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Emile Abbott Student 2/24/2013 11:26:34 AM

Nice work with the panning to get the amazing tone and bird in flight, Susan. #1516306

Susan Williams 2/24/2013 12:00:26 PM

Thank you, Emile. I was inching my way in muck up to my ankles to get this Great Blue in the water when it suddenly took off. It's a lucky shot because I got ahead of it and let it fly into the frame, and the sunset offered more light than I had when he was wading for fish. #10581814

Terry Cervi 2/24/2013 6:12:55 PM

My goodness this is gorgeous, Susan!! Lucky for you he took off into that glorious sunset! #10582196

Christopher J. Budny 3/25/2013 7:04:45 PM

Yowza! What a stunner... I hope we see this make gold! #10623802

Arthur Bohlmann 3/27/2013 12:43:00 PM

Way To Go!! #10625907

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/27/2013 1:47:29 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10626160

Linda S. Smith 3/27/2013 3:44:08 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Susan! #10626850

Priscilla J. Burgers 3/27/2013 4:28:24 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Susan. Love the colors! #10627124

Dennis Behm 3/28/2013 6:25:18 AM

Beautiful image, Susan! Congratulations on your Finalist! #10629226

Gary R. Smith 3/28/2013 7:40:58 AM

I'm getting tired of typing. LOL Another congratulations, Susan. Well deserved. #10629378

Kalena Randall 3/28/2013 7:49:32 AM

Congrats, Susan! #10629400

Carla Capra 3/28/2013 7:53:22 AM

Beautiful image, Susan.
CONGRATULATIONS!! #10629416

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 3/28/2013 9:44:33 AM

great use of panning as well as some wonderful color. #10629776

Emile Abbott 3/28/2013 11:04:54 AM

Congratulations Susan on well deserved finalist. #10629966

Howard Eisenberg 3/28/2013 7:05:20 PM

Congratulations Susan. Really well put together. Great pan, great color. #10631388

Linda S. Smith 3/29/2013 1:20:00 AM

Congrats on this fabulous Gold Win Susan! #10631825

Virginia Kickle 3/29/2013 3:46:32 AM

Congratulations on your Gold! Gorgeous color. #10632001

Dennis Behm 3/29/2013 5:07:12 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place Win! #10632150

Arthur Bohlmann 3/29/2013 5:24:56 AM

A very Big CONGRATZ on the gold! #10632228

Anita N. Hogue 3/29/2013 5:33:32 AM

A gorgeous second place win, Susan! Congratulations! #10632248

Brian M. Jones 3/29/2013 5:50:35 AM

Congrats to you Susan On This Outstanding 2nd Place Finish. I was so very Happy When I Saw This Winner.. I Told You The Other Day That Your Time Has Come For Gold.. See... #10632302

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2013 5:59:08 AM

Beautiful, Susan - congratulations!! #10632339

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/29/2013 6:50:43 AM

WTG Susan! A big congratulations to you on this beautiful winner! #10632501

Susan Williams 3/29/2013 7:55:53 AM

Thank you so very much, everyone, for your wonderful support and kind words. It it appreciated more than you may know. #10632691

frank w. degenhardt 3/29/2013 8:46:44 AM

What a gorgeous look. Love the colors and that lone bird heading home. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #10632842

Emile Abbott 3/29/2013 1:25:33 PM

Glad to see this one with a gold badge. Huge Texas congratulations Susan. #10633367

Gary R. Smith 3/29/2013 1:30:14 PM

Awesome winner, Susan. CONGRATULATIONS!! #10633377

Terry Cervi 3/29/2013 2:06:43 PM

Congrats on your well deserved and very beautiful win, Susan! #10633411

Susan Williams 3/29/2013 2:14:08 PM

Thanks a million, Frank, Emile, Gary and Terry. Your comments are so very much appreciated. #10633416

Jeffrey R. Bange 3/29/2013 8:53:48 PM

Congratulations Susan on your well deserved second place winner, I don't know how I ever missed this when you first posted it. #10633853

Lindley Johnson 3/29/2013 9:17:13 PM

Wow, what stunning light and color! Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Susan. #10633870

Rona L. Schwarz 3/29/2013 9:56:31 PM

WOW! Instant fav, Susan! This is really spectacular and one I wish was mine! The panning is first rate, the color and light just marvelous, and the lone bird makes for such a compelling composition. Huge Congratulations on this well-deserved Gold Winner! #10633921

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/30/2013 3:31:54 AM

Congratulations on your win Susan!!! An exciting capture! #10634152

Carla Capra 3/30/2013 6:51:42 AM

The rusty golden tones of this image are just outstanding. Congratulations on your win. #10634450

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2013 11:22:43 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Susan!

jo ann c. #10634805

Susan Williams 3/30/2013 11:36:36 AM

Thank you so much Jeff, Lindley, Rona, Donna, Carla and Jo Ann. I am very gratified by the outpouring of support for my first Gold, and I appreciate so much your taking the time to share it with me. #10634827

Carrie M. Groseclose 3/30/2013 2:09:46 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous WINNER Susan. So well done! #10635092

Stephen Zacker 3/30/2013 8:11:30 PM

Awesome.. Congratulations #10635491

Susan Williams 3/31/2013 7:38:15 AM

Thank you very much for your kind comments, Carrie and Stephen. #10635952

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/31/2013 8:50:04 AM

Congratulatuon on your beautiful win Susan!!! #10636003

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/1/2013 3:42:54 PM

Congratulations, Susan, on your gorgeous winner!

Debby #10637795

Sabrina Ryan 4/2/2013 9:01:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful Winning image, Susan! #10638796

Daniel Ruf 4/4/2013 8:57:39 AM

This is absolutely gorgeous and congrats on the selection. Marked as a fav as well as your site. #10641212

Nancy Marie Ricketts 4/4/2013 9:26:21 AM

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Wow, Susan, I missed this one while looking through the finalists- a belated congratulations on your superb GOLD Win!

4/4/2013 9:18:59 AM
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Susan Williams 4/4/2013 9:25:26 PM

Thank you so much Dan and Marie. Your taking the time to look and comment means a great deal to me. #10641876

Amanda D. Austwick 4/7/2013 11:28:30 AM

Susan, what a lovely image with great panning and capture! Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Win! #10644391

Susan Williams 4/7/2013 11:37:04 AM

Thanks so much, Amanda. It's my first Gold, so I really appreciate your taking the time to share it with me. #10644410

Merna L. Nobile 4/9/2013 10:53:45 PM

Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of March, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile #10647675

Susan Williams 4/10/2013 6:36:45 AM

Thank you for your kind and touching words, Merna. #10647968

Lydia Williams 4/23/2013 7:34:56 AM

A belated Congratulations to you, Susan!
This is an awesome photo and a well deserved winner...So happy for you! #10664258

Susan Williams 4/23/2013 7:48:42 AM

Thank you very much for your kind comment, Lydia. It means a lot to me. #10664275

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f/9.0 1/8 -0.67 ISO 100
Panning
Canon EOS 20D

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/8 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL

Uploaded on 2/24/2013 10:32:51 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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