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Cardinal Couple
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Cardinal Couple
Cardinal Couple
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/200 sec., F5.6, ISO 200
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Melissa Gurdus
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    Wonderful shot of this beautiful pair of birds taken with sharp detail, vibrant color and fantastic shallow DOF, Bill!!

12/19/2009 7:33:55 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great animal image and the clarity is superb, Bill.


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12/19/2009 7:39:54 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Marvelous and beautiful capture, Bill. Jim

12/19/2009 7:53:25 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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What a perfect capture of this beautiful couple, Bill. Outstanding work.

12/19/2009 8:48:12 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Great capture of this cardinal pair!

12/19/2009 9:09:48 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully captured!

12/19/2009 10:15:47 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture of this Beautiful couple Bill! Jeff

12/19/2009 11:37:52 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Excellent capture Bill!!

12/19/2009 3:21:06 PM

 
Pamela L. Moore
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Beautiful couple - I don't live near any cardinals, but love the beautiful colors. Very nice DOF!!

12/19/2009 9:26:00 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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This image is so beautiful Bill. I love the tones and clarity and just everything about this image is wonderful.

12/20/2009 1:57:56 AM

 
James N. Carpenter
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Super capture Bill, wonderful detail and clarity. Great composition and really nice DOF. Very well done. James

12/20/2009 1:55:25 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Gorgeous capture Bill, your bird photos are absolutely fantastic!!

12/22/2009 1:30:47 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow, lucky capture with both of them! Beautiful colors and DOF!! Well done! Merry Christmas, Bill!

12/22/2009 8:48:41 AM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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WOW what a capture. Great to get them together. Sharp and Clear. Merry Christmas

12/24/2009 3:44:53 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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12/25/2009 11:57:30 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Gorgeous couple. Merry christamas Bill.

12/27/2009 10:58:59 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...very pretty

1/18/2010 2:57:50 PM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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Congrats on you finalist. Love it.

1/18/2010 3:04:10 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations!

1/18/2010 3:19:21 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congratulations on this Finalist!

1/18/2010 3:21:21 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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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 4:05:36 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :)

1/18/2010 4:06:30 PM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Bill, Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist!!

1/18/2010 4:18:30 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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Congrats on your Outstanding Finalist, Bill! Love the capture, clarity, blurred background and the catch light of the couple's eyes!! WOW! :)

1/18/2010 4:36:00 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Bill!

Hope we see it again!

jo ann c.

1/18/2010 4:36:26 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill.

1/18/2010 4:58:37 PM

 
Lola M.
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Beautiful capture of this cardinal pair - Congratulations on your finalist!

1/18/2010 5:19:12 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I'm never surprised when you get a badge on your work Bill, your images are always winners! Congrats!

1/18/2010 5:44:08 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Bill! Your wildlife images are always the best. Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist. This is going right into my favorites!! Deb

1/18/2010 5:58:46 PM

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

1/18/2010 6:07:23 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Congratulations, Bill. This is a fine cardinal couple!

1/18/2010 7:35:33 PM

 
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Congrats on this fantastic finalist Bill!

1/18/2010 8:44:49 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, Bill!!

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1/18/2010 10:25:09 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Bill.

1/18/2010 10:53:48 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill!

1/19/2010 1:44:36 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congratulations!

1/19/2010 5:47:55 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill.

1/19/2010 5:52:35 AM

 

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A very Big CONGRATS to you Bill for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I wish you the very best in the next round.

Brian

1/19/2010 6:28:05 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Congrats, Bill!!! Love this!

1/19/2010 8:13:59 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations on an excellent capture and finalist! There is nothing easy about getting a clean shot of these birds!

1/19/2010 8:21:03 AM

 
James N. Carpenter
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Super big congrats Bill on this great finalist. James

1/19/2010 9:33:37 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Beautiful couple, well captured! Congratulations on your finalist, Bill, and good luck in the next round!

1/19/2010 12:48:59 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Bill on your Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff

1/19/2010 4:12:40 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win!

1/19/2010 4:49:13 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture of these 2 Bill, congrats on your winner!

1/19/2010 5:24:10 PM

 
Peter K. Burian
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Wow! Very few photographers ever manage to capture an image of both the male and female, Bill.

Love it!

Peter

1/19/2010 5:29:34 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this winner, Bill!

1/19/2010 6:05:14 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Bill! What a lovely capture!

1/19/2010 6:37:02 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this awesome win, Bill!!! :-)♫♪♫ k

1/19/2010 7:11:49 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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CONGRATS on you WIN, Bill!! :)

1/19/2010 7:22:26 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Huge Congrats Bill on your spectacular WINNER!!

