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As morning breaks and the fog lifts, this Ding Darling Roseatte Spoonbill takes first flight of the New Year, January 1, 2006. Canon 600 w 1.4 xt., 550 flash with better beamer at -1.00 fc for fill. ISO 800 - love my Canon 20D - minimal noise reduction in the background with Photoshop CS. NOTE - Ding Darling in Sanibel, Florida is alive with Roseattes, Reddish Egrets, White Pelicans, different shore birds, etc., etc., etc.....
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Darold W. Kaestner     Very nicely done! Really like the colors... I have to agree, the 20D is a excellent camera!
Dan K.


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1/4/2006 8:48:35 AM

 
Navin Talwar
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Reflection and the composition both excellent.


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1/4/2006 9:25:43 AM

 
Fax Sinclair
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This is crazy good!


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1/4/2006 9:33:08 AM

 
Crystal E. Berryman
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The photo is a "silent beauty." You can hear the silence. Truly a moment in time.
Chris


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1/4/2006 11:37:18 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Just a beautiful shot. Love the colors.


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1/4/2006 11:49:49 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Amazing capture.
How far are you reaching with your better beamer?


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1/4/2006 4:08:12 PM

 
Wende Trew
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This is a totally amazing image!! Fantastic detail!!


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1/4/2006 5:25:21 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Dick and Sara, awesome composition, colors, clarity and detail.


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1/5/2006 12:13:31 AM

 
Dick & Sara throughthelens
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Dan, Navin, Fax, Crystal, Tamera, Ronald, Wende and Janine - We can't thank you enough for your words of encouragement! Your praise is very appreciated and after viewing your websites we doubly feel honored! We had the greatest time over at Sanibel (Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve) shooting these roseatte spoonbills. For a while they were taking off, landing, preening, in a feeding frenzy - we could not shoot fast enough. The secret is to get there in early morning (sunrise - but they open at 7:30) with low tide cause they will be out feeding on the flats. We hope to be going there again this weekend, but we are getting a cold spell with freezing weather... But we hope that we will still have the great photo ops we had last weekend. Thanks again and have a wonderfully beautiful and safe 2006!! Dick & Sara


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1/5/2006 3:52:24 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Very beautiful capture!


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1/13/2006 2:14:11 PM

 
Dick & Sara throughthelens
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Corinne, Thank you for your kind comments! We made it back to Ding this weekend, the weather was bleak (cold and windy), but we managed to meet some very interesting people, and get some good shots too!!! All in all, we must say, we had a great time! Thanks again for your comments - Dick & Sara


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1/17/2006 3:13:49 PM

 
Nicole Kessel  

WOW! Awesome capture!!


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1/28/2006 5:30:18 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Dick and Sara (not sure who took the shot)


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2/21/2006 4:36:18 AM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Totally astounding! And you got the reflection and caught him at warp speed!
Congrats!
Wayne


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2/21/2006 8:59:21 AM

 
James Reininger
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Wow!!!


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2/21/2006 11:37:25 AM

 
Anita Taylor
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Lovely color and capture of flight! Congratulations on getting finalist!


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2/21/2006 6:48:34 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats to you both on this wonderful Finalist! :)


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2/21/2006 7:12:36 PM

 
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Very graceful!


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2/22/2006 1:45:22 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats on this gorgeous finalist! It's a great capture of the spoonbill in flight with the reflection. Very well done!


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2/24/2006 4:30:12 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Exquisite capture and reflection, congratulations Dick and Sara on this stunning winner!


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2/25/2006 1:19:58 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Just Excellent!!! Congratulations on well deserved win.


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2/25/2006 1:46:36 PM

 
Isabel L
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This is such an intersting shot!! Congratulations!


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2/25/2006 2:04:36 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Awesome image...congratulations!!!


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2/25/2006 7:17:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, fabulous winner!! Congratulations!!


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2/25/2006 7:28:13 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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A well deserved win...Congrats :)


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2/25/2006 8:36:58 PM

 
Paula Kelly
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congratulations... excelllent


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2/26/2006 3:25:23 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner

I love my 20D also


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2/26/2006 5:50:26 AM

 
Nan Fischer
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Wow. Beautiful bird, excellent shot! Congratulations on your win!


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2/26/2006 6:28:12 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Gorgeous shot, congratulations on your win!


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2/26/2006 8:59:05 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is really beautiful. Great work. Where in Sanibel is this place locates. Thanks, Bill


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2/26/2006 12:29:08 PM

 
Dick & Sara throughthelens
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To all who have commented to us since 1/28/06 we can't thank you enough. We have tried a couple of times to expressed our gratitude but the reply would not go through.... Once again, thank you for expressing your appreciation of one of my favorite images. Dick Fortune


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2/26/2006 1:53:16 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Excellent shot and congratulation ,, Dick.


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2/26/2006 10:22:45 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Dado, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'Animals' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan


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2/27/2006 3:39:50 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Spectacular capture!! Congratulations on your win.


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2/27/2006 10:11:45 AM

 
Dick & Sara throughthelens
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Graeme, Allan and Guy - Thank you so much for your remarks on our "Rose". Sara and I hope to go back to Ding Darling soon and hope to come back with more images of these spectacular birds! Thanks again...


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2/28/2006 3:31:47 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Dick & Sara!

Cathy :)


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3/21/2006 5:28:17 PM

 
Dick & Sara throughthelens
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Cathy, we are so sorry for the delay in answering you - we would hate not getting a response on our comments. Please accept our apologies for our delay. We visited Ding Darling NWR New Year's Day only to catch massive ground fog where you could not see 150 feet in front of you. It took us forever getting there due to the foggy and hazardous conditions. Sara and I thought the trip would be wasted because we couldn't see any birds for water at the preserve due to the fog. Miraculously at about 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. the fog started to lift which, like squatting down and viewing underneath a table, we were able to see bird activity flying low to the water as they too needed to see in flight. This roseate flying below the fog bank was so close to the water that his/her reflection was caught in multiple frames. There was quiet a bit of grain since I was shooting at 800 ISO, necessary due to the low light. This picture sold for $475.00 at the CROW (Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) auction in Sanibel, at their annual fund raiser. We were happy to donate it and 8 others of our images for this worthwhile cause. Again, Cathy, thank you for your kind words and once again forgive our delay... Dick


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4/24/2006 4:07:26 PM

 
Crystal E. Berryman
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Dick,
As I said before...beautiful. Just beautiful. I was speechless when I first saw it. Thank you for sharing it. Be safe. Chris :)


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4/24/2006 4:20:52 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
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WOW, this one passed me by since in January I did not have computer..I just caught it and my mouth dropped. I AM SPEECHELSS!!!! ( for a change!)
WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW


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4/25/2006 9:15:32 AM

 
Dick & Sara throughthelens
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Crystal & Debbie - thank you for your most generous comments!!!! They truly are appreciated. Sara and I wish that everyone could have the chance to see these unusually beautiful birds at least once in their lives - we see them now on weekends at Everglades National Park, but from a distance. There is an island where they have their rookery, but even my 600 with a 1.4Xt is not enough to get this type of shot(or anywhere near it). We were blessed with the opportunity to capture the spoonbills so close that they were on ocassion closer than 18 feet, which meant I could only look at them and not focus. On one ocassion I took my tripod and camera back about 20 feet so as to be able to keep shooting head shots and profiles as they swept their beaks in the shallow waters looking for food. Again thank you for your wonderful comments!!! Dick & Sara


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4/25/2006 3:38:05 PM

 
Baqer Mohd  Jawad
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Great capture for this Spoonbill .. love it !


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9/13/2006 11:19:39 AM

 
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