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Linda Villers has been at 6 events

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PhotoDay Around the World424_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 06:00:00263  
David R Robinson34,619I'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™ SF531With 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 19:00:0065  
Lisa Donchak16,267Hi 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 Raeber1,158,379I 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 Wirth355,122A 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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2015-07-08 07:34:52 (182 comments; 239 reshares; 1,216 +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

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2015-07-08 07:34:52 (182 comments; 239 reshares; 1,216 +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

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2015-10-19 05:21:40 (178 comments; 197 reshares; 1,454 +1s)Open 

Hyacinth Macaws

We saw these beautiful birds all over the Brazilian Pantanal. Their amazing blue color makes them easy to spot and they normally travel in pairs. Some fun facts:  They are the largest of all of the parrot species and can be over 3 feet in length to the tip of their tail feathers. Their beaks are so strong, they can even crack open coconuts, brazil nut pods, macadamia nuts and many others. Some of these nuts are very hard to open, even with a hard blow from a large hammer!

Unfortunately, these beautiful birds qualify as endangered on the ICUN Red List due to illegal trapping for the cage bird trade and habitat loss even though they are protected by law in both Brazil and Bolivia. Conservation programs are in place to help these birds in the Southern Brazilian Pantanal by protecting their favorite trees and providing artificial nest boxes to help the pairs withb... more »

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2016-02-05 23:08:59 (25 comments; 7 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Raindrops

I found a few stray roses still blooming just after New Year's with plenty of raindrops after the storm. Both of those things are a little strange around here - roses blooming in early January and rain after 4+ years of drought. A nice surprise to be sure...
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte

Raindrops

I found a few stray roses still blooming just after New Year's with plenty of raindrops after the storm. Both of those things are a little strange around here - roses blooming in early January and rain after 4+ years of drought. A nice surprise to be sure...
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte___

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2016-02-03 11:32:35 (36 comments; 12 reshares; 177 +1s)Open 

Romeo Pier Glow

+Alex Lapidus and I couldn't resist a visit to Romeo's Pier at Pillar Point during our afternoon out at the coast while +David R Robinson was in town last week. Instead of sunset, we were completely socked in with fog. But as the lights in town started coming on, something was bright enough to light up the fog and give me this wonderful glow. Just goes to show you never know what you'll find in any weather condition, may as well stick around - you just might end up finding something wonderful...

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm  +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Leanne Cole
#soothingphotography+E Cin... more »

Romeo Pier Glow

+Alex Lapidus and I couldn't resist a visit to Romeo's Pier at Pillar Point during our afternoon out at the coast while +David R Robinson was in town last week. Instead of sunset, we were completely socked in with fog. But as the lights in town started coming on, something was bright enough to light up the fog and give me this wonderful glow. Just goes to show you never know what you'll find in any weather condition, may as well stick around - you just might end up finding something wonderful...

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm  +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Leanne Cole
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography 
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#wetwednesday  +Jen Baptist___

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2016-01-25 09:32:53 (53 comments; 5 reshares; 171 +1s)Open 

Long Day, Long Shadows

I always love the effect you get at the end of the day when the shadows get long. This day was no exception and I had some fun capturing those shadows while I was out and about. Have a wonderful week everyone!

#BWProject2016 2/26 - Framing +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak (I'm running a little behind, but am working on my shot for this week...)
#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 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella

Long Day, Long Shadows

I always love the effect you get at the end of the day when the shadows get long. This day was no exception and I had some fun capturing those shadows while I was out and about. Have a wonderful week everyone!

#BWProject2016 2/26 - Framing +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak (I'm running a little behind, but am working on my shot for this week...)
#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 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella___

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2016-01-20 03:35:34 (62 comments; 38 reshares; 282 +1s)Open 

Iguazu Sunset

We had only one evening on the Brazil side for sunset, so we had to make the most of it. No amazing clouds, but a beautiful ending to the day in a spectacular place. Would definitely spend a little more time there next time, so that you have some options. The Brazil side is very open and casual - you can walk on the paths early or late if you are staying inside the park (or if you hire a taxi to wait for you so you can get back out - as we found out from one gentleman while taking this series of shots.)  Enjoy your week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +SylviaT... more »

Iguazu Sunset

We had only one evening on the Brazil side for sunset, so we had to make the most of it. No amazing clouds, but a beautiful ending to the day in a spectacular place. Would definitely spend a little more time there next time, so that you have some options. The Brazil side is very open and casual - you can walk on the paths early or late if you are staying inside the park (or if you hire a taxi to wait for you so you can get back out - as we found out from one gentleman while taking this series of shots.)  Enjoy your week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 
#wetwednesday  +Jen Baptist 
#brazilmonday   #waterfallwednesday  ___

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2016-01-11 10:44:30 (58 comments; 23 reshares; 364 +1s)Open 

Black Capuchin

On our last day at Iguazu, we came across several of these Black Capuchin monkeys along the path out to the falls. They were very mischievous and I saw them steal a banana from a pocket of one tourist's backpack. Then the troupe had a tussle over who got to keep and eat the banana. It was over quickly and the banana was gone in the blink of an eye...
Hope you enjoy your week everyone!

