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SmugMug44,855Dear 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 19:30:00289 

Alex Wild has been shared in 193 public circles

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CAT kitten3,090CATkitten Circles – 3rd day:► Circle 03 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!► Cercle 03 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!► Círculo 03– hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it. #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircle   #awesomecircles   #awesomepeolpleongplus   #cercle   #circle   #circles   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circulocompartido   #círculos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #mycircles   #mycircle   #publiccircle   #publiccirclesproject   2014-10-22 09:53:39499011
Grobler du Preez89,579#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to AfricanTuesday TOP 5:   October 14th, 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.2014-10-20 17:09:56187008
Gailen Mapes69,053Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z - 13 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 +2014-10-13 19:53:0784013
John Nuntiatio48,007#newcircle   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-10-12 14:20:47149011
Grobler du Preez89,481#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to AfricanTuesday TOP 5:   September 30th, 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.2014-10-06 10:50:17186112
Grobler du Preez89,367#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to AfricanTuesday TOP 5:  September 23rd, 2014 - "This is 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.2014-09-29 08:53:111831112
Grobler du Preez89,493#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday September 16th, 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.2014-09-23 09:58:00181109
Grobler du Preez89,361#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday September 9th, 2014 - "Monochrome 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.2014-09-15 10:05:271790213
Gailen Mapes67,746Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z - 13 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 +2014-09-13 10:47:3578403
Grobler du Preez89,142*#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday September 2nd, 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.2014-09-08 08:10:141785215
Grobler du Preez88,975* #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 09:28:391770216
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 00:46:30500338
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 15:40:151760410
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 06:51:30378225
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 17:52:44176046
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 10:46:0876004
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 07:38:561732218
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990617
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
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 11:58:3981408
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 17:52:024687015
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 02:13:005014415
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 10:38:3579416
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 00:45:2046910418
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 15:09:56522707
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 05:53:52479001
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 19:44:461712417
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 08:36:59170137
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 12:39:55395019
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 10:19:1589425
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 10:40:531672119
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 13:19:502663910
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 16:30:491660113
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 08:45:491640013
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 09:57:171622016
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 10:42:2291406
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 17:15:22500151025
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 12:27:461600017
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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 07:24:02308426
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 06:53:461610014
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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 10:47:0585408
Grobler du Preez86,699AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 4th, 2014 - "Open Theme"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.2014-03-10 08:56:311580015

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

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).

Most reshares: 22

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2014-10-10 16:05:06 (7 comments, 22 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Ants do some remarkable things. One of them is gardening. Here, a colony of Azteca gnava in Belize has constructed a hanging garden out of carton and several species of epiphytic plants.

Most plusones: 183

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

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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2014-10-22 17:16:56 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Feeding the queen! More honey bee photographs here:

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Honey-Bees/

Feeding the queen! More honey bee photographs here:

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Honey-Bees/___

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2014-10-21 00:23:01 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

And now, a delightfully bizarre animal. Harpegnathos hunting ants evolved giant jaws by developmentally pushing out a small, central portion of the mandible. (Photo from Ant Course/Borneo 2010).

And now, a delightfully bizarre animal. Harpegnathos hunting ants evolved giant jaws by developmentally pushing out a small, central portion of the mandible. (Photo from Ant Course/Borneo 2010).___

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2014-10-16 00:42:24 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

I just love it when I find something in a photograph that I didn't notice in the field. Check out the bark louse lurking under the zombie-fungus killed ant.

I just love it when I find something in a photograph that I didn't notice in the field. Check out the bark louse lurking under the zombie-fungus killed ant.___

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2014-10-14 20:21:23 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Here's an obscure animal I photographed recently in Belize. Give yourself 10 points if you recognize it.

Here's an obscure animal I photographed recently in Belize. Give yourself 10 points if you recognize it.___

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2014-10-13 19:11:45 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

The birth of a silkworm.

The birth of a silkworm.___

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2014-10-10 16:05:06 (7 comments, 22 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Ants do some remarkable things. One of them is gardening. Here, a colony of Azteca gnava in Belize has constructed a hanging garden out of carton and several species of epiphytic plants.

Ants do some remarkable things. One of them is gardening. Here, a colony of Azteca gnava in Belize has constructed a hanging garden out of carton and several species of epiphytic plants.___

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2014-10-09 02:02:26 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite ground beetles is Colliuris. But, that's probably because they look like ants.

