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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just One Chance


White-Faced Heron on our back fence

Photographing flowers and scenery you usually have a chance to think about your shot, reposition, adjust and take multiple photos to choose from. Not so with wildlife nor my children! If you don't quickly snap it then (presuming you already have the camera nearby) then you miss it completely. 

Here a few "just one chance" photos from the last few days......


Ta-da.....the unveiling of Princess dress-ups


Princess Miss E posing sweetly


"Wood lizard"


Baby Blue-Tongued lizard visiting again


Australian Green Figbird, above our front yard.


Pink flowering strawberry, photo taken by Miss E (3 years old).....


And promptly eaten by Miss E!

Not always picture perfect, but rather LIFE as it happens.

Sharing at The Creative Exchange, Sweet Shot Tuesday, World Bird Wednesday.

60 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures of those moments of life that you will enjoy over and over in the years to come. She is so beautiful!

Sylvia

Kathy said...

Great photos! Your daughter is precious and a budding photographer! Well done,
Kathy

Nicole said...

What lovely pictures!

Kala said...

Fantastic shot of the heron! Glad you had the camera nearby.

Jenni C's said...

your daughter makes a wonderful princess, i find taking photographs, of moving subjects very difficult..but i love yours, especially the lizard..

Nadege, said...

You have captured some very nice 'just one chance' shots. And how true are you comments, I find it hard to get the quick shot always in focus, especially birds.

Karin M. said...

... very nice pictures ... the little princess is so cute ...
LG: Karin

tinajo said...

Lovely pics - and such a sweet princess! :-)

Giga said...

Księżniczka pięknie wygląda :-). Ja lubię oglądać wszystko, co związanie z przyrodą i Twoje zdjęcia ptaków i jaszczurki są śliczne. Pozdrawiam

Gabi said...

Zdolna dziewczynka... nie dość że komputer opanowała to i za fotografowanie się zabiera...
Cudne zdjęcia... pozdrawiam.

Gemel said...

Totally love the lizards.

pietrzyk said...

Wonderful photos.Greetings Andrzej.

Linda R. said...

These are all such great shots.. Your little princess is so adorable. What a sweetheart.. And I just love that second lizard shot.

Hugs, Linda

Jill said...

I could take a million photos and none would be as beautiful as your "one shot" wonders. Even Miss E at 3 takes beautiful photos.

She is the prettiest little princess ever! :)

s.c said...

Nice ones again. Hope you don't have a pond with fish in your garden. By us in Holland the fish is disappeared after such an meeting. You really have to take drastic measures like wire mesh or something to keep the herons out. Not only the normal goldfish but also the koi or the carp is going.

London Caller said...

I used to play with skinks a lot when I was little.
They're so abundant in my garden. :)

B. said...

This is my first time visiting, and WOW. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. It was a heartbreaking and eye-opening experience. I just hope the images that I did capture will give the family and the twin when she is old enough to realize some comfort. I also was able to gift a quilt to the living sister, it was the one pictured in the photo of the feet, a little something that she can physically hold on to when she needs her sister by her side.

Thank you for sharing your story and now your blog with me.

fudelchen said...

Ganz, ganz zauberhaft ♥ ♥

Liz said...

What wonderful shots!!! Great capture of the heron, the wood lizard & the blue tongue lizard!!

Looks like little Miss E is going to take after her Mummy - what a great capture of the strawberry!! Eating it is a very deserving reward, I think.:)

Gorgeous Princess dress-up. Did you make it?

geanina said...

beautiful images! la piccolina e bellissima!:)

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures. It is so true that often you only get one chance to get the perfect picture. Love the pink dress.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The princess dress is a Disney one which is reversible, being snow white on the other side. It was a birthday gift for one of Miss E's older sisters a two or three years ago.

Miss E loves taking photos, very quickly. I did crop and edit her strawberry photo a little.

nonizamboni said...

