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Robin Griggs Wood

fine artist • photographer • mood elevator
April 23, 2014 37 comments 9 shares 209 plus ones
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In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path to a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.  ~Mahatma Gandhi









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#birds4all with thanks to +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide with thanks to +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide
 #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #birdsinfocus #btpbirdpro  
#waterbirdwednesday with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Ray Bilcliff +Water Bird Wednesday
#WetWednesday with thanks to +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesday 

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos 



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April 22, 2014 54 comments 54 shares 537 plus ones
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Happy #EarthDay my friends. I hope you take a moment today to rejoice in and feel gratitude for this gift we've been given. I certainly feel lucky to have it ... :o)
#MyBeautifulEarth  


Share your image for #EarthDay2014  with +TIME  and +Google+. Details are here: https://plus.google.com/116899029375914044550/posts/bCuYqQzVgPo +My Beautiful Earth 

#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday



#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos  #EarthDayEveryDay #Environment 

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April 22, 2014 53 comments 153 shares 438 plus ones
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#MyBeautifulEarth  
Share your image for #EarthDay  with TIME and +Google+. TIME will feature some of their favorite photos on their website on Earth Day. Details are here: https://plus.google.com/116899029375914044550/posts/bCuYqQzVgPo

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #cherryblossoms   #hqsplandscape  

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April 21, 2014 77 comments 141 shares 974 plus ones
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#MyBeautifulEarth  
Share your image for #EarthDay  with TIME and +Google+. TIME will feature some of their favorite photos on their website on Earth Day. Details are here: https://plus.google.com/116899029375914044550/posts/bCuYqQzVgPo



#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #MalibuBeach   #Malibu    #California    #birdpoker   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #landscapephotography   #surf  #Inspiration

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April 20, 2014 29 comments 10 shares 316 plus ones
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate it!

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April 19, 2014 62 comments 74 shares 685 plus ones
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April 18, 2014 53 comments 37 shares 532 plus ones
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It was nice to see this service dog get a little "down time" from his daily duties (depicted here as "up time" ... ;o7). It was a lucky shot to catch him in this moment of affectionate play with his trainer. He jumped up to give her a kiss!

Happy Good Friday, everyone, and have a lovely weekend and Easter.


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#FidoFriday with thanks to +Wes Lum, +Lisa Lisa & +mel peifer 
#dogloversworldwide with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#DogLovers #Cute #Animals #DogsAreAwesome #HQSPAnimals #ServiceDogs +The G+ DogPark #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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April 17, 2014 29 comments 15 shares 365 plus ones
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All of the knowledge to be found in this world was originally empirical. 

It did not come from a book or a teacher; someone figured it out based on observation.

True, it is often faster to have someone show you how to do something, but to move into an area on your own and teach yourself based on your own observation, that is where creativity is born -- the ability to reach beyond the observations of others. 

This gives you the ability to see something that no one else has seen before.


 


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#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach




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April 17, 2014 26 comments 5 shares 195 plus ones
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I'm kind of curious how G+ handles this one . If they end up displaying the full length in the stream, I'd like to apologize now to those on mobile ... ;o7

#ForHootsAndGiggles   #snicker   #chortle   #LaughterIsGoodForYou  
#rgwoodpost   #photography #googleplusphotos   #randomstrangers   #streetphotography  

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April 16, 2014 41 comments 46 shares 786 plus ones
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Wishing I had some of this right now ... ;o)
I hope you get a moment or two during your busy week to relax and take some time for yourself.



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#WetWednesday with thanks to +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesday 
#MirrorsAndReflections #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography
#BirdPoker Plovers & Sandpipers
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Nature #Travel
#Landscape #SunsetPhotography #Beach #TravelPhotography #California

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April 15, 2014 41 comments 27 shares 430 plus ones
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You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.

~ Tony Gaskins

I found an interesting article this morning on how to stand up for yourself.

The basics:

1. Be prepared. If you know you’re going to have to make a case for yourself, make sure you know what you’re talking about. 

