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Movie Master's Nature Calendar 2012

Updated on January 31, 2013
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My Love for Nature

When I look back on my childhood memories, the most vivid ones are of the pleasure I enjoyed in the beauty of nature. While other children played ‘Doctors and Nurses’ and little girls played with their dolls, I amused myself with acorns and conkers!

Autumn was always my favourite season of the year as I witnessed the little miracles unfold in the countryside. I always enjoyed foraging around the fields and hedgerows to see what I could find and discover.

Even now, many years later I am still enthralled by the perfection and compexity of the acorn. It’s perfectly formed nut has a tough outer skin containing a seed. The nut is perfectly formed to intricately fit in a cup with it’s own handle.

Conkers are the seed of a Horse Chestnut tree and are surrounded by an ugly, looking spiky case. On opening the case it’s like finding a treasure, the actual seed reminds me of a chunk of highly polished mahogany wood. I could never resist taking a pocketful of these gems home and within days, it was guaranteed I’d have a nice little collection on my dressing table every Autumn.

All too soon, I would always be disappointed to find my acorns dried up and shrivelled and my conkers looking dull and listless, but the following year I would still collect them, just for the sheer joy of them for a few special days. While preserving acorns and conkers for my own pleasure was always an impossibility, I had a lot more success with leaves.

One of the most beautiful displays of nature, is the explosion of colour in Autumn. Who can’t help but be dazzled by the deep reds, browns, amber and bright yellows? The leaves seem to magically colour our world. I still enjoy collecting leaves, pressing them and preserving them in a scrap-book, or making a collage.

My Love for Nature Introduced Me to Photography

The simplicity of the digital camera has opened up the art of photography to everyone. It’s the perfect way to preserve a moment in time forever. No longer do I collect my acorns and conkers and watch them shrivel up and die! They, like all nature are at their best and most beautiful in their natural environment. Wherever I go, my camera comes with me, I never want to miss an opportunity to capture a beautiful subject or magical moment.

My Father’s only self indulgence was photography and in those days it was an expensive hobby. To ensure he could capture his perfect photo, I remember Dad would be laden down with his photographic equipment whenever we went out. By the time he had found the right lens and set the camera up, the deer had fled or the sun had set!

My camera is a Canon Digital IXUA 100IS and it just fits nicely in my pocket. No further lenses required, these super little cameras have introduced us to macro photography and given us the ability to take great close up photos. The big advantage of digital photography is the ability to be able to take as many photos of a subject as you like; the chances are that one will turn out "perfectly".

The beauty of nature inspires me and photography rewards me by preserving that inspiration and love perfectly.

“Open your heart and eyes and embrace the beauty of nature - it will feed your mind and nourish your soul” : Movie Master

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ishwaryaa, thank you for visiting my 2012 calendar too!

      the best advice I can give you for taking photos is get to know your camera and it's capabilities and just keep taking photos of anything and everything, gradually they will improve.

      Have fun and enjoy your photography, maybe there will be a hub from you one day!!

      Many thanks for your votes and pin, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I enjoyed looking at your lovely photos as much as I did for your calendar 2013. When it comes to photography, I tried a lot to get bright and perfect shots but it did not happen as I desired. I decided to take tips from you by checking out your photography tutorial hubs shortly. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up & pinned

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Thelma, thank you so much for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, have a wonderful day!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! Your nature calendar is awesome. Thanks for sharing .

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Annie, the snow scene was quite surreal for me too, it was taken in January 2011 when we had more snow than we had seen in many years, naturally I was that crazy woman again with the camera!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Your photography is amazing, MM, just one downfall putting it into a calendar, I would find myself wishing the time away to discover what beauty the next months page brings!! :) I love the snow scenes, that is so surreal for me. Awesome photography, thank you for sharing your beautiful calendar.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi savingkathy, I am already looking forward to April and enjoying the bluebells!

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a beautiful calendar and interesting hub! I love all of the pictures, but I think April's photo is my favourite!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello stars, thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A magnificent hub. God Bless You.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ahorseback, thank you - I always appreciate you stopping by and your comments, enjoy your weekend and take care, best wishes Lesley

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Movie master , As usual your hubs are so picturesque and full of great info!.........+...:-}

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello molly, thank you for dropping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures, a very Happy 2012 to you!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      So beautiful, Movie Master. I almost feel like I was there. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the gorgeous countryside.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Jaye for your very kind comments, Happy 2012 to you! best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mary, thank you for visiting again, I am all behind I had hoped to have both calendars available by now, I will let you know as soon as they are, I am so honoured to think you would like one, thank you. Best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kris, thank you for your lovely comments, wishing you a very happy 2012!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vasantha, thank you for visiting, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, Happy New Year!

