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African Wild Dog

By Lillian  
An African dog with the sunshine behind her keeping her warm...she is an old lady
Don't usually do back lighting as like to see features
but this is an exception for me as she is lovely...and looking at me!!!
dew still on the ground we were there so early, before Park opened

As much Green as I have for Isabel's birthday Greeting
HAPPY BIRTHDAY enjoy your 'Bubbly'

Thank you for all those PM messages this morning..even Australia, got two!!
Have a great day, as I will be doing


Tags: General Pets and captive animals African wild dog Wildlife and nature

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3 Dec 2013 7:58AM
Many Happy Returns!
Good picture this morning.

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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:03AM
Very nice image..
Yocan see the age in this old dear.
She doing well and having a good life..

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Dec 2013 8:04AM
A lovely image Lillian !!
3 Dec 2013 8:06AM
Happy Birthday Lillian, love the image,
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:07AM
Great shot Lillian. Have a great day. GrinGrin Peter.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
3 Dec 2013 8:11AM
Gosh I wish I was 21..............Happy Birthday To You..................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Dec 2013 8:15AM
A lovely image Lillian and Happy Birthday Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Dec 2013 8:16AM
Love the back-lighting, Lillian, so effective. Happy birthday, have a great day! Carol
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:17AM
Happy Birthday Lillian - have a lovely day!
Superb image - brings back fond memories of a great day at Knowsley! Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:18AM
Have a good one
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:22AM
Happy Birthday..
Here a big Hug to say thank you for all the great images...

Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:26AM
Happy birthday, I love back lit images, this one is splendid
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:36AM
Happy birthday Lillian GrinGrinGrin lovely image,

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
3 Dec 2013 8:41AM
Many Happy Returns Lillian and by the way this is a lovely capture.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:48AM
Super image Lillian, great light and shadows, very well captured

Happy birthday Lillian, have a great day

Captures the moment.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
3 Dec 2013 8:52AM
Have a good birthday Lillian.
Good back lighting here
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:55AM
Happy Birthday Lillian...hope you have a great day!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Dec 2013 9:20AM
Yes,Happy Birthday Lillian !!
Hope you have a good day.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Dec 2013 10:45AM
Wonderful rim lighting and still great detail in the shadows Lillian, exceptional exposed capture in this difficult lighting.


FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
3 Dec 2013 10:49AM
Happy Birthday Lillian, you did well under the conditions,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 10:52AM
Thank You every one for all your kind comments and wishes
please if I do not get round to you all
forgive me as going to be with family soon
but I thank you all
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 Dec 2013 11:15AM
Happy Birthday Lillian !!!! My all time favourite carnivore the Painted Wolf !! I have had the privilege of seeing these in Botswana ( on my web site ) A super image of these hunters and my award for the day !!
Have a great time today.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 11:24AM
Happy birthday again Lillian - I love these wild dogs - this one is so well captured and backlit to great advantage with lots of detail on her face still.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 11:39AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLIAN, have a great day.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
9 10 10 England
3 Dec 2013 11:41AM
Hello Birthday Girl - thanks for finding time to upload this lovely image,
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
3 Dec 2013 12:06PM
What an amazing image Lillian, beautiful back light...they are very special dogs.... Hope you had a wonderful birthdayGrin
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
3 Dec 2013 12:14PM
Have a very happy birthday.
The lighting in this is special, as your day should be.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Dec 2013 1:06PM
A fine image Lillian, and well-timed, too!
A Very Happy Birthday to you, hope you're having a good 'un!! GrinGrin
Trev Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Dec 2013 1:41PM
Have a wonderful Birthday Lillian. Hope you bought yourself something interesting to celebrate. Love your African dog in the beautiful light.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Dec 2013 1:50PM
Great capture of the Dog Lillian. I hope you wont mind if I suggest that perhaps a touch of exposure compensation would have helped to counteract the strong backlight and give clearer detail in the Dog. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
As ever I must say this is just my opinion and not a criticism of your image.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 2:03PM
Happy Birthday Lil.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
3 Dec 2013 2:23PM
Many many happy returns of the day. This is a fantastic composition with good eye contact. well done. In india wild dogs are called dole.
3 Dec 2013 3:08PM
Happy birthday Lillian!SmileSmileSmile
Great capture!
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 3:45PM
Lovely, what a pose.....Happy birthday
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 3:45PM
Happy birthday LillianSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Great capture.Smile

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 4:18PM
Many happy returns hope you've had a great day. Love this chap's expression.
3 Dec 2013 4:25PM
Happy Birhday have a good day, Lovely image, I like the backlighting.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Dec 2013 4:52PM
PENBLWYDD HAPUS Lillian SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LillianSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
From NettaSmileSmile
ronboy 8 2 Scotland
3 Dec 2013 5:04PM
Lovely image. Congratulations
3 Dec 2013 5:20PM
Hope you've had a lovely day, Lillian!
A superb image.

rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 5:23PM
A case of great minds think alike Lillian! Hadn't realised you'd posted one too until I saw your comment. Wonderful animals aren't they?

Happy Birthday. GrinGrin

cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 5:35PM
Happy birthday Lillian have a good one

3 Dec 2013 5:41PM
I love the stance of this fascinating creature Lillian, caught just right Smile

And -------------- HAPPY BIRTHDAY -------------------- SmileGrinTongue

John Smile
You can open the shadows in Camera Raw lifts the Old Lady out a bit Lillian.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
3 Dec 2013 6:26PM
Lovely Grin
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 6:49PM
Many happy returns Lillian Smile

Don't burn yourself on the candlesWink

21 again.. Hope you have had a lovely day. Great image, have seen Wild Dogs in Africa they are beautiful.

3 Dec 2013 7:13PM
A beautiful image Lillian. Really hoping a wonderful lady has had a wonderful day x GrinGrin

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 8:56PM
Excellent shot, Lillian.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Dec 2013 9:12PM
You've caught this grand old lady in some wonderful light Lillian, I hope you have had a very enjoyable birthday, Ed
3 Dec 2013 10:39PM
Lovely shot Liklian. Happy birthday. I hope you had a lovely day. Cathy
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 10:52PM
Great capture. Happy Birthday LilianSmile

pks 14 2 England
3 Dec 2013 11:02PM
happy birthday

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Dec 2013 2:18AM
Happy Birthday Lilian--- Hope you had a great day!

and thank you for your email--loved it!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 6:32AM
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 11:31AM
You've outdone yourself here Lillian!
Love the composition, the subject with such superb eye contact and the GREEN! Grin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 Dec 2013 9:13AM
I like the eye contact...and great silhouette especially with those ears Smile

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 12:20PM
Love those back lit big earsSmile

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