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Airborne Wood Duck
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Airborne Wood Duck
Airborne Wood Duck
I caught this shot shortly after this Wood Duck had taken off from the pond. They are small and very fast.
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Bonnie C. Lackey
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    I don't know how in the world you caught this in such a spectatular manner!

11/27/2004 3:27:35 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Gorgeous, William!! Handheld?
-cathy

11/27/2004 4:02:11 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Excellent capture, Willima. Detail, color and composition are extraordinary.

11/27/2004 5:03:53 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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WOW the is exceptional in every way Bill.

11/27/2004 5:24:54 AM

 
Barbara Kehoe
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beautiful flight shot

11/27/2004 5:35:49 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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WOW, outstanding and spectacular capture, Bill!

Debby

11/27/2004 5:54:05 AM

 
Gloria B. Wood
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Perfection...absolute perfection!

11/27/2004 6:25:40 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Just incredible, Bill!!!! Really can't say enough...all of the above and more....

11/27/2004 7:53:49 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Awesome shot, Bill!

11/27/2004 7:54:36 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Excellent capture William, a perfect image!!!

11/27/2004 8:57:53 AM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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I think this is the only photo I've ever seen of a wood duck in flight. Well done!

11/27/2004 4:52:48 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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My thanks to all of you who have commented on my photo. I really appreciate it.
Bill

11/28/2004 5:31:30 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Wonderful, wonderful shot. Captured at just the right time with the proper framing (or did you crop the final image?) And so sharp. As the photographer, you must have been ready for this special moment.

11/28/2004 4:31:53 PM

 
Leesa White
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This is beautiful! Congratulations!

12/15/2004 10:08:13 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I just love your work. Congrats to you, William!

12/16/2004 3:32:35 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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This is such a teriffic capture Bill, congratulations!!

12/16/2004 4:47:28 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on this superb finalist, Bill, very well deserved!

Best Wishes,
Debby

12/16/2004 5:38:29 AM

 
S  J
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CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful and very well deservingfinalist, William!

12/16/2004 6:01:36 AM

 
Barbara Kehoe
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congratulations William

12/16/2004 6:13:16 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Gald to see this in the finalist Bill
Well deserved finalist, congratulations
and good luck on the next round..:)

12/16/2004 7:07:07 AM

 
Pamela K
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Gorgeous colors! Excellent capture! Congrats!!

Pam

12/16/2004 1:46:33 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful

12/16/2004 4:18:01 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations and good luck, Bill!

12/16/2004 9:57:28 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on your win, Bill! Super shot!!!

12/17/2004 5:54:00 PM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Congratulation for this deserving win, Bill!

12/17/2004 6:09:56 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your win, Bill!!

12/17/2004 9:35:45 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on a well deserved win, Bill!

12/17/2004 10:34:52 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Awesome colours together! Congrats!

12/17/2004 11:35:19 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Bill,, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan

ps - I think you should get a member gallery. I truly believe that the rest of the BP community should be able to see all your work and enjoy it as much as I do, my very dear friend - Allan

12/18/2004 2:06:16 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your win!! -K

12/18/2004 4:20:25 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats! A real winner

12/18/2004 5:16:44 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Gorgeous Bill, congratulations!

12/18/2004 5:47:25 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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I'm so glad this won, Bill!
I love it!
Congratulations!
-cathy

12/18/2004 6:15:28 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this well deserved Winner Bill. I never get tired of looking at this one.

12/18/2004 6:22:53 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations Bill!!!!

12/18/2004 6:50:34 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Wonderful capture Bill. Congrats!!!

12/18/2004 11:31:43 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Bill!!!!

12/18/2004 7:23:00 PM

 
Kathleen L. Nelson
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Wonderful wood duck image, Bill. You captured it beautifully. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

12/19/2004 6:06:03 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Bill...love the contrast to the background here!!!

12/19/2004 12:18:43 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your win Bill! Wonderful catch and image!!

12/20/2004 6:21:32 PM

 
EVELYN T. THOMPSON
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PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL

1/7/2005 4:52:15 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Amazing shot - Great job!!!

3/30/2006 4:20:21 PM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Gorgeous image!! Everything is perfect!!

7/9/2006 6:33:24 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Gorgeous, is right! In every way.

7/9/2006 10:39:39 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Gorgeous colors and lighting! The details are amazing! Congratulations Bill!

7/11/2006 4:26:24 AM

 
Lavone Vannoy
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This is why you are the master at what you do!!! *Amazing* Bill!!!

7/16/2006 10:19:22 PM

 
Liane Saliba
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Perfectt shot in air!!!

7/17/2006 1:37:00 AM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations Bill, on this fantastic capture,(and all your other award winning images). It would be hard for me to pick a favorite, but this one would probably be mine!

10/13/2006 3:42:33 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
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Bill, I LOVE ALL your photos! I just checked out your site. One word: terrific.
Okay, more words... All the photos are awesome, wonderful composure, clarity, colors, etc., very cool subjects and very beautiful landscapes.

Keep up the VERY GOOD work!!!

