Rufous Hummingbird approaching Bee Balm

© Janine Russell

Rufous Hummingbird approaching Bee Balm

Su Sana E. P level-classic 7/4/2006 12:05:00 AM

Exceptional catch and capture, Janine!! This hummingbird series really is wonderful. I'm now waiting for tomorrow's #477107

Richard D. Cox 7/4/2006 12:07:24 AM

Fabulous comp. #2983668

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 7/4/2006 12:11:44 AM

WOnderful motion shot. Love the colors and comp. #2983678

David L. Luchowski 7/4/2006 12:11:57 AM

Another fantastic capture,Janine.Great image. #2983679

Evy Johansen level-classic 7/4/2006 12:16:52 AM

Beautiful capture, Janine! Wonderful colors! #2983694

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/4/2006 12:19:15 AM

WOW!! A winner in true sense, janine! #2983702

MARLON IGNACIO level-classic 7/4/2006 12:19:41 AM

Remarkable capture, Janine! #2983703

Swamy Lokanadham 7/4/2006 12:26:24 AM

Superb capture. Excellent DOF and color.
I know how difficult it is photographing these birds. I have been trying …you can see two of my failed attempts in my gallery. This is excellent photo.

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/4/2006 12:38:32 AM

Beautiful work Janine!!! Excellent detail and composition! Love the colours!

Paul E. Earl 7/4/2006 1:09:04 AM

You amaze me more and more, Janine. This has to be a winner. SUPERB!!! #2983740

Robyn Mackenzie 7/4/2006 1:26:14 AM

You keep saving the best til last, Janine! Better and better! #2983762

Al G. Juniarsam 7/4/2006 2:21:50 AM

FANTASTIC close up and freezed shot, Janine!! Wonderful composition and colors! #2983797

Colleen Braun 7/4/2006 3:41:22 AM

awesome... #2983913

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/4/2006 3:42:33 AM

Oustanding image Janine! Great job!! Jeff #2983919

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 7/4/2006 3:49:22 AM

Striking capture, Janine!!! A Very Beautiful composition! Well done! Cheers, Glenn. #2983938

Tressie Davis level-classic 7/4/2006 4:40:12 AM

Janine, I'm running out of words to use to describe your amazing bird pics! Suffice it to say that I wish I could do this!!! #2984030

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 7/4/2006 4:52:21 AM

Ooooh!! Absolutely beautiful and fantastic image, Janine! :) #2984090

William C. Raco level-classic 7/4/2006 5:03:08 AM

Simply amazing!

Bill #2984136

Sharon Day level-classic 7/4/2006 6:07:06 AM

Superb shot, Janine!!! You capture the birds so well! Great work! #2984393

Brian D. Shema level-classic 7/4/2006 6:14:51 AM

Another stunning capture Janine. Love the comp and colors on this one! #2984410

Ken Smith level-classic 7/4/2006 7:15:49 AM

Wow, a winner here, I predict. Just beautiful!! #2984609

Jeanne Thompson 7/4/2006 7:31:54 AM

Splendid capture Janine! Just wonderful! #2984674

Janine Russell level-classic 7/4/2006 7:32:28 AM

Susan, Richard, Kerby, David, Evy, Rakesh, Marlon, Swamy, Renee, Paul E, Robyn, Al, Colleen, Jeff, Glenn, Tressie, Jenny, Bill, Sharon, Brian and Ken, thanks very much for all of your kind comments and encouagement. #2984675

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/4/2006 7:52:05 AM

I can't imagine how you make these stunning captures and have everything in the composition soooooo perfect. Like others commenting before me, I would predict that this one is a winner, Janine!!!! #2984747

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/4/2006 7:56:01 AM

Awesome again Janine!! #2984760

Manuel Barrera 7/4/2006 8:06:37 AM

Excellent capture!!! #2984783

Manuel Barrera 7/4/2006 8:09:22 AM

Wonderful entry for today, I hope you entered the one for Yahoo in BP also, in my humble opinion it was a tid bit better. #2984787

