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Shelly Gunderson

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Love taking photos and learning more about photography!

Occupation: Part time Photographer who wishes it was Full Time

Followers: 41,628

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Heidi Anne Morris67,714#birdweekend SEPTEMBER ! 10th & 11th Please post some pictures of birds (feathers not flesh) ! :) Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night *MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTO* No limit to the amount of images. *PLEASE try NOT to post whole albums at once* This is a weekend long event open to all. *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR BIRD FRIENDLY FRIENDS* Share with us *:)) it's #birdweekend on Google Plus You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag #birdweekend (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly to the event page - BUT - if you use the #birdweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them) :)))IT'S BIRD WEEKEND ON GOOGLE PLUS2016-09-10 10:30:0075  
kimberton pemberly133,051  *it's a hamburger party and you're all invited* Are we ready to wear some meat.. LadyGaGa style??  Take a photo of yourself, your cat, your dog.. your fish.. whatever floats your boat and paste that hamburger hat somewhere on the photo! This is all for Gilmar! Let's make her smile that huge gorgeous smile that we all love to see.  Lets get her hamburger hat all over the interwebs! If you don't want to wear the hamburger hat, any photo or happy dedication for her would be fantastical.  Use the hashtag *#HamburgersForGilmar* here is the download link from +Mark Rodriguez if you would like to use the original hamburger hat in your photo:: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ptju6wztncnxbp/hamburger-hat.png?dl=0 thanks for your participation, everyone!  :) WE LOVE YOU GILMAR!!!!!HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR2016-02-19 15:00:0089  
Heidi Anne Morris67,714#birdweekend NOVEMBER ! 21st & 22nd Please post some pictures of birds (feathers not flesh) ! :)  Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night *MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTO* No limit to the amount of images. *PLEASE try NOT to post whole albums at once* This is a weekend long event open to all. There will be another event 3rd weekend in December if you miss out on this one. _(this event will run every third weekend of the month)_ *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS*  Share with us *:)) it's #birdweekend on Google Plus  You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag   #birdweekend  (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly there - BUT - if you use the   #birdweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them)  :)))  IT'S BIRD WEEKEND ON GOOGLE PLUS2015-11-21 10:00:0040  
Beth Akerman4What are leaf portraits?  Well they are getting up close to a leaf or a group of leaves and seeing the details and characteristics of them, and presenting them in some artistic sort of way, either through photography or artwork, such as drawings, paintings, prints, digital art, etc.  So show us your Leaf Portraits, Fall or not.  Up to 3 uploads per person.  Feel free to invite others and comment and plus each others submissions.  This is just for fun.  Let's See Some Leaf Portraits2013-10-24 15:00:0042  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,320,829We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0084  

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2017-02-12 15:43:11 (76 comments; 23 reshares; 344 +1s; )Open 

Hey all, it's another #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots! We love ANYTHING steam, fog, mist, etc. related, it does not have to be trains. Just please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots today!
My image goes back once again to my favorite railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec. I took this image at the yard in Chama New Mexico late in the afternoon when they were working at putting the locomotives away for the night after cleaning out their ash pans. This is locomotive 488 heading to have it's ash pan cleaned. It was an interesting procedure to watch. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cumbresandtoltec #chama #railroad #railway #steam #steamengine #steamtrain #train +SteamySunday

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2017-02-12 15:43:11 (76 comments; 23 reshares; 344 +1s; )Open 

Hey all, it's another #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots! We love ANYTHING steam, fog, mist, etc. related, it does not have to be trains. Just please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots today!
My image goes back once again to my favorite railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec. I took this image at the yard in Chama New Mexico late in the afternoon when they were working at putting the locomotives away for the night after cleaning out their ash pans. This is locomotive 488 heading to have it's ash pan cleaned. It was an interesting procedure to watch. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cumbresandtoltec #chama #railroad #railway #steam #steamengine #steamtrain #train +SteamySunday

Most plusones: 404

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2017-01-19 14:06:10 (46 comments; 22 reshares; 404 +1s; )Open 

Hello! It's pretty dreary here today. We actually have a bit of fog but I am stuck at work and can't get out to photograph. Ah well. I felt like sharing a butterfly today, hadn't done that for a while. Here is a Painted Beauty on a Butterfly Bush or Buddleia or Buddleja bloom. :-) Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#butterfly   #butterflies   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #butterflybush   #buddleia   #buddleja  +On the Wings of Butterflies! 

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2017-02-26 15:58:40 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

Hi, it's #SteamySunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy images today. We like ANYTHING related to steam, fog, mist, etc. not just trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them.
My image for today is a bit different. I shot this inside the Henry Ford Museum and it is a 5 shot Vertical pano and due to closeness seems to curve in the image. It's a Rogers locomotive built in the 1800s and has had 3 names, the "Satilla" for a river, the "President" for Herbert Hoover when it was used for the opening of the Henry Ford in 1929, and the Sam Hill after an engineer from Mr. Ford's childhood. It's a beautifully restored locomotive. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#dearborn #HenryFord, #Michigan #Locomotive #SamHill #steam #steamengine #steamtrain #railroad #railway #train... more »

Hi, it's #SteamySunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy images today. We like ANYTHING related to steam, fog, mist, etc. not just trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them.
My image for today is a bit different. I shot this inside the Henry Ford Museum and it is a 5 shot Vertical pano and due to closeness seems to curve in the image. It's a Rogers locomotive built in the 1800s and has had 3 names, the "Satilla" for a river, the "President" for Herbert Hoover when it was used for the opening of the Henry Ford in 1929, and the Sam Hill after an engineer from Mr. Ford's childhood. It's a beautifully restored locomotive. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#dearborn #HenryFord, #Michigan #Locomotive #SamHill #steam #steamengine #steamtrain #railroad #railway #train #panorama +SteamySunday___

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2017-02-25 15:53:05 (24 comments; 7 reshares; 106 +1s; )Open 

Hello! Hope your Saturday is starting out well. I am definitely no +Don Komarechka and if you don't have him circled, why not, his photos of snowflakes are fabulous! For an amateur snowflake image i was kind of pleased with this one. It was my first time and obviously not focus stacked and all the work that Don puts in because I need to figure out how to focus stack for one and two, i didn't take enough shots to do that. So for a first time effort, an totally winging it, here it is. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day! Yes, winter came back yesterday after our 70 degree weather.



#macro #macrophotography #nature #snow #snowflake #winter 

Hello! Hope your Saturday is starting out well. I am definitely no +Don Komarechka and if you don't have him circled, why not, his photos of snowflakes are fabulous! For an amateur snowflake image i was kind of pleased with this one. It was my first time and obviously not focus stacked and all the work that Don puts in because I need to figure out how to focus stack for one and two, i didn't take enough shots to do that. So for a first time effort, an totally winging it, here it is. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day! Yes, winter came back yesterday after our 70 degree weather.