2. Baby steps. Try out your tactics in low-risk situations to start — like asking for more time on a project or taking a couple of tasks off your plate. 

3. Change your perception of being nice. Being a nice person doesn’t mean you have to say yes to everything –– it’s ok to put your foot down — you’ll still be nice. 

4. Practice quiet power. Continue to listen and show your appreciation for people even when you are standing up for yourself. You do not have to raise your voice. 

5. Be honest. Getting what you need and want to succeed comes from the heart. Skip telling people what you think they want to hear and be real. 


- See more at: http://www.lorensworld.com/life-work/how-to-start-standing-up-for-yourself/

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About this art installation (also an interesting read):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Light









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#RepetitiveTuesday with thanks to +Frank Schillinger +Ping Doherty +Andy Q.
#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #MyTownTuesday #Architecture #Art #StreetPhotography #Travel #tips #TravelPhotography



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April 14, 2014 52 comments 61 shares 634 plus ones
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"Well, hello there little lady. So nice of you to visit! What brings you around here today?"
She heard that +Jacqueline Hodsdon has a friend who's giving out hugs ... :o7



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#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#backyardbirdingmonday with thanks to +Celeste Odono +Marilou Aballe +Ricky L Jones
+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday
#300mmmonday with thanks to +Gailen Mapes +300mmMonday #NatureMonday #hqspbirds #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography

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April 14, 2014 64 comments 7 shares 272 plus ones
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One of the things that happened during the time that my son was in critical condition was that my own health took a major dive from the stress. It was always "go, go, go", "do, do, do" and "be strong for everyone else" through the worst of it. So, part of my program for getting myself healed is to make absolutely certain I take some chill time just for me every once in a while.

Saturday was drive down to the rehab center and spend the day with him, so I took a day off yesterday, headed over to the beach and hung out by the skate plaza practicing my action shots.

I got a couple of nice air shots, but this was one of my favorites, composition-wise.

Thank you for hanging in there with me through this time.


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#ActionMonday +ActionMonday with thanks to +Adrian Buturca and +Jason Moller #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspmotion
#skateboarding   #skatepark  

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April 13, 2014 3 comments 1 shares 51 plus ones
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So let my love give you roots and help you find your wings.

~ Mark Harris






#birdpoker  Wingspan
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide

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April 12, 2014 41 comments 9 shares 234 plus ones
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Stanley was always the lowest in the pecking order of "Pacific Clan Van Gullen", until that fateful day when his incredible skill and perseverance saved the lives of his clan and made him a hero to everyone.

But …
here is the real story…

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Food had been unusually scarce for the wretched, starving clan and, of course, Stanley, being so low in the hierarchy, typically went without. One foggy morning, after he had endured the usual breakfast ritual of taunts, pecks and snubbings at the depleted mussel shoal, Stanley despondently flew off into the dense mist in search of something to quell his fulminating stomach. It was pure happenstance that, due to low visibility from the fog and his lightheadedness from hunger, he flew through an open window and onto a desk in the small cottage that punctuated the edge of the bay.

Stanley began frantically pecking at everything on the desk in the hope that something would give way as soft and fishy. Nothing proved edible, but one such item he had jabbed at, as it turned out, was the telephone.

It was pure coincidence, or fate, that Stanley pecked out the speed dial code to the local 24-hour pizza delivery joint and that the owner of the cottage had a prearranged deal with the pizzeria that, when they received a ring from this particular number, without further request, they were to deliver on the deck of the front porch the standard order: a double extra large, stuffed-crust pizza with anchovies.

Back at the shoal, the famished and forlorn tribe had come to the miserable conclusion that they probably wouldn't survive much longer. As the light of the new day grew and the murk began to clear, they looked up in unison to see Stanley snoozing contentedly on the pale blue deck of the bright cottage gleaming in the sun. Near him lay an open flat carton containing a double extra large, stuffed-crust pizza with, one or two, anchovies.

Yes, Stanley had filled his very happy belly with most of the anchovies, but he did leave enough stuffed crust for the rest of his clan to survive on until the beneficent tide brought fatter days. And so, Stanley lives on in the annals of Seagull history, a luminary and shining example for hatchlings to come––the gull that saved P.C. Van Gullen!



