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Tim Kerr
Lives in Hubert, North Carolina
8,243 followers|131,658 views
I enjoy shooting almost anything, my weapon of choice is a Canon.
First and foremost, I am husband to my beautiful wife, Sheila, since 1985, and a very proud father and grandfather.
Secondly,  I am an Amateur Photography Hobbyist. I do it for the enjoyment with nothing to prove to anyone but myself.  I do however enjoy sharing my photos, and hope people enjoy them, even if they aren't all the best. 

Born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis Minnesota until age 22 at which time I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. (1980-1993)
After serving more than a dozen years of active military duty, and then being honorably discharged in August 1993 I decided to stay in eastern North Carolina taking up permanent residency here.
Although many miles away I am still a Minnesotan at heart. 

My active interests include amateur photography and astronomy for which I consider myself neither astronomer or photographer, just someone who takes joy in both every chance I get. 
I also enjoy creating artwork with Photoshop, but don't consider myself an expert with that by any means either.  

I enjoy most any kind of photography, but must admit nature(birding) and weather photography are among my favorites. Of course when conditions permit, a good night under the stars with my telescopes and camera is enjoyable. Unfortunately those nights are getting fewer and farther between.  

If you have added me to one of your circles, you have already filled in your profile, and, have an active interest in photography and astronomy. 

One of my favorite quotes: 
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death." Albert Einstein.

All humans of this blue marble that we live on are created equal and deserve equal treatment and consideration from others.  
I am not here for religious discussions nor to impose my personal beliefs on anyone. I personally don't care what anyone else's religious beliefs are because that is their personal business.   
In fairness to everyone, all I ask is that you do not add me to a circle or interact with anything I share if you intend to impose your beliefs on me. And, with exception to this statement and the above quote I will keep my beliefs to myself as well, then we can all get along as fellow human beings with a common interest in photography and astronomy.  
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Hubert, North Carolina
Richfield Minnesota - Colorado Springs, Colorada - Bloomington, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Annandale, Minnesota - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina - Cherry Point, North Carolina - Okinawa


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#longexposurethursday Curated by +Le Quoc and +Francesco Gola

Messier 31, The Andromeda Galaxy.
Our neighbor at about 2.5 million light years distance and on a collision course with our Milky Way Galaxy.
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#inmotionthursday Curated by +Scott Thomas

Stars in motion
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Glad you like this, +Miss M
+Scott Thomas, This explains how I did it like this.
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Be Active On G+
Are you new to Google Plus and would like to see things become more active and interesting?

Do you want two way interaction rather than just being someone who follows others?

Would like to find people with similar interests?

First and foremost, the most important thing you can do is fill in your profile.
Tell people who your are, where you come from, where you've been, and more importantly what your interests are.
No Profile = a nobody.
Are you somebody, or are you a nobody?
You are more likely to get added to circles and get people to interact with you if you are a somebody. ;-)

Whatever your interests are, find people that share a common ground and start interacting with them.
For that you can start here. >
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Or >
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Positively Incredible.
This truly demonstrates how space really isn't so black and empty..
Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars
Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebula to star clusters, all embedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The brightest three stars on the far left are indeed the famous three stars that make up the belt of Orion. Just below Alnitak, the lowest of the three belt stars, is the Flame Nebula, glowing with excited hydrogen gas and immersed in filaments of dark brown dust. Below the frame center and just to the right of Alnitak lies the Horsehead Nebula, a dark indentation of dense dust that has perhaps the most recognized nebular shapes on the sky. On the upper right lies M42, the Orion Nebula, an energetic caldron of tumultuous gas, visible to the unaided eye, that is giving birth to a new open cluster of stars. Immediately to the left of M42 is a prominent bluish reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man that houses many bright blue stars. The above image, a digitally stitched composite taken over several nights, covers an area with objects that are roughly 1,500 light years away and spans about 75 light years.
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This is absolutely fantastic.

Sit back and stare into the Gorilla's eyes for a while and look at the expression.

She has captured the emotion of the moment beautifully..
Well done, Cheers, +Gail Beerman
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Google Plus Toolbar

I am sure by now that everyone has noticed the new space consuming toolbar that incorporates both the original black bar with the more recent gray bar.
I preferred the gray bar, but it took up too much space as far as I was concerned.

Whispers in the wind are telling me that Google wanted those menu options out in the open rather than the drop menu so that people can easily see, and then perhaps use them.
I see no problem with that, except that they didn't need to add the black bar back to do it. They can still add all those options into the gray bar at the same time still reduce it's width a bit so that it takes less space..

So I came up with an idea, I am sure it's probably not original, but why not combine them so that it takes up less browser space. Browser space which for some people with small monitors or laptops is critical.
Something similar to the image I created here.

If you agree and like this idea, Please share this with all your friends and circles to see what they think. And then send your feedback into the G+ team..
Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Compare now with my suggestion: >>
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It's a vertical space-hog, for sure. I guess current thinking is that folks don't really mind scrolling more. Though, in my thinking, anything in the UI that generates more mouseclicks and more scrolling, has room for refinement.
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#birdpoker Long Legs
Curated by +Phil Armishaw
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Reality TV,, NOT!

Does anyone truly believe they are Real?
Not surprised that someone finally admitted it. I've told my wife many times that here favorite Reality TV shows Are Not Reality..
If they were "Reality" people would lose interest fast and would not be watching that crap.

"They wanted us to start having more fighting, more drama and I'm not willing to do that,"

JACKSONVILLE -- ONSLOW COUNTY Goodson's All-Terrain Logging of Jacksonville will not be on The Discovery Channel's Swamp Loggers. Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
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#birdpoker backyard birds
Curated by +Phil Armishaw

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A Rose for Valentines Day

The Rosette Nebula
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Is this with an IR modified camera? That's my next project...

Lovely shot.
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#splashsunday curated by +Christy Martin

The Worm Hole
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Nice, love the title too.
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#paintitsaturday Curated by +Alexius Jørgensen

Not really paintography as we know it, but just a little fun with milk and food coloring.
Anyone having flashbacks? ;-)
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+Tim Kerr :)
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