Rufous Hummingbird approaching Bee Balm #3

© Janine Russell

Rufous Hummingbird approaching Bee Balm #3

Theresa Marie Jones Student 8/14/2006 12:06:37 AM

Perfect shot! Love it!! #502690

Vickie Skellenger 8/14/2006 12:07:08 AM

Striking all around!! Wonderful clarity and colors Janine! #3160200

Su Sana E. P 8/14/2006 12:09:26 AM

Perhaps the BEST humming bird shot from you, Janine!! My compliments, dear friend. #3160204

Dan J. Holm 8/14/2006 12:10:07 AM

Absolutely AWESOME, Janine!! Excellent in every respect! #3160205

Tamara K. Walker 8/14/2006 12:24:24 AM

Fantastic, I am in awe of this I can't seem to get a good capture of a bird sitting on a branch, excellent work. #3160222

Helen N. McHugh 8/14/2006 12:27:40 AM

Brilliant capture Janine! Wow! #3160225

Paul E. Earl 8/14/2006 12:34:47 AM

Another of your brilliant captures, Janine. You are the master of these shots!! #3160231

Ray & Audrey Clarke 8/14/2006 12:36:19 AM

Great details in this wonderful shot Janine (ac) #3160236

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR 8/14/2006 12:36:36 AM

I really love this, Amzing buaty a perfect shot, to me is a WINNER #3160238

Richard D. Cox 8/14/2006 12:38:54 AM

You just keep getting better and better. Perfection. #3160243

Nadya Johnson 8/14/2006 12:44:42 AM

This is breath-taking, Janine!! Wow! The colors are the clarity are totally amazing!! PERFECT shot! Beautiful work! #3160258

James C. Messervy 8/14/2006 1:13:21 AM

Stunningly good capture Janine...absolutely nailed this one! It deserves a win for sure. #3160289

Robyn Mackenzie 8/14/2006 1:23:28 AM

Amazing, Janine! Beautiful job! #3160298

Paul Sikora 8/14/2006 1:37:09 AM

It's hard to believe someone could capture something as beautiful as this. Exquisite image, Janine #3160328

Derek D. Dafoe 8/14/2006 1:45:34 AM

Nice shot, always wondered what kind of flower that was... #3160350

Julie Robinson 8/14/2006 1:58:17 AM

Fantastic capture Janine! #3160377

Alan L. Borror 8/14/2006 2:05:55 AM

Winner, Janine!!! #3160397

Siete Meeter 8/14/2006 2:11:02 AM

Absolutely AWESOME, Janine!! Excellent in every respect!

#3160408

Daniel Diaz 8/14/2006 2:12:01 AM

Holy Humming bird capture Janine, a WINNER in every way!!!! #3160409

Donald K. Cherry 8/14/2006 2:44:44 AM

Gorgeous capture, Janine! #3160499

William C. Raco 8/14/2006 2:47:38 AM

Wow, outstanding work again, Janine
Beautiful color, composition and focus

Bill #3160511

Carol Sawyer 8/14/2006 3:14:31 AM

Beautifully captured, Janine!!! #3160607

Gail Vitikacs 8/14/2006 3:20:30 AM

Fabulous...I hope we see this again Janine! #3160633

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/14/2006 3:28:49 AM

Magnificent capture, Janine!!! Exceptional detail, color, dof, lighting, VERY well composed and quite beautiful! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3160670

David L. Luchowski 8/14/2006 4:16:54 AM

Awesome capture. Beautiful color and clarity of detail.Super stop action technique.Right on,Janine. #3160923

Agnes Fegan 8/14/2006 4:19:21 AM

Beautiful - amazing composition too for this action shot! #3160940

Jeff W. Robinson 8/14/2006 4:31:02 AM

Very beautifully captured Janine! Jeff #3161018

Judyann Plante 8/14/2006 4:32:09 AM

Wow, Janine, Idon't know what to say! This is perfection!

