River Reeds

Merna L. Nobile 10/15/2010 5:20:56 PM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Patti Coblentz 10/15/2010 8:47:17 PM

What a pleasing image, Heather...congratulations on your finalist! #8972186

Rona L. Schwarz 10/15/2010 9:04:44 PM

WOW, Heather, Love it, Love it, Love it! A simply marvelous image, both abstract and very real. I've always wanted to capture something like it, but never had the opportunity. And yes, very different for you - hope you do more! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round! #8972235

Heather Pickard 10/16/2010 5:42:04 AM

Yes Merna, its a great honor when an image gets the recognition of the judges. I was pleased and surprised with this one.

Thanks for your comment Patricia. I'm so glad you like this photo.

Wow Rona, thanks for the enthusiasm you express for my image. This IS different for me, but the scene caught my eye and I just had to linger long enough to get some photos while the rest of my birding group continued on in search of shore birds. The day was overcast but still and the long sinewy reeds were perfectly reflected on the mirrored surface.
The RAW image was under-whelming, but with the edit, it suddenly popped and I was thrilled with the results.
I'm so glad you like this, and yes....I will continue to search out future images that are a little 'different' for me. #8973035

Amanda D. Austwick 10/17/2010 8:23:12 AM

LOVE the clarity of this image Heather! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved Finalist Award!!! #8976566

Nancyj E. Hovey 10/17/2010 4:09:40 PM

on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8977649

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/17/2010 4:25:33 PM

Stunning, Heather!! Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!! #8977756

Patti Coblentz 10/17/2010 4:50:07 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful winner, Heather! #8977906

Sabrina Ryan 10/17/2010 5:44:27 PM

Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Heather! #8978231

Amanda D. Austwick 10/17/2010 6:46:50 PM

I knew it Heather! Big Congratulations on your Gold Win!!! #8978601

Rona L. Schwarz 10/17/2010 7:28:55 PM

So happy to see this in the Winner's Circle, Heather!! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Gold Winner! #8978745

Usman M. Bajwa 10/17/2010 10:08:15 PM

CONGRATZ. on getting Golden, Heather!

UB. #8979047

Anita Hogue 10/18/2010 5:30:27 AM

Congratulations, Heather, for this beautiful winner! #8979846

Heather Pickard 10/18/2010 5:56:48 AM

Thank-you all for the many kind words and for taking the time to so thoughtfully comment.
I am in excellent company among all the fabulous images the judges choose this month.
I'm very pleased at this my FIRST gold medallion.
Heather #8979968

Carla Capra 10/18/2010 7:21:03 AM

Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC #8980247

Charlotte LaBarbera 10/18/2010 7:46:09 AM

This image reminds me of the simple things that we often pass up while we are looking for the grand, spectacular prize winning photo of a life-time. Congratulations for recognizing and capturing something so beautiful, yet so simple. #8980342

Carmody Baker 10/18/2010 8:15:07 AM

This is beautiful Heather. Congratulations! #8980441

Julianne Bradford 10/18/2010 10:03:52 AM

Lovely capture! Congrats on your first of hopefully many golds Heather. (I am pleased to have received my first this month too :-) Such great company here at BP! #8980689

Christine Czernin 10/18/2010 12:43:07 PM

Huge congratulations on your first gold medal, Heather
The first one certainly is very special.
Smile. #8981065

Jeana Clark 10/18/2010 4:29:14 PM

Congratulations Heather
on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~ #8981449

Karen Celella 10/19/2010 3:13:42 AM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner, Heather. #8982342

Julie Burnett 10/19/2010 1:35:16 PM

Simply stunning, Heather! Congratulations on your first gold winner!! #8983849

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/21/2010 2:05:50 PM

Simply beautiful Heather! Congratulations on your win!! Superb!! #8988203

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Something Different!
On the shores of the Ottawa River at Shirley's Bay, 300mm at F/8, ISO-200, 1/160 sec, hand held.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 625/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 9/3/2010 5:14:57 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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