#monkeymonday +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#brazilmonday  

Black Capuchin

On our last day at Iguazu, we came across several of these Black Capuchin monkeys along the path out to the falls. They were very mischievous and I saw them steal a banana from a pocket of one tourist's backpack. Then the troupe had a tussle over who got to keep and eat the banana. It was over quickly and the banana was gone in the blink of an eye...
Hope you enjoy your week everyone!

#monkeymonday +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#brazilmonday  ___

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2016-01-07 09:05:05 (100 comments; 54 reshares; 1,020 +1s)Open 

Chestnut Eared Aracari

We found this beauty as we were leaving the hotel on our way to Iguazu Falls. Aracaris and Toucans are closely related and have those great long beaks that are normally very colorful and intricately patterned. They are fantastic birds to watch!

I realized today that I never did quite finish my 7 Day Wildlife Challenge before the holidays, so this is my final day 7 - :  I was nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood  to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

I challenge any of you to get outside, take a hike and show me your wildlife shots, I'm looking forward to it!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +RobertSK... more »

Chestnut Eared Aracari

We found this beauty as we were leaving the hotel on our way to Iguazu Falls. Aracaris and Toucans are closely related and have those great long beaks that are normally very colorful and intricately patterned. They are fantastic birds to watch!

I realized today that I never did quite finish my 7 Day Wildlife Challenge before the holidays, so this is my final day 7 - :  I was nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood  to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

I challenge any of you to get outside, take a hike and show me your wildlife shots, I'm looking forward to it!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray
#brazilmonday___

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2016-01-04 01:33:12 (47 comments; 15 reshares; 283 +1s)Open 

Slippery Slope...

Don't be afraid, have fun and take a little slide down that slippery slope of life and see where it might take you... May your year be filled with laughter, fun, and happiness, Happy New Year everyone!

#BWProject2016 +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak
Week 1 of 26:  Destinations

#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 

Slippery Slope...

Don't be afraid, have fun and take a little slide down that slippery slope of life and see where it might take you... May your year be filled with laughter, fun, and happiness, Happy New Year everyone!

#BWProject2016 +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak
Week 1 of 26:  Destinations

#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 ___

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2015-12-27 09:50:29 (97 comments; 22 reshares; 339 +1s)Open 

Speed of Light

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday festivities this weekend with friends and family. Seems like this year has flown by at the speed of light and the new year is approaching in just a few days!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson 
#allthingsgreen  +All Things Green +Cicely Robin Laing 

Speed of Light

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday festivities this weekend with friends and family. Seems like this year has flown by at the speed of light and the new year is approaching in just a few days!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson 
#allthingsgreen  +All Things Green +Cicely Robin Laing ___

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2015-12-20 08:02:27 (77 comments; 21 reshares; 258 +1s)Open 

Northern Lights

Well, I posted a little while ago that we were getting rained out during our trip to Norway. We did get to see a little bit of everything weather wise during our week long visit - rain, sleet, hail, lightning, wind, snow, you name it. At least things cleared up on our very last night there and we got a small showing of the lights! There is some crazy lens flare from those bright street lights in my wide angle lens, but I still love this shot from behind our hotel that night. We'll definitely need to plan another trip somewhere to see them again, but this was a nice start...

Day 7 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono  to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-JuergenWe... more »

Northern Lights

Well, I posted a little while ago that we were getting rained out during our trip to Norway. We did get to see a little bit of everything weather wise during our week long visit - rain, sleet, hail, lightning, wind, snow, you name it. At least things cleared up on our very last night there and we got a small showing of the lights! There is some crazy lens flare from those bright street lights in my wide angle lens, but I still love this shot from behind our hotel that night. We'll definitely need to plan another trip somewhere to see them again, but this was a nice start...

Day 7 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono  to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler  
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser___

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2015-12-17 09:06:33 (68 comments; 36 reshares; 569 +1s)Open 

Young Grey Fox

Here is a shot from this summer, a young grey fox resting in the shade. We would catch a glimpse of this young fox and their sibling on occasion, but when we'd get close then Mom would shoo them back into the den or the bushes and out of site. Now that they've gotten bigger, I guess she gives them a little more freedom. It was great to see them - this family lives on our local golf course. Always keep a camera with you as you never know what you might see out there...

Day 6 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono  to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 6 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood  to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
An... more »

Young Grey Fox

Here is a shot from this summer, a young grey fox resting in the shade. We would catch a glimpse of this young fox and their sibling on occasion, but when we'd get close then Mom would shoo them back into the den or the bushes and out of site. Now that they've gotten bigger, I guess she gives them a little more freedom. It was great to see them - this family lives on our local golf course. Always keep a camera with you as you never know what you might see out there...

Day 6 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono  to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 6 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood  to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

Anyone out there need some easy excuses to get out of the house? Take up one of these challenges and start shooting!!!

#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo___

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2015-12-15 11:19:13 (105 comments; 56 reshares; 792 +1s)Open 

Hummingbird!

