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Cape May Warbler Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Cape May Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Late Evening, Canon 100-400 @400mm, 5.6
© Ben M. Trapnell
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
Brinn MacDougall
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    This is a great capture, Benjamin..well done!

5/26/2004 4:49:38 PM

Dolores Neilson
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Beautiful exposure, sharp and wonderful interesting color!! Well done, Benjamin!! I'm assuming this is with a Canon 100-400?? I don't recall any third party lens offering this focal range. And Nikon doesn't have this focal length either.

5/26/2004 5:29:41 PM

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Great shot!!!!! Very nice work Ben!

5/26/2004 5:34:59 PM

Deborah  Sandidge
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Exceptional shot of this little warbler, great color and detail!

5/26/2004 6:14:54 PM

Diane  Addonizio
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Great shot, Benjamin!

5/26/2004 6:37:51 PM

Ben M. Trapnell

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Dolores - you are right. It is the Canon 100-400 (IS) L. 400mm wide open - this is one of 4 frames shot hand-held in a burst. They were all this quality, though, the little bird had other ideas about composition. Thanks for the great feedback. It is encouraging and greatly appreciated. I continue to be amazed with the 10D and this lens. The sun was about 15 minutes from dropping below the horizon - thus the very warm colors.

5/26/2004 6:39:50 PM

Darren K. Fisher
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Glad you snaped that shutter 4 times, this is awesome. Great lighting and wonderful detail. Has to be one of the best bird images I have ever seen.

5/26/2004 7:42:07 PM

Dorothy Neumann
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Wonderful! I agree with Darren.

5/26/2004 7:46:54 PM

Kristen McKain
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Gorgeous capture!

5/27/2004 3:54:35 AM

Ronald Balthazor
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Very well done, Benjamin.

5/27/2004 4:33:12 AM

Kristen McKain
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6/15/2004 12:46:33 PM

Cathy Barrows
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6/15/2004 2:36:15 PM


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What a picture perfect shot! Great detail and the flower fills the composition so nicely.

6/15/2004 3:34:32 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird! Congratulations and good luck. Love your gallery!

6/15/2004 6:13:25 PM

Jim Kinnunen
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Great image of a great subject!! I have the 100-400 and absolutely love it. You used it to perfection here...congrats!!

6/15/2004 6:28:46 PM

Ben M. Trapnell

member since: 5/5/2004

Jim, Diane, Thomasa, Cathy, Kristin, Ron, Dorothy, Darren, thank you for the wonderful and very kind feedback on my Warbler. I've noticed that many of you have been or currently are finalists with some absolutely outstanding work of your own. Some, many times over. Praise from kind, tallented folks such as yourselves means more to me than you will know. Thanks again and good luck to you all!

6/16/2004 6:26:59 AM

Peggy Wolff
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I can only think that this can be a big money maker for you! What a shot! I really could go on and on about this, but I will sum it up by saying PERFECT!

6/16/2004 6:59:05 AM

Anne E. Morgan

member since: 11/25/2003

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I've been admiring your fine bird photos since I started here. What an honor - you deserve it!

6/16/2004 8:49:00 PM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003

Congrats, Benjamin!

6/17/2004 12:58:25 AM

Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Ben on this beautiful capture and Win!

6/17/2004 3:48:29 AM

Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your win! -K

6/17/2004 5:31:39 AM

Mary K. Robison
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This truly is perfection, Benjamin. Keep on entering it everywhere you can - keep on winning everywhere it's entered! Congratulations!

6/17/2004 2:11:50 PM

Evy Johansen
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Many congatulations on you second plaze win!

6/17/2004 8:56:44 PM

Ellen Peach
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Congrats on this excellent win, Benjamin!

6/18/2004 2:17:29 PM

Ben M. Trapnell

member since: 5/5/2004

Wow! I am overwhelmed! My sincerest thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to respond to this picture. I can't get over how many people, most with so many of their own great pictures, have taken the time to acknowlege mine. It really warms my heart to know that there are so many tallented, caring people routinely viewing Better Photo. My thanks to you all for your inspiration.

6/18/2004 2:44:44 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great photo, many congratulations to you!!

6/19/2004 10:46:31 PM

Kathleen L. Nelson
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I love your photo of the Cape May warbler. These little guys are really hard to photograph, but your photo is perfect. I also have a 10D camera and was thinking about getting the 100-400 lens down the road. Your photo has convinced me that it's a great lens. However, I'm sure it will take me a very long time and lots of practice to take a photo such as this one (even with the lens).

7/4/2004 3:12:19 AM

Rita Richter

member since: 11/28/2003

exceptional quality, perfect combination of camera and lens. Congrats

7/8/2004 10:49:45 AM

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