Birdyboo, Timmy, and the Swim Team


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I joined Fickr in December of 2004 but it was not until Christmas Day 2005 that I began to explore this site. Thanks to the warm welcome by friends who also post at Texas Sadie and bioani and the company of friends from WU Marlis1, Coanri, MsPixie, and SleepyOwl who also joined at that time it became a favorite place. Over these past months more old friends have joined with new Flickr friends.

Still trying to balance Flickr’s dual roles as photo sharing site and photo storage site.

birdyboo - View my 'Penguins at Tampa's Lowery Park Zoo' set on Flickriver

Three Favorite Sets

See it here At Belden Tunnel or
birdyboo - View my 'Belden Tunnel' set on Flickriver
See it here NC Botanical Garden 5-12-06 or
birdyboo - View my 'NC Botanical Garden 5-12-06' set on Flickriver
See it here Indian Runner Ducklings or
birdyboo - View my 'Indian Runner Ducklings' set on Flickriver.

Some Overview Sets

These had their moment on Explore.
View most interesting 'aswpix' photos on Flickriver

Current Most Interesting 100 As determined by Flickr - slide show format (uses the '"new" painfully slow, on black format).

The Current 100 Most Interesting set regular view.

Faves Admin Favorites from Groups or see it at Flickriver. Only flowers.

birdyboo - View my 'Faves' set on Flickriver

My blog Red Rainbows contains alternative ways to view some of the sets and photos I keep here. A testing ground and hodge podge.

Photos of birdyboo (10)

  • Park Güell by Marlis1
  • Flickr friends meet in Barcelona by Marlis1
  • Round and round it goes by Tanya *Cottage at Heart* designs
  • Enjoying ourselves by Coanri/Rita
  • The evening boat trip by Coanri/Rita
  • birdyboo at the Bonsai nursery by Marlis1
  • Alice at the market by Marlis1
  • The night owls by Coanri/Rita
  • Saying goodbye to her in Antwerpen by Coanri/Rita
  • Some sightseeing in our hometown by Coanri/Rita

birdyboo's favorite photos from other Flickr members (3,354)

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    mothernature photography says:

    "I met Alice several years ago on the WeatherUnderground photo site, where her photos always stood out above the rest. She was also very good about organizing wonderful blog topics, and encouraging others to mingle. But Alice is too talented to confine her work to only one site and at some point she came on over to Flickr.

    I joined Flickr in February 2006 at Alice's gentle urging (okay, so it took her several months of prodding with a big stick). It was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. I didn't know it at the time, but I suspect Alice did. She is an intuitive and wise lady, gifted with her words and camera. I consider Alice to be one of the smartest, kindest, compassionate and talented people I have ever known. Her images are always first rate and interesting, but it is her flower photography that I consider to be the benchmark by which to measure all other flower images. If there is such a thing as perfection, then her images define it. It is clear that she has deep understanding of her subjects, and is able to gently urge the messages of the flowers to be revealed to all of us; no big sticks are necessary."

    September 21st, 2006

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    shirl shootin' life says:

    "Alice was one of my first few contacts on Flickr. She immediately made me feel welcome and comfortable. Being an amateur, hobbyist photographer, I was more than a little intimidated about posting my pics at first. She was such an encouragement to me and such a blessing and continues to be. With her gentle encouragement, I became braver about posting. She helped me realize you don't need a lot of fancy gear or tons of technical knowledge to capture life around you. She helped give me the courage to trust my own heart's eye. She never allowed me to feel that my pics weren't worthy of being posted. As for HER photography, I am continually amazed by the range of her skill and her keen eye. She has a delightful sense of humor to boot. Thank you, Alice, for all you've done--not just for me but for others as well. You are a true delight to know!"

    September 8th, 2006

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    backroadshutterbug says:

    "I have never met Birdyboo but find she is a very generous and intelligant lady.She has some of the most beautiful flower photos I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.She's helped me more than once ID some of the plants I didn't have a name for.All of Biryboo's photos are very beautiful and interesting.I will be back time an again to leave comments even if they are simple ones I'm not to good at putting in words what I want to say.Thanks Birdyboo for sharing your beautiful photos and knowledge with me and everyone else here on flickr."

    August 10th, 2006

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    nature55 says:

    "Alice...aka Birdyboo is totally groovy ;) and a very sweet lady...and one of my very favorite photographers!"

    March 10th, 2006

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    Coanri/Rita says:

    "We never met and yet she gives me the feeling I have known her for years :) a warm wonderful person. We got to correspond during WU period. She loves her ducks, the horses and ofcourse flowers. More than once I was speechless looking at some of her beautiful photos. I am a great fan of her duck photos.
    Alice also adviced me to have a look at Flickr and I have had no regrets:)) So thank you Alice for doing this and above all, thank you for being a friend:)"

    February 12th, 2006

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    svetslike says:

    "Wise and kind lady, intellectual, sociable and friendly person, reliable advisor and good photographer!"

    February 3rd, 2006

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    shelley 791 says:

    "Birdy Boo is a wonderful lady! Her beautiful photography reflects her heart and soul I'm so blessed to call her my friend."

    January 25th, 2006

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    Marlis1 says:

    "birdyboo has been a dear Wug pen-pal for some time now, and I have been admiring her wonderful photographs, enjoyed her sense of humor, her sharp mind and her special talent for instructing the computer challenged (me).
    She has encouraged me to check out flickr and sign up.
    I have- and I am enjoying every moment.
    Thanks Alice!"

    January 14th, 2006

Alice Wilkman
December 2004
Cooperstown NY
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