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Robert SKREINER1,223,892@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001997  

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2013-05-07 19:26:35 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Look At How Big I Am!
This cormorant was trying to get on the nerves of a nearby pelican, but it didn't work.
The light was harsh, so I chose to blow out the surrounding area and go High Key. A little post to save the beak and a choice to let a few of the bluer streaks of water in for some subtle context and here we are. Nothing to be done on the feathers; as I said, harsh light and the cormorant was still wet from the antagonizing swim past the pelican. 
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen#... more »

Most reshares: 20

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2014-06-09 00:46:25 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 395 +1s)Open 

National Trails Day

Got this at a HawkQuest demonstration in Arvada. I have better, but this really appeals to me and I haven't quite figured out why. I think its because of the eye; being able to see the incredible curvature of the outer layer. 

This is an Eurasian Eagle Owl (EEO). They are not native to Colorado and I believe this one was originally hatched at a zoo in the midwest. Similar to GHO's, one difference is that big, beautiful orange eye (GHO eyes are yellow). They have the largest wingspan of any owl species, going as wide as 6.5ft/2m. Similar diets, the EEO ahs also been seen feeding on foxes and small deer!

If you want to see more of this guy now, visit the raptors gallery on my web page (goo.gl/zfACk4). Or you can wait until I get more pics loaded!
hashtag soup below

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by... more »

Most plusones: 395

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2014-06-09 00:46:25 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 395 +1s)Open 

National Trails Day

Got this at a HawkQuest demonstration in Arvada. I have better, but this really appeals to me and I haven't quite figured out why. I think its because of the eye; being able to see the incredible curvature of the outer layer. 

This is an Eurasian Eagle Owl (EEO). They are not native to Colorado and I believe this one was originally hatched at a zoo in the midwest. Similar to GHO's, one difference is that big, beautiful orange eye (GHO eyes are yellow). They have the largest wingspan of any owl species, going as wide as 6.5ft/2m. Similar diets, the EEO ahs also been seen feeding on foxes and small deer!

If you want to see more of this guy now, visit the raptors gallery on my web page (goo.gl/zfACk4). Or you can wait until I get more pics loaded!
hashtag soup below

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by... more »

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2015-07-16 01:20:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Baggage Check

From a recent visit around the town. I had to back off the colors in post as they were much more vivid SOOC than I remember in person. I love how in this day and age, the carts look like something out of the late 18th or early 19th century. I half expected to see a couple of horses pulling them rather than the small cart.

Baggage Check

From a recent visit around the town. I had to back off the colors in post as they were much more vivid SOOC than I remember in person. I love how in this day and age, the carts look like something out of the late 18th or early 19th century. I half expected to see a couple of horses pulling them rather than the small cart.___

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2015-03-03 23:55:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Above My Head
Keeps you on your toes coming and going...

#icicles   #winter   #blue  

Above My Head
Keeps you on your toes coming and going...

#icicles   #winter   #blue  ___

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2015-02-18 02:55:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Peek-A-Boo

I could hear the hoots, but it was at least a half hour before finding him about 35-40ft off the ground in the hollow trunk of an otherwise healthy tree. Even then, if I hadn't been looking in the exact right spot and at the exact time he blinked, I probably would have missed him. 
http://photogorilla.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Raptors/G0000eN_bwgjM9_I/I0000jsNnpxxgBPU/C0000QkHN_GrZqSw

+HQSP Birds 
#wildlifewednesday   #owl   #greathornedowl  
For +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
For +WILDLIFE in the City  curated by  +Edith Kukla
For +WILDLIFE Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović #wildlifephotos

Peek-A-Boo

I could hear the hoots, but it was at least a half hour before finding him about 35-40ft off the ground in the hollow trunk of an otherwise healthy tree. Even then, if I hadn't been looking in the exact right spot and at the exact time he blinked, I probably would have missed him. 
http://photogorilla.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Raptors/G0000eN_bwgjM9_I/I0000jsNnpxxgBPU/C0000QkHN_GrZqSw

+HQSP Birds 
#wildlifewednesday   #owl   #greathornedowl  
For +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
For +WILDLIFE in the City  curated by  +Edith Kukla
For +WILDLIFE Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Mladen Janjetović #wildlifephotos___

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2015-02-11 06:00:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Feelin' Like A Meal

Took this the other day on a walk in my neighborhood. Thankfully I'm a bit larger than what is usually on this guys menu.

Feelin' Like A Meal

Took this the other day on a walk in my neighborhood. Thankfully I'm a bit larger than what is usually on this guys menu.___

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2015-02-11 05:57:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Feelin' Like A Meal

Took this the other day on a walk in my neighborhood. Thankfully I'm a bit larger than what is usually on this guys menu.

Feelin' Like A Meal

Took this the other day on a walk in my neighborhood. Thankfully I'm a bit larger than what is usually on this guys menu.___

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2014-07-29 03:10:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Experiences
You know what's incredible? Getting to shoot a band you grew up listening to...

Experiences
You know what's incredible? Getting to shoot a band you grew up listening to...___

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2014-07-08 20:01:19 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Tasty!

Not sure if this guy was hungry or hyperactive, but he would not sit still. Very difficult getting a decent bg on him because the explorer in him had to be satisfied. He was leashed, so I challenged myself to get a shot without the harness, which made it more difficult. Almost got there, but I think what is showing is easily lost in the grass. The question is how many of you even noticed the harness before I mentioned it?
hashatag soup below


#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#dailydepthoffield : +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Virgil Cowen +Vince Ong +f.a. fiebig +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals... more »

Tasty!

