Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crops & Clips:Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff pup Agramonte at three months of age with our Illinois granddaughters, Easter Sunday, 2008.



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Agramonte waiting for the girls to catch up with him at the Mill Creek fishing platform, Batavia, Illinois

Agramonte at Mill Creek

At two years of age, Agramonte has grown into his feet!

Agramonte 28 NOV 09


Linking to CAMERA CRITTERS,

Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

and GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa). 

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SKYWATCH: Mediterranean


Basilica Santa Croce Florence, Italy, August 10, 2011


Basilica Santa Croce Florence HDR 20110810.

Mediterranean Sunset

Mediterranean sunset HDR 20110810

Linking to Skywatch Friday 

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GOOD AND BAD REFLECTIONS

Still mornings on the lake produce the "good" reflections that can turn a bad shot of a Roseate Spoonbill into a "keeper."

Roseate Spoonbill 20091227

Too early and too dark for much detail, but take another look at this Great Egret.

Great Egret reflection 20110218

Some can be so "good" that you can't tell which side of this photo of a Black Skimmer is "up."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) 2-20100215

The second kind can really spoil your shot, like this one of a Bobcat that I saw before sunrise in our neighborhood south Florida wetlands. I forgot that I had the flash turned on. This is the worst of the "bad."

Bobcat 3-20110721

I turned off the flash, which rewarded me with a poor but recognizable portrait.

Bobcat 20110721

Of course, nothing beats natural light!

Bobcat cub BW 20111125

Some reflections are more like photobombs. They unexpectedly spoil a beautiful scene but on "reflection," they actually can add interest to the photo, as does the bartender in the observation deck of our train from Denali to Anchorage, Alaska.

Bartender at work on Wilderness Express 20140623

Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS   

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness what a sweet looking pup and BIG boy for sure!

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  2. You have an interesting blog here and have covered a lot in this post. Nice work.

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  3. first, LOVE your handsome grandpup! wow! enjoyed your nature photos and reflection shots, too.

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  4. wonderful images all, love the granddaughters and the pup, so beautiful. I really like the last image too.

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  5. Darling grandchildren and nice-looking dog! LOVE the reflection shot of the skimming bird! Wow! And those eyes on that first shot of the wild cat makes it look EVIL! :-) The B&W of course is excellent. great photos all!

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  6. A beautiful series of images!
    I watched the sunset on the Tuscan Maremma coast last week from a location that must have been quiet close if not the same.

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  7. What wonderful and adorable shots.

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  8. Your pics are awesome !

    the sunset is absolutly gorgeous, the birds watereflections are so profeesional, the dog is so sweeeeeet... I even like the big cat first pic : "target acquired..." ^^

    That is a great participation, thanks for the sharing.

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  9. Love the pics of the girls, your grandchildren i think! Sweet looking dog with them, The sunset is awesome and the Bobcat and bird captures incredible. Very nice post.

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  10. Superb captures and reflections - thank you for sharing your talents

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  11. Your girls and that puppy had my heart until the Mediterranean sunset came along... omg... left me breathless.

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  12. lovely "pup"...and the last photo in the train is awesome.

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  13. Hello Ken, I love the shots of the gorgeous doggie. what a sweetie! Awesome reflections, I love the skimmer shot.. Beautiful sky captures and the train is cool too. Wonderful images! Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  14. Awesome set of photos! The girls and the puppy are adorable.

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  15. Great series of shots! Lovable and protective mastiffs!

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