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Kate Church has been shared in 129 public circles

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Eshabı Ferit Girici4562014-08-24 22:53:54292201CC G+
Prince John8,675This is my circle named 'Photographers'. Everyone in this circle share beautiful photos - of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, babies, and people.In fact, I have 1024 people in this circle, but can share only 500 of them at a time. Try this circle, add some colour to your stream.2014-07-17 13:11:565006110CC G+
Igor Kazmin318GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!2014-06-07 22:11:1594204CC G+
Allan Cooper7,409This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #photographer   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2014-01-20 01:10:38253418CC G+
Allan Cooper7,383This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #animal   #animals   #animallovers   #animalphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #orchid   #orchidphotography   #birds   #bird   #parrot   #dogs   #cat   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing2014-01-18 04:09:25250725CC G+
Gailen Mapes37,784Photo Daily Themes CircleI don't think I shared this last month...  This is my daily themes circle with as many photo-related daily themes as I have found and some of the moderators/curators that don't fit into my usual photographer circles.Use, share and enjoy!#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 Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-07-31 10:46:13492535CC G+
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:57:222015310CC G+
Dave Morrow485,664Photography Around the World: A- JI shared a small Circle a few weeks back, here is a much larger circle of photography inspired people and pages that I browse through from time to time.... Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-05 00:40:1049716023CC G+
Gailen Mapes30,691Daily Photography-Related ThemesThis circle contains the pages of interesting photography related themes plus a few of the curators that I wouldn't normally include in "Hand Picked Circles."  I don't claim that it is comprehensive, but it is many as I have found, and find interesting.  (How's that for a disclaimer?)#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-29 10:36:40479224CC G+
Gai Xinh1,118sheare circle friends2013-05-17 14:32:102046113CC G+
Gailen Mapes28,791Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-01 10:19:26351617CC G+
Pierre Beaubié291Active Canon Photographers===========================This is a public circle of talented, gifted, generous, kind, awesomeCanon Photographers on G+!Look at their work, communicate and learn from them.If you would like to be circulated here in order to discovernew people with similar interest and to gain more followers,please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done -#cercle #Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC#circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-08 09:43:3050113112CC G+
Charles Lupica60,136►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers          ►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄Once again it's time to share my circle of the top 500 most followed photographers.  I'm sharing the circle here but I posted the the full list as a series of posts on +Most Followed Photographers on G+. Photographers with an " * " in front of their name are not included in the numbered count because they only share outside content,  their content is content suitable to a blog and usually has no images associated with it, or they have become mostly or completely inactive on G+.This list was complied from two previous lists and a line-by-line search of CircleCount.  If you know of someone that should have been on the list and isn't, the most likely cause is that their +CircleCount profile doesn't include the word photographer, or camera, photo, or foto. Or, I had a senior moment and missed them.  I thought I had avoided that this time but I still managed to miss +Magnus Ericson should should be around 454. I noticed some interesting things when compiling this circle.  There are a lot of people that moved into the top 500 that abandoned G+ for some reason or their interaction has become one post a month.  I have also noticed that many of the photographers in this group have a lower follower count than they had 6 weeks to 8 weeks ago.  I'm not sure what conclusion can be drawn from this but I find it very curious.To view the lists please see the following links.001 to 080: http://goo.gl/mmr7w  4'431'409 - 55771081 to 160: http://goo.gl/mXuup  55368 - 37454161 to 240: http://goo.gl/rLmy1  37343 - 30457241 to 320: http://goo.gl/o06Hy  30131 -25785321 to 390: http://goo.gl/747Lf  25760 -23013390 to 450: http://goo.gl/xDc2D  23006 - 21347450 to 510: http://goo.gl/sEnac  21321 - 194402013-02-23 23:33:145001353999CC G+
Jeff Sullivan1,152,722Most-Followed 500 Photographers CircleWhile a circle like this has the obvious drawback of missing some excellent photographers newer to the site, Charles often follows up his Top 500 Most Followed Photographer circle with circles going all the way down to photographers with less than 5000 contacts.  Here are four circles Charles has created to help us discover and recognize photographers at all levels within the G+ community:Under 5000 -    Under 7500 -    Under 15,000 - 500 Most Followed Photographers - (here)I like to interact with people who are active in photography... share at least a photo or two of their own original work per week, so I'll slowly whittle the circle down to a stream of excellent photography (I've started, but may not finish for a few weeks).---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+Charles Lupica  Charles Lupica Dec 25, 2012 (edited)  -  Public►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers list                   circle of 500             and Group 6: 421 to 500►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄If you're not in this circle and you think you should be, I'm sorry.  I have missed a few people by pure accident.  My methods are entirely manual and I do miss people.  I have checked every profile and I have included only those people that share their own work, and share it on G+. Bloggers and people doing mostly reshares weren't included. Some big name photographers that don't share a lot of their own work were included - sorry for the double standard. Here is the 6th and last part  of my list of the top 500 most followed photographers - Here are links to the previous parts of the list.Group 1: http://tinyurl.com/cf58vws - 1 to 100Group 2: http://tinyurl.com/bodaspk - 101 to 193Group 3: http://tinyurl.com/bsb87u4 - 194 to 250 and circleGroup 4: http://tinyurl.com/d4ulv6q  - 250 to 340Group 5: http://tinyurl.com/cjpmgy4 - 341 to 420 Group 6: 421 to 500 and circle of 500 (this post)If you are on this list, I urge you to comment, plus and share the post. I have sifted through lots of pages and circles as well as http://circlecount.com/  to try to get an accurate list. If I'm missing anyone, please let me know.  I have specifically left off a few people who only share links to their content housed elsewhere,  people who share a lot of other people's work without sharing their own, or people that appear to be inactive. The rank numbers are off by 1 because I included the same person twice in an earlier list.#Top500CircleDec   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  420 +Jennifer Luzio 21797421 +Matt Suess 21794422 +Nichole McCall 21754423 +Dane Clingan 21718424 +Xavier Ruiz Canadell 21700425 +Emi Fujimoto 21697422013-01-07 15:33:25500221350CC G+
Carms Perez29,721Another 500 spectacular people that you should know!2012-12-12 06:59:3850117514CC G+
Seattle Photowalk222Meet your fellow photowalkers!Here's our circle (so far - we'll be continually adding to this circle) of folks in and around #Seattle  who enjoy photowalking around our great city. If you want to stay in touch with your fellow photowalkers, add this circle to your feeds!If you want to be added to this circle and are interested in keeping up with notifications about upcoming photowalks, you'll want to add our page to your circles. We share all upcoming event info here on this page with this circle. Leave a comment on the post if you'd like to be added to the circle.We're always thinking about ideas for new locations to walk and photograph in, if you have any suggestions let us know! It'd be great to get one more walk in before the holidays, right? :) #seattlephotowalk  2012-11-04 19:14:22130406CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi15,807World's best Photographers circles (1/5) by Rami Saarikorpi (November update). If I'm missing any one, please notify all the missing persons and when they share this circle they will be add to it (if they are qualified). THIS IS IMPORTANT: if you are in this circle, Share it at your wall also! This is the only way to get in other peoples circles!PS: If you are not in this circle, remember to check the other 4 circles before sending me mail or notification of being not in one!2012-11-02 07:57:20484123CC G+
Mark Eyler7,662Exceptional #CircleShare  - #Photograph   #Tech   #Travel   #SocialMedia   #Foodies   #GooglePlus  and Much More! All Good! #sharedcircles   #publiccircles  2012-10-28 03:37:3349411213CC G+
Lars Skou Nielsen2,393maybe you didn´t see the circle yet.. add and share2012-10-19 21:33:2130017316CC G+
Mark Eyler7,560Liven Up Your Google+ With Exceptional #Photography  - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers   #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextract #fashion #googlephotos   #googleplusphotos #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #publiccircles   #circles   #photographycircle  #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography   #fineart #nature #landscapephotography   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circlewednesday    2012-10-18 15:48:5249581413CC G+
Mark Eyler7,275The High-Quality, Hand-Picked #Photography  and #Photographers   #CircleShare  - Enjoy! (photography folk feel free to add yourself and reshare).* #photoplusextract   #landscapephotography   #hdr   #hqsppromotion   #naturephotography   #wildlifephotography   #architecture   #streetphotography   #sharedcircles   #publiccircles   #photographycircles  2012-10-06 19:47:0749411017CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 1/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:32486608CC G+
Brett Sivits2,001#shareyourcircles  I have only been on Google+ for a few months but have enjoyed it thoroughly.  I have been thinking about sharing a circle but I have resisted the hubris of pretending to know what I am talking about.  I have chosen to share a circle of Northwest Photographers (US).  These are my neighbors and I have loved watching them photograph so beautifully the people and places that someday I hope to be able photograph with even a tenth of their artistry and skill.All that being said it made me think we should all be sharing a circle once and a while. #Shareyourcircles  is your opportunity to share any of your circles great or small.  My version of #FF   in twitter speak.  I would love to see your boutique circles.  I may not be interested in Tibetan Macro Photographers but I don’t know that until I look at your circle.  Include yourself or don’t it’s just a wonderful way to tell someone that you enjoy their work enough to tell their friends about it.This is a small circle and clearly it isn’t exhaustive.   If you are a photographer or know one that I should add please let me know.  BTW if you are in the share and don’t live in the Northwest (Oregon, Washington, BC (Canada) or Alaska I am sorry but I guess I am enjoying your work anyway because you are still in the circle albeit in the wrong context. Happy Sharing 2012-09-26 13:49:37154813CC G+
Jeff Smith41,838This is my on film circle share since +william harris  has some great film shots in his stream he was looking for some film shooters. I think I picked up this circle from +Ontoshiki Vun 2012-09-20 16:38:03150605CC G+
Dan McManus3,330Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared CircleSeptember 12, 2012want to be included in tomorrow's circle? add & reshare this circle to public.it is what it says it isincluded in this circle are the following community art projects:+Moan Lisa's Art Akademie™  : "art school" with daily assignments posted at +MLAA Course Syllabus™ and with a growing student base. Every weekday we run a different theme, open to the community to contribute to. Our philosophy is "ART IS FOR EVERYONE," and do not expect any level of skill from our participants. Have fun, make art.+Pocket Poem  : a page dedicated to resharing poetry submissions from the general public. If you write poetry, plus-mention our page to your posts and we will reshare them to the page so others are able to find poets to connect with.+Heaven And Earth  : a daily art theme "where sky meets land." #antiart    #fluxus #dada #mailart #poetry #art #moanlisa  2012-09-12 15:46:44180316CC G+
Mark Eyler6,853Labor Day Circle Share - Interesting Profiles and Pages! #circles   #sharedcircles   #laborday   #circleshare  2012-09-03 07:13:394969013CC G+
Mark Eyler6,707The Essential #Photography   #Circle  - Thanks for Sharing! #photographers   #landscapephotography   #googleplus   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-08-29 23:04:51497759CC G+
Charles Lupica46,167♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦              Most interactive Themes   Theme pages and curators that rock       Photography and Art        September Update♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦#InteractiveThemesCircleAugust  - tag so you can mute this post if you like. Please plus, share and bookmark this post if you want to get more out of your G+ theme experience.  Please help by plusing this post, leaving a comment and sharing the circle. Many of the people in this circle are among the most interactive people on G+. Contribute top their themes, get to know them,  I think it will enhance your G+ experience.Best Regards+Charles Lupica ────────The circle has been checked for accuracy by most of the involved curators.  I would also like to thank +Steve Gill +Jason Borg +Manuella Betaille for their help in checking the existing themes.There are now over 400 themes, theme pages, and perhaps as many as 1000 curators but not all themes are created equal. I often talk about what it means to me to curate a theme and how I view things. To me, the best themes are the ones that have highly interactive curators. The vast majority also have a page to compliment their theme. A theme page is a great place for the curators to share information about the theme and to list the name or names of the people currently curating the theme. IMHO, a good theme page should provide information about the theme, how to participate, and who is curating the theme.  Most theme pages share some of the best work.  A few share all submissions.There are many themes that were created and then abandoned by their creator so I wanted to know, "Which themes rock?". I asked the G+ community to tell me which themes have highly interactive curators and an active community. This circle is based on community feedback and my personal view of what it means to have a theme that rocks.  ────────A good place to start if you are new to themes is perhaps the about page of +Monochrome Monday or the about page of +Daily Photography Themes +Daily Fine Art Themes.  If there are any themes that you feel rock that aren't mentioned, be sure to add a comment to this post, include the name of the theme, what day of the week the theme takes place or daily, the name of the page, and the name of the curators.  If there is no page, please state this.  Themes without a page are less likely to be listed but some very interactive themes don't have a page. Because of2012-08-29 13:45:173048995110CC G+
Gailen Mapes13,578Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)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/about2012-08-25 10:53:52367636CC G+