Awesome captures of real life~and you have given Miss E your photography talent gene.

Filip Demuinck said...

The lizard picture is amazing.

Greetings,
Filip

Kristy said...

great shots this week

lisa said...

Such wonderful photographs, and your little one is just precious!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

We love coming to see what next you've captured with your camera. Amazing photos! Love your little princess -- she's sweet!

thefisherlady said...

beautiful moments caught... splendid! laughed at the disappearing strawberry !

Connie Smiley said...

Such wonderful shots! Happy for us that you are quick with your camera!

One said...

Lovely, lovely images. I like to see expressions in the images and these are all really good.

Valerie said...

Another wonderful selection of images - thanks so much for sharing.

Ellie said...

You managed to capture some lovely images there. Your daughter is very pretty and a photographer as well. :)

Lui said...

But they all look perfect!

I take pictures of dogs and kids so I know what you mean. You aim for 3 seconds tops!

lisa said...

Just stopping back for another look, and to say thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Anna said...

Fun to see into your life as it's happening :) Miss E is adorable and that wood lizard is pretty cute, too!

ShonEjai said...

These photos are very beautiful. Well done!

Pat said...

Beautiful captures of those precious moments in life! Adorable Miss E is pretty handy with the camera too!

Barb said...

It's always thrilling to capture wildlife! and children! fantastic shots as usual!

Linda Willets Photography said...

Loved seeing your moments captured. Life is meant to savor these moments.

Seeing Each Day said...

Ok, now, remember when I commented about my hesitant feelings about frogs? Well, my thoughts on lizards of the medium large variety bring along more tense reactions but I'm nothing if not loyal to your blog Karen, so I did look but perhaps not long enough to give feedback. Promise me, PROMISE me, that you'll email me with a forewarning if there's ever going to be any snake captures. Love the excited smile on miss e's face in her princess attire, the one where she has her hands positioned in character is just adorable. And yeah for her strawberry photo!

Leanne said...

Nice photos, It can be hard to get those photos of people & animals. You've done a good job- nice ones of your daughter.

EG Wow said...

Lucky you to have such a lovely princess!

Katie said...

Beautiful photos (and Miss E. did a fabulous job taking that strawberry photo)!

Michelle said...

Great shots!
My little man was sitting at our back door today and called out "Mummy look! Crocodile!" I went and looked and it was a little "wood lizard" hehe

Jeanne said...

Love your shot of this lovely heron on your back porch. You have to really be "ready" to catch a shot like this. Also, please tell little miss E that there is a lady in Texas that thinks that she makes the best princess ever. she is just "too cute" in her lovely pink! Do you do dress up often. That is so much fun and what a chance to grow your imagination.

Erika B said...

Beautiful shots! Gotta love a princess!

Erika B

Scott said...

Nice shots. My daughter would love a dress like that.

Kate said...

Wow - amazing nature shots. So crisp and well captured. Nice job.

Gary said...

Great lizard!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Nayana said...

Karen..your daughter is so precious...:)

holdingmoments said...

Great set of captures.

heyBJK said...

Fantastic photos! Nice color and detail!

Springman said...

From princess to lizard! A shocking transition indeed. Then onto the birds and an enchanted strawberry! All the characters of a wonderful fairy tale... simply charming!

mick said...

A great series of photos and you'd have to be quick to get any of them.

Arija said...

My white-faced heron never sticks around, let alone conveniently sits on the fence. Love the fig bird, never seen one before.

Just the right age to be a princess . . .

Merike said...

Lovely captured :)

Andrew said...

A wonderful post.. Your blog is lovely I have just had a lovely browse again..

Tracey N. said...

I always love coming to you blog. Beautiful captures, each and every one!

Novemberkind said...

Siehst du, die kleine Prinzessin schaut aus wie die Rose aus deinem letzten Post.

Liebe Grüße. Bina

Sivinden said...

Love these pictures!

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