Flight of the Bumblebee II

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Flight of the Bumblebee II

Dan Holm level-classic 10/26/2004 11:33:38 PM

Terrific shot, Dan! You've captured moments very well! Never seen a shot as splendid as this one! I love the clarity, lighting and framing of this image! Very well done, my friend!

Sanjay Pindiyath

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10/25/2004 12:12:48 AM

I agree totally with Sanjay, Dan - but....how'd you do that??
Any tips would be great to read for new comers like me
Donna (from "downunder")

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10/25/2004 12:16:41 AM

Nicely done Dan! I really like the blurred fingers and keys moving, along with the strong horizontal lines. The black background makes the silver highlights really stand out.

Kip T. Berger

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10/25/2004 12:18:53 AM

Beautiful capture, Dan! Those flying fingers look great next to the fine shine of the instrument, and the black bg sets the image off dramatically.

Mary K. Robison

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10/25/2004 12:22:59 AM

Fantastic image, Dan! Love the finger action. Great composition. :-)

Patricia Marroquin

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10/25/2004 12:48:29 AM


Dan Holm level-classic 10/26/2004 11:35:15 PM

if this doens't win... then I don't know anything!!!
this is just super!

Danilo Piccioni

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10/25/2004 1:57:15 AM

Interesting composition Dan, very well done!

Donald K. Cherry

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10/25/2004 2:11:47 AM

Fantastic image,Dan.Great close up!!!!!

Robert Goodman

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10/25/2004 2:24:55 AM

Wonderful perspective, Dan. Quite an action shot.

Paul Michko

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10/25/2004 2:26:15 AM

Great shot Dan! I love it and your description/title.

Cathy Gregor

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10/25/2004 3:13:55 AM

Unbelievable, Dan!!! I agree, this has to be a big winner.

Alan L. Borror

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10/25/2004 3:15:53 AM

Amazing, Dan! What timing - and I love the title from that classic "showoff" piece!

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10/25/2004 4:05:01 AM


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Colette M. Metcalf

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10/25/2004 4:08:41 AM

Well done!! I could hear the music just by looking at the photo. Great movement and composition, Dan :)

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10/25/2004 4:27:25 AM

Absolutely awesome image, Dan!!!

Joy E. Brown
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10/25/2004 4:27:35 AM

Wonderful image, Dan!

Tom Andersen

10/25/2004 4:54:26 AM

Outstanding, Dan!!!!!

Mellanie White

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10/25/2004 6:56:44 AM

Amazing shot, Dan. The clarity and the movement of the fingers are super. Love that musical piecce too.

Wally Orlowsky

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10/25/2004 7:02:52 AM

Great shot Dan!!! Just outstanding! Reminds me of my daughter practicing horn all weekend, though.....


Larry Lawhead

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10/25/2004 7:21:16 AM

Terrific shot Dan! Great light, details and feel of motion!! I can hear the bees from here (or was that just the Astros striking out?) :0)

Murry Grigsby

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10/25/2004 7:39:38 AM

EXCEPTIONAL shot Dan! Wonderfully composed and captured by that incredibly trained eye of yours! This is just superb and a winner to be sure!

Cindy Paquette

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10/25/2004 7:55:01 AM

Oh, this is wonderful Dan! Love it!

Leanne M.E. Boyd

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10/25/2004 8:39:54 AM


Dan Holm level-classic 10/26/2004 11:38:09 PM

Marvelous tight image, Dan, great composition, clarity, motion, and story!


Deborah C. Lewinson

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10/25/2004 8:59:54 AM

Great image, Dan!!!!

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10/25/2004 9:31:33 AM


Brinn MacDougall

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10/25/2004 1:26:13 PM

terrific image dan!! sure looks like a winner to me! outstanding!

