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YOUR BEST CRITTER SHOTS


 
 
Caterpillars, chipmunks, ants, hornets, dogs, cats, wild, domestic. I wanna see your best critter shots.


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4/10/2006 4:55:07 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Chipmunk
Chipmunk
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Here's a chipmunk that came for dinner while we were camping last summer!


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4/10/2006 5:28:02 PM

 

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  Looks like he was hungry, too LOL.


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4/10/2006 5:45:52 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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  The Protector
The Protector
A nursery web spider guards over her new batch of offspring.
(Nikkor 55 mm, Provia 100)

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"Here's Lookin' at YOU Kid"
Some species of caterpillars develope "fake eyes" in an attempt to thwart potential predators.
(Nikkor 55 mm, extension tube, Provia 100)

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  Assassin
Assassin
A wheel bug with its latest victim.
(Nikkor 55 mm, Provia 100)

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Here's a few of my personal favorite critter shots.


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4/10/2006 6:21:28 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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  OUCH!!
OUCH!!
This young milk snake was barely a foot long but had a lot of heart.
Nikkor 55 mm, Provia 100, "hand-held"(...literally)

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  Silent but Deadly
Silent but Deadly
Newborn timber rattlesnakes, shot in the wild at a den site.
(Nikkor 55 mm, Provia 100)

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  Timber Rattler
Timber Rattler
Nikkor 180 mm, TC-201 teleconverter, extension tube, Provia 100,...shot in the wild
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...Here's a few more:


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4/10/2006 6:33:42 PM

 

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Hey Bob;

Here's your caterpillar's better half.


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4/10/2006 6:47:57 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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  ...Looks like they could be cousins.


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4/10/2006 6:59:19 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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'Bee' happy
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Here's another 'small scale critter'


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4/10/2006 7:14:50 PM

 
Brenda  D. 
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I hope this works . heres my little critter


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4/10/2006 8:52:13 PM

 
Brenda  D. 
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so much for that!


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4/10/2006 8:56:39 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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Bad Hair Day
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Here is one from my latest trip to the zoo.

Chris


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4/10/2006 10:48:39 PM

 

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  Hey Brenda, is that a housepet or did he sneak in for dinner.

Chris, my friend, where did you find that pic of me?

Everyone is showing great shots here. Keep em comin.


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4/10/2006 11:46:53 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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WE were at some friends house the other day and they had the most beautiful kitty with stunning vivid bright blue eyes. I placed this up as one of my entries this month.


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4/11/2006 2:15:27 AM

 
Pat Worster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
 
 
 
My cat Miss Molly


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4/11/2006 5:19:45 AM

 
Brenda  D. 
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  Mark he was'nt supposed to be a house pet, but he was so tiny when we got him , you could'nt help but to hold him . he was orphaned and hurt so we nursed him back to health and raised him till he was at least a year old then released him, he was still very wild and NOT descented but if you sat in the floor he would get on you lap to eat marshmellows.


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4/11/2006 7:10:22 AM

 
Pat Worster
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  How do I get my pic in here. I always have such a hard time doing it.


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4/11/2006 7:36:15 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Pat,

Important: Be completely checked into Better Photo.

Than click into the thread on the message board. Than at the bottom of the thread it will ask how many images you like to include (Click on how many(1,2,3,ect) than it will bring you to a place where you can find you images and place them up.

Than the images will go under that thread in the message boards.

Kerby


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4/11/2006 8:08:43 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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This has his eye on you :o)


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4/11/2006 2:05:03 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Ok server down once again :o)


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4/11/2006 2:26:54 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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and my favorite topmodel :O)


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4/11/2006 2:44:55 PM

 
Pat Worster
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I will try this one more time


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4/11/2006 4:19:49 PM

 
Erin Tyler
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My favorite. :)


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4/12/2006 9:34:27 AM

 
Erin Tyler
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sorry, try again


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4/12/2006 9:35:49 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2005
  beautiful shot Erin !!!!


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4/12/2006 1:26:55 PM

 
Erin Tyler
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  Thank you!


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4/12/2006 2:41:28 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  So, just what are you doing?!?
So, just what are you doing?!?
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When our cat decided to perch on our computer monitor, I had to get my camera. She seemed quite interested in what I was doing and this is the shot that resulted.


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4/12/2006 3:41:47 PM

 
David E. Swadish  
 
 
dont get scared


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4/16/2006 2:23:39 AM

 
David E. Swadish  
 
  Relaxing
Relaxing
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DOnt get scared


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4/16/2006 2:24:59 AM

 
  All great shots. My only question is this. Dave, how did you get so close without getting chocolate in your grundies?


