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Landing Gear Down, Flaps Up...
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Landing Gear Down, Flaps Up...
Landing Gear Down, Flaps Up...
Sandhill crane coming in for a landing at a corn field filled with food; Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico; f 3.5 1/800s @ 70.00mm with 1.7x tele extender; cropped and enhanced in Photoshop; Any fedback greatly appreciated!
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Eric Highfield
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    Wow Fantastic shot, Pam! Your timing is perfect! This is a great addition to your wonderful Gallery. I really enjoyed viewing your wildlife photos. I'll visit often!

11/21/2004 5:10:51 PM

 
Pamela K
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Wow! Thank you so much Eric! I'm glad you enjoyed my gallery!

I'm off to a movie right now, but I'll check out your gallery when I get a chance!

Pam

11/21/2004 5:16:58 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Great Shot Pam!

11/21/2004 5:58:38 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Now this is a "WOW" shot! Amazing detail, beautiful colors and your timing was right on!!!!! A simply gorgeous photo all around!!!

11/21/2004 6:06:57 PM

 
Karma Wilson
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Wonderful Pam! Looks like we're both in "centerville" today. It works here! :-)

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11/21/2004 6:13:15 PM

 
Karma Wilson
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Wonderful Pam! Looks like we're both in "centerville" today. It works here! :-)

Karma

11/21/2004 6:13:16 PM

 
Janet Detota
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This is fabulous, Pam!! Excellent title!!

11/21/2004 7:12:29 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Wow!! What a capture, Pam!! Outstanding photograph!

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11/21/2004 8:10:33 PM

 
Cindy Cone
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Wonderful capture, Pam!

11/21/2004 8:16:42 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Whoa! Awesome capture, Pam! Really an exceptional shot!

11/21/2004 8:24:17 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Kelly, Julie, Karma, Janet, Larry, Cindy, and Dan!!!!!!! I'm glad you all liked it!

Karma, I love your leaf shot, I think it looks great centered as well...

Janet, thanks... Whenever I see these guys land with their feet down and wings flared I think of a plane going through it's landing check list... Landing gear - check, flaps - check... I think the behavior is actually called parachuting...

Thanks again everyone!

Pam

11/21/2004 8:32:03 PM

 
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Here are two comments that somehow ended up in an alternate universe, but as the pertain to this thread, I thought I'd copy them over:

11/21/04
Fantastic capture and selective focus, Pam!
DIANEADDONIZIO

11/21/04
This is just outstanding, Pam!!! I love it. This guy covers the whole frame! Just fantastic!!!
SharonD.


So, thank you Diane and Sharon! I'm glad you liked it!

Pam

11/21/2004 8:52:22 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Just incredible shot, Pam!!!!

11/22/2004 3:25:05 AM

 
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A great capture.... Jeff

11/22/2004 4:30:43 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Janet and Jeff!!

Pam

11/22/2004 8:47:57 AM

 
Blair Boudreau

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Hey Pam! Absolutely marvelous photo!

Blair B.

11/23/2004 12:08:53 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Blair!

Pam

11/23/2004 12:10:06 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Pam - this is another great capture! He's so sharp! WOW! Well done!

11/24/2004 6:18:02 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, DDK!! Welcome back!

Pam

11/24/2004 9:15:02 PM

 
Leesa White
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Very cool shot ,Pamela! Congratulations!

12/15/2004 10:13:12 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Way to go, Pam!! Congratulations!

12/15/2004 10:52:40 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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What a fantastic image and great title!!! Congratulations!!!

12/15/2004 11:12:05 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Leesa, Eric, and Jim!!!!!

:-)
Pam

12/15/2004 11:21:09 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Wow Pam! Another fantastic finalist...good luck in the next round on both!

12/16/2004 3:50:29 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congrats, Pam!

12/16/2004 4:09:18 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist Pam! It's an excellent capture. I got a chuckle from your title too!

12/16/2004 4:52:40 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you again, Tammy, Diane, and Pat!!!!!!

:-)
Pam

12/16/2004 9:08:23 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Wonderful Pamela. Congratulations!!!

12/16/2004 10:11:47 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Laurence!!!

Pam

12/16/2004 10:15:54 AM

 
Lisa Deaton
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Really cool photo!!! Congrats and Good luck!!!

12/16/2004 12:50:38 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Lisa!!

Pam

12/16/2004 1:53:49 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Many congrats Pam!
Excellent capture of this sandhill.
Bob

12/16/2004 1:59:09 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Bob!!! I'm glad you like it!

Pam

12/16/2004 2:08:41 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Congrats Pam!

12/16/2004 4:08:23 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Kelly!!

Pam

12/16/2004 7:42:12 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Pam! My personal favorite of yours! Good luck next round!

12/17/2004 6:10:56 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Sharon!!! For me, it's a toss up between this one and Fall Flying... :)

Pam

12/17/2004 7:26:55 AM

 
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  Landing Gear Down, Flaps Up -- Vertical
Landing Gear Down, Flaps Up -- Vertical
I cropped this to vertical and despeckled the background in PS for the remake. I also cloned out the distracting white spot in the background and changed the color profile to Adobe RGB 1998. Should I re-enter it?
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I'm thinking of re-entering a slightly reworked version of this in December. Here's the new shot. What do you think?

Pam

12/19/2004 10:59:19 AM

 
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  Landing Gear - Take 3
Landing Gear - Take 3
A different crop.
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New version. :)

Pam

12/19/2004 11:42:03 AM

 
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  Landing Gear - saturation increase
Landing Gear - saturation increase
Trying to get the color to match what's on my computer...
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Color fix?

12/19/2004 11:47:14 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Pam this is terrific!!!

12/19/2004 6:23:37 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Susan!

Pam

12/19/2004 10:56:40 PM

 
Luis Louro
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Amazing shot, Pam!!!

5/24/2005 1:47:33 AM

 
Blair Boudreau

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Pam, this is an amazing shot. I've commented before but the photo still amazes me! Good to see it as a finalist.

5/24/2005 5:25:55 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Luis and Blair!!!

Pam

5/24/2005 8:12:11 AM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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F A N T A S T I C !!!!!!

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