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Yes, I know, there's not a #seagullbutt in sight in this image, but, then again, there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. ... ;o7

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If you happen to see any of the following people, join them in the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (and save a slice of your stuffed crust pizza to offer them if they come by): 

+Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Kim Smith +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Dawn Siadatan +Jetski Jones +Sumit Sen +Jennifer Tackman

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds

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April 11, 2014 42 comments 17 shares 401 plus ones
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You are three.
~The person you are.
~The person they think you are.
~The person you think you are.

Of the three, the last one is the only one that has the potential to hold you back the most. (rgw)





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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro
#Flowers #Spring #Garden #Macro #Flower #Floral #FlowersPhotography #TGIF #tips #motivation

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April 10, 2014 59 comments 29 shares 436 plus ones
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… is truly a special place. It's no wonder that so many celebrities decided to make it their home throughout the last century, including Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Redford, Mel Gibson, Barbra Streisand and Sting.

While there are many popular places in Malibu where the stars roost, the most popular are Broadbeach, Point Dume and the Malibu Colony. The latter is very difficult to get into, since you're met at the gated entrance of Malibu Colony Road by a guard. 

I did have the opportunity to spend about a week in the Colony … alas, I was working at a house, not staying in it (there goes my celebrity status! Pah! … ;o7). During the time, however, I was graced daily by the view out of the massive glass doors to the ocean and dolphins cavorting in the surf, so I'll count my blessings.

(If you're interested in ogling the rich and famous there, try: http://www.seeing-stars.com/Live/Malibu.shtml).


 


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#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


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April 09, 2014 52 comments 26 shares 513 plus ones
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I was reading this article over at marcandangel.com on the "20 Self Confidence Traps That Hold Smart People Back". It's an interesting read, with the standardized list of things that people do to themselves which perpetuate and feed their low self-confidence. Down below the list of 20 is a list of 7 things one can do to boost self-confidence. Point number 7, the very last thing on the list, is the very FIRST thing one should do, if your self-confidence is low.

"Concentrate on contribution."
"Sometimes we get caught up in ourselves. We focus too much on our own perceptions and not enough on the needs of other people. This causes us to feel like the world revolves around us; and among other side effects, it makes us more self-conscious about everything. 

"So break free of your thinking and concentrate more on the contribution you're making to others. Doing so will help you worry less about your own flaws, because everything will be less about YOU. This will increase your self-confidence and allow you to contribute happiness to the world around you. And when you witness the positive effects of your contributions, you’ll be rewarded with amplified feelings of self-worth."

I wish for you much success!


The full article is here:
http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/03/16/20-self-confidence-traps-holding-smart-people-back/




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#WaterDropWednesday with thanks to +Patti Colston +Michael Albrecht +Jay Sirrah +April Hill +Teresa Linstead and +WaterDropWednesday
#WetWednesday with thanks to +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesday 
#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#Macro4All with thanks to +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin, +Chris Levers and +Macro4All




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroManiacs #MacroPhotography #Makro 



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April 08, 2014 93 comments 44 shares 531 plus ones
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(a message from the streets)
Dear +Alan Shapiro, I have a furcula to pick with you.
I have seen all the resplendent avian models you turn into superstars with a flick of your Wacom stylus and I, quite frankly, am a little miffed that you don't choose the lowly city pigeon to work your processing prestidigitation upon. I mean, who needs a bit of your artistic alchemy more than we do?! Right?

Yes, I understand that I don't have a dome comb, bill frills or ruff fluff (admittedly, I'm only fluffy after I've spent three hours preening out the Mountain Dew that someone sprayed from a shaken can at me).

Yes, I realize that my colors can only be seen when someone takes pity on me and drags the Vibrancy slider in Lightroom so far over to the right that alarms go off and a big message pops up that says, "Do you really want to do this?! If so, please put on protective eye-wear and click 'Continue'."