Not sure if this guy was hungry or hyperactive, but he would not sit still. Very difficult getting a decent bg on him because the explorer in him had to be satisfied. He was leashed, so I challenged myself to get a shot without the harness, which made it more difficult. Almost got there, but I think what is showing is easily lost in the grass. The question is how many of you even noticed the harness before I mentioned it?
hashatag soup below


#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#dailydepthoffield : +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Virgil Cowen +Vince Ong +f.a. fiebig +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Eric Delcour +Marina Versaci
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Krystina Isabella Brion +Eric Delcour
#lowanglephotography : +*** curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#trueportraits : +True Portraits curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#dofmonday : +DOFMonday curated by +Mark Hall +Mara Acoma +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#bokehtuesday : +*** curated by +Bob Baxley
#grasstuesday : +Grass Tuesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff
#mytowntuesday : +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#portraittuesday : +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing ___

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2014-07-01 01:18:47 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

End of Days

I always thought this would come with more fire and brimstone. Seemed kinda wimpy.   Not that I'm complaining...
hashtag soup below




#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#weatherandnaturalforc : +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromemonday : +Monochrome Monday curated by +Martin Heller +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen
#mytowntuesday : +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#shroomshotsaturday :+S... more »

End of Days

I always thought this would come with more fire and brimstone. Seemed kinda wimpy.   Not that I'm complaining...
hashtag soup below




#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#weatherandnaturalforc : +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromemonday : +Monochrome Monday curated by +Martin Heller +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen
#mytowntuesday : +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#shroomshotsaturday : +ShroomshotSaturday curated by +Patti Colston +Michael Albrecht +Anders Stedtlund___

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2014-06-19 01:08:01 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Anyone Have A Comb?

Got this beautiful #goldeneagle  along with the Eurasian Eagle Owl I posted last week. Beautiful animal, although he had a little hat hair going on from the hood being used to keep him calm between displays!
hashtag soup below:

#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspbirds : +HQSP Birds curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#trueportraits : +True Portraits curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#yisforyellow : +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#yellowcircle : +* curated by +Brian Dukesmore »

Anyone Have A Comb?

Got this beautiful #goldeneagle  along with the Eurasian Eagle Owl I posted last week. Beautiful animal, although he had a little hat hair going on from the hood being used to keep him calm between displays!
hashtag soup below:

#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspbirds : +HQSP Birds curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#trueportraits : +True Portraits curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#yisforyellow : +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#yellowcircle : +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#birdsofpreysunday : +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#eyesonsunday : +Eyes On Sunday curated by +Sonia Kalčić
#dofmonday : +DOFMonday curated by +Mark Hall +Mara Acoma +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +* curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#portraittuesday : +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel
#vibrantwednesday : +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#colorsonfriday : +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
and
#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me___

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2014-06-19 00:37:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

RIP Horace Silver

Musician, composer, arranger; one of the greatest.

RIP Horace Silver

Musician, composer, arranger; one of the greatest.___

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2014-06-15 17:11:37 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Fanboy-ing

Some young adult was trying to take a portrait of +Rick Sammon posing with his incredible Camargue Horse Portrait image when this old, fat guy jumped in at the last second!

It was a true pleasure meeting Rick. I identify with much of what he says about photography, how he shoots and how he processes his images.

I only wish I had the whereabouts to actually talk to him about photography while I had the chance.

Fanboy-ing

Some young adult was trying to take a portrait of +Rick Sammon posing with his incredible Camargue Horse Portrait image when this old, fat guy jumped in at the last second!

It was a true pleasure meeting Rick. I identify with much of what he says about photography, how he shoots and how he processes his images.

I only wish I had the whereabouts to actually talk to him about photography while I had the chance.___

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2014-06-09 00:46:25 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 395 +1s)Open 

National Trails Day

Got this at a HawkQuest demonstration in Arvada. I have better, but this really appeals to me and I haven't quite figured out why. I think its because of the eye; being able to see the incredible curvature of the outer layer. 

This is an Eurasian Eagle Owl (EEO). They are not native to Colorado and I believe this one was originally hatched at a zoo in the midwest. Similar to GHO's, one difference is that big, beautiful orange eye (GHO eyes are yellow). They have the largest wingspan of any owl species, going as wide as 6.5ft/2m. Similar diets, the EEO ahs also been seen feeding on foxes and small deer!

If you want to see more of this guy now, visit the raptors gallery on my web page (goo.gl/zfACk4). Or you can wait until I get more pics loaded!
hashtag soup below

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by... more »

National Trails Day

Got this at a HawkQuest demonstration in Arvada. I have better, but this really appeals to me and I haven't quite figured out why. I think its because of the eye; being able to see the incredible curvature of the outer layer. 

This is an Eurasian Eagle Owl (EEO). They are not native to Colorado and I believe this one was originally hatched at a zoo in the midwest. Similar to GHO's, one difference is that big, beautiful orange eye (GHO eyes are yellow). They have the largest wingspan of any owl species, going as wide as 6.5ft/2m. Similar diets, the EEO ahs also been seen feeding on foxes and small deer!

If you want to see more of this guy now, visit the raptors gallery on my web page (goo.gl/zfACk4). Or you can wait until I get more pics loaded!
hashtag soup below

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange : +AllThingsOrange curated by +Lauren Kelly +Kenneth Williams +Nina Piccoli
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspbirds : +HQSP Birds curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Krystina Isabella Brion +Eric Delcour
#birdsofpreysunday : +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#feelgoodfriday : +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Jason Borg +Rebecca Borg___

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2014-03-24 02:17:42 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

5...4...3...

When turtles dream, IF they dream, then why not dream big, right? As soon as I saw this painted turtle, I thought it looked like he was simply waiting for the countdown to end. And how awesome would it be if something as slow and deliberate as a turtle could launch like a rocket? 
Hashtag/plus soup below

#wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #turtle   #paintedturtle

#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Eric Delcour +Marina Versaci
#quirkynature : +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker#m... more »

5...4...3...

