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Linda Villers has been at 3 events

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David R Robinson35,073I'm in SFO this week and want to get some Golden Gate Bridge shots.  I will have Thursday evening (Jan 16th) available.  +Alex Lapidus & +Linda Villers will be joining me.   Directions to Fort Baker:  http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/fort-baker.htm Alex & Linda are from from the south and won't arrive until about 8pm, but I plan on getting there as early as I can, likely 5:30-6:00pm.  If anyone wants to join my early, please let me know.The UnCollection Collection2014-01-17 04:00:004  
Lisa Donchak16,184Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0027  
Eric Raeber1,149,884I got a post from @112417919317910781482 who is in the Bay Area this coming Friday evening and was wondering what we other photographers were up to. Sounds to me like a good excuse for a photowalk, no? On that, @108104041823912324329  proposed Alviso, which is a small city at the bottom tip of the bay with a bit of a history, as well as some old buildings to prove it. Here is the map: http://goo.gl/maps/xduKL We will start from the entrance of the Marina Park at 6.30pm. Park on the street, outside the parking lot, as the gate closes at sunset. @108104041823912324329 will tell us how she found out... Alviso also has a train crossing. If the passenger train is on time, we should get trains passing by around: - 6.08pm (northbound) - 6.23pm (southbound) - 7.33pm (northbound) - 8.30pm (southbound) This is a very small town. So even if you come late, you cannot miss us! If you come early, shoot the train! Bring on your flashlight and tripod. We’ll be in for some long exposures and light painting. We’ll have dinner at a restaurant of our choice after the photowalk. It is all within walking distance. Hope to see you there for some fun walk, fun talk, and fun shootsNight photowalk in Alviso, San Jose2013-01-18 18:30:0013  

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Hyacinth Macaws in Flight!

What a thrill it was to see these magnificent birds in flight - especially when they came close and landed in a nearby tree. Some fun facts about these beauties:  Macaws typically mate for life and you would always see them flying about in pairs unless it is nesting season and Mom is tending the nest. Their average lifespan in the wild is about 60 years. The species is listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss and capture for the pet trade - it is estimated that approximately 10,000 Hyacinth Macaws were captured in the 1980's before conservation efforts were started. (We met some of the researchers from the Projeto Arara Azul or the Hyacinth Macaw Project. They work with ranchers in the Pantanal area to protect trees needed for nests and food.)

Enjoy your week everyone!!!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergenmore »

Most reshares: 102

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2016-04-20 02:38:15 (106 comments; 102 reshares; 840 +1s; )Open 

Intimate Piece of Iguazu Falls

As you walk along the pathways on the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, you'll find many smaller/intimate pieces of the falls. I really like this beautiful little spot.There are as many as 300 discrete falls and islands that make up the nearly 2 mile length of the falls, depending on the water flow.

Enjoy your week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem  +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov  
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie 
#NationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu

Most plusones: 1154

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2016-02-16 05:56:32 (152 comments; 66 reshares; 1,154 +1s; )Open 

Hyacinth Macaws in Flight!

What a thrill it was to see these magnificent birds in flight - especially when they came close and landed in a nearby tree. Some fun facts about these beauties:  Macaws typically mate for life and you would always see them flying about in pairs unless it is nesting season and Mom is tending the nest. Their average lifespan in the wild is about 60 years. The species is listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss and capture for the pet trade - it is estimated that approximately 10,000 Hyacinth Macaws were captured in the 1980's before conservation efforts were started. (We met some of the researchers from the Projeto Arara Azul or the Hyacinth Macaw Project. They work with ranchers in the Pantanal area to protect trees needed for nests and food.)

Enjoy your week everyone!!!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergenmore »

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2017-03-20 22:05:06 (34 comments; 14 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

Green Fan in the Sky

Just one of hundreds of shots during the one clear evening on our recent trip to Northern Norway. I'll post one of the crazy bright ones soon. Have a wonderful week everyone!

#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Alexander Tarasenkov


Green Fan in the Sky

Just one of hundreds of shots during the one clear evening on our recent trip to Northern Norway. I'll post one of the crazy bright ones soon. Have a wonderful week everyone!

#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Alexander Tarasenkov
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2017-03-15 10:44:08 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 299 +1s; )Open 

Roadside Hawk

We saw many of these beautiful hawks during our time in Brazil. The roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) is a relatively small bird of prey common to the Americas and is one of the smallest hawks in the hawk family. Hope you are having a fabulous week everyone!

#newbirdpoker Hosted this week by +Jan Glasziou Rainbird (I'm a little late for the Birds in trees theme from Monday, but hope you'll forgive me!)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus +Risto Talman
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds
#anamalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET

Roadside Hawk

We saw many of these beautiful hawks during our time in Brazil. The roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) is a relatively small bird of prey common to the Americas and is one of the smallest hawks in the hawk family. Hope you are having a fabulous week everyone!

#newbirdpoker Hosted this week by +Jan Glasziou Rainbird (I'm a little late for the Birds in trees theme from Monday, but hope you'll forgive me!)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus +Risto Talman
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds
#anamalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2017-02-19 10:28:17 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

Rainy London

Our last day in London was a rainy one, so it was a fun to practice some panning shots of all the umbrellas walking around. I love the way it isolates the people in the light. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Alexander Tarasenkov and +Ingo Bruneske

Rainy London

Our last day in London was a rainy one, so it was a fun to practice some panning shots of all the umbrellas walking around. I love the way it isolates the people in the light. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Alexander Tarasenkov and +Ingo Bruneske___

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2017-02-17 03:45:00 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

In case you haven't heard, we're offering this class on Camera Basics for the fifth time! If you've been frustrated with the images you're camera is capturing or if you just want to take more control over your images, then this class might be for you!

Be sure to sign-up on Byron's original post and not here...

Sign up here for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 2017 mentorship!


►►► Read the instructions before you sign up! ◄◄◄

This is a special program through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers designed to help you get to know your camera better and be able to move into Manual shooting mode. A group of mentors will be taking on a handful of people for a 8-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

We have assembled a very able group of quality, knowledgeable and caring photographers from the Google+ community who want to share their understanding and experience with you.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a camera BASICS workshop only, designed to help an individual move beyond shooting on auto or semi-automatic modes exclusively. It will cover how to use the various manual options for DSLR cameras and some "point and shoot" cameras that have a dedicated Manual mode. Do not apply for this workshop if your camera does not have a Manual mode.

