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By: AnneAbrams , 5:47 AM GMT on February 23, 2009

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Thanks for all the fabulous photogs who post images on WU.
Here are just some of my favorites.

Plejades (Monarch)
Plejades M 45,Takahashi telescope, exposure 1 X 20 min. ( My first photo with CCD )
Plejades
Smoke on the Water (karalegal)
Smoke on the Water
Blue mountains dreaming (lorik)
Mountain High , Wrightwood California
Blue mountains dreaming
7 Swans a Swimming....... (CameraDiva)
There were just a few geese and some beautiful swans at the Ruby Marsh National Wildlife Refuge because most of it's frozen over....but soon the spring migration will occur and the marshes will be full of birds once again. This marsh is a major stopover along the pacific flyway, providing nesting and feeding grounds.
7 Swans a Swimming.......
Ruins (WishingRock)
Ruins
Check It Out! (Cptkirk)
What's got their attention?
Check It Out!
Watercolors (Marcel23)
Watercolors
Turkey Tail Conk (BearLeThere)
Say that real fast 3 times ;)
Turkey Tail Conk
Crazy Central Cal Weather (Sando)
Crazy Central Cal Weather
Sunset Sleddin (funhawg)
Sunset Sleddin
On further reflection (actual)
Gull landing in Alameda Creek today
On further reflection
Bayside Sunrise (bridgekeeper)
Another beautiful morning along Humboldt Bay
Bayside Sunrise
Bound for Snow (CountryDreaming)
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train. As quickly as the snow flurries had kicked up, they disappeared.
Bound for Snow
Rain Party (Feather3)
Various gull species: California, Western, Glaucous-winged (one), Mew and Herring, all seem to be having a party at Virgin Creek Beach, in the rain
Rain Party
Over My Head (Feather3)
I decided to walk before the storm came in, so I wandered over to the headlands above Pudding Creek Beach. When I arrived, it was getting windy. I noticed a male American Kestrel hovering above a flock of Western Meadowlarks that were feeding on the ground, so I got as close as I dared and sat down. No sooner had I sat down, the kestrel flew right over me and began hovering, staring down at me as if to say "HA HA HA, you can't DO this." :) Hands were a bit shaky from the wind and the excitement of having this bird come right over my head.
Over My Head
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flight over siberia (harashin)
flight over siberia
Too precious for words! (johngomes)
A mere 6 weeks old and already capable of stealing your heart!
Too precious for words!
River Reflections (Leia)
The Columbia River has many inlets. This one captured the sunset colors in it's reflection. We sat here waiting for a train (to cross the tracks on the right birm) but it arrived too late and ran too fast to capture it in such low light
River Reflections
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes (turnuptheheat)
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley, CA.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
DODGE (Randi62)
DODGE
Lady Cardinal (dypepper)
Lady Cardinal
MOTHER AND CHILD (paxondoug)
QUALITY TIME
MOTHER AND CHILD
Clouds, Rain and Sun (clearlakemike)
Clouds, Rain and Sun
7 degrees windchill (dosrios)
7 degrees windchill
Poppy in the Middle (RevMac)
One lone poppy stood opened to greet the sun among a host of daisies. The clouds in the distance take with them the last of the rain for a few days.
Poppy in the Middle
hard sun (depeche74)
hard sun
Here Comes Spring II! (Feather3)
At the headland trails above Pudding Creek Beach between storms. Another storm is coming in tonight
Here Comes Spring II!
Heaven of Colours (chelina)
Heaven of Colours
Central Cal Blooms (Sando)
Almond blossoms are beginning to open. One more week and it will be at
Central Cal Blooms
Duck landing 2 (Geordie)
Duck landing 2
blues and yellow (AnneAbrams)
mustard in the vineyards
blues and yellow
Napping next . . . (RevMac)
to mom. A colt sprawls out on a sunny February morning with momma close by.
Napping next . . .
ready for what ? (Agris)
some 8 centimeters of snow.
ready for what ?
Range Glow (CameraDiva)
E. Humboldt Range, NV
Range Glow
the takeoff of the ducks (lunada)
Vaguada de Las Llamas.Santander
the takeoff of the ducks
water weed (Olbetsy)
A few days of downpour followed by a bit of blue sky create an opportunity for reflective images.