When turtles dream, IF they dream, then why not dream big, right? As soon as I saw this painted turtle, I thought it looked like he was simply waiting for the countdown to end. And how awesome would it be if something as slow and deliberate as a turtle could launch like a rocket? 
Hashtag/plus soup below

#wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #turtle   #paintedturtle

#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Eric Delcour +Marina Versaci
#quirkynature : +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#wetwednesday : +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#feelgoodfriday : +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Jason Borg +Rebecca Borg___

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2014-03-10 21:43:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We preempt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this live report in living color. #whynotus
#ImagineAvs

We preempt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this live report in living color. #whynotus
#ImagineAvs___

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2014-02-13 19:14:10 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Clouds

I don't usually photograph clouds, but I saw some interesting formations and thought I'd take a chance at capturing some. This one interested me because even though I was on the ground, it could easily appear to have been taken from above, possibly even from a satellite!

I found working with cloud images interesting and fun, mostly because of the freedom I had to interpret the color and contrast contained in the image. I settled on this interpretation because it represents well what I saw in my mind when I made the shot.
Hashtag soup below: 


#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#lowanglephotography : +Low Angle Photography curated by +Jeremy Lavendermore »

Clouds

I don't usually photograph clouds, but I saw some interesting formations and thought I'd take a chance at capturing some. This one interested me because even though I was on the ground, it could easily appear to have been taken from above, possibly even from a satellite!

I found working with cloud images interesting and fun, mostly because of the freedom I had to interpret the color and contrast contained in the image. I settled on this interpretation because it represents well what I saw in my mind when I made the shot.
Hashtag soup below: 


#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#lowanglephotography : +Low Angle Photography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#weatherandnaturalforc : +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#abstractartmonday : +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn +Ping Doherty
#moodymonday : +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly +Carole Buckwalter
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#weatherwednesday : +Weather Wednesday curated by +Jason Borg
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#thunderstormthursday : +Thunderstorm Thursday curated by +Christina Lawrie
#curvyfriday : +*** curated by +Lorena Masi +Peter From
and #cophotowednesday  with +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel  and me!___

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2014-02-06 21:20:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"The Best Camera...
...is the one you have with you."
 
I'm not sure who first said it, but we've all heard it. And now that I have turned in my ancient but everlasting flip phone for a smartphone, I now have a "best" camera.

Locals will quickly recognize this location as #downtown   #denver . It was a beautiful, if windy day and I have to admit, I like the exposure here. I'm still learning the camera but I am satisfied with the initial images I get from it. And hey - it can make phone calls too!
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley#my... more »

"The Best Camera...
...is the one you have with you."
 
I'm not sure who first said it, but we've all heard it. And now that I have turned in my ancient but everlasting flip phone for a smartphone, I now have a "best" camera.

Locals will quickly recognize this location as #downtown   #denver . It was a beautiful, if windy day and I have to admit, I like the exposure here. I'm still learning the camera but I am satisfied with the initial images I get from it. And hey - it can make phone calls too!
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#iphoneography  ___

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2014-01-22 02:36:44 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

But, I Am Smiling

Took this a couple of Saturdays ago when I met with +Howard Weitzel at #rockymountainarsenal . Very cooperative trio of bucks that were busy feeding by the side of the road.
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#dailydepthoffield : +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Virgil Cowen +Vince Ong +f.a. fiebig +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Claire Jennings +Delcour Eric +Marina Versaci +Krystina Isabella Brion
#dofmonday : +DOFMonday curated by +Mark Hall +Mara Acoma +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#grasstuesday : +Grass Tuesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff
#wildlifewednesday :+Wil... more »

But, I Am Smiling

Took this a couple of Saturdays ago when I met with +Howard Weitzel at #rockymountainarsenal . Very cooperative trio of bucks that were busy feeding by the side of the road.
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#dailydepthoffield : +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Virgil Cowen +Vince Ong +f.a. fiebig +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Claire Jennings +Delcour Eric +Marina Versaci +Krystina Isabella Brion
#dofmonday : +DOFMonday curated by +Mark Hall +Mara Acoma +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#grasstuesday : +Grass Tuesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan___

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2014-01-16 03:07:20 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Colorado

Before I met up with +Howard Weitzel this past Saturday, I was looping around the refuge, looking for photo ops. When I came upon this scene I knew I had to try and give it some justice, regardless of my skills (or lack thereof) at #landscapephotography . I am please with the result.

This image represents #colorado  to me in every way. #longspeak , the #bison , the #snowstorm  in the #mountains  while the weather here was fine. Even the buildings infringing on the landscape accurately symbolizes my view of this state. 
Hashtag soup below:

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#amazinglandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextractcurat... more »

Colorado

Before I met up with +Howard Weitzel this past Saturday, I was looping around the refuge, looking for photo ops. When I came upon this scene I knew I had to try and give it some justice, regardless of my skills (or lack thereof) at #landscapephotography . I am please with the result.

This image represents #colorado  to me in every way. #longspeak , the #bison , the #snowstorm  in the #mountains  while the weather here was fine. Even the buildings infringing on the landscape accurately symbolizes my view of this state. 
Hashtag soup below:

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#amazinglandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Claire Jennings +Delcour Eric +Marina Versaci
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl
#weatherandnaturalforc : +Weather and Natural Forces curated by +Robert SKREINER
#mountainmonday : +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday : +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#weatherwednesday : +Weather Wednesday curated by +Jason Borg
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#fourseasonsfriday : +Four Seasons Friday curated by +Stephonie A Schmitz
#snowysaturday : +#SnowySaturday curated by +John Fujimagari___

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2014-01-13 04:27:03 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Hey! I Have One Of Those!

As +Howard Weitzel  has already mentioned, we were out trying to get some eagles at the Arsenal this weekend. And while the eagles we saw were keeping their distance, the sunset decided to show off a bit for us. 

As many of you know, I am not a #landscapephotography  guy. But I was there, I had a working camera, and I saw drama, so I went for it. Howard has an image from a similar perspective in his stream (https://plus.google.com/107403358784201231436/posts/ReLA3Pkt5uB), so don't forget to check that out too.

