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Kimberly Hosey has been shared in 321 public circles

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Gailen Mapes68,568Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 5 of 31Note: 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 October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 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 +2014-10-05 10:19:07150000
antonio merekende0this is my circle...follow me if you are a humanity...ok2014-09-12 12:54:52457025
Ryan Johnson12,312Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise youIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares #circlesharing #circlesshare #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle #publiccircle #circle #circles #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle #bestengagers #followers #followback #paulaawesomecircle #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle #myseoissocial #besocial #Circlejerk 2014-09-12 08:33:25456323650
Robert Connor17,408Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!All those  *#sharing  publicly THIS circle* will also be included in my other major circle sharingIf you received the notice you are 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 circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.Thank you to all those who participated#fabwomenonG+ #womenongplus #womenonline #womenongoogleplus #women #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #fabfems #googleplusengagers #femalesongoogleplus #female #fabulouswomenongoogleplus #slhc #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles2014-09-11 11:06:23494432567
Denyse Landry40,553Cercle Engagement V.1.Commitment Circle V. 1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #sharedpubliccircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #topsharedcircle   #bestengagers   #topongoogle   #googleplusphotos   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek   #thankyoucircle   #bestcircleshare   #topphotographer  2014-09-09 20:55:3932623431
Gailen Mapes67,393Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 5 of 31Note: 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 September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 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 +2014-09-05 10:30:52161205
Gailen Mapes66,801Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  G-H - 5 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 +2014-08-05 10:38:32166416
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990617
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:43500328
John Nuntiatio39,637You are in this circle.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-29 12:31:24193745
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 20:29:38405241843
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 13:32:1942617724
Gailen Mapes64,908Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  G-H - 5 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 Mapes2014-06-05 10:17:22181807
John Nuntiatio37,49330k+ Circle - A circle worth adding and followingThe people from this circle have more than 30,000 followers.2014-06-02 08:54:46140496
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216148110
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113
Circle Share1,236+186 Share this circle #circleshare #circlesharing   #circles   2014-05-06 19:37:441862011
Gailen Mapes63,551Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  G-H - 5 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 Mapes2014-05-05 10:38:041815413
Shinta putri anggun2291. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #artisticgoogle  2014-04-26 16:19:094049526
Michael Albrecht16,333Great Circle hand picked2014-04-25 14:50:3850110310
Gailen Mapes61,933Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  G-H - 5 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 Mapes2014-04-05 13:33:141719214
Project Bolony0This is the Birding Circle Share!Share this circle publicly on YOUR STREAM. Rules are simple:Birding Circle Share1. SHARE this circle PUBLICLY to your stream to stay in the next circle2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle#sharedcircle     #awesomepeople   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #circleshared  2014-03-24 01:09:33267001
Daily Photo Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:16:32388135
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:12:27388124
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:55389122
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:09389022
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:10:40389649
Gailen Mapes60,345Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  G-H - 5 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 Mapes2014-03-05 11:16:25160618
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459271929
Lerato Majikfaerie28,776Spider's WebThis is my circle of arachnophiles - it's an opt-in circle; everyone in here has requested to be in it. It's the circle I notify of my spider posts, particularly #SpiderSunday  postsI'm joining +Kimberly Hosey in curating #SpiderSunday  and +Spider Sunday, so I'll be somewhat more focussed on keeping up with the Sunday #Spider  posts. If you would like in (or out) of this circle, let me know. And please post your Sunday Spider pics with the #SpiderSunday  tag, and plus me in :) I do like my arachnid friends <32014-03-01 13:32:389432339
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
Becky Collins2,634Bird Photographer Circel - Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-22 05:33:3738312533
Walter Soestbergen54,659✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-02-2014]This 8th edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  2014-02-17 21:09:1638215259141
Scott Lewis119,839*The Amazing Women Circle*So as today's Hangout from +STEM Women on G+ w/ +Jonathan Eisen started, I decided to go back through my "Amazing Women's Circle" and feature the fantastic people that enrich my life, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These brilliant women contribute regularly here on +Google+ and are a shining example of how it doesn't matter what sex or gender you are, everyone can do remarkable things.Please feel free to share this about and let me know in the comments if there are more Amazing Women I should add to this group! #STEMWomen   #GenderEquality   #Equality   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceSunday  2014-02-16 21:06:57103251529
Mikhail Petrovsky63,015Good 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 #photo2014-01-23 02:07:25499361558
Artur M.35,689A 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.2014-01-20 07:58:29390351165
Walter Soestbergen51,287✯✯   Macro Photographers circle   ✯✯The New Macro Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [16-January-2014]This 8th edition from the Macro circle is a must have for people who love nature Macro photo's.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Macro photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Macro photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Macro circleSpecial thanks to +Bill Urwin and +Thomas Kirchen for the great efforts you make to the theme +Macro4AllSpecial thanks for +Mark O'Callaghan who stopped and did a great job last year helping with the theme.If you want to share your photos with the +Macro4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Macro4All  with +114288170272943967264, +116015048260309285957,  and +115533614048623021648 (+102113123017217908650)with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.2014-01-16 17:23:4637517366136
Ajaydev Vijayakumar1,604Some really interesting people are included in this circle, most of them will add you back.To make sure you are in the next circle,Do include yourself,share and comment; #awesomecircles #circle #photography2014-01-16 12:28:44479001
Gailen Mapes57,765Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 5 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 Mape2014-01-05 11:29:44146639
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jany viala15,9273 Circle, photographer and Sharing +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional   by +jany viala 1-circle 1- A to H0-circle 2 - I to P0-Circle 3 - Q to Zby  Alphabetical of last nameyou find in the circle of interesting peoplethe Artist, Photographers, Amateur, and ProfessionalPeople who sharingThank you for sharing the work of photographerFor photographers who wishes shared with #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional   +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  by +jany viala an honor and we are happy to share your workthank you!The person in the circles sounds of my people who addedIn 2014 them circle are going expandThank you for my person who added to their circleHappy holidays, year-end. #circle     #googleplus     #googleplusphotos     #thankyou  2013-12-30 20:29:5845024313
Mikhail Petrovsky59,452This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-26 04:10:46500421768
Walter Soestbergen47,588✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-12-2013]This 7th edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   2013-12-17 20:55:4838114047114
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2013-12-20 19:12:18 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

