Outstanding photos from Long Islanders

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

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.

Anniversary Sail

Celebrating our anniversary, my husband and I went

Celebrating 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

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

Long Beach At Dusk

Picture of Kelly Cross, 15, enjoying the beginning

Picture 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

On 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

Spring 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.

Chip 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

A bluejay visiting my home in Valley Stream

A Bright Color in Winter

A beautiful cardinal surveys the scene as visitors

A 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

This 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,

The 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.

Lily posing for her very first Christmas card.

Waiting For Santa

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

Our 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!!!!

Deer at Robert Moses State Park

Picture of deer taken at Robert Moses State

Picture of deer taken at Robert Moses State Park this past weekend

Peregrine Falcon in flight

This falcon was photographed at Robert Moses State

This 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

A 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

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

Bottlenose Dolphin off of Montauk

A bottlenose dolphin following the wake of our

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

Long Beach Bar (Bug Light) Lighthouse

Took the picture of the lighthouse while on

Took 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

Grandson at Christmas Eve service at Hicksville United Methodist Church

Port Jefferson Sunset

Port Jefferson at Sunset, August 4, 2011

Port Jefferson at Sunset, August 4, 2011

Christmas Lights- 8A 5th Street, Ronkonkoma

My home in Ronkonkoma. LIGHTS SYNCHRONIZED TO MUSIC

My 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

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

Thousands of police officers turn out for fallen N

Thousands of police officers say good bye to

Thousands 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

Recently 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

Dix Hills Fire Department Station 1 getting into the Christmas Spirit!

Stringing the lights

I took this photo of my 3 1/2

I 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

Annabelle Enea and her dog Juno enjoy a fall afternoon

Waiting for Mommy

Rajah, Duke and Sophie patiently waiting for Mom.

Rajah, Duke and Sophie patiently waiting for Mom.

Donin family 'sports themed Christmas Tree'

My dad gave us all of his Hallmark

My 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

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

Curcio Home 2011

Close up of deers drinking from pond.

Close up of deers drinking from pond.

Deer at Robert Moses State Park

Picture of deer taken at Robert Moses State

Picture of deer taken at Robert Moses State Park this past weekend

Day on the beach

Beautiful November day spent at Gilgo beach with

Beautiful November day spent at Gilgo beach with Luke the puppy

Fall colors

Our back yard

Our back yard

Gilly get her turn with the Turkey Pinata

Gilly is a 7 month old Great Dane

Gilly 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

We had a visitor who decided to stay for lunch!

Faces in the Leaves

Joseph Manzione, 4 years old, enjoys the leaves

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

sunset jog

Caught in a sunset

Caught in a sunset

Richie's Fishie

39 lb striped bass caught at Fire Island

39 lb striped bass caught at Fire Island Inlet in November

Swan Love

I was out shooting some foliage shots and

I 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

This 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

Samer as above

Sudden Burst of Red

A gorgeous kaleidoscope of colors in Caumsett State

A gorgeous kaleidoscope of colors in Caumsett State Park.

Gabriella

Gabriella enjoying her first fall with the pumpkins

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

Village Green, Freeport

Freeport Viallage Green and Hall, Spring 2011

Freeport Viallage Green and Hall, Spring 2011

Sunset at Asharoken Beach

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

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

Reflections in the Water

Loius III takes in another great Sunset on

Loius III takes in another great Sunset on Long Island.

Mason's First Halloween!

My 2 month old son, Mason, enjoying a

My 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

North 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.

This picture was taken in Caumsett State Park
Photo Credit: Barbara Kurek

This picture was taken in Caumsett State Park at the Volunteers for Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sailboat race off Glen Cove on a lazy
Photo Credit: Rebecca Anderson

Sailboat race off Glen Cove on a lazy summer evening.

