Birdy Dreaming

© Mitch Spence

Birdy Dreaming

Renata Gusciora level-classic 8/31/2008 8:13:48 AM

Wow,Mitch ,this is fantastic!!:-) #989512

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 8/31/2008 8:27:02 AM

Holly is gorgeous...Boo is definitely interested. He thinks she's hot! #6391484

eileen bedford level-classic 8/31/2008 8:31:11 AM

Love your comp and title, they fit so well together. Such detail too. #6391502

Deb Koskovich 8/31/2008 8:36:06 AM

Oh yeah, this is a winner, Mitch!! #6391516

Jeana Clark 8/31/2008 9:05:03 AM


Fantastic Mitch!!!
Wonderfully composed and the title is excellent!!!
Sure to see this again!!!
Great Work!!!

~J~ #6391560

Jennifer L. Taranto 8/31/2008 10:08:34 AM

WOW - that is some reflection - way to bring it out!! nice comp too!! #6391669

Susan Weisensel level-classic 8/31/2008 10:39:38 AM

Stunning image of your beautiful cat. #6391735

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 8/31/2008 11:04:42 AM

GIVEN EXPOSURE IS GREAT HERE.

KARU. #6391782

Melissa Olsen level-classic 8/31/2008 4:41:38 PM

W I N N E R !!!!! #6392572

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 9/1/2008 7:05:25 AM

Awesome, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k #6394904

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic 9/1/2008 7:07:04 AM

So unique - and obviously a beauty! #6394915

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/1/2008 12:23:35 PM

Hey, thanks so much, Renata, Carolyn, Eileen, Jeana, Jennifer, Susan, Karu, Melissa, Kitty, and Bonnie. I really was just going to sit on the porch and read for awhile. No computer, no shooting, but there was the camera and there was the cat. Can't help ourselves, can we. :) Carolyn, Holly says she needs to see Boo's picture before she makes any far-reaching decisions. More important, she needs to know how well stocked he is with cat treats. #6396436

A P level-classic 9/2/2008 7:45:44 AM

No we can't help ourselves but I would have hated to miss this capture, Mitch. Awesome!! #6400260

Phil Stith level-classic 9/2/2008 1:37:44 PM

Terrific detail, Mitch. What a beautiful kitty! #6401800

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/2/2008 6:05:43 PM

wow, a real "eye catcher"
Bet she catches some birdies too

Great capture Mitch

jo ann c. #6402880

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/4/2008 11:15:57 AM

Ann, Phil, Jo Ann--thank you, thank you. #6411116

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 9/4/2008 1:28:28 PM

I think I may start calling you The Cat Woman. :) You sure do a fine job with felines, Mitch.
Steve #6411535

Dianna Hauf level-classic 9/5/2008 7:49:58 PM

I WANT this one on my wall!!!! WHAT A BEAUT!!!!! Oh Mitch! This is one of the most beautiful feline captures I have ever seen! I love your crop, the tones sensational! WTG on this one!!! #6417496

Dianna Hauf level-classic 9/5/2008 7:52:15 PM

BTW....where the he-- is the EFP for this one???? HOPEFULLY they have NOT made it this far yet! grrr...... #6417500

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/6/2008 1:16:18 PM

Hey, Steve and Dianna--thanks. Glad you like this. Steve, I always seem to respond to cats somehow. They are just so "together," you know. :) Dianna, they haven't gotten here yet on EPs. Pretty soon. We'll see. :) #6420135

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 9/22/2008 9:38:55 AM

Gorgeous Mitch! CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning finalist!! #6488709

Vladan D. Djordjevic 9/22/2008 10:02:07 AM

Dear Mitch, congratulations on your fantastic finalist! #6488976

Renata Gusciora level-classic 9/22/2008 10:12:45 AM

Fabulous finalist,Mitch!!!Congratulations and good luck!!! #6489130

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/22/2008 10:15:34 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo
HUGE Congrats on your finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round! #6489165

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 9/22/2008 10:32:45 AM

WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6489384

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 9/22/2008 10:44:10 AM

Super.....Congrats!! #6489563

Steve M. Harrington 9/22/2008 11:05:24 AM

Good on you, Mitch! You have outdone yourself on this image.
Steve #6489895

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/22/2008 11:32:49 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Mitch. A captivating cat portrait! #6490305

Jeana Clark 9/22/2008 12:10:50 PM


HEY HEY!!!!
We're seeing this one again!!!!
Very well done and congrats to you Mitch!!!

