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Roseate Spoonbills in Flight Photo Contest Finalist
Roseate Spoonbills in Flight
Roseate Spoonbills in Flight
Ft. Desoto Park, Pinellas County, FL
© Laurie Meehan-Elmer
Nikon D70 Digital ...
Elena Rojco

member since: 4/15/2004
    Wow! It's wonderful image, Laurie!

9/13/2004 8:37:54 PM

Kathleen Clemons
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Stunning, Laurie!!

9/14/2004 3:18:28 AM

Patricia A. Cale
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Very nice shot, Laurie! Congrats and good luck!!

10/15/2004 7:06:45 PM

Penny Steiner
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Wow, Laurie..this one almost bowled me over...your work is getting better and better. This looks to me like a winner and hope it makes it. I know how hard these images are to capture.
Congratulations...will be in Sarasota again in Jan. P.

10/15/2004 10:23:35 PM

Cathy Barrows
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member since: 4/13/2003

Congrats! the spoonbills in flight...wonderful

10/16/2004 3:44:14 PM

Laurie Meehan-Elmer

member since: 10/13/2003

Thank you all for your nice comments. Penny, I hope to see you in January!

10/16/2004 8:58:59 PM

Carol Brill
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Such a lovely vision in pink and blue, Laurie, congratulations on your POTD!!

11/3/2004 12:14:06 AM

Carol Engstrom
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member since: 8/20/2002

This is so beautiful! Congrats on POTD.

11/3/2004 12:17:23 AM

Patty Razonable

member since: 10/2/2004

Great capture! Congrats on you POTD!

11/3/2004 12:20:14 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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member since: 4/16/2003

Gorgeous shot Laurie! Congrats on your POTD!

11/3/2004 12:26:45 AM

Jimi Hammerly

member since: 5/25/2004

Beautiful photo - love the colors and the contrast. I can't leave out the capture of them in flight. Nice work!

11/3/2004 12:53:49 AM

Robert A. Burns
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member since: 3/15/2004

Gorgeous color. Sharp detail. Beautifully composed.

Please tell me what lens you used, and what were your settings.


11/3/2004 1:22:43 AM

Kathleen Clemons
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member since: 12/19/2000

Congrats, Laurie!

11/3/2004 2:29:25 AM

Vladimir Azarian

member since: 6/16/2003

Thanks for sharing such a lovely picture.
My congrats and best wishes.

11/3/2004 2:33:46 AM

Penny Steiner
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member since: 7/16/2002

Oh, this one is so worthy of POTD...I really thought you would place with this fabulous photo but I am so happy you have gotten recognition and Laurie, enjoy your day. See you in Jan.


11/3/2004 2:36:59 AM

Kristen McKain
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Amazing capture - congrats on the POTD!

11/3/2004 2:50:02 AM

Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your POTD, Laurie, for this outstanding capture and beautiful image!


11/3/2004 3:40:00 AM

Dolores Neilson
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Laurie...this is a wonderful wildlife shot with unusual pastel colors! Wonderful!! Congrats on your potd!

11/3/2004 4:02:56 AM

Beverley Lu Steeves
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member since: 8/16/2003

Congratulations Laurie on POTD!!

11/3/2004 4:41:06 AM

Scott Pedersen

member since: 11/18/2001

Very nice colors and excellent job of frameing the birds Laurie What attracted me especially was the colors. Glad that it went fianalst in the contest.

11/3/2004 4:50:48 AM

Dick & Sara throughthelens
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Congratulations! Beautiful capture of these grand birds in flight! Good color, contrast, framing! EXCELLENT! Dick & Sara

11/3/2004 5:00:37 AM

Dan Walters

member since: 8/21/2004

Great flight shot and nice colors!

11/3/2004 5:01:25 AM

Josselyne Klecanda
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member since: 9/25/2003

Incredibly beautiful!

