Candice L. Carter 3/27/2008 5:44:28 PM

Brillant shot Michael! #887381

Aimee C. Eisaman 3/28/2008 4:44:31 AM

He looks so sad......a great shot...very unique capture I think! I'm not sure about the title.....maybe if you explain it to me.....I'm a little dense sometimes! Nicely exposed and the color is wonderfully rich! #5709356

M.Christine Duncan 3/28/2008 5:14:53 AM

Once again, your photos from the beach never disappoint! The tones, are perfect, and the bird's placement is perfect and... you definitely get the sense that he's hovering and gliding. Lovely! #5709519

Gail R. Schuett 3/28/2008 7:28:57 AM

The wings are "flared"..thats what you mean..right Michael?
Terrific clarity and color..love the capture of the water behind him.Nicely done..always enjoy these great beach/bird photo's of yours.Gail #5710217

Michael S. Lazarus 3/28/2008 7:30:05 AM

Thank you for your kind comments Candice, Aimee, and Christine. They give me inspiration and a nice feeling from being part of a larger community of peers to share our passion together. #5710226

Michael S. Lazarus 3/28/2008 7:34:50 AM

Gail, you must have been typing your comment as I was so sorry to not include your name just now in my previous comment. And yes, flared wings and tail feathers along with gear down and eyes on landing strip below; on final approach as the pilot would say. #5710256

Dianna Murphy 3/28/2008 1:38:42 PM

Great capture Michael. #5711512

Joan E. Hoffman 3/28/2008 6:48:59 PM

Oh man... this is great Michael... think I might have named this "Suspended" or perhaps "frozen in the moment" or something a bit more brilliant along those lines... Absolutely beautifully stoppage of movement here. Wonderful! #5712467

Sherry McClead 3/31/2008 10:07:56 AM

Wonderful! #5724015

Eivor Kuchta 4/1/2008 11:47:11 AM

This is excellent, Michael! You've got such great clarity on the gull. He looks really sad. He's really standing out against the background. A wonderful image. #5729104

Eva Pastor 4/3/2008 2:44:32 PM

Awesome image, Michael! The blue/green water in the background is such a beautiful hue. #5739938

Michael S. Lazarus 4/19/2008 2:55:20 PM 1

Dianna, Joan, Sherry, Eivor and Eva thank you very much for your kind comments here. This is one of my personal favorites in my gallery. #5808398

Kathy L. Clark 4/21/2008 12:41:32 PM

Congrats Michael on your wonderful finalist. #5816991

Aimee C. Eisaman 4/21/2008 3:52:52 PM

Congrats on your finalist Michael! I'm very proud of you! #5818392

Gail R. Schuett 4/21/2008 3:58:51 PM

CONGRATS!!! this is great for you! Gail #5818478

Eivor Kuchta 4/21/2008 4:07:13 PM

Congratulations, Michael! Best luck in the next round!! #5818597

Joan E. Hoffman 4/21/2008 6:22:39 PM

Yes! This is an extraordinary photograph! Congratulations Michael! #5820500

isabel C. Zepeda 4/22/2008 8:25:51 AM

Very happy for you, congratulations in this one,and many more to come.

Ysa.... #5824496

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/22/2008 8:29:51 AM

Outstanding capture of this bird in flight and congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Michael!! #5824512

Tiia Vissak 4/22/2008 10:15:42 AM

Congratulations! #5824941

Natalia 4/26/2008 12:47:54 PM

FINALIST!!! Congrats! #5845068

Kerri Gallagher 4/30/2008 6:13:15 AM

Congratulation awesome image!! #5862137

Arman E. Barbuco 5/2/2008 12:07:45 AM

Congratulations Michael, great shot. #5870951

Robin Bailey 5/24/2008 7:43:58 AM

Michael,Congrats on this Winner.Great image!! #5970972

Dawn M. Schneider 5/29/2008 8:37:57 PM

congrats this is a fantastic capture!! love the color, light and clarity, very beautiful!! #5995315

Sheryl A. Hudson 6/18/2008 10:24:21 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Great timing!!! #6076562

Sherry McClead 6/19/2008 5:04:33 AM

Congrats on the finalist!

Sherrybear :} #6077393

isabel C. Zepeda 7/29/2008 1:14:46 PM

we miss you

ysa... #6246064

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f/5.6, 1/1600, 70-300mmVR@230mm, DSC_6733, 7:48AM, ISO400, ExpBias-0.33

I photographed this seagull descending on Miami's South Beach early one Sunday morning. Dawn's light came through heavy storm clouds blessing me with the conditions that led to a very productive morning. I used Apple's iPhoto to tweak and crop the image. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 230.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 3/27/2008 7:07:28 AM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera

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