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Emoeror Penguin Family
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Emperor Penguin Family
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Kathleen M. Rinker
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    Great capture Peter, so cute!!!

1/27/2008 2:28:12 PM

 
Karen Walzer
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Adorable! Surely a winner!

1/27/2008 3:51:43 PM

 
Matt  Quaid
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wow, what a great shot Peter, awesome

1/27/2008 4:03:26 PM

 
Robert G. Stalnaker
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Peter, what is the story, the place etc behind this beautiful shot?

1/27/2008 7:25:39 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Adorable Peter. I too would be interested in further information on the story behind it.

1/27/2008 7:57:55 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Peter. They are beautiful.

1/27/2008 8:03:47 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Georgeous capture! :)

1/27/2008 8:26:42 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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This is definitely the Animal Category winner for the month! SUPERB clarity!

1/28/2008 2:58:36 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Awesome Peter you have photographed what the majority of us will never see!!
Great work.
Brett

1/28/2008 3:05:27 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Little Feet! Great capture

1/28/2008 5:41:37 AM

 
Peter Frith
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Thank you all for the kind comments. As one camera ad says "timing is everything"! This was taken in Oct '07 at the recently discovered (2004) emperor penguin colony on Snow Hill Island in the Weddell Sea east of the Antarctic Peninsula. Amazing to think that with our current technology such a latge colony (2500 pairs or so) could remain completely unknown for so long. A testament to the size and remoteness of Antarctica.

Peter

1/28/2008 8:51:01 AM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Awesome capture! I love it! Excellent clarity and your timing was perfect. A winner! Great work.

1/28/2008 12:06:02 PM

 
Melissa Papaj
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Wow! Definitely a winner. Congrats!

2/6/2008 5:47:31 AM

 
Louise Souchereau
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Gorgeous capture, this is such a great picture, exceptional clarity and colors, bravo and I agree this is a Winner

2/7/2008 7:35:18 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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WOW!!!!! This is such a cute picture. How long were you in Antartica for? Congrats on your well deserved POTD!

2/17/2008 12:32:20 AM

 
Yves Rubin
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It's hard not to fall in love with this picture, it is outstanding and so touching. You are so lucky to have made it down there Kathleen!

2/17/2008 12:48:10 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Peter on your POTD and a sure Winner later on this Month!!!!

Dominick

2/17/2008 12:48:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Excellent wildlife capture Peter, congratulations on your potd!

2/17/2008 1:11:48 AM

 
Jim Britt

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Nice detail on this one. Congrats on your POTD.

2/17/2008 1:12:57 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on the POTD!

2/17/2008 1:16:59 AM

 
Michael S. Lazarus
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Incredible shot Peter. Congrats on the POD!!!!!!
This image has it all.......... well deserved.

2/17/2008 1:25:13 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your superb POTD, Peter!

2/17/2008 1:30:51 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful capture Peter ~ must have been even more wonderful to be there and witness such a scene .. many congrats on POTD ~ a winner!

2/17/2008 1:55:46 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Great shot Peter. Congratulations on your POTD. Bill

Check out my personal website at:

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2/17/2008 2:34:30 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Peter on this stunning capture and POTD!

2/17/2008 4:03:10 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Hearty congratulations on this capture, Peter. It's absolutely heart warming and thoroughly deserves POTD!

Michelle

2/17/2008 4:06:02 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Peter - Excellent capture!! Congratulations on your POTD! - Mike

2/17/2008 4:45:08 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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OH WOW! What an incredible image, Peter. Love everything about this one... big congrats on your POTD!! :)

2/17/2008 4:53:58 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow.. Adorable image and wonderful captured, Peter!! BIG congratulations on your POTD!!

2/17/2008 5:09:10 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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what a fabulous shot, Peter! Congrats on your POTD!

2/17/2008 5:13:16 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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WoW...fabulous portrait...congratulations on your POTD, Peter. Sure would love to know the where as well!

2/17/2008 5:19:05 AM

 
Joy Rector
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coangrats on the awesome POTD

2/17/2008 5:21:29 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Wonderful!! Congrats on the POTD, Peter!
kk

2/17/2008 5:39:41 AM

 
Robert Baer
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congrats on the potd for this awesome image peter!

2/17/2008 5:50:13 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Peter what a wonderful capture. Congrats on your fabulous POTD.

