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Terrie Gray
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Lives in Folsom, CA
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Location: Northern California, near Sacramento

I have loved taking photographs my whole life, but only started using a DSLR camera in 2010.

I'm trying to improve my technique and post processing skills. As part of that effort, my goal is to post at least one photo every day that I have internet access.

That means, that while I enthusiastically view, comment on, and +1 other people's photos, what I post is my own work, mostly of wildlife, flowers, and birds. Taking pics of family and friends is fun, too, but I usually share those privately.

Please feel free to comment on the photos. It helps to know what people like, and I welcome suggestions on how I could make the images better and more appealing.
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  • Pearson, North America School Services
    Manager, Curriculum & Multimedia, 2014 - present
  • Pearson
    Sr. Manager of Curriculum and Distance Learning, 2005 - 2013
  • Classroom Connect
    Dean, Connected University, 2000 - 2004
  • University of Maryland University College
    Adjunct Professor, M.Ed. Program, 2005 - 2010
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+Mike Spinak  has written an amazing book that documents the lives of Elephant Seals, creatures most of us never see. Mike's done a beautiful job on the photography and created a readable, compelling text. I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in wildlife and invite you to participate in the funding campaign to publish the book.
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Caterpillar? That's what I thought when I first glanced at this creature. But no, there aren't any caterpillars in the ocean. It's a nudibranch, one the Atmosphere Resort dive team in Dumaguete, Philippines, calls "Bob Marley" because of its "dreadlocks."

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Look what I found while scuba diving last week! A Blue-ringed Octopus -- one of the world's most venomous animals. It's only about 3" long, including tentacles, but its bite can kill a person in minutes. Fortunately, this one only wanted to swim away. Finding it was a real treat; almost as good as finding a unicorn!

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The Nemo series #1
I took photos of almost every anemone and anemonefish I saw last week. I like this one for the pink theme, and especially like the purple tips on the anemone!


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The fist-sized Flamboyant Cuttlefish rarely swims, so it was great to find this one mid-water. You can tell it had been disturbed by its yellow edge and the vibrant colors on the front tentacles. Also, if you look closely, you can see faint dark stripes on the body. When this cuttlefish is stressed (or hunting), those stripes flash and fade as they move from head to tail.  Seen while scuba diving last week in the Philippines.


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I'm back from a week of scuba diving in the Philippines where I saw lots of incredible creatures, many with intricate colors and camouflage patterns. This is a "head shot" of a sand diver fish that dove into the sand when I approached. I love the starburst in its eye.


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Click the link below from the +BestTopPhotographer group to see a slide show of some of the latest photos added to personal galleries. Great collection!
 
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Last week in the Philippines, we saw several very tiny frogfish like this one, and a few very large ones. When I asked why we didn't see any mid-size frogfish, a dive master explained that the baby frogfish are "falling out of the plankton" at this time of year to settle on the ocean floor. So the tiny ones (1/4") are from this year's hatch, while the giant ones (12" long or more) are from last year's. Frogfish are anglers: they rest next to sponges or corals that match their color and lure prey close by wiggling a tiny piece of flesh that's attached between their eyes. When the prey swims close, the frogfish opens its giant mouth and sucks it down. 

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