Winter Flight

© Bill Houghton

Winter Flight

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 12/13/2010 4:50:04 PM

Bill, Gorgeous Capture!! #1335380

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 12/13/2010 5:09:43 PM

Excellent clarity, colors and comp. Bill. Wonderful capture. #9098815

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 12/13/2010 6:51:57 PM

What a fantastic capture, a definite winner and finalist in my books. #9099303

Vickie Oakley 12/13/2010 7:33:08 PM

What an absolutely wonderful image! #9099628

Stan J. Bendkowski level-classic 12/14/2010 1:45:12 AM

Fantastic timing and capture, Bill! #9101010

Freddy Bland 12/14/2010 4:37:05 AM

Fabulous capture, Bill! #9101475

David M. Montero 12/14/2010 12:12:42 PM

Another thing Bill is that guys are always chasing the girls. Excellent timing. Excellent shot. #9102786

Nancy L. Green level-classic 12/15/2010 2:00:58 PM

DEFINITELY MAGIC Bill!!! This is AWESOME, this is my kind of shooting, no guns for me!!! <>< #9106602

Joy Rector 12/24/2010 3:45:21 AM

awesome #9122674

Emile Abbott level-classic 12/29/2010 1:26:43 PM

You nailed this perfect Bill. Don't you just love the Canon EOS 1D. I have the mark IV and it is awesome.
Happy New Year Bill. #9131306

Fanie Heymans level-classic 1/4/2011 1:21:12 AM

Magnificent capture of these birds in flight. #9141598

Merna L. Nobile 1/18/2011 9:06:05 PM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9171855

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 1/18/2011 9:12:40 PM

Congratulations Bill on your finalist...well seen and captured!! #9171910

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/19/2011 12:46:55 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill. Fantastic shot. #9172765

Stefania Barbier level-classic 1/19/2011 1:04:41 AM

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #9172855

Karen Celella level-classic 1/19/2011 5:43:55 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Bill. #9173916

Carol Eade level-classic 1/19/2011 6:18:24 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Bill! #9174196

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/19/2011 6:44:55 AM

congratulations Bill on such a wonderful finalist. #9174484

The Judges at level-classic 1/19/2011 8:16:50 AM

Great timing. #9175131

Cathy Barrows 1/19/2011 8:18:41 AM

Congrats on your finalist...excellent #9175144

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/19/2011 9:28:42 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Bill, amazing clarity and stop action!! #9175509

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 1/19/2011 10:47:25 AM

Congrats Bill on your beautiful finalist. #9175828

Hal Bambrick level-classic 1/19/2011 11:12:03 AM

Excellent In-Flight Capture Bill,CONGRATS!. #9175936

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/19/2011 11:44:44 AM

Like a beautiful dance Bill, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #9176078

Lydia Williams level-classic 1/19/2011 11:46:41 AM

Oh My! Wow, Simply beautiful flight and capture....Congratulations, Bill! #9176087

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 1/19/2011 6:24:25 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Bill! #9177932

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/19/2011 8:52:05 PM

Pure magic is right!!! Big congrats on this awesome capture and deserving finalist Bill!! #9178620

Lisa B. North 1/20/2011 6:31:07 AM

You are incredible with all your fowl shots! And I'm not talking basketball! :) This is no exception! Good luck to you! Congrats! #9179807

Debra R. Harder 1/20/2011 8:53:19 AM

I agree...this is an amazing capture, Bill! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9180246

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 1/20/2011 3:37:54 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9181365

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/21/2011 10:52:11 AM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Irene Colling level-classic 1/21/2011 2:35:43 PM

Outstanding timing on this wonderful wildlife shot Bill.

Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo. #9183848

Kathy Cline level-classic 1/21/2011 6:04:03 PM

Always magical with you Bill!