2/17/2008 5:53:56 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your POTD...this is so sweet and such an amaing op for you

2/17/2008 5:55:41 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congrats on this marvelous POTD, Peter, awesome capture!!!
-Debby

2/17/2008 6:02:13 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What an amazing and wonderful capture. Congratulations on this POTD--certainly expect to see it again!

2/17/2008 6:10:26 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW! What a shot! How awesome it had to be to see this. Congratulations on your POTD!

2/17/2008 6:12:26 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations on this amazing capture and well deserved POTD.
JP

2/17/2008 6:12:27 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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What a sweet and tender moment you've captured perfectly Peter! Big congrats on your well deserved POTD!! Beautiful!!!

2/17/2008 6:24:45 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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WOW! what a great shot. Congrats

2/17/2008 6:29:26 AM

 
Mary E. Lake
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What an adorable capture!!! Congrats on the photo of the day!!! Mary :-)

2/17/2008 6:50:14 AM

 
Danielle Fuller
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Peter, congrats on your POTD!!! Well done!

2/17/2008 6:51:52 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your POTD!!

2/17/2008 7:00:34 AM

 
Heather Goldman

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...just lovely.
thanks.

2/17/2008 7:10:48 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Oh Peter, this is priceless! I have such affection for penguins! Thank you for sharing and congrats on your honors! :0)

2/17/2008 8:02:16 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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This just couldn't get ANY cuter!!!
What a PERFECT moment captured, Peter!
Such a great and uplifting POTD!
Well-done!
~♥~ Lisa

2/17/2008 8:26:15 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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What a great photo! The "expression" on the baby's face is priceless. A BIG WINNER in my book! Congrats!
Hpoe you win big in the contest with it!

2/17/2008 8:39:37 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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There is nothing I can add to all the comments that hasn't been said, but WOW. Fantastic!!!

2/17/2008 8:44:27 AM

 
Christian Rosito
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Beautiful Peter, Congratulations on your POTD!

2/17/2008 9:44:01 AM

 
Christy B. Anderson
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Excellent Peter! Congrats on POTD!

2/17/2008 9:47:38 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Fantastic shot, Peter! Congrats!!

2/17/2008 9:51:39 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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This portrait is just amazing, Peter!!! It's perfect in every way. BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD!!!
Cesar

2/17/2008 11:21:04 AM

 
Linda M. Mishler
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What beauty in relationship is shown here Peter!! I absolutely love it!!=)The expression of the baby penguin is priceless!

2/17/2008 11:23:29 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Wonderful Photo, and wonderful gallery,Peter....Congratulations!
Patricia =^..^=

2/17/2008 12:03:25 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fantastic capture, congrats on your POTD!

2/17/2008 12:19:43 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Wonderful image Peter and congratulations on POTD

2/17/2008 12:35:27 PM

 
Margaret Anna Durkin
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Congratulations on this amazing photo. BEAUTIFUL.

2/17/2008 1:36:52 PM

 
Margaret Anna Durkin
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Congratulations on this amazing photo. BEAUTIFUL.

2/17/2008 1:37:56 PM

 
Nancy Donnell
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What a fantastic nature telling story. Such tenderness! Congratulations to you.

2/17/2008 2:25:59 PM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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This is something else, just precious!
Thank you for sharing the info - Congratulations Bigtime.

2/17/2008 3:04:02 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wonderfully caputured! Looks just like the little guy on "Happy Feet"! Congrat's to you!

2/17/2008 3:04:15 PM

 
Vickie Burt
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What a special moment, perfectly captured for us all to enjoy!
Many congrats on your POTD Peter, and I feel sure we will be seeing this one again with all the winners.

2/17/2008 3:12:05 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Wow Peter! Wonderful capture. Congrats on your POTD!! Looks like a winner! Laura

2/17/2008 4:06:01 PM

 
Nancy Bray
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Everything about this makes it a perfect nature shot!

2/17/2008 6:42:29 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Totally awesome capture. Congrats on POTD!!

2/17/2008 7:02:37 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Fantastic image, Peter! Congratulations on your POTD!

2/17/2008 7:52:09 PM

 
Pradeep K. Kaushik
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Magnificent moment captured Peter!!Congrats on your POTD!!

