Monday, May 25, 2009
I made a quick trip through the Magee Marsh and took some pictures on Sunday. While I always envy people in the tropics with exotic birds to take pictures of, I guess I should be thankful living so close to such a wonderful place to photograph colorful songbirds.
Another Saturday and another Planned Pethood adoptathon. And as usual I took pictures of the dogs that were there. Perdita is a little chihuahua mix that was there and was adopted. Missy is a black and tan terrier mix that was in terrible shape when we got her. She was missing most of her hair on her body. And although she is still looking a little sparse in hair she does look a lot better. Prudence is a puggle that was adopted by a former student of Prudence's foster mom. Talk about a small world. And Scooby is a newfie mix that I rescued from the pound. I took him to his foster family and I took the picture of him with the family's young son standing next to him. Marley is a border collie mix that was confiscated along with 14 other dogs from a family that was leaving the dogs living in horrible conditions.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A friend asked me to take photos of her baby for her 1st birthday. I used white paper for the background and a white shower curtain for the floor. The little girl was getting tired, so she took a nap while I shot pictures of her mom and dad with their dogs. I did get one picture of Nikki who is the executive director of Planned Pethood which I told her she could use for press releases and her Facebook page.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I got up before dawn this am to take photos of the sunrise. I do have one photo that I love of the sunrise, but I'm going to have to see if I can get my son to fix a sun flare on it. Afterwards I went to the wildlife preserve to take pictures there. I found this Blue Heron getting a snack as I was walking back to my car. And this mallard duck flapping his wings when I was driving out.
Not much in the line of photos today, except for this one. I picked up this big guy at the pound. He had been found as a stray. Everyone fell in love with him. Fortunately a foster home was found for him. The kids in the foster family named him Scooby and he is now with Planned Pethood and should be available for adoption soon.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I'm still trying to get used to this new to me Minolta 500mm lens. I thought maybe some bigger subjects might work better, since I'm having problems finding things with it in the viewfinder. So I took the dogs out to play some fetch. My son's new puppy was out with them too. Monnie is now about 3 months old and 30 lbs. I picked him up from the pound and he was suppose to go into rescue, but my son took one look at him and said he was going nowhere. He had double cherry eyes, a hematoma on an ear and loose dew claws which all had to be taken care of ASAP.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
So after moving Charlotte out, I said I'd foster a yellow lab that was at the pound. Ariel is a 2 yr old 68 lb girl. She loves to play ball and I had her out playing with Rory, my Chesapeake mix and Herb, by JRT. She's doing really well with the other dogs. Herb loves to run circles around the dog that is running with the ball and usually Chicklet and Mimi will follow behind. So it's like crack the whip with dogs. I'm going to have to get a video of them doing it.
The pound had a stray poodle. She's young and very small. When you pick her up she's twice as light as what you think she's be. I fostered her for a couple of day. My husband never says much about the dogs we foster, but this one he did. Who knew a 4 lb dog could be so much trouble. My husband didn't want to set and hold her all day like she wanted. So now Miss Charlotte is in a new foster home, but before she moved on I got this picture of her.