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SmugMug44,351Dear SmugMug Photographer,In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California.Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, +Don MacAskill. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002.We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it.Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement!http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug+Chris MacAskill & +Don MacAskill Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00291G+

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Grobler du Preez88,970* #AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday August 26th, 2014 - "I love Africa" *Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-09-02 09:28:39177002CC G+
Balram Chanda4,966▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █  Very trusted Circle 3   █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ⓖHi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle.And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce1 - include me in your circles 2 - shared the circle  [ include yourself ] 3 - add +1 to the post2014-09-01 00:46:30500337CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,935* #AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday August 19th, 2014 - "Open Theme" *Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-08-25 15:40:151760410CC G+
Balram Chanda4,448▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █  Very trusted Circle  █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ⓖHi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle.And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce1 - include me in your circles 2 - shared the circle  [ include yourself ] 3 - add +1 to the post 2014-08-21 06:51:30378225CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,923#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   August 12th, 2014 - "WORLD ELEPHANT DAY"Three new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-08-18 17:52:44176045CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,768Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-13 10:46:0876004CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,976#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   July 8th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-07-18 07:38:561732218CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990617CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,045Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 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 +2014-07-13 11:58:3981408CC G+
Tasya Alun1,063This circle is made up of people that interact and engage on my posts. I will be adding several people soon that have been interacting with me.As most circles, to get in on this:1. Go to the original post2. Add the circle3.. Plus this post, share and mention my name so I get notified to add you.2014-06-17 17:52:024687015CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 10th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-16 08:53:191726315CC G+
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,093Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-13 10:38:3579416CC G+
Tasya Alun1,025Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle2014-06-13 00:45:2046910418CC G+
Seth Burgess18,031My mp-e 65mm user's circleIt's grown to over 50 people, so probably time to share this again.  These are G+ people that own and use Canon's mp-e 65mm lens that starts at 1:1 and is capable of up to 5:1 magnification.  Generally if you're going to drop US$1000 on a manual can't-actually-focus macro lens, you know your way around a macro reasonably well, and I think the people included in this circle prove the point.  Some very skilled photographers here!If you own this glass and want to be added please do let me know.  If you're in it and don't want to be included, also let me know.2014-06-10 15:09:56522707CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,445#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 3rd, 2014 - "African Nights"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-09 19:44:461712417CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,396#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 27th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-03 08:36:59170137CC G+
Astrie Ivo1,035Circle Sharing Today1. +1 Circle And Our Page +BengkelSEO.net2. Add to your circle3. reshare #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #seotips #seomarketing #seoservices #circlesdiscovery #circleadd #circleadding #circleart #circlesunday #circlesundaycircle #circlesunglasses #circlemeup #circleme #circlemanagement #circlemania #circlemonday #circlemountain  2014-05-27 12:39:55395019CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,189Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-13 10:19:1589425CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,054#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 6th, 2014 - "Feelgood Africa"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-05-12 10:40:531672119CC G+
John Wood4,710This is a Circle of people who have recently shared my circles !  Add these great sharers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who Share this current edition will be included in my next one  ... Cheers!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles  2014-05-02 13:19:5026631210CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,781#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 22nd, 2014 -  " People of Africa #rememberingrwanda "Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-28 16:30:491660113CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,814AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 15th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-22 08:45:491640013CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,690AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 8th, 2014 - "Collective Africa"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-15 09:57:171622016CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,544Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-13 10:42:2291406CC G+
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151025CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,423 AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 25th, 2014 - "Land,sea and sky"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-03-31 12:27:461600017CC G+
ibrahim aslan0SHARE 2014-03-22 14:36:56501567CC G+
Ka es198#sharedcircles  2014-03-20 06:43:285016210CC G+
John Wood1,635Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!All those  *#sharing  publicly THIS circle* will also be included in my other major circle sharing update B series.Thank you to all those who participated.#plusyourfollowers  #specialthankscircle   #india   #london   #male   #female   #photography   #wedding   #women   #travel   #realestate   #africa   #safari  #sharedcircle       #sharedcircles       #sharingcircle       #sharingcircles       #circle       #circles       #topengagers     #circleshare       #circlesharing       #growyourgoogleplus    2014-03-18 07:24:02308426CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,992AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 11th, 2014 - "African Predators"Three new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all past and present winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.Please check out our new daily theme #AFRICANature - more detail at +AFRICANature2014-03-18 06:53:461610014CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up260photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-17 05:00:41501318CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,669Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-03-13 10:47:0585408CC G+
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2014-05-19 18:00:04 (41 comments, 28 reshares, 82 +1s)

Laboratory mosquitoes have to eat, too! Here, Rockefeller University's Emily Dennis feeds her study subjects, Aedes aegypti. In the wild this species transmits yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya, but lab mosquitoes are clean.