Also, please be aware that this is an intensive mentorship. Each week will have set assignments, with very clear expectations. You will be shooting a lot. If you are not comfortable with a very guided and directed program, then this might not be the mentorship for you. This mentorship is not about developing your artistic vision. It is, however, very much about giving you the technical control of your camera needed to develop and realize your artistic vision. Advanced editing skills are not required, and for most of the mentorship you will be asked not to edit your photos.

Group size is LIMITED.

Signups will be open for several days, and are not first-come first-served. Selected participants will be notified by Thursday, Feb. 26th, and the first lesson post will be Thursday March 2nd. You will need to have the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page circled to receive the private message, if you are selected.

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• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– typically at least a couple of PUBLIC posts per week; more posting increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected.)
Posts to a community, even public community are not considered public posts in the sense of this application. Participants are those who regularly post in G+ in a variety of public posts, including posts to public collections.

• You must be interactive with others here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to your fellow participants. We learn from each other in this program.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop. You’ll be shooting a lot, and weekly assignments need to be completed on time. The program is designed so that each week builds on the lessons of the previous week. If you are going to be away in the middle of the mentorship, then it might be better to wait until the next offering.

(We use the same selection criteria that +Robin Griggs Wood uses for her "G+ Mentorship Art for Photographers Program", which you can read about here to see if you qualify for the BASICS mentorship: https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/BT1Ei9qD2fi )

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(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:


1) Photography skill level or how long you've been shooting
2) Type of camera/s you currently shoot with that have Manual mode
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Current job or profession
5) Amount of time you have available for participation


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1) Shooting for 1 year approx.
2) Canon EOS Rebel T3
3) To sell prints of my work
4) Full-time grocery store clerk
5) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this


The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus.

The Mentoring Team and Assistants.

___In case you haven't heard, we're offering this class on Camera Basics for the fifth time! If you've been frustrated with the images you're camera is capturing or if you just want to take more control over your images, then this class might be for you!

Be sure to sign-up on Byron's original post and not here...

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2017-02-17 02:04:26 (71 comments; 18 reshares; 402 +1s; )Open 

Two Little Lovebirds...

Another view of these beautiful hyacinth macaws from the Pantanal in Brazil. It had just stopped raining, so that's probably why they look a little scruffy. Such amazing birds, it was a wonderful treat to see them doing well in this area with a little help from the locals. Many of the trees they use for nesting have been taken down for farming, but a local project is putting up some nesting boxes to help the birds out and it seems to be helping!

This one is for #newbirdpoker  curated this week by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan with a theme of curved beaks and extra points for black/dark beaks - I think these guys definitely qualify!

#animalia  +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET 
#birdspecieslink   #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus +Risto Talman 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY+Heinr... more »

Two Little Lovebirds...

Another view of these beautiful hyacinth macaws from the Pantanal in Brazil. It had just stopped raining, so that's probably why they look a little scruffy. Such amazing birds, it was a wonderful treat to see them doing well in this area with a little help from the locals. Many of the trees they use for nesting have been taken down for farming, but a local project is putting up some nesting boxes to help the birds out and it seems to be helping!

This one is for #newbirdpoker  curated this week by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan with a theme of curved beaks and extra points for black/dark beaks - I think these guys definitely qualify!

#animalia  +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET 
#birdspecieslink   #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus +Risto Talman 
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds+HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher___

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2017-01-23 07:06:02 (85 comments; 37 reshares; 384 +1s; )Open 

Rush Hour Chaos

I love all of the hustle and bustle of rush hour when I'm not driving, it gives cities so much energy. London is no exception... The huge number of buses streaming by adds that extra bit of light and chaos to the scene.
Have a fantastic week everyone!!!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Alexander Tarasenkov +Ingo Bruneske
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Anja Wessels
#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer... more »

Rush Hour Chaos

I love all of the hustle and bustle of rush hour when I'm not driving, it gives cities so much energy. London is no exception... The huge number of buses streaming by adds that extra bit of light and chaos to the scene.
Have a fantastic week everyone!!!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Alexander Tarasenkov +Ingo Bruneske
#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Anja Wessels
#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#colormeweekly +Leavesnbloom +Rosie Nixon
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight +Dirk Heindoerfer
#LeadingLinesMonday___

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2017-01-18 21:59:21 (37 comments; 6 reshares; 159 +1s; )Open 

Finished for the Day...

We were a little late getting back from the North Shore for sunset and had to ditch the car with the valet, grab our stuff and rush out to the beach. Good thing we did, sure would have hated to miss out on this amazing sunset! Waikiki Beach, Ohau, Hawaii.
Happy Wednesday, enjoy your week everyone!!!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost
#CoastalThursday  +Jon Kahn +David Polzine 
#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
Not sure if I'm on the right day or not, but here is one for the #joinindaily  theme of "Sky"

Finished for the Day...

We were a little late getting back from the North Shore for sunset and had to ditch the car with the valet, grab our stuff and rush out to the beach. Good thing we did, sure would have hated to miss out on this amazing sunset! Waikiki Beach, Ohau, Hawaii.
Happy Wednesday, enjoy your week everyone!!!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost
#CoastalThursday  +Jon Kahn +David Polzine 
#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
Not sure if I'm on the right day or not, but here is one for the #joinindaily  theme of "Sky"___

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2017-01-16 00:18:39 (75 comments; 32 reshares; 691 +1s; )Open 

Green Skies over Norway

A shot from our trip to the Lofoten Islands in Norway last year. We're hoping for a more impressive display on our next visit - they called this a "level 1" show. Even so, it sure was fun to see the Aurora dancing up in the skies that night...
Enjoy your week everyone!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost
#skysunday  +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach 
#mountainmonday  +Mountain Monday +Michael Russell 

Green Skies over Norway

A shot from our trip to the Lofoten Islands in Norway last year. We're hoping for a more impressive display on our next visit - they called this a "level 1" show. Even so, it sure was fun to see the Aurora dancing up in the skies that night...
Enjoy your week everyone!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost
#skysunday  +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach 
#mountainmonday  +Mountain Monday +Michael Russell ___

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2017-01-05 16:40:24 (73 comments; 24 reshares; 269 +1s; )Open 

Home, Home on the Range...

We came upon this amazing scene as we crossed over the boarder from Canada to the US on our way to Glacier Natl Park. I'd imagine that scene hasn't changed much for a couple hundred years!
Have a great weekend everyone!

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin

Home, Home on the Range...