~J~ #6490792

John Caruso 9/22/2008 12:14:12 PM

Well done Mitch! #6490835

Dianna Hauf level-classic 9/22/2008 12:28:39 PM

YIPPEEEE and YEhaw!!! LOVE this sensational capture and SOOOO happy to see it with a finalist! Another winner Mitch as far as I am concerned! #6490962

Katarina Mansson level-classic 9/22/2008 12:34:01 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful, detailed, creative finalist Mitch! #6490999

Mike Clime level-classic 9/22/2008 1:06:45 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch! #6491230

Irene Colling level-classic 9/22/2008 1:16:10 PM

Lovely high key image Mitch, congratulations on the finalist. #6491323

Laurie Daily level-classic 9/22/2008 2:12:28 PM

WoW!!!Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Mitch.... Love this close up! #6491878

Melissa Olsen level-classic 9/22/2008 2:13:43 PM

See.........I told you Mitch...you had a winner....congrats! #6491888

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 9/22/2008 2:32:12 PM

I am so happy to see this photo recognized...congratulations, Mitch! WTG!

ccc #6491984

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/22/2008 2:38:32 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Mitch!!! #6492021

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 9/22/2008 3:13:15 PM

Many congrats Mitch ~ great capture of your kitty Holly ~ good luck in the next round! #6492210

A P level-classic 9/22/2008 3:18:36 PM

Mitch I'm so happy to see this one on the list. Congrats on a well deserved Finalist #6492247

Susan Fox level-classic 9/22/2008 4:22:28 PM

Fantastic detail shot! Congratulations Mitch!!! #6492764

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/22/2008 4:28:49 PM

Congrats on this amazing finalist Mitch

Go for the gold!

jo ann c. #6492839

Sam Britt level-classic 9/22/2008 5:00:01 PM

Terrific finalist, congratulations, Mitch! #6493148

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/22/2008 5:02:32 PM

Super macro finalist, Mitch. Hope it goes on. Congratulations!! #6493174

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 9/22/2008 7:57:53 PM

Congratulations Mitch!! Beautiful!! :0) #6495061

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/23/2008 3:35:16 AM

Huge congrats Mitch! #6497152

Deb Koskovich 9/23/2008 4:14:30 AM

Way to go, Mitch -- a gorgeous finalist! #6497377

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/23/2008 7:19:29 AM

Beautiful, Mitch! Congrat's on this finalist!!! #6498309

Carol Teal 9/23/2008 8:17:41 AM

What a beautiful cat and what a bewitching eye! Wonderful reflection in her eye too! Congrats on your finalist Mitch and good luck in the next round! #6498565

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 9/23/2008 9:28:19 AM

Congratulations Mitch!,
Amalia #6498927

Cary Rogers 9/23/2008 10:30:12 AM

Congratulations on this marvelous Finalist, Mitch!! great image comp and detail! #6499177

Colleen Farrell level-classic 9/23/2008 12:15:26 PM

Fabulous portrait, Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist! #6499629

Daniella Puente level-classic 9/23/2008 4:02:54 PM

WINNER Mitch congrats!!!! #6500614

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 9/23/2008 4:17:22 PM

Woo Hoo, Gold for Mitch!!! #6500769

Kathleen M. Rinker level-classic 9/23/2008 4:19:50 PM

Congratulations Mitch!! #6500799

A P level-classic 9/23/2008 4:32:26 PM

Knew it would be here. CONGRATULATIONS Mitch on this Stunning winning image!!! #6500931

Murry Grigsby 9/23/2008 4:38:00 PM

Congrats Mitch! #6500988

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/23/2008 4:40:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Mitch!! #6501012

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 9/23/2008 4:44:28 PM

Better on you, Mitch! :) Brilliant!
Steve #6501039

Pat Gamwell level-classic 9/23/2008 4:45:42 PM

Yeaaaahhhhh! WTG, girl! Well deserved GOLD! #6501047

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/23/2008 4:48:43 PM

What a great winner, Mitch. Congratulations, my friend. #6501069

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-classic 9/23/2008 5:17:34 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, dear Mitch! #6501310

Sam Britt level-classic 9/23/2008 5:20:42 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place winner, Mitch! #6501334

Stephanie Frey level-classic 9/23/2008 5:27:26 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner! #6501389

Ken Smith level-classic 9/23/2008 5:35:57 PM

No surprise...nice exposure and details. Congrats, Mitch!! #6501445

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/23/2008 5:46:00 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd place win, very deserving it is Mitch!

jo ann c. #6501484

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/23/2008 7:15:14 PM

Congratulations Mitch! #6501905

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 9/23/2008 7:31:09 PM

Congratulations Mitch on your gorgeous photo win! Well done! #6501985

Sharon level-classic 9/23/2008 9:01:21 PM

Mitch, congratulations on your well deserved winner !!!!!!!!!!!!! #6502409

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 9/23/2008 11:37:35 PM

Congratulations Mitch on this wonderful and well deserved win!! Love this image!! #6503096