Ariel
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12/13/2006 8:51:50 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Great shot Bill, this is a winner indeed, such a hard duck to get close to, you have made this a dream shot ~ GT

12/18/2006 5:01:01 PM

 
Erland Pillegaard
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HiBill
Excellent picture and work
erland

4/21/2007 8:15:58 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Amazing detail and beautiful colors on this duck, Bill

5/3/2007 3:26:16 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!!!! Amazing Gorgeous capture Bill!! Congratulations to you on this Winner/Winners and an Excellent Gallery :0) I wanted to comment on every single image!! Your work is so Very Inspirational :0)

5/3/2007 7:42:01 PM

 
Robert Baer
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bill
congrats on this wonderful winner. The details and the colors are magnificent!!

5/4/2007 6:40:45 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOW, I have to say, this is absolutely unbelievable. So AWSOME. I have looked at your gallery today and it is so hard to pick a favorite as they are ALL beautiful. Your photo's are well deserved as winner's. Suberb job! Congratulation's on all of them. Keep up the GREAT JOB!

5/6/2007 4:55:46 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Hi Bill, this image and your gallery are totally awespome!! Congratulations on this wonderful and very well deserved win!! <><

5/9/2007 5:39:50 PM

 
Daniel  Hohl
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What a stunning shot! So clear and sharp. You really take wonderful photos, very impressive.

5/11/2007 9:51:03 PM

 
Jen Lowrey
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Congrats Bill! What an awesome shot!

5/19/2007 10:11:17 AM

 
Cindy Wong
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Your gallery is Awesome! I don't know how you capture all these beautiful images. Amazing work, Bill! :)

5/29/2007 11:31:37 PM

 
William Johnson
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Lovely capture, however you do it Bill. Ecellent coposition, coloure, and lighting. Bill J.

6/13/2007 9:15:08 AM

 
Vishal Sharma
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Excellent capture, Bill! Amazing one :)

7/21/2007 12:53:36 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME capture. BEAUTIFUL. BIG CONGRAT'S on a well deserved win!

9/6/2007 6:44:45 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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This is so beautiful Bill. I think Wood duck have the be the most gorgeous of all the ducks. Great image.

9/6/2007 8:58:33 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Beautiful image, I love the colors in this picture!

9/13/2007 9:25:17 AM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Bill, this image is absolutely spectacular, and well deserving of it's win. Gorgeous colors, and one of my FAVORITE ducks to boot! GREAT capture!!

9/18/2007 9:10:23 PM

 
John Connolly
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A fabulous action capture of this gorgeous bird, Bill! Very deserving of its award!

9/19/2007 4:08:55 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular, Bill!
--Lisa

9/20/2007 5:04:02 AM

 
Jose Maria S. Tan
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Bill this picture is so alive! It glows!

10/1/2007 2:41:43 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning capture Bill ~ your gallery is full of inspiring images ~ well deserved winners!

10/13/2007 4:17:21 AM

 
Inge Linden
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STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/5/2007 10:11:09 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Congratulations on a beautiful image
Nice job

12/30/2007 10:10:19 PM

 
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Love, love, love it!

jo ann c.

1/4/2008 5:30:42 PM

 
Helen Dittrich
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such a beautiful image.. actually all your photos are wonderful.. well done!

1/9/2008 2:51:37 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Awesome image, I love the color of the background in contrat with the color of the duck!! Your an awesome photographer I enjoy your images very much!!!

3/6/2008 3:10:57 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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i know everyone has said it all, but this is so stunning and crisp. the colors are so eye catching!!

3/7/2008 5:54:03 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Simply spectacular, Bill!
I love perusing your gallery.
You are an AMAZING photographer!
~♥~Lisa

3/22/2008 8:51:45 AM

 
Cheryle J. Himes

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Bill your work is awesome and I enjoy the whole gallery. Thank you for your comments on my work Bill.
Cheryle

6/26/2008 9:21:58 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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I love your wildlife images....Beautiful! I just got back from Colorado and there was so much there. Do you still post here? I am never sure, but check back now and then.....I would to hang all your wildlife on my wall.....I have a big wall!!! lol Have a great day, Bill!

8/7/2008 4:59:17 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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You have so many beautiful nature images Bill. Your artistry really shows!

8/9/2008 1:01:43 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Bill, can you stand one more Wow!? WOW! I have never seen a Wood Duck in flight, much less a perfectly composed photograph. Awesome work!

1/5/2009 10:31:37 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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as always...beyond awesome Bill

3/13/2011 11:56:00 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Amazing how you catch these birds in flight with such sharpness. Congratulations on your win

3/17/2011 4:14:37 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Never seen one in flight, beautiful & congratulations!

4/2/2011 11:18:17 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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FANTASTIC capture my friend, PERFECT timing, WTG!! <><

4/11/2011 1:24:45 PM

 
FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS
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I love the colours. Spectacular shot. I love all your photos. If I comment on everyone you'll spend hours just reading.Was this handheld? I have just been taking photos for 2 months after a course with better photo and I am in awe of your pictures.

5/8/2011 6:56:25 AM

 
Gary Enloe
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This is a great capture Bill. Love the colors

1/11/2012 12:54:27 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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this is an awesome image Bill! a very belated congratulations on this fantastic winner!

1/31/2012 11:24:18 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Beautiful colors, details and action. I started taking pictures of backyard birds and don't have any to display yet. It is a fine skill.

2/9/2012 10:14:32 AM

 
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