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William Parmley
Attended Murray State University
Lives in Southern Illinois
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Bridge over the Waterfall
This is the footbridge over the waterfall at Dixon Springs State Park, taken last Saturday during our redbud tour of the area.  Submitted for #bridgesovertuesday  curated by +Clare Bambers.  The rock is the typical sandstone of the area.  You can see a small redbud tree in the background and part of a serviceberry blooming in the upper right.
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Redbuds
A couple of redbuds from this morning's walk at Fort Massac State Park.  Not too interesting -- Just experimenting with 32-bit images.  Need to try more exposures with wider bracketing.
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Never heard of that one. Will have to do some research. 
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Crab Apple
Just thought I would show off our crab apple tree.  It's really beautiful this year.  I did this hand-held just before sunset a few days ago, and don't know how I ever managed to hold focus like that.

#flowerphotography   #naturephotography   #gardening  
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Thank you very much, +P Phillips !!!
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Serviceberry
The Serviceberry trees were all in bloom in the Shawnee National Forest yesterday.  This picture was taken during a casual walk along the top of a bluff in the Max Creek area.  The link (below) will take you to a Google Map showing the route we walked, and if you turn on Earth or Satellite View and zoom in a bit you will see all of the bright, white serviceberry trees.  According to Google Earth that (map) image was taken on April 1st, 2012 and the forest was quite green.  This year on April 12th there was hardly a leaf to be seen!  https://goo.gl/maps/ZuzDr
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Callery Pear
An invasive, fertile offshoot of the bradford pear.  Fast growing and thorny, but with pretty blossoms.  What the heck, 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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Much appreciated, +Eustace James!
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Shiny
We did a driving tour to see the wild redbud trees on Saturday.  We stopped near the Lusk Creek bridge on Eddyville Road for a picnic lunch and to see the Virginia bluebells that grow near the creek.  We also found purple trillium, yellow violet, spring beauty, Jacob's ladder, toothwort, and squirrel corn blooming.  While there I took a few pictures of the #roadster  and processed this one for  #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

After the hard winter the bluebells are blooming about two weeks later than usual.  See photo details for a map.
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Redbud Tour
Today we completed a 65-mile top-down tour through Pope County, enjoying the wild redbud trees that are in full bloom in the woods right now.  The dogwoods are not yet fully open, so we'll have to repeat the route in an a few days to a week.  We stopped along Eddyville Road where it crosses Lusk Creek for a picnic lunch and to take in the magnificent Virginia bluebells and other wildflowers that bloom there.  I should be able to get a few good pictures out of the adventure; meanwhile, here is the #roadster  during our stop at Dixon Springs State Park.  The waterfall was flowing there today -- got a few pictures of that, also.
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Hi, +Larry Senalik -- mostly drove today and walked a bit near Lusk Creek. It was moist with leafy ground cover, but did not see any. 
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A New Way to do Panoramas
I'm happy to announce that for the first time ever I have an opportunity to use the term "steradian" in a general conversation!  So... I'm having fun with the new Google Camera app on #MyMotoX  (available for most KitKat devices).  One thing I have discovered is that you don't have to do a full 4 Pi steradian image (Ha, I told you!).  You can capture any portion of a full sphere you want, making it ideal for panos that are both wide and tall.  This is a shot taken in the woods at Fort Massac State Park on our nature / birdwatching walk this morning, just for a test.
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Cache River Footbridge
This is the bridge over the Cache River along the trail to Heron Pond.  It seems just about every time we go there I try to capture a different view of it.  This was taken last week after a rainy period, when the river was quite a bit higher than normal.  Submitted for #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller  (As usual, map in photo details.)
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Shades of Brown
Some 'shrooms found during our walk at Lake Glendale last weekend (map in details).   My camera kept trying to recognize the one on the left as a face!  Submitted for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday  curated by +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht and +Anders Stedtlund +Sabeena LoBello.
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Thanks for the feedback, +Michael Albrecht!
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Retired on the Family Farm
Introduction
My interests include electronics, radio, photography, computers, gardening, cats, and all kinds of outdoor activities -- hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, etc.  I am also an Amateur Radio Operator (Callsign: KR8L).  I particularly enjoy photography and work very hard at trying to improve my composition and post processing skills.  I shoot only RAW and primarily use Lightroom to process my images, augmented with Photoshop Elements and the Nik plugins as needed. 

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  • Murray State University
  • Michigan State University
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Illinois - Michigan - Connecticut - Rhode Island - California - Alabama - Idaho