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Good night G+39 plusses - 14 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
Couldn't sleep, switched on the pc, entered G+, +1 a few of your wonderful photos (too sleepy and tired to actually be able to write comments), uploaded this, falling asleep again, trying to find my way back upstairs in the dark to my bedroom, ouch hit as usual the edge of the bed, swearing.......night night G+ (this time hopefull for real.....)27 plusses - 5 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
EDIT: and I was too gone to add #FloralFriday :)
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Today I introduce you to my friend and super talented photographer +Ulla Jensen
She still hasn't uploaded much here in G+ but if you have some time do yourself a favour and steer your browser towards her website:http://www.ullajensen.com/
where you'll find her excellent works!!
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Another shot for #FloralFriday and its curator +Tamara Pruessner
When I look at this in large, for some reason, that little insect never fails to scare me a bit, I dont really know why :)
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A submission for #FallFriday curated by +Karin Nelson
and +Alexander S. Kunz
I had to cheat here 'cause this year Fall doesnt really want to show its face here in Sicily. This was actually taken in my garden during Spring.
White sea of oblivion14 plusses - 3 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
A last one (did I already say that?) for #FloralFriday that is curated by +Tamara Pruessner
This is quite an oldie that I took with my first P&S.
Have a great weekend G+
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I am such a bad liar......here I have another shot for #FloralFriday and its host +Tamara Pruessner
Have a great weekend G+
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I wish you all a good night, old and new G+ friends!
#FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
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A winter sunset in Saynatsalo's harbour.
For #SunsetSaturday and its curator +TJ Kelly
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And another Finnish sunset
to show the contrast with the previous one.
This is also from Lake Paijanne but a bit more south.
Reposting this for my new G+ friends.
#SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly
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A contribution to #SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
Leave me alone19 plusses - 13 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Someone (+Myrna Weinreich
) today asked me if it was possible to see a shot of Stinky looking straight at the camera. So this morning I went outside and I did as instructed. Problem is that Stinky is not just a very thoughtful cat (see post of Oct, 8 2011) but also very very lazy....This was the most attention I could get out of him.....
PS Stinky in reality is called Stitch (my daughter Luna gave him this name)....but to me Stinky is a more appropriate name for reasons best left undisclosed in a public post :)
La Japonaise12 plusses - 2 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
I almost forgot that today is also a #SepiaSaturday.
Thanks to +Renee Stewart Jackson
for curating this theme.
Contrasts in Tokyo3 plusses - 3 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Tokyo's (Otemachi) skyscrapers as seen from the Imperial Garden's grounds.
Kogetsudai8 plusses - 3 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Ginkakujii is one of my favourite temples/gardens in Kyoto.
Starry birch8 plusses - 4 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Just wanted to wish you plussers close to my time zone a Good Night!!!
'Morning everyone, I just woke up and I am headed for the shower...11 plusses - 0 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Have a great Sunday G+
Floating yellows24 plusses - 4 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Have a great day G+!
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This is my submission for #TreeTuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie
I have already seen lots of nice submissions for this theme today.
California dreamin'19 plusses - 2 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Good night G+!!
This is a portrait of my adored daughter Luna.25 plusses - 46 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
And I am posting this for the #WhateverWednesday theme.
Since Luna was gifted with some extra chromosomal material (and therefore has Down's Syndrome) according to Ricky Dene Gervais (English "comedian", "actor", "director", "radio presenter", "producer", "musician", and "writer" but mainly a great a$$hole) she should be referred to as a "Mong", and this term is not supposed to be at all offensive....no not at all.......
Hot as p!nk...11 plusses - 3 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Who wants to play with me?
Let's see who will be the first to guess correctly to which plant this pistil belong!
There might even be a mighty prize :)
Now I am going to sleep so I wish you all G+ friends a Good night!!!
Hint: the length of this pistil is 3mm
Hint 2: The plant it belongs to is a succulent
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If you post wildlife photos regularly on G+, please comment here (https://plus.google.com/104042965789095032304/posts/KkZ6VvX9ST5
) and I'll include you in the next update. And please reshare - more wildlife photographers will be found this way.Adam Kumiszcza shared a circle with you.
Niña, Pinta, and the Santa María23 plusses - 4 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Another one for #SilhouettesOnThursday curated by +Siddharth Pandit
Ready to fly away19 plusses - 9 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
another entry for #FloralFriday hosted by +Tamara Pruessner
While technically not a flower anymore but just a bunch of seeds, I still think you can forgive me this once :)
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My last (maybe :) ) submission to #FloralFriday is a repost from way back (1 month ago....) when I had only 100 followers, now you're more than 5000 and I thank you all for having put me in your awesome circles!!!
Thanks to +Tamara Pruessner
for curating this theme (a definite favourite of mine).
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Some superb shots from a very gifted photographer here in G+ +Kimberly Hosey
Her blog simply rocks!!
Death's reflection...16 plusses - 7 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
I must go to bed now G+, have a Good Night!
