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The Weather Channel1,681,010Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001314G+

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Gailen Mapes65,720Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-06 10:56:35131004CC G+
Christopher Jennings Penders10,380#circleshare   Okay!I'm retiring my Sunday Seventeen Circle Share and am bringing out a new weekly circle based on +Circloscope data from my most recent engagers.  Using Circloscope will be MUCH easier and I think more democratic, letting the app discover my most recent engagers.  After watching the #gplusspotlight  episode yesterday and seeing the option of finding your last x engagers, I began mulling over how I could use that yo my advantage.  This is the first way I'm using it.  Now the challenge becomes finding a unique name for this circle.So here is my new Engager Circle.2014-06-29 12:53:1833223CC G+
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:29:38405242143CC G+
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724CC G+
Linda Motoiu55,516#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-06-20 18:41:24373702999CC G+
Robert Connor10,617photographers in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2014-06-20 11:20:09495462577CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452470CC G+
Rok Šimec13,955Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-06-08 09:44:08497251930CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,928Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-06 10:43:15133005CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,49330k+ Circle - A circle worth adding and followingThe people from this circle have more than 30,000 followers.2014-06-02 08:54:46140496CC G+
Barry Chignell1,659My ever growing circle of great Google+ photogs :)If you know of anyone else I should be following please let me know, or share your #photog circle! :)2014-05-30 06:44:24338000CC G+
Rok Šimec12,556Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-05-26 07:04:43497191025CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113CC G+
AyJay Schibig59,63621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  5.9.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-05-09 20:20:29366361643CC G+
Pål Børsting36,319♥ ♥ ♥ ☀ ☀ ☀ My thank you circle 3/6 ☀ ☀ ☀ ♥ ♥ ♥Photo enthusiasts circle no. 3 of 6!All of you handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-)To show you I appreciate each and every +1.The re-sharers and commenters of course too.Not to forget the serious*** circle-sharers either.Re-share if you like, no pressure!Cercle de gratitude n°3/6 pour amoureux de la photographie.Pour vous dire combien j'apprécie vos +1's.Tous soigneusement choisis par moi (c'est vrai).Ceux qui commentent et partagent sont bien sûr présents.Et je n'oublie pas non plus les partageurs de cercles***.Partagez ce billet si vous en avez envie, à votre guise !Cercul ''Va multumesc'' nr. 3 din 6, cuprinzand pasionati de fotografie!Ca sa stiti ca apreciez plusurile voastre.Fiecare persoana a fost aleasa de mine personal. E  realitatea :)Cei care redistribuie si comentatorii sunt si ei aici.Si bineinteles ca nu sunt uitati nici  seriosii*** redistribuitorii de cercuri.Redistribuiti daca doriti, nu e o obligatie!Кръг "Благодаря ви" № 3 от 6 съдържащ фото ентусиасти!Знайте това, че аз оценявам Вашите +1!Всеки от Вас е лично избран от мен! Това е нещо истинско :-)И, разбира се, тези които препубликуват и коментират са тук също!И не забравям сериозните * circlesharers също!Препубликувайте ако желаете, няма проблем!Tackcirkel nr. 3 av 6 innehållande Fotoentusiaster!Så du förstår att jag uppskattar era +1.Alla är handplockade av mig. Detta är den äkta varan :-)Och självklart finns vidaredelarna och kommenterare här också.Och jag glömmer inte de seriösa*** cirkel-delarna heller.Dela om du gillar, ingen press!"Terima Kasih" Bulatan ke-3, mengandungi para peminat gambar!Saya ingin memberitahu anda bahawa saya amat menghargai beberapa +1.Kesemuanya telah dipilih secara teliti oleh saya. Inilah yang sebenarnya:-)Dan sudah tentu para pengkongsi-semula dan pengkomen ada di sini.Dan saya tidak akan lupa kepada*** para pengkongsi bulatan yang tegar.Kongsikan semula jika anda mahu, tiada paksaan!"Terima Kasih" Bulatan Numbor ka-3, mong sengoi kea bi-minat gambar!Eng hod hek panei eng gemar keb +1.Semuak ajih bipilih ya eng haleij.Adehla benda kea sebetulnya :-)Ru adeh ne semestinya mong sengoi kea bi-"reshare" ru bi-komen.Ru eng tok en-sep*** sengoi kea serius bi-circleshare."Reshare" la asa hek sukak, tik tok paksaan!Круг благодарности номер 3 (из 6), состоящий из любителей фотографии!Я хочу сказать вам этим кругом, что ценю ваши +1.Все участники круга отобраны мной вручную. Это реальная работа :-)И конечно, те, кто делится и комментирует, тоже в этом круге.И я не забываю тех, кто серьезно*** делится кругами .Делитесь кругом, если пожелаете, никакого давления!Dank jullie wel, cirkel nr. 3 van 6 met foto enthousiastelingen!Om jullie te laten weten dat ik de +1's erg op prijs stel.Allemaal persoonlijk door mijzelf uitgezocht. Dit is het echte werk. :-))En de resharers en commentatoren horen er natuurlijk ook bij.De serieuze*** cirkeldelers worden ook niet door mij vergeten.Reshare naar hartelust, er is geen enkele druk!Takkesirkel nr.3 av 6 med fotoentusiaster!Du skal vite at jeg setter pris på dine +1.Alle er håndplukket av meg. Den ekte vare :-)Og selvfølgelig finnes videredelere og kommentatorer her også.Jeg har med de seriøse*** sirkeldelerne.Del om du vil, ingen krav om det!Zahvaljujem se krugu br.3 od 6 koji sadrži Foto entuzijaste!Želim vam dati do znanja da cijenim sve +1.Svi su izabrani od mene osobno.Ovo je prava stvar :-)I naravno po2014-05-08 09:36:52453691796CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,550Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-06 10:29:49131008CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221584CC G+
En Ucuz Uçak Bileti1,6242014-04-12 16:25:21495181220CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,972Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-06 11:21:01133428CC G+
Rok Šimec5,426Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circleshareoftheday #share #sharedcircles #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #engagersshowcase  2014-04-05 18:40:54493201328CC G+
Linda Motoiu52,190#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-03-31 07:51:26311412560CC G+
AyJay Schibig53,73421ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  3.26.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-03-26 21:23:02361311546CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,343Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-03-06 11:27:211365113CC G+
Rok Šimec1,472*Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!*This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #share #publicsharedcircles #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #googleplus #socialmedia #wordpress #bloggers #blogging  2014-02-27 12:11:56447231334CC G+
Rok Šimec928**Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!**Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #publishing   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #socialmedia   #googleplus   #google #googlesharedcircle   #googlecircleshare  2014-02-20 19:43:19404241728CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!545***Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!***Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to +Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!  :DTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle  2014-02-16 15:39:00444292639CC G+
