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Strong And Proud

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Strong And Proud
Strong And Proud
This is Daniel. He lives at the African Habitat of our Montgomery, Alabama Zoo.
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William C. Raco
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    Excellent pose, light and detail
Very nice photo, Bill

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10/27/2005 4:12:49 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful shot Bill!! =)


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10/27/2005 4:16:05 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture Bill! Really great work on this!! Jeff


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10/27/2005 4:34:53 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Simply gorgeous, Bill!!!


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10/27/2005 4:37:19 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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I love the expression in his eyes - wonderful capture!


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10/27/2005 4:45:05 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful!!!


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10/27/2005 5:29:06 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Bill, very nice detail and pose.


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10/27/2005 8:31:23 AM

 
teresina m. wheaton
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Such an excellant shot, just beautiful.


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10/27/2005 4:59:42 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Majestic portrait, Bill, the detail is incredible!


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10/27/2005 5:24:38 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great capture, details and color!


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10/28/2005 1:12:40 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Terrific portrait, Bill!!


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10/28/2005 1:16:43 PM

 
Jonna Bergström  

Fantastic portrait, Bill! Excellent!


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10/28/2005 3:27:57 PM

 
Jessica L. Richard
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gorgous capture!


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10/30/2005 5:11:11 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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One for National Georgraphic for sure! You can't do any better than this beauty!


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10/30/2005 2:07:03 PM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Insanely gorgeous, Bill! The detail and lighting of his eyes is just perfect!!


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10/30/2005 5:09:59 PM

 
Sharon L. Wack
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Hi! Bill One word ( Magnificent!)


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10/30/2005 8:24:10 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Incredible quality in this shot, Bill, as well as the breathtaking, and spectabular, images in your gallery!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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10/30/2005 11:17:41 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Stan took the words right out of my mouth...the clarity, pose and expression makes this one awesome photo Bill. Was glad to see it win at Shutterbugs too:)


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11/2/2005 9:40:31 AM

 
Navin Talwar
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All the photos in your gallery are so good that it is dificult to decide which is better.You indeed are a great photographer Bill.


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11/2/2005 8:39:48 PM

 
Mary Timman
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A very strong creation. Great work.


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11/3/2005 3:29:11 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic portrait of the Lion, Bill!


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11/5/2005 3:18:53 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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King of the beasts. Beautiful and proud.

Kerby


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11/5/2005 7:29:43 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Gorgeous detail, light and capture, Bill! Very striking!


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11/5/2005 7:32:05 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very impressive image, the details are wonderful. Being a LEO myself, I am drawn to these beautiful lions. Outstanding expression! Well done Bill!


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11/6/2005 3:12:00 PM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Outstanding capture Bill, simply one of the best.. regards,


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11/8/2005 4:52:52 AM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Superb regal capture, Bill! Ditto on the fantastic lion portrait!


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11/8/2005 9:59:23 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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fantastic...is this from the zoo in Montgomery


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11/9/2005 4:42:44 AM

 
Jeanie Hughes
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I love the mystical expression on his face. Great shot!


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11/9/2005 5:54:57 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Bill,thank you so much for stopping by my gallery and commenting. That means so much to me coming from one of the true artists in the photography world. Your imagery is sheer poetry to the eye. I hope someday to reach a fraction of your level of excellence.


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11/9/2005 9:10:40 AM

 
Brian Cassar
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Good shot Bill!


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11/11/2005 12:09:12 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous capture, Bill, great lighting and pose, and your gallery is truly outstanding!
-Debby


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11/11/2005 4:14:53 PM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Incredible capture, Bill. The detail and proud pose against the dark background are striking indeed! Captivating eyes, too.


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11/13/2005 8:51:47 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Awesome...great lighting, color, datail and pose. Fantastic job, Bill !!!!


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11/16/2005 11:48:56 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Beautiful excellent shot!!!


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11/17/2005 8:22:41 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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This is absolutely gorgeous Bill!! I'm a Leo and have always wanted a pic like this to put on my wallpaper!


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11/17/2005 4:35:13 PM

 
Dominique Declerck
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Great!!


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11/20/2005 2:22:22 AM

 
Michelle Brocken  

What a great proud expression on his face!It´s beautiful!!


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11/20/2005 5:06:10 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Excellent shot and great capture of his regal air as well, Bill!


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11/20/2005 6:07:58 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Bill, you have one of the most amazing nature galleries I've ever seen!
Thank you so much for the comment on my punny fish :-)


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11/21/2005 10:14:19 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on your finalist Bill!!
Stunning capture!!


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11/22/2005 11:09:11 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Bravo!! Love it :-)!! CONGRATULATIONS on this being chosen as a Finalist, Bill, and much good luck to you in the next round with this beauty!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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11/22/2005 11:46:41 PM

 
Sharon L. Wack
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Bill! It's time to ROAR CONGRATULATIONS!
WONDERFUL PHOTO!


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11/23/2005 1:22:09 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Congratulations Bill, on this fantastic and well deserved image! Great work my friend!!!


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11/23/2005 1:29:15 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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My thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.
Bill


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11/23/2005 2:07:25 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill!!


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11/23/2005 3:42:03 AM

 
Walter Graziano
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Congragulations on this majestic shot!


