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Bulk moderation of Ask-to-Join requests

Over the next several days, we'll be rolling out a new feature for community moderators which will allow them to apply moderation actions in bulk on the list of ask-to-join requests. This feature will be accessible via the "Moderate" button in their communities. Enjoy!
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Collection Of The Week: +Marcello Barenghi's Hyper-realistic paintings

Marcello creates insanely realistic pieces of art depicting super heroes, pop art, and random objects. He has several different collections

Coca-Cola Art: https://plus.google.com/collection/4w3eZB
Comics & Movie Characters: https://plus.google.com/collection/4Et7gB
Still Life Paintings: https://plus.google.com/collection/M4k8PE
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Participate in the 100 Days project with Create member +Rosie Nixon

Rosie Nixon's latest project may involve a lot of repetitive actions - she's taking a photograph of the same thing for 100 days straight - but the results are anything but!

Check out Rosie's work so far from this project, and consider starting a 100-day creative challenge yourself!

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Farewell Fridays: Cassini Edition

After 20 years of exploration, +NASA's Cassini satellite met a planned demise by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere and disintegrating.

Check out NASA's account for pictures, videos, and information from Cassini's journey.
One last look…Explore the final images taken by our Cassini spacecraft, just hours before its fateful plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere. Find them here: http://go.nasa.gov/2faxspi

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Lovebirds

The Photography & Works Of +Robin Griggs Wood collection is packed with beautiful shots from nature, including our furry friends below.

Check it out! https://plus.google.com/collection/QBGPa
Crazy Love
Yah, I know you know that feeling.
(I'm diggin' that raised foot there ... ;oD ... I know that feeling, too! Of course, it was a dude, not a duck ... ;o7) If you need the mood music; here you go: https://youtu.be/oeE7BOLB8Jc ... <giggle>

White-faced whistling ducks (Dendrocygna viduata) ... but they were unable to whistle for this photograph ... ;o7

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen +Jaana Nyström

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots
#SeagullButts
#notatheme
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro +BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery
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Collection Of The Week: +Dagui Pierro's Splaaash Ink

Dagui takes the term 'controlled chaos' to another level by creating pieces with ink splatter effects.

Check out the collection here: https://plus.google.com/collection/EW9S9
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Get Hungry For Inedible Food

Join Create member and lego photographer +Ann Feklista in sharing your meal scenes constructed out of everything but food. Read Ann's post below for more details and use the hashtag #Hungry_for_Art to participate!
Dear Google + Community, let me share the idea of a little creative event with you - "Hungry for Art" and particularly "Hungry for LEGO"! 🍽

Admiring the Art, the human can feel hungry figuratively... and literally!

Let's try the new kind of Food Photography. It consists in making food from all the uneatable kinds of handiwork. It can be sculpture, needlework, paper, toys - there is a full scope to imagination!

I'd like to show the example of the concrete section of "Hungry for Art" - LEGO. It's possible to make the simple tiny building parts as delicious as possible using colors, digital editing and of course, your fantasy! 🍹

The uneatable food is unending - that is the great advantage! ;) It's connected with the aesthetic hunger.

To celebrate our friendship and the cultural exchange we can cook the dishes of our national cuisine or the traditional dishes of another country.🌍

Let's make our special Cookery-Book on G+ ! The general tag would be #Hungry_For_Art (or different particular tags like #Hungry_For_LEGO for your unique ideas).

Hope it will be interesting for you! Have fun! 💛💛💛

This is Russian "Buzhenina" or "Baked ham" in LEGO! It is covered with capsicum, onion and fermented-bread kvass for two days, then it's baked with potatoes. 🍅😋🍗
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Hurricane Irma Resources

As hurricane Irma comes closer to making landfall in the coming days, we'd like to remind those in affected areas to please remain vigilant to protect themselves and others. If you're located in the southeastern united states or have loved ones in the area, here are a few handy links to keep you informed.

Google Crisis Map: https://goo.gl/PcKdmi

South Florida evacuation zones: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171484067.html

Thanks Google+ team's thoughts are with all communities who have already faced Irma and are repairing.

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Korean BBQ #whatareyougrillin

We're loving all of the delicious dishes everyone is sharing in this hashtag launched by G+ Create. Particularly this 'Delicious Korean Food' collection by +TheGreatSpots KangChrisKorea

Check it out: https://goo.gl/XB1gje
숯불갈비, Sutbul-Galbi
Oh~ yes~ sizzling sound and sweet sauce smell goes all the way around. This is the happiest moment in a day that I enjoy grilling sound and sauce smell comes from this galbi. I am cooking Korean Galbi, Pork-Rib on charcoal now. Surely, Korean saam, various veggies are served together. How to enjoy this goodies?

How to enjoy Galbi when it is cooked
1. Put some veggies on your left palm
2. Grab your chopsticks by right hand, then pick one piece of cooked Galbi and put it on the veggies.
3. Put small portion of rice, a garlic and sliced pepper on it too. Then wrap them all by both hands. Now, lovely 'saam' is ready to go.
4.Put this big 'ssam' into your mouth
5. Chew it and enjoy all the juice comes out of it.
6. Swallow it slowly and smoothly.
7. Make sound 'Aww~so good!'
7. Give a big smile on your face.
8. When all done, clap your hands and do thumbs up.
9. Do it again from the beginning.
10. Enjoy all the meat and veggies with some Makgeolri, Korean rice wine or your local drinks.

This is the way how Korean enjoy meat at table. Cooking on the grill and enjoying ssam is a great combination for the my 'Meat-time'. Do you want to join me? =)

#galbi #whatareyougrillin #Koreanfood #meattime
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37 Days In Norway with +Günther Zettl #MyTravelStory

G+ users are sharing tales and pictures from their world travels through the #MyTravelStory hashtag. Gunther documented his trip to Norway by taking a photo every day and uploading it to a collection.

Visit Gunter's travel collection here: https://plus.google.com/collection/skz5qB
37 Days in Norway
Remembering the journey in May/June 2017 ...
Day 24 (2017-06-17)

On the day before we had passed the small village Sundal. In the morning we returned to it and made a bicycle tour in the Bondhusdalen valley to lake Bondhusvatnet (on the photo). Here we left the bikes and hiked to the far end of the lake. From this trail we could see the icefall of the Bondhusbreen glacier.
Our next destination was Rosendal, about 30 km further south. We visited the park and the manor house of Barony Rosendal. It was the only estate with the status of barony in Norway, given at a time when Norway was ruled by Denmark.
When we left Rosendal at 15:00, it started to rain. A 100 km drive (incuding 2 ferry rides) brought us to Bergen, with a population of 280.000 the second-largest Norwegian city. We knew that it is difficult to find a parking lot for a camper-van there, but as it was Saturday evening and parking is free on Sundays, we decided to give it a try. Actually we were lucky and could park near the Bergen Aquarium.
Kilometer reading: 4882 km.







#MyTravelStory
#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday +Mario Cerroni +Linda Stokes
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin
#austrianphotographers +AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS & Photo Mania Global - coop. +Edith Kukla
#10000photographers +Robert SKREINER
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#pixelworld +PixelWorld +Alberto Carreras
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