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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2018-12 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2018-2019 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
Location: at home
Date: Jan 3, 2019
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2019

katee passed away on the 4th June 2019 ..
she was nearly 17 years old

I took this photo after the photo bomber .. aka katee .. wandered near the bird bath .. I was taking photos for the 'get out of your comfort zone' challenge .. photographing the noisy miner birds in action ..

[Jan. 21st, 2019 12:40:38 PM]
it was about 12 hours before rollover .. 4 in the morning in australia .. and i read don posthumous's comment .. it made me cry ..
katee is most definitely loved .. she is a precious little girl .. so warm, endearing and friendly with everyone .. with a quirky and entertaining personality ..
she is over 16 years old .. nearly completely deaf .. and with some major health problems .. her time here is limited ..
Don's comment brought home to me in a rush that she wont be with me for a whole lot longer .. relatively speaking ..
i treasure the time i have with my little soul partner ..

thankyou Don for your comment .. you saw the reality ..
and thankyou so much everyone for all the beautiful comments during voting ..

this was katee with our little bird before he passed away .. it shows what a special little soul she is ..
when we first got the little bird katee wanted to eat him .. over time she realized that he was part of the family and became totally trustworthy with him .. his cage door was open all the time and could come and go as he pleased ..
here she is sharing her food with him ..
katee and the little bird

after rollover
i'm sitting here extremely overcome that my little girl has got herself a blue ribbon ... its a wonderful testament to her ..
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU everyone who made such kind and lovely comments during voting .. it meant so much to me .. <3

considered this but i was told by my daughter to go with the one i entered .. good call Ali .. ! .. ;)

Place: 1 out of 44
Avg (all users): 6.9500
Avg (participants): 6.8125
Avg (non-participants): 7.0417
Views since voting: 1531
Views during voting: 72
Votes: 40
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)

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11/03/2021 10:29:25 AM
I don't remember this one - musta been on hiatus. Such a wonderful portrait of Katee. Well done and belated congrats!
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01/16/2021 02:02:12 AM
I keep returning to this image with a big wow on my face.
really inspiring!
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06/10/2019 09:41:53 AM
Beautiful creature.
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06/09/2019 10:32:45 PM
all soul.
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01/25/2019 04:24:36 PM
Fantastic image! I can see why you love her so much, she's definitely a sweetheart. Very well done!!
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01/24/2019 11:29:35 PM
This is just wonderful, Roz. Congratulations on the blue.
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01/24/2019 10:47:16 AM
This is fab in the extreme.
And knocks spots off that second place pile of crap.
Congrats to you both.

Message edited by author 2019-01-24 10:47:51.
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01/23/2019 05:45:33 PM
A beautiful tribute to your sweetie. Love this one and you picked the right one. Congrats on the Blue!
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01/22/2019 06:20:19 PM
I see that you are on a roll Roz... good for you.

A truly wonderful image and it was my highest score in this challenge. Keep them coming.

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01/22/2019 04:20:57 PM
Dogs are such a blessing, and this is such a striking image of Katee. I sounds like you are appreciating your time with her.
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01/22/2019 11:08:41 AM
You made the correct choice with help from your daughter. You also inspired some lovely words from posthumous. Terrific all the way around!
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01/22/2019 09:29:12 AM
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01/22/2019 05:25:59 AM
Congrats Roz. Some photos you just look at. This one, you look at and feel it too.
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01/22/2019 04:43:44 AM
Beautifully captured photo. And a beautiful dog too. Congrats!
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01/22/2019 01:23:15 AM
Perfect portrait of Katee, Roz!! Congrats on the perfect ribbon to go with it!
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01/22/2019 12:46:21 AM
Ohh bless
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01/22/2019 12:44:57 AM
This dog understands the world a lot better now that she’s deaf. And an old soul in spite of her joyful nature.
A Buddhist would say that you were wrong to form such an attachment but that’s a week thought. Love is everything. The only enduring thing.
Both photographs are amazing.
For once we all agreed here with the blue.
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01/22/2019 12:02:30 AM
Well you look at you lady two blues in a row, amazing amazing!
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01/22/2019 12:02:26 AM
I'm sensing a trend here... and I love it!

Go, friend ROZ!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2019 11:21:43 AM
Gorgeous! In my top 3. Great light. An excellent portrait.
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01/21/2019 10:59:22 AM
art can be a bit sentimental at times, dwelling in a glimmer when there's work to be done. sometimes art dares to share space with that other, older, force called love. It can easily go wrong, but such art is fearless. and, besides, failing in the name of love is the best way to fail.

this art succeeds in saying that this dog is loved.
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01/18/2019 10:25:34 AM
Katee!!! She looks gorgeous in that light. Guessing the rays are added in PP but they work perfectly here. The background looks fantasy-like. Just an outstanding portrait.
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01/17/2019 01:45:02 AM
lovely touch of bw
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01/16/2019 07:26:35 PM
Stunning light, she looks so peaceful and the DOF is gorgeous.
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01/15/2019 02:27:17 PM
Roz, is that you?

Love this!

Especially what you've done with the light!
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01/15/2019 10:37:04 AM
Lovely portrait!
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01/15/2019 12:42:26 AM
This is beautiful. What an intelligent dog.
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01/15/2019 12:39:47 AM
Great work - light, bokeh, expression, detail
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