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Female Mallard
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Female Mallard
Female Mallard
Canon 5D, Canon EF100-400mm L IS lens, 1/800 sec., F5.6, ISO 800
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Wow, Bill!! You nailed this one!! Lovely!!

8/20/2009 3:42:05 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Sensational!!

8/20/2009 3:45:03 AM

 
Eric S. Rundle
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Fantastic clarity Bill

8/20/2009 3:59:55 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Terrific image, Bill! Outstanding capture! Michael

8/20/2009 4:06:46 AM

 
a2o aini
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terrific capture, Bill! wonderful image, love it!

8/20/2009 4:16:52 AM

 
Walter Graziano
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Excellent Bill!

8/20/2009 4:19:16 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Superb capture...

8/20/2009 4:56:00 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Stunning image, Bill! She's gorgeous!

8/20/2009 5:39:24 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful!!

8/20/2009 6:08:52 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully capture!

8/20/2009 3:07:24 PM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Bill, you've done it again. What a magnificant shot.

8/20/2009 7:00:21 PM

 
Deborah C. Hajek

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Perfect color, clarity and focus.

8/20/2009 7:11:09 PM

 
Joy Rector
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love this capture

8/21/2009 5:04:40 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Outstanding Bill. I don't know how you do it. I try and try and fail and fail. I really admire shots like these, they are not easy to get.

8/21/2009 3:00:36 PM

 
David A. Simons
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Fantastic capture, Bill

8/25/2009 5:23:46 PM

 
Jane Hirst
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She is beautiful, Bill. Outstanding capture.

8/28/2009 4:05:00 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Absolutley Excellent, Bill! I love those wing tips just inches above the water.

8/28/2009 6:04:37 PM

 
John Connolly
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What a classic inflight capture Bill! 10 out of 10 in my book!

9/8/2009 3:20:24 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great capture. Wonderful pov and details.

9/8/2009 4:34:07 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Bill, this shot is pure poetry. It simply makes me suck in my breath to look at it.

9/10/2009 9:05:26 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations on this great finalist!

9/19/2009 11:11:47 PM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist....

9/20/2009 4:31:31 AM

 
Sandra J. Anderson

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Very beautiful Bill. Congratulations on your finalist.

9/20/2009 4:40:49 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Stunning Bill! Congratulations!

9/20/2009 5:50:44 AM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Congratulations. Good job.

9/20/2009 6:12:59 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Bill.

9/20/2009 6:24:10 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

9/20/2009 6:45:00 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Amazing to capture a duck in flight and be so perfect!! Beautiful, Bill.....Congrats and best of luck!!

9/20/2009 7:32:01 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome capture, Congratulations!

9/20/2009 8:00:57 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Fantastic shot!!! Huge congratulations Bill!!!

9/20/2009 8:09:11 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratulations Bill!!
Awesome finalist!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~

9/20/2009 8:15:05 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Outstanding, Bill! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

9/20/2009 9:48:16 AM

 
Carolyn Morgan
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Adding more congratulations

9/20/2009 11:15:07 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Bill. I'll surely be looking for this in the next round.

9/20/2009 11:45:56 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Congratulations on your finalist, Bill!

9/20/2009 12:08:23 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats for your finalist, Bill.

9/20/2009 12:13:03 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! Outstanding capture!!

9/20/2009 3:09:10 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Bill!!!!!!

9/20/2009 4:09:19 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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...Bill.. Superb! Congratulations!

9/20/2009 5:23:01 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on a wonderful Finalist photo, Bill!

9/20/2009 5:59:07 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your well captured and beautiful finalist Bill!

9/20/2009 7:50:51 PM

 
Bob D. Hall
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Beautiful shot, Bill! Best of luck in the next round!

9/21/2009 6:25:36 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Congrats.

9/21/2009 8:47:51 AM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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WOW BILL !! CONGRATS !! GREAT SHOT !! BILLY

9/21/2009 9:52:08 AM

 
Timothy Guay

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Bravo!! A Winner!!
- Timothy

9/21/2009 11:05:12 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats!

9/21/2009 1:27:33 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Excellent... congratulations on this well-deserved Finalist, Bill!

9/21/2009 3:41:45 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Most Beautiful image, Bill. Congrats and good luck in the next round!

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9/21/2009 5:37:02 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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What a SUPERB photo Bill congrats!!!

9/22/2009 8:46:51 AM

 
Paul Parent
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Fantastic action shot, the details & clarity are outstanding.

9/23/2009 3:27:58 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations on your win, Bill!! :)

9/23/2009 1:53:40 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving WINNER! 8o)

9/23/2009 1:56:22 PM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR
WINNER Pictures, Images and Photos

9/23/2009 2:20:58 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Beautiful capture Bill, congratulations on your win!!!

