Doing what he does best

No matter how cold it gets,

In frost or snow,

Oscar is always ready to dive into rainbows

And swim in waters of reflected skies of blue.

After all, there’s nothing more satisfying than

Doing what you love.

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89 responses

  1. Oscar is a dog after my heart. I love him. A fabulous specimen of “DoG”

    Fabulous shots, Lady Fi X

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    October 22, 2011 at 16:49

  2. Oh, he’s so beautiful! Looks so much like my youngest sons dog and she is the same way about the water and swimming. Such a delight to watch! I always try to match her and my dog, Sams joyful living! Hope you and your family and Oscar have a wonderful weekend, Lady Fi!

    Sylvia

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    October 22, 2011 at 16:51

  3. gotta love oscar!

    terrific action shots!
    thanks so much for charing:)

    happy weekend!

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    October 22, 2011 at 16:52

  4. Ooops! i meant to say “sharing!”,of course!

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    October 22, 2011 at 16:53

  5. He’s always so happy!

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    October 22, 2011 at 16:55

  6. sandy

    I think I would like Oscar dog!

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    October 22, 2011 at 16:56

  7. Wow, makes me feel like joining Oscar.

    My dog is here, only not as courageous as Oscar.
    http://nurseweblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/high.html

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    October 22, 2011 at 17:01

  8. JM

    Great timing! Love how you’ve cropped the top shot.

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    October 22, 2011 at 17:06

  9. Hands
    at the breast,
    hind legs
    stretched like an arrow,
    he leaps
    in his Freestyle
    into the blue.

    Enjoys
    the blue of the clouds,
    the floating white
    stroking by,
    the sharp green
    upright
    with the leaves applauding
    his stance.

    No Speedos
    and body suits,
    but a luxuriant
    royal brown,
    An Oscar,
    fit for a king.
    Eat your heart out
    Michael Phleps nd Alexander Popov….

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    October 22, 2011 at 17:20

  10. Beautiful pics of a beautiful dog! Makes me wistful. I miss my dog in New York.

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    October 22, 2011 at 17:47

  11. Rather him than me! It looks beautiful, but chilly…

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    October 22, 2011 at 17:49

  12. Doing what you love is what it’s all about, enjoy your week-end ladyFi🙂

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    October 22, 2011 at 18:03

  13. diving into rainbows…nice…and doing what you love is a treasure…nice pics…

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    October 22, 2011 at 18:04

  14. What a wonderful, beautiful, enthusiastic camera-critter Oscar is! I always love to see photos of him.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    October 22, 2011 at 18:34

  15. I have a soft spot for red hair…or fur. He’s so cool!

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    October 22, 2011 at 18:46

  16. The best photo I have seen today. Awesome!

    Niagara Falls

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    October 22, 2011 at 19:03

  17. That last photo – it looks like Oscar is diving into the sky! What great action shots, Fi. Glad Oscar is wearing that fur coat (brrrr).

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    October 22, 2011 at 19:25

  18. These shots are terrific! I love the colors and the reflections and the little drips on the water. Well done!

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    October 22, 2011 at 19:26

  19. Riet

    Wow, beautiful action shots of that beautiful dog. He loves what he is doing.

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    October 22, 2011 at 21:11

  20. I’m afraid you’re going to have to delete the first photo because it is simply too good.
    O M G !
    Went to a photography lecture a couple of days ago where they talked about the decisive moment / Cartier Bresson –
    talk about decisive moment – and artistry – here!

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    October 22, 2011 at 21:40

  21. At the risk of sounding repetitive with each post of yours, but… Outstanding! Your eyes and skill for capturing just the right focal depth and color, along with a fantastic frame for the shot are astounding. A camera in your hands is a blessing to the rest of us. Great artistry Lady Fi.

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    October 22, 2011 at 21:52

  22. gawgeous, right on top of each other, like the dog over the water, each with its own texture, rough and smooth.

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    October 22, 2011 at 22:25

  23. imac

    What captures my friend, split second timing at its best.