AyJay Schibig49,36221ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  2.14.14 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-02-14 23:22:33419312744CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,243Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-K  - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Map2014-02-06 11:44:43139725CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,455Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:27:20435411768CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,576Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:48:035006829102CC G+
AyJay Schibig46,31321ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  1.23.14 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-01-24 07:24:54418331852CC G+
Artur M.35,787A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-22 15:20:15423382357CC G+
ArmStreet376 A Very Social Circlecircle of people, with active life position in Google+If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2014-01-14 13:35:11456291440CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,480Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-14 07:21:37456563092CC G+
Pål Børsting21,243♥♥♥ Thank you circle no.2 of 4 containing Photo enthusiasts!  ♥♥♥ ☀☀ ☀To let my plussers know that I appreciate the plussones. ☀☀☀☀☀☀ All of them handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-) ☀☀☀♥♥ And of course the resharers and commenters are here too. ♥♥Last time I got problems with google blocking me for plus mentioning too many so this time I will roll out the four circles gradually.Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *In this circle you will find both photographers and their followers. What they have in common is a passion for photos they like.This circle consists of the exceptional people who time and time again reshares, plusses and write nice comments on my photo posts. All of them are real active people, some have been active since I began sharing my photos and still are and some I have seen only for a shorter time.I have separated my Thank you circle into four circles. There is no difference between them except for different people to say thank you to.I already work on the next "Thank you circle"  So if you are missing here, you will be in it if you are active from this week. I do not expect you to like all my photos, so please only plus the ones you like! If I see you twice in a months time I will add you.The four circles is collected from middle of November until now. In parallel I am building a new circle that I started a month ago. In a months time the people in the new circle will be shared. The old one will be kept as reference to add people that return after a longer break.  I use #Circloscope premium to help me manage, but the rotation from the old circle to the new is the only way people gets kicked out. http://www.circloscope.com/2013/04/google-plus-circle-management-tool.html +CircloscopeA bit of caution here, I do NOT check the quality of what my engagers share. They are here since they are appreciating my photos. You have to do your own selection after importing the circles.Please let me know if you somehow slipped through my masks. I am doing this in a combined automatic and manual way and I am old enough too know there might be errors. And there have been errors I have discovered. That is really the only thing that bothers me with this circles........ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀  #circle #circles  #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #photography #ph2014-01-13 14:50:204219923141CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,242Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-13 08:37:40456503291CC G+
rathma kamil0#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-12 15:48:38500001CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,618Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-11 03:25:48437361163CC G+
Gailen Mapes57,824Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-K - 6 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-01-06 11:38:3213512417CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky74,843This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-06 06:39:305006841124CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494211CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky72,842Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-21 09:18:41500673497CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,152A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-21 03:20:48456573393CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski37,207Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-20 09:32:31426462167CC G+
Pål Børsting18,128♥♥♥ Thank you circle no.4 containing Photo enthusiasts!  ♥♥♥ ☀☀ ☀To let my plussers know that I appreciate the plussones. ☀☀☀☀☀☀ All of them handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-) ☀☀☀♥♥ And of course the resharers and commenters are here too. ♥♥Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *In this circle you will find both photographers and their followers. What they have in common is a passion for photos they like.This circle consists of the exceptional people who time and time again reshares, plusses and write nice comments on my photo posts. All of them are real active people, some have been active since I began sharing my photos and still are and some I have seen only for a shorter time.I have separated my Thank you circle into four circles. There is no differece beetween them except for different people to say thank you to.I already work on the next "Thank you circle"  So if you are missing here, you will be in it if you are active from this week. I do not expect you to like all my photos, so please only pluss the ones you like! If I see you twice in a months time I will add you.The four circles is collected from middle of September until now. In paralell I am building a new circle that I started a month ago. In a months time the people in the new circle will be shared. The old one will be kept as reference to add people that return after a longer break.  I use #Circloscope premium to help me manage, but the rotation from the old circle to the new is the only way people gets kicked out. http://www.circloscope.com/2013/04/google-plus-circle-management-tool.html +CircloscopeA bit of caution here, I do NOT check the quality of what my engagers share. They are here since they are appreciating my photos. You have to do your own selection after importing the circles. ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀  #circle #circles  #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #photography #photographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #thankyoucircle2013-12-16 15:35:15350621488CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202CC G+
AyJay Schibig39,25521ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  12.13.13 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-12-14 06:47:40361291835CC G+
Константин Вишневский37,633Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-12 14:38:43469503372CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,645Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-07 14:41:42475452969CC G+