#macro #macrophotography #nature #snow #snowflake #winter ___

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2017-02-24 13:27:36 (27 comments; 1 reshares; 206 +1s; )Open 

Ah, it's #FridaysAreBokehlicious finally. I shot this image of a Harris Sparrow feeding in my new ground feeder a couple weeks back, the exif data is wrong, I found out that was why some of my photos were sorting oddly. Anyway, I loved the #bokeh produced by the dewy grass and decided this would be great to share with all the #bokeholics . Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve... more »

Ah, it's #FridaysAreBokehlicious finally. I shot this image of a Harris Sparrow feeding in my new ground feeder a couple weeks back, the exif data is wrong, I found out that was why some of my photos were sorting oddly. Anyway, I loved the #bokeh produced by the dewy grass and decided this would be great to share with all the #bokeholics . Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere Hackney +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™


#bird #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #harrissparrow #nature #naturephotography #birding ___

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2017-02-23 14:09:08 (30 comments; 8 reshares; 191 +1s; )Open 

Happy Thursday! It's been a while since I shared a Butterfly so here is one. This is an older Spring image and I am looking forward to sights like this soon. Maybe sooner than I think if the warm weather keeps up. Anyway, this was a Red Admiral Butterfly visiting the Lilac blooms. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!




#butterfly #butterflies #flowers #nature #naturephotography #redadmiral #Spring 

Happy Thursday! It's been a while since I shared a Butterfly so here is one. This is an older Spring image and I am looking forward to sights like this soon. Maybe sooner than I think if the warm weather keeps up. Anyway, this was a Red Admiral Butterfly visiting the Lilac blooms. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!




#butterfly #butterflies #flowers #nature #naturephotography #redadmiral #Spring ___

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2017-02-22 14:12:49 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday #WordlessWednesday

Edit: I took this image one Spring at Konza Prairie. This is a male Collared Lizard sunning itself on a rock. They got their name because of the black bands that go around their neck and shoulders. Kind of a cute little guy I thought.




#collaredlizard #lizard #reptile #nature #naturephotography #kansas #konzaprairie 

#WordlessOnWednesday #WordlessWednesday

Edit: I took this image one Spring at Konza Prairie. This is a male Collared Lizard sunning itself on a rock. They got their name because of the black bands that go around their neck and shoulders. Kind of a cute little guy I thought.




#collaredlizard #lizard #reptile #nature #naturephotography #kansas #konzaprairie ___

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2017-02-21 14:11:31 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dominique Morice with the theme of Turdidae family it is actually Thrushes but I had to do family related. :-) This is a shot of a Redwing Blackbird flying off a Cattail in Minnesota. I had taken a couple of shots of it sitting on the Cattail but it must have gotten tired of me. :-) Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#birds #birdsinflight #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #blackbird #minnesota #nature #redwingblackbird 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dominique Morice with the theme of Turdidae family it is actually Thrushes but I had to do family related. :-) This is a shot of a Redwing Blackbird flying off a Cattail in Minnesota. I had taken a couple of shots of it sitting on the Cattail but it must have gotten tired of me. :-) Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#birds #birdsinflight #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #blackbird #minnesota #nature #redwingblackbird ___

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2017-02-20 13:29:08 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Happy Monday! Lots to do today so a busy one for me. This is a cool guy that visited the Sedum this past Autumn. I'm not all that fond of Wasps but it was busy drinking and didn't seem to care much about me so I was able to get in close and get this shot. Not sure what kind of Wasp it is so I'd be happy for an ID. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great start to your week!



#macromonday +HQSP Macro #macro #macrophotgography #insect #insectphotography #wasp #sedum 

Happy Monday! Lots to do today so a busy one for me. This is a cool guy that visited the Sedum this past Autumn. I'm not all that fond of Wasps but it was busy drinking and didn't seem to care much about me so I was able to get in close and get this shot. Not sure what kind of Wasp it is so I'd be happy for an ID. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great start to your week!



#macromonday +HQSP Macro #macro #macrophotgography #insect #insectphotography #wasp #sedum ___

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2017-02-19 15:28:41 (66 comments; 12 reshares; 220 +1s; )Open 

Hi everyone it's #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy images today! We love ANYTHING steam, fog, mist, etc, related it does not have to be trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
My image today goes back to Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford in Dearborn Michigan. A beautiful coal fired locomotive No 7 pulls passengers around the grounds and you can ride as much as you like. I took this shot of it as it was coming around the corral on it's way to the station to let passengers ride for the next loop. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!






#dearborn #greenfieldvillage #HenryFord #michigan #steam #railroad #railway #railroading #steamengine #steamtrain #train 

Hi everyone it's #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy images today! We love ANYTHING steam, fog, mist, etc, related it does not have to be trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
My image today goes back to Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford in Dearborn Michigan. A beautiful coal fired locomotive No 7 pulls passengers around the grounds and you can ride as much as you like. I took this shot of it as it was coming around the corral on it's way to the station to let passengers ride for the next loop. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!






#dearborn #greenfieldvillage #HenryFord #michigan #steam #railroad #railway #railroading #steamengine #steamtrain #train ___

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2017-02-18 15:58:45 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Happy Saturday and I have another hand for this weeks game of #NewBirdPoker curated by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan with the theme of Curved Beaks. This is a couple of Bald Eagles, mature and young that were standing on the ice in one of the creek areas of Milford Lake looking for fish. With the warm weather we have been having, not much of the lake has ice so I imagine fishing must be good for them since I saw quite a number of Eagles around. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#baldeagles #birds *Birdphotography #birdsinfocus #eagles #kansas #milfordlake #nature #naturephotography 

Happy Saturday and I have another hand for this weeks game of #NewBirdPoker curated by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan with the theme of Curved Beaks. This is a couple of Bald Eagles, mature and young that were standing on the ice in one of the creek areas of Milford Lake looking for fish. With the warm weather we have been having, not much of the lake has ice so I imagine fishing must be good for them since I saw quite a number of Eagles around. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#baldeagles #birds *Birdphotography #birdsinfocus #eagles #kansas #milfordlake #nature #naturephotography ___

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2017-02-17 13:46:58 (38 comments; 18 reshares; 370 +1s; )Open 

It's finally #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! Since it is still Valentine's Day week, I thought this image was appropriate to share with my fellow #bokeholics. Hope you all have a great day and a great start to your weekend!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere Hackney +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™


#flowers#flowerphotogr... more »

It's finally #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! Since it is still Valentine's Day week, I thought this image was appropriate to share with my fellow #bokeholics. Hope you all have a great day and a great start to your weekend!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere Hackney +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™


