Guarding Her Flock

Uploaded: January 30, 2015 07:05:39 | Entered: January 30, 2015 07:05:39


This photo has always been a favorite of mine.
I freely confess to saturating the colors and brightening the scene. This time, I even added a vignette effect.
But I'm pleased to say those babies formed a perfect half-circle on their own. Right time, right place. And captured forever.

Exif: F Number: 3.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 29.00 mm, Model: FinePix S7000


JO ANN CLEVELAND January 30, 2015

"We are Family!" Sooo cute and mom certainly is watching over them Mary! #1605511

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer January 30, 2015

It is also a favorite of mine since I first saw it, Mary. This is one of those images where (and I quote Ansel Adams) "Sometimes I do get to the places just when God’t ready to have somebody click the shutter."
And these babies sure lined up for you to take the most perfect shot. #11234843

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 30, 2015

Great timing and capture, Mary. #11234940

Gord MacEachern January 30, 2015

This is so cute Mary, mammas keeping a good eye out for her brood. Great capture and fxs Mary!! #11234980

Jeff Sielski January 30, 2015

Excellent capture Mary!! #11235056

Nadia Paul January 30, 2015

Such wonderful timing to get this perfect comp Mary! A wonderfully sweet wildlife capture my friend! #11235173

Mary K. Robison January 31, 2015

Thank you, everyone! I appreciate your comments.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
. #11235242

Avril Young January 31, 2015

so delightful, beautiful capture Mary.. #11235288

Lydia Williams level-classic January 31, 2015

Awww, so cute! great capture! #11235580

Mary K. Robison January 31, 2015

I appreciate your comments, Avril and Lydia. Thank you! #11235992

Teresa Burnett level-classic January 31, 2015

So precious, Mary!! Wonderful capture!! #11236003

Mary K. Robison January 31, 2015

Thanks, Teresa! #11236256

Barbara Waldoch February 03, 2015

Wonderful short, Mary! #11239271

Barbara Waldoch February 03, 2015

Wonderful short, Mary! #11239272

Mary K. Robison February 04, 2015

Thank you, Barbara! #11239466

Phyllis A. Houghton February 10, 2015

Love the symmetry. I think you are often at the right place at the right time! Great work and treatment. #11244570

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 10, 2015

A favorite for me too. Love the comp and look showing how proud the mommy is for her babies. It's a wonderful portrait and would look great as a poster symbolizing family and togetherness. Great shot Mary! #11244765

Mary K. Robison February 10, 2015

Thanks, Phyllis and Rey. Your supportive words mean a lot to me. #11244955

Dawn Thompson February 26, 2015

Such a cute image and great capture Mary! #11254634

Mary K. Robison February 27, 2015

Thanks, Dawn. #11254938

Liz blahh February 28, 2015

Congrats on your wonderful finalist! #11255530

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 28, 2015

Beautiful finalist. Congrats, Mary. #11255722

Marijana Fajgl February 28, 2015

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Mary! #11256114

Lydia Williams level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Mary! #11256192

Teresa Burnett level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Mary!! #11256294

Mary K. Robison February 28, 2015

Liz, Tammy, Marijana, Lydia, and Teresa ~ Many thanks for your kind comments and Congrats. I appreciate them! #11256305

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 28, 2015

Adorable image enhanced by your wonderful processing, Mary! Congrats on your finalist award! #11256482

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic February 28, 2015

Love this composition Mary. Congrats on your finalist award. #11256750

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 01, 2015

Congrats on this great finalist Mary! #11257217

Robert R. Goodman March 02, 2015

Hi Mary,Congratulations my friend. #11257871

Irene Colling level-classic March 02, 2015

The arrangement could not have been better if you had poised the quackers. Congratulations on your winning image Mary. #11258027

Nadia Paul March 02, 2015

No surprise to see this beauty sporting a badge my friend - but it should have been gold! Congrats Mary! #11258507

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer March 03, 2015

Oh, I am SO happy to see a badge on this beauty, Mary. Congratulations! It was always a winner in my book. #11258735

Mary K. Robison March 05, 2015

Thank you very much, everybody! I appreciate your kind comments and Congrats. #11260281

John Connolly March 05, 2015

Congratulations on your finalist award Mary! What an incredible sight and capture! #11260390

Mary K. Robison March 05, 2015

Thanks very much, John! #11260447

Wm Nosal March 05, 2015

Beautiful Capture, Mary!
Congratulations! #11260652

Mary K. Robison March 05, 2015

Thanks, Wm! #11260693

Ujjwal Mukherjee March 06, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Mary!! #11261478

Ujjwal Mukherjee March 06, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mary!! #11261479

Mary K. Robison March 07, 2015

Thank you, Ujjwal! #11261656

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