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Water Drop
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Water Drop
Water Drop
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a California mountain wildfire.
© Dan J. Holm
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Nikon D70 Digital ...
 
 
 
Phil S
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    Dan,

Wow, what a dramatic photograph! Awesome capture with the helicopter and the fire alongside it!

1/11/2006 11:43:05 PM

 
Jill Odice
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very impressive, you must have been pretty close to the action to catch this so clearly! I shot pictures of the Crown Valley fire here in S. California a couple of years ago, and got a really bad sinus infection from breathing in all that ash....Be careful !

1/12/2006 12:09:56 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Wonderful photo story and capture, Dan!!!

1/12/2006 12:20:56 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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It was hard to see what this image was in the smaller version but it is so dramatic when viewed on the larger scale.
Do hope you and your property are safe Dan??!!
Great capture.
:-) ddu

1/12/2006 12:23:50 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... what a capture! Superb shot, Dan!!

1/12/2006 12:49:00 AM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Too close for comfort, Dan!! Fantastic action image, beautifully captured!

1/12/2006 12:58:08 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Oh my, talk about dramatic! Awsome shot, Dan!

1/12/2006 1:13:45 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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FABULOUS capture AND title, Dan!! :o) How DID you manage to get such a WONDERFUL perspective on this shot?!! Anyway, I do trust that you and your property are safe... This being the middle of our long, hot summer here Downunder these scenes are sadly only TOO familiar at the moment!! :o( Keep up the GREAT work with your photography, Dan!! :o)

1/12/2006 1:38:13 AM

 
Margaret Sikora
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It truely is a great photo,where were you taking it from ? you captured everything that was happening great dramatic shot.

1/12/2006 1:48:51 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Incredible capture, Dan.

1/12/2006 2:27:40 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Terrific and very dramatic image, Dan!!

1/12/2006 3:11:18 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Reminds me of when I was a child in CA, and we could see the mountain wildfires from our house....excellent, dramatic capture! Hope it wasn't too close to you.

1/12/2006 3:52:08 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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OUTSTANDING image Dan! Wow...you were close I'd say...exceptional work here...hope your home is safe!

1/12/2006 4:35:22 AM

 
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Wonderful Dan. Very dramatic and wonderful shot. kerby

1/12/2006 4:38:06 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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A great editiorial shot but it has that impeccable touch of yours Dan!!

1/12/2006 7:19:51 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Fantastic capture Dan!!!

1/12/2006 7:53:39 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very impressive Dan, great work and timing!

1/12/2006 11:28:57 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic photo, story and capture, Dan!

1/12/2006 1:01:46 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Fantastic action Dan! What a great shot ~ WOW!!!!

1/12/2006 1:13:54 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Absolutely awesome shot, Dan. SCARY TOO!

1/12/2006 2:45:13 PM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Awesome capture!

1/13/2006 2:53:05 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Ohhhhhh, my goodness! Where in the world were you standing to get this shot? This is TOTALLY AWESOME!

1/13/2006 9:00:51 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Terrific and spettacular shot Dan!!!!!

1/13/2006 10:33:34 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Thank you all so much!! I truly appreciate it! ... This shot was take from my front porch with a 300mm lens. Fortunately, it was contained before it threatened my neigborhood! ...

1/13/2006 6:23:55 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Incredible shot, Dan!

1/14/2006 1:06:34 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Fabulous shot, Dan!!! Thank goodness you all were safe!!!
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1/15/2006 9:34:41 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Really great shot, Dan! Right now all the fires are out in our area, but we need rain!

1/16/2006 7:32:56 AM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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Awesome "right in the action" shot!

1/17/2006 2:40:25 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Very cool shot, abit too light though, I think. Under image, adjustments there's a function called "shadow/highlighting". Try that one for making the highlights less outspoken and for darkening the rest abit to achievemore saturated colors. I think, it would make it more dramatic and emotional. Try it:-)

1/27/2006 6:29:23 AM

 
Chris Macer

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Only 300mm?!? Too close for me, Dan! Amazing capture tho! :)

1/27/2006 6:51:13 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Dan, I don't know how I missed this VERY powerful and dramatic capture of yours???? Yet I am here to congratulate you on this most impressive piece of camera work making FINALIST!!! BRAVO!!!!!!

2/21/2006 3:02:55 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS on this dramatic & powerful image!

2/21/2006 3:05:37 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Congratulations on all your wonderful Finalists, Dan!

2/21/2006 4:34:38 AM

 
Chris Macer

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Congrats again, Dan! Well done! :)

2/21/2006 6:15:57 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on a really great Finalist image, Dan!!

2/21/2006 8:03:33 AM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations Dan!!!

2/21/2006 8:57:39 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS once again, Dan, and that looked a little too close but happy to hear you were not in danger!
Much Aloha,
Stan

2/21/2006 9:50:16 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats on all your wonderful finalists Dan!!!!

2/21/2006 10:02:10 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Another fabulous finalist, Dan! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

2/21/2006 2:56:51 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Huzzah, Dan!

2/21/2006 4:12:00 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your Finalist Dan :)

2/21/2006 6:42:06 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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WOW Dan. Congratulations on another great finalist!

2/21/2006 8:21:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I love the action, congrats!

2/23/2006 9:51:23 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on all your finalists this month, Dan!! This is really awesome!!

2/23/2006 1:15:27 PM

 
Margaret Sikora
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Congratulations Dan this definitely is finalist material .

2/24/2006 10:28:19 PM

 
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