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    October 22, 2011 at 22:57

  24. awesome shots

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    October 22, 2011 at 23:02

  25. Love those action shots. They do have a big heart for love.

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    October 22, 2011 at 23:22

  26. Back again to view Oscar and tell you this: your name came up at an early supper here in CO. I told my husband about you and about Oscar (and the children, of course) and this particular shot. I said that your “real” jobs were not as photographer but that your talent surely must also shine in those other important jobs: mother, wife, friend, teacher… My husband and I were having the discussion about how the internet has opened communication to the World. I thought of you immediately – how much I’d be missing without your photos and words. Just thought it worth the telling, Fi – a world away, someone you’ve never met thinks you have a very special talent.

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    October 23, 2011 at 00:18

    • Thank you so much for your thoughts and very kind words. They’ve made my day!

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      October 23, 2011 at 07:37

  27. Hi LadyFi – thanks for your visits to my blog. I do like your capture of Oscar’s “leap of faith” – great work! Have a great weekend.

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    October 23, 2011 at 00:34

  28. Jim

    Oscar and Sophie would SO be soul mates!

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    October 23, 2011 at 00:43

  29. I just love your pretty Oscar! Great photos, the last shot has a fantastic reflection of Oscar. Beuatiful photo, have a great weekend!

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    October 23, 2011 at 00:48

  30. Oscar is such a beautiful dog – I love his colourings and his courage!

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    October 23, 2011 at 01:19

  31. Big, big smiles. You capture his happiness so well, and then spread the joy.

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    October 23, 2011 at 01:25

  32. What a fantastic shot, he must love water..I like the way you caught him jumping to the water.

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    October 23, 2011 at 02:07

  33. Blue sky…not singing the blues but admiring these beautiful moment.

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    October 23, 2011 at 03:21

  34. I Love your Oscar..he jumps into the water with real gusto! What a dog:)

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    October 23, 2011 at 03:27

  35. Your dog has so much enthusiasm- must have gotten it from you! Great pics, as always!!

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    October 23, 2011 at 03:28

  36. Oh Lady Fi!!! How true that is…it’s the best feeling in the world…when ‘work’ becomes play!!!!!

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    October 23, 2011 at 04:10

  37. Oscar is a superstar. Ever thought of making an Oscar calendar?

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    October 23, 2011 at 04:21

  38. He da man! Beautiful photos.

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    October 23, 2011 at 04:42

  39. very fun photos of the dog. how snaps did you make?

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    October 23, 2011 at 04:52

  40. Fantastic shot of Oscar doing what he loves. And I know if my Max was there… he would dive right into that beautiful lake. You just can’t keep a golden out of the water, regardless what the weather is like.🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 05:09

  41. Oscar is typical of most dogs – crazy! – Dave 🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 09:28

  42. heya oscar! wish i could join you!!

    Woof woof
    from Bozo
    Pets forever

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    October 23, 2011 at 10:17

  43. Oscar seems to love water ! what a jump !

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    October 23, 2011 at 10:19

  44. I envy Oscar..and by the way, great shots!

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    October 23, 2011 at 11:16

  45. he is such a cutie. Beautiful shots.

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    October 23, 2011 at 11:50

  46. I hope Oscar didn’t get too wet, but I guess you don’t mind drying him off?

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    October 23, 2011 at 12:18

  47. That third shot is perfect – real poetry in motion and a lovely reflection to boot.
    Your header is stunning – the colours really sing.

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    October 23, 2011 at 13:59

  48. Awesome shot…Simply beautiful!!

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    October 23, 2011 at 14:24

  49. Second shot is mind blowing. Loved it:)

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    October 23, 2011 at 15:19

  50. Dear Fi: As always you have impressed me with your camera-ready talent! That first shot is amazing!! And the second one is too… Well, YOUR ENTIRE BLOG FOR THAT MATTER!! Today out of curiosity I visited some of your fans’ blogs- It’s was a pleasure to see how different style bloggers end up here, admiring the beauty of your photography, your magical word, and of course LOVING OSCAR!!
    I hope someday I get to visit you. I would love to sit by the lake and watch you in action… hugs

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    October 23, 2011 at 15:48

    • We must definitely meet up – either here on in Madrid! Hugs.

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      October 23, 2011 at 16:30

  51. ds

    It really is a dog’s life, isn’t it? Diving into rainbows and diving into himself as well. Go Oscar!!
    Thank you.