"Say Cheese - A Triple Smile"

Good friends Ashley Starr, 7, Erin Gutzeit, 7

Good friends Ashley Starr, 7, Erin Gutzeit, 7 and Target the pony say "cheese" for the camera, after a horseback riding lesson at Greenlawn Equestrian Stables.

Cousins Ava Wolff, 5 of Selden, and Starr
Photo Credit: WestEndGirl13/Dianna D'Amico

Cousins Ava Wolff, 5 of Selden, and Starr Fuentes, 12 of Central Islip, enjoy a relaxing day at the Nassau County Art Museum sketching all of the giant sculptures on site.

Trevor Smith 3 years old, Padraig O'Connor and
Photo Credit: lisamayeoak/Lisa O'Connor

Trevor Smith 3 years old, Padraig O'Connor and Owen Smith both 4 years old, look at the boats near Manorhaven Pool. Photo by Lisa O'Connor of Manhasset.

redfox

Taken at Robert Moses beach.

Taken at Robert Moses beach.

Morning stretch!

It was sunrise at Sunken Meadow State Park.

It was sunrise at Sunken Meadow State Park. Great Egret slowly walks in shallow water to stir up a meal.

Lifesaving view!

lifeguards shadowed by the setting sun at Sunken

lifeguards shadowed by the setting sun at Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park, NY Photo by Tom Reese, Smithtown NY

Cooling off

My cousin's son Danny Lustig (age 7) jumping

My cousin's son Danny Lustig (age 7) jumping into the sprinkler at our house, during one of the hottest days of the summer, July 17.

4th of July Fireworks

An undated reader photo of closeup shot of

An undated reader photo of closeup shot of Aerial bursts.

Sunset at Davis Park

The most beautiful sunset in the world can

The most beautiful sunset in the world can be seen at Davis Park, Fire Island.

Hungry Baby Robins

Three newly arrived baby robins in our backyard

Three newly arrived baby robins in our backyard in Remsenburg waiting for mommy to feed them.

Sitting in the window for two hours really
Photo Credit: Lauren Foschino

Sitting in the window for two hours really paid off. Photo by Lauren Foschino of North Massapequa.

CreamPuff After a Swim at the Pool

CreamPuff DiLorenzo after a swim in the pool

CreamPuff DiLorenzo after a swim in the pool in Oceanside, NY

Hungry Caterpillar

I caught this Black Swallowtail caterpillar in my

I caught this Black Swallowtail caterpillar in my garden eating a carrot plant.

Echo

A look of the Sydney Opera house from

A look of the Sydney Opera house from the Sydney Harbor Bridge at midnight.

Long Beach Boardwalk

Long Beach NY. Boardwalk looking east.

Long Beach NY. Boardwalk looking east.

Freeport Fourth Sunset

Fourth of July Sunset as seen from Freeport.

Fourth of July Sunset as seen from Freeport.

In the Delta

A ride in the mokoro brought us close

A ride in the mokoro brought us close up to birds, plants, and these beautiful little frogs.

St Dominic High School

Thomas Volberg, Michael Gaspari and James O'Brien celebrating

Thomas Volberg, Michael Gaspari and James O'Brien celebrating their graduation from St Dominic High School

Ava the Bathing Beauty

Ava was enjoying being around the pool for

Ava was enjoying being around the pool for the first time in Florida. She made quite the statement in her new suit!

Spirit Bear

The spirit bear is a unique subspecies of

The spirit bear is a unique subspecies of North American black bear in which about one in every 10 bears is while or cream-colored due to a recessive gene. Only 400 or so spirit bears are thought to exist, living exclusively along the British Columbia coast.

Cuddly Koala

Cuddly Koala

4th of July sunset

Sunset on the 4th of July 2011, sitting

Sunset on the 4th of July 2011, sitting on my sisters deck, before Fireworks began

Red Tailed Hawk

Young Red Tailed Hawk at Van Bourgondien County

Young Red Tailed Hawk at Van Bourgondien County Park in West Babylon. It was staring at me as I took it's photo.

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