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Nicole Best
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Happy Birthday J.J.

Today is my baby J.J.'s birthday. He is 6 years old today. He gets treats everyday but today he gets a salmon cake for his birthday. His favorite :-) He also shares his birthday with my favorite singer of all time, Barbra Streisand. Happy birthday Babs 72 years today. The link to one of my favorite of Barbra. Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl & The Music That Makes Me Dance HQ - Live 2006

Wishing you all a fantastic day my friends. Be well, safe and keep smiling. :-)

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Happy birthday J.J. Hello +Nicole Best hope you are doing well my friend. Have a lovely evening.
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Good afternoon everyone :-)

Wishing you all a fantastic afternoon/evening my friends. Be well, safe and keep smiling. :-)
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A Wonderful  PICTURE
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Good morning my friend and happy Easter. :-)

Wishing you all a happy Easter. :-)
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Good afternoon everyone.:-)

What a wonderful day this day has been. I have been out for most of the day trying to get a glimspe of the Townsend Warbler that has been spotted near my house for the past 2 days and unfortunately, I was nt as lucky as other Photographers that were there who got their shots of him. Better luck next time. :-) But I met some great people today and joined a Ormithologie Club. Great day. :-))

Enjoy your Easter weekend my friends. Be well, safe and keep smiling. :-)

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+Vladimír Vocelka Thanks Vladimir!
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Good morning my friends. I am wishing you all a fantastic day. Be well, safe and keep smiling. :-)

The Gift Of Friendship
By Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold.
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see nor hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.
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Wonderful picture !
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Recently I have been introduced to this citizen science project by my friend +Guido Bibra which I am very thankful for. This is really interesting and a lot of fun to watch if you are into science. Give it a try over this weekend as I am planning to watch some of it. And if you like it don't forget to make a donation. It is for a good cause. Circle them as well. :DCheers everyone and good night. :-)
The HANGOUTATHON IS COMING... 36 hours of SCIENCE! Will you join us?
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This is just what I need. I am really thinking of signing up on April 29th. What about you?
Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play

With the support of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers , I’ve decided to offer a free eight week program on the art and weird science of unsharp photography.  The official signup post will be next Tuesday, April 29, and the program will run from May 9 through July 5.

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones (*).  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, and have time to take approximately 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Some wonderful photographers have graciously agreed to help with the program, including +Nathan Beaulne , +Heiko Mahr , +Jacob Dix , +Paul Brown , +Julianne Bockius , +Jetski Jones , and +Linda Villers .  I’m also extremely grateful for the behind the scenes support of +Robin Griggs Wood , and the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its other directors +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner .

(*) There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point &shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).  Questions welcome anytime, and keep an eye out for the signup post on April 29!
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+Alex Lapidus You are welcome Alex. :-)
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Townsend Warbler


I had to go back and try my luck again today in spotting this lovely bird. I am very pleased with this shot. What a beauty he is. :-)
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Beautyful shot !!!!
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Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)

Yesterday, I spend 10 hours with many other photographers from all over Quebec and Ornithologist all wanting to get a glimspe of this rare bird in Quebec. It is not a rare bird by itself but rare bird to be seen in Quebec. After 10 hours, there it is. It is not a sharp picture as I woudl of liked but I am glad I got to see it and spend the day with many others that shared the same passion. It is a very beautiful little bird and very difficult to capture as it will not sit still for more than 2 seconds. Hard to get a very clear and sharp picture. So this is my try at him.

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend my friends. :-)

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+Jan Vermeulen He is a beautiful bird. Yes, I got really into this mood and it was really fun. :-)
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Good morning my friends. :-)

Happy Thursday to you all, :-) Yes, today last day before the Eater Holiday weekend. I am looking forward to some few days off. I am wishing you all a fantastic Thursday my freiends. Be well, safe and keep smiling. :-) This image has only been cropped. No other alternations have been made.

By Wish Belkin
When evening comes the shadows grow, as the sun begins to set.
Take care that you don't come to know, a thing that's called regret.
Not what you try or what you do, throughout a carefree youth.
It's what you don't you'll come to rue, when time reveals it's truth.

There is wisdom to be had from mistaken words and acts.
You'll find that failure's not so bad, it strengthens you in fact.
Rejection's fear or the fear of failure, that paralizes you.
Is the stuff of tears and that which keeps you dreams from coming true.

It takes a certain kind of nerve to tell someone you care.
But then nature tends to serve the person who would dare.
Bravery isn't something you can cultivate from seed.
It must be conjured up anew each time that there's a need.

So take these words and hold them close,
it's certain you'll find that,
one second of courage to speak from the heart
will result in you hearing them back.

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excellent capture!
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Hello everyone and welcome to my stream. :-)
My name is Nicole. What I do for a living well, as much as possible. I am a broker in Transportation and I have owner operators working for me. Been doing so for the past 20 years and I love it!!
My hobbies, I love photography. Of course I am an amateur and my main focus is Nature. I have a big love for animals. I have a preference in my pictures and it is SOOC. I love playing with my camera and find out what the camera itself can create. 95% of the pictures I post on my stream are SOOC. The most I will process is in Picassa. I will crop and add sometimes a little bit of darkness, a frame, my name and that's it that's all!!!
Other hobby, I play Bass Guitar and also the Alto Saxophone, although it has been a long time I have played the Sax. I love to listen to all kinds of music. From Classical to some heavy metal. Yes, I have 1 album of Iron Maiden. My favorite Female Artist Signer is Barbra Streisand as for male signer it is Elton John. My favorite actress is Dame Judi Dench along with Merryl Streep. Actors, Gene Hackman, Deniro, Pacino.....I love theatre, ballet...Opera.. My favorite Soprano was Maria Callas.
I love languages, I speak French, English fluently. I speak to get by Cantonese, Punjabi and I can read Hebrew. I love learning languages and how others live in their own Country. That is a reason why I am here on Google, to learn as much as I can from others cultures. 
I love animals, I love all of them and will protect any animals at any cost. I have quite the menagerie myself. Cats, Birds, Lizards, Spiders, Fishes. I love hiking and the outdoors. I love cooking and experimenting others cultures cuisine.
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