11/3/2004 5:20:59 AM

Barbara Kehoe
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member since: 9/14/2004

Beautiful, beautiful

11/3/2004 5:49:08 AM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on POTD...this is an excellent pic of the spoonbills

11/3/2004 6:08:27 AM

Eleanor Caputo
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member since: 9/25/2004

Very beautiful Laurie. Great action capture in flight. Big Congratulations!!

11/3/2004 7:07:53 AM

Robert Brown
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Congratulations, Laurie, you're queen for a day!

11/3/2004 7:38:10 AM

Isabel L
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member since: 3/21/2004

Beautiful photograph!!

11/3/2004 7:57:43 AM

Laurie Meehan-Elmer

member since: 10/13/2003

Thank you ALL for your kind comments. I was quite surprised and honored when I opened my e-mail this morning!

Robert Burns-I'm trying to find the disk with the RAW file on it so I can see the exact settings. I shot this several months ago and don't remember the specifics. I do know I used a Tamron 70-300 lens fairly wide open. I just don't recall the exact aperture.

Robert O. Brown- Thanks for the "crown" (just for a day?)

11/3/2004 8:06:43 AM

Kris Lingle
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member since: 9/10/2001

Congrats! Your images are amazing.

11/3/2004 8:53:09 AM

Penny Steiner
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You deserve that crown today, Laurie!!! I was also wondering what lens you used. It is such an amazing shot. Did you use center focus? P.

11/3/2004 9:04:43 AM

Llewellyn Williams

member since: 9/21/2004

Gee, Laurie, I was thinking of running over to Sanibel this weekend, but now I'm discouraged! With luck and a little skill I still wouldn't catch up to this one! Fabulous.

11/3/2004 9:24:35 AM

Laurie Meehan-Elmer

member since: 10/13/2003

Kris, Penny and Llewellyn, thanks for you comments,

Penny-This was focused manually. The relatively cheap lens on my D70 doesn't autofocus too well (sluggish). I've gotten so used to manual focus, I rarely use autofocus anymore. I had the camera on my Tripod and was panning and focusing as they fed along the shore. Luckily, when they took flight, they remained in the same focal plane. I have MANY out of focus versions!

Llewellyn-Go to Sanibel this weekend!!! The birds should be arriving!

11/3/2004 10:33:16 AM

Anita Taylor
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What an incredibly wonderful shot, Laurie! I haven't been over that way in awhile, but maybe I should go soon :)

11/3/2004 12:16:33 PM

William C. Raco
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This is a fabulous photo, Laurie.
I love the focus, the positions and motion, the color and clarity.
Very well deserving of the POTD recognition.


11/3/2004 1:40:39 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great image, the birds in flight are so very beautiful!! Great comp and color, a big congratulations on your photo of the day win!!

11/3/2004 4:01:08 PM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Beautiful image Laurie!! Congrats on POTD!!

11/3/2004 9:40:37 PM

Laurie Meehan-Elmer

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Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments. This certainly made my day!

11/3/2004 9:51:10 PM

Janet S  Weaver
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What a wonderful capture!! Congrats on your POD Laurie!! Outstanding work!!!

11/4/2004 7:13:13 AM

Ed Heaton
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Well done Laurie,

Congrats on POTD!

11/4/2004 3:03:24 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So beautiful, a great featured photo. Very nice timing and colors. Congratulations on being featured in the SnapShot newsletter today!

5/17/2006 3:31:45 PM

Sharon Nickodem
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member since: 3/28/2005

Hi Laurie.....good to see you're still taking gorgeous photos!! Did you ever do your Portfolio project? Sharon

5/18/2006 6:03:58 PM

Ariel Lepor
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Great spoonbill shot, Laurie! This is AWESOME!

6/4/2006 3:05:20 PM

Ariel Lepor
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Great spoonbill shot, Laurie! This is AWESOME!

6/4/2006 3:05:22 PM

Laura M. Galloway

member since: 4/3/2006

congrats! this is fabulous~

4/8/2008 4:33:25 PM

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