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2014-06-27 11:24:29 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 174 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-eyed Grass has to one of the perkiest flowers in the field. They are not so easy to photograph, however, because they do tend to hide well down in deep grasses, where, I suppose they hope their purple and yellow colors will better pass for blue. :) And, of course, the sheer intensity of both purple and yellow, and the subtle satin texture of the petals, can be difficult to catch.

Here the ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro on the Sony NEX 3N does the trick very well with this flower from the meadows at Emmons Preserve in Kennebunkport Maine. And look at the bokeh! I don't know if I am going to be able to part with this lens when the time comes to send it back!

Lens and camera as above. Hand-held natural-light shot. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#floralfriday by +Tamara Pruessner +FloralFriday

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2014-06-05 03:28:45 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 188 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Fledgling Great Tit

Yesterday late afternoon found us at Schönbrunn Palace, the Palace of the Hapsburgs in Vienna Austria. Amazing place, and surprisingly good Birding. The good biding part was important because I was with a dozen bird-deprived Birders...they had been without binoculars for two days and had just received their test ZEISS VICTORY SFs. They were itching to bird!

This is a fledgling Great Tit that posed nicely only a few feet away, albeit in terrible light.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Shutter preferred. 1/640th @ ISO 6400 @ f6.7. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. 

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2014-06-08 07:15:06 (14 comments, 21 reshares, 301 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : European Goldfinch. Happy Sunday!
It might be hard to imagine a more colorful bird than our North American Goldfinch...at least until you meet the European variety. :-) Adding that red face makes a real difference in the character, in the aspect, of the bird. It is a case of "the same and different."

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

And for the Sunday Thought : "the same and different". I have been truly blessed this last week to travel some wonderful country...Germany, Austria, and Hungary...and to bird with some wonderful people...the members of the ZEISS VICTORY SF Experience Team. I learned again that birdwatchers are the same all over. We had Americans from at least 14 different states, people from France, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, India, and one American transplanted to... more »

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2014-07-27 13:34:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)

#spidersunday +Spider Sunday

I think this is a Cross Spider, a Eurasian orb weaver now common on New England. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent. ISO 6400.

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2014-07-26 11:08:49 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 101 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Yellow-jacket on Lantana

You do not see a lot of Lantana growing in Maine. It is a plant I associate with the Southwest and southern California where it is popular in Gardens for its bold color and for its attractiveness to butterflies. At the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens they had it growing in huge planters which I assume they move inside during the winter. I stopped for a macro of the flowers. The Yellow-jacket (Common Wasp) is a bonus.

