Basking

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 4/13/2010 9:16:41 AM

He just looks totally at peace with the world. #1258342

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 4/13/2010 9:41:46 AM

He really is enjoying life - Great capture Mitch!! Jeff #8531862

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 4/13/2010 9:56:58 AM

Fantastic light and details, Mitch. Great MT entry. #8531904

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe 4/13/2010 11:04:46 AM

Absolutely wonderful, Mitch... I can actually FEEL his joy! #8532057

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 4/13/2010 12:35:39 PM

Excellent details, clarity and capture, Mitch. Just wonderful. #8532174

Carol Eade level-deluxe 4/13/2010 2:13:57 PM

He's lovin' that sun! Terrific animal image! #8532351

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 4/13/2010 3:57:25 PM

awww, sweet capture!! :) #8532558

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 4/13/2010 4:06:30 PM

You can just feel his joy Mitch!!
Perfect for the M/T!! #8532588

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 4/13/2010 4:49:47 PM

Beautiful Mitch. #8532717

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 4/13/2010 4:59:35 PM

F A N T A S T I C, Mitch! The expression, details and color are spot on! :-) k #8532743

Liz Bullock level-deluxe 4/14/2010 12:34:44 AM

Wonderful capture! #8533402

Christine R. Lobsinger level-deluxe 4/14/2010 4:30:58 AM

Mitch, I certainly can SEE and FEEL his JOY!!! OUTSTANDING DETAILS/EXPRESSION/COLOURS!!!!!
BEATUIFUL WORK!

CHRISTINE
SMILING #8533756

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 4/14/2010 11:27:49 AM

Thanks so much, Carolyn, Jeff, Bojan, JudyAnn, Tammy, Carol, Tammy, Gord, Sherran, Kitty, Liz, and Christine! #8534760

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 4/14/2010 12:04:02 PM

Terrific capture, Mitch. Very cute. When we lived on the coast I always enjoyed watching the antics of the sea lions. #8534811

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 4/14/2010 1:12:43 PM

Fantastic, Mitch!
Seems like he's smelling the fresh sea air, and relishing the warm sunshine!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #8534959

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/14/2010 8:45:46 PM

AWSOME capture Mitch, I just love watching this cute animal at the zoo
#8535826

Karen Celella level-deluxe 4/15/2010 10:39:28 AM

Ohhh, I know exactly how he feels to have that warm sunshine on your face! Great feeling of joy Mitch! #8537208

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 4/16/2010 5:11:36 AM

So busy this week but wanted to get back to tell you how much I love the expression here -- ahhhh! Lovely light and details, too. #8538812

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 4/16/2010 2:25:36 PM

Too cute, looks like pure bliss!

jo ann c. #8540075

Max Aureli level-deluxe 4/16/2010 6:44:16 PM

Great animal portrait, Mitch!!! #8540543

Marisol Pastor level-deluxe 4/17/2010 11:55:57 AM

Fantastic MT capture! Great color and detail. #8541633

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 4/18/2010 7:57:54 AM

Thank you, Leslie, Lisa, Nancy, Karen, Nikki, Jo Ann, Max, and Marisol. #8543067

Murry Grigsby 4/19/2010 8:11:01 AM

Great timing on this pose Mitch! He is at peace with the world :0) Nice light and details too!! #8548957

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 4/19/2010 6:42:36 PM

Looks like pure joy! Wonderful composition and excellent details, Mitch! #8552092

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 4/22/2010 9:07:18 AM

Thanks, Murry and Eivor! #8561697

Susie Peek-Swint 5/24/2010 1:51:31 PM

Sooo cute Mitch ~ many congrats!! #8633161

Joanna Madloch 5/24/2010 1:51:48 PM

Congrats, Mitch on all your finalists :) #8633164

Brad Harding 5/24/2010 1:58:31 PM

Wonderful shot, love the details and color, congrats on the finalist. #8633245

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2010 2:21:47 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist,
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8633536

Tammy Espino 5/24/2010 2:29:04 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist! :) I think this one should get first in my humble opinion ! #8633631

Christine R. Lobsinger level-deluxe 5/24/2010 3:46:31 PM

WTG Mitch, awesome Finalist Shot... best of luck in the next round!!

