Mallard Mates

© Jim Kinnunen

Mallard Mates

Sandy Landon 5/31/2005 9:09:38 PM

looks just like a painting. Good job! #256504

Susan L. Vasquez 5/31/2005 9:15:23 PM

It really DOES look just like a painting...I like this effect! #1416808

Linda Proctor 5/31/2005 9:16:55 PM

Oh wow Jim, Just beautiful LOVE IT! #1416812

Cathy Stancil 5/31/2005 9:19:00 PM

Beautiful Jim !! #1416822

Sharon Day 5/31/2005 9:28:31 PM

Gorgeous image, Jim!!! Wonderful lighting and composition! Great job with this one! I love it! #1416836

Jim Kinnunen 5/31/2005 9:49:35 PM

Thanks Sandy, Susan, Linda, Cathy and Sharon!:) #1416867

Kerby Pfrangle 5/31/2005 9:53:52 PM


This is rich in golden colors.

Reminds me more of a beautiful painting more than a photo.

Very nice in detail and colors.

Kerby #1416874

Sandy Driscoll 5/31/2005 10:41:34 PM

This is just gorgeous, Jim! I see a winner here! #1416914

Lori S. Aschbrenner 5/31/2005 11:12:20 PM

This is so beautiful, Jim! I love the gold tones and the effect just enhances this gorgeous image. #1416939

Carol Brill 5/31/2005 11:19:13 PM

Lovely job of capturing that hazy golden light throughout this scene, Jim, beautifully composed and perfect soft touch on the effects here! #1416949

Jim Kinnunen 6/1/2005 6:11:11 AM

Thank you Kerby, Sandy, Lori and Carol!:) #1417967

Deborah Sandidge 6/1/2005 9:24:48 AM

I love the golden tones, very painterly and beautiful, Jim! #1418899

Souha Dooly 6/1/2005 12:15:23 PM

Great work Jim!!Well done!! #1419449

Roxanne M. Bubar 6/1/2005 12:40:11 PM

Pretty as a picture. Wonderful colors. Great job. #1419555

Judy S. Fung 6/1/2005 2:00:35 PM

Beautiful image, Jim! #1419828

Noel Baebler 6/1/2005 6:04:02 PM

Terrific work, Jim! This is beautiful! #1420588

Jim Kinnunen 6/1/2005 6:37:02 PM

Thank you very much Deborah, Souha, Ro, Judy and Noel! Sunrise does everything for the lighting:) #1420687

Joline Frazier 6/6/2005 4:02:43 AM

Wow, how did I miss this one. Very beautiful scene, and well handled. #1435224

Jim Kinnunen 6/6/2005 6:29:20 AM

Thank you very much Joline!:) #1435991

DiAnna F. Paulk 6/7/2005 4:48:29 AM

The beautiful, golden color on the thumbnail drew me right to this image, Jim. It's a beauty and very well done.

Thanks for commenting on my day lily photo! :) di #1440178

Jim Kinnunen 6/7/2005 6:20:26 AM

Thanks di!:) #1440750

Jill Flynn 6/7/2005 10:45:38 AM

WOW Jim. Looks like a water color painting. The gold tones are gorgeous. Beautiful work!!!! #1441948

Jim Kinnunen 6/7/2005 6:16:06 PM

Thanks Jill..I greatly appreciate your comments!:) #1443213

Willis T. Bird 6/16/2005 9:03:53 AM

Jim: Thanks for you comment on my Canada Goose family shot. I went to your gallery and took a look. I really love this one. My kind of shot...wildlife, fog or the early morning light. Super. As others have a painting. Perhaps you should have a print made on canvas? #1477347

Claudette Foote 6/20/2005 7:02:20 AM

Just beautiful LOVE IT!