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      Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      All the good superlatives were used up by the time I got here, so I'll just say a heartfelt "Thank you!" Your passion and talent go hand in hand. Happy New Year! JAYE

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, I just had to come back to ask if and when I could purchase one of these beautiful calenders? I'd love to have one. It's prettier than any I've seen anywhere for sale. Do let us know!

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      Beautiful photos! What a great way to personalize your year-long calendar.

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      vasantha T k 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful calender photos.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Claudia, the abiliity to take close ups and macro photography with a simple point and shoot gets very exciting when taking photos of nature, I enjoyed your hub on photography tips.

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care MM

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      My personal favorite: the photo for April, it has so much texture! I share with you the love for nature and enthusiasm with macro photography and close ups, there is even more beauty to discover the closer we get!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Simone, you made me laugh - glad to have enlightened you!!

      Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, best wishes MM

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Conkers! So THAT'S what they're called! And what a lovely calendar! Thanks for sharing it with us :D

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello mahua, thank you for dropping by and your comments, I am hoping to organise a print of this calendar shortly.

      Enjoy your day, Best wishes, MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello suzette, thank you for your wonderful comments, you are very kind.

      I am so pleased to have found you, I love reading your wonderful hubs!

      Best wishes MM

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a creative, imaginative, and original way to present these photos. I wish I knew how you did this. Anyone could print this and actually use it as a calendar. How amazing!

      Your photos are beautiful and stunning! I love them all and everytime I had a favorite one, the next one took its place. Best wishes to you, also!

      I'm honored to write on a blog site with such talented people!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jeannie, thank you for your lovely comments, that's so kind of you.

      Many thanks for your votes, have a super day, best wishes MM

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is a really beautiful hub. Your calendar looks way nicer than anything I've seen in stores. You always have the best photos in your hubs. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SweetiePie, digital photography has meant this hobby is now an affordable one, thank goodness!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, take care MM

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      My mom used to warn me about not spending hundreds of dollars on film in the late 90's like my dad still does, so the digital camera was a marvel invention for me. It allows me to indulge in my love of photography without spending hundreds of dollars on it. Like you I love nature, and I have always enjoyed acorns! I love your nature pics, and you have designed a very nice calendar here.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi thebluestar, thank you so much for your great comments!

      I am organising a print of the calendar, which hopefully will be available after I publish my 2nd calendar in the next few days.

      Thanks again, take care and see you soon MM

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      Annette Donaldson 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Oh my, oh my, you are one talented lady. I hope that this calender will be available to purchase, put me down for two. I love the Autumn and winter photos especially, but the rest are just stunning too. The camera never lies, thankfully it hasn't lied here and the result is just so amazing. Thank you for sharing your "eyes through the lense".

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello blaise25, that would be nice....

      Thank you for your comment, that was very kind of you, best wishes MM

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      Fehl Dungo 5 years ago from close to you...

      This is a winner. :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kawaljit Kaur, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments, it's much appreciated.

      Best wishes MM

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      Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      Movie Master

      Hi,

      Your calender is worth appreciation. The photographs are beautiful. You have depicted your love for nature in your photographs.

      Best Wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sweetie, Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comments, I hope all is well with you.

      take care, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello NMLady, thank you for visiting, your comments and follow it's much appreciated.

      I am just popping over to your place, see you soon!

      Best wishes MM

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      sweetie1 5 years ago from India

      Beautiful beautiful pictures. This calender must be looking so beautiful on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

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      NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      beautiful..... I too love taking pictures! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mary, you taking photos as you cook, reminds me of Cloverleaf (my daughter) she doesn't cook anything these days without taking photos!! she has published some fabulous mouth-watering recipes!

      Thank you for your great complimentary comments, I have always enjoyed taking photos.

      Take care Mary, have a lovely day and see you soon, MM

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I can't think of any adjective that hasn't already been used by others in praising your work on this one! I can only say your work is beautiful. I have a little cheap digital camera that I use, and it does a fair job. My Grandkids like to tease me because now when I cook a dish that I think will make a good Hub, I take photos as I go. See you again soon.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Victoria, I use a Canon Digital IXUA it's a small camera that can just fit in your pocket and so easy to use on 'auto' or 'manual' great results too, I'm sure you will enjoy taking photos with one!