Ronald F. Fischer 7/4/2006 8:28:04 AM

Another stunningly beautiful capture, Janine! #2984840

Eric Highfield level-classic 7/4/2006 10:35:06 AM

Fantastic Capture, Janine! Stunning! #2985215

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 7/4/2006 7:47:18 PM

A fabulous shot of great detail and timing, Janine. You have so many great humming birds photos this week. #2986419

Janine Russell level-classic 7/4/2006 9:03:34 PM

Melissa, Claudia, Manuel, Ronald, Eric and Sandra and Graeme, thanks very much for all of your encouraging comments, #2986542

Nancy L. Green level-classic 7/4/2006 9:19:25 PM

Janine you do wonders with these hummers. You are so talented!! <>< #2986567

Janine Russell level-classic 7/4/2006 9:52:48 PM

Nancy, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #2986616

Kaye Burazin level-classic 7/4/2006 10:50:29 PM

Janine, exceptional capture, perfect in composition and detail. I have not yet had the opportunity to photograph a humming bird. Hopefully this year. I even bought a feeder and planted my garden in hopes of capturing this elusive beauty. Love your series. I am so envious. #2986696

Janine Russell level-classic 7/4/2006 11:26:51 PM

Kay, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments; I also have planted my yard with plants which attract hummers, but this image was taken over the fence in my neighbor's yard. #2986758

Brook Burling level-classic 7/5/2006 7:43:42 AM

WOW, this is an excellent capture. The sharpness and clarity of this photo is stunning! #2988413

Janine Russell level-classic 7/5/2006 8:21:34 AM

Brook, thanks very much for your kind comments. #2988513

Meggi Raeder level-classic 7/5/2006 3:43:48 PM

Janine, your hummingbird series is soooo beautiful!! Amazing images with sharpness and composition!

Meggi :-) #2989818

Janine Russell level-classic 7/5/2006 4:32:56 PM

Meggi, I really appreciate your encouraging comments; thanks very much. #2989981

Candy Avera level-classic 7/6/2006 5:09:34 PM

This is a breathtaking image Janine. All of these are great but this is my favorite because her(?) wings are behind her, and we can see her so well. Beautifully composed. #2994143

Janine Russell level-classic 7/6/2006 5:43:46 PM

Candice, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #2994215

Andree Lerat level-classic 7/7/2006 5:14:32 AM

Fantastic stopping action. Love all your hummingbird shots. Very good. :) Andree #2995848

Susan Candelario level-classic 7/7/2006 5:52:43 AM

Janine, this is an EXCELLENT capture. I love everything about it. #2996082

Janine Russell level-classic 7/7/2006 9:13:14 AM

Andree and Susan, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #2996955

Milan Banik 7/9/2006 1:41:25 AM

Janine wonderful composition and great clarity. #3002256

Janine Russell level-classic 7/9/2006 6:29:12 AM

Milan, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3003045

Barbara Helgason level-classic 7/11/2006 7:07:04 AM

Janine, WOW, your hummingbird pictures are AMAZING!! How long do you sit and wait for these? Do you use a tripod? How do you do it? These little guys are so fast, I just wouldn't know where to begin to try and capture one. I know we'll be seeing these again, good luck! #3013329

Janine Russell level-classic 7/11/2006 8:19:03 AM

Barbara, thanks very much for your encouragement; all of my photos are shot handheld and I spend a lot of time pacing my yard (slowly) watching for them; thanks again. #3013672

Crystal M. Gove level-classic 7/13/2006 10:11:07 AM

WINNER!!!! Wow, everything about this is WONDERFUL, Janine! The placement of the hummingbird and the flower, the colors, the details, everything!!!!! #3024327

Janine Russell level-classic 7/13/2006 11:10:02 AM

Crystal, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3024517

Diana D. McKinney level-classic 7/13/2006 8:02:47 PM

gorgeous shot! love the composition, and especially the subject matter. I have been working on getting some decent shots of these little guys for 2 years and yet to get one that I really like. Kudos to you! #3026230

Janine Russell level-classic 7/13/2006 8:06:25 PM

Diana, thanks very much for your encouraging comments; don't give up. #3026236

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 7/13/2006 10:10:23 PM

Excellent Capture of this very busy creature!! Colors are beautiful!!

