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Linda Villers has been at 6 events

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PhotoDay Around the World477_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 06:00:00267G+
Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz102UPDATEWe will meet just a few miles north of Santa Cruz at Davenport ! This is one of the most beautiful sunset areas in central California!  We will start at Davenport Beach just across the street and wing it from there ending up at the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant to end the event.  The beach is sometimes cold after dark and after the front we have over us now goes through. The beaches are also fairly empty this time of year so we should have an area we can do whatever we want to :)  1st meeting location will be:4pm (if you want to eat or drink much please come earlier we will leave by 4:30 to sunset)Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill  (831) 425-1984500 Hwy 1Ste CDavenport, CA 95017Group contact will be :George Krieger831-717-7214Final Meeting place will be: Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn1 Davenport AveDavenport, CA 95017(831) 426-8801davenportroadhouse.comJanuary D&C We will do Sunset and Santa Cruz exact locations are being finalized.  We have a 2 month streak of winning one of the theme images 2nd place in Nov and Dec. Time to have a go at January with the theme "in Mid-Air"  Bring something to "launch" skyward :)January Drink & Click Santa Cruz Style2014-01-31 16:00:0020G+
Drink And Click™ SF518With 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 19:00:0068G+
Lisa Donchak15,622Hi 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 18:00:0028G+
Eric Raeber1,181,580I 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 18:30:0014G+
Nathan Wirth184,978A 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 ScheduleFriday 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 MurrayMeet 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 DayMeet 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 MurrayMeet 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 HillChina Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am–Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve LanderosMeet 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 LanderosMeet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot———————————————————————————Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat do I need to bring?Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photographyRecommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filterWill 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 00:00:00201G+

