A face in the crowd

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A face in the crowd

Debbie Bray 12/14/2011 3:07:28 PM 1

Lisa J. Boulden
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member since: 12/2/2006 Wow!
Great color, comp, and action!

12/14/2011 4:32:11 AM

Michelle Alton
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A great capture, Debbie.

12/14/2011 4:39:17 AM

Cecil P. Whitt
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A wonderful image, C.

12/14/2011 6:29:14 AM

Gord MacEachern
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Wow indeed Debbie, you can just feel the intensity here, excellent capture!!!

12/14/2011 7:36:30 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding perspective and capture!

12/14/2011 8:10:38 AM

Ian M. Hill 12/14/2011 4:46:10 PM

Brilliant action shot Debbie,love the expressions on their faces,well done. #9866400

Nadia Paul 12/14/2011 6:32:14 PM

Feels like we're in there riding with them Debbie - fantastic in every way! #9866795

Louisa Hancock 12/15/2011 1:21:22 AM

love the way you are drawn in to this image with focus on the guy in red, fantastic shot Debbie #9867758

Mary Dimitriw 12/15/2011 8:23:52 PM

Excellent action capture Debbie!! Well done! #9870169

Amanda J. Tanner 12/17/2011 5:21:18 AM

A wonderful action shot Great selective focusing. Nice work Debbie! #9873613

Carol L. Fowler 12/18/2011 12:19:02 PM

This POV is awesome! #9875991

Wm Nosal 12/18/2011 4:45:53 PM

Wonderful Action Image, Debbie! #9876474

Stephen Zacker 12/19/2011 10:30:15 AM

Where were you standing? This is Cool.. Like the looks of determination #9877663

Mike Clime 12/19/2011 10:59:09 AM

This is a fantastic action shot, Debbie! I bet it will be a winner for you! #9877707

Karen Slagle 12/19/2011 1:16:48 PM

Fantastic action capture, Debbie. Love how they are coming right at us... #9877879

Dean Burke 12/24/2011 6:15:45 PM

Fast and Furious, outstanding work !!! #9885714

Jeff Robinson 12/27/2011 4:01:57 AM

Congrats Debbie on this Fantastic POTD!! #9888198

Gord MacEachern 12/27/2011 4:34:58 AM

Hey Debbie, this is so cool!!!
Great big congratulations on your well deserved POTD!! #9888252

Steve D. Hinkle 12/27/2011 4:42:08 AM

Way to go Debbie! nice capture showing high intensity, with humans and animals,
in action. Again congrads, on your POTD.


Dominick M. Dimacale 12/27/2011 4:54:54 AM

Congratulations Debbie on your POTD Win!

Dominick #9888265

Marilyn Cornwell 12/27/2011 4:55:59 AM

I admire the sports photographer! This is a wonderful POTD! Congratulations! #9888266

Debbie Bray 12/27/2011 4:56:03 AM

Thank you everyone! :) Steve, I was standing on the bend, and as they came around, they were facing straight on at me. #9888267

Charles A. LaMatto 12/27/2011 5:03:31 AM

Beautiful capture. What magnificent colors and DOF. Congrats on the POTD. #9888284

Terry Cervi 12/27/2011 5:34:41 AM

This is an awesome capture, Debbie, and a very well deserved POTD! WTG!! Congrats! #9888341

Sabrina Ryan 12/27/2011 5:48:07 AM

Fabulous capture Debbie! #9888364

Joy Rector 12/27/2011 5:49:25 AM

congrats on the POTD #9888368

Stephen Zacker 12/27/2011 6:12:35 AM

Fantastic action and love the determination in their faces. Congratulations Debbie #9888390

Susan D. Royce 12/27/2011 6:53:52 AM

Super shot Debbie! Congrats on your POTD! #9888442

Carol Eade 12/27/2011 7:03:08 AM

Fabulous capture, Debbie, congratulations on your POTD! #9888449

Johnnie Ann Gaskill 12/27/2011 7:04:23 AM

Wonderful action shot. I can feel the energy!! #9888451

Usman M. Bajwa 12/27/2011 8:51:21 AM

Love the placement of the jockeys and the action and emotions involved, Debbie. Very nice POTD. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #9888541

Kathleen K. Parker 12/27/2011 9:03:18 AM

Great close-up action shot, Debbie!
Congrats on your potd!
kk #9888549

Rona L. Schwarz 12/27/2011 9:27:17 AM

WOW, Debbie! This is spectacular! Great action capture and your POV is incredible - I actually feel like part of the action! Marvelous colors and composition - that guy in red really stands out and I love the look of determination on his face. Congratulations on an outstanding POTD! #9888564

Lisa J. Boulden 12/27/2011 9:46:30 AM

So happy to see this again, Debbie!
Congratz on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #9888574

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/27/2011 10:16:34 AM

Wowza Debbie! This is an amazing action capture!