Mark Eyler6,477Photography Circle - Impressive and Amazing Photographs!#photography   #landscapephotography   #naturephotography   #art   #photographers   #photographycircle   #circles #hqsppromotion #dailyphoto #photoextractplus #plusphotoextract #wildlifephotography #circlesharing #sharedcircles #photojournalism #animalphotography #macrophotography #studios #galleries #images #portraits #hdrphotography #hdr #cameras #photolabs2012-08-22 06:39:37497273818CC G+
Gailen Mapes13,098Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15.)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/about2012-08-11 11:07:543728310CC G+
Trever McGhee10,916+Grayson Hartman Has created an amazing circle of people from #FireFirdayFire :  That deals with anything about fire-from a wildfire, to a tip of a match shot macro, to even smoke from a fire, fire houses, fire hydrants and fire hoses and from me using fire an amazing tool to achieve anything you set your mind too. Every Friday I'll post amazing pictures around the firewalks I've done to empower people...communities that they do have what it takes to succeed on the inside.Tag #FireFriday   #circleshare     #circles     #circlesharing   #circlecount   #Takesseconds    2012-08-09 12:06:384987016CC G+
Grayson Hartman22,725BIG THANKS TO ALL +Fire Friday CONTRIBUTORS!CIRCLE SHARE OF THE FIRST 503 CONTRIBUTORS TO #FIREFRIDAY Since nearly the beginning of Daily Photography Themes (DPT) on G+, FireFriday has been a place for people to share photographs of anything fire related.  I've had the pleasure of meeting some great people through this DPT and have been absolutely inspired by you all.  I've enjoyed the different takes on the subject and continue to look forward to more of your outstanding contributions to FireFriday.  Also, due to the limit of 500 in a circle-share, the pages +Wandering Shutterbug and +Prometheus Imaging were left out of the circle unfortunately, but your contributions are no less appreciated.  It was the only way I could share the whole circle.Fire Friday:  Anything fire goes-from a wildfire, to a tip of a match shot macro, to even smoke from a fire, fire houses, fire hydrants and fire hoses. Fire People! Curated by +Grayson Hartman. Tag #FireFriday   #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing  2012-08-04 18:53:3150117524CC G+
Knut Arne Gjertsen7,505Originally shared by +Daniel Harrington The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #photography - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextra #fashion #googlephotos #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography #nature #landscape #landscapephotography #circlesharing #sharedcircles #circle #circlewednesday2012-08-04 16:13:4549381014CC G+
Ness Flores0Originally shared by +Daniel Harrington .The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #photography      - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share! #naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextra #fashion #googlephotos #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography #nature #landscape #landscapephotography #circlesharing #sharedcircles #circle #circlewednesday2012-08-02 05:02:16492618CC G+
Daniel Harrington17,966The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #Photography  - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers   #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextract #fashion #googlephotos   #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography   #fineart #nature #landscapephotography   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circlewednesday    2012-07-31 21:46:03491174220CC G+
Carsten Kopp22,273AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos'  second release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is 100% validated quality circle of 267 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually by +Baki Karacay  and me (+Carsten Kopp  ) with respect to their high quality works above average level. These are the people that we follow because we appreciate their great quality mountain photography and their interaction. We are proud to promote these great photographers and are sure all of them will post lots of great and stunning mountain photos, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link goo.gl/nHBft to view the fascinating slideshow of mountain photos contributed by some of these great photographers.There are no requirements to share this circle but we would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment and share the circle as public. Please also feel free to share your suggestions with us to enrich the circle!If you are not included and want to be included in the next circle, simply comment on this post for your inclusion. Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Remember, once you circled +Mountain Photos theme page you can simply add your photo to theme page stream and album by tagging it with +Mountain Photos or letting us tag it for you. See the +Mountain Photos Theme “About” Page for more.Thank you! #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circle   #photography   #photographers   #mountainphotos   #mountains   #photographycircle   #mountainphotography   #mountainphotographers   2012-07-27 18:53:10267421628CC G+
Baki Karacay6,327AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos' second release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is 100% validated quality circle of 267 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually by +Carsten Kopp and me (+Baki Karacay) with respect to their high quality works above average level. These are the people that we follow because we appreciate their great quality mountain photography and their interaction. We are proud to promote these great photographers and are sure all of them will post lots of great and stunning mountain photos, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link goo.gl/nHBft to view the fascinating slideshow of mountain photos contributed by some of these great photographers.There are no requirements to share this circle but we would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment and share the circle as public. Please also feel free to share your suggestions with us to enrich the circle!If you are not included and want to be included in the next circle, simply comment on this post for your inclusion. Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Remember, once you circled +Mountain Photos theme page you can simply add your photo to theme page stream and album by tagging it with +Mountain Photos or letting us tag it for you. See the +Mountain Photos Theme “About” Page for more.Thank you!#mountainphotos #photography #circle #photographycircle #sharedcircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #photographers #mountains #photographycircle #mountainphotography #mountainphotographers 2012-07-27 15:40:36267221816CC G+
Gailen Mapes12,678Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published July 1.)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/about2012-07-25 10:50:09379727CC G+
Sergey Bidun1,957Circle of inspiring photographers.Ever since I created a Google+ account, I've had a privilege to see so much amazing images, meet new people and also share my own work! I like to follow great photographers who inspire me and help me be more creative in what I do. Here is a circle that I have put together, and I'm sure that other members of Google+ can learn a lot from!Reshare this circle so more people can see their work!2012-07-13 23:02:45264414CC G+
Gailen Mapes12,496Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 June 15.)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/about2012-07-11 15:23:32368675CC G+
Wendy Stever3,321I am so happy to welcome all the new people that have circled me in the last few weeks.  WELCOME to all 1000 of you!!!   For those that are new to G+ I am sharing my MUST CIRCLE circle.  With the help of some fabulous photographers I have come up with this circle.  PLEASE feel free to share.  You will never be disappointed with the work that you see in your stream.2012-06-23 16:54:29206819CC G+
Baki Karacay4,863AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos' first release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!A huge 'thank you' to all the generous people who did awesome contributions to the +Mountain Photos all week theme page!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is a validated quality circle of 205 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually with respect to their works above avarage level. I am proud to promote these great photographers and I am sure they will bring lots of stunning photos of mountains, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link below to view the fascinating album of mountain photos by some of these great photographers who Follow +Mountain Photos.https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/of/104595645252059205464 Please feel free to reshare this circle post!If you want to be included in the next circle, please reshare the circle and simply comment on this post for your inclusion.Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Note: If you see that I have +1’d your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the Amazing Mountain Photographers circle.You can also participate directly in the +Mountain Photos Theme Page.How to Participate:* Ensure that the page +Mountain Photos and curator +Baki Karacay are in your circles* When posting your mountain photo, in the introduction add: #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay  See the +Mountain Photos Theme Page Profile for more.Please also feel free to share your suggestions to enrich the circle!Thank you!#mountainphotos 2012-06-23 06:25:3020526811CC G+
Gene Bowker37,781*Ends with C* Well actually their last names begin with C... This week's #followfriday  circle is based around my friend +Pam Chalkley who I was really amazed to see was followed by less than 10K people. She is a great photographer, really interactive, does great selfies, and welds a mean whip. (ask her what THAT means)Each Friday, I try to share a group of around 20 people who I recommend that you check out for yourself and see if they should have a home in your circles too.I hope this is a little more personal than those huge "500 people who shared this to get in circles" that have been going around.2012-06-22 00:18:181913313CC G+
Johan Ottosson6Some great photographers to follow #photography   #sharedcircles Stolen from another shared circle, but wtf2012-06-21 20:54:27500502CC G+
Charles Lupica41,429∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞         The most followed Photographers on G+          ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞                       550 photographers to follow                   ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ #550MostFollowedPhotographers corrections, please add:+Sangeeth VS   +Radek Vik +Christa Laser +Robert van Koesveld+Pierre Steenkamp  Have you ever wondered who are the 550 most followed photographers on G+? I mean, you've seen circles for "Most interactive photographers", The Kick Ass Photographers", "The Inspirational Photographers", "The best Nature and Wildlife Photographers", and the list goes on.This post contains a list and a circle. The circle contains the 500 most followed photographers with less than 60'000 followers.  The list is a list of photographers that have more than 60'000 followers.  Most people on the list have over 1 million followers because they are on the G+ list of suggested users (commonly referred to as the SUL).  But who are the most followed ? Here is an updated version of a circle  I shared a few months back. I have tried to find all of the top photographers and add them to this circle. Obviously the last 50 places probably change daily so this is the list as I checked it before sharing. The number of followers needed to be on the list has changed a lot over the last 4 months.  Back in February you needed  13'117 followers, in mid-June that number is around 17'200. Why is this circle of interest ? Well, because it wasn't chosen by me or any other individual. It was chosen by the G+ community. Some of the people in the circle are great photographers, some are great at being interactive, some are just plain good at marketing themselves, and many have a combination of the above. But, in the end, the G+ community has chosen them as the top 550 photographers to follow.• Why is xxxx not on the list ?  Photographers that haven't been active on G+ for more than 6 weeks weren't included.  Several photographers that only post sporadically and generally less than one post a month aren't included• If you find someone on the list that you don't really think is a photographer, send me an email and / or a private post and I'll look into removing them or leave a comment below.• If you know of someone that I missed that has more than 17'200 followers, let me know and I'll add them to the list for next time.• You could call this the User's Choice Award circle because people on G+ have chosen to follow the people in this list and circle. Why share this circle ? Photographers were among the first people to embrace G+. Over the last few months I have seen photographers add significant numbers of followers and fall in over all standings. Wordy people and celebrities are overtaking photographers. +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk and +Lisa Bettany are the only photographer2012-06-14 13:42:29500244215241CC G+
Wendy Stever3,239With the help of many wonderful people, I have the pleasure to share this MUST CIRCLE circle of engaging, awesome, talented, inspiring photographers.   I promise you will not be disappointed. 2012-06-12 13:40:1820615114CC G+
Daniel Harrington15,851The Updated Quintessential #PHOTOGRAHY Circle! - Not Kidding!#landscapephotography #naturephotography #iphoneography #animalphotography #streetphotography #urbanphotography #photographytips #photographyposts #cameras #photoplus #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #publiccircles2012-06-05 02:15:034834136CC G+
Mike Runyon15,318Since it seems there are more and more Arizona photo walks being put together, I thought it might be a good time to share this list of Arizona photographers once again. Those not on it already might want to drop a comment and I'll ad you to the list. That way should anyone be putting together a walk might be able to find some who could be potentially interested in joining that walk.Please feel free to share the circle.2012-06-03 14:45:36282104CC G+
Peter From36,228The CAPTURE THE NATURE Circle –– Validated First Version #CircleSharingForThePeopleCNCVF The time has come to reshare my validated first revision of the Capture The Nature Circle (CNC) with 463 excellent artists that produce great nature photography. You don't want to miss this one. I am proud to promote these great people and I am sure they will bring lots and lots of great and interesting images to your feeds.If YOU want to hop on the next CNC train, do the following:1. Help spread the word and reshare this circle post. Why? If you think you should be promoted, you should be willing to do the same for your fellow artists. Simple as that.2. Ask for inclusion in the comments. I will check every feed.3. Make sure that you share your own original nature photography in your feed. If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIFS, blog post teasers etc., I might not add you to the circle. The CNC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great nature imagery to their feeds.NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the CNC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared this circle post and let me know that you did so.HOW TO AVOID FLOODING OF THIS POST IN YOUR FEED:This post is hash-tagged with #CircleSharingForThePeopleCNCVF so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. I will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares. Here is an excellent add-on that will help you to mute the reshares: http://code.google.com/p/nonplus/Cheers!2012-05-28 11:01:11463125156134CC G+