Every time we go in or out of our hotel at Iguazu Falls on the Brazil side, I'd check the planters in front for hummingbirds. I found them out there several times, but normally early in the morning before it got too crazy hot - you can hardly blame them as that is the only time any sane person would be outside! Not sure of the type of hummer this is, but I always love the challenge of getting a decent photo of these beauties. Get outside today and enjoy some nature!

Day 5 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 5 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

Does anyoneneed... more »

Hummingbird!

Every time we go in or out of our hotel at Iguazu Falls on the Brazil side, I'd check the planters in front for hummingbirds. I found them out there several times, but normally early in the morning before it got too crazy hot - you can hardly blame them as that is the only time any sane person would be outside! Not sure of the type of hummer this is, but I always love the challenge of getting a decent photo of these beauties. Get outside today and enjoy some nature!

Day 5 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 5 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.

Does anyone need a break for your holiday shopping? I have just the thing for you - get outside and take some photos, enjoy the fresh air and relax. I'd like to send my challenge out to ANYONE who needs an excuse to get outdoors this season...

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER 
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-12-14 08:37:42 (49 comments; 36 reshares; 471 +1s)Open 

Who's Got Ants???

We were so lucky to have this close encounter with a giant anteater in the Pantanal area of Brazil. They are normally quite shy and skittish, but with their bad eyesight and bad sense of smell he didn't even notice us until he almost ran us over! We were just sitting there quietly observing and taking lots of photos (and not moving) while he snuffled around for ants and termites. When he finally noticed we were there, he turned around and headed off in the other direction. He almost got too close to fit in the frame with the lenses we had on! If you take a closer look, you should be able to see several ants crawling around on his snout...
Hope you have a wonderful week everyone!

Day 4 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next7 ... more »

Who's Got Ants???

We were so lucky to have this close encounter with a giant anteater in the Pantanal area of Brazil. They are normally quite shy and skittish, but with their bad eyesight and bad sense of smell he didn't even notice us until he almost ran us over! We were just sitting there quietly observing and taking lots of photos (and not moving) while he snuffled around for ants and termites. When he finally noticed we were there, he turned around and headed off in the other direction. He almost got too close to fit in the frame with the lenses we had on! If you take a closer look, you should be able to see several ants crawling around on his snout...
Hope you have a wonderful week everyone!

Day 4 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 4 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days. She knows me well and that we just returned from a wildlife trip to Brazil. So many photos still to look through...

I'd like to send my challenge out to ANYONE suffering from a photographer's block or anyone who needs an excuse to get out there and shooting again. Either of these challenge may be just the excuse you need. Besides, don't we all need some time outdoors this time of year to take a break from the hectic holiday season? 

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-12-06 11:16:33 (57 comments; 25 reshares; 392 +1s)Open 

Warty Chameleon

We were lucky to come across this beautiful chameleon during one of our hikes in the Berenty Preserve in Madagascar. They normally really blend into their environment and are hard to spot. Have a wonderful week everyone!

#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#wildlifewednesday +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson 

... more »

Warty Chameleon

We were lucky to come across this beautiful chameleon during one of our hikes in the Berenty Preserve in Madagascar. They normally really blend into their environment and are hard to spot. Have a wonderful week everyone!

#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#wildlifewednesday +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson 


Day 3 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the   #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 3 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the   #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days. 

I'd like to send my challenge out to ANYONE who might need some time outdoors this time of year to take a break from the hectic holiday season...___

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2015-12-04 10:58:44 (83 comments; 50 reshares; 516 +1s)Open 

So Many Butterflies...

I've never seen so many different types of butterflies and moths as we saw in Brazil. One of our lodges had a book for identifying them and it was thousands of pages long with eight specimens on each page! Not sure what type this one was, but it was beautiful like all of it's friends. 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...

#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise ofPolll... more »

So Many Butterflies...

I've never seen so many different types of butterflies and moths as we saw in Brazil. One of our lodges had a book for identifying them and it was thousands of pages long with eight specimens on each page! Not sure what type this one was, but it was beautiful like all of it's friends. 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...

#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#brazilmonday 

Day 2 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the   #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 2 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the   #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days. 

I'd like to send my challenge out to ANYONE who might need some time outdoors this time of year to take a break from the hectic holiday season...___

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2015-11-30 08:44:17 (81 comments; 26 reshares; 530 +1s)Open 

Bunny Ears

Hello from this little bunny on a cold frosty morning. Enjoy your week everyone...

#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo

Day 1 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the   #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 1 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the   #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days. She knows me well and that we just returned from a wildlifetrip to Braz... more »

Bunny Ears

Hello from this little bunny on a cold frosty morning. Enjoy your week everyone...

#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo

Day 1 - 7 Day Nature Challenge:  I was nominated by +Frank Yuwono to take up the   #ChallengeNaturePhotography  and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days.
Day 1 - 7 Day Wildlife Challenge:  I was also nominated by +Robin Griggs Wood to take up the   #ChallengeWildlifePhotography and publish a different nature photo for the next 7 days. She knows me well and that we just returned from a wildlife trip to Brazil. So many photos still to look through...

