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Thirsty
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f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-400, focal length 300mm.
I submitted this one about six months ago. I think maybe it's time to give it a second chance.
Minor adjustments were made in PS.

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Paul E. Earl
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    I like it a lot! Great detail and use of dof! Good luck with it this time around!

6/16/2007 12:10:43 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Simple, colourful and beautiful, Raymond!

6/16/2007 12:12:47 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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hoe cuteeeeeeee! GREAT capture, beautiful comp, and gorgeous subject!

6/16/2007 12:30:13 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Big "kudos" for a job well done, Ray! Fabulous shot...fingers crossed for you, my friend!

6/16/2007 12:36:21 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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A beautiful capture Raymond, definately worth another try.

6/16/2007 12:46:18 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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What a fantastic pose you have captured! Wonderful composition too. Great capture Raymond!

6/16/2007 1:01:16 AM

 
Chua Wee Boo
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Great comp & beautiful capture,Raymond!

6/16/2007 1:18:05 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Beautifully composed and captured, Raymond! Good color, comp and detail.

6/16/2007 2:43:27 AM

 
S?ren Wettergreen
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Beautiful capture :o)

6/16/2007 3:24:04 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Fantastic capture, Brilliant color, Outstanding clarity, lighting, contrast, lines... Striking Image, Raymond!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn!

6/16/2007 3:28:40 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Amazing color, detail and scene
Hard to believe this didn't make a finalist.
Best of luck this month, Raymond

Bill

6/16/2007 4:06:53 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Wonderful capture, great color and detail, Raymond!

6/16/2007 6:45:15 AM

 
Don Holland
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Beautiful job, Raymond!

6/16/2007 7:43:48 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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Fantastic capture, Raymond! Love the DOF!

6/16/2007 9:29:12 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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It's gorgeous, Raymond!!!! Fantastic DOF, colors, details, lighting...all round GREAT image and earned a second chance!!!!!! :3

6/17/2007 7:27:51 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Exquisite capture of this bird...great clarity and wonderful composition, Raymond!! I agree...it deserves another viewing!!

6/18/2007 7:35:46 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This *definitely* deserves a 2nd chance, Raymond! I love the composition, with the colors of the faucet and the grass, the simplicity and clarity--just wonderful!

6/18/2007 10:59:32 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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A simplistic captivating find here, raymond!!! great fan here!

6/23/2007 6:01:29 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Raymond!

7/24/2007 9:26:56 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations Raymond. The 2nd chance payed off! Great composition!

7/24/2007 10:49:33 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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So glad you resubmitted this Raymond--I just love it. Big congratulations on your finalist!

7/24/2007 11:24:17 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Awesome finalist, Raymond! Big congratulations!

7/25/2007 4:49:10 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Very Big Congratulations on your award, Raymond!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

7/25/2007 8:07:19 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats again Raymond!!

7/25/2007 8:29:02 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A BEAUTY! Congratulations, Raymond!

7/25/2007 8:33:49 AM

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

7/25/2007 12:24:29 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrts Raymond for your excellent finalist.

7/25/2007 1:45:33 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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I love the comp, Raymond...glad you gave this one another try!

7/25/2007 2:44:05 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Raymond!!

7/25/2007 6:33:30 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Raymond!!

7/25/2007 11:03:44 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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Congratulations again Raymond!!

7/26/2007 7:19:11 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Raymond!!

7/26/2007 7:52:39 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Raymond! :)

7/26/2007 8:14:52 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Great job, Raymond. Congratulations on your most deserving First Place WIN!!

7/26/2007 9:17:24 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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FIRST PLACE!!! Way to go, Raymond!!!

7/26/2007 9:39:45 AM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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Congrats Raymond! Your second chance was really wonderful - we got to chance to see this lovely poignant capture and you have a winner! Wow! Wonderful! :)

7/26/2007 9:46:35 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A very BIG Congrats Raymond!!!!

7/26/2007 10:34:53 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WooHoo! WTG, Ray! It pays to re-submit!

