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Bette Kauffman has been at 8 events

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paula contreras10,204There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00305 
Bette Kauffman25,848And it won't be so cold in December, right? Well, regardless, +Bette Kauffman is coming to town--God willing and some nut doesn't set fire to the infrastructure again! So it's photowalk time. Calling all Chicago and vicinity photogs. Hope you can join me. We'll gather at the Bean for the obligatory group shot there, and I want to check out what has transpired with the construction that was underway in Millenium Park last time I was there. After that, I'm easy. We can go anywhere y'all are inspired to go, including back up to this beach where Tom and I were freezing our tushes back in March 2013.It really was cold that day....2014-12-20 17:00:002 
Bette Kauffman25,848@115907986192399529711 is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003 
The Photoshop Show1,827Words we would use to describe @117716331467176309008  *Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, Inspiring* Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate. Retouching Academy founder, and Fstoppers Writer.  Julia is a dedicated artist committed to excellence in all that she does and encourages excellence through education and work ethic.  Along with your regular hosts, @115571998474046088312 , @108215644829092784557 and @105845861210914905032 we have a guest panellist, the amazing @100980643623677833022 will be joining us as well. If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does here Portfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com  Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotography Behance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenko Blog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blog Fstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/julia Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00169 
Bette Kauffman25,848Yes, Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Opera Friday and Saturday evening, photowalk Saturday, home Sunday. Meet me at The Bean (Cloud Gate to the purists). If the weather cooperates, I plan to be out until about 4:30 p.m. If the weather is nasty (seems a real possibility this year), we'll head up to the conservatory and feast our lenses on orchids and such. Or go anywhere else protected from the elements y'all might suggest. I'm easy to please! Join me for all or part of the day. (Yes, that's @107400819855192601582 in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:007 
Bette Kauffman25,848Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004 
Jeff Smith61,158Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00159 
Isabelle Fortin26,006Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00146 

