This beautiful creature can be found at the Catoctin Zoo and Wildlife Preserve in Thurmont, Maryland. He and his friends love to pose and are usually very comical. In this particular moment, I think I captured him in a more thoughtful mood … and his pensive moment brought to mind something that I think we all need to take time in our daily lives to do as well: listen to our hearts.

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens at 300mm. Much post processing including work in Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop CS4 and 5 and Capture NX2.

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    WOW – please send this outstanding picture to ART UNIVERSE ♥

  • Hiiii Kira!!!! Thank you!!!!! I love getting a WOW from you!!!! And yes, it should be in your group!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 2 years ago

    What a masterpiece, Lois!!!

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 2 years ago


  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 2 years ago

    Wow, awesome capture and post-processing! GREAT work, Lois!

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 2 years ago

    WOW! Instant favorite Lois! Such richness. Eye candy of the best kind.

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 2 years ago

    What a glorious image, Lois! The colors are heavenly!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 2 years ago

    Lovely colours Lois …

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Creation!

    01-20-13 Gorgeous creation and work! :o)

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyabout 2 years ago

    Magnificent work, Lois! Love your title as well. An instant Favourite. :)george

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 2 years ago

    Superb detail and processing my friend – beautifully presented.

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