Carol Patterson

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10/25/2004 1:45:42 PM

A definite winner! You blow me away, Dan:-) This is terrific. Love the movement in his fingers while the trumpet is so crisp and clear. The tight framing is fantastic and really puts this over the top. Well done...again:-)

Jan Stadelmyer

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10/25/2004 2:13:45 PM

A virtuoso capture of rhythm and fast fingering here, Dan!!

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10/25/2004 2:14:10 PM

Way cool picture Dan!

April Bryant

10/25/2004 2:44:13 PM

Exceptional picture Dan...you really have a keen eye for detail. I can just hear the music now! :o)

Wendy Amdahl

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10/25/2004 2:49:29 PM

Wonderful close up, movement and clarity - I can practically hear the music!!

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10/25/2004 3:29:22 PM

I agree, this looks like a winner.


Susan T. Parady

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10/25/2004 3:30:04 PM

Beautifully done, Dan.
The movement is perfect.
As is the exposure and light and tight framing.
Well done!


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10/25/2004 3:49:48 PM

Wow Dan! You sure got a response with this photo..I needed to tell you that I admired this shot when you first submitted it...then one thing led to another..but I'm back and just wanted to add my few words of praise..Great shot all the way around :-) ! That camera does take sharp photo's..but credit is given to the behind it :-)

Jane Summa

10/25/2004 4:27:33 PM


Dan Holm level-classic 10/26/2004 11:41:13 PM

This is ABSOLUTELY incredible, Dan!!!!

Mastering composition and light as you do, I wonder how come you don't have more winning medals!!!!


Jordi Delgado

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10/25/2004 11:56:45 PM

Thanks VERY much, Jordi!! I sincerely appreciate your kind feedback!

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10/26/2004 12:04:44 AM


A really great shot! I love how you captured so much detail and then were able to get the fingers in motion. Had to show this one to my wife as she had played one for many years! A photograph worth tooting your horn for!

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10/26/2004 12:13:40 AM

Thanks, Phillip! I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed the shot and I truly appreciate your feedback!!

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10/26/2004 12:21:53 AM

Amazing, Dan! Love the contrast between motion and rest. Hey, I just noticed the numbers on the valves...really cool.

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10/26/2004 12:59:38 PM

Thank you, Noel!! I truly appreciate it!!

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10/26/2004 2:06:40 PM

Fantastic, Dan! Can almost hear the music and feel the motion of the fingers.........

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10/26/2004 3:26:35 PM


Dan Holm level-classic 10/26/2004 11:44:03 PM

Thank you, Pu! I'm glad you like it!

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10/26/2004 11:42:43 PM

Mary K. Robison 10/27/2004 12:05:38 AM

Dan, I can't imagine how you improved the original...I studied them both a moment ago, and your eye is even more observant than previously thought, if you "caught" anything amiss on this.
You have inspired me to give Kismet another go! :) #871675

Dan Holm level-classic 10/27/2004 12:09:18 AM

Wow, you're quick, Mary!! There were a few little glitches in the original that kept getting bigger to my eye every time I looked at it. Eventually, that's all I saw. ... I feel much better about this revision! ... Thanks so much for your feedback! I appreciate it! ... Can't wait to see "Kismet"! #871678

S J 10/27/2004 12:11:24 AM

This is gonna be a winner for sure!!! Hard to tell the difference on this one! Great work, Dan! A pleasure to see it again! #871679

Jordi Delgado 10/27/2004 12:21:36 AM

Don't know what was wrong with the previous version, my eyes are not as sharp as yours, that's for sure!! :-)) #871685

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 10/27/2004 2:14:03 AM

I'm the same way, Dan...the smalest details bug me until I fix them...I even lose sleep thinking about how to make it better...well, like Jordi, I too didn't see anything wrong with the original, it's still a wonderful shot! #871732

Paul Michko 10/27/2004 2:22:04 AM

The first one looked good to me, but you are the artist here. This one is still fantastic, Dan. #871738

Wayne Brasch 10/27/2004 3:04:33 AM

Wow, wonderful work Dan. The sense of finger movement really makes this image. Wonderfull detail. #871763