Most reshares: 28

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2014-05-19 18:00:04 (41 comments, 28 reshares, 82 +1s)

Laboratory mosquitoes have to eat, too! Here, Rockefeller University's Emily Dennis feeds her study subjects, Aedes aegypti. In the wild this species transmits yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya, but lab mosquitoes are clean.

Most plusones: 183

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2014-08-04 21:00:59 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 183 +1s)

Winter is not the best time of year for insect geeks to visit Australia, but the few species that are out move so slowly they are a pleasure to photograph. This chilly Prolasius worker was walking along the top of a log in suburban Melbourne so slowly that I could focus on the ant's eye as it moved.

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2014-08-31 18:57:25 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 116 +1s)

An ant-mimicking corinnid spider and its Dolichoderus ant model, photographed in Belize. 

#SpiderSunday  

An ant-mimicking corinnid spider and its Dolichoderus ant model, photographed in Belize. 

#SpiderSunday  ___

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2014-08-29 18:30:16 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)

In response to a viral video going around showing an ant daisy chain, I have a new post at Myrmecos. 

In response to a viral video going around showing an ant daisy chain, I have a new post at Myrmecos. ___

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2014-08-28 15:53:14 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 101 +1s)

Pits and grooves reinforce the strength of this Pseudoneoponera huntress ant's exoskeleton. This is not an easy insect to squish. (Borneo)

Pits and grooves reinforce the strength of this Pseudoneoponera huntress ant's exoskeleton. This is not an easy insect to squish. (Borneo)___

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2014-08-22 15:30:57 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 117 +1s)

Portrait of a dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, from Borneo.

Portrait of a dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, from Borneo.___

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2014-08-20 16:30:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)

In a whimsical mood yesterday, I set up a Zazzle shop for a unique series of tongue-in-cheek arthropod cards. It was surprisingly easy. Go visit:

http://www.zazzle.com/myrmecos

In a whimsical mood yesterday, I set up a Zazzle shop for a unique series of tongue-in-cheek arthropod cards. It was surprisingly easy. Go visit:

http://www.zazzle.com/myrmecos___

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2014-08-20 15:44:49 (27 comments, 12 reshares, 121 +1s)

I propose that Australia's new national animal be the adorable eastern mouse spider, Missulena bradleyi.

(Thanks to David Wilson at JCU for wrangling the spider).

I propose that Australia's new national animal be the adorable eastern mouse spider, Missulena bradleyi.

(Thanks to David Wilson at JCU for wrangling the spider).___

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2014-08-19 21:54:08 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 78 +1s)

Tiny cynipid wasps have coaxed this oak leaf to grow protective- and beautiful- galls around developing larvae.

Tiny cynipid wasps have coaxed this oak leaf to grow protective- and beautiful- galls around developing larvae.___

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2014-08-15 16:36:32 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 144 +1s)

An old photo from 10 years ago, taken with my first digital SLR. It's a soldier Atta cephalotes leafcutter ant in a display in Brian Fisher's big Ant Exhibit at Cal Academy in 2004.

An old photo from 10 years ago, taken with my first digital SLR. It's a soldier Atta cephalotes leafcutter ant in a display in Brian Fisher's big Ant Exhibit at Cal Academy in 2004.___

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2014-08-15 02:59:33 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 86 +1s)

Portrait of a male Sydney funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus.

Portrait of a male Sydney funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus.___

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2014-08-12 21:14:40 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 113 +1s)

Even when visiting urban centers I try to photograph the little creatures. These Pheidole megacephala big-headed ants- one of the world's most damaging pest species- were in charge of the back patio at our hotel in Cairns.

The size difference among workers is normal for this genus.