Judyann ><> #3161024

Donna Dunbar 8/14/2006 4:33:57 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Image!!!! #3161032

Anne D. Eigen 8/14/2006 4:40:11 AM

Outstanding and so beautiful, Janine!!! Brilliant image! #3161058

Carla Metzler 8/14/2006 4:41:07 AM

Great capture, Janine! Beautiful! #3161061

Debbie Hartley 8/14/2006 4:56:15 AM

Stunning, beautiful capture Janine! #3161121

Carolyn J. Connolly 8/14/2006 4:59:24 AM

Janine, this is yet another G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S image from you!! I LOVE *everything* about it!! :o) #3161132

Jim Huffield 8/14/2006 5:07:46 AM

Fantastic shot Janine, excellent clarity and detail. Jim #3161156

Kay E. Mahoney 8/14/2006 6:07:38 AM

Fantastic capture. Love the colors and the little hummer in flight. #3161490

Darren K. Fisher 8/14/2006 6:31:28 AM

I am so very jelous of this superb capture. Bravo!!!!!!! #3161635

Kristin M. Morales 8/14/2006 7:14:07 AM

tack sharp! you definitely had the right equipment for this one. you have some awesome nature photos. #3161800

Kristin M. Morales 8/14/2006 8:40:45 AM

Janine, this is another beautiful capture and perfect timing. Gorgeous!! #3162057

Janine Russell 8/14/2006 9:13:06 AM

Theresa, Vickie, Susan, Dan, Tamara, Helen, Paul E, Audrey, Vishvajit, Richard, Nadya, James, Robyn, Paul S, Derek, Julie, Alan, Siete, Daniel, Donald, Bill, Carol, Gail, Glenn, David, Agnes, Jeff, Judyann, Donna, Anne, Carla, Debbie, Carolyn, Jim, Kay, Darren, Kristin and Joyce, thanks very much for all of your kind comments and encouragement. #3162167

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/14/2006 10:06:30 AM

Beautiful!!!!! #3162375

Ronald F. Fischer 8/14/2006 1:35:07 PM

Another perfect Rufous capture, Janine! #3162997

Manuel Barrera 8/14/2006 1:42:46 PM

Beautiful capture, Janine!!! #3163019

Nadine A. Lewis 8/14/2006 1:53:03 PM

OUTSTANDING, Janine! Awesome capture, color, detail, and amazing clarity!

<>< #3163055

Graeme Chow 8/14/2006 7:10:08 PM

Janine, this is really super shot with the detail, colors and the blur motion of wings just perfect. I know the speed of 1/500sec will catch the slight blur motion of the wings but not easy to get that speed to shoot with telephoto len. #3163984

Sam Britt 8/14/2006 7:21:55 PM

Excellent shot, Janine! #3164024

Connie J. Bagot 8/14/2006 7:53:24 PM

This is fabulous Janine---awesome colors and the clarity is just incredible. Beautiful work. #3164118

Janine Russell 8/14/2006 9:23:57 PM

Shelly, Ronald, Manuel, Nadine, Graeme, Sam and Connie, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3164303

Lavone Vannoy 8/14/2006 11:49:46 PM

I LOVE humming birds! Love this capture too!! #3164452

Janine Russell 8/14/2006 11:54:38 PM

Lavone, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3164453

Steven W. Lepak 8/15/2006 4:21:28 AM

Bravo Janine!! It has been sometime since I last viewed your portfolio. Outstanding work! Keep shooting. Best Regards, Steven #3165329

Life Expressions 8/15/2006 8:11:01 AM

Gorgeous capture! #3166790

Janine Russell 8/15/2006 8:19:14 AM

Steven and Robin, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3166846

Anita N. Hogue 8/15/2006 3:48:53 PM

This is absolutely positively awesome, Janine!!! You are the best when it comes to bird photos!!! #3168338

Janine Russell 8/15/2006 4:46:25 PM

Anita, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3168520

Ken Smith 8/15/2006 7:02:34 PM

This picture could probably stand on its own, with just the flower. But throw in the hummingbird, and you have a winner. Well done, Janine. #3169055

Chastity Abbott 8/15/2006 7:19:27 PM

I see a winner!!! This is OUTSTANDING!!!! #3169121

Janine Russell 8/15/2006 7:21:42 PM

Ken and Chastity, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3169134

ronda chatelle 8/16/2006 12:41:47 AM

Picture Perfect! Great timing and composition Janine. #3169800

Janine Russell 8/16/2006 12:44:39 AM

Ronda, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3169807

Erica Murphy 8/16/2006 10:14:04 PM

Fabulous Janine!!