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Denyse Landry34,722CERCLE PHOTOGRAPHES VERSION 7 comprenant quelques uns de nos excellents photographes.CIRCLE PHOTOGRAPHERS VERSION 7 includes some of our great photographers.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included .IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGER/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUS.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Maintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share..J’espère que d’autres personnes vont vous découvrir et apprécier vos magnifiques photos.I hope that other people can discover you and enjoy your beautiful photos.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages .I appreciate your hard work and your shares. #photography   #photo #photooftheday #photographer #photographersongoogle + #photographerstofollow #photooftheweek #googleplus #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #share #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #addcircle #findcircles #share4share #share4follow #activepeople #addmetoyourcircles #addmetosharedcircle 2014-07-26 21:07:36243502768CC G+
Artist , photographer , amateur or professional3,455Circle A.P.A.P. +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak It his for both the creation of the circle. this weekend of rest we will reply to the message Monday You're welcome !We are happy to share your work . Thank you Jany & Krzysztof. For an upcoming sharing your work in good agreement we ask. Follow the rule Please. To add to your circle, the curator and organizer  +jany viala    & +Krzysztof Felczak  +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  for  to follow your job+A.P.A.P.Grand talent    to promote great talent  +A.P.A.P. Cascade, montagne, paysage  & +A.P.A.P.Macro Architecture Bird  inviting for the contest Each pages, the circle! You do not follow the rules you would no longer share Thank you for your understanding.+jany viala  PS: you can share and comment +1 also!  thank you! Jany from this holiday weekend2014-07-25 09:20:20304311120CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,178Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-22 10:54:48153704CC G+
shareing circle jac5,250♥Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle♥2014-07-22 03:38:5844881018CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,976#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   July 8th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-07-18 07:38:561732218CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,976#AFRICANature circle Version 5, July 18th, 2014This is the circle for the new daily theme   #AFRICANature . It displays all participants whose photos were selected for display on the +AFRICANature  page and also includes the theme curators. Add the circle if you want to see great nature and wildlife photos from Africa! The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your African nature and wildlife photos for the daily #AFRICANature  theme and to be selected for display on the +AFRICANature  page. For more information on the theme, visit the +AFRICANature  page.2014-07-18 07:14:3674046CC G+
Mason West2,575Hello. This is a circle of top-notch photographers and photography enthusiasts. If you are interested in photography and would like to be included in this circle in the future, please add your +1, share publicly, and let me know that you did so in the comment section.2014-07-17 14:27:214146510CC G+
Denyse Landry33,111CERCLE PHOTOGRAPHES VERSION 6 comprenant quelques uns de nos excellents photographes.CIRCLE PHOTOGRAPHERS VERSION 6 includes some of our great photographers.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included .Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Maintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Voici les différentes possibilités qui s’offrent à vous si vous êtes intéressés à ce que je continue à vous inclure dans mes partages de cercles.The following options are available to you if you are interested that I continue to include you in my sharing circles.PARTAGER/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUS.Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share..J’espère que d’autres personnes vont vous découvrir et apprécier vos magnifiques photos.I hope that other people can discover you and enjoy your beautiful photos.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages .I appreciate your hard work and your shares. #photography   #photo   #photooftheday   #photographer   #photographersongoogle+   #photographerstofollow   #photooftheweek   #googleplus   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #findcircles   #share4share   #share4follow   #activepeople   2014-07-13 19:28:00237881868CC G+
Exposure398Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL There will be a weekly Exposure gallery where you can add a favourite photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD YOUR COMPETITION PHOTO IN THE GALLERY :https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100754431548807057066/events/c9hraqm019k8rcu0rd060kklcrg?authkey=CMqzgp3W_eLJegPhotography LoversI hope you enjoy the photographs that you see. Please show your support by plussing, sharing and leaving your comments on any photos that you like! Some positive feedback  will  be much appreciated and encourage the photographers . Who knows, it might inspire someone to take the next step to getting their photography out there!Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-07-13 19:06:17215462363CC G+
Artist , photographer , amateur or professional3,370Work moderator is not easy. Very dificult to enforce. Sharing circle We can not promote people that you are not adding or added and removed in the day'm Song circles Today's comment +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  I will be done clean cleaning circles. People who wish to return, his welcome the Know Thank you to the person who sustains us The next circle clean cleaning  +A.P.A.P.Grand talent +A.P.A.P. Cascade, montagne, paysage +A.P.A.P.Macro Architecture Bird & +jany viala I withdraw all who withdrew us Jany.Do not forget to added to your circle the Conservative +jany viala & +Krzysztof Felczak  sharing your work and also pages Thank!2014-07-11 14:37:34269361819CC G+
Sarvesh Kumar571To get in, and to ensure you stay in  #circleoffriends  you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.#sharedcircles   #circleshare  #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  #sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares #circlesharing #circlesshare #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle #publiccircle #circle #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle 2014-07-09 10:07:3538614215CC G+
Shinta putri anggun2,228CIRCLE sharing Mania1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-07-05 04:58:01460543244CC G+
HQSP Winners28,528Release 2014 June HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Sime Wareham +Philippe Avenel and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners  page in June- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2014-07-04 20:17:562859652115CC G+
Photo Mania USA1,410Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of June. Each day, one of these photographs was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page. Well done everyone!If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2014-07-02 09:23:17177649CC G+
HQSP Night5,317Hello everybody, it is already july and here is the new monthy circle of +HQSP Night. All this fantastic photographers in this circle got shared at the  +HQSP Night theme page in the month june.If you want to be in the next circle you just have to add the +HQSP Night page to your cicles and share a night picture public and add the #hqspnight  tag to this picture.Feel free to add this photograhers to your circles and share the circle in your profile to support our night lovers.2014-07-01 11:46:07132469CC G+
Doug Hyatt3,412ENHANCE YOUR LIST WITH THESE PHOTOGRAPHERS!HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:43:40233012CC G+