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Monochrome World11,086February 2015 ContributorsThank you so much for your wonderful contributions; so much inspiration, and what a show of your command of the monochrome features. Those in this circle have:- Shared at least once a month- Added this page to their circlesPlease be sure to tag your posts with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  so we can more easily find your shares.Also, don't forget our two weekly themes: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  Curator: +andi rivarola +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle  #sharedcircle  2015-03-03 03:39:1225815212
Gailen Mapes79,069Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 25 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-25 12:01:48148000
Shared Circles0➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SHARED CIRCLE GROUPhttps://plus.google.com/communities/118227900918288458001Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!------------#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends 2015-02-24 15:57:52362012
Shared Circles0➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SHARED CIRCLE GROUPhttps://plus.google.com/communities/118227900918288458001Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!------------#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends 2015-02-24 15:56:52362123
Margaret Tompkins135,550Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-21 15:21:141624211
Debashish Samaddar33,286Engager's Show & TellIf I sent you a notification, you are in this circle.This is a circle of people who have engaged with me in the past one month (last circle was released Jan 19).First of all, thanks for all the reshares, comments and plusses. I appreciate it all. I may not be able to respond to you individually but I am aware of it and appreciate it.As you have already seen all my posts, I will just highlight a few:A nightscape of downtown Phoenix with the light rail train whizzing by, caught on film:1.https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/TwtPAGcPxxbPortrait of a friend:https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/GCmoA7j5CMgPortrait of a landscape (hah!):https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/JHzWKm4EjuTA medium format film camera I have started using. I am having fun with it, it's great and its "sensor" size is three times that of a full frame sensor, if you are into "size matters" kind of comparisons... https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/D33Q8x5UGzWSome of my phone photos photos of a misty morning mountain hike:1. https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/6DqyJt8P2Fn2. https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/FtC35rS3Lxj3. https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/Awu3CWS9bufMy photo of the Phoenix "barrel yard" that was curated by VSCO for their grid:https://plus.google.com/104952228420449716209/posts/EsSzR7sUhp6The grid entry can be seen here: http://grid.vsco.co/grid/goto/%0A54cab9290b5615457f8b459bThat's it!You can also follow me on Instagram athttp://instagram.com/dsamaddarIt would be great if you commented with one (or more) of your posts too. There is no requirement to reshare, but resharing will probably help you get more followers and engagement. Plusses and reshares are always appreciated.There are more engagers but I had to choose a cut off point in order to keep it manageable. I have freed up space in the circle for new entrants. I choose from the top of my "relevant list" (as defined by Google+). To me you are all relevant! But for purposes of this circle, if you engage with me more, Google+ raises your score and it becomes easier for me to see you in the list.#circleshare #circle2015-02-18 14:31:1441111982149
Monochrome World10,993January 2015 ContributorsThank you for your excellent contributions and amazing inspiration. Glad to include you in this circle. Feel free to re-share if you'd like.Remember our two specific weekly activities: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  When sharing, please use both +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  It is easier to find your post this way. To be part of this monthly circle:1- Share at least once monthly2- Add our page to your circlesFor +Circles Circles Circles +Valued Circle Shares +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2015-02-04 01:57:17239335
Harry Day14,185If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-31 09:56:3737314516
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:35:09498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:46498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:25498004
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:33:26498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:33:03498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:32:39498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:30:22498115
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:30:00498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:29:40498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:29:18498003
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:54498005
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:26498003
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:40498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:25:06498000
Gailen Mapes75,719Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-27 11:25:53150111
John Hannah11,062Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-01-22 07:11:243904210
HQSP Macro12,165+HQSP Macro is happy to share this circle of current contributors to our pages. Each of the persons included in the circle has posted high quality macro photos in the last 3 months. Enjoy!!2015-01-21 05:56:50493291131
Plus your Circles0A Circle of Photographers (FineArt & B/W)Your re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.2015-01-11 14:21:13301000
Beautiful Beautiful Birds0It is time to honor these great photographers many of whom have been shared on +Beautiful Beautiful Birds #beautifulbeautifulbirds .  This circle contains photographers both professional and amateur alike who are passionate about photography. Many are bird and wildlife photographers, although some only photograph birds and wildlife on occasion.   If you enjoy great photography, please consider adding this circle.  The photographers come from many walks of life, and from all over  the globe.   This circle is not complete, but will continue grow.  Sadly google for whatever reason will not allow more then 500 people to be shared in any one circle.  This circle was over 500 and I will need to figure out who was omitted once this is shared.  They will be the first to be placed in  the next circle that I will share.   That circle will be shared as soon as I have what I feel is a large enough circle to once again share.   Thanks for following Beautiful Beautiful Birds, and please follow those whose work make this page possible. Without their public shared this page would not be possible.Warmest Regards,+William Joers curator of +Beautiful Beautiful Birds 2015-01-08 18:34:11501000
Monochrome World10,709December 2014 ContributorsHope you are still celebrating the New Year and taking a lot of shots of your favorite subjects. Here's the December 2014 Contributors Circle. Thank you so much for all your wonderful contributions that are so inspiring and unique.To be in this circle please:1- Contribute regularly at least once a month2- Have added our page to your circlesPlease be sure to tag your posts with both, +Monochrome World and #monochomeworld  so we can find your work.Thank you for your re-share of this post.+Circles Circles Circles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  2015-01-03 17:17:462577035100
Gailen Mapes74,369Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-26 11:34:37146000
John Hannah7,395Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-12-12 12:26:27498112
Viveri Youth Services256Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-12-05 00:16:07501102
HQSP Gold30,375Release 2014 November HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Simon Wareham +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in November- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,+Anja Wessels 2014-12-02 06:23:37236753499
George Clark11,221Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2014-11-27 07:22:40494343249
Gailen Mapes72,137Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #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.2014-11-26 11:38:46148212
Allan watson13,067Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #srilanka   #colombo  2014-11-26 07:30:57493662784
Kenneth Nicholson9,401This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:554086414
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:15:40399000
Gailen Mapes70,002Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-26 10:26:091466416
Allan watson8,906If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 201 :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who are very active on Google Plus.This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. So add them to your circles!If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.Please Note:Note: Please send me a private note if you want to be removed from this Circle.#JAF502G1EKIX8KW47RLK3D-09102014influgager#prime   #circle   #circles   #share   #shared   #círculo   #cercle #kreis   #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #دائرة  #circlesshare #catatonic   #best #cool #hot #followers   #follow #more #powershare #content   #photographers #circlejerks    #サークル  #circlemania   #circleme #circlers #plus  2014-10-10 06:59:404455528
HQSP Winners29,333Release 2014 September HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in June- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,+Anja Wessels  2014-10-01 21:04:04262285034
Gailen Mapes68,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera I-K - 26 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-26 10:51:14153002
Cristian Bianchi46,456People who love photography. #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #photography   #photographers    #artists   #followers  2014-09-24 16:06:515019734134
Grant Stringer8,802Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle. Edition : 14th – 21st September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE  photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION https://plus.google.com/events/cn4f2m1cgln9ta1k3tdv2qrn9rg?authkey=CIWy06qa34GBZw5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-09-14 18:05:234004010
Gailen Mapes67,125Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-26 12:56:2314211411
Gailen Mapes66,391Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-26 11:02:331353111
Cristian Bianchi40,942About photography and more ..This is a shared circle of people who love photography and g+.Sharing is very appreciated! #photography   #photographers   #circleshare   #sharedcircle  2014-07-07 21:50:1448610849144
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  I-K - 26 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-06-29 09:53:57137327

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For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson. And for #lyricallyinspired .