Erica #3174270

Amy Jackson 8/16/2006 10:28:07 PM

Beautiful, Janine!! Great capture! #3174321

Janine Russell 8/16/2006 10:44:32 PM

Erica and Amy, thanks very much for your encouraging commnets. #3174356

Tracy L. Kolisnyk 8/16/2006 11:10:16 PM

WOW! Janine, this is absolutely spectacular!! The colors, clarity, comp, everything is perfect! Incredible capture! I sure hope this is a winner! AWESOME! :) #3174382

Janine Russell 8/16/2006 11:40:48 PM

Tracy, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement; that would be very nice. #3174389

Sandra Freyler 8/17/2006 4:15:17 AM

Awesome shot, janine! Beautiful image! #3175224

Janine Russell 8/17/2006 7:19:26 AM

Sandra, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3176196

Niels Sandal 8/17/2006 10:22:57 AM

What a beauty! The hummingbird is so sharp. #3176901

Janine Russell 8/17/2006 11:48:22 PM

Niels, I really appreciate your kind comments and encouragement. #3179152

Nancy L. Green 8/19/2006 8:25:41 PM

Fantastic image Janine!! The composition and presentation are perfect!! You really have a talent with these hard to capture hummers!! <>< #3186844

Ken Grooms 8/19/2006 9:29:44 PM

I think we'd all like to capture one like this! #3187085

Dawn LeBlanc 8/20/2006 7:29:49 AM

Wow! what a great catch. Good timing, composition AND it's sharp ;o) Excellent! ~~ thanks for the comments on some of my flowers too! dawn #3188423

Janine Russell 8/20/2006 7:58:51 AM

Nancy, Ken and Dawn, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3188565

Fanie Heymans 8/21/2006 12:36:19 AM

Wow, what a fantastic image! I love the light and colors, Perfect DoF too! #3191295

Janine Russell 8/21/2006 12:44:00 AM

Fanie, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3191310

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 9/4/2006 10:53:19 AM

Great capture!! #3265450

Janine Russell 9/5/2006 10:19:49 AM

Diane, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3269714

Crystal M. Gove 9/6/2006 7:58:41 AM

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh, I love all of your hummingbird images! #3274259

Janine Russell 9/6/2006 11:08:17 AM

Crystal, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3275035

David Wirawan 9/8/2006 11:46:01 PM

outstanding, this is the my dream to take photo like this, wow enjoying your bird photos, very very nice, especially this one. Amazing. Tamron TC 2C is good? which one is better Tamron 2X or Canon 1.4X?
#3286026

Janine Russell 9/9/2006 12:05:16 PM

David, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement; I rarely use the Tamron 2x TC because of the loss of image quality - a lot of light is needed with the 2x TC. I almost always use the Tamron 1.4x TC and it is great; the camera continues to auto focus quickly and there doesn't seem to be any loss of image quality. I don't have any experience with the Canon 1.4x TC. #3288276

William Johnson 9/19/2006 1:02:22 AM

Absolutely perfect in every way. I can't fault this one. Well captured Janine. I also like the other bird images in your gallery. Bill J. #3327935

Janine Russell 9/19/2006 8:48:38 AM

Bill, thanks very much for your encouraging comments; glad you're enjoying my feathered friends. #3330009

Esther Smith 9/26/2006 5:24:25 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalists, Janine!! #3366255

Sherri Gorman 9/26/2006 5:36:55 PM

Congratulations!!! #3366443

Renee Doyle 9/26/2006 5:42:32 PM

Stunning!!!! Congratulations Janine!!!
#3366517

ronda chatelle 9/26/2006 5:48:58 PM

Congratulations on all of your well deserved finalists. WTG Janine! #3366601

Tarun Bose 9/26/2006 5:49:44 PM

Congrats my dear Janine for finalist. #3366613

Revonda L. Gentry 9/26/2006 5:53:17 PM

Congratulations Janine!! #3366671

Diana L. Ralph 9/26/2006 6:31:07 PM

Congratulations, again, Janine... and once again, so well-deserved! I LOVE these bird images of yours! As well as all your other images! :-) #3367172