7/26/2007 11:16:46 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Well done on this great winning shot Raymond (a)

7/26/2007 11:43:56 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big ,big congrats for your first place winner, Raymond.

7/26/2007 1:11:21 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Raymond, congratulations on your first place winner.

7/26/2007 1:34:08 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your winner, Raymond!

7/26/2007 1:39:59 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hardy congrats on your first place winner, Raymond!!!

7/26/2007 1:49:19 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS to you on your First Place Win!

7/26/2007 4:34:00 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your 1st Place Win, Raymond!

7/26/2007 4:36:47 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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A great first place winner, Raymond...congratulations!

7/26/2007 4:45:33 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful 1st place winner Raymond!!!

7/26/2007 5:50:22 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Glad to see this get the recognition it deserves, Raymond
Congratulations!

Bill

7/26/2007 6:24:46 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Raymond!!!

7/26/2007 7:47:46 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your 1st place win, Raymond!

7/26/2007 9:06:38 PM

 
Don Holland
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Raymond, congratulations! A wonderful winner!

7/26/2007 10:10:13 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Raymond!

7/26/2007 10:21:22 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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So well done, Raymond. A big congratulations on this well deserved winner.

7/27/2007 3:39:25 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Congratulations on your Golden Award, Raymond!!! Cheers, Glenn.

7/27/2007 6:21:21 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on your win!!

7/27/2007 8:14:06 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats on your first place win! This is such an excellent image! I love everything about it!

7/27/2007 3:36:33 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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What a grand pose, capture and caption, Raymond! Congratulations on your win!!

7/27/2007 7:57:52 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Congratulations! The colors, elements and composition of this image are wonderful with a beautiful bird topping it all off. WoW! Lorri

7/27/2007 9:23:54 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Good idea to resbmit? Huge congrats on your 1st place win, Raymond!

7/27/2007 11:37:02 PM

 
Brenda c. McFarland
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WHOOO Hoooo!!!! Way to go FIRST PLACE!!!! and two 2nd's. Do you want to come rub your good luck off on my gallery? I love this little bird he is just so cute. And the details are vididly sharp and clear!

7/29/2007 11:30:41 PM

 
LaRa Gamboa
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Muchas felicidades!!! Tienes excelentes fotos! :o) Espero que algun dia me pases voladillos!!!

7/30/2007 8:12:40 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations Raymond! Great minimalism!
Pat

8/2/2007 5:58:04 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Great style! Congrats on a deserving winner.

8/6/2007 8:04:31 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Raymond, big congratulations on your First Place Winner!

8/7/2007 9:56:45 PM

 
Gabriella R. Kalipetis
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Great shot! I love the compostition, and how the only color is of the bird and the faucet. Amazing job, and congratulations on the 1st place win!

8/12/2007 11:49:34 AM

 
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Congratulations on your win. Wonderful colors to go along with a fine composition, way to go.

8/19/2007 5:58:10 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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I don't know how I missed this one, but congratulations!! The clarity on this shot is amazing!

8/23/2007 6:42:29 AM

 
Esther Smith
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I missed this too! I love this Raymond! Congratulations on your First Place Winner!!

8/30/2007 3:23:49 PM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Congrats on your winner Raymond! :)

9/2/2007 12:27:27 AM

 
hayden Cannon
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Great photo Raymond very nice colors, lighting, composition and details great shot and well deserved winner!

9/6/2007 9:25:45 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Super capture, Raymond .... I obviously missed it earlier ... but ... congratulations on this super FIRST PLACE WIN ..........

.................. Steve

11/13/2007 3:22:38 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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I missed this also, Here it shows pays to re-submit. SUPER capture with awsome color and clarity,
BIG Congrtas on your win!!!

11/13/2007 5:14:26 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Amazing shot here.

7/27/2008 10:01:58 PM

 
Sonia Bello

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congrats! beautiful capture.
Very nice photostream :)

8/13/2009 8:27:44 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic capture Raymond. No wonder it got a first place.

9/8/2009 11:42:09 PM

 
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Beautiful!! Simply Excellent!

3/11/2012 8:37:29 PM

 
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