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Bobby Ray Goodman Student 10/11/2012 4:17:00 AM

Hi Valarie,Excellent SC my friend.Beautiful capture,that is something we don't see in the desert!!!! #1491624

Agnes Fegan 10/11/2012 4:25:43 AM

What a terrific capture! This turtle looks like he's enjoying a day at the spa lol! #10364888

Jeff W. Robinson 10/11/2012 4:31:26 AM

Fantastic detail and wildlife capture Val! #10364901

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/11/2012 5:07:03 AM

Outstanding macro image, Val!


Dominick #10364972

Michelle Alton 10/11/2012 5:57:56 AM

This will be one of your next winners, Val. For SURE it is an instant favorite for ME! #10365034

Gord MacEachern 10/11/2012 7:34:16 AM

Photography just doesn't get any better than this my friend!!!!! #10365134

Terry T. Ruvalcaba 10/11/2012 8:11:10 AM

great timing and title! #10365182

Anthony G. Comella 10/11/2012 11:35:00 AM

Super viewing and perfect timing!! #10365393

Monnie Ryan 10/11/2012 11:46:30 AM

Fabulous capture, Val! #10365413

Terry Cervi 10/11/2012 1:30:56 PM

Wow, Ms.V! What perfect timing! You are quick on the draw, aren't you! A fantastic capture! #10365589

Tammy Espino 10/11/2012 1:56:20 PM

Looks like your next win to me :) Awesome! #10365653

R. J. Laudenbacher 10/11/2012 3:02:23 PM

What perfect timing and a quick trigger to capture him so perfectly. Fabulous work as always, Val! #10365751

Lorna Shutter 10/11/2012 3:06:02 PM

Wowza, Ms. America!!! What an incredible shot! Are you sure you didn't photograph a page in a magazine? The clarity and detail are amazing! ... and your timing was impeccable! Fabulous capture! ... and I agree with Michelle & Tammy ... We SHOULD definitely see this one again! :) #10365760

Tammy M. Anderson 10/11/2012 5:01:28 PM

I agree with the ladies a winner for you, Val. Wonderful timing and details. #10365892

Dayna Cain 10/11/2012 5:46:04 PM

My fingers are crossed for this one! AMAZING! #10365946

Nadia Paul 10/11/2012 5:54:57 PM

What a beauty Val - perfect timing and great detail - love the bubbles! #10365951

Kathy Salerni 10/11/2012 10:47:15 PM

Holy Moly, Val what a great find and capture! The details, colors and framing are spectacular and those bubbles, Wow! Winner for sure! #10366140

Doug Pignet 10/12/2012 2:28:21 AM

wonderful find and capture #10366218

Don Christiana 10/12/2012 5:46:19 AM

Reminds me of one of my younger grandkids playing in a bubble bath. Great macro capture Val of a difficult subject. #10366420

Patricia Seidler 10/12/2012 7:26:14 AM

Great timing and capture Val. Love the bubbles and title! #10366488

Carol L. Fowler 10/12/2012 6:33:49 PM

Excellent bubbly capture! Kind of reminds me of YOU! (the bubbly part, not the reptile! LOL!) #10367191

Ellen Hodges 10/13/2012 5:26:00 PM

Absolutely gorgeous capture with perfect timing, Val!!! #10368129

Mary Dimitriw 10/14/2012 4:45:39 AM

I have to agree, perfect timing and detail Val! #10368500

Patrick Rouzes 10/14/2012 3:06:08 PM

Superb tones, colors, detail, clarity & timing, Val! WTG, my friend!
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Julianne Bradford 10/14/2012 6:11:31 PM

Looks like he's enjoying his bubble bath Val! Terrific capture! #10369432

rony sagy 10/15/2012 5:22:31 PM

Wow, spectacular capture of this special guy. #10371082

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/17/2012 4:35:02 PM

Fantasticcapture, Val! :-) k #10373986

Julie Burnett 10/18/2012 5:11:00 AM

A fantastic macro, Val!! How you get all of your critters to pose for you is beyond me, and then with the perfect composition and clarity, sigh.... #10374710

Emile Abbott 10/18/2012 1:59:23 PM

Fabulous timing to get this amazing capture, Val. #10375272

Reynaldo D. Reyes 10/18/2012 4:30:56 PM

Oh wow! Perfect timing to get this beauty. Another winning image Val. Superb shot. #10375530

Rona L. Schwarz 10/18/2012 9:52:30 PM

WOW! I think you have another winner here, Val! Fantastic close-up of this unusual specimen taken with such detail and clarity! Beautifully composed and those bubbles are awesome! #10375900

