Tree swallow landing

© Anupam Pal

Tree swallow landing

Carl D. Miller 5/3/2003 9:53:58 PM

Truely awesome! This has to win something. #33515

Evy Johansen

Great work, Anupam! #91823

Anupam Pal

Thanks for your encouraging comment. I really appreciate it. #91826

Nancy L. Ferrell

This is wonderful..great job.. #91851

Rick Riddle

Just Perfect. #91868

Kathleen Clemons

Outstanding!!! #91886

Carolyn M. Fletcher

INCREDIBLE !!!!!! #91893

Viveca Venegas

Fantastic Anupam, Bravísimo!!. Viveca #91899

Ronald Balthazor

This is just excellent! #91915

Jill Battaglia

Love it!! Great job! :-) #91917

Judith G. Secco

Fantastic! Each bird shot is incredible. What a wonderful job!
Judy #91933

Murry Grigsby

I agree with all the above!! This is really STAND-OUT work. Is it nine frames of the same bird? Wonderful!! #91998

Gary W. Lake

I love it! Outstanding! #92029

Anupam Pal

Thank you very much everyone. This was a fun picture which took 2 hours to shoot and another 5 hours to put together. There were a 4 birds playing together. I am not an expert in bird identification. So its hard to tell any differences between them. But most of the shots were probably of the same bird, because among 4 there was one bird which seemed to be the bravest and would come closest to the camera. #92052

Debbie S.

Incredible image! How were you able to blend the images together? #92264

Michael F. Millay

WHAT The ????

YOU - Dude -are WAY Ahead of the Pack !!
You must have Way More Free Time Than the
Rest of the "Pack" too ... But -
... Sharpshooter #92784

Lawrence A. Whitaker

I have to say... that all the time you put into this project has paid off.
I did not notice the difference in the birds until I read your comment. Keep it up you can really make a lot of cool images with this idea. #93639

paulina michaud

This is awesome!!
Paulina Michaud-Socwell

Damian P. Gadal

WOW - Great job!!! #93757

Rod D. Gray

Just discovered this image when browsing this months entries. Truely outstanding. Each bird is so sharp. Must be a winner #101934

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2003 7:00:24 PM

Congrats, Anupam! #166127

Gary W. Lake 8/14/2003 7:54:27 PM

Congrats Anupam! I'd wish you luck in the finals but I don't think you'll need it with this wonderful piece of work! 8^) #166311

Carl D. Miller 8/14/2003 7:59:09 PM

Bout' time this showed up in the finals! Congrats! #166331

Evy Johansen 8/14/2003 11:17:10 PM

Congrats to you! Well derserved. #166759

mariette geest 8/15/2003 12:37:54 AM

absolutely great! are these all the same bird? congrats! great shot. thanks for sharing. #166888

Colette M. Metcalf 8/15/2003 4:47:39 AM

Congrats, Anupam!!! #167190

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/15/2003 4:58:20 AM

Very cool, inspiring and really well put together and thought out! Congrats and good luck! #167221

Wolfgang Dolak 8/15/2003 10:24:41 AM

Fabulous, Anupam!! All the work has surely paid off!
birdie #167883

Mark Oxley 8/15/2003 11:37:49 PM

A Masterpiece Anupam. I'm so glad this won 1st place!! It may be 4 different birds, but the way you have put it together is very convincing!! #168789

Kerry Drager 8/16/2003 12:31:21 AM

Hi Anupam: Excellent shot! A well-deserved congrats on your First Place!! Kerry #168819

Gary H. Minish 8/16/2003 2:02:33 AM

An absolutely incredible piece of work, Anupam! Excellent photos and a great job of combining them. Congratulation on a very well deserved First Place!! #168846

Carl D. Miller 8/16/2003 5:07:11 AM

This was one I had no doubt about the first time I saw it.....Way to go, Anupam! #168935