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4/16/2006 3:20:29 PM

 
Jamie Gardner
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Here's one of mine. Out in my flower garden. No color adjustments made. This guy is green.


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4/16/2006 5:01:59 PM

 
Denyse Clark
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sunbeam girl
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Wow, some great & exotic critters here!!

Nothing fancy for me, but this is my old kitty. I cropped & converted to b&w with some added contrast.


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4/17/2006 6:14:08 AM

 

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  Cute shots, all. Let's keep em comin.


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4/17/2006 6:20:11 AM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens  
 
 
heres my slimy contribution!


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4/17/2006 8:55:35 AM

 
  AAAAHHHHH!!! WE'VE BEEN SLIMED!!!!!!


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4/17/2006 9:58:32 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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You want more ?? Well keep your kids away from the screen here's a critter capture in the *iiiieew* position...lolll


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4/17/2006 12:31:50 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens  
 
 
One of my tame critters, Puck.


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4/17/2006 2:11:45 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
 
 
 
Here's mine! I guess fish are critters...


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4/18/2006 8:41:42 AM

 

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  Hi Kristi;

Make sure you log in through the home page before you try to download your photo, okay?

Great shots. Let's keep em comin. I gotta feed my addiction. MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/18/2006 9:49:13 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Sorry I will try it again!


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4/18/2006 11:41:29 AM

 

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If I only had my rod n reel. Here's another one from me.


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4/18/2006 1:45:06 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens  
 
 
Another of my favorites...


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4/19/2006 8:14:21 AM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
that
that
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Here's mine:


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4/19/2006 9:29:21 AM

 
F C  
 
 
Heres my critter shot


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4/20/2006 3:54:04 PM

 
F C  
 
 
Heres my critter shot


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4/20/2006 3:54:41 PM

 
  Hey Becky;

Did you make her jealous somehow?
How deep were you, Stephanie?
Cool Parrot shot, FC.

MORE! MORE! MORE!


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4/20/2006 4:40:25 PM

 
Spencer Doyle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2006
 
 
 
Here's mine from my backyard...(not my kittens though, but I'm taking as many shots as I can while I can)


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4/20/2006 6:59:15 PM

 
Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
 
 
 
Just for fun


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4/20/2006 9:02:31 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Using Sigma 70-300mm
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Here's a seagull that just stood and posed while I adjusted my camera.


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4/21/2006 11:02:16 AM

 
Denyse Clark
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  Spencer- Innocence is a poster or greeting card!! Purrfect :) lol


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4/21/2006 11:04:55 AM

 

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  It kinda looks like Innocense could shred the curtains fairly efficiently. We're getting some really great shots here, but I need more. MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/21/2006 2:26:28 PM

 
Kristy  L. Hargis  
 
 
Here is an awesome shot I took!!
I cant remember what type of fish this was!! LOL!!


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4/21/2006 7:30:06 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Turtle family
Turtle family
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I just found this in my camping shots from last year.


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4/22/2006 11:25:49 AM

 
Pat Worster
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  smiling Clyde
smiling Clyde
Clyde lives at Bush Gardens, just laid back and easy going--or at least he was this time. Pat
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I hope I can get this photo in here.


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4/22/2006 12:19:29 PM

 
Elysia C. Ayesh
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  Sometimes I just Sits
Sometimes I just Sits
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  Diego
Diego
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Gotta love the critters!


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4/22/2006 12:27:24 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  Beautiful shot Pat !! I love that grinning face ...lollll


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4/22/2006 12:30:47 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  HoHoHooo
HoHoHooo
shot in a zoo in France.
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Here's my grinning *yawning* favorite :O)


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4/22/2006 12:35:32 PM

 
Jaime Brandel
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  Sleeping on the Chives
Sleeping on the Chives
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I have a critter shot too! I think he got a little drunk on nectar, as he semed to be sleeping.


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4/22/2006 10:05:34 PM

 

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  Bic cats and gorillas laughing, biting baby snakes, mama spiders. Now that's what I'm talkin about.

MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/22/2006 10:26:59 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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  Leg of Lizard
Leg of Lizard
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Great thread, with some excellent images!

Here's my best critter shot - it's a little wild gecko that fastened itself to the outside of the window next to my computer desk. I had my camera on the desk, with macro lens fitted, and took a couple of shots lit by my halogen desk lamp.

I thought this was kind of cool. I've submitted it twice without success. Any suggestions for improvement? Or do you think it's just too creepy??