Heather Loewenhardt 10/24/2012 6:29:05 AM

Wow amazing colour contrast and superb detail in this image Val. #10382112

Ujjwal Mukherjee 10/26/2012 11:46:17 PM

Fantastic in every respect,terrific capture,Val!! #10385976

Phyllis Burchett 11/7/2012 6:47:59 AM

wow this is amazing Val! #10408279

Thomas E. Hinds 11/29/2012 7:44:19 PM

Great capture, here, Val! I missed this before! Wonderful work and timing and congratulations on another Finalist! WTG! #10438862

Nadia Paul 11/29/2012 9:44:58 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist my friend! #10439384

Tammy M. Anderson 11/30/2012 1:05:20 AM

Wonderful finalist. Congrats Val. #10439767

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/30/2012 4:25:24 AM

Hi Valarie,Big Congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10440227

Phyllis Burchett 11/30/2012 4:29:47 AM

Congrats Val! #10440246

Patricia Seidler 11/30/2012 5:37:36 AM

Congratulations Val! #10440558

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/30/2012 6:05:28 AM

Congratulations, Val, on this superb and excellent finalist!

Love the eye contact!
Debby #10440681

PATRICIA A. CASEY 11/30/2012 6:57:39 AM

And another Congratulations! Love the image....and the title....all the best in the next round Val! Cheers! #10440846

Bojan Bencic 11/30/2012 8:06:09 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Val. #10441096

Emile Abbott 11/30/2012 8:24:44 AM

Congratulations on wonderful finalist, Val. #10441250

Debra R. Harder 11/30/2012 9:30:41 AM

OMG, Val...this is truly brilliant! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! #10441603

Don Christiana 11/30/2012 10:07:02 AM

Val you have turned a difficult subject into a true winner. Congrats for yet another Finalist this month. I see two Gold Winners coming your way. #10441710

Tammy Espino 11/30/2012 2:32:25 PM

Well of course this will get gold, how could it not?? :) Big ol' congrats!! #10442670

Mary Dimitriw 11/30/2012 3:35:27 PM

Woo hoo Ms. Val! Congrats on this excellent First Place winner! #10442873

Ellen Hodges 11/30/2012 3:38:51 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Val!!! #10442891

Katherine Kuhn 11/30/2012 3:38:55 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #10442893

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/30/2012 4:04:48 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place win, Val! #10443011

Tammy Espino 11/30/2012 4:07:10 PM

Ya baby I knew he would be here!! Congrats!!!!!! :) #10443018

Melinda F. Schneider 11/30/2012 4:29:50 PM

An incredible photo and very much deserved first place win!! Congratulations to you! #10443123

Eivor Kuchta 11/30/2012 4:30:28 PM

Congratulations on your win, Val! #10443127

Tammy M. Anderson 11/30/2012 4:34:29 PM

Congrats on a wonderful winner. #10443149

Michele Peterson 11/30/2012 4:38:23 PM

Great timing on this! What a great image, and congratulations on the win!! #10443170

Diane E. Deming 11/30/2012 4:40:10 PM

Val-You managed to capture the action at just the right moment. A great shot and a big congratulations on your win! #10443184

Leslie McLain 11/30/2012 4:42:45 PM

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Val. #10443201

Julianne Bradford 11/30/2012 4:46:05 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Gold Val! #10443220

Carol Flisak 11/30/2012 4:48:17 PM

Huge congratulations on your fabulous first place winner, Val! #10443231

Thomas E. Hinds 11/30/2012 4:49:48 PM

So very happy to see this Winner! Fantastico! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, VAL! #10443241

Ann Coates 11/30/2012 4:52:16 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Gold Valarie. #10443259

Mary Beth Aiello 11/30/2012 4:57:43 PM

So perfectly timed, Val. Huge congrats on your GOLD. #10443306

Colette M. Metcalf 11/30/2012 5:32:47 PM

Excellent! A big congrats to you!!! #10443470

rony sagy 11/30/2012 5:42:15 PM

Wow. Congratulations on this spectacular win, Val. #10443494

Carol L. Fowler 11/30/2012 6:06:59 PM

Congrats on the Winner!! WTG Val! #10443549

Monnie Ryan 11/30/2012 6:39:32 PM

Congratulations on your win, Val! #10443620

Renee Doyle 11/30/2012 6:47:21 PM

Congratulations on this excellent first place winner Val! #10443657

Phyllis Burchett 11/30/2012 6:54:00 PM

BIG congrats Val on this fabulous winner!!! #10443686

Rona L. Schwarz 11/30/2012 7:29:05 PM

I knew we'd see this with GOLD, Val! And am delighted for you that it is so! HUGE CONGRATS! (Just got in so still have not even seen the Finalists!) #10443776

Nadia Paul 11/30/2012 9:04:34 PM

Yay! I think ALL your images deserve gold my friend - congrats on your wonderful winner! #10443948