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2012-06-12 04:09:04 (70 comments, 18 reshares, 125 +1s)

Weathering the Storm that is My Life

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

John McLeod


Just home now from watching my little princess.  Unfortunately, out of the 8 days I was there I only saw her two days.  As my luck has it, I got food poisoning that nearly took me out!  Just got out of the hospital yesterday.  It seems if you don't have food or water for 6 days, it's not good for your body :))  (It is a very efficient way of losing a bunch of weight, but not a pretty one :))  Getting better every day, so no worries there.  I also had one of the best views in the world at the hospital!  I could see formiles! ... more »

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2012-06-12 04:09:04 (70 comments, 18 reshares, 125 +1s)

Weathering the Storm that is My Life

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

John McLeod


Just home now from watching my little princess.  Unfortunately, out of the 8 days I was there I only saw her two days.  As my luck has it, I got food poisoning that nearly took me out!  Just got out of the hospital yesterday.  It seems if you don't have food or water for 6 days, it's not good for your body :))  (It is a very efficient way of losing a bunch of weight, but not a pretty one :))  Getting better every day, so no worries there.  I also had one of the best views in the world at the hospital!  I could see formiles! ... more »

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2012-06-12 04:09:04 (70 comments, 18 reshares, 125 +1s)

Weathering the Storm that is My Life

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

John McLeod


Just home now from watching my little princess.  Unfortunately, out of the 8 days I was there I only saw her two days.  As my luck has it, I got food poisoning that nearly took me out!  Just got out of the hospital yesterday.  It seems if you don't have food or water for 6 days, it's not good for your body :))  (It is a very efficient way of losing a bunch of weight, but not a pretty one :))  Getting better every day, so no worries there.  I also had one of the best views in the world at the hospital!  I could see formiles! ... more »

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2013-09-25 04:44:27 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

I thought this one was posted, but things have changed here at G+ and I can't seem to find a lot of things ;).  It's all good, though.

