Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Life is Good!

My wonderful husband, who is a much better photographer than I will ever be and who taught me everything I know about photography, does a lot of sneaking around when we are out on a shoot - he loves to make pictures of me making pictures! This is one of the least unflattering ones, but this was such a magic afternoon that I'll go ahead and post it.
Thanks for all your well-wishes for Ruthi - she'll be better soon. Maddie and I had fun, and tonight I was able to take Jack (10) to his diving class.

25 comments:

Roy said...

That's a very obliging 'subject' you have there Helen.
I know what you mean about being sneaky, I have a wife that does the same.

John Theberge said...

I love this picture, it shows you in your element.

fishing guy said...

Helen: What a great photo of the photographer. It looks like the fawn is right on top of you. I don't know if I've ever been that close.

Mary said...

That is a great picture! The totally focused photographer with a very docile subject (that doesn't happen often!) I'm glad you have a sneaky husband and we see a few glimpses of you in your life. Mine sneaks around, too, but I avoid putting the photos in my blog....they are ALL unflattering (not his fault).

Denise said...

Good Morning Helen, lovely photograph and wonderful quote. Such a pleasure to visit here and thank you for visiting me and always leaving such nice comments.

June said...

How ever did you get the deer to stand there so close to you!! Wonderful experience, I'm sure...

Bird Girl said...

A magical picture on a magical afternoon - John did a great job here!

The Birdlady said...

Thanks all - by way of explanation, I don't normally use my tripod that way - I was crouching in the grass, and the fawn just kept coming closer - when he was as you see him here, I stood up and, of course, couldn't extend the tripod legs without creating a ruckus, so I just pulled it up. Doesn't look very stable, does it?

kjpweb said...

Smile! Good capture and not the least unflattering. Amazing how close you were!
Cheers, Klaus

troutbirder said...

Wow. I wish I could get them to pose like that. You have the touch!

Shellmo said...

I love this - seeing the photographer at work!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how wonderful..I can't believe you were able to get SO close..
Isn't it just heavenly to get nature as it is??
fondly, Deena

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think it's an awesome shot! It shows how close you were to that deer and I think it's amazing that it let you get that close, as if it came to you asking for a portrait. Wow!

Tommy said...

I live the photos of the photographer take a picture. This one is perfect with the deer.

Dorothy said...

WOW! How exciting to be that close! I bet your heart was going pitty-patter! My husband loves to catch me off-guard, too. Great shot and quote!

SAPhotographs said...

Husbands can be sneaky in these ways, and we love them for it. LOL!! I really like this one Helen.

HANNIBAL said...

You've got plenty of jealous admirers! What a fantastic day for you--I can't imagine...
Life IS good!

jalynn01 said...

I think the 'Cadid Captures' are the best! Although for us sometimes we feel like our looks are detrimental...but I must say I love the photo and it sure does look like you are close to that fawn!! Also love the bees and butterfly on the thistle on down. I'm behiind! And speaking of John Denver....of all things.. music can transport us to places past!

Nick S said...

a wonderful photo , I'm glad you stayed still for your hubby and didn't fly off :-)

Sara G said...

Wonderful photo's.
Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment!!
Take care and keep up the great photography

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

You have a wonderful blog as I too love the birds and nature

NCmountainwoman said...

You must be a deer charmer. That little thing was looking at you as if to say, "Now how do you want me to pose?"

I love your description of the "least unflattering." Given that he taught you, I suppose you will have to tolerate his habit of shooting pictures of you shooting pictures.

Marsha said...

I love this photo and the quote on the card! I almost made a decision to go back to school this fall and study photography but I just don't have the time so I am looking into online options. This post and quote just reaffirmed that it's not to late :-)

Dave Coulter said...

Sometimes those behind the scenes shots are even more interesting!

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Great shot . Congratulations for both you.