I'd like to send my challenge out to ANYONE suffering from a photographer's block or anyone who needs an excuse to get out there and shooting again. Either of these challenge may be just the excuse you need. Besides, don't we all need some time outdoors this time of year to take a break from the hectic holiday season? ___

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2015-11-25 19:52:43 (75 comments; 37 reshares; 379 +1s)Open 

Moonlight Stroll

Looks like a great place for a moonlight stroll on the crisp winter evening. That is exactly what we did a few nights ago near Abisko, Sweden. We were hoping to see the Northern Lights dancing, but just got a faint green glow for 20 minutes or so and then it disappeared and didn't come back. :-(  Still have a few more nights here and are keeping our fingers crossed, but the weather has been so bad and the forecast doesn't look any better on our last few nights. I guess we'll have to try again another time. In the meantime, enjoy this Winter snow scene and your upcoming weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate it tomorrow...

#whitewednesday  +White Wednesday+Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#polarthursday +Polar Thursday +Alistair Knock +Marie Knock 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord+Eric ... more »

Moonlight Stroll

Looks like a great place for a moonlight stroll on the crisp winter evening. That is exactly what we did a few nights ago near Abisko, Sweden. We were hoping to see the Northern Lights dancing, but just got a faint green glow for 20 minutes or so and then it disappeared and didn't come back. :-(  Still have a few more nights here and are keeping our fingers crossed, but the weather has been so bad and the forecast doesn't look any better on our last few nights. I guess we'll have to try again another time. In the meantime, enjoy this Winter snow scene and your upcoming weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate it tomorrow...

#whitewednesday  +White Wednesday+Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#polarthursday +Polar Thursday +Alistair Knock +Marie Knock 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow___

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2015-11-21 06:39:45 (67 comments; 17 reshares; 307 +1s)Open 

Makapuu Point Light

It was too windy to hike the trail for this lighthouse when we visited, but hope to visit next time. On Oahu, Hawaii. Hope you 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 
#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#photomaniausa +Photo Mania USA +Marjolein Schat +Dorma Wiggin +Kris Rowlands +David Pilasky
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

Makapuu Point Light

It was too windy to hike the trail for this lighthouse when we visited, but hope to visit next time. On Oahu, Hawaii. Hope you 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 
#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday  +Heiko Köster
#photomaniausa +Photo Mania USA +Marjolein Schat +Dorma Wiggin +Kris Rowlands +David Pilasky
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow___

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2015-11-18 20:57:08 (65 comments; 48 reshares; 813 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Amazon Kingfisher

We saw many of these lovely kingfishers along the river banks and waterways in the Amazon area. They are one of the largest of the green kingfisher family. So fun to watch them dive into the water for their fish dinner, too. Hope you are all enjoying your week!

#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 +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#brazilmonday  

Juvenile Amazon Kingfisher

We saw many of these lovely kingfishers along the river banks and waterways in the Amazon area. They are one of the largest of the green kingfisher family. So fun to watch them dive into the water for their fish dinner, too. Hope you are all enjoying your week!

#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 +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#brazilmonday  ___

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2015-11-12 08:29:40 (152 comments; 80 reshares; 1,035 +1s)Open 

Blue Fronted Amazon

We found a group of these beautiful parrots enjoying the mangoes from a nearby tree in the Pantanal. So many different and very beautiful birds from our Brazil trip - still going through all of the photos. Hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#brazilmonday 

Blue Fronted Amazon

We found a group of these beautiful parrots enjoying the mangoes from a nearby tree in the Pantanal. So many different and very beautiful birds from our Brazil trip - still going through all of the photos. Hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-11-05 08:44:06 (78 comments; 22 reshares; 324 +1s)Open 

Still Standing

There's not much better than city lights glowing on the water and this spot was no exception. Isn't it pretty amazing how little those seagulls moved during my 20 second exposure?
Hope your 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 
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson
#LeadingLinesMonday
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser

Still Standing

There's not much better than city lights glowing on the water and this spot was no exception. Isn't it pretty amazing how little those seagulls moved during my 20 second exposure?
Hope your 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 
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson
#LeadingLinesMonday
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser___

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2015-11-01 08:09:24 (48 comments; 10 reshares; 290 +1s)Open 

Wish You Were Here...

Heck, I wish I was still there! Here's one of our nice sunsets from Hawaii earlier this year. Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween and are having a wonderful weekend. 

#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 
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

Wish You Were Here...

Heck, I wish I was still there! Here's one of our nice sunsets from Hawaii earlier this year. Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween and are having a wonderful weekend. 

