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This is Jasmine the camel. She lives at

This is Jasmine the camel. She lives at White Post Farm. She is the most gentle giant I have ever met. Every time I would feed her she would nuzzle up to my face and let me give her kisses. What an experience. Well I guess "Kiss a camel" can come off my bucket list.

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Love at first sight

This is Jasmine the camel. She lives at

reader photoskarenakentThis is Jasmine the camel. She lives at White Post Farm. She is the most gentle giant I have ever met. Every time I would feed her she would nuzzle up to my face and let me give her kisses. What an experience. Well I guess "Kiss a camel" can come off my bucket list.

Anniversary Sail

Celebrating our anniversary, my husband and I went

reader photosdg50Celebrating our anniversary, my husband and I went on a sunset sail where Lenny Guarino, snapped this photo that captured the moment. (Dianne Guarino's hands!)

Friendly Butterflies

Two friendly butterflies like to relax on my

reader photoslionelskiTwo friendly butterflies like to relax on my fingers, giving me the opportunity to photograph them

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Long Beach At Dusk

Picture of Kelly Cross, 15, enjoying the beginning

reader photosneverforget343Picture of Kelly Cross, 15, enjoying the beginning of summer in Long Beach, NY. Photo by Skye Dodd, Point Lookout, NY

Feeding the birds out of you hand

On February 22, 2012 I took my family

reader photoskelstergirlOn February 22, 2012 I took my family to the Elizabeth Morton National Wild Life Refuge in Sag Harbor where some birds actually land on your hand to take the sunflowers. My son Raymond Rodriguez was able to capture the finch flying out of my hand.

Springtime Blooms

Spring has sprung early on 5 month old

reader photosMarisa090511Spring has sprung early on 5 month old Sophia D'Amodio's headband!!

Chip & Harpo are ready for the Superbowl!

Chip and Harpo are my shih tzu brothers.

reader photosdiluvsphotosChip and Harpo are my shih tzu brothers. Our entire family are big Giant fans. I took this picture over the summer when I found these adorable outfits. What better way to celebrate the Superbowl than by wearing their football jerseys this Sunday! GO BIG BLUE!

Blue Jay

A bluejay visiting my home in Valley Stream

reader photosLindaKarlinA bluejay visiting my home in Valley Stream

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A Bright Color in Winter

A beautiful cardinal surveys the scene as visitors

reader photosTimothyButlerA beautiful cardinal surveys the scene as visitors below him feed birds out of their hands while at the Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Preserve in Sag Harbor. His bright color is a welcome contrast to the monochrome of late winter. March, 2011

Ben at the beach in winter

This picture was taken on a very cold

reader photoscoachbv11This picture was taken on a very cold day at Short Beach overlooking the Long Island Sound. Ben is my yellow Lab.

What A Lamp

The famous lamp from the movie,

reader photosLindaKarlinThe famous lamp from the movie, "A Christmas Story." This was taken in Valley Stream by my neighbor's house.

First Christmas

Lily posing for her very first Christmas card.

reader photosmelaheiLily posing for her very first Christmas card.

Waiting For Santa

Our 15-month-old Labrador/Boxer-mix adopted rescue dog Otis, waiting

reader photosluckysixOur 15-month-old Labrador/Boxer-mix adopted rescue dog Otis, waiting patiently for Santa. It will be his first Christmas with our family and we know he will fill our holiday with lots of merry moments!!.....Can't wait to see Otis' reaction on Christmas morning...Ho, Ho, Ho!!!!

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Deer at Robert Moses State Park

Picture of deer taken at Robert Moses State

reader photosbigmufaPicture of deer taken at Robert Moses State Park this past weekend

Peregrine Falcon in flight

This falcon was photographed at Robert Moses State

reader photosJoeMaggioThis falcon was photographed at Robert Moses State park on Saturday near field 5

Bridge Reflection at Sunrise

A beautiful sunrise from Babylon Village overlooking the

reader photosvicjauronA beautiful sunrise from Babylon Village overlooking the Robert Moses Bridge. Calm waters allowed for an amazing reflection.

Sunset on the sound

Low tide sunset on the beach front. Cedar

reader photosTR11787Low tide sunset on the beach front. Cedar Beach, Mt Sinai

Bottlenose Dolphin off of Montauk

A bottlenose dolphin following the wake of our

reader photosTimothyButlerA bottlenose dolphin following the wake of our CRESLI whale watch tour off of Montauk. July 31, 2011

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Long Beach Bar (Bug Light) Lighthouse

Took the picture of the lighthouse while on

reader photosiceman4uTook the picture of the lighthouse while on a tour of the lighthouses on the East End. Liked this one, so for Christmas, I printed and framed several copies and gave as a present. Hope you enjoy it to.

Young Boy on Christmas Eve

Grandson at Christmas Eve service at Hicksville United

reader photosnyssmaGrandson at Christmas Eve service at Hicksville United Methodist Church

Port Jefferson Sunset

Port Jefferson at Sunset, August 4, 2011

reader photosTimothyButlerPort Jefferson at Sunset, August 4, 2011

Christmas Lights- 8A 5th Street, Ronkonkoma

My home in Ronkonkoma. LIGHTS SYNCHRONIZED TO MUSIC

reader photosgeorge4073My home in Ronkonkoma. LIGHTS SYNCHRONIZED TO MUSIC with more lights and figures added this year. The tree on the center of the lawn has 1,000 led lights alone. Lights are in memory of my mom who passed away in 2008 from ovarian cancer. Many other nicely decorated homes are also on the block.

