First Place Winner

© Edward H. Mertz

<b>First Place Winner</b>

Robert Baer 1/5/2007 1:00:31 PM

really special moment in time. nice capture! #583127

Jo Berry 1/5/2007 4:09:12 PM

Wonderful sunrise shot!! I love to go there!! #3785610

Edward H. Mertz 1/5/2007 8:12:11 PM

Thanks Justin and Jo for your comments. The refuge is a beautiful place in itself and the thousands of birds only makes it better.

Ed #3786331

Milan Banik 1/7/2007 7:06:58 AM

excellent #3791220

Kay E. Mahoney 2/25/2007 5:44:48 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3989675

Donna W. Neal 2/27/2007 12:41:09 PM

Congratulations on an awesome and well deserved WINNER `Ed #4002128

Carla Metzler 2/27/2007 12:50:02 PM

Congratulations, Ed!! #4002195

Laurence Saliba 2/27/2007 1:04:56 PM

Congratulations Ed!!!! #4002346

Gary Lange 2/27/2007 1:33:22 PM

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Ed!! #4002573

Laurie Daily 2/27/2007 2:07:08 PM

You certainly were in a great spot for this is absolutely beautiful. Congrats on this first place winner, Ed! #4002898

John V. Roscich 2/27/2007 2:39:26 PM

JOHN #4003115

Christopher Budny 2/27/2007 3:30:02 PM

Beautiful sunset capture; the birds really add a dramatic element. Congratulations on your First Place! #4003352

Mick Burkey 2/27/2007 3:55:47 PM

Great capture, Ed! Congratulations on a well-deserved First Place win. Love the tones! #4003502

Jeff Robinson 2/27/2007 4:36:04 PM

Outstanding capture Ed; congrats on your 1st Place Win! Jeff #4003648

Ronald F. Fischer 2/27/2007 4:49:33 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #4003707

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/27/2007 5:17:31 PM

Truly outstanding work Ed, congratulations on your first place win!! #4003840

Janet McNeil 2/27/2007 5:19:26 PM

Congratulations Ed on your 1st place win - well deserved!! #4003848

Thomas R. Wilson 2/27/2007 5:31:07 PM

I love this image, reminds me of a favorite of mine by Joel Sartore! #4003898

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/27/2007 6:36:04 PM

Congratulations Ed on your wonderful win...Dominick #4004216

Jeremy Barela 2/27/2007 6:58:08 PM

great photo! great to see a winning photo from my home state! #4004367

Chris Welch 2/27/2007 10:44:33 PM

Fantastic shot! Congratulations. #4005001

Mike Dawson 2/27/2007 11:10:55 PM

MAgical image, what a site to behold #4005013

Kay E. Mahoney 2/28/2007 4:16:29 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner:) #4005551

Edward H. Mertz 2/28/2007 6:34:02 AM

Thanks so much for all your comments. It's exciting!

Ed #4006186

RC Fritz 2/28/2007 8:34:17 AM

Fantastic job, Ed. Congratulations on your First Place Winner! #4006680

Janine Russell 2/28/2007 3:15:48 PM

Ed, congratulations on your First Place Win! #4008202

Crystal L. Craig 2/28/2007 6:12:48 PM

Absolutely beautiful capture Ed! And a huge congratulations for your First Place Win! Well deserved :) #4008688

Howard A. Wood 2/28/2007 8:59:21 PM

Beautiful capture, Ed. Congratulations on your win! #4009241

Evy Johansen 2/28/2007 10:37:47 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful and most deserving win, Ed!! #4009406

Lisa B. North 3/1/2007 1:58:38 PM

Ed, that is spectacular!! WOW!!! Way to go on your win! #4012078

randy dannheim 3/1/2007 3:12:35 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win! Ed #4012269

Bruce R. Jolley 3/1/2007 7:47:16 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner! #4013041

Nilesh J. Bhange 3/3/2007 7:43:46 PM

Excellent capture..congratulations!! #4019086

Stacy Lankford 3/3/2007 8:07:59 PM

Congratulations, Ed, amazing image!! #4019116

Nobu Nagase 3/3/2007 9:29:32 PM

Fabulous image!
Congratulations on your great first place! #4019200

Sherrye Nozaki 3/10/2007 1:14:40 PM

What an absolutely spectacular photo! #4041709

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Shot at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge November 14, 2006 at 5:50am. 1/8000 @ f/6.3. ISO 320. 90mm on 24-105 zoom lens.

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