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Artem is a Russian emigrant, who happens to be a peasant from birth. He is destine to life of either peasantry or the military. No matter where he goes he is attached to his destiny.
Would love to hear the many stories this barn has to tell.
Little Baby Kitten's 1st Day Out.
Dancing at the beach
Absolute Americans
Macro shot of two Chinese Praying Mantis reproductive organs during mating.
Chinese Mantis in the act of molting.
Macro shot of 2 Chinese Praying Mantis Mating.
Female Chinese Mantis eating a moth while mating.
Daddy's kiss brings the biggest smile after nine months away.
Daddy getting to see his little boy walk for the first time.
Pure joy as she is wrapped in her husband's arms for the first time in 9 months.
California Golden Eagle
Love among the dahlias.
The most amazing thing in the world is witnessing a soldier meet his baby for the first time, which is what happened in this picture after being deployed for six months and missing the birth of his so
A homecoming 9 months in the making. The emotion in this photo makes me tear up every time I look at it.
Taken at an Operation Love homecoming.  The first time Mom got to see her boys in over six months.
Fall is beautiful in Seattle, and this one was taken from a different perspective showing the jewels of color from below, looking up.
A close up of a multi colored tulip at the Mt Vernon tulip festival.
Dead Horse Creek on Mt Rainier.  Taken from the Skyline Trail at Paradise.  So refreshing and inviting!
Innocence: children playing on swings
A spot of color in the middle of a grey Seattle winter. If you squint your eyes you can almost picture the caterpillar from Alice in wonderland smoking his hooka.
The beautiful blue water in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with a single dock and boat that make me dream of taking off in that boat to snorkel and enjoy the perfect blue ocean.
11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Pure joy as she is wrapped in her husband's arms for the first time in 9 months.

Pure joy as she is wrapped in her husband's arms for the first time in 9 months.

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Auburn, Washington, United States of America
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© Shauna Kruse.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2013
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 3, 2013, 7:49 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D90
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO640
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