Sony Alpha NEX 3N with ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro. ISO 200 @ 1/320th @ f11. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. Anyone who appreciates macros would have to love this lens!

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2014-07-25 11:44:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)

#floralfriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman

Day Lilies cupping sun. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine. Sony Alpha NEX 3N with ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro. 

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2014-07-24 17:26:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

How we roll these days! Like the sign says mostly :-) Sony NEX 3NL with 16-50mm zoom. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet.

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2014-07-24 11:11:55 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Bee for Thursday

I mentioned in an earlier post that there were more insects at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on our visit Monday than I had seen before...especially bees...and especially Bumble Bees. They were everywhere. After a few shots with one in the frame, I began to collect them on different flowers.

Sony Alpha NEX 3N with the ZEISS Touit 50mm macro. ISO 200 @ 1/160th @ f10. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#beethursday +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday

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2014-07-20 11:17:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Day Lily Greets the Day. Happy Sunday!

Our Day Lilies are always the last to bloom on our street, and, I suspect, in town. We evidently have a unique combination of tree shade and some kind of micro-climate effect that keeps us about one to two weeks behind the prevailing season. It is what it is. Our Day Lilies are no less beautiful for being late.

I caught yesterday's Lily just as the first sun of the day hit it. Remember our shade. It was well after dawn, but the light still held some of the early warmth and the angle was still closer to horizontal than vertical, picking the flower out against a predominantly shaded background.

Sony Alpha NEX 5T with ZEISS Touit 50mm macro. ISO 100 @ 1/160 @ f8. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

And for the Sunday Thought: Our particular micro-climate is evident in everything that grows in our yard.... more »

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2014-07-17 13:09:47 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)

#beethursday +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday

Bumble Bee in Knapweed. Emmons Preserve, Kennebunkport ME. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. 

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2014-07-15 12:42:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Another in the Photoprowls series. 

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2014-07-15 11:17:30 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : More Wood Lilies!

Rain is predicted the rest of the week so I decided to do some exploring on the Kennebunk Plains yesterday. It was hot and humid but there was little wind, and I thought I might get some more photos of the Wood Lily, since the last time I tried to photograph them the wind was blowing a gale. Once out there, with my initial Wood Lily fix accomplished right near the parking area on the south side of the main road, I decided to hike down to a pond that I have known for years, from maps, is in the south side of the Plains. For whatever reason I have never visited the pond. The visit merits, and will receive, a full photoprowl treatment. The pond itself is attractive, with signs of fresh Beaver action, there were lots of dragonflies and some bird life, and an abundance of Wood Lilies.

You do not often find Wood Lilies growing in clumps as you see them... more »

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2014-07-14 11:11:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 56 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Hoverfly in Grass Pink Orchid

Last Thursday I attended a program on dragonflies and butterflies at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine. We netted a few interesting moths and butterflies...including a Snowberry Clearwing Moth...and after the program I wandered down to the boardwalk through the mini-bog that my wife Carol discovered earlier this summer. I had gotten good photos of the Grass Pink Orchids there earlier in the week, but I wanted to try for better shots of the Pink Pagonia, the other common bog orchid in Southern Maine. Still I could not resist a few more shots of Grass Pink...especially when I caught this Hoverfly visiting. There seem to be several species of Hoverfly here in Southern Maine...or else the species is very variable in size. I see all sizes, from very tiny (smaller than this one), to big brutes that over in... more »

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2014-07-13 12:15:05 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)

I mentioned Ebony Jewelwings at the Batson River Falls in my Pic 4 Today post. Males on the left. Females on the right. #odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-07-13 11:16:09 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Falls on the Batson River. Happy Sunday!

I went to Emmons Preserve, and down the trail to the falls on the Batson River in particular, to look for Ebony Jewelwings...the darting, dancing, electric sometimes blue, sometimes metalic green, set-winged Damselflies that prefer rapid water...but of course the rapid waters have their own attraction. The place is beautiful...almost other-worldly...elven...with the still shadowed pools connected by falling runs of peat-brown water, the moss and rocks, the dappled light through the covering trees...a feast for the senses. I try, again and again, to capture it...but the true essence of the place is very difficult to catch.

This is a three exposure in-camera HDR with the exposures separated by 6 EV, with the Sony NEX 5T and the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8. I put the camera right down at water level and only inches from the falling... more »

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2014-07-11 11:16:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Deadly Embrace. spider and the fly

This is a Flower Crab Spider with what appears to be some kind of Deer Fly. The Flower Crab Spider sits on white or yellow flowers (it is white on a white flower, but slowly turns more yellow on yellow flowers) and waits for other insects to visit. Then it pounces. Here it is on Yarrow. I very nearly walked right by this little drama along side the Kennebunk Bridle Path. In fact I am not sure what caught my eye. I took a few shots with the 75-300mm zoom and then switched to the Sony NEX 5T and ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro. The spider is less than 1/4 inch long.

