Birdy Dreaming

© Mitch Spence

Birdy Dreaming

Renata Gusciora 8/31/2008 8:13:48 AM

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

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

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

eileen bedford 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 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


KARU. #6391782

Melissa Olsen 8/31/2008 4:41:38 PM

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

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

Awesome, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k #6394904

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

So unique - and obviously a beauty! #6394915

Mitch Spence 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 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 9/2/2008 1:37:44 PM

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND 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 9/4/2008 11:15:57 AM

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

Steve M. Harrington 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

Shelly A. Van Camp 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 La Mattino Pagakis 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

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 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 9/22/2008 12:34:01 PM

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

Mike Clime 9/22/2008 1:06:45 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch! #6491230

Irene Colling 9/22/2008 1:16:10 PM

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

Laurie Daily 9/22/2008 2:12:28 PM

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

Melissa Olsen 9/22/2008 2:13:43 PM

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

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

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

ccc #6491984

Patrick Rouzes 9/22/2008 2:38:32 PM

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

Susie Peek-Swint 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 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 9/22/2008 4:22:28 PM

Fantastic detail shot! Congratulations Mitch!!! #6492764

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

Congrats on this amazing finalist Mitch

Go for the gold!

jo ann c. #6492839

Sam Britt 9/22/2008 5:00:01 PM

Terrific finalist, congratulations, Mitch! #6493148

Nikki McDonald 9/22/2008 5:02:32 PM

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

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

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

Anna Diederich 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 Arriaga Salinas 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 9/23/2008 12:15:26 PM

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

Daniella Puente 9/23/2008 4:02:54 PM

WINNER Mitch congrats!!!! #6500614

Bob Cournoyer 9/23/2008 4:17:22 PM

Woo Hoo, Gold for Mitch!!! #6500769

Kathleen Rinker 9/23/2008 4:19:50 PM

Congratulations Mitch!! #6500799

A P 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 9/23/2008 4:40:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Mitch!! #6501012

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

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

Pat Gamwell 9/23/2008 4:45:42 PM

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

Nikki McDonald 9/23/2008 4:48:43 PM

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

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

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, dear Mitch! #6501310

Sam Britt 9/23/2008 5:20:42 PM

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

Stephanie Frey 9/23/2008 5:27:26 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner! #6501389

Ken Smith 9/23/2008 5:35:57 PM

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND 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 9/23/2008 7:15:14 PM

Congratulations Mitch! #6501905

Sabrina Ryan 9/23/2008 7:31:09 PM

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

Sharon Sawyer 9/23/2008 9:01:21 PM

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

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

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

Nadya Johnson 9/24/2008 1:06:49 AM

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Mitch! #6503404

Renata Gusciora 9/24/2008 2:34:42 AM

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

Katarina Mansson 9/24/2008 3:41:34 AM

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

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

Amazing image, congrats on your win! #6504287

Jeff Robinson 9/24/2008 5:40:03 AM

Congrats on your Excellent Win Mitch!! Jeff #6504436

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

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

Elida Gutierrez 9/24/2008 7:43:30 AM


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Christine Czernin 9/24/2008 8:15:36 AM

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

Leslie McLain 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 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 Bertucci 9/24/2008 10:59:44 AM

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

Sylvia Rossler 9/24/2008 2:06:16 PM

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

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

HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k #6507081

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

WTG, Mitch!!!
Big congratz!

Cindy Bendush 9/24/2008 10:56:25 PM

Excellent winner Spence! Congratulations! #6508760

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/25/2008 5:32:50 PM

Congratulations on your win Mitch! #6512626

Wally Orlowsky 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 9/27/2008 8:52:04 PM

Congratulations Mitch on your Win.

Dominick #6522062

Mitch Spence 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 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 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 10/11/2008 10:36:31 AM

Thank you, Kathy. #6584728

Sabrina Ryan 11/16/2008 5:54:19 PM

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

Mitch Spence 11/17/2008 9:18:59 AM

Hey, thank you, Sabrina! #6766219

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

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

Mitch Spence 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 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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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

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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