2/17/2008 7:53:49 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Peter, absolutely wonderful capture and so touching as well! Definately going into my fav's! Congrats on a well-deserved POTD :)

2/18/2008 6:20:12 AM

 
Milan Banik
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great mother and child
congrates

2/18/2008 8:29:31 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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I agree with the previous responses.... a lovely, touching photo. A capture that every photographer dreams of. Congrats on POTD! Sherran

2/18/2008 5:07:51 PM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh an adorable shot!!!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this sweet shot!
Cherylm

2/20/2008 12:26:42 AM

 
Nancylee Malm

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Such emotion in the image and emotion by the viewer. Happiness!

2/21/2008 6:35:40 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I think this is the winner! Congratulations!

2/22/2008 3:10:10 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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And now a finalist. Congratulations and a very fervent MAY THIS GO ON.

2/22/2008 3:34:58 PM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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Great, great, great - this image has to win, so stupendous in every way.
Congratulations on finalist!

2/22/2008 3:47:51 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your adorable finalist.Hope to see this in the winners.

2/22/2008 7:02:01 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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This has to be a winning shot! I just love it! Congrats!

2/22/2008 8:01:47 PM

 
Matt  Quaid
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I think your the winner

2/22/2008 8:27:43 PM

 
Flavio Carnevale
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Congrats on this great finalist.
Flavio

2/24/2008 4:20:01 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Win!!!!

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2/26/2008 1:15:49 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So sweet, wonderful capture, congratulations on your win!

2/26/2008 2:35:35 PM

 
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Congratulations Peter on your wonderful, well deserved win! B-

2/26/2008 2:42:38 PM

 
Flavio Carnevale
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Congrats!
Flavio

2/26/2008 2:48:41 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your absolutely awesome winner, Peter!

2/26/2008 3:06:37 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Fantastic heart warming shot - congratulations

2/26/2008 3:20:59 PM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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CONGRATULATIONS on 2nd place!

2/26/2008 3:27:25 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Peter.

2/26/2008 3:43:12 PM

 
Susana Heide
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This one pulls at the heart strings!!! The nurturing care is so beautifully captured! CONGRATULATIONS Peter!!!

2/26/2008 8:50:52 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Peter!!! So elegant!

2/27/2008 8:59:28 AM

 
Vickie Burt
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CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning winner Peter!!!

2/27/2008 2:56:45 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this INCREDIBLE winner,Peter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/27/2008 7:04:38 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Peter!

2/28/2008 12:30:58 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Peter!! Congratulations on your win!

2/28/2008 7:24:23 PM

 
Jane M
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Fantastic capture. A real favorite with me and my kids! Congrats!

2/29/2008 1:35:02 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Peter on your Win.

Dominick

3/2/2008 7:29:19 PM

 
Robert G. Stalnaker
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Peter, in my humble opinion, and in my "winner's choices", this was the Grand Prize Winner. I want to give due credit to the 1st place winners and Grand Prize winner, but I am a bit shocked that this was not #1.

This is a world class photo that easily could appear in natioanl or international premier magazines.

In a thread about how wildlife photography seems to get shortchanged here at BP, and one member equated wildlife photography as "lucky snapshots", I stated the following:

"Peter Firth's "Emperor Penguin Family" won 2nd Place last month in the free contest, a photo he shot in Antarctica. With all due respect to the 1st Place winners and Grand Prize winner, I will continue to offer comments and suggestions so that incredible wildlife photos like Peter's get the respect that they deserve."

The link to this thread is here:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=31802

Instructor Richard Lynch posted responses, and he responded to the member who equated wildlife photos to "lucky snapshots".

I think all wildlife photographers would be interested in reading that thread. The entire thread.

3/15/2008 4:55:09 PM

 
Niels Sandal
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Congratulations on your well derserved winner. Great deails on the penguins and great expressions on the penguins.

3/23/2008 1:42:36 PM

 
Lars Nitteberg
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Allow me to take my hat off for this shot! This is so amazing to look at!! Can't imagine how it must have felt to get this. The level of details are incredible. truely a great capture...Congrats!

3/24/2008 1:50:32 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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This is an outstanding photo Peter! Full of feeling and such clarity! Congratulations on your winning in BP and winning a place in National Geographic's Daily Dozen Contest! I see your photo in the week 4 of the National Geographic Contest. I got my place in week 3.

3/26/2008 2:48:57 PM

 
Samantha  Duran
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Truley Awesome!

5/30/2008 4:34:43 PM

 
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