Funny thing about processing this image - the only saturation and vibrance increases were in the grass to help them compete with the sky! A new experience for me. 
Hashtag soup below:


+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographers
+AllThingsBlue curated by +Josef Ehrlich#All... more »

Hey! I Have One Of Those!

As +Howard Weitzel  has already mentioned, we were out trying to get some eagles at the Arsenal this weekend. And while the eagles we saw were keeping their distance, the sunset decided to show off a bit for us. 

As many of you know, I am not a #landscapephotography  guy. But I was there, I had a working camera, and I saw drama, so I went for it. Howard has an image from a similar perspective in his stream (https://plus.google.com/107403358784201231436/posts/ReLA3Pkt5uB), so don't forget to check that out too.

Funny thing about processing this image - the only saturation and vibrance increases were in the grass to help them compete with the sky! A new experience for me. 
Hashtag soup below:


+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographers
+AllThingsBlue curated by +Josef Ehrlich #AllThingsBlue 
+AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams +Lauren Kelly #allthingsorange
+Americana Photo curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana
+Available Light curated by +Eckbert Dollhofer #availablelightphotos
+Daily Photo
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Anja Wessels +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan #hqsplandscape
+Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T #LandscapePhotography
+Landscape Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
+NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
+NATURE & WILDLIFE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
+Stunning Moment curated by +Alycia Miller +Britta Rogge +Zvonimir Fras
+NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist #NatureMonday___

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2014-01-10 02:10:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

No way I can make this - hopefully some of you can!

No way I can make this - hopefully some of you can!___

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2013-12-25 20:46:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas...
to all of my family, friends, and followers!

Merry Christmas...
to all of my family, friends, and followers!___

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2013-12-22 23:04:07 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Thirsty

This is the #teal I mentioned in my earlier post <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/KVPgtFDR9T9> Surprised me as it was at the back of a flock of mallards in the stream and it was very small! He was very adamant about staying in this particular spot near the bank and I had to wait for him to float out beyond a bend before I could get a chance to take his image. 
Not much post: wb, color and contrast adjustments, sharpening. 
Hashtag soup below:


#10000photographersaro   : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +MikeSp... more »

Thirsty

This is the #teal I mentioned in my earlier post <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/KVPgtFDR9T9> Surprised me as it was at the back of a flock of mallards in the stream and it was very small! He was very adamant about staying in this particular spot near the bank and I had to wait for him to float out beyond a bend before I could get a chance to take his image. 
Not much post: wb, color and contrast adjustments, sharpening. 
Hashtag soup below:


#10000photographersaro   : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel, +Stan Showalter, and me
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspbirds : +HQSP Birds curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday : +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff
#webbywednesday : +WebbyWednesday curated by +Celeste Odono
#wetwednesday : +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman___

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2013-12-21 17:03:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

At around the 6:15 mark, she harmonizes with herself!

Yeah, you read that right....

#lalahathaway   #snarkypuppy   #harmony   #music   #jazz  

At around the 6:15 mark, she harmonizes with herself!

Yeah, you read that right....

#lalahathaway   #snarkypuppy   #harmony   #music   #jazz  ___

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2013-12-20 01:52:59 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Not What I Came For...
...but that's ok! I was looking for <a href="https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/RBhHSFfHhxp">this guy</a>, a colorful subject that fellow photographer +Howard Weitzel introduced me to last year. Unfortunately, he was no where to be found. But as I was photographing a green-winged #teal , this #muskrat  appeared from the bank, swam across the stream, grabbed some grass, and swam back!
I knew they were in this area, but it was the first time I've ever seen one.

Not much processing here - some WB and tone adjustments, added a bit of clarity, some NR and sharpening, and then the vignette. Everything done in LR.
Hashtag soup below:

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#grasstuesday :+G... more »

Not What I Came For...
...but that's ok! I was looking for <a href="https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/RBhHSFfHhxp">this guy</a>, a colorful subject that fellow photographer +Howard Weitzel introduced me to last year. Unfortunately, he was no where to be found. But as I was photographing a green-winged #teal , this #muskrat  appeared from the bank, swam across the stream, grabbed some grass, and swam back!
I knew they were in this area, but it was the first time I've ever seen one.

Not much processing here - some WB and tone adjustments, added a bit of clarity, some NR and sharpening, and then the vignette. Everything done in LR.
Hashtag soup below:

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#grasstuesday : +Grass Tuesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel, +Stan Showalter, and me___

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2013-11-20 04:10:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Now I HAVE  to win the lottery...
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/news/monty-python-reunion-surviving-members-to-reform-for-a-stage-show-8948661.html

Now I HAVE  to win the lottery...
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/news/monty-python-reunion-surviving-members-to-reform-for-a-stage-show-8948661.html___

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2013-11-16 01:44:54 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Serendipity

Remember this guy / gal? <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/3vygJQnVVNR> And her / his partner? <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/iK9P4BPUV8n>
Well, there are three of them now! They spent much of their time in the high grass and while I was waiting for them to come out, I spied this beautifully back-lit magpie. 
Do I love it when serendipity smiles on me? You betcha'!
Hashtag soup below:

-update-
an additional hashtag for +Colby Brown 's #fallcolorchange  

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits+jo... more »

Serendipity

Remember this guy / gal? <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/3vygJQnVVNR> And her / his partner? <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/iK9P4BPUV8n>
Well, there are three of them now! They spent much of their time in the high grass and while I was waiting for them to come out, I spied this beautifully back-lit magpie. 
Do I love it when serendipity smiles on me? You betcha'!
Hashtag soup below:

-update-
an additional hashtag for +Colby Brown 's #fallcolorchange  

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#dailydepthoffield : +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Virgil Cowen +Vince Ong +f.a. fiebig +Nuraini Ghaifullah
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspbirds : +HQSP Birds curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#dofmonday : +DOFMonday curated by +Mark Hall +Mara Acoma +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
and #cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter , and me.___

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2013-09-14 02:12:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It is a service I easily recommend to anyone.

