Scrub Jay***
My first shot on Explore - it's still very special to me. And, with all the photoshop stuff I've learned since this shot, there's not a thing I'd change. Just goes to show. PS ain't everything.

Memories of Bandon

9th Inning

First Light

White-tailed Kite

This image from Coloma, California won 3rd Price in Costco's 2008 International Photo Competition (with 21,000 entries):
Ye Olde Blacksmith

This shot won me four tickets to a sunset cruise on the San Francisco Bay with the Red & White Fleet:
Golden Gate Bridge with Ft. Point

My shot from Bodie made the 2011 Bodie calendar - I'm honored:
Weather Closing in on Bodie

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I guess it's time I update my info as it's been years since I started on flickr. When it comes to photography I have three loves: nature, landscape, and HDR and sometimes the three do meet. However, I do not turn my birds into HDR, wouldn't dream of it. The birds and animals are sacred when it comes to that, tempting though it might be :-).

I dream photography, I read photography, I study everything in sight just to get better and understand the process. My camera goes where I go, and I spend hours in front of my computer studying the masters and try to learn from the many wonderful photographers who chose to share their knowledge for which I'm eternally grateful. Thank you so much for dropping by and for leaving me a note. I am very bad at reciprocating as there are other priorities in my life, like keeping my husband happy, but I do appreciate any feedback I get.

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    Kris Kros says:

    "Marianne is one of my favorite friends on flickr. I just love her devotion and dedication to her art and photography."

    November 19th, 2009

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    helenabraga says:

    "Marianne is a role model for me. A lady, a great woman, an excellent photographer....She is a winner, when is facing a difficulty she goes to fight, she seeks the victory with faith and energy. Your attitude facing a sickness in her family is great, an example for us. I feel in Marianne a truly friend and it's an honour to have her friendship, a pleasure to see her photos, EXCELLENT photos, where the versatility is her trademark. Marianne has fabulous landscapes... and great macros, so nice bird! Talented girl! One inspiration on Flickr, a lighting mind and a lovely friend. Let's be frank, she is an intelligent brain sharing her photos on Flickr. She is a happy person and I just love my dear Marianne. One day I will go to California, so I will meet this great photographer. Now, a lot of hugs my lady!

    Helena, June 18th, 2009."

    June 19th, 2009

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    Ragstatic says:

    "My good friend , fine friend for long. Marianne you are among the people I hold in high regard. One for your work. Your knack of capturing the antics of the birds is second to none - I just gape at them. Variety is the essence on your stream my dear. Two for your friendship. Thanks for your visits and inspiring comments"

    May 15th, 2009

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    Gypsy Flores Photography says:

    "Not only is she one fantastic person who is absolutely one of the most fun and informative people to go on a photo safari with; but her photography is some of the best around--ANYWHERE. She deserves every award that she wins for it as she is not only very talented but very passionate and hard-working. She is one of my inspirations and when I grow up I want to be like her."

    January 4th, 2009

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    ѕhadowdancer says:

    "Marianne is one of the most amazing photographers I've gotten to know on Flickr. I've watched her work grow, change, and evolve over time and every time I think she's posted her best work yet, she blows me away with another masterpiece of nature. Please take the time to browse her photostream; you won't be disappointed. On a more personal note, I find her warm, friendly, and forever helpful. I'm truly lucky to call her friend."

    October 22nd, 2008

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    Fraggle Red says:

    "Marianne is an outstanding photographer and artist. No matter what her subject, be it wildlife, landscapes or cityscapes, she puts her own imprint on these, making them even more interesting and eye-catching. She has her own unique style of processing her images which just leaves me speechless and in awe. Words really can’t do her work justice; if you know her you know what I mean, if you shouldn’t have seen her work, I urge you to go and have a look NOW. I promise you, you won’t regret it and you will be coming back. I certainly can’t wait to see more of your wonderful work, Marianne. Thanks you for sharing it with us all."

    August 30th, 2008

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    Marrrcelll says:

    "Marianne is a photographer that keeps amazing me with her wide variety of subjects. She always knows how to grab my attention with those great quality photos. They are very refreshing."

    August 18th, 2008

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    dinali77 says:


    It has been a year of knowing you and enjoying your work here at Flickr.
    You can create a landscape to blow our imagination,
    you can capture a flower that melts the hearts,
    and you can give us the wildlife with creativity.
    It’s has certainly been my pleasure dear friend !"

    November 14th, 2007

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    A Sutanto says:

    "I took had the pleasure of meeting Marianne in person. I truly admire her talents in making great capture as well as processing and editing her images into a one of a kind master piece. I can honestly say I have been and will continue to be inspired by her work."

    October 22nd, 2007

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    Christopher Chan says:

    "I recently had the pleasure of meeting in person, this wonderful San Francisco-based photographer, even though I lived half way around the world in Sydney. Marianne's infectious enthusiasm for photography and her bright outlook makes her an ideal photo buddy and friend. Not to mention the fact that she is an extremely talented photographer."

    October 2nd, 2007

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    mandyonearth says:

    "Marianne is a very talented photographer. Wether her subject be a street musician in the city or a bird on a nieghbours roof, she has an uncanny ability of capturing thier mood and character. Her post prossesing is remarkable and floral shots superb. I am very glad to have met her as a photographer and contact. Thanks Marianne, your a pleasure : )"

    December 26th, 2006

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