This fine adult male pileated woodpecker came to feed at my tiny suet feeder, even though there was a large suet feeder with nuts and berries next to it.  I must have scared him off, but luckily I had the camera ready.  I have looked high and low since then and have found very few shots of this bird shot from the top.  Since I shot this, he is pretty much a regular at my feeders, preferring the smaller feeders to the large and just the other day he was comfortable enough to eat at the deck suet feeder while I sat (very still) at the table, not 3 feet away from him!  Incredible bird!

#pileatedwoodpecker   #pileatedwoodpeckerinflight   #birds4all  

I thought this one was posted, but things have changed here at G+ and I can't seem to find a lot of things ;).  It's all good, though.

This fine adult male pileated woodpecker came to feed at my tiny suet feeder, even though there was a large suet feeder with nuts and berries next to it.  I must have scared him off, but luckily I had the camera ready.  I have looked high and low since then and have found very few shots of this bird shot from the top.  Since I shot this, he is pretty much a regular at my feeders, preferring the smaller feeders to the large and just the other day he was comfortable enough to eat at the deck suet feeder while I sat (very still) at the table, not 3 feet away from him!  Incredible bird!

#pileatedwoodpecker   #pileatedwoodpeckerinflight   #birds4all  ___

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2013-08-13 06:54:06 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 58 +1s)

I have heard these in the forest behind my house.  Have never seen one and I have spent the majority of the summer at home birdwatching.  Today was different.  I heard them very close and used my iBird App on my phone to see if I could get them to come out of hiding.  They did just that!  After a few flights around the yard from tree to tree, this male landed on the fence, gave it a poke or two, looked back at me and went to rejoin his mate.  Now, to get the Great Blue Heron in the pond to do the same :))

#pileatedwoodpecker   #backyardbirdingmonday   #backyardphotography   #iBird  

I have heard these in the forest behind my house.  Have never seen one and I have spent the majority of the summer at home birdwatching.  Today was different.  I heard them very close and used my iBird App on my phone to see if I could get them to come out of hiding.  They did just that!  After a few flights around the yard from tree to tree, this male landed on the fence, gave it a poke or two, looked back at me and went to rejoin his mate.  Now, to get the Great Blue Heron in the pond to do the same :))

#pileatedwoodpecker   #backyardbirdingmonday   #backyardphotography   #iBird  ___

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2013-08-09 21:25:25 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

Remember that cute little puppy I got at the end of last year?  Well, he's not so little anymore!  At 28" tall and nearly 80#, he is only showing one sign of slowing down.  He's only eating 3 times a day now instead of four :).   He is as even tempered as he is handsome!

#fidofriday   #dogsareawesome  

Remember that cute little puppy I got at the end of last year?  Well, he's not so little anymore!  At 28" tall and nearly 80#, he is only showing one sign of slowing down.  He's only eating 3 times a day now instead of four :).   He is as even tempered as he is handsome!

#fidofriday   #dogsareawesome  ___

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2013-07-20 19:47:40 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

It's been a long time once again since I have been here.  Hope y'all still remember me!  I am doing better and starting to shoot again, mostly back yard birding for now.  It's all good, though, because even backyard birding is better than not shooting at all.  One of my more recent shots of one of the littlest birds we have, save for the humming bird.  The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is also one of the most picked on - by the Black-Capped Chickadee of all things!  Maybe they are just a bit jealous of the beautiful coloring of their cousin?

It's been a long time once again since I have been here.  Hope y'all still remember me!  I am doing better and starting to shoot again, mostly back yard birding for now.  It's all good, though, because even backyard birding is better than not shooting at all.  One of my more recent shots of one of the littlest birds we have, save for the humming bird.  The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is also one of the most picked on - by the Black-Capped Chickadee of all things!  Maybe they are just a bit jealous of the beautiful coloring of their cousin?___

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2013-01-25 08:49:33 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

- Robert Burns  (English Translation)

I know I said I was back, but I found things went awry the day after I posted :0.  Pipes broke in the yard from the deep freeze, taking a week to find and fix, the flu passed through and now I am unfortunately fighting a battle with my vision.  

Unable to keep my eyes open for any length of time is inconvenient at best.  Shooting is out and reading is now minimally done in order to save the good moments for necessary things.  I know it doesn't sound like fun, but it's just another hurdle for me and one that I will jump eventually.  For now, I wait for the right combo of meds from the modern medicine arsenal and hope they find something soon.

On the up side, my "little" rescue is growing like a weed!  He has doubled his weight and height,learne... more »

The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

- Robert Burns  (English Translation)

I know I said I was back, but I found things went awry the day after I posted :0.  Pipes broke in the yard from the deep freeze, taking a week to find and fix, the flu passed through and now I am unfortunately fighting a battle with my vision.  

Unable to keep my eyes open for any length of time is inconvenient at best.  Shooting is out and reading is now minimally done in order to save the good moments for necessary things.  I know it doesn't sound like fun, but it's just another hurdle for me and one that I will jump eventually.  For now, I wait for the right combo of meds from the modern medicine arsenal and hope they find something soon.

On the up side, my "little" rescue is growing like a weed!  He has doubled his weight and height, learned nearly a dozen commands and is the most energetic thing I have ever seen ;)!  The left is a shot of him at 10 weeks and the right 11 weeks (new collar at 11 weeks, the first one is already too small) .  His mask, markings and personality are all becoming more pronounced.  He is goofy, fun and smart.  However, at the rate he is growing, he may be the size of a small pony!

I hope to see you all again soon.  I also appreciate all of you who continue to check in and see if I am alive!  It really means a lot.  As soon as they can "fix me", I'll be back ;))

#fidofriday  +Fido Friday ___

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2013-01-07 00:41:35 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)

What Happened?

Wow, I have been gone so long and so much has changed!  Guess it's time to catch up ;).  

The holidays were good, but empty of one great service dog in this world.  Lo and behold, about the same time Max passed, this little guy was born.  I rescued him, having been taken from his mom too early and have nearly gotten him back to full health.  He is crazy lively and will be big enough to carry my equipment in no time ;).  Meet Hunter, my new boxer/lab.

I look forward to catching up and seeing where everybody is again!

What Happened?

Wow, I have been gone so long and so much has changed!  Guess it's time to catch up ;).  

The holidays were good, but empty of one great service dog in this world.  Lo and behold, about the same time Max passed, this little guy was born.  I rescued him, having been taken from his mom too early and have nearly gotten him back to full health.  He is crazy lively and will be big enough to carry my equipment in no time ;).  Meet Hunter, my new boxer/lab.

I look forward to catching up and seeing where everybody is again!___

2012-12-22 07:53:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#WeeklyPhotoProject2013

Welcome to the Weekly Photo Project for 2013!

The idea of the project is to learn more about photography and your camera. Each week you will take a photograph based on a theme and execute it anyway you feel fit.

This is an open project, and you can join at any time.

Please read the About page for all the details and instructions on posting.

Feel free to share this post with all your friends. If you took part in the +Project52-2012 you'll be right at home.

#2012project52   #project522012

#WeeklyPhotoProject2013

Welcome to the Weekly Photo Project for 2013!

The idea of the project is to learn more about photography and your camera. Each week you will take a photograph based on a theme and execute it anyway you feel fit.

This is an open project, and you can join at any time.

Please read the About page for all the details and instructions on posting.

Feel free to share this post with all your friends. If you took part in the +Project52-2012 you'll be right at home.

#2012project52   #project522012___

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2012-11-04 20:43:14 (33 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)

Farewell My Friend, We Will Meet Again One Day

We found each other nearly a decade ago. You had suffered at the hands of someone who harbored ugliness in his heart and needed to heal.  To do that you needed to trust again.  Believe me, we were both in the same shape. We became inseparable, even getting waivers for you to be at work with me because you threw such tantrums when I left you alone :))

You helped me in ways I never could have imagined. You always thought it was a game, but later it would come in handy when I was in need.  So for every time I fell and you braced to help me up, everything I dropped and you picked up and brought to me, for every time you had to find the phone when I needed it - thank you.  When I didn't think I could get out of bed your happy face got me going, breathing over me like a little kid, ready to start the day - I will miss that.<... more »

Farewell My Friend, We Will Meet Again One Day

We found each other nearly a decade ago. You had suffered at the hands of someone who harbored ugliness in his heart and needed to heal.  To do that you needed to trust again.  Believe me, we were both in the same shape. We became inseparable, even getting waivers for you to be at work with me because you threw such tantrums when I left you alone :))

You helped me in ways I never could have imagined. You always thought it was a game, but later it would come in handy when I was in need.  So for every time I fell and you braced to help me up, everything I dropped and you picked up and brought to me, for every time you had to find the phone when I needed it - thank you.  When I didn't think I could get out of bed your happy face got me going, breathing over me like a little kid, ready to start the day - I will miss that.

