Revonda L. Gentry 11/9/2005 5:53:11 AM

Incredible shot...I don't think I would get tired of looking at this. My imagination "soars" (so to speak)when looking at this wonderful image! #340876

Sandy Landon 11/9/2005 8:46:19 AM

Incredible!! A winner for sure! #2054380

Rakesh Syal 11/9/2005 12:13:58 PM

Teriffic image!!! #2055336

Piotr M. Organa 12/21/2005 7:20:16 AM

Nice photo and a great metaphore! :(
Congrats, AAT! #2209172

Nicole Kessel 12/21/2005 5:56:25 PM

Wonderful image! Congratulations! The colors and composition are just fabulous! #2211066

A C 12/22/2005 4:52:07 PM

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow! The lines in the sand pull me into the picture and up to speed with the bird. (Maybe that doesn't make sense but those were the first words that came into my mind when I saw this). Fantastic job, gongrats on being a finalist! #2214807

Christopher Budny 12/23/2005 6:17:46 AM

Congratulations on this win! It is a beautiful pic! #2216688

Michael Robichaud 12/23/2005 9:34:52 AM

Congratulations on your win! Happy Holidays and enjoy your New Year! #2217608

Kay Beausoleil 12/23/2005 9:45:49 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, AAT! #2217653

Kirsi Bertolini 12/23/2005 10:27:18 AM

Another breathtaking image! #2217845

Danilo Piccioni 12/23/2005 9:34:03 PM

Congratulations on this win! #2219131

Bishop Bastien 12/26/2005 9:38:44 PM

A beautiful shot...congratulations!

Bishop #2225443

Judas 1/17/2006 2:34:59 AM

I must disagree with everyone. The picture looks pretty fake to me. For one the sand does not show any of the shadows from the wispy clouds or the eagle. This seems pretty incredible for such a bright day. The horizon also looks a bit too straight (if you zoom into the horizon, you'll actually find the horizon lines only vary by a pixel width!). Seems almost like a "cut and paste"... ahem. If I wanted to see a picture made from a collage of pieces of cardboard, I'd watch Southpark. #2296890

Judas 1/17/2006 4:25:17 AM

To show what I mean here's my copy of the same image with 5 minutes worth of cut and paste and stock photos from the internet. #2297173

Christopher Budny 1/17/2006 5:51:37 AM

I never assumed this to be a real-life shot. But as a composite, I still think it is a beautiful image. The color pairing of sky and sand is terrific. I'm not crazy about the angle of the bird, but it is an eye-catching shot, regardless. #2297541

A C 1/17/2006 7:44:56 AM

As a composite I still love this image! Henry Peach Robinson, a sort of pioneer in the art of combination printing, received a lot of criticism from "Naturalist" Photographers. I spent a lot of time this last fall researching him and other artists and came to the conclusion that those so call "naturalists" don't have much ground to stand on. I believe there is more to this art than just capturing a moment in time with film or ditital sensors. This is still a wonderful and noteworthy picture regardless of whether or not it is a composite. #2298017

Cathy M. Gromball 1/19/2006 10:00:32 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Abdusalam!

Cathy :) #2306509

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Saudi Arabia - Dahnna Desert 2005

Uploaded on 11/9/2005 5:44:42 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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