A Pair of Crown Cranes

© Laurie A. Rubin

A Pair of Crown Cranes

Bobby R. Strange 6/21/2009 7:02:45 PM

Great shot, Laurie! Love the lighting and composition! :) #1144500

Daniella Puente 6/21/2009 7:10:42 PM

Beautiful details that looks very vivid with the black contrast... #7662519

Ann H. Belus 6/21/2009 7:23:11 PM

Awesome capture, Laurie; love the contrast of the yellow crowns with the black background! #7662555

Cathy Barrows 6/21/2009 7:36:04 PM

fantasic #7662597

Emily Cook 6/21/2009 9:07:57 PM

Superb Laurie! #7662840

Liz blahh 6/21/2009 9:21:33 PM

Absolutely beautiful! #7662875

Ann Coates 6/21/2009 9:22:34 PM

Wow! Outstanding. Congrats in advance Laurie. We will see this again for sure. #7662876

Usman M. Bajwa 6/21/2009 11:51:45 PM

FANTASTIC ANIMAL PORTRAIT, Laurie. Awesome light and details. Faved. Hope to see this get Golden!

Usman. #7663109

Nancyj E. Hovey 6/22/2009 5:00:43 AM

WOW, this looks like a velvet painting...awesome work... 8o) #7664047

A P 7/21/2009 5:00:01 PM

OK this is so funny. I was in your Webinar today and looked through your gallery when it finished (as I remember emailing you once and putting 2+2 together) I saw this capture and couldn't believe how incredible it was. (sorry sometimes I only look and don't leave a comment) And here it is again...right where it should be. Best of luck in the next round, Laurie. I think it deserves to be there for sure!!! Just AWESOME girl. #7764139

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/21/2009 5:34:23 PM

Laurie, this is fantastic, fabulous, and stunning!

Congratulations on your finalists!


Sherran Andersen 7/21/2009 5:40:35 PM

Congrats Laurie. Sherran #7764534

Robin R. 7/21/2009 6:48:10 PM

Beautiful. Congrats. #7765241

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 7/21/2009 9:18:26 PM

Excellent image, Laurie! Congratulations! #7766236

Sandra Anderson 7/22/2009 12:54:31 AM

Beautiful image Laurie. Congratulations on your finalist. #7766885

Liz blahh 7/22/2009 7:57:01 AM

Congrats! #7768632

Usman M. Bajwa 7/22/2009 8:26:05 AM

Just as expected, Laurie. CONGRATULATIONS on a lovely Finalist.

UB. #7768781

Linda Blair 7/22/2009 10:45:37 AM

Congratulations....this is gorgeous work!!!!! #7769571

Cheryl E. Molennor 7/22/2009 10:46:07 AM

Winner! CONGRATULATIONS :)! #7769572

Cheryl E. Molennor 7/22/2009 11:06:30 AM

Wow Just as fast as I said it it became gold No kiddin!!! Congratulations again! #7769662

A P 7/22/2009 11:19:02 AM


Sharon F. Morris 7/22/2009 11:27:49 AM

Congrats Laurie. Beautiful capture and DA Work. #7769809

Cathy Barrows 7/22/2009 11:49:18 AM

Congrats on your 1st place...fabulous #7769956

Pranay Koka 7/22/2009 11:50:49 AM

excellent shot congrats on ur win! #7769970

Patrick Rouzes 7/22/2009 12:27:03 PM

CONGTARULASTIONS on this amazing WINNER, Laurie!!! #7770162

Tarun Bose 7/22/2009 12:35:42 PM

Big congrats, Laurie for your gold. #7770203

Renee Doyle 7/22/2009 12:42:41 PM

Simply fantastic!! Big congratulations Laurie!! #7770233

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/22/2009 12:58:42 PM

A gorgeous First Place winning image Laurie! Congratulations! #7770316

Mary Beth Aiello 7/22/2009 1:07:29 PM

Just outstanding, Laurie. Huge congrats on this wonderful First Place Gold. #7770364

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 7/22/2009 3:02:07 PM

Congratulations on your amazing First Place Win, Laurie! #7770847

Jessica Jenney 7/22/2009 3:07:13 PM

Congratulations, Laurie on your stunning First Place Win! #7770874

Lisa J. Boulden 7/22/2009 4:53:36 PM

Fantastic Winner, Laurie!
~♥~ #7771253

Eugenio Diaz 7/22/2009 5:32:30 PM

Congratulations on your OUTSTANDING Winner!!!
AMAZING work here!!!
WTG! #7771401

Susan M. Carter 7/22/2009 5:39:45 PM

Congratulations, this is lovely. #7771456

Laurie A. Rubin 7/22/2009 11:04:22 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments :-) #7772611

Usman M. Bajwa 7/23/2009 12:58:09 AM

Just as expected, Laurie! Glad to see this win First Place!

UB. #7772852

Maria Coulson 7/23/2009 8:01:00 AM

Laurie, this is outstanding. Congratulations. #7774282

Theresa Marie Jones 7/23/2009 11:44:28 AM

BRAVO! GREAT JOB! #7775112

Gail Vitikacs 7/23/2009 6:13:45 PM

Stunning! Congrats! #7776144

Abdullah Al Hussayen 7/23/2009 10:38:12 PM

Congratulations to win work deserves recognition

Deborah A. Ciullo 7/24/2009 7:02:06 AM

Outstanding shot Laurie!!! Congratulations on your First Place Win!!! #7777645

Shawn Jennings 7/24/2009 7:39:50 AM

Fantastic image, Laurie! Congratulations on your win! #7777823

Anita Tykwinski 7/24/2009 8:00:05 AM

Congrats on your win of this stunning capture. #7777896

Erica Murphy 7/25/2009 11:44:48 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Laurie!! #7780868

Ann H. Belus 7/25/2009 1:27:01 PM

Congratulations, Laurie! #7781028

Nick Lagos 7/29/2009 7:08:52 AM

A very well crafted and executed image Laurie...very deserving of your big win...congrats to you #7793609

Patricia A. Casey 8/1/2009 7:12:35 AM

Beautifully done....great image of a beautiful bird!....Congratulations on a well deserved win.... #7803517

Anne McKinnell 8/4/2009 9:15:20 AM

Congratulations Laurie, on your spectacular winner!! I love the black on black and how you managed to get so much detail in the black part of the cranes. Great job!! #7815400

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/15/2009 4:44:59 AM

Congratulations Laurie on your Win!!!

Dominick #8132389

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Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.50, ExposureTime: 10/7500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 280.00 mm, Model: NIKON D2Xs

Uploaded on 6/21/2009 6:59:52 PM

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Camera: Nikon D2XS Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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