We have had a wonderful life together. You, still trying to be that loyal friend when your own pain was so bad. There will be no more pain, no more suffering. It was and still is heartbreaking to have let you go, but even more so to watch you suffer. Goodbye my friend, I will meet you on the Rainbow Bridge one day. I hope you are at peace, Max.___

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2012-10-26 22:21:02 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)

NOT MY PHOTO

I was totally amazed when I saw this shot!  Check this and other awesome shots from +Gary Simmons!  He was way too few followers for the images he produces ;)) 

Northern Lights : I haven't seen the northern lights in years, and to be honest, I didn't even 'see' them when I took this photo. To the naked eye, only the stars were visible, and they were spectacular. But in every long exposure, you could see the aurora glowing.

At sunrise the next morning, I was paying for staying up so late to shoot these. But well worth it, IMO!___NOT MY PHOTO

I was totally amazed when I saw this shot!  Check this and other awesome shots from +Gary Simmons!  He was way too few followers for the images he produces ;)) 

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2012-10-24 08:37:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Perfect Read for a Rainy Day!  (That's just about every day here now :))

http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2012/10/21

Perfect Read for a Rainy Day!  (That's just about every day here now :))

http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2012/10/21___

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2012-10-24 04:57:29 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)

There's a saying here in the Pacific Northwest that goes something like - if you don't do things in the rain you won't do much of anything....

That goes for the rest of the year here!  Having been spoiled by a two month spell of no rain, I think the opposite is happening now.  

Undeterred by the rain, I found that it may be a good thing.  The rain saturates the already colorful trees and also acts as a light bokeh :).  Too bad that fly fisherman just to the right of me didn't see the fish jumping under the maple on the right.....

Taken from Flaming Geyser Bridge of the Green River in Washington State for +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers.


#treetuesday   #pacificnorthwest   #greenriver   #flaminggeyserstatepark   #flaminggeyserbridge   #landscapephotography   #plusphotoextract  #breakfastar... more »

There's a saying here in the Pacific Northwest that goes something like - if you don't do things in the rain you won't do much of anything....

That goes for the rest of the year here!  Having been spoiled by a two month spell of no rain, I think the opposite is happening now.  

Undeterred by the rain, I found that it may be a good thing.  The rain saturates the already colorful trees and also acts as a light bokeh :).  Too bad that fly fisherman just to the right of me didn't see the fish jumping under the maple on the right.....

Taken from Flaming Geyser Bridge of the Green River in Washington State for +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers.


#treetuesday   #pacificnorthwest   #greenriver   #flaminggeyserstatepark   #flaminggeyserbridge   #landscapephotography   #plusphotoextract   #breakfastartclub  ___

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2012-10-24 03:47:53 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)

NOT MY SHOT

I think I would love to have a view like this after a long day - even after a short day!  Check out this and other sweet images from +Joseph Trinh.  His follower count is way too low for his talent!  :)) 

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto  ___NOT MY SHOT

I think I would love to have a view like this after a long day - even after a short day!  Check out this and other sweet images from +Joseph Trinh.  His follower count is way too low for his talent!  :)) 

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2012-10-20 03:39:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!

This set of TOP's is amazing, as usual, and has a lot to do with water, starting with an amazing shot by +Lance Rudge of a place I really need to go :).  Take a minute and enjoy the view(s)!

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!

This set of TOP's is amazing, as usual, and has a lot to do with water, starting with an amazing shot by +Lance Rudge of a place I really need to go :).  Take a minute and enjoy the view(s)!___

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2012-10-19 07:59:03 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 52 +1s)

Sometimes the Greatest Things are Right Before Your Eyes

Ahh, Spring. It is gone for now, but the images live on!  Good thing, or else +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, would be flowerless.....  :)

A wild poppy my granddaughter picked for me and just ended up in the right spot!

#floralfriday   #wildflowers   #poppy   #orange    

Sometimes the Greatest Things are Right Before Your Eyes

Ahh, Spring. It is gone for now, but the images live on!  Good thing, or else +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, would be flowerless.....  :)

A wild poppy my granddaughter picked for me and just ended up in the right spot!

#floralfriday   #wildflowers   #poppy   #orange    ___

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2012-10-19 07:16:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

It's Hard to be Dainty When You Don't Wear Pants

Now that I am out of my paper mess, the rains have started!  Long term forecast says to start growing those webbed feet again!

I saw this lovely young lady young mallard in his transitional colors at Lake Washington.  I was intrigued with the way he stood so tall as he stared at the sunset. He could have been watching the kids with the popcorn bag, though too :)

Wow.  It's already midnight here.  Have a great Friday

It's Hard to be Dainty When You Don't Wear Pants

Now that I am out of my paper mess, the rains have started!  Long term forecast says to start growing those webbed feet again!

I saw this lovely young lady young mallard in his transitional colors at Lake Washington.  I was intrigued with the way he stood so tall as he stared at the sunset. He could have been watching the kids with the popcorn bag, though too :)

Wow.  It's already midnight here.  Have a great Friday___

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2012-10-16 23:53:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Technical Difficulties

This gentleman looks none too happy about whatever is taking so long!  

I will be on and off for another day or two while I figure out how to use new gadgets, put my computer back together right and file a massive amount of paper in order to find one piece!  (Moving offices and changing computers and phones is not all the fun I wanted it to be :))

Happy Tuesday!

Technical Difficulties

This gentleman looks none too happy about whatever is taking so long!  

I will be on and off for another day or two while I figure out how to use new gadgets, put my computer back together right and file a massive amount of paper in order to find one piece!  (Moving offices and changing computers and phones is not all the fun I wanted it to be :))

Happy Tuesday!___

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2012-10-13 23:35:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

NOT MY SHOT

I caught this floating through my stream.  A beautiful shot taken by +Keith Bacon! 

Sunrise___NOT MY SHOT

I caught this floating through my stream.  A beautiful shot taken by +Keith Bacon! 

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2012-10-13 07:37:39 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Needle in a Sunset

Last weekend's sunset was the last smoke fueled color bomb for a while.  Finally,, the rains have come to clear the air.  This shot was taken at Lake Washington looking west toward Seattle.  If you follow the skyline, you will see silhouette of the Space Needle and the glint of the sun against the skyscrapers that are on the other side of this enormous lake!

For +Sunset Saturday by +Dennis Hoffbuhr.


Good Night and Good Morning Fellow Googlers   :)

#lakewashington   #sunsetsaturday   #sunsetphotography   #orange   

Needle in a Sunset

Last weekend's sunset was the last smoke fueled color bomb for a while.  Finally,, the rains have come to clear the air.  This shot was taken at Lake Washington looking west toward Seattle.  If you follow the skyline, you will see silhouette of the Space Needle and the glint of the sun against the skyscrapers that are on the other side of this enormous lake!

For +Sunset Saturday by +Dennis Hoffbuhr.


Good Night and Good Morning Fellow Googlers   :)

#lakewashington   #sunsetsaturday   #sunsetphotography   #orange   ___

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2012-10-13 06:38:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Too late to read a book, so why not just look at the pictures?  Warning, this first shot could induce vertigo!!  :)

Too late to read a book, so why not just look at the pictures?  Warning, this first shot could induce vertigo!!  :)___

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2012-10-12 09:18:31 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)

Look At Me!

At least it seemed to be pointing that way!  Wildflowers from the garden for +FloralFriday , curated by +Tamara Pruessner .  Maybe even the +PurpleCircle! 

Good night and good morning G+!


#floralfriday   #floralphotography   #purplecircle   #purple   #wildflowers  

Look At Me!

At least it seemed to be pointing that way!  Wildflowers from the garden for +FloralFriday , curated by +Tamara Pruessner .  Maybe even the +PurpleCircle! 

Good night and good morning G+!


#floralfriday   #floralphotography   #purplecircle   #purple   #wildflowers  ___

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2012-10-12 09:10:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Oooh, it's got everything. Check it out if you haven't seen it yet!

Oooh, it's got everything. Check it out if you haven't seen it yet!___

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2012-10-12 05:01:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

NOT MY PHOTO

I am loving the look on this owl!  I don't know if I would stick around if I saw that look :)).  Check out this and other wonderful images +Keith Bacon has on his page!

Please click through to the image!!!

Birds___NOT MY PHOTO

I am loving the look on this owl!  I don't know if I would stick around if I saw that look :)).  Check out this and other wonderful images +Keith Bacon has on his page!

Please click through to the image!!!

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2012-10-12 04:12:17 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)

I think he's laughing at me!!!!

Today was probably the last day of sun for a week.  All packed up, ready to shoot a bit of color, I get a call to pick up my daughter at school.  As I head to the city I see color popping all over the place and I am dying driving by it!!  

As I pull into the college, it becomes a zoo!  People everywhere.  I finally got to a parking lot and this is the first thing I see.  If you look closely, I really think he's getting a kick out of my irritation.

