!

To participate, include the #naturephotochallenge hashtag, tag the person who invited you, and then invite a friend to join. Is there anyone out there who hasn't done it yet, please feel free to enter the "challenge"!___

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2015-03-08 22:57:48 (52 comments, 41 reshares, 314 +1s)Open 

Wave Abstract

I forgot about this closeup of The Wave from our visit a couple of months ago.Hope you like it!  From Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada with +John Getchel and +Alex Lapidus. I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

#naturephotochallenge  1 / 5

#ministractmonday  +Ministract Monday +Tom McLaughlan 
#repetitivetuesday  +Repetitive Tuesday+Ping Doh +Andy Q. 
+Thomas Andersen +Frank Schillinger

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard and +Tony's Takes Photography  to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time you need! Post images from your archives or something new, anything is fine. HAVE FUN!!

To participate, include the#naturephotochal... more »

Wave Abstract

I forgot about this closeup of The Wave from our visit a couple of months ago.Hope you like it!  From Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada with +John Getchel and +Alex Lapidus. I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

#naturephotochallenge  1 / 5

#ministractmonday  +Ministract Monday +Tom McLaughlan 
#repetitivetuesday  +Repetitive Tuesday+Ping Doh +Andy Q. 
+Thomas Andersen +Frank Schillinger

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I have been challenged by my friends +Ellie Kennard and +Tony's Takes Photography  to participate in the 5-day Nature Challenge.   Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge. They don't have to be consecutive days ~ take all the time you need! Post images from your archives or something new, anything is fine. HAVE FUN!!

To participate, include the #naturephotochallenge hashtag, tag the person who invited you, and then invite a friend to join. Is there anyone out there who hasn't done it yet, please feel free to enter the "challenge"!___

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2015-03-05 08:22:22 (27 comments, 20 reshares, 350 +1s)Open 

Cowabunga!

The waves weren't very high, but it certainly didn't bother the guys out surfing this evening. From the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#thirstythursdaypics   #thirstythursday  +Mark Esguerra +Giuseppe Basile 
#turquoisethursday  +TurquoiseThursday +Tatiana Parmeeva 
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Melania Pierce +Anja Wessels

Cowabunga!

The waves weren't very high, but it certainly didn't bother the guys out surfing this evening. From the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#thirstythursdaypics   #thirstythursday  +Mark Esguerra +Giuseppe Basile 
#turquoisethursday  +TurquoiseThursday +Tatiana Parmeeva 
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Melania Pierce +Anja Wessels___

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2015-03-03 09:25:46 (47 comments, 15 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

Wait, You're Not a Tree...

This cute little brown-fronted lemur hopped out of the tree and landed on +Alex Lapidus's shoulder for a bit. This guy is from Lemur Island at Vakona Lodge next to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. The guides bring bananas for the lemurs, so they are quite friendly. It is quite a jolt when one of them jumps out of a tree to land on you since they normally come at you from the side or the back and perch on your camera backpack! Have a wonderful week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski Jones 

Wait, You're Not a Tree...

This cute little brown-fronted lemur hopped out of the tree and landed on +Alex Lapidus's shoulder for a bit. This guy is from Lemur Island at Vakona Lodge next to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. The guides bring bananas for the lemurs, so they are quite friendly. It is quite a jolt when one of them jumps out of a tree to land on you since they normally come at you from the side or the back and perch on your camera backpack! Have a wonderful week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski Jones ___

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2015-02-27 00:55:01 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow...

These Iris are very pretty, but only last a day or two. But you need only wait a few days for a whole new batch to appear. I'll be away from the computer again for a few days, so enjoy your weekend everyone!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow...

These Iris are very pretty, but only last a day or two. But you need only wait a few days for a whole new batch to appear. I'll be away from the computer again for a few days, so enjoy your weekend everyone!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson___

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2015-02-23 22:38:36 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Patiently Waiting...

This cute little puppy would patiently wait for "Mom" to throw the toy while we all waited for sunset. Very cute to see them together. Just off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Enjoy your week everyone!

#LeadingLinesMonday
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#dogloversworldwide  +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER 

Patiently Waiting...

This cute little puppy would patiently wait for "Mom" to throw the toy while we all waited for sunset. Very cute to see them together. Just off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Enjoy your week everyone!

#LeadingLinesMonday
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#dogloversworldwide  +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER ___

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2015-02-20 03:52:16 (32 comments, 19 reshares, 225 +1s)Open 

Bridge in Lights

I shot this earlier this week for one of our Week 3 assignments in +Pam Boling's Seeing Composition Mentorship under the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We were framing objects this week and it was fun to see what you could discover with a new eye! Hope you are enjoying your week and having fun, too...  

#FramedSubjectFriday +FramedSubjectFriday +Carsten Schlipf +Claus Allweil +Dirk Müller +Klaus Baumecker +Matthias Haeussler
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +KevinO... more »

Bridge in Lights

I shot this earlier this week for one of our Week 3 assignments in +Pam Boling's Seeing Composition Mentorship under the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We were framing objects this week and it was fun to see what you could discover with a new eye! Hope you are enjoying your week and having fun, too...  

#FramedSubjectFriday +FramedSubjectFriday +Carsten Schlipf +Claus Allweil +Dirk Müller +Klaus Baumecker +Matthias Haeussler
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld +Carra Riley
#BridgesOverTuesday +BridgesOverTuesday +Clare Bambers
#BridgeWednesday +Bridge Wednesday +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola___

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2015-02-17 09:49:50 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Octopus Sunset

They have these wild spindly trees in Madagascar called Octopus trees, but beware of their bite. They also have tons of huge thorns and live in the spiny desert areas - this one is from Ifaty.

#AfricanTuesday Open Theme +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#madagascar-lv

Octopus Sunset

They have these wild spindly trees in Madagascar called Octopus trees, but beware of their bite. They also have tons of huge thorns and live in the spiny desert areas - this one is from Ifaty.

#AfricanTuesday Open Theme +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#madagascar-lv___

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2015-02-15 19:33:46 (57 comments, 39 reshares, 388 +1s)Open 

Lines in the Sand

There's nothing better than an afternoon walk on the beach. From the North Short of Oahu.   Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner #L... more »

Lines in the Sand

There's nothing better than an afternoon walk on the beach. From the North Short of Oahu.   Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde 
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#LeadingLinesMonday___

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