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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tuesdays Show and Tail . . .

Please join Angela for today's Show and Tail at West Virginia's Treasures. It's about animals - our pets - visits to the zoo - or just something about animals. Please join us!

Here is a secret about myself - if I could do anything I wanted for a profession and if I would be good at it - I'd be a photographer for National Geographic. I've always wanted to do that. Be in the wild. Capture just the right photograph at just the right time! It takes work, talent, education and more - none of what I did or have right now.
When I visit your blogs and your have gorgeous pictures on them and I tell you they are awesome - I MEAN IT! Pictures are one thing that really moves me.

Today I'm just sharing great animal photos - taken at just the right moment. Hope you enjoy. (And no, I didn't take them - but I wish I had.).





Okay that monkey there - reminds me of my grandson.

Look at that expression on the fishes face!



Cute.

Awesome!



Beautiful.



Hope you enjoyed them and appreciated all the hard work of those photographer - they had to wait - probably long hours - to take just the right picture. And of course the right and expensive equipment.

Love,
chatty

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Or you can find yourself in photographs, music, friends, prayer, and more!





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34 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

These pictures are sooo great...especially the monkey one and the last one...love them.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What awesome photos!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

These are INCREDIBLE photos!! Loved seeing them, Sandie! Thank you so much for finding them and taking the time to share them with us! Happy Mardi Gras! Tanna

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I am with you Sandie, if I could go back and do things over I think I would spend more time learning to be a perfessional Photographer. Even though I have always drawn and painted I alway wanted my work to be very realistic. My art teacher told me I needed to get a camera and just stop painting...lol...I should have listened way back then. I love these pictures. I am alway awe struck over shots like these.

Jane said...

Sandie, as usual you have outdone yourself! I can't choose a favorite,they were all awesome! Thanks for the smiles this morning,you are awesome! Blessings jane

Jo said...

Hey Sandie my friend, I love these photo's, and you ain't going to believe this I can't get over how much we think alike, I have always said, if I could have any career, I would chose being a photographer for National Geographic!!!
Hugs to you buddy ole pal.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Jo said...

PS.. I had to borrow the frog(hangin' in there)
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Thisisme. said...

Aren't those animal photos brilliant?! If I had my time over again, I would also like to have been a professional photographer.

Sandra said...

i can't pick a favorite, I love them all, i would love to do what you would love to do, but one problem is I am a big chicken, as in scared of my own shadow, I don't fly in planes or float in boats and refuse to sleep in a tent..soooo that means I have to stay home and shoot... shoot!

Melanie said...

Those are some wonderful pictures. Yes, one would have to be very patient to get some of those shots!
Hope you're having a good day! :)

Angela said...

That would be a fun job to have! Back when I was trying to figure out what to do in life things like that just never crossed my mind. Great pictures!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Nanniepannie said...

I love great photos too, I'm always searching for those GREAT shots that speak to us all.

Carol said...

Oh my gosh that poor fish! I LOVED the frog....he is hanging on for dear life. Thanks for the pictures, they were ALL wonderful to look at.

It is never to late to begin again.

♥ Love, Carol

Doris Sturm said...

Those photos are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing them with us, Sandie. The whole time I was looking at them, I had this big ole smile on my face...yeah, that would be a fantastic job! I agree! Talking about a wonderful life - getting paid for doing what you love - somehow seems, well, like stealing LOL

Love the little froggy hanging on that bud and the little squirrel getting a big ole licking from that giraffe must've been in shock!

They were all great! Thank you!

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

SOME OF THE PICTURES ARE CUTE BUT Oh my that poor fish. Trish

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Loved the Walking in the Sunshine song. Had me tapping my feet underneath the kitchen table. Loved the photos, too. Sandie!!! Listen to me. YOU TAKE AWESOME ANIMAL PICTURES. You could have taken any one of those. That shot you got at the zoo of the animal's teeth? It was a wowser. You should do it, Sandie...start taking animal photos and submit them to magazines, INCLUDING National Geographic! Have a great day. Susan

Ginny said...

Sandie, these pictures are absolutely amazing!! Thanks for the the dose of beauty and awe today! Now you need to get started with YOUR camera!!

BECKY said...

Oh, my gosh, Sandie!! I truly laughed out loud at the doggie cartoon!! May I borrow it from you??

Home In The Hollow said...

I can see you on Safari in the Jungles of Africa!!!! I'd be right at your side, Kiddo! LOL!!!!...:)JP

Rae said...

Awesome photos. I'm with you, I wish I could be a nature photographer too. It would be difficult, but being outside with those great views would make it worth the effort.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute photos. I love animal photos and these are some adorable one's!

Crystal Mary said...

Oh I love it!!! Had to keep going back and looking at the pictures. If you love animals like this, then you would have made a wonderful photographer for National Geographics Magazine..
That monkey looking into the lens...so funny. Then all the different dogs in the video, 'walking in the sunshine'.. Good onya mate!!! xxxxxx

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, now those are awesome photographs! Thank you for sharing, enjoyed each one!

Nancy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

these words looked me right in the eye
"
“ONE WORD OR A PLEASING SMILE IS OFTEN ENOUGH TO RAISE UP A SADDENED AND WOUNDED SOUL."
love
tweedles

That corgi :) said...

wow, amazing! but you are right, Sandie, it may take them days to get the right picture!! Loved the one with the hawk and the fish; priceless!!

betty

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

All these pictures are beautiful, Chatty.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! xx

Diana Ferguson said...

Great pics!!!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Love, love, love animals pictures... Esp. these ones!! Way too cute & the first one of the squirles and birds is my favorite!!

Have a Great Day, Sandie!!
Hugs,
Coreen xoxoxo

Chicken Wrangler said...

I'd love to work for National Geographic too, but I'm not near qualified. Loved seeing the photos you posted today. Bless you, girl!

Annesphamily said...

Great shots! I love these they are so sweet. HAve a terrific week!

Katie said...

Cute! :) I love photography, I might try to continue that when the time comes.

Katie ♥♥♥

Sharon Kirby said...

National Geographic, huh?? Who knew! That explains why you loved that visit with the animals the other day!!

Pictures really are wonderful. They just speak to the heart.

Loved the cartoon - reminded me of Marty. He really is just a big nose with a dog attached to it!!

xoxo

ocmist said...

I can see Kody playing the monkey, too! LOL I LOVE great animal pics and applaud the work of great animal photographers. It's often hard and takes a long time to get good pics like these! Thanks for sharing!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

So fun! Thanks!