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Bette Kauffman has been at 7 events

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Bette Kauffman25,805And 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 Kauffman25,805+Bette Kauffman 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 Show1,677Words we would use to describe +Julia Kuzmenko McKim Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, InspiringJulia 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, +Jan Kabili , +Ron Clifford and +Dave Bell we have a guest panellist, the amazing +Gilmar Smith will be joining us as well.If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does herePortfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotographyBehance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenkoBlog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blogFstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/juliaRetouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00169 
Bette Kauffman25,805Yes, 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 +Tom Tran in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:005 
Bette Kauffman25,805Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004 
Jeff Smith61,190Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12Theme: Where is the LoveShow 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/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe 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 03:00:0067 
Isabelle Fortin25,856Whatever 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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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 05:56:50493000
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 Services, LLC254Fabulous 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 00:16:07501000
HQSP Winners30,375Release 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 06:23:37236733697
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 07:22:40494335
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 07:30:57493516
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 watson8,775If 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 06:59:40445000
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 16:06:515019736134
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
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
Gailen Mapes64,520Hand 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 May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-05-26 11:03:341446411
Cristian Bianchi33,034About photography and more .. #photography   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-05-24 20:04:5922945958
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412
Pro Audio1,038please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it!  thank you!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-19 07:15:23501428
andi haryanto219please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-19 02:52:26501226
David Bowden37,155Its been awhile....For over three years I collected and shared an exclusive B&W circle. This circle "was" one of the most shared on G+ for awhile. I would share it once a month with everyone as a part of my personal desire to share more quality B&W images and photographers. The requirement for being in this circle was that the photographer shot at least 60% B&W images (I tend to shoot 80%).There are some excellent photographers and friends here. I encourage you to take a look at their work. While I know that bulk circle sharing is a thing of the past or no longer the norm on G+ (which is a shame) I wanted to re-share a collection of truly inspirational people.You wont be disappointed. Re-share if you like their work</david>2014-05-06 23:16:1649012223
Monochrome World8,935April 2014 ContributorsAmazing contributions in April. 2014. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful and inspiring work. You're deeply appreciated. Please keep tagging us with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  as It makes it easier to find your posts if you do so.You beat all contributors records this month! Amazing.Please be sure to add our page to your circles in our for us to add you to the Contributors Circle.  You're re-share is appreciated. +Circles Circles Circles  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circle Mag +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2014-05-06 01:38:4141912062173
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221583
Gailen Mapes63,085Hand 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 April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-04-26 11:21:22140317
John Nuntiatio33,607#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-14 18:15:07394151726
John Nuntiatio31,593#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-30 07:09:39271121216
Gailen Mapes61,175Hand 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 March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 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 +2014-03-26 10:41:361347212
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:50376137
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:30376103
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:36:10376226
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 16:35:53376117
Petra Honecker31,576Meine Lieben, in meinem letzten Kreis habe ich einige Personen vergessen. Es wäre lieb von euch, mir Personen zu benennen, die auch in den Kreis gehören. (nur Fotografen) Ganz liebe Grüße ....Petra, oder Drops.My dear friends , in my last circle I forgot some people. It would be nice of you to appoint me those who belong also in the circle. All the best and kind regards.. Petra, or Drops2014-03-17 21:43:03185401030
Daily Photo Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:514923512
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:2449291115
Petra Honecker30,751Mein kleiner Schatz. My little treasureAuch aus der Klinik gibt es von mir wieder einen Kreis.Fotografen, Photographers2014-03-04 18:42:55147251325
HQSP Gold26,577Release 2014 February HQSP Winners circle!The second circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to all HQSP team members 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 +HQSPwinners page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members - And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-02-28 21:57:5832811167136
John Nuntiatio28,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-02-27 07:06:56409341347
Alfred Bohns6,100This circle contains  people who are interested in your pictures and will share their always new creations.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2014-02-19 11:04:2348517824
Monochrome World6,526January 2014 Contributors Circle What an amazing month. The quality of the work shared has been exceptional, at least in my view. You do quality photography and it shows. In terms of contribution numbers it was humongous, and in terms of contributors, we beat all records. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work. Re-share this circle if you can. It helps YOU and the theme to grow.Please remember to include in your posts, both the page and tag: +Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  This makes it easier to find your post. Also, all those included in this circle added the theme page to their circles. If you don't do that, I can't add you to the Contributors Circle.Note:1- please share your images posted to Public. If you post to communities, only community members can comment.2- So, my recommendation is this: post to Public first, then re-port to your favorite community.3- And, if you post to Extended Circles, your reach is limited and it makes difficult to re-share. So, it's been a rule for a long time: Extended Circles only-posts are not re-shared.Hope this helps clarify some issues. Thank you for your patience, and if I missed you in this circle, please let me know so I can pay more attention to your posts.Curator: +andi rivarola  #circleshare   #sharingcircles  +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +Valued Circle Shares 2014-02-04 03:06:3237613276159

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2015-01-02 01:27:22 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Found a new wonderful place to shoot, and it is very #close2home ! The place also has a cool story. Called #RestorationPark, it's an area on the west edge of West Monroe, La., that was surface mined for sand and gravel for many years, then used as a dump. The city acquired the land and is returning it to nature, which means it is now an urban wetland. There's a foot path on the highest ground around the circumference of the formerly mined area. At this point, native vegetation has made a good recovery and I saw a great egret gorging on small fish.

