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When turtles dream, IF they dream, then why not dream big, right? As soon as I saw this painted turtle, I thought it looked like he was simply waiting for the countdown to end. And how awesome would it be if something as slow and deliberate as a turtle could launch like a rocket? 
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#wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #turtle   #paintedturtle

#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Sime Wareham +Eric Delcour +Marina Versaci
#quirkynature : +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#wetwednesday : +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#feelgoodfriday : +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Jason Borg +Rebecca Borg
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Thank you for sharing with +Wet Wednesday. It is a pleasure to share it with the #WetWednesday audience.
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Clouds

I don't usually photograph clouds, but I saw some interesting formations and thought I'd take a chance at capturing some. This one interested me because even though I was on the ground, it could easily appear to have been taken from above, possibly even from a satellite!

I found working with cloud images interesting and fun, mostly because of the freedom I had to interpret the color and contrast contained in the image. I settled on this interpretation because it represents well what I saw in my mind when I made the shot.
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#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#lowanglephotography : +Low Angle Photography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#weatherandnaturalforc : +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#abstractartmonday : +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn +Ping Doherty
#moodymonday : +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly +Carole Buckwalter
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#weatherwednesday : +Weather Wednesday curated by +Jason Borg
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#thunderstormthursday : +Thunderstorm Thursday curated by +Christina Lawrie
#curvyfriday : +*** curated by +Lorena Masi +Peter From
and #cophotowednesday  with +Stan Showalter +Howard Weitzel  and me!
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Thanks everyone for the comments and plusses!
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Colorado

Before I met up with +Howard Weitzel this past Saturday, I was looping around the refuge, looking for photo ops. When I came upon this scene I knew I had to try and give it some justice, regardless of my skills (or lack thereof) at #landscapephotography . I am please with the result.

This image represents #colorado  to me in every way. #longspeak , the #bison , the #snowstorm  in the #mountains  while the weather here was fine. Even the buildings infringing on the landscape accurately symbolizes my view of this state. 
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#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#amazinglandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspanimals : +HQSP Animals curated by +Jim Haner +Mark HELM +Claire Jennings +Delcour Eric +Marina Versaci
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl
#weatherandnaturalforc : +Weather and Natural Forces curated by +Robert SKREINER
#mountainmonday : +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday : +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#weatherwednesday : +Weather Wednesday curated by +Jason Borg
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#fourseasonsfriday : +Four Seasons Friday curated by +Stephonie A Schmitz
#snowysaturday : +#SnowySaturday curated by +John Fujimagari
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Wonderful view, love the different layers of color and textures. Thanks for share with #close2home 
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Hey! I Have One Of Those!

As +Howard Weitzel  has already mentioned, we were out trying to get some eagles at the Arsenal this weekend. And while the eagles we saw were keeping their distance, the sunset decided to show off a bit for us. 

As many of you know, I am not a #landscapephotography  guy. But I was there, I had a working camera, and I saw drama, so I went for it. Howard has an image from a similar perspective in his stream (https://plus.google.com/107403358784201231436/posts/ReLA3Pkt5uB), so don't forget to check that out too.

Funny thing about processing this image - the only saturation and vibrance increases were in the grass to help them compete with the sky! A new experience for me. 
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+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER #10000photographers
+AllThingsBlue curated by +Josef Ehrlich #AllThingsBlue 
+AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams +Lauren Kelly #allthingsorange
+Americana Photo curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana
+Available Light curated by +Eckbert Dollhofer #availablelightphotos
+Daily Photo
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Anja Wessels +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan #hqsplandscape
+Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T #LandscapePhotography
+Landscape Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
+NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
+NATURE & WILDLIFE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
+Stunning Moment curated by +Alycia Miller +Britta Rogge +Zvonimir Fras
+NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist #NatureMonday
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Awesome! Thank you for sharing!
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Thirsty

This is the #teal I mentioned in my earlier post <https://plus.google.com/117727808769287520310/posts/KVPgtFDR9T9> Surprised me as it was at the back of a flock of mallards in the stream and it was very small! He was very adamant about staying in this particular spot near the bank and I had to wait for him to float out beyond a bend before I could get a chance to take his image. 
Not much post: wb, color and contrast adjustments, sharpening. 
Hashtag soup below:


#10000photographersaro   : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#whateverwednesday : +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing
#wildlifewednesday : +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Mike Spinak
#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel, +Stan Showalter, and me
#birdloversworldwide : +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER
#birds4all : +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones +Walter Soestbergen
#birdsinfocus : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#hqspbirds : +HQSP Birds curated by +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday : +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff
#webbywednesday : +WebbyWednesday curated by +Celeste Odono
#wetwednesday : +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#natureartthursday : +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan
#birdsinfocusfriday : +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
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We preempt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this live report in living color. #whynotus
#ImagineAvs
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"The Best Camera...
...is the one you have with you."
 
I'm not sure who first said it, but we've all heard it. And now that I have turned in my ancient but everlasting flip phone for a smartphone, I now have a "best" camera.

Locals will quickly recognize this location as #downtown   #denver . It was a beautiful, if windy day and I have to admit, I like the exposure here. I'm still learning the camera but I am satisfied with the initial images I get from it. And hey - it can make phone calls too!
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#cophotowednesday  by +Howard Weitzel +Stan Showalter and me
#close2home : +Close2Home curated by +José Juan Escudero +Rebecca Johnson +Howard Weitzel +Shaun Stewart +Pia Raben +David Pond +Brett Sivits +john adams
#mycitysunday : +My City Sunday curated by +Gord Birch +Carra Riley
#mytowntuesday : +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
#iphoneography  
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Thank you +José Juan Escudero for the kind words!
And thanks to everyone for the plusses!
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+Howard Weitzel - He was actually laughing at me, but I was trying to spare myself the embarrassment of admitting that publi... whoops!
Thank you +Krystina Isabella Brion and +Mike Spinak!
+Virgil Cowen a compliment I covet; Thanks!
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Well -I guess no regrets since it didn't happen.
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Merry Christmas...
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"Call me Ishmael.", "Four score and seven years ago,...", New York, New York (Sinatra), Stairway to Heaven, Take 5 / Rondo a la Turk (Brubeck), Sing, Sing, Sing (Goodman / Krupa), Beethoven's 5th 1st mov. 

There are more great introductions of course, but these are... Wait, what?

"There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before." - Dave Brubeck 
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