So, I hopped online last night to keep up on plussers, as promised ... and promptly left it where it was, because we're having a cat emergency. After overnight observing, we took this guy to the vet with a urinary blockage. Not sure if he'll pull through, or how we'll afford the vet bill, but we're doing our best. In the meantime, I have approximately ten million deadlines to meet today. Fun times!

I'm still loving birds, bugs, kids, photos and beauty. Just a little preoccupied. Hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season. 

Most reshares: 6

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2014-04-20 18:49:31 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

The Easter Spider wishes everyone a Happy Easter! I'll be breaking from Easter candy, celebrations and eggs to look at spider lunches, activities and, well, eggs. Have a wonderful Easter/ #SpiderSunday , all. :-)
#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Most plusones: 86

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2014-01-27 02:32:52 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Just a quick one straight from the camera, because I can't stand to not participate in #SpiderSunday  anymore, no matter how busy or flighty I am: A juvenile male western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) in my backyard. Love the boxing-glove pedipalps.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen and hopefully me again if  I can get my act together!)

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2014-09-29 03:07:29 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Hope everyone's having a spidery Sunday! Check out the legs and abdomen on this beautiful orb weaver from +Ben Frewin. (Only in biological nerdery can you say "Check out those legs and abdomen!" without sounding creepy.) 

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Macro shot of an amazing looking spider that i found under a rock in my garden today, Rotherham, UK.  Please take a look and hopefully like. Thankyou!


#spidersunday   curated by +Kimberly Hosey  and +Lerato Majikfaerie ___Hope everyone's having a spidery Sunday! Check out the legs and abdomen on this beautiful orb weaver from +Ben Frewin. (Only in biological nerdery can you say "Check out those legs and abdomen!" without sounding creepy.) 

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-08-18 01:49:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

And another jumping spider for Spider Sunday, this time a gorgeous study in the little jumper's beauty, on both black and white, from the master of fine detail, +Seth Burgess. Just gorgeous! 

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Jumping spider, on black and white

For #spidersunday  +Spider Sunday by +Kimberly Hosey +Lerato Majikfaerie ___And another jumping spider for Spider Sunday, this time a gorgeous study in the little jumper's beauty, on both black and white, from the master of fine detail, +Seth Burgess. Just gorgeous! 

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-08-18 01:47:57 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Have and adorable saltie for Spider Sunday, from +Sabeena LoBello.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Friendly, living room Spidey.


#SpiderSunday #AllThingsOrange #Close2Home #Macro4All #HQSPmacro #NatureAndMacroPhotos #MacroAddict #MacroManiacs #AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography___Have and adorable saltie for Spider Sunday, from +Sabeena LoBello.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-08-12 03:47:37 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Our sky is pretty impressive. I have such a huge backlog of these I haven't even gotten to yet. "Hey, you're missing the sunset!" is a sure-fire way to get me or my son off our butts any evening.

Our sky is pretty impressive. I have such a huge backlog of these I haven't even gotten to yet. "Hey, you're missing the sunset!" is a sure-fire way to get me or my son off our butts any evening.___

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2014-08-11 01:45:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Check out this awesome black and white shot of a cross spider from +Steven Spence! The orb weaver is gorgeous, as is his image, PLUS he offers some spidery poetry from Bill Watterson!

Hope you're having a super #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey )

A Sunday post that lets me combine two of my favorite things: wit and nature. In this case, Bill Watterson ( Calvin and Hobbs ) provides the wit:

Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond'rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces   ...
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug's juices!

Below is a black and white portrait of the lovely little cross spider that I met yesterday while mowing the grass. Unfortunately, I had to break her web in order to get where I was going, but I made sure she was safe.

Also, I thought Black and White might be a bit less threatening for some of you than seeing her in full color. Sort of a "distancing" effect, because it looks like in an old book. my hope at least.

Have a great Sunday! 

P.S. the picture is large enough that you should be able to zoom in a bit. 

P.P.S. #spidersunday  , +Lerato Majikfaerie , +Kimberly Hosey ___Check out this awesome black and white shot of a cross spider from +Steven Spence! The orb weaver is gorgeous, as is his image, PLUS he offers some spidery poetry from Bill Watterson!

Hope you're having a super #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey )

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2014-08-05 20:34:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hey! I still have a blog! 

Hey! I still have a blog! ___

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2014-08-04 04:20:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

And one more for #SpiderSunday ! Cucumber spiders must know how nicely pink complements their green color, so this one posed accommodatingly for +Jitte Groothuis.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey) 

A male cucumber spider, I think. Buff spiders are masculine enough to hang out in pink roses.

