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Nature Photography: Blue Ridge Mountains

On day  5 of my nature photography challenge, I posted a photo of the moon rising over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Blue Ridge Mountains

 

Please note, this photo may not be used, copied or reproduced in any fashion without explicit written permission. If you would like one of my fine art prints, please contact me. http://susanmcarter.com/contact/

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Nature Day 4: Baby Raccoon

This was Day 4, a baby raccoon.

Baby Raccoon

 

Please note, this photo may not be used, copied or reproduced in any fashion without explicit written permission. If you would like one of my fine art prints, please contact me. http://susanmcarter.com/contact/

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Nature Photo Day 3

This was the third day of nature photos – a blood moon.

 

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Please note, this photo may not be used, copied or reproduced in any fashion without explicit written permission. If you would like one of my fine art prints, please contact me. http://susanmcarter.com/contact/

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Nature Photo Day 2

Here is the second day of posting a nature photo. This is a Red Tailed Hawk. We see them regularly here hunting for mice and rabbits along the power lines and in the fields. Red Tailed Hawk

 

Please note, these photos may not be used in any fashion without explicit written permission. If you would like one of my fine art prints, please contact me. http://susanmcarter.com/contact/

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Nature Photo Challenge

On Facebook another photographer challenged me to post one nature photo each day for seven days. This was my Day 1 photo, taken at Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park

 

Please note, this photo may not be used, copied or reproduced in any fashion without explicit written permission. If you would like one of my fine art prints, please contact me.

Posted in Fine Art

Fine art note cards of horses, foxhunting, dogs, wildlife and more

I’ve offered note cards with my images for a long time but primarily through local brick and mortar stores and art galleries. I have now opened an Etsy store to sell note cards and other items, so even if you are not in Virginia, you will be able to find my cards. There are so many stores on Etsy that it was difficult to get the exact name that I wanted, but I finally came up with ElegantAnimalImages. You can find it here. I’m still working on policies and the profile but I have started adding cards. The cards are all printed on heavy card stock, come with an envelope and are in their own plastic sleeve. As you might imagine, they are all about animals: horses, dogs, cats, foxes, coyote, etc. There are foxhunting scenes, horses in the snow, horse racing and steeplechase. Most are my photos but some are my watercolor sketches.

Here are a few of the images:

 

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A big, beautiful chestnut horse running in deep snow. Perfect for a holiday card!

 

 

 

 

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Kittens peeking out of a basket.

 

 

 

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Foxhunting in autumn – horses, hounds and foliage

 

 

 

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Foxhunting with an old world flavor.

 

 

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From a watercolor painting of an orange cat face.

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Watercolor sketch of a setter mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you’d like some note cards, please visit Elegant Animal Images

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Love Your Pet Day

It’s National Love Your Pet Day! Today is the official day for pampering your pet with a little extra love and affection to show them just how much you care. Treats, pampering and all the the attention that the little guy or gal can handle are a great way to celebrate! Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. So be sure to give the furry faces in your home an extra big kiss today.

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Please take a look at some more lovely pets in my pet portrait portfolio.

 

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Puppies!

Who doesn’t love puppies? They are certainly delightful to photograph. Here are a few of my favorite things…

A litter of basset hound puppies. They all sat like little stars waiting for their portrait.

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A charming black lab mix puppy. black_puppy_va_pet_photographer

Beagle puppies. Beagles are wonderful models with their sweet expressions.

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Another black puppy. I love the sticking out ear.

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Another adorable litter of puppies. These have the cutest faces.

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And a little puppy that was so tiny she had to be bottle fed. tri_color_puppy_va_pet_portraits

 

If you’ve got a new puppy and want to remember these precious moments forever, have some pet portraits taken before it’s too late.

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Everyone Needs a Valentine!

It’s almost Valentines Day and there are some fabulous dogs at Fauquier SPCA just waiting to love you. This is Fudgie Wudgie. OK, I have no idea who gave this charming puppy this name but you can change it when you get her home. pet portrait of a black and tan puppy

And this is Briar Patch. She is a timid soul but an absolute love bug who just wants to be cuddled.

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This is Luigi. Luigi has a few more miles on him but is a happy, loving boy. He’d do best somewhere with lots of exercise.pet portrait of a tan beagle mix

And last but not lease is Ronnie. This dog is just adorable. pet portrait of a tan beagle mix with heart necklace

 

Would you like a portrait session for your Valentine’s pet? Contact us! Or do you need more reasons to hire an animal photographer?

More about Fauquier SPCA.

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Fun in the Snow

The weather report called for rain today but my pups weren’t complaining when it unexpectedly began snowing. Here are some quick shots of their fun in the snow.

Wicker, one of my Salukis, decided to channel his inner mixed martial arts competitor. He started off talking trash to Molly the Labradoodle.dog_snow_northern_va_Photographer_4

Then he tried to bear hug.

dogs_snow_warrenton_va_photographer_1Uh-oh, Molly is gaining judges’ points with the kangaroo hop – the bear hug isn’t working.

dogs_snow_warrenton_va_Photographer_2 So Wicker gears up for a kung-fu kick.

dogs_snow_warrenton_va_photographer_3Better yet, go straight for the kill.

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Fizzy, meanwhile, just played airplane.

 

If you want some action photos of your dogs or horses, contact me!

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