Lucky #7....Win A Year Of SmugMug
Photo By +Mark Rodriguez 

Friday the 13th is usually known as an unlucky day.... well we would like to change that. How about Lucky #7? Starting now through Monday, September 16th, we will be giving away SEVEN Portfolio accounts ($150 value).

How to enter

1) Reshare this post and tell your friends!
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Want to set up your beautiful SmugMug with 30% off right now? Use the code FRIDAY13 when you sign up to receive 30% off your first year. If you happen to also win, your prize will be credited to your second year.

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Great concept and photo by +Mark Rodriguez! 

Check out how Mark created this spooky scene

https://plus.google.com/u/1/110573952887886961621/posts/8TmDM4dRV3F

#FridayThe13th #Photography   #Jason  ___It is a service I easily recommend to anyone.

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2013-09-12 03:27:26 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Gotcha!
The bird as well as the the fish!
Jittery and very quick to move away before I could get moderately close. Until today, that is! The difference? I was on a bridge and this #greatblueheron  apparently felt confident in the barrier the bridge created between us. I was able to get inside of ~20ft (6m) of her. I could only photograph on a down angle, but he cooperated by tilting her eye towards me whenever I moved. 
Plus your favorite! Hash tag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographersaroundtheworld
+Photo Americana curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana
+BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER #birdloversworldwide
+Birds4All curated by +Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All
+HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz#hqsp... more »

Gotcha!
The bird as well as the the fish!
Jittery and very quick to move away before I could get moderately close. Until today, that is! The difference? I was on a bridge and this #greatblueheron  apparently felt confident in the barrier the bridge created between us. I was able to get inside of ~20ft (6m) of her. I could only photograph on a down angle, but he cooperated by tilting her eye towards me whenever I moved. 
Plus your favorite! Hash tag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographersaroundtheworld
+Photo Americana curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana
+BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER #birdloversworldwide
+Birds4All curated by +Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All
+HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz #hqspbirds
+NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
#MyTownTuesday (+My Town Tuesday) curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc
#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus___

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2013-09-06 00:19:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Quality Time

Most of us don't ever get enough of it.

Taken on a cold, spring day back in April. I was walking through a greenbelt looking for an owl that had been seen nearby. I saw the bridge and was thinking about how I wanted to shoot it when I saw this father / daughter riding a tandem bike. I knew right away that was going to be my image. 

Basic post, nothing more than color and white balance adjustments and some cropping.


#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographersaroundtheworld
+A Day in the Life curated by +Philip Daly #dayinthelife
+Photo Americana curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana
+Available Light curated by +Eckbert Dollhofer #availablelightphotos
+BikePhotography curated by +Joseba Ibarbia#Bi... more »

Quality Time

Most of us don't ever get enough of it.

Taken on a cold, spring day back in April. I was walking through a greenbelt looking for an owl that had been seen nearby. I saw the bridge and was thinking about how I wanted to shoot it when I saw this father / daughter riding a tandem bike. I knew right away that was going to be my image. 

Basic post, nothing more than color and white balance adjustments and some cropping.


#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographersaroundtheworld
+A Day in the Life curated by +Philip Daly #dayinthelife
+Photo Americana curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana
+Available Light curated by +Eckbert Dollhofer #availablelightphotos
+BikePhotography curated by +Joseba Ibarbia #BikePhotography
+#BridgesAroundTheWorld curated by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen #BridgesAroundTheWorld
+HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Rhea Surgimath +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos
+Street Fine Art Photography curated by +Gemma Costa +Jarek Łukaszewicz #streetfineart
+StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva +Maria Roco #streetphotography
+StreetPics curated by +Arnold Goodway #StreetPics
+URBAN - in views and life curated by +Edith Kukla #urbaninviewsandlife___

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2013-08-07 02:07:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Yeah, This...

I don't share too often. Not sure why as I never really thought about it. But I like to think that when I do share, it's going to knock you over. So yeah, this:

The New Land

Capturing this image was quite an incredible life experience for me.  Standing on the edge of the newest land on the planet, overlooking a dried and rolling volcanic landscape that looked very much like a scene from another planet.  The angry hiss of steam and smoke in the air, as molten lava pours into the ocean, constantly battled by relentless waves.  Hot air rising from the ground around me, as the night breeze blew past my face, all under a beautiful starry sky.

Seeing the flowing lava on the Big Island has to be one of the more amazing things I have seen in my life, and it should be on everyone's bucket list.  If you are going to go photograph and see the lava in person, then I would definitely recommend you get a hold of Bruce and Tom over at www.extremeexposure.com.  They are not only two of the nicest guys I have met, but great guides that will go out of their way to ensure you have a fantastic and safe tour, as well as get the shots you want.  Having had the opportunity to photograph the lava with Bruce and Tom, I want to voice a couple quick opinions about the experience.

First, photographing on the edge of the ocean entry and lava in general is dangerous.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply not well informed.  I do a lot of dangerous things to capture photographs, but they always come with understanding those dangers and making the best decisions I can.  What was surprising to me is how off I was on what is and is not dangerous when it came down to lava.  You want to be out there with these guys because they have literally been out there thousands of times and seen it all.  Their job is to make sure you are safe while you focus your time on capturing photos.

Second, photographing the lava, like a lot of other subjects has its own unique challenges.  Bruce and Tom are not just taking you out to the lava, but they are there to help with the photography to ensure you get the best shot possible.  Knowing when and how to shoot the lava is a huge part of ensuring you come back with an image you like, rather than a bunch of bad ones that leave you feeling frustrated.  These guys know what they are doing, so let them help you out!

Get out there and contact these guys and get setup for the experience of your life.  I promise you will not leave unsatisfied.

-------------------------

New images and tour info on my website:
http://kovehphotography.com___Yeah, This...