Even when visiting urban centers I try to photograph the little creatures. These Pheidole megacephala big-headed ants- one of the world's most damaging pest species- were in charge of the back patio at our hotel in Cairns.

The size difference among workers is normal for this genus.___

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2014-08-11 00:52:56 (6 comments, 18 reshares, 156 +1s)

A fungus gnat struggles to free itself from the hungry leaf of a sundew plant. Photo from Victoria, Australia, last month.

A fungus gnat struggles to free itself from the hungry leaf of a sundew plant. Photo from Victoria, Australia, last month.___

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2014-08-08 14:35:20 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 107 +1s)

Some ants have an easier time hunting on cold days when prey is too sluggish to escape. This Rhytidoponera worker has caught a fungus gnat. (Victoria, Australia).

Some ants have an easier time hunting on cold days when prey is too sluggish to escape. This Rhytidoponera worker has caught a fungus gnat. (Victoria, Australia).___

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2014-08-06 18:29:24 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)

If there was ever an "Oddest Ant" competition, Mystrium would be a contender. This is M. camillae , a club-jawed ant from Borneo that's settling in as a lab animal for biomechanical studies at the University of Illinois.

If there was ever an "Oddest Ant" competition, Mystrium would be a contender. This is M. camillae , a club-jawed ant from Borneo that's settling in as a lab animal for biomechanical studies at the University of Illinois.___

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2014-08-04 21:00:59 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 183 +1s)

Winter is not the best time of year for insect geeks to visit Australia, but the few species that are out move so slowly they are a pleasure to photograph. This chilly Prolasius worker was walking along the top of a log in suburban Melbourne so slowly that I could focus on the ant's eye as it moved.

Winter is not the best time of year for insect geeks to visit Australia, but the few species that are out move so slowly they are a pleasure to photograph. This chilly Prolasius worker was walking along the top of a log in suburban Melbourne so slowly that I could focus on the ant's eye as it moved.___

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2014-08-04 16:06:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Hello PCOs and assorted pest control professionals. Please read this post, as it might save us both some headaches down the road.

I am not a PCO myself, but an insect photographer who sometimes interacts with the sector by licensing photos for pest control adverts and websites. I have clients in this group (thanks!).

While I love what I do, the only real negative aspect of my job is dealing with the fact that over 90% of the commercial users of my photographs have not asked permission, given me credit, or paid for my services. Instead, people simply pull my images off the internet, often from the sites of clients who pay to display the image free of the ugly copyright mark. Many of these copyright infringements are innocent- too many people just don't realize that images on Google are not all free to adapt for commercial advertising or product development. Unfortunately, this Wild... more »

Hello PCOs and assorted pest control professionals. Please read this post, as it might save us both some headaches down the road.

I am not a PCO myself, but an insect photographer who sometimes interacts with the sector by licensing photos for pest control adverts and websites. I have clients in this group (thanks!).

While I love what I do, the only real negative aspect of my job is dealing with the fact that over 90% of the commercial users of my photographs have not asked permission, given me credit, or paid for my services. Instead, people simply pull my images off the internet, often from the sites of clients who pay to display the image free of the ugly copyright mark. Many of these copyright infringements are innocent- too many people just don't realize that images on Google are not all free to adapt for commercial advertising or product development. Unfortunately, this Wild West dynamic of internet copyright has made it more difficult for me to continue producing new photographs.

I lose thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours every year fighting commercial copyright infringements, some of them on the part of pest control companies. I take hundreds fewer photographs than I otherwise would be able to, cutting deeply into my future growth. Yet, I have to enforce.  Images that go viral lose their value.

I have handled infringements mostly on my own, usually issuing takedown requests, as involving 3rd parties increases costs for everyone but the lawyers. Unfortunately, though, the infringement problem is now so severe I can no longer afford the time. To that end, I have contracted Image Rights International, an intellectual property management company, to relieve my workload. I cannot go on as a photographer spending more time issuing takedown notices than I do taking photographs.

Hiring an enforcement company is expensive, and means companies found using my photographs without a contract will now be billed, usually somewhere between $400 and $3000, depending on the nature and number of infringements. These invoices will be enforced through the legal system. I am posting this as a heads-up, as I would much rather everyone just quietly remove any unauthorized images.