ISO 100 @ 1/640th @ f9. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#buggyfriday by +Ray Bilcliff #buggylunch +Buggy Friday

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2014-07-10 11:10:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Feeding Time for the Fledgling

Yesterday I walked the section of the Kennebunk Bridle Trail on either side of Rout 9 looking for Dragonflies. The bugs were few and far between. However it is fledgling time at the bridge over the unnamed creek that flows into the Mousam through the marsh on the ocean side of the the road. Barn Swallow fledglings rest on the warm stores of the bridge each year, and the adults hunt over the creek and Marsh and come back, not often enough for the fledglings, but often.

I managed to catch this sequence at 1200mm equivalent (full 600mm optical plus 2x digital extender) on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. In this case the adult landed for a split second next to the fledgling, but often it seems the parent makes the pass while still in flight. The touch on the stone was so brief, that without photographic evidence, I might have... more »

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2014-07-08 15:41:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Something new. I often visit a place and bring back more images that I can share on Pic 4 Today. Plus, a single image often does not do the location justice. Therefore: Photoprowls. Extended rambles with cameras. The first edition is on a July 1st visit to Saco Heath. 

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2014-07-08 11:03:54 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Grass Pink, bog orchid

Grass Pink certainly got shortchanged by the naming department! This little bog orchid, which I found growing in abundance along with the more common Pink Pagonia, in the tiny section of bog at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, should be called Purple Pulpit Flower, or Yellow Bearded Purple Bog Orchid, or certainly something much more grand than "Grass Pink" . I mean! Look at it! Anyone passing out names should be impressed. I certainly am. Bad day in the naming department, is all I have to say!

Again this panel is a mix of telephoto macros at the long end of the 600mm equivalent zoom on my Olympus OM-D E-M10, and true macros with the ZEISS Touit 50mm macro on the Sony NEX 5T. There is indeed, some variation in the purple/pink color of the blooms. A volunteer at the Reserve, who we happened to meet on the bog boardwalk, suggested... more »

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2014-07-07 17:54:32 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)

A few days ago along the coast beyond St Anne's. Kennebunkport ME. ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 on the Sony NEX 5T. Processed for HDR effect in Snapseed on my tablet.

#landscapephotography #seascape 

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2014-07-07 12:01:41 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

These are the two forms of one Butterfly species. Red-spotted Purple and White Admiral are both Limenitis arthemis. There is some geographic separation, but where we live in Southern Maine, both forms are in flight right now. There are also intergrades. The Red-spotted here shows very faint bars and may be a slight intergrade.

#onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!

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2014-07-06 21:13:02 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

It is not often that one will sit still for an actual macro in the field. ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro on the Sony NEX 5T. Teneral Widow Skimmer. 

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2014-07-06 11:20:32 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 68 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Tigers Together. Happy Sunday!

This is an all tiger shot. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, and Tiger Lily. I started to write, "sometimes images just happen" ...but of course, images always just happen. Be there. Be aware. Be ready. That is the only secret to satisfying photography, especially nature photography. This one is in a stand of Tiger Lily by the bridge over the Mousam at Old Falls Pond. It is a not a safe spot for photography, as the cars come whipping around the curve and over the bridge far too fast, and there is precious little room at the very edge of the pavement to stand, but I am always tempted across the bridge to try to get both the Lilies and the falls in the same frame. Yesterday there were Swallowtails. Such fun!

(Yes I do know that this is not a genuine Tiger Lily. It is only an orange Day Lily. But it is what everyone in Southern... more »

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2014-07-05 20:04:23 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)

#onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!

Well worn Pearly Crescent (possibly Northern Crescent). Common butterflies but you do not always see them in such a fine setting :-) Kennebunkport ME. 

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2014-07-05 12:31:21 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)

#songbirdsaturday curated by +John Briggs

Common Yellowthroat was living up to its name at Saco Heath in Maine this week. Singing all over the bog. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 

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2014-07-05 11:21:33 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Mullen over the Atlantic

The Forth of July in Kennebunkport Maine was one of those high drama days along the coast. Storms building in from the west. We took a stroll (actually my wife was strolling, I was photo-prowling) along what is called Parson's Way...a narrow sea-side park that runs along the top of the rocks from the Colony Beach in Kennebunkport, around past St. Ann's Church on its point, and out onto Cape Arundel as far as the overlook for the George Bush Estate behind locked gates and Secret Service guards on its own point. This shot is along the way. I could not resist the two stalks of Mullen, the bit of visible bench, the ocean bonsai and the clouds, with just a hint of reflection in the sea.