Yes, I know that people call us "flying rats" and make us the punchline of New Yorker cartoons. Yes, I know that pigeons were brought to America in the 1600s by Europeans to be used as mere food and that we head-bob walk like " Night at the Roxbury - Car Ride " fanboys.

With all of that, surely you can see something needs to be done about our image! 
I call upon the wizard of winged wondrosity right here and now ('cuz like, dood, I keep trying to get your attention on the street, but I think you thought I was after the cheese-paper under your foot) and demand equal rights for the uncomely and ignoble. Even turkeys have gotten better billing.



#NoOneReadsHashtags
#YouAreProbablyNotReadingThisHashtagEither
#PigeonsDeserveABreak
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#TextureBlendTuesday with thanks to +Gemma Costa
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide
#hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #birdsinfocus #btpbirdpro  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #textureblendphotography



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April 07, 2014 25 comments 8 shares 240 plus ones
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… off-camera they are being serenaded by this guy: 【アカペラ】So much in love ... ;oD




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#MonochromeMonday with thanks to +Monochrome Monday +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 
#AllThingsMonochrome with thanks to +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood +Enrique Pelaez and +All Things Monochrome 
#blackandwhitephotos and +Black and White Photos #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld #10000photographersbw with thanks to +Robert SKREINER and #10000photographersBWmonochrome at +10000 Photographers BW by +Robert SKREINER and +Joel Tjintjelaar
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld

#bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography #hqspanimals #hqspmonochrome


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #canonphotography #canonphotographer #digitalphotography #color #colors #inspiration #creative #MondayMotivation



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April 07, 2014 56 comments 6 shares 23 plus ones
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If you're on a Mac, check and see if there is a piece of software here you could use. 

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Yes, 20 bucks ... :o7

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April 07, 2014 40 comments 14 shares 326 plus ones
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For the #MacroMonday subtheme The End
#MacroMonday with thanks to +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau 
#Macro4All with thanks to +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin, +Chris Levers and +Macro4All
#hqspmacro #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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Here's hoping your weekend has been a good one and has recharged you for the week ahead!




#SkySunday with thanks to +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach #sunsetphotography #skyphotography 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape



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–ᴡᴇʟʟ, ᴇxᴄᴇᴘᴛ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʀɪᴅɪᴄᴜʟᴏᴜsʟʏ ʟᴏɴɢ ᴄᴀᴜᴛɪᴏɴᴀʀʏ ɪɴғᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴇɢᴀʟ ᴅɪsᴄʟᴀɪᴍᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғɪɴᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴛ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴡᴇ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɴᴏ ᴏɴᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ʀᴇᴀᴅs ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴛʜɪɴɢs sᴏ ᴏɴᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ʀᴀᴍʙʟᴇ ᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪɴᴜᴛɪᴀᴇ ᴏғ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪsᴏs, ᴡᴀʀɴɪɴɢs, sᴛɪᴘᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴs ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴅᴅᴇɴᴅᴀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ, ɴᴏᴛ ʜᴀᴠɪɴɢ ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ sᴀɪᴅ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʏᴇᴛ sᴛɪʟʟ ғᴇᴇʟɪɴɢ sᴜғғɪᴄɪᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴘᴏᴍᴘᴏᴜs ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ʜᴀᴠɪɴɢ ᴏғғᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴜᴘ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇǫᴜɪsɪᴛᴇ ɪɢɴᴇs ғᴀᴛᴜɪ ᴏғ ᴄᴏᴠᴇʀ-ʏᴏᴜʀ-ʙᴜᴛᴛ, ᴀʙsᴛʀᴜsᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴏᴛʀᴀᴄᴛᴇᴅ ʟᴇɢᴀʟᴇsᴇ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀssᴇs ʀᴇǫᴜɪʀᴇ ᴛᴏ sᴀᴛɪsғʏ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sᴇɴsᴇ ᴏғ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴏᴜs sᴀғᴇᴛʏ ɪɴ ᴛʜɪs ᴏʜ-sᴏ-sᴄᴀʀʏ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ.