The sign at the entrance to the park says this: This site still bears the marks of years of abuse by man. However, it is recovering, and in time nature will be able to restore the land. That is why we chose the name "Restoration Park."

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday,... more »

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2015-01-16 04:15:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (Green Blade)

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing.

Most plusones: 37

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2015-01-09 00:26:41 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Drama Queen II

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder.

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2015-01-22 23:22:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (Plus Blue)

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.

Details: NOLA (Plus Blue)

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.___

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2015-01-22 06:06:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A tiny but gorgeous orchid from +Bob Danley for #wildflowerwednesday , plus his usual wealth of interesting information!

#wildflowerwednesday  - Fairy Slipper
Calypso bulbosa is hard to find even with the hot pink tones; it is only 4-6 inches in height.

*Natural History Notes": This is one of the "slipper" orchids. The flower is oddly structured, but stunning in coloration. This particular orchid can be found with regularity in the Montana forest understory beginning with snowmelt (Schiemann 2005). According to Sanders (2003), a Cypripedium orchid (another slipper orchid) takes 10-17 years to reach maturity to produce seed!
Curated by +Bette Kauffman ___A tiny but gorgeous orchid from +Bob Danley for #wildflowerwednesday , plus his usual wealth of interesting information!

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2015-01-22 01:29:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Wonderful combination of wildflowers for #wildflowerwednesday by +Eric Hunt again. Sometimes I get so engrossed in the details of macros that I forget to step back and enjoy the bigger picture!

Asclepias viridis

Growing in a lovely field of Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum

Photographed on private property near Hope, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #wildflower   #floralphotography   #nature  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Wonderful combination of wildflowers for #wildflowerwednesday by +Eric Hunt again. Sometimes I get so engrossed in the details of macros that I forget to step back and enjoy the bigger picture!

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2015-01-22 01:12:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-01-22 00:57:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on White Asters

Asters. So many species, so hard to tell apart. My botanist friend ID'd another photo of flowers that looked a lot like this as Symphyotrichum lateriflorus. But I don't know if that's what these are.

Regardless, it's #wildflowerwednesday and I did not get to posting a reminder yesterday. Nevertheless, I see from my notifications that the faithful wildflower nerds have posted away! I'll get to your contributions shortly.

This shot was made at a small, private lake near Winnsboro, La. on a day last October when clouds of white and lavender asters rimmed the lake and the Buckeyes were having a field day!

Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on White Asters

Asters. So many species, so hard to tell apart. My botanist friend ID'd another photo of flowers that looked a lot like this as Symphyotrichum lateriflorus. But I don't know if that's what these are.

Regardless, it's #wildflowerwednesday and I did not get to posting a reminder yesterday. Nevertheless, I see from my notifications that the faithful wildflower nerds have posted away! I'll get to your contributions shortly.

This shot was made at a small, private lake near Winnsboro, La. on a day last October when clouds of white and lavender asters rimmed the lake and the Buckeyes were having a field day!___

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2015-01-20 03:24:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Last Year's Bounty

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

Last Year's Bounty

For #monochromemonday and for #monochromeworld , curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood. 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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2015-01-19 04:36:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Ready, Set, Plant

This field is prepared for furrow irrigation, probably of corn or soybeans.

For #minimalmonday , curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +David Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.

Ready, Set, Plant

This field is prepared for furrow irrigation, probably of corn or soybeans.

For #minimalmonday , curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +David Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.___

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2015-01-18 21:22:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Under a Pastel Sky

At #TheQuarry for #skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme, curated by +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise & +Albert Vuvu Konde.

Under a Pastel Sky

At #TheQuarry for #skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme, curated by +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise & +Albert Vuvu Konde.___

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2015-01-18 01:54:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

She Walks in Beauty

I had just 30 minutes this morning to walk in one of my favorite places in the world. Just minutes before I took this photo, a young deer jumped out of a thick patch off to my left and bounded across the path 80 yards in front of me, all rimmed with morning light. My camera hung limp at my side.

#KisatchieSplendors for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +David Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise... more »

She Walks in Beauty

I had just 30 minutes this morning to walk in one of my favorite places in the world. Just minutes before I took this photo, a young deer jumped out of a thick patch off to my left and bounded across the path 80 yards in front of me, all rimmed with morning light. My camera hung limp at my side.

