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A Year Ago this Week on ISBAA : Leaping Water Dogs

This blog went daily a year ago and I have been fortunate to have a lot of new followers come along for the ride since. I have recently began reposting popular photos I placed on this blog a year ago. This Blog post continues to be one of the most viewed on ISBAA. The photo at the bottom of this post, while  not technically well done, is my favorite! web dock dog two

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Eastern Regional DockDogs Championships at the WISP resort at Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, MD. web dock dog three

When I saw that the weekly photo challenge was “Companionable,” I could not think of a better group of my pictures that would illustrate this theme than what I photographed at the DockDogs event. (Please do not miss the slideshow at the bottom of this post to see even more images from this outstanding event.)

Everyone and every animal truly seemed to enjoy this competition.
The championships consisted of different events where dogs were judged on their longest leap into a pool and on how fast they could retrieve an object after diving into a pool. Please see more photos below. Read More

Looking Back : This Week a Year Ago on ISBAA

This blog went daily a year ago last month and I have been fortunate to have a lot of new followers come along for the ride since. Here is one of the more popular posts on this blog from a year ago this week.

rob paine photo While photographing some backyard birds a couple of weeks ago, I came upon this scene. Sometimes we wonder who eats more of our birdseed, the birds or these menaces to society, squirrels.

But on this particular morning, the SQ took the fall. I first noticed him eyeing the feeder from a nearby porch rail and zoomed in on the culprit.

He jumped and in a split second lost his footing on the feeder and went airborne as a handful of bird grub trailed behind. I fired off 4-5 frames of this slip, but this was the moment I chose. I love the way the feed seems to fill the entire frame.

Ultimately, the SQ lost the battle but won the war. He creeped back on the porch floor to gobble up all the feed he knocked down during his flight. My two dogs were not happy.

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ISBAA viewers voted this as their favorite photo posted on this blog in 2013

Thank you again to everyone who voted in the photos of the year survey and in last week’s photo of the week vote.  I really appreciate your feedback. Here are the photos that you chose as your favorite, starting with the favorite photo posted in 2013 show above. (please see more photos and text below)

Wild Wild Horses… Want to take a photo journey to Chincoteague, Va. where the wild ponies roam? Please check out this post on Chincoteague. 
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The mission of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities.

David Bornstein

Solutions Journalism

Epic Shutter Blog

Outer Banks Photographer. Smile and Wave. One Epic Shutter at a time.

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Beauty Through Untrained Eyes

Sagittarius Viking

Mindful exploring, through the eyes of a viking daughter.

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Flip Flops, Beach Hair & Life Is Good

Arcane

Magazine WordPress Theme

Enjoying the Wilds

Sharing my Passion for the Outdoors and my Love of Photography

Whisht Lads

Travel, Cooking, Photography & Sound

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