Dale Hardin 5/1/2012 10:59:32 PM

A truly classic shot and treatment Mike. I've seen painting from the 30's that mimic this lovely scene. #1460174

Inge Linden 5/2/2012 1:36:20 AM

Excellent! #10117497

Michael Umbreit 5/3/2012 6:33:30 PM

Dale and Inge - Thanks!!! - Mike #10121674

Christopher Budny 5/5/2012 7:49:24 PM

What a stunner, Mike! A winner, for sure... this is just fantastic! #10125476

Bill Houghton 5/8/2012 3:28:02 AM

Great shot Mike. Congratulations. Bill #10128749

Debbie Bray 5/8/2012 3:33:15 AM

It's a beauty, Mike! Big congratulations on your POTD!! Well deserved! #10128755

Christopher Budny 5/8/2012 3:35:51 AM

Congratulations, Mike, on the POTD for this beauty! #10128756

Usman M. Bajwa 5/8/2012 3:37:12 AM

Wow...what a way to start a month. Superb freeze of action, perfect reflection and great background, Mike. Huge CONGRATZ on the POTD!!! FAVED. And Chris has it right with the Winner forecast, good luck!

UB. #10128757

Stefania Barbier 5/8/2012 3:38:02 AM

congratulations on your beautiful POTD! #10128759

Katarina Mansson 5/8/2012 3:49:49 AM

Wow - what a spectacular timing and capture! Congratulations on your superb and beautiful POTD Mike! #10128776

Andre Larose 5/8/2012 3:57:53 AM

Beautiful capture on this spectacular POTD.


André #10128783

Mary K. Robison 5/8/2012 4:03:50 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD, Mike!
Well earned! #10128789

Tiia Vissak 5/8/2012 4:04:27 AM

Congratulations! #10128791

Melinda F. Schneider 5/8/2012 4:09:11 AM

Fantastic! Stunning!
Congrats on your POTD!! #10128801

Nikki McDonald 5/8/2012 4:13:16 AM

In-flight captures don't get any better than this, Mike. Terrific detail, light and color. Congratulations on the POTD. #10128806

Bojan Bencic 5/8/2012 4:22:43 AM

Fantastic photo, Mike. Congratulations on your POTD. #10128819

Joy Rector 5/8/2012 4:23:00 AM

congrats on the POTD #10128820

Leslie McLain 5/8/2012 4:38:33 AM

Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Mike. #10128837

Linda D. Lester 5/8/2012 4:48:37 AM

Perfect!!! Congratulations on your POTD! #10128851

Mary Timman 5/8/2012 5:00:27 AM

Fabulous POTD...Congratulations. Well deserved. #10128868

Rosemary Sampson 5/8/2012 5:24:10 AM

Extraordinary capture. #10128903

Lisa J. Boulden 5/8/2012 5:25:34 AM

Stunningly beautiful, Mike!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #10128907

Lisa J. Boulden 5/8/2012 5:25:34 AM

Stunningly beautiful, Mike!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #10128908

Lydia Williams 5/8/2012 5:30:48 AM

Wow, a beauty, Congratulations on your POTD~! #10128919

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/8/2012 5:41:58 AM

Congrats on this wonderful POTD! #10128934

David Phalen 5/8/2012 5:45:25 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular POTD!! #10128936

Kara L. Hendricks 5/8/2012 5:48:59 AM

Awesome... HUGE congratulations Mike! #10128940

Michael Umbreit 5/8/2012 5:57:21 AM

Thanks so much!!!

This was one of those images that looked good in the camera, but I was pleasantly surprised when it looked good on my PC too. There are so many times that I think I have something good that just doesn't look that good when I get it home.


Mike #10128946

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/8/2012 6:15:30 AM

I know what you mean Mike!

Absolutely gorgeous and so well deserved..hope we see it again! Congrats on your POTD!

jo ann c. #10128963

Patricia A. Casey 5/8/2012 6:31:17 AM

ditto....Mike....I think we all have that experience....but this one sure is beautiful! Congratulations on the POTD...hope to see this one again! Cheers =^..^= #10128981

Daniella Puente 5/8/2012 6:35:34 AM

This is fabulous Mike! congrats :) #10128987

Patti Coblentz 5/8/2012 6:44:39 AM

Extraordinary image, Mike....congratulations on your POTD!! #10128993

Lindley Johnson 5/8/2012 6:52:52 AM

A fantastic action shot, Mike - I love the background and the subtle reflection. Congratulations on your terrific POTD! #10129018

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/8/2012 6:56:56 AM


on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #10129032

Heather Loewenhardt 5/8/2012 7:03:48 AM

"Oh wow" were the first words out of my mouth Mike. Excellent timing and capture. This is a very well deserved POTD if not a gold medal. Congrats! #10129054