#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 
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow___

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2015-10-30 18:22:41 (68 comments; 36 reshares; 537 +1s)Open 

Alien Moth

I'm not sure which alien nation this strange creature hails from, but he was there waiting for us one evening. I blinded him with a flash so he had to stick around for a little while until his eyes recovered...
Happy #alienabductionfriday ! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier  on behalf of Captain Irene (who is currently on a long term mission), the #gplusaliennation , and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . 
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#buggyfriday  
#BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday +Chris Mallory
#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +WalterSoestbe... more »

Alien Moth

I'm not sure which alien nation this strange creature hails from, but he was there waiting for us one evening. I blinded him with a flash so he had to stick around for a little while until his eyes recovered...
Happy #alienabductionfriday ! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier  on behalf of Captain Irene (who is currently on a long term mission), the #gplusaliennation , and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . 
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#buggyfriday  
#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
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-10-28 03:16:48 (53 comments; 25 reshares; 393 +1s)Open 

Yacare Caiman

Since not everything in Brazil was cute and colorful, here is an example of the other side. These caimans are relatively small members of the crocodile family, adult males are typically 2 - 2.5m in length (6.5 - 8ft). According to Wikipedia, there are an estimated 10 million of these guys in the Brazilian Pantanal region, representing what is quite possibly the largest single crocodilian population on Earth!

#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 
#brazilmonday  
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +ОксанаКрысюкова... more »

Yacare Caiman

Since not everything in Brazil was cute and colorful, here is an example of the other side. These caimans are relatively small members of the crocodile family, adult males are typically 2 - 2.5m in length (6.5 - 8ft). According to Wikipedia, there are an estimated 10 million of these guys in the Brazilian Pantanal region, representing what is quite possibly the largest single crocodilian population on Earth!

#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 
#brazilmonday  
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-10-21 23:34:22 (81 comments; 51 reshares; 507 +1s)Open 

After Dark at Iguazu Falls

We only had one night on the Brazil side of the falls and we took full advantage of it! This is about 40 minutes after sunset over the falls, showing the last light in the sky - and later we tried out some other vantage points for the Milky Way (still to come...) What an amazing location to enjoy the full expanse and wonderful vistas. You get much more intimate and close-up views on the Argentina side - still sorting through these, I'll get some ready soon.
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

#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
#wetwednesday +***** +Jen Baptist#... more »

After Dark at Iguazu Falls

We only had one night on the Brazil side of the falls and we took full advantage of it! This is about 40 minutes after sunset over the falls, showing the last light in the sky - and later we tried out some other vantage points for the Milky Way (still to come...) What an amazing location to enjoy the full expanse and wonderful vistas. You get much more intimate and close-up views on the Argentina side - still sorting through these, I'll get some ready soon.
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

#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
#wetwednesday +***** +Jen Baptist
#NationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#brazilmonday ___

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Hyacinth Macaws

We saw these beautiful birds all over the Brazilian Pantanal. Their amazing blue color makes them easy to spot and they normally travel in pairs. Some fun facts:  They are the largest of all of the parrot species and can be over 3 feet in length to the tip of their tail feathers. Their beaks are so strong, they can even crack open coconuts, brazil nut pods, macadamia nuts and many others. Some of these nuts are very hard to open, even with a hard blow from a large hammer!

Unfortunately, these beautiful birds qualify as endangered on the ICUN Red List due to illegal trapping for the cage bird trade and habitat loss even though they are protected by law in both Brazil and Bolivia. Conservation programs are in place to help these birds in the Southern Brazilian Pantanal by protecting their favorite trees and providing artificial nest boxes to help the pairs withb... more »

Hyacinth Macaws

We saw these beautiful birds all over the Brazilian Pantanal. Their amazing blue color makes them easy to spot and they normally travel in pairs. Some fun facts:  They are the largest of all of the parrot species and can be over 3 feet in length to the tip of their tail feathers. Their beaks are so strong, they can even crack open coconuts, brazil nut pods, macadamia nuts and many others. Some of these nuts are very hard to open, even with a hard blow from a large hammer!

Unfortunately, these beautiful birds qualify as endangered on the ICUN Red List due to illegal trapping for the cage bird trade and habitat loss even though they are protected by law in both Brazil and Bolivia. Conservation programs are in place to help these birds in the Southern Brazilian Pantanal by protecting their favorite trees and providing artificial nest boxes to help the pairs with breeding and raising new chicks. I hope this can help them in the future, these beautiful birds are absolutely amazing to watch flying and soaring on the breezes in the wild.

I hope you have a wonderful week everyone...

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER 
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#brazilmonday ___

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Southern Burrowing Owl

We saw these beauties a few times in the Pantanal area of Southeastern Brazil. Owls are some of my favorites birds, especially Burrowing Owls. They are quite small - typically only 8 - 11 inches tall. The owl pairs live in abandoned burrows typically dug out by other animals. We didn't see any chicks during our visit, but they normally lay 6 to 12 eggs where 4 or 5 of the survive to leave the nest. Such fascinating little birds...
Enjoy your day 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 +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#brazilmonday  
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 

Southern Burrowing Owl

We saw these beauties a few times in the Pantanal area of Southeastern Brazil. Owls are some of my favorites birds, especially Burrowing Owls. They are quite small - typically only 8 - 11 inches tall. The owl pairs live in abandoned burrows typically dug out by other animals. We didn't see any chicks during our visit, but they normally lay 6 to 12 eggs where 4 or 5 of the survive to leave the nest. Such fascinating little birds...
Enjoy your day 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 +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan
#brazilmonday  
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak ___

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2015-10-12 16:07:03 (48 comments; 26 reshares; 450 +1s)Open 

Dive in, the water's great!

