Golden Rattler

© Donald K. Cherry

Golden Rattler

Julie Robinson 9/27/2006 1:40:31 AM

A wonderful composition & capture Donald! #529916

Paul E. Earl 9/27/2006 1:42:45 AM

A fantastic capture! Hope you had some glass between you! LOL! #3370350

Derek D. Dafoe 9/27/2006 1:50:12 AM

Great rattler shot Donald !! #3370383

Ray Clarke 9/27/2006 1:56:49 AM

Great capture and composition Donald!!!(R) #3370412

Barbara Waldoch 9/27/2006 1:56:57 AM

Great shot, lovely detail, Donald. #3370413

Stanley J. Contrades 9/27/2006 1:57:27 AM

Whoa! If you didn't have glass between you and this rattler, I hope you had a long lens on that camera, Donald!! Excellent capture, composition and textures!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3370416

Manuel Barrera 9/27/2006 2:32:36 AM

Amazing camera that fuji, outstanding details, colors, and composition, Donald #3370533

Carol Sawyer 9/27/2006 2:33:52 AM

Awesome capture, Don!!!! excellent detail and composition!!!!!! #3370535

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/27/2006 2:43:26 AM

Oh, I like this a lot! Great job!! #3370570

Colette M. Metcalf 9/27/2006 2:58:25 AM

Great capture and detail, Don!! #3370646

Carolyn J. Connolly 9/27/2006 3:20:29 AM

WOW, Don - FABULOUS capture!! I LOVE the details, textures, colours, lighting, black background, AND composition!! :o) #3370715

Gail Vitikacs 9/27/2006 3:46:05 AM

Awesome image...super details! #3370821

Joy Rector 9/27/2006 3:48:56 AM

wow, love this capture #3370850

Nadine A. Lewis 9/27/2006 3:50:34 AM

Great capture, the detail and textures!

<>< #3370862

Renee Doyle 9/27/2006 4:05:50 AM

Wow! Amazing close up Donald!!! #3370990

Ross Throndson 9/27/2006 4:30:13 AM

Fantastic Shot, Donald...Amazing Detail!! #3371139

Jeff Robinson 9/27/2006 4:33:35 AM

Nice capture Donald! Jeff #3371157

Pamela Shane 9/27/2006 7:26:20 AM

YIKES!!!! Seriously - fantastic image
Don; amazing details, & color. Seems like this ratttler is going to slither
right out of my monitor onto my desk!
:) #3372355

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/27/2006 7:32:20 AM

Terrific capture and details Donald!!! #3372406

Nadya Johnson 9/27/2006 8:26:30 AM

Outstanding capture of this fellow, Donald! They do have their strange sort of beauty -- ! Found a couple in my house in Mexico, and they can be pretty startling on your bedroom floor! lol. Ours were not overly aggressive (although they do have one down there, that is) so we took them out into the open desert. Yet another photo-op I missed! Oh well. This is great! Nice work! #3372791

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/27/2006 10:53:04 AM

Ekkkk...Great capture, textures and colors!!! Nadya, you found these in your house??? That would freak me out, for sure! #3373719

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/27/2006 12:40:12 PM

Snakes are beautiful and this one is no exception, Donald! ^.^ Kitty #3374255

Kay E. Mahoney 9/27/2006 12:53:52 PM

Fantastic capture. Beautiful colors. #3374339

Carla Metzler 9/27/2006 1:45:59 PM

Oh my gosh, this is soooooo beautiful, Don! Great capture! #3374678

Ruben Delarosa 9/27/2006 2:44:41 PM

Whaaoo...I don't like snakes..but this shot is wonderful...excellent. I hope you had a long, long lens to take this pic. Well you is really good. #3375032

Donald K. Cherry 9/27/2006 5:17:16 PM

Thanks everyone for taking the time to look at this image and offer such wonderful comments.

I'm seriously considering restricting my commenting beginning in October because I think all the wonderful comments that I receive in return give me a false sense of confidence in my images, just to have all taken away when the finalists are announced. For example, I posted 31 images in August and received over 1000 combined positive comments on the images which would lead me to believe that I had posted some realy good images, the the finalists are announced and not one of my images is among them. In my mind, either people were being overly kind in their comments on my mediocre images or the judges missed every good image that I posted. I tend to now lean to the former and must accept the fact that my images were not good enough to apease the judges. Perhaps by limiting comments, I won't get my hopes up so high just to be shot down in the end.

