Martin J. Preslar 12/22/2005 9:49:34 AM

WOW! Great shot! How close were you? What zoom level? Was this handheld? WOW!

William F. Clair 12/22/2005 10:12:31 AM

I was on a tall ship leaning way over the side. Say about 4 yards away. 85mm zoom. The camera was handheld, but keep it steady with ropes. Thanks for your comments. #2213563

Dr Silly 12/22/2005 10:31:05 AM

Wonderful photo. Nice and clear for this action shot. :o)

Brinn MacDougall 12/22/2005 10:32:06 AM

Super shot, William..love the smooth water..perfect timing as he breaks the surface! #2213627

Michelle J. Harvey 12/22/2005 10:57:09 AM

What a beautiful capture! Love the composition and clarity!! #2213707

Christian P. Nicolas 12/22/2005 11:12:04 AM

Very nice work. #2213763

Pat Gamwell 12/22/2005 12:35:56 PM

ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT capture, William! Couldn't be more perfect! #2213978

Tony Wilder 12/22/2005 3:10:03 PM

this really rocks! A++++ #2214535

Judy A. Lawhon 12/22/2005 3:14:35 PM

Terrific capture,William!! #2214549

Janine Russell 12/22/2005 7:39:51 PM

William, excellent detail and clarity. #2215100

Jim Kinnunen 12/22/2005 8:39:34 PM

Very cool image, William!:) #2215281

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 12/24/2005 5:46:56 PM

Wonderful image. Great clarity. #2221142

Denise Kappa 2/21/2006 9:09:21 AM

Amazing photo - and this was hand held on a boat? Truly an incredible capture, Bravo dear friend! #2446619

Martin J. Preslar 2/21/2006 9:20:42 AM

Congrats on the finalist! This is a great capture and well deserving! :) #2446743

Sherri A. Belack 2/21/2006 11:22:19 AM

Yahoo, Congrats on the finalist! You make me PROUD, Big Brother! This was an excellent CAPTURE! Floating on cloud 9 with ya! #2447402

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/21/2006 4:44:39 PM

good anticipation and timing to capture this moment! #2449153

Anita Taylor 2/21/2006 7:10:10 PM

Incredible timing and wonderful detail! Congratulations! #2450150

Endre Balogh 2/22/2006 12:17:02 AM

A truly gorgeous photo, Willie. This has always been one of my favorites. It is an amazing capture! Congratulations on having it chosen as a finalist. It ought to win more than that.
Endre #2451370

Pat Gamwell 2/22/2006 12:21:27 AM

Incredibly beautiful, William! CONGRATS! #2451381

Isabel L 2/25/2006 2:02:23 PM

This is stunning!! Congratulations! #2467075

Piotr M. Organa 2/25/2006 4:23:46 PM

Excellent! Congrats, William! #2467655

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/25/2006 7:21:35 PM

The timing is beautiful!! So is the dolphin, my favorite creature!! Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! #2468419

Jim Kinnunen 2/25/2006 7:26:41 PM

Beautiful action image of this Dolphin, William...congratulations!:) #2468440

Endre Balogh 2/26/2006 12:08:54 AM

Way to go, Willie!!!! Multiple thumbs up for the Second Place win! Bravo!!
All the best,
Endre #2469102

Karen A. Johnson 2/26/2006 1:28:08 AM

Wow stunning image Willie, congrats on the second placing :) #2469306

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 5:43:21 AM

WOW love the details in this!

Congratulations on this outstanding winner William #2469841

Susie Peek-Swint 2/26/2006 6:30:26 AM

Wow ~ what an awesome capture ~ fantastic shot William ~ many congrats! #2470082

Darrel L. Larson 3/3/2006 11:08:38 PM

Awesome capture! Absolutely beautiful! #2493880

Dave Sanders 3/11/2006 6:16:12 AM

Wonderful photo William. Congratulations #2520866

William F. Clair 3/11/2006 8:47:48 AM

I want to thank all who have made a comment on my photo and to say I am so sorry that I have not had time to comment back. I am in the process of putting up an extensive website at the same time holding down a teaching job which I will be retiring from soon. You will all be hearing from me when things settle down. Thank you again. #2521215

Cathy M. Gromball 3/21/2006 5:23:50 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, William!

Cathy :) #2559112

Rebecca Burkett 4/27/2006 1:10:15 PM

very impressive, especially hand held on a boat! It's beautiful. #2698508

Alice Lero 5/6/2006 1:13:28 PM

Love the shot....Great! :) #2732298

Andrew JM Davies 6/2/2006 5:37:16 AM

100% saleable! #2843820

Angela Pound 8/10/2006 8:56:48 AM

I just love this fantastic photo William. It is a great pic and a winner for sure. #3148026

Carolyn J. Connolly 9/16/2006 7:25:36 PM

WOW, William - this is a FANTASTIC image...and SO-O deserving of it's Second Place win!! I just LOVE dolphins, and this is SUCH a *wonderful* photographic capture of this GORGEOUS creature!! :o)

You did REALLY well taking this from the side of the boat!! Phil and I have been out on a boat, with dolphins swimming along near the bow with us!! I know how difficult it can be to try and catch one just breaking the surface like this!! VERY well done!! :o) #3319066

Renee Doyle 9/21/2006 12:14:45 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic capture and well deserved second place win William!!!! Excellent capture!

Sharrie Thomas 9/23/2006 7:13:41 AM

Wow, this is fantastic!! It should've been 1st. place! Great job. #3349490

Carol Teal 3/31/2007 1:15:32 AM

Wow! What a perfect capture! I know how fast these are and how many times the reflections of the water can make it hard to get such a great shot! And then to be on a boat too! A truly beautiful image of this graceful animal! A late congrats on your win! #4114569

Karen Slagle 3/31/2007 6:18:30 AM

Magnificent winning capture, William. Big congrats on this. Glad you didn't drop your camera..... #4115182

RC Fritz 4/7/2007 2:22:29 PM

Perfect timing, William. Well deserved WIN. Congratulations! #4141037

Vladan D. Djordjevic 5/1/2008 11:57:08 PM

Fantastic timing and color! Beautiful photo! #5870926

Dick Jenkins 4/29/2009 8:18:16 PM

It's definitely a winner William. Belated congratulations. Shutter speed around 500?

Dick Jenkins #7466542

Robert R. Grove 10/5/2014 9:42:35 PM 1

really good timing ,well deserved win ... #11152749

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I was on a tall ship leaning way over the side. Say about 4 yards away. 85mm zoom. The camera was handheld, but keep it steady with ropes.

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Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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