Please, for all of us, check your websites for any images that might have originally come from alexanderwild.com, and verify that they were licensed properly, or remove them. 

Alternately, if you see anything there you'd like to license for your own business- please send me a message! 

Thanks for your time,

Alex___

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2014-08-01 02:31:09 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 133 +1s)

Procrastinating from real work, I went outside about an hour ago and found this stephanid wasp female ovipositing into a redbud tree. She was in the perfect position for a silhouette against the dusk sky.

Procrastinating from real work, I went outside about an hour ago and found this stephanid wasp female ovipositing into a redbud tree. She was in the perfect position for a silhouette against the dusk sky.___

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2014-07-31 20:50:57 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 124 +1s)

A couple things I love:
1. Having a native prairie garden out the front instead of lawn.
2. The Canon 6D, which has such good low-light performance that I can crank the ISO up to 3200, the shutter speed to 1/4000 of a second, and get a shot like this in ambient, cloudy light.

A couple things I love:
1. Having a native prairie garden out the front instead of lawn.
2. The Canon 6D, which has such good low-light performance that I can crank the ISO up to 3200, the shutter speed to 1/4000 of a second, and get a shot like this in ambient, cloudy light.___

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2014-07-30 21:38:27 (13 comments, 14 reshares, 160 +1s)

The back end of a redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) releasing silk from her spinnerets. The shot was unplanned, as the spider was shy and making her getaway. I don't ordinarily do arthropod butt shots, but this one was interesting enough to keep. 

The infamous redback is Australia's version of the black widow, with similar biology. Photographed in Victoria, Australia, earlier this month.

The back end of a redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) releasing silk from her spinnerets. The shot was unplanned, as the spider was shy and making her getaway. I don't ordinarily do arthropod butt shots, but this one was interesting enough to keep. 

The infamous redback is Australia's version of the black widow, with similar biology. Photographed in Victoria, Australia, earlier this month.___

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2014-07-30 02:42:54 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 124 +1s)

People have heard of the woolly mammoth, and maybe even of the woolly rhinoceros. But what about the Woolly Aphid? 

Yes, that's actually a thing- a subfamily (Eriosomatinae) of the aphid family Aphididae. These little fur balls have been flying lazily around the yard this summer.

People have heard of the woolly mammoth, and maybe even of the woolly rhinoceros. But what about the Woolly Aphid? 

Yes, that's actually a thing- a subfamily (Eriosomatinae) of the aphid family Aphididae. These little fur balls have been flying lazily around the yard this summer.___

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2014-07-29 02:28:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)

After several embarrassing years of failing to have photographed one of the world's most important pest ants, I have finally done the yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. Link below! This is the invasive species that threatens to extinguish the famous Christmas Island crabs.

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Anoplolepis/

After several embarrassing years of failing to have photographed one of the world's most important pest ants, I have finally done the yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. Link below! This is the invasive species that threatens to extinguish the famous Christmas Island crabs.

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Anoplolepis/___

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2014-07-27 16:43:13 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 94 +1s)

Given how commonly Oecophylla smaragdina weaver ants show up in social media shares, it's easy to forget the species is dimorphic. Most people never see the diminutive minor workers as they typically stay inside the nests. Here's a photo from Cairns showing both worker castes.

Given how commonly Oecophylla smaragdina weaver ants show up in social media shares, it's easy to forget the species is dimorphic. Most people never see the diminutive minor workers as they typically stay inside the nests. Here's a photo from Cairns showing both worker castes.___

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2014-07-25 16:45:56 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 91 +1s)

A wider view of a green tree ant nest in the Cairns Botanical Garden. Breathing on the nest brought out all the guards, making for a more dramatic photo, but I had to clean massive amounts of formic acid spray off the lens several times during this session.

Green tree ants are a type of weaver ant, which create nests by pulling living leaves together and securing them with silk spun by ant larvae.

A wider view of a green tree ant nest in the Cairns Botanical Garden. Breathing on the nest brought out all the guards, making for a more dramatic photo, but I had to clean massive amounts of formic acid spray off the lens several times during this session.

Green tree ants are a type of weaver ant, which create nests by pulling living leaves together and securing them with silk spun by ant larvae.___

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2014-07-24 20:22:46 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 123 +1s)

20 minutes of fireflies at Homer Lake, Illinois.

