Monday, October 1, 2012

Good News, Bad News

Good News

An email popped up last week, asking for permission to use this photo in a brochure for Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization (and one of Betty White's favorites!) that invests in science that advances veterinary care for companion animals, horses and wildlife.  
I said yes.

Robin, the graphic artist designing the brochure, spotted it in 500px. My account is new - there are two whole photos in it - but I'm so glad I started it.

Bad News

My zoom lens stopped working. I'll take it back to the camera store one day this week. I'm not sure what will happen next, except that I'll for sure be getting a refund on its recent doctor bill.


More Good News

My zoom worked long enough to capture some seabird photos on my trip to the coast this past weekend. Whew!

I'll be adding some of these and others to my accounts at 500px, RedBubble, and FineArtAmerica so check them out and spread the word! Thank you!


  1. congrats on having your photo used! nice!!!

    speaking of nice, love the herons and egrets and shorebirds, too. hope your lens can be fixed - and right this time!

  2. Congratulations. That is one stunning photo and so are your birds.
    I had a zoom that packed it in also. It was a fav and I think I dropped it a few times . I had to replace it.
    Lovely blog.

  3. Wow wow wow - fabulous shots! Sorry to hear about your lens though.

  4. Congratulations! That's GOT TO PUFF YOU UP A LITTLE, for sure! Will you remember me when you're famous?

    The photos are great. How did you keep from getting sand and salt in your camera?

  5. Hooray for the good .. boo boo boo on the bad ... gosh i wish there was a way you could use the old as a trade in toward a new zoom ... photos are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

  6. Congratulations on the request to use your photograph, Barbara!
    It really is a beauty.
    Sorry about your zoom, and I hope it is fixed for you real soon.

  7. The good news surpasses the bad one.


  8. Congrats, Barbara! I retweeted your tweet on this horse before I knew that it had been selected for publication. That is truly awesome and well-deserved!

  9. Bravo!! So happy for you...I'm sure you're tickled pink! I sense a new (possibly stronger) powered zoom in your near future!

  10. Yay for the photo pick -- groan on the lens. Hope it gets fixed or replaced soon.

  11. Hooray for your photo of the beautiful horse getting used! Booo to your lens not working. I hope the problem gets rectified. Your bird photos are stunning of course - lovely!
    xo Catherine

  12. That's awesome! Congrats! Love the seabird pics!


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