Pine tree by Heather King

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Today there was no sun, and it was snowing pretty hard. We went out looking for 3 different species of owls…didn’t have any luck. Driving alone a busy road, we seen these 2 marvelous creatures in a tree.
Later discovering that they are porcupines.
My heart just melted…as they seemed so at peace and cozy with their blanket of quills covering them♥
there is no experience in life as great as finding wildlife and sharing a moment with their wisdom and beauty♥
239 views on 2/15/2013

Taken in the east end of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Canon Rebel EOS XS
Lens – EF 70-300mm IS II
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I am a self taught photographer and everything artist. For me this is meditation and medication!
I want to invade your mind or strike a cord in your heart with what I do. I do this for ME and those I love.
Everything I do is inspired by The Legendary Pink Dots, Isis and my dear darkgrrl♥

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago


  • great title idea, thanks so much dear Vitta♥

    – Heather King

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Oh my goodness Heather this is priceless ! I will think about a caption . . .

  • awe, thanks so much Renee!!!! My heart just melted when I seen them, a pair, I’m hoping they were mates….so so so sweet:)

    – Heather King

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Oh my gosh that is so cute! Wow an actual porcupine! Too bad it wasn’t a pine tree… Oh how is ‘Pine tree’ for a title? :-)

  • you are so clever Mui-Ling!!!! I was hoping you were on and caught this because you’re the BEST at creative titles!!! I’m gonna use “Pine tree” ♥ very cute, thanks so much:)

    – Heather King

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    I keep going back to look at this again Heather ~it is one of my all time favorite shots here on RB !!!

  • awe, really Renee???? that is such a sweet thing to say, you most definately made me smile so big with your sweet words tonight:) Thank you so much♥

    – Heather King

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    You are welcome ♥ I was thinking it looked like a big upside down pine cone – with a face; hehehe :)

  • I love the way you look at things Mui-Ling♥

    – Heather King

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Great find and capture.

  • thank you so very much dear Bunny♥

    – Heather King

  • Stuart Mcguire
    Stuart Mcguireover 1 year ago

    Is it just me that’s cold . Very cool pic hate trying to name pics no good at it

  • Thanks Stuart:)

    – Heather King

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    A precious soul there, Heather . . . a wonderful capture with all
    that snow collecting on his back!!!!

  • thank you so much my dear Lori!!!!♥

    – Heather King

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    OH MY GOD…That is the cuttest thing I’ve ever seen…he looks like a fur hat like the one Davey Crockett wore
    I would name him Davey Crockett or Davey’s snowy fur hat I love this…fav….!!!

  • awe, thanks every so much!!!! Next capture I will name him Davey Crockett!!!! You’re awesome at titles!
    I’m hoping they’ll be back out tomorrow morning…I don’t know much about porcupine behaviour….

    – Heather King

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Wow, nice work, Heather!

  • thanks so much lovely Lynn♥

    – Heather King

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