Waterhole Landing

© Howard B. Cheek

Waterhole Landing

Nancy J. Locke 8/7/2009 9:52:02 AM

How beautiful!!! Love the motion of the wings as this beauty comes in for the landing. The colors and tones are perfect.

Super congrats on your win!!!

Cheers! Nancy J Locke #1165214

Holly Hitchcock 8/16/2009 1:26:47 PM


Rod Partington 9/13/2009 6:06:53 AM

Phenomenal! I'm surprised it didn't get first! Congrats on the medal.It totally deserves it! #7938695

Patricia A. Stalter 9/14/2009 9:33:24 AM

It is clear to me that you are very much a pro! I will also say that I like the way you critique. A refreshing breath indeed. I would like to see a bit more honesty, but hesitate to do so when other don't! #7942313

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/14/2009 9:37:42 AM

WOW!! Congratulations, Howard on this awesome motion shot!! As always I am really impressed by both your photos and comments!! #7942326

Joseph M. Muench 10/1/2009 4:54:13 PM

Just awesome Howard! Incredible combination of sharpness on the body and blur on the wings. An one-of-a-kind image to be truly proud of.
-Joe #8001271

Guy D. Biechele 10/2/2009 7:52:55 PM

Spectacular catch!! Amazing work. #8004030

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/25/2009 11:43:54 AM


Bill Houghton 11/29/2009 2:51:29 AM

Howard, this has got to be one of the most outstanding flight shots that I have ever seen. Have a great day, Bill

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Cassie L. Woodlee 12/3/2009 7:50:40 PM

WOW I'm speechless!!!!!! #8189408

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/4/2009 7:43:16 PM

Outstanding. I have cardinals in my backyard and know how difficult it is to catch them in fly. Beautiful work and congrats.
JP #8191985

Amanda J. Tanner 12/7/2009 6:44:59 PM

What an amazing shot! Wonderful Work Howard. #8199595

Amanda J. Tanner 12/26/2009 3:02:07 PM

Howard I got the Calendar with this image on it in the mail the other day. It is so beautiful. The outside of the envelope had this image on it also. #8247855

Lisa J. Boulden 9/19/2010 8:41:23 AM

Outstanding capture, Howard!
~♥~Lisa #8917597

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This female Cardinal is the Nature Conservancy "Best Nature Photo" Grand Prize winner for 2008. It will appear on their calendar cover for 2010. Buy one, and help support this great non-profit organization in it's conservation work around the world.

Uploaded on 1/16/2009 8:19:56 PM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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