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WARNING: Kids, capturing #SeagullButtShots or #SeagullButtsInDisguise from directly underneath the bird is a very risky activity; do not try them! It is also not recommended that you shoot #SeagullButts at all. That is, unless you you want a life filled with hilarity and ridiculousness and your Saturday's spent in laughter.
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . However, if you happen to see any of the following people (also referred to secretly as the #Gulluminati ) admire them, for they are daredevils extraordinaire: 

+Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Kim Smith +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Dawn Siadatan +Jetski Jones +Sumit Sen +Jennifer Tackman

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide


#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #notatheme #googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds

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A wild viewpoint designed to flip the viewer's perspective, where everything that is large in the world is small in the image and vice versa. I've added some comments below for my Behind-the-scene Notify circle.

#FirstFridayArtWalk with thanks to +Samantha Villenave & +Lena Levin 
#rgwoodpost #mixedmediaartwork #digitalart #fineart #fineartpls #TGIF #digitalpainting #colors #inspiration

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For the BTS gang <waves to folks ... ;o)>

One of the best ways to create something new from images you have is to let your imagination run wild. Go through a lot of "what if"s in your head as you scroll through your hard drive(s) full of photos. Don't be afraid to pursue any thoughts that come up. This came about from shots I took from underneath a bridge. "What if this was the floor, instead of overhead", and completely flip the POV, was what popped into my mind and the rest followed suit. 

You'll see in the BTS image I've linked below that I've used two images from that shoot to create the base. The other things I've added notes about there are my compositional and color considerations. When you want to create convincing composites, I can't emphasize enough how much a little study of basic composition and color harmonies (the color wheel) can add to your work.

BTS––> 
https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums/5928042012643913473/5998561855266971154?authkey=CKDzuvu1jvvL2QE&pid=5998561855266971154&oid=103698889037599783920

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I'm dedicating my +FloralFriday image to +Nathan Wirth to wish him a happy birthday today ... because, you know, I'm thinking the guy might need a little color by now ... ;o7 (Happy birthday, Nathan!! ... :oD)


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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #Nature #FlowerPower #BellesPhotos

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April 03, 2014 55 comments 41 shares 734 plus ones
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… with some fanciful editing … because … apparently … I don't know when to quit … ;o7


 


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#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#MirrorsAndReflections #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos 



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No man has the right to dictate
what other men should perceive, create or produce,
but all should be encouraged
to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions,
and to build confidence in the creative spirit. ~ Ansel Adams 




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#WetWednesday with thanks to +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesday 
#MacroManiacs with thanks to +Sandra Deichmann and +MacroManiacs
+WaterDropWednesday #WaterDropWednesday with thanks to +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht +Teresa Linstead and +Valerij Karpinchik

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #hqspmacro

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April 01, 2014 18 comments 1 shares 30 plus ones
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What's your favorite #AprilFoolsDay prank?
If you haven't got a story to tell here, maybe you can copy one of these so you have a story next year ... ;o7

OR http://mashable.com/2014/03/31/simple-april-fools-day-pranks/ OR http://www.pinterest.com/kashaw/april-fools-pranks/

The 14 Greatest Hoaxes of All Time

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I have an obsession with birds of late. Some of you will say it's feathers. Go ahead, I deserve it.  ... ;o7

Snowy Egret for Tuesday's theme of #BirdPoker , Big Birds
I'm hoping that someone posts that big yellow one from Sesame Street ... ;o))

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#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  and #birdloversworldwide with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds   #birdsgallery  

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(But you gotta click on the #BirdPoker  hashtag, if you don't know what an "LBJ" is .. ;o7)


#rgwoodpost  #birds4all #birdsgallery #hqspbirds
#Birdpoker  "LBJ " curated by +Phil Armishaw 
#wildlifephotography 

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#MacroMonday is doin' the Spring fling thing today ...  'cuz who wouldn't want to dance with +Sandra Parlow and +Jeff Moreau? (Quite frankly, either one works for me ... but, ooh, both sounds better! ... ;o7)

#Macro4All with thanks to +Walter Soestbergen
 #hqspmacro #rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos

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Seagull: OK, I understand what you're saying now. You're an ahhhrtist. You're going for that "epic, cinematic, hero-gazing-at-the-sunset" shot. So, you want me to stand here and stare into the suns- … Hey! Wait a minute! Did you just pull a feather from my butt?!!"

