Airborne Wood Duck

© Bill Houghton

Airborne Wood Duck

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic 11/27/2004 3:27:35 AM

I don't know how in the world you caught this in such a spectatular manner! #191850

Cathy Gregor 11/27/2004 4:02:11 AM

Gorgeous, William!! Handheld?
-cathy #940253

Ronald Balthazor level-classic 11/27/2004 5:03:53 AM

Excellent capture, Willima. Detail, color and composition are extraordinary. #940345

Donna W. Neal level-classic 11/27/2004 5:24:54 AM

WOW the is exceptional in every way Bill. #940381

Barbara Kehoe level-classic 11/27/2004 5:35:49 AM

beautiful flight shot #940407

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/27/2004 5:54:05 AM

WOW, outstanding and spectacular capture, Bill!

Debby #940454

Gloria B. Wood level-classic 11/27/2004 6:25:40 AM

Perfection...absolute perfection! #940527

Janet L. Skinner 11/27/2004 7:53:49 AM

Just incredible, Bill!!!! Really can't say enough...all of the above and more.... #940684

Casey A. Hanson level-classic 11/27/2004 7:54:36 AM

Awesome shot, Bill! #940686

Leonard Pierce level-classic 11/27/2004 8:57:53 AM

Excellent capture William, a perfect image!!! #940774

Dorothy Neumann level-classic 11/27/2004 4:52:48 PM

I think this is the only photo I've ever seen of a wood duck in flight. Well done! #941203

Bill Houghton level-classic 11/28/2004 5:31:30 AM

My thanks to all of you who have commented on my photo. I really appreciate it.
Bill #942009

Don Johnson level-classic 11/28/2004 4:31:53 PM

Wonderful, wonderful shot. Captured at just the right time with the proper framing (or did you crop the final image?) And so sharp. As the photographer, you must have been ready for this special moment. #942992

Leesa White 12/15/2004 10:08:13 PM

This is beautiful! Congratulations! #974269

Kathleen Clemons 12/16/2004 3:32:35 AM

I just love your work. Congrats to you, William! #975138

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 12/16/2004 4:47:28 AM

This is such a teriffic capture Bill, congratulations!! #975554

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 12/16/2004 5:38:29 AM

Congratulations on this superb finalist, Bill, very well deserved!

Best Wishes,
Debby #975786

S J level-classic 12/16/2004 6:01:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful and very well deservingfinalist, William! #975884

Barbara Kehoe level-classic 12/16/2004 6:13:16 AM

congratulations William #975962

Donna W. Neal level-classic 12/16/2004 7:07:07 AM

Gald to see this in the finalist Bill
Well deserved finalist, congratulations
and good luck on the next round..:) #976251

Pamela K level-classic 12/16/2004 1:46:33 PM

Gorgeous colors! Excellent capture! Congrats!!

Pam #978123

Cathy Barrows 12/16/2004 4:18:01 PM

Congrats!...beautiful #978666

Evy Johansen level-classic 12/16/2004 9:57:28 PM

Many congratulations and good luck, Bill! #980016

S J level-classic 12/17/2004 5:54:00 PM

Congratulations on your win, Bill! Super shot!!! #982418

Dorothy Neumann level-classic 12/17/2004 6:09:56 PM

Congratulation for this deserving win, Bill! #982533

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 12/17/2004 9:35:45 PM

Congratulations on your win, Bill!!

#983156

Evy Johansen level-classic 12/17/2004 10:34:52 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved win, Bill! #983251

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic 12/17/2004 11:35:19 PM

Awesome colours together! Congrats! #983345

Allan L. Whitehead 12/18/2004 2:06:16 AM

Bill,, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan

ps - I think you should get a member gallery. I truly believe that the rest of the BP community should be able to see all your work and enjoy it as much as I do, my very dear friend - Allan #983489

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 12/18/2004 4:20:25 AM

Congratulations on your win!! -K #983659

Cathy Barrows 12/18/2004 5:16:44 AM

Congrats! A real winner #983774

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/18/2004 5:47:25 AM

Gorgeous Bill, congratulations! #983892

Cathy Gregor 12/18/2004 6:15:28 AM

I'm so glad this won, Bill!
I love it!
Congratulations!
-cathy #984033

Donna W. Neal 12/18/2004 6:22:53 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved Winner Bill. I never get tired of looking at this one. #984054