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2015-02-17 00:21:48 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Morning Glow

Great Egret (Ardea alba) at #RestorationPark in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, for #birdpoker Reflection, curated by +Phil Armishaw; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson; and for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.

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2015-03-01 01:35:14 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Playing Dead

Do not be deceived! One good rain and this Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) will be as alive as ever.

For #quirkynature +Quirky Nature, curated by +Carissa Braun. And for #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden; and for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau,  +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.

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2015-03-03 02:03:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Ghosts of Twilight

In the #KisatchieNationalForest in late afternoon, the pale gray blotches on sycamore trunks turn them into apparitions. Spooky good.

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, curated by +andi rivarola. And for +Magnificent Monochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon &  +tri rini nuringtyas. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton & +Bill Wood.

Ghosts of Twilight

In the #KisatchieNationalForest in late afternoon, the pale gray blotches on sycamore trunks turn them into apparitions. Spooky good.

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, curated by +andi rivarola. And for +Magnificent Monochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon &  +tri rini nuringtyas. And for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton & +Bill Wood.___

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2015-03-01 03:19:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Run Like a Deer

For #signsunday +Sign Sunday, curated by +Lori Carey, +Janice Hackney & +Jetski Jones. Also for #rustysunday +RustySunday, curated by +Gary Posner.

Run Like a Deer

For #signsunday +Sign Sunday, curated by +Lori Carey, +Janice Hackney & +Jetski Jones. Also for #rustysunday +RustySunday, curated by +Gary Posner.___

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2015-03-01 02:19:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Gold & White

Yes, folks, no tricks with lighting here! The Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima) keeps is golden winter leaves until they are pushed off the twigs by the new green leaves of spring. It is a beautiful but rare treat to see them crowned with white. I planted this tree in my backyard probably 10 years ago. It has grown quite fast.

For #snowysaturday +#SnowySaturday, curated by +John Fujimagari. And for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero & +Howard Weitzel. Also for #songofthesouth +Song of the South, curated by +Patrice Christian & +Gene Bowker.

Gold & White

Yes, folks, no tricks with lighting here! The Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima) keeps is golden winter leaves until they are pushed off the twigs by the new green leaves of spring. It is a beautiful but rare treat to see them crowned with white. I planted this tree in my backyard probably 10 years ago. It has grown quite fast.

For #snowysaturday +#SnowySaturday, curated by +John Fujimagari. And for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero & +Howard Weitzel. Also for #songofthesouth +Song of the South, curated by +Patrice Christian & +Gene Bowker.___

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2015-03-01 01:35:14 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Playing Dead

Do not be deceived! One good rain and this Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) will be as alive as ever.

For #quirkynature +Quirky Nature, curated by +Carissa Braun. And for #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden; and for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau,  +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.

Playing Dead

Do not be deceived! One good rain and this Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) will be as alive as ever.

For #quirkynature +Quirky Nature, curated by +Carissa Braun. And for #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler.

Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen; and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden; and for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau,  +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.___

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2015-03-01 01:00:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Bedhead

Bedhead___

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2015-02-27 22:23:24 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

If I should fall behind, wait for me.

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson. And for #lyricallyinspired .

And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.

If I should fall behind, wait for me.

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson. And for #lyricallyinspired .

And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.___

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2015-02-27 21:51:00 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Waiting

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard, +Steven Kennard & +Susanne Stelle. And for #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday, curated by +Linda Stokes & +Mario Cerroni.

Waiting

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday, curated by +Ellie Kennard, +Steven Kennard & +Susanne Stelle. And for #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday, curated by +Linda Stokes & +Mario Cerroni.___

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2015-02-27 05:38:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Walled, Out or In

Walled, Out or In___

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2015-02-27 05:21:17 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Light is Poured

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen. Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.

Light is Poured

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen. Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.___

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2015-02-26 03:02:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I promise... when spring comes!

For #weatherwednesday +Weather Wednesday, curated by +Jason Borg; and for #wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday, curated by +Jen Baptist; and for #whitewednesday +White Wednesday, curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem. Also, a bit late, for #transporttuesday , curated by +Gene Bowker & +Annie Irving.

I promise... when spring comes!

For #weatherwednesday +Weather Wednesday, curated by +Jason Borg; and for #wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday, curated by +Jen Baptist; and for #whitewednesday +White Wednesday, curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem. Also, a bit late, for #transporttuesday , curated by +Gene Bowker & +Annie Irving.___

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2015-02-26 02:01:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How I do love common names! +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber contributed Wallflower to #wildflowerwednesday today, but... why is this one "wall"flower? Who knows.

"I sat there all evening, and not one boy asked me to dance..."