Cathy Barrows 5/8/2012 7:22:34 AM

congrats on your fabulous POTD #10129103

Sharon F. Morris 5/8/2012 7:31:57 AM

Beautiful Mike!!!
Congratulation on your POTD. #10129120

Sara B Coffey 5/8/2012 7:34:09 AM

Great shot Mike! This image is vibrant in color & POV. Congrats on your POTD!
Sara :) #10129124

Carol Quina 5/8/2012 7:49:06 AM

Congratulations on the POTD Mike. It is lovely. #10129146

Michele Peterson 5/8/2012 7:56:48 AM

Incredible capture of this beautiful duck! So much detail and pretty color. Congratulations, Mike, on the POTD!! #10129163

Dale Hardin 5/8/2012 8:15:53 AM

Perfect example of what should be displayed as POTD. Congratulations. #10129190

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/8/2012 8:24:35 AM

Congratulations Mike on your POTD Win!

Dominick #10129195

Mary Beth Aiello 5/8/2012 8:43:56 AM

Gorgeous, Mike. Huge congrats on your outstanding POTD. #10129224

Rona L. Schwarz 5/8/2012 8:59:34 AM

This is so perfect, Mike! A classic in-flight action capture - marvelous detail and clarity, gorgeous reflection and beautiful BG. Congratulations on an outstanding POTD that I'm sure we'll see again! #10129252

Phyllis A. Houghton 5/8/2012 9:03:50 AM

Congrats! The detail is excellent and the bkg is super with the ripples! #10129260

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/8/2012 9:13:50 AM

WTG on this incredible POTD, Mike! :-) k

Christine Czernin 5/8/2012 10:14:20 AM

Big congratulations on this stunningly beautiful POTD, Mike.
It is absolutely perfect. #10129332

Lisa B. North 5/8/2012 10:33:29 AM

Excellent shot! Wow! Love the wing reflections too! Colors are fantastic! Congrats on POTD!!!!! #10129346

Jean E. Hildebrant 5/8/2012 10:34:29 AM

Wow, Mike! Gorgeous!! Congrat's on POTD!

Laura L. Gonzales 5/8/2012 12:12:25 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding capture and POTD! Just beautiful Mike! #10129459

Mitch Spence 5/8/2012 2:19:24 PM

Mike, you know, this is just wonderful. Yes, it is. I would have been so thrilled to have captured this. Great work. #10129730

Jeff Robinson 5/8/2012 2:26:15 PM

Congrats Mike on this Outstanding and Amazing POTD!! #10129748

Susan D. Royce 5/8/2012 3:04:16 PM

Congratulations Mike - you nailed it!! #10129827

Ellen Hodges 5/8/2012 3:05:49 PM

Huge congrats on a fab POTD, Mike!! #10129833

Sharon L. Doane 5/8/2012 3:43:41 PM

Awesome capture! Congrats on your POTD! #10129892

Michael Umbreit 5/8/2012 8:21:08 PM

Wow! I am surprised at the response to this image. It feels so nice when others like what I captured! :-)

Thanks so much!!

Mike #10130205

Sharon Woodburn 5/9/2012 1:10:36 AM

Congratulations Mike. Beautiful, beautiful capture! #10130331

Lucy Abrao 5/9/2012 11:42:22 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful, color capture!
Lucy #10130948

Jeffrey R. Bange 5/9/2012 6:52:48 PM

Congratulations Mike on a well deserved POTD. #10131386

Richard D. Love 5/10/2012 6:11:04 AM

Congratulations, Mike. Excellent timing, light, and reflections!

Rick #10132141

Amanda D. Austwick 5/10/2012 6:50:48 AM

Oh my Mike, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!!! #10132206

Susan Jane Allen 5/10/2012 7:02:17 AM

Gorgeous! #10132222

Michael Umbreit 5/11/2012 6:11:25 AM

Thanks!!! #10133453

Guy D. Biechele 5/11/2012 8:21:20 PM

Truely outstanding! Congrats on your POTD. Beautiful! #10134436

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/15/2012 5:03:54 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous POTD, Mike!

Debby #10137899

Bunny Snow 5/19/2012 12:24:46 PM

The lighting on its own is wonderful, but capturing this mallard in flight over the water is outstandingly beautiful with the soft background. I'm envious. So well done. Congratulations, Mike, on your outstanding POTD!!!! #10142501

Michael Umbreit 5/22/2012 6:31:36 PM

Thanks so much for the very kind comments! #10146393

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/1/2012 1:58:39 PM

Wow, I love everything about this image Mike. Outstanding POTD and wildlife capture. A big time favorite! #10164818

Michael Umbreit 6/20/2012 6:54:29 PM

Thanks Donna!!! - Mike #10193032

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