#flowers #flowerphotography #floralfriday +FloralFriday #floral #floralphotography #macro #macrophotography #red #roses ___

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2017-02-16 13:45:34 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Happy Thursday. Is there still a #thirstyThursday ? This image would work for it if so. :-) Anyway, this photo was an experiment for me. I bought some new ND filters and decided to test them out. I took this image using 2 filters a 6 and a 9. I shot this at about 3 in the afternoon and it was pretty sunny, in fact I am shooting into the sun essentially. This was the 4 second exposure and I like the look it gave, like moonlight and smoothed out the choppy water on what was a pretty windy day. This is the location that yesterday's Bald Eagle shot came from as well. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #monochromephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #Milfordlake #kansas #longexposure +Landscape Photography

Happy Thursday. Is there still a #thirstyThursday ? This image would work for it if so. :-) Anyway, this photo was an experiment for me. I bought some new ND filters and decided to test them out. I took this image using 2 filters a 6 and a 9. I shot this at about 3 in the afternoon and it was pretty sunny, in fact I am shooting into the sun essentially. This was the 4 second exposure and I like the look it gave, like moonlight and smoothed out the choppy water on what was a pretty windy day. This is the location that yesterday's Bald Eagle shot came from as well. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #monochromephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #Milfordlake #kansas #longexposure +Landscape Photography___

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2017-02-15 14:56:18 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan with the theme of Curved Beaks. I was able to get some of the best Bald Eagle images that I have been ever able to take last week. A lot were of this guy. The light was great and it sat for a while and let me get fairly close. It was great! I captured this Bald Eagle at Milford Lake in a tree by the shore of the main lake here in Kansas. They come down and over winter here. The weather has been good for fishing since it's warm and the lake has not frozen over much. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#baldeagle #bird #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #kansas #milfordlake #nature #naturephotography 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan with the theme of Curved Beaks. I was able to get some of the best Bald Eagle images that I have been ever able to take last week. A lot were of this guy. The light was great and it sat for a while and let me get fairly close. It was great! I captured this Bald Eagle at Milford Lake in a tree by the shore of the main lake here in Kansas. They come down and over winter here. The weather has been good for fishing since it's warm and the lake has not frozen over much. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#baldeagle #bird #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #kansas #milfordlake #nature #naturephotography ___

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2017-02-14 13:46:53 (36 comments; 5 reshares; 134 +1s; )Open 

Happy Tuesday and Happy Valentine's Day! Roses are usually the norm but I don't have any photos at the moment of those so I thought I would share a different flower image to celebrate the day. This is another image of the Orchid we had in our office a while back that was quite the prolific bloomer. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#flowers #flowerphotography #macro #macrophotography #orchid 

Happy Tuesday and Happy Valentine's Day! Roses are usually the norm but I don't have any photos at the moment of those so I thought I would share a different flower image to celebrate the day. This is another image of the Orchid we had in our office a while back that was quite the prolific bloomer. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#flowers #flowerphotography #macro #macrophotography #orchid ___

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2017-02-13 13:47:38 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 82 +1s; )Open 

Happy Monday all! I'm going to start off the week with an image for #macromonday , does that still exist? This is another one of the Ladybugs who visited my garden this past summer. I got lucky and saw them several times during the season. I always enjoy seeing a Ladybug visitor. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#insect #ladybug #macro #macrophotography #nature #naturephotography +HQSP Macro +BTP Macro Pro

Happy Monday all! I'm going to start off the week with an image for #macromonday , does that still exist? This is another one of the Ladybugs who visited my garden this past summer. I got lucky and saw them several times during the season. I always enjoy seeing a Ladybug visitor. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#insect #ladybug #macro #macrophotography #nature #naturephotography +HQSP Macro +BTP Macro Pro___

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2017-02-12 15:43:11 (76 comments; 23 reshares; 344 +1s; )Open 

Hey all, it's another #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots! We love ANYTHING steam, fog, mist, etc. related, it does not have to be trains. Just please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots today!
My image goes back once again to my favorite railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec. I took this image at the yard in Chama New Mexico late in the afternoon when they were working at putting the locomotives away for the night after cleaning out their ash pans. This is locomotive 488 heading to have it's ash pan cleaned. It was an interesting procedure to watch. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cumbresandtoltec #chama #railroad #railway #steam #steamengine #steamtrain #train +SteamySunday

Hey all, it's another #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots! We love ANYTHING steam, fog, mist, etc. related, it does not have to be trains. Just please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots today!
My image goes back once again to my favorite railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec. I took this image at the yard in Chama New Mexico late in the afternoon when they were working at putting the locomotives away for the night after cleaning out their ash pans. This is locomotive 488 heading to have it's ash pan cleaned. It was an interesting procedure to watch. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cumbresandtoltec #chama #railroad #railway #steam #steamengine #steamtrain #train +SteamySunday___

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2017-02-11 18:34:19 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dusty Gedge with the theme of Over the Shoulder. I have a third shot for the theme that I just got on Thursday afternoon. I went out looking for Bald Eagles out at Milford Lake where they come to over winter here. I got lucky and saw quite a few of them. I was able to get some of the best shots ever of them. This was one of the first and not the best due to the light I was shooting into pretty much. Because it was already pretty contrasty, I thought it lent itself well to B&W. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#birds #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #baldeagle #milfordlake #kansas #nature #naturephotography 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dusty Gedge with the theme of Over the Shoulder. I have a third shot for the theme that I just got on Thursday afternoon. I went out looking for Bald Eagles out at Milford Lake where they come to over winter here. I got lucky and saw quite a few of them. I was able to get some of the best shots ever of them. This was one of the first and not the best due to the light I was shooting into pretty much. Because it was already pretty contrasty, I thought it lent itself well to B&W. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#birds #birdsinfocus #birdphotography #baldeagle #milfordlake #kansas #nature #naturephotography ___

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2017-02-10 13:50:39 (48 comments; 12 reshares; 327 +1s; )Open 

Well it's another #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! This image is from late this past summer. I believe this is a Wood Nymph that has seen better days and who usually doesn't visit flowers but couldn't resist the Sedum. It was still a lovely visitor to the garden and I hope all my fellow #Bokeholics enjoy the bit of bubbly bokeh behind. Hope everyone enjoys the image and have a great day!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran... more »

Well it's another #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! This image is from late this past summer. I believe this is a Wood Nymph that has seen better days and who usually doesn't visit flowers but couldn't resist the Sedum. It was still a lovely visitor to the garden and I hope all my fellow #Bokeholics enjoy the bit of bubbly bokeh behind. Hope everyone enjoys the image and have a great day!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere Hackney



#butterfly #butterflies #flower #bokeh #macro #macrophotography #nature #naturephotography #sedum #woodnymph ___

