This is Dakota my Labrador Retriever. He was outside one day just sitting innocently with a maple leaf in his mouth. I grabbed the camera just in time to get this cute shot.

I say patriotic puppy as we live in Ontario, Canada and the maple leaf is a national symbol, used on the Canadian flag. Image taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Photography is an interest I have developed over the last few years, now It has become much more. I spend many hours on photo shoots, enjoying the outdoors and what Mother Nature provides for each and every one of us.

My moto is: You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.


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  • Gill Langridge
    Gill Langridgeabout 3 years ago

    oh how adorable, an excellent capture.

  • Thank you so much for those wonderful comments, much appreciated. Susan (vette)

    – vette

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanabout 3 years ago

    Awww he is such a cute little puppy. Lovely shooting. :)

  • Glad you liked Ann, thank you for your lovely comments. Haven’t heard from you in a while, hope you are well. Susan xoxoxo

    – vette

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot! Love it. What an adorable puppy Dakota is!

  • Thank you for your awesome comments Susan

    – vette

  • Thanks for the fav also.

    – vette

  • Michael Haslam
    Michael Haslamabout 3 years ago

    So very cute.

  • Thank you so much for your comment, he’s one big fluff ball. Susan

    – vette

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 3 years ago

    Awwww !! so cute!! Susan where in Canada do you live?? :)) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you Julienne, he’s definitely cufte that’s for sure.

    I live in Ontario, as does Rose and Danielle Marie. I sent a message to Sonja letting her know details. Susan xoxoxo

    – vette

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture gorgeous puppy

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, much appreciated. Susan

    – vette

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, I feel really honored. Susan

    – vette

  • Jazz08
    Jazz08about 3 years ago

    Soooo Cute :)

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to view. He’s such a fluff ball. Susan

    – vette

  • Tracey Hampton
    Tracey Hamptonabout 3 years ago

    oh wow what a great capture

  • Thank you so much for your great comments. It was just one of those moments. Susan

    – vette

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 3 years ago

    this is a stunning shot, how they surprise you all the time

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, and yes you are right, they surprise you all the time, this was definitely a Kodak moment for me. Susan

    – vette

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