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/27/2004 3:29:17 AM

Outstanding work Dan! Jeff #871839

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 10/27/2004 3:29:57 AM

I'm commenting again, This is a terrific image, Dan!!! #871843

Allan L. Whitehead 10/27/2004 4:14:24 AM

Dab, I don't know how I missed the original version, but this is magnificent. I love the colors, that shutter-speed freezing of the finger movement, and the intricate details of the entire image. Extremely well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #871979

Mellanie 10/27/2004 6:51:39 AM

I didn't notice the reflections the first time....Still a great shot! #872326

Joy M. Holster 10/27/2004 8:19:08 AM

I missed the first one, but this is an awesome shot! I love the captured motion and the tight crop. #872488

Nobu Nagase 10/27/2004 9:19:26 AM

I am so amazed that you have captured the moement so well and so perfect.

I am returning your statement back at you, Dan...
"...a winner is born..." !!! #872616

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/27/2004 12:45:57 PM

Fantastic image, Dan! WINNER!! #872981

Jonna Bergström 10/27/2004 1:53:04 PM

Great shot! Beautiful image! #873105

Stacey A. Bates 10/27/2004 2:47:25 PM

Beautiful image Dan, very well captured!!
Stacey #873222

Cindy Cone 10/27/2004 3:51:08 PM

I thought the original version was a winner, Dan! This looks good, too! #873312

Marie Fields level-classic 10/27/2004 5:08:32 PM

FANTASTIC image, Dan!!! #873459

Wendy M. Amdahl level-classic 10/27/2004 5:23:44 PM

Okay Dan...I'm glad to know that I'm not the only perfectionist out there. I didn't notice any imperfections in the first however...but it's never as noticable to others as it is to ourselves. Still a fantastic image with or without the changes. :o) #873495

Dan Holm level-classic 10/27/2004 5:34:04 PM

Mary, Sanjay, Jordi, Donald, Paul, Wayne, Jeff, Colette, Allan, Mellanie, Joy, Nobi, Evy, Jonna, Stacey, Cindy, Marie and Wendy: Thank you all so VERY much for taking the time to leave such generous feedback! I really appreciate it! #873509

Mary-Ella Bowles level-classic 10/27/2004 6:09:07 PM

Well I didn't see the first photo either, but I could tell from the thumbnail that this one is very, very special. I like everything about this image, and if it's not a WINNER, I'll eat my hat!! #873545

Dan Holm level-classic 10/27/2004 6:30:53 PM

Thank you very much, Mary-Ella!! I would be delighted if this shot is a winner! If it's not, though, it'll be great seeing shots of you eating your hat!! ;) ... Thanks again! I sincerely appreciate your kind and encouraging feedback! #873574

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 10/27/2004 6:55:35 PM

Not sure what I missed on the first one, I guess all of my attention was on the capture of movement of the fingers. I stil say this is one awesome capture. #873621

Dan Holm level-classic 10/27/2004 7:43:26 PM

Thanks, Darren! I appreciate it! #873673

Terry R. Hatfield 10/27/2004 9:05:51 PM

Hi Dan This Is An Excellent Capture You Have Done, The Motion Looks Great It should Do Well:-) #873738

Dan Holm level-classic 10/27/2004 9:46:52 PM

Thank you, Terry! I appreciate your feedback and encouragement! #873767

Lucia De Giovanni 10/31/2004 7:39:12 AM

Wonderful in its movement and presentation, great work Dan! #881026

Denys 11/6/2004 5:27:35 AM

Pro shot! Pro work !
Bravo Dan! #893389

Amy N. Cappelli 11/15/2004 5:08:41 PM

Congrats Dan!
I love this one so much! #911983

Wally Orlowsky 11/15/2004 5:13:24 PM

Congratulations on this super finalist, Dan! #912032

S J 11/15/2004 5:14:41 PM

Great! Just great!!! ongratulations again on another great finalist, Dan! My No.1 Favorite!!! #912042

