Big Red

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 1/26/2009 4:45:09 AM

Great animal image and capture here, Derek.

Dominick #1073841

Jeana Clark level-addict 1/26/2009 5:28:22 AM

New lens is great!!! Congrats!!
This is awesome!!
Fabulous lighting and superb details!!

~J~ #7088643

Jeff Robinson level-addict 1/26/2009 5:29:01 AM

Excellent capture with that fantastic lens!! Jeff #7088644

Jim Huffield level-addict 1/26/2009 5:56:50 AM

Very nice clarity and detail, Derek. Jim #7088771

Sabrina Ryan level-addict 1/26/2009 6:07:12 AM

Beautiful crisp clear photo, Derek. Nice color and light. I know you will love your new lens! :-) #7088837

Kumiko Parkinson level-addict 1/26/2009 7:12:53 AM

Congratulations on your new lens!!
Very pretty red haired girl, great details and lighting, Derek! Yeah, DOF is beatuiful! #7089162

Ron McEwan level-addict 1/26/2009 7:16:57 AM

Well I am impressed as well, a great wildlife image here and superb detail along with this great composition. #7089182

Bill Houghton 1/26/2009 7:57:32 AM

Derek, this is just an outstanding shot. You did a great job capturing it. I also have the 300 and it produces great detail. Have a great day. Bill

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Bill Houghton Photography #7089378

Vitor Dias 1/26/2009 8:02:17 AM

Super capture Derek, great one, congts.

rgs Vitor #7089392

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 1/26/2009 8:59:22 AM

Love it!! Have fun with the new lens.............Can I borrow it? LOL We are going on a cruise in April and I sure would like to get a new zoom lens. #7089655

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 1/26/2009 9:00:02 AM

Opps..........darn, I have a are safe!! LOL #7089661

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 1/26/2009 10:21:48 AM

Awesome image....Well done Derek! #7090053

Walter H. Wiesbeck 1/26/2009 3:14:23 PM

Cool capture,great detail,Derek #7091328

Summer A. Kozisek 1/26/2009 3:59:48 PM

Beautiful capture Derek! Once you shoot with great glass, you'll never go back!!! Have fun with it! #7091486

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 1/26/2009 4:03:11 PM

Beautiful capture Derek, love the dof and lighting in the squirrel's tail. #7091491

Patti Coblentz level-addict 1/26/2009 6:40:09 PM

It's great!
Patti #7091863

Sam Britt level-addict 1/26/2009 7:46:26 PM

Terrific image, Derek. Great lighting, detail & DOF. #7092051

Teresa A. Burnett level-addict 1/26/2009 8:16:19 PM

Wonderful capture, Derek!! Fantastic lighting, color and dof!! I just love these guys!! #7092134

Stefania Barbier level-addict 1/26/2009 11:40:34 PM

adorable, with great details! #7092371

Karen Engelbreth level-addict 1/27/2009 7:04:04 AM

Wonderful capture, Derek!
Congratulations on your new lens..... #7094009

Tiia Vissak level-addict 1/27/2009 8:39:13 AM

very cute! #7094378

Max Aureli level-addict 1/31/2009 8:24:13 AM

Clarity and light is amaze, Derek!!! Fantastic shot!! #7109761

A P level-addict 2/23/2009 10:26:11 AM

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CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding finalist. Best of Luck in the next round. #7198244

Karen Engelbreth level-addict 2/23/2009 11:26:23 AM

Congratulations! #7199194

Laura E. Swan level-addict 2/23/2009 11:39:53 AM

Hi Derek! Long time no see and LOOKY WHERE I FOUND YOU!!! In the finalists circle! Huge congrats old friend! What a fantastic capture of this cutie! -Laura #7199372

Renee Doyle level-addict 2/23/2009 1:33:49 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations Derek! #7200527

Colette M. Metcalf level-addict 2/23/2009 1:38:29 PM

Congrats!!! #7200589

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 2/23/2009 2:46:31 PM

Congrats....nice work! #7201428

Debbra Bailey level-addict 2/23/2009 3:04:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalists Derek! Great job! #7201590

Michelle L. Frick 2/23/2009 3:50:17 PM

Congratulations Derek! #7201905

Michelle Alton 2/23/2009 4:19:08 PM

Derek...a most deserving Finalist. Congratulations! #7202125

Sam Britt 2/23/2009 5:44:25 PM

Congratulations, Derek. Very cute finalist. #7203024

Teresa A. Burnett level-addict 2/23/2009 6:39:50 PM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Derek!! #7203573

Sabrina Ryan level-addict 2/23/2009 6:53:47 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Derek! #7203738

Brett Dolsen 2/23/2009 7:13:32 PM

Great result congratulations Derek!!Brett #7204023

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 2/23/2009 10:51:56 PM

Awesome animal capture and Congrats on this beautiful Finalist, Derek.

Usman. #7205414

Stefania Barbier level-addict 2/24/2009 3:05:31 AM

congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist Derek! #7206160

Jeff Robinson level-addict 2/24/2009 8:02:33 AM

Congrats on your Finalist Derek! Jeff #7207470

Melissa Olsen level-addict 2/24/2009 8:38:50 AM

Congrats Derek...on a well deserved Finalist. #7207660

Laurie Daily level-addict 2/24/2009 9:51:06 AM

WoW!!!! Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Derek!


Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 2/24/2009 11:24:11 AM

Fantastic image of this cute little fellow, Derek!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! :-) k #7208546

Corinne M. Thompson level-addict 2/25/2009 9:57:39 AM

Congrats on your Finalist for this fabulous image! #7213849

Max Aureli level-addict 2/25/2009 10:13:52 AM

Congratulations Derek!!!! #7213938

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This is from the weekend using my new 300mm 2.8 IS lens. I have to say that I am in love with it's ability to separate the subject from the background, I was shooting at F4 and ISO 400, because I had the 1.4X TC attached, but this lens loses nothing in the way of I.Q with a converter attached. I am very impressed with this glass so far!!
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Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/750 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 420.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 1/26/2009 4:42:54 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Photo Contest Finalist

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