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A Major Scene

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A Major Scene
A Major Scene
Several thousand (most not pictured) Snow Geese take flight suddenly when a Bald Eagle flaps his wings at a Raven (who seems unconcerned) to keep him away from finishing the last of a meal. The Sand Hill Cranes on the ground must somehow know an eagle won't too often mess with them -- after all they may be outweighed by an eagle but are taller and have a longer wingspan. Just might make an eagle leary. Taken in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
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Lindley Johnson
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    A terrific image of a variety of birds! Love the color, light, and composition - well done, Thomas!


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1/26/2013 5:30:12 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Just beautiful!


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1/26/2013 6:35:08 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Sounds like a wonderful place to photograph. Beautiful colors, timing and capture, Tom.


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1/26/2013 6:54:48 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Incredible capture and a compelling story in scene and words. Very nice work, Thomas.


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1/26/2013 9:37:13 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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You must have been gasping for air to have all this drama in one shot. It is a winner (in my eyes) on several levels.


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1/27/2013 5:10:20 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Beautiful capture. I've read where cranes are pretty aggressive fighters as they go for the eye's with that nice "sword" they have as a bill.


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1/27/2013 5:36:32 AM

 
John Connolly
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What an amazing wildlife scene Thomas! A delightful feel good capture!


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1/27/2013 11:07:20 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks very much, Lindley, Liz, Tammy, Susan, Michelle, Daniel, and John! Your comments are very appreciated!


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1/27/2013 5:35:37 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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So very beautiful and informative Tom - colours and composition magnificent Wow !!!


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1/27/2013 5:43:01 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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This is one AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL sight Thomas, VERY well done!! <><


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1/28/2013 9:55:07 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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What a scene! This is so impressive, Thomas! Amazing capture.


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1/28/2013 1:17:53 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thank you much, Barbara, Nancy, and Marijana!


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1/28/2013 5:36:39 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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WOW, WOW, WOW.....Wonderful capture, Thomas....talk about right place right time....perfect....I bet the raven got away unscathed LOL...he can fly faster than the eagle....Have a great day Thomas!


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1/30/2013 5:11:26 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks so much, Patricia!


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2/3/2013 7:21:18 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!


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2/25/2013 12:47:59 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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What an amazing scene and capture,Thomas! Congratulations!!


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2/25/2013 3:13:53 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful finalist, Congrats!


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2/25/2013 4:49:03 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Beautiful storytelling image, Tom!

Congrats on your finalist and best wishes for the next round!
Debby


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2/25/2013 4:59:47 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Just beautiful, congratulations on your finalist!


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2/25/2013 8:49:34 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! I hope it continues on - this is a gorgeous image!


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2/25/2013 9:33:52 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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I am so happy to see this one again, Thomas! huge congratulations!


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2/25/2013 11:24:05 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW...this is magical, Tom! The light, colors and timing are superb. Huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist!


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2/25/2013 2:19:52 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Magical IS the word - I agree with Deb...the colors and the remarkable layers of the different varieties of birds - what a shot - dramatic would be an understatement. Oh, hoping to see Gold attached to this one, Tom...superb work - congratulations!


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2/25/2013 6:53:46 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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One of natures finest captures Tom! Amazing visual! Congrats on your very well deserved finalist!


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2/26/2013 2:47:26 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks very much, Stefania, Ujjwal, Tammy, Debby, Carol, Marilyn, Marijana, Deb, Val, and Joannie, for your kind words!


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2/26/2013 5:13:44 PM

 
Irene Colling
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An energetic image with lots of activity. I can hear the honks from a mile away.

Great shot Thomas. Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo.


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2/27/2013 12:08:08 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Stunningly spectacular, Tom. This deserves a top Gold. Huge congrats.


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2/27/2013 2:07:18 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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What a great finalist! Congratulations
Tom!

jo ann c.


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2/27/2013 3:00:45 PM

 
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2/27/2013 4:15:23 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks so much for all the gracious words, Irene, Mary Beth, Jo Ann, and Linda!


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2/27/2013 5:11:19 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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WOW!! Mind boggling excitement! I am happy for you that you got to experience this!


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2/28/2013 4:31:13 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks, Phyllis!


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2/28/2013 6:20:58 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Stunning doesn't even describe this properly, Tom!! Congrats on your finalist. A Fave!


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2/28/2013 7:27:32 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Congratulations on this Finalist too, Thomas! Cheers....


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3/1/2013 11:37:32 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thank you very much, Terry, and Patricia! I appreciate your kind comments!


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3/1/2013 6:17:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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What a spectacular sight of nature to behold...you have captured it beautifully, Tom! Congratulations on a stunning finalist!


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3/5/2013 11:11:59 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thank you, Patsy! Great to hear from you!


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3/5/2013 5:38:33 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Of course, I meant, Patti, not Patsy! LOL!


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3/5/2013 5:39:47 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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No problem, Thumb :)))


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3/5/2013 6:11:23 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editorís Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!


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3/22/2013 1:01:49 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks, Merna!


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5/26/2013 9:25:49 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Any time I go to your album I take another look at this magnificient scene!


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6/1/2013 9:31:27 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks, Phyllis! I was indeed fortunate to watch all of this unfold. I feel similar each time I go to the Bosque. One never knows the magic they might see!


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6/1/2013 8:18:24 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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This is my favorite! I leave to go look this up and add to bucket list!! Then back to super bowl cooking.


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2/1/2014 2:43:34 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Thanks very much, Phyllis! I was just back at the Bosque this week. Love each time there.


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2/1/2014 3:01:25 PM

 
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