Terry R. Hatfield 11/15/2004 5:33:11 PM

Congratulations On Your Finalist Dan!! #912268

Kip T. Berger 11/15/2004 5:52:25 PM

Congratulations for your finalist entry! Another great picture Dan! This one I think will be there next round! Hoping for you :)! #912594

Lucia De Giovanni 11/15/2004 5:52:25 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist Dan! #912595

Mary K. Robison 11/15/2004 6:14:48 PM

Another great month for you, Dan ~
CONGRATULATIONS on this, and all your other wonderful finalists!
Hope to see one or more of them higher up! #912931

Wendy M. Amdahl level-classic 11/15/2004 6:14:53 PM

I knew I'd be congratulating you on this one again Dan! #912932

Diane Addonizio level-classic 11/15/2004 6:15:32 PM

Congratulations! #912946

William C. Raco level-classic 11/15/2004 6:20:48 PM

No taps blowing over this entry.
Congratulations, Dan

bill #913015

Cindy Paquette 11/15/2004 6:30:16 PM

Amazing and so very special Dan! Congratulations for a very creative piece of mastery! #913149

Cathy Gregor 11/15/2004 6:40:23 PM

Congrats on your finalist, again, Dan!
-cathy #913312

Debra Booth 11/15/2004 6:58:47 PM

Congratulations, Dan!! Wonderful image! #913577

Allan L. Whitehead 11/15/2004 7:04:46 PM

Dan, congratulations on all your finalist selections. Well done, and good luck in the next step - your good friend, Allan #913642

cj patterson 11/15/2004 7:06:50 PM

congratulations dan!! I expect to see this one again for sure!!! good luck!!! #913664

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/15/2004 7:15:40 PM

Congrats again, Dan, and best wishes for the next round!

-Debby #913748

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 11/15/2004 7:34:36 PM

Another well deserved congrats to you Dan. #913974

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 11/15/2004 7:43:05 PM

Congratulations! -K #914075

Murry Grigsby 11/15/2004 7:53:53 PM

Congrats Dan!! #914171

Donna J. Taff 11/15/2004 7:55:02 PM

Congrat's, Dan!!!! #914182

Carol Brill 11/15/2004 8:37:16 PM

Dan, once again congratulations and best of luck with this excellent image! #914507

Jennifer Rennison 11/15/2004 9:17:46 PM

Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved...love the ryhthm this one conveys! Best of luck! #914692

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 11/15/2004 9:50:35 PM

WOW! Lovely Dan!
Congrats on this well deserved finalist!

Best wishes from
Linnea #914816

Stan Kwasniowski 11/15/2004 10:06:19 PM

Dan, congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #914866

Stanley J. Contrades 11/15/2004 11:27:02 PM

Congratulations once again, Dan, and much good wishes in the next judging!
Stan #915014

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 11/16/2004 12:53:50 AM

Congrats on this final ! #915116

Evy Johansen level-classic 11/16/2004 2:08:42 AM

Congratulations and best of luck, Dan! #915242

Colleen Braun 11/16/2004 2:27:34 AM

Congratulations... #915299

Kathleen Clemons 11/16/2004 5:13:09 AM

Congratulations to you, Dan! #915889

Donna W. Neal 11/16/2004 6:00:01 AM

Congratulations and Good Luck Dan #916179

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 11/16/2004 6:28:21 AM

This is fabulous, Dan. Many congrats on this photograph and finalist win!!
Kathleen #916425

Wong Chek Poh level-classic 11/16/2004 6:38:37 AM

Great image, Dan. Love the movement in the fingers. congrats :) #916488

Marie Fields level-classic 11/16/2004 7:36:59 AM

Congratulations, Dan! Fantastic image! #916807

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 11/16/2004 8:15:29 AM

Congratulations, Dan! #916969

Sandra Wehrman level-classic 11/16/2004 10:28:01 AM

Congratulations Dan! Looks like you've got not only the technical vote, but the popular one as well. You have true talent! #917345