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2017-02-09 15:47:35 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 93 +1s; )Open 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dusty Gedge with the theme of Over the Shoulder . I was able to get this shot the other day of an unusual visitor to my yard. This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk and I think it had one of the little bird visitors in it's talons unfortunately. Circle of life I guess. I shot this out the front door with only a 70mm lens cause I didn't want to miss it and that's what I had on the camera at the time. This image is heavily cropped but I have to say my new camera is quite nice and allowing for that. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#birds #birdsinfocus #birdsofprey #birdphotography #nature #naturephotography #hawk #sharpshinnedhawk 

#NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dusty Gedge with the theme of Over the Shoulder . I was able to get this shot the other day of an unusual visitor to my yard. This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk and I think it had one of the little bird visitors in it's talons unfortunately. Circle of life I guess. I shot this out the front door with only a 70mm lens cause I didn't want to miss it and that's what I had on the camera at the time. This image is heavily cropped but I have to say my new camera is quite nice and allowing for that. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#birds #birdsinfocus #birdsofprey #birdphotography #nature #naturephotography #hawk #sharpshinnedhawk ___

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2017-02-08 13:34:26 (22 comments; 4 reshares; 239 +1s; )Open 

Hello! For #joinindaily curated by +Johnny Wills theme today is Must have yellow, green and blue. I think this fits that. A close up of a Flag Iris I saw growing in Minnesota this past summer. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!










#flowers #flowerphotography #flagiris #iris #macro #macrophotography 

Hello! For #joinindaily curated by +Johnny Wills theme today is Must have yellow, green and blue. I think this fits that. A close up of a Flag Iris I saw growing in Minnesota this past summer. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!










#flowers #flowerphotography #flagiris #iris #macro #macrophotography ___

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2017-02-07 13:55:10 (27 comments; 5 reshares; 183 +1s; )Open 

Hi all, my day is not starting out so great so I needed something to cheer me up. Sunflowers seem to do that, therefore the collection name. :-) These are 2 that I had grown this summer that bloomed quite nicely. Usually the insects get to them and eat the stems in half so the flower heads die. Drives me crazy because they don't do that to the volunteer ones. Anyway, hope you enjoy them and have a good day!
Edit: I found that this post also goes along with +Heidi Anne Morris 's #colouroftheday Yellow. :-)





#flowers #flowerphotography #macro #macrophotography #sunflowers 

Hi all, my day is not starting out so great so I needed something to cheer me up. Sunflowers seem to do that, therefore the collection name. :-) These are 2 that I had grown this summer that bloomed quite nicely. Usually the insects get to them and eat the stems in half so the flower heads die. Drives me crazy because they don't do that to the volunteer ones. Anyway, hope you enjoy them and have a good day!
Edit: I found that this post also goes along with +Heidi Anne Morris 's #colouroftheday Yellow. :-)





#flowers #flowerphotography #macro #macrophotography #sunflowers ___

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2017-02-06 13:39:04 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 110 +1s; )Open 

Hello! Ive got a hand for #NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dusty Gedge with the theme of Over the Shoulder and sub-theme of Woodpeckers. This is a Downy Woodpecker couple, the male is in focus with the red splash, the female is out of focus. I actually captured these at the in-laws in Missouri bt they are common to Kansas as well. Hope you enjoy them and have a great day!






#birds #birdphotography #birdsinfocus +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday #downywoodpeckers #nature #naturephotography #woodpecker 

Hello! Ive got a hand for #NewBirdPoker curated this week by +Dusty Gedge with the theme of Over the Shoulder and sub-theme of Woodpeckers. This is a Downy Woodpecker couple, the male is in focus with the red splash, the female is out of focus. I actually captured these at the in-laws in Missouri bt they are common to Kansas as well. Hope you enjoy them and have a great day!






#birds #birdphotography #birdsinfocus +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday #downywoodpeckers #nature #naturephotography #woodpecker ___

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2017-02-05 15:53:27 (44 comments; 21 reshares; 311 +1s; )Open 

Hi all, welcome to another #steamysunday where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots. We like ANYTHING related to steam, mist fog, etc. it doesn't have to be trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them easier. Let's see your steamy shots today!
This goes back to my favorite railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec which runs in Colorado and New Mexico. I shot this from the train while riding and it shows some of the beautiful landscape you travel through. I particularly like the telegraph pole in this one. They sunk them in any way they could. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cumbresandtoltec #colorado #newmexico #steam #railroad #railroading #railway #train #steamengine +SteamySunday #trains 

Hi all, welcome to another #steamysunday where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots. We like ANYTHING related to steam, mist fog, etc. it doesn't have to be trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them easier. Let's see your steamy shots today!
This goes back to my favorite railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec which runs in Colorado and New Mexico. I shot this from the train while riding and it shows some of the beautiful landscape you travel through. I particularly like the telegraph pole in this one. They sunk them in any way they could. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cumbresandtoltec #colorado #newmexico #steam #railroad #railroading #railway #train #steamengine +SteamySunday #trains ___

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2017-02-04 15:16:19 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Happy Saturday! There used to be a Mushroom Saturday or something like that. Not sure if it still exists bu I was looking at some older photos and found this one that I had never shared before.
I also have a tip for sharing older images. I created an Album in Photos that I named New Photos but you could name whatever you wanted. I upload the photo I want to post, share it from there and then when I am done move it to the album it should really be in, for example this one would go in my Nature Album, that way I don't have to scroll and try to find it again when the sorting does not work by date well. Hope this helps others that would like to share older images but find it quite a pain.
We had a wet summer at time which produced some fairly large mushrooms of which this is one. I have no idea what type this is but I thought it worked well in a monochrome tone. Hope you enjoy it as... more »

Happy Saturday! There used to be a Mushroom Saturday or something like that. Not sure if it still exists bu I was looking at some older photos and found this one that I had never shared before.
I also have a tip for sharing older images. I created an Album in Photos that I named New Photos but you could name whatever you wanted. I upload the photo I want to post, share it from there and then when I am done move it to the album it should really be in, for example this one would go in my Nature Album, that way I don't have to scroll and try to find it again when the sorting does not work by date well. Hope this helps others that would like to share older images but find it quite a pain.
We had a wet summer at time which produced some fairly large mushrooms of which this is one. I have no idea what type this is but I thought it worked well in a monochrome tone. Hope you enjoy it as well.






