David Phalen Student 11/29/2007 5:49:25 PM

Unbelievable light, colors and details here Bill! Looks like you are enjoying your 100-400L IS lens. Santa Clause is bringing me one for Christmas but I doubt I'll ever get shots to match yours. #797853

Teresa A. Burnett 11/29/2007 8:13:04 PM

Oh my Bill. This is amazing!!! The clarity and lighting are out of this world!!! #5149676

Margaret R. Barry 11/30/2007 2:01:49 AM

Fantastic capture, Bill. Beautiful lighting, detail and comp.! #5150246

Kathy Reeves 11/30/2007 2:27:02 AM

Gorgeous image Bill!! Love the lighting! #5150290

Tammy Scott 11/30/2007 3:47:53 AM

You really captured some awesome lighting on this great action shot! #5150480

Lorraine A. Cook 11/30/2007 4:03:59 AM

Your 'scary' photos are GORGEOUS, Bill!

The lighting is awesome, my friend!!!<:)) #5150576

Su Sana E. P 11/30/2007 5:04:31 AM

Spectacular in every aspect, Bill!! Great capture!! #5150771

Joy Rector 11/30/2007 6:15:09 AM

love this capture #5151044

Jim Huffield 11/30/2007 6:18:33 AM

OUTSTANDING!!!!!! #5151056

Kathy L. Clark 11/30/2007 6:45:44 AM

This is beautiful Bill. What a great capture. The soft tones and magnificent light are perfect. #5151204

Eugenio Diaz 11/30/2007 7:54:39 AM

Magnificent, Outstanding...Great work Bill!!! #5151443

Carol Sawyer 11/30/2007 8:23:03 AM

Beautiful lighting, tones and capture, Bill! #5151531

Allen O. Howard 11/30/2007 9:29:29 AM

absolutely AWESOME!!! The BG is a soft painting for this tremendous capture!!! #5151805

Stephen Zacker 11/30/2007 9:39:06 AM

Fantastic light and capture. #5151856

Beverly A. Wright 11/30/2007 11:14:56 AM

Looks like beautiful morning sunlight!
A gorgeous in flight capture Bill!!!!! #5152184

Jennifer L. Alder 11/30/2007 11:27:34 AM

GORGEOUS light and color-- Bill, this is an amazing image! :) #5152240

Nadine A. Lewis 11/30/2007 11:43:35 AM

I admire how you keep trying, Bill!!! Personally, I LOVE the ones of them in flight. GREAT capture, timing, & BEAUTIFUL gold tones!!! <>< #5152314

John Connolly 11/30/2007 12:38:43 PM

Love your impressive lighting in this wonderful action shot Bill! Wildlife photography can be SO frustrationg at times. #5152471

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/30/2007 1:04:12 PM

Terrific capture Bill!!!
I love the lighting and composition!!! #5152575

Claudia Kuhn 11/30/2007 2:16:46 PM

Beautifu lighting and capture Bill! #5152963

Emile Abbott 11/30/2007 2:19:46 PM

Beautiful early morning capture, Bill. I can't get close to them either. #5152982

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 11/30/2007 2:30:36 PM

Amazing capture, Bill. Beautiful light and colors. Outstanding! #5153035

Lynne Morris 11/30/2007 2:35:35 PM

Wonderful capture with beautiful lighting Bill! #5153060

Nancy L. Green 11/30/2007 2:56:47 PM

WOW Bill, this is FANTASTIC!!! <>< #5153128

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/30/2007 3:27:06 PM

Your "mistakes?" are phenomenal, Bill!!!!! The lighting is awesome too!!!! ♫ k #5153231

Roxanne M. Bubar 11/30/2007 4:35:43 PM

WOW just stunning. #5153446

Sam Britt 11/30/2007 5:34:56 PM

Wonderful in-flight capture, Bill. Great lighting & tones. #5153566

Sheryl A. Hudson 11/30/2007 7:47:08 PM

WOW Bill, the lighting is beautiful and wonderful detail! Hard to do when they are all moving. #5153880

Sandra R. Alvey 11/30/2007 7:49:54 PM

Stunning light and detail Bill! I really am happy you scared them. If you hadn't, we'd have never seen this GORGEOUS capture! #5153891

Amber Kennedy 12/2/2007 10:39:27 AM

Brilliant capture. #5159686

Sylvia Rossler 12/9/2007 12:03:06 PM

Simply superb !! Awesome timing and tones !! Another winner in my book !! #5187613

Judy V. Kennamer 12/19/2007 1:56:47 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Bill!! Gorgeous! #5228234

Karen Engelbreth 12/19/2007 2:10:12 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Bill! #5228323

Margaret R. Barry 12/19/2007 2:18:21 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! #5228416

Sylvia Rossler 12/19/2007 2:24:38 PM

Big congrats on this awesome finalist Bill :O) #5228500

Nadya Johnson 12/19/2007 3:01:55 PM

So glad to see this beauty in the finalists! Congratulations, Bill! Hope it gets some gold! #5228806

