98,99,100...ready or not, here I come! [Contemplation]

© Linda S. Smith

98,99,100...ready or not, here I come!

Uploaded: August 09, 2012 07:09:03


This armadillo was so engrossed in scrounging for tidbits that he didn't even notice me as I happened upon him while walking down the trail. When he finally looked up he was so startled that he jumped a foot off the ground and so did I! It was hilarious!

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Jack Gaskin August 09, 2012

Nice SURPRISE CATCH See them all over Florida alive & as road kill.

Jack #1479564

Lyn Darlington August 10, 2012

Never seen an armadillo before terrific capture and detail! #10269998

Linda S. Smith level-classic August 10, 2012

For years I never saw a live one and now that I live down here I see them occasionally. They never cease to amaze me! They are so focused in finding food that they are easily distracted by their surroundings. Perhaps that is why so many are seen as "road kill." That makes me sad as they are really so adorable to watch. Thanks for your comment Lyn! #10270181

Linda S. Smith level-classic August 10, 2012

I meant to say NOT easily distracted... :-) #10270190

Liz blahh August 10, 2012

Great capture! #10270288

Linda S. Smith level-classic August 10, 2012

Thanks Liz for your comment! #10270695

Terry Cervi level-deluxe August 11, 2012

Hi Linda, what a great shot of this guy! I've never seen one. The detail is fantastic!! #10272241

Linda S. Smith level-classic August 12, 2012

Thank you Terry! They are so cute! #10272503

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 24, 2012

I would have loved to see you both jump too, Linda! How funny! Congrats on your superb finalist! #10336566

Lyn Darlington September 24, 2012

Congrats on your finalist! #10336847

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2012

Love your title! lol

Congrats on this awesome finalist Linda!

jo ann c. #10336949

Gail L. Beach September 24, 2012

Congrats on making the finals, Sissy!!!!! #10337097

Michelle Alton September 24, 2012

I'm commenting very selectively on Finalists because they are ALL so beautiful this month that it's taking me longer to go through the pages. This is so unique and eye-catching.

Congratulations! #10337434

Ellen Hodges September 24, 2012

Huge congrats on an adorable finalist, Linda!! Best luck!! #10337487

Mary K. Robison September 25, 2012

Congratulations on this delightful capture making Finalist, Linda.
Pretty much a shoo-in for the Gold!

Linda S. Smith level-classic September 25, 2012

Thank you ALL very much for your nice comments!!! #10339840

Robert R. Goodman September 26, 2012

Hi Linda,A big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10342072

Merna L. Nobile October 19, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

Linda S. Smith level-classic October 19, 2012

Thank you so much Bobby Ray and Mermaid for your nice comments! #10376613

Linda S. Smith level-classic October 19, 2012

I meant Merna .... (that's what I get for using my phone to reply.... ;-) #10376615

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