Janine Russell level-classic 7/13/2006 11:27:51 PM

Datha, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3026539

Lorri Shank 7/16/2006 12:36:40 PM

What a beautiful nature shot, Janine!
The colors are superb. Love those little guys. In the Native American Animal Totems--hummingbirds signify JOY.
Nice work. Lorri

Janine Russell level-classic 7/16/2006 4:54:13 PM

Lorri, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3037282

Daniel G. Flocke level-classic 8/26/2006 12:46:04 PM

Janine - Nicely Done!!!

- Congratulations on your Finalist!! Good Luck in the next round!

~Daniel #3218292

Kenneth Mucke 8/26/2006 2:12:23 PM

Congrats on an amazing finalist #3219170

Brenda W. LaFleur level-classic 8/26/2006 2:21:46 PM

Congrats on your finalists, Janine. You're the hummer queen!! #3219273

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/26/2006 2:33:24 PM

I missed it Janine. Congratulations!!! #3219426

Serena Pierce level-classic 8/26/2006 2:58:53 PM

Awesome capture, Congratulations!! #3219716

Judyann Plante 8/26/2006 3:26:13 PM

Congratulations again, Janine!!! Outstanding work!

Judyann ><> #3220047

Jenny Bosmans 8/26/2006 3:45:44 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Janine! :) #3220291

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/26/2006 4:34:42 PM

Congrats again, Janine, a gorgeous finalist!
-Debby #3220630

Pamela Shane level-classic 8/26/2006 5:21:57 PM

Amazing image Janine! Congratulations!!
:) #3220966

Tarun Bose level-classic 8/26/2006 5:34:19 PM

Once again congrats my dear Janine for finalist. #3221045

Tressie Davis level-classic 8/26/2006 6:30:58 PM

Fantastic finalist - congratulations!!! #3221577

Sam Britt level-classic 8/26/2006 6:44:29 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3221720

Tamera S. Phillips 8/26/2006 6:44:31 PM

Well deserved finalist - awesome shot!! #3221721

Candy Avera 8/26/2006 7:09:02 PM

Yay for you Janine! Congrats on this well deserved finalist! #3221991

Jeanne Thompson 8/26/2006 7:10:51 PM

Congrats :)! So great an image. Recognition is definitely well deserved! #3222011

Su Sana E. P level-classic 8/26/2006 7:22:13 PM

Huge Congratulations on this great Finalist, Janine!! #3222128

Sherry S. Boles 8/26/2006 7:22:43 PM

Congrats on this beauty of a finalist, Janine! #3222137

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 8/26/2006 8:07:26 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. Good luck. #3222642

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/26/2006 8:11:26 PM

Dunno where I was in July---missed this stunner! Congratulations! #3222700

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/26/2006 8:23:41 PM

Congratulations Janine!! <>< #3222825

Lorraine A. Cook level-classic 8/26/2006 8:40:45 PM

GORGEOUS! Congrats, Janine and Best of Luck in the next round!<:)) #3222985

Manuel Barrera level-classic 8/26/2006 8:46:28 PM

Congratulations Janine #3223036

augustus gillian level-classic 8/27/2006 12:07:02 AM

congrats #3223673

Janine Russell level-classic 8/27/2006 12:13:41 AM

Daniel, Kenneth, Brenda, Allen, Serena, Judyann, Jenny, Debby, Pamela, Tarun, Tressie, Sam, Tamera, Candice, Jeanne, Susan, Sherry, Kay, Christopher, Nancy, Lorraine, Manuel and Augustus, thanks very much for all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3223699