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4/22/2006 11:24:21 PM

 
Jaime Brandel
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  Robyn, WOW...love that image. I don't think it's creepy at all. Amazing detail. He's got such cute little feet!


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4/22/2006 11:46:54 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  Shut up !!!
Shut up !!!
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Ok another yawning shot...transformed to look as the cat was yelling :O)


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4/23/2006 2:32:52 AM

 
Pat Worster
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I found some more


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4/23/2006 2:49:59 AM

 
Pat Worster
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  Wha you lookin at?
Wha you lookin at?
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trying again


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4/23/2006 3:03:41 AM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Demon Bunny
Demon Bunny
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Sun was going down, so I had to use a flash. Made him look rather possessed!


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4/23/2006 8:53:14 AM

 
Spencer Doyle
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Some great shots in here!


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4/23/2006 10:57:58 AM

 
Spencer Doyle
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Kitten's Wish
Kitten's Wish
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Some great shots in here!


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4/23/2006 10:59:28 AM

 
Pat Worster
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all that remains


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4/23/2006 1:57:42 PM

 

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  All of these shots are just too cool. Robyn, you's ain't creepy at all. It gives a new look to Geico-uh-gecko, though. Y'all are turnin this into a great thread. Keep em comin. MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/23/2006 3:06:04 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens  
 
 
Here's another one.


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4/24/2006 7:36:02 AM

 
Jerald Seely
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Here are some various shot from the Denver Zoo. Great shots everyone.


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4/24/2006 10:12:04 AM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Massassauga Rattler
Massassauga Rattler
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What a great thread! I love all these pics! Thought I'd add the only poisonous snake from Ontario, Canada.


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4/24/2006 7:19:13 PM

 
Jerald Seely
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I am loving these shots! Here is one more of mine from a recent visit the Mahe, Seychelles.


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4/25/2006 9:58:20 AM

 
Jerald Seely
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I am loving these shots! Here is one more of mine from a recent visit the Mahe, Seychelles.


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4/25/2006 10:00:17 AM

 

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  It's been four days and no new photographs.


I'M JONESIN'!!!!! HHEELLPP!!!!! MORE CRITTERS111 MORE CRITTERS!!!


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4/28/2006 3:29:05 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens  
 
 
Here! Here's some more!


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4/28/2006 3:46:31 PM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens  
 
 
Here! Here's another one!


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4/28/2006 3:48:18 PM

 
Spencer Doyle
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Here's some Mark! I hate to see somebody Jonesin' with no fix!


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4/28/2006 3:59:42 PM

 
Spencer Doyle
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  Rhino Mudbath
Rhino Mudbath
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Here's some Mark! I hate to see somebody Jonesin' with no fix!


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4/28/2006 4:02:24 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  What's that noise ????
What's that noise ????
Ok my last action for today ...wish yu all a great night :O)
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4/28/2006 4:06:06 PM

 

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  These are all fantastic, but I need more. MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/29/2006 5:05:22 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Butterfly 1
Butterfly 1
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  Butterfly 2
Butterfly 2
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  Butterfly 3
Butterfly 3
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  Butterfly 4
Butterfly 4
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Boy! You just can't get enough, can you? Well, here ya go. These were all taken at the butterfly conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


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4/29/2006 5:22:10 PM

 

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  Just call it a slight addiction.
MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/29/2006 5:25:49 PM

 
Julie M. Cwik
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2005
 
 
  Buster
Buster
Playing around with my new Macro lens.
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  Bailey
Bailey
The one and only time Bailey looks like he's the angel...
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  Honey & Spaz
Honey & Spaz
4th of July with my kids! (Ferrets)
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Can I join in on this one????


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4/30/2006 3:46:52 PM

 

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  No Julie, You're not allowed. OF COURSE YOU CAN JOIN IN!!!!!!! MORE, MORE!!!!


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4/30/2006 7:54:10 PM

 

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  No Julie, You're not allowed. OF COURSE YOU CAN JOIN IN!!!!!!! MORE, MORE!!!!


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4/30/2006 7:54:10 PM

 
John Goldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/21/2005
 
 
  Sleeping Monkey
Sleeping Monkey
f5.6, 1/350 of a sec, ISO 1600, focal length 238mm
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Sleeping Monkey...


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5/2/2006 6:09:01 PM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
 
 
 
WOW! Some great images here! Here are a few more contributions.


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5/3/2006 5:27:29 AM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
 
 
  Egret Ballet
Egret Ballet
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Newbury, MA
Summer, 2005

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WOW! Some great images here! Here are a few more contributions.


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5/3/2006 5:28:05 AM

 
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