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God Rays — I stopped at my favorite place to photograph the birds the San Jacinto Wild Refuge in Perris, CA. I wanted to see what the ponds looked like at the refuge as here in California we are experiencing a serious water shortage. To my dismay I found that all of the ponds were dry! As I drive toward a few of the back ponds I noticed the sun breaking through an otherwise cloudy sky. I pull over, grabbed my camera and, climbed on the roof of my old Dodge Durango SUV (I'm only 5'9" what can I say :-)) ) and fired off a few clicks.

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Planes of Fame Air Show — I am by no means a aviation photographer however I enjoy attending air shows from time to time. Each year I try to go to the Planes of Fame air show held in Chino, CA as I love seeing these old warbirds in flight. Here are a few images that I took while enjoying this year's show.

#airplanes #planes #aviation #warbird #WWII  
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Thanks so much +John L Moya!
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Truly An Honor — I received a email earlier this week informing me that  my image of a Purple Gallinule was selects for "Best Shots" article in the publication Wild Planet Photo Magazine.

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thanks so much Tom, really appreciate it!
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Can't Find Nothing to Eat — Saw  this Gray Crowned Crane searching for something to eat.  It was like he was saying isn't there a seed, worm or insect anywhere here?

#crane #bird #wildlife

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My pleasure Howard
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Ibis Over Lake Mathews — A while back I went out to photograph the super moon and was on site early as the sun set. While waiting for the moon to appear I turned to look behind me to watch as the sun set when these three Ibis in flight flue over Lake Mathews. The moral of the story is to always take a moment look behind yourself as the image can be just as interesting as that which is in front of you.

#sunset #ibis #lake

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+Doris Ertel thank you so Doris, you have a great day my friend!
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Planes of Fame: Round two — Here are a few more images from the Planes of Fame air show held in Chino, CA

#planesofFame #Chino #WWII #warbirds #airplanes #planes #airshow  
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+Xáʟɪᴍa Mɪʀɪeʟ thank you so much my dear friend, your kind words are so very much appreciated!
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All in the Family — Mom (to the far left) and her 3 cubs relax under the shade of a tree on a hot day.

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Thank you so much +BestTopPhotographer and +Dirk Prince this is truly an honor.  I think this image has already been added to my gallery.
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The Profile — I stopped to view the Tigers at the San Diego Safari Park and had a awesome time watching and Photographing them.  Here's image of one of the Sumatran Tigers as he suddenly turn to he left to investigate an unnatural sound.

#Tiger #SumatranTiger #bigcats #cats #wildlife  

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Thank you so much +BestTopPhotographer and +Christine Valin this is truly an honor!
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Probing For A Morsel" — I was able to get close enough for a nice tight image of this Black-necked Stilt as he probed the shallow water for a morsel of food.

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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
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
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Seeing Eye -to-Eye — In taking a break from a new project that I'm working on a few short weeks ago I stopped at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA  to see what birds were congregating at the several different ponds.  I found this American Avocet in his winter plumage staring down the barrel of my lens as he fluffed his feathers.


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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.
#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
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#BTPDailyHighlight +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo
#DailyPhoto +Daily Photo
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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