#KisatchieSplendors for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +David Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise & +Albert Vuvu Konde.___

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2015-01-17 01:02:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Fringey Friday

I love my fringey lamp that sits on my dining-room-table desk at home. It softens the blow of having to be "at work" at home late on a Friday afternoon.

#FUF #feetupfriday +Tisha Montgomery +Tom Tran

Fringey Friday

I love my fringey lamp that sits on my dining-room-table desk at home. It softens the blow of having to be "at work" at home late on a Friday afternoon.

#FUF #feetupfriday +Tisha Montgomery +Tom Tran___

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2015-01-16 20:10:04 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Swamp Flowers

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James. And for #swampysaturday +Swampy Saturday, curated by +Dorma Wiggin.

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

Swamp Flowers

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James. And for #swampysaturday +Swampy Saturday, curated by +Dorma Wiggin.

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

2015-01-16 19:28:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

St. Joan of Arc Rolls in NOLA

Maybe the best story yet? Enjoy! BTW, shot with iPhone 5.

St. Joan of Arc Rolls in NOLA

Maybe the best story yet? Enjoy! BTW, shot with iPhone 5.___

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2015-01-16 19:08:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (Rex)

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.

Details: NOLA (Rex)

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.___

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2015-01-16 04:15:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (Green Blade)

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing.

Details: NOLA (Green Blade)

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #allthingsgreen +All Things Green, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing.___

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2015-01-15 05:20:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday folks, you really need to have a look at +Victoria Powell's wonderful spring 2014 wildflower album!

A few photos from last spring. 
(making room for 2015 Wildflower season!) 
Wildflowers in Douglas County, Oregon 
Hope you're ready to see some beauties +Bette Kauffman 
#WildflowerWednesday  ___ #wildflowerwednesday folks, you really need to have a look at +Victoria Powell's wonderful spring 2014 wildflower album!

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2015-01-15 03:44:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Victoria Powell for introducing #wildflowerwednesday to these unusual lilies. "Chocolate" always works!

Mission Bells, Chocolate Lily, or Checker Lily  
Unfortunately, I am not a flora expert. I've found this wildflower blooming last spring. It was the only one in the area where I hike.
#WildflowerWednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Thanks to +Victoria Powell for introducing #wildflowerwednesday to these unusual lilies. "Chocolate" always works!

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2015-01-15 03:41:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Lucky, +Bob Danley! Thanks for sharing you freshly blooming Claytonia with #wildflowerwednesday . Ours in this area won't show up for a few more weeks.

#wildflowerwednesday  - Spring Beauty
Claytonia lanceolata in bloom in western Montana.

Natural History Notes: Perhaps not as common as its eastern cousin Claytonia virginica which seems to like drier soils. Blooms when soil is still cool and wet (snow melt). A beautiful flower. 
Curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Lucky, +Bob Danley! Thanks for sharing you freshly blooming Claytonia with #wildflowerwednesday . Ours in this area won't show up for a few more weeks.

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2015-01-15 03:28:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Nina Katajamaki's contribution to #wildflowerwednesday is most unusual! And beautiful. Thanks, Nina.

Wormseyeview of Waterdrops on Wildflower Wednesday
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Dew on the seed plume filaments of NW wild "old man's beard"

#WaterDropWednesday  
#wormseyeviewwednesday   curated by +Worm's-Eye View Wednesday 
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 

© Nina Katajamaki - Handheld iPhone 5s with macro lens

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau  and +Jean-Pierre Malézieux and +Christian PR and +Den Bassi

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden___+Nina Katajamaki's contribution to #wildflowerwednesday is most unusual! And beautiful. Thanks, Nina.

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2015-01-15 03:24:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A new species to me, these elegant wildflowers by +Eric Hunt put me in mind of ballerinas in white tutus! Thanks for contributing to #wildflowerwednesday .

Anemopsis californica

Species from Western North America

Common name: Yerba Mansa

Photographed in the Alabama Hills along Lubken Creek in Inyo County, California

#nativeplants   #california   #desert   #inyocounty  
#wildflowerwednesday   - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___A new species to me, these elegant wildflowers by +Eric Hunt put me in mind of ballerinas in white tutus! Thanks for contributing to #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-01-15 03:20:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It's cold in Louisiana! Below freezing! So this sunny little visitor to #wildflowerwednesday by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber is soooo welcome .

Brittlebush
Encelia farinosa

For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Common to many US deserts.  This one was photographed in the Mojave, in Joshua Tree National Park.___It's cold in Louisiana! Below freezing! So this sunny little visitor to #wildflowerwednesday by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber is soooo welcome .

