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Old Man Winter by AuntDot

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/80s, f/4.0, ISO 100, focal length 4.5mm; AUTO setting
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I was surprised to find a winking Old Man Winter blowing up a storm in a rock wall in Ocala, Florida! I love the “cheeks” made from shell fossils. “Old Man Winter, like the elfish creature Jack Frost, is a personification of winter, sometimes also called Father Winter.”

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FEATURED in Natural Surface Textures, Sept. 18, 2013
FEATURED in Americas – Rural, Urban, Wild and Free, Sept. 28, 2012

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rock, rock wall, hidden image, accidental image, shells, fossils, shell fossils, old man winter, auntdot, abstract

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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Comments

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • Thanks so much, Vitta. Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    nice work

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatalmost 2 years ago

    Wow what a great spot and fits the description so well.

  • Thanks so much, Vee! Glad you see it!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    This is great, Dot!

  • Thank you, Monnie. This one struck me so funny!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic find and image Dot.

  • Thank you, Rosie. So glad you like this.

    – AuntDot

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusalmost 2 years ago

    You are discovering some amazing things Dot – this one is great and a perfect title!

  • Thanks so much, Christina. I was hoping people would see what I see in this….can’t miss it with the clipart added! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    A really excellent find and capture!!! Bill

  • Thanks much, Bill!

    – AuntDot

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Fascinating find and capture Dot … so much to see in those patterns ~ including old man winter!

  • This one jumped right out at me! Glad you see Old Man Winter! Thanks!

    – AuntDot

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 2 years ago

    Remember the Fall Challenge !

  • Oh, cool! Thanks so much for the feature!! :-))

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Another amazing image Dot… beautiful work.

  • Thanks so much, Andrea!

    – AuntDot

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