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Snow Bird
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Snow Bird
Snow Bird
submitted 12/5/09, animals. Our first snow today!
© Carol L. Fowler
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Liz Bullock
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    Beautifully captured!

12/5/2009 11:18:59 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful shot Carol, love the contrasting colours!!

12/5/2009 11:25:16 AM

 
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Beautifully composed, Carol! The details are fantastic, all the way to the tiny grains of snow flakes.

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12/5/2009 11:35:41 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Stunning scene Carol,very Well Done!!!!!!.

12/5/2009 11:43:38 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Its snowing here too. I love the snow. Beautiful composition and details, Carol. Lovely image.

12/5/2009 11:55:48 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Gorgeous capture... love the colors and clarity, just beautiful, Carol!

12/5/2009 11:57:33 AM

 
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Awesome capture,Carol! Beautifully done!

12/5/2009 12:00:09 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Carol, this image is just gorgeous! The details in the cardinal are amazing and the color pops! What a wonderful Christmas card this would make!
We had snow flurries in Dallas at the beinging of the week, too warm to stick!

12/5/2009 12:28:23 PM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Carol, Beautiful Capture!

12/5/2009 12:32:31 PM

 

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Great image from you Carol. Good details, color and clarity. Stunning Image once again from you. Right to my favorites.

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12/5/2009 1:16:05 PM

 
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I see this just as Jack told me a big red male cardinal was fighting a sparrow at the feeder outside our window! So far we've been spared the snow, but it's on the way. This is a stunning photo -- Joannie is right, it would be a fantastic card!

12/5/2009 1:27:34 PM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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This is fantastic Carol! Gorgeous colors and composition...

12/5/2009 1:47:38 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Carol you sure did nail this one, the crisp color of the cardinal, the texture of the old fence post and the rusty barb wire, the snow is icing on the cake so to speak, terrific as always my friend.

12/5/2009 2:21:05 PM

 
Val Feldman
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I just love your comp on this one, Carol! The diagonal barbed wire with perfect placement of that superb looking cardinal - stunning! As always, your details are top-notch - everything is goose-bump perfect....my turn for that twinge of jealousy! LOL! Excellent work with tons of the ol' Carol Magic at work. Have a great weekend!

12/5/2009 2:43:46 PM

 
Carol Eade
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This is a beautiful image, Carol...the composition, color and detail are just perfect!

12/5/2009 2:45:05 PM

 
Daniel L. Boyd
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Terrific. Love the post and angled wire.

12/5/2009 3:13:53 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Gorgeous comp and color!

12/5/2009 4:54:29 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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A beautiful winter scene, Carol! Greeting card worthy!

12/5/2009 5:18:13 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Outstanding composition and the color and detail are really excellent. The snow? Well, it adds to the image...but I am in no hurry to see it here. Very well done.

12/5/2009 5:21:17 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Amazing composition, Carol!!Love it!!

12/5/2009 5:44:32 PM

 
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Carol,
This absolutely gorgeous!
Very nice,
What lens were you utilizing for this shot? How close were you?

12/5/2009 6:03:34 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Outstanding image, Carol!!!

12/5/2009 6:31:26 PM

 
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My favorite Carol! Just beautiful!!

12/5/2009 7:13:27 PM

 
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Love the colours and comp Carol.

12/5/2009 9:04:39 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Just gorgeous with such wonderful comp and colors!

12/6/2009 1:19:38 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific shot, Carol! These birds have such an unreal colour.

12/6/2009 1:22:43 AM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Fantastic image. Would make a good Christmas card. Good job!!

12/6/2009 8:29:47 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Thanks everyone! I really enjoy receiving your comments.

12/6/2009 8:49:35 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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By the way, per Jason's question- I used the 100-400mm lens and was about 20 feet away but in the comfort of the living room- shot through the picture window.

12/6/2009 8:51:10 AM

 
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Excellent composition, Carol. You totally nailed the focus on this. I love the snowflakes. They add a wonderful sense of movement. I also like the stark contrast of the cardinals color against the white background. Fantastic work... as usual.

12/6/2009 9:45:25 AM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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This is absolutely stunning, Carol! :)

12/6/2009 9:56:48 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Carol, how do you train these guys to pose so perfectly for you? Great job getting the catchlight, and he is in the perfect third of your comp. The diagonal wire is also a big plus.

12/7/2009 9:29:28 AM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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Carol,just beautiful,love this one,wright into my favs for sure,Carol,very beautiful work!!!!!

12/7/2009 3:57:26 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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I don't have many favs (35) but this makes 36. I LOVE THis. I'd hang it on my wall.

12/8/2009 9:54:33 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Wow excellent capture Carol!!

12/8/2009 10:30:57 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Fantastic image, Carol. This would make a beautiful holiday card.

12/8/2009 2:53:24 PM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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Another outstanding image, love the comp Carol.
We had snow flurries for about an hour last week..that was it.
Houston got it all darnit..Was hoping for some snow shots :(

12/8/2009 7:24:17 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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What a gorgeous image, Carol!!!

12/9/2009 7:01:42 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Thanks, everyone!

12/11/2009 7:24:17 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Carol!! Wonderful image!! Congrats on the finalist!! It's bound to go far in the next round!

1/18/2010 2:54:25 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carol!

1/18/2010 2:58:10 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Beautiful work, Carol! Congrats!