Virginia Leone 9/26/2006 6:43:40 PM

Way to go Again!! Congrats!! #3367312

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/26/2006 6:44:23 PM

Wow Janine! Congrats again! #3367317

Su Sana E. P 9/26/2006 7:07:55 PM

Congratulations again, Janine!! #3367585

Graeme Chow 9/26/2006 7:11:35 PM

Great finalist Janine. Will see this again ! #3367628

Dawn Tulys 9/26/2006 7:24:36 PM

Congratulations Janine!! #3367798

Pamela Shane 9/26/2006 7:28:31 PM

Such an amazing capture & composition
Janine! Congratulations on this beauty
being chosen a finalist! :) #3367838

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/26/2006 7:40:26 PM

Congratulations on this Janine! It is well earned! It's a gorgeous photo!!! ^.^ Kitty #3367979

Paul E. Earl 9/26/2006 7:45:59 PM

Yet another big congratulations on this superb finalist!! #3368052

Barbara Waldoch 9/26/2006 8:26:58 PM

Congratulations, Janine, well done! #3368579

Kay E. Mahoney 9/26/2006 8:48:16 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3368857

Daniel G. Flocke 9/26/2006 8:51:59 PM

Janine - Another fine example of your work. Congratulations on your Finalist and good luck in the next round!!!

~Daniel #3368905

Nancy L. Green 9/26/2006 9:26:41 PM

Congrats Janine on yet another wonderful finalist!! <> #3369219

Janine Russell 9/26/2006 9:50:40 PM

Esther, Sherri, Renee, Ronda, Tarun, Revonda, Diana, Virginia, Cheryl, Susan, Graeme, Dawn, Pamela, Kitty, Paul, Barbara, Kay, Daniel and Nancy, thanks very much for all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3369390

Lynne Morris 9/26/2006 10:38:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalists Janine, well deserved and good luck in the next round. #3369601

Lorraine A. Cook 9/26/2006 11:43:40 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Janine! Good Luck in the next round!<:)) #3369863

Sherry S. Boles 9/27/2006 1:15:15 AM

Congrats on another fantastic finalist, Janine! #3370258

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR 9/27/2006 2:40:14 AM

Congrats for another Finalist.. #3370556

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/27/2006 4:04:35 AM

Stunning finalist, Janine, congratulations on this and your other terrific finalists!
-Debby #3370981

Laurence Saliba 9/27/2006 7:38:46 AM

A BIG Congrats on this beautiful finalist Janine!! #3372454

Brook Burling 9/27/2006 8:17:16 AM

Congratulations on another stunning finalist Janine! #3372721

Janine Russell 9/27/2006 8:35:34 AM

Lynne, Lorraine, Sherry, Vishvajit, Debby, Laurence and Brook, I really appreciate your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations; thanks very much for your support. #3372855

Cliff & Patti Smith 9/27/2006 9:13:04 AM

Congratulations Janine! Great capture! #3373094

Rakesh Syal 9/27/2006 10:43:33 AM

Congrats on another stunning finalist, Janine! #3373652

Niels Sandal 9/27/2006 10:48:09 AM

Congratulations!. It is well deserved. #3373686

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/27/2006 11:01:10 AM

Congratulations Janine!!! #3373779

Bill Wyatt 9/27/2006 12:35:30 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine!! #3374222

Michael L. Dawson 9/27/2006 10:12:29 PM

Congrats on a great shot #3377033

She-She Killough 9/28/2006 4:23:44 AM

Superb capture Janine!! WTG!!!!! #3378428

Janine Russell 9/28/2006 7:49:50 AM

Patricia, Rakesh, Niels, Adilson, Bill, Mike and Sheesh, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3379608

Alana Ibe 9/28/2006 8:56:38 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Absolute perfection!!! Congratulations!!!!! #3379929

Revonda L. Gentry 9/28/2006 11:30:33 PM

Congratulations on your win, Janine!! #3382821

Graeme Chow 9/28/2006 11:39:18 PM

congrats Janine, awesome 2nd winner. I think it is well deserved work here. #3382840

Su Sana E. P 9/28/2006 11:39:31 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Janine!! #3382841

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/28/2006 11:55:55 PM

WTG Janine !!! Congratulations again. :-) #3382907

ronda chatelle 9/29/2006 12:02:20 AM

CONGRATULATIONS JANINE! PERFECTLY CAPTURED- WINNING IMAGE INDEED! #3382925

Lynne Morris 9/29/2006 12:04:04 AM

Congratulations on your win Janine, an awesome image! #3382933

Lavone Vannoy 9/29/2006 12:11:52 AM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SECOND PLACE WIN GIRLFRIEND!!! I AM PROUD OF YOU!!!! :) #3382964