Amanda J. Tanner 12/1/2012 3:12:38 AM

Congratulations Val! Excellent work! #10444158

Bojan Bencic 12/1/2012 4:58:19 AM

Great shot! Congratulations on your win, Val. #10444275

Terry T. Ruvalcaba 12/1/2012 5:00:17 AM

congrats on winning the gold! well deserved on this great capture! #10444280

Dayna Cain 12/1/2012 5:18:21 AM

Well I guess I can "un-cross" my fingers now! I am thrilled to see this get a first place win. Your work is truly amazing Val. Congrats! #10444324

Ujjwal Mukherjee 12/1/2012 5:24:42 AM

HUGE congratulations on your AWESOME Winner,Val!! #10444346

Linda D. Lester 12/1/2012 5:26:51 AM

Awesome capture! Congratulations on your first place win! #10444352

Julie Burnett 12/1/2012 5:51:21 AM

You are so very talented, Ms V!! Congratulations on your first place win!! :) :) #10444398

Terry Cervi 12/1/2012 5:59:32 AM

WTG, Ms.V!!!!!! Congrats on your fantastic, perfectly timed shot of this red-eared slider!! Wooo Hooo!! #10444423

Debra R. Harder 12/1/2012 7:51:57 AM

I'm so happy this won FIRST PLACE, Val. This capture is magnificent. Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT WIN!!! #10444689

Don Christiana 12/1/2012 8:28:01 AM

Val, I am so thrilled the judges picked this very difficult subject and awarded 1st Place Gold. Great capture, great photo, HUGE CONGRATS. #10444816

Val Feldman 12/1/2012 8:36:23 AM

Thank you all for your very kind congratulations - I appreciate your warm support more than words can say. It's been a tough month with my Mom - this win was a morale booster that came at just the right time. Thanks to you all - and thank you also, BP Judges! #10444837

Emile Abbott 12/1/2012 10:02:57 AM

Congratulations on first place gold winner, Val. Well deserved. #10444992

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/1/2012 11:51:13 AM

Congrats on this 1st Place Gold winner, it is certainly well deserved Val!

jo ann c. #10445182

Lorna Shutter 12/1/2012 1:39:26 PM

Woo Hoo!!! WTG, Ms. America!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Win!!!!! :)
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Sorry I'm so late ... It's been a busy time for me and I had a problem with my computer. Seems to be fixed now. :) #10445405

Usman Bajwa 12/1/2012 5:54:23 PM

Well seen and captured, Val. BIG CONGRATZ on your First Place Gold!!

UB. #10445687

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/2/2012 1:14:39 AM

What a superb capture, Val...he seems to be wearing a smile as he breeches the water surface:)
Huge congratulations on your 1st place win! #10446067

PATRICIA A. CASEY 12/2/2012 4:49:22 AM

A huge congratulations on your First Place for this wonderful capture!!!! Cheers, Val =^..^= #10446263

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/2/2012 11:45:05 AM

Hi Valarie,Congratulations on this beautiful win!!! #10446812

Carol Eade 12/2/2012 5:23:05 PM

Great image, congratulations Val! #10447461

Merna L. Nobile 12/2/2012 10:24:59 PM

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna

#10447815

Lindley Johnson 12/3/2012 6:01:48 PM

Fantastic timing and an awesome image, Val! Huge congratulations on your wonderful First Place Win. #10449217

Christopher J. Budny 12/4/2012 7:34:04 AM

Well done! Congratulations! #10450290

Dave Montero 12/4/2012 12:54:17 PM

Great timing - wonderful capture. Congratulations on your win Val! #10450798

Sabrina Ryan 12/5/2012 7:14:48 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Val, on your fantastic Winning image! #10451998

Andre Larose 12/6/2012 5:05:14 AM

Great work on this fantastic macro!
Congratulations! #10453183

Andre Larose 12/6/2012 5:05:14 AM

Great work on this fantastic macro!
Congratulations! #10453184

JudyAnn Rector 12/6/2012 3:26:35 PM

Love it, Val... Congratulations!! #10453793

Karen Bacon 12/19/2012 9:17:07 AM

I missed this one.Congratulations on another outstanding winner!Hope you are well and happy holidays! #10470626

Lydia Williams 12/22/2012 7:11:56 AM

Sorry I am late Val...great shot...congratulations on your golden win! #10474866

Debbie Bray 12/30/2012 2:19:39 AM

Big hearty congratulations Miss Val, on a wonderful capture, but even more, a first place winner!! Well done!! Hope you had a magical Christmas, and best wishes for a very exciting New Year!! #10488752

Merna L. Nobile 12/30/2012 8:37:53 AM

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile
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Description


A red-eared slider turtle breaks the surface and takes a quick breath of air. Found this old wily fellow under a small spillway at (where else?) Zilker Botanical Gardens here in Austin.

D&M

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 244.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 10/11/2012 4:13:22 AM

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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