20 minutes of fireflies at Homer Lake, Illinois.___

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2014-07-23 17:33:13 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)

Fly sexytime! I love how different in form are male (left) and female fungus gnats. Photo from Victoria, Australia.

Fly sexytime! I love how different in form are male (left) and female fungus gnats. Photo from Victoria, Australia.___

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2014-07-02 02:31:47 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)

Several firefly species signal over a 10 minute time lapse at Homer Lake, Illinois. 

More from this series here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Fireflies/

Several firefly species signal over a 10 minute time lapse at Homer Lake, Illinois. 

More from this series here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Fireflies/___

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2014-06-30 00:52:53 (6 comments, 21 reshares, 138 +1s)

Several species of fireflies, each with a unique flash pattern, are out in number at Homer Lake. It's positively sparkly out there! This composite image, from last night, covers about 10 minutes.

More from this series here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Fireflies/

#ScienceSunday  

Several species of fireflies, each with a unique flash pattern, are out in number at Homer Lake. It's positively sparkly out there! This composite image, from last night, covers about 10 minutes.

More from this series here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Fireflies/

#ScienceSunday  ___

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2014-06-27 00:30:45 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 83 +1s)

I'm such a flash junkie I hardly ever shoot in just ambient light. But, here's a rare flash-free shot of Bombus griseocollis from the prairie garden this evening.

I'm such a flash junkie I hardly ever shoot in just ambient light. But, here's a rare flash-free shot of Bombus griseocollis from the prairie garden this evening.___

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2014-06-26 03:16:55 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 109 +1s)

A female crown-of-thorns wasp (Stephanidae, Megischus bicolor) ovipositing. She's likely aiming for a beetle grub eating through the wood below.

Urbana, Illinois.

A female crown-of-thorns wasp (Stephanidae, Megischus bicolor) ovipositing. She's likely aiming for a beetle grub eating through the wood below.

Urbana, Illinois.___

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2014-06-25 00:17:33 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)

Say what you will about mosquitoes, but up close they are elegant little animals. This is a male Aedes aegypti- the yellow fever mosquito- resting on the water surface after emerging from a submerged pupa. 

More mosquito photographs here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Mosquitoes/

(Thanks to Leslie Vosshall's lab at Rockefeller University for coordinating the session, and to +Emily Dennis  for mozzie wrangling)

Say what you will about mosquitoes, but up close they are elegant little animals. This is a male Aedes aegypti- the yellow fever mosquito- resting on the water surface after emerging from a submerged pupa. 

More mosquito photographs here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Mosquitoes/

(Thanks to Leslie Vosshall's lab at Rockefeller University for coordinating the session, and to +Emily Dennis  for mozzie wrangling)___

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2014-06-22 14:37:21 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 129 +1s)

I've been photographing fireflies every evening for a week, and last night I finally nailed my first good shot of the season. This is a male Photinus pyralis showing the characteristic upward swoop.

I've been photographing fireflies every evening for a week, and last night I finally nailed my first good shot of the season. This is a male Photinus pyralis showing the characteristic upward swoop.___

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2014-06-19 18:34:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

Larvae of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, in lab culture at Rockefeller University. 

More mosquito photographs here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Mosquitoes/

Larvae of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, in lab culture at Rockefeller University. 

More mosquito photographs here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Mosquitoes/___

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2014-06-16 20:09:21 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 85 +1s)

Portrait of a female malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. A rather different looking animal than the previous mosquito.

Portrait of a female malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. A rather different looking animal than the previous mosquito.___

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2014-06-16 15:54:27 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 81 +1s)

Aedes aegypti is the mosquito behind the spread of Yellow Fever, Dengue, and now, Chikungunya. I've been trying (and mostly failing) this weekend to do focus-stacked portraits of the species. This image more or less worked, but I am finding mosquitoes to be among the most difficult insects to photograph stacked. The feathery antennae really confound the algorithms, and the animals are much more delicate than my usual ants.

Anyway. Thanks to Leslie Vosshall and Emily Jane Dennis at Rockefeller for lending me the mozzies.

