Walk This Way

Julianne Bradford 3/2/2012 8:48:23 PM

Adorable capture Donna! So great! Thanks for coming with me.It's always fun with you #1447017

Tiia Vissak 3/3/2012 12:16:49 AM

a cool scene! #10018861

Jack Gaskin 3/3/2012 4:47:03 AM


Jack #10019177

Jill Odice 3/3/2012 8:45:27 AM

Into thr favs :-) Love this Donna! #10019532

Terry A. Stoa 3/3/2012 10:17:05 AM

Perfection. Thanks for sharing it. #10019647

Michele Peterson 3/3/2012 10:21:51 AM

Fun capture of these unusual (to me, at least) birds!! They look beautiful, and I love the "follow the leader" look of it! #10019654

Joy Rector 3/3/2012 10:32:08 AM

beautiful #10019670

Melinda F. Schneider 3/3/2012 11:34:45 AM

Love the head turn of the frontmost bird; this is really spectacular!! #10019758

Dr Silly 3/3/2012 3:10:46 PM

The lead bird of the three is out of step. LOL Beautiful capture. :O)

Katarina Mansson 3/3/2012 11:03:17 PM

Lovely and excellent capture! #10020763

Leslie McLain 3/5/2012 4:51:10 AM

Very cool capture and reflections, Donna. #10022477

Bill Houghton 3/5/2012 11:36:29 AM

Donna, this is such a great and detailed shot of these birds. Excellent work. Have a great day, Bill #10023221

Ken Smith 3/5/2012 6:03:15 PM

Perfect...and I like the reflection too...very nice, Donna! #10023769

Carol Quina 4/2/2012 9:37:00 AM

Great job. What a fun picture! #10071848

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/2/2012 9:43:15 AM

Thank you for all your your kind comments!!!

Donna #10071853

Joy Rector 4/2/2012 11:11:09 AM

beautiful shot #10071937

Ann Coates 5/1/2012 8:21:33 PM

You captured a brilliant moment. Congratulations on your finalist. #10116949

Jill Odice 5/1/2012 11:50:34 PM

A big congrats on your finalists Donna! #10117389

Stefania Barbier 5/2/2012 12:09:40 AM

a beautiful finalist, congratulations Donna!!! #10117413

Chris Ebben 5/2/2012 2:42:19 AM

Great image & title. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist=^..^= #10117559

Susan M. Campbell 5/2/2012 7:19:25 AM

Excellent capture. Congrats again. #10118468

Emile Abbott 5/2/2012 7:33:13 AM

Awesome and congratulations on superb finalist, Donna. #10118536

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/2/2012 7:34:44 AM

What an amazing Finalist Donna, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118541

Marijana Fajgl 5/2/2012 8:23:12 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna! #10118726

Michelle L. Frick 5/2/2012 8:25:27 AM

The title is so perfect!! I can feel their motion. Congratulations Donna!! #10118735

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/2/2012 8:29:08 AM

Thank you for all of your inspirational comments and congratulatory wishes!!!

Take care,

Donna #10118753

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/2/2012 9:37:40 AM

Congratulations, again, Donna!

Dominick #10118947

Julianne Bradford 5/2/2012 9:55:37 AM

I'm so glad to see this wonderful capture get a finalist Donna! Here's hoping it goes Gold :-) Congratulations! #10118978

Daniella Puente 5/2/2012 9:57:23 AM

Congrats on this great capture Donna! #10118980

Michele Peterson 5/2/2012 10:21:39 AM

Yippee, a favorite of mine! Congratulations, Donna!! #10119025

Melinda F. Schneider 5/2/2012 10:36:31 AM

One of my faves, too! So happy to see the silver badge here, Donna! #10119072

Amanda J. Tanner 5/2/2012 4:28:58 PM

Congratulations Donna! Beautiful! #10119637

Carol L. Fowler 5/2/2012 4:41:33 PM

Congrats! #10119658

Katherine Kuhn 5/2/2012 7:44:30 PM

Wonderful capture! Great composition, light & detail -- congratulations! #10120045

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/2/2012 8:02:02 PM

wonderful Donna, congrats! #10120104

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/2/2012 10:15:18 PM

An excellent capture Donna! congratulations! #10120254

Kim Andelkovic 5/3/2012 2:32:20 AM

Congrats Donna :-) #10120377

Patti Coblentz 5/3/2012 7:00:48 AM

Love the leader of the pack with his eye on you:)
A terrific capture, Donna...congratulations on your finalist! #10120767

Carol Eade 5/3/2012 5:37:28 PM

Beautiful capture, Donna, congratulations on your finalist! #10121579

Leslie McLain 5/3/2012 7:34:04 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Donna. #10121765

Bill Johnson 5/4/2012 2:27:53 PM

Donna, Congrats on your most deserving finalist. Good luck. #10122951

Carol Quina 5/5/2012 10:12:33 AM

Congratulations on the finalist Donna. This is such a fun photo! #10124783

Merna L. Nobile 5/6/2012 9:10:57 AM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10126137

Kathy Cline 5/8/2012 1:39:10 PM

Oooooh Donna, I remember this image and loved it. Im so excited it won an award! Congratulations again. Have a blessed day. #10129597

Lori Carlson 5/11/2012 5:17:03 PM

This makes me happy!! Love it!! Congrats on this beautiful shot!! =)

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The American avocet, with its curved bill and graceful body, is an unmistakable wading shorebird. The tallest avocet in the world, this species is also the only avocet with distinctly different breeding and winter plumages.

A big THANK YOU to Julianne Bradford, for taking me to the beach today. I have never seen this species of bird before. And to Kathy Cline, for telling me what type of bird I have captured.


Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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