Karen Slagle level-classic 1/22/2011 7:22:58 AM

This image is magical and I love how you caught them in flight formation... #9184893

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 1/23/2011 2:32:16 PM

Congratulations Bill on your second place win, well deserved. #9187567

Lydia Williams level-classic 1/23/2011 2:38:08 PM

Yay, Bill. Congratulations on your gold! #9187584

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/23/2011 3:05:59 PM

Wonderful winner Bill, congratulations! #9187736

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 1/23/2011 3:10:06 PM

WTG Bill, CONGRATS on this fantastic winner!!! #9187759

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 1/23/2011 3:28:46 PM

Congrats Bill on your great winner. #9187853

Monnie Ryan level-classic 1/23/2011 4:06:59 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved winner, Bill! #9188027

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 1/23/2011 4:52:16 PM

on your very deserving
Second Place Winner! 8o) #9188188

Lisa B. North level-classic 1/23/2011 5:13:11 PM

Knew it when I saw it! A warm congrats to you! When I think of bird shots, I always think of you! #9188266

Patti Coblentz level-classic 1/23/2011 5:19:12 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Bill...a stunning image! #9188296

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/23/2011 5:22:35 PM

Congratulations on this incredible winner,Bill! WTG! #9188309

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/23/2011 5:35:44 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner, Bill. #9188371

Lana Arcemont level-classic 1/23/2011 5:39:12 PM

Your timing was perfect!
Congratulations on your second place win! #9188393

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/23/2011 5:52:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Bill on this wonderful winner!!! <>< #9188452

Mary K. Robison 1/23/2011 6:08:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Bill! #9188515

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/23/2011 6:13:09 PM

Huge congrats on your fantastic winner, Bill!!! #9188528

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 1/23/2011 6:19:04 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Bill! :-) k #9188555

Karen Slagle level-classic 1/23/2011 6:33:35 PM

Congrats Bill on your outstanding winner. The details are incredible. #9188666

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/23/2011 6:41:59 PM

Gorgeous winner, Bill!

Congratulations! #9188725

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/23/2011 6:50:40 PM

No surprise to see this beauty again Bill!!! Big congratulations - well deserved!! #9188787

Kathy Cline level-classic 1/23/2011 6:59:31 PM

Super dooper shot and a well deserved super dooper award!!

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 1/23/2011 7:57:28 PM

Wonderful eye for the moment and the composition, Bill. Congratulations on your win! #9189023

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2011 8:01:42 PM

This is certainly pure magic indeed, Bill! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON 2ND PLACE WINNER! #9189032

Steve M. Harrington 1/23/2011 9:04:43 PM

Good on you, Bill! Congratulations!
Steve #9189103

Fanie Heymans 1/24/2011 1:28:00 AM

Congratulations on your winning picture Bill! Well done! #9189326

Michelle Alton 1/24/2011 2:27:05 AM

Pure magic, to be sure Bill! Judges agreed! Congratulations. #9189390

Alan L. Borror 1/24/2011 3:04:24 AM

Big congratulations on this wonderful winner, Bill! #9189474

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 1/24/2011 4:42:08 AM

Big congrats on your win Bill. Fantastic.
JP #9189779

Carol Eade level-classic 1/24/2011 6:09:34 AM

A beautiful winner, Bill, congratulations! #9190000

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/24/2011 7:29:59 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Bill. Great one. #9190207

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2011 8:18:16 AM

I love this image, Bill!! Absolutely FABULOUS! Huge congratulations on your GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9190388

Karen Celella level-classic 1/24/2011 9:57:33 AM

Congratulations on your exceptional winner, Bill. The timing, clarity and colors are outstanding! #9190622

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 1/24/2011 3:17:42 PM

Great eye, great capture, congratulations, Bill!! #9191263

Irene Colling level-classic 1/24/2011 6:33:18 PM

Huge Congratulations on your wonderful winning photo Bill. #9191645

Linda Blair level-classic 1/25/2011 9:52:20 AM

Gorgeous winner...congratulations!!! #9193102

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 1/25/2011 11:31:43 AM

Love the magic that you do with your camera, Bill! Congratulations! #9193280

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/26/2011 8:49:19 AM


UB. #9195169

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 1/26/2011 11:07:58 AM

As always Bill your wildlife images are a vision! Congrats on your gold badge, it is so well deserved! #9195459

Leslie McLain level-classic 1/26/2011 5:37:37 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Bill. #9196207