We were very lucky to see these neotropical river otters during our time on the water in the Amazon. Such beautiful creatures and very fast swimmers. They jumped out of the water for a bit, but quickly came back and I was fortunate enough to catch that moment as he slid into the water. 
Hope you all have a very wonderful week, Happy Monday!!!

#wetwednesday +* +Jen Baptist
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#brazilmonday  

Dive in, the water's great!

We were very lucky to see these neotropical river otters during our time on the water in the Amazon. Such beautiful creatures and very fast swimmers. They jumped out of the water for a bit, but quickly came back and I was fortunate enough to catch that moment as he slid into the water. 
Hope you all have a very wonderful week, Happy Monday!!!

#wetwednesday +* +Jen Baptist
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#MirrorMonday +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#brazilmonday  ___

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Just Hanging Out

On one of our first days of the trip, we were visiting the flooded varzea forest along the Rio Negro. After our stop for lunch at a floating restaurant, we had to cross a narrow bridge to see some other sites. The clever little white-fronted capuchins seem to know when lunch is over and that folks are possibly carrying bananas and other snacks with them. You are quickly surrounded by a large group of these sweet faced creatures who will come and tap you on the arm in the hopes of a snack. Even though I wish that they didn't get fed and weren't so used to people, it was an amazing experience to have that interaction with these guys!
Have a great week everyone...

#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday  
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week+Dick Wh... more »

Just Hanging Out

On one of our first days of the trip, we were visiting the flooded varzea forest along the Rio Negro. After our stop for lunch at a floating restaurant, we had to cross a narrow bridge to see some other sites. The clever little white-fronted capuchins seem to know when lunch is over and that folks are possibly carrying bananas and other snacks with them. You are quickly surrounded by a large group of these sweet faced creatures who will come and tap you on the arm in the hopes of a snack. Even though I wish that they didn't get fed and weren't so used to people, it was an amazing experience to have that interaction with these guys!
Have a great week everyone...

#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday  
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson___

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Amazon River Sunset

Thought I'd share a little of the landscape from our Brazil Amazon trip in case you're getting tired of the animals already.  Turns out it's not the best conditions to shoot sunset from a rocking boat in the middle of the river, but you have to give it a try when you have skies like this, right? Anyway, we had some very beautiful evenings and when it was convenient, we'd ask to stop and grab a few shots. There were so many views like this one during the early part of our trip, it was really hard to capture the actual beauty of the scenery.
Hope you're having a great 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 
#hqsplandscape +HQSPLan... more »

Amazon River Sunset

Thought I'd share a little of the landscape from our Brazil Amazon trip in case you're getting tired of the animals already.  Turns out it's not the best conditions to shoot sunset from a rocking boat in the middle of the river, but you have to give it a try when you have skies like this, right? Anyway, we had some very beautiful evenings and when it was convenient, we'd ask to stop and grab a few shots. There were so many views like this one during the early part of our trip, it was really hard to capture the actual beauty of the scenery.
Hope you're having a great 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 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#brazilmonday  ___

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Caution, Slow Movers Ahead!

Many of the animals in the wild are skittish around people or just very fast moving. Not the case with this Pale-throated Three Toed Sloth! Sloths are some very fascinating creatures and certainly one of the slowest moving animals I've ever encountered. Here are a few fun facts about sloths:  Their arms are nearly twice the length of the lower legs and they have a very short tail. They can fall asleep while hanging from a tree and have been known to sleep for more than 18 hours per day. Their fur often has a greenish cast to it due to the algae that grows on them, thereby giving them an extra bit of camouflage. Wonderful animals to see!!!
Enjoy your week everyone...

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#w... more »

Caution, Slow Movers Ahead!

Many of the animals in the wild are skittish around people or just very fast moving. Not the case with this Pale-throated Three Toed Sloth! Sloths are some very fascinating creatures and certainly one of the slowest moving animals I've ever encountered. Here are a few fun facts about sloths:  Their arms are nearly twice the length of the lower legs and they have a very short tail. They can fall asleep while hanging from a tree and have been known to sleep for more than 18 hours per day. Their fur often has a greenish cast to it due to the algae that grows on them, thereby giving them an extra bit of camouflage. Wonderful animals to see!!!
Enjoy your week everyone...

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday  
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima___

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Wolf Spider Camouflage

This wolf spider was on a large boulder just above a bench where you might rest while on the lower falls trail at Iguazu Falls (Argentina side.) Many of the guides were pointing it out and discouraging folks from sitting here since the spider can be dangerous. Good thing they were pointing to it, the spider had amazing camouflage and was very hard to distinguish from the rock it was sitting on. The full leg span was about the size of my outstretched hand, wow!!!
Enjoy your week and always be aware of your surroundings, never know what surprises might be lurking there!!!