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 12/18/2004 6:50:34 AM

Congratulations Bill!!!! #984157

Laurence Saliba level-classic 12/18/2004 11:31:43 AM

Wonderful capture Bill. Congrats!!! #984918

Leonard Pierce 12/18/2004 7:23:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Bill!!!! #985515

Kathleen N. Nelson level-classic 12/19/2004 6:06:03 AM

Wonderful wood duck image, Bill. You captured it beautifully. Congratulations on your well-deserved win! #986115

Kristi A. Howson 12/19/2004 12:18:43 PM

Congratulations Bill...love the contrast to the background here!!! #986700

Murry Grigsby 12/20/2004 6:21:32 PM

Congrats on your win Bill! Wonderful catch and image!! #988758

EVELYN T. THOMPSON level-classic 1/7/2005 4:52:15 AM

PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL

#1019755

Keith L. Clayton level-classic 3/30/2006 4:20:21 PM

Amazing shot - Great job!!! #2592167

Kathy Reeves level-classic 7/9/2006 6:33:24 AM

Gorgeous image!! Everything is perfect!! #3003057

Chastity Abbott 7/9/2006 10:39:39 PM

Gorgeous, is right! In every way. #3006151

Bill Wyatt 7/11/2006 4:26:24 AM

Gorgeous colors and lighting! The details are amazing! Congratulations Bill! #3012603

Lavone Vannoy 7/16/2006 10:19:22 PM

This is why you are the master at what you do!!! *Amazing* Bill!!! #3038224

Liane Saliba 7/17/2006 1:37:00 AM

Perfectt shot in air!!! #3038513

John Connolly level-classic 10/13/2006 3:42:33 PM

Congratulations Bill, on this fantastic capture,(and all your other award winning images). It would be hard for me to pick a favorite, but this one would probably be mine! #3446020

Ariel Lepor 12/13/2006 8:51:50 PM

Bill, I LOVE ALL your photos! I just checked out your site. One word: terrific.
Okay, more words... All the photos are awesome, wonderful composure, clarity, colors, etc., very cool subjects and very beautiful landscapes.

Keep up the VERY GOOD work!!!

Ariel
ScrattyPhotography.com
ScrattyPhotography Blog #3700179

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 12/18/2006 5:01:01 PM

Great shot Bill, this is a winner indeed, such a hard duck to get close to, you have made this a dream shot ~ GT #3716088

Erland Pillegaard 4/21/2007 8:15:58 AM

HiBill
Excellent picture and work
erland #4193841

Emile Abbott level-classic 5/3/2007 3:26:16 PM

Amazing detail and beautiful colors on this duck, Bill #4243996

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 5/3/2007 7:42:01 PM

WOW!!!! Amazing Gorgeous capture Bill!! Congratulations to you on this Winner/Winners and an Excellent Gallery :0) I wanted to comment on every single image!! Your work is so Very Inspirational :0) #4244615

Robert Baer level-classic 5/4/2007 6:40:45 AM

bill
congrats on this wonderful winner. The details and the colors are magnificent!! #4246628

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/6/2007 4:55:46 PM

WOW, I have to say, this is absolutely unbelievable. So AWSOME. I have looked at your gallery today and it is so hard to pick a favorite as they are ALL beautiful. Your photo's are well deserved as winner's. Suberb job! Congratulation's on all of them. Keep up the GREAT JOB! #4254379

Nancy L. Green level-classic 5/9/2007 5:39:50 PM

Hi Bill, this image and your gallery are totally awespome!! Congratulations on this wonderful and very well deserved win!! <>< #4265346

Daniel Hohl level-classic 5/11/2007 9:51:03 PM

What a stunning shot! So clear and sharp. You really take wonderful photos, very impressive. #4274069

Jen Lowrey level-classic 5/19/2007 10:11:17 AM

Congrats Bill! What an awesome shot! #4301131

Cindy Wong level-classic 5/29/2007 11:31:37 PM

Your gallery is Awesome! I don't know how you capture all these beautiful images. Amazing work, Bill! :) #4345257

William Johnson level-classic 6/13/2007 9:15:08 AM

Lovely capture, however you do it Bill. Ecellent coposition, coloure, and lighting. Bill J. #4393447

