Bold and Beautiful

© Sherry McClead

Bold and Beautiful

Clyde P. Smith 4/4/2009 4:09:58 PM

Beautiful image Sherry. Wonderful clarity and color. #1108940

Nicholas Semo 4/4/2009 5:14:39 PM

Wow!! Great job on this. lots of detail and clarity.

Nick. #7372195

Laura E. Swan 4/4/2009 5:42:04 PM

Oh. Sherry! Perfection!!! Totally!!!

10/10 lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Lala #7372248

Kim Kleinschmidt 4/4/2009 5:46:45 PM

Fantastic Capture Sherry! Just love this shot! awesome details. #7372266

Vicki L. Filippin 4/4/2009 6:02:58 PM

Stunner hummer, Sherrybear....well worth the wait! #7372287

Sherry McClead 4/4/2009 6:04:05 PM

Thank you all so much... This is one of those shots that you just can't believe you got... I still stare in amazement. God is soooo GOOD!

Sherrybear #7372289

Laura E. Swan 4/4/2009 6:12:50 PM

Yes He is. He made it, you shot it and it's all so beautiful and perfect. WE WILL See THIS baby again!!! 2-B-sure! #7372300

Sherry McClead 4/4/2009 6:41:23 PM

Thanks ladies... I am so happy to be able to share him with you.

Sherrybear #7372352

Marisol Pastor 4/5/2009 6:23:55 AM

Fantastic capture! #7373395

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 4/5/2009 6:35:06 AM


Amazing capture...These are my favorite birds and I love this one!

Pat #7373428

Sherry McClead 4/5/2009 4:29:17 PM

Thanks Marisol and Pat... pretty happy with this one.

Sherrybear #7375077

JudyAnn Rector 4/6/2009 12:35:59 PM

Simple perfection, Sherry! #7378580

Sherry McClead 4/6/2009 3:01:50 PM

Thank you so much JudyAnn...

Sherrybear #7378986

Brian Smyer 4/6/2009 5:46:32 PM

Nice one Sherrybear! #7379484

M.Christine Duncan 4/6/2009 7:23:55 PM

Wow Sherry! Superb DOF, focus, and color... he's wonderful! Even a catchlight in his eye. Congrats on the well deserved EP! #7379808

Laura E. Swan 4/6/2009 7:33:06 PM

EP DANCE! EP DANCE!!! Weeeeeee!

He's a beauty!!! Like Coco said. WELL DESERVED SHERRYBEAR!!!

I'll be rooting for this one!


Sherry McClead 4/6/2009 7:35:40 PM

Thank you ever so much Brian... and Christine... so pleased you like this one... Vicki helped me work on some of the detail work... I just marvel at these tiny little creatures every year... so surprised to find I caught one in focus and enough sun to show the wonderful colors God gave him.

Sherrybear #7379833

Sherry McClead 4/7/2009 5:18:13 AM

Thanks Laura... we must have been posting at the same time.

Sherrybear #7381057

Dawn M. Schneider 4/7/2009 7:34:00 AM

what a fantastic capture, such beauty,clarity... Congrats on the EP!! #7381592

Sherry McClead 4/7/2009 9:25:06 AM

Thank you so much Dawn. So nice of you to say so.

Sherrybear #7382040

Christine Lobsinger 4/9/2009 4:33:48 AM

Wow Sherrybear!!! Awesome EP!! Love this little beauty! Great that God created him and you caught him in crisp detail/colour/contrast/ and the big thing I see and love is his Catchlight!!! Wonderful!
Did you use your bird 'peek-throu, man made thingy' to photograph him?

Sherry McClead 4/9/2009 6:20:45 AM

Thanks Christine... this guy was so bold he would come within feet of us just sitting out in the open on the back porch... the reason I named him bold. He would even tell you off if you were too close.

Sherrybear #7388086

Christine Lobsinger 4/9/2009 7:34:02 AM

I love him, thanks for posting him, I never get to see such a beauty!!
SMILING #7388340

Sherry McClead 4/9/2009 5:00:16 PM

So happy you like him... they are just sooooo amazing... and tiny.

Sherrybear #7389650

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 8:05:50 PM

Congratulations on your marvelous Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

Christine Lobsinger 5/26/2009 8:11:24 PM

Hey, this sure was nice to see at 11pm tonight Sherrybear!! Congrats on your Finalist and good luck in the next round!!
SMILING #7563944

Sherry McClead 5/26/2009 9:06:34 PM

Thank you so much for the nice comments and warm wishes Eugenio and Christine... was nice to come home to...

Sherrybear #7564242

Laura E. Swan 5/26/2009 11:20:35 PM




This is EXCITING!!! :) So happy for you Sister! Good Luck In the NEXT ROUND!

Love, Lala #7564608

Sherry McClead 5/27/2009 4:00:59 AM

Thank you so much Laura... I must admit I do have hopes for this one.

Sherrybear #7565471

Vicki L. Filippin 5/27/2009 4:07:14 AM

This comes as no surprise, Sherrybear. Now we sit and wait for the GOLD!

Sherry McClead 5/27/2009 4:12:34 AM

Thanks Vicki... we will see what we will see...

Sherrybear #7565530

M.Christine Duncan 5/27/2009 4:30:56 PM

I'm cheering this amazing capture onwards Sherry!!!! Bravo and congrats m'dear!!! DRU Club and I salute ya!!! #7568675

Sherry McClead 5/27/2009 5:01:25 PM

WOW thanks Christine... so nice of you to catch this one... you are the best.