We came upon this amazing scene as we crossed over the boarder from Canada to the US on our way to Glacier Natl Park. I'd imagine that scene hasn't changed much for a couple hundred years!
Have a great weekend everyone!

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin___

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2017-01-02 23:40:20 (88 comments; 35 reshares; 825 +1s; )Open 

Taking a Nap

The Madagascan long-eared owl is the largest owl on the island and typically lives in heavily wooded areas. We found this one in Andisibe-Mantadia National Park very high up in the trees around sunset taking a short nap. They are very beautiful birds and owls are one of my most favorites!

Happy New Year everyone, wishing for peace and prosperity to all! Go out and make it the best one yet...

#NewBirdPoker  +Jasbir S. Randhawa Monday (02 Jan) Birds captured furthest/farthest from home (It takes about 36 hours to get to Madagascar from California, so I'm sure this one will count!)

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide#... more »

Taking a Nap

The Madagascan long-eared owl is the largest owl on the island and typically lives in heavily wooded areas. We found this one in Andisibe-Mantadia National Park very high up in the trees around sunset taking a short nap. They are very beautiful birds and owls are one of my most favorites!

Happy New Year everyone, wishing for peace and prosperity to all! Go out and make it the best one yet...

#NewBirdPoker  +Jasbir S. Randhawa Monday (02 Jan) Birds captured furthest/farthest from home (It takes about 36 hours to get to Madagascar from California, so I'm sure this one will count!)

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#wildlifewednesday
#madagascar-LV___

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2016-12-24 09:54:43 (51 comments; 6 reshares; 251 +1s; )Open 

Bighorn Sheep

We saw plenty of Bighorn Sheep on our travels through the Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. They were always curious initially and then ignored us and went about their business. We didn't see any large males, mostly groups of females like this one with a few juveniles mixed in.
It is now Christmas Eve here, so Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate and a wonderful holiday season to all!

#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  

Bighorn Sheep

We saw plenty of Bighorn Sheep on our travels through the Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. They were always curious initially and then ignored us and went about their business. We didn't see any large males, mostly groups of females like this one with a few juveniles mixed in.
It is now Christmas Eve here, so Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate and a wonderful holiday season to all!

#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  ___

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2016-12-09 09:30:49 (112 comments; 74 reshares; 706 +1s; )Open 

Hyacinth Macaws

This beautiful pair of Hyacinth Macaws kept us entertained one morning at breakfast during our visit to the Pantanal in Brazil. So wonderful to watch them from such a close vantage point!
See this post for some other info and fun facts about these macaws:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/HdSNchfKMTZ

Sorry I've been so busy lately, where oh where does the time go? Hope you are all well and enjoying your week...

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Andy Brown +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher
... more »

Hyacinth Macaws

This beautiful pair of Hyacinth Macaws kept us entertained one morning at breakfast during our visit to the Pantanal in Brazil. So wonderful to watch them from such a close vantage point!
See this post for some other info and fun facts about these macaws:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaVillers/posts/HdSNchfKMTZ

Sorry I've been so busy lately, where oh where does the time go? Hope you are all well and enjoying your week...

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Andy Brown +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher
#wildlifephotography   #wildlifewednesday  ___

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2016-11-16 22:34:46 (66 comments; 14 reshares; 288 +1s; )Open 

Wary Red Fox

Look who came to visit me during golf the other day, this beautiful red fox! We actually saw three different foxes that day. Unfortunately they have learned to scavenge food from the golf carts - we heard in the pro shop that they will also nab your cell phone or gps if you're not careful, but you can get those back when they discover that they're not a good snack! We also saw one of them chomping on a squirrel so they still know how to hunt and take care of themselves, yay! People need to stop feeding them, it's not healthy for them and they shouldn't be so comfortable around people, either...
Anyway, hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#wildlifewednesday +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wholewildlifeweek +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis+... more »

Wary Red Fox

Look who came to visit me during golf the other day, this beautiful red fox! We actually saw three different foxes that day. Unfortunately they have learned to scavenge food from the golf carts - we heard in the pro shop that they will also nab your cell phone or gps if you're not careful, but you can get those back when they discover that they're not a good snack! We also saw one of them chomping on a squirrel so they still know how to hunt and take care of themselves, yay! People need to stop feeding them, it's not healthy for them and they shouldn't be so comfortable around people, either...
Anyway, hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

#wildlifewednesday +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wholewildlifeweek +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET 
#natureandwildlifephotos #wildlifephotos___

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2016-11-12 06:22:23 (63 comments; 17 reshares; 605 +1s; )Open 

Scaly-Breasted Woodpecker

I wonder whose job it is to come up with these names...
Anyway, we saw this beauty one morning during our time at the top of a canopy tower in the rain forest of Brazil. You typically get up will before dawn, drive and/or hike to the tower, climb up the tower in twilight hoping to get up to the top at or before sunrise. That way you can get a great view over the tops of the trees as the sun rises plus you'll be in place as the birds become active and start their day. It is a great way (or perhaps the only way) to see many of the birds in the rain forest. The trees are so tall and dense that you never see the canopy dwellers while hiking in the forest.
Here's a fun fact for you: Woodpeckers are found worldwide except for Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and Madagascar...
Have a great weekend everyone!

#Birds4All +Birds4All... more »

Scaly-Breasted Woodpecker

I wonder whose job it is to come up with these names...
Anyway, we saw this beauty one morning during our time at the top of a canopy tower in the rain forest of Brazil. You typically get up will before dawn, drive and/or hike to the tower, climb up the tower in twilight hoping to get up to the top at or before sunrise. That way you can get a great view over the tops of the trees as the sun rises plus you'll be in place as the birds become active and start their day. It is a great way (or perhaps the only way) to see many of the birds in the rain forest. The trees are so tall and dense that you never see the canopy dwellers while hiking in the forest.
Here's a fun fact for you: Woodpeckers are found worldwide except for Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and Madagascar...
Have a great weekend everyone!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds+HQSP Birds +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#brazilmonday +Brazil Monday  +Marton Divenyi___

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2016-11-10 07:59:33 (67 comments; 43 reshares; 327 +1s; )Open 

Maligne Canyon Waterfall 1

What a fabulous little slot canyon with waterfalls at every turn in the canyon. I'm not 100% sure which bridge this one is from, but the entire canyon is full of fabulous views. They had gotten recent rain which helped with the water flow down the canyon. From our recent trip to Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Hope you are all having a fantastic week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#wetwednesday +Jen Baptist
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie 

Maligne Canyon Waterfall 1

What a fabulous little slot canyon with waterfalls at every turn in the canyon. I'm not 100% sure which bridge this one is from, but the entire canyon is full of fabulous views. They had gotten recent rain which helped with the water flow down the canyon. From our recent trip to Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Hope you are all having a fantastic week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#wetwednesday +Jen Baptist
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie ___

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2016-10-28 15:47:19 (28 comments; 15 reshares; 184 +1s; )Open 

Finger Lickin' Good...