#RegalSeagull is always good for comic relief … ;o7



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I can't believe I had to miss #SeagullButtSaturday last week!! (I mean, if there actually was such a theme.) Don't you miss it! Much hilarity abounds when you give a shout out to these fine folks:
+Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Kim Smith +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Dawn Siadatan +Jetski Jones +Sumit Sen +Jennifer Tackman

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #notatheme #googleplusphotos  
  #hqspanimals #hqspbirds


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Our intrepid hero, Wagmore Barkless, after contemplating for a brief moment the events of the past month, belted out his favorite mantra and let his body follow suit. His next act would be to stare Life square in the eye and declare, "Bring it."







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#FidoFriday with thanks to +Wes Lum, +Lisa Lisa +mel peifer +Suhaib Ayaz
#dogloversworldwide with thanks to +Robert SKREINER 



#rgwoodpost  #photography  #googleplusphotos  #welovedogs #hqspanimals #TGIF




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I want to thank you all for hanging in there with me, and mostly (MOSTLY) for all your positive thoughts and prayers that gave me much strength to persist through this time with a optimistic outlook. Energy that I could pass on to my son. 

His surgery was a great success. He had to have a plate installed in his broken seat bone and grins that we get to officially call him a "hard ass" now ... ;o7. Just seeing him grin ... severe mother-gush stuff, I'll tell ya! He's also concocted "the story" of "bullet wounds" for a better cool-factor on the scars from all the holes in his chest where they placed the many tubes that saved his life. Hahaha! This guy has the best attitude ... ;oD 

I want to see him doing this on the beach again soon.

Thank you, EVERYONE!!!!
Words cannot fully convey what your support has done for me.

Love, Robin

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Just a little message to those of you who were kind enough to circle me, I'm not gone from G+, merely spending every waking moment with my son who was in critical condition after an accident. Every day brings better news and a little more life, so I should be back in a week or so. Thank you to everyone for the prayers and kind posts; you do make a difference. ... hugs!!

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We rEgret to inform you that you are all currently under surveillance for suspicious activity regarding the, ahem, posterior region of a certain species within the family of birds (class Aves or clade Avialae: feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates) known as the "seagull". You have even gone so far in your debasement as to dress them up in various costumes, using a vague and secret term of #SeagullButtsInDisguise to hide the extent of your desecration. 

I am, of course, a Snowy Egret and …er … speak only on behalf of my bird-family brethren. And I declare war upon … HEY!! … what are you doing behind me with that camera?!!! 



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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. However, if you happen to see any of the following people (also referred to secretly as the #Gulluminati) DO NOT APPROACH THEM as they will shoot you on sight; report any suspicious activity immediately! The list of current suspects (butt not limited to): 
+Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Kim Smith +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Dawn Siadatan +Jetski Jones +Sumit Sen +Jennifer Tackman

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide


#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #notatheme #googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds

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March 14, 2014 27 comments 2 shares 63 plus ones
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Do you ever have oneo f those days wehre nothing you tyope seems to comee out right?!

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March 14, 2014 52 comments 9 shares 345 plus ones
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[Botanical name:] Jasminum Bokehlicious Officinale
... ;o7

Because Friday's are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris 
&
The awesome #FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#rgwoodpost  

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March 12, 2014 15 comments 0 shares 72 plus ones
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Just in case you're feeling a lack of love from me of late.

So sorry that I've not been able to reply to you. It may also be because I'm out pursuing my cable company with a dangerous weapon. (My phone ... ;o7)

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I've been so enamored of, and inspired by, the bird shots that my friends, +Jacqueline Hodsdon and +Marilou Aballe, capture (do I tell you that enough, ladies?) that I set my cap yesterday to pulling off a lovely one of my own. I had a sweet model in cahoots with my adventure, fortunately.

