Trio

Lakshmi Sridharan 3/27/2009 8:31:37 PM

a great job. what a lovely reflection #1104924

Pat Gamwell 3/27/2009 9:05:49 PM

WINNER! Exquisite work, Mike! Right into my favs! #7342354

Cassie L. Woodlee 3/27/2009 9:29:04 PM

I agree WINNER!!! beautiful Mike!! #7342410

Lynne Morris 3/27/2009 9:37:31 PM

WOW Mike, this is awesome, amazing clarity, details and reflections. #7342425

Summer A. Kozisek 3/27/2009 11:14:51 PM

Gorgeous capture Mike, beautiful clarity! #7342550

Stefania Barbier 3/27/2009 11:45:08 PM

extraordinary perfection and a winner in my book! #7342612

Kerry Hill 3/28/2009 1:59:56 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Mike!!! Excellent colour, clarity and reflections!!! Well done!! #7342985

Mike Umbreit 3/28/2009 1:26:49 PM

Thanks! I am glad that I got some early morning shots because the smooth water did not last very long! :) Mike #7345063

Tiia Vissak 3/28/2009 2:05:26 PM

a beautiful image! #7345208

Mike Umbreit 3/28/2009 2:12:23 PM

Tiia - Thank You!! - Mike #7345239

Walter H. Wiesbeck 3/28/2009 3:57:34 PM

WOW,excellent in every way,capture,color and detail,excellent work,Mike! #7345637

Kathleen M. Rinker 3/28/2009 4:24:31 PM

Outstanding image Mike, wonderful exposure!! #7345695

Leslie McLain 3/28/2009 4:32:18 PM

Wonderful capture and reflection. You have some great wildlife out there in Kane County. #7345718

Leslie McLain 3/28/2009 4:32:18 PM

Wonderful capture and reflection. You have some great wildlife out there in Kane County. #7345719

Lana Arcemont 3/28/2009 4:54:51 PM

This is a beautiful image!
Nice reflection! #7345783

Mike Umbreit 3/28/2009 5:10:38 PM

Walter/Kathy/Leslie/Lana - Thanks so much! It isn't often that I get good lighting, no problems with the wind and subjects to shoot. They could have been closer but I won't complain! :) Mike #7345836

Max Aureli 3/28/2009 7:02:38 PM

Clarity!!! Excellent capture, Mike!!!! #7346221

Marisol Pastor 3/29/2009 3:10:46 PM

Wonderful reflections, color and clarity! #7349609

Patrick Rouzes 3/29/2009 5:29:09 PM

WINNERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! Grand Prize material here,Mike!!! #7350090

Mike Umbreit 3/31/2009 8:29:17 PM

Thanks so much!! - Mike #7358139

Lisa R. Buffington 4/1/2009 6:13:08 AM

Awesome capture Mike! Outstanding lighting and details; fantastic reflection and a beautiful shot! #7359543

Mike Umbreit 4/2/2009 6:14:10 PM

Lisa - Thank You! I'm glad you enjoyed it! - Mike #7365784

Tiia Vissak 4/22/2009 12:24:03 PM

Congratulations! #7432183

Max Aureli 4/22/2009 12:42:02 PM

Yhaoooooooooooooo!!!!!!! :-)))) #7432344

Kathleen M. Rinker 4/22/2009 12:49:18 PM

Huge congrats Mike!! #7432414

Michelle Alton 4/22/2009 12:54:14 PM

A superb selection for Finalist, Mike. Congratulations on this and your other deserving March finalists! #7432473

Bojan Bencic 4/22/2009 1:00:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mike. #7432558

Jane Holestine 4/22/2009 1:36:27 PM

gorgeous, Mike! Congratulations! #7432873

Sabrina Ryan 4/22/2009 1:48:52 PM

Congratulations on All your awesome Finalists, Mike #7432976

Stefania Barbier 4/22/2009 2:33:53 PM

HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR GORGEOUS FINALIST!!! #7433397

Nikki McDonald 4/22/2009 3:58:19 PM

Congratulations, Mike, on this awesome finalist. Love the clarity, detail and color. #7434271

Leslie McLain 4/22/2009 4:56:18 PM

Congrats on this amazing finalist. #7434735

Cathy Barrows 4/22/2009 5:37:40 PM

Congrats on your finalist...wonderful #7435110

Jeana Clark 4/22/2009 6:08:58 PM


PERFECTION MIKE!!!!
CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!

