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Terrie Gray
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  • Exploring the world via my camera
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    Sr. Manager of Curriculum and Distance Learning, 2005 - 2013
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    Dean, Connected University, 2000 - 2004
  • University of Maryland University College
    Adjunct Professor, M.Ed. Program, 2005 - 2010
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Nature photographer, wildlife enthusiast
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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Enjoy this circle of active G+ folks who post original content. Each one was personally vetted by +Debashish Samaddar 
Squaring the circle – 4. Introducing Show & Engage
If you got a notification, you are in this circle. This time you should have gotten a notification without fail.
This is a circle of people who
1. have engaged with me recently on a regular basis.
2. create original content that I find interesting.

You are invited to leave a comment with a link to one of your recent posts for others (and me) to visit. This will help build engagement for everyone involved.

This is a 100% hand picked circle. One Hundred Percent. And I have decided that this circle will be size limited to 250 people.
Even that is way too many for quality control. There are some who will invariably fall off due to non-engagement and lack of content and new ones will take their place.

If you are not in this circle and you want to be in it then:
1. Engaging and interacting with me on my posts (by sharing, commenting and plussing) on a regular basis will get you in it.
2. Also, if you post interesting and (mostly) original stuff, that will get you in it as well.

Shares, comments and plusses are highly appreciated.
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Happy Easter to all of my G+ friends who celebrate the season!
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Beautiful shot!
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Anyone who knows what flowers these are will know I took a giant risk to get this close to them. The bug is fine, but the plant is Poison Oak!! This variety grows in western US and Canada and is very toxic. Like poison ivy and poison sumac, touching it makes most people break out into a very itchy rash -- miserable stuff. I'd never seen the little flowers before, so very carefully got close enough to get a macro shot; the Boxelder bug is a bonus!  Fortunately, I managed to avoid touching any leaves. :-)

#buggyfriday  +Buggy Friday +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh 
#allthingsgreen  +Cicely Robin Laing
#photojournalworldwide  +Photo Journal Worldwide +andi rivarola 
#bugseveryday  +BugsEveryday +Chris Mallory 
#hqspmacro  +HQSP Macro +Didier Caron +Sandrine Berjonneau 
#macro4all  +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann  
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+Gopal Satyamurty Thank you!
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The NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle | APRIL 2014 | READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE ASKING FOR INCLUSION

The first PAC (March 2014) was a great success and I want to thank everybody who participated in it! Like my old APC Circles, this new April PAC is full of great photographers! I have checked EVERY SINGLE ONE of them and guarantee that your feed will flood from quality images when you add this circle.

How To Qualify To Future PAC Circles

If you're a professional or an amateur photographer mainly sharing your own original work in your feed, then you're eligible to ask for inclusion in the May PAC.

The difference between this circle and the old APC is that I now will be giving away FREE accounts to the Pixativity Photographer's Directory every time I share this circle. I will pick three photographer's from the circle and add them to the directory while I compile the circle (you will be notified). 

(For those of you not remembering the _APC, it's one of my most shared and popular circles since I started here on Google+ a couple of years ago. Many participants have received thousands of new followers and some of the people I helped promote in the APC now boast more followers than I do! I love that! It speaks for the positiveness and quality of this circle. The PAC will be of the same high quality!_

The Guidelines

Yes, there are rules and guidelines. :) If you want to participate in the PAC you need to do the following:

1) Plus and comment this post to show that you want to participate (you must do that here on the original post). Please state what kind of photography you're into in your comment. You also may tag friends of yours to help promote them as well. I'll add them too if they meet these guidelines. Tagging friends increases your chances of being added.

2) Reshare this post to help promote your fellow G-plussers. That way YOU will receive more attention once the circle is released. If you do not reshare, I probably won't add you to the circle since this is a joint effort to promote good photographers. YOU deserve to be reshared, right? So does your fellow G-plussers.

The post must be reshared in your personal feed and publicly.

Pages will NOT be accepted into the circle.

3) Please do NOT add external or internal links to albums, websites, blogs etc. in the comments. This post is neither the right place for advertisement nor for spam. Thanks.I will check your feed anyway, be sure of that. :)

4) Premium Members of the Pixativity Photographer's Directory website are automatically included in the circle. Still members should reshare this post and  let me know that you did so in the comments.

(How to obtain a Premium account to the PPD can be found here:

Please Note

If I do NOT add you to the circle there's always a reason for that. 1) You do not mainly share your own original work in your feed, 2) You are a web marketeer, SEO-specialist etc. or 3) I did not like the mix of your feed (yeah, I know, it's a very subjective thing to create circles like this) or 4) I just missed your comment of some reason – mistakes happen, I am only human.

Another thing: I cannot add everybody in one circle but be assured that I check ALL feeds and you are welcome to ask for inclusion in the next edition of the PAC.

Release Date

The next circle will be released in May. Keep an eye open for the up-coming Announcement Post.

Now, let's make this April PAC another success story. :) Add the circle and reshare it.

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I'm honored to be included in this  fun circle of female G+ creative contributors.

A Circle of Women Photographers/Artists/Creators

Your re-share is appreciated!

Follow and add to your circles at will  and  find out more about these wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.

To be considered for this circle, please:

1- Share this circle in your stream.
2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.
3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.
4- You must post your own original work in your stream.

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Most people would call Cranesfoot a weed, but I think it's a lovely little flower, and especially like the symmetry of the center portion which is like a tiny flower inside another tiny flower. You have to get down low to see this because they're only about 4 inches high.
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#allthingspink  +All Things Pink  +Barbara Sheeskin
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
#close2home  +Close2Home +José Juan Escudero 
#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field  +Vince Ong  +Nuraini Ghaifullah  +f.a. fiebig
#macro4all    by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#macrogallery  +Macro GALLERY +Heinrich Wagner 
#hqspmacro  +HQSP Macro +Didier Caron +Sandrine Berjonneau 
#macromaniacs  +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann
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+Grant Stringer Thank you! What a nice comment!
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Kissing -- having no lips makes it awkward.

#hqspbirds  +HQSP Birds 
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Great shot..!!
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Happy Friday, G+ friends!

To celebrate a beautiful spring weekend, here's a blossom from my weeping cherry tree.

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson 
#colorsonfriday  +ColorsOnFriday +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge 
#allthingspink  +All Things Pink  +Barbara Sheeskin
#hqspflowers  +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +jon-paul Jones +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm
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+Gopal Satyamurty I'm glad you like it. Thank you for commenting -- it means a lot to me.
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For #leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday by +Marilou Aballe and +Ray Bilcliff a shot of blossoms from one of our neighborhood Honey Locust trees plus a visitor that I think is a carpenter bee.

#hqspnaturalother  +HQSP Natural Other +Valesa Diamontes, +Eric Delcour and +Sean McLean +Jean-Noel Nicolas
#beethursday  +Bee Thursday +Dorothy Pugh 
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Thank you, +Gopal Satyamurty !
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