CHRiS
SMILING #8634464

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 5/24/2010 4:41:16 PM

Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!! #8634958

Nancyj Hovey level-deluxe 5/24/2010 4:44:00 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8634998

Rolando Rosito level-deluxe 5/24/2010 5:04:50 PM

Wonderful finalist Mitch, congratulations!! #8635182

Phyllis Burchett level-deluxe 5/24/2010 6:23:50 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist! #8635965

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 5/24/2010 6:24:48 PM

Ahhh. Congratulations and good luck. #8635977

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 5/24/2010 7:10:12 PM

Fabulous portrait, Mitch! Congratulations! #8636439

Patricia A. Coblentz level-deluxe 5/24/2010 7:25:57 PM

Oh is this terrific, Mith!! Congratulations!

Patti #8636533

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 5/24/2010 7:40:40 PM

Adorable Finalist, Mitch... congratulations!!! #8636646

Pat and Graham Robards level-deluxe 5/24/2010 9:57:09 PM

Supurb Mitch, congratulations. ~Pat #8637546

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 5/24/2010 11:42:20 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch. #8638151

Teri Klinger 5/25/2010 4:35:46 AM

LOVE the expression of this little guy!!! congrats on your finalist! #8639102

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 5/25/2010 7:06:08 AM

CONGRATZ on anther cute Finalist Award, Mitch!!!

UB. #8640036

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 5/25/2010 12:29:41 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mitch! You are on a roll girl!

jo ann c. #8641164

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 5/25/2010 1:13:36 PM

Congratulations Mitch. Such a wonderful expression, it makes me smile. #8641291

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 5/25/2010 4:12:49 PM

Nice depiction of joy #8641890

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 5/25/2010 7:01:58 PM

You know I love this Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8642472

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 5/25/2010 8:22:45 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Mitch! #8642683

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 5/25/2010 10:59:29 PM

gorgeous win, congratulations Mitch!!! #8643054

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 5/25/2010 11:00:16 PM

Congratulations on your win, Mitch! #8643058

Allen O. Howard 5/25/2010 11:02:09 PM

WINNER! Congratulations Mitch. #8643064

Patricia A. Coblentz level-deluxe 5/25/2010 11:03:18 PM

WTG, Mitch!! Congratulations on this outstanding win!!

Patti #8643071

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 5/25/2010 11:03:53 PM

Congratulations on this excellent winner Mitch!! #8643073

Christine R. Lobsinger level-deluxe 5/25/2010 11:06:25 PM

Awesome WINNER MITCH!!!!'CONGRATS TO YOU!!
SMILING CHRIS #8643081

Katarina Mansson level-deluxe 5/25/2010 11:22:15 PM

Congratulations on your lovely winner Mitch; makes me smile! #8643139

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 5/25/2010 11:27:21 PM

Outstanding, Mitch! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful and well deserved WIN!! WTG!! #8643144

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 5/26/2010 12:22:07 AM

Congrats on your win Mitch for this fabulous capture! #8643212

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 5/26/2010 12:57:49 AM

Congratulations! #8643347

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 5/26/2010 1:41:48 AM

Huge CONGRATZ. on your beautiful Theme Gold, Mitch!

UB. #8643412

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 5/26/2010 4:08:48 AM

Congratulations, Mitch on your beautiful winner. #8643640

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 5/26/2010 4:43:25 AM

Congrats on a terrific winner, Mitch. #8643840

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 5/26/2010 4:55:35 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful Second Place win, Mitch!!! #8643887

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 5/26/2010 4:56:53 AM

WTG, Mitch!!!
A delightful winner!
~♥~Lisa #8643893

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/26/2010 5:28:13 AM

Big Congratulations out to you, Mitch, on your wonderful winner! #8644023

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 5/26/2010 5:38:38 AM

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Mitch!!! What a cutie!!! #8644085

Murry Grigsby 5/26/2010 5:41:47 AM

Congrats on your terrific image and win Mitch!! #8644104

Kathy L. Clark 5/26/2010 5:53:12 AM

Wonderful image Mitch. Huge congrats to you. #8644182

Kara Hendricks level-deluxe 5/26/2010 6:13:23 AM

SOOO cute... congrats Mitch!!! #8644291

Pat and Graham Robards level-deluxe 5/26/2010 6:22:50 AM

Congratulations Mitch, wonderful. Pat #8644344

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 5/26/2010 6:29:58 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win!!!!!!!!! #8644400