So I did the only sensible thing.  I got out and started shooting.  That made me feel better :)).  I got some color, too.  That's another story....

I think he's laughing at me!!!!

Today was probably the last day of sun for a week.  All packed up, ready to shoot a bit of color, I get a call to pick up my daughter at school.  As I head to the city I see color popping all over the place and I am dying driving by it!!  

As I pull into the college, it becomes a zoo!  People everywhere.  I finally got to a parking lot and this is the first thing I see.  If you look closely, I really think he's getting a kick out of my irritation.

So I did the only sensible thing.  I got out and started shooting.  That made me feel better :)).  I got some color, too.  That's another story....___

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2012-10-11 02:03:25 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)

The Water Speaks to You

It really does!  When I am hiking or driving in the hills, I rarely turn on any music, but I listen to the sounds of nature. I can hear roadside waterfalls over the sound of my truck and it is wonderful. I spent an entire season of 3 day weekends photographing waterfalls throughout the Pacific Northwest.  I was mesmerized by both the power and serenity of the water.

This shot was taken when I was still using film.  Re-sharing for #waterfallwednesday , curated by +Eric Leslie because I haven't shared anything for so long!  


#waterfallwednesday   #Coppercreek   #pacificnwfriday   #pacificnorthwest   #plusphotoextract   #Washingtonwaterfalls   #serenity  

The Water Speaks to You

It really does!  When I am hiking or driving in the hills, I rarely turn on any music, but I listen to the sounds of nature. I can hear roadside waterfalls over the sound of my truck and it is wonderful. I spent an entire season of 3 day weekends photographing waterfalls throughout the Pacific Northwest.  I was mesmerized by both the power and serenity of the water.

This shot was taken when I was still using film.  Re-sharing for #waterfallwednesday , curated by +Eric Leslie because I haven't shared anything for so long!  


#waterfallwednesday   #Coppercreek   #pacificnwfriday   #pacificnorthwest   #plusphotoextract   #Washingtonwaterfalls   #serenity  ___

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2012-10-10 03:29:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

Last Call

I captured this Mallard heading back to shore after a little dunk just as the sun was setting on Lake Washington.  The water was aglow with the intensity of the sunset which is still hazy from the fires to the east.  Rainy weather threatens to bring a halt to that, but is it very needed here just the same.

For a missing submission, +Project52-2012, Week 31, Silhouette.  +Project52-2012 is brought to you by +Giuseppe Basile and myself, along with a loyal and hard working team of Awesome Moderators!

#2012project52 , +Canon Users  #canonusers   #birdloversworldwide   #hsqppromotion  +HQSPPromotion  +Breakfast Art Club +Breakfast Club 

Last Call

I captured this Mallard heading back to shore after a little dunk just as the sun was setting on Lake Washington.  The water was aglow with the intensity of the sunset which is still hazy from the fires to the east.  Rainy weather threatens to bring a halt to that, but is it very needed here just the same.

For a missing submission, +Project52-2012, Week 31, Silhouette.  +Project52-2012 is brought to you by +Giuseppe Basile and myself, along with a loyal and hard working team of Awesome Moderators!

#2012project52 , +Canon Users  #canonusers   #birdloversworldwide   #hsqppromotion  +HQSPPromotion  +Breakfast Art Club +Breakfast Club ___

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2012-10-08 18:14:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Do you want to get noticed by a lot of people?

Simply follow these instructions and it could happen! Plus Extract is followed by over 800,000 people.  Give it a shot!

8 TOP Google+ Photographs for October 6
=====================================
#plusphotoextract  

YOUR photo could be in the SUPPORTER SECTION in the next daily Google+ TOP!

How? It's easy:
.

1) Share publicly this G+ post

2) Choose one of the best photographs you have published on G+ and leave a comment with a link under the original G+ post:
https://plus.google.com/+JarekKlimek/posts/YC9G3PfbDXe
Jarek Klimek will manually choose one of those photos and place it in the supporter section in the TOP for the next day!


Indicate your best photographs to the Plus Extract algorithm:
https://plus.google.com/111873853137122484021/posts/37u6oWycU3K

Plus Extract FAQ:
https://plus.google.com/111873853137122484021/posts/LqrTRbP7Cpb

#photography              
#potd  
.___Do you want to get noticed by a lot of people?

Simply follow these instructions and it could happen! Plus Extract is followed by over 800,000 people.  Give it a shot!

2012-10-05 07:01:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I missed the "K's" an saw the "L's" - but the K's are a pretty good lineup!  Check out +Gene Bowker 's Alphabet Series, #streamcircle  Photographer's Circles to find some new talent for your circles!

Are you a "K" Photographer? #AZfaves  

The new Alphabet Series #Streamcircle  Photographers Circles.
Feel free to reshare

Edited: I saw the #AZfaves  tag after I posted this... so here are my favorite K photographers =)

I'm going through the streams of each photographer I follow to see what they have been up to. and continuing to sort my 2000+ photog circle into smaller ones based on first name this time

I am sharing active photogs, no matter what their photography type or number of followers.. so there are all types in here. Yes, I visited EACH of the streams myself to validate this.

The folks in this circle have all been active in the last month , share their own work, and their first names start with "K". Of course, Active means in the public posts which I can see

There are a few who don't follow me (yet I hope) but whose work I really enjoy.

I hope everyone will find someone new in here to follow, there is a LOT of great talent here.

Hope you will consider sharing.

Sharing helps you be seen by different folks, because the few common folks we usually share with each other on G+.

There are so many good photographers on G+ that it is impossible to find them all.  Shares help make those introductions.

======== Previous Circles =========

The A-G circles https://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/6wQbXq2NJCF

The H-I Circle
https://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/h1cY1EujN34

The J Circle
https://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/YTaon49ZSMc

p.s. +Kalebra Kelby I know you don't consider yourself a photographer, but I do =)

+Gene Bowker 
http://rustedrailimages.com___I missed the "K's" an saw the "L's" - but the K's are a pretty good lineup!  Check out +Gene Bowker 's Alphabet Series, #streamcircle  Photographer's Circles to find some new talent for your circles!

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2012-10-05 00:49:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Worth a shot!  Thanks +Joe Azure! 

Worth a shot!  Thanks +Joe Azure! ___

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2012-10-04 00:12:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Another colorful edition (Black and white are colors too :)) from PhotoExtract!  

Another colorful edition (Black and white are colors too :)) from PhotoExtract!  ___

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2012-10-03 23:58:33 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

When you plant too late.... *

You will likely have lines of fruits and veggies sunning on your deck too :))

Shot 2 of +Project52-2012 theme "Color".  *This is for you +Lori Seebeck !!  I forgot my "skittles" had dark spots on the tip :))

When you plant too late.... *

You will likely have lines of fruits and veggies sunning on your deck too :))

Shot 2 of +Project52-2012 theme "Color".  *This is for you +Lori Seebeck !!  I forgot my "skittles" had dark spots on the tip :))___

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2012-10-03 06:10:43 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)

Glass Trickery

A friend of mine came over who knew I liked shooting glass with a crazy colored jar that I couldn't help but shoot.  

Funny thing. You know how they say you can't see the forest for the trees?  That was me.  I kept seeing this white shape, kind of like an eagle, on every picture of this jar.  It took me a few, but it is the reflection of my wildflower garden all the way to the clearing on the other side of the yard. I found the tree!

For Week 40, 'Color' of  +Project52-2012, #2012project52  Curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church (me) and Moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Greg Berdan , +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride, +Shelly Gunderson 

#2012project52   #coloredglass   #glass   #color      

Glass Trickery

A friend of mine came over who knew I liked shooting glass with a crazy colored jar that I couldn't help but shoot.  

Funny thing. You know how they say you can't see the forest for the trees?  That was me.  I kept seeing this white shape, kind of like an eagle, on every picture of this jar.  It took me a few, but it is the reflection of my wildflower garden all the way to the clearing on the other side of the yard. I found the tree!

For Week 40, 'Color' of  +Project52-2012, #2012project52  Curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church (me) and Moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Greg Berdan , +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride, +Shelly Gunderson 

#2012project52   #coloredglass   #glass   #color      ___

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2012-09-30 06:31:58 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)

Pretty Girl

Looking through unprocessed shots, I found this one from earlier this year.  This is a Red Fox at Mt. Rainier National Park.  The dark spot under her neck is a tracking beacon.  The Park uses this to see how much time these animals come close to human areas.

Remember not to feed any of the animals in the wild, even in the wilderness of the National Parks!  They will become too casual around people and could end up paying for it with their lives.


#redfox   #plusphotoextract   #mtrainier   #mtrainiernationalpark   #fox  

Pretty Girl

Looking through unprocessed shots, I found this one from earlier this year.  This is a Red Fox at Mt. Rainier National Park.  The dark spot under her neck is a tracking beacon.  The Park uses this to see how much time these animals come close to human areas.

