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Just Plain Ducky — Here we find a Cinnamon Teal feeding one of the front ponds at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary at Thursday's 1 on 1 session at the Canon Learning Center.

#Teal #Cinnamonteal #birds #wildlifephotography #nature #california #Irvine

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Lift Off — American White Pelican lifts of as the sun sets on the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA.

#Pelican #AmericanWhitePelican #birds #California #irvine

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+Belinda Smith; Hi Lynn thank you so much for the wonderful compliment and good luck on the new job!
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Swallow On The Run — Last Sunday afternoon I decided to pay a visit to the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA. As I began to walk the first trail I notice several swallows perched on the different bird boxes which told me it was breeding season.  I found this one as he walked across the top of box and took flight.

#Sanjoaquin #birds #swallows

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Early Morning Silhouette — Most silhouettes are made the evening when the sun goes down. This particular silhouette of a young male Tule Elk was made early morning as I drive out to Drakes Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California.

#elk #tuleelk #pointreyes #california

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Honey I'm Home! — Several birds would stop at the feeders placed in the backyard of the motel that I stayed at while visiting Point Reyes. Every few minutes this Acorn Woodpecker would fly from a nearby tree to the feeder then back to the tree storing the seed from the feeder in the holes he created in the tree.

#birdphotography #woodpecker #wildlife #nature #birds

 #birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdhousemonday +Birdhouse curated by  +Sabine Gilbert
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#BirdPoker +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw
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#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Cheryl Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +***
#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
#BestofPixelWorld +*** curated by  +Alberto Carreras
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#showyourbestwork +ShowYourBestWork  by Britta Rogge
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Mirror, mirror on the wall — This Back-necked Stilt was photographed about 3 weeks ago in an overcast morning. I enjoy making pictures on days like this as the light is defused, usually soft and even and no harsh shadows. Needles to say it was a great morning to capturing reflections as the water was nice a  still.

#blackneck stilt #wildlife #birds

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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
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#BirdPhotoDomino +#BirdPhotoDomino curated by  +Natalie Raeber
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#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Cheryl Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +***
#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
#BestofPixelWorld +*** curated by  +Alberto Carreras
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#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
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#showyourbestwork +ShowYourBestWork  by Britta Rogge
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Scratch That Itch — I had a 1 on 1 session at the Canon Learning center in Cost Mesa, CA after which I stopped at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary to wait for the rush hour traffic to clear. While there I found a number of White-faced Ibis some still in their winter plumage. These birds are trick to photograph as the light has to be almost prefect to capture to their beautiful colors and on this late afternoon I was blessed with such light.

#ibis #birds #wildlife #nature #california #irvine

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#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Cheryl Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +***
#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
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Bird On A Rampage — As I walked down the main trail at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA I happened upon this swallow standing atop of one of the many bird boxes throughout the sanctuary. Heading his way  a  I got closer he would scream and fly away then come back  scream some more and fly away this went on for about 5 minutes.

#swallows #birds  #wildlife #california #nature

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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdhousemonday +Birdhouse curated by  +Sabine Gilbert
#BirdPhotoDomino +#BirdPhotoDomino curated by  +Natalie Raeber
#BirdPoker +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Cheryl Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +***
#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
#BestofPixelWorld +*** curated by  +Alberto Carreras
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#hqsppromotion +HQSP Promotion curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh +Marina Versaci +Web Promoting +Thierry Raemaekers +Tammy B.
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#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock . +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BestTopPhotographerGroup +BestTopPhotographer by  +Rinus Bakker +Jack Stepanyan +Nicole Gruber
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Thank you so much +Vladimír Vocelka
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The Green Runway — As the sun began its downward path to the horizon I stood on a 4 foot shelf covered with algae peering out over the Pacific from Drakes Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore.

#pointreyes #california #pacificocean #bayarea

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#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Cheryl Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +***
#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
#BestofPixelWorld +*** curated by  +Alberto Carreras
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#hqsppromotion +HQSP Promotion curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh +Marina Versaci +Web Promoting +Thierry Raemaekers +Tammy Boldt
#HQSPwinners +HQSP Gold curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh
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I see breakfast — Shortly after the sun came up I found this Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast just off the back deck of the motel I stayed at while visiting Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern  California.

#birds #greatblueheron #wildlifephotography

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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdhousemonday +Birdhouse curated by  +Sabine Gilbert
#BirdPhotoDomino +#BirdPhotoDomino curated by  +Natalie Raeber
#BirdPoker +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw
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#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
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#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#hqsppromotion +HQSP Promotion curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh +Marina Versaci +Web Promoting +Thierry Raemaekers +Tammy Boldt
#HQSPwinners +HQSP Gold curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh
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#uncommonphotographers +UncommonPhotographers curated by  +Ken Ilio
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock . +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
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#showyourbestwork +ShowYourBestWork  by Britta Rogge
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Thank you so much +Vladimír Vocelka!
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Humans are strange looking creatures... — I spent the last few days at Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California.  While at Drakes Beach a large male Elephant Seal came ashore to rest. As I laid down on my stomach to photograph him at eye level he seemed just as curios about me as I him.

#seal #ElephantSeal #PointReyes #california   #wildlifephotography #wildlife

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#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Eric Delcour +Cheryl Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +*****
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Joe Urbz , +Marina Versaci , +Nicole Best
#BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club curated by  +Gemma Costa
#BestofPixelWorld +***** curated by  +Alberto Carreras
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#hqsppromotion +HQSP Promotion curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh +Marina Versaci +Web Promoting +Thierry Raemaekers +Tammy Boldt
#HQSPwinners +HQSP Gold curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Carina Marsh
#300mmMonday +300mmMonday curated by  +Gailen Mapes
#NATUREPHOTOGRAPHY +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
#uncommonphotographers +UncommonPhotographers curated by  +Ken Ilio
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock . +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BestTopPhotographerGroup +BestTopPhotographer by  +Rinus Bakker +Jack Stepanyan +Nicole Gruber
#BestTopPhotographer'sPage +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
#BTPDailyHighlight +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo
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yes, stranger than fiction.
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Watchful Eye — When visiting the San Jacinto Wildlife Refuge in Perris, CA, I always take care to drive very slow along the main road leading to the entrance of the refuge as you never know what you might see. I caught this guy perched on a post peering out over the sod fields that line the first eighth mile of the roadway.

#Hawk #Raptor #birdofprey

#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdhousemonday +Birdhouse curated by  +Sabine Gilbert
#BirdPhotoDomino +#BirdPhotoDomino curated by  +Natalie Raeber
#BirdPoker +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw
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Your images are like your resume', they should be a reflection of you.
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Photography has become my passion of which I feel extremely blessed to be able to do. While shooting wildlife and scenery are what I enjoy most I'm open to photographing just about anything as long is the images that I create touches the inner being of the viewer. As a photographer my goal is to touch the viewer emotionally sparking feelings of happiness, sadness, joy, pain, peace or, love much in the same way as music.


I hope that the passion that I have for photography translates to the images that I create as it is my desire that the viewer feels this passion as well.


— H. L. Smith