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 5/26/2010 6:38:10 AM

Awesome golden moment and winning image Mitch. Congratulations! #8644471

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 5/26/2010 6:49:00 AM

Great image, great WIN, Mitch. Congratulations. #8644543

Ruth Grimm level-deluxe 5/26/2010 7:08:54 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous image, Mitch! WTG!! #8644615

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 5/26/2010 7:20:06 AM

Congratulations again for winning gold, Mitch. #8644675

David Phalen level-deluxe 5/26/2010 7:24:03 AM

BIG Congrats on your wonderful Winner!! #8644690

Nancyj Hovey level-deluxe 5/26/2010 7:25:04 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644696

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 5/26/2010 8:09:20 AM

WTG on this magnificent win! :-)♫♪ k #8644834

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 5/26/2010 8:31:36 AM

Congratulations, Mitch on your fantastic win! #8644876

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 5/26/2010 8:58:14 AM

Congrats on this awesome Winner Mitch!

jo ann c. #8645042

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 5/26/2010 8:59:14 AM


HUGE CONGRATS Mitch
For this well deserved Winner!!!!

~J~ #8645048

Rolando Rosito level-deluxe 5/26/2010 9:01:35 AM

Great winner Mitch, congratulations!! #8645060

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 5/26/2010 9:01:51 AM

Ohhhhhhhh....this is soooooooo ADORABLE, Mitch! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8645062

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 5/26/2010 10:00:13 AM

Thank you so much, everyone, for your comments and congratulations. #8645208

Ken Smith level-deluxe 5/26/2010 10:17:13 AM

Excellent, Mitch...congrats to you! #8645264

Steve M. Harrington level-deluxe 5/26/2010 11:24:24 AM

Good on you, Mitch! I am as happy as this seal over your win. :)
Steve #8645439

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 5/26/2010 11:53:57 AM

Thank you, Ken and Steve. :) #8645489

Mike Clime level-deluxe 5/26/2010 12:47:01 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8645618

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 5/26/2010 1:26:13 PM

Big congrats on your MT win; very cute shot. #8645679

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 5/26/2010 1:45:40 PM

I'm glad this got gold,ya! :) #8645748

Christopher J. Budny level-deluxe 5/26/2010 5:22:26 PM

Terrific portrait! Congratulations, Mitch! #8646151

Sharon level-deluxe 5/26/2010 5:45:05 PM

WTG, Mitch!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!! #8646282

Sam Britt level-deluxe 5/26/2010 6:10:58 PM

Big congrats on this terrific 2nd place win, Mitch! #8646387

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 5/27/2010 12:26:39 AM

Fun capture and fabulous winner Mitch ~~ Congratulations! #8646872

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 5/27/2010 8:43:03 AM

LOVE IT Mitch!! Perfect in every way!!
CONGRATULATIONS :) WTG #8647674

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 5/27/2010 9:58:22 AM

The expression is priceless and fits the Joy theme so well. Congratulations on your 2nd place win!!! #8647779

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 5/27/2010 2:00:56 PM

He's smiling, Mitch. Perfect capture. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #8648100

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 5/27/2010 4:50:39 PM

Thank you all for enjoying his pleasure. :) #8648294

Rona L. Schwarz level-deluxe 5/27/2010 9:45:12 PM

Congratulations on an superb Gold Winner, Mitch! He is the very epitome of joy! #8648572

Tommy E. Burgess 5/27/2010 10:30:04 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding winner Mitch!! #8648607

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 5/28/2010 10:12:01 AM

Congratulations Mitch on your Win!!!


Dominick #8649681

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 5/29/2010 9:58:56 AM

Thank you, Rona, Tommy, and Dominick. #8651355

Dr Silly level-deluxe 5/29/2010 11:54:54 AM

Congratulations Mitch for your Gold win. :O) #8651592

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 6/2/2010 12:04:51 PM

Thank you, Doc. :) #8660515

Dianna Murphy level-deluxe 6/4/2010 1:16:48 PM

congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665669

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 6/6/2010 7:55:37 AM

Thank you, Dianna. I appreciate it. #8668970

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Description

Clearly there's joy in the touch of the sun for this guy. Taken at Sea World.

Monthly theme: Joy

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 4/13/2010 8:45:53 AM


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