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Winter Flight
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Winter Flight
Winter Flight
I was at the pond to shoot some wildlife when a group of mallards flew over my head and went across the pond. As they got to the other side I saw them making their turn to prepare for landing. At this moment I raised my camera and fired. What I got was pure magic.

Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/1600 sec., F8.0, ISO 800
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Canon EOS 1D Mark ...

 
 
 
Linda A. Braddock
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    Bill, Gorgeous Capture!!

12/13/2010 4:50:04 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Excellent clarity, colors and comp. Bill. Wonderful capture.

12/13/2010 5:09:43 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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What a fantastic capture, a definite winner and finalist in my books.

12/13/2010 6:51:57 PM

 
Vickie Oakley
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What an absolutely wonderful image!

12/13/2010 7:33:08 PM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Fantastic timing and capture, Bill!

12/14/2010 1:45:12 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Fabulous capture, Bill!

12/14/2010 4:37:05 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Another thing Bill is that guys are always chasing the girls. Excellent timing. Excellent shot.

12/14/2010 12:12:42 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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DEFINITELY MAGIC Bill!!! This is AWESOME, this is my kind of shooting, no guns for me!!! <><

12/15/2010 2:00:58 PM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome

12/24/2010 3:45:21 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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You nailed this perfect Bill. Don't you just love the Canon EOS 1D. I have the mark IV and it is awesome.
Happy New Year Bill.

12/29/2010 1:26:43 PM

 
Fanie Heymans
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Magnificent capture of these birds in flight.

1/4/2011 1:21:12 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

1/18/2011 9:06:05 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations Bill on your finalist...well seen and captured!!

1/18/2011 9:12:40 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Bill. Fantastic shot.

1/19/2011 12:46:55 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!!

1/19/2011 1:04:41 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Bill.

1/19/2011 5:43:55 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Bill!

1/19/2011 6:18:24 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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congratulations Bill on such a wonderful finalist.

1/19/2011 6:44:55 AM

 
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Great timing.

1/19/2011 8:16:50 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...excellent

1/19/2011 8:18:41 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Bill, amazing clarity and stop action!!

1/19/2011 9:28:42 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Bill on your beautiful finalist.

1/19/2011 10:47:25 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Excellent In-Flight Capture Bill,CONGRATS!.

1/19/2011 11:12:03 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Like a beautiful dance Bill, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <><

1/19/2011 11:44:44 AM

 
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Oh My! Wow, Simply beautiful flight and capture....Congratulations, Bill!

1/19/2011 11:46:41 AM

 
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Congratulations Bill, on this wonderful Finalist image!

1/19/2011 12:53:38 PM

 
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Congrats on this awesome finalist Bill!

1/19/2011 6:24:25 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Pure magic is right!!! Big congrats on this awesome capture and deserving finalist Bill!!

1/19/2011 8:52:05 PM

 
Lisa B. North
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You are incredible with all your fowl shots! And I'm not talking basketball! :) This is no exception! Good luck to you! Congrats!

1/20/2011 6:31:07 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I agree...this is an amazing capture, Bill! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

1/20/2011 8:53:19 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)

1/20/2011 3:37:54 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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1/21/2011 10:52:11 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Outstanding timing on this wonderful wildlife shot Bill.

Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo.

1/21/2011 2:35:43 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Always magical with you Bill!
Congratulations

1/21/2011 6:04:03 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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This image is magical and I love how you caught them in flight formation...

1/22/2011 7:22:58 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Bill on your second place win, well deserved.

1/23/2011 2:32:16 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Yay, Bill. Congratulations on your gold!

1/23/2011 2:38:08 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful winner Bill, congratulations!

1/23/2011 3:05:59 PM

 
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WTG Bill, CONGRATS on this fantastic winner!!!

1/23/2011 3:10:06 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Bill on your great winner.

1/23/2011 3:28:46 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on a well deserved winner, Bill!

1/23/2011 4:06:59 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
Second Place Winner! 8o)

1/23/2011 4:52:16 PM

 
Lisa B. North
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Knew it when I saw it! A warm congrats to you! When I think of bird shots, I always think of you!

1/23/2011 5:13:11 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Bill...a stunning image!

1/23/2011 5:19:12 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this incredible winner,Bill! WTG!

1/23/2011 5:22:35 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner, Bill.

1/23/2011 5:35:44 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Bill on your wonderful Winning image!

1/23/2011 5:36:09 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Your timing was perfect!
Congratulations on your second place win!

1/23/2011 5:39:12 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Bill on this wonderful winner!!! <><

1/23/2011 5:52:41 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Bill!

1/23/2011 6:08:25 PM

 
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Huge congrats on your fantastic winner, Bill!!!

1/23/2011 6:13:09 PM

 
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WTG on this wonderful winner, Bill! :-) k

1/23/2011 6:19:04 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Congrats Bill on your outstanding winner. The details are incredible.

1/23/2011 6:33:35 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous winner, Bill!

Congratulations!