#SpiderSunday (+Spider Sunday by +Kimberly Hosey & +Lerato Majikfaerie)
#MacroManiacs (+MacroManiacs by +Sandra Deichmann)
#Macro4All (+Macro4All  by +Walter Soestbergen, +Thomas Kirchen, +Bill Urwin)
#MacroGallery (+Macro GALLERY by +Heinrich Wagner)
#hqspmacro (+HQSP Macro by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Stefanie Schächtel
)
#MacroAddict (+MacroAddict, by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Didier Caron, and +Jean-Pierre Malézieux)___And one more for #SpiderSunday ! Cucumber spiders must know how nicely pink complements their green color, so this one posed accommodatingly for +Jitte Groothuis.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey) 

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2014-08-04 04:18:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Love the front legs on this jumper captured by +Seth Burgess. Jumping spiders are the best! :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Jumping Spider (Hentzia palmarum male)

Huge front legs in this guy.  This is a 3 image focus stack to get both that front leg and the eyes in focus - I could have used a few more to get some back legs too.  And I wish I'd cleaned the surface prior to shooting too - lots and lots of dust.  And maybe a better background for reflection.  Oh well, it's still a neat critter even if the photography isn't what I'd hope for.

For #spiderSunday  +Spider Sunday by +Kimberly Hosey +Lerato Majikfaerie ___Love the front legs on this jumper captured by +Seth Burgess. Jumping spiders are the best! :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-08-04 03:22:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Check out this beauty from +Devyani Sen for #SpiderSunday ! Love that color.

Hellllllllllllo +Spider Sunday  :) #spidersunday  

[for this one I shot the flash through the leaf :)) ]___Check out this beauty from +Devyani Sen for #SpiderSunday ! Love that color.

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2014-07-31 19:11:13 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Nature: Our mood lifter, secret family spot, retreat, playground, spiritual fulfillment, photo safari and beautiful distraction all in one. And all we have to do is go outdoors! (Pro tip: Go before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. for now if you're in my neck of the woods. Still, that's when the best light and nature magic happens.)

Nature: Our mood lifter, secret family spot, retreat, playground, spiritual fulfillment, photo safari and beautiful distraction all in one. And all we have to do is go outdoors! (Pro tip: Go before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. for now if you're in my neck of the woods. Still, that's when the best light and nature magic happens.)___

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2014-07-23 18:12:42 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

During our recent camping trip to the Mogollon Rim. 

Me: "OK, let's try to do a selfie like we wanted. Do you want to sit down in front of the Rim?"

Husband: O.O :-(

Me: "It's OK. It's way away from the edge. And we don't have to."

Husband:  O.O 

Me: "Seriously. Let's do something else." 

Husband: "No, it's fine." :-(  (Takes two minutes to cautiously get in position.) 

Me: "Are you sure?" 

Husband: "Just take the picture." 

Son: "Mom, your hair is in my face!" 

Me: "No, it's not." (It totally is.) "Now quit slouching and moving all over the place." 

Son: "I'm not!" (He totally is.) 

Me: "OK, let's get together. And don'tlook at th... more »

During our recent camping trip to the Mogollon Rim. 

Me: "OK, let's try to do a selfie like we wanted. Do you want to sit down in front of the Rim?"

Husband: O.O :-(

Me: "It's OK. It's way away from the edge. And we don't have to."

Husband:  O.O 

Me: "Seriously. Let's do something else." 

Husband: "No, it's fine." :-(  (Takes two minutes to cautiously get in position.) 

Me: "Are you sure?" 

Husband: "Just take the picture." 

Son: "Mom, your hair is in my face!" 

Me: "No, it's not." (It totally is.) "Now quit slouching and moving all over the place." 

Son: "I'm not!" (He totally is.) 

Me: "OK, let's get together. And don't look at the screen. Look at the lens."

Son and husband (looking at screen): "What?" 

Me: "The lens, the lens! That's where you should look! Not at the screen." (I look there to prove my point while snapping.)

Son, checking the shot: "Where's the Rim behind us? You can't even tell." 

Me: "Oh, well. We're all smiling! And Dad's getting up anyway. Let's go eat." 

And that's our selfie of the year.___

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2014-07-22 21:06:41 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

The stars through the trees on our last night at Bear Canyon Lake. I didn't bring a tripod and don't even have a shutter release, but this shoddy attempt is enough to make me want to come better prepared next time and really shoot the stars. 

Plus, the sky looked like this. Photos or no, that's a pretty nice prize.

The stars through the trees on our last night at Bear Canyon Lake. I didn't bring a tripod and don't even have a shutter release, but this shoddy attempt is enough to make me want to come better prepared next time and really shoot the stars. 

Plus, the sky looked like this. Photos or no, that's a pretty nice prize.___

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2014-07-20 21:37:17 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Clouds rolling in over the Mogollon Rim during our trip. We watched as the world below and around us was swallowed in a white void. My son was pretty excited. I'm not even sure if he knew I was recording. 

(Sorry for the tilting at 50 seconds; I'm used to taking photos and forgot not to try a vertical. I'm an idiot.)

Clouds rolling in over the Mogollon Rim during our trip. We watched as the world below and around us was swallowed in a white void. My son was pretty excited. I'm not even sure if he knew I was recording. 

(Sorry for the tilting at 50 seconds; I'm used to taking photos and forgot not to try a vertical. I'm an idiot.)___

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2014-07-20 17:26:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Check out this gorgeous fishing spider from +Jason King! 

Fishing, jumping, wandering, orb-weaving, waiting-in-the-dark, creepy multi-eyed-staring ... (OK, those last two might not be species, but they fit) -- we love all types of spiders and other arachnids on #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Fishing Spider (Dolomedes striatus) 

+Spider Sunday curated by  +Kimberly Hosey +Lerato Majikfaerie #SpiderSunday
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by  +Robert SKREINER #10000photographers
+Animalia curated by  +Adelphe BACHELET #Animalia
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by  +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
+HQSP Macro curated by  +Anja Wessels +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #hqspmacro
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+Macro4All curated by  +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen #Macro4All
+MacroAddict curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #macroaddict
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+PhotoMagic curated by  +Jason Borg #PhotoMagic
+Promote Photography curated by  +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt #promotephotography___Check out this gorgeous fishing spider from +Jason King! 