Thanks again for all the kind comments and remarks. #3375840

David L. Luchowski 9/27/2006 11:12:37 PM

This is a high impact image,Donald.Excellent texture and composition.Amazing capture. #3377141

Dan Holm 9/27/2006 11:31:48 PM

This is a fantastic shot, Donald! The lighting, detail and your comp are excellent! ... Just my opinion .... #3377185

Janine Russell 9/28/2006 12:30:47 AM

Donald, excellent tones, detail, lighting, textures and DOF. #3377389

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/28/2006 1:53:58 AM

Very impressive image!! Great lighting and clarity! #3377630

Paula Dwyer 9/28/2006 7:22:18 AM

Excellent detail and lighting!!! :) #3379440

Stephen Zacker 9/28/2006 10:03:13 AM

Super capture. Like the dark bg #3380220

Bill Wyatt 9/28/2006 2:15:52 PM

Super details and clarity, love the lighting too, Donald!! #3381317

eileen bedford 9/28/2006 8:57:45 PM

Great capture and composition on this Donald, great detail and color contrast too... #3382635

Daniel Diaz 9/29/2006 3:34:15 AM

Excellent color and clarity Don!!!
Don't worry about the judges buddy, it happens all the time, I had zilnch last month. Life goes on and so does our photography!! #3383955

Karen Engelbreth 9/29/2006 9:35:30 AM

Fantastic capture, Donald! #3386096

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/26/2006 2:21:56 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Donald!!! #3501902

Ray Clarke 10/26/2006 2:40:33 PM

Congrats Donald #3502138

Cheryl E. Molennor 10/26/2006 2:46:58 PM

Congrats Donald on this awesome detail and dof #3502213

Renee Doyle 10/26/2006 3:29:41 PM

Another big congratulations Donald!!! Fantastic!

Paul E. Earl 10/26/2006 3:51:30 PM

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3502898

Kay E. Mahoney 10/26/2006 4:28:09 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503259

Nadya Johnson 10/26/2006 5:36:41 PM

A Huge Congratulations, Donald! One AWESOME capture and a well deserved finalist!! I just read your comment now (about the comments vs. the contest) and I just want to say, although it IS a mystery (!) I don't think they're necessarily related. The same thing has happened to me and if this were a voting thing the results would be different. We all look for what we like: but the judges look for other factors -- I guess. Anyway, best of luck in the winning round! #3503749

Graeme yew Chow 10/26/2006 6:41:16 PM

Donald, big congratulation on this superb finalist. #3504381

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2006 7:01:11 PM

Congratulations, Donald!! #3504544

Paul Sikora 10/26/2006 7:14:21 PM

Congratulations, Donald!


Jim Kinnunen 10/26/2006 7:45:24 PM

Awesome image, Donald...very dramatic lighting and great details!!!:) #3505088

Barbara Waldoch 10/26/2006 9:14:10 PM

Congratulations Donald on this month's
flower :-)
Excellent work! #3505840

Janine Russell 10/26/2006 9:31:41 PM

Donald, congratulations on your finalist. #3505912

Laurence Saliba 10/27/2006 12:25:00 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Don!!! #3506392

Lynne Morris 10/27/2006 1:11:39 AM

A huge congratulations Don, a very well deserved finalist! #3506534

Colleen Braun 10/27/2006 3:33:37 AM

Congratulations #3506930

Sandra Freyler 10/27/2006 4:30:07 AM

Congratulations, Donald! :) #3507240

Marijana Fajgl 10/27/2006 5:05:55 AM

Congratulations Donald on your wonderful finalist1 #3507405

Terri L. Scribner 10/27/2006 5:28:34 AM

Big congrats on this awesome finalist!!! #3507483

Revonda L. Gentry 10/27/2006 5:31:21 AM

Congratulations Donald! #3507499

Donna W. Neal 10/27/2006 6:15:49 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Donald #3507763

She-She Killough 10/27/2006 7:51:50 AM

Congrats Donald!! I sure hope you had a long lens too! #3508393

Manuel Barrera 10/27/2006 7:57:08 AM

Congratulations, Donald a real beauty, good luck in the second round #3508434

Claudia Kuhn 10/27/2006 8:30:53 AM

Congrats Donald, cool capture! #3508652

Lani J 10/27/2006 2:21:54 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Donald!!! :o) #3510608

Jill Odice 10/27/2006 7:54:09 PM

Congrats Don! Good luck in the nest round! #3511819

Lorraine A. Cook 10/27/2006 9:40:04 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Donald!<:)) #3512228

David L. Luchowski 10/28/2006 12:29:29 AM

This is a beauty,Donald.Congrats. #3512571

Carol Sawyer 11/24/2006 12:37:29 PM

Congratulations on this excellent capture, Don!! #3626350

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 6/6/2007 10:45:43 AM

Nice capture, Donald ... excellent detail and lighting ... you have a fabulous array of winners, too ... speaking of which, congrats on this finalist ..... steve #4372378

Peggy J. Maguire 8/6/2007 4:16:47 AM

Don,Congrats.wonderful finalist!!! #4607284

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Pittsburgh Zoo, August 2006.

Congratulations August Finalists.

catagory: Animals

Uploaded on 9/27/2006 1:37:15 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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