Ross Throndson 9/29/2006 12:16:42 AM

Congratulations on this GREAT WINNER, Janine!!! :^) #3383004

Darryl Wilkinson 9/29/2006 12:22:30 AM

Congratulations on your win, Janine! WTG! #3383060

Mary K. Robison 9/29/2006 12:25:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Janine! This beauty fully deserves its win!! #3383086

Pat Gamwell 9/29/2006 12:26:40 AM

BIG CONGRATS, my friend! Beautiful! #3383100

Dan J. Holm 9/29/2006 12:27:15 AM

Congratulations, Janine!! #3383107

Paul E. Earl 9/29/2006 12:32:42 AM

I suspected that this would do well! It's an excellent shot! Well done! #3383145

Renee Doyle 9/29/2006 12:45:24 AM

Congratulations Janine!!!!!!!
#3383228

Stan J. Contrades 9/29/2006 12:46:18 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Janine!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3383234

Jenny Bosmans 9/29/2006 12:59:53 AM

Big congratulations on your winner, Janine! :) #3383337

Alan L. Borror 9/29/2006 1:35:25 AM

Congratulations, Janine! #3383466

Rakesh Syal 9/29/2006 2:06:02 AM

Congratulations on this AWESOME WINNER, Janine!!! #3383579

Daniel G. Flocke 9/29/2006 2:14:53 AM

Janine Congratulations on the Fantastic Winner!!!

~Daniel #3383615

Lani J 9/29/2006 2:36:27 AM

Congratualations on this beautiful winner, Janine :) #3383673

Helen N. McHugh 9/29/2006 2:45:14 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner. Janine!! #3383720

Tarun Bose 9/29/2006 3:04:31 AM

Big congrats my dear Janine for being a winner. Well done. #3383819

Ken Smith 9/29/2006 4:10:13 AM

Janine, congratulations!!! #3384148

Sylvia Rossler 9/29/2006 4:25:07 AM

Big congrats Janine !!!!! #3384217

Virginia Leone 9/29/2006 4:28:36 AM

Bravo on your win Janine!!!!! #3384240

Datha Y. Thompson 9/29/2006 4:34:28 AM

AWESOME Janine!! Congratulations on this WINNER!!! :0) #3384279

Kathleen Brennan 9/29/2006 4:57:46 AM

congratulations, Janine, on this and your other win as well! #3384405

Donna W. Neal 9/29/2006 5:20:25 AM

Excellent capture and win Janine, Congratulations! #3384535

Terri L. Scribner 9/29/2006 5:38:21 AM

Congratulations on this great capture, Janine!! #3384623

Murry Grigsby 9/29/2006 5:38:26 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful image and win Janine!! #3384624

Sherri Gorman 9/29/2006 5:47:54 AM

Congratulations on your WIN!! Outstanding capture. #3384675

Guy D. Biechele 9/29/2006 5:55:25 AM

Congratulations on this deserving winner, Janine!! #3384730

Barbara Helgason 9/29/2006 6:26:52 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win Janine! #3384893

Manuel Barrera 9/29/2006 6:27:09 AM

Congratulations, Janine. #3384896

Lorraine A. Cook 9/29/2006 6:32:44 AM

Congratulations on this awesome win, Janine!<:)) #3384952

Alana Ibe 9/29/2006 6:35:44 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Janine!!!!! #3384975

Susan T. Parady 9/29/2006 6:45:34 AM

Congratulations on your win with this beautiful photo, Janine! #3385086

Kay E. Mahoney 9/29/2006 6:47:14 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner. #3385110

Gary Jacobson - www.frozenshutter.com 9/29/2006 7:04:50 AM

What an excellent capture Janine! Congratulations on your second place winner! #3385284

Nadine A. Lewis 9/29/2006 7:06:11 AM

Yeah!!! A big congrats on your much deserved win!!! #3385297

Jeff Gwynne 9/29/2006 7:06:56 AM

Congratulations, Janine. As always, I love your photos and especially this mid-air beauty. It's my favorite until your next one!!! #3385301

Laurence Saliba 9/29/2006 7:14:42 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner Janine!!! #3385371

