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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

X is for eXcellence in photography


Since the letter X is not used much at the beginning of words in the English language, I've decided to cheat a bit and use the "eX" prefix for this post.  Upon reviewing my photos that I've submitted to "Red Bubble," I realize that the camera Lorne gave me for Christmas this past year (Canon EOS Rebel T4i) has really helped me to fine tune my skills.  So with that in mind (and not to toot my own horn because I still have a loooong way to go before becoming excellent), I thought I'd show you some of the photos that have been either featured or have been winners in some of the challenges that individual groups offer.  All the photos that I've chosen have been featured in one or more groups and if they won a "challenge" in any of the groups I'm in, I have indicated that.

I also had one piece of writing featured and if you'd like to read it, just click here.  Called "A Simple Seed," it's about how I ran into a former student at the local grocery store and how the conversation led me to believe I had had an impact on her life. 

But before viewing the slideshow, we must remember to give expansive thanks to the extremely lovely Mrs. Nesbitt (creator of ABC Wednesday) and to the exciting and exquisite Roger who currently is her executive administrator.  Of course we must not forget the extraordinary team at ABCW who expend and exhaust themselves by visiting each and every participant to give exhuberant comments on their posts.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

20 comments:

jill said...

I did enjoy your extremely excellent photos Leslie.xx

Roger Owen Green said...

You always do eXcellent work!

ROG, ABCW

GaynorB said...

It's exhausting trying to think of excellent ex words so I'll cheat and say WOW!

anthonynorth said...

Excellently exquisite execution, I must say at the expiration of this comment ;-)

Carver said...

Excellent post as always.

Reader Wil said...

Excellent and extremely exquisite exhibition of your photos. Thanks!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Leovi said...

Simply great pictures, really impressed to see nature in all its beauty!

Hildred said...

Wonderful photos, Leslie, - I admire them all and if you think you are only half way there, imagine how gorgeous your photos will be when you feel you have reached your goals!!!!

ewok1993 said...

excellent post.

Indrani said...

eXcellently done! :)
Happy WW!

Nana Jo said...

Your photos, are indeed, most excellent! You have a real talent.

Letting the Words Escape said...

Beautifully done!

magiceye said...

Excellent captures all!!

LOLfromPasa said...

X marks the eXcellent box. Wonderful collection, Leslie.

Joy said...

Beautiful and atmospheric photographs, love that bedraggled heron and what better ending than a fine cup of coffee.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I enjoyed looking at your fine photographs, Leslie. It does seem to me that you have come a long way, even since I've been following your blog. Much to learn from those well-deserved winners, but still, "Little Stinker"" was the one to win my heart in the end. I hope the spaying went well for her! Thanks so much for sharing!

Gattina said...

Not even an X slideshow, lol ! Beautiful pictures !

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

X and q must be the hardest Letters to use. I had to google to learn this new word too.

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Those are breathtaking photos. Among the photos I like the most are Mystical Sun, Fishing Boats, A Touch of Sun, and Butterfly. Mother and Child is supposed to be my favorite, but then Tegan the Little Stinker brought a chuckle and a smile to my face that I have to say his photo is my favorite.

lorik said...

Beautiful series - my favourites were the fishing boats and the piers (reaching out to the sea). Thanks for your visit too:)