Fishing, jumping, wandering, orb-weaving, waiting-in-the-dark, creepy multi-eyed-staring ... (OK, those last two might not be species, but they fit) -- we love all types of spiders and other arachnids on #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Lerato Majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-06-30 03:54:07 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Orchard orbweavers are some of the loveliest spiders, at least in terms of color. Love this beauty from +Seth Burgess! 

I took some photos of a juvenile black widow in our yard (there's a new generation every year), but this being Arizona, I nearly gave myself a heatstroke overdoing it, so I'll process/post it next Sunday. Happy #SpiderSunday , everyone. :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

An Orchard Orbweaver, Leucauge venusta

The green really shows up a lot more when hit with a flash - I mostly just saw these intense orange spots floating in the air (I don't think this photo captures them as intensely as the eye).  I also like all the hairs on the back legs near the body on this one  - I wonder what they're used for. edit: Thanks to +Ph Mo, these are "trichobothria" and are used to hear vibrations in the air - so they serve the same purpose as ears!  Now I wonder if they're just used for defensive/hunting purposes, or if these spiders have the equivalent mating calls too... time to research  google.

for #spidersunday  +Spider Sunday by +Kimberly Hosey +lerato majikfaerie ___Orchard orbweavers are some of the loveliest spiders, at least in terms of color. Love this beauty from +Seth Burgess! 

I took some photos of a juvenile black widow in our yard (there's a new generation every year), but this being Arizona, I nearly gave myself a heatstroke overdoing it, so I'll process/post it next Sunday. Happy #SpiderSunday , everyone. :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-06-23 02:30:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Check out this spiky-legged beauty!  Compliments and +1s go to +Jim Robertson. 

Happy #SpiderSunday , all. 

#spidersunday   +Spider Sunday +Kimberly Hosey +lerato majikfaerie 

Shamrock Orb Weaver Spider
To add to +John Wade  "EEEEEEEK" posting___Check out this spiky-legged beauty!  Compliments and +1s go to +Jim Robertson. 

Happy #SpiderSunday , all. 

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2014-06-15 20:18:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Oh my gosh, I'm not sure exactly what the lighting setup is for this one (go comment on +Seth Burgess's photo to guess, and also to +1 and tell him how awesome it is), but this is fantastic! Enjoy this dramatic spider shot, and keep sharing for #SpiderSunday ! I've gotta go have a Father's Day with my non-spider-fan, but he's still kind to the critters at my and my son's behest, so we love him for that! Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, and Happy Spider Sunday, as always!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Here's a funky one.

10 points to the first person to correctly describe the lighting setup!

For #spidersunday  +Spider Sunday by +Kimberly Hosey +lerato majikfaerie ___Oh my gosh, I'm not sure exactly what the lighting setup is for this one (go comment on +Seth Burgess's photo to guess, and also to +1 and tell him how awesome it is), but this is fantastic! Enjoy this dramatic spider shot, and keep sharing for #SpiderSunday ! I've gotta go have a Father's Day with my non-spider-fan, but he's still kind to the critters at my and my son's behest, so we love him for that! Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, and Happy Spider Sunday, as always!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-06-01 19:29:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

A gorgeous, dramatic shot of an orb weaver from +Tarun Bhushan for #SpiderSunday ! Happy June, and keep spidering. I've got a bum mouse on this computer, but I'm catching up on the eight-legged goodness.

Boo!

Just an orb weaver, looking rather bat-like. No worries!

#spidersunday +Spider Sunday (+Kimberly Hosey +lerato majikfaerie)
#squaresunday (+Tom Golson +Ken McMahon)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)___A gorgeous, dramatic shot of an orb weaver from +Tarun Bhushan for #SpiderSunday ! Happy June, and keep spidering. I've got a bum mouse on this computer, but I'm catching up on the eight-legged goodness.

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2014-05-11 23:42:07 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Resharing one of my favorite mothers with eight legs -- a green lynx spider, guarding her eggs.

Happy Mother's Day to the all the two-legged mothers out there today! Hope your days are going as well as mine. As always, feel free to share spidery fun for #SpiderSunday . :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Resharing one of my favorite mothers with eight legs -- a green lynx spider, guarding her eggs.

Happy Mother's Day to the all the two-legged mothers out there today! Hope your days are going as well as mine. As always, feel free to share spidery fun for #SpiderSunday . :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)___

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2014-05-09 20:09:55 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

A couple days early for Mother's Day, but you know if I wait until Sunday I'll forget (and besides, that's Spider Sunday). My son keeps telling me to share this one because it's his favorite. I have to agree. There are better photos (though not many with me in them), and it's not particularly exciting. We've done more and bigger and better things since then (though we usually end up sitting in the dirt, so that's the same). But this was right about when he really started becoming ... well, him. And when I started thinking that maybe I could do this whole parenting thing. I suck at most things in life, but I like to think I turned out to be kind of good at that. Who knew?

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. :-)

(Photo credit goes to Colleen Tucker, my sister.) 

A couple days early for Mother's Day, but you know if I wait until Sunday I'll forget (and besides, that's Spider Sunday). My son keeps telling me to share this one because it's his favorite. I have to agree. There are better photos (though not many with me in them), and it's not particularly exciting. We've done more and bigger and better things since then (though we usually end up sitting in the dirt, so that's the same). But this was right about when he really started becoming ... well, him. And when I started thinking that maybe I could do this whole parenting thing. I suck at most things in life, but I like to think I turned out to be kind of good at that. Who knew?