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2015-01-15 01:18:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday  

#wordlesswednesday  ___

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2015-01-14 05:34:43 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Slender Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Looking back to summer! It's really, really cold for Louisiana so I had to go looking for something summery to remind everyone that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday . I photographed this fresh, new Rosinweed bloom in Cooper's Bog in the #KisatchieNationalForest last May.

So... looking forward to all your wildflower shots tomorrow! Please share only your own photographs of wildflowers in their natural habitat, and be sure to tell the story of the shot. See you tomorrow!

Slender Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Looking back to summer! It's really, really cold for Louisiana so I had to go looking for something summery to remind everyone that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday . I photographed this fresh, new Rosinweed bloom in Cooper's Bog in the #KisatchieNationalForest last May.

So... looking forward to all your wildflower shots tomorrow! Please share only your own photographs of wildflowers in their natural habitat, and be sure to tell the story of the shot. See you tomorrow!___

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2015-01-13 13:08:49 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (Curvelicious)

This is my #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday contribution but I couldn't stay awake last night to finish processing! 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. And for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola.

Details: NOLA (Curvelicious)

This is my #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday contribution but I couldn't stay awake last night to finish processing! 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. And for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola.___

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2015-01-10 01:14:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (Red Iron)

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.

And even though it is not Wednesday, I'm going to tag #windowwednesday +#Window Wednesday, in the hope that the dear curators will give this a look when Wednesday rolls around: founder +Simon Davis-Oakley, now in the hands of +Cheryl Cooper & +Jules Falk Hunter.

Details: NOLA (Red Iron)

For #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday, curated by +Britta Rogge & +Karsten Meyer.

And even though it is not Wednesday, I'm going to tag #windowwednesday +#Window Wednesday, in the hope that the dear curators will give this a look when Wednesday rolls around: founder +Simon Davis-Oakley, now in the hands of +Cheryl Cooper & +Jules Falk Hunter.___

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2015-01-09 14:36:49 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Untitled

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

Untitled

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

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2015-01-09 00:26:41 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Drama Queen II

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder.

Drama Queen II

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder.___

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2015-01-08 02:39:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+Bob Danley is showing #wildflowerwednesday something new once again: wild Columbine with a lovely yellow flower. Thanks, Bob!

#wildflowerwednesday  - Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia flavescens in bloom at Lost Trail Pass (Montana/Idaho border) in moist meadow.
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: This wild version of columbine grows as high as 30 inches in wet places. Contrast this with American Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) found east of the Mississippi River, has a red flower, is shorter and prefers drier uplands. Both plants have toxic properties if ingested.  ___+Bob Danley is showing #wildflowerwednesday something new once again: wild Columbine with a lovely yellow flower. Thanks, Bob!

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2015-01-08 02:36:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

String of Black Cat firecrackers! That's what I always think of when I see blooming Red Buckeye. Thanks to +Eric Hunt from #wildflowerwednesday .

Aesculus pavia

Species from southeastern North America

Common name: Red Buckeye

Photographed in Boyle Park, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #littlerock   #wildflowerphotography
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___String of Black Cat firecrackers! That's what I always think of when I see blooming Red Buckeye. Thanks to +Eric Hunt from #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-01-08 02:33:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber from #wildflowerwednesday for this impressive carpet of "King's Crown," a wildflower I am not familiar with.

A glorious patch of King's Crown ( Rhodiola integrifolia ) at 12,900 feet

For #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

This member of the Stonecrop family grows in the alpine and subalpine biotic zones of the Rocky Mountains.  This patch was found on Colorado's Mount Evans.

Sorry I'm not showing the leaves very well here; what I wanted was a shot of the entire, showy patch.___Thanks to +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber from #wildflowerwednesday for this impressive carpet of "King's Crown," a wildflower I am not familiar with.

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2015-01-08 01:40:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-01-08 01:29:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One of my fave themes....

#WordlessOnWednesday is TOMORROW and it's been a long time since I posted the rules to the this theme, and it seems things have gotten a little off course and there a many new people playing along.

So here you go:

1. Post a picture
2. Tag it #WordlessOnWednesday     (not  #wordlessWednesday )
3. Not Title
4. No Description
5. Don't comment or reply to comments on your photo for 24 hours (plussing comments is OK since some of you will have a heart attack if you can't acknowledge your followers the second the comment)

The idea is to let the photo speak for itself, let the viewer interpret it the way they want to.

So if you are up for it, ZIP your lip and play along :)

If you play #WordlessOnWednesday please share this to help get the word out, thanks___One of my fave themes....

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2015-01-07 20:05:19 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Horsemint (Mondarda punctata)

Well, I'm calling it Horsemint, but I can see that the petals/leaves have purple tips and edges, so maybe it has crossed with Lemon Beebalm (Mondarda citriodora)? Whatever!