Wallflower ( Erysimum asperum )
for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman

I don't know why it's called a Wallflower.  I think lots of people notice it.  This flower is common throughout the Colorado Rockies in mid-spring.  Just what "mid-spring" means varies with altitude.  In some places, it's in July...___How I do love common names! +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber contributed Wallflower to #wildflowerwednesday today, but... why is this one "wall"flower? Who knows.

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2015-02-26 01:55:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

All you wannabee botanists out there: +Hope OHara contributed this lovely lily to #wildflowerwednesday . I would love to know what it is, as it is completely unfamiliar with me.

#wildflowerwednesday hosted by +Bette Kauffman
This is from a long time ago, we went camping on summer and found these pretty little things.. not to sure what they are called.. they didn't last long.. but were such a delight to see..

  #playingaround #snowinghereagain  ___All you wannabee botanists out there: +Hope OHara contributed this lovely lily to #wildflowerwednesday . I would love to know what it is, as it is completely unfamiliar with me.

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2015-02-26 01:52:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

*Priceless: A lovely little wildflower--or two--in a chink in a wall, beautifully captured and shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Jasbir S. Randhawa!

All In All, It's Just Another Unidentified Wildflower In The Wall
Captured at Jangeshu, on the old Kasauli road in Solan District of the W. Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh; not far from Chandigarh
[To view Full-Screen: Click on image, and hit the Space Bar]

For #WildFlowerWednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
For #300mmMonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes 
For #BTPFlowerPro +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker owned by +Nancy Dempsey and curated by +Silke Tüxen
For #HQSPFlowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas and +Zita Nahm
For #FlowerPower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla 
For #FramedSubjectFriday  +FramedSubjectFriday curated by +Carsten Schlipf +Claus Allweil +Dirk Müller +Klaus Baumecker and +Matthias Haeussler___*Priceless: A lovely little wildflower--or two--in a chink in a wall, beautifully captured and shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Jasbir S. Randhawa!

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2015-02-25 20:15:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Timely.

Changing the Church to Change the World
Sports-oriented parents with school-aged sons and daughters frequently find themselves involved in tournaments on weekends. Many of those tournaments occur in distant cities. Planners for these events now schedule games and matches throughout Saturday and S...___Timely.

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2015-02-25 20:05:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday






#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Maria B-R +Anja Wessels

#wordlessonwednesday






#hqspmotion +HQSP Motion +Maria B-R +Anja Wessels___

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2015-02-25 03:03:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Invitation to Stop

And I did. And took in the emerald water, the green grass, the golden brown of last summer's grass-like plant, and the balmy breeze coming across the lake. This is one of the great joys of being a photographer: We are attuned to the universe's invitations to stop.

At #CampHardtner for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. And for #wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday, curated by +Jen Baptist. And for #breakfastclub , curated by +Gemma Costa & +Rob Heron. Also for #soothingphotography +Soothing Photography, curated by +E Cindy.

Invitation to Stop

And I did. And took in the emerald water, the green grass, the golden brown of last summer's grass-like plant, and the balmy breeze coming across the lake. This is one of the great joys of being a photographer: We are attuned to the universe's invitations to stop.

At #CampHardtner for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. And for #wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday, curated by +Jen Baptist. And for #breakfastclub , curated by +Gemma Costa & +Rob Heron. Also for #soothingphotography +Soothing Photography, curated by +E Cindy.___

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2015-02-24 21:39:13 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Summer Huckleberry (Vaccinium elliotti)

I shot this just three days ago at #CampHardtner in central Louisiana. I was so excited to find the huckleberries in bloom! Now, given the weather mess we are in, I'm fearful the blooms will freeze and there will be no summer huckleberries to munch on in the woods!

And in spite of the weather, tomorrow IS #wildflowerwednesday ! So... anyone out there fortunate enough to have anything blooming? Even if not, please go to the archives. Looking forward to your shots of wildflowers in their natural habitat. Please share only your own work and be sure to tell us a little bit about the shot and/or the plant.

BTW, this one is also call Elliott's blueberry. See you tomorrow!

Summer Huckleberry (Vaccinium elliotti)

I shot this just three days ago at #CampHardtner in central Louisiana. I was so excited to find the huckleberries in bloom! Now, given the weather mess we are in, I'm fearful the blooms will freeze and there will be no summer huckleberries to munch on in the woods!

And in spite of the weather, tomorrow IS #wildflowerwednesday ! So... anyone out there fortunate enough to have anything blooming? Even if not, please go to the archives. Looking forward to your shots of wildflowers in their natural habitat. Please share only your own work and be sure to tell us a little bit about the shot and/or the plant.