#spidersunday  +Kimberly Hosey +Lerato Majikfaerie
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs +Mac... more »

Wolf Spider Camouflage

This wolf spider was on a large boulder just above a bench where you might rest while on the lower falls trail at Iguazu Falls (Argentina side.) Many of the guides were pointing it out and discouraging folks from sitting here since the spider can be dangerous. Good thing they were pointing to it, the spider had amazing camouflage and was very hard to distinguish from the rock it was sitting on. The full leg span was about the size of my outstretched hand, wow!!!
Enjoy your week and always be aware of your surroundings, never know what surprises might be lurking there!!!

#spidersunday  +Kimberly Hosey +Lerato Majikfaerie
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-09-19 10:53:45 (38 comments; 32 reshares; 423 +1s)Open 

Pink River Dolphin

The locals in the Amazon area we visited call them "Boto". We visited them in the flooded (  várzea ) forest area where they are the most plentiful. Pink river dolphins ( Inia geoffrensis ) have a pink and grey skin and the most unusual long snout - best to get in under rocks to eat crab and fish that hide there! They are also the most flexible of the dolphins and can turn in very tight circles. Very fun to watch them swim and jump out of the water! This guy was habituated to people and is sometimes fed fish, so he willingly came up to say hello!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S.+Andy... more »

Pink River Dolphin

The locals in the Amazon area we visited call them "Boto". We visited them in the flooded (  várzea ) forest area where they are the most plentiful. Pink river dolphins ( Inia geoffrensis ) have a pink and grey skin and the most unusual long snout - best to get in under rocks to eat crab and fish that hide there! They are also the most flexible of the dolphins and can turn in very tight circles. Very fun to watch them swim and jump out of the water! This guy was habituated to people and is sometimes fed fish, so he willingly came up to say hello!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#BrazilMonday  ___

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2015-09-16 03:37:55 (87 comments; 38 reshares; 438 +1s)Open 

Beautiful Ocelot!

I can't believe that we were fortunate to finally see an ocelot here in the Brazilian Pantanal!!! The first couple of nights that we went out, we had no luck, but last night we hit the jackpot. This beautiful male ocelot was patrolling his favorite fishing pond that you can see just behind him. They are mostly nocturnal, quite territorial, and have a varied diet. Stunningly beautiful animals, so very happy to have seen one!
I hope you are enjoying your week everyone...

#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith
#wholewildlifeweek  +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Diego Cattaneo +Anette Mossbacher 
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday  
#caturday  +... more »

Beautiful Ocelot!

I can't believe that we were fortunate to finally see an ocelot here in the Brazilian Pantanal!!! The first couple of nights that we went out, we had no luck, but last night we hit the jackpot. This beautiful male ocelot was patrolling his favorite fishing pond that you can see just behind him. They are mostly nocturnal, quite territorial, and have a varied diet. Stunningly beautiful animals, so very happy to have seen one!
I hope you are enjoying your week everyone...

#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith
#wholewildlifeweek  +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Diego Cattaneo +Anette Mossbacher 
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday  
#caturday  +CATURDAY! +Cicely Robin Laing +Shantha Marie Fountain +Khrystiane Friedli
#Animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2015-09-11 13:49:09 (60 comments; 20 reshares; 472 +1s)Open 

Cock of the Rock

We went to visit the very exotic and ultra cool birds last week. Beautiful bursts of color in the shaded forest. We had to wait out a rain storm to see many of them come to visit this area in the afternoon. Just as the rain cleared, a few bits of sunlight came through the trees to light them up. Hope you enjoy this little burst of color!
Off to another area today, long travel day. Overall, I've been very impressed that we've been able to get internet at all of these remote lodges, boy how times have changed...

#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
#wholewildlifeweek   +WholeW... more »

Cock of the Rock

We went to visit the very exotic and ultra cool birds last week. Beautiful bursts of color in the shaded forest. We had to wait out a rain storm to see many of them come to visit this area in the afternoon. Just as the rain cleared, a few bits of sunlight came through the trees to light them up. Hope you enjoy this little burst of color!
Off to another area today, long travel day. Overall, I've been very impressed that we've been able to get internet at all of these remote lodges, boy how times have changed...

#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
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#brazilmonday ___

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2015-09-08 01:01:48 (37 comments; 36 reshares; 475 +1s)Open 

Fruit Crazy!

This White-throated Toucan was crazy for the açaí berries on this palm tree. He ate many of them while we watched his antics. Doesn't he remind you of Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loop Cereal commercials when you were a kid? Love the variety of toucans and aracaris that they have here. We're off to a new spot very early tomorrow morning, but hope to be able to check in on everyone over the next few days. Enjoy your week!

#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
#brazilmonday  

Fruit Crazy!

This White-throated Toucan was crazy for the açaí berries on this palm tree. He ate many of them while we watched his antics. Doesn't he remind you of Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loop Cereal commercials when you were a kid? Love the variety of toucans and aracaris that they have here. We're off to a new spot very early tomorrow morning, but hope to be able to check in on everyone over the next few days. Enjoy your week!

#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
#brazilmonday  ___

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2015-09-04 13:58:04 (38 comments; 27 reshares; 333 +1s)Open 

Hungry for Ants!