Sharon Smith level-classic 11/16/2004 10:33:23 AM

Love this!! Great title, too... congrats and good luck! #917347

Janet Detota level-classic 11/16/2004 11:54:51 AM

Congratulations, Dan, and good luck next round! #917541

Marcie A. Fowler level-classic 11/16/2004 12:55:32 PM

Congratulation on this fine image making it to this stage!! #917744

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 11/16/2004 1:18:30 PM

Congrats!!! #917813

Stacey A. Bates 11/16/2004 1:25:02 PM

Congrats Dan!! #917849

Phil Sauvey 11/16/2004 1:34:35 PM


Congrats again my friend! A job well done and a photo that belongs at the top! Best wishes from AK! #917880

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/16/2004 3:39:06 PM

Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #918288

Nobu Nagase level-classic 11/16/2004 7:14:31 PM

Oh, Yes!!! I have been counting on seeing this again and again...
Congratulations, Dan!!!

Dan Holm level-classic 11/16/2004 9:20:47 PM

Thank you all SO much! I genuinely appreciate your kind and supportive comments! #919145

Brenda W. LaFleur level-classic 11/16/2004 9:26:04 PM

Congrats Dan! This has winner all over it. Great job! #919162

Anette Linnea Rasmussen level-classic 11/17/2004 12:30:02 AM

Wonderful shot Dan, love it - and the Old Style too!
Congrats on your first place win, well deserved!

All the best


Evy Johansen level-classic 11/17/2004 12:35:39 AM

I'm so glad to see this beauty as a 1st place win!! Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved! #919305

Jordi Delgado 11/17/2004 12:49:32 AM

WOW, congratulations, Dan!! I knew this shot had to be a winner!!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!!!!!!

:-)) #919347

Mary K. Robison 11/17/2004 1:25:20 AM

What a worthy First Place Winner!!

Donna Roberts 11/17/2004 1:49:39 AM

Well done Dan - it was worth having such a very high standard to resubmit this and make this one a true winner!!
Well deserved - keep 'em coming!!
Donna (from "downunder") #919450

Ashit D. Desai 11/17/2004 2:08:11 AM

Congratulations Dan, well deserved. #919478

Kathleen Clemons 11/17/2004 3:33:52 AM

Congrats on your win, Dan! #919604

Karen Lewis-Gunn 11/17/2004 3:35:59 AM

A Huge congratulations to you Dan! A worthy winner! :-) #919616

Amy N. Cappelli 11/17/2004 3:37:32 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved win! #919625

Susan T. Evans 11/17/2004 3:46:01 AM

Congrats on your win Dan, very well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #919659

Wally Orlowsky 11/17/2004 3:48:01 AM

Congratulations on this marvelous winner, Dan! #919671

Cathy Gregor 11/17/2004 3:49:07 AM

Congratulations on your win, Dan! Very well deserved!
-cathy #919681

Heather K. McFarland level-classic 11/17/2004 4:07:22 AM

Great shot Dan! Many congrats on your well deserved win! #919776

Dolores Neilson 11/17/2004 4:31:07 AM

Another congrats from me, Dan!! Enjoy your 1st place win!! #919850

Alan L. Borror 11/17/2004 4:33:30 AM

Great win , Dan!!! #919857

S J 11/17/2004 4:51:08 AM

Congratulations, Dan!! A very well deserved first place WIN!!!! #919911

Michael Allen 11/17/2004 4:55:30 AM

Congratulations on an imaginative shot and a well deserved win.

