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Light and Shadow

I loved how the dark and light gave the photos mood. The flamingos were magical, the tiger mysterious, the parakeets fun.

Later, I want to show the interaction between some of the animals: one of the elephants pushing a baby around, parakeets feeding each other (if I was able to catch it), and hippos baring their teeth at one another. I usually don’t see that much interaction between the animals. So it was fun to capture.

I’ve been asked for marketing materials for Billionaire Wolf Christmas and that means cover art time.

Have a wonderfully magical day!

Terry

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Flamingos and Koi

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Flamingos and Koi, Milwaukee Zoo

Okay, I KNEW my flamingos were not as brightly colored as the ones at the Milwaukee Zoo. When I saw the ones there, I was like, yes! That’s the color they should be! And you can see the koi swimming nearby.

So is this a different pink variety, or is it all about diet?

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Flamingos, Cameron Park Zoo

Well, her flamingos are pink, but...

Well, her flamingos are pink, but…

Flamingos in White Bear

Flamingos in White Bear

I love getting pictures of koi, which are beautifully colored. These all came up looking for a feast. They remind me of my puppies.

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Koi, Milwaukee Zoo

These I caught on the perfect day. It was just light enough, just shaded enough, that the pictures look surreal on this fall day.

Koi, Cameron Park Zoo

Koi, Cameron Park Zoo

Because of boarding the puppies for so long while I was in Milwaukee and New Mexico, they get a free day spa. That means a day of play and baths. So after they got me up at 4:45, they’re sleeping, little monsters, but that will change soon. I’ll take them in as soon as the place opens, they can play, get their baths, and I’ll pick them up. And while they’re away?

I can write. 🙂

Have a super great hump day!!!

Terry

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Shadows: Flamingos

Flamingos and their shadows

Flamingos and their shadows

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I love reflections and I love shadows.

The puppies sometimes still bark at shadows. And shadows can be scary, camouflage, define an image in simplest form.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Feeling in the Pink?

It’s time to be happy, healthy and wise–it’s time for pink!

Pink is sweet and frilly and who takes pink seriously? When I was writing Dragon Fae, I write about what the fae wear sometimes that reflects on their personalities. Ena is a dragon shifter fae. She wears black, Goth like, because think about it. If she wore pink, who would see her as anything but sweet and innocent and all cotton candy?

When you think of the Pink Panther vs a Black Panther, what comes to mind? Clownish vs scary. Sure, if you came across the Pink Panther, you would probably smile. You see a black panther in the jungle, you’d definitely lose the smile.

My favorite pink is a dusty rose. There’s pale pink, to shocking pink and every shade in between. Here are some pink pictures to get you in the pink!

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A double pink rose at the arboretum in between storm showers.

The World of Fae, Book 4, Young Adult

The World of Fae, Book 4, Young Adult

A shocking pink rose in contrast to the black in The Ancient Fae.

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A bright pink blankie for a bright orange female orangutan.

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Pink flamingos of course!

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A pretty pink blur behind the pretty pink flowers in macro.

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A cluster of pink.

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Orchids in Moody Gardens Rainforest.

Pink sea creatures

Pink? Sea anemones?  Or urchins?

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An octopus!

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Pink multi-colored alpaca bear I made.

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Pink mohair bear, and the pink symbol for breast cancer awareness.

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A stormy sky with a pink sunset above the wheat fields.

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A pink bikini that says sweet, right?

He's looking for her with a man's passion but with a jaguar's stealth.

He’s looking for her with a man’s passion but with a jaguar’s stealth.

What better way to show off some pink!

There are pink dolphins in the Amazon River! And in Savage Hunger. And pink salmon and pink shrimp. Did you know that there are sharks that turn pink because they eat so many shrimp?

Forgot my pink poodle skirt bears–perfect for that 50’s look!

Hope you are having a healthy happy pink kind of day. If you’re a guy, do you wear pink? My dad wore a pink dress shirt with black trousers and a black suit coat and black tie. He looked very elegant when he and my mother went dancing. Of course his male friends teased him because all their wives said they wished their husbands were brave enough to wear the color. 🙂

I’m back to the jungle and pink sunsets!

Terry
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Do You Ever Just… Look Around You?

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I thought this was an interesting view of the storm clouds highlighting the bare branches of winter.

I was reading tips on photography and one of the things that was said was to take unusual views of an object, like instead of taking a picture looking down at a flower, take one from the side. Or from beneath it. I thought that was neat. For flowers, add some water droplets for interest. Maybe don’t take a picture of the whole object, but a special part of it.  I noticed on model photos that I want to use for my book covers, a lot of them have parts of the people cut off. It’s kind of odd. But maybe it’s more dramatic that way in some instances. Not all. I have some lovely pictures of the whole model for some of my covers.

And then if I want to cut off heads, or other body parts, I can. 🙂

Zoo with coyotes barking 074 (427x640)I cut off a lot of bird parts here. *sigh* But I did catch 7 whole flamingos and the reflection of 4 of them in the water. 🙂

Zoo with coyotes barking 031 (427x640)Okay, so the birds would NOT cooperate. It’s not the photographers fault!

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Hey, it is a cool shot of flamingo reflections right? So sometimes head shots just aren’t important!

Off to write! Have a wonderful TGIF!!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
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