Lighthouse blues25 plusses - 4 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
my entry for today's #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly
Cric and Croc23 plusses - 10 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
Considering that today is also a #Caturday I give you this mischievous couple.
And this is for #SpeedySaturday 20 plusses - 5 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
I love these daily themes :)
A creamy afternoon...30 plusses - 11 comments - 4 shares | Read in G+
too busy at work at the moment but soon I will start spamming your streams again :) I bet you cannot wait :)
Have a great afternoon G+!!!
Old but still beautiful14 plusses - 4 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Alright I decided that today I will start a new theme that IMO is still missing from the awesome and ever growing list of G+ themes......TexturesOnWednesday....What do you guys think? And is there anyone interested in curating it?
Struggle....16 plusses - 7 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Does this count as a silhouette? If so then it is my entry for #SilhouettesOnThursday curated by +Siddharth Pandit
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What about this for #ThirstyThursday? Well, she definitely was thirsty if she had to go through all that trouble to drink :)
This theme is curated by +Giuseppe Basile
Stick out your tongue and say aahhhhhhhhh40 plusses - 14 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
A few more days and then I'll be back full-fledged and with a vengeance :) my dear G+ friends.
Faded.......4 plusses - 0 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Daguerreotype process in Exposure 3.
A test shot of a smc Pentax-FA 1:2.8 50mm macro at 2.8 on my NEX-3.12 plusses - 7 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
I have finally said goodbye to Flickr (I guess I'll still visit it from time to time....awesome people I have met over there) and from tomorrow I will be more active again here!22 plusses - 3 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Have a great day G+
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If SOPA passes, it will destroy the Internet. That's not hyperbole, that's simple fact.
Please read this, and please make as much noise as you can about it: tell people, share this post, put it on your networks, and call your congressman and tell them in clear and simple terms that you want them to vote against SOPA.
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I am re-posting this, that I had originally posted in #MacroMonday a while ago, for #GrassTuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
Enjoy your day G+!
My star...18 plusses - 3 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
I decided to give a try to #textureblendphotography curated by +Gemma Costa
with this revisitation of an old shot.
Heavenly rays23 plusses - 7 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
With this shot I wish you all a good night and I go to bed.
Shelob's Lair30 plusses - 18 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
A late entry (for my time zone at least) for the wonderful #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak
This "monster" is in reality only half of a centimeter wide and has taken full residency in our shower......
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Is this considered to be good for #TextureBlendThursday curated by +Christine Hauber
and +Matt Suess
#TextureBlendPhotography by +Gemma Costa
Piercing the sky24 plusses - 3 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
For #silhouettesonthursday curated by +Siddharth Pandit
In this one I love the position of the people that completely casually walked into the shot around the sun.
Kärkistensalmen silta13 plusses - 0 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Is #ThirstyThursday by +Giuseppe Basile
I tried a more unusual view of the Karkistensalmi bridge in Central Finland (Paijanne Lake) shooting from a speeding boat.
If you are around on 500px give me a shout so that I can add you to my friends list and if you have the time check my photos please :)4 plusses - 0 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Dark Ripples17 plusses - 5 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
An entry for #ThirstyThursdayPics, curator +Giuseppe Basile
This was shot in Lake Paijanne, Finland.
Lighthouse blues34 plusses - 12 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
For #LighthouseThursday that is curated by +Heiko Köster
Too many nice themes on thursday!!!
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For #TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum
one of my favourite corners of Kyoto.
Today I literally stumbled upon the photoblog of this amazingly skilled nature and landscape photographer and boy I am glad I did!!!3 plusses - 0 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
The odd one out33 plusses - 6 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Macros4 plusses - 0 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Ring the bell please28 plusses - 8 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Can anyone help me to ID this wildflower please? I literally have it on the tip of my tongue and I am going crazy trying to remember it!!
EDIT wife found it, its a Geum Rivale. You can still comment it if you like it though :D
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Do Fieldfares belong to the songbirds? I'd say yes but I am not so sure.
Anyway this is for #SongbirdSaturday hosted by +John Briggs
Surprise!17 plusses - 3 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Look carefully at the shot to see what surprised me :)
I didn't actually notice the chick until I started working on the shot back home a few days later.....
Have a good night G+
Morning G+20 plusses - 5 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
See you later when I'll have finished to work for my wife........DIY sunday.....
Heaven is up there alright28 plusses - 8 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
This one is for #SkySunday by +Simone Linke
Kogetsudai13 plusses - 4 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
(or Moon-viewing platform) in Ginkaku-ji temple.
