Lydia Lee level-addict July 28, 2011

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

Lydia #1396742

Diane L. Thomas July 29, 2011

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

Diane L. Thomas July 29, 2011

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-deluxe July 29, 2011

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 July 29, 2011

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-classic July 29, 2011

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

Diane L. Thomas July 29, 2011

Thank you Kay for your wonderful comment. #9566730

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 29, 2011

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Winner Diane!!

jo ann c. #9567152

Diane L. Thomas July 29, 2011

Thank you so much Jo Ann, #9567263

Merna L. Nobile July 29, 2011

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 July 30, 2011

Thank you Merna. #9568278

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 30, 2011

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 31, 2011

Wow, great catch..Congratulations! #9571186

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 01, 2011

Congratulations Diane on your Win!!!

Dominick #9572976

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 01, 2011

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

UB. #9573107

Diane L. Thomas August 01, 2011

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

Cassie L. Woodlee August 01, 2011

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

Diane L. Thomas August 02, 2011

Thanks, I was so shocked and thrilled. #9575785

Janet Fikar August 02, 2011

Congratulations. This is spectacular photography! #9576502

Steve Reffey August 05, 2011

What a fantastic image! Congratulations Diane :-)

Diane L. Thomas August 05, 2011

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

Phyllis H. Burchett August 23, 2011

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

Diane L. Thomas August 23, 2011

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 June 30, 2011 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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