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/27/2011 10:08:47 AM

Congratulations on your win!! Perfect timing Bill! #9197327

Sandra Anderson 1/27/2011 3:50:50 PM

Pure magic indeed.
Congratulations Bill. #9197751

Hal Bambrick 1/29/2011 1:15:12 PM

Congrats on ALL Your Winners Bill!!!!!!!!. #9201003

David M. Montero 1/30/2011 1:42:18 PM

Very happy to see a second place selection of this fantastic shot. Congratulations Bill! #9202597

Eric Highfield level-classic 1/31/2011 9:22:20 PM

Wow...pure magic for sure! It couldn't have been choreographed better than this. Great timing on this wonderful shot. Congrats on your well deserved win! #9204884

Stephen Zacker level-classic 2/25/2011 3:25:21 AM

What an amazing capture. Congratulations #9260772

Kaye Burazin level-classic 3/11/2011 8:42:09 AM

beyond awesome Bill #9285433

Joseph M. Muench level-classic 3/23/2011 7:14:07 AM

Incredible capture, Bill...the color, lighting, action, and composition are just awesome. The odd number combination (3 and 1) and their formation is so cool. Love it.
-Joe #9312207

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/24/2011 9:34:35 AM

Yes, magic is indeed the operative word, Bill, both the moment and your simply amazing capture of it. #9314627

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 3/26/2011 7:38:43 AM

I am always amazed by your wildlife photos. Pure magic indeed!!
Congratulations once again. #9318137

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 3/27/2011 11:18:19 AM

Bill, just beautiful, you deserve this award, #9320274

Ann H. Belus level-classic 4/2/2011 4:38:27 PM

Bill, I missed this the first time; it's an amazing shot...absolutely spectacular, indeed so deserving of its selection as a winner! To get these ducks in flight with such detail and clarity is outstanding! #9331538

Darryl Wilkinson 5/1/2011 11:01:09 PM

Bill, your skills never cease to amaze me. Wow, simply beautiful! Congratulations on your win! #9383873


Bill this is so amazingly beautiful. It's such a blessing to be as gifted as you are. Pure magic. I am so glad a came across your gallery. #9394004

Robert Jensen level-classic 6/12/2011 7:41:01 AM

Your bird images are outstanding #9456369

John C. Ensign level-classic 11/9/2011 8:04:30 PM

Wow Bill! I got to tell you I Absolutely Love your wildlife pictures! They are very inspiring to me. This shot is awesome! #9794716

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 12/28/2011 9:49:17 AM

Pure Magic is right! Your wildlife photos are superb! #9890218

Randy L. Quast 1/20/2012 7:22:45 PM

Great shot Congrats on the Second place Win. #9932501

Karen Bacon level-classic 1/30/2012 6:05:10 AM

a stunning capture Bill!Congratulations! #9955259

Summer A. Kozisek 2/4/2012 9:40:46 PM

One of my favorites! #9965744

Erika G. Gossett 3/6/2012 2:43:25 PM

Wow,awesome action shot! Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill! #10025443

Eivor Kuchta 3/19/2012 4:03:52 PM

Beautiful colors and great timing! Congratulations on your winner, Bill! #10045252

Nina Shields level-classic 8/26/2012 4:46:25 PM

Bill, this is pure magic but it's also pure talent; a special thank you for always listing your camera settings, such a great way to learn; masterful shot, worthy of much recognition! Congratulations! #10291437

Crystal Young level-classic 12/16/2012 9:31:41 AM

Great shot! The detail is amazing and the colors on the males really pop! #10466474

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 1/3/2016 6:33:04 PM

You will be missed Bill and your photography. RIP my friend. #11418923

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 1/3/2016 6:33:46 PM

You will be missed Bill and your photography. RIP my friend. #11418924

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I was at the pond to shoot some wildlife when a group of mallards flew over my head and went across the pond. As they got to the other side I saw them making their turn to prepare for landing. At this moment I raised my camera and fired. What I got was pure magic.

Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/1600 sec., F8.0, ISO 800

Uploaded on 12/13/2010 4:13:53 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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