"There are several theories about this mountain shaped creation. Some believe it is meant to resemble Mount Fuji, while others say it was designed as a simple mound of sand used to replenish the walkways. Still others say that the cones of this type (they are located in other temples in Japan) are meant to reflect divine light into the hearts of the visitors. No matter what the true purpose is, the Kogetsudai illuminates the Silver Pavilion on moonlight nights, making for a magnificent sight. In addition, it is said that from above the Silver Pavilion the Kogetsudai upon the Ginshaden resembles the silvery full moon reflected in a deep lake." (http://www.yamasa.org/japan/english/destinations/kyoto/ginkakuji.html
Sharing this entry for #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström
and +Simon Kitcher
Feeling blue9 plusses - 2 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Re-posting this for the new #WhatTheDuckMonday theme curated by +Phil Armishaw
Pink marble15 plusses - 4 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
A new entry for my favourite daily theme #MacroMonday and its awesome and beautiful curators +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden
and +Kelli Seeger Kim
the pink texture of the title was given from the petals of the clematis where this little (5mm in width) moth was resting.
Holga.....14 plusses - 6 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
An entry for #MoodyMonday by +Philip Daly
Kodak Ektachrome GX100 - Holga 120 (Exposure 3)
You really stink mate...No, you stink more20 plusses - 4 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
for #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak
Purple sun32 plusses - 3 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
This is for all the people that like me or +Kerry Murphy
are already longing for some floral bliss :). In other words I couldn't wait until #FloralFriday :)
Sunny rain...15 plusses - 3 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
This is for #ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile
Midnight Sunset34 plusses - 15 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
This is for #SilhouettesOnThursday curated by +Siddharth Pandit
And a BIG Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!!
16 plusses - 4 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
I am sharing this silhouette of a pine tree, taken in Tokyo's Imperial Gardens by my then 9 years old daughter Anthi, for #SilhouettesOnThursday hosted by +Siddharth Pandit
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Last month I shared this for #treetuesday but maybe it would have been better suited for #LeafOnThursdays curated by +Marilou Aballe
and +Ray Bilcliff
Happy Thanksgiving Day!!
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Re-sharing this now that I discovered #ThirstyThursdayPics curated by +Giuseppe Basile
A second entry for #MacroMonday.
This was the first time in my life that I saw a spider drinking. The temperature outside was around 40 degrees Celsius and as soon as one of the sprinklers of my garden started to spill water on this guy's web he started drinking desperately.....
In fact it was quite difficult to take a decent shot without the flash and high ISO and thin DOF were a must.
Black Passion48 plusses - 23 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
An entry for #FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner
and a homage to all the wonderful and awesome people I have met here in G+ (you know who you are :) ).
Have a good night friends!
Fishin'33 plusses - 5 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Good morning G+
This is for #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly
The Sun in a droplet45 plusses - 19 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Today is a wonderful sunny day here in Sicily, with a clear sky and a few nice clouds still left from the rain we had in the early hours of the day.
So I headed outside with my mind set on taking some shots for the Sky Sunday's theme hosted by +Simone Linke
Walking around our little japanese garden and seeing the bamboos' leaves still dripping water I had the idea to try to take the sunny sky reflected in those droplets.
This shot could also be considered for #MacroMonday and #GrassTuesday.
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I wish +Liz Caldwell
all the best in managing to reach her goal,so lets help her by sharing this as much as possible and also by heading to the link below and donating.
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People11 plusses - 12 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
My Sun!31 plusses - 31 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Luna, my very special daughter, sends a big hug to all my G+ friends today.
This is for #SentimentalSunday and its lovely and awesome curator +Louisa Catharine Forsyth
Vain Seagull19 plusses - 10 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
"an egotistical vain little seagull
studies himself and then takes a stroll
making sure he lookes just right
when he meets his lady in the moonlight"
Thank you Iris Zuares for the words.
Low IQ I know but it is a nearly 100% crop of a shot taken with a 2x extender........me needs a 600mm!! Anyone care to throw one in this direction?
For #ShorebirdSunday by +Phil Armishaw
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I took this shot this morning for #SOOCSunday
curated by +John Kosmopoulos
Shot in raw and jpeg'd and watermarked in LR3.
Here in Sicily Fall has basically just started.......
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This Calotype portrait of my moody cat Stitch that I took yesterday morning in dappled light is my entry for today's #MonochromeMonday and #MoodyMonday curated by +Siddharth Pandit
and +Philip Daly
Stitch has to be the moodiest creature I have ever met :)
When life seems like an uphill struggle.....32 plusses - 9 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
.....just remember that the view from the top will be breathtaking!!!!!
Iris Zuares (check my previous posts) kindly wrote the following poem for this shot.
"a long upward climb what purpose we may ask
is this the lady bird's pleasure or task
upon reaching her goal and what then
she'll probably fly off and start all over again"
This is for #Macromonday and its beautiful curators :) +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim +Jennifer Eden
and now also +Melanie Kintz
Wait a sec, this is way too sexist....:) Can I join you in curating the theme? You know, just to make it a bit fairer :))
Thoughtful...30 plusses - 12 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Since I posted (a bit earlier today) a photo of my cat Stitch doing what he knows best (blankly staring for hours at the hyperspace of the parallel universes that surround us.... :)), my lovely blond Roxy has started to show some signs of jealousy....So here we go with a shot of her doing....well doing exactly the same than Stitch.....
The redness in the background is from one of the japanese maples in our garden (a Bloodgood) that has finally decided that Fall is upon us....