#fungus #mushroom #monochrome #monochromephotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #shroomshotsaturday #nature #naturephotography #macro #macrophotography ___

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2017-02-03 13:27:46 (30 comments; 3 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

I am so happy it is finally #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! It's been a long week and a long day already. Sigh anyway, I took this shot this past week to share with all my fellow #bokeholics . No Spring is not here yet, only in my house in an arrangement of bulbs my sister-in-law gifted me with. This is one of the lovely Crocuses that bloomed first. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve... more »

I am so happy it is finally #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! It's been a long week and a long day already. Sigh anyway, I took this shot this past week to share with all my fellow #bokeholics . No Spring is not here yet, only in my house in an arrangement of bulbs my sister-in-law gifted me with. This is one of the lovely Crocuses that bloomed first. Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere Hackney


#crocus #flower #flowerphotography #floralfriday +FloralFriday #macro #macrophotography #spring ___

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2017-02-02 13:39:49 (37 comments; 11 reshares; 351 +1s; )Open 

Hello, happy Thursday and Groundhog Day! From our weather, looks like spring will be here already. In the 50s this weekend. Crazy. I felt like a butterfly today so here is a Grey Hairstreak known as a Cotton Square Borer when young, that I captured this past summer in the garden. Thanks so much to +Ann Kennedy and her suggestion to post from the share icon in photos, made posting today much more enjoyable and easier. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!








#butterfly #butterflies #butterflyphotography #cottonsquareborer #greyhairstreak #grayhairstreak #macro #macrophotography #nature #naturephotography



Hello, happy Thursday and Groundhog Day! From our weather, looks like spring will be here already. In the 50s this weekend. Crazy. I felt like a butterfly today so here is a Grey Hairstreak known as a Cotton Square Borer when young, that I captured this past summer in the garden. Thanks so much to +Ann Kennedy and her suggestion to post from the share icon in photos, made posting today much more enjoyable and easier. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!








#butterfly #butterflies #butterflyphotography #cottonsquareborer #greyhairstreak #grayhairstreak #macro #macrophotography #nature #naturephotography

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2017-02-01 13:40:11 (26 comments; 6 reshares; 274 +1s; )Open 

Hi all! So #NewBirdPoker this week is curated by +Asani Bhaduri and the theme is A thing of beauty is a joy forever, small and beautiful birds. I was going to share a Bluejay picture I got recently that I like a lot until I saw +Jim Robertson's play so I'll hold on to that one. :-) This is a shot I got in what was supposed to be our big ice storm of a male Cardinal perching on an icy branch. They are great bits of color to a dreary winter. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!

Note: OK Google photos is annoying in trying to add an image. This one is only a couple weeks old yet it is not coming up right away when I search with the camera icon. If it is going to do it by date, do it consistently. UGH It was way down the group as was another I shared from the same day. So just what is Google's logic in sorting images? It's quite a pain to share them if... more »

Hi all! So #NewBirdPoker this week is curated by +Asani Bhaduri and the theme is A thing of beauty is a joy forever, small and beautiful birds. I was going to share a Bluejay picture I got recently that I like a lot until I saw +Jim Robertson's play so I'll hold on to that one. :-) This is a shot I got in what was supposed to be our big ice storm of a male Cardinal perching on an icy branch. They are great bits of color to a dreary winter. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!

Note: OK Google photos is annoying in trying to add an image. This one is only a couple weeks old yet it is not coming up right away when I search with the camera icon. If it is going to do it by date, do it consistently. UGH It was way down the group as was another I shared from the same day. So just what is Google's logic in sorting images? It's quite a pain to share them if you ever want to find them again especially if it is an older image. If I just share them as a post they do not go into what we know as "Google Photos". They sit in an album that you cannot do anything with of posts. Horribly annoying. Is this a bug or is this something we will have to live with? Not sure who to tag to get an answer so if anyone knows I'd appreciate it.







#birds #birdphotography #birdsinfocus #cardinal #ice #male #nature #naturephotography #winter ___

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2017-01-31 13:19:51 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

Happy Tuesday! I love this grass and grew a bit in a pot this past year and hope to plant it in a new native plants area I am planning after all the road construction was completed. This is Sea Oats Grass and I find it's bowed stems and seed heads lovely. I think this fits two themes today as well, one new one for me #joinindaily curated by +Johnny Wills with a theme of In Pairs today and it also works for +Grass Tuesday . Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day.





#grass #nature #macro #seaoatsgrass #natural #naturephotography #macrophotography 

Happy Tuesday! I love this grass and grew a bit in a pot this past year and hope to plant it in a new native plants area I am planning after all the road construction was completed. This is Sea Oats Grass and I find it's bowed stems and seed heads lovely. I think this fits two themes today as well, one new one for me #joinindaily curated by +Johnny Wills with a theme of In Pairs today and it also works for +Grass Tuesday . Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day.





#grass #nature #macro #seaoatsgrass #natural #naturephotography #macrophotography ___

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2017-01-30 14:26:49 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

Happy Monday! This image goes along with the one I posted on Saturday as they were both taken during the same outing to Konza Prairie. It was a fun day and the Bison were quite cooperative in being seen. Konza has fencing for the Bison areas but it is mostly there to keep people out and safe. The Bison respect the fence and never have issues with it. This image is a fairly good example of how to tell a female from a male. Female Bison horns curve inward as in the two in the foreground with young, males, as in the one off to the right, about our of frame point outward. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#animals #Bison #KonzaPrairie #Kansas #nature #naturephotography 

Happy Monday! This image goes along with the one I posted on Saturday as they were both taken during the same outing to Konza Prairie. It was a fun day and the Bison were quite cooperative in being seen. Konza has fencing for the Bison areas but it is mostly there to keep people out and safe. The Bison respect the fence and never have issues with it. This image is a fairly good example of how to tell a female from a male. Female Bison horns curve inward as in the two in the foreground with young, males, as in the one off to the right, about our of frame point outward. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#animals #Bison #KonzaPrairie #Kansas #nature #naturephotography ___

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2017-01-29 15:31:56 (52 comments; 17 reshares; 288 +1s; )Open 

Hey all, it's #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich want to see your steamy shots! We enjoy ANYTHING steamy, mist or fog related, not just trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
My favorite steamy stuff is trains so this is a shot from this past summer at the Henry Ford Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan. This is No. 7 on it's way around the grounds. It's a beautifully restored and cared for 4-4-0 locomotive that runs on coal but they fire so carefully you hardly ever know it as it rarely puts out any smoke. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#GreenfieldVillage #HenryFord #railroad #railway #steam #steamtrains #trains +SteamySunday

Hey all, it's #steamysunday and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich want to see your steamy shots! We enjoy ANYTHING steamy, mist or fog related, not just trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
My favorite steamy stuff is trains so this is a shot from this past summer at the Henry Ford Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan. This is No. 7 on it's way around the grounds. It's a beautifully restored and cared for 4-4-0 locomotive that runs on coal but they fire so carefully you hardly ever know it as it rarely puts out any smoke. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#GreenfieldVillage #HenryFord #railroad #railway #steam #steamtrains #trains +SteamySunday___

