Archive for birds

Black,White and Frosty

Posted in FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2013 by cliffmichaels










Flickr Search: Penguin (214,300+)

He’s Too Damned Good..

Posted in art, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2012 by cliffmichaels



One Hundred Twenty-Eight photographs of  beauty, each marvelously composed. Imapix, the photographer, should be shot, or at least banned from Flickr. He sets the bar impossibly high for the rest of us.


More photos by Imapix

See his photostream


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Posted in fetish, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by cliffmichaels


Photo by MARKIZA , subject to this creative commons license

I’ve never been in a hurricane; not many of them are robust enough to reach east Tennessee. I do remember, however, the remnants of a hurricane reaching here in the 50’s or 60’s. The sky was marvelous and a bit frightening with jagged deep blue and gray clouds racing madly northeast like frightened animals.

Flickr is fast; here’s a small group of photos taken during Hurricane Irene!

One of the early stories about Irene described the evacuation of Ocracoke Island. One of the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, Ocracoke is narrow and not very high and gets inundated by any serious storm.

It’s a lovely place. In August, 1984, I fell in mad, passionate love there with a redheaded woman with wickedly captivating eyes. A year later we honeymooned on the island. I nearly met my demise trying to hang glide at Kill Devil Hills at Nags Head. Here’s a lovely photo, by  Jim Grant, subject to this creative commons license, taken on Ocrakoke…

FLICKR GROUP: Ocracoke Island

A set by Jim  

Finally, here’s a woman who, if she were real, could blow me away with hurricane force!

Photo by Connie Arida, altered by me, subject to this creative commons license

Connie’s set Lingerie

FLICKR GROUP: Second Life – Nude & Sex  

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Posted in art, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2011 by cliffmichaels

Photo by Robin Ducker, subject to a creative commons license

Three sets of marvelous photos of birds!




FLICKR GROUP: Birds Birds Birds Birds!  

Photo by Jared Wiliams, subject to a creative commons license

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Oh Canada…

Posted in FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by cliffmichaels

Given the way the fanatical Tea Partiers are trashing this country I’ve revived my “I’ll move to Canada” fantasies I last entertained in 1968. Then, frankly, I didn’t want to die in a stupid war I didn’t believe in. Now I don’t want to live in a country that shreds Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs for the poor and middle class while granting the rich more and more largesse.

On the other hand it gets really cold in Canada, I don’t like hockey, can’t speak French, and find their football unbearably silly…

During my Flickr safari this morning I did find one Canadian photographer whose work is full of Canada’s beauty. He’s Pierre Noel de Tilly.  Here’s his excellent website.

This large set, shows off his skill as a photographer and the beauty of the Iles de la Madeleine. I had no idea where these islands were; here’s a part of the Wikipedia entry:

The Magdalen Islands (FrenchÎles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of 205.53 square kilometres (79.36 sq mi). Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands form part of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Here’s a photo by Northern Bird 8. taken in the islands, subject to a creative commons license 

Flickr groups: Canadian Maritime Photography, Iles de la Madeleine (nature), Iles de la Madeleine

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Out of India

Posted in FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by cliffmichaels

If you are a Flickr member you are always happy whenever someone gives you a positive comment on one of your photos. “well,” you think to yourself, “at least somebody likes my picture!” After you smile you immediately click through to your fan to look at her photostream. When you find 126 murky, out of focus snapshots of ears of corn in a state of decay you think, “ah, well…” Perhaps I am a snob, but I cherish a Flickr compliment much more from a photographer whose work is excellent. Such a nice post makes me feel like I just might have taken a superior photo.

I just posted the photo below of some roses my secretary got for me last week to give to my wife. I get no domestic credit for my gift of roses anymore. My wife has long been wise to the  game (I give her a new dozen every month or so).

Fairly quickly, I received a comment which read: Beautiful….. Excellent, very well composed. As I smiled I clicked through to Bhanu Devgan, my new fan. Wow! His work ranges from excellent to jaw dropping insanely great. He’s Indian and his nation’s wildlife and landscapes are his preferred subjects. Below is a mini-gallery of some of my favorites from his stream.


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Last Call…

Posted in erotic, FLICKR, PHOTOGRAPHY, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2010 by cliffmichaels

“It’s erotic if you’re using a feather.

It’s kinky if you’re using the whole damn chicken.”


quite a peacock

red breasted

three little birdies

gone to her head

rare bird

one chick, two feathers


fan dancer

on the ground

Sexy Swan