Ray Clarke 12/23/2006 12:11:39 AM

Beautiful message and photo Raymond (ac) #576290

Evy Johansen 12/23/2006 12:28:07 AM

Wow... simple and very beautiful, Raymond!! #3731844

Su Sana E. P 12/23/2006 12:57:26 AM

Beautiful capture and outstanding presentation, Raymond!! I agree with your thoughts on this. #3731876

Lynne Morris 12/23/2006 1:10:01 AM

Stunning image Raymond and a beautiful message too, excellent work. #3731889

Barbara Waldoch 12/23/2006 2:15:01 AM

Outstanding image, Raymond! #3731929

Pat Gamwell 12/23/2006 3:37:00 AM

I see a winner here, Raymond! Magnificent image! Have a joyous Christmas! #3732126

Carol Sawyer 12/23/2006 3:43:28 AM

Outstanding image and message, Raymond!! #3732149

Alan and kellie shulver 12/23/2006 4:29:08 AM

I love the simlicty and crisness of this. great shot raymond! #3732247

Carla Metzler 12/23/2006 6:07:59 AM

Beautiful capture and wonderful message, Raymond! Merry Christmas to you and yours! #3732657

Nadine A. Lewis 12/23/2006 6:26:25 AM

OUTSTANDING image, Raymond!!! Awesome side crop and high-key effect!! I LOVE everything about this!!! I would also LOVE to see this one again!!! <>< #3732739

Pamela Shane 12/23/2006 9:09:37 AM

Stunning capture, & love the high-key.
Merry Christmast to you, & yours Raymond! :) #3733463

John Connolly 12/23/2006 12:25:37 PM

What an outstanding capture, Raymond, and a wonderful message.
I hope you and your family have a very Merry and safe Christmas.
Greetings from Australia. #3734023

Bill Wyatt 12/23/2006 2:54:29 PM

Fantastic work Raymond!! #3734394

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/23/2006 8:57:19 PM

Outstanding work so well with the bird against the white!!
I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year!! #3735043

Marijana Fajgl 12/24/2006 12:19:46 AM

Raymond, thank you so much! You made my day and gave me a big smile :-) I still love this capture, it is perfect, as your words too. Merry Christmas to you and your family! #3735189

Robert R. Goodman 12/24/2006 6:05:16 AM

Beautiful capture Raymond.I like that title,Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!!!! #3735883

Morteza Safataj 12/24/2006 9:33:45 AM

Fantastic capture Raymond, I hope it would be one of winners.^^ #3736423

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/24/2007 2:25:48 PM

Stunning finalist, Raymond!! Congratulations!!! #3860557

Bill Wyatt 1/24/2007 2:31:08 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Ray! #3860640

Evy Johansen 1/24/2007 2:34:38 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Raymond!! #3860696

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 2:48:04 PM

Congratulations to you, Raymond!!! #3860905

Barbara Waldoch 1/24/2007 3:29:33 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Raymond! #3861474

Morteza Safataj 1/24/2007 3:38:51 PM

Wow finalist, great job Raymond !!

Robert R. Goodman 1/24/2007 6:00:32 PM

Congratulations Raymond,a very beautiful capture!!!!!!! #3863354

Su Sana E. P 1/24/2007 7:25:01 PM

Congratulations, Raymond!! #3864253

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 10:01:52 PM

A true winner all the way, Ray! CONGRATS! #3865097

Paula Dwyer 1/25/2007 5:21:11 AM

Congratulations Raymond!!! :) #3866534

Jeff Robinson 1/25/2007 7:52:29 AM

Congrats Raymond on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #3867899

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/25/2007 9:40:31 AM

Congratulation Raymond!!!! This is such a beautiful image, I just LOVE it!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3868705

Nadya Johnson 1/25/2007 10:33:48 AM

Fantastic capture, Raymond! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist and best of luck in the second round! #3869090

Alan and kellie shulver 1/25/2007 12:47:14 PM

Way to go raymond! good luck! - alan #3869891

Evy Johansen 1/27/2007 10:58:23 PM

I'm so glad to see this beauty as a winner!! Many congratulations, Raymond!! #3881469

Evy Johansen 1/27/2007 11:00:29 PM

Ops... Sorry, Raymond! It's not a "winner".... ? :-) Never mind.... Congratulations on your finalist! Again... :-) #3881471

Roger Fry 2/18/2007 4:37:54 AM

Fantastic shot Raymond.I could never take one like this, the bird would have been underexposed, or blurred! Good framing too. Something for me to aspire to!

Roger #3960265

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I had submitted this image before in black and white. This is the original color version with a different cropping. The title was suggested by Marijana Fajql at that time. Thanks Marijana! I am entering it into the monthly theme... What can be more inspiring than the total freedom of a bird in full flight against the sky? I think this is the ultimate dream of mankind: freedom... because freedom means peace! Peace be with you all in this holidays!

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