~J~ #7435348

Renee Doyle 4/22/2009 6:25:33 PM

Stunning!!!! Congratulations Mike! #7435461

Patrick Rouzes 4/22/2009 6:32:54 PM

This is ONE incredible finalist, Mike!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #7435538

Patrick Rouzes 4/22/2009 6:33:06 PM

This is ONE incredible finalist, Mike!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #7435544

Judy V. Kennamer 4/22/2009 6:47:55 PM

WOW! Gorgeous Mike!!! Congrats on your well-deserved Finalist! #7435689

Pat Gamwell 4/22/2009 9:48:57 PM

No surprise here, Mike! SUPERB FINALIST! #7436794

Usman Bajwa 4/22/2009 9:55:38 PM

Absolutely beautiful animal portrait, Mike. CONGRATULATIONS.

Usman. #7436826

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 4/22/2009 9:55:44 PM

Great image.Congradulations. #7436830

Tommy E. Burgess 4/22/2009 10:40:18 PM

Huge congratulations on this outstanding finalist Mike!! #7437087

Summer A. Kozisek 4/22/2009 10:45:50 PM

Congratulations Mike!! #7437105

Datha Y. Thompson 4/22/2009 11:30:14 PM

Congratulations Mike!!! :0) #7437256

Jeff W. Robinson 4/23/2009 3:34:08 AM

Outstanding - Congrats Mike on your Finalist! Jeff #7438089

Laurie Daily 4/23/2009 3:43:55 AM

WoW...color, detail, and that reflection...fabulous, Mike...Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #7438150

Mike Umbreit 4/23/2009 4:27:17 AM

Thanks so much! I have not had a chance to look over the finalists yet. I hope to do some catching up tonight. Thanks again! :) Mike #7438351

Christian Rosito 4/23/2009 7:21:33 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! #7439097

Jennifer L. Alder 4/23/2009 7:48:03 AM

BIG Congrats, Mike! :) #7439265

Ellen Hodges 4/23/2009 8:05:25 AM

Congrats, Mike! #7439408

Ann Coates 4/23/2009 1:43:45 PM

I can't believe I missed this one. Huge congrats on your finalist. I hope we see it again. #7441047

Bill Houghton 4/23/2009 4:53:20 PM

Mike, this is such a beautiful finalist. A sure winner. Congratulations. Bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #7441689

Susan M. Hembree 4/23/2009 6:21:56 PM

Perfect, Mike! Congratulations! #7441979

Mike Umbreit 4/23/2009 7:26:25 PM

Thanks so much! I have to apologize for not commenting as much as I would like to. Real life is once again getting in the way of my photography life. Thanks for understanding! :) Mike #7442216

Lynne Morris 4/23/2009 11:37:14 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Mike. #7442712

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/24/2009 7:53:52 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!
#7444267

Mike Umbreit 4/24/2009 7:45:10 PM

Lynne/Vladan - Thanks so much! - Mike #7446675

Dianna Murphy 4/25/2009 2:57:01 PM

Congratulations! Beautiful image. Awesome clarity and color. #7449289

Mike Umbreit 4/26/2009 6:01:30 AM

Dianna - Thanks! - Mike #7451358

Renata Gusciora 4/27/2009 11:00:16 AM

Big congratulations on this fantastic winner,Mike!!! #7456598

Tiia Vissak 4/27/2009 11:23:23 AM

Congratulations! #7456689

Datha Y. Thompson 4/27/2009 11:27:33 AM

AWESOME Winner Mike!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #7456706

Carol Engstrom 4/27/2009 12:10:38 PM

Congratulations! #7456895

Leslie McLain 4/27/2009 12:48:23 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner!! #7456972

Stefania Barbier 4/27/2009 12:50:18 PM

GORGEOUS winner Mike, congratulations!!!!! #7456983

Mitch Spence 4/27/2009 1:11:29 PM

My congratulations to you, Mike! #7457057

Bojan Bencic 4/27/2009 1:21:41 PM

Great photo, Mike. Congratulations! #7457083

Claudia Kuhn 4/27/2009 4:55:07 PM

Beautiful Mike, congratulations! #7457745

Mary Beth Aiello 4/27/2009 5:35:02 PM

Mike -- Huge congratulations on this spectacular winner. #7457972

Ann Coates 4/27/2009 5:49:03 PM

I had a feeling this would be a winner. Huge congratulations and truly well deserved. #7458052

Stephanie Frey 4/27/2009 6:02:55 PM

Congratulations on your win, Mike! #7458129

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/27/2009 6:38:10 PM

Congratulations on this excellent winner! #7458331

M.Christine Duncan 4/27/2009 6:43:54 PM

Mike, what a great winning image! The light on your subjects was perfect... congrats on such a fabulous photo! #7458368

Mike Umbreit 4/27/2009 6:56:45 PM

Thanks for the very kind comments!! I appreciate each and every one of them! - Mike #7458452

ROLAN NARMAN 4/27/2009 7:11:16 PM

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Mike! #7458497

Mike Umbreit 4/27/2009 7:59:51 PM

Rolan - Thank You! - Mike #7458720

A P 4/27/2009 8:02:11 PM


Picture perfect Mike CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #7458733

Jeana Clark 4/27/2009 8:58:46 PM


Very happy to see this in the winners circle Mike!!!! It's AWESOME!!!!
Well Done & Congratulations!!!

