Mother's Eyes

© Derek D. Dafoe

Mother's Eyes

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 4/2/2009 4:41:33 AM

Lovely animal image you have here, Derek and Nature at time is cruel, great capture!


Dominick #1107700

Jeff Robinson level-addict 4/2/2009 5:28:02 AM

Nature is very challenging to watch at time - This is Outstanding Derek; a precious capture of the moment! Jeff #7363550

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling level-addict 4/2/2009 6:15:12 AM

Very precious indeed! Oh I love the tenderness of this image... beautiful. #7363713

Ron McEwan level-addict 4/2/2009 7:49:51 AM

How sad nature can be at times. However, you captured an emotion here between mother and child, very well done indeed. #7364101

Nadya Johnson level-addict 4/2/2009 8:49:23 AM

A beautiful, endearing capture, Derek! #7364362

Debbra Bailey level-addict 4/2/2009 12:05:25 PM

Sad story, lovely image! As a mom, I love how you captured that protective loving expression! #7364988

Tammy M. Anderson level-addict 4/2/2009 12:12:15 PM

Excellent capture and so cute, Derek. #7365017

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 4/2/2009 5:46:11 PM

Such an adorable image and sad story, Derek!!! :-) k #7365727

Lynn M. Whitt level-addict 4/2/2009 5:49:44 PM

Awwwww, this is fantastic!!!! A winner in my book! #7365734

Sabrina Ryan level-addict 4/5/2009 7:51:13 AM

Precious capture, Derek! Beautiful! #7373754

Kathy Cline level-addict 4/5/2009 9:26:34 AM

Hi Derek, I remember this family from last year and the sad story. Thank you for sharing this again with us! Congratulations on an incredible photo which is a WINNER in my heart! GOD BLESS Kathy #7374055

Ann Coates level-addict 4/8/2009 4:23:29 PM

This is a big AWWWWWWW for me. Absolutely adorable, filled with love and emotion. It's a winner in my book as well. #7386295

Marisol Pastor 4/15/2009 12:26:25 PM

A beautiful capture Derek. Love the tones and pov. #7408029

Linda D. Lester level-addict 5/26/2009 1:42:32 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #7559935

Tammy M. Anderson level-addict 5/26/2009 1:49:57 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Derek. #7560079

Tiia Vissak level-addict 5/26/2009 2:02:49 PM

Congratulations! #7560355

A P level-addict 5/26/2009 2:15:30 PM


Congratulations Derek and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7560588

Stefania Barbier level-addict 5/26/2009 3:00:42 PM

huge congrats on your wonderful finalist!!! #7561132

Marisol Pastor level-addict 5/26/2009 3:06:44 PM

Congratulations Derek! #7561227

Kim Kleinschmidt level-addict 5/26/2009 3:20:50 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Derek! Best of luck next round!
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Ann Coates level-addict 5/26/2009 3:24:50 PM

I'm so pleased to see this get a finalist. Huge congratulations Derek and best of luck in the next round. #7561482

Sabrina Ryan 5/26/2009 5:29:55 PM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo! #7562708

Sherran Andersen level-addict 5/26/2009 5:47:25 PM

Congrats on this sweet finalist Derek. Sherran #7562890

Mary L. Graham 5/26/2009 6:01:49 PM

Congrats Derek I missed this one...Beautiful capture good luck in the next round!! =) #7563051

Timothy Guay level-addict 5/26/2009 6:30:36 PM

Beautiful Derek!
- Timothy #7563253

Jeff Robinson level-addict 5/27/2009 3:07:27 PM

Congrats Derek on this Wonderful Finalist! Jeff #7568335

Daniella Puente level-addict 5/27/2009 3:59:53 PM

Congratulations on this beauty Derek :))) #7568570

Nadya Johnson level-addict 5/27/2009 4:09:08 PM

Congratulations Derek, on your beautiful finalist! #7568596

Kathy Cline level-addict 5/27/2009 6:29:18 PM

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Glitter Animal Graphics

I LOVED THIS LAST YEAR ALSO DEREK.
I HOPE ITS A WINNER
GOD BLESS YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS #7569124

Sam Britt level-addict 5/27/2009 7:08:55 PM

Congratulations, Derek! #7569299

Cheryl E. Molennor level-addict 5/28/2009 5:28:49 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist #7573654

Dianna Murphy 6/4/2009 1:44:07 PM

What a touching image. Very well done. #7597644

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Description

One of my favorites from 2008, which I reprocessed again from Raw file, as I really started to hate how it looked after a year!! The story behind this photo is, the Mother Goose had lost all of her other babies, likely to predators like snapping turtles. This was her only gosling left... Sometimes even life on the marsh can be filled with as much danger above the water, as it can from below...
Aperture 4.0, 1/500, ISO 500, 500mm F4L IS...
Uploaded on 4/02/09
PhotoID: 8104423

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 4/2/2009 4:30:49 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR


BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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