I don't share too often. Not sure why as I never really thought about it. But I like to think that when I do share, it's going to knock you over. So yeah, this:

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2013-08-05 15:17:41 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Away

I took this about a month ago while shooting wildlife at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWF. I really like how the #aircraft  pops against the sky. I enjoy shooting #aviationphotography  and I'd like to attempt more of that in the future. I'm not sure how I'm going to accomplish that, but part of the fun is in the trying!

Like this aircraft, I have been away for a bit. Unlike this aircraft, but very much like it's contents, my absence is not for one particular reason, but an amalgam of them. I will post regularly again, but they won't be as frequent as they have been in the past.
Hashtag soup follows:

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams#l... more »

Away

I took this about a month ago while shooting wildlife at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWF. I really like how the #aircraft  pops against the sky. I enjoy shooting #aviationphotography  and I'd like to attempt more of that in the future. I'm not sure how I'm going to accomplish that, but part of the fun is in the trying!

Like this aircraft, I have been away for a bit. Unlike this aircraft, but very much like it's contents, my absence is not for one particular reason, but an amalgam of them. I will post regularly again, but they won't be as frequent as they have been in the past.
Hashtag soup follows:

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#lowanglephotography : +Low Angle Photography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#skysunday : +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach
#aviationmonday curated by +Mike Criss
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#transporttuesday : +TransportTuesday curated by +Michael Earley +Joe Paul
#vibrantwednesday : +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#travelthursday : +Travel Thursday curated by +Laura Mitchum
#colorsonfriday : +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
#flybyfriday : +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade___

2013-07-12 00:44:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Lending a Hand
Any LR5 users / experts care to take a crack at this? +Jan Kabili maybe?

Question for all you Lightroom 5 users:

I have my master images folder selected with no filter on the results, which should show every images in all the folders under that main folder.  Lightroom states that I have 8115 images in the folder but is only showing 7649 images.

Any ideas as to why there is a 400+ item discrepancy between the number of images shown in an unfiltered view and the total number of images in the folder structure?

#lightroom   #adobe  ___Lending a Hand
Any LR5 users / experts care to take a crack at this? +Jan Kabili maybe?

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2013-07-10 01:40:05 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Raven
Short on time, I could not get a less busy bg or a more lively expression. Still, I like what I have in this image as (s)he seems to be posing. In reality, (s)he was keeping as strict an eye on me as I was on him.

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#backyardbirdingmonday : +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#portraittuesday :... more »

Raven
Short on time, I could not get a less busy bg or a more lively expression. Still, I like what I have in this image as (s)he seems to be posing. In reality, (s)he was keeping as strict an eye on me as I was on him.

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#backyardbirdingmonday : +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#portraittuesday : +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
And
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me___

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2013-07-03 17:25:11 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Masked
"I'm behind this wall of grass so there's no way he's gonna see me."
I first saw this scrawny, little one from behind and did not initially see rings on the tail, so I wasn't sure what it was that was crawling through the grass. (S)he knew that I was there though and kept a key eye on me the entire time. I know they are capable of violent reaction at times, so I kept my distance and gave it room to move. It eventually slipped though a gate, under a small deck, and around the corner of a utility building. 

For #cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#quirkynature : +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +JenBapti... more »

Masked
"I'm behind this wall of grass so there's no way he's gonna see me."
I first saw this scrawny, little one from behind and did not initially see rings on the tail, so I wasn't sure what it was that was crawling through the grass. (S)he knew that I was there though and kept a key eye on me the entire time. I know they are capable of violent reaction at times, so I kept my distance and gave it room to move. It eventually slipped though a gate, under a small deck, and around the corner of a utility building. 

For #cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#quirkynature : +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#grasstuesday : +Grass Tuesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#furryfriday : +Furry Friday curated by +Ross Campbell
+Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #whateverwednesday___

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2013-07-02 22:40:08 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Beauty
Hardly the prettiest tree around, this subject struck me as photo worthy. I'm still trying to figure out why: the solitude, the contrast of the immense top versus the rather skinny bottom, the defiance against the wind, the greens and blues. I can't put my finger on it, but I am drawn to it, so I will study it. Probably for a lot longer than I should. And I may not even have an answer when I am done. But that's part of the beauty of photography - the discovery.

+My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong #mytowntuesday
+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographersaroundtheworld
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola ... more »

Beauty
Hardly the prettiest tree around, this subject struck me as photo worthy. I'm still trying to figure out why: the solitude, the contrast of the immense top versus the rather skinny bottom, the defiance against the wind, the greens and blues. I can't put my finger on it, but I am drawn to it, so I will study it. Probably for a lot longer than I should. And I may not even have an answer when I am done. But that's part of the beauty of photography - the discovery.

+My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong #mytowntuesday
+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographersaroundtheworld
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen
+Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T #LandscapePhotography
+Landscape Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
+NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
+Summer Photos curated by +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig #summerphotos___

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2013-06-29 00:31:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#myfirstpost  
Inspired by the #googleplusbirthday , here is my first post, which was a link to a #timemagazine  article on #jamesnachtwey . 
https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/82n4Zo84BGZ

#myfirstpost  
Inspired by the #googleplusbirthday , here is my first post, which was a link to a #timemagazine  article on #jamesnachtwey . 
https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/82n4Zo84BGZ___

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2013-06-25 21:49:03 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Pushmi-Pullyu
It is kind of how I feel after being away and trying to get caught up now that I am back. 
I took this last year on Mt. Evans. Their position reminded me of the pushmi-pullyu in Doctor Doolittle. I converted to b&w to simplify the image and keep the viewers attention from being distracted.

For #cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me.
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#blastfromthepast : +Blast From The Past curated by +Isabelle Fortin +Mark Rodriguez +Cheryl Cooper
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#mountainmonday : +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#naturemonday: +Na... more »

Pushmi-Pullyu
It is kind of how I feel after being away and trying to get caught up now that I am back. 
I took this last year on Mt. Evans. Their position reminded me of the pushmi-pullyu in Doctor Doolittle. I converted to b&w to simplify the image and keep the viewers attention from being distracted.

