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Re-creating Spring
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
A Sign of Spring: Mejiro and Sakura (桜)
A Sign of Spring: Mejiro and Sakura (桜)
Okinawa is the first location in all of Japan for the Cherry Blossoms (桜) to open. This welcome sign of Spring coming in the weeks ahead turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the day. The bird, a Japanese White Eye is kn own as a Mejiro in Japan. JAN 19, 2009 12:11PM f/8 1/640 ISO 100 Spot-metered Handheld Sigma 50-500@500mm.
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Published:http://matadorabroad.com/introducing-okinawa-wildlife-photographer/
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Ron McEwan
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    EXCELLENT !!

1/21/2009 4:43:45 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Thank you, Ron !

1/21/2009 5:14:16 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Beautiful photo, Michael wonderfully framed!

1/21/2009 7:56:01 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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beautiful colors, light, details & pov!

1/21/2009 8:47:42 AM

 
Jean B. Hall
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This is really splendid. Wonderful composition! Do you know what kind of bird it is?

1/21/2009 9:54:16 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Your capture is perfect, Michael, and the colors are gorgeous!

1/21/2009 10:48:38 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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What a beautiful photo! Lovely bird, great colors and composition!

1/21/2009 1:38:04 PM

 
Michael Lynch
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Sabrina, Tiia, Jean, JudyAnn and Vladan, thank you all so much !

1/21/2009 4:36:12 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Stunning color and presentation of nature.

1/23/2009 12:05:54 PM

 
Michael Lynch
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Melissa, thank you, so much !

1/25/2009 5:02:41 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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So beautiful, Michael!! Wonderful composition and gorgeous color and detail!! Goes straight to my fav's!!

2/9/2009 3:41:02 PM

 
Michael Lynch
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Teresa, thank you, so much !

2/9/2009 10:48:51 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Outstanding beauty!
Hope we see it again!
~Lisa

2/17/2009 7:52:37 PM

 
Michael Lynch
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Lisa, thank you, so much !

2/20/2009 4:00:22 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Michael, this is a VERY beautiful spring image!! Lovely work!! :o)

3/21/2009 1:29:09 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Carolyn, thanks, again !!!

3/22/2009 3:59:03 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations Michael on this Beautiful Finalist image!

3/26/2010 2:23:26 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/26/2010 2:56:58 PM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Michael, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalists!!

3/27/2010 5:07:52 PM

 
Audrey K. Kanekoa-Madrid
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Gorgeous! Congrats on being a finalist!!

3/27/2010 6:15:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Incredible beauty Michael! Congratulations on your win!

3/28/2010 10:26:31 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/28/2010 10:40:42 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win! Such a pretty bird!

3/29/2010 2:02:04 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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What a beautiful winner, Michael! Congratulations!

3/29/2010 3:03:49 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Sabrina, Linda, Audrey, Donna, Tiia, Mary, Michelle and anybody else I may have missed, THANK YOU ! You're all inspirations to me and I really feel badly for the lack of time I've been spending visiting all of you.

It/s taken me a long, long time to get a winner and two in the same day almost gave me a heart attack !

Happy Shootin'

Cheers,
Mike

3/29/2010 3:39:27 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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So glad to see this on the Winner list,Michael!! HUGE congratulations,my friend!!!

3/29/2010 4:28:00 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Ujjwal, A HUGE THANK YOU my friend. It's been a long time coming for me and folks like you have helped inspire mr to try harder.

Cheers,
Mike

3/29/2010 7:23:25 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, Michael!

3/29/2010 8:29:14 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Michael, Congratulation on this beautiful Winner!!

3/29/2010 1:30:20 PM

 
Michael Lynch
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Sabrina and Linda, THANKS, again !

3/29/2010 4:20:23 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your win, Michael, for this gorgeous image!

Debby

3/29/2010 7:41:25 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG. CONGRATULATIONS IN GETTING INTO THE WINNERS CIRCLE, Michael.

UB.

3/29/2010 11:57:08 PM

 
Michael Lynch
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Debby and Usman, thank you !

4/1/2010 2:08:28 AM

 
Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay
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Congratulations Michael! This is beautiful work!

4/14/2010 5:17:59 PM

 
Katie W
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Absolutely Beautiful, Michael!Congratulations on the winner, it definitely deserved it!

7/20/2010 12:58:09 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Beautiful capture! And congratulations on your win!

7/13/2013 8:09:33 AM

 
Ray 
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Superb capture, Michael! A well-deserved award-winner.

12/27/2013 10:06:30 PM

 
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