Aedes aegypti is the mosquito behind the spread of Yellow Fever, Dengue, and now, Chikungunya. I've been trying (and mostly failing) this weekend to do focus-stacked portraits of the species. This image more or less worked, but I am finding mosquitoes to be among the most difficult insects to photograph stacked. The feathery antennae really confound the algorithms, and the animals are much more delicate than my usual ants.

Anyway. Thanks to Leslie Vosshall and Emily Jane Dennis at Rockefeller for lending me the mozzies.___

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2014-06-14 14:38:42 (10 comments, 21 reshares, 150 +1s)

In the field, lace bugs look like scrappy little specks, but up close they are beautifully intricate.

(Corythucha sp., photographed on new england aster, in Urbana)

In the field, lace bugs look like scrappy little specks, but up close they are beautifully intricate.

(Corythucha sp., photographed on new england aster, in Urbana)___

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2014-06-12 20:23:18 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)

The emergence of Brood III periodical cicadas a couple hours west of Urbana has provided enough new cicada photos to populate a dedicated cicada gallery! The last time this brood was seen above ground was in 1997.

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Periodical-Cicadas/

And, in honor of the summer cicada emergence, I'm putting the whole set on sale at 70% off the usual rates. If you're looking for something buggy to liven up your walls, have a look.

The emergence of Brood III periodical cicadas a couple hours west of Urbana has provided enough new cicada photos to populate a dedicated cicada gallery! The last time this brood was seen above ground was in 1997.

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Periodical-Cicadas/

And, in honor of the summer cicada emergence, I'm putting the whole set on sale at 70% off the usual rates. If you're looking for something buggy to liven up your walls, have a look.___

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2014-06-11 20:59:28 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 121 +1s)

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Here's a new photograph of a periodical cicada.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Here's a new photograph of a periodical cicada.___

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2014-06-08 15:37:47 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 94 +1s)

I can't help but think that springtails would be more popular if they were, say, bumble bee sized instead of millimeter specks. They're quite pretty.

This is a Sinella sp. in Joe Zhou's lab at the University of Kentucky. I had to stack my MP-E lens on extension tubes to get enough magnification for this tiny animal.

I can't help but think that springtails would be more popular if they were, say, bumble bee sized instead of millimeter specks. They're quite pretty.

This is a Sinella sp. in Joe Zhou's lab at the University of Kentucky. I had to stack my MP-E lens on extension tubes to get enough magnification for this tiny animal.___

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2014-06-08 00:16:15 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 119 +1s)

This large-ish anthomyiid fly has been hanging out all week on some thistles in the back yard, tempting me to photograph it, only to jump out of range when I approach. I finally got this shot, though.

This large-ish anthomyiid fly has been hanging out all week on some thistles in the back yard, tempting me to photograph it, only to jump out of range when I approach. I finally got this shot, though.___

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2014-06-06 01:37:14 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 158 +1s)

I planted milkweed in my urban garden for the monarch caterpillars, and look! It worked!

I planted milkweed in my urban garden for the monarch caterpillars, and look! It worked!___

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2014-06-05 14:24:03 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)

A Prenolepis winter ant collects honeydew from an understory leaf. Georgia, USA.

A Prenolepis winter ant collects honeydew from an understory leaf. Georgia, USA.___

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2014-06-04 16:10:17 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 76 +1s)

Is it karma or just biology? Mosquitoes have parasites, too! 

This eastern treehole mosquito (Ochlerotatus triseriatus) was carrying a load of mites- those orange splotches- when it landed on my hand last night.

Is it karma or just biology? Mosquitoes have parasites, too! 

This eastern treehole mosquito (Ochlerotatus triseriatus) was carrying a load of mites- those orange splotches- when it landed on my hand last night.___

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2014-06-03 20:26:02 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)

I unrolled the rolled-up edge of an oak leaf to reveal the lair of a pretty Anyphaena ghost spider. Photographed in Weaver Park, Urbana, using Canon's MP-E 65mm macro lens and just the right amount of fill flash to balance out the background sky.

More photographs from this session here: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/06/03/a-short-safari-in-a-small-oak-tree/

I unrolled the rolled-up edge of an oak leaf to reveal the lair of a pretty Anyphaena ghost spider. Photographed in Weaver Park, Urbana, using Canon's MP-E 65mm macro lens and just the right amount of fill flash to balance out the background sky.