Sherrybear #7568796

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/27/2009 8:12:29 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Very nice Sherry! #7569561

Sherry McClead 5/28/2009 6:18:40 AM

Thank you so much Donna... I had hopes on this one.

Sherrybear #7570915

Vicki L. Filippin 5/28/2009 12:14:21 PM



Sherry McClead 5/28/2009 12:17:32 PM

Thanks Vicki... this is just great... may never get another one but this one is my favorite for sure... thank you ever so much with the help and encouragement sweetie.

Sherrybear #7572239

Laura E. Swan 5/28/2009 12:20:54 PM

The E.F.P. Dance





Jean E. Hildebrant 5/28/2009 12:22:08 PM

You go girl!!! lol, there is that "I told you so!" I'm doing the happy dance for you too ;) #7572276

Christine Lobsinger 5/28/2009 12:58:12 PM

HUGE CONGRATS... on your WINNER... I am doing the happy dance too... LOVE sis Laura's happy dancing gal!!! Picture Laura and Me doing that Dance For YOU!!!

Toni Riggs 5/28/2009 4:17:00 PM

Wonderful capture! These little guys are hard to get. Congrats! #7573258

Sherry McClead 5/28/2009 4:26:47 PM

WOW Laura, thanks for all the great anime... and Jean who happened to sign on right after I got the email... man did she get a earful... thank you for sharing that first excitement with me hun... Christine I would love to see you and Laura cut a rug together thanks so much for the well wishes you are such a dear one... These guys are really hard to capture Toni... I have hundreds of other shots that were just a blur! So nice of you to add a little encouragement.

Sherrybear #7573304

ROLAN NARMAN 5/28/2009 6:45:48 PM

Huge congratulations on your awesome winner Sherry! So happy for you! Tell Laura I love that show she's given you! LOL! #7573941

Sam Britt 5/28/2009 7:28:04 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Sherry! #7574101

Aimee C. Eisaman 5/28/2009 7:36:32 PM

Congrats on an awesome win girl! Amazing capture! :~) #7574119

Sherry McClead 5/28/2009 7:53:35 PM

Thank you so much Roland, Samantha and Aimee... thank you so much for the congrats... still a little blown away here... sure glad there was no one home when I got the email on the golden badge.

Sherrybear #7574161

A P 5/28/2009 9:37:17 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574427

Usman M. Bajwa 5/29/2009 2:48:24 AM


Usman. #7575212

Sherry McClead 5/29/2009 4:47:44 AM

WOW thanks Ann and Usman... now I have a golden ritz too... to keep my golden badge company...

Sherrybear #7575670

Graham Robards 6/1/2009 8:28:10 AM

Awww, I finally caught up, such a wonderful shot Sherry, so very well timed. Congratulations on your Finalist. #7585107

Datha Y. Thompson 6/1/2009 9:20:13 AM

Congratulations!! Beautiful Winner Sherry!! :0) #7585295

Sherry McClead 6/1/2009 1:53:45 PM

Thank you so much Pat and Datha... timing is key in so many things isn't it... we won't talk about the number of badly timed shots I have taken...

Sherrybear #7586127

Marisol Pastor 6/1/2009 4:16:39 PM

Congratulations Sherry! #7586527

Sherry McClead 6/1/2009 6:25:55 PM

Thanks Marisol...

Sherrybear #7586864

Graham Robards 6/2/2009 5:28:01 AM

Was it a finalist when I saw it and now is a second place or - was I seeing things? The bird is so beautiful! PaT 0X0X0X0X #7588152

Sherry McClead 6/2/2009 7:31:23 AM

Yes Pat it did make second... my first little piece of gold... thanks for noticing.

Sherrybear #7588687

Rosemary Sampson 6/8/2009 5:29:58 PM

Extraordinary capture. I am so jealous. I have been trying to get a photo like this one. Well done! #7610085

Sherry McClead 6/8/2009 7:30:48 PM

Thanks a bunch Rosemary... think my ratio is around 2000:1... all you can do is keep trying... one day you will luck up just like me...

Sherrybear #7610383

Karen Kessler 6/10/2009 12:26:16 PM

WOW!!! Congratulations on the Finalist Aware for this difficult capture of the Hummingbird, Sherrybear! I'm just now getting around to checking these out & saw your name! WTG!!! #7616674

Sherry McClead 6/10/2009 12:31:48 PM

Thanks Karen... really do like this one too...

Sherrybear #7616684

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/16/2009 12:24:28 PM

Congratulations on your win Sherry! WTG! #7637061

Sherry McClead 6/16/2009 12:30:55 PM

Thanks Donna... my first... still gives me a thrill...

Sherrybear #7637074

Esther R. Tinz 6/21/2009 5:14:39 PM

Even more beautiful here than on Facebook. You nailed this one girl!
Congratulations. #7662150

Sherry McClead 6/21/2009 7:12:52 PM

When I saw this one on the computer for the first time I stoped breathing... I swear I was just flabergasted... that is a word isn't it?

Sherrybear #7662524

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/17/2009 1:50:30 AM

Congratulations Sherry on your Win!!!

Dominick #7747837

Graham Robards 7/17/2009 4:58:20 AM

Oh well done Sherrybear! Congratulations. ~Patp #7748429

Sherry McClead 7/17/2009 9:01:48 AM

Thank you so much Dominick and Pat... this shot was such a lucky one...

Sherrybear #7749420

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Entered: 4/4/2009
Category: Monthly Theme

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

Uploaded on 4/4/2009 3:43:46 PM

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Camera: Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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