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. :-)

(Photo credit goes to Colleen Tucker, my sister.) ___

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2014-05-04 20:59:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

A stunning saltie from +Devyani Sen for #SpiderSunday . Check out those eyes! 

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Side view of a very goodlooking saltie which has its eyes set on a bunch of white flies!

For +Spider Sunday  #spidersunday  
#arachnids  ___A stunning saltie from +Devyani Sen for #SpiderSunday . Check out those eyes! 

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-04-20 18:49:31 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

The Easter Spider wishes everyone a Happy Easter! I'll be breaking from Easter candy, celebrations and eggs to look at spider lunches, activities and, well, eggs. Have a wonderful Easter/ #SpiderSunday , all. :-)
#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

The Easter Spider wishes everyone a Happy Easter! I'll be breaking from Easter candy, celebrations and eggs to look at spider lunches, activities and, well, eggs. Have a wonderful Easter/ #SpiderSunday , all. :-)
#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)___

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2014-04-19 02:51:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Resharing these for:
#WeAreParents  (+We Are Parents +Juan Gonzalez +Maki Silberberg)
and
#FloralFriday  (+FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson)

The palo verde trees are all in bloom. It's pretty gorgeous. (And no, he's not allergic in the slightest.)

A palo verde tree in bloom, and my son, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ.___Resharing these for:
#WeAreParents  (+We Are Parents +Juan Gonzalez +Maki Silberberg)
and
#FloralFriday  (+FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson)

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2014-04-17 23:43:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

My son sizing up photo opportunities at sunset at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve.

My son sizing up photo opportunities at sunset at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve.___

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2014-04-15 20:37:55 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The palo verde trees are all in bloom. It's pretty gorgeous. (And no, he's not allergic in the slightest.)

A palo verde tree in bloom, and my son, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ.

The palo verde trees are all in bloom. It's pretty gorgeous. (And no, he's not allergic in the slightest.)

A palo verde tree in bloom, and my son, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ.___

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2014-04-07 02:25:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

A gorgeous spider lady from +Kim Sinclair! 

Big girl with small snack

Here's the orb weaver I posted before but this time she has a buggy lunch, well snack really!

+Spider Sunday  #spidersunday  by +Kimberly Hosey & +lerato majikfaerie 

+Buggy Lunch  #buggylunch  by +Mandy Allen and me!

#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann

#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin and +Walter Soestbergen 

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar___A gorgeous spider lady from +Kim Sinclair! 

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2014-04-07 01:04:07 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

A gorgeous "belly" shot from +Jitte Groothuis for #SpiderSunday . Check out those eyes!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Found this one when it was near dark, but I was still out and scouting nice spots to shoot some buggies.
This is actually one of the few times that a "belly-shot" of a spider still appeals to me, perhaps because of the angle. You can still see its eyes a bit :)

#Macro4All (+Macro4All  by +Walter Soestbergen, +Thomas Kirchen, +Bill Urwin)
#SpiderSunday (+Spider Sunday by +Kimberly Hosey & +lerato majikfaerie)___A gorgeous "belly" shot from +Jitte Groothuis for #SpiderSunday . Check out those eyes!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-03-22 03:50:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Arizona Science Center's Science of "Ripley's Believe it or Not!" dance studio room, on a recent visit with friends. Kids and adults alike could have stayed in there all day. 

Arizona Science Center's Science of "Ripley's Believe it or Not!" dance studio room, on a recent visit with friends. Kids and adults alike could have stayed in there all day. ___

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2014-03-16 17:06:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Spiders catch the light pretty nicely! Happy #SpiderSunday , everyone. Keep those awesome arachnids coming!

(Give props and plusses to +Devyani Sen)

A backlit spider for +Spider Sunday @@ +Kimberly Hosey and +lerato majikfaerie (hi there :) )

#arachnids   #spidersunday  ___Spiders catch the light pretty nicely! Happy #SpiderSunday , everyone. Keep those awesome arachnids coming!

(Give props and plusses to +Devyani Sen)

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2014-03-10 04:21:33 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

This gorgeous little lynx from +Seth Burgess is out of this world! Hope you're all wrapping up a pleasant weekend and  #SpiderSunday .

A little lynx spider and her reflection for  #SpiderSunday  

We keep having cold snaps, but today was warm enough for some of the more adventurous critters to come out of hiding and test the air.  In contrast to my previous post, this is pretty much SooC with levels adjustment; 2 orange gelled backlights and an overhead softbox on a slab of black ikea glass.

+Spider Sunday now with +lerato majikfaerie and +Kimberly Hosey ___This gorgeous little lynx from +Seth Burgess is out of this world! Hope you're all wrapping up a pleasant weekend and  #SpiderSunday .

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2014-03-09 19:23:34 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

I'm out to scout some new spiders, hopefully (and insects, and birds, and mammals...). In the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous orb weaver from +Marcelo Valente, and keep sharing and browsing our arachnid friends on this lovely  #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

The idea was to make a macro shot of this spider, but, as it was as large as the palm of my hand my courage failed me!! Beautiful specimen...does anyone know what kind of spider it is. Shot was taken in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

#Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Chris Levers  +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

#HQSPMacro +Sandra Deichmann

#BugsEveryday curated by +Chris Mallory

#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig

#buggyfriday +Buggy Friday by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh

#SpiderSunday is curated by +Kimberly Hosey

+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER___I'm out to scout some new spiders, hopefully (and insects, and birds, and mammals...). In the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous orb weaver from +Marcelo Valente, and keep sharing and browsing our arachnid friends on this lovely  #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-03-07 19:24:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

My long-billed dowitcher made it into this week's Friday Fotos at Arizona Highways Magazine's website. I have landscapes and whatnot, but I'm glad I used a critter -- because the other fantastic photogs featured have the landscapes down! Some amazing work there. Go check out all the photos. They're gorgeous.