Denise M. Snyder 9/29/2006 8:07:12 AM

Janine - huge congrats on this wonderful winner!!! #3385606

Karen Engelbreth 9/29/2006 8:19:58 AM

Congratulations on your win, Janine! #3385676

Claudine Grove 9/29/2006 8:30:05 AM

Congrats on your win! This is an awesome capture of a beautiful little bird. #3385727

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 8:33:17 AM

Alana, Revonda, Graeme, Susana, Marilyn, Ronda, Lynne, Lavone, Ross, Darryl, Mary, Pat, Dan, Paul, Renee, Stan, Jenny, Alan, Rakesh, Daniel, Lani, Helen, Tarun, Ken, Sylvia, Virginia, Datha, Kathleen, Donna, Terri, Murry, Sherri, Guy, Barbara, Manuel, Lorraine, Alana, Susan, Kay, Jake, Nadine, Jeff, Laurence, Denise and Karen, thanks, everyone, for your kind congratulations; I am humbled by all of your nice words.

#3385746

Jill Flynn 9/29/2006 8:36:41 AM

Great timing and awesome shot Janine! Congratulations on your win! #3385765

Claudia Kuhn 9/29/2006 8:42:42 AM

Gorgeous capture Janine, so glad to see it as a winner, congrats! #3385803

Sam Britt 9/29/2006 8:43:59 AM

Congratulations on your win, Janine!
Sam #3385815

Sam Britt 9/29/2006 8:58:26 AM

Janine, congratulations on your win! I loved this one! #3385904

She-She Killough 9/29/2006 9:01:30 AM

I KNEW this was a WINNER!!! Congrats Janine on a VERY well deserved WIN!!! #3385922

Stephen Zacker 9/29/2006 10:30:57 AM

Fantastic capture. Congratulations #3386397

Terry L. Ellis 9/29/2006 10:45:03 AM

Janine, congratulations, again! Magnificent win!!! #3386468

Karen K. Givens 9/29/2006 11:55:13 AM

Janine, Congrats on your win. :) #3386694

Wally Orlowsky 9/29/2006 12:26:57 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Janine! #3386809

Bill Wyatt 9/29/2006 12:30:59 PM

Congratulations Janine!!! #3386837

Kara Hendricks 9/29/2006 12:35:18 PM

Congratulations Janine!!!!!!!! #3386868

Holly Shao 9/29/2006 1:05:55 PM

Hi Janine!
Congratulations on your two amazing winners!!

Holly #3386972

Jane M 9/29/2006 1:14:06 PM

Well deserved second Janine! #3386997

William88 9/29/2006 2:19:56 PM

Hi Janine, congratulations on your win! #3387199

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 2:22:58 PM

Jill, Claudia, Sam, Joyce, Sheesh, Stephen, Terry, Karen, Wally, Bill, Kara, Holly, Jane and William, I really appreciate all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations; thanks very much. #3387210

Penny l. Haviland 9/29/2006 2:28:31 PM

This is such a great shot Janine! Congratulations on your win! #3387231

Karen Beri 9/29/2006 3:24:11 PM

Amazing shot Janine! Big congrats on this:) #3387498

Mick Burkey 9/29/2006 3:43:05 PM

Fantastic shot, Janine! One of the best hummingbird shots I've see. Congratulations!! #3387552

Jen M 9/29/2006 4:12:34 PM

A BIG congratulations to you!! #3387656

Mary Clarke 9/29/2006 4:45:18 PM

Congratulations Janine, wonderful image #3387745

Anne D. Eigen 9/29/2006 5:15:58 PM

Congratulations on this well-deserved win, Janine! #3387821

Noel Baebler 9/29/2006 5:46:04 PM

Beautiful work, Janine! #3387941

Susana Heide 9/29/2006 5:57:55 PM

Many CONGRATS Janine!!!! Your work with birds is OUTSTANDING! I am glad this beautiful capture got this well deserved recognition! #3387999

Tamera Phillips 9/29/2006 5:59:30 PM

Congrats Janine! Well deserved. #3388005

Michelle J. Harvey 9/29/2006 6:11:14 PM

A HUGE congrats Janine on this outstanding winner!! #3388045

Kay Beausoleil 9/29/2006 6:16:01 PM

Congratulatinos on your win, Janine -- glad to see this splendid image again! #3388060