Glad to see it got special recognition as a POTD!

jo ann c. #9888591

Mike Clime 12/27/2011 10:58:35 AM

Congratulations and one step closer to that winner, Debbie! #9888621

Nadia Paul 12/27/2011 1:27:50 PM

Amazing action capture and so deserving of POTD and more! Congratulations Debbie! #9888805

Mary Dimitriw 12/27/2011 1:36:32 PM

So happy for you Debbie.....awesome and well deserved POTD. #9888828

Michael G. Marshall 12/27/2011 2:00:31 PM

Wonderful image, Debbie! Congratulations on your terrific POTD! Very well deserved! Michael #9888871

Ian M. Hill 12/27/2011 2:19:43 PM

This is wonderful to see this image as a POTD,congratulations Debbie,well earned. #9888895

John Connolly 12/27/2011 2:23:35 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Debbie! A wonderful image and a perfect title! #9888899

R. J. Laudenbacher 12/27/2011 2:57:50 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Deb! WHOOO HOOO!!!! :) #9888929

Louisa Hancock 12/27/2011 3:01:48 PM

Congratulations Debbie well deserved for a standout image #9888933

Heather Loewenhardt 12/27/2011 3:36:50 PM

Wow Debbie this is a phenomenal image. Congrats on POTD! #9888956

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/27/2011 4:06:20 PM

Fantastic shot, awesome POV...congrats on your POTD! #9888990

Anne M. Young 12/27/2011 6:28:50 PM

Congratulations - super image

Ellen Hodges 12/27/2011 9:05:24 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD!! The pov is extremely fantastic, Debbie!! WOW!! #9889366

Guy D. Biechele 12/27/2011 9:27:59 PM

Beautifully composed and photographed. Congrats on your POTD! #9889397

Sara B Coffey 12/27/2011 10:13:00 PM

Love it Debbie! Outstanding point of view! Congratulations on your POTD :)
Sara #9889420

Peggy Pfister 12/28/2011 7:04:07 AM

Awesome photo, Debbie! Congratulations on the POTD!
Peggy #9889941

Mitch Spence 12/28/2011 1:15:41 PM

Such great isolation of this single rider, Debbie. Love the dirt flying from their hooves and the sense of power and speed. #9890463

Richard D. Love 12/30/2011 8:34:44 AM

Wow! Congratulations, Debbie. Simply put...stunning!

Rick #9893390

David M. Montero 12/31/2011 7:04:18 PM

Another fantastic action shot. Congratulations on your POTD Debbie! Happy New Year! #9895804

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/24/2012 2:33:40 PM

Congrats on your POTD and finalist, Debbie, for this awesome image!

Fantastic capture!!!
Debby #9939755

Wm Nosal 1/24/2012 2:41:29 PM

Congratulations, Debbie! #9939839

Terry Cervi 1/24/2012 3:04:26 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Debbie! #9940043

Peggy Pfister 1/24/2012 3:28:12 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Debbie! Best of luck in the next round!
Peggy #9940216

Sabrina Ryan 1/24/2012 4:03:16 PM

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Debbie #9940516

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/24/2012 7:09:11 PM

Very dramatic. WOW! #9942385

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/24/2012 7:29:03 PM

This will have one more gold on it before it is done, Deb. Congratulations on this fabulous finalist. #9942513

Ellen Hodges 1/24/2012 7:34:32 PM

Agree with Becky on this fabulous finalist!!! Best luck, Deb!!!! #9942544

Heather Loewenhardt 1/24/2012 8:19:17 PM

Fabulous image and so deserving of a finalist award. Hope to see it go gold. #9942752

