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Foto Finish: Heading to the Water

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This guy was heading toward the water at the Wildlife Refuge.  I just loved him and how casual he was.  He was definitely ready for a swim!!

Here’s my Foto Finish…..

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What’s your best or favorite shot of the week….or any time??  Please join in Foto Finish and show it off!!  Want to know more about Foto Finish, just click here.  Grab the button above, link it to this post on your blog (or wherever you share your photos), and enter the linky below.

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I can’t wait to see what your Foto Finish is and be sure to check out other Camera Critters!!  

 

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Foto Finish: Fireworks

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This is my first week back with Foto Finish, so I wanted to share a photo that I’ve really been working on.  Well, I’m really trying to capture lightening, but I also love fireworks.  Since we just celebrated the 4th of July last week, I thought I’d share a photo that I took of fireworks.

Here’s a shot of a fireworks display that I took….

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This was a display put on by the local golf course and it was taken from my backyard.  We are about a mile or 2 from the golf course.  It’s gotten more challenging because the trees have really grown up around all the houses, so I really had to try to capture the “big ones”

What’s your best or favorite shot of the week….or any time??  Please join in Foto Finish and show it off!!  Want to know more about Foto Finish, just click here.  Grab the button above, link it to this post on your blog (or wherever you share your photos), and enter the linky below.

I can’t wait to see what your Foto Finish is!!

 

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Macro Monday – Turtle Face

I haven’t posted any photography in awhile and I’ve missed it very much.  I like few things more than taking photos and sharing them with others.  That means that it was again time to join up with Macro Monday!

Here’s my up close and personal macro of hubby’s turtle….

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I’m going to try to bring Foto Finish back, and I hope that you’ll join in.  You can read more about it if you click here and I hope to see you linking up this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!!

 

 

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Foto Finish: Hands

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The optional theme that I picked for today was actually a hard one for me.  This week’s optional themes is HANDS.

I had the choice of several hands to photograph.  I ended up picking the hands that have held my heart for over 25 years.  They’re the hands of a strong man.  These hands served this country for 20 years.  They held our baby and still comfort her.  They are the hands that pat and love the dogs as soon as they get home.  These hands often have extra work to do around the house.  They’re steady hands as they build a model.  These are the hands of a kind and loving man.  They’re hands that have done much in life and have so much more life to go through.

These are the hands of my wonderful husband….

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Foto Finish: Dainty Yellow Flower

It’s time for another Foto Finish!!  This week’s optional theme is…..YELLOW.  That means that you can post a photo with that theme….or anything else that you choose to share!!

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Once again, I’m posting a photo that I took at the Wildlife Refuge.  I thought that this was just so pretty….and dainty.

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What do you think??

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Foto Finish: Friendly Prairie Dog

I’ve been away from Foto Finish for awhile, but I’m ready to get back at it and I hope that you are too!!

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Today, I just had to post this cute little prairie dog that we saw.  My parents were here visiting and we couldn’t miss an opportunity to head out to the Wildlife Refuge.  As we were leaving, I stopped to get some photos of some geese that were nearby.  However, this friendly little prairie dog spotted my dad watching him out the window and he couldn’t help but to pose for us.  

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Isn’t he just adorable!?!?  We had so much fun getting shots of him and my dad couldn’t resist talking to him and getting the little guy to show off.

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“Foto Finish” is on Break

As much as I’ve tried, I just can’t keep up with Foto Finish right now.  Life just keeps happening and then I don’t get is posted or the linky open.  It makes me sad and disappointed when I don’t get to it.  I can honestly say at this point that I know we have a lot going on this Spring.   I have things going on like a close Uncle that’s been diagnosed with cancer and doesn’t have long to live, our 25th anniversary, Spring Break, and several other things. 

Right now, it’s my goal to restart Foto Finish on 5 April 2014.  That will get me past all the activities that we have going on.  I do hope that you’ll come back and join in the photo meme at that time.  I’d love to see it thrive when it returns as it’s a fun photography challenge for me.  I’m already pre-planning some themes for Foto Finish and I hope that you’ll like them.

