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Bambi
10-12-2009, 09:58 AM
so yesterday, while the turkey is cooking, I take the dogs for their walk. I have my camera, well, because I usually do :). Off the trail I see a 5 foot channel of water banked by a big hump of land and then what looks like a pond on the other side. It seems to me that it might make a nice shot because the sun is streaming from the other side. I walk down a little further and the channel narrows to small ditch. So I climb down the bank, hop over and up I go. Now I'm stuck. I look down and my leg is caught in some barbed wire from an old fence line. I disentangle myself and try to remember if I'm up to date on my tetanus. I then make my way back to the spot I had seen by hopping from rock to rock or grass tussock through a swamp. Can I mention that the dogs are gleefully bouncing around threatening to topple me into the swamp at any moment? Finally I get as close as I can. turn on the camera. I have one bar of battery power left :wall-an:. Oh well. I snap a few shots and wend my way back again. So these are the best of the shots. the sun blew out the sky so I cropped it out. I really really hope it was worth it :)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/StMk2rLSLKI/AAAAAAAABY8/X9bEinqvAIs/s800/DSC07878b.jpg

and a close up:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/StMiO45jfSI/AAAAAAAABYA/Is3kVVUiCvQ/s800/DSC07880.JPG

and one more I got on the walk home with the dying battery:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/StMi9s-XcQI/AAAAAAAABYg/ZgS0B4S8lZA/s800/DSC07873a.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
10-12-2009, 10:01 AM
lovely! LOVE THE COLOR!

zenon5940
10-12-2009, 10:21 AM
GREAT shots, Bambi. The colors are superb. I like all three of them very much but #1 is the one that pleases me the most.

Bambi
10-12-2009, 10:30 AM
thank you for the comments.
#1 is my favorite as well.

kat
10-12-2009, 10:35 AM
Wonderful color! I agree with #1!

Greg_Nuspel
10-12-2009, 10:35 AM
Very nice I am jealous of the colours you have there.

Iguanasan
10-12-2009, 11:03 AM
You have to decide for yourself whether it was worth it or not but #1 is certainly a great shot with some lovely colour.

Marko
10-12-2009, 11:10 AM
These are quite lovely; I too like shot 1 the best.:highfive:

JAS_Photo
10-12-2009, 01:47 PM
Very pretty! gotta go for #3 as my fave. :)

Barefoot
10-12-2009, 05:05 PM
I'm glad your battery didn't die on you before you got that last shot. I like it the best of the three, but they're all nicely done.

Bambi
10-12-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm glad your battery didn't die on you before you got that last shot. I like it the best of the three, but they're all nicely done.


:thankyou: everyone.

I am glad my battery held on too! that would have been AWFUL if it had died after all that. no sign of a damage to the leg from the barbed wire either.

Bambi
10-15-2009, 10:39 AM
thanks DJ