This baby brown lemur was really enjoying his banana, it was a joy to watch such enthusiasm. From our visit to Lemur Island at Vakona Lodge in Andasibe-Perinet National Park, Madagascar. So much cuteness on this island with all of the friendly lemurs.
Have a great weekend everyone!

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday  +Morkel Erasmus  +Grobler du Preez  +Dick Whitlock 
#wholewildlifeweek +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos  +Robert SKREINER  +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak 
#Madagascar-LV

Finger Lickin' Good...

This baby brown lemur was really enjoying his banana, it was a joy to watch such enthusiasm. From our visit to Lemur Island at Vakona Lodge in Andasibe-Perinet National Park, Madagascar. So much cuteness on this island with all of the friendly lemurs.
Have a great weekend everyone!

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday  +Morkel Erasmus  +Grobler du Preez  +Dick Whitlock 
#wholewildlifeweek +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos  +Robert SKREINER  +Mladen Janjetović 
#wildlifewednesday +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak 
#Madagascar-LV___

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2016-10-21 21:56:44 (60 comments; 12 reshares; 312 +1s; )Open 

The Big Reach.........

It is great fun to watch sloths as they navigate their way through the trees, it's truly amazing how slowly they really move! This guy was no exception, it must have taken at least five minutes for him to reach over to that next branch and move a few feet... In fact he is so slow that he missed #InternationalSlothDay  yesterday!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and be sure to go outside to enjoy some nature, it's amazing out there...

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography  
#brazilmonday  +Brazil Monday+Marton Divenyi
#animalia  +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET 

The Big Reach.........

It is great fun to watch sloths as they navigate their way through the trees, it's truly amazing how slowly they really move! This guy was no exception, it must have taken at least five minutes for him to reach over to that next branch and move a few feet... In fact he is so slow that he missed #InternationalSlothDay  yesterday!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and be sure to go outside to enjoy some nature, it's amazing out there...

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday +Scott Thomas
#wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography  
#brazilmonday  +Brazil Monday+Marton Divenyi
#animalia  +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET ___

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2016-10-18 14:48:04 (79 comments; 25 reshares; 388 +1s; )Open 

Soggy Moose

As many of you know, while travelling through wildlife country and you see some cars pulled over on the side of the road with people wandering around, it is always a good idea to check it out - most of the time it is a wildlife siting. This time was no different and is the only way we would have spotted this moose.He was hiking through dense trees, courting a female, and not visible from the road. It's amazing how easy he made it look to meander through that thick brush with those antlers. It definitely made our day to encounter this beautiful animal...
Have a wonderful week everyone!

#JasperNationalPark   #Canada  
#wildlifewednesday  
#NationalParkPhotography
#wholewildlifeweek
#natureandwildlifephotos
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET 

Soggy Moose

As many of you know, while travelling through wildlife country and you see some cars pulled over on the side of the road with people wandering around, it is always a good idea to check it out - most of the time it is a wildlife siting. This time was no different and is the only way we would have spotted this moose.He was hiking through dense trees, courting a female, and not visible from the road. It's amazing how easy he made it look to meander through that thick brush with those antlers. It definitely made our day to encounter this beautiful animal...
Have a wonderful week everyone!

#JasperNationalPark   #Canada  
#wildlifewednesday  
#NationalParkPhotography
#wholewildlifeweek
#natureandwildlifephotos
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET ___

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2016-10-07 17:48:59 (73 comments; 24 reshares; 348 +1s; )Open 

Walk in the Snowy Forest

It is snowing outside right now, so I thought I give you a glimpse of this beautiful place with a light dusting on the white stuff. From our hike up to Lake Agnes and the Tea House above Lake Louise (Banff National Park) the other day. It's so beautiful and peaceful hiking through this amazing landscape...
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#NationalParkPhotography +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde
#LeadingLinesMonday

Walk in the Snowy Forest

It is snowing outside right now, so I thought I give you a glimpse of this beautiful place with a light dusting on the white stuff. From our hike up to Lake Agnes and the Tea House above Lake Louise (Banff National Park) the other day. It's so beautiful and peaceful hiking through this amazing landscape...
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#NationalParkPhotography +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde
#LeadingLinesMonday___

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2016-09-30 17:38:40 (60 comments; 23 reshares; 338 +1s; )Open 

Moraine Lake Aurora

While visiting Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, we had gone out to get some shots of the Milky Way, but there were problems with the location we had chosen. While trying to decide what to do, we had a look behind us and noticed the faint green skies. The Northern Lights started doing a faint little dance for us (can't wait to see if we get something a little brighter than a "1" on the Aurora scale as we head north!) It's really amazing how much more the camera can capture than you can see with your eyes, but it was sure fun to watch! Enjoy your weekend everyone...

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +Zvonimir Fras... more »

Moraine Lake Aurora

While visiting Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, we had gone out to get some shots of the Milky Way, but there were problems with the location we had chosen. While trying to decide what to do, we had a look behind us and noticed the faint green skies. The Northern Lights started doing a faint little dance for us (can't wait to see if we get something a little brighter than a "1" on the Aurora scale as we head north!) It's really amazing how much more the camera can capture than you can see with your eyes, but it was sure fun to watch! Enjoy your weekend everyone...

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai +Zvonimir Fras
#NationalParkPhotography #USNationalParkPhotography +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde___

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2016-09-15 09:37:12 (99 comments; 15 reshares; 332 +1s; )Open 

Almost Monarch Time Again...

The monarch butterflies should be headed our way soon if they are not already here. I'm looking forward to seeing them this fall while they spend their winter months visiting the area...
Have a wonderful week everyone!

#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  

Almost Monarch Time Again...

The monarch butterflies should be headed our way soon if they are not already here. I'm looking forward to seeing them this fall while they spend their winter months visiting the area...
Have a wonderful week everyone!

#WingsofButterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  ___

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2016-09-03 19:52:17 (35 comments; 6 reshares; 130 +1s; )Open 

Through the Looking Glass...