When it does return, our Foto Finish theme will be BLUE.  Remember, the theme is optional and you may post photo that you choose for Foto Finish.  Our theme is just there to give us an idea of a photo to take or dig out for the meme.  If you’d like to read more about Foto Finish, please click here to check it out.

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Foto Finish: Birds

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Welcome back to Foto Finish!!  This week’s (optional) theme is birds.  I didn’t choose this topic for any certain reason.  I do miss the amount of birds that visit during the summer.  All the ones now are just plain hungry and don’t really visit.

Since birds are also “critters”, I’ll be linking up with Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters as well.  After you’re done with Foto Finish, please click the buttons at the end of the post and visit some of their great photography as well!!

This is a pair of mourning doves that were in love.  They went everywhere together!!  Here’s my submission for this week’s Foto Finish, Camera Critters, and Saturday’s Critters….

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 Our (optional) theme for next week will be….

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Foto Finish: Icy Weather

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Welcome back to Foto Finish!!  This week’s (optional) theme is weather.  I chose this topic because it seems to be the story all over the US and I think even other countries are having to deal with it this year.

We’ve had more snow and ice here so far this winter than any that I’ve lived here.  In early December, we had an ice storm.  Made for great photos, but I’d rather not have it!!  Here’s my submission for this week’s Foto Finish….

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Little Momma

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I haven’t posted for Camera Critters in quite some time. I’ve definitely missed it!! I’m also going to use this opportunity to get my Foto Finish started back up again.  After all, it is Saturday!!  I wanted to use today’s Foto Finish and CC to introduce the new member of our family.    

We refer to her as Little Momma….

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Now, why is she called that?? Well, here’s the story!! Kiddo volunteers at the shelter and they got this pregnant dog in there. Normally they don’t allow the pregnant ones to have their pups there IF they have a choice. The person that runs it was already tending to a new momma dog at her house, so they didn’t know what to do with this new one. Kiddo comes home and tells me that they have the cutest pregnant dog and they just need someone to foster her until she has the pups. When they’re old enough, they can all go back to the pound. I agree to look at her and I’m not even through the gate when I see her sticking her head out and trying to get to me. I was done for!! We ended up taking her home that day and well, she became ours!!

We were just so impressed with her. She was a puppy herself, but she was the best momma dog there was. She birthed 4 pups and all 4 survived. That’s saying a lot for such a small young thing herself. Those puppies coats glistened and they were all fat and sassy. She showed us so much love, despite loving her own pups that I just couldn’t let her go back to the pound. One of the best decisions that I’ve ever made!!

The pups were given to a pet store for easier and better adoption choices. My parents got the smallest of the puppies….and he was also the only brown one the same color as Little Momma.  A happy life for all!!

Oh, and for our optional theme for next week’s Foto Finish, I choose….

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Foto Finish: In a Tree

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This week’s Foto Finish is on time!!  WooHoo  So, what did you do for our theme of  “in a tree”??

I had fun with this one.  I was going to go literal and go for a bird in the tree because I have lots of photos of that.  Instead, I had to go a little different route.  I used a photo that I took earlier this Spring of this pretty butterfly fluttering from blossom to blossom on our dogwood tree.

Here’s my Foto Finish for this week….

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That’s it for this week and I can’t wait to see what you all have for this week’s Foto Finish of “in a tree”!!  For next week, our (optional) theme is shoes.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with this and what photo you share!!

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Foto Finish: On a Shelf

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Two weeks in a row and at least I’m consistent with being late for Foto Finish.  I’ve decided that I’m going to have to do my post earlier in the week and schedule it for Saturday’s to post!!

This week’s optional theme is “on a shelf”.  I didn’t have anything for it, so I was running around looking for just the right shot.  I wasn’t happy with what I was taking or what was on my shelves.  I actually ended up going with a simple shot I took with my aim and shoot camera instead of my Nikon.

Here’s my Foto Finish for this week….

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That’s it for this week and I can’t wait to see what you all have for this week’s Foto Finish of on a shelf!!  For next week, our (optional) theme is in a tree.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with this and if anyone comes up with something unique!!

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