Female Rufous Hummingbird

#BackyardbirdingMonday with thanks to  +Marilou Aballe +Celeste Odono and +Ricky L Jones 
#BirdPoker (theme: Bokeh) with thanks to +Phil Armishaw 
#rgwoodpost    #birdloversworldwide   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #hqspbirds  #birdsinfocus

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If my heart is too big to crush,
if my love cannot be thwarted by those who hate,
I create my own grace. 
If I choose to give the best of my heart at every opportunity,
I will always end up feeling the more blessed. ~rgw

Attitude

I work hard at only posting the best of myself.

I know that a lot of folks don't feel the same way -- sort of a "love me or leave me" viewpoint -- but it is policy for me. It is the same policy I apply to every aspect of my life.

I work hard at only giving whatever I consider as the best of myself to everyone and everything that I encounter.

I do this because I learned (from a very special lady) that any crap I give out is just my crap -- it doesn't belong to anyone else, and I don't need to hand it out as if it were something valuable to experience, or even worthy of notice.

This attitude has infected my entire life -- in such a way that it has changed, not only my operating basis, but my feelings and reactions towards everything that comes my way, even the bad stuff.

That said,

-- when something comes my way that has the potential to hurt my feelings, my reactions to it follow along this route:

• I ignore any hurt I might feel. (Yep, ignore it. I'm not a feelingless robot -- stuff can bite -- but I don't throw a moment of energy or focus into it.)

• I try to figure out what part of the situation I could have been responsible for. Sometimes, I can see clearly where I screwed up and can make decisions to not do the screw-up again. Sometimes, my responsibility lies in having simply allowed myself to indulge in hurt feelings -- and that is easy to fix.

• Then I take a look at whatever good things I am doing right now and just do more of those, nothing pulls me out of negatives better than focusing more effort on the positives.

Attitude about circumstance is everything in terms of outcome.

That attitude must be consistent -- day in, day out -- no matter the circumstance. 
Ignore any and all losses and pour fuel on your successes. Discover what you are doing right, and do more of it. 
Repeat it.
Attitude about circumstance is everything in terms of outcome.

Happy  #InternationalWomensDay

#rgwoodpost   

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March 07, 2014 44 comments 60 shares 580 plus ones
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A little titmouse, artistically processed for +First Friday Art Walk. The message this month is to share artworks of peace with blue and yellow colors to show support for the crisis in the Ukraine. Read more about that here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103038056099487506311/posts/M36soU485Hp

#FirstFridayArtWalk with thanks to +Samantha Villenave & +Lena Levin ; +First Friday Art Walk
#rgwoodpost

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March 06, 2014 24 comments 4 shares 205 plus ones
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Oh, little sandpipers, could it be your tireless elfin dance that charms the enchanted mirror between the land and sea–– to keep them gazing upon each other, rapt in wedded bliss? Without it, would they simply go their separate ways?


 


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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.

#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide

#MirrorsAndReflections #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos 

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March 05, 2014 24 comments 0 shares 28 plus ones
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The cover pic on my profile has gone wonky on me. Can you click to my profile and tell me if you see a full size cover image, or one long strip (like the old G+ "Scrapbook Photos" version)) I don't know if it's just me seeing this or the world ... o_O SOLVED! Thank you, friends!

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March 05, 2014 46 comments 46 shares 521 plus ones
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I posted yesterday and then my Internet died for the duration of the day. It seems to be back right now –– I'm hoping it stays going long enough to post this –– and the repairman is coming later today ... <fingers crossed>. I hope you are all having a great week! Sorry that I've not been able to reply to you.

#WetWednesday with thanks to +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesday 
#WildlifeWednesday with thanks to +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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March 04, 2014 34 comments 42 shares 517 plus ones
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... except that it's not really Summer here.
But the jasmine outside my front door is blooming!!
I love walking in and out of the house ... repeatedly
(... which is not doing much for my neighbors' already skewed view of me .. ;o7)

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#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon

#waterdrops #bokehtuesday #repetitivetuesday #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspflowers

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