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Thursday, December 27, 2012

The 2012 Countdown - Part 2


The 2012 Countdown - Part 2

As 2012 winds down, I hope it’s been a happy, healthy, and enlightening trip around the sun! This year has been personally rewarding for me as I saw my daughter married this past month as well as having my son get engaged at the wedding reception.

Photographically, the second half of the year was slow as wedding plans and my teaching demanded more of my time. I was not planning to post my annual countdown, as I did not feel I had shot enough to warrant a year-end retrospective. However, after sitting down and looking over my 2012 images, I have to say I am pleased with the results and have changed my mind.

The rankings of the Top 25 of 2012 came from a formula I created that takes into account the feedback received from Facebook, Twitter, and 550px.com as well as the traffic the image generated on my Blue Lion website. I hope you enjoy seeing a few familiar shots mixed in with some you might have missed in the past year.

Part 2 of the 2012 Countdown ( # 18- #21)


#21 - Gazania





#20 - Reload!




#19 - Panther Chameleon





#18 - Swamp Stalker

Swamp Stalker



Thanks for visiting and spending a few minutes here --- Tomorrow I'll post images 14 - 17 here! Hope to see you back! Feel free to share the 2012 countdown with you friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+! 

Please comment below & let me know your favorite of the images above! 

5 comments:

Kerri said...

Another awesome set John!! I'm lovin' these!

Jim Braswell said...

Great collection, John!

Kay L. Davies said...

Great work, John, especially the detail in the flower and the chameleon.
I really enjoy seeing your photos on Facebook, and will try to remember that Facebook helps you reach decisions on your 2012 countdown.
Congratulations on the happiness of your daughter and son. Those two must have played a very important part in your view of 2012.
K

rcnaturephotos said...

Awesome set of images John!! :)

Rachel

Juergen Roth said...

Fantastic captures John. Especially like the gerber daisy and bird pictures. Such great detail and color ... beautiful! My best, Juergen