For #cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me.
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#blastfromthepast : +Blast From The Past curated by +Isabelle Fortin +Mark Rodriguez +Cheryl Cooper
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#mountainmonday : +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#repetitivetuesday : +Repetitive Tuesday curated by +Frank Schillinger +Ping Doherty +Andy Q.
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
+Daily Photo
+HQSP Animals curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci #hqspanimals___

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2013-06-14 01:58:48 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Take Off!

I caught this #snowyegret  moving to another hunting location as I stalked patiently watched him / her from the far shore. There were two, but they were far apart along the same stream bank. Best viewed LARGE!

For
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me.
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker#my... more »

Take Off!

I caught this #snowyegret  moving to another hunting location as I stalked patiently watched him / her from the far shore. There were two, but they were far apart along the same stream bank. Best viewed LARGE!

For
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me.
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#portraittuesday : +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel
#vibrantwednesday : +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#vividwednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#waterbirdwednesday : +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff
#wetwednesday : +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#feelgoodfriday : +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Jason Borg +Rebecca Borg
#flybyfriday : +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade
+HQSP Birds  #hqspbirds : +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz ___

2013-06-12 03:14:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Comments disabled. If any of the folks who have me circled are in NY and near this location, maybe you can lend a hand.

I need the help of the photography community: I left my Manfrotto tripod, Gitzo ballhead, and leveling base at Aunt Sarah's Falls (parking lot across the road) in Montour Falls, NY today. The parking lot is on the right side of the road between the village of Montour Falls and Watkins Glen, about 1/8 mile before you reach Chef's Diner. Hoping a good soul found it and is looking for the owner. :)___Comments disabled. If any of the folks who have me circled are in NY and near this location, maybe you can lend a hand.

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2013-06-04 16:35:28 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

_Am I Turtle-y Enough...
...for the Turtle Club?_ 

This #greatblueheron  was hunting along the shore of a small lake among a rather large group of  #paintedturtle s (I counted at least 12). I don't believe the turtles were being hunted because the heron passed up a few to get to this spot. That being said, the turtles passed by were larger and the heron seemed to lose interest after the small turtle near him swam away. Best viewed LARGE!

#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José JuanEscude... more »

_Am I Turtle-y Enough...
...for the Turtle Club?_ 

This #greatblueheron  was hunting along the shore of a small lake among a rather large group of  #paintedturtle s (I counted at least 12). I don't believe the turtles were being hunted because the heron passed up a few to get to this spot. That being said, the turtles passed by were larger and the heron seemed to lose interest after the small turtle near him swam away. Best viewed LARGE!

#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday : +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#vibrantwednesday : +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#waterbirdwednesday : +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff
#wetwednesday : +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman___

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2013-05-28 22:20:03 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Memorial Day

Sorry for the late post, but I was on a self-imposed hiatus for the past holiday weekend. Nothing serious, just needed. 

I took this on a photowalk with many area photographers about a year or so ago. It came out exactly as I had hoped when I first saw that the statue, flag, and capitol had the potential to lineup for a nice image. 

Holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day are special. Observing them is an honor. 

#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me.
+My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong #mytowntuesday
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#streetphotography : +StreetPhotographycurate... more »

Memorial Day

Sorry for the late post, but I was on a self-imposed hiatus for the past holiday weekend. Nothing serious, just needed. 

I took this on a photowalk with many area photographers about a year or so ago. It came out exactly as I had hoped when I first saw that the statue, flag, and capitol had the potential to lineup for a nice image. 

Holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day are special. Observing them is an honor. 

#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me.
+My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong #mytowntuesday
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#streetphotography : +StreetPhotography curated by +Maria Roco +Tatiana Parmeeva
#streetpics : +StreetPics curated by +urszula masilela +Monika Pia +Pablo Luis Gonzalez +Arnold Goodway +Dragos Ioneanu
#sentimentalsunday : +Sentimental Sunday Theme curated by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth
#militarymonday curated by +Joe Kaiser___

2013-05-24 18:14:32 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Trail Ridge Road Open!

Trail Ridge Road Open!___

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2013-05-24 16:39:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Missed This?
Apparently, there was another revolutionary announcement at Google I/O 2013 that we all missed...
(God, I love that god...)

#morganfreeman   #googleeyelids   #io13  

Missed This?
Apparently, there was another revolutionary announcement at Google I/O 2013 that we all missed...
(God, I love that god...)

#morganfreeman   #googleeyelids   #io13  ___

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2013-05-21 22:54:39 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Intensity
These two, plus another owlet that remained hidden for much of the time I was there, are roosted in a cavity of a red rock in the western suburbs. It was a short, but entirely uphill, hike on a well-used trail to get to the location. 
I allowed the FG to go overexposed in order to get enough light into the cavity and then brought the FG back in post. Make sure you view it LARGE!
Special thanks to +Jao van de Lagemaat for tipping me off to these guys!

For #cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#allthingsred : +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli +Stephen Thackeray
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen#b... more »

Intensity
These two, plus another owlet that remained hidden for much of the time I was there, are roosted in a cavity of a red rock in the western suburbs. It was a short, but entirely uphill, hike on a well-used trail to get to the location. 
I allowed the FG to go overexposed in order to get enough light into the cavity and then brought the FG back in post. Make sure you view it LARGE!
Special thanks to +Jao van de Lagemaat for tipping me off to these guys!

For #cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#allthingsred : +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli +Stephen Thackeray
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#birdsofpreysunday : +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#portraittuesday : +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman___

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2013-05-19 05:20:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A Great Idea from a Great Person!
She teaches, mentors, shares, and is one of the reasons G+ is such a great place for photographers.