Remember not to feed any of the animals in the wild, even in the wilderness of the National Parks!  They will become too casual around people and could end up paying for it with their lives.


#redfox   #plusphotoextract   #mtrainier   #mtrainiernationalpark   #fox  ___

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2012-09-29 18:14:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

This is a WOW edition!  Take a minute to look at it and you will see what I mean!  Congratulations to all that are in today's edition :))

This is a WOW edition!  Take a minute to look at it and you will see what I mean!  Congratulations to all that are in today's edition :))___

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2012-09-29 02:38:28 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

Lily of the Nile 

I found this awesome colored flower in California and until today did not know what it was.  Apparently, I found a Lily of the Nile or Agapanthus.  (Hopefully that's right!)  For +FloralFriday,   #floralfriday , curated by +Tamara Pruessner.

#floralfriday     #Trumpetflower  ,   #lilyofthenile  ,   #agapanthus  

Lily of the Nile 

I found this awesome colored flower in California and until today did not know what it was.  Apparently, I found a Lily of the Nile or Agapanthus.  (Hopefully that's right!)  For +FloralFriday,   #floralfriday , curated by +Tamara Pruessner.

#floralfriday     #Trumpetflower  ,   #lilyofthenile  ,   #agapanthus  ___

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2012-09-27 22:17:32 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

Yellow Tigridia

Contrasting greatly with the vivid red and yellow of the earlier Tigridia I posted, this Yellow Tigridia is beautiful in it's subtle tones.

For +Project52-2012 , #2012project52  Week 39, Negative Space.
Curated by +Kate Church (me), +Giuseppe Basile and the Awesome Team of Moderatosrs!


#tigridia   #yellowflowers   #flowersphotography  

Yellow Tigridia

Contrasting greatly with the vivid red and yellow of the earlier Tigridia I posted, this Yellow Tigridia is beautiful in it's subtle tones.

For +Project52-2012 , #2012project52  Week 39, Negative Space.
Curated by +Kate Church (me), +Giuseppe Basile and the Awesome Team of Moderatosrs!


#tigridia   #yellowflowers   #flowersphotography  ___

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2012-09-24 02:27:22 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Totally and completely caught off guard when I found out my image had made it to Plus Photo Extract!  Thank you +Jarek Klimek for all of your hard work!  Congrats to all that are in this issue, too.  

Totally and completely caught off guard when I found out my image had made it to Plus Photo Extract!  Thank you +Jarek Klimek for all of your hard work!  Congrats to all that are in this issue, too.  ___

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2012-09-21 09:12:47 (22 comments, 12 reshares, 61 +1s)

So I got a little crazy......

This is the result!  When my vision took a dive I could only look at images that were considerably enlarged and did not have a lot of white space.  I was shooting, hoping something would come out good when I processed them.

This is one that really caught my eye when I zoomed in.  You are looking at the Pistil and Stamen from the Tigrdia in my garden.  To me, it looks like a little person with a feather in their cap :))  Perhaps it is so elaborate and unusual because the flower lasts only one day? 

For +FloralFriday,   #floralfriday  , curated by +Tamara Pruessner 

And for all those early risers or night owls, for +Breakfast Art Club,   #breakfastartclub .

Friday's are also good for +ColorsOnFriday , curated by +E.E. Giorgi, +Gilmar Smith, +Christina Lihani and +Erin Henderson   

#plusphoto... more »

So I got a little crazy......

This is the result!  When my vision took a dive I could only look at images that were considerably enlarged and did not have a lot of white space.  I was shooting, hoping something would come out good when I processed them.

This is one that really caught my eye when I zoomed in.  You are looking at the Pistil and Stamen from the Tigrdia in my garden.  To me, it looks like a little person with a feather in their cap :))  Perhaps it is so elaborate and unusual because the flower lasts only one day? 

For +FloralFriday,   #floralfriday  , curated by +Tamara Pruessner 

And for all those early risers or night owls, for +Breakfast Art Club,   #breakfastartclub .

Friday's are also good for +ColorsOnFriday , curated by +E.E. Giorgi, +Gilmar Smith, +Christina Lihani and +Erin Henderson   


#plusphotoextract  by +Jarek Klimek  

#pistil   #stamen     #tigridia   #floralphotography   #flowers   #colors   #plusphotoextract  ___

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2012-09-20 07:35:19 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)

The Final Rose

Fall is making a very late showing in the Pacific Northwest with little change in the color of the foliage.  There is one thing in my garden that is done for the season, that is my rose tree.  This is the final rose of the season.

 For +Project52-2012,   #2012project52  "Autumn".  Created by +Giuseppe Basile, curated by +Kate Church  (me)  and my wonderful group of moderators - +Sue Butler, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Greg Berdan, +Shelly Gunderson and +LaDonna Pride.

#rose   #flowerphotography    

The Final Rose

Fall is making a very late showing in the Pacific Northwest with little change in the color of the foliage.  There is one thing in my garden that is done for the season, that is my rose tree.  This is the final rose of the season.

 For +Project52-2012,   #2012project52  "Autumn".  Created by +Giuseppe Basile, curated by +Kate Church  (me)  and my wonderful group of moderators - +Sue Butler, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Greg Berdan, +Shelly Gunderson and +LaDonna Pride.

#rose   #flowerphotography    ___

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2012-09-14 03:09:27 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)

The sun went down,
the lights came on.
Thinking nobody was looking,
she danced.....

#decorativepea     #flowerphotography   #purple  
  

The sun went down,
the lights came on.
Thinking nobody was looking,
she danced.....

#decorativepea     #flowerphotography   #purple  
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2012-09-12 20:18:30 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)

If you only had one day.....  

This vibrant flower is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly and taking off for the first time.  It took all summer to grow this plant to the point of blooming.  When it did, I just didn't have the time to shoot it.  When I got out there later in the afternoon, it was gone!  

This is Tigridia Pavonia .  The blooms last from about 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  Since I have never had these in my garden before, I didn't have a clue about that!.  Wait until you are retired to plant this gorgeous flower in its' many varieties!

This is for the "In the Garden" project for +Project52-2012,   #2012project52  , Created by +Giuseppe Basile. curated by myself, +Kate Church , with a lot of help from my awesome group of moderators, +Sue Butler, +Gretchen Chappelle, +LaDonna Pride, +ShellyGunderson a... more »

If you only had one day.....  

This vibrant flower is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly and taking off for the first time.  It took all summer to grow this plant to the point of blooming.  When it did, I just didn't have the time to shoot it.  When I got out there later in the afternoon, it was gone!  

This is Tigridia Pavonia .  The blooms last from about 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  Since I have never had these in my garden before, I didn't have a clue about that!.  Wait until you are retired to plant this gorgeous flower in its' many varieties!

This is for the "In the Garden" project for +Project52-2012,   #2012project52  , Created by +Giuseppe Basile. curated by myself, +Kate Church , with a lot of help from my awesome group of moderators, +Sue Butler, +Gretchen Chappelle, +LaDonna Pride, +Shelly Gunderson and +Greg Berdan who held things together while I was healing my eyes -  a big thank you to each and every one of you!    *Another thank you to all of you still in the project, it is going strong !!!

After a long few months, it's good to be back and posting again!!!!
   
#flowers ,  #tigridia pavonia  ___

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2012-08-01 00:15:19 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Stop!

Though the hustle and bustle of life can be dizzying, sometimes you have to take time to smell the flowers.

Carry on....  

Stop!

Though the hustle and bustle of life can be dizzying, sometimes you have to take time to smell the flowers.

Carry on....  ___

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2012-07-25 01:44:03 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

"The Hobo"

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

Edmund Burke


This beautiful colors and welcoming look seem to be beckoning the butterflies and hummingbirds to 'come in and fill up'.  This Freesia, Orange Lucifer Crocosmia opened up yesterday with a spectacular pop of color next to my fence, having jumped the fence of my neighbor's yard and coming up in mine :))

Happy Tuesday!

#allthingsorange , curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelley , +AllThingsOrange  #plusphotoextract , curated by +Jarek Klimek  , #freesia  #Orange Lucifer,   #Crocosmia   #flowerphotography , #orange  , #red   

"The Hobo"

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

Edmund Burke


This beautiful colors and welcoming look seem to be beckoning the butterflies and hummingbirds to 'come in and fill up'.  This Freesia, Orange Lucifer Crocosmia opened up yesterday with a spectacular pop of color next to my fence, having jumped the fence of my neighbor's yard and coming up in mine :))

Happy Tuesday!

#allthingsorange , curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelley , +AllThingsOrange  #plusphotoextract , curated by +Jarek Klimek  , #freesia  #Orange Lucifer,   #Crocosmia   #flowerphotography , #orange  , #red   ___

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2012-07-21 08:36:07 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

California Humming!

