Debbie Bray 6/4/2012 3:53:28 AM

Hohoho!! So darned cute - LOvE it, an instant fave! #1467013

Melinda F. Schneider 6/4/2012 4:14:01 AM

Ain't they cute! Patience pays off!! #10167590

Joy Rector 6/4/2012 4:25:02 AM

beautiful shot, love that face #10167598

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/4/2012 4:32:33 AM

LOL...I love that face, Chris. Great work as always! #10167609

Katarina Mansson 6/4/2012 5:28:48 AM

Superb!!! Love the expresiion and your super sharp capture! #10167676

Patti Coblentz 6/4/2012 7:14:30 AM

Superb, Chris! They are so darned cute! #10167786

Ann Coates 6/4/2012 11:35:08 AM

Brilliant shot. I love the expression on the Alpaca at the front. #10168032

Carol Quina 6/4/2012 2:28:50 PM

Love it! This is so cute and well worth the wait! #10168171

Marcie A. Fowler 6/4/2012 3:26:46 PM

This made me chuckle. Glad your patience paid off. #10168223

Bob Cournoyer 6/4/2012 6:24:37 PM

Too cute! #10168472

Christopher Budny 6/5/2012 5:05:37 AM

Thanks, folks! #10168957

Liz blahh 6/6/2012 10:26:51 PM

Terrific capture! #10171198

Christopher Budny 6/7/2012 5:11:04 AM

Thank you, Liz! #10171437

Ann Coates 7/30/2012 12:53:52 PM

I am thrilled to see this here, congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #10250882

Tammy Espino 7/30/2012 12:58:44 PM

Congrats on getting a finalist on this adorable capture :) #10250907

Claudine Grove 7/30/2012 1:56:08 PM

Congrats on this cutie! It reminds me of a Dr. Suess characher. #10251243

Michele Peterson 7/30/2012 3:29:41 PM

Love this!! All of your alpaca images have given me a smile, and I am so happy to see one get a finalist!! Congratulations on all FOUR of your silver badges this month! #10252003

Christopher Budny 7/30/2012 5:02:29 PM

Thank you very much! #10252546

Carol Quina 7/30/2012 8:53:02 PM

Congratulations Chris on your finalist! Good luck in the next round!! This one is super cute! #10253612

Joannie Bertucci 7/30/2012 11:05:58 PM

Chris, this looks like a guy I once dated! :-) Seriously, this is fantastic with excellent dof and details! Congrats on all 4 of your finalists! #10253812

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 5:52:43 AM

Thank you both--Joannie, I don't know what to think about the guy you dated, if he looks like an alpaca ;) hehehe #10254337

Terry Cervi 7/31/2012 9:03:57 AM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Chris! #10254850

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 9:11:59 AM

Thanks, Terry! #10254875

Julianne Bradford 7/31/2012 9:31:12 AM

I think she's batting her eyelashes at you Chris :-) Congrats! #10254950

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 9:44:50 AM

hehehe...thanks! They are at turns skittish then approachable... perhaps! #10254993

Don Johnson 7/31/2012 11:46:20 AM

This is not your usual shot of a building! But you have another Finalist award to add to your collection. Sometimes your photography just blows me away! #10255334

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 12:36:22 PM

Thank you very, very much, Don! Yeah, every once in awhile, I have to force myself away from buildings! ;) #10255458

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/31/2012 1:02:25 PM

Wowee, this is just too cute!

Awesome finalist Chris! Congratulations!

jo ann c. #10255522

Judy V. Kennamer 7/31/2012 3:16:57 PM

Sooooo Cute!!!! Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Chris!!!! #10255728

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/31/2012 4:20:25 PM

C U T E is right, big congrats Chris! #10255909

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 4:31:25 PM

Thanks, ladies! #10255944

Renee Doyle 8/1/2012 1:03:02 AM

Just makes you smile!! BIG congrats Chris!! #10257050

Christopher Budny 8/1/2012 3:55:44 AM

You're right---you can't help but smile when you're around them... they're silly, weird, charming, all at once. Thanks! #10257291

David M. Montero 8/4/2012 12:11:19 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Chris! I like the smile on the alpaca's face. #10262535

Christopher Budny 8/4/2012 2:42:48 PM

Thank you Dave; they are pretty much cute all around! #10262738

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Three alpacas on my sister's farm finally worked up the nerve to approach me, as I'd sat in their pen hoping from some close-up captures.
7/12 Finalist - Animals

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 67.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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