Bohemian Waxwing and Buckthorn Fruit

© Heather Pickard

Bohemian Waxwing and Buckthorn Fruit

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/10/2011 11:07:16 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Heather. Good luck in the next round. #1352024

Merna L. Nobile 2/10/2011 12:14:51 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9226042

Lois Adomite level-classic 2/10/2011 12:34:02 PM

Congratulations this is beautiful #9226197

Karen Celella level-classic 2/10/2011 5:30:33 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Heather. #9228486

Irene Colling level-classic 2/10/2011 5:46:45 PM

This is fantastic Heather. How excited you must have been to get a shot like this.

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist. #9228592

Heather Pickard 2/11/2011 6:11:19 AM

Thank-you all for your kind comments on my photo.
I was very pleased to get this image.
It resulted from a case of being in the right place at the right time, a brief window of opportunity when this flock descended into a growth of Buckthorn at almost eye level and with good light. It lasted only about 10 minutes and then the clouds dulled the light and something spooked the birds into flying off. #9231249

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 2/11/2011 6:46:34 AM

Congratulations and way to hang in there for the shot! #9231348

Orsi 2/11/2011 4:28:31 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Heather!! #9233096

Heather Pickard 2/13/2011 6:28:25 AM

Orsi and Kimber,
Thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations. Its great to hear from you. #9237584

Beth W. DeBor level-classic 2/17/2011 2:34:29 PM

I don't always check the contest entries and look what happens when I don't. I miss images like this! It is fabulous! I love the colors, sharpness, bokeh and composition. You certainly were in the right place at the right time. Congratulations on finalist. #9247114

Heather Pickard 2/18/2011 12:31:03 PM

Thanks so much Beth.
Its great to get a comment from you.

Rona L. Schwarz 3/21/2011 9:18:55 PM

Wow, Heather! This is sensational - you must have been so excited to see this. Fantastic capture - everything came together so perfectly - the light, the colors, the fruit - terrific detail and clarity. MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this superb FINALIST - I'm sure we'll see this again! #9307441

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Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 125/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

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