And today is #wildflowerwednesday . Sorry to be so late with this reminder, but I was in New Orleans for a few days and last night, after the Joan of Arc parade and a late dinner, I couldn't stay awake long enough to post. Drove home this morning and must put in a few hours in the office before going home to feast my eyes on your contributions!

#wildflowerwednesday invites your photos, no or old, of wildflowers in their natural habitat. Please tag me, +Bette Kauffman, the curator, and please share only your own photos. And I love to read the story of the photo and whatever info you have to share regarding the photo.

Last summer under a row for... more »

Horsemint (Mondarda punctata)

Well, I'm calling it Horsemint, but I can see that the petals/leaves have purple tips and edges, so maybe it has crossed with Lemon Beebalm (Mondarda citriodora)? Whatever!

And today is #wildflowerwednesday . Sorry to be so late with this reminder, but I was in New Orleans for a few days and last night, after the Joan of Arc parade and a late dinner, I couldn't stay awake long enough to post. Drove home this morning and must put in a few hours in the office before going home to feast my eyes on your contributions!

#wildflowerwednesday invites your photos, no or old, of wildflowers in their natural habitat. Please tag me, +Bette Kauffman, the curator, and please share only your own photos. And I love to read the story of the photo and whatever info you have to share regarding the photo.

Last summer under a row for powerline pylons out near Grambling, La., I found Monarda aplenty, most of it very clearly M. citriodora, with its lavender petals/leaves. Only a few plants appeared distinctly yellow in the field, which means they could be M. punctata. If anyone knows if the two cross-pollinate to produce what you see here, by all means, let us know!___

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2015-01-07 18:38:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Anyone want to help #shakeupthestream?

New Day's Hope

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how my main stream no longer shows everyone, or even a few and their newest posts, about how my own posts get increasingly smaller interaction, and how if my posts are doing that, then everyone's are.  I think the algorithm that governs what we see and what others see of our own stuff has gotten too restrictive.  And it frustrates me to no end - especially when I have 100 new posts in my stream and most are either 24 hours old, something I have already seen (and plussed or commented) or both.  Fresh isn't happening anymore and it is FRUSTRATING.

I don't normally notify anyone of my posts but for this, I am (and I am not even sure how many will get the notification - over 3500 in my circles).  What I am proposing is an experiment of sorts.  To all of those that comment on this post, I will go to your stream and plus the heck out of you, comment as much as possible, and over the next week, share a few my favorite posts.  Here is the catch - you have to share this post or something similar, calling your own circles to action.  

Let's see if we can shake up the algorithm a bit.  Let's see if we can take back control of our streams LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE.  Let's see if our streams start showing our favorite people again.  A week from now, I will make a new post so I can see if my stream has changed... hopefully, mine will and so will yours.

#ShakeUpTheStream   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #Arizona   #desert   #sunrise  

#throughtamseyes  ___Anyone want to help #shakeupthestream?

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2015-01-06 04:04:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#fuckcancer  

Thank you so much to everyone that was able to help and for your thoughts and prayers and with that said I'm going to ask all 16,704 of you that follow me to reshare this post once for me .... I don't like or want to ask for help but you are my people you are my voice... every little bit helps .... and at the moment I need any and all of the help I can get ...
   #fckcancer      http://www.gofundme.com/FightOfMyLife___ #fuckcancer  

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2015-01-05 23:54:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Crescent City

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola.

Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова & +Nader El Assy; and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.

Crescent City

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola.

Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова & +Nader El Assy; and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.___

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2015-01-05 05:24:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Details: NOLA (U need?)

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

And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.

Details: NOLA (U need?)

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

And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak.___

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2015-01-04 14:03:49 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

For #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***. And for #hqspnight +HQSP Night.

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

For #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***. And for #hqspnight +HQSP Night.___

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2015-01-02 01:56:48 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)

Another beautiful find at #RestorationPark yesterday. When I first saw these from the walking path, they were so big and fluffy I thought they were flowers. Through the telephoto lens, I could see they are seed heads. I decided to forgo researching myself and sent the photo to my botanist friend, who readily identified it. It pays to go out in the winter, although in saying that I realize it's easier to do in northern Louisiana than many places! So now I must go back when Clematis virginiana is blooming!

Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)

Another beautiful find at #RestorationPark yesterday. When I first saw these from the walking path, they were so big and fluffy I thought they were flowers. Through the telephoto lens, I could see they are seed heads. I decided to forgo researching myself and sent the photo to my botanist friend, who readily identified it. It pays to go out in the winter, although in saying that I realize it's easier to do in northern Louisiana than many places! So now I must go back when Clematis virginiana is blooming!___

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2015-01-02 01:27:22 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Found a new wonderful place to shoot, and it is very #close2home ! The place also has a cool story. Called #RestorationPark, it's an area on the west edge of West Monroe, La., that was surface mined for sand and gravel for many years, then used as a dump. The city acquired the land and is returning it to nature, which means it is now an urban wetland. There's a foot path on the highest ground around the circumference of the formerly mined area. At this point, native vegetation has made a good recovery and I saw a great egret gorging on small fish.