1/23/2011 6:41:59 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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No surprise to see this beauty again Bill!!! Big congratulations - well deserved!!

1/23/2011 6:50:40 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Super dooper shot and a well deserved super dooper award!!

1/23/2011 6:59:31 PM

 
Don Holland
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Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Bill!

1/23/2011 7:17:55 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Wonderful eye for the moment and the composition, Bill. Congratulations on your win!

1/23/2011 7:57:28 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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This is certainly pure magic indeed, Bill! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON 2ND PLACE WINNER!

1/23/2011 8:01:42 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Bill! Congratulations!
Steve

1/23/2011 9:04:43 PM

 
Fanie Heymans
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Congratulations on your winning picture Bill! Well done!

1/24/2011 1:28:00 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Pure magic, to be sure Bill! Judges agreed! Congratulations.

1/24/2011 2:27:05 AM

 
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Big congratulations on this wonderful winner, Bill!

1/24/2011 3:04:24 AM

 
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Big congrats on your win Bill. Fantastic.
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1/24/2011 4:42:08 AM

 
Carol Eade
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A beautiful winner, Bill, congratulations!

1/24/2011 6:09:34 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your winner, Bill. Great one.

1/24/2011 7:29:59 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I love this image, Bill!! Absolutely FABULOUS! Huge congratulations on your GOLD WINNER!! Deb

1/24/2011 8:18:16 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your exceptional winner, Bill. The timing, clarity and colors are outstanding!

1/24/2011 9:57:33 AM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Great eye, great capture, congratulations, Bill!!

1/24/2011 3:17:42 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Huge Congratulations on your wonderful winning photo Bill.

1/24/2011 6:33:18 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Gorgeous winner...congratulations!!!

1/25/2011 9:52:20 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Love the magic that you do with your camera, Bill! Congratulations!

1/25/2011 11:31:43 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS.....!!!

UB.

1/26/2011 8:49:19 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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As always Bill your wildlife images are a vision! Congrats on your gold badge, it is so well deserved!

1/26/2011 11:07:58 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Bill.

1/26/2011 5:37:37 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win!! Perfect timing Bill!

1/27/2011 10:08:47 AM

 
Sandra J. Anderson

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Pure magic indeed.
Congratulations Bill.

1/27/2011 3:50:50 PM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Congrats on ALL Your Winners Bill!!!!!!!!.

1/29/2011 1:15:12 PM

 
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Very happy to see a second place selection of this fantastic shot. Congratulations Bill!

1/30/2011 1:42:18 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Wow...pure magic for sure! It couldn't have been choreographed better than this. Great timing on this wonderful shot. Congrats on your well deserved win!

1/31/2011 9:22:20 PM

 
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What an amazing capture. Congratulations

2/25/2011 3:25:21 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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beyond awesome Bill

3/11/2011 8:42:09 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Incredible capture, Bill...the color, lighting, action, and composition are just awesome. The odd number combination (3 and 1) and their formation is so cool. Love it.
-Joe

3/23/2011 7:14:07 AM

 
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Yes, magic is indeed the operative word, Bill, both the moment and your simply amazing capture of it.

3/24/2011 9:34:35 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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I am always amazed by your wildlife photos. Pure magic indeed!!
Congratulations once again.

3/26/2011 7:38:43 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Bill, just beautiful, you deserve this award,

3/27/2011 11:18:19 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Bill, I missed this the first time; it's an amazing shot...absolutely spectacular, indeed so deserving of its selection as a winner! To get these ducks in flight with such detail and clarity is outstanding!

4/2/2011 4:38:27 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Bill, your skills never cease to amaze me. Wow, simply beautiful! Congratulations on your win!

5/1/2011 11:01:09 PM

 
FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS
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Bill this is so amazingly beautiful. It's such a blessing to be as gifted as you are. Pure magic. I am so glad a came across your gallery.

5/8/2011 1:46:08 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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Your bird images are outstanding

6/12/2011 7:41:01 AM

 
John C. Ensign
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Wow Bill! I got to tell you I Absolutely Love your wildlife pictures! They are very inspiring to me. This shot is awesome!

11/9/2011 8:04:30 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Pure Magic is right! Your wildlife photos are superb!

12/28/2011 9:49:17 AM

 
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Great shot Congrats on the Second place Win.

1/20/2012 7:22:45 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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a stunning capture Bill!Congratulations!

1/30/2012 6:05:10 AM

 
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One of my favorites!

2/4/2012 9:40:46 PM

 
Erika G. Gossett

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Wow,awesome action shot! Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill!

3/6/2012 2:43:25 PM

 
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Beautiful colors and great timing! Congratulations on your winner, Bill!

3/19/2012 4:03:52 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Bill, this is pure magic but it's also pure talent; a special thank you for always listing your camera settings, such a great way to learn; masterful shot, worthy of much recognition! Congratulations!

8/26/2012 4:46:25 PM

 
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Great shot! The detail is amazing and the colors on the males really pop!

12/16/2012 9:31:41 AM

 
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