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  Mini#29 Best of 2015, So Far...
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Armadillo       ©2015 mbbin2
Panasonic DMC-GH2       2nd place, 153 points
1/200s, f5.6, ISO 800, 272mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: converted from raw and resized.       Extra Info: None
 
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mbbin2
Jul 7, 2015
    Thanks to all. I was surprised by the comments about this 'creature' . They are common in Texas, but I will say that I have seen them ALIVE only twice in my 75 years, once on the golf course with her four babies and at Santa Clara Ranch. Unfortunately they are very often seen as 'roadkill'.. Just learned from Wikipedia that this is because they jump high in the air when startled and collide with underside of cars.

Lo
Jul 7, 2015
    I love this little guy - Great job. Congratulations

johncomyn
Jul 6, 2015
    Congrats mbbin2.

Mepo
Jul 6, 2015
    You did a great job on this - congrats.

Jade O.
Jul 6, 2015
    Well deserved!

leanneqld
Jul 6, 2015
    Congrats, and I agree with mrsawyer..love the detail. I had it at #1.

mrsawyer
Jul 6, 2015
    Congrats Mary! I loved the detail in the creature!

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Lo
Jul 6, 2015
    The reflecting pool of water really makes this shot. The bright flash of blurred yellow against the detail of the armadillo is wonderful. Great DOF

SteveBee
Jul 6, 2015
    Nice capture of the strange critter and good DOF control. I like the reflection.

ysal
Jul 6, 2015
    Nice focus on the odd creature. The reflection in the puddle adds a nice touch. Perhaps crop out bit more along the bottom for less dirt. Still one of my favorites.

mbbin2
Jul 6, 2015
    Thanks, Mepo. I think you are on to me. This was taken at Santa Clara Ranch in far South Texas. This was the second year that I spent some time there. BTW, the lizard in the main challenge was taken on the same trip. I have about 400 shots from this year. Not enough challenges that apply.
Edited on Jul 6, 2015

Mepo
Jul 6, 2015
    I'm guessing I've seen this pond before. What an absolutely perfect shot. Congrats.

drivingback
Jul 6, 2015
    This photo has gone up on my list as I kept on assessing my faves. Lovely color and detail on the photo and the subject is endearing. Only thing that detracts from it is the blurred foreground, maybe a bit of a crop could help.

Jade O.
Jul 5, 2015
    Gorgeous. Top 10.

NEAT
Jul 5, 2015
    I can't tell if this is real or a bronze statue, I'm guessing it is real since it's sipping some water. Great sharp pic.

aoc46
Jul 5, 2015
    Nice shot of an unusual creature - good color, focus, exposure.

cookiejar
Jul 5, 2015
    Very clear picture. The reflection is fantastic.

PhillipW
Jul 4, 2015
    Razor sharp capture with a nice subtle reflection, well done.

forkcandles
Jul 3, 2015
    nice framing with the yellow reflection
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