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2017-01-28 16:07:53 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

Happy Saturday! Several years ago I had the opportunity to escort a photographer from the Netherlands, Philip Friskorn, into the research areas of the Konza Prairie. We all lucked out and had a fabulous day with the weather and opportunity for photos. The Bison were quite cooperative that day and some were very close for good shots. I rediscovered these photos recently and decided to share this one because it gives a good view of the area of Kansas I live in, the Flint Hills, after a Spring Burn. You can see the grass coming back very vibrantly in this photo taken in May. Also, I will get my pet peeve out of the way, they are Bison, not Buffalo. They were named incorrectly and have no connection to a real Buffalo and for publications to still refer to them as Buffalo is just laziness and incorrect. A lot are changing these days finally. So rant over. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great... more »

Happy Saturday! Several years ago I had the opportunity to escort a photographer from the Netherlands, Philip Friskorn, into the research areas of the Konza Prairie. We all lucked out and had a fabulous day with the weather and opportunity for photos. The Bison were quite cooperative that day and some were very close for good shots. I rediscovered these photos recently and decided to share this one because it gives a good view of the area of Kansas I live in, the Flint Hills, after a Spring Burn. You can see the grass coming back very vibrantly in this photo taken in May. Also, I will get my pet peeve out of the way, they are Bison, not Buffalo. They were named incorrectly and have no connection to a real Buffalo and for publications to still refer to them as Buffalo is just laziness and incorrect. A lot are changing these days finally. So rant over. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#animals #bison #konzaprairie #landscape +Landscape Photography #kansas #flinthills #landscapephotography #nature #naturephotography ___

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2017-01-27 13:29:10 (29 comments; 0 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Woohoo it's #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! Hello all my fellow #Bokeholics ! Hope you enjoy this summer shot from earlier this year of some Daisies that make me happy beside my pond with some Lily pad bokeh. Have a great day and great start to your weekend.

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom



#bokeh... more »

Woohoo it's #FridaysAreBokehlicious ! Hello all my fellow #Bokeholics ! Hope you enjoy this summer shot from earlier this year of some Daisies that make me happy beside my pond with some Lily pad bokeh. Have a great day and great start to your weekend.

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom



#bokeh #daisies #daisy #flower #flowerphotography ___

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2017-01-26 14:13:02 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 121 +1s; )Open 

Hi all! Still figuring out this new G+. Some I like, some not so much. I guess I'll get the hang of it eventually like every other time they have made us change.

OK HELP This photo that I just uploaded for this post, it does not show up in Photos anywhere. Where is it? Does it take a while to show up there or what? I've searched it by typing the subject, looking for it by date taken and nothing. I know it's somewhere because I was able to find it from Blogger. I am so not liking how Google arranges photos and that you cannot easily find them in an album. The date stinks for someone like me who has hundreds and I may not share in order. I have given feedback.

Anyway, my image today is of a bountiful burst of Orchid blooms on a plant we had growing in the office a few years back. It was the most blooms I had ever seen on one at one time. Hope you enjoy the image... more »

Hi all! Still figuring out this new G+. Some I like, some not so much. I guess I'll get the hang of it eventually like every other time they have made us change.

OK HELP This photo that I just uploaded for this post, it does not show up in Photos anywhere. Where is it? Does it take a while to show up there or what? I've searched it by typing the subject, looking for it by date taken and nothing. I know it's somewhere because I was able to find it from Blogger. I am so not liking how Google arranges photos and that you cannot easily find them in an album. The date stinks for someone like me who has hundreds and I may not share in order. I have given feedback.

Anyway, my image today is of a bountiful burst of Orchid blooms on a plant we had growing in the office a few years back. It was the most blooms I had ever seen on one at one time. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#flowers #flowerphotography #orchids #blackbackground ___

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2017-01-25 13:50:24 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

Edit: So I was walking across the yard one summer day and happened to look down and saw this. It creeped me out but I had to get a photo. I ran and got it and found the spot again and got this image. I didn't stick around long because I was afraid they would all come up out of the hole. EEK Not fond of spiders.

#WordlessOnWednesday

Edit: So I was walking across the yard one summer day and happened to look down and saw this. It creeped me out but I had to get a photo. I ran and got it and found the spot again and got this image. I didn't stick around long because I was afraid they would all come up out of the hole. EEK Not fond of spiders.___

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2017-01-24 13:19:06 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

+TransportTuesday +Annie Irving +Gene Bowker 

Happy Tuesday! Here is another image from the annual Bi-plane Fly-In that is held the first weekend in June in Junction City Kansas. You can buy a ride in a Bi-plane and this is one of them that gives rides. It's a beautiful 1929 Waco built for Mohawk Airways Bi-plane. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#airplane   #biplane   #junctioncity   #kansas   #flyin   #transportation   #transport   #plane  

+TransportTuesday +Annie Irving +Gene Bowker 

Happy Tuesday! Here is another image from the annual Bi-plane Fly-In that is held the first weekend in June in Junction City Kansas. You can buy a ride in a Bi-plane and this is one of them that gives rides. It's a beautiful 1929 Waco built for Mohawk Airways Bi-plane. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#airplane   #biplane   #junctioncity   #kansas   #flyin   #transportation   #transport   #plane  ___

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2017-01-23 14:33:06 (17 comments; 3 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

Happy Monday! So this image may not totally fit the #NewBirdPoker  game curated this week by +Jan Rainbird of Eyes. It does seem to be looking at me from it's perch. I captured this Black Capped Chickadee last weekend during what was supposed to be a big ice storm but was mostly just rain fortunately. The branch it is perched on did have a bit of a buildup of ice. The streaks are caused by falling ice drops as well. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!







#birds   #birdphotography   #birding   #birdsinfocus   #blackcapchickadee   #kansas   #nature   #naturephotography  

Happy Monday! So this image may not totally fit the #NewBirdPoker  game curated this week by +Jan Rainbird of Eyes. It does seem to be looking at me from it's perch. I captured this Black Capped Chickadee last weekend during what was supposed to be a big ice storm but was mostly just rain fortunately. The branch it is perched on did have a bit of a buildup of ice. The streaks are caused by falling ice drops as well. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!