Nadya Johnson level-classic 9/24/2008 1:06:49 AM

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Mitch! #6503404

Renata Gusciora level-classic 9/24/2008 2:34:42 AM

Huge congratulations,Mitch ,on this fabulous winner!!!!:-) #6503635

Katarina Mansson level-classic 9/24/2008 3:41:34 AM

YES! Congratulations on your 2nd place Mitch! #6503889

Dawn M. Schneider level-classic 9/24/2008 4:58:21 AM

Amazing image, congrats on your win! #6504287

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 9/24/2008 5:40:03 AM

Congrats on your Excellent Win Mitch!! Jeff #6504436

Cheryl E. Davis level-classic 9/24/2008 6:55:42 AM

Congratulations, Mitch!! WTG! Great capture! #6504785

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 9/24/2008 7:43:30 AM


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Golden Thophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


 


 

#6505057

Christine Czernin level-classic 9/24/2008 8:15:36 AM

Big congrats, Mitch. An amazing portrait of this beautful animal. Superb. #6505234

Leslie McLain level-classic 9/24/2008 8:22:27 AM

Congrats on your wonderful win!! #6505283

Mike Clime 9/24/2008 9:23:31 AM

WOO HOO, Mitch! #6505673

Bobbie L. Slayton 9/24/2008 9:32:47 AM

Way to go Mitch! Congrats. #6505718

Susan Fox 9/24/2008 10:09:13 AM

Congratulations on your win Mitch! #6505925

Dianna Hauf level-classic 9/24/2008 10:19:06 AM

YES! Yippee!! Yeahaw and all that other wonderful jumping up and down stuff!!! Of course I knew this was a winner to begin with! ;) Really, I am thrilled to see it win Mitch! I love it! Congratulations and a big hug!!! #6505983

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 9/24/2008 10:59:44 AM

Congratulations on a stunning win Mitch, just stunning! #6506174

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 9/24/2008 2:06:16 PM

Big congrats on your awesome winner Mitch :O) #6506967

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 9/24/2008 2:37:50 PM

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO...WTG!!!!!
HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k #6507081

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/24/2008 9:09:11 PM

WTG, Mitch!!!
Big congratz!
#6508482

Cindy Bendush level-classic 9/24/2008 10:56:25 PM

Excellent winner Spence! Congratulations! #6508760

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/25/2008 5:32:50 PM

Congratulations on your win Mitch! #6512626

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 9/26/2008 2:41:28 AM

Good "eye" on this super winner, Mitch! #6514238

Karen Kessler 9/26/2008 12:01:59 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous photo placing 2nd place, Mitch! This is just beautiful! #6516445

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 9/27/2008 8:52:04 PM

Congratulations Mitch on your Win.


Dominick #6522062

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/28/2008 7:56:55 AM

My thanks to every one of you for taking the time to stop with you comments and with your congratulations. They are very much appreciated! #6523566

Linda Blair level-classic 9/29/2008 5:46:16 AM

Awesome Mitch.....congrats on your win!!!!!!!!! #6527255

Allen O. Howard 9/29/2008 7:11:29 AM

A fantastic shot Mitch! Congratulations!!! #6527761

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/2/2008 9:59:02 AM

Thank you very much, Linda and Allen. #6543862

Kathy D. Reasor 10/10/2008 5:21:32 AM

Wow - what an awesome photograph! #6579298

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/11/2008 10:36:31 AM

Thank you, Kathy. #6584728

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 11/16/2008 5:54:19 PM

Congratulations on all your well deserved recognition on this photo, Mitch! #6763711

Mitch Spence level-classic 11/17/2008 9:18:59 AM

Hey, thank you, Sabrina! #6766219

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 11/27/2008 12:09:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your well deserved award! I love the composition, her eyes everything. #6816738

Mitch Spence level-classic 12/3/2008 8:42:38 AM

Hi, Amanda, and thank you! #6844804

Patricia A. Stalter 1/22/2009 2:21:48 PM

I beg your forgivness... I missed seeing this.Oh heck, better late than never. :) #7069699

Mitch Spence level-classic 1/30/2009 11:24:50 AM

Thanks, Pat! Oh, the things I miss and can't believe I didn't see. #7106664

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Description

Our cat, Holly, contemplating the trees just off the porch, where there is always much bird activity.In the reflection, I cloned a couple of little distracting spots and boosted the color, but otherwise the reflection of the foliage is just as it was. 105 mm macro lens.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 8/31/2008 8:07:44 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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