My long-billed dowitcher made it into this week's Friday Fotos at Arizona Highways Magazine's website. I have landscapes and whatnot, but I'm glad I used a critter -- because the other fantastic photogs featured have the landscapes down! Some amazing work there. Go check out all the photos. They're gorgeous.___

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2014-02-24 03:18:37 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Check out this fabulous funnel web spider from +David Elefante. They're just the best predators. 

Happy #SpiderSunday ! 

Funnel Web Spider

Thanks +Greg Murray for pointing it out. While +Barry Blanchard and I waited for it to come out of hiding a small grasshopper jumps into the outer web. All we had to do then was wait for the spider to sense it.

#SpiderSunday  for +Kimberly Hosey & +lerato majikfaerie
#WildWest2014___Check out this fabulous funnel web spider from +David Elefante. They're just the best predators. 

Happy #SpiderSunday ! 

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2014-02-23 00:59:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

EDIT: I now know that this is the blister beetle Lytta magister, thanks to +Seth Burgess. 

Spotted by my son in our backyard, San Tan Valley, AZ, 2/17/14, 5:50 p.m.

EDIT: I now know that this is the blister beetle Lytta magister, thanks to +Seth Burgess. 

Spotted by my son in our backyard, San Tan Valley, AZ, 2/17/14, 5:50 p.m.___

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2014-02-17 02:27:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

+Jitte Groothuis has a lovely spider showing some lovely legs for this #SpiderSunday !

I'll be catching up on everyone's gorgeous spiders (and sharing some of my own too!), but I'm super grateful to have +lerato majikfaerie's help curating the theme starting now. Thank you! :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

Very overblown shot, but I felt like sharing anyways.

#SpiderSunday (+Spider Sunday by +Spider Sunday & +Mandy Allen)___+Jitte Groothuis has a lovely spider showing some lovely legs for this #SpiderSunday !

I'll be catching up on everyone's gorgeous spiders (and sharing some of my own too!), but I'm super grateful to have +lerato majikfaerie's help curating the theme starting now. Thank you! :-)

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +lerato majikfaerie +Kimberly Hosey)

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2014-02-09 18:09:38 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

A giant desert hairy scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis), and a reminder that all arachnids are welcome on #SpiderSunday !

Also, an update: +Mandy Allen, my co-curator (i.e. the curator doing 99 percent of the curating these last few months) has decided to focus on her many other creative pursuits. Thank you SO much, Mandy. Anyone want to take her place? 

In the meantime, have a scorpion, and keep sharing your eight-legged friends!

A giant desert hairy scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis), and a reminder that all arachnids are welcome on #SpiderSunday !

Also, an update: +Mandy Allen, my co-curator (i.e. the curator doing 99 percent of the curating these last few months) has decided to focus on her many other creative pursuits. Thank you SO much, Mandy. Anyone want to take her place? 

In the meantime, have a scorpion, and keep sharing your eight-legged friends!___

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2014-02-01 02:23:54 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I do projects that have nothing at all to do with bugs or being a cantankerous know-it-all! I've been serving as editor in chief (after having much debate about whether it's "editor in chief" or "editor-in-chief"--OK, I'm still a nitpicky know-it-all) on Get Image Ready Magazine, a newish and growing Arizona-based magazine all about beauty, fashion and lifestyle and the wonderful people, locations and things behind it all.

This issue features +Nicholas Pappagallo Jr, who many of you might recognize, on page 72. They also talked me into agreeing to a profile, which you can see on page 28. 

The magazine grew out of the company Get Image Ready, which produces all-inclusive photo shoot events and sends photographers out to fashion and lifestyle events around the Valley. We've branched out into covering more about our "subjects"... more »

Sometimes I do projects that have nothing at all to do with bugs or being a cantankerous know-it-all! I've been serving as editor in chief (after having much debate about whether it's "editor in chief" or "editor-in-chief"--OK, I'm still a nitpicky know-it-all) on Get Image Ready Magazine, a newish and growing Arizona-based magazine all about beauty, fashion and lifestyle and the wonderful people, locations and things behind it all.

This issue features +Nicholas Pappagallo Jr, who many of you might recognize, on page 72. They also talked me into agreeing to a profile, which you can see on page 28. 

The magazine grew out of the company Get Image Ready, which produces all-inclusive photo shoot events and sends photographers out to fashion and lifestyle events around the Valley. We've branched out into covering more about our "subjects" editorially as well, but seriously, if you're in the market for some fantastic portraits, keep an eye out for Get Image Ready's photo shoots (the website is growing at www.getimageready.com)--and I'm not just saying that; I had it done (you can see one sample on the magazine profile). Seriously, you guys. Me. Portraits. Of myself. And my face. With MAKEUP. And not a spider in the whole shot. If you're looking a photo shoot and you, like me, know more about capturing bugs than people, look 'em up. They provide the setting (mine was in Kurt Warner's former residence), the makeup and a professional shoot with outfit changes if needed.___

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2014-01-30 02:37:34 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

I hear that #Superb_Owl Sunday is coming up, so I figured I'd share a great horned owl we ran into recently at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve recently. Credit goes to my son for spotting it first, though we'd both have seen it ... it was almost pitch dark and totally silent around us, and then it was just RIGHT THERE, just sort of looming over us at the gate. It flew off in total silence after a few minutes. Superb indeed.