Vishal Sharma level-classic 7/21/2007 12:53:36 PM

Excellent capture, Bill! Amazing one :) #4536126

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 9/6/2007 6:44:45 PM

AWSOME capture. BEAUTIFUL. BIG CONGRAT'S on a well deserved win! #4757486

Kathy L. Clark level-classic 9/6/2007 8:58:33 PM

This is so beautiful Bill. I think Wood duck have the be the most gorgeous of all the ducks. Great image. #4757861

Toni Riggs level-classic 9/13/2007 9:25:17 AM

Beautiful image, I love the colors in this picture! #4786423

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 9/18/2007 9:10:23 PM

Bill, this image is absolutely spectacular, and well deserving of it's win. Gorgeous colors, and one of my FAVORITE ducks to boot! GREAT capture!! #4809757

John Connolly level-classic 9/19/2007 4:08:55 PM

A fabulous action capture of this gorgeous bird, Bill! Very deserving of its award! #4813243

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/20/2007 5:04:02 AM

Spectacular, Bill!
--Lisa #4815395

Jose Maria S. Tan 10/1/2007 2:41:43 AM

Bill this picture is so alive! It glows! #4867731

Susie Peek-Swint 10/13/2007 4:17:21 AM

Stunning capture Bill ~ your gallery is full of inspiring images ~ well deserved winners! #4919233

Inge Linden 11/5/2007 10:11:09 AM

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5031224

Chuck Bruton level-classic 12/30/2007 10:10:19 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful image
Nice job #5270637

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 1/4/2008 5:30:42 PM

Love, love, love it!

jo ann c. #5293079

Helen Dittrich level-classic 1/9/2008 2:51:37 AM

such a beautiful image.. actually all your photos are wonderful.. well done! #5312919

Kathleen M. Rinker level-classic 3/6/2008 3:10:57 PM

Awesome image, I love the color of the background in contrat with the color of the duck!! Your an awesome photographer I enjoy your images very much!!! #5603011

Dawn M. Schneider level-classic 3/7/2008 5:54:03 AM

i know everyone has said it all, but this is so stunning and crisp. the colors are so eye catching!! #5606121

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/22/2008 8:51:45 AM

Simply spectacular, Bill!
I love perusing your gallery.
You are an AMAZING photographer!
~♥~Lisa #5676784

Cheryle J. Himes level-classic 6/26/2008 9:21:58 AM

Bill your work is awesome and I enjoy the whole gallery. Thank you for your comments on my work Bill.
Cheryle #6109897

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 8/7/2008 4:59:17 AM

I love your wildlife images....Beautiful! I just got back from Colorado and there was so much there. Do you still post here? I am never sure, but check back now and then.....I would to hang all your wildlife on my wall.....I have a big wall!!! lol Have a great day, Bill! #6282880

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 8/9/2008 1:01:43 PM

You have so many beautiful nature images Bill. Your artistry really shows! #6292157

Susan Williams level-classic 1/5/2009 10:31:37 PM

Bill, can you stand one more Wow!? WOW! I have never seen a Wood Duck in flight, much less a perfectly composed photograph. Awesome work! #6987693

Kaye Burazin level-classic 3/13/2011 11:56:00 AM

as always...beyond awesome Bill #9288856

Stephen Zacker level-classic 3/17/2011 4:14:37 AM

Amazing how you catch these birds in flight with such sharpness. Congratulations on your win #9295509

Liz Bullock level-classic 4/2/2011 11:18:17 AM

Never seen one in flight, beautiful & congratulations! #9331170

Nancy L. Green level-classic 4/11/2011 1:24:45 PM

FANTASTIC capture my friend, PERFECT timing, WTG!! <>< #9345601

FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS level-classic 5/8/2011 6:56:25 AM

I love the colours. Spectacular shot. I love all your photos. If I comment on everyone you'll spend hours just reading.Was this handheld? I have just been taking photos for 2 months after a course with better photo and I am in awe of your pictures. #9394411

Gary Enloe level-classic 1/11/2012 12:54:27 PM

This is a great capture Bill. Love the colors #9915090

Karen Bacon level-classic 1/31/2012 11:24:18 AM

this is an awesome image Bill! a very belated congratulations on this fantastic winner! #9957642

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 2/9/2012 10:14:32 AM

Beautiful colors, details and action. I started taking pictures of backyard birds and don't have any to display yet. It is a fine skill. #9973515

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I caught this shot shortly after this Wood Duck had taken off from the pond. They are small and very fast.

Uploaded on 11/27/2004 3:24:48 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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