My 7 Super Shots.

My blog friend, Gilly over at Lucid Gypsy chose me for theΒ  I’m supposed to choose seven out of the many thousands of photos lurking on my computer.

The first is to be one that “took my breath away,” so I’ve chosen this one taken over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, when I did my first and only helicopter ride. I was lucky to be seated in the front, next to the pilot, and took several shots. This is the one that came out the best, and the view from up there did literally “take my breath away.”

The next is to be the one that “makes me think.” Shamu the magnificent Orca at Sea World in San Diego, made me think about how these creatures are really missing out on their freedom to swim the vast oceans, by being confined in such a limited space for our enjoyment and entertainment.

The third photo taken on Sunset Beach on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii, is one that makes me dream. What about you?

“A shot that makes me smile,” has to be this one of Dolly the Bottlenose dolphin, also taken at Sea World. She sure does look happy. πŸ˜‰

“A photo that tells a story,” is quite a difficult one, but I think this one fits the bill. Here’s my granddaughter at her school prize giving, with her awards for academic excellency; a story ofΒ  hard work and dedication to her studies.

“A photo that makes my mouth water,” will of course have to be food orientated, so I’ll roll out my Godiva chocolate cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory in New Jersey. Absolutely mouth-watering. πŸ™‚

Now for my “worthy of National Geographic” shot. Every time you visit my blog, you will see this photo on my background, taken from the top of Machu Picchu in the Cusco region of Peru. It’s often referred to as “The City of the Incas,” and is a UNESCO site, having been voted one of the new seven wonders of the world in 2007. This is the most awesome place I’ve ever visited, and as you can see, very photogenic.

Well those are my seven ‘super shots’. I’m not sure which one I like the best. Maybe you have an opinion.

I now have to nominate five bloggers to take part in this challenge, only if they would like to of course.

My choice is:

104 comments on “My 7 Super Shots.

  1. Pingback: My 7 Super Shots! « The Sophomore Slump

  2. Wonderful selection AD! The first shot is absolutely breathtaking! Very high on my list of things to do before I die.

  3. I would love to visit Victoria Falls. It’s on my bucket list! What a great opportunity – in the front of a helicopter! That’s on my bucket list too πŸ™‚

  4. Spectacular. It did take my breath away. What a great shot of Victoria Falls! Awesome. I love the one of Peru as well. What an awesome traveler you are and a great photographer to capture these moments πŸ™‚

  5. Oh my God! Gilly’s and Madhu and now this! ….feel being held back on composing mine.
    The first one is for the gold. Shamu shot is a great catch. And the last one… To die for.

  6. Awesome photos AD! Sorry I haven’t been around to look at your lovely blog, but the wordpress move took a bit of getting used to. πŸ™‚ But, I have found my footing and will be popping around again. πŸ™‚ Have a great day.

  7. Your sunset is wonderful, I can never see too many, the beauty of Machu Picchu goes without saying but the one that stands out for me is your granddaughter! She looks so lovely and full of joy. She will go far with her dedication and work ethic. Great shots AD thanks so much for joining in and sharing so much with us all πŸ™‚

  8. Lovely, lovely choices and pics. I’m a wee bit swamped at the moment, but the challenge looks like fun once I can sit down to do my best at it πŸ™‚ Thanks for including me!

  9. I enjoyed this post greatly. The shot of Machu Picchu is wonderful, but Vic Falls is magnificent. Since I have not been to see it, nor to see Niagra, nor the ‘bigger than all of them’ Falls in South America (name of which escapes me), I cannot compare. What I can see from the V.F. photo you took though is something I never realized before — the river into which the Victoria Falls water empties does not continue on in a straightforward fashion but makes a sharp right turn boiling and churning white in what appears to be a deep canyon. I never knew that.

    Also I went to your nominees blogs (are we allowed to vote?) and while they are all good I especially enjoyed the wit displayed in the captions for the baby blue bird (excellent photo!), plus her story of the flight with the cat in a bag. I laughed out loud. I spent a few years as a stewardess and perhaps readily identified with the “glamour” of the job!

    • Oops — I’ve done my homework now and must apologise. Victoria Falls IS the largest in the world. The one in South America (Igauzu) cannot compete. Nor can Niagra.

      • I suppose it depends on many factors, Connie. The width and height of the falls, and the amount of water going over. My photo was taken in the dry season. I’d love to see it when it’s in full spate. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to Suzanne’s blog. She’s quite a character, and gives me many a LOL moment. I too loved the story of the crazy cat lady. πŸ˜‰

  10. With all your photos I dont need to go overseas because I’ve seen the places πŸ™‚
    The picture of the Vic falls brought back memories of the time my wife and I walked along that very road from Zim to Zambia while keeping out of the way of some elephants which were meandering along in the nearby bush.
    Love your photos

  11. Great super shots, all of them! Congratulations to your granddaughter for her academic excellency! How impressive!

  12. Wow these are magnificent and worthy of blogging as a challenge… I thank you for challenging me but I’m not sure my photos have sufficient to cover all the categories,, I tend to be a but predictable with my camera and how could one compete with that last photo of yous.. absolute brilliance…as for Vic Falls my country of birth and I don’t even have a photo of it… spent 4 and a half months there doing a survey, but way before I owned a camera…

  13. Fantastic shots!

    Whilst I particularly love the one you have chosen for your blog background (which IMHO is probably the most spectacular), I have to say that my favourite shot is of Dolly the dolphin! What a lovely girl. πŸ™‚

  14. Congratulations dear AD, they are amazing and great shots, but you know my favorite one is the last one… So beautiful. Thank you, love, nia

  15. Strangely enough I recently wondered how much memory your computer has to keep all the pictures you took over the years.
    Dolly the dolphin is my favourite.

  16. They’re all great shots! Look for the loop hole in the system and you can post even more. Maybe they means shots from 7 shoots? He he

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