The sign at the entrance to the park says this: This site still bears the marks of years of abuse by man. However, it is recovering, and in time nature will be able to restore the land. That is why we chose the name "Restoration Park."

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday,... more »

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Found a new wonderful place to shoot, and it is very #close2home ! The place also has a cool story. Called #RestorationPark, it's an area on the west edge of West Monroe, La., that was surface mined for sand and gravel for many years, then used as a dump. The city acquired the land and is returning it to nature, which means it is now an urban wetland. There's a foot path on the highest ground around the circumference of the formerly mined area. At this point, native vegetation has made a good recovery and I saw a great egret gorging on small fish.

The sign at the entrance to the park says this: This site still bears the marks of years of abuse by man. However, it is recovering, and in time nature will be able to restore the land. That is why we chose the name "Restoration Park."

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero & +Howard Weitzel. Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Christian PR, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik.___

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2015-01-01 18:24:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Have a great 2015!

Have a great 2015!___

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2015-01-01 04:54:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+Bob Danley was not content with a single blossom for his #wildflowerwednesday pick of the year. He sent an entire bouquet instead! Happy New Year, Bob!

#wildflowerwednesday  - Mountain Meadow - Lupine & Prairie Smoke
My #pickof2014  is not one species/plant, but many plants...it is my hope for all you wildflowerwednesday posters to have many days in the field encountering this kind of color/beauty during 2015. That is my Happy New Year wish +Bette Kauffman :-)___+Bob Danley was not content with a single blossom for his #wildflowerwednesday pick of the year. He sent an entire bouquet instead! Happy New Year, Bob!

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2015-01-01 04:52:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This post has already been shared 58 times! But #wildflowerwednesday is thrilled to share it again. Thanks, +Eric Hunt!

Penstemon cobaea

This is my pick for a favorite wildflower of 2014. I shared it back in May after my first visit to White Cliffs Natural Area in southwestern Arkansas.

Common name: Prairie penstemon, cobaea penstemon

This is a rare species in Arkansas, as we are at the eastern edge of its range. There are populations along the coastal plain in southwest Arkansas and a disjunct population in the central Ozarks in northern Arkansas.

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #penstemon   #whitecliffsnaturalarea  
#wildflowerwednesday   #pickof2014  ___This post has already been shared 58 times! But #wildflowerwednesday is thrilled to share it again. Thanks, +Eric Hunt!

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2015-01-01 04:47:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

You wanna learn a trick or two that will improve your photography? Hang around +Diana Boyd! And read this share with #wildflowerwednesday for your first lesson!

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea is one of the best of the native pollinator plants that I know of. It attracts many kinds of butterflies and bees with it's nectar and people with it's beautiful look
and ease of care.
I photographed this image with half of a plastic water bottle pressed 
up to my lens, to achieve the unique bokeh of the leaves. That is why I 
am sharing this photo again for the #TopPickof2014   along with
#wildflowerwednesday   and +Bette Kauffman .
#picof2014  ___You wanna learn a trick or two that will improve your photography? Hang around +Diana Boyd! And read this share with #wildflowerwednesday for your first lesson!

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2015-01-01 04:38:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

So.... #wildflowewednesday wonders how you react to these flowers? Does anything about hair inside the "cup" of the flower bother you in anyway? Or is it just another beautiful flower? Thanks to +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for sharing this thought-provoking image!

Cat's Ear
and several other names

+Bette Kauffman is back from her trip so it's time for some more #wildflowerwednesday  beauty!

Before Bette up and flew the coop on us, there had been a lively discussion here about Mariposa Lilies.  This is a shot of the first ones I ever saw.  I thought they were ugly at first.  Then I bent down and looked close...

They're in Howard Buford County Park near Eugene, Oregon, in an area of original prairie that has never been plowed or otherwise disturbed.  Lots of native plants there that I had never seen before.

Click on the photo for details, including taxonomic name.  Sadly, no geotag as this was shot back in my film days.___So.... #wildflowewednesday wonders how you react to these flowers? Does anything about hair inside the "cup" of the flower bother you in anyway? Or is it just another beautiful flower? Thanks to +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for sharing this thought-provoking image!

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2015-01-01 04:17:27 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year!

Here's my entire #Bestof2014 to say goodby to the old and bring in the new. Many, many thanks for the many generous comments and plusses  in response to my photos from so many of you. I have grown and I look forward to another year of fun, inspiration, growth and enjoying all of your wonderful images on ThePlus!

Happy New Year!