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/27/2006 2:43:13 AM

Congratulations Janine! Wonderful capture! #3224234

Debbie Hartley level-classic 8/27/2006 3:28:37 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Janine! #3224386

Paul Michko level-classic 8/27/2006 4:24:04 AM

Congratulation, Janine. #3224588

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 8/27/2006 6:00:22 AM

Well deserved finalists with few of humming birds great image that you posted up, Well done Janine. #3225150

Janine Russell level-classic 8/27/2006 7:51:54 AM

Marijana, Debbie, Paul and Graeme, I really appreciate your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations; thanks very much. #3225722

Janine Russell level-classic 8/27/2006 9:35:18 AM

Congratulations, Janine! You know how I loved your hummers! #3226296

Sylvia Rossler 8/27/2006 10:30:57 AM

Big congrats on this superb finalist Janine :o) #3226544

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/27/2006 11:56:33 AM

Big congratulation on excellent capture and finalist yet again Janine. #3226996

Janine Russell level-classic 8/27/2006 1:59:04 PM

Joyce, Sylvia and Emile, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3227551

Jill Odice level-classic 8/27/2006 3:35:21 PM

Well deserved honor, your work is spectacular Janine :-) Congrats! #3228049

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/27/2006 6:01:50 PM

Janine, congratulations on this magnificent finalist! #3228868

Janine Russell level-classic 8/27/2006 8:59:11 PM

Jill and Terry, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3229571

Donna R. Moratelli 8/28/2006 2:16:50 AM

Great catch Janine! Congratulations!! #3230119

Janine Russell level-classic 8/28/2006 7:58:59 AM

Donnarae, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3232343

Meggi Raeder level-classic 8/28/2006 9:51:15 AM

Jannine, Congratulations!! Well deserved,
Meggi #3233112

Pat Abbott level-classic 8/28/2006 9:55:37 AM

A lovely capture, Janine, congrats! #3233152

Helen N. McHugh level-classic 8/28/2006 11:47:33 AM

Congratulations, Jannine!! #3233829

Janine Russell level-classic 8/28/2006 11:55:51 AM

Meggi, Pat and Helen, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3233893

Donna W. Neal level-classic 8/28/2006 12:00:43 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Janine #3233932

Alana Ibe level-classic 8/28/2006 1:47:16 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Janine!!!! #3234531

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/28/2006 2:00:07 PM

Congratulations on this WIN, Janine! ;) #3234616

Sam Britt level-classic 8/28/2006 2:02:50 PM

Congratulations, Janine! #3234638

Tressie Davis level-classic 8/28/2006 2:04:47 PM

You go Janine! Congrats on this winner!!!! #3234654

Sylvia Rossler 8/28/2006 2:10:16 PM

Big congrats on your win Janine :O) #3234710

SaMi Martin 8/28/2006 2:12:32 PM

WTG Janine; Congratulations! #3234729

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 8/28/2006 2:17:20 PM

Janine congradulations on your well deserved win. #3234771

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 8/28/2006 2:28:20 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place winner. #3234851

Ken Smith level-classic 8/28/2006 2:29:43 PM

Super job, Janine!! #3234865

Denise M. Snyder 8/28/2006 2:30:31 PM

Congrats on this awesome winner! #3234874

Sharon Day level-classic 8/28/2006 2:32:12 PM

Big congratulations on this awesome win, Janine!!! #3234888

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/28/2006 2:35:36 PM

Big congrats on your win Janine, awesome image!! #3234926

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/28/2006 2:36:36 PM

More congratulations Janine!!! #3234940

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 8/28/2006 2:38:51 PM


Mick Burkey level-classic 8/28/2006 2:42:37 PM

WOW!! Great capture, Janine. Very well deserved win. Congratulations!! #3234987

Serena Pierce level-classic 8/28/2006 2:43:36 PM

Congratulations on your win Janine! I don't now how the judges were able to pick between all of your great hummingbird shots!! #3234992

