Omagosh! - A Photographer Who Is Legally Blind Takes A Closer Look At Life.
 
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Rex
Rex
Bruno is 8 months old and shows promise of being a handsome adult. H still has some growing to do.
Another Bee
I remain curious about bees.
Another Bee
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
This beautiful Barred Owl was sitting along a path in the Great Smoky Mountains. It looked like a dark blob until I got home and brought up this picture on the computer. Thanks to my Nikon D90 for this wonderful gift.
   
Helpful
Helpful
It looks like this guy is going out of his way to facilitate communication. I just happened to be taking his picture when he did this. I would certainly not have seen the trick if I had been standing up.
A new Way Of Marking
A friend and I watched this dog use this style every time he marked a spot.
A new Way Of Marking
 
Noki
Noki
Noki was so busy watching a little boy on the beach that she probably didn't notice how pretty she looked.
The Shephard
The little boy near the water's edge had some extra shepharding that day.
The Shephard
Sweet
Sweet
My kids are grown but my heart is so easily touched by a child.
 
Anhinga #1
Anhinga #1
I had the pleasure of visiting the Butler Island Bird Sanctuary in Darien Georgia with some new friends. I hadn't found a whole lot that I could get a picture of until John pointed out this bird. He patiently held his arm up to point at the bird so that I could feel the angle of the point and then try to locate the bird with my camera. He was putting on quite a show.
Anhinga #2
A second bird stood guard in the neighboring tree while Anhinga #1 was "spread eagle" trying to dry his wings before sunset. John said there was beautiful patterning on this bird's wing, but I had to wait to blow the picture up on the computer to appreciate this amazing creation
Anhinga #2
Got To Crow
Got To Crow
Anhinga #1 seemed to be enjoying him/herself and just had to squack in celebration of the goodness of life...or so I thought. While I heard his vocalizations, I couldn't see whether he was spreading his wings or opening his mouth until long after the pictures were taken.
 
Cedar
Cedar
A trip to the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center in Eureka, MO www.wildcanidcenter.org made this picture possible. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see much at this center because the animals had a lot of space in their enclosures and were too far away for me to see them. I didn't have great luck finding them with my camera either, but Cedar was very much interested in Noki (my guide dog) and came as close as she could come to check her out. She blended in so perfectly with her surroundings that I couldn't really see her even though she was probably only 8 feet away. I am so glad that I can look at this picture.
Portrait
Portrait
Showdown
Showdown
I am amazed by this picture of peacocks. They do not look like any peacocks I had ever seen before the picture was taken. I happened to get lucky when I caught these fellows fighting. I could not see where they were and just happened to catch them in my view finder. Now that I can zoom in on the picture, I get to see an unexpected side of peacocks.
 
Blue Blazes
Blue Blazes
Peacocks
Peacocks
Chillin'
Chillin'
Once again it was the help of a friend's good vision that lead me to this picture. Kathy saw the pose and then pointed to the right spot. I felt her arm to get an idea of where to aim the camera.
Are You Lookin' At Me?
Are You Lookin' At Me?
Profile
Profile
Silver Back Boss
Silver Back Boss
I'm Just Scratching My Head
I'm Just Scratching My Head
When I look at this picture I imagine that she is thinking up poses for the lady with the camera.
Picture This
Picture This
Aah
Aah
Giraffe's Tongue
Never have I seen such a thing as this.
Giraffe's Tongue
 
 
 
Crow
Crow
I spent some time trying to get a picture of a cr a crow flying so that I could get a sense of what they look like. It is tricky for me to catch the bird and end up with a fairly clear picture.
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is a young bird whose picture showed me how beautiful he is.
Pumpkin
 
 
 
The Kiss
The Kiss
This picture showed me many things I had never seen before. I had no idea there was so much going on on the lip of a horse. This is one of my favorite pictures
 
 
Play
Play
When I see dogs playing it looks like color spots moving around. This picture allows me to see how Snow and Noki define fun.
Frank
Frank
Frank lives in a local shop and does not hesitate to express his feelings about the guide dog sitting outside his window.
Noki
Noki
This photograph allows me to enjoy a beautiful scene that I would not be able to take in with the naked eye. The flowers are small and the colors, though they are various and bright, do not offer stark contrast, which is the easiest thing for me to see..
 