BTW, this one is also call Elliott's blueberry. See you tomorrow!___

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2015-02-24 16:12:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Heart of Gold

Happy birthday, +Nuraini Ghaifullah! Sorry I didn't get this done yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Heart of Gold

Happy birthday, +Nuraini Ghaifullah! Sorry I didn't get this done yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful day!___

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2015-02-24 16:06:15 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Banded

At #CampHardtner for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +David R Robinson, +Allen Cabrera & +Kim Troutman.

And for #abstractsinnature +Abstracts In Nature, curated by +Beth Akerman. Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden. And for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah and +f.a. fiebig.

Banded

At #CampHardtner for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +David R Robinson, +Allen Cabrera & +Kim Troutman.

And for #abstractsinnature +Abstracts In Nature, curated by +Beth Akerman. Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden. And for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah and +f.a. fiebig.___

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2015-02-23 19:59:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Harbinger

Huckleberry buds--sure sign of spring! At #CampHardtner for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah & +f.a. fiebig. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau +Albert Vuvu Konde +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.

Harbinger

Huckleberry buds--sure sign of spring! At #CampHardtner for #dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field, curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah & +f.a. fiebig. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau +Albert Vuvu Konde +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.___

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2015-02-23 04:34:34 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Chevrons

At #CampHardtner for #macromonday LINE UP, curated by +Sandra Parlow, +Jeff Moreau, +Wendy Baker & +Jules B. And for #monochromemonday and #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas, and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.

Chevrons

At #CampHardtner for #macromonday LINE UP, curated by +Sandra Parlow, +Jeff Moreau, +Wendy Baker & +Jules B. And for #monochromemonday and #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas, and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.___

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2015-02-23 04:09:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

St. Andrew's Cross (Ascyrum hypericoides)

From #WhiteCliffs in west-central Arkansas, a spot of warmth to remind me that tonight's freezing rain in northern Louisiana a) has given me an unexpected bright spot--a day off because my university is closed tomorrow because southerners can't drive on ice, and b) will soon be gone and replaced by summer's heat!

For #yisforyellow +YisforYellow, curated by +Lucille Galleli. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm. Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.

St. Andrew's Cross (Ascyrum hypericoides)

From #WhiteCliffs in west-central Arkansas, a spot of warmth to remind me that tonight's freezing rain in northern Louisiana a) has given me an unexpected bright spot--a day off because my university is closed tomorrow because southerners can't drive on ice, and b) will soon be gone and replaced by summer's heat!

For #yisforyellow +YisforYellow, curated by +Lucille Galleli. And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm. Also for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2015-02-23 02:48:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Perfect Peace

At #CampHardtner for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.

Perfect Peace

At #CampHardtner for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.___

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2015-02-23 02:04:26 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Triune

At #CampHardtner for #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen, +Robyn Morrison,  +Chatchai Rombix, +Justin Hill,  +Steve Barge, +Carolyn St.Charles & +***. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.

Also for #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.

Triune

At #CampHardtner for #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen, +Robyn Morrison,  +Chatchai Rombix, +Justin Hill,  +Steve Barge, +Carolyn St.Charles & +***. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger & +William Banik.

Also for #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Ernest Fdez. & +Thies Groden.___

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2015-02-20 03:57:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn.

And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn.

And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.___

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2015-02-19 03:30:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

So, +Eric Hunt, did you know that M. nuttallii is also sometimes called "catclaw brier"?! Indeed, looks innocent, but those little recurved spines on the vines can hurt!

Mimosa nuttallii

Species from central North America

Common name: Nuttall's sensitive-briar

Photographed at Kingsland Prairie Natural Area, Cleveland County, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #pink   #floralphotography  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___So, +Eric Hunt, did you know that M. nuttallii is also sometimes called "catclaw brier"?! Indeed, looks innocent, but those little recurved spines on the vines can hurt!

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2015-02-19 03:25:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Dusty Gedge's contribution to #wildflowerwednesday today has me yearning for an Alpine meadow adventure!

Memories of Summer - #nature   #wildflowers   #Switzerland  
Adventures in Alpine Meadows always bring up beauties. This is a Common Bistort seen in a meadow near Zwigli in Switzerland last June.
#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 
#macro4all  +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +Chandro Ji
#BTPMacroPro - +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann , +Chandro Ji
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau  and +Jean-Pierre Malézieux and +Christian PR and +Den Bassi
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +___+Dusty Gedge's contribution to #wildflowerwednesday today has me yearning for an Alpine meadow adventure!

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2015-02-19 03:22:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The scourge of spurge by #wildflowerwednesday 's top curmudgeon, +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber! Go ahead, read the story, folks. But I was NOT desparate when I tagged him for #naturephotochallenge !

Myrtle Spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites

For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman, who ran out of decent people to tag for something called the #naturephotochallenge  (see below) and, in a moment of desperation, tagged me.

For some reason (don't remember why) I was in a foul mood when her invitation came through, and I'm retaliating by posting nature shots that no one in his right mind really wants to see.