Very well done. ..mike ;-]

Gail Sullivan level-classic 11/17/2004 4:59:19 AM

Dan...a creative and beautifully executed image. Congratulations on your win. #919952

Diane Addonizio level-classic 11/17/2004 5:11:38 AM

Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved! #919992

Kenton L. Elliott 11/17/2004 5:21:43 AM

Fantastic Dan!!! CONGRATULATIONS on a very well deserved win!!!!!!!! #920030

Dorothy Neumann 11/17/2004 5:43:28 AM

Terrific job, Dan! Congratulations! First Prize!!!!! #920104

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 11/17/2004 5:44:35 AM

Big Congratulations Dan!!!! #920107

cj patterson 11/17/2004 5:58:14 AM

Well deserved Dan!!! I was hoping to see this one win Grand Prize but First Place is alright!!! :) #920158

Murry Grigsby 11/17/2004 6:10:52 AM

Congratulations on your terrific image and first place win Dan!! #920198

kathy wolfe 11/17/2004 6:13:14 AM

Congratulations Dan on a Very Well Deserved win!! #920203

Sharon Day level-classic 11/17/2004 6:19:02 AM

Fantastic shot, Dan!!! Big congratulations!!! #920231

Kip T. Berger 11/17/2004 7:03:17 AM

Way to go Dan! Loved this shot and am really happy to see it did so well! Keep up the great work! #920380

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/17/2004 7:21:24 AM

Congratulations Dan!!! wonderful shot!!! #920437

Jessica McCollam 11/17/2004 7:22:09 AM

Congratulations, Dan! #920440

Nancy Grace Chen 11/17/2004 7:44:57 AM

GREAT use of slow shutter, Dan!! A HUUUUGE congrats to you on your FIRST PLACE win!!! So well deserved!!

Nancy #920513

Peggy Wolff 11/17/2004 7:47:45 AM

First place?! Woooo hoooooo! Go out and celebrate Dan, you deserve it! Congratulations! #920526

Gloria B. Wood 11/17/2004 7:48:42 AM

Congrats Dan...all that work paid off! Well done! #920530

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/17/2004 7:52:17 AM

Hearty congratulations on your first place win, Dan, this image always be one of my favorites!!!

-Debby #920541

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 11/17/2004 8:46:51 AM

Way to go Dan, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #920648

Rob Bishop 11/17/2004 9:31:18 AM

Excellent work, and a big congrats for your well deserved award, Dan!
Rob #920715

Terry R. Hatfield 11/17/2004 9:36:18 AM

Congratulations On Your 1st Place Win Dan Nice Job:-) #920726

Paula Showen 11/17/2004 9:37:01 AM

Awesome image!!! Congratulations, Dan! #920730

Marta Azevedo 11/17/2004 10:10:43 AM

Congrats. excellent work #920848

Rob T. Henry 11/17/2004 10:21:21 AM

Congratulations, Dan. Very nice job.
Rob #920864

Denys 11/17/2004 10:44:55 AM

And the Winner is.....
Dan ! certainly !! Congratulations ! #920944

Karen Beri 11/17/2004 10:47:04 AM

Outstanding Dan! Congratulations on this well deserved win :) #920950

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 11/17/2004 10:48:21 AM

Congratulations to you, Dan, for this super woderful photo. I am so happy you won!!
kathleen #920956

Wendy M. Amdahl level-classic 11/17/2004 11:06:15 AM

Okay Dan...is this like the longest thread in history or what? ;o)
Many congratulations on this WONDERFUL image and the WIN it deserved and received!

Wendy :o) #921020

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 11/17/2004 11:06:51 AM

Dan, my friend, I am soo happy for you!
Wow a first place!
Very well deserved I must say!
Yes indeed! #921022

Cathy T. Vettes level-classic 11/17/2004 11:30:50 AM

Most excellent Dan! Many Congratulations to you on your big win and all the finalists as well.. I dont think I've ever seen anyone win so many of them in one month before.. Way to Be Dan !! Keep it up !! #921071

Kevin Elliott level-classic 11/17/2004 11:59:01 AM

Great, Dan. Ta for the encouragement as well. Kev #921143

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 11/17/2004 12:26:55 PM

And the flight arrived in First Place! What a fabulous win, Dan ... CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Stan #921205