~J~ #7458912

Bill T. Pehrson 4/27/2009 9:24:54 PM

Great job, Mike!!! Congratulations on a terrific Finalist winner! - Bill #7458998

Renee Doyle 4/27/2009 11:39:57 PM

Big congratulations on this wonderful winner Mike!! #7459129

Evy Johansen 4/27/2009 11:46:36 PM

Big congratulations on this awesome win, Mike!! #7459150

Mary K. Robison 4/27/2009 11:54:10 PM

Congratulations on your well-earned win, Mike! Lovely reflection shot! #7459180

Tarun Bose 4/28/2009 1:48:53 AM

Big congrats Mike for your excellent winner. #7459466

Laurie Daily 4/28/2009 4:06:29 AM

A big congratulations on your beautiful winner Mike!

#7459840

Kathleen M. Rinker 4/28/2009 6:55:19 AM

Congratulations Mike!! #7460475

Elida Gutierrez 4/28/2009 7:34:30 AM


CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"

#7460710

Elida Gutierrez 4/28/2009 9:20:55 AM


CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"


Sorry!!! #7461322

Usman Bajwa 4/28/2009 10:07:28 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Mike on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman. #7461533

Mike Clime 4/28/2009 1:44:06 PM

Congratulations on all of your winners! #7462050

Lana Arcemont 4/28/2009 2:30:21 PM

Congratulations, Mike!
Beautiful Image! #7462190

Jennifer L. Alder 4/28/2009 4:05:13 PM

CONGRATS, Mike!!! This is a terrific win. #7462397

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 4/28/2009 4:27:23 PM

Congratulations on your win Mike! Beautiful! #7462466

Jeff W. Robinson 4/28/2009 5:06:02 PM

Outstanding; congrats on your Win Mike! Jeff #7462579

Sabrina Ryan 4/28/2009 6:39:57 PM

*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Mike! #7462802

Mike Umbreit 4/28/2009 7:01:32 PM

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments! I somehow managed to get two second place wins this month. I will probably be lucky to get a finalist next month. This hobby has so many ups and downs and I still have so much to learn. :) Mike #7462894

Pat Gamwell 4/29/2009 12:44:15 PM

I am thinking the same thing, Mike! It'll probably be 'slim-pickins' next month for me too! lolol:) Big congrats on this well deserved gold! #7465361

Cathy Barrows 4/29/2009 5:06:47 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place win...stunning #7466051

Judy V. Kennamer 4/30/2009 8:42:42 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Mike!!! #7468799

Glenn E. Traver 5/1/2009 1:09:13 AM

Congratulation Mike , well done ~ GT #7471227

Wally Orlowsky 5/4/2009 8:28:52 AM

Congratulations on this well-captured winner, Mike!!! #7483463

Mike Umbreit 5/5/2009 7:47:03 PM

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments!! - Mike #7489806

Rosemary Sampson 5/17/2009 2:42:33 PM

Excellent capture of these white pelicans. A well deserved win. #7530613

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/20/2009 2:29:16 AM

Congratulations Mike on your Win!!!


Dominick #7539076

Mike Umbreit 5/26/2009 7:13:22 PM

Rosemary/Dominick - Thanks! - Mike #7563456

Gary Enloe 5/28/2009 6:51:44 AM

Congrats on this winning photo Mike. Outstanding color, comp and detail. Your whole gallery is fantastic

Gary #7571044

Mike Umbreit 6/15/2009 5:36:41 PM

Gary - Thanks so much! - Mike #7633780

Marisol Pastor 6/18/2009 9:23:28 AM

Congratulations on your winning shot! #7644045

Mike Umbreit 6/25/2009 8:15:24 PM

Marisol - Thank You! - Mike #7678772

Wendy S. Mogul 3/17/2011 3:38:47 PM

Incredible shot..just stunning!..Congrats!! #9296439

Mike Umbreit 4/2/2011 3:18:22 PM

Thanks! #9331456

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American White Pelicans
Nelson Lake
Dick Young Forest Preserve
Kane County - Illinois - USA

Comments welcome and appreciated!


Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 3/27/2009 8:07:28 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR


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