And again, the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lens comes through with an image that would be very hard to capture with most other lenses. Sony NEX 5T in Superior... more »

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2014-07-04 16:26:25 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)

What in the world? A Snowy Owl sitting on a chimney in Kennebunkport ME on July 4th! This bird is seriously lost, or seriously late for an appointment in the Arctic. 

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2014-07-04 11:11:21 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 106 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Eagle for the 4th. Happy Independence Day

I had a lot of fun photographing the Eagles on the Mousam River at Roger's Pond this winter. For 6 weeks or so three were regular there everyday. In March I did not see them so much, and in April and May I traveled much of the time and lost track of them. A fellow photographer told me they were still around in early June, but I had not seen one since early March. Until yesterday. I was at the pond hunting dragonflies and the crows across the Mousam were making a real racket. I checked the trees casually, knowing the racket could mean a hawk, or even an Eagle, but I did not see the Eagle until it flew. It landed a hundred yards or more down river, but still just within reach of my 600mm lens (pumped up to 1200mm digitally).

So I have to wonder, did the Eagle show up for the 4th of July festivities here in Kennebunk,... more »

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2014-06-29 12:15:37 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Wild Rose. Happy Sunday!

I took the loop down to the beach and back through the woods via the boardwalk at Laudholm Farm yesterday. The overgrown fields on the hilltop above the farm buildings are full of roses...both the common wild New England pink rose (probably Virginia Rose) and the invasive Asian Multiflora Rose with its delicate white blossoms and overpoweringly sweet smell. The wild roses were buried well down in the tall grasses, but were no less beautiful for it.

I shot this with the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 wide angle lens. One of the things I like about the lens is the ability to get in close and frame something like this rose in its habitat. The depth of the wide angle, combined with the amazingly crisp image quality, produces a unique rendering of the scene.

Sony NEX 5T in Superior Auto. ISO 100 @ 1/125th @ f13. Processed in Snapseed on my... more »

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2014-06-28 13:14:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

#songbirdsaturday curated by +John Briggs

This Song Sparrow managed two grubs at once. 

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2014-06-27 11:24:29 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 174 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-eyed Grass has to one of the perkiest flowers in the field. They are not so easy to photograph, however, because they do tend to hide well down in deep grasses, where, I suppose they hope their purple and yellow colors will better pass for blue. :) And, of course, the sheer intensity of both purple and yellow, and the subtle satin texture of the petals, can be difficult to catch.

Here the ZEISS Touit 50mm f2.8 macro on the Sony NEX 3N does the trick very well with this flower from the meadows at Emmons Preserve in Kennebunkport Maine. And look at the bokeh! I don't know if I am going to be able to part with this lens when the time comes to send it back!

Lens and camera as above. Hand-held natural-light shot. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#floralfriday by +Tamara Pruessner +FloralFriday

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2014-06-26 14:15:08 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)

Birding at the post office

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2014-06-26 09:29:51 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Female Widow Skimmer

They woke me here in the hospital at 4:30 for vitals, and I do not know what they have in store, so I will get this out while I have a few moments.

It is Widow Skimmer season out by Old Falls on the Mousam. The females are always first, and when they emerge they are very present, especially here in the brush above the stream.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent (600 optical plus digital tel-extenter). Shutter preferred @ 1/640th. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

And as a health update: I survived my first ever night in the hospital (lifer!) and am now waiting for today's tests. How civilized that hospitals today have wifi for their guests!

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2014-06-24 11:13:55 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Smileworthy

I am not sure why, and I am not sure I can even figure out why...but this image makes me smile. It just does. It ought to have one of those clever, inspirational, aspirational slogans on the bottom and be sold as a poster. I can see it on a dorm room wall. "Take the higher view." or "Things always look better from the top." or "Stand on a Buttercup and the whole world similes with you." Or something like that. If you have a better idea, let me know.

So I just looked to see if this bug happens to be in Kenn Kaufman's excellent Field Guide to the Nature of New England, my go-to reference for a quick ID, and unless I am much mistaken, this little bug is actually a Firefly! And now I am really smiling! Firefly on a Buttercup in the afternoon sun...what could be better than that!

The image is from a late afternoon... more »

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2014-06-24 10:44:36 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)

Squirrel Love

Part of me says,
get a room already,
or a hollow stump,
or some more private place
than the middle of a busy trail...

part of me would avert my eyes
and slide on by,
as I would teenagers on a bus
so engaged...

but part of me thinks
"Here is nature in the raw
as we seldom see it...
and such a photo op!"

