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Monday, December 31, 2012

The 2012 Countdown - Part 6

The 2012 Countdown - Part 6

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 as well as the traffic the image generated on my Blue Lion Photos website. I hope you enjoy seeing a few familiar shots mixed in with some you might have missed in the past year.

Part 6 of the 2012 Countdown (# 2 - #5)

#5 - Blue Morpho

#4 - Flame Lilly

#3 - Ural Owl Landing

#2 - Eastern Screech Owl - Red Phase 

Thanks for visiting and spending a few minutes here --- Tomorrow I'll post the most popular Blue Lion image from 2012!  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! 
Thanks for your support and  best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2013!

1 comment:

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the Blue Morpho. We saw many of them in Costa Rica, but were unable to get either a close-up or a photo of the blue side.
The owl looks so cute landing, I almost want to hug it, but I know owls aren't particularly huggable.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us, John. They are a treasure.
Wishing you and yours the best of the coming year,