Tonight's contribution to both themes is one of the nastiest forms of plant life out there:  it should be named "scourge" instead of "spurge" because that's what it is.  It doesn't just crowd out native species:  it poisons the soil so they can't grow!

In Colorado, it's illegal to have it growing on your property.  In Oregon, it ranks just below Californians on the list of invasive, noxious species.  In California they cultivate it.  Which explains why... oh, never mind.

If you find it on your property, wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts and eye protection while you're pulling it out:  it produces a milky sap that causes blisters and even temporary blindness.

For what it's worth, this specimen was found in a city park in Golden, Colorado.

+Jeff Clow, I'm tagging you to participate in this challenge.  You're always in a good mood, and I know you won't do as I have done am doing!  Here are the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared.___The scourge of spurge by #wildflowerwednesday 's top curmudgeon, +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber! Go ahead, read the story, folks. But I was NOT desparate when I tagged him for #naturephotochallenge !

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2015-02-19 03:16:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Silvia ZK shared a delightful bundle of buds with #wildflowerwednesday today, plus a quote I have certainly found to be true. Thanks, Silvia!

"No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere."  ~Sheryl Crow

              Cute Yellow Wildflowers before Blooming  

#wildflowerwednesday #wildflowerphotography #wildflowers #fleurs #naturephotography #naturephotographers #flower   #hqspflowerphotography #hqspflowers #bellesphotos #yellow   #close2home #mygarden #florida #usa #floridanature #artistphtographeramateurorprofessional #beautifulflowers #macro #macro4all #flowercolors #macroaddict #flowers #wildlifewednesday___+Silvia ZK shared a delightful bundle of buds with #wildflowerwednesday today, plus a quote I have certainly found to be true. Thanks, Silvia!

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2015-02-19 03:12:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Many thanks to +Betty Habesch for sharing this delicate beauty with #wildflowerwednesday . Such a romantic image!

 Water drops on white Arabidopsis lyrata wildflower





#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman  
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist 
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday  by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem 
#canonusers   #canonphotography   #critiquepls #photocritique 
#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +mimiesmile b 
#promotephotography +Promote Photography by +Nikola Nikolski , +Naghmeh Khadembashi  , +Milena Ilieva & +Gittan Beheydt  
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
#flowercolor #flowercolors #flowerscolor #flowerscolors 
#flowercolours #flowerscolours #flowerscolour +//flower colors// 
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER  by +Edith Kukla  
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm 
#natureandmacrophotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos by +Robert SKREINER ___Many thanks to +Betty Habesch for sharing this delicate beauty with #wildflowerwednesday . Such a romantic image!

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2015-02-19 02:57:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

To all my gear head friends out there: Epson has come out with a new printer that promises richer, blacker blacks in black & white prints than ever before. The technology for that is four--count 'em--four shades of black ink cartridges, plus the usual two cyans, two magentas, and one yellow--a grand total of nine. And they're expensive but supposedly high volume.

So.... anyone out there have any experience with this printer?

To all my gear head friends out there: Epson has come out with a new printer that promises richer, blacker blacks in black & white prints than ever before. The technology for that is four--count 'em--four shades of black ink cartridges, plus the usual two cyans, two magentas, and one yellow--a grand total of nine. And they're expensive but supposedly high volume.

So.... anyone out there have any experience with this printer?___

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2015-02-18 13:19:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Thoughts on a holy Lent...

Ash Wednesday___Thoughts on a holy Lent...

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2015-02-18 04:52:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For those who pause at this time of year to pray, fast and give...

For those who pause at this time of year to pray, fast and give...___

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2015-02-18 04:19:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Oh, the lovely Maypop! This one is having a bad hair day, but what a wonderfully complex structure this flower is. And tomorrow is, well, many things: Ash Wednesday, thus the first day of Lent, so maybe I should have saved the passionflower for Holy Week? But, hey, tomorrow is also #wildflowerwednesday , and it's past time to share this lovely.

Maypop is more common in southern Louisiana. Indeed, this vine in the road ditch in very rural area somewhere between Mer Rouge and Oak Ridge, La., is the only one I've seen in this part of the state. Not sure I can find it again! But I'll try. I shot this on a hot, hot day in late July and I think I was drawn to it today because it's cold in Louisiana. Did not get to 40 degrees! Unheard of in mid-Feburary! Yesterday's rain water in the bucket on the deck was still frozen... more »

Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Oh, the lovely Maypop! This one is having a bad hair day, but what a wonderfully complex structure this flower is. And tomorrow is, well, many things: Ash Wednesday, thus the first day of Lent, so maybe I should have saved the passionflower for Holy Week? But, hey, tomorrow is also #wildflowerwednesday , and it's past time to share this lovely.