#birds   #birdphotography   #birding   #birdsinfocus   #blackcapchickadee   #kansas   #nature   #naturephotography  ___

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2017-01-22 16:05:58 (44 comments; 19 reshares; 264 +1s; )Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots! We like ANYTHING steam related, fog, mist, it's all good. Please be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
My image today goes back into the archives of a trip to the Grand Canyon I made a few years back when they still were regularly running steam. This is the locomotive that pulled the train out to the canyon from Williams, Arizona and then back again. I stayed overnight in the canyon for a night. It was quite fun but not enough time to see it all. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#grandcanyon   #railway   #railroad   #steam   #steamengine   #steamtrain  +SteamySunday  #train  

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots! We like ANYTHING steam related, fog, mist, it's all good. Please be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
My image today goes back into the archives of a trip to the Grand Canyon I made a few years back when they still were regularly running steam. This is the locomotive that pulled the train out to the canyon from Williams, Arizona and then back again. I stayed overnight in the canyon for a night. It was quite fun but not enough time to see it all. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#grandcanyon   #railway   #railroad   #steam   #steamengine   #steamtrain  +SteamySunday  #train  ___

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2017-01-21 15:23:04 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

Happy Saturday! I've been working on a project and going back in the archives for photos. I found this one of one of my favorite places to photograph in Chicago. This is the old Water Tower building and I just love the character of it. I shot it one evening in the rain but it came out pretty well I thought. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#architecture   #architectural   #architecturephotography   #building   #chicago   #night   #nightphotography   #watertower  

Happy Saturday! I've been working on a project and going back in the archives for photos. I found this one of one of my favorite places to photograph in Chicago. This is the old Water Tower building and I just love the character of it. I shot it one evening in the rain but it came out pretty well I thought. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#architecture   #architectural   #architecturephotography   #building   #chicago   #night   #nightphotography   #watertower  ___

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2017-01-20 13:19:08 (39 comments; 4 reshares; 176 +1s; )Open 

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  

I felt like a summer time shot to share with my fellow #Bokeholics  . This is a 12 Spot Dragonfly I captured clinging to the antenna of the hubster's truck with some lovely bubbly leaf #bokeh   behind it. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day and a great start to your weekend!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +CooksterzLit... more »

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  

I felt like a summer time shot to share with my fellow #Bokeholics  . This is a 12 Spot Dragonfly I captured clinging to the antenna of the hubster's truck with some lovely bubbly leaf #bokeh   behind it. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day and a great start to your weekend!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom





#dragonfly   #insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #twelvespotdragonfly  ___

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2017-01-19 14:06:10 (46 comments; 22 reshares; 404 +1s; )Open 

Hello! It's pretty dreary here today. We actually have a bit of fog but I am stuck at work and can't get out to photograph. Ah well. I felt like sharing a butterfly today, hadn't done that for a while. Here is a Painted Beauty on a Butterfly Bush or Buddleia or Buddleja bloom. :-) Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#butterfly   #butterflies   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #butterflybush   #buddleia   #buddleja  +On the Wings of Butterflies! 

Hello! It's pretty dreary here today. We actually have a bit of fog but I am stuck at work and can't get out to photograph. Ah well. I felt like sharing a butterfly today, hadn't done that for a while. Here is a Painted Beauty on a Butterfly Bush or Buddleia or Buddleja bloom. :-) Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#butterfly   #butterflies   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #butterflybush   #buddleia   #buddleja  +On the Wings of Butterflies! ___

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2017-01-18 13:48:33 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Morning, I needed something bright and lovely this morning. I captured this group of Coreopsis growing wild in the ditch on the way back from the chiropractor one day this summer. They were just beautiful and growing all along in the ditches providing great bursts of color. Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!





#coreopsis   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #wildflowers  

#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Morning, I needed something bright and lovely this morning. I captured this group of Coreopsis growing wild in the ditch on the way back from the chiropractor one day this summer. They were just beautiful and growing all along in the ditches providing great bursts of color. Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!





#coreopsis   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #wildflowers  ___

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2017-01-17 13:48:26 (16 comments; 4 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

+Tree Tuesday curated by +Ralph Mendoza & +David R Robinson 

Hi all! This is another of the twisted old Cedar trees from the Grand Canyon. I find these trees very interesting to photograph with the lines and colors of their trunks. This one with it's limb extended as if to embrace the sky and warmth was particularly appealing to me. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cedar   #cedartree   #grandcanyon   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotograph   #trees  

+Tree Tuesday curated by +Ralph Mendoza & +David R Robinson 

Hi all! This is another of the twisted old Cedar trees from the Grand Canyon. I find these trees very interesting to photograph with the lines and colors of their trunks. This one with it's limb extended as if to embrace the sky and warmth was particularly appealing to me. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#cedar   #cedartree   #grandcanyon   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotograph   #trees  ___

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2017-01-16 15:07:53 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

#NewBirdPoker  curated this week by +Jim Robertson 

The theme for this week is Preening or stretching. I finally found one that works. This is the Loon family that I was able to photograph in Minnesota back in June at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. I believe this is dad Loon on the right that had just joined the family and was doing a bit of preening of his feathers. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#birds   #birdphotography   #birding   #birdsinfocus   #loons   #minnesota   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography  

#NewBirdPoker  curated this week by +Jim Robertson 

The theme for this week is Preening or stretching. I finally found one that works. This is the Loon family that I was able to photograph in Minnesota back in June at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. I believe this is dad Loon on the right that had just joined the family and was doing a bit of preening of his feathers. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#birds   #birdphotography   #birding   #birdsinfocus   #loons   #minnesota   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography  ___

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2017-01-15 15:54:11 (49 comments; 10 reshares; 201 +1s; )Open 

Hello, it's Icy #steamysunday  today! Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your images of ANYTHING steam, mist, fog, etc. you like. Please tag us an the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
We are under an ice storm warning and it has begun, so far not the amounts they were predicting and hope it stays that way but we shall see. My image today is of Denver & Rio Grande Western 315 sitting out at the Chama Yard of the Cumbres & Toltec Railway. The D&RGW locomotive 315 is the “Flagship” project for the DRHS. After seven long years and countless hours, volunteers were responsible for the engine running again. It first ran again under it's own power in 2007. It required more work but in 2013 began some runs and now operates on both the Durango & Silverton and the C&T for special excursions. Hope you enjoy the imageand h... more »

Hello, it's Icy #steamysunday  today! Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your images of ANYTHING steam, mist, fog, etc. you like. Please tag us an the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steamy shots!
We are under an ice storm warning and it has begun, so far not the amounts they were predicting and hope it stays that way but we shall see. My image today is of Denver & Rio Grande Western 315 sitting out at the Chama Yard of the Cumbres & Toltec Railway. The D&RGW locomotive 315 is the “Flagship” project for the DRHS. After seven long years and countless hours, volunteers were responsible for the engine running again. It first ran again under it's own power in 2007. It required more work but in 2013 began some runs and now operates on both the Durango & Silverton and the C&T for special excursions. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#durangoandsilverton   #cumbresandtoltec   #railway   #railroad   #steam   #steamengine   #steamtrain   #trains  ___

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2017-01-14 15:48:05 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 138 +1s; )Open 

#sunsetsaturday  

Hello! This is an older image that I took while in Yellowstone National Park. It's a different view of a sunset I saw at Fishing Bridge. I got several shots that night but most of them have swarms of insects, Mosquitoes I think, in them that makes it look like my sensor was very dirty. This shot I got lucky with. It was a beautiful way to spend my arrival to the park, we had just set up our trailer and decided to walk a bit. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!