Robyn Mackenzie level-classic 8/28/2006 3:02:13 PM

Superb image - a well deserved winner, Janine! Congratulations! #3235115

Ray Clarke level-classic 8/28/2006 3:02:32 PM

very well done Janine #3235120

Jill Flynn level-classic 8/28/2006 3:08:48 PM

FANTASTIC shot Janine! Congratulations on your win! #3235154

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 8/28/2006 3:11:45 PM

Congratulations, Janine, on your win for this great hummingbird image! (Of course, all your birds are superb ...) #3235176

Meggi Raeder level-classic 8/28/2006 3:13:51 PM

Janine, Congratulations!! Well deserved,
Meggi #3235185

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 8/28/2006 3:16:11 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Janine! :) #3235197

Dee Langevin level-classic 8/28/2006 3:16:56 PM

Congratulations on a remarkable photo and a well deserved win Janine! Your bird photos are truly amazing in their clarity, color, lighting and composition. #3235203

Virginia Leone level-classic 8/28/2006 3:23:19 PM

Big congrats to you on your well deserved win! ~Virginia #3235246

Sharrie Thomas 8/28/2006 3:24:16 PM

Congratulations Janine, well deserved! #3235255

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/28/2006 3:29:12 PM

A Big Congratulations on your win, Janine!!! Cheers, Glenn. #3235297

Karen Slagle 8/28/2006 3:33:06 PM

Congrats on your win, Janine... #3235330

Sandy Stigliano 8/28/2006 3:33:45 PM

Congratulations on your win! #3235335

Pamela Shane 8/28/2006 3:41:25 PM

Congratulations Janine, on your very well deserved win!! :) #3235384

Mary K. Robison 8/28/2006 4:16:44 PM

Terrific capture, Janine ~
Congratulations on your win! #3235536

Holly Shao 8/28/2006 4:50:15 PM

Congratulations on your win, Janine!
Really beautiful lighting and colors!!

Holly #3235656

Randy K. Baldwin level-classic 8/28/2006 4:52:13 PM

Congrats Janine..well deserved! #3235666

Tarun Bose 8/28/2006 5:12:19 PM

Congrats my dear Janine for being a winner on this outstanding shot. #3235758

Laurie Daily level-classic 8/28/2006 5:24:00 PM

Congratulations Janine! A beautiful win. These are not easy to capture so beautifully. Perfection! #3235828

Susan T. Parady level-classic 8/28/2006 5:42:12 PM

Congratulations, Janine!!! #3235934

Megan p level-classic 8/28/2006 6:04:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:) #3236081

Judyann Plante 8/28/2006 6:10:41 PM

congratulations on this well-deserved winn, Janine!!!

Judyann ><> #3236115

Sherry K. Adkins level-classic 8/28/2006 6:25:07 PM

Congratulations, Janine. #3236206

Su Sana E. P level-classic 8/28/2006 6:25:37 PM

Big Congratulations on this well deserved WIN, Janine!! #3236212

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 8/28/2006 6:56:43 PM

Janine, big congratulation on the deserved win. Cheers ! my friend. #3236397

Lynn Crawford level-classic 8/28/2006 6:58:46 PM

Congrats Janine, this is so beautiful, great capture :) #3236407

Joy E. Cobb level-classic 8/28/2006 7:09:23 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic image and win, Janine!!! #3236487

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/28/2006 7:12:30 PM

Hearty congrats on this excellent win, Janine!
-Debby #3236514

Debra Booth level-classic 8/28/2006 7:14:39 PM

An incredible capture, Janine!! Big congrats on your win!! #3236530

William C. Raco level-classic 8/28/2006 7:21:10 PM

Incredible and beautiful
Congratulations, Janine!