More photographs from this session here: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/06/03/a-short-safari-in-a-small-oak-tree/___

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2014-06-02 23:58:50 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)

You'd hardly know it from the runty little caterpillar sitting alongside the egg that birthed it, but this animal will grow up to become a polyphemus moth, one of North America's largest and most attractive insects. Photographed yesterday in Weaver Park in Urbana.

You'd hardly know it from the runty little caterpillar sitting alongside the egg that birthed it, but this animal will grow up to become a polyphemus moth, one of North America's largest and most attractive insects. Photographed yesterday in Weaver Park in Urbana.___

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2014-06-01 20:23:50 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)

A moth demonstrates how to look like the bark of an oak tree. Urbana, Illinois.

A moth demonstrates how to look like the bark of an oak tree. Urbana, Illinois.___

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2014-05-30 04:34:19 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)

Ants often make up for nutritional deficits by feeding from bird droppings. Here, Camponotus decipiens, a small carpenter ant, tastes a bit of bird poop in Chattanooga.

Ants often make up for nutritional deficits by feeding from bird droppings. Here, Camponotus decipiens, a small carpenter ant, tastes a bit of bird poop in Chattanooga.___

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2014-05-29 17:31:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

If you'd like to try your hand at tropical insect photography, we still have several spaces open for the September 2014 BugShot workshop in Belize!  This week-long course is taught by myself, spider guy +Thomas Shahan, conservation photographer +Piotr Naskrecki, and dragonfly expert +John Abbott, and we visit caves, jungle, Belize's largest orchid collection, and an active butterfly farm.

For a preview of the sorts of photographs you may expect to make, here are participant photographs from last September's event: https://www.flickr.com/groups/bugshotbelize2013/

We'd love to have you with us!

If you'd like to try your hand at tropical insect photography, we still have several spaces open for the September 2014 BugShot workshop in Belize!  This week-long course is taught by myself, spider guy +Thomas Shahan, conservation photographer +Piotr Naskrecki, and dragonfly expert +John Abbott, and we visit caves, jungle, Belize's largest orchid collection, and an active butterfly farm.

For a preview of the sorts of photographs you may expect to make, here are participant photographs from last September's event: https://www.flickr.com/groups/bugshotbelize2013/

We'd love to have you with us!___

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2014-05-28 20:28:27 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)

Given last winter's dire monarch butterfly numbers, I wasn't sure I was going to see any this year. So I was extremely pleased to return from the BugShot workshop to find several small eggs on the Sullivant's milkweed in my prairie garden. Here is one of them.

(For those who care about the photographic details, this is a 6-image stack done in Zerene. The input images were taken with Canon's MP-E lens on 48mm of extension tubes, at about 8x, and cropped slightly.)

Given last winter's dire monarch butterfly numbers, I wasn't sure I was going to see any this year. So I was extremely pleased to return from the BugShot workshop to find several small eggs on the Sullivant's milkweed in my prairie garden. Here is one of them.

(For those who care about the photographic details, this is a 6-image stack done in Zerene. The input images were taken with Canon's MP-E lens on 48mm of extension tubes, at about 8x, and cropped slightly.)___

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2014-05-20 00:38:04 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 116 +1s)

Recipe For A Photograph #4: The Emerging Mosquito. 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/05/19/recipe-for-a-photograph-4-the-emerging-mosquito/

Recipe For A Photograph #4: The Emerging Mosquito. 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/05/19/recipe-for-a-photograph-4-the-emerging-mosquito/___

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2014-05-19 18:00:04 (41 comments, 28 reshares, 82 +1s)

Laboratory mosquitoes have to eat, too! Here, Rockefeller University's Emily Dennis feeds her study subjects, Aedes aegypti. In the wild this species transmits yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya, but lab mosquitoes are clean.

Laboratory mosquitoes have to eat, too! Here, Rockefeller University's Emily Dennis feeds her study subjects, Aedes aegypti. In the wild this species transmits yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya, but lab mosquitoes are clean.___

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2014-05-19 00:51:16 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)

One of these things is not like the others. Can you spot it?

(photographed under a stone at Konza Prairie, Kansas)

One of these things is not like the others. Can you spot it?

(photographed under a stone at Konza Prairie, Kansas)___

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