Maypop is more common in southern Louisiana. Indeed, this vine in the road ditch in very rural area somewhere between Mer Rouge and Oak Ridge, La., is the only one I've seen in this part of the state. Not sure I can find it again! But I'll try. I shot this on a hot, hot day in late July and I think I was drawn to it today because it's cold in Louisiana. Did not get to 40 degrees! Unheard of in mid-Feburary! Yesterday's rain water in the bucket on the deck was still frozen this afternoon!

Sorry, all you freezing folks out there. I truly feel for you. Come on down for a visit! But first go to your summer folders and search out those wildflowers in their natural habitats, the ones you forgot you had, and share them tomorrow for #wildflowerwednesday. And give me, the curator a plus-mention, please, to help me find your contribution: +Bette Kauffman. See you tomorrow!___

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2015-02-18 03:29:06 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Does your memory stray...?

For #windowwednesday +#Window Wednesday, curated by +Cheryl Cooper, +J.J. Bentley & +Jules Falk Hunter. And for #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW, curated by +Edith Kukla. Also for #wideanglewednesday +Wide Angle Wednesday, curated by +Asif Patel, and for #WITHandWITHOUTwednesday , curated by +Ralf Facktor.

Does your memory stray...?

For #windowwednesday +#Window Wednesday, curated by +Cheryl Cooper, +J.J. Bentley & +Jules Falk Hunter. And for #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW, curated by +Edith Kukla. Also for #wideanglewednesday +Wide Angle Wednesday, curated by +Asif Patel, and for #WITHandWITHOUTwednesday , curated by +Ralf Facktor.___

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2015-02-18 02:49:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday #photosquared #squareanyday  

#wordlessonwednesday #photosquared #squareanyday  ___

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2015-02-17 16:10:53 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Enchanted Forest

In the #KisatchieNationalForest for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza, +Leo Schubert, +David D, +Mike Hankey, +Peter Marbaise & +Hans-Juergen Werner.

And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.

Enchanted Forest

In the #KisatchieNationalForest for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza, +Leo Schubert, +David D, +Mike Hankey, +Peter Marbaise & +Hans-Juergen Werner.

And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.___

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2015-02-17 01:01:26 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Walking Stick Orgy

Day 5 of 5 for the #naturephotochallenge , to which I was invited by +Victoria Powell.

So... less graphic than the copulating giraffes posted by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber this morning, but.... same scenario, different scale! Well, except that it apparently takes two little brown boy walking sticks to make it with one big green female walking stick! At least that's my interpretation of what's happening here.

And now I get to sit back and see what else in the nasty category +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber comes up with, plus tag one more victim friend to join the fun. How about.... +Elizabeth Lund? Yeah, I like that. So, dear Elizabeth, you are not obligated to join me & Ken in the search for nature's nasties, but there are some rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited... more »

Walking Stick Orgy

Day 5 of 5 for the #naturephotochallenge , to which I was invited by +Victoria Powell.

So... less graphic than the copulating giraffes posted by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber this morning, but.... same scenario, different scale! Well, except that it apparently takes two little brown boy walking sticks to make it with one big green female walking stick! At least that's my interpretation of what's happening here.

And now I get to sit back and see what else in the nasty category +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber comes up with, plus tag one more victim friend to join the fun. How about.... +Elizabeth Lund? Yeah, I like that. So, dear Elizabeth, you are not obligated to join me & Ken in the search for nature's nasties, but there are some rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have fun! ___

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2015-02-17 00:21:48 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Morning Glow

Great Egret (Ardea alba) at #RestorationPark in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, for #birdpoker Reflection, curated by +Phil Armishaw; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson; and for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.

Morning Glow

Great Egret (Ardea alba) at #RestorationPark in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, for #birdpoker Reflection, curated by +Phil Armishaw; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson; and for #birdsinfocus +Birds in Focus, curated by +Risto Talman.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.___

2015-02-16 18:06:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Added photos to 2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful" .

Added photos to 2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful" .___

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2015-02-16 17:47:20 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Molten Sky

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola, and for #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen, and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas.

Molten Sky

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola, and for #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen, and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas.___

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2015-02-16 17:17:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Curves & Columns

For #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Roman Kruglov & +Nader El Assy. And for #architecturalphotography +Architectural Photography,  curated by  +YJ Tso. And for +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW  curated by  +Edith Kukla #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow.

Curves & Columns

For #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Roman Kruglov & +Nader El Assy. And for #architecturalphotography +Architectural Photography,  curated by  +YJ Tso. And for +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW  curated by  +Edith Kukla #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow.___

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2015-02-16 02:41:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Symmetry

For #zensunday +Zen Sunday, curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Nathan Wirth & +Simon Davis-Oakley.

