My Grandson the Fish by AuntDot

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 100, focal length 38.2mm (35 mm equivalent 223mm)
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I don’t like to post pictures of my grandchildren showing the face, but I thought I’d post this unidentifiable photo. This is my 6-year-old grandson, who like my three other grandchildren, is so totally comfortable in the water, no matter how deep. He can swim the 30 foot length of the pool without coming up for air! Of course there is always an adult in attendance. This was taken in my pool in Dunnellon, Florida, USA. Seeing him do this is such a meaningful moment, as this little guy had a hole in his heart and underwent open-heart surgery to repair it when he was 15 months old. He is an active normal child now, and I thank God and the good medical staff who took care of him and gave him a normal life. I will dedicate this to the heart surgeon, who did an amazing job through a very small incision.


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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    Very inspiring! I’ve got a 12-year-old grandson who’s been a fish virtually all of his life too, so I can relate. Isn’t it amazing what the medical folks can do? I can’t possibly say enough good things about the Cleveland Clinic!

  • Thank you so much, Monnie.

    – AuntDot

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 2 years ago

    Very lovely Dot!!

  • Thank you, Rainy!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    lovely shot
    great dedication

  • Thank you so much, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
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  • Thanks much, Pamela!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    Lovely textures and colours Dot, beautiful capture.

  • Thank you kindly, Andrea!

    – AuntDot

  • WeeZie
    WeeZieabout 2 years ago

    Great image, Dot. And an amazing story. So glad he is well and active.

  • Thank you so much, Carolyn. Thank God for modern medicine!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    Great capture Dot, nice tribute to the Dr..

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago

  • Thank you, April!

    – AuntDot

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