Denyse Landry31,159CERCLE GLOBAL VERSION 3.CIRCLE GLOBAL VERSION 3.ART                                               ART PHOTOGRAPHES                      PHOTOGRAPHERSDIVERSITÉ                                  DIVERSITYPARTAGEURS                            SHARERS_________________________________IMPORTANT:Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du  cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Maintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. ___________________________________Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.Si vous êtes inréressés à ce que je continue à vous inclure dans mes partages de cercles., voici les différentes possibilités qui s’offrent à vous.If you are interessed that I continue to include you in my sharing circles, here are the options available to you.____________________________________PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUS.Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir.. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you know other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #bestcircleshare   #bestphotographer   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #art   #artist   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #photographersongoogle +   #photographer   #photographerstofollow     #share4share   #topsharedcircle   #photography   #thankyoucircle   2014-06-29 03:29:343829871114CC G+
John Nuntiatio39,291#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-24 05:38:05172457CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,335Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-23 18:22:23155626CC G+
Robert Connor10,967Add this mix of profiles and pages to build-up your G+ network. Please Share!Please add me in your circle and do as below:1. Add me to your circle2. +1 this circle3. Comment this share4. Share this circle to Public Thank you.#circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #addme   #addmetoyourcircles   #followme   #followmeplease   #following   #circleoftheday   #publiccircle   #findcircle   #findcircles   #circles   #circleshare   #topinfluencer2014-06-23 13:17:54281311951CC G+
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623372CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#africanature circle Version 4, June 16th, 2014This is the circle for the new daily theme   #africanature . It display all participants whose photos were selected for display on the +AFRICANature page and also includes the theme curators. Add the circle if you want to see great nature and wildlife photos from Africa! The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your African nature and wildlife photos for the daily #africanature  theme and to be selected for display on the +AFRICANature page. For more information on the theme, visit the +AFRICANature page.2014-06-16 09:15:206510719CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 10th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-16 08:53:191726315CC G+
Denyse Landry28,2992014-06-14 21:35:26216672775CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,445#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 3rd, 2014 - "African Nights"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-09 19:44:461712417CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,396#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 27th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-03 08:36:59170137CC G+
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216150109CC G+
Andrey Mashnich122,077Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all!Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Share and be sharedБуду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами...I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2014-05-25 10:22:154529160112CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,433Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-22 10:55:08146015CC G+
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861969CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,054#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 6th, 2014 - "Feelgood Africa"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-05-12 10:40:531672119CC G+
virginiavaginawati putrikumalasari658please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-06 16:13:184975013CC G+
Monochrome World8,935April 2014 ContributorsAmazing contributions in April. 2014. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful and inspiring work. You're deeply appreciated. Please keep tagging us with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  as It makes it easier to find your posts if you do so.You beat all contributors records this month! Amazing.Please be sure to add our page to your circles in our for us to add you to the Contributors Circle.  You're re-share is appreciated. +Circles Circles Circles  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circle Mag +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2014-05-06 01:38:4141912164173CC G+
Margaret Tompkins107,694Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!This circle represents the last two weeks.2014-05-04 00:26:311801002169CC G+
John Wood4,710This is a Circle of people who have recently shared my circles !  Add these great sharers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who Share this current edition will be included in my next one  ... Cheers!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles  2014-05-02 13:19:5026631310CC G+
HQSP Winners27,532Release 2014 April HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr  +Michael Sonntag  +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion  +Terrie Gray  +Sime Wareham  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in April- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Keep posting your beautiful photos!Regards Anja2014-05-01 14:17:0937715187169CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,781#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 22nd, 2014 -  " People of Africa #rememberingrwanda "Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-28 16:30:491660113CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281866CC G+
Shinta putri anggun2291. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #artisticgoogle  2014-04-26 16:19:094049526CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,022Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-22 10:41:201444211CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,814AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 15th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-22 08:45:491640013CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:29501414CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:02501518CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,690#africanature circle Version 3, April 15th, 2014This is the circle for the new daily theme  #africanature . It display all participant whose photos were selected for display on the +AFRICANature page and also includes the theme curators. Add the circle if you want to see great nature and wildlife photos from Africa! The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your African nature and wildlife photos for the daily #africanature  theme and to be selected for display on the +AFRICANature page. For more information on the theme, visit the +AFRICANature page.2014-04-15 10:32:32530010CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,690AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 8th, 2014 - "Collective Africa"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-15 09:57:171622016CC G+
Margaret Tompkins105,661Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David PilaskyDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +2014-04-05 19:49:135814629CC G+
HQSP Winners27,168Release 2014 March HQSP Winners circle!The third circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster ,+Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and  +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle: - All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)- And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-04-04 08:36:23332384142CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,741#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-03-31 19:12:072675510CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,423*#africanature  circle Version 2, March 31st, 2014*This is the circle for the new daily theme  #africanature . It display all participant whose photos were selected for display on the +AFRICANature page and also includes the theme curators. Add the circle if you want to see great nature and wildlife photos from Africa! The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your African nature and wildlife photos for the daily #africanature  theme and to be selected for display on the +AFRICANature page. For more information on the theme, visit the +AFRICANature page.2014-03-31 12:57:3940008CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,423 AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 25th, 2014 - "Land,sea and sky"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-03-31 12:27:461600017CC G+