Don't let time pass too quickly for you, be sure to enjoy the ride! I couldn't resist a shot of this poster for the movie when we were in Orlando a couple of months ago.The Mad Hatter looks like he's having a wonderful trip zooming through time. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

#unsharpsaturday  +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus
+Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels

Through the Looking Glass...

Don't let time pass too quickly for you, be sure to enjoy the ride! I couldn't resist a shot of this poster for the movie when we were in Orlando a couple of months ago.The Mad Hatter looks like he's having a wonderful trip zooming through time. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

#unsharpsaturday  +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus
+Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels___

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2016-08-31 01:48:39 (75 comments; 40 reshares; 278 +1s; )Open 

Fire in the Sky

I met up with a few friends at Lake Chabot here in the Bay Area a couple of months ago. Boy, oh Boy were we surprised by this amazing sunset. For a while it looked like it was going to be a flop and several folks left, but for the few of us that stayed we got this wonderful show. The light just kept getting better for at least an hour. The ducks didn't seem impressed, but I sure was! Enjoy your week everyone...

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov... more »

Fire in the Sky

I met up with a few friends at Lake Chabot here in the Bay Area a couple of months ago. Boy, oh Boy were we surprised by this amazing sunset. For a while it looked like it was going to be a flop and several folks left, but for the few of us that stayed we got this wonderful show. The light just kept getting better for at least an hour. The ducks didn't seem impressed, but I sure was! Enjoy your week everyone...

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde___

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2016-08-19 19:58:17 (27 comments; 12 reshares; 128 +1s; )Open 

Varigated Iris

I always love it when I find Iris in this striped or varigated style. I find them more delicate and interesting than the others. Happy Friday everyone, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola

Varigated Iris

I always love it when I find Iris in this striped or varigated style. I find them more delicate and interesting than the others. Happy Friday everyone, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown
#soothingphotography +E Cindy +Soothing Photography
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola___

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2016-08-18 22:09:27 (59 comments; 9 reshares; 244 +1s; )Open 

Cluster of Bats

We found a couple of different types of bats clustered in some open caves (more like an over hang or hollowed out rock) during a short hike to see Iracema Falls (Brazil) near one of our hotels. Not sure what type of bats these are. The falls were nothing special, but the bats were fun to see. Look at those teeth on the one guy mid-yawn! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#Brazil  

Cluster of Bats

We found a couple of different types of bats clustered in some open caves (more like an over hang or hollowed out rock) during a short hike to see Iracema Falls (Brazil) near one of our hotels. Not sure what type of bats these are. The falls were nothing special, but the bats were fun to see. Look at those teeth on the one guy mid-yawn! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#Brazil  ___

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2016-08-01 21:49:11 (62 comments; 25 reshares; 269 +1s; )Open 

Louisbourg Lighthouse

From the other side... Louisbourg Lighthouse is on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and offers many different views of the area. We're heading to Canada again soon and I was just looking through some missed shots from our trip two years ago. Hope you enjoy and please have a wonderful week everyone!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday +Heiko Köster
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde

Louisbourg Lighthouse

From the other side... Louisbourg Lighthouse is on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and offers many different views of the area. We're heading to Canada again soon and I was just looking through some missed shots from our trip two years ago. Hope you enjoy and please have a wonderful week everyone!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday +Heiko Köster
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde___

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2016-07-25 08:09:59 (45 comments; 18 reshares; 201 +1s; )Open 

Stormy Sound

We only got snowed on for a little while the day of our visit to this wonderful viewpoint in the Lofoten Islands of Norway - such a beautiful part of the world!!! Enjoy your week everyone...

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Dorian Stretton +Bill Wood
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa
#LeadingLinesMonday
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape+Peter Marbais... more »

Stormy Sound

We only got snowed on for a little while the day of our visit to this wonderful viewpoint in the Lofoten Islands of Norway - such a beautiful part of the world!!! Enjoy your week everyone...

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Dorian Stretton +Bill Wood
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa
#LeadingLinesMonday
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Alexander Tarasenkov +Albert Vuvu Konde___

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2016-07-21 06:50:33 (24 comments; 8 reshares; 165 +1s; )Open 

One Small Step...

On this day 47 years ago, we landed men on the moon and took our first steps on the moon's surface.What a great era of exploration that was and I hope that we'll do something just as daring and life changing in the near future.

This is from one of the exhibit shows at the Kennedy Space Center about the Apollo era of our space exploration.

#transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker 
+Annie Irving 
#historythursday  +History Thursday 
#apollo11   #manonthemoon   #moonwalk  

One Small Step...

On this day 47 years ago, we landed men on the moon and took our first steps on the moon's surface.What a great era of exploration that was and I hope that we'll do something just as daring and life changing in the near future.

This is from one of the exhibit shows at the Kennedy Space Center about the Apollo era of our space exploration.

#transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker 
+Annie Irving 
#historythursday  +History Thursday 
#apollo11   #manonthemoon   #moonwalk  ___

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2016-07-12 07:25:14 (95 comments; 27 reshares; 398 +1s; )Open 

Curious...

This young White-fronted Capuchin Monkey from from Brazil was watching us with great interest. I think he was mostly interested to see if we had any bananas that he could steal and chomp on, though!!! Look at those huge eyes, wouldn't you give him your banana if you had one? Have a wonderful week everyone!

#monkeymonday +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus 
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer

Curious...

This young White-fronted Capuchin Monkey from from Brazil was watching us with great interest. I think he was mostly interested to see if we had any bananas that he could steal and chomp on, though!!! Look at those huge eyes, wouldn't you give him your banana if you had one? Have a wonderful week everyone!

#monkeymonday +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski
#animalia +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#wildlifewednesday  +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus 
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer___

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2016-07-10 17:05:11 (114 comments; 43 reshares; 560 +1s; )Open 

Hello in there...

This female Anna's hummingbird was happily flitting around the flowers and enjoying a little snack. I could easily sit and watch them all day...
Have a wonderful week everyone - go out and enjoy!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Andy Brown +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#wildlifeinthecity +WILDLIFE in the City +Edith Kukla

Hello in there...

