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Kate Otis
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Mr. President ... can we take a selfie? #YouTubeAsksObama
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Bug Delicacy

Have a wonderful new week ahead! :-)
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Winter Landscape

Today I had some indoor activities planned, but when I woke up the landscape had been covered in a new white blanket, leaving all trees snow-covered. So, plans had to be changed! A short morning drive and I added some new photos to the archive of tree silhouettes and water reflections.

For #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
and #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde
#winter   #sweden   #reflections   #reflectionsonwater  
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Two Snowy Trees

A favorite from the snow storm two weeks ago. Maybe it doesn't show in the photo, but there is quite heavy snowfall going on. You can notice however by the way the background is just white. That really was the main reason for heading out during the storm; with lots of snow falling the subjects get isolated from the background and you can take photos in places that otherwise would be too cluttered.

For #TreeSilhouetteWednesday +TreeSilhouette Wednesday curated by +Charles Fromage, +Andrew Sowerby, +Steve Alfano, +sebastian hesse, +David D and +Bhattacharya P.
and #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins 
and #hqsplandscape   #winter   #snow   #trees   #silhouette  
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Magnifique comme toujours
Pic for Today: Broadbill in flight...
This might look like a multiple exposure flash shot, like many you have seen of hummingbirds in flight (these are Broadbilled Hummingbirds at Santa Rita Lodge in Maderia Canyon) but it is not. This is a collage of two images created in Coolage, with the feeder in the finished collage removed with TouchRetouch. The originals were shot with the Nikon P900 at 2000mm equivalent field of view at 1/500th second, and edited in Lightroom. Not that it matters…the effect is much the same. :) And I make no apologies for the digital manipulation. Apps like Coolage and TouchRetouch are tools, and it is the final image that matters. On the other hand, I am always right upfront as to the tools I use to create the image. I do think that is important.

The flight of hummers is always fascinating. The way they move their wings seems impossible. Because this is not a flash shot, the wings are naturally blurred, more as they appear to the naked eye, which, I think, adds to the reality of the shot.
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Magnifique comme cette Aigrette, et celui qui toucher au click A++++++++++++++++++++=bey bey x x x x x x x
Egret on a Pier

These little guys are not shy. For the most part they've become accustomed to humans and you can usually get within a few feet before they skitter away. I was about ten feet from this fellow as he fished from a pier at the beach. One day I came out of a store only to find one standing on my car. I walked up and got in and he never even moved. We have a tall one that lives near our house and I usually spot him on our driveway in the morning. As soon as I walk up with my dog he nonchalantly skips to the next driveway. One of the fun things about living in Florida.

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#BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
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