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    October 23, 2011 at 16:10

  52. Jen

    Yes, he’s a beauty. Can you imagine the shock of the cold water? It has me shivering right now, LOL

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    October 23, 2011 at 16:32

  53. Beautiful photos are delicious, I love the movement and colors. Happy Sunday.

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    October 23, 2011 at 17:25

  54. Such enthusiasm for life!

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    October 23, 2011 at 17:56

  55. He’s got the right idea… just not in the cold, for me! =)

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    October 23, 2011 at 18:21

  56. So true! Well told with picture.

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    October 23, 2011 at 18:55

  57. Terrific action shots!

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    October 23, 2011 at 19:07

  58. wonderful shots!🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 19:16

  59. Oscar is a happy dog🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 19:27

  60. Great shots! Such a beautiful dog too🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 19:51

  61. Fantastic captures. Oscar and my furry kid Sioux would get along great!🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 20:06

  62. Beautiful captures, Oscar is very stout!!

    Late visiting from Camera Critters. Please come and see some MOTHS at my page. Have a blessed Sunday!

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    October 23, 2011 at 21:01

  63. Wow, Oscar such a beautiful dog and you have captured him wonderfully. The second photograph is outstanding. It’s like he’s jumping into the sky.

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    October 23, 2011 at 23:48

  64. Oscar is so beautiful. I love the leap!!! and I also love his name…
    happy day to you Fiona.

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    October 24, 2011 at 00:12

  65. Oscar is my kind of dog. He’s 100% committed to the things he loves🙂
    xo jj

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    October 24, 2011 at 01:00

  66. Too cute!!!

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    October 24, 2011 at 03:28

  67. Oscar is beautiful! Great action shots! He’s having so much fun. Don’t you just love the innocent joy of living that dogs and cats have?

    Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way. I have Part II of Fosterfields up now!

    http://www.newjerseymemories.com/search/label/Fosterfields

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    October 24, 2011 at 03:52

  68. Jeanie

    Your pictures are always so beautiful and inspiring Fi, but the ones of Oscar really warm my heart. He is always such a joy to see.

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    October 24, 2011 at 04:15

  69. Give him a big hug from my side… Love Oscar!!!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    October 24, 2011 at 05:35

  70. Wonderful Oscar! And what a terrific reflection in that last shot.🙂

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    October 24, 2011 at 06:06

  71. One of my dogs does the same thing, she just loves being in the water!🙂

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    October 24, 2011 at 08:38

  72. so sweet!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    October 24, 2011 at 10:34

  73. My aunt owes a lobster farm by a river mouth.
    Her dogs know how to catch fish from the river!!

    Something new for Oscar to learn?

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    October 24, 2011 at 10:47

  74. And he’s such a photogenic animal as well – a delight to us all!

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    October 24, 2011 at 12:48

  75. Oh, what great captures.;) Your image are always such a true testimony of the simple pleasures in life. I love them endlessly…
    Trying to catch up after my involuntary blogging absence.;)
    xoxo

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    October 24, 2011 at 12:54

  76. I love Oscar.

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    October 24, 2011 at 14:02

  77. Awwwww, Oscar looks just like Tiger the Wonder Dog who met his demise early this summer. Our Pepper ‘Nipper’ has a long way to go baby, she’s quite the spirited little lady! Heeehehehe!

    As always your pictures take my breath away!

    God bless ya and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!!

    (I just returned from Brownsville Texas…I’m callin’ it my ‘workcation’. My Mama has many needs!)

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    October 24, 2011 at 15:24

  78. love those cloud reflections!

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    October 24, 2011 at 17:12

  79. awwwwwwww…I love action shots!

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    October 24, 2011 at 18:27

  80. Oh, wow. Great action shot. You caught him at the right moment! Hope you are having a fantastic day!

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    October 24, 2011 at 23:26

  81. So cute. Great capture that last one.

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    October 27, 2011 at 06:14

  82. That shot of his reflection is AWESOME!!!

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    October 28, 2011 at 21:06

  83. great shots. the first one in particular captures the motion and Oscar’s agility.

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    October 29, 2011 at 15:21

  84. So very true. My dog Java would do the same if there was water nearby. I love that last photo!

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    October 31, 2011 at 16:11

  85. Lovely Oscar! Especially the second shot – beautifully captured!

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    November 1, 2011 at 13:43

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