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2014-05-15 22:24:44 (64 comments, 7 reshares, 131 +1s)

Seagull & the Wave

This seagull seemed oblivious to the waves crashing on the rocks. Somehow, he would always scurry away in time and I never saw him get wet. It was fun watching his antics at the beach.

I seem to have missed #wildlifewednesday  yesterday, I wonder if +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak might forgive me for a late submission?
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine  +Jon Kahn
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark HELM +Philippe Avenel +Sime Wareham 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#natureandwildlifephotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
  #wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetovic 

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2014-07-29 04:05:02 (29 comments, 28 reshares, 398 +1s)

Burrowing Owl

Another beauty from the CuriOdyssey wildlife rehab center and zoo. The pair of owls have lived permanently at the zoo for several years.
Some fun facts:  The burrowing owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They nest and roost in underground burrows. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day. Living in open grasslands, as opposed to the forest, the burrowing owl developed longer legs which enables them to sprint as well as fly when hunting. All very cool stuff, right? Enjoy your week everyone!

#birdpoker  Owls +Phil Armishaw 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa#hq... more »

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2014-07-29 04:05:02 (29 comments, 28 reshares, 398 +1s)

Burrowing Owl

Another beauty from the CuriOdyssey wildlife rehab center and zoo. The pair of owls have lived permanently at the zoo for several years.
Some fun facts:  The burrowing owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They nest and roost in underground burrows. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day. Living in open grasslands, as opposed to the forest, the burrowing owl developed longer legs which enables them to sprint as well as fly when hunting. All very cool stuff, right? Enjoy your week everyone!

#birdpoker  Owls +Phil Armishaw 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa#hq... more »

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2014-07-31 08:11:59 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

The Zipper

A little bit of neon for you today. This is from the local county fair a few weeks ago. Looked like a fun ride, just don't eat too much before you start out...  Hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly +Rosie Nixon +Betty Manousos
#PhotoManiaUSA +Photo Mania USA +Jack Stepanyan  
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
 #saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser

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2014-07-29 04:05:02 (29 comments, 28 reshares, 398 +1s)

Burrowing Owl

Another beauty from the CuriOdyssey wildlife rehab center and zoo. The pair of owls have lived permanently at the zoo for several years.
Some fun facts:  The burrowing owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They nest and roost in underground burrows. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day. Living in open grasslands, as opposed to the forest, the burrowing owl developed longer legs which enables them to sprint as well as fly when hunting. All very cool stuff, right? Enjoy your week everyone!

#birdpoker  Owls +Phil Armishaw 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa#hq... more »

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2014-07-26 22:14:07 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)

Sunset at the Pier

We visited the Pacifica Pier for the first time a couple of weeks ago - definitely need to go back there and spend more time. I love the distortion of the sun as it hits the horizon for it's last hurrah. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#silhouettesaturday  +SilhouetteSaturday +Naila z
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +JimWar... more »

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2014-07-25 02:20:03 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 134 +1s)

Lines in the Sand

Rushing water makes such nice lines in the sand, just be sure to set your tripod firmly in the sand and hopefully far enough back that you won't get wet! Happy Thursday everyone...

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D

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2014-07-23 05:01:08 (51 comments, 22 reshares, 134 +1s)

Victoria Falls From Above

Came across this photo that I must have missed on first look. We took a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls area on our trip and I was lucky enough to get the front seat with unobstructed views! The views were just amazing - no wonder the falls are so big, look at the size of that river! Enjoy your week everyone...

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky 
#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme"  +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +VinodKri... more »

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2014-07-21 21:10:02 (30 comments, 9 reshares, 106 +1s)

Recovering Raccoon

Another of the recovering animals at the CuriOdyssey wildlife rehab center nearby. He was hit by a car and has a troubled leg, but seems to be doing quite well, though he looks a little sad to me. Raccoons are very curious and nocturnal. From their coloring, you can imagine it might be hard to see them when driving at night.

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller 
#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 +Ambrogio Bellotti
#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams#... more »

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2014-07-20 17:36:53 (22 comments, 14 reshares, 107 +1s)

Red Shouldered Hawk

This beauty currently lives at the CuriOdyssey wildlife rehab center nearby. Apparently, she flew into some chicken wire and damaged one of her eyes. The center is not sure they will be able to restore her vision enough to be able to release her back to the wild, but they are still hopeful.

#zoosunday  +Zoo-Sunday +Melanie MP 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark HELM +Philippe Avenel +Sime Wareham 
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović 
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer

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2014-07-19 04:22:09 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 90 +1s)

Blushing Rose

A blushing rose to brighten your weekend everyone. 

#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography 

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2014-07-17 05:56:28 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 118 +1s)

Flame Skimmer

Noticed these beautiful dragon flies a couple of weeks ago around the lake at the golf course (never mind that I shouldn't have been over there with my shot!) I just knew I had to bring my camera and grab some shots of them. I caught this guy with some lunch that he's about to devour, hope I didn't disturb him too much!