You can see which side won.

#picturepoem #squirrel 

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2014-06-22 22:36:55 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 47 +1s)

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

I think this is a Cyrano Darner, Nasiaeschna pentacantha
Emmons Preserve, Kennebunkport ME. This is as close as I could get. 

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2014-06-22 16:53:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

#onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!

From our first day in the field in Southern Austria. Marbled Whites. 

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2014-06-22 11:53:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

#birdpoker by +Phil Armishaw Woodpecker

Not a great pic, but for me a great bird. My life Syrian Woodpecker on the grounds of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna Austria. 

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2014-06-21 11:08:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Song Sparrow Grub

If my hunts for dragonflies do nothing else, but they get me out in the field more often...and, as I have said before, the secret to nature photography is simple: be there, be aware, and be ready. I saw this Song Sparrow digging grubs from an old rotting post in the marsh, and watched as it flew to the branch of a tree literally right above my head. A bit if maneuvering to find a clear line of sight, and there was the image. I shot off a burst as the bird was moving, and selected this as the best.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Shutter preferred @ 1/640th. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#songbirdsaturday curated by +John Briggs 

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2014-06-20 11:15:41 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 88 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : A Rose by any other name...

The Hapsburgs...The Royal family of much of Europe at one time...evidently enjoyed roses. The place grounds at Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna are full of roses...flocks of huge rose bushes set in ornamental gravel, long rose trellis tunnels, islands of rose and stone in the lawns...roses, roses, everywhere. And red is the predominate color, though some of the plantings have more variety. (I am sure there is some history there that might illuminate the gardeners' choices.)

One of the things I really like about the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 is the ability to shoot very close to the subject, using the great depth of field and the wide angle perspective to to capture flowers, in particular, in a unique way against their backgrounds. I have used the technique here on roses hanging from one of the trellis tunnels.

Sony NEX 5T with... more »

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2014-06-20 11:06:25 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)

#buggyfriday by +Bill Ratcliffe

Eastern Pondhawk. Kennebunk ME. One of my all time favorite dragonflies :-)

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-06-19 11:14:38 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Painted Skimmer

Among the early season dragonflies, the Painted Skimmer is certainly a standout. It is big, for one thing, probably the biggest dragon in flight in mid-June in Southern Maine (excepting the few Green Darners I have seen so far...and this year at least as we are late with all the Onadata). The males, in particular, flash with orange fire as they fly over the marsh, and up close both males and females are a feast of pattern with their wing-spots and colored veins. I saw a few in flight on Sunday when I went dragon-prowling down by the mouth of the Mousam River in the marsh pools, but none perched close enough for a good photograph. I went back yesterday afternoon, specifically to see if I could do better, and was blessed to find one male and one female perched in easy reach of my lens. The male is on top here, and is the much oranger of the two.
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2014-06-18 11:16:15 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Squirrels in Love

It is rare, these days, to see a Red Squirrel in Southern Maine. They are here, of course, as they always have been, but their bolder, more adaptable, Grey cousins certainly dominate the landscape. The Reds have retreated. Or so it seems. Being highly territorial, with one female per territory, and heavily dependent on conifer cone seeds, in a mixed landscape like Southern Maine, they have always been restricted to appropriate habitat. Maybe I just don't get to where they are very often. At any rate, I was surprised to see not one, but two, Red Squirrels along the Kennebunk Bridle Trail when I was last there looking for dragonflies. And, even more surprised to see them mating...right there in the trail...out in plain sight...and totally oblivious to my intrusion. In fact, they were so busy that I eventually walked to within 10 feet of them, taking photos... more »

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2014-06-17 11:15:35 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Blue Flag Iris

While hunting for dragons and damsels at Emmons Preserve on Sunday, I came across this stand of Blue Flag Iris growing among buttercups at the edge of a tiny pond. I had both the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 and the 50mm f2.8 macro with me on my Sony NEX 3N and 5T, so I worked my way from a close in wide shot using the amazing depth of field of the 12mm, to various close-ups and macros with the 50mm. Both lenses are brilliant, each in its own way, but they share the particular ZEISS look, which combines clarity and contrast to, as I have said before, almost add another dimension to images. These are not studio quality images, with controlled lighting and black mat backgrounds, but for field work, I find them very satisfying.

