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"Sam" the Elephant is a Special Shape Balloon from Brazil - Balloon Owner: Marcos Bonimcontro and Special Shape Balloon "The World's Largest Shopping Bag" from Albuquerque, NM and owner Frank Wechter. A listing of the Special Shape Balloons are available at http://www.balloonfiesta.com/pilots-and-crew/special-shapes-directory
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Bobby Ray Goodman
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    Hi Patricia,Wonderful capture.Beautiful color,looks like a fun day to shoot!!!


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11/7/2012 6:07:16 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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It was Bobby! Our first day (Oct 11th) at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta....there is a weather situation called "The Box" and it was working that day. The balloons take off in one direction, go to a certain altitude then are pushed back to the field by the upper winds...It was really neat to see. They run a marksmanship contest when "The Box" is working. I think they also call it the "Gully Winds"....fun stuff for sure!


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11/7/2012 7:59:00 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Very unique balloon capture. Great title too.


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11/7/2012 12:03:56 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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What a fun capture!!!!


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11/7/2012 12:42:50 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Thank you Michelle & Colette for your kind words & for viewing...have a wonderful afternoon!


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11/7/2012 1:51:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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What a cool balloon and capture! I didn't get to see the take off's of all of them here because of work. :( This is neat~


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11/7/2012 3:56:41 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Thank you Tammy....


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11/8/2012 5:49:50 AM

 
Jill Odice
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It sure must have been a spectacular show from all the cool balloons I have seen posted!Good job getting this so nice and sharp!


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11/8/2012 9:22:07 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Thank you Jill...it really helps to have tripod...but with the crowds handholding was the way I went with these shots. I may look at a monopod for the next adventure where there are crowds. Have a glorious day!


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11/8/2012 9:58:12 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Terrific composition and neat subjects in this image, Patricia! Seems like you had a blast in Albuquerque!


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11/8/2012 5:06:21 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Indeed I did. I had tickets for three mornings and three evenings. Some of the events never took place due to weather....so I'm glad I planned the three days.


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11/9/2012 4:11:15 AM

 
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