And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.

Symmetry

For #zensunday +Zen Sunday, curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Nathan Wirth & +Simon Davis-Oakley.

And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner.___

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2015-02-16 01:37:01 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Aphid Orgy

So... +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber has responded to my invitation to the #naturephotochallenge by thinking he can out-nasty me. Hah! Silly him!

For my Day 4 of 5, here's another poor plant beset by aphids of some sort. This one has a rescuer, but I have a feeling this one lovely Ladybug Beetle is too little, too late!

I got my invitation into this funfest from +Victoria Powell, and I hereby invite +Diana Boyd to join in. You are NOT required to join Ken and I in the competition for the nastiest nature has to offer! Here's the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have... more »

Aphid Orgy

So... +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber has responded to my invitation to the #naturephotochallenge by thinking he can out-nasty me. Hah! Silly him!

For my Day 4 of 5, here's another poor plant beset by aphids of some sort. This one has a rescuer, but I have a feeling this one lovely Ladybug Beetle is too little, too late!

I got my invitation into this funfest from +Victoria Powell, and I hereby invite +Diana Boyd to join in. You are NOT required to join Ken and I in the competition for the nastiest nature has to offer! Here's the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have fun! ___

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2015-02-15 19:02:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A great one by Bishop Jake...

___A great one by Bishop Jake...

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2015-02-15 03:21:37 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

At #WhiteCliffs Natural Area in western Arkansas for Day 3 of 5 of the #naturephotochallenge . Although we have ample American Beautyberry shrubs in Louisiana, I have never seen so many in one place as we saw at White Cliffs. And every branch was heavy with huge clumps of their beautiful, purple berries. I can't resist shooting them!

Thanks to +Victoria Powell for getting me into the game, and let's see.... think I'll invite +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber to have a go at it.
Here's the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have fun! 

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

At #WhiteCliffs Natural Area in western Arkansas for Day 3 of 5 of the #naturephotochallenge . Although we have ample American Beautyberry shrubs in Louisiana, I have never seen so many in one place as we saw at White Cliffs. And every branch was heavy with huge clumps of their beautiful, purple berries. I can't resist shooting them!

Thanks to +Victoria Powell for getting me into the game, and let's see.... think I'll invite +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber to have a go at it.
Here's the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have fun! ___

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2015-02-14 00:50:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Window Walkers

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, +Daniel Grey &  +Jean-Philippe Jouve.

Window Walkers

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, +Daniel Grey &  +Jean-Philippe Jouve.___

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2015-02-13 13:59:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Pretty in Pink

This is a verigated shrimp plant at the #GarfieldParkConservatory in Chicago for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas & +Zita Nahm.

Pretty in Pink

This is a verigated shrimp plant at the #GarfieldParkConservatory in Chicago for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas & +Zita Nahm.___

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2015-02-13 13:33:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

From the Top

Here's Day 2 of 5 for the #naturephotochallenge . This is the beautiful Enders River, and a view from a somewhat slippery rock at the top of one of its many falls where it passes through Enders State Forest in Connecticut. +Craig Szymanski put me onto this place and I spent a lovely several hours there a couple of summers ago.

So.... +Victoria Powell challenged me to do the #naturephotochallenge and, well, I've already tagged +Craig Szymanski, so I'm gonna invite him to do it, too!
Here's the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge  tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have fun! 

From the Top

Here's Day 2 of 5 for the #naturephotochallenge . This is the beautiful Enders River, and a view from a somewhat slippery rock at the top of one of its many falls where it passes through Enders State Forest in Connecticut. +Craig Szymanski put me onto this place and I spent a lovely several hours there a couple of summers ago.

So.... +Victoria Powell challenged me to do the #naturephotochallenge and, well, I've already tagged +Craig Szymanski, so I'm gonna invite him to do it, too!
Here's the rules:
1. Include the #naturephotochallenge  tag
2. Tag the person who invited you
3. Invite a friend to join
4. Share 1 photo each day over 5 days to complete the challenge
You may post nature images from your archives, something new, or even post works you have previously shared. Have fun! ___

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2015-02-13 04:01:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

+Victoria Powell slipped in her #wildflowerwednesday contribution late last night or early this morning... and I'm delighted she did! What a lovely and interesting plant!

11:30 pm, and I'm just getting home. Away from internet, and no mobile device. I've got 30 minutes to take a look at the photos I took today and share one with +Bette Kauffman for #wildflowerwednesday . 
This is Saxifrage~ possibly the Early Grassland Saxifrage. There are 3-4 that grow in my area.  This beauty is only 2-3 days old. ___+Victoria Powell slipped in her #wildflowerwednesday contribution late last night or early this morning... and I'm delighted she did! What a lovely and interesting plant!

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