Dunkleosteus - An extinct placoderm fish waiting for a donut

Dunkleosteus  that's hanging out with me at Caffé Umbria in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

Dunkleosteus that's hanging out with me at Caffé Umbria in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

I usually write to you after I have made fresh new photos of animals and donuts. Sometimes life throws you a curve so instead of fresh you get extinct and instead of donuts, you get...no donuts. Today was just one of those days. Without going into the details, the day just got away from me, and even though getting donuts was on top of the list of things to do, I had work come up that put the kibosh in the trip to the donut shop.

So I thought I would take the opportunity to talk about the process of making these photos. Above you see a photo of the Dunkleosteus that I plan to use in the next photo. It's a cool fish, and the detail in the fish's body is exquisite. I also like the paint job, it's so detailed! 

My next step is to find a donut that will either share similar colors with or have contrasting colors to the colors of this fish. Then I'll figure out if the fish is taking a bite out of the donut, or vice versa.

Leaping Frogs from Awesome Friends

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In other Animal Donut news, during a photo shoot on the Leap Year for my friends at Riddell Williams I was gifted these little frogs that "leap" if you snap the little tab on their frog derrières. Thank you to my super cool and fun photo friends for giving me these frogs to photograph. Tomorrow I will search out those donuts and hopefully get inspired to meld them with these leaping frogs for some creative hops of fancy.

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