Bill #3236585

Janine Russell level-classic 8/28/2006 7:30:09 PM

Donna, Alana, Christopher, Sam, Tressie, Sylvia, SaMi, Kara, Kay M, Ken, Denise, Sharon, Claudia, Allen, Theresa, Mick, Serena, Robyn, Ray & Audrey, Jill, Kay B, Meggi, Jenny, Dee, Virginia, Sharrie, Glenn, Karen, Sandy, Pamela, Mary, Holly, Randy, Tarun, Laurie, Susan, Megan, Judyann, Sherry A, Susana P, Graeme, Lynn, Joy, Debby and Bill, wow, I am humbled by all of your wonderful comments; thanks very much for your encouragement and support.


Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 8/28/2006 7:34:00 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Janine! #3236641

Esther Smith level-classic 8/28/2006 9:02:26 PM

Way to go, Janine!! Congrats!! #3236928

Gary Jacobson level-classic 8/28/2006 10:12:24 PM

Hey Janine...fantastic winner! Congratulations!!! #3237086

Husain Akhtar level-classic 8/29/2006 2:06:52 AM

Warmest congratulations on this greatly deserved super win, Janine! #3237372

Rakesh Syal level-classic 8/29/2006 2:34:37 AM

Congratulations on this most deserving win, Janine!! #3237417

Karen Bacon level-classic 8/29/2006 2:50:11 AM

A beautiful win Janine!Congratulations! #3237465

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/29/2006 3:15:52 AM

Congratulations Janine! Amazing capture! #3237583

Debbie Hartley level-classic 8/29/2006 3:57:50 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Janine! #3237822

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 8/29/2006 4:13:51 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Janine!!! #3237943

Cathy Laurenzi level-classic 8/29/2006 4:22:36 AM

This is such an incredible photo, Janine, I'm glad the judges recognized it! #3237996

Wally Orlowsky 8/29/2006 4:27:51 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Janine! #3238049

Ross Throndson 8/29/2006 4:46:12 AM

Huge Congratulations, Janine, on your Wonderful Winner!!! :^) #3238248

Lorraine A. Cook 8/29/2006 6:11:08 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Janine!<:)) #3238726

Janine Russell level-classic 8/29/2006 6:26:38 AM

From Kerry Haines 8/29/2006 2:18 AM

A super congrats to you on your "Rufous Hummingbird approaching Bee Balm" winning selection. Certainly well deserved and recognized -- one of the most outstanding hummingbird images I have ever seen.

Kerry #3238788

Janine Russell level-classic 8/29/2006 6:28:18 AM

Ronald, Esther, Jake, MH, Rakesh, Karen, Marijana, Debbie, Adilson, Cathy, Wally, Ross, Lorraine and Kerry, I really appreciate all of your kind comments and encouragement; thanks very much. #3238799

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/29/2006 6:41:32 AM

Congrats Janine on your wonderful winning image!! Jeff #3238875

Gail Sullivan level-classic 8/29/2006 9:27:10 AM

Janine...big congrats on your win with this amazing capture! #3239529

Gail Sullivan level-classic 8/29/2006 9:57:13 AM

Janine, congratulations!!!! Sooooo beautiful! #3239646

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/29/2006 10:19:53 AM

An ASTOUNDING capture once again, Janine!! Congratulations on your gorgeous winner!! #3239771

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/29/2006 10:49:27 AM

Congratulations, Janine, on this stunning second place win!!! #3239926

Michelle J. Harvey 8/29/2006 11:01:21 AM

Phenominal capture Janine!! Congrats on this masterpiece!! #3239976

DiAnna F. Paulk 8/29/2006 12:21:45 PM

Way to go, Janine!!! Congratulations!! #3240386

Sherri Gorman 8/29/2006 12:46:49 PM

Congratulations Janine on an awesome capture. I'm so happy for you. #3240484

Deborah Sandidge 8/29/2006 12:53:16 PM

Beautiful capture, congratulations Janine! #3240517

Melissa A. Mannon 8/29/2006 1:56:45 PM

great job Janine! congratulations! #3240703

Noel Baebler 8/29/2006 6:28:28 PM

Beautiful image, Janine! Big HUZZAHS to you! #3241753

Renaee Dimond 8/29/2006 6:32:08 PM

Fantastic shot Janine & a big CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) #3241771

