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I actually rather like most of what Google's algorithms did with this photo, but is there a reason why every one of these auto-awesome updates seems to use that same ragged frame effect? I see it every time Google tries to auto-awesome one of my photos.
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A little fine dining.
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2/17/16
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We've gotten a lot of rain recently so ample time to practice those water droplet shots...I'm generally not thrilled with the way many of my past efforts turned out but this one exhibits the essence of what I look for in an ideal shot of this type: contrasty lighting on the droplets for sharp, distinct edges, metallic reflections, etc.

But I have no idea what's up with that one little white flower towards the center.
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Woo!  This picture just won me a lens in a local contest.

Pleasant surprise at the end of an otherwise dismal work day - project's going sideways so endless meetings were the order of the day to set it right.  Nice to have a message waiting in my Inbox, conveniently just after 5pm, telling me I'd won this contest.

From recent photo tour of Lakota Wolf Preserve.
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Recently I had a chance to participate in a photo tour of the Lakota Wolf Preserve, in north NJ, thanks to local shop +Cardinal Camera and lensmaker Tamron.  The preserve hosts a few packs of wolves, these shots highlighting the timber and arctic wolves in particular.  My favorite shot is the one that's been on my profile page for a few weeks.   The irony of that shot being that the arctic wolves in particular were a timid bunch (which put the 150-600 mm lens to good use!) but the stalking pose that I caught this particular wolf in almost belies that.
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2015-05-05
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Silver and Gold.

Edit: Or, Gold and Silver, as G+ chose to lay them out... :/
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2014-10-19
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Green heron surveying a green pond.  They don't much like getting their feet wet so they go from one fallen branch to the next looking for the perfect hunting perch.

Taken from shore with the tamron 150-600mm on a Nikon D7000. (1/100 sec | 500mm | f6.3 | ISO 400)
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...intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes...

Or maybe it's just dill.
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Moth of the Squash Vine Borer. Haven't seen these in the backyard before. Moves like a hummingbird moth and has a pair of extra long, extra furry legs that sway alongside the body rhythmically as it flies from flower to flower.

As pretty as it is, not sure how happy we should be to see it in the yard, since the worm form can apparently be rather destructive in gardens. :/

#macrophotography  
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Sometimes, the closer you get, the more pretty little things just end up looking like hatcheries for an alien invasion.

#nukeitfromorbit #onlywaytobesure
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