One of my favorite ground beetles is Colliuris. But, that's probably because they look like ants.___

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2014-10-07 17:51:28 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

I am pleased to announce the Halloween print sale! This is one of the more whimsical sales since I started doing them a couple years ago. 26 selected photographs, mostly arachnids, are 70% off their usual fine art pricing until November 1. 5x7" prints are just $3.99.

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Art/Halloween-Print-Sale-1/n-PXh9V/

I am pleased to announce the Halloween print sale! This is one of the more whimsical sales since I started doing them a couple years ago. 26 selected photographs, mostly arachnids, are 70% off their usual fine art pricing until November 1. 5x7" prints are just $3.99.

http://www.alexanderwild.com/Art/Halloween-Print-Sale-1/n-PXh9V/___

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2014-10-05 21:52:28 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Portrait of Tenodera sinensis, the Chinese mantis, a species that has become abundant in parts of North America following an unplanned introduction to Philadelphia over 100 years ago.

This image is a focus-stacked composite of four photographs.

Portrait of Tenodera sinensis, the Chinese mantis, a species that has become abundant in parts of North America following an unplanned introduction to Philadelphia over 100 years ago.

This image is a focus-stacked composite of four photographs.___

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2014-10-02 19:58:44 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

The ant predator Eciton vagans carries off a trap-jaw ant she has killed. Photo from our recent BugShot workshop in Belize.

The ant predator Eciton vagans carries off a trap-jaw ant she has killed. Photo from our recent BugShot workshop in Belize.___

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2014-10-01 21:40:39 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

A Magicicada periodical cicada emerges from its last immature skin as an adult. Brood III, Illinois, 2014.

More periodical cicadas here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Periodical-Cicadas/

A Magicicada periodical cicada emerges from its last immature skin as an adult. Brood III, Illinois, 2014.

More periodical cicadas here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Periodical-Cicadas/___

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2014-09-30 18:07:58 (12 comments, 12 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

This is not an ant.

(It's a Myrmarachne jumping spider).

This is not an ant.

(It's a Myrmarachne jumping spider).___

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2014-09-25 02:05:08 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

In which Ars Technica kindly gave me a soapbox to explain the phenomenal frustrations I have with online commercial copyright infringement. 

#photography #copyright

In which Ars Technica kindly gave me a soapbox to explain the phenomenal frustrations I have with online commercial copyright infringement. 

#photography #copyright___

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2014-09-24 16:58:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Whirligig beetles inhabit the thin interface between air and water. This is Dineutus, from Arizona.

Whirligig beetles inhabit the thin interface between air and water. This is Dineutus, from Arizona.___

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2014-09-24 16:43:35 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Portrait of an Odontomachus trap-jaw ant from Belize. The mandible trap is tripped by a literal hair trigger, and the jaws close with such tremendous force as to bounce the ant several inches in the air.

Portrait of an Odontomachus trap-jaw ant from Belize. The mandible trap is tripped by a literal hair trigger, and the jaws close with such tremendous force as to bounce the ant several inches in the air.___

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2014-09-24 16:13:52 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

This illuminating case of National Geographic bullying a science artist whose work was used without permission or payment on a Nat Geo cover should serve as a reminder that large organizations, even those with a public face of social responsibility, are more concerned about their profits than they are about ethics. Nat Geo explicitly threatens to bankrupt their victim for pursuing the matter:

"Based on the obstacles and costs you would face to bring this to trial, resolving the issue through negotiation seems the most cost effective way to settle the matter.".

http://www.blyon.com/what-happens-when-national-geographic-steals-your-art/

Shame, National Geographic. You were once a friend to photographers.

This illuminating case of National Geographic bullying a science artist whose work was used without permission or payment on a Nat Geo cover should serve as a reminder that large organizations, even those with a public face of social responsibility, are more concerned about their profits than they are about ethics. Nat Geo explicitly threatens to bankrupt their victim for pursuing the matter:

"Based on the obstacles and costs you would face to bring this to trial, resolving the issue through negotiation seems the most cost effective way to settle the matter.".

http://www.blyon.com/what-happens-when-national-geographic-steals-your-art/

Shame, National Geographic. You were once a friend to photographers.___

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2014-09-22 22:04:11 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

The primary food of most army ants is other ants. Here, Eciton vagans workers tear apart a trap-jaw ant.

(Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, Cayo District, Belize)

The primary food of most army ants is other ants. Here, Eciton vagans workers tear apart a trap-jaw ant.

(Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, Cayo District, Belize)___

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2014-09-21 22:06:04 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Formica subsericea, the silky field ant, is one of the most common insects across the midwestern and northeastern United States. Here, a worker gathers honeydew from aphids in a restored Illinois prairie.

More Formica here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Formica/

Formica subsericea, the silky field ant, is one of the most common insects across the midwestern and northeastern United States. Here, a worker gathers honeydew from aphids in a restored Illinois prairie.

More Formica here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Formica/___

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2014-09-19 20:33:37 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

The eye spot of a Caligo owl butterfly even has faux light reflections. Photo from the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch in Belize.

The eye spot of a Caligo owl butterfly even has faux light reflections. Photo from the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch in Belize.___

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2014-09-17 00:58:21 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Army ants are worth watching closely! This night raid of Eciton vagans in Belize had wingless Ecitophora phorid flies (small, at right) running in their columns.

(Thanks to Brian Brown for the fly ID).

Army ants are worth watching closely! This night raid of Eciton vagans in Belize had wingless Ecitophora phorid flies (small, at right) running in their columns.

(Thanks to Brian Brown for the fly ID).___

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2014-09-02 15:44:13 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Among the world's smallest orthopterans are crickets that live only in ant nests. I photographed this Australian species in a nest of Camponotus sugar ants.

Among the world's smallest orthopterans are crickets that live only in ant nests. I photographed this Australian species in a nest of Camponotus sugar ants.___

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2014-08-31 18:57:25 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

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, 7 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

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, 106 +1s)Open 

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 (13 comments, 10 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

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 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

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)Open 

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 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

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, 146 +1s)Open 

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, 88 +1s)Open 

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, 115 +1s)Open 

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, 159 +1s)Open 

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)Open 

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, 108 +1s)Open 

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)Open 

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)Open 

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)Open 

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, 3 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

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, 13 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

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 18:24:17 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Tiny Ochetellus worker ants carry brood to safety after I disturb their nest. (Victoria, Australia).

More Ochetellus here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Ochetellus/

Tiny Ochetellus worker ants carry brood to safety after I disturb their nest. (Victoria, Australia).

More Ochetellus here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Ochetellus/___

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2014-07-30 17:28:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is fantastic!

+Sam Heads  and Jared Thomas here at the University of Illinois discover a new fossil grasshopper that seems transitional between modern and extinct grasshoppers of the same group. They name it after David Attenborough, and Attenborough was so tickled that he narrated a pitch-perfect piece explaining the find. The story is written up by the inimitable +Bug Gwen. Please read and watch the video- this is a shining example of great science, science writing, and science outreach.

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/dark-data-amber-and-attenborough/

This is fantastic!

+Sam Heads  and Jared Thomas here at the University of Illinois discover a new fossil grasshopper that seems transitional between modern and extinct grasshoppers of the same group. They name it after David Attenborough, and Attenborough was so tickled that he narrated a pitch-perfect piece explaining the find. The story is written up by the inimitable +Bug Gwen. Please read and watch the video- this is a shining example of great science, science writing, and science outreach.

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/dark-data-amber-and-attenborough/___

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

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)Open 

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)Open 

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)Open 

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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2014-07-25 02:48:46 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Few insects are more charismatic than Australia's green tree ants, Oecophylla smaragdina. Photographed in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, with the assistance of Lily Kumpe to hold the backlighting strobes.

Few insects are more charismatic than Australia's green tree ants, Oecophylla smaragdina. Photographed in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, with the assistance of Lily Kumpe to hold the backlighting strobes.___

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

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)Open 

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)Open 

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 15:52:03 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

I count at least 4 species of fireflies in this 10-minute composite exposure. Each has a unique color and pattern.

From Homer Lake on Saturday night, around 11pm. More photographs from the series here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Fireflies/

I count at least 4 species of fireflies in this 10-minute composite exposure. Each has a unique color and pattern.

From Homer Lake on Saturday night, around 11pm. More photographs from the series here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Stories/Fireflies/___

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