Animal focus

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About a week or so ago, a dear friend called me to tell me there was Mama Fox and 3 babies across the creek from her place.

I dashed over (thank heavens for a day off) and found that only one pup was lounging near the opening of the den.


When my kids were small I remember one of our favorite movies was THE FOX and the HOUND.  Disney has the most remarkable way of giving human characteristics to animals.

This week at Prompt Addicts, we had a guest Prompter.  Deanna Swauger (click here to view her blog) was our Guest  and she was the one who chose the topic of Animals of all sorts.

We had a record number of participation and then as a group we vote and select the top 5 vote “getters” as BEST of SHOW.

Using one of Deanna’s wonderful photos (she is exempt from winning) we create the BEST of SHOW button to award our top 5.

Below find our winners for the week… ENJOY!


This cool creature was by Susan Case — be sure and check out her wonderful photography by clicking on her name.


Then there is “Monster” by Jolanda Boekhout  (click HERE to check out her fab photos) No way does he look like a monster– does he?


Valerie Lemieux’s baby Owls were killer great– don’t you agree?  (Click HERE for her wonderful work)

My little friend was such a great model that he helped me win for this week.  So tickled to be selected out of the wonderful shots selected this week.

This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

In the mean time: visit Beverly at Pink Saturday of course as well as Mary for Mosaic Monday.


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June 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Photography | 29 comments


29 responses to “Animal focus”

  1. Snap says:

    Oh, my goodness. I think I’m in love with the little fox! Congratulations on winning! Have a delightful week.

  2. Fantastic, they are all amazing shots. I love your shot of the baby fox, looks so sweet! Enjoyed your mosaic.

  3. mary says:

    Oh my goodness, how WONDERFUL!!! What a terrific capture!

    Have you seen the movie “The Fantastic Mr. Fox?” It’s a really cute movie.

  4. Vee says:

    Sweet little fox mosaic and that was an excellent picture that you won by. All of the pictures are wonderful, but I am partial to kittens…oh and since foxes look like cats to me…

  5. Claudie says:

    Hey girlfriend way over there in Utah…Congrat’s. I think YOUR pic is the BEST.
    I just showed Randy, he said “AHHHHHH”. He adores anything with fur.
    Had a lovely day with Sister Lolotte today. I celebrated her 90th birthday with her even though it was May 31st… we had a great time. Had a nice picnic and cake at her convent.
    I’m not participating in any swaps in Oct. Jenn said it’s not everyone’s bag and not everyone is, so that makes me feel better. I still haven’t looked into a flight, but I will when the time gets closer.
    Ok off to bed. Randy has to get up early, not me he he.
    Love You
    Love Me

  6. Deanna says:

    Claudia, thanks for posting all the beautiful shots from this week’s animal prompt…I think it was fun and I loved all the images that won. I had a great time photographing animals and it appears many others did as well. Look forward to the next time. Hugs

  7. A Garden of Threads says:

    This wonderful news Claudia. They are all gorgeous shots. Congratulations!!

  8. Val says:

    This was so sweet of you to do this post. Love those foxes!!

  9. Markus says:

    Great photo’s thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week,
    Best regards,

  10. eileen says:

    Claudia, your baby fox is just adorable. Cute mosaic. And I enjoyed the animal photos, the owls were my favorite.

  11. wendy says:

    Those were GREAT photos. The fox is so dang cute. We found a fox den just up the road from us. My hubby saw some pups out playing, but I wasn’t as lucky, now I think they are gone.
    I loved the show The Fox and The Hound.

    It is amazing to me some of the talent people have for taking great photos.

  12. Helen says:

    congradulations on the win, beautiful shots!

  13. This is fantastic. I am hosting a photobook giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by.

  14. Jolanda says:

    Hi Claudia,

    The post looks lovely! Love the different eye of the photographers. (And I suddenly notice the four gorgeous watermarks on the photo’s. What a special connected group we are).


  15. What amazing photographs of such a lovely animal. We have lots of fox in our backyard, but every time I have tried to take a photo, they scamper away.

    You are the most amazing photographer. I will follow the link to see your group’s photos. Karen

  16. Sue says:

    Congrats on your win, Claudia! What amazing photos of your sweet fox. I bet you’re really glad your gal pal made that phone call! hugs, Sue

  17. Linda Tipton says:

    these photos are just so nice….but, the owls and the fox had my attention…(voted for both of them). Just not run of the mill….
    Your photo is beautiful. the one of you….What a joy it would be to meet you in person.

  18. I can see why you won an award, what an amazing shot! Love your blog and happy Pink Saturday.

  19. LaVoice says:

    I like the friend that modeled for you. He looks so sad and lonely. I am sure he was glad to see you.

  20. Terri Morse says:

    Oh Claudia, what beautiful shots! That little one is just precious. Congratulations on winning the photo challenge. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Terri

  21. DogsMom says:

    All such wonderful shots! Thank you for introducing me to this new-to-me prompt.

    Congratulations on a well deserved win!

  22. Tami Kenner says:

    Oh Claudia…I am declaring you the winner of all blogs today. Those photos were so amazing…your little friend the fox just won over my heart.
    Thank you for sharing such beauty with us.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  23. This is the first time I’ve seen a baby fox so “up close”. Excellent photo.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. What wonderful photos. The fox pup looks so cute. How did you manage to get so many wonderful shots?

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  25. Robin says:

    Such a sweet little fox….
    As you said, all the photos are great…..congratulations on winning.
    Wishing you a pinkishly beautiful weekend

  26. Tricia says:

    Great photos of the little fox – what a wonderful opportunity. He was really sitting good for you! I also love the owl photos. Happy Pink Sat.

  27. Oh Claudia, what amazing images!
    And yes, your little fox was one gorgeous model. Super model!
    Each picture was simply wonderful — all so different, each so distinct and “right.”
    Thank you so much for a series of smiles this afternoon –

  28. Claudia,

    What a wonderful collection of animals but my favorites, and no doubt why you won, are the photographs of the fox. I have only seen them on the move in the wild. How lucky are you that this one loved posing for your camera. Did he smile and say “Chicken?”

    Your Friend,

  29. Aleta says:

    *gasp* LOVE the owls picture. O M G – L.O.V.E. it!!!!

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