A Sign of Spring: Mejiro and Sakura (桜)

© Michael Lynch

A Sign of Spring: Mejiro and Sakura (桜)

Ron McEwan 1/21/2009 4:43:45 AM

EXCELLENT !! #1071425

Michael Lynch 1/21/2009 5:14:16 AM

Thank you, Ron ! #7060105

Sabrina Ryan 1/21/2009 7:56:01 AM

Beautiful photo, Michael wonderfully framed! #7060792

Tiia Vissak 1/21/2009 8:47:42 AM

beautiful colors, light, details & pov! #7060954

Jean B. Hall 1/21/2009 9:54:16 AM

This is really splendid. Wonderful composition! Do you know what kind of bird it is? #7061211

JudyAnn Rector 1/21/2009 10:48:38 AM

Your capture is perfect, Michael, and the colors are gorgeous! #7061298

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/21/2009 1:38:04 PM

What a beautiful photo! Lovely bird, great colors and composition! #7061864

Michael Lynch 1/21/2009 4:36:12 PM

Sabrina, Tiia, Jean, JudyAnn and Vladan, thank you all so much ! #7062454

Melissa Olsen 1/23/2009 12:05:54 PM

Stunning color and presentation of nature. #7074158

Michael Lynch 1/25/2009 5:02:41 PM

Melissa, thank you, so much ! #7086004

Teresa A. Burnett 2/9/2009 3:41:02 PM

So beautiful, Michael!! Wonderful composition and gorgeous color and detail!! Goes straight to my fav's!! #7146790

Michael Lynch 2/9/2009 10:48:51 PM

Teresa, thank you, so much ! #7147918

Lisa J. Boulden 2/17/2009 7:52:37 PM

Outstanding beauty!
Hope we see it again!
~Lisa #7177521

Michael Lynch 2/20/2009 4:00:22 PM

Lisa, thank you, so much ! #7188504

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/21/2009 1:29:09 AM

Michael, this is a VERY beautiful spring image!! Lovely work!! :o) #7310194

Michael Lynch 3/22/2009 3:59:03 AM

Carolyn, thanks, again !!! #7313682

Sabrina Ryan 3/26/2010 2:23:26 PM

Congratulations Michael on this Beautiful Finalist image! #8483272

Tiia Vissak 3/26/2010 2:56:58 PM

Congratulations! #8483542

Linda A. Braddock 3/27/2010 5:07:52 PM

Michael, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalists!! #8488601

Audrey K. Kanekoa-Madrid 3/27/2010 6:15:54 PM

Gorgeous! Congrats on being a finalist!! #8488799

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/28/2010 10:26:31 PM

Incredible beauty Michael! Congratulations on your win! #8492025

Tiia Vissak 3/28/2010 10:40:42 PM

Congratulations! #8492063

Mary K. Robison 3/29/2010 2:02:04 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win! Such a pretty bird! #8492332

Michelle Alton 3/29/2010 3:03:49 AM

What a beautiful winner, Michael! Congratulations! #8492418

Michael Lynch 3/29/2010 3:39:27 AM

Sabrina, Linda, Audrey, Donna, Tiia, Mary, Michelle and anybody else I may have missed, THANK YOU ! You're all inspirations to me and I really feel badly for the lack of time I've been spending visiting all of you.

It/s taken me a long, long time to get a winner and two in the same day almost gave me a heart attack !

Happy Shootin'

Cheers,
Mike #8492531

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/29/2010 4:28:00 AM

So glad to see this on the Winner list,Michael!! HUGE congratulations,my friend!!! #8492724

Michael Lynch 3/29/2010 7:23:25 AM

Ujjwal, A HUGE THANK YOU my friend. It's been a long time coming for me and folks like you have helped inspire mr to try harder.

Cheers,
Mike #8493448

Sabrina Ryan 3/29/2010 8:29:14 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, Michael! #8493730

Linda A. Braddock 3/29/2010 1:30:20 PM

Michael, Congratulation on this beautiful Winner!! #8494659

Michael Lynch 3/29/2010 4:20:23 PM

Sabrina and Linda, THANKS, again ! #8494982

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/29/2010 7:41:25 PM

Congratulations on your win, Michael, for this gorgeous image!

Debby #8495800

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2010 11:57:08 PM

WTG. CONGRATULATIONS IN GETTING INTO THE WINNERS CIRCLE, Michael.

UB. #8496293

Michael Lynch 4/1/2010 2:08:28 AM

Debby and Usman, thank you ! #8501753

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 4/14/2010 5:17:59 PM

Congratulations Michael! This is beautiful work! #8535443

Katie W 7/20/2010 12:58:09 AM

Absolutely Beautiful, Michael!Congratulations on the winner, it definitely deserved it! #8774664

Katherine Kuhn 7/13/2013 8:09:33 AM

Beautiful capture! And congratulations on your win! #10766118

Ray 12/27/2013 10:06:30 PM

Superb capture, Michael! A well-deserved award-winner. #10930759

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Description

Okinawa is the first location in all of Japan for the Cherry Blossoms (桜) to open. This welcome sign of Spring coming in the weeks ahead turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the day. The bird, a Japanese White Eye is kn own as a Mejiro in Japan. JAN 19, 2009 12:11PM f/8 1/640 ISO 100 Spot-metered Handheld Sigma 50-500@500mm.
Entered in Animal Theme

Published:http://matadorabroad.com/introducing-okinawa-wildlife-photographer/

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: PENTAX K10D

Uploaded on 1/21/2009 3:45:42 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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