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Shaolin Temple - Birthplace of Kung Fu (A Retrospective)


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Latest By:  @kavika, 39 minutes ago

Shaolin Temple - Birthplace of Kung Fu (A Retrospective) Shaolin Kung Fu (Chinese: 少林功夫; pinyin: Shàolín gōngfu), also called Shaolin Wushu (少林武術; Shàolín wǔshù), is among the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts.[1] Known in Chinese as Shaolinquan (Chinese: 少林拳; pinyin: Shàolínquán) or Shaolin wugong (Chinese: 少林武功; pinyin: Shàolín wǔgōng), it originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province, China. During the 1500 years of its... 
 
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I Think it's "Impressionistic"


By:  @community, 5 days ago
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Pocono Mountain Pond © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link   IMPRESSIONISM A theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light. _____________________________________________________________________ I wasn't thinking "Impressionism" while manipulating a photo I took... 
 
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I Promised "New Bird Photos" … and I'm Keeping My Promise


By:  @community, 4 days ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 3 days ago

Yesterday I found a new location in which to photograph birds, insects, wildflowers and who knows what other elements of nature. Later today I will return to that location and hope for more shots like … Brown-headed Cowbird, Female © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link Wood Duck, Male © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link    
 
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Creative Arts Group Thursday/Friday


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It's Here!  
 
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More-Serenity-Evoking-Images-Monday


By:  @community, 6 days ago
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© A. Mac/A.G. Hollyhock in Full Bloom Best Look at this Link  
 
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Let's Try a "Serene Sunday" Shall We?


By:  @community, one week ago
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A Pond in the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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So much to see - so little time


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 6 days ago

So much to see - so little time Another warm sunny day, another walk through the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute campus.  New and different flowers, and many other visions to enjoy.  Come one and all, come along and walk with me through natural and created beauty.  Breath the air - don't stifle youself with politics and vitriol. 1 2   I thought these things only grow in the desert. 3   This is one of the most beautiful trees I've ever seen. 4 5... 
 
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Civil Saturday


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A break from the FP demagoguery and incivility … Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly on Deptford Pink Flowers © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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Humming Along on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By:  @community, one week ago
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Latest By:  @katpen, one week ago

Click and Go!  
 
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Springtime in the Southern California Desert


By:  @randy, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Still Learning. For instance, I have no idea what kind of Hummingbird this is. The next two are of Bougainvilleas. If you look close you can see the white flower blooms coming out. Then there are two of Lantanas. Some gold, purple and white ones.            
 
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"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." __ JOHN LENNON


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

I often push the realities I photograph … and when I really think about it… photos, paintings, all graphic art … are simultaneously "pictures that represent reality, but are themselves, a separate reality." I think it was the author E.H. Gombrich who wrote … "If you take a bite out of a painting of a bowl of fruit … it will taste more like any other painting than … a bowl of fruit." Any way … here is where I pushed reality to earlier today. © A. Mac/A.G.... 
 
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"Creative" Overtakes "Literal"


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Most of the photos I shoot are for book publishers, advertisers and other markets that require "literal" imagery, that is, the way their subject matter appears in reality. But I sometimes need to get away from the literal and get creative …  I rarely go all the way to abstraction and pure expressionism, but sometimes, pushing realistic images just a little … creates something fresh. Today, I started a "fresh," creative series … first examples below.... 
 
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New Pix from New Lens (and my Nikon D500)


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Tree Swallow "Swan" Dive © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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SNAP, GRACKLE & POP!


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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I SNAP a shot of a GRACKLE, and, the new lens makes the shot POP! Fair assessment … yes or no? Common Grackle © A. Mac/A.G House Finch Pair, Male & Female © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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New Lens … I Like It!


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @katpen, 2 weeks ago

One of this morning's shots taken with my new Nikon 200-500mm lens. Swallows in Mating Ritual © A. Mac/A.G. Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Male © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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Exploring a campus with a camera - just a taste


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Exploring a campus with a camera - just a taste              
 
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Creative Arts Thursday/Friday … Hello Blackbird!


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Click and Go!  
 
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They are "CLASSIC"


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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… Automobiles that is. © A. Mac/A.G Best Look at this Link © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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It's FLOWERS You Want … It's Flowers You'll Get!


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Buttercups © A. Mac/A.G. Wild Phlox, Sun Breaking Through Mist © A. Mac/A.G. Wild Phlox, Variation © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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I Promised "More" Streams … Promise Fulfilled


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Pennypack Creek in Spring, Pennsylvania © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link   Purple Asters © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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Home of the Wild Brook Trout


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Mud Run, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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Up-in-the-Air for this Week's Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago

Click and Go, Leave Something Creative  
 
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Yet another walking tour in my neighbourhood - a rocky road and more


By:  @community, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

Yet another walking tour in my neighbourhood - a rocky road and more May 1st - a holiday here, and another sunny day for a walk. These photos were taken in an older gated residential development just around the corner from my home, so not only do I have a few magnificent verdant university campuses nearby to tour, but the whole local community is a pleasure to behold and enjoy.  Birds are singing cheerfully all along the way, although hiding in the trees. 1   Tranquility... 
 
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I am a happy man. Grand Canyon Sunset © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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Alone and waiting for summer to be used....


By:  @randy, 4 weeks ago
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Just waiting....  
 
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