Sony NEX 5T with ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 and NEX 3N with ZEISS Touit 50mm macro. Superior Intelligent Program on the 5T. Aperture... more »

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2014-06-16 11:10:59 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 54 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Aurora Damsel (on Buttercup)

It is always exciting for me to find a new bug...especially one as beautiful as this Aurora Damsel. It is a member of the Pond Damsel family, along with Bluets, Dancers, and Forktails, but in this pose (typical) it looks more like a spreadwing because of the way it holds its wings. It's markings are so unique though, that, once identified for the first time, it is hard to mistake it for anything else. It is simply one of those bonuses of photographing nature that it landed on the buttercup, and stayed long enough for me to capture it. :-)

(The red dots on the back of its head are reflections of the sun, not part of its pattern.)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent (600 optical plus 2x digital extender). Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#odonatapoker +viviane godenne

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2014-06-14 11:15:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Reed Warbler

European Warblers are difficult birds for any American to identify. Nothing like our colorful birds of the same name (and, in fact, from a totally different genus). European warbers are all small, mostly brown, black, and white, and relatively elusive. Take this one for instance. I think it is a Reed Warbler...it is, after all, singing in the reeds...but it might be a displaced Marsh Warbler, or even a Savi's Warbler. I do not have enough experience with European Warblers to say for sure...but I am going with Reed as the most likely. :)

It was taken in the Reed beds right in Neusiedl am See, within sight of our hotel, during the ZEISS VICTORY SF Experience Event.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent (600 optical plus digital tel-extenter). Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

#songbirdsaturday curated by... more »

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2014-06-12 11:59:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Having been part of the Zeiss Victory SF Experience launch event in Germany, Hungary, and Austria last week and using these binoculars for several days, I can attest that the comments in this video about balance, sharpness, field of view, and image brightness are not just marketing hype.  These binoculars really deliver the goods!  For me, the balance point being shifted toward the ocular was an amazing breakthrough in usability and ergonomics making a 10x42 as stable in one hand as an 8x32 of a more traditional design would feel.  Upon return home, I love my Zeiss 10x32 Conquest HD binoculars just a little bit less than I did before the trip.  I've been spoiled.  Truly a great product!

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2014-06-10 09:41:07 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Long-eared Owl
This is, for better or worse, a very typical view of a Long-eared Owl. They are always buried in branches and leaves and barely visible. It is, as they say, the way they roll :) The difference here is that this Long-eared Owl is in Austria, on the grounds of a boating resort on a lake south of Vienna. There was also a fledgling in the tree, and another adult and at least 3 more fledglings in another tree near by.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. 

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2014-06-09 05:03:33 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 60 +1s)

Bonus Pic. Some kind of Fritillery in South-west Austria, right along the Hungarian border. Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 1200mm equivalent (2x digital extender). Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. #onthewingsofbutterflies 

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2014-06-09 04:06:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Bearded Reedling (Tit)
Almost my last bird in Europe on the ZEISS VICTORY SF Experience Event, and a bird I have wanted to photograph ever since I saw the first shots posted by others. This is not the time of year. The bird feeds at the edge of the reeds on frozen lakes and canals, and can be approached easily in winter. They are feeding young now and are much more elusive. I was blessed to find a family group in the reed beds, fairly close to the edge, across from our hotel in Austria yesterday morning as I took a before breakfast stroll. Not the best pics, but certainly my best pics of the Bearded Tit, or Bearded Reedling as some would have it. :-)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. Assembled in Pixlr Express. 

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2014-06-08 16:12:48 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)

Just for a little relief from birds, birds, birds. Poppies in an Austrian field. Sony NEX 5T with the ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. 

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2014-06-08 07:15:06 (14 comments, 21 reshares, 301 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : European Goldfinch. Happy Sunday!
It might be hard to imagine a more colorful bird than our North American Goldfinch...at least until you meet the European variety. :-) Adding that red face makes a real difference in the character, in the aspect, of the bird. It is a case of "the same and different."

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet.

And for the Sunday Thought : "the same and different". I have been truly blessed this last week to travel some wonderful country...Germany, Austria, and Hungary...and to bird with some wonderful people...the members of the ZEISS VICTORY SF Experience Team. I learned again that birdwatchers are the same all over. We had Americans from at least 14 different states, people from France, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, India, and one American transplanted to... more »

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2014-06-05 03:28:45 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 188 +1s)

Pic 4 Today : Fledgling Great Tit

Yesterday late afternoon found us at Schönbrunn Palace, the Palace of the Hapsburgs in Vienna Austria. Amazing place, and surprisingly good Birding. The good biding part was important because I was with a dozen bird-deprived Birders...they had been without binoculars for two days and had just received their test ZEISS VICTORY SFs. They were itching to bird!

This is a fledgling Great Tit that posed nicely only a few feet away, albeit in terrible light.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 75-300mm zoom. 600mm equivalent. Shutter preferred. 1/640th @ ISO 6400 @ f6.7. Processed in Snapseed on my tablet. 

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