Lydia Lee level-addict 7/28/2011 9:32:39 PM

Brilliant colors and textures. Wonderful composition! Congrats on making finalist!

Lydia #1396742

Diane L. Thomas 7/29/2011 2:55:31 AM

Thank you so much Lydia, I am so excited to get this finalist. #9562633

Diane L. Thomas 7/29/2011 3:28:12 PM

OMGosh I won 2nd with this shot also. I am thrilled and I am going to tell him tomorrow at tea time, & he may even give me another smile. #9566317

Val Feldman level-addict 7/29/2011 3:49:54 PM

Oh, you're gonna have to be VERY kind to this most obliging little fella tomorrow, Diane! :) What a super pose! I've always wanted to catch one of these guys shedding and never have had the luck - nor if I did, I doubt I'd find such a cooperative subject! An excellent capture full of wonderful color, details and gorgeous dof...and a wonderful Gold Win...WTG!!! #9566433

Diane L. Thomas 7/29/2011 4:13:16 PM

Thank you so much Val I think he waits on that chair for me to come out and set with him. He and I just stare at each other and I talk and he turns his head. It is a funny relationship we have. #9566548

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 7/29/2011 4:36:46 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Diane. Love the bright green. #9566715

Diane L. Thomas 7/29/2011 4:38:44 PM

Thank you Kay for your wonderful comment. #9566730

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 5:48:08 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Winner Diane!!

jo ann c. #9567152

Diane L. Thomas 7/29/2011 6:15:17 PM

Thank you so much Jo Ann, #9567263

Merna L. Nobile 7/29/2011 11:24:57 PM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile #9568012

Diane L. Thomas 7/30/2011 2:32:58 AM

Thank you Merna. #9568278

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 7/30/2011 9:43:33 AM

Congratulations on this well-deserved & amazing Winner, Diane! WTG, indeed! #9569377

Lydia Williams level-addict 7/31/2011 6:56:51 AM

Wow, great catch..Congratulations! #9571186

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 8/1/2011 1:11:07 AM

Congratulations Diane on your Win!!!

Dominick #9572976

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 8/1/2011 2:52:30 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S.......on this terrific Winner!!!!

UB. #9573107

Diane L. Thomas 8/1/2011 5:35:00 AM

Thank you all for stopping by. It is good to have friends.

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/1/2011 4:35:23 PM

Amazing shot Di and WTG well deserved!!!! #9575032

Diane L. Thomas 8/2/2011 2:23:37 AM

Thanks, I was so shocked and thrilled. #9575785

Janet Fikar 8/2/2011 6:18:33 AM

Congratulations. This is spectacular photography! #9576502

Steve Reffey 8/5/2011 12:41:26 PM

What a fantastic image! Congratulations Diane :-)

Diane L. Thomas 8/5/2011 1:43:26 PM

Thank you so much Janet and Steve for that wonderful comment. #9584048

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/23/2011 5:51:19 AM

Awesome shot, pose and luck to get him shedding as well! Congrats on your win! #9622140

Diane L. Thomas 8/23/2011 8:19:03 AM

I know Phyllis, he was just looking at me. He knew I wasn't going to hurt him. We visit every day. When I go out on the porch it is not long until he comes and gets on that chair. Thanks #9622436

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This little guy is always in one of my wicker chairs on front porch. I go in the afternoon or morning and have a glass of tea and he'll get on top of the chair and just stare at me. We visit everyday. Today I found him shedding so got the camera. I use the 300 mm , F-8 at 1/160 sec, so I could be away from him not to scare him.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 900, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 6/30/2011 1:20:28 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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