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Two Years of fLiCkR

Two Years of fLiCkR
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Two years ago today . . . . I joined flickr and uploaded my first picture to their website. I never realized how sharing pictures would change my life and cost me as much money as it has (buying photography equipment). I have made SO MANY wonderful friends over these past two years and I have learned SO MUCH from everyone!! Ultimately, flickr had introduced me to other types of media (like becoming a blogger) and I am now able to share my words with my photography.

Red Spotted Purple
Red-Spotted Purple (my first photo uploaded to flickr)

Thanks again for everyone’s kind words!! I hope that year 3 will brings me many more opportunities to capture new and different pictures to share with everyone.


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27 responses

  1. flickr rocks! I haven’t made as many friends on flickr as you say you have and I haven’t spent as much on photography either but I love flickr. It is a terrific tool for learning photography.

    17 December 2007 at 1:50 am

  2. I can only cross my fingers that I grow as gracefully and beautifully as you have. Your work is amazing.

    17 December 2007 at 3:21 am

  3. Happy Flickrversary Tom!! Yay! Year three will be even better for you because *you* totally rock! Yay!!!

    17 December 2007 at 7:45 am

  4. @ garamchai – thanks and I see you just got the D-300 which cost much more than my D270s!! Thanks
    @ aullori – you already are and love everything you have been doing! Thanks
    @ Pam – thanks and I sure hope the year is better!

    17 December 2007 at 7:47 am

  5. Lisa at Greenbow

    Two whole years Monarch. Wow that seems like a long time. I bet it has gone by fast. I do so look forward to your posts. I have learned a lot from you. Your lessons are so beautifully illustrated with your pictures they seem like such fun to learn.

    17 December 2007 at 8:55 am

  6. I’m glad you got on Flickr too! You have lots of nice things to read and photos to share.

    17 December 2007 at 9:14 am

  7. Marg

    Happy Flickrversary Tom-I love Flickr-I’ve met so many great people (like you ;D) and I think I know the birds of Australia better than the North American ones!

    17 December 2007 at 9:21 am

  8. It’s been good to get to know you over the last couple of years. Keep the great pictures, and this excellent blog, coming!

    17 December 2007 at 9:25 am

  9. I’ve enjoyed your photos for many months now. Flickr is a wonderful place although time consuming and does indeed lead to expensive camera purchases 🙂

    17 December 2007 at 9:39 am

  10. Congrats — and that is still a lovely photo!

    17 December 2007 at 9:54 am

  11. That is so wonderful, Tom. I am SO happy to have gotten to know you here on the internets. 😀
    (((big hugs)))

    17 December 2007 at 10:27 am

  12. Thank you Tom for sharing such wonderful photos with everyone of us! You have a real talent for capturing the beauty of nature!

    17 December 2007 at 11:24 am

  13. @ Lisa – it has gone by fast and thanks for your kind words!
    @ misti – thanks and I enjoying the sharing!
    @ marg – it has been great and we need to get together again for sure! Thanks
    @ Birdfreak – thanks and it does become obsessive for sure! Ugg on spending money!
    @ liz – Thanks
    @ Lisa – thanks and glad we have had the chance!
    @ Sherri – thanks and you also have some wonderful talent!

    17 December 2007 at 12:30 pm

  14. Congratulations on 2 years. You never know how things can snowball and how many new things you learn. What’s so great is you get to interact with people with the same interests from all over. Technology can be so great.

    17 December 2007 at 1:15 pm

  15. Tom, I’m so glad you urged me to join Flickr, too. I am coming up on a year in February.

    Your photos and blog are a treat for all of us.

    17 December 2007 at 1:36 pm

  16. Tom-You’re bird and Nature photos are truly some of the best I’ve seen. I actually tried to connect my blog with Flicker but haven’t figured it out yet.

    17 December 2007 at 5:52 pm

  17. Very cool – so how about a flickr badge on your website so it’s easier for us to find your photos?

    17 December 2007 at 6:26 pm

  18. Ooooooooooooh…purdy butterfly!

    17 December 2007 at 6:41 pm

  19. I just started playing around with it, I am not sure how I feel so far, I guess I will have to give it more time 🙂

    17 December 2007 at 6:58 pm

  20. @ Erie – Thanks and these guys are from all over the world!
    @ Mary – Thanks and I am so glad you joined flickr!
    @ Larry- thanks and the truth is that there are many others that are much better (many of my contacts!!) If you ever have any questions, just ask and I would be happy to help!
    @ Wren – sorry about that! I use to have it on their but somehow I accidentally lost it! Its back though!
    @ Lana – Thanks and I can still remember taking that picture!
    @ Bernie – it has its moments but I have worked around them for now! Let me know if you have any questions about it though!

    17 December 2007 at 8:32 pm

  21. Don’t you just love all this computer interaction with like minded people. Congrats all around.

    17 December 2007 at 11:04 pm

  22. Toni – you know it! thanks!

    18 December 2007 at 7:08 am

  23. Hi Tom,
    Seeing Red Spotted Purple just made me swoon!
    I have yet to look at Flicker. Will do so.
    You are right about the expense of photography. LOL! So worth it.
    Thank you for all the delights you share.
    I have learned so much since I met you.
    Happy Flicker Anniversary.
    Sherry

    18 December 2007 at 8:17 am

  24. Grace

    I’m glad you joined Flickr, and glad you talked me into joining too.

    18 December 2007 at 5:50 pm

  25. I’ve recently joined Flickr but only use it to upload pictures to post on my blog, so I haven’t done any networking yet. There is only so much internet time and most of mine seems to be taken up with garden/nature blogs. I’ll have to spend a little time checking out the photography on Flickr now.
    Congratulations!

    18 December 2007 at 6:06 pm

  26. @ Sherry – I enjoy seeing them also! I see you have been into the photography equipment!
    @ Grace – ditto, thanks!
    @ Robin – I have not been doing the networking as much as I use to but don’t worry they will find you! The blogging is almost a full time job for sure! Thanks

    18 December 2007 at 8:21 pm

  27. well, Mon@rch, your discovery of Flickr and blogging has been advantageous for the rest of us and I’ve learned a lot from you in the short time I’ve been visiting your blog. I’m looking forward to year 3.

    19 December 2007 at 6:55 pm

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