Here's my entire #Bestof2014 to say goodby to the old and bring in the new. Many, many thanks for the many generous comments and plusses  in response to my photos from so many of you. I have grown and I look forward to another year of fun, inspiration, growth and enjoying all of your wonderful images on ThePlus!___

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2014-12-31 02:02:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

December: Transaction

#Bestof2014

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."           --Confucius

And prattling on about this photo seems to diminish it. So I'll just say my December choice is usually a previously unpublished image. That is true again this year. Thank goodness for my trip to Chicago. 

It's been a good year. Looking forward to 2015.

#hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey

December: Transaction

#Bestof2014

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."           --Confucius

And prattling on about this photo seems to diminish it. So I'll just say my December choice is usually a previously unpublished image. That is true again this year. Thank goodness for my trip to Chicago. 

It's been a good year. Looking forward to 2015.

#hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey___

2014-12-30 22:29:50 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ok, so +Levi Moore is up to his usual, coming up with new fun and creative ways to share on G+! Be sure to check out his "awesome5" for 2014, which are truly awesome, and here's #MyAwesome5 for 2014.

1. My son got engaged and now I have a lovely daughter-in-law-to-be, plus the hope of grandchildren! How awesome is that?
2. One of my posts surpassed 100 +1's for the very first time---all the way to 349 +1's! Yes, I know and agree, the point is not the numbers. Nevertheless, after 3+ years of participating really quite a lot on G+, it feels like an awesome milestone.
3. And just to say it wasn't a fluke, within a couple of weeks another post went past 100 all the way to 373 +1's! I hope that means my photography is getting better! Awesome.
4. I got wonderful support from many G+'ers for the book project I've been working on. It has really kept... more »

Ok, so +Levi Moore is up to his usual, coming up with new fun and creative ways to share on G+! Be sure to check out his "awesome5" for 2014, which are truly awesome, and here's #MyAwesome5 for 2014.

1. My son got engaged and now I have a lovely daughter-in-law-to-be, plus the hope of grandchildren! How awesome is that?
2. One of my posts surpassed 100 +1's for the very first time---all the way to 349 +1's! Yes, I know and agree, the point is not the numbers. Nevertheless, after 3+ years of participating really quite a lot on G+, it feels like an awesome milestone.
3. And just to say it wasn't a fluke, within a couple of weeks another post went past 100 all the way to 373 +1's! I hope that means my photography is getting better! Awesome.
4. I got wonderful support from many G+'ers for the book project I've been working on. It has really kept me going and now I need to get cracking and finish it!
5. I have set a date for retirement. This might seem like an odd one, but... for me to know that in May 2017, I'm walking away from full-time teaching, come hell or high water, is liberating. It's an objective that will help me focus my efforts on doing the things that most need doing to make that happen. I'm excited.

So come on friends, share your awesome moments of 2014!___

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2014-12-30 22:13:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Like a Prayer (Lady's Tresses [Spiranthes cernua])

I had 53 images in my #wildflowerwednesday album before adding this one. That means #wildflowerwednesday has just surpassed it's first anniversary! But that doesn't mean it's too late to celebrate--not to mention tomorrow is New Year's Eve.

So.... let's recognize both occasions tomorrow by using the hashtag #Pickof2014 in addition to the usual #wildflowerwednesday hashtag, and please tag me too, +Bette Kauffman. Your "top pick of 2014" can be a wildflower shot you've already shared on #wildflowerwednesday or one you shared this year but NOT for #wildflowerwednesday or one you find in the 2014 archive that you have not yet shared. And then tell us why it's your "top pick of 2014."

I am sharing a macro of the tiny blossoms that make up a stalk of Lady's... more »

Like a Prayer (Lady's Tresses [Spiranthes cernua])

I had 53 images in my #wildflowerwednesday album before adding this one. That means #wildflowerwednesday has just surpassed it's first anniversary! But that doesn't mean it's too late to celebrate--not to mention tomorrow is New Year's Eve.

So.... let's recognize both occasions tomorrow by using the hashtag #Pickof2014 in addition to the usual #wildflowerwednesday hashtag, and please tag me too, +Bette Kauffman. Your "top pick of 2014" can be a wildflower shot you've already shared on #wildflowerwednesday or one you shared this year but NOT for #wildflowerwednesday or one you find in the 2014 archive that you have not yet shared. And then tell us why it's your "top pick of 2014."

I am sharing a macro of the tiny blossoms that make up a stalk of Lady's Tresses. I did not post it to #wildflowerwednesday before but I did post it public. It is my #TopPickof2014 in the wildflower category because it is my first post in 3 years and 3 months of participating on G+ to receive more than 100 +1's. In fact, it went all the way to 349 +1's! And I almost didn't post it because I thought the focus was too soft! So there you have it.

