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Golden Rattler

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Golden Rattler
Golden Rattler

Pittsburgh Zoo, August 2006.

Congratulations August Finalists.

catagory: Animals


© Donald K. Cherry
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Julie Robinson
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    A wonderful composition & capture Donald!


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9/27/2006 1:40:31 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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A fantastic capture! Hope you had some glass between you! LOL!


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9/27/2006 1:42:45 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Great rattler shot Donald !!


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9/27/2006 1:50:12 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great capture and composition Donald!!!(R)


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9/27/2006 1:56:49 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Great shot, lovely detail, Donald.


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9/27/2006 1:56:57 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Whoa! If you didn't have glass between you and this rattler, I hope you had a long lens on that camera, Donald!! Excellent capture, composition and textures!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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9/27/2006 1:57:27 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Amazing camera that fuji, outstanding details, colors, and composition, Donald


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9/27/2006 2:32:36 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Awesome capture, Don!!!! excellent detail and composition!!!!!!


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9/27/2006 2:33:52 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Oh, I like this a lot! Great job!!


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9/27/2006 2:43:26 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Great capture and detail, Don!!


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9/27/2006 2:58:25 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WOW, Don - FABULOUS capture!! I LOVE the details, textures, colours, lighting, black background, AND composition!! :o)


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9/27/2006 3:20:29 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Awesome image...super details!


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9/27/2006 3:46:05 AM

 
Joy Rector
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wow, love this capture


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9/27/2006 3:48:56 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Great capture, Donald...love the detail and textures!

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9/27/2006 3:50:34 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wow! Amazing close up Donald!!!


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9/27/2006 4:05:50 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Fantastic Shot, Donald...Amazing Detail!!


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9/27/2006 4:30:13 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Nice capture Donald! Jeff


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9/27/2006 4:33:35 AM

 
Kevin Burns  

Mega awesome detail, and subject. AWESOME


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9/27/2006 5:35:18 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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YIKES!!!! Seriously - fantastic image
Don; amazing details, & color. Seems like this ratttler is going to slither
right out of my monitor onto my desk!
:)


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9/27/2006 7:26:20 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Terrific capture and details Donald!!!


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9/27/2006 7:32:20 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Outstanding capture of this fellow, Donald! They do have their strange sort of beauty -- ! Found a couple in my house in Mexico, and they can be pretty startling on your bedroom floor! lol. Ours were not overly aggressive (although they do have one down there, that is) so we took them out into the open desert. Yet another photo-op I missed! Oh well. This is great! Nice work!


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9/27/2006 8:26:30 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Ekkkk...Great capture, textures and colors!!! Nadya, you found these in your house??? That would freak me out, for sure!


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9/27/2006 10:53:04 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Snakes are beautiful and this one is no exception, Donald! ^.^ Kitty


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9/27/2006 12:40:12 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture. Beautiful colors.


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9/27/2006 12:53:52 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Oh my gosh, this is soooooo beautiful, Don! Great capture!


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9/27/2006 1:45:59 PM

 
Ruben Delarosa
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Whaaoo...I don't like snakes..but this shot is wonderful...excellent. I hope you had a long, long lens to take this pic. Well you did..it is really good.


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9/27/2006 2:44:41 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to look at this image and offer such wonderful comments.

I'm seriously considering restricting my commenting beginning in October because I think all the wonderful comments that I receive in return give me a false sense of confidence in my images, just to have all taken away when the finalists are announced. For example, I posted 31 images in August and received over 1000 combined positive comments on the images which would lead me to believe that I had posted some realy good images, the the finalists are announced and not one of my images is among them. In my mind, either people were being overly kind in their comments on my mediocre images or the judges missed every good image that I posted. I tend to now lean to the former and must accept the fact that my images were not good enough to apease the judges. Perhaps by limiting comments, I won't get my hopes up so high just to be shot down in the end.

Thanks again for all the kind comments and remarks.


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9/27/2006 5:17:16 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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This is a high impact image,Donald.Excellent texture and composition.Amazing capture.


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9/27/2006 11:12:37 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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This is a fantastic shot, Donald! The lighting, detail and your comp are excellent! ... Just my opinion ....


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9/27/2006 11:31:48 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Donald, excellent tones, detail, lighting, textures and DOF.


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9/28/2006 12:30:47 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very impressive image!! Great lighting and clarity!


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9/28/2006 1:53:58 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Excellent detail and lighting!!! :)


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9/28/2006 7:22:18 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super capture. Like the dark bg


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9/28/2006 10:03:13 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Super details and clarity, love the lighting too, Donald!!


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9/28/2006 2:15:52 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Great capture and composition on this Donald, great detail and color contrast too...


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9/28/2006 8:57:45 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Excellent color and clarity Don!!!
Don't worry about the judges buddy, it happens all the time, I had zilnch last month. Life goes on and so does our photography!!


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9/29/2006 3:34:15 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic capture, Donald!


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9/29/2006 9:35:30 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Donald!!!


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10/26/2006 2:21:56 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congrats Donald


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10/26/2006 2:40:33 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congrats Donald on this awesome detail and dof


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10/26/2006 2:46:58 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Another big congratulations Donald!!! Fantastic!


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10/26/2006 3:29:41 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!!


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10/26/2006 3:51:30 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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10/26/2006 4:28:09 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A Huge Congratulations, Donald! One AWESOME capture and a well deserved finalist!! I just read your comment now (about the comments vs. the contest) and I just want to say, although it IS a mystery (!) I don't think they're necessarily related. The same thing has happened to me and if this were a voting thing the results would be different. We all look for what we like: but the judges look for other factors -- I guess. Anyway, best of luck in the winning round!


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10/26/2006 5:36:41 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Donald, big congratulation on this superb finalist.


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10/26/2006 6:41:16 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations, Donald!!


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10/26/2006 7:01:11 PM

 
Paul Sikora  

Congratulations, Donald!


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10/26/2006 7:14:21 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Awesome image, Donald...very dramatic lighting and great details!!!:)


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10/26/2006 7:45:24 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations Donald on this month's
flower :-)
Excellent work!


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10/26/2006 9:14:10 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Donald, congratulations on your finalist.


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10/26/2006 9:31:41 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Don!!!


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10/27/2006 12:25:00 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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A huge congratulations Don, a very well deserved finalist!


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10/27/2006 1:11:39 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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Congratulations


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10/27/2006 3:33:37 AM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations, Donald! :)


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10/27/2006 4:30:07 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Congratulations Donald on your wonderful finalist1


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10/27/2006 5:05:55 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Big congrats on this awesome finalist!!!


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10/27/2006 5:28:34 AM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations Donald!


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10/27/2006 5:31:21 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Donald


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10/27/2006 6:15:49 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Congrats Donald!! I sure hope you had a long lens too!


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10/27/2006 7:51:50 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Congratulations, Donald a real beauty, good luck in the second round


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10/27/2006 7:57:08 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Donald, cool capture!


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10/27/2006 8:30:53 AM

 
Lani J
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CONGRATULATIONS, Donald!!! :o)


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10/27/2006 2:21:54 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats Don! Good luck in the nest round!


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10/27/2006 7:54:09 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Donald!<:))


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10/27/2006 9:40:04 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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This is a beauty,Donald.Congrats.


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10/28/2006 12:29:29 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations on this excellent capture, Don!!


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11/24/2006 12:37:29 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Nice capture, Donald ... excellent detail and lighting ... you have a fabulous array of winners, too ... speaking of which, congrats on this finalist ..... steve


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6/6/2007 10:45:43 AM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
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Don,Congrats.wonderful finalist!!!


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8/6/2007 4:16:47 AM

 
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