Finally back from a medical trip to LA and I couldn't be happier!  The outcome of the surgery (my daughter's) was great.  Unfortunately, she was recuperating  the whole time and we didn't get to get out much at all.  Thank goodness, or I would have become another person with epic road rage!!  

Since we weren't able to get out, I found these little guys in the flowers around the outdoor patio.  Couldn't help but shoot them since they were there, you know ;-}.  

What troubled me is that the majority of my images were blurry.  After photographing my last 15 year photo journey, I had a run where only a couple of them could be used.  That hasn't ever happened to me before.  Long story short, I have an autoimmune disease (scleritis)  that is attacking my eyes so one eye is blurry and the other clear, making for out offocus imag... more »

California Humming!

Finally back from a medical trip to LA and I couldn't be happier!  The outcome of the surgery (my daughter's) was great.  Unfortunately, she was recuperating  the whole time and we didn't get to get out much at all.  Thank goodness, or I would have become another person with epic road rage!!  

Since we weren't able to get out, I found these little guys in the flowers around the outdoor patio.  Couldn't help but shoot them since they were there, you know ;-}.  

What troubled me is that the majority of my images were blurry.  After photographing my last 15 year photo journey, I had a run where only a couple of them could be used.  That hasn't ever happened to me before.  Long story short, I have an autoimmune disease (scleritis)  that is attacking my eyes so one eye is blurry and the other clear, making for out of focus images!

This is the way my life goes, so no worries, I will just have to learn to shoot with the other eye!  Seriously, though, for the near future means no taking of images and very little computer work.  I think I'll follow doc directions when they say it could blind you.  I'll sill pop up here and there, but no where near the time I used to spend.

Here are some of my patio friends!  Enjoy___

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2012-06-28 03:33:28 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +1s)

Narada Falls

Week 26/52 Project52-2012   #2012project52  Water

A peek from the side near the bottom of Narada Falls at Mt. Rainier National Park. For +Project52-2012 , created by Giuseppe Basille, curated by myself, +LaDonna Pride , +Gretchen Chappelle , +Sue Butler , +Greg Berdan , +Shelly Gunderson and +Gary Munroe 

Narada Falls

Week 26/52 Project52-2012   #2012project52  Water

A peek from the side near the bottom of Narada Falls at Mt. Rainier National Park. For +Project52-2012 , created by Giuseppe Basille, curated by myself, +LaDonna Pride , +Gretchen Chappelle , +Sue Butler , +Greg Berdan , +Shelly Gunderson and +Gary Munroe ___

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2012-06-28 02:42:44 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)

Lower Christine Falls

While playing tour guide at Mt. Rainier last week, I had the opportunity to go back to Christine Falls, where I had shot this past winter.  This is an angle we never could have even come close to in the winter.  However, it is where I left off on being able to see the waterfall ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107490600889040777735/albums/5652484748728186001/5732972545207497810 ).  For #waterfallwednesday  curated by +Eric Leslie.
P.S. - If the focus is a tad off it's because I was literally leaning over the edge and hoping for the best!! :))

Lower Christine Falls

While playing tour guide at Mt. Rainier last week, I had the opportunity to go back to Christine Falls, where I had shot this past winter.  This is an angle we never could have even come close to in the winter.  However, it is where I left off on being able to see the waterfall ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107490600889040777735/albums/5652484748728186001/5732972545207497810 ).  For #waterfallwednesday  curated by +Eric Leslie.
P.S. - If the focus is a tad off it's because I was literally leaning over the edge and hoping for the best!! :))___

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2012-06-25 05:23:26 (66 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s)

Lost, but hopefully not forgotten.....

Having been given the gift of no immune system, sometimes I can disappear for days, sometimes months and anywhere in between.  It's not a big thing to me, it is my life and the way it works :)).  Back again after a well deserved rest, I bring you this offering.

The description of this bird fits the description of a Western Gray Jay, but not the pictures I have seen.   It's back is brown with fine white streaks, so maybe it's just a big guy :)).  In the same family as the Stellar's Jay and the Blue Jay, it lives in sub-alpine to alpine areas. Which is where I found it while giving my family members a tour of Mt. Rainier.  (If I am wrong +Tom Talbott, let me know!!)

While I have hundreds of emails and a few +Project52-2012 as well as many +Breakfast Art Club, I am going to do thebest ... more »

Lost, but hopefully not forgotten.....

Having been given the gift of no immune system, sometimes I can disappear for days, sometimes months and anywhere in between.  It's not a big thing to me, it is my life and the way it works :)).  Back again after a well deserved rest, I bring you this offering.

The description of this bird fits the description of a Western Gray Jay, but not the pictures I have seen.   It's back is brown with fine white streaks, so maybe it's just a big guy :)).  In the same family as the Stellar's Jay and the Blue Jay, it lives in sub-alpine to alpine areas. Which is where I found it while giving my family members a tour of Mt. Rainier.  (If I am wrong +Tom Talbott, let me know!!)

While I have hundreds of emails and a few +Project52-2012 as well as many +Breakfast Art Club, I am going to do the best I can to catch up before I leave again on the 6tth!

Oh, and have a wonderful Monday!!!   ___

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2012-06-12 04:09:04 (70 comments, 18 reshares, 125 +1s)

Weathering the Storm that is My Life

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

John McLeod


Just home now from watching my little princess.  Unfortunately, out of the 8 days I was there I only saw her two days.  As my luck has it, I got food poisoning that nearly took me out!  Just got out of the hospital yesterday.  It seems if you don't have food or water for 6 days, it's not good for your body :))  (It is a very efficient way of losing a bunch of weight, but not a pretty one :))  Getting better every day, so no worries there.  I also had one of the best views in the world at the hospital!  I could see formiles! ... more »

Weathering the Storm that is My Life

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

John McLeod


Just home now from watching my little princess.  Unfortunately, out of the 8 days I was there I only saw her two days.  As my luck has it, I got food poisoning that nearly took me out!  Just got out of the hospital yesterday.  It seems if you don't have food or water for 6 days, it's not good for your body :))  (It is a very efficient way of losing a bunch of weight, but not a pretty one :))  Getting better every day, so no worries there.  I also had one of the best views in the world at the hospital!  I could see for miles!  Unfortunately the micro SD in my phone fell out and was at home so no pictures - bummer :))

Upon arriving at home yesterday, a vase of these beauties awaited my arrival.  Even in my weakened state, I knew what I had to do.  Shoot them!!!  So I did.  Then off to bed.......  Taking it easy for a while and will again, be on and off while my body tries to right itself.

+PhotoExtract Photography Magazine  #plusphotoextract   #flowerphotography     #purplecircle   #breakfastartclub   +Breakfast Art Club ___

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2012-06-05 23:01:19 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Darn laptop!  Here's the Public share...... :))

SOOC Spotted Towhee

I think....   Still away, but set my camera to jpeg+Raw so I could get this shot done.  My daughter's house actually has an abundance of wildlife, not the least of which are birds.  I caught this little guy when I had a minute of down time.  It's been a long time since I took my birding class in college, but I am pretty sure this is a Towhee - is that right +Tom Talbott?
For #2012project52   +Project52-2012 curated by myself, +Kate Church , created by +Giuseppe Basile and the awesome team of moderators!

P.S. - It's not easy getting a minute when you have a 3 year old running around!  Hail to the stay at home moms and dads.  Their job is not easy ;)___Darn laptop!  Here's the Public share...... :))

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2012-06-02 19:45:24 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)

Gone Fishing Vacationing For a Week!

Alas, I must leave my wonderland of plants and flowers and stay with my little princess (my 3 y/o granddaughter) for a week.  I will be able to comment and share (yay!) but won't be able to process.   I may even step away from the computer for a while!!

Have a lovely week all.  This message brought to you by the view from my gate leading to the garden.....   I love that 5 leafed Akebia with the snowball bush behind it!

+Breakfast Art Club , #breakfastartclub  

Gone Fishing Vacationing For a Week!

Alas, I must leave my wonderland of plants and flowers and stay with my little princess (my 3 y/o granddaughter) for a week.  I will be able to comment and share (yay!) but won't be able to process.   I may even step away from the computer for a while!!

Have a lovely week all.  This message brought to you by the view from my gate leading to the garden.....   I love that 5 leafed Akebia with the snowball bush behind it!

+Breakfast Art Club , #breakfastartclub  ___

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2012-06-02 05:21:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

The Commoner

One of the most common of all blooms you will find in the garden, the tomato.  As tiny as the bloom is, if you look closely, you will see that there is a great structure rowing beneath it as it grows to hold it up.  Just this one part of the arm could yield a dozen or so red, juicy tomatoes!

For #floralfriday   +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner!
 

The Commoner

One of the most common of all blooms you will find in the garden, the tomato.  As tiny as the bloom is, if you look closely, you will see that there is a great structure rowing beneath it as it grows to hold it up.  Just this one part of the arm could yield a dozen or so red, juicy tomatoes!

For #floralfriday   +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner!
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