Ian M. Hill 1/24/2012 9:20:16 PM

A stunning finalist capture Debbie,a gold award would be deserved! #9942997

Neal D. Hatcher 1/25/2012 7:36:12 AM


Neal D. Hatcher 1/25/2012 7:36:23 AM


Debbie Bray 1/25/2012 2:40:34 PM

YAY!! What a fabulous way to start my birthday, a win!! And it's Australia Day! Hope you all have a great day, and I'll be back soon to comment on everybody's works, as soon as the celebrating is over!! :-) #9945708

Wm Nosal 1/25/2012 2:48:23 PM

Congratulations Again

Happy Birthday Debbie! #9945749

Heather Loewenhardt 1/25/2012 2:58:37 PM

Happy Birthday Debbie and what a fabulous present to receive. Congrats on a stellar image. #9945844

Terry Cervi 1/25/2012 3:33:18 PM

Congrats on your fantastic win, Debbie!! OH, it's your birthday?? Happy Birthday, Debbie and I hope you're having a wonderful day!! #9946017

Alan C. Carmichael 1/25/2012 3:43:02 PM

Always liked these wonderful racing photos of your Debbie..well done..its that action caught so well #9946062

Val Feldman 1/25/2012 4:04:19 PM

Spectacular - the only word for it! Incredible stop action, wonderful color, great timing! I could go on and on! Congratulations, Debby on an amazing and outstanding Gold Win! (And Happy Birthday!!) :) :) #9946123

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/25/2012 5:58:37 PM

Whoo hoo...WTG Deb. So happy to see this with the gold. Congrats on your win! #9946467

Peggy Pfister 1/25/2012 6:03:06 PM

Big congratulations, Debbie! A well deserved win for a fantastic photo!! #9946482

Randy L. Quast 1/25/2012 6:12:09 PM

Debbie outstanding photo great job. Congrats on the win. #9946500

Ellen Hodges 1/25/2012 8:58:17 PM

Huge congrats on this stellar winner, Deb!!! #9946874

Rona L. Schwarz 1/25/2012 9:32:56 PM

I knew this one would be back, Debbie! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD MEDAL WIN! #9946923

Stan J. Bendkowski 1/25/2012 10:18:05 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Debbie! Happy Birthday and Happy Australia Day. #9946979

Usman M. Bajwa 1/26/2012 3:20:15 AM

HUGE CONGRATZ on getting the Double Gold, Debbie !!!

UB. #9947310

Michael G. Marshall 1/26/2012 9:59:36 AM

Outstanding winning image, Debbie! Congratulations! #9948115

Mike Clime 1/26/2012 1:16:30 PM

Congratulations, Debbie! I knew this would be a winner! #9948481

Patrick Rouzes 1/26/2012 1:50:43 PM

Congratulations on this amazing Winner, Debbie! #9948546

Sara B Coffey 1/26/2012 2:09:44 PM

WOW Debbie, I didnt realize at first that yours was the other great horse race photo! The colors are great & the action is outstanding! Congrats to you on your Winning photo! Sara ☼ #9948590

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/26/2012 3:45:43 PM

So glad to see this in the winning circle, Debbie!

Hardy congrats on your win!
Debby #9948733

Emile Abbott 1/26/2012 3:51:46 PM

Huge congratulations on a gold place winner Debbie. Awesome capture #9948746

Barbara Waldoch 1/26/2012 3:54:12 PM

COngratulations, Debbie! #9948755

Stephen Zacker 1/26/2012 6:02:03 PM

A fantastic and intense capture. Congratulations, Debbie #9948997

Mary Dimitriw 1/26/2012 7:51:12 PM

Congrats on your outstanding winner Debbie!! So happy for you! #9949104

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/27/2012 6:53:59 AM

What a wonderful winner Debbie! Great action shot, and your framing is wonderful!

jo ann c. #9950089

Katarina Mansson 1/29/2012 4:25:39 AM

Excellence and beauty - such a fantastic picture! Congratulations on your winner Debbie! #9953457

Ian M. Hill 1/29/2012 8:46:21 PM

Congratulations Debbie on your gold win! #9954650

David M. Montero 2/2/2012 11:44:59 AM

Fantastic Debbie! So happy for you. Congratulations on your win and a belated Happy Birthday!!! #9961187

Merna L. Nobile 2/12/2012 1:23:24 PM

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna #9979313

Guy D. Biechele 2/20/2012 7:47:20 AM

Truly outstanding, Debbie. Congrats!! #9992025

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