#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron
#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh
#buggylunch +Buggy Lunch +Kim Sinclair
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Chandro Ji +Suzi Harr +Sime Wareham +Mark HELM 
#wildlifewednesday +Mik... more »

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2014-07-13 09:45:40 (35 comments, 5 reshares, 54 +1s)

Final Plus Post

For the past 8 weeks  I have been helping out with the Mentorship program "Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play" mentored by +Alex Lapidus. They did allow me to play along with them, woohoo! What an amazing journey to open our eyes to the power of unsharp photography in all of it's forms. 

Some of my favorite artists of all time were the impressionists. The way they were able to portray a sense of time and emotion with their soft brush strokes was very powerful. This mentorship has showed us the way to capture some of that power and emotion in our photographs. I had no idea there were so many types and styles of blurs and unsharp photography, but we explored multiple possibilities each week. Now we have an amazing toolbox available of things to experiment and play with when we want to portray such scenes. I'm so glad that this mentorshipw... more »

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2014-07-11 18:58:39 (36 comments, 3 reshares, 154 +1s)

Fireworks 2014

I experimented with some different capture modes for the Independence Day fireworks show this year and I really like this result. Our local show typically sends up a couple of fireworks at a time for the first part of the show and then a grand finale. Those single shots are typically all in approximately the same place. I wanted many shots in one frame, so I set a longer exposure  then covered the lens and moved the camera slightly between bursts. Many blurry or partial bursts if I didn't time things correctly, but lots of fun to experiment...

#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly +Rosie Nixon +Betty Manousos
#MyCitySunday +My City Sunday +Carra Riley+... more »

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2014-07-04 17:24:27 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s)

Energized Sunflowers

Sending you warm summer fun this weekend. Happy weekend to you all and for those in the US, a happy Independence Day as well!

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly +Rosie Nixon +Betty Manousos
#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#yellowcircle  +Brian Dukes 
#yisforyellow  +YisforYellow +Lucille Galleli 

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2014-07-03 01:06:02 (33 comments, 7 reshares, 108 +1s)

Golden Gate Bridge Collage

We've been exploring many different topics over in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography Mentorship (led by +Alex Lapidus) these last few weeks. During the week for post processing and multiple exposures, the name of Pep Ventosa kept coming up.  Many of us took a stab at experimenting with his very unique type of art. Here is my take on one of his Collective Snapshot works. Hope you enjoy!

Most of the other works from class are private (at least for now), but here is an awesome execution by +Rosie Nixon https://plus.google.com/u/0/107133978588742488575/posts/3PcXDtYS4Ka

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Sean McLean +Enrique Pelaez
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld +Carra Riley
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday+... more »

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2014-06-30 20:15:17 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 94 +1s)

Boiling Cauldron

I love watching the ocean and the waves - something I got from my father I think. The different patterns and lines made by the retreating waves is mesmerizing. I like the swirling pattern here of the colliding waves - like a boiling cauldron maybe...
Enjoy your week everyone!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller 
#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 +Ambrogio Bellotti
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan+H... more »

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2014-06-29 00:17:36 (33 comments, 4 reshares, 100 +1s)

Blue Hour Beach

Life seems to be speeding by lately and this shot from the beach really captured that feeling. Hope you enjoy your weekend everyone!

#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski
#bisforblue +B for Blue +Aileen Sorenson
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography 

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2014-06-27 08:16:45 (33 comments, 6 reshares, 91 +1s)

Pretty Little Purple Flower

Found these the other day as the sun was getting low and lit them up. Enjoy your Friday everyone!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography 
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown

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2014-06-26 03:36:07 (23 comments, 6 reshares, 89 +1s)

The Yoyo

Another fun one from our trip to the county fair a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy your week everyone!

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Sean McLean +Mick Logan
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Dirk Müller +Patrick Spuij

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2014-06-22 22:11:24 (36 comments, 14 reshares, 108 +1s)

Decision Time...

It's times like this when you have to decide to run or get wet when that rogue wave heads right towards you. I got a little wet, but not too bad. From Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and have a great week coming up!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky 
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodaroumore »

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2014-06-20 16:01:53 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 95 +1s)

Orchid Textures

I recently received this new orchid and had to get some photos. It has so many blooms on it, it's really extraordinary! I hope you all enjoy your wonderful weekend everyone...

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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2014-06-18 23:44:05 (23 comments, 9 reshares, 87 +1s)

Diademed Sifaka

This beauty is from Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Eastern Madagascar. They are amazing to watch as they jump from tree to tree in the forest, sometimes up to 30 feet or 9 meters away! Unfortunately, these animals are listed as Critically Endangered.

