August 7, 2011
"A Couple of Happy, but Hot Pooches"
These guys were so cute, and friendly I couldn't resist taking their photo. But I think you can tell, they were pretty hot while walking around with their owner.
Thanks so much for all the comments on the shot of Ashlee feeding the Dolphins, I realy appreciated them all and she was thrilled too!!!
Have an awesome Sunday everyone!
August 1, 2011
Whoo hoo - I got one!!! After seeing all of the wonderful dragonfly shots, I finally had about 3 seconds to catch this one in our yard. I just love seeing all the shots that the SmugMugers post of these wonderful creatures, so it was a thrill to get this one. I've only been lucky enough to get one other one (or at least a decent picture of one) about a year or so ago, and according to Papamugger, that one was a Damselfly. I'm going to have to defer to Papa to tell us what this one is, as I have no clue.
Check it out in X2 - it's pretty cool. I love the way it looks like they have 'helmets' on.
Thanks so much to everyone for all that really nice comments on the Chicago at night shot , I was just overwhelmed with the response and really, really appreciated them all very much.
I'm posting tomorrow's shot a little early as I'll be on the road - driving this time, so won't have much time to post. I'm hoping to comment tomorrow evening though.
Have a great week!!!
Follow up: Papamugger says that this is a Checkered Setwing that is found mostly in Texas and Oklahoma (is that a red OU helmet on his head?). Thanks for the information from the Dragonfly King!
July 7, 2011
This is the last of the four balloons that were flying in line down the Rio Grande Gorge. Being able to take a hot air balloon ride was one of the things on my "Bucket List" that I'm now able to scratch off the list. But I can tell you that the ride was so much fun, that I'll do it again if I ever get the chance. It's so quiet and peaceful being above the earth early in the morning. It's a very cool experience. I'd highly recommend it to all Smugmuggers.
Check out the detail in the larger sizes - processed with Topaz Adjust using the mild detail filter.
Thank you all for your comments on yesterday's balloon shot, they are very much appreciated!