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 6:23:45 PM

Penny, Karen, Mick, JD, Mary, Anne, Noel, Susana, Tamera, Michelle and Kay, thanks very much for all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3388096

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/29/2006 6:26:19 PM

Great Congratulations to you Janine! #3388114

Evy Johansen 9/29/2006 6:55:49 PM

Big congratulations, Janine!! Well deserved! #3388243

William C. Raco 9/29/2006 7:08:06 PM

Outstanding work!
Congratulations, Janine

Bill #3388324

Kristi A. Howson 9/29/2006 7:44:42 PM

Congratulations Janine on this fantastic win. Excellent! #3388478

Sharon Day 9/29/2006 7:50:42 PM

Big congratulations on this superb win, Janine!!! Great work! #3388504

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/29/2006 7:57:58 PM

Hearty congrats on this awesome win, Janine!!!
-Debby #3388554

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 8:23:34 PM

Cheryl, Evy, Bill, Kristi, Sharon and Debby, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3388673

Allan L. Dy 9/29/2006 10:50:07 PM

Another winner from you Janine! Big congrats. = ) #3388901

Sherry S. Boles 9/30/2006 12:07:21 AM

Congratulations, Janine! An outstanding image (as usual)! #3388965

Judyann Plante 9/30/2006 8:28:04 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win!!!

JUdyann ><> #3390246

Lindley Johnson 9/30/2006 9:34:31 AM

Beautiful photograph, Janine. Big congratulations on BOTH of your winners this month. Very well done! #3390441

Lindley Johnson 9/30/2006 9:39:11 AM

Congratulations, Janine! Loved this one! #3390447

Emile Abbott 9/30/2006 10:06:11 AM

Awesome second place, Janine. Congratulations #3390512

Janine Russell 9/30/2006 10:12:32 AM

Allan, Sherry, Judyann, Lindley, Joyce and Emile, I really appreciate all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations; thanks very much. #3390523

Mike F. Anderson 9/30/2006 1:39:56 PM

Another great winning result - Congratulations Janine! #3391051

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/30/2006 3:15:32 PM

Congratulations on your second place win!!! I am very happy for you Janine!! #3391321

Janine Russell 9/30/2006 4:00:30 PM

Mike and Donna, thanks very much for your congratulations and encouragement. #3391456

Nancy L. Green 9/30/2006 5:33:54 PM

Congratulations Janine on this awesome win!! <>< #3391619

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/30/2006 6:20:30 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Janine!!! #3391791

Leonard Pierce 9/30/2006 6:22:54 PM

Fantastic image Janine!! Congratulations on your Second Place win! #3391800

Isabel C. Rodriguez 9/30/2006 8:13:55 PM

Congratulations Janine!! This is a fantastic photo!!! #3392155

Jim Kinnunen 9/30/2006 8:18:46 PM

This is such an excellent image, Janine!!! Your work is always such a pleasure to view...Congratulations on this terrific winner!!! #3392169

Janine Russell 9/30/2006 9:43:28 PM

Nancy, Adilson, Len, Isabel and Jim, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3392298

Monika Sapek 9/30/2006 10:32:32 PM

Stunning capture, Janine! The colors and clarity are truly fantastic here! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Janine!
Monika
#3392397

Susan Walzer 10/1/2006 3:09:41 AM

Oh Janine, this is just wonderful! #3392856

Janine Russell 10/1/2006 7:41:30 AM

Monika and Susan, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3393756

Anita N. Hogue 10/1/2006 10:37:10 AM

Wonderful win, Janine! A big gratulations for both your wins! FANTASTIC shooting!!! #3394353

Joannie M. Bertucci 10/1/2006 10:38:54 AM

Janine, first, congratulations for capturing the perfect humming bird image and second congratulations on this fine win! #3394360

Ronald F. Fischer 10/1/2006 1:52:53 PM

Congratulations on this awesome WINNER! #3394745

Cora Miller 10/1/2006 3:13:05 PM

The motion of the wings combined with the crystal clarity of the rest of the image is stunning. Congratulations on your win, Janine. #3394926

Janine Russell 10/1/2006 5:19:45 PM

Anita, Joannie, Ronald and Cora, thanks very much for your nice comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3395446

