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William Parmley
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Day Lily Pollen
Here's some pollen for ya!  Why another flower picture today?  It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.  Besides, kinda looks like fireworks -- or at least an explosion.  View as large as you can!
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Thank you +Mark Grossmann -- I'm going a bit "nuts" here with my new lens (105mm macro).  :-)
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Blackberry Lily
A couple of years ago in the fall we came across some blackberry lilies near Teal Pond.  They had gone to seed, producing the large, shiny, black seeds that give them their name.  We collected some of the seeds, brought them home, started them in pots, and eventually moved them to one of the flower gardens.  This year we have our reward!  Well, it's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.
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Tassels
Just a simple picture, but it tells so much about what's going on.  It rained heavily on Wednesday night, then Thursday morning the corn (already six feet tall) had a new look, as it is starting to tassel.  Submitted for #FarmFriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard , +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle.
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Actually, it think it's a bit over that.  Sure beats "knee-high by the 4th".  :-)
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Seiko Solar Chronograph
As luck would have it, it's #WatchWednesday .  Just today I was experimenting with a new #macro  lens and, since it was raining out, I took some pictures of my watch.  Here's one for the Watch Wednesday theme, which is curated by +Jiri Papakiriakos.
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Yes, I was happy to discover this today +lynn hughes.  And yes, I really like the blue that Seiko uses on some of their watches.
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Dolphin Escort
Fantastic shot of a dolphin escorting PCU John Warner, SSN785, while underway during sea trials.  Photo from navy.mil, see Photo Details for full credit information.
(PCU = Pre-commissioning Unit)
#navy   #silentservice   #runsilentrundeep  
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Day Lilies
My project the last few days has been to document all the types of day lilies in our gardens. There are 15 types shown here and we have one other that is already done blooming. In addition we have some of the traditional wild orange day lilies on the property. Nothing "artistic" here, just trying to make a record of them all. Some look similar, but when inspected closely can be shown to have differences.
#flowerphotography #naturephotography #flowers 
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Thank you +Jian Kandt.
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Cherry Tomatoes
I've been looking at this for about a week now, imagining how I might photograph it.  This tomato is growing in a container right outside our back door.  It's quite tall, this spray of fruit is right about eye level, and the shape and arrangement have really fascinated me.  Finally, yesterday after the rain everything seemed right and I made the shot.  View as large as you can and go full screen (<shift><space>) to get the full effect.
#gardening   #plants   #naturephotography  
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it definitely worked. this is an excellent photo. 
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Ford V8
One more picture from the 29th Annual Super Car Show -- a detail of the fender skirt on a vintage Ford.  This should be a good one for #fourwheeledfriday +Four Wheeled Friday by +Akhil Kalsh
+Kimberly Tweed +StPaul Herrmann +Four Wheeled Friday +Eric Hege +Virgil Cowen
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Oh, I know what you mean +StPaul Herrmann.  A year or two ago I got a picture (same car show) of a tail light that was set off from the fender by a stanchion (I guess you'd call it).  Curves upon compound curves, just beautiful, and done when all the designer had was a pencil and a French curve to work with!
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Zahara Double Fire Zinnia
I enjoy images of what I would call "nature abstracts" -- views of nature that are rendered at least somewhat abstract by virtue of such things as the point of view, a shallow depth of field, and/or having been taken with a macro lens.  I want to try my own hand at this sort of thing and recently acquired a 105mm f/2.8 macro lens that may help me do so.  So, for #natureartthursday  here is my interpretation of this little zinnia.  I find the little beads of nectar on the underside of the petals to be fascinating -- I had no idea about them until I took this picture.  +NatureArtThursday is curated by +Trisha Standard and +Dane Clingan.
#naturephotography   #macrophotography   #gardening  
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Macro
Well, it's been rainy and cloudy this morning so I had to stay inside to play with my new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens.  Here's a shot of my watch taken as a quick test.  Shot on a tripod with ambient light with focus placed on the pivot of the stopwatch minute hand.   #macrophotography  

Looks like the sun will be out for a while this afternoon before a couple of days of rain so we shall see what else I can come up with.  
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Railroad Bridge
This old railroad bridge is located on the Tunnel Hill State Trail (a rails to trails project) as it passes through Vienna, IL (map in Photo Details).  Submitted for #sepiasaturdaynow .  +Sepia Saturday now is curated by +Shelly Kay  (By the way, around here that's pronounced Vie-AH-nuh, not Vee-EN-uh.)
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Yer Buggin' Me
We've been keeping a close eye on our milkweed crop for monarch #butterfly  eggs.  None found so far, but lots of other #bugs  and #insects  crawling all over the flowers and eating the leaves, including lots of these orange and black beetles.   #insectphotography   #naturephotography  
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