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Gert-Jan Mes
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Lives in Almere, The Netherlands
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My caturday contribution
Although it almost looks like this tiger is beating the heat somewhere in an exotic bush in Asia, this majestic animal is part of Memphis Zoo in Tennessee. Photo from my visit to this beautiful zoo last month.

Photo is 1920x1080 and could be used as a wallpaper :-)

#tiger #tigers #zoo #animals #Memphis #Tennessee
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Have a great 4th of July!
Have a great and safe Independence Day US citizen!

I met this patriotic fellow during the 4th of July celebration in 2013 when I visited Islamorada, part of the Florida Keys and couldn't resist taking a photo of him.

#4thofjuly #independenceday

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Just enjoying the beautiful Spring weather and made again some photos with my daughter. Unfortunately the strong wind last Sunday had some effect on the reflection screen and I was not happy with the uneven lighting. Ordered a different reflector to prevent this in the future (Sun- Bouncer Pro). Nevertheless is was a fun family shoot!

#photography #portraitphotography
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+Gert-Jan Mes​ Terrible. Just terrible....
I could have sworn I read something else earlier...
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Chicks
The zoo at home is getting bigger. We have 2 little Chabo en 2 bigger Silkies (Zijdehoender in Dutch) chicken added to our family. One of the small Chabo chicken already surprised us with an egg this morning! 
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Walking the dog this afternoon and stumbled upon this girl with Shetland pony and her meek pet sheep that just follows wherever she goes.

(click photo to see second photo)

#streetphotography #TheNetherland

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+Virginia Wolf un chien poilu:-)
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Lurking Lion
Beautiful lurking lion shot (with a camera ;-)) in Memphis Zoo in Tennessee last month.

200 mm f5.6 at 1/200 sec ISO 800
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Hij probeert zich nog te verschuilen achter dat takje, maar je hebt hem mooi weten vast te leggen. 
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Chilean Flamingos at the Memphis Zoo

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Today it's exactly 153 years since the abolition of slavery in Holland. These slave cabins at a former plantation in Charleston, South Carolina I visited last week, remembers us of a dark past but important for educating generations to come.

#slavery #Charleston #SouthCarolina
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Thanks for coming to and enjoying our wonderful city.
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Airbnb verification sucks
My first attempt to book a property at Airbnb was very frustrating. For my upcoming trip to the south and south- east of the USA with my family, I usually book a few hotels in advanced and for the remaining days I plan ad-hoc at Booking.com or TripAdvisor.

My wife loves tradional homes and for the first time I picked a lovely home in Nashville, Tennessee available at Airbnb for a couple of days but the mandatory verification process of Airbnb totally screwed this up. My profile photo was not accepted, my drivers license didn't went correctly through the process and the second attempt to upload a higher resolution copy of the front and back of my drivers license failed because it was refused. A very frustrating endeavour. Earlier I also couldn't reset my password, so I was forced to use Google Plus to log in (thought it was a bug, so I tried again after 2 days, but no luck)

Just gave up, especially after reading the reviews on airbnbhell.com. For now I just use Booking.com and TripAdvisor. What are your experiences with Airbnb?
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Just had a colleague using airbnb for a week long stay in Singapore. He was very pleased and he already used airbnb a few times before without problems.
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A journalist asked 25 countries to edit her picture to compare the standards of beauty

To compare the standards of beauty around the world, the American journalist Esther Honig asked designers and photographers from 25 different countries to edit her picture with Photoshop to make her “beautiful”. The results of this project entitled “Before and After” are amazing, sometimes even completely drifting into stereotype. An interesting experience!

http://www.ufunk.net/en/photos/esther-honig-before-and-after/

#photoshop #retouching
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A few weeks back I made some photos of our family underneath the blossom along the lane where I live. This our horse Duchess.

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Independent software engineer, avid photographer, aviation fan and animal friend
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- Independent software engineer with passion for photography, aviation and animals. Family man for wife, daughter, dog and 5 cats.
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Before the full time nerdy stuff, traveled the world for 17 years filming exotic location for international TV stations.
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Software engineer Microsoft and Apple technology
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C#,C++,Objective C, Cocoa software engineer
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  • SBS broadcasting
    Software Engineer, present
  • Moog Inc (Motion Control Systems, Simulation, Robotics)
    Software Engineer, present
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