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River Reeds
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
River Reeds
River Reeds
Something Different!
On the shores of the Ottawa River at Shirley's Bay, 300mm at F/8, ISO-200, 1/160 sec, hand held.

© Heather Pickard
Nikon D80 Digital ...
 
 
 
Merna L. Nobile
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    Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

10/15/2010 5:20:56 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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What a pleasing image, Heather...congratulations on your finalist!

10/15/2010 8:47:17 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW, Heather, Love it, Love it, Love it! A simply marvelous image, both abstract and very real. I've always wanted to capture something like it, but never had the opportunity. And yes, very different for you - hope you do more! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round!

10/15/2010 9:04:44 PM

 
Heather Pickard
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Yes Merna, its a great honor when an image gets the recognition of the judges. I was pleased and surprised with this one.

Thanks for your comment Patricia. I'm so glad you like this photo.

Wow Rona, thanks for the enthusiasm you express for my image. This IS different for me, but the scene caught my eye and I just had to linger long enough to get some photos while the rest of my birding group continued on in search of shore birds. The day was overcast but still and the long sinewy reeds were perfectly reflected on the mirrored surface.
The RAW image was under-whelming, but with the edit, it suddenly popped and I was thrilled with the results.
I'm so glad you like this, and yes....I will continue to search out future images that are a little 'different' for me.

10/16/2010 5:42:04 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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LOVE the clarity of this image Heather! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved Finalist Award!!!

10/17/2010 8:23:12 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

10/17/2010 4:09:40 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Stunning, Heather!! Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!!

10/17/2010 4:25:33 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations on your beautiful winner, Heather!

10/17/2010 4:50:07 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Heather!

10/17/2010 5:44:27 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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I knew it Heather! Big Congratulations on your Gold Win!!!

10/17/2010 6:46:50 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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So happy to see this in the Winner's Circle, Heather!! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Gold Winner!

10/17/2010 7:28:55 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ. on getting Golden, Heather!

UB.

10/17/2010 10:08:15 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations, Heather, for this beautiful winner!

10/18/2010 5:30:27 AM

 
Heather Pickard
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Thank-you all for the many kind words and for taking the time to so thoughtfully comment.
I am in excellent company among all the fabulous images the judges choose this month.
I'm very pleased at this my FIRST gold medallion.
Heather

10/18/2010 5:56:48 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC

10/18/2010 7:21:03 AM

 
Charlotte LaBarbera
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This image reminds me of the simple things that we often pass up while we are looking for the grand, spectacular prize winning photo of a life-time. Congratulations for recognizing and capturing something so beautiful, yet so simple.

10/18/2010 7:46:09 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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This is beautiful Heather. Congratulations!

10/18/2010 8:15:07 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Lovely capture! Congrats on your first of hopefully many golds Heather. (I am pleased to have received my first this month too :-) Such great company here at BP!

10/18/2010 10:03:52 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Huge congratulations on your first gold medal, Heather
The first one certainly is very special.
Smile.

10/18/2010 12:43:07 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!!
Congratulations Heather
on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~

10/18/2010 4:29:14 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner, Heather.

10/19/2010 3:13:42 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Simply stunning, Heather! Congratulations on your first gold winner!!

10/19/2010 1:35:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Simply beautiful Heather! Congratulations on your win!! Superb!!

10/21/2010 2:05:50 PM

 
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