Here is a wonderful animal that is often very hard to see in the flooded forests of Brazil, the Southern Tamandua! An arboreal type of anteater, the tamandua eats mostly ants and termites. We were very lucky to see two of them and got some great views as this one came down this tree heading to the next termite mound.Very exiting!!!

Likely to be out of internet range again for a few days as we go and visit another ecosystem in the Amazon to see what we find next. Have a great weekend everyone!

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak #br... more »

Hungry for Ants!

Here is a wonderful animal that is often very hard to see in the flooded forests of Brazil, the Southern Tamandua! An arboreal type of anteater, the tamandua eats mostly ants and termites. We were very lucky to see two of them and got some great views as this one came down this tree heading to the next termite mound.Very exiting!!!

Likely to be out of internet range again for a few days as we go and visit another ecosystem in the Amazon to see what we find next. Have a great weekend everyone!

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Nicole S. +Andy Smith 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#brazilmonday ___

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The Wave

I loved our wonderful visit to the Valley of Fire just outside of Las Vegas with +John Getchel and +Alex Lapidus at the end of last year. I posted a monochrome version of this shot earlier ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/BXrKHeD1Gkf ) and thought I'd also give you a look at the color version. Definitely want to visit this place again and spend a little more time exploring. Enjoy the rest of your week everyone...

#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 
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi+Pau... more »

The Wave

I loved our wonderful visit to the Valley of Fire just outside of Las Vegas with +John Getchel and +Alex Lapidus at the end of last year. I posted a monochrome version of this shot earlier ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/BXrKHeD1Gkf ) and thought I'd also give you a look at the color version. Definitely want to visit this place again and spend a little more time exploring. Enjoy the rest of your week everyone...

#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 
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#LeadingLinesMonday
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola___

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2015-08-23 02:10:59 (58 comments; 29 reshares; 328 +1s)Open 

The Keeper

Just one of the men keeping an eye on the temples in Egypt, this one from the Luxor Temple in Cairo, Egypt. An amazing trip to a great country, couldn't ask for a much nicer group of people to meet on our travels! Enjoy your weekend 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
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas

The Keeper

Just one of the men keeping an eye on the temples in Egypt, this one from the Luxor Temple in Cairo, Egypt. An amazing trip to a great country, couldn't ask for a much nicer group of people to meet on our travels! Enjoy your weekend 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
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas___

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2015-08-13 08:59:05 (58 comments; 13 reshares; 316 +1s)Open 

Honolulu Wakes Up

The party doesn't really start until after dark and you can see the city come to life. Honolulu and Diamond Head from one of the lookouts where we went to watch sunset. The hour or so after sunset when the lights come on and there is still a hint of color in the sky is a favorite time of mine. Everyone else has already gone home and you can enjoy the beauty and the quiet all by yourself.

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes 
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood  +TonyPhi... more »

Honolulu Wakes Up

The party doesn't really start until after dark and you can see the city come to life. Honolulu and Diamond Head from one of the lookouts where we went to watch sunset. The hour or so after sunset when the lights come on and there is still a hint of color in the sky is a favorite time of mine. Everyone else has already gone home and you can enjoy the beauty and the quiet all by yourself.

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes 
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Simon Wareham +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#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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2015-08-10 00:03:11 (54 comments; 45 reshares; 455 +1s)Open 

Puppies Love Sunset, too!

I really had fun watching this duo play on the beach, but they took a short break to enjoy the site of the sun disappearing below the horizon. From our recent trip to Hawaii.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#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 

Puppies Love Sunset, too!

I really had fun watching this duo play on the beach, but they took a short break to enjoy the site of the sun disappearing below the horizon. From our recent trip to Hawaii.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams
#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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2015-08-03 07:18:19 (102 comments; 37 reshares; 629 +1s)Open 

Sitting Pretty

Someone asked the other day if I had any shots of this Bald Eagle in the tree before he flew away. I was walking very slowly across the field trying to get closer to this guy - you can see that he is keeping a very keen eye on me. A few steps after this he flew away. We don't see Eagles very often around here, need to head farther north to see them regularly.  (Canning, Nova Scotia - August 2014)
Have a very wonderful week 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
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan

Sitting Pretty

Someone asked the other day if I had any shots of this Bald Eagle in the tree before he flew away. I was walking very slowly across the field trying to get closer to this guy - you can see that he is keeping a very keen eye on me. A few steps after this he flew away. We don't see Eagles very often around here, need to head farther north to see them regularly.  (Canning, Nova Scotia - August 2014)
Have a very wonderful week 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
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran +Serkan Mutan___

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2015-07-30 07:08:24 (105 comments; 37 reshares; 552 +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 (71 comments; 29 reshares; 536 +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 (31 comments; 13 reshares; 178 +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 (104 comments; 77 reshares; 677 +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 (130 comments; 109 reshares; 931 +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 (65 comments; 63 reshares; 477 +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 (70 comments; 52 reshares; 615 +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 (182 comments; 239 reshares; 1,216 +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 (27 comments; 9 reshares; 180 +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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