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11/23/2005 4:29:04 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Bill, you are on the league of your own! Great finalist!


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11/23/2005 4:42:32 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Big congrats to you, Bill, on this awesome finalist!


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11/23/2005 5:18:06 AM

 
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Congrats on being chosen as a finalist Bill!


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11/23/2005 5:39:49 AM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Wow!Love the light,and the lion is so handsome in this excellent capture Bill!!!Congrats on your finalist win!!!


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11/23/2005 6:03:06 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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One of my favorites..Congratulations on this awesome finalist....good luck in the next round!...


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11/23/2005 6:05:50 AM

 
Siete Meeter
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Beautiful capture!!!
Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!


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11/23/2005 6:12:43 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Bill! Awesome image!!


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11/23/2005 7:51:50 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Said this was great before..winner to me.
Congratulations and good Luck!


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11/23/2005 7:53:45 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Bill....Best of luck in the next round!


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11/23/2005 7:55:44 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Such an expressive capture, Bill -- congratulations on your finalists!!


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11/23/2005 8:21:27 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Bill, congratulations on this magnificent finalist! Best of luck!


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11/23/2005 9:28:52 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations,Bill. Well deserved !!!


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11/23/2005 9:31:22 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Bill! Wonderful!

Cathy :)


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11/23/2005 9:48:49 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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11/23/2005 11:45:34 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Huzzah, Bill!!!


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11/23/2005 3:44:44 PM

 
Chris Macer  

Awesome as always, Bill! Congrats on the finalist and best of luck :)


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11/23/2005 5:11:06 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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So glad to see this make it (I knew it would).. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!


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11/23/2005 7:54:06 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I am sooo not surprised on your finalist Bill! I predict you will be in the winners circle with this beauty!


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11/23/2005 8:13:51 PM

 
Linda Boehme
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Congrats on your finalist, Bill. Your work always inspires me. Good luck in the next round.


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11/24/2005 4:24:50 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big Congrats on this exceptinal finalist Bill, it's always a pleasure to view your Fantastic images!!!


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11/24/2005 5:30:33 AM

 
Heidi Tidd
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Love the pose you captured him in, and the background is superb-- good dof on it and solid so he stands out lovely. Congrats on the finals and good luck! :-)


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11/24/2005 5:33:18 PM

 
Refik Arpaci
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Congratulations on your finalist result Bill!!! I think I'll be back here co congratulate you again!!! best wishes!!!


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11/25/2005 4:27:19 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Congratulations, Bill!!!


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11/25/2005 5:54:02 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on this awesome finalist Bill!


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11/25/2005 3:33:29 PM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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Beautiful capture, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist medal with it!

The little church in Calera can be seen from 231. So, the next time you're heading to B'ham take the backroad and watch for the little white steeple. Thanks for stopping to comment on it.


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11/27/2005 5:01:54 AM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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Oops -- I meant 31 between Mtg & B'ham :)


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11/27/2005 7:04:45 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Super capture! Nice job and many congrats, Bill!!


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12/14/2005 3:36:48 PM

 
Taylor 
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Wonderful job! Lions are one of my favorite animals.


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1/7/2006 9:17:21 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Congrats on this magnificent image which you captured beautifully.


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1/26/2006 4:44:43 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Wonderful Bill, (AC)


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2/21/2006 12:42:38 PM

 
Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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Lovely image.Great composition. Natural nice colors and clarity.You have some great pictures in your gallery.


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3/15/2006 10:24:47 PM

 
John Connolly
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I like the angle you took this one from Bill, it makes the end result even more powerful.


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3/20/2006 12:49:06 PM

 
James E. Coleman
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Ditto all the above, I like the DOF showing only the lion.
Jim


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4/14/2006 4:59:36 AM

 
Jen Lowrey
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What an AWESOME image! Jen


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4/24/2006 6:52:28 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Beautiful image, Bill! Really great work! I love this!


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5/11/2006 5:18:10 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Great portrait. Congratulations.


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6/24/2006 3:41:11 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Regal capture


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5/15/2007 5:29:49 PM

 
Haleh Mosleh
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Dear Bill,

It is a great capture indeed.

Good Luck


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6/8/2007 6:26:31 AM

 
Amit Sheokand
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amazing capture...... perfect POV


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8/6/2007 12:04:00 AM

 
Haleh Mosleh
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Dear Bill,

Once again I have say that I love your capture, his eyes have so much to say, they are meaningful, they leave an impression on every single mind.

Good Luck
Haleh


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8/7/2007 4:11:33 AM

 
Elaine A. Game
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Ah so Daniel is still in the Lions den.. and what a lion . I think he would give a resounding roar of approval of his portrait.. it is magnificient photo Bill..hard to say which one of your photos I like best. as all are best...


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9/24/2007 3:27:55 AM

 
Elaine A. Game
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Ah so Daniel is still in the Lions den.. and what a lion . I think he would give a resounding roar of approval of his portrait.. it is magnificient photo Bill..hard to say which one of your photos I like best. as all are best...


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9/24/2007 3:27:59 AM

 
Inge Linden
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An awesome shot!
I really enjoy your entire gallery! Bill


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11/11/2007 10:07:25 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great expression and clarity, an awesome lion portrait. Congratulations Bill!


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