water weed
7,000 years ago (belcan99)
This is the largest megalithic site on the Iberian Peninsula. Today it's structure contains around 100 monoliths (menhirs) some of them decorated with engravings. It's built on a hill facing East and situated a few miles from the town of Evora.
7,000 years ago
The Guardian (SunsetFL)
A male Florida Burrowing Owl is standing guard at the burrow. Burrowing owls are diurnal and can be seen during the day.
The Guardian
new moon (AnneAbrams)
moon with venus nearby in the western sky in early evening as clouds pass over
new moon
Snow Cone (teach50)
Snow Cone
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Colorful (photoandy)
The poppies are really early this year.
Colorful
Colorful (photoandy)
The poppies are really early this year.
Colorful
Merging seasons (photoandy)
A Black Oak with lingering leaves in front of Stonewall Peak, San Diego Mountains
Merging seasons
A March Snow (July04Girl)
We had 9 inches of snow in Kings Mountain, NC, last night.
A March Snow
Scene: Preen 'n' Clean (actual)
Canada Goose
Scene:  Preen 'n' Clean
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Valley fog (PeterHere)
Another visual treat looking out my window this morning. It was a fantastic sunrise. Watching the valley fog lifting from the river bed far below, is something I never get tired of watching. The fog lifts rapidly as the sun heats up the morning air.
Valley fog
Sunset at the Salton Sea (Tsurai)
A view to the northwest of the Salton Sea, the huge briny lake that fills a large portion of the Coachella Valley. It's a mess, full of agricultural chemicals and toxic blue-green algae, but remains a very important wintering ground for tens of thousands of waterfowl.
Sunset at the Salton Sea
The Female (Rusmwood)
Female Norther Cardinal
The Female
Rolling in Green (RevMac)
OK not the monetary stuff in this economy, but I'll take the natural variety for now.
Rolling in Green
Illuminated (SunsetFL)
Illuminated
Miracle of Birth Too (AllyBug)
Miracle of Birth Too
Flower Garden (Marcel23)
Flower Garden
Epaulets (FloridaFanToo)
Red-winged blackbird
Epaulets
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Sunset at Grand Lake (dab24)
I was looking for reflection shots and managed to find this one.
Sunset at Grand Lake
Spring Design (minou)
Spring Design
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8. stormygace
5:31 PM GMT on March 25, 2009
Breathtaking photos - wonderful selection of talented photographers. I often wonder if these folks would be willing to sell prints. There are several among your selection I would gladly pay for.
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7. idzrvit
2:03 AM GMT on March 16, 2009
Thanks for putting my Wood-duck shot here with all of these beautiful photos! That duck has been at the top of my list for some time now! The male is usually around but was not found that day. The female usually stays at a distance so I was glad I stopped by!

Have a great day!

Shane
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6. BarnDweller
7:37 AM GMT on March 15, 2009
Beautiful... We sure have some great photographers on this site.
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs from Michigan.

BD
Member Since: May 22, 2005 Posts: 125 Comments: 1182
5. lorik
6:37 PM GMT on March 03, 2009
Thank You very much for posting my photos on
your beautiful blog, Larisa.
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4. lorik
6:35 PM GMT on March 03, 2009
Hi Anne, Your blog is very very beautiful,
Larisa.
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3. teach50
11:03 PM GMT on March 02, 2009
Thank you so much for including my photo in your blog. It is truly and honor.
Member Since: July 12, 2004 Posts: 11 Comments: 46
2. AuntBrooke
6:39 PM GMT on February 25, 2009
Hi Anne! Beautiful collection of pictures! thanks for pulling them all together.

Have a great day,
Brooke~
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1. unclemush
11:57 PM GMT on February 23, 2009
Nice collection.I like the ones you take also. :)
Member Since: July 7, 2001 Posts: 59 Comments: 13166

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About AnneAbrams

I love seeing everyone's photos from around the world and exploring what I find with my camera's eye. I live in northern California.