#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +AnetteMossbac... more »

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2014-06-17 04:28:01 (33 comments, 16 reshares, 122 +1s)

Bologna Colonnade

Many of the buildings had these colonnade sidewalks, which was nice to stay in the shade and out of the heat! Beautiful town, can't wait to go back to Italy again sometime soon...

#LeadingLinesMonday +Leading Lines Monday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture +HQSP Promotion +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#yisforyellow  +YisforYellow +Lucille Galleli 
#yellowcircle  +Brian Dukes 

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2014-06-14 19:13:38 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s)

Neon Chaos

Chaos at the San Mateo County Fair. We had a great time capturing the lights at the fair the other night. The rides are very close together, so you almost can't avoid having many in your shot. So I went for major chaos. Have a great weekend everyone!

  #saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams

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2014-06-11 04:06:37 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 80 +1s)

Baby Lemur

This baby red-fronted brown lemur slipped off of Mom's back for a chance to practice some of his jumping and climbing skills. He was a little wobbly and almost fell several times, but ended up doing well. Mom was close by to keep an eye on the activity. Vakona Lodge, Madagascar

#Madagascar-LV
#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock
#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus 
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals+Alejandro J... more »

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2014-06-09 17:38:06 (42 comments, 12 reshares, 162 +1s)

Pelican Patrol

This one from a little earlier in the afternoon than the post from yesterday and looking the other way down 4 Mile Beach. The pelicans were keeping us busy. Enjoy your week everyone!

More fun on the beach with +Mai Huong +Swee Oh +Lisa Co +Sam Breach +Gazzaroonii T. +Leo Deegan +Maximilian Laue +Sam Post +Alex Lapidus +Sean McLean and +Eric Raeber 

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller 
#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 +Ambrogio Bellotti
#LeadingLinesMonday +Leading Lines Monday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B.Stuart +Simo... more »

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2014-06-08 17:33:23 (29 comments, 13 reshares, 139 +1s)

Pelicans at Sunset

We had such a great afternoon at the beach, great company and squadrons of pelicans flying by to say hello! 4 Mile Beach, north of Santa Cruz, may be one of our favorite spots along the coast. And we almost missed dinner since the sunset is getting so late, but they still fed us when we arrived! Such nice people at the Davenport Roadhouse, be sure to stop by and visit them if you are in this neck of the coast.

For my fellow beach going Googlies: +Swee Oh +Sam Breach +Mai Huong +Lisa Co +Gazzaroonii T. +Alex Lapidus +Sam Post +Leo Deegan +Maximilian Laue +Sean McLean and +Eric Raeber 

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B.DuBois +Sand... more »

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2014-06-05 08:09:54 (30 comments, 7 reshares, 128 +1s)

Nowhere to go

This little beetle has reached the end of the road petal with nowhere to go. From the rose garden at the recreation center the other day. Hope you are enjoying your week everyone.

#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
#colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly +Rosie Nixon +Betty Manousos
#MyCitySunday +My City Sunday +Carra Riley +Gord Birch +Sally Weatherley
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh 
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Chandro Ji +Suzi Harr +Sime Wareham +Mark HELM 

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2014-06-03 08:03:20 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)

Rushing Water

I love to be out at the beach - to watch the waves wash ashore and pound the rocks. I think this one captures some of that energy.

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Linda Villers
#LeadingLinesMonday +Leading Lines Monday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura+D... more »

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2014-06-01 20:51:20 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)

Majestic Profile

Another one from my fun day at the zoo with +Laurie Rubin, +Cynthia Pyun, +Sean McLean, and +Nathan Wirth last week. The lions were roaring and making quite a ruckus, I think it was almost time for dinner and they wanted to make sure someone knew about it! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend...

#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#zoosunday  +Zoo-Sunday +Melanie MP
#sfzoo  +San Francisco Zoo 

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2014-05-30 20:20:19 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 86 +1s)

Purple Swirl Pinwheel

I've been experimenting and having fun with zooms and rotations this past week in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play mentorship underway and offered by +Alex Lapidus and the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. The Agapanthus in the front yard turned out to be a good subject. This program is a great way to kick-start your creativity and get you to try different things that may not be in your comfort zone. More great fun to come over the next few weeks...