I hear that #Superb_Owl Sunday is coming up, so I figured I'd share a great horned owl we ran into recently at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve recently. Credit goes to my son for spotting it first, though we'd both have seen it ... it was almost pitch dark and totally silent around us, and then it was just RIGHT THERE, just sort of looming over us at the gate. It flew off in total silence after a few minutes. Superb indeed.___

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2014-01-27 19:07:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Another shot from our trip through the Odysea Mirror Maze--I'm not quite sure which is the real kid. At least a dozen times I'd be talking to "him" when a hand would reach out from behind or beside me and startle me. 

Psychedelic mirror maze, plus you get to see adults looking stupid. A kid paradise.

Another shot from our trip through the Odysea Mirror Maze--I'm not quite sure which is the real kid. At least a dozen times I'd be talking to "him" when a hand would reach out from behind or beside me and startle me. 

Psychedelic mirror maze, plus you get to see adults looking stupid. A kid paradise.___

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2014-01-27 02:32:52 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Just a quick one straight from the camera, because I can't stand to not participate in #SpiderSunday  anymore, no matter how busy or flighty I am: A juvenile male western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) in my backyard. Love the boxing-glove pedipalps.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen and hopefully me again if  I can get my act together!)

Just a quick one straight from the camera, because I can't stand to not participate in #SpiderSunday  anymore, no matter how busy or flighty I am: A juvenile male western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) in my backyard. Love the boxing-glove pedipalps.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen and hopefully me again if  I can get my act together!)___

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2014-01-26 04:52:33 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

For my latest family column, we went to Odysea Mirror Maze in Scottsdale, and I only took slightly longer than all the children in the maze to find my way out. (Those who know me should be quite impressed.)

For my latest family column, we went to Odysea Mirror Maze in Scottsdale, and I only took slightly longer than all the children in the maze to find my way out. (Those who know me should be quite impressed.)___

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2014-01-07 23:53:50 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Can’t ring in the New Year without setting things on fire! We had to wait until the night of Jan. 1, but we made up for it by doing this for hours (well, this, and other considerably more explodey versions).

Can’t ring in the New Year without setting things on fire! We had to wait until the night of Jan. 1, but we made up for it by doing this for hours (well, this, and other considerably more explodey versions).___

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2014-01-06 16:57:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Camping at Bear Canyon Lake. The hillsides around the lake were so insanely green, and for these desert rats, it was "like a wonderland from a story" (to borrow my son's description).
#NatureMonday  (+NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist)

#Arizona   #nature   #naturephotography  

Camping at Bear Canyon Lake. The hillsides around the lake were so insanely green, and for these desert rats, it was "like a wonderland from a story" (to borrow my son's description).
#NatureMonday  (+NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist)

#Arizona   #nature   #naturephotography  ___

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2014-01-01 00:04:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Sorry for the repost. My previous version of this had a title that was (completely unintentionally) very close to the blog title of a friend of mine. That's what I get for multitasking! Anyway, I deleted the old one, so now you all have to go re-like and re-tell me how great these are. Kidding. Thanks for sharing, for looking and for a great 2013. And thank you once again, +Alex Wild, for curating these. So much great science and nature photography here (and sorry for messing up my link)! You really all need to head to his blog post at http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2013/12/31/compound-eye-readers-best-science-and-nature-photographs-of-2013/ and marvel at some great photos. After you marvel at mine, of course.

Happy New Year, all.
#NewYear  

Sorry for the repost. My previous version of this had a title that was (completely unintentionally) very close to the blog title of a friend of mine. That's what I get for multitasking! Anyway, I deleted the old one, so now you all have to go re-like and re-tell me how great these are. Kidding. Thanks for sharing, for looking and for a great 2013. And thank you once again, +Alex Wild, for curating these. So much great science and nature photography here (and sorry for messing up my link)! You really all need to head to his blog post at http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2013/12/31/compound-eye-readers-best-science-and-nature-photographs-of-2013/ and marvel at some great photos. After you marvel at mine, of course.

Happy New Year, all.
#NewYear  ___

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2013-12-30 02:50:18 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

We saw this tarantula--an Arizona blond tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes), I believe a mature female--on our camping trip to Bear Canyon Lake this past year. Figured I'd finish the year strong(ish) with a new spider post of my own. Happy spidering in the new year to you all, and a happy #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)
Also for #ScienceSunday  (+ScienceSunday +Robby Bowles +Allison Sekuler +Rajini Rao +Chad Haney +Buddhini Samarasinghe)

We saw this tarantula--an Arizona blond tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes), I believe a mature female--on our camping trip to Bear Canyon Lake this past year. Figured I'd finish the year strong(ish) with a new spider post of my own. Happy spidering in the new year to you all, and a happy #SpiderSunday !

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)
Also for #ScienceSunday  (+ScienceSunday +Robby Bowles +Allison Sekuler +Rajini Rao +Chad Haney +Buddhini Samarasinghe)___

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2013-12-26 19:12:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Season's greetings from the Christmas spider!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is resting and continuing to enjoy the holidays however you each like best. As for us: Cat's still with us (fingers crossed), talked to and visited family yesterday, ate ourselves silly and--as always--had way more under the tree and in stockings than we'd planned. Tonight: using presents, going to the lake, eating some more, loving the cat and (hopefully) getting a few minutes' rest at some point. We're here tonight, and that's enough, as they say. A late happy holidays, all.

