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The majority of photos on flickr show progress from my first point and shoot cameras to the present dSLR Canons I own. This older photo is from a point and shoot camera and it is my favorite specimen of a favorite type, azurite with malachite, from Bisbee, Arizona. It's been one of my top-viewed photos over the years:

Velvet Beauty

In July 2008 I got my first dSLR, so images of the last three years are mostly Canon 40D and now my Canon 5D Mark II. I left all my original point and shoot photos from 2004 on in my photo stream as a humble reminder to myself as to where I've "come up from". If only one could go back and try that same shot all over again now that one's learned more, ha ha!

For my friends and new contacts, you may contact me by flickrmail and then I will provide an email address to use. I had to limit my contacts to a number that I can reasonably keep up with and follow with comments, but I do look at each and every person who comments on my photos and appreciate your interest.

I have a CC license on my photos for Attribution-noncommercial-share/share alike and some rights are reserved. Publications and use by business entities must contact me for permission. Also please do contact me if you have a project where you may want to use one of my photos. I've had more requests for stock photography uses and am now setting up a personal website to accommodate that and other special photography services.

Comments and suggestions on my photos are encouraged. I helped start the first of the Arizona flickr meetups, and have met about 90 flickr members now. My favorite group is Arizona Wonders, with over 4,000 members. One and all are most welcome friends.

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    spotted rose says:

    "She's one of those stalwart regulars for the AZ Wonders walkabouts, and I'd miss her if she vanished... not to mention her images."

    February 20th, 2008

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    eye of einstein says:

    "Ms Cobalt's works are so outstanding as to be called magnificent and ever so thoughtful and sometimes thought provoking..It is difficult to compartmentalize her..with mere words when speaking of pictures
    She does many series of many subjects.. Documenting all of her varied interests with great vigor.
    I especially love her architectural views and her views of nature....
    It is hard to add more superlatives when all seems to have been said before
    Rock on..e=mc/2
    e/e Hawaii"

    February 13th, 2008

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    Mr Jaded says:

    "cobalt123 is a rebel, an anarchist and a trouble-maker. She is also the most patriotic American I know. Her unflinching eye (and lens) cuts through the nonsense and delivers clean cut images from the heart of the madness."

    November 24th, 2007

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    rgdaniel says:

    "Anyone who lists Tom Waits and Frank Zappa among their favoured musical artists deserves to be taken seriously. Well, by me at least. B-)"

    September 15th, 2007

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    Videoal says:

    "Cobalt's photostream is like an encyclopedia. It is brilliant, informative, and fun to browse through. She has covered practically everything in Arizona with her camera. She is a pioneer, an adventurer, an ambasador for AZ Flickrites. I salute you!"

    July 7th, 2007

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    Daniel Greene says:

    "Gosh, not that Cobalt needs another testimonial, BUT: I like how she can take a photo and make it a social commentary, character sketch, or history lesson. Her photos have more than enough artistic merit to stand on their own; her titles and descriptions just make the whole experience of visiting her photos all the more interesting, informative, and thought-provoking.

    Cobalt organized the first Flickr meetup I went to, and she welcomed me with open arms. I consider her a mentor and a friend."

    March 30th, 2007

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    KNEU Photo says:

    "What can I say about Cobalt? Cobalt inspires me - and she might disagree - she pushes me.
    When I think about her pictures I think 'BOLD COLOR' that just pops out of the screen and it dares you to keep looking."

    March 12th, 2007

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    Night Heron says:

    "Simply special in so many ways."

    January 1st, 2007

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    Martin's Pixels & Words & Resistance says:

    "whoever has not fallen in love with Cobalt's work has never fallen in love."

    October 8th, 2006

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    BiggerPictureImages.com says:

    "How fortunate I was to run into "Cobalt" at a blues concert! She noticed my camera and struck up a conversation with me about photography. And, she told me about flickr. So, here I am! She's achieved some really great shots!"

    August 13th, 2006

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    suertudo says:

    "Young Grasshopper has a long way to go but occasionally you'll see some brillance..."

    March 11th, 2006

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    *omnia* says:

    "Cobalt has been bitten by the flickr bug! As a photographer, she is enthusiastic, energetic, persistent and resourceful. I always find it a pleasure to visit her photostream, and respect the way she points her lens at the world and shares it with us"

    September 4th, 2005

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    gem66 says:

    "I met cobalt123 some time ago, online on Flickr. I started noticing that she seems to be involved in many many aspects of Flickr. I always admire her photos, which she takes with great enthusiasm. I know she does, because I got to meet her in person at the Arizona Flickr meetup at IKEA. I found her to be very good natured, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. She led the group all around the store, showing us places for great photo ops. I'm glad I know her and look forward to our next Arizona Flickr meetup."

    August 30th, 2005

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    Orbital Joe says:

    "Cobalt was one of my earliest contacts here...I was amazed how closely her subjects and style seemed to coincide with my own...
    I was uploading rock pix...so was she...
    I was uploading flower pix...so was she...
    I was uploading pix of shiny glass balls...so was she...
    She refers to it as serendipity...To me it was just plain scarey....But she sure takes a mean photo!
    Cobalt sees art and beauty in things that I would just ignorantly pass by.
    Just check out her IKEA shots...You'll see what I mean!"

    August 30th, 2005

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    mimbrava says:

    "Eclectic and resourceful BJ is a remarkable member of the Flickr community, having formed and currently administering many fascinating groups, and always taking time to make encouraging comments on other people's photos. Using diverse Flickr application tools, she creates gorgeous mosaics and other interesting and informative images, and shares with us some of her amazing cobalt artifacts and mineral collection as well as photos of her beautiful Arizona flora and fauna. Flickr couldn't be luckier than to have her as a member."

    August 18th, 2005

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    Ryan Brenizer says:

    "Cobalt123 is one of the Flickrites who without a doubt makes it a better place to be. From the fantastic groups she's founded and administered to the great feeling you get looking at her photos, with excellent macros and a wonderful sense of color, it would be a poorer place without her."

    August 17th, 2005

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    doc(q)man says:

    "a great eye for the small and the grand things in her world, that's the first thing that comes to mind, thinking of cobalt123's images. Her love of photography in them is as evident as her love for life on this planet itself. A wonderful influence in the flickr community with her delightful tours, enthousiastic commenting and positive contributions to diverse discussions!"

    August 17th, 2005

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    Claudecf says:

    "Cobalt123 has been one of my favourite contacts for quite a while. I like her photos and admire her community oriented activity on flickr and other places. I wish I knew how to manage photos the way she does, making tiles and organising tours. Don’t miss her flickrtour pool at www.flickr.com/gr.... Flickrtours are a new concept she created and she is good at making you get to know flickr in depth"

    May 5th, 2005

February 2005
Elgin, Illinois
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Female and Single