Colorful Christmas Tree

Sayville's Christmas Tree at Sparrow Park shines brightly

reader photoswhitedevilSayville's Christmas Tree at Sparrow Park shines brightly amidst a black and white downtown Sayville. December 15, 2011

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Thousands of police officers turn out for fallen N

Thousands of police officers say good bye to

reader photoshurst4171Thousands of police officers say good bye to fallen Nypd officer Peter Figoski

Holiday lights at Montauk Light House

Recently I had a chance to see the

reader photosLowellS1Recently I had a chance to see the Montauk Lighthouse all lit up with Holiday lights and I was not dissapointed. It was quite cold that night I was there but it was worth it.

Dix Hills Fire Department Station 1

Dix Hills Fire Department Station 1 getting into

reader photosFossilFireDix Hills Fire Department Station 1 getting into the Christmas Spirit!

Stringing the lights

I took this photo of my 3 1/2

reader photosdesigningdmsI took this photo of my 3 1/2 year old grandson (Santana Cantarero) while we were decorating our tree. To quote Santana "I love lights."

Annabelle Enea and her dog Juno

Annabelle Enea and her dog Juno enjoy a

reader photosginaocAnnabelle Enea and her dog Juno enjoy a fall afternoon

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Waiting for Mommy

Rajah, Duke and Sophie patiently waiting for Mom.

reader photosDGlavasRajah, Duke and Sophie patiently waiting for Mom.

Donin family 'sports themed Christmas Tree'

My dad gave us all of his Hallmark

reader photoscandalooMy dad gave us all of his Hallmark sports ornaments when he moved to Florida and down-sized. We put them on this special mini-tree and have since added our own sports themed ornaments (mostly my children's sports) over the past 2 years! We call it our sports Christmas Tree!

Santa devours Syosset

This twenty-foot Santazilla has been eating outdoor Christmas

reader photoshanktiskaThis twenty-foot Santazilla has been eating outdoor Christmas lights since his arrival in Syosset.

Curcio Home 2011

Close up of deers drinking from pond.

reader photosjerrycipcoClose up of deers drinking from pond.

Deer at Robert Moses State Park

Picture of deer taken at Robert Moses State

reader photosbigmufaPicture of deer taken at Robert Moses State Park this past weekend

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Day on the beach

Beautiful November day spent at Gilgo beach with

reader photosLaurzenBeautiful November day spent at Gilgo beach with Luke the puppy

Fall colors

Our back yard

reader photosbdagamOur back yard

Gilly get her turn with the Turkey Pinata

Gilly is a 7 month old Great Dane

reader photosbalue4Gilly is a 7 month old Great Dane who thinks she is one of the kids on the block. She had to take her turn with the turkey Pinata on Thanksgiving.

Hungry visitor

We had a visitor who decided to stay

reader photosrobertf3901We had a visitor who decided to stay for lunch!

Faces in the Leaves

Joseph Manzione, 4 years old, enjoys the leaves

reader photosjoestuJoseph Manzione, 4 years old, enjoys the leaves in Glen Head.

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sunset jog

Caught in a sunset

reader photossspadalikCaught in a sunset

Richie's Fishie

39 lb striped bass caught at Fire Island

reader photosTMagrane39 lb striped bass caught at Fire Island Inlet in November

Swan Love

I was out shooting some foliage shots and

reader photosdjrocks66I was out shooting some foliage shots and caught these two looking like they kinda like each other. This was at Patchogue Lake.

Color of the Canal

This was a shot I took the other

reader photosdjrocks66This was a shot I took the other day. I always pass by here and never have my camera. Well I had it with me this time and snapped off a shot that I think captures this pretty canal. This is the Canal that feeds the Blue Point Marina.

Out for a drive- Model A and Fall Colors

Samer as above

reader photosdroopytwoSamer as above

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Sudden Burst of Red

A gorgeous kaleidoscope of colors in Caumsett State

reader photosArtiPanchalA gorgeous kaleidoscope of colors in Caumsett State Park.

Gabriella

Gabriella enjoying her first fall with the pumpkins

reader photosDawneecakesGabriella enjoying her first fall with the pumpkins we picked at the pumpkin patch.

Village Green, Freeport

Freeport Viallage Green and Hall, Spring 2011

reader photosOquendo55Freeport Viallage Green and Hall, Spring 2011

Sunset at Asharoken Beach

Today (11/2/11) in Asharoken Beach NY

reader photosmrgoyanksToday (11/2/11) in Asharoken Beach NY

Reflections in the Water

Loius III takes in another great Sunset on

reader photoslousueLoius III takes in another great Sunset on Long Island.

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Mason's First Halloween!

My 2 month old son, Mason, enjoying a

reader photosgingerbabygirlMy 2 month old son, Mason, enjoying a nap inside his first pumpkin on his first halloween!

"Lonely roads"

North Country Rd in shoreham was closed all

reader photosa1n1n1aNorth Country Rd in shoreham was closed all day Sunday due to Hurricane Irene. Natalie and her dog Ella enjoyed the solitude and listening to the wind.

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