 
Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning
These horses were having fun running through the field and I took the picture to get a look at something other than dark spots against the green background.
 
 
Just A Starling
Just A Starling
When I saw this bird it looked like a black or dark gray spot that was hopping around. When I saw the enlarged bird I was amazed by the beautiful colors. I am anxious to get a better picture of this type of bird. I asked at a presentation what kind of bird it was and someone said, "Oh it's just a starling."
New Heights
This dog was having lots of fun at the park. I took a lot of time trying to guess when to snap the picture, but managed to catch a jump or two as it was happening. I thoroughly enjoy getting to examine the positioning and grace of the animal jumping. If I was really close to the dog and did not have a camera, I might be able to tell that it was going up in the air. The camera allows me to see the extension of the back legs, the rigid extension of the tail, the begging paws and the opened mouth.
New Heights
 
 
 
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
The owner of Kitty told me she was waiting under the bushes for birds. I couldn't see her but aimed the camera toward the end of the bushes and got this picture.
 
 
Fence Hole 2
Fence Hole 2
I have passed this hole, complete with dog nose, many times, but it wasn't until I passed it with a camera, that I got the chance to see the nose I had so often heard snuffling.
Fence Hole 3
When I enlarged the picture, I was able to have a sense of the sweetie, who has so many times watched us go by through the hole in the fence
Fence Hole 3
 
 
Butterfly
Butterfly
This is one of my early gifts. A dear friend told me that there was a butterfly on the butterfly bush and pointed it out for me. I would NEVER see this detail without a picture
Oma
Oma at the beach is a picture of a special time. I took several shots with her looking away or sniffing but managed to get this one too. I love it because it reminds me of times we shared, when Oma was off duty and simply having fun as a dog.
Oma
 
 
What I Did On My Day Off
What I Did On My Day Off
A shot of Oma playing at the beach lets me see her actual action,` instead of simply seeing a dark spot move.
 
 
The Colt
The Colt
This little guy was out standing in his field. I could find him with a monocular (half of a pair of binoculars), but could not see where he was with my naked eye. I again used the point and shoot method, where I ask someone to point at the thing I want to photograph, so that I can aim the shot.
Almost There
Look at the young vs. old leg positioning in these two horses. I had no idea that this picture would show that, but isn't it cool? I would never see that kind of detail without a big picture.
Almost There
 
 
Squirrel
Squirrel
Squirrels can do a lot of chattering sometimes, and this one made enough noise that I went and got binoculars to try to see where he was in the big tree outside my 2nd story apartment. Eventually, I found him and tried to memorize his position, so that I could get this picture. There were many "squirreless" pictures taken before I got this one.
 
Friends
Friends
Oma and Trouble were good buddies, so I tried to get a picture of them together. I didn't know that Trouble's tongue was out, until I enlarged the picture.
Ready
I had a ball in one hand and a camera in the other for this picture.
Ready
 
Shy Tiger
Shy Tiger
This is a young tiger. I didn't know if I would be able to see him at all when I took the picture, but the end result was surprising.
 
 : I often take a lot of pictures to see where I have been and what was there.  These gals look like they were posing, but I didn't know that until I blew up the picture.
I often take a lot of pictures to see where I have been and what was there. These gals look like they were posing, but I didn't know that until I blew up the picture.
 
 : This shot was taken in recognition of  the gift of spending time with dogs.  The man is a wonderful painter who lives amidst the beauty of the Creator's paint job on the Ozark foot hills.
This shot was taken in recognition of the gift of spending time with dogs. The man is a wonderful painter who lives amidst the beauty of the Creator's paint job on the Ozark foot hills.
Please Don't Go
I would never have seen this lion's paw and the woman's foot without someone to point it out to me, a camera to take the picture, and a way to enlarge the picture.
Please Don't Go
 
Full House
Full House
 
 : I couldn't see the cat in the picture, so I zoomed in on it and can now enjoy the cat.
I couldn't see the cat in the picture, so I zoomed in on it and can now enjoy the cat.
 
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
I wanted to know what Noki looked like when she was sleeping, but I would need to be inches from her face to see her clearly, and she would, of course, wake up. So, I took a picture, enlarged it, and enjoy it.
 
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