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  1. doberman
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    by doberman » Jan 31, 2018
    This week was all about color.
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  2. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 1, 2018
    @pinkjewel ,

    What wonderful photos of the Chinese Lantern Festival!
    That looks like an amazing event to attend!

    Your bee photos are great!
    Such interesting creatures. They go about their business with such focus, seemingly oblivious to things around them ... like people with cameras! :mrgreen2:

    Thank you for sharing your photos!
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 1, 2018
    @doberman ,

    Gorgeous photos of a beautiful location!
    Do you mind sharing what country you were in when you took these?
    Obviously, somewhere much further South than where I am! :lol-2:

    Thanks for bringing some sunshine and warm images.
    Like @pinkjewel , I'm dreaming of Summer.
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 2, 2018
    Veni vidi vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) - Julius Caesar
    Veni vidi cessi (I came, I saw, I left) - me when the porcupine noticed me :whistle:

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  5. doberman
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    by doberman » Feb 2, 2018
    I was in Grenada last week. So beautiful.
     
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    by pinkjewel » Feb 2, 2018
    Moving back to chillier times here are a couple of photos I took in Alaska. We were on a small ship photography cruise. The nice thing about it was the captain could linger in areas a bit longer when there was interesting wildlife around.We would hear the engines stop-sometimes at 3 or 4 in the morning and would all rush to the deck with cameras in hand to see why we'd stopped-lol. I rented a long lens for the trip (300-600mm), but even with it we were a good distance from the bears and mountain goats in the photos and I had to crop a good bit. Hence the fuzzy photos. but the bears seemed to "pose" so cutely for the photo I couldn't resist including it. The Mountain goat was part of a larger group, but he went bonkers dancing and leaping in circles so I've included it for giggles.
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    by Arcadian » Feb 2, 2018
    I felt like crap but made a promise to the dog we would go to the beach for a little while...lol she's so spoiled. Anyway this is just my phone which isn't the best but still a relaxing image. 20180202_190433.jpg
     
  8. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 4, 2018
    @pinkjewel , isn't Alaska incredible!
    Oh my goodness, those photos are wonderful!
    The bears are totally adorable and the mountain goat is too funny - a real Showman! :lol-2:
    Thanks for sharing your photos with us.
     
  9. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 4, 2018
    @Arcadian , I hope you're feeling better.
    Yes, our pets will get us up, active and doing things whether we want to or not! :lol-2:

    Your lovely photo is gorgeous and peaceful. Beautiful colours and view.
    Thanks for sharing your photo, and thanks to your sweet dog for making it happen by 'forcing' you out the door. ;)2
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 9, 2018
    We finally had a couple of sunny days that coincided with me being able to get outside with my camera!

    First up - Mallard Ducks!
    Like everyone else on a sunny day, they head to the beach!
    Well, not a 'beach' exactly.
    The river's edge ... snow-covered. But we'll take what we can get until warmer weather arrives.


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    by december-fire » Feb 9, 2018
    A Dark-eyed Junco who decided to bless me with an unobstructed view and remained still for a second. =)2

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    by december-fire » Feb 9, 2018
    The male Cardinals were also in a mood to be photographed! :dance:

    Posting three photos may be two more than necessary, but be thankful I'm not posting them all! :Up_to_something:


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    by december-fire » Feb 9, 2018
    Last one for now before I have to run out the door.

    A lovely Robin.
    I always associated Robins with Spring.
    However, when I first got my camera - in the Winter - I spotted a Robin and learned that some Robins will stay in the area during Winters if there is sufficient food sources.

    This particular shot is from earlier this week when about a dozen Robins appeared to dine on some berries. It was a wonderful sight and triggered thoughts of Spring! =)2

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    by junebug17 » Feb 9, 2018
    this is a gorgeous pic Arcadian!
     
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    by Austina » Feb 9, 2018
    Sun setting over Martinique last week
     
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    by junebug17 » Feb 9, 2018
    Wow, so beautiful Austina! :love:
     
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    by missy » Feb 12, 2018
    Wow.:love: Amazing. Your photos take my breath away @december-fire
     
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    by Karl_K » Feb 13, 2018
    Who needs color?
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    by december-fire » Feb 14, 2018
    @missy , thank you for your kind words.
    I'm happy the photos bring enjoyment to others.
    I know how much I love seeing everyone's photos! Beautiful scenes without leaving home.
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 14, 2018
    @Karl_K ,
    Beautiful black and white photo!
    Thank you for sharing it with us, and an extra big thanks for sharing a photo of a flower!
    We're still living in the land of ice and snow here.
    I love Winter, but I'm looking forward to seeing flowers re-appear. =)2
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 14, 2018
    Not black and white, but a cute squirrel from yesterday. =)2

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    by Karl_K » Feb 14, 2018
    Is now :} Winter is the perfect time for b&w.
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    by tyty333 » Feb 14, 2018
    d-f...that squirrel must have quite the stash somewhere...he's a little chunk!
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 16, 2018
    You're forgetting that the camera adds 10 lbs. ;)2
     
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    by missy » Feb 16, 2018
    At our beach house right now this minute in the backyard...swans! Rare for the area. :love:


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