1/19/2010 7:41:42 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Huge Congrats Bill on your spectacular WINNER!!

1/19/2010 7:41:42 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your lovely and very colorful winner Bill!!

1/19/2010 8:14:32 PM

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

1/19/2010 8:27:23 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 Bill.

Brian

1/19/2010 8:29:30 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Its a beauty, Bill! Big congrats to you!

1/19/2010 10:05:47 PM

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

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1/19/2010 10:18:34 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Bill. Love it.

1/19/2010 10:44:28 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Just beautiful!! Big congratulations to you Bill!!

1/20/2010 12:23:33 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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I just want to thank all of you for your remarks about my second place photo. Bill

1/20/2010 1:51:41 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Congrats Bill on a great photo and Win!

1/20/2010 2:17:12 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner.

1/20/2010 3:20:22 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your impressive winning image Bill!

1/20/2010 4:54:09 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Huge Congratulations Bill on this wonderful couple!

1/20/2010 4:59:16 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Super congratulations, Bill! Well-deserved gold!

1/20/2010 5:31:02 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful image and win Bill!

1/20/2010 6:27:47 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...gorgeous couple

1/20/2010 7:14:07 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Bill, Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!

1/20/2010 7:42:04 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Way to go, Bill. Congratulatuions!

1/20/2010 8:25:31 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Well...I knew this was a GOLD WINNER when I first saw it, Bill!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your spectacular win!! Deb

1/20/2010 8:51:23 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Wonderful Bill...I have a pair like this in our yard, but, have yet to get one like this...awesome! Congratulations!

1/20/2010 9:44:10 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Bill on your Wonderful Winner!!!


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1/20/2010 3:29:41 PM

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

1/20/2010 4:01:28 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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So glad this was a winner and very well deserved Bill!

jo ann c.

1/20/2010 4:47:54 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your winner, Bill!

1/20/2010 4:56:59 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Bill - Congratulations!! - Mike

1/20/2010 6:04:08 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Big congratulations ! Bill. The detail is exceptional.

1/20/2010 7:28:44 PM

 
Karen K. Givens
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Congratulations Bill on your win, this is awesome. I visited your gallery you do beautiful work, I really enjoyed looking at all your photographs. :)

1/21/2010 6:39:22 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Gorgeous capture of this beautiful couple, Bill!! A HUGE congrats on this exceptional winner!!

1/21/2010 1:25:40 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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And it became a winner. Congratulations, Bill! AWESOME!

1/21/2010 7:43:13 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on this Wonderful Winning photo, Bill!

1/21/2010 8:12:04 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Better late than never, Bill..but had to comment with huge congratulations to you for this magnificent gold winner...both of them together! So difficult to capture both and you accomplished that perfectly! Kudos and again, congratulations!

1/22/2010 8:50:46 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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They are so beautiful Bill! Congratulations on your win!

1/22/2010 1:01:51 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful.......Congrats!!

1/22/2010 7:22:05 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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What a lovely pair! Beautiful work as usual Bill! Congratulations on your win!!!

1/24/2010 12:46:49 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Congrats on a great win Bill!

1/25/2010 2:54:34 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

1/25/2010 4:08:14 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Another great piece of work, Bill. I never tire of looking at your images.

1/30/2010 7:15:27 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Bill- It is quite obvious that I am no where in the same league with you when it comes to photography. I do enjoy and am always learning and know I still need better equipment, but make do.
I really spent alot of time going through your gallaries, the birds, the flowers, the landscapes, each one so stunning and amazing in its beauty. You have such a wonderful gift and I know I will be going back to your gallary to enjoy the astonishing work you do.
Have a great day my friend, enjoy.

1/31/2010 8:58:01 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on your second place winner, Bill!

2/22/2010 5:21:12 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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What a HANDSOME couple my friend, CONGRATULATIONS. Folks seem to concentrate on the male, I think the female are simply gorgeous as well!! <><

3/10/2011 7:46:48 AM

 
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Gorgeous couple. I love the focus and the color.

4/4/2011 2:51:39 PM

 
John Connolly
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A stand out image of these two beauties, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist win!

1/16/2012 12:01:52 PM

 
Gary Enloe
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This is a excellent capture Bill. Nice to have captured the 2 of them looking back like they are. Very nice

1/26/2012 3:33:00 PM

 
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Hi Bill, I can see why this went gold, very beautiful capture, WTG!!

1/30/2012 6:02:58 AM

 
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