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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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The “New” Boy

This is our newest little guy.  The photo was taken not long after some hard playing.  He just loves to play!!

Here’s our little guy….

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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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If you’d like to read more about Foto Finish, please click here to read all about it.  Next week’s optional theme will be TREES.  If you’d like to join in Foto Finish, just link up below.

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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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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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Remember, you can post anything you like for Foto Finish and the optional theme is just that….an option.  Please leave a comment below to let me know that you’re linking up with Foto Finish.  I don’t have a linky today since I’m also joining in Camera Critters, which is another great meme and you should check it out!!

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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….

In-A-Tree byElaine

Thank you for joining in Foto Finish.  Please be sure to link-up below.  After you do that, I’d appreciate it if you’d visit some of the other blogs participating and be sure to leave a comment so that they know that you were there!!

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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….

FF-OnShelf byElaine

Thank you for joining in Foto Finish.  Please be sure to link-up below.  After you do that, I’d appreciate it if you’d visit some of the other blogs participating and be sure to leave a comment so that they know that you were there!!

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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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Foto Finish: Fast or Speed

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I’m so frustrated, my first week of Foto Finish and I’m starting it an hour late!! I apologize and I will get the hang of this.

For my “fast or speed” photo for this week’s optional theme, I’m posting one from last week.  It was our annual trip to Texas Motor Speedway.  It was a night race, so my pictures were limited.  I think this one best captures our theme though!!

Here’s my Foto Finish….

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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 fast or speed!!  I guess I had better tell you next week’s option theme as well.  HAHA  Next week, our Foto Finish will be on a shelf for the optional theme. 

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“Foto Finish” Returns

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For those of you that haven’t seen that button in quite some time, I’m happy to say that it will be returning in 2 weeks!!  Yes, that’s right, we’ll be holding Foto Finish weekly again.

Barbara who used to host this photo meme was no longer able to do so.  We’ve been missing Foto Finish since December and I do mean we miss it!!  I finally contacted Barbara to ask her if I could host it and she agreed.  I’m so honored because she always did such a good job with it. 

I’m keeping everything pretty much the same way that Barbara had it.  I can’t wait to do this because I know that I need to challenge myself more with my photography.  That’s really the whole purpose that I asked if I could take over hosting this great photo meme.  I can’t wait to come up with our optional themes and push myself to get out there and take some new photos.

To learn more about the return of Foto Finish, please click the button above to be taken to the Foto Finish page.  And remember, be back here on 20 April where our optional theme will be speed or fast!!

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Creek

Here’s my Wordless Wednesday and this is courtesy of the beautiful fall foliage that we saw on Fall Break and you can click to enlarge….

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Macro: Blossoming

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This shot for Macro Monday and I Heart Macro is a new addition to my front flowerbed this year.  I bought it in full bloom, then thought that it died because everything fell off including the leaves.  It must have just gone into shock because it’s come back in full force twice to these beautiful blossoming flowers.  Sometimes they’re all pink and sometimes they’re dual colors.  It’s proven to be an awesome addition to my flower garden!!

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro (click to enlarge)…..

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Bird Food on a Wire

I have what I consider a pretty interesting photo today!!  We were outside watching the birds around the feeder when this bird on the wire caught our attention.  It swooped down and grabbed this bug and proceeded to take it back up to the wire.  The bug got away a couple times and the bird would swoop again and catch it in the air and get back on the wire to eat his dinner.  It was so fascinating to watch!!

Here’s my “bird food on a wire” shot…..

By the way, if anyone knows what kind of bird this is, I’d love to know!!  I know it’s not the easiest shot to be able to tell.  However, it’s gray with a yellow belly….and it obviously eats live bugs.

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