1/18/2010 4:24:01 PM

 
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HUGE Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :)

1/18/2010 4:30:29 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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Congrats on your Finalist, Carol!! :)

1/18/2010 4:51:55 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Carol!!!

1/18/2010 4:53:44 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Carol!

1/18/2010 4:58:35 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations Carol on this beautiful finalist.

1/18/2010 5:07:55 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations,Carol, on this beautiful Finalist!

1/18/2010 5:08:32 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Congratulations :o) Need I say more?


Great work!

1/18/2010 5:52:49 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Congratulations Carol, as I stated in a recent shot, you do indeed have a knack at these shots. Well deserved.

1/18/2010 6:11:18 PM

 
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Okay...I'm an idiot. As you probably know by now, I commented on the wrong finalists. Sorry, Carol. Anyhow...this is freak'n amazing...and I predict GOLD...FOR SURE!! Congratulations!! FAVED!! Deb

1/18/2010 6:29:12 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

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1/18/2010 6:36:35 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist photo, Carol!!!

1/18/2010 6:46:45 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fantastic capture -- well-deserved Finalist win, Carol! Congratulations!

1/18/2010 6:52:32 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Ah, Carol - just so doggoned well-deserved! Huge congratulations, my friend - wishing you all the best of luck (fingers, toes, eyes, WHATEVER crossed for you!) in the upcoming rounds! ~Val and Clan

1/18/2010 6:57:23 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Carol.

1/18/2010 9:19:01 PM

 
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Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, Carol!!

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1/18/2010 10:33:42 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Beautiful capture Carol, congratulations on your finalist!

1/19/2010 4:13:40 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on your beautiful finalists!

1/19/2010 5:59:03 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Carol.

1/19/2010 7:15:32 AM

 
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Big congrats Carol on this beautiful finalist. James

1/19/2010 11:27:52 AM

 
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WONDERFUL!!! congrats Carol :))

1/19/2010 11:36:42 AM

 
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Outstanding - Congrats Carol on your Finalist! Jeff

1/19/2010 4:31:12 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win!

1/19/2010 4:48:30 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your fabulous Win, Carol!!! WTG

1/19/2010 4:58:58 PM

 
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Congratulations on this second place win, Carol!

1/19/2010 5:22:22 PM

 
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This is one of the best bird photos I have seen in a long, long time, Carol.

A well deserved award.

Peter


1/19/2010 5:27:15 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Fantastic winner, Carol. Congratulations!!

1/19/2010 5:30:10 PM

 
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This is one of the best I've seen too, Carol!! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb

1/19/2010 5:45:07 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Carol!

1/19/2010 6:33:54 PM

 
Marvil J. LaCroix
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Congrats on your winning photograph. It is spectacular in every way. Love the scene and the color. Great texture too.
Awesome capture, Carol. One of my Favorites.

1/19/2010 7:13:57 PM

 
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Fantastic capture Carol huge congrats on your WINNER!!

1/19/2010 7:22:44 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Carol, congrats on your very well deserved gold badge!

1/19/2010 7:56:22 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner! I love the red bird against the snow.

1/19/2010 8:26:15 PM

 

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No Surprise here. Another Classic example of your awesome photography. Congrats on your 2nd place finish for this awesome image Carol.

Brian

1/19/2010 8:28:35 PM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful winner!

1/19/2010 9:26:05 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ. on getting in the Winners' Circle, Carol!!!

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1/19/2010 10:13:45 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats!

1/19/2010 10:37:15 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Winner Carol!!

1/19/2010 11:16:30 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Carol.

1/20/2010 3:21:22 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Carol, congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great day, Bill

1/20/2010 3:33:42 AM

 
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Congratulations,Carol.

1/20/2010 3:40:01 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Ah, Carol Magic once again garners gold!!! I mean, just how could they resist???!!!??? :):) Warm and very sincere congrats, Carol - you're just the best!!!

1/20/2010 4:30:40 AM

 
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Congratulations on your impressive winning image Carol. I'm thrilled to see it here.

1/20/2010 4:50:40 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Carol!

1/20/2010 5:17:12 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Wat to go, Carol. Congratulations!

1/20/2010 8:24:47 AM

 
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Congratulations, Carol!! Just gorgeous!

1/20/2010 10:57:12 AM

 
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Congratulations on your win Carol!

1/20/2010 2:27:57 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Congratulations Carol, well deserved!

1/20/2010 4:27:06 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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WTG Carol!!! A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna

1/20/2010 4:27:34 PM

 
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Congratulations Carol on your Wonderful Winner!!!


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1/20/2010 4:37:18 PM

 
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Ohhhh Carol!

So glad this was a winner and very well deserved!

jo ann c.

1/20/2010 4:46:57 PM

 
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Congrats on this wonderful winner. Well done.
JP

1/21/2010 7:22:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly captivating Carol! Congratulations on your win!

1/22/2010 1:06:29 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful capture!

1/22/2010 8:24:39 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Carol! WTG , my friend!

1/23/2010 7:33:10 AM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your win, Carol!! :)

1/23/2010 5:57:08 PM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Congratulations on your well deserved win Carol!!!

1/24/2010 5:51:07 AM

 
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Big Congrats on your second place winner, Carol!

2/22/2010 5:20:31 PM

 
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oops...I thought they had already posted January winners!

2/22/2010 5:46:16 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Gorgeous image, congrats!

3/23/2010 12:44:40 AM

 
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Beautiful Image Carol!

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