Allan L. Whitehead 11/17/2004 12:55:19 PM

Dan, congratulations on this fantastic win, it is very richly deserved, my dear friend, Allan #921259

Dale Gast 11/17/2004 1:34:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Dan!!! A much deserved first place!!! #921368

Cindy Cone 11/17/2004 2:42:13 PM

Many congratulations, Dan! I knew this was a winner! #921539

Joy Brown 11/17/2004 2:56:06 PM

Congratulations Dan on this awesome winner!!! #921587

Cindy Paquette 11/17/2004 2:56:39 PM

Warm congratulations on a stunning piece of work Dan! I'm so happy for you that this is the piece that won First Prize! #921589

Kelly Abernathy 11/17/2004 3:21:39 PM

Way to go Dan! Congrats on your win! -K #921669

Nobu Nagase 11/17/2004 3:38:35 PM

Great first place win, Dan!!!
I have been expecting to see this again and again, and here it is again!!!
Many many congratulations, Dan!!!
Way to go!!! #921735

Jennifer Rennison 11/17/2004 4:03:58 PM

Congratulations Dan on your first place win! #921825

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/17/2004 4:05:45 PM

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so very happy for you!! Great work, keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!! #921827

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 11/17/2004 5:41:34 PM

Dan I missed this the first and second time around but not this time - WOW what a GREAT image!!! Congratulations on your win!!! #922062

Stephen Zacker level-classic 11/17/2004 6:19:33 PM

Congratulations Dan. This is so cool the way you caught the motion of the hand! #922175

William C. Raco level-classic 11/17/2004 6:52:28 PM

Congratulations, Dan!
This is a superb work.
Very well done.

bill #922247

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 11/17/2004 7:46:42 PM

Congratulations on your win Dan!!!! #922358

Robert Mann level-classic 11/17/2004 7:52:33 PM

Many congrats on your first place win with this excellent image, Dan. Great lighting and movement. Great work! RoB #922364

Kathleen R. Struckle 11/17/2004 10:15:50 PM

Many congrats on your win,Dan!! wonderful image! #922515

Phil Sauvey 11/17/2004 10:37:03 PM

Awesome news Dan! Congrats!!!! #922535

Robert Baer 11/17/2004 10:45:10 PM

great job , wonderful image!! justin baer #922547

Jonna Bergström 11/18/2004 12:16:37 AM

Congratulations, Dan!!! #922600

Jane Summa 11/18/2004 12:30:15 AM


Dan Holm level-classic 11/18/2004 12:37:28 AM

Wow! Thank you ALL so very VERY much!! I'm flabbergasted! ... I genuinely appreciate your kind and encouraging comments! #922624

Patricia Marroquin 11/18/2004 1:09:45 AM

Dan, I don't know what your small anomalies were, because this was a superb photo from the start! A big congratulations to a very nice guy! :-) #922650

Dan Holm level-classic 11/18/2004 1:11:58 AM

Thanks so much, Patricia! I appreciate it! #922655

Theresa McCloskey 11/18/2004 3:12:33 AM

Congratulations Dan :-) #922746

Debra Booth 11/18/2004 3:45:47 AM

Congratulations, Dan!! #922807

Robert Goodman 11/18/2004 3:57:01 AM

A big congratulations Dan!!!!! #922849

Donna W. Neal 11/18/2004 4:59:30 AM

Congratulations Dan #923112

Margot Petrowski 11/18/2004 8:52:31 AM

EXCELLENT PHOTO, DAN!!!!! I'm so glad that you won. Thanks for all your encouraging comments. They keep me going. -Margot- #923651

Gerda Grice level-classic 11/18/2004 9:43:57 AM

Dan, I just love this very daring and wonderful image! You broke all the rules (rule of 1/3s, don't cut image into 1/2s at the centre, don't centre, use diagonals not straight lines, etc!), and you came up with a truly superb image! Only a real artist would be daring enough to try this, and only a wonderfully skilled one could pull it off successfully! You've pulled it off brilliantly in this superb image! Many congratulations on your very well deserved win! #923700