Janine Russell level-classic 8/29/2006 8:15:14 PM

From Amalia Arriaga de Garcia 8/29/2006 11:40 AM

Amalia #3242050

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 8/29/2006 8:17:28 PM

BIG CONGRATS Janine!! Love this!! :0) #3242053

Janine Russell level-classic 8/29/2006 8:17:30 PM

Jeff, Gail, Joyce, Nadya, Terry, Michelle, DiAnna, Sherri, Deb, Melissa, Noel, Renaee and Amalia, thanks very much for all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3242054

Jane M level-classic 8/29/2006 8:57:50 PM

Absolutely fantastic Janine! Congrats from me too! #3242146

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 8/29/2006 10:09:03 PM

Gorgeous Janine !!! Congratulations on your second place win. :-) #3242246

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/29/2006 10:22:50 PM

This is beautiful Janine, a big congratulations on your win!!! #3242268

Donna Roberts 8/29/2006 11:21:04 PM

A fantastic result - congrats to you Janine!
:-) ddu

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/30/2006 6:31:02 AM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Janine!! #3243919

Stephen Zacker 8/30/2006 7:10:13 AM

Fantastic capture. Congratulations #3244159

Bob D. Hall level-classic 8/30/2006 7:32:53 AM

Congrats, Janine!!! Beautiful photo!! #3244290

Kristi A. Howson 8/30/2006 8:24:03 AM

Congratulations Janine on this awesome winner! Magnificient capture! #3244529

Janine Russell level-classic 8/30/2006 9:49:40 AM

Jane, Marilyn, Donna P, Donna R, Evy, Stephen, Bob and Kristi, thanks very much for all of your wonderful comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3244931

Patrick Campbell 8/30/2006 4:04:37 PM

Congrats Janine on your winner! #3246365

Janine Russell level-classic 8/30/2006 8:08:58 PM

Patrick, thanks very much for your kind comments, congratulations and encouragement. #3247093

Monika Sapek level-classic 8/30/2006 9:35:58 PM

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win with this amazing capture, Janine!

Janine Russell level-classic 8/30/2006 10:52:31 PM

Monika, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3247465

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 8/31/2006 12:23:19 AM

Incredible capture, Janine, and an outstanding presentation! CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing winner!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3247597

Janine Russell level-classic 8/31/2006 12:26:45 AM

Stan, thank you very much for your kind comments, congratulations and encouragement. #3247606

Peggy J. Maguire level-classic 8/31/2006 3:29:19 AM

Janine,I love the color and the clarity and details are awesome..... #3248119

Janine Russell level-classic 8/31/2006 11:30:43 AM

Peggy, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3250506

Sharon King level-classic 8/31/2006 1:29:47 PM

Congratulations Janine, on this Awesome image, wonderful capture! #3251008

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/31/2006 3:06:06 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win!! This is well deserved!!! <>< #3251322

Janine Russell level-classic 8/31/2006 11:44:07 PM

Sharon and Nancy, I really appreciate your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations; thanks very much. #3252624

Peter Stanley level-classic 9/1/2006 1:22:59 AM

I think it was just a couple days ago that I was admiring your humming bird shots on your gallery. Good to see you rewarded for the amazing work. Congrats! #3252815

Janine Russell level-classic 9/1/2006 1:37:43 AM

Peter, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3252839

Milan Banik 9/1/2006 10:40:58 AM

perfect judgement for great shot.Congratulations jenine. #3254836

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 9/1/2006 10:41:47 AM

Superb capture, Janine! Congratulations on your win!! #3254838

Janine Russell level-classic 9/1/2006 11:06:25 AM

Milan and Guy, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3254907

Karen K. Givens level-classic 9/2/2006 8:58:53 PM

Great image just beautiful. Congrats on your win!! #3259666

Sherrye Nozaki level-classic 9/3/2006 1:02:11 AM

What a great photo! #3260016

Patty Razonable level-classic 9/3/2006 2:45:53 AM

Fantastic image!! Congratulations!! #3260126

Janine Russell level-classic 9/3/2006 2:45:33 PM

Karen, Sherrye and Patty, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3262146