      Thank you so much for your very kind comments, they mean a great deal, best wishes MM

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MovieMaster--Beautiful hub--all kinds of votes here! Inspires me to always have a camera with me. I don't think I would be good with a fancy camera. Do you have recommendations for a good simple camera? Someone mentioned a Canon. I''m going to bookmark this for future reference; I want to read your links to other hubs about photography.

      Great hub. You may have a winner for the photo contest!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello prairieprincess, thank you for your fabulous comments, fan mail and follow, it's much appreciated!

      I never leave home without my digital camera these days!

      I will be publishing my 2nd calendar in the next few days and am in the process of organising printing of them both, so I will let you know!

      Many thanks again, best wishes MM

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      MM, wow, wow, wow!!! This is truly a masterpiece! Where can I buy this calendar! I love it. The calendar format is original and breathtaking. I love how you describe photography as your father's "one indulgence." What a legacy he left you! And isn't it great to be able to just grab a digital camera and go?

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi B.Malin, thank you for your wonderful comments and continued support, it means a great deal to me, best wishes Mm

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi molometer, roasted chestnuts, lovely - we have a few trees just down the lane from us, I always look forward to collecting some and roasting on the fire!

      Many thanks for your great comments, hope you get that camera for Christmas!

      Best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi steph, thank you for your fabulous comments!

      Have a great weekend, best wishes MM

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      How Beautiful MovieMaster. I Loved Jan. with the Beach, that's my B-day. Every Season has a Reason and a Wonderful Picture to go with it. Thanks for this Lovely "Gift".

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Autumn is well and truly here now MM and the leaves are turning.

      Love the calender and the pictures are fabulous. I think I'll print off a copy.

      I saw cooked horse chestnuts on sale in a supermarket a couple of days ago. I have not seen them on sale since the 60's.

      Great work as usual MM voted up beautiful useful and interesting.

      I must get a decent camera too. Xmas list add. lol

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Awesome and beautiful! Those are my votes. I love the calendar you created with your gorgeous photographs. Each one represents the month so well. What a fantastic idea. Love, love, love it!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi OP, thank you so much for your great comments and votes, best wishes MM

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Gorgeous! I love how you captured the beauty and charm of each season. Rated up! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello femmeflashpoint, Daddy-John sounds like my kind of person!

      I still can't resist picking up conkers!

      Thank you for your fabulous comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi TLW, thank you for your wonderful comments and continued support, it means a great deal to me, enjoy your day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello eddie, thank you for your visit and comments, I love it when I have inspired someone!!

      I will look out for your next hub, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Sue for your comments and votes, take care, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi writer20, I am in the process of organising prints, I will let you know when it's available.

      Thank you for your comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruchira, I am so pleased you have found the calendar useful already!!

      Many thanks for your great comments, best wishes MM

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

      MM, the entire set of photos for the calendar is awesome, but I couldn't help but pick out favs: April, May, July, November and December. :) I'm so biased when it comes to water, snow, forest foliage and horses, lol.

      I was so happy to hear you like to collect conkers! When I lived in th UK, my good friend Daddy-John is quite the gardener, and he loved walking through the countryside and in the woods.

      He introduced me to the phrase when fishing, "Any joy?"

      He introudec me to British hairy cows. (They have exceptionally long hair compared to most of what we have here and I was so intrigued by them.)

      And, he introduced me to conkers.

      The outdoors on your side of the pond, for me, is like walking through some of my favorite story books.

      The calendar and hub are magnificient!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      votes all but funny. MM, great calendar! You always have great pictures in your hubs and I have noticed that they are always your own. You take professional pictures, you really do. A great job!

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      Eddie Carrara 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Great hub MM, you have inspired me to display my best pictures in my next hub. Thank you....

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Breathtaking!

      Voted up, up and away!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your photos are totally beautiful. They would make a great calendar, maybe you could get this printed because i know i would buy one.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful pix and thanks to the 2011 calender, I got to check which day my b'day is gonna fall :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RTalloni, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your trip through the seasons, many thanks for your lovely comments, take care best wishes MM

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Beautiful photography--lovely trip through the seasons! Thanks for sharing these nature photographs with us. Your work with your camera is worth printing!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi LanaLu, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting and your great comments, best wishes MM

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      LanaLu 5 years ago from New York

      Beautiful Photos and great Hub

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ubanichijioke, wow! thank you so much!

      My best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi mar, 'Dex' is the man for sure!