Looking forward to seeing your wildflower Top Pick of 2014.___

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2014-12-30 15:39:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

November: Home of the Wounded Healer III

#Bestof2014

I began the year at the quarry, and I was back in November. The light on this occasion--a late afternoon--brought out the dark turquoise of the water and the magenta hues in the landscape.

This panorama is stitched together of three shots. But unlike most panos made by joining shots in a string, I have left the edges of the photos unaligned. Indeed, I shot the sequence with precisely this form of pano creation in mind.

When I posted this pano on Google+, I expected some comment or curiosity about that, but in fact the image received little response. Very little. I was surprised. And disappointed.

Maybe people thought it was just carelessness or laziness, or that I don't know "the right way" to create a pano by stitching shots in a string. Not true.

Indeed, doing it... more »

November: Home of the Wounded Healer III

#Bestof2014

I began the year at the quarry, and I was back in November. The light on this occasion--a late afternoon--brought out the dark turquoise of the water and the magenta hues in the landscape.

This panorama is stitched together of three shots. But unlike most panos made by joining shots in a string, I have left the edges of the photos unaligned. Indeed, I shot the sequence with precisely this form of pano creation in mind.

When I posted this pano on Google+, I expected some comment or curiosity about that, but in fact the image received little response. Very little. I was surprised. And disappointed.

Maybe people thought it was just carelessness or laziness, or that I don't know "the right way" to create a pano by stitching shots in a string. Not true.

Indeed, doing it this way is much harder and more time-consuming because the seams must be adjusted and all of the detail work of making them invisible must be done manually, a few pixels at a time. Photoshop has a built-in, automatic stitching feature, but it assumes the edges of the photos are to be aligned. You can't use it to create this.

So... what's my point? Just that whereas I want my landscapes to be accurate representations, I also like the reminder of the unaligned edges of the pano that this is, indeed, a photographic interpretation of that landscape. I want the viewer to see where the seams are, but at the same time unable to actually SEE the seams.

In sum, I want some tension between a highly realistic representation of a landscape and a photographic interpretation of it that perhaps invites viewers to contemplate the nature and relationships among representation, interpretation and photography.

'Nuff said. Like it or leave it!___

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2014-12-30 03:25:27 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

October: Autumn's Alchemy

#Bestof2014

In October, I attended the Arkansas Native Plant Society meeting in Texarkana, Ark., at the invitation of +Eric Hunt, a faithful participant in #WildflowerWednesday , a photo theme I started and curate on Google+. Eric is not a botanist but his knowledge of plants and his photo skills are both extraordinary. I was honored when he invited me to attend the ANPS meeting and had a wonderful time hanging out with him at the meeting.

We went on two wonderful photowalks Saturday, in the morning to White Cliffs Natural Area and in the afternoon to Millwood Lake. I came home with hundreds of images, many of which I have not yet had time to process and share.

I have come to appreciate the subtler colors of autumn in the south. Here, a Great Egret (Ardea alba) hunts in the shallows of Millwood Lake in western Arkansas,... more »

October: Autumn's Alchemy

#Bestof2014

In October, I attended the Arkansas Native Plant Society meeting in Texarkana, Ark., at the invitation of +Eric Hunt, a faithful participant in #WildflowerWednesday , a photo theme I started and curate on Google+. Eric is not a botanist but his knowledge of plants and his photo skills are both extraordinary. I was honored when he invited me to attend the ANPS meeting and had a wonderful time hanging out with him at the meeting.

We went on two wonderful photowalks Saturday, in the morning to White Cliffs Natural Area and in the afternoon to Millwood Lake. I came home with hundreds of images, many of which I have not yet had time to process and share.

I have come to appreciate the subtler colors of autumn in the south. Here, a Great Egret (Ardea alba) hunts in the shallows of Millwood Lake in western Arkansas, directly north of Texarkana.  
 
Interestingly enough, another of the images from that trip is the first photo I have shared on Google+ that received more than 100 +1's. In fact, it has received 349 +1's so far! For comparison, the photo in this post has received 77 +1's.

So... why didn't I choose the more popular image as the Best of 2014 for October? I had to think about that for a minute, but...: 
 
1) Popularity is not necessarily equivalent to "quality." The more popular photo is a macro shot of a wild orchid blossom, and it is nice, but in my view, macro shots of flowers are kind of "cheap shots" in the world of photography. It's not that they do not require skill. They do. But even poorly done ones tend to generate oohs and aahs. 
 
2) The shot with this post was, in fact, quite challenging due to distance from the subject matter, lighting conditions, and having to dodge trees to get the angle/point-of-view I wanted, and in editing, to bring out the subtle colors without making them surreal. Moreover, the egret was a moving target--not very fast, but moving nonetheless.

3) And maybe I'm just a bit of an art snob? As in,  'if it's too popular it can't be that good'? Whatever. My year-in-review selections must satisfy me first, and then I'm delighted if you like them, too!___

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