Darryl Wilkinson 9/7/2006 9:07:22 PM

Hi Janine, Congratulations on this beautiful catch! #3281578

Janine Russell level-classic 9/8/2006 1:28:37 AM

Darryl, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3281968

Vicki Hunt 9/10/2006 11:10:13 AM

This is wonderful! congratulations! #3291629

Janine Russell level-classic 9/10/2006 2:02:23 PM

Vicki, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations. #3292113

Rieno C. Dorrius level-classic 9/19/2006 6:32:55 AM

Such a clearity, nice composition, exposure and very well retouched.
Congratulation Janine on winning the second place. #3329427

Janine Russell level-classic 9/19/2006 8:45:58 AM

Rieno, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3329998

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/20/2006 2:02:27 AM

A belated but huge congratulations on this fantastic second place Janine! Excellent work!!!!

Janine Russell level-classic 9/20/2006 7:22:29 AM

Renee, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3334927

Nobu Nagase level-classic 9/22/2006 1:49:53 PM

Many congtrats, Janine!!!
I knew you will be a big winner since the first time I saw your bird photos way back months ago. I still love your Japanese white-eye photos. #3346449

Janine Russell level-classic 9/22/2006 2:52:27 PM

Nobi, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement; glad you're enjoying my white-eye photos. #3346711

Lisa M. Rodriguez level-classic 9/26/2006 3:16:43 PM

Congratulations, simply perfect!! #3365282

Lisa M. Rodriguez level-classic 9/26/2006 3:16:45 PM

Congratulations, simply perfect!! #3365283

Janine Russell level-classic 9/26/2006 4:11:24 PM

Lisa, thanks very much for your nice comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3365482

Meggi Raeder level-classic 9/26/2006 4:44:03 PM

Congratulations!! Janine, this is a perfect image - well deserved.
Meggi #3365727

Janine Russell level-classic 9/26/2006 4:57:23 PM

Meggi, thanks very much for your kind comments, congrtulations and encouragement. #3365883

Laurie Daily level-classic 9/27/2006 3:53:02 AM

Congratulations Janine on this beautiful image! #3370884

Janine Russell level-classic 9/27/2006 8:34:05 AM

Laurie, thanks very much for your kind comments and congratulations. #3372844

Lynn Crawford level-classic 9/28/2006 7:22:19 AM

Congrats Janine on this beautiful 2nd place win, great job :) #3379441

Janine Russell level-classic 9/28/2006 7:48:44 AM

Lynn, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3379600

Koh B.K. level-classic 9/29/2006 10:42:54 AM

congrats on the win :)

beautifully captured action, love the colors and sharpness

thanks for your comments on my own photo :) #3386459

Janine Russell level-classic 9/29/2006 11:35:29 AM

Koh, you're welcome and thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3386625

Gregory Allen Collins 10/14/2006 7:26:03 AM

Fantastic shot Janine. All of your bird shots are great. #3447979

Janine Russell level-classic 10/14/2006 10:28:55 AM

Gregory, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement; glad you enjoyed my feathered friends. #3448568

Martin Blumberg level-classic 10/30/2006 2:58:12 AM

Janine, this is a truly amazing photo, and a wonderful gallery overall. #3521522

Janine Russell level-classic 10/30/2006 9:36:47 AM

Martin, welcome to BetterPhoto and thanks very much for your encouragement. #3523475

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Photo was taken on July 3, 2006 at 7:57pm in Edmonds, Washington
Canon 400mm F/4 DO IS lens + Tamron 1.4x TC @ F/4, 1/500 second, ISO 200
Shadow/highlight, + saturation, levels, cropped, cloned, resized and sharpened in Photoshop CS

Uploaded on 7/4/2006 12:00:22 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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