#fishingbridge   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetlovers   #sunsetphotos   #yellowstone  

#sunsetsaturday  

Hello! This is an older image that I took while in Yellowstone National Park. It's a different view of a sunset I saw at Fishing Bridge. I got several shots that night but most of them have swarms of insects, Mosquitoes I think, in them that makes it look like my sensor was very dirty. This shot I got lucky with. It was a beautiful way to spend my arrival to the park, we had just set up our trailer and decided to walk a bit. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!







#fishingbridge   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetlovers   #sunsetphotos   #yellowstone  ___

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2017-01-13 13:20:06 (38 comments; 4 reshares; 140 +1s; )Open 

Hi all, it's #FridaysAreBokehlicious  ! I got a new camera two days ago and have been testing it out. I was shooting a gift from my sis-in-law of flowers from bulbs in the winter. I got this image of the tulip that is coming up against some LED lights and liked it so wanted to share it with my fellow #Bokeholics  . Hope you enjoy it and have a great day! Looks like we are in for an ice storm this weekend. Hope we don't lose power, it looks like it's going to be pretty significant. Stay safe out there!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +RobinGr... more »

Hi all, it's #FridaysAreBokehlicious  ! I got a new camera two days ago and have been testing it out. I was shooting a gift from my sis-in-law of flowers from bulbs in the winter. I got this image of the tulip that is coming up against some LED lights and liked it so wanted to share it with my fellow #Bokeholics  . Hope you enjoy it and have a great day! Looks like we are in for an ice storm this weekend. Hope we don't lose power, it looks like it's going to be pretty significant. Stay safe out there!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom



#flowers   #floralfriday   #flowerphotography   #bokeh   #macro   #macrophotography   #tulips  ___

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2017-01-12 13:16:31 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

+Bee Thursday 

Hi all, we are very cold again so I am thinking warm thoughts. I was looking through older images and found this nice warm one of a Bumble Bee on my Butterfly Milkweed enjoying it. The bees seemed to visit it more than the butterflies but I enjoyed them as well. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!







#bees   #bumblebee   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #butterflymilkweed  

+Bee Thursday 

Hi all, we are very cold again so I am thinking warm thoughts. I was looking through older images and found this nice warm one of a Bumble Bee on my Butterfly Milkweed enjoying it. The bees seemed to visit it more than the butterflies but I enjoyed them as well. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!







#bees   #bumblebee   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #butterflymilkweed  ___

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2017-01-11 13:43:09 (29 comments; 6 reshares; 146 +1s; )Open 

#NewBirdPoker  curated this week by +Darion Jackman with the theme of Birds In Interesting Conditions.

I didn't think I had anything in particular for this one but then I remembered that this weekend I got what I think is somewhat unusual, a Blue Jay burying it's food in the snow. At this moment I captured it was covering it with a leaf too. Pretty smart eh? Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#birds   #birdphotography   #birding   #birdsinfocus   #bluejays   #nature   #naturephotography   #snow   #winter  

#NewBirdPoker  curated this week by +Darion Jackman with the theme of Birds In Interesting Conditions.

I didn't think I had anything in particular for this one but then I remembered that this weekend I got what I think is somewhat unusual, a Blue Jay burying it's food in the snow. At this moment I captured it was covering it with a leaf too. Pretty smart eh? Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!






#birds   #birdphotography   #birding   #birdsinfocus   #bluejays   #nature   #naturephotography   #snow   #winter  ___

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2017-01-10 13:54:57 (40 comments; 3 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

Hello! Thought I would share this to a theme I haven't played in for a while and not sure if it is active, +TransportTuesday which was curated by +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker . This is an image from the Annual Bi-Plane Fly-In held in Junction City, KS for the past few years on the first weekend in June. These Bi-planes were doing a bit of stunt flying at the end of the day. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#biplane   #airplane   #flying   #junctioncity   #kansas   #flyin   #transportation   #transport   #transporttuesday  

Hello! Thought I would share this to a theme I haven't played in for a while and not sure if it is active, +TransportTuesday which was curated by +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker . This is an image from the Annual Bi-Plane Fly-In held in Junction City, KS for the past few years on the first weekend in June. These Bi-planes were doing a bit of stunt flying at the end of the day. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#biplane   #airplane   #flying   #junctioncity   #kansas   #flyin   #transportation   #transport   #transporttuesday  ___

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2017-01-09 13:56:12 (27 comments; 6 reshares; 125 +1s; )Open 

Hey all, is there still a #MacroMonday  ? Even if not I wanted to share this to start the week off. This is one of my favorite insects, a Praying Mantis. I think they are so cool looking and them seem somewhat friendly. This guy appears to be saying, Hi, how are you doing? I'm just passing through. :-) Hope you enjoy him and have a great day!



#insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #mantis   #prayingmantis   #nature   #naturephotography  

Hey all, is there still a #MacroMonday  ? Even if not I wanted to share this to start the week off. This is one of my favorite insects, a Praying Mantis. I think they are so cool looking and them seem somewhat friendly. This guy appears to be saying, Hi, how are you doing? I'm just passing through. :-) Hope you enjoy him and have a great day!



#insects   #macro   #macrophotography   #mantis   #prayingmantis   #nature   #naturephotography  ___

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2017-01-08 15:43:13 (34 comments; 23 reshares; 319 +1s; )Open 

#steamysunday  is underway this new year and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots! We like ANYTHING to do with steam, fog, mist etc. not just trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steam shots!
My second image for the year in the theme is of my second favorite railroad because I get to help operate this locomotive. This is ex Soo Line 353 sitting in the fog up at Rollag, Minnesota at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion. It's sitting by the water tower waiting for passengers to board for one of it's first trips around the grounds in the morning. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#minnesota   #railway   #railroad   #rollag   #steam   #steamengine   #steamtrain   #train   #wmstr  

#steamysunday  is underway this new year and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots! We like ANYTHING to do with steam, fog, mist etc. not just trains. Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them. Let's see your steam shots!
My second image for the year in the theme is of my second favorite railroad because I get to help operate this locomotive. This is ex Soo Line 353 sitting in the fog up at Rollag, Minnesota at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion. It's sitting by the water tower waiting for passengers to board for one of it's first trips around the grounds in the morning. Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!





#minnesota   #railway   #railroad   #rollag   #steam   #steamengine   #steamtrain   #train   #wmstr  ___

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