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#allthingsgreen  +All Things Green +Cicely Robin Laing 
#colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly +Rosie Nixon  +Betty Manousos
#myownbackyard  +Craig Pifer
#paintography +Paintography +Ray Bilcliff
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +CraigSzyma... more »

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2014-05-29 00:04:32 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 100 +1s)

Storm Walkers

Got this as a storm was passing through here last summer. We sure could use a big storm like this one with lots of rain about now, it's so dry here.          Happy Wednesday...

#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan 

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2014-05-26 18:00:00 (35 comments, 11 reshares, 283 +1s)

Red Panda

The +San Francisco Zoo has a new red panda and it is so cute! They are more closely related to raccoons than bears and are found in the forests of China, Nepal, Myanmar and India. You can see her eating bamboo leaves, their primary diet.

#zoosunday  +Zoo-Sunday +Melanie MP 
#thestreetsofsanfrancisco  +The Streets of San Francisco +andi rivarola 

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2014-05-24 06:25:56 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 73 +1s)

Yellow Bloom

In addition to our neighbor's garden, they have some amazing flowers and rose bushes at the local rec center. (Hope I can still sneak this in for #floralfriday .) Have a great weekend everyone!

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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2014-05-21 20:54:39 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 95 +1s)

Coming to Visit

This curious little gecko came right up to us one morning on a hike in #Madagascar . Such colorful creatures..

#madagascar-lv  
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#lovelyanimals +Lovely Animals +Paula Teshima
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
 

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2014-05-20 06:41:49 (34 comments, 3 reshares, 103 +1s)

Mysteries

Week 1 Plus Post

I've been having fun learning more about Blurs and Unsharp Photography this week as part of the new mentorship offered by +Alex Lapidus and sponsored by the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers (+Robin Griggs Wood, +Tamara Pruessner, and +Ron Clifford.) 

I've always been fascinated by this type of photography and took this opportunity to learn, grow, and expand my creativity. This week we worked on controlled blur and panning. So many of those photos you see out there make it look effortless, but I will tell you it takes a lot of practice to get something that approaches that level of effortlessness. Lots of fun experimenting and trying all kinds of new things that are outside of my comfort zone. Best part was learning more about the capabilities of both my phone and DSLR. Wasn't sure I could do some of those thingsbe... more »

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2014-05-19 01:57:14 (26 comments, 14 reshares, 104 +1s)

Torotoroka Scops Owl

This curious little beauty was always waiting for us near the front door of our resort in Anjajavy, #Madagascar . Hope you enjoy him as you start you new week everyone!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark HELM +Philippe Avenel +Sime Wareham 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Gemma Costa
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetovic 

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2014-05-15 22:24:44 (64 comments, 7 reshares, 131 +1s)

Seagull & the Wave

This seagull seemed oblivious to the waves crashing on the rocks. Somehow, he would always scurry away in time and I never saw him get wet. It was fun watching his antics at the beach.

I seem to have missed #wildlifewednesday  yesterday, I wonder if +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak might forgive me for a late submission?
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine  +Jon Kahn
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Mark HELM +Philippe Avenel +Sime Wareham 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#natureandwildlifephotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
  #wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetovic 

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2014-05-13 23:24:54 (30 comments, 11 reshares, 118 +1s)

Sunset near Ifaty

The spiny tree silhouetted here, commonly referred to as the Octopus Tree, is normally seen in the thick dry forests of  #Madagascar . We were lucky to find this one in an area that had been cleared. Definitely makes a great foreground subject for another beautiful sunset during our trip!

#madagascar-lv  
#AfricanTuesday "Open Theme" +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky #hqs... more »

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2014-05-11 18:41:43 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

Baby Duck

I couldn't resist a few shots of this large group of baby ducks swimming on the San Antonio River Walk this week. Nothing cuter, right! It was lovely for +Alex Lapidus and I to get to meet and hang out with with +Doug Welch and +Catherine Welch.  

Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there!  Hope you all had a nice weekend.

#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetovic 
#lovelyanimals +Lovely Animals +Paula Teshima
#yisforyellow  +YisforYellow +Lucille Galleli 
#yellowcircle  +Brian Dukes 

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2014-05-06 06:09:49 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s)

I'm Shy

Bliss statue being shy of having her photo taken. She lives on Treasure Island for now, but not sure for how much longer. Beautiful piece of art to enjoy while she has a home by the Bay.

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller 
#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 +Ambrogio Bellotti
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Mark HELM +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова +Sime Wareham +Luis Vivanco S. 

