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Snow-Capped Borders
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"Spring" is a relative term, depending on where in the world one lives. A "Sign of Spring" in North Dakota is a vision of my brother-and-sister Border Collies, Amos (right) & Andie, sitting in what will eventually be nearly 18" of fresh snow by midnight tonight, April 14, 2013. Up here near the Canadian border, Winter likes to keep a tight grip on us as long as possible. No worries about them being cold. It's rather nice at 27 degrees outside right now, they have thick fur coats, and, as I type, Amos is curled up out there, sound asleep. The thing I get a kick out of in this shot is how they are tilting their heads in opposite directions, responding with curiosity to the sound of my Canon's shutter release. My entry in the current "Signs of Spring"-themed contest.

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+purmusic
04/14/13 7:08 PM GMT
Very nice shot and post work, Nik.
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::Fifthbeatle
04/14/13 7:40 PM GMT
Nice shot! Snow lovers!
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I Love Cloudy Days
::LakeMichigan
04/14/13 8:08 PM GMT
Love this shot of the Borders.
They seem to enjoy the snow .
Beautiful dogs .
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I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice. ~ Linda McCartney ~
::tigger3
04/14/13 8:31 PM GMT
What a neat capture, I love their perfect poise. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::SEFA
04/14/13 11:21 PM GMT
They look so cute with the snow in their furs. A wonderful capture with very good details. Good luck in the Contest!
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SEFA
.mesmerized
04/15/13 12:35 AM GMT
Cute shot, Nik, and love their names and play on words in your title...also the expression and turn of the head on Andie.
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Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
.Lightpainter
04/15/13 3:49 AM GMT
Great. I love it. But then, I am a dog fanatic.
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.third_eye
04/15/13 4:23 AM GMT
Although not technically not a black and white image, the high key treatment makes this appear as one. Great detail, even in the shadow of their coats. Bravo!
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.tib
04/15/13 6:32 AM GMT
A wonderful shot of these beautiful siblings Nik! I love their expressions too. The weather is much the same here in Wisconsin, it snowed, then rained today. Good luck in the contest!
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Spend a few minutes each day being grateful for what you have and who you have to share it with.
::auroraobers
04/18/13 3:19 AM GMT
I felt so bad for those in your neck of the woods when I heard you were getting more snowfall. I love the snow in the winter, but by April I'm ready for sunshine. This is a wonderful shot though.
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.bfrank
04/20/13 12:42 AM GMT
That is such a cute capture Nik. The tilted heads of Amos and Andy is a nicely timed picture. I'm sorry you are having so much snow but good luck in the contest.
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Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.
::icedancer
04/21/13 3:54 PM GMT
Priceless shot
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Have a Wonderful Spring

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