Roger D. Meador 11/18/2004 11:49:31 AM

Dan, congratulations on this fine, fine work of art; a real beauty. #923872

Robin L. Wehrman 11/18/2004 12:59:42 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place win Dan! Well deserved Magnificent!!!!! #924004

Pu Chen 11/18/2004 2:12:11 PM

Very glad to see this again as a winner. Congratulations, Dan! #924106

Jill Battaglia 11/18/2004 3:57:44 PM

Awesome image Dan!!! Congrats on a well deserved win!!! #924188

Dan Holm level-classic 11/18/2004 5:47:34 PM

Theresa, Debra, Robert, Donna, Margot, Gerda, Roger, Robin, Pu and Jill: Thanks SO much!! I truly appreciate your encouragement and support! #924407

Monika Sapek level-classic 11/18/2004 6:32:02 PM

I didn’t see this image before, so my first reaction was a big “Wow”! What a photo, Dan! I just love how you captured the motion of those fingers here. Wonderful work, Dan! My huge congratulations on your First Place Win!

Kathleen F. Greer 11/18/2004 6:35:21 PM

Big Congrats on your win Dan!!! #924481

Dan Holm level-classic 11/18/2004 7:09:15 PM

Thank you very much, Monika and Kathleen!! I appreciate it! #924543

Joy M. Holster 11/19/2004 3:43:54 AM

Congratulations on your much-deserved win! This is an awesome image. #925077

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 11/19/2004 6:09:56 AM

Congratulations, Dan! You SO deserve this well-earned recognition!

Candice #925560

Isabel L level-classic 11/19/2004 6:10:17 AM

Woah. So many comments on this!
Congrats!!!!!! :) Great shot. #925562

saeed shahin kia level-classic 11/19/2004 9:40:06 AM


Best Wishes
Saeed S. Kia #925998

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 11/19/2004 11:01:09 AM

Many, many congratulations on your First Place win with this image, Dan!! I had missed it earlier, but thankfully it was just featured on the Contest page! I'm so glad that I have been privileged to see it - it's altogether a really wonderful image! :) #926090

Sandra T. Niaki level-classic 11/19/2004 11:07:23 AM


Sandra #926098

Dan Holm level-classic 11/19/2004 6:48:19 PM

Joy, Candice, Isabel, Saeed, Carolyn and Sandra: Thanks so VERY much! I genuinely appreciate your feedback and encouragement! #926747

Noel Baebler 11/22/2004 7:11:21 AM

Congratulations, Dan! Fantastic moment! #931248

Patrick Campbell 11/23/2004 10:37:39 AM

Outstanding photo, and a well-deserved 1st place win! Congrats Dan! I'm sure Bryan Peterson or Charlie Borland would love to have you take one of their stock photography classes~~Best wishes, Pat #933868

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 11/27/2004 10:31:36 AM

This is such a superb capture. I was really happy to see it take a First Place! Many Congratulations!!! #940858

Paul Michko level-classic 2/28/2006 4:38:20 AM

Big Congratulation on beeing featured in the BP Snapshot news letter. I Love this shot. #2478106

Michelle R. Kovach 2/28/2006 4:42:08 AM

Congratulations Dan on being featured in the Snapshot News Letter! #2478143

Laura Clay-Ballard 4/25/2006 6:48:01 PM

I'm just now reading the snapshot newsletter. Awesome image! and congrats on being featured. #2689888

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Sometimes, in spite of all the best efforts, after a shot uploads it just isn't quite right. That was the case with this one. A few small anomalies appeared and just wouldn't leave me alone until they were repaired. - This is a repaired version of a shot I presented a few days ago. Thanks for your many kind comments on the original version! ... I've preserved your feedback to the original version below.

Uploaded on 10/26/2004 11:30:41 PM

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