This female Anna's hummingbird was happily flitting around the flowers and enjoying a little snack. I could easily sit and watch them all day...
Have a wonderful week everyone - go out and enjoy!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Andy Brown +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#wildlifeinthecity +WILDLIFE in the City +Edith Kukla___

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2016-06-27 07:45:12 (30 comments; 13 reshares; 129 +1s; )Open 

Wasp in the Flower

I caught this interesting scene, not sure if the wasp has caught some kind of prey or is tending to larvae... Isn't nature amazing? Things we don't notice as we go about our business are happening if we can just take a closer look! Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Robert Kubacki +Andi Fritzsch
#Macro4All +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Walter Soestbergen
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#californiadreamin... more »

Wasp in the Flower

I caught this interesting scene, not sure if the wasp has caught some kind of prey or is tending to larvae... Isn't nature amazing? Things we don't notice as we go about our business are happening if we can just take a closer look! Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Robert Kubacki +Andi Fritzsch
#Macro4All +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Walter Soestbergen
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#SummerPhotos +Summer Photos +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig
#californiadreamin +California Dreamin' +andi rivarola
#inthelight +In the Light +andi rivarola___

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2016-06-16 06:34:55 (83 comments; 32 reshares; 814 +1s; )Open 

Beep, Beep!!

A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to see this beautiful Greater Roadrunner during an early morning hike. It was a little foggy and overcast that morning, but that gave a nice soft light to bring out those beautiful colors on his body and tail.
Hope you are all having a great week, it's almost the weekend!!!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Andy Brown +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#wildlifewednesday  

Beep, Beep!!

A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to see this beautiful Greater Roadrunner during an early morning hike. It was a little foggy and overcast that morning, but that gave a nice soft light to bring out those beautiful colors on his body and tail.
Hope you are all having a great week, it's almost the weekend!!!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Andy Brown +Ian Calland +Anja Wessels
#wildlifewednesday  ___

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2016-06-10 23:35:28 (35 comments; 6 reshares; 171 +1s; )Open 

Morning Ride to Work

Even in the Winter, the hardy folks of Stockholm ride their bikes about the city to work. It was late morning, but winter kept the shadows nice and long. We found Stockholm to be a very pedestrian and cycling friendly city.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#FitnessFriday #transporttuesday  
#FramedSubjectFriday +FramedSubjectFriday +Carsten Schlipf +Claus Allweil +Dirk Müller +Klaus Baumecker +Matthias Haeussler

Morning Ride to Work

Even in the Winter, the hardy folks of Stockholm ride their bikes about the city to work. It was late morning, but winter kept the shadows nice and long. We found Stockholm to be a very pedestrian and cycling friendly city.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#FitnessFriday #transporttuesday  
#FramedSubjectFriday +FramedSubjectFriday +Carsten Schlipf +Claus Allweil +Dirk Müller +Klaus Baumecker +Matthias Haeussler___

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2016-05-29 08:43:18 (103 comments; 61 reshares; 382 +1s; )Open 

Brainard Lake Sunrise

From our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park a couple of years ago, this still has to be one of the most amazing sunrises I've ever been lucky enough to witness. I'm not typically an early morning or a sunrise type of girl, but if there were more mornings like this one I might have to change my ways... :-)
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov
#SunriseSaturday +Sunrise Saturday +Josh Davis
#NationalParkPhotography #USNationalParkPhotography +US National Parks Photography... more »

Brainard Lake Sunrise

From our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park a couple of years ago, this still has to be one of the most amazing sunrises I've ever been lucky enough to witness. I'm not typically an early morning or a sunrise type of girl, but if there were more mornings like this one I might have to change my ways... :-)
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov
#SunriseSaturday +Sunrise Saturday +Josh Davis
#NationalParkPhotography #USNationalParkPhotography +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu
#photomaniausa +Photo Mania USA +Marjolein Schat +Dorma Wiggin +Kris Rowlands +David Pilasky___

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2016-05-18 03:00:52 (86 comments; 21 reshares; 265 +1s; )Open 

Giraffe Necked Weevil

This is one of the craziest looking bugs we saw on our trip to Madagascar (or maybe ever!) Hard to say why they need that long neck, because they can also fly. No matter, they sure are pretty cool looking! Isn't nature amazing???

#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday +Chris Mallory
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
#Macro4All +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Walter Soestbergen
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#animalia... more »

Giraffe Necked Weevil

This is one of the craziest looking bugs we saw on our trip to Madagascar (or maybe ever!) Hard to say why they need that long neck, because they can also fly. No matter, they sure are pretty cool looking! Isn't nature amazing???

#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge
#BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday +Chris Mallory
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
#Macro4All +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Walter Soestbergen
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#animalia  +Animalia +Adelphe BACHELET ___

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2016-05-11 16:43:20 (79 comments; 31 reshares; 747 +1s; )Open 

American Kestrel

We came across this beauty late one afternoon during our trip to the Pantanal in Brazil. I think he was on the lookout for a dinner snack as he took off soon after this shot to chase after something in the field.
Hope you are making the most of your week everyone, enjoy it!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur
+Andy Brown +Ian Calland
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 

American Kestrel

We came across this beauty late one afternoon during our trip to the Pantanal in Brazil. I think he was on the lookout for a dinner snack as he took off soon after this shot to chase after something in the field.
Hope you are making the most of your week everyone, enjoy it!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur
+Andy Brown +Ian Calland
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak ___

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2016-05-04 07:52:39 (71 comments; 33 reshares; 522 +1s; )Open 

Breath of Fresh Air

This guy came up for a quick breath of air (and maybe to say hello to us don't you think?) From Waikiki Beach in Hawaii on our recent trip. Happy Hump Day everyone!

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

Breath of Fresh Air

This guy came up for a quick breath of air (and maybe to say hello to us don't you think?) From Waikiki Beach in Hawaii on our recent trip. Happy Hump Day everyone!

#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wholewildlifeweek +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#wildlifephotos +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović
#lovelyanimals +Pet Adore +Paula Teshima
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson___

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2016-04-25 07:29:52 (59 comments; 14 reshares; 345 +1s; )Open 

Fetch

This puppy was so full of life and energy the day we encountered her at the beach. She would charge into the surf as often as her friend would throw that tennis ball.  The high surf and big waves never dissuaded her until her ball finally disappeared and she couldn't find it - she kept an eye on the surf for a good 10 minutes hoping she would catch site of it again... She was so much fun to watch that afternoon!

Have a fabulous week everyone and I hope you find some pure joy in something you do like this wonderful puppy did - a good lesson for us all!