9/23/2009 2:32:12 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic Winner, Bill!

9/23/2009 3:19:32 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations Bill on this beautiful winner.

9/23/2009 3:20:36 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations! Fantastic winner!

9/23/2009 3:31:10 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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CONGRATULATIONS, Bill, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!! Deb

9/23/2009 4:33:40 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I just knew this would be a winner! Big Congratulations on the Gold Bill!

jo ann c.

9/23/2009 4:41:52 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Bill!

9/23/2009 4:49:34 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome! Congrats on your G O L D!!

9/23/2009 5:26:46 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Bill, incredible!

9/23/2009 6:21:09 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Big congrats!!! :)

9/23/2009 6:26:41 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on your Gold Winner, Bill!!

9/23/2009 6:30:14 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Bill!

9/23/2009 7:18:39 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Congratulations on your win, Bill!

9/23/2009 8:02:29 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow Bill. congratulations!

9/23/2009 8:03:09 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Great big congratulations on this amazing image for your gold badge Bill!

9/23/2009 8:28:47 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge Congrats on this marvelous animal shot and Golden Win, Bill.

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9/24/2009 2:16:55 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding - Congrats Bill on your 2nd Place Win!! Jeff

9/24/2009 3:29:09 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Bill. Fantastic photo and a well deserved win.

9/24/2009 6:05:38 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congrats on this stunning winner Bill!

9/24/2009 6:06:55 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Huge congrats on this wonderful Gold, Bill.

9/24/2009 6:33:28 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations, Bill on your outstanding and very beautiful Win!!

9/24/2009 9:14:56 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your wonderful wildlife shot and win Bill! I love your stop-action exposure!!

9/24/2009 1:14:31 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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I LOVED IT BILL
AND IM SO HAPPY THIS WON

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9/24/2009 3:39:50 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on your incredible WINNER, Bill!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!

9/24/2009 7:03:07 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Your bird shots are awesome! And this is truly a masterpiece Bill! A real work of art. Congratulations on your win!!!

9/25/2009 12:16:51 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations Bill. Super and clear image with outstanding timing.

9/25/2009 5:13:47 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A brilliantly, beautiful win, Bill! Congratulations!

9/25/2009 6:12:58 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Congratulations, Bill, on this wonderful winning photo!! I don't see any way this image could have been better...you are a master!

9/25/2009 9:30:03 PM

 
Kim Lund
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This is as beautiful as it gets! Congrats on such a fantastic photo Bill.

9/26/2009 6:21:15 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner, Bill!!

9/26/2009 1:06:11 PM

 
Albert J. Valentino
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Superb!!!

9/28/2009 8:51:39 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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I love this so much! I have attempted so many times to get a duck in flight......Beautiful! Do you have to use a tripod? Congrats on the win, Bill.

9/30/2009 5:43:22 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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A glorious winner!
Congratulations!
~♥~lisa

9/30/2009 6:41:44 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on a well deserved gold win, Bill!

10/9/2009 5:15:21 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Bill,

Congrats on the win, and on being featured in the "Snapshots" newsletter! Bravo!!!!

10/13/2009 6:23:02 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congrats, Bill, on your well deserved featured gallery!

10/13/2009 6:33:03 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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A gorgeous capture, Bill! Congratulations on your well-deserved win and being featured in Snapshot!

10/13/2009 6:45:12 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Incredible capture, Bill! Big congrats on your win and feature in Snapshot!

10/13/2009 7:32:00 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning capture Bill .. many congrats on your win and Snapshot feature!

10/13/2009 8:07:35 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations again Bill for the second recognition, this time for Snapshot!! A real masterpiece!!

10/13/2009 5:50:18 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your gallery feature Bill!!

10/13/2009 6:54:25 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your feature gallery Bill.

10/20/2009 9:24:29 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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One of my favorites! Congrats, Bill!!

10/23/2009 9:27:37 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations on your win, Bill! A real stunner!!!

10/26/2009 10:09:29 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOWZER, AWSOME timing and capture Bill, I need your secrest LOLOL
HUGE congrats on a desreving win!!!

1/27/2010 5:46:59 PM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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It is always a joy to enter your gallery. My jaw always drops as I click on your thumbnails.

Absolutely the most amazing wildlife photographer I know of. Always looking forward to more.

2/2/2010 4:28:44 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Bill, Your gallery is amazing. Animal photography is so challenging that it makes the number of outstanding photos you have taken incredible. I will enjoy returning to your site.

2/17/2010 12:19:16 AM

 
Kelly R. Arceneaux
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Bill you are absolutely the best !!!!
wow !!

2/21/2010 7:48:03 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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This is GP quality Bill.....

12/14/2011 12:23:01 PM

 
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