10/2/2006 4:41:15 AM

Beautiful shot Janine !
Congratulations on your win! #3397263

Janine Russell 10/2/2006 7:13:15 AM

Reine, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3397871

Nan Fischer 10/2/2006 4:21:20 PM

Perfect! What color! What timing! Congratulations! #3399599

Janine Russell 10/2/2006 4:45:14 PM

Nan, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3399709

Dee Langevin 10/3/2006 6:09:56 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved win Janine! Your bird photos are amazing. #3402057

Janine Russell 10/3/2006 8:19:36 AM

Dee, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations; glad you've been enjoying my feathered friends. #3402475

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 10/3/2006 9:23:46 AM

Congratulations on your win with this awesome shot, very beautiful work!!! #3402669

Glenn E. Traver 10/3/2006 2:03:50 PM

beautiful Janine,congrats on your win with this fantstic in flight humming bird ~ GT #3403667

Janine Russell 10/3/2006 3:59:23 PM

Marvin and Glenn, I really appreciate your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations; thanks very much. #3403995

Gen Nagase 10/8/2006 3:05:09 PM

Congrats on your great win!!! #3423468

Janine Russell 10/8/2006 3:06:30 PM

Nobi, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3423479

Nadia Paul 10/9/2006 3:55:17 PM

Stunning capture and image Janine... many congrats! #3427708

Janine Russell 10/9/2006 4:45:18 PM

Nadia, thanks very much for your congratulations and encouraging comments. #3427823

Ariel Lepor 10/13/2006 5:36:12 PM

: O

How do you keep up with all your comments?! LOL. But I know why you get them. :)

Great shot! Super composition and timing, lighting and colors great too!

Congratulations!!!

Ariel
ScrattyPhotography.com
ScrattyPhotography Blog #3446334

Janine Russell 10/14/2006 10:29:46 AM

Ariel, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3448570

Stefan G 10/15/2006 10:40:08 PM

Congratulations on your win, Janine; wonderful image! #3454687

Janine Russell 10/15/2006 10:57:52 PM

Stefan, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3454705

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/19/2006 7:45:52 AM

Splendid capture of this beautiful little bird. The color and composition are wonderful. Congratulations on your win. #3472160

Janine Russell 10/19/2006 8:22:24 AM

Marcel, thanks very much for your congratulations and kind words of encouragement. #3472296

Colleen Farrell 10/20/2006 1:58:09 PM

Janine, I just discovered this image of yours .. it's beautiful! I know how hard it is to get a good shot of a hummingbird. This is so perfect, right down to the catchlight in his eye. Love the bright beebalm, too. Congratulations on a well-deserved win! #3477892

Janine Russell 10/20/2006 2:23:45 PM

Colleen, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3477934

Susan Walzer 10/22/2006 12:52:22 AM

Janine, Your hummimgbirds are amazing!!! #3483306

Janine Russell 10/22/2006 7:53:59 AM

Susan, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3484591

Meg Campbell-Back 10/22/2006 1:18:59 PM

I just had to sign in too to say a huge well done on your much deserved win!!! You are a true contributer to the betterphoto community and we've all enjoyed many of your Rufus shots previously. Brilliant! So I hope this will be printed out big and hanging on your wall! #3485631

Janine Russell 10/22/2006 1:56:19 PM

Meg, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3485758

Bill Merlavage 11/2/2006 4:28:23 AM

Wow, a well deserved winner. Very nice. #3535530

Janine Russell 11/2/2006 10:04:32 AM

Bill, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3537368

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Photo was taken on July 4, 2006 at 10:19am in Edmonds, Washington
Canon 400mm F/4 DO IS lens + Tamron 2x TC @ F/14, 1/400 second, ISO 800
Levels, + saturation, cropped, cloned, resized and sharpened in Photoshop CS
POTD at BestFoto.com on January 11, 2007
POTD at photoshowdown.com on January 22,2007
First place in the Animal Category at BestFoto.com for January 2007
Finalist for POTM at PhotoShowdown.com for January 2007
POTD at digitalimagecafe.com on February 13, 2007
POTD at AzColt.com on February 24, 2007
POTM in the Animal Category at AzColt.com for February 2007
POTM in the Animal Category at digitalimagecafe for February 2007

Uploaded on 8/14/2006 12:04:44 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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