Season's greetings from the Christmas spider!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is resting and continuing to enjoy the holidays however you each like best. As for us: Cat's still with us (fingers crossed), talked to and visited family yesterday, ate ourselves silly and--as always--had way more under the tree and in stockings than we'd planned. Tonight: using presents, going to the lake, eating some more, loving the cat and (hopefully) getting a few minutes' rest at some point. We're here tonight, and that's enough, as they say. A late happy holidays, all.___

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2013-12-20 19:12:18 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

So, I hopped online last night to keep up on plussers, as promised ... and promptly left it where it was, because we're having a cat emergency. After overnight observing, we took this guy to the vet with a urinary blockage. Not sure if he'll pull through, or how we'll afford the vet bill, but we're doing our best. In the meantime, I have approximately ten million deadlines to meet today. Fun times!

I'm still loving birds, bugs, kids, photos and beauty. Just a little preoccupied. Hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season. 

So, I hopped online last night to keep up on plussers, as promised ... and promptly left it where it was, because we're having a cat emergency. After overnight observing, we took this guy to the vet with a urinary blockage. Not sure if he'll pull through, or how we'll afford the vet bill, but we're doing our best. In the meantime, I have approximately ten million deadlines to meet today. Fun times!

I'm still loving birds, bugs, kids, photos and beauty. Just a little preoccupied. Hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season. ___

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2013-12-09 06:16:49 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

One more awesome arachnid post before #SpiderSunday  is totally done -- +Tarun Bhushan's spiders (and any of his macros) are always fantastic.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)

Wanna box?

This is one wierd looking spider and a lifer for me. Yes, it is a spider. I found it outside our front door and on first glance, I ignored it thinking it was some plant matter blown there by the wind. Then it registered that this thing had legs. I knelt down and had a closer look, and then dashed in to get my macro gear! ;) 

This is a male Common Net-casting Spider (Deinopis ravidus). Surprised? Male spiders are not that commonly photographed as they are normally puny and dull. Not this one. It has boxing gloves (palps) to be proud of!

(See all three photos full screen).

Initially it was on the floor on little terracotta tiles that we have forming a tessellated pattern. It wasn't overly bothered when I slipped a sheet of paper under it and photographed it whole.

After my first set of photos, it then moved quickly off the paper and I took a close-up on the tile (23 frame focus stack macro - man, the masking was some effort!).

Finally, it walked up the bagged wall and stood still. That's the photograph in the funny position looking up at me (23 frame focus stack macro). It tolerated the repeated twin speedlights going off rapidly in its face (poor thing). These are called ogre face spiders because of their two prominent eyes, not dissimilar to Salticidae spiders. These spiders don't make a web but when prey gets close, they cast a web and trap it (clever little things).

#spidersunday +Spider Sunday (+Kimberly Hosey +Mandy Allen)
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals  (+Claire Jennings +Krystina Isabella Brion +Delcour Eric +Mark HELM)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Sandra Deichmann +Vinod Krishnamoorthy  +Suzi Harr)
#Macro4All +Macro4All (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Mark O'Callaghan)
#macromonday +Macro Monday (+Kerry Murphy  +Kelli Seeger Kim +Jeff Moreau +Sandra Parlow) - Monday's not far!
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs (+Sandra Deichmann)
#photojournalworldwide +Photo Journal Worldwide (+andi rivarola)___One more awesome arachnid post before #SpiderSunday  is totally done -- +Tarun Bhushan's spiders (and any of his macros) are always fantastic.

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)

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2013-12-09 05:08:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Nothing catches the light quite as beautifully as spiders and their webs. Gorgeous sunset spider photos by +Patti Colston -- good eye and beautiful shots!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)

As I pulled in my driveway this afternoon, this spider web IMMEDIATELY caught my eye as the setting sun shined on it just right.  Because I was just getting back from a T-shirt and shorts photowalk, I had my camera.  So I put on my extension tubes (giggity) and shot away. These are both SOOC. Not even any cropping.

For +BugsEveryday    #bugseveryday  by +Chris Mallory 
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +Chandro Ji

#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Valesa Diamontes, +Delcour Eric and +Sean McLean +Jean-Noel Nicolas

An early (sorry) +Spider Sunday  #spidersunday   by +Kimberly Hosey and +Mandy Allen 

+WebbyWednesday  #webbywednesday   by +Celeste Odono 


#spider   #spiderweb   #web   #sooc   #soocphotography   #soocsunday  ___Nothing catches the light quite as beautifully as spiders and their webs. Gorgeous sunset spider photos by +Patti Colston -- good eye and beautiful shots!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)

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You guys have to check out this fabulous jumping spider from +Dorothy Pugh. How gorgeous!

So happy to still see so many great arachnids for #SpiderSunday  -- even in AZ it's getting cold, so I haven't seen as many lately. Glad I can always count on you guys for my spider fix!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)

A jumping spider (Phidippus genus) that I saw during nicer weather:



#spidersunday  curated by +Kimberly Hosey and +Mandy Allen 
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro +Chandro Ji+Janet Clark +Magnus Ericson +Best Top Photographer Group
#Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin,  +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr +Chandro Ji and +dietmar rogacki
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#bellesphotos curated by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet
#wildlifeinthecity curated by +Edith Kukla
#wholewildlifeweek curated by +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#colormeweekly  curated by +Rosie Nixon 
#everythinggreen  curated by +andi rivarola ___You guys have to check out this fabulous jumping spider from +Dorothy Pugh. How gorgeous!

So happy to still see so many great arachnids for #SpiderSunday  -- even in AZ it's getting cold, so I haven't seen as many lately. Glad I can always count on you guys for my spider fix!

#SpiderSunday  (+Spider Sunday +Mandy Allen +Kimberly Hosey)

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