Happy #Sundog  Sunday and #fidofriday !!!
#BWProject2016 Week 3: Emotion and Week 8: Texture +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak (I'm still catching up and always on the lookout for shots to fulfill the themes, I definitely haven't given up or thrown in the towel justyet!)
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Fetch

This puppy was so full of life and energy the day we encountered her at the beach. She would charge into the surf as often as her friend would throw that tennis ball.  The high surf and big waves never dissuaded her until her ball finally disappeared and she couldn't find it - she kept an eye on the surf for a good 10 minutes hoping she would catch site of it again... She was so much fun to watch that afternoon!

Have a fabulous week everyone and I hope you find some pure joy in something you do like this wonderful puppy did - a good lesson for us all!

Happy #Sundog  Sunday and #fidofriday !!!
#BWProject2016 Week 3: Emotion and Week 8: Texture +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak (I'm still catching up and always on the lookout for shots to fulfill the themes, I definitely haven't given up or thrown in the towel just yet!)
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Dorian Stretton +Bill Wood
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson___

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2016-04-23 00:05:26 (77 comments; 25 reshares; 474 +1s; )Open 

Where have all the butterflies gone?

Some things I've been thinking about and wanted to share with you on this Earth Day 2016.

Remember when you were a kid and you could go outside on pretty much any day in the Spring or Summer and find lots of butterflies fluttering about? Unfortunately for most of us, that experience is not as commonplace today. Housing and development have taken over those large meadows with wildflowers that butterflies, moths, and insects need to thrive.

Here in California, we are still in the middle of a drought and many folks have gotten rid of their lawns and gardens and replaced them with some drought resistant landscaping and plants. When considering new plants for your yard, you may want to include some wildflowers or native plants that these animals would enjoy. They will not only help the butterflies and insects, they will... more »

Where have all the butterflies gone?

Some things I've been thinking about and wanted to share with you on this Earth Day 2016.

Remember when you were a kid and you could go outside on pretty much any day in the Spring or Summer and find lots of butterflies fluttering about? Unfortunately for most of us, that experience is not as commonplace today. Housing and development have taken over those large meadows with wildflowers that butterflies, moths, and insects need to thrive.

Here in California, we are still in the middle of a drought and many folks have gotten rid of their lawns and gardens and replaced them with some drought resistant landscaping and plants. When considering new plants for your yard, you may want to include some wildflowers or native plants that these animals would enjoy. They will not only help the butterflies and insects, they will survive easily with whatever water Mother Nature provides.

Butterflies are nectar drinkers, but don’t forget about the caterpillars that are out in the Spring. The caterpillars are primarily plant eaters and they will need plenty of food to become beautiful butterflies by Summer. I know they might eat some of your flowers or tomato plants, but maybe you can plant an extra one just for them to enjoy!
 
There are so many different varieties of butterflies (nearly 20,000!) that it would be impossible to say which plants would be best for your area. Check with your local nursery to find out what the ideal choices would be for your area and climate zone.

While thinking about Earth Day today, consider planting something special for the butterflies and insects in your area - Let's make every day Earth Day!

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We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme:
Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

#CreateCommunityEarthDay

Photo © Linda Villers 2016. All Rights Reserved.___

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2016-04-20 02:38:15 (106 comments; 102 reshares; 840 +1s; )Open 

Intimate Piece of Iguazu Falls

As you walk along the pathways on the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, you'll find many smaller/intimate pieces of the falls. I really like this beautiful little spot.There are as many as 300 discrete falls and islands that make up the nearly 2 mile length of the falls, depending on the water flow.

Enjoy your week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem  +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov  
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie 
#NationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu

Intimate Piece of Iguazu Falls

As you walk along the pathways on the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, you'll find many smaller/intimate pieces of the falls. I really like this beautiful little spot.There are as many as 300 discrete falls and islands that make up the nearly 2 mile length of the falls, depending on the water flow.

Enjoy your week everyone!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem  +Albert Vuvu Konde +Alexander Tarasenkov  
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie 
#NationalParkPhotography  +US National Parks Photography +Sunny Wu___

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2016-04-13 04:15:39 (63 comments; 27 reshares; 291 +1s; )Open 

Sun Worshiper

What an amazing afternoon we had up on the North Shore of Oahu. We found this incredible scene at Waimea Bay. The surf was high and lots of warnings from the lifeguards about rip currents and the dangerous waves. It was definitely a day for watching and not for swimming...
Have a wonderful week everyone!

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

Sun Worshiper

What an amazing afternoon we had up on the North Shore of Oahu. We found this incredible scene at Waimea Bay. The surf was high and lots of warnings from the lifeguards about rip currents and the dangerous waves. It was definitely a day for watching and not for swimming...
Have a wonderful week everyone!

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

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2016-04-08 19:05:08 (30 comments; 5 reshares; 97 +1s; )Open 

Purple...

Love to see these beauties every Spring, not sure of the type but they sure do brighten up the bushes...
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James 
+Kiki Nelson
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown

Purple...

Love to see these beauties every Spring, not sure of the type but they sure do brighten up the bushes...
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu
#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James 
+Kiki Nelson
#purplecircle +PurpleCircle +Lynn Langmade +Alexis Coram +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown___

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2016-04-03 08:06:37 (31 comments; 4 reshares; 164 +1s; )Open 

Late for the Train...

Stockholm has a great train and subway system to get around town. We visited a few of the stations to see the murals and sculptures installed on many of the platforms...

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Dorian Stretton +Bill Wood
#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography

Late for the Train...

Stockholm has a great train and subway system to get around town. We visited a few of the stations to see the murals and sculptures installed on many of the platforms...

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Dorian Stretton +Bill Wood
#unsharpsaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography___

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2016-04-01 09:06:35 (120 comments; 83 reshares; 1,147 +1s; )Open 

I'm Talking to you...

We had a wonderful encounter with this Red Legged Seriema (also called the Crested Cariama) one afternoon in the Pantanal area of Brazil. These funny birds have a crazy crest on their head and the bright red beak and legs - plus don't they look like they are wearing blue eye shadow around their eyes? Such amazing creatures out there in this world... 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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

I'm Talking to you...

We had a wonderful encounter with this Red Legged Seriema (also called the Crested Cariama) one afternoon in the Pantanal area of Brazil. These funny birds have a crazy crest on their head and the bright red beak and legs - plus don't they look like they are wearing blue eye shadow around their eyes? Such amazing creatures out there in this world... 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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

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2016-03-19 08:32:02 (65 comments; 48 reshares; 358 +1s; )Open 

Just Another Sunset in Paradise!