Shawn Jennings 12/19/2007 3:18:33 PM

Excellent image, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist! #5228942

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 3:27:45 PM

HUGE CONGRATS, Bill, on the masterpiece of a finalist! Best of luck in the next round
:) #5229036

Revonda L. Gentry 12/19/2007 3:55:51 PM

Congrats Bill!!..this is just simply breathtaking!! #5229310

Rakesh Syal 12/19/2007 3:56:08 PM

My heartiest congratulations on this fabulous work and finalist, my friend!Warm regards! #5229312

Melissa Gurdus 12/19/2007 4:23:30 PM

Congratulations Bill on this awesome finalist!! #5229619

Barbara Waldoch 12/19/2007 4:25:10 PM

Congratulations again, this is so beautiful Bill! #5229633

Sandra R. Alvey 12/19/2007 5:01:54 PM

OMG I'm so happy they chose this one for a finalist!! Good luck on the next round Bill!!! #5229995

Cassie L. Woodlee 12/19/2007 5:03:22 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Bill!!!!! #5230004

Deb Koskovich 12/19/2007 5:24:48 PM

Yay, Bill! Congrats, and well deserved! #5230167

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 5:45:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Great image, gorgeous light! #5230393

Allen O. Howard 12/19/2007 6:11:57 PM

Congratulations Bill! Awesome finalist!!! #5230603

Terry L. Ellis 12/19/2007 6:44:55 PM

Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Bill! I knew you when! LOL! #5230883

Teresa A. Burnett 12/19/2007 8:04:44 PM

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist Bill!!! #5231490

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/19/2007 8:25:04 PM

WTG!!!!Bill,A big congratulations!!!!! #5231661

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/19/2007 8:26:02 PM

Congratulations to you Bill! #5231667

Kathy L. Clark 12/19/2007 8:34:56 PM

Well Bill my friend you scare tactics really paid off for you. congrats on this gorgeous finalist. #5231783

Su Sana E. P 12/19/2007 9:22:04 PM

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Bill!! #5232182

Cary Rogers 12/19/2007 10:11:26 PM

MAGNIFICENT capture, Bill!! Great lighting, composition, and stop action! Congratulations on this beauty! #5232440

Eugenio Diaz 12/19/2007 10:59:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!Good luck in the final round!!!!! #5232622

Aimee S. McMaster 12/20/2007 1:04:46 AM

....much congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Bill...Aimée #5232904

Michelle Alton 12/20/2007 2:37:20 AM

Congratulations on this magnificent Finalist, Bill! All the Best,
Michelle #5233119

Carol Sawyer 12/20/2007 3:13:50 AM

Congratulations, Bill! #5233254

Ken Smith 12/20/2007 4:00:10 AM

Congratulations again, Bill, on your multiple finalists! #5233481

Emile Abbott 12/20/2007 6:43:08 AM

Congrats Bill on this and all your finalist #5234283

Amber Kennedy 12/20/2007 9:50:37 AM

congrats!!!I thought this was brilliant!Keep em comin! #5235004

Stephen Zacker 12/20/2007 11:10:43 AM

Fantastic lighting. Congratulations #5235336

Nadine A. Lewis 12/20/2007 11:48:36 AM

I am soooo glad to see this Bill!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! <>< #5235478

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/20/2007 8:12:15 PM

Congratulations! Vladan #5237165

eileen bedford 12/21/2007 5:56:35 AM

Congratulations on this FANTASTIC Finalist Bill... #5238713

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 12/22/2007 7:39:29 AM

this is real beauty!! congrats on this well deserved finalist, Bill! #5242994

Carol Teal 12/22/2007 10:44:11 PM

Congrats Bill! This is really a great capture! #5245106

Tammy Graham 12/23/2007 9:32:01 AM

Congrats on finalist!!! Gorgeous shot. I love the lighting, its perfect!! Great job!!

Tammy #5246512

Heather L. Haderly 1/3/2008 12:25:12 PM

Gorgeous Bill!!!! Congrats on the finalists! #5286981

Crystal L. Craig 2/1/2008 2:38:35 PM

Wow Bill. This is spectacular! I love the way the light filters through their wings in flight! Amazing clarity for a startled action capture, very very nicely done! #5429436

Lena Lee 2/8/2008 3:07:44 AM

This takes the breath away, love it Bill.
And Congrats to the winner shots, Sorry for beeing late to congratulat u!! #5462656

Alexandra Hankova 2/29/2008 3:00:06 PM

This is touchingly beautiful! #5574221

Lisa J. Boulden 4/15/2008 7:07:05 AM

Simply, breathtaking.

Beverly A. Wright 4/28/2009 7:53:24 PM

The morning light and tones are simply
magnificent! what a beautiful sight and morning that must have been. Photographers get to eexperience these
moments that others may miss. #7462995

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Photographing Egrets,Ibis and other water fowl is so hard no matter how early you get there or where you set up, you are never close enough. I scared them again although I was much closer. F/11 at 1/500s, 400mm, handheld with early morning light.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/500, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 400mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 11/28/2007 6:10:33 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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