Debbie Bray June 04, 2012

Hohoho!! So darned cute - LOvE it, an instant fave! #1467013

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic June 04, 2012

Ain't they cute! Patience pays off!! #10167590

Joy Rector June 04, 2012

beautiful shot, love that face #10167598

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe June 04, 2012

LOL...I love that face, Chris. Great work as always! #10167609

Katarina Mansson June 04, 2012

Superb!!! Love the expresiion and your super sharp capture! #10167676

Patti Coblentz June 04, 2012

Superb, Chris! They are so darned cute! #10167786

Ann Coates level-classic June 04, 2012

Brilliant shot. I love the expression on the Alpaca at the front. #10168032

Carol Quina level-classic June 04, 2012

Love it! This is so cute and well worth the wait! #10168171

Marcie A. Fowler June 04, 2012

This made me chuckle. Glad your patience paid off. #10168223

Bob Cournoyer level-addict June 04, 2012

Too cute! #10168472

Christopher Budny level-deluxe June 05, 2012

Thanks, folks! #10168957

Liz blahh June 06, 2012

Terrific capture! #10171198

Christopher Budny level-deluxe June 07, 2012

Thank you, Liz! #10171437

Ann Coates level-classic July 30, 2012

I am thrilled to see this here, congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #10250882

Tammy Espino July 30, 2012

Congrats on getting a finalist on this adorable capture :) #10250907

Claudine Grove July 30, 2012

Congrats on this cutie! It reminds me of a Dr. Suess characher. #10251243

Michele Peterson level-classic July 30, 2012

Love this!! All of your alpaca images have given me a smile, and I am so happy to see one get a finalist!! Congratulations on all FOUR of your silver badges this month! #10252003

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Thank you very much! #10252546

Carol Quina level-classic July 30, 2012

Congratulations Chris on your finalist! Good luck in the next round!! This one is super cute! #10253612

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 30, 2012

Chris, this looks like a guy I once dated! :-) Seriously, this is fantastic with excellent dof and details! Congrats on all 4 of your finalists! #10253812

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Thank you both--Joannie, I don't know what to think about the guy you dated, if he looks like an alpaca ;) hehehe #10254337

Terry Cervi level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Chris! #10254850

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Thanks, Terry! #10254875

Julianne Bradford July 31, 2012

I think she's batting her eyelashes at you Chris :-) Congrats! #10254950

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

hehehe...thanks! They are at turns skittish then approachable... perhaps! #10254993

Don Johnson level-deluxe July 31, 2012

This is not your usual shot of a building! But you have another Finalist award to add to your collection. Sometimes your photography just blows me away! #10255334

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Thank you very, very much, Don! Yeah, every once in awhile, I have to force myself away from buildings! ;) #10255458

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 31, 2012

Wowee, this is just too cute!

Awesome finalist Chris! Congratulations!

jo ann c. #10255522

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic July 31, 2012

Sooooo Cute!!!! Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Chris!!!! #10255728

Phyllis H. Burchett July 31, 2012

C U T E is right, big congrats Chris! #10255909

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Thanks, ladies! #10255944

Renee Doyle level-classic August 01, 2012

Just makes you smile!! BIG congrats Chris!! #10257050

Christopher Budny level-deluxe August 01, 2012

You're right---you can't help but smile when you're around them... they're silly, weird, charming, all at once. Thanks! #10257291

David M. Montero August 04, 2012

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Chris! I like the smile on the alpaca's face. #10262535

Christopher Budny level-deluxe August 04, 2012

Thank you Dave; they are pretty much cute all around! #10262738

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Three alpacas on my sister's farm finally worked up the nerve to approach me, as I'd sat in their pen hoping from some close-up captures.
7/12 Finalist - Animals

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 67.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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