      Thank you for your fabulous comments and votes, they mean a great deal to me:-)

      Have a fantastic day and take care x

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susie, thank you for your lovely kind comments, my best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Alicia, these pocket sized digital cameras are just great!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, have a great day and take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Peggy, we were both so fortunate to grow up in the countryside - you were probably like me, a bit of a 'tom boy' forever foraging and climbing trees!

      Thank you for your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Dex - you liked it then?!

      You my friend are my A-Z of photographic creativity!

      Many thanks for your great comments and votes, have a super, super day! best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, I love waterfalls too!

      Thank you for your great comments, they are much appreciated, enjoy your day and take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cloverleaf, I found a couple of conkers in my jacket pocket this morning - I can't help myself!

      Thank you love for your great comments and votes, have a lovely day x

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      This is

      senSATIONAL

      Brilliant

      maSTERful

      AWEsome

      eXceptional

      gIFted.

      A wonderful piece of art!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Gail, photography use to be such an expensive hobby, buying and developing films, only to find the majority of the prints were total rejects!!

      I love the ability of being able to take endless photos with a digital camera at no extra cost!

      Many thanks for your visit and comments, have a wonderful day and see you soon. MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi writer20, I am organising a print of the calendar and it should be available soon.

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Stephanie, Thank you so much for your fabulous comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story and am grateful for your votes, have a wonderful day, best wishes MM

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh my gosh, are Dex and I rubbing off on each other...?? I LOVE LOVE his comment but I LOVE your photography even more, Move Master. The winter shots are especially appealing to me-- this is a winner in every sense!

      Voted UP & UABI-- belongs in Barnes and Noble, mar!

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Gorgeous pictures, Movie Master. But then again, you are the master of pictures, right? Well that's what your name depicts anyway. Great hub, beautiful calendars. Love them both!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Beautiful photos and a beautiful calendar, Movie Master. I enjoy taking photos with my Canon digital camera, although my photos are nowhere near as good as yours! It's so nice to have something light to carry around instead of a heavy, non-digital SLR camera with heavy lenses.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a clever way to portray your beautiful photos in a calendar format. Like you I grew up during my childhood years surrounded by fields and wooded areas. Loved everything about nature and still do. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Movie Master! In order to be different from everyone else (in order to show my creativity), I will list the following adjectives to describe your hub:

      Amazing

      Breathtaking

      Colorful

      Delightful

      Edifying

      Fantastic

      Gorgeous

      Heaven

      Illustrious

      Joyful

      Knockout

      Lovely

      Masterpiece

      Nurturing

      Outstanding

      Pretty

      Quintessential

      Remarkable

      Sensational

      Terrific

      Unique

      Vivacious

      Wonderful

      Xanadu

      Yeah!!

      Zesty

      Voted up, up and away! And thanks for mentioning me! Wow!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Movie Maker, Your calendar is beautiful..Thank you for sharing with us. You made each month lovely with it's natural occurrence, of course my favorite, May. I love waterfalls..Thank you..

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi MM, you have done a brilliant job of your 2012 Nature Calendar. I will be back to refer to it over and over again. How I miss those days of collecting conkers in England! It was always a contest to find the biggest, best, and shiniest one :) Voted up and AWESOME!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      What a wonderful idea. This hub calendar was like a gift. Love the photos and the artful way you arranged them. Also loved what you wrote about your life-long appreciation of nature and about how fortunate we are to have digital cameras. We can "shoot" photos to our heart's content without the exhorbitant cost of development.

      Thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You're beeautiful calendar should be printed because I would love to have one. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Ohhh...I wish I had thought of making a calendar hub! :) Your pictures are fabulous, and the idea of a calendar is a perfect and creative way to showcase them! Love the hub, and love your story that follows. Are you sure I can only vote UP once?

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi poshcoffeeco, that's a fantastic compliment and it's just blown me away!! many thanks for your great comments, vote and the tweet, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anginwu, my fellow nature lover - thank you for your great comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care best wishes MM

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      MM inspired idea. Great photography. I agree with epi, it is probably one of the best looking hubs around.

      Vote up and awesome. Don't know if you use Twitter but I have Tweeted it!

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Without a doubt, you've got me enthralled with your stunning pictures. I'm a nature lover too, so this calendar would be perfect for me. Voted up across the board and best of luck in the contest:))

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Derdriu, thank you for visiting, and you make 'me' feel special with your great comments!

      Many thanks for the votes, best wishes MM