Here is a beauty from one of our final evenings in Hawaii last week. We were on our way back from the north shore and we could see some color starting to show up on the horizon as the sun was headed down, but there was absolutely nowhere to stop. I figured we'd miss the sunset, but as we drove into the hotel parking there was still some beautiful color left so we grabbed the cameras and ran for the beach. Just another beautiful sunset in paradise, right???
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#wetwednesday +Jen Baptist
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Leanne Cole... more »

Just Another Sunset in Paradise!

Here is a beauty from one of our final evenings in Hawaii last week. We were on our way back from the north shore and we could see some color starting to show up on the horizon as the sun was headed down, but there was absolutely nowhere to stop. I figured we'd miss the sunset, but as we drove into the hotel parking there was still some beautiful color left so we grabbed the cameras and ran for the beach. Just another beautiful sunset in paradise, right???
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#SunsetSaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
#SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#wetwednesday +Jen Baptist
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday +Ross Campbell
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Leanne Cole
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim
#TreeTuesday  +Tree Tuesday  +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera  +Ralph Mendoza   +Kim Troutman  +David R Robinson___

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2016-03-12 09:43:48 (37 comments; 6 reshares; 192 +1s; )Open 

Lazy Day at the Beach

There were some amazing waves this trip to the North Short of Ohau in Hawaii. The mist and sea spray made for a very hazy/lazy day with all of the wind and the sea was mostly too choppy for the surfers. That couple on the far end of the beach almost disappears in the haze. I think I could have sat there for hours and watched those waves pound into the shore...
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#BWProject2016 +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak
Week 6 - Scale
(I'm crazy behind on this project, but have some photos in mind to catch up on the last couple of weeks that I've missed. I hope Laurie and Alison will forgive me...)
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox... more »

Lazy Day at the Beach

There were some amazing waves this trip to the North Short of Ohau in Hawaii. The mist and sea spray made for a very hazy/lazy day with all of the wind and the sea was mostly too choppy for the surfers. That couple on the far end of the beach almost disappears in the haze. I think I could have sat there for hours and watched those waves pound into the shore...
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#BWProject2016 +The B&W Project +Al Chris +Lauri Novak
Week 6 - Scale
(I'm crazy behind on this project, but have some photos in mind to catch up on the last couple of weeks that I've missed. I hope Laurie and Alison will forgive me...)
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday un-curated for now
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez
#blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos +Gemma Costa 
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Leanne Cole___

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2016-03-05 23:48:23 (63 comments; 26 reshares; 413 +1s; )Open 

Red Howler

We've seen Howler monkeys before, but never this variety. Our guides thought this one to be a Guyanan Red Howler during our time in the flooded forests of the Amazon Basin. As you might guess from their name, they can make quite a ruckus that can be heard for many kilometers across the jungle. (There is a link to their vocalizing on the Wiki page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howler_monkey if you are interested.)
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

#monkeymonday +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski
#wildlifewednesday  +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#natureandwildlifephotos #natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer
#wildlifephotos  +WILDLIFE Photos +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović #hqspa... more »

Red Howler

We've seen Howler monkeys before, but never this variety. Our guides thought this one to be a Guyanan Red Howler during our time in the flooded forests of the Amazon Basin. As you might guess from their name, they can make quite a ruckus that can be heard for many kilometers across the jungle. (There is a link to their vocalizing on the Wiki page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howler_monkey if you are interested.)
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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

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2016-02-29 11:29:48 (42 comments; 16 reshares; 310 +1s; )Open 

Low Tide Sunset

I was delighted to discover this spot the other day as sunset snuck up on me - plus it was low tide so all of these little tide pools and puddles still had some water in them! Hope you all had a nice weekend and are looking forward to a brand new week... Take care everyone!

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

Low Tide Sunset

I was delighted to discover this spot the other day as sunset snuck up on me - plus it was low tide so all of these little tide pools and puddles still had some water in them! Hope you all had a nice weekend and are looking forward to a brand new week... Take care everyone!

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

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2016-02-22 11:01:35 (43 comments; 9 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

Spring has Sprung

It has been quite warm here for the last few weeks, so all of the trees have started blooming and the bees are very happy indeed. Have a wonderful week everyone...

#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge

Spring has Sprung

It has been quite warm here for the last few weeks, so all of the trees have started blooming and the bees are very happy indeed. Have a wonderful week everyone...

#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper
#Macro4All  +Macro4All +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen  +Walter Soestbergen 
#macrogallery +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner
#macromonday +Julie Brocca +Sandra Parlow +Wendy Baker +Jeff Moreau
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs +Sandra Deichmann 
#macroaddict +MacroAddict +Sandrine Berjonneau +Olivier Poulet +Ruth Benjamin +William Banik +Nicole Best +Magy Duarte
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators +Dusty Gedge___

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2016-02-16 05:56:32 (152 comments; 66 reshares; 1,154 +1s; )Open 

Hyacinth Macaws in Flight!

What a thrill it was to see these magnificent birds in flight - especially when they came close and landed in a nearby tree. Some fun facts about these beauties:  Macaws typically mate for life and you would always see them flying about in pairs unless it is nesting season and Mom is tending the nest. Their average lifespan in the wild is about 60 years. The species is listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss and capture for the pet trade - it is estimated that approximately 10,000 Hyacinth Macaws were captured in the 1980's before conservation efforts were started. (We met some of the researchers from the Projeto Arara Azul or the Hyacinth Macaw Project. They work with ranchers in the Pantanal area to protect trees needed for nests and food.)

Enjoy your week everyone!!!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergenmore »

Hyacinth Macaws in Flight!

What a thrill it was to see these magnificent birds in flight - especially when they came close and landed in a nearby tree. Some fun facts about these beauties:  Macaws typically mate for life and you would always see them flying about in pairs unless it is nesting season and Mom is tending the nest. Their average lifespan in the wild is about 60 years. The species is listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss and capture for the pet trade - it is estimated that approximately 10,000 Hyacinth Macaws were captured in the 1980's before conservation efforts were started. (We met some of the researchers from the Projeto Arara Azul or the Hyacinth Macaw Project. They work with ranchers in the Pantanal area to protect trees needed for nests and food.)

Enjoy your week everyone!!!

#Birds4All +Birds4All +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson
#birdloversworldwide #birdloversandwildlife +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#wholewildlifeweek   +Whole Wildlife Week +Dick Whitlock +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo
#birdsinflight +Birds In Flight  +Andy Brown___

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