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2014-05-03 03:29:30 (39 comments, 6 reshares, 125 +1s)

Pink Swirls

Our neighbor has the most amazing roses and loves that we enjoy them enough to take photos of them. Win-win situation for all of us!
Enjoy your weekend everyone...

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#Macro4All   +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Mark O'Callaghan +Walter Soestbergen +Macro4All 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

2014-05-01 02:38:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers .  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously frommento... more »

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2014-04-30 01:57:46 (48 comments, 15 reshares, 130 +1s)

Sunset at Anjajavy, Madagascar

We had the most amazing sunsets every evening at the Anjajavy Resort in #Madagascar .  Here is another of our beautiful sunsets, plus they have the best accommodations and the best food in all the places we stayed on our trip (likely in all of Madagascar)!

#madagascar-LV
#AfricanTuesday Open Theme +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock +Wayne Marinovich +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky #... more »

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2014-04-28 16:05:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

Purple Goodness

I don't know what kind of flower this. but found them on the edge of a field we passed on a hike last week. I love the bright purple centers. Needed a cheery flower today since it is raining outside. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#Macro4All   +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Mark O'Callaghan +Walter Soestbergen +Macro4All 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
 #purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown 

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2014-04-27 05:04:47 (39 comments, 13 reshares, 308 +1s)

Canyonlands Sunset

From our last evening in #Canyonlands .  We were running out of time to find a spot for sunset, so we quickly picked an overlook and stopped there. I don't think we did too bad...

#canyonlandsnationalpark  
#NationalParkPhotography #USNationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky 
#landscapephotos #weatherandnaturalforces +LANDSCAPE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer +Belinda Shi
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +LucaFerro... more »

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2014-04-26 00:14:18 (29 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)

Purple Goodness

I don't know what kind of flower this. but found them on the edge of a field we passed on a hike last week. I love the bright purple centers. Needed a cheery flower today since it is raining outside. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#Macro4All   +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Mark O'Callaghan +Walter Soestbergen +Macro4All 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
 #purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown 

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2014-04-24 02:59:39 (35 comments, 6 reshares, 75 +1s)

Fossa Portrait

The fossa is a cat-like predator in Madagascar and the largest carnivore on the island. They are amazingly nimble up in the trees and can jump from tree to tree when chasing a meal (like a lemur.) They are probably most closely related to the mongoose and are endemic to the island. Very unusual animals that you won't find anywhere else.

#madagascar   #madagascar-lv  
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#threatenedthursday  +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
 #wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetovic 
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 
#AfricaNature +AFRICANature +MorkelErasmus +Gro... more »

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2014-04-23 00:53:00 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)

Long Day

This is not a majestic scene like the Avenue of the Baobabs in my last post, but a slice of everyday life on Madagascar. Many work in the rice fields, but in this area, there is another option. We found many families camped out in their favorite spots along the river bank digging and sifting through the dirt looking for sapphires. This family is heading home after a long, back-breaking day...

#madagascar-LV #madagascar  
#AfricanTuesday " People of Africa #RememberingRwanda " +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 

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2014-04-21 19:15:21 (56 comments, 28 reshares, 185 +1s)

Among the Baobabs

The local villagers leave well before sunrise to walk (or if you're lucky enough to have a cart, you can ride) to the market in Morondova. The size of these trees is really immense and they are amazing.

#madagascar-LV #madagascar  
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller 
#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 +Ambrogio Bellotti
#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +JohanPei... more »

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2014-04-20 23:15:58 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)

Ladybug

The ladybugs seem to be getting a late start this year or I just haven't seen very many of them yet. Here is one from last year enjoying a pretty rosebush. Happy weekend everyone!

The rest of my flora and fauna album can be seen here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/106225423487569249789/albums/5889113800099374625?sort=4

#Macro4All   +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Mark O'Callaghan +Walter Soestbergen +Macro4All 
#macromonday +* +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Chandro Ji +Suzi Harr +Sime Wareham +Mark HELM 

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2014-04-17 04:49:44 (39 comments, 7 reshares, 119 +1s)

Yellow-winged Darter

Found this very cooperative dragonfly out on a quick walk around the pond yesterday. The blue one wasn't so willing to be a model for me, will try again tomorrow. Sorry for the lack of interaction, I'm away with limited internet access this week.

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh 
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Jean-Noel Nicolas +Sean McLean +Valesa Diamontes 
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#allthingsred  +AllThingsRed +Lucille Galleli +Stephen Thackeray 
#allthingsorange  +AllThingsOrange +Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams 

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