The Weekend Share-a-thon
I'm sharing you!
Reply with a link to your best work and I'll share it!
(But READ the RULES below first)

So I went to my profile this morning and yesterday's post is just gone.
All those wonderful comments from you folks, all your plusses and shares … gone.
I'm really frustrated with this photo upload bug right now so I thought, instead of sharing my work and the liabilities involved with the current #GooglePlusUpdate , I will share your wonderful work until it's fixed.

Here are the RULES

1– Go to your best shot in the lightbox and copy the link in the address bar and put it in the comments here. if the link you've gathered ends in "posts" it will go directly to your profile stream, NOT the image and I won't be able to share your best shot. I won't spend time looking for it either––so double check that your link works before you leave the comments here or I will just pass it up. Google+ links only, please, no blogs, etc. (EDIT: For anybody who is having issues getting the proper link (i.e., the one that does not end with the word "posts"), rather than clicking on your favorite photo from your stream and entering a lightbox view, go to your Photos tab and access the photo from within your albums. That's where you'll find the proper link.)

2 – Don't shorten your link. No "bit.ly". No "goo.gl". No shortening at all. This is because less-than-honest people post links to other things via link-shorteners and I want to be able to tell at a glance who the good folks are posting links to their actual work.

3 – I'll be selecting people to share randomly from the comments here and not in any particular order. I'll be doing this until I feel it is "safe" to post my own work again here, so if I don't get to yours, don't take it personally––I just want to be fair.

4 – Links to your original work only OR, if you are feeling generous, you can post a link to the shot of another photographer's original work whom you admire. I can check actual originality on works easily.

5 – Share this post to your photographer circles. You do not have to share it Publicly––I'm not doing this for self-promotion, I just want those who would like to have some exposure get a chance at it and I don't know every photographer on Google+.

6 – I'm kind of picky, so if the image you want shared is not up to my standards of excellence, I might just go and pick something else of yours to share instead (or not share your work at all, but I want to avoid that, if possible … :o))

7 – I'll only be going through comments at my original post. So, if you found this through a share, go to the original post to reply: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103698889037599783920/posts/CxryQMfXwDx

I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you all better by doing this. 

Thank you for participating!

v-Hugs,
Robin

#rgwoodpost  #rgwshareathon  ___A Great Idea from a Great Person!
She teaches, mentors, shares, and is one of the reasons G+ is such a great place for photographers.

2013-05-15 22:38:26 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Image Settings
If you don't want your images auto-enhanced, turn it off!

Fair warning to photographers, auto enhance is on by default in the new G+ design. Every photo you upload gets modified by default. I'd seriously suggest turning off the setting in the main G+ settings page.___Image Settings
If you don't want your images auto-enhanced, turn it off!

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2013-05-14 04:00:39 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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Same cormorant shown in my post here: <https://plus.google.com/u/0/117727808769287520310/posts/6DNQniCXGQY>. 
Different P.O.V., same processing. I added back more water. Not sure which one I like better. If you have a preference I'd be interested in which one and why.
Hashtag soup below: 








#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by+Joe... more »

Show Off
Same cormorant shown in my post here: <https://plus.google.com/u/0/117727808769287520310/posts/6DNQniCXGQY>. 
Different P.O.V., same processing. I added back more water. Not sure which one I like better. If you have a preference I'd be interested in which one and why.
Hashtag soup below: 








#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#waterbirdwednesday : +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
+HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz #hqspbirds___

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2013-05-07 19:26:35 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Look At How Big I Am!
This cormorant was trying to get on the nerves of a nearby pelican, but it didn't work.
The light was harsh, so I chose to blow out the surrounding area and go High Key. A little post to save the beak and a choice to let a few of the bluer streaks of water in for some subtle context and here we are. Nothing to be done on the feathers; as I said, harsh light and the cormorant was still wet from the antagonizing swim past the pelican. 
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen#... more »

Look At How Big I Am!
This cormorant was trying to get on the nerves of a nearby pelican, but it didn't work.
The light was harsh, so I chose to blow out the surrounding area and go High Key. A little post to save the beak and a choice to let a few of the bluer streaks of water in for some subtle context and here we are. Nothing to be done on the feathers; as I said, harsh light and the cormorant was still wet from the antagonizing swim past the pelican. 
Hashtag soup below:

#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#actionmonday : +ActionMonday curated by +Adrian Buturca
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#waterbirdwednesday : +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman___

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2013-05-01 17:21:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"I Don't Know When It's Leaving..."
U.S. Senator Michael Bennett speaks to a small portion of the crowd that gathered for the Grand Opening of the RTD WRail W Line, part of the FasTracks project, April 26th 2013, in Golden, CO.
Hashtag soup below









#rtd   #wline   #golden   #colorado  
#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#streetphotography : +StreetPhotography curated by +Maria Roco +Tatiana Parmeeva
#streetpics : +StreetPics curated by +urszula masilela +Monika Pia +Pablo Luis Gonzalez +Arnold Goodway +Dragos Ioneanu#myto... more »

"I Don't Know When It's Leaving..."
U.S. Senator Michael Bennett speaks to a small portion of the crowd that gathered for the Grand Opening of the RTD WRail W Line, part of the FasTracks project, April 26th 2013, in Golden, CO.
Hashtag soup below









#rtd   #wline   #golden   #colorado  
#cophotowednesday  by +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel and me
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#streetphotography : +StreetPhotography curated by +Maria Roco +Tatiana Parmeeva
#streetpics : +StreetPics curated by +urszula masilela +Monika Pia +Pablo Luis Gonzalez +Arnold Goodway +Dragos Ioneanu
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#transporttuesday : +TransportTuesday curated by +Michael Earley +Joe Paul
#streetsaturday curated by +Siddharth Pandit___

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2013-04-28 01:28:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

W Line Grand Opening Day 2
Added a few event photos of West Metro Fire Heavy Rescue and St. A's Flight For Life displays at the Fed Center Station of the #wline  grand opening.

W Line Grand Opening Day 2
Added a few event photos of West Metro Fire Heavy Rescue and St. A's Flight For Life displays at the Fed Center Station of the #wline  grand opening.___

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