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/16/2003 5:22:10 AM

Congrats -most deserved1 #168950

Colette M. Metcalf 8/16/2003 6:04:51 AM

Congrats to you, Anupam!!! #169016

Connie I. Chandler 8/16/2003 6:19:11 AM

Congratulations! Fabulous photograph and well deserved WIN!! #169044

Connie L. Carpenter 8/16/2003 7:50:42 AM

Congratulation on this truly outstanding image! #169194

Susana Matos 8/16/2003 8:31:19 AM

Absolutely deserved!!!!!!!!!
cheers from Portugal, Su #169252

Tony Gough 8/16/2003 9:01:37 AM

Congrats Anupam on your win, you must have fantastic patience to not only take this but spend time on PS putting it all together. All worth it for a great image. Keep up the good work. #169293

Jean Papo 8/16/2003 10:20:56 AM

Congratulations, Anupam, on your great work!!!! #169380

Wolfgang Dolak 8/16/2003 10:22:49 AM

Hip hip hurray from Austria!!
birdie #169385

Murry Grigsby 8/16/2003 12:54:35 PM

Congrats for a great WIN and image, Anumpam!! #169502

Murtaza H. Saeed 8/16/2003 1:11:35 PM

"The 9 simple steps to first place"-By Anupam Pal.

Congratulations!:) Your efforts have really paid off, in what looks like the steps needed to get there. Well done, you had this one a long time ago. #169539

Anupam Pal 8/16/2003 2:18:33 PM

Thank you all and betterphoto. I am so thrilled and honored to get this prize. This was a fun image to make and I am glad that all of you liked it including the betterphoto judges. #169601

Sal 8/16/2003 4:05:03 PM

Outstanding, Anupam. Congratulations! #169664

Evy Johansen 8/16/2003 7:13:42 PM

Congratulations on your win, Anupam! #169742

Lem Metro 8/17/2003 12:44:39 PM

Without a doubt, July's best photograph, in my opinion. Perhaps some extra work in PS7, would have earned it the top spot. Background lines, that may only be evident at 72DPI, or a result of combining several frames, could have been cloned out or otherwise overcome. I think that minor flaw, may have been the difference. This is a brilliantly designed & executed photograph, Anupam. Congratulations! #170486

Anupam Pal 8/18/2003 7:32:58 AM

Lem, thanks for your comments. I very much appreciate it. I agree the edges of the seams could have been cloned and mixed better. This is one of the earlier versions of this image, and I was pretty happy that I could put it together. I didn't check the background carefully at that time. I have fixed it later. But by that time I had already submitted it here.

Comments like yours are very helpful, because it helps the photographer to improve. Thanks. #171176

Monika Sapek 8/18/2003 11:30:08 AM

Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Anupam!

Rahul Sharma 8/19/2003 5:16:23 PM

Great Work Anupam Ji. I didnt see this picture earlier but I m really pleased on your win. This is really a great work. What else a learner like me can say. But I must say you are really a great photographer.
Rahul #172419

Darren M. Alexander 8/22/2003 11:07:22 AM

Amazing! Fantastic work!

Congratulations! #175195

Tom J. Mallon 9/5/2003 2:20:44 PM

Great shot. It really caught my eye.

I'm sure you love your Nikon toy. From the sharpness and depth of field, I assume you are using Nikon lens as well? What were your settings for the shots?

Tom #188924

Anupam Pal 9/5/2003 5:43:52 PM

Yep, I love my D100, especially when using with a long lens because of the 1.5x crop factor. I used Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AFD lens for this one. Exposure was f4 at 1/2000s at ISO 400. Thanks for your comment. #189062

Pradyumna S. Manot 11/4/2005 9:51:02 PM

wow! this is an awesome photo!!! #2036663

Lisa J. Boulden 5/28/2007 9:54:01 PM

This is beautiful.... simply amazing captures!
Well, well done! #4340967

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9 separate images shot with Nikon D100 and joined together in PS7

Uploaded on 5/3/2003 9:43:26 PM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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