Jim Kinnunen 6/20/2005 7:12:00 AM

Thanks Willis and Claudette!:) #1492322

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/21/2005 3:03:49 PM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Jim!
Best wishes for the next round!
-Debby #1498210

Stan Kwasniowski 6/21/2005 3:20:18 PM

Jim, way to go

Stan K #1498312

Linda Proctor 6/21/2005 3:21:07 PM

Congrats Jim !! This is fantastic!! #1498319

Jill Flynn 6/21/2005 3:29:24 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Jim! #1498401

Noel Baebler 6/21/2005 3:30:19 PM

Huzzah, Jim! #1498412

Kerby Pfrangle 6/21/2005 3:51:18 PM

Jim congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

kerby #1498588

Donald K. Cherry 6/21/2005 4:02:42 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Jim! #1498729

Debra Booth 6/21/2005 4:15:11 PM

Fantastic lighting on this beautiful scene, Jim! Congratulations!! #1498939

Cindy Zweiacher 6/21/2005 4:32:50 PM

Great capture Jim. I'm a former postal employee and I can definately see this as a Duck Stamp. Congratulations #1499191

Sara Jensen 6/21/2005 4:33:42 PM

Perfect, this should be painted exactly as it is. #1499201

KHAWLA Haddad 6/21/2005 4:46:54 PM

WOW What wonderful image Jim Congratulations on your finalist!!! #1499343

Cathy Barrows 6/21/2005 5:07:19 PM

Congrats! gorgeous #1499605

Claudette Foote 6/21/2005 5:10:01 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Jim!


Sharon Day 6/21/2005 6:05:59 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Jim!!! #1500283

S J 6/21/2005 6:11:25 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Jim!! #1500329

Leonard Pierce 6/21/2005 6:13:57 PM


Marie Fields 6/21/2005 6:28:42 PM

Congratulations, Jim! This is wonderful!!! #1500498

Donna J. Taff 6/21/2005 6:42:22 PM

Congrat's, Jim on your many finalist's!!! #1500670

Doug K. Herrman 6/21/2005 6:44:15 PM

Congrats on Finalist (first page, too!)Great comp - Birds on the right side and a strong diagonal created by the plants along the water's edge. And the Buzzzzz... #1500690

Connie J. Bagot 6/21/2005 7:27:35 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist----and best of luck in the next round. #1501070

Tammy McAllister 6/21/2005 7:53:31 PM

Love the use of the BUZZ in this. The colours are just gorgeous!
Congratulations on your finalist Jim!
Tootles #1501265

Jim Kinnunen 6/21/2005 8:00:50 PM

Thanks Debby, Stan, Linda, Jill, Noel, Kirby, Donald, Debra, Cindy, Sara, Kelly, Cathy, Claudette, Sharon, Sanjay, Len, Marie, Donna, Doug, Connie and Tammy!:) #1501293

Jennifer Rennison 6/21/2005 8:01:46 PM

Wow, Jim, this is so gorgeous! Love the colors, light and your effects! Congratulations on your stunning finalist! #1501297

Tammy Scott 6/21/2005 8:32:07 PM

Breathtaking finalist, Jim! Congratulations! #1501489

Sandy Driscoll 6/21/2005 8:47:04 PM

Stunning, Jim! Congratulations. #1501593

Jonna Bergström 6/21/2005 10:32:58 PM

A big congrats to this wonderful finalist, Jim!! #1502029

Jim Kinnunen 6/21/2005 10:42:41 PM

Thanks Jennifer, Tammy, Sandy and Jonna!:) #1502085

Evy Johansen 6/21/2005 10:51:40 PM

So beautiful! Many congratulations on your great finalist, Jim! #1502130

Jim Kinnunen 6/21/2005 11:12:56 PM

Thanks Evy!:) #1502282

Judy S. Fung 6/22/2005 12:23:12 AM

Congrats, Jim! #1502481

Brian Cassar 6/22/2005 3:55:23 AM

Congratulations. Good luck for next round! #1503130

Alan L. Borror 6/22/2005 4:35:10 AM

Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Jim! #1503361

cj patterson 6/22/2005 6:08:42 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!!! #1503967

Jim Kinnunen 6/22/2005 6:18:08 AM

Thank you Judy, Brian, Alan and CJ!:) #1504071

Olivia Navarro 6/22/2005 6:52:32 AM

WOW, Jim, what a beautiful finalist!!!! Huge congrats to you and best of luck in the next round! #1504392

Casey A. Hanson 6/22/2005 7:04:35 AM

Beautiful finalist, Jim...Congrats! :0) #1504486

Jim Kinnunen 6/22/2005 7:18:47 AM

Thank you Olivia and Casey!:) #1504590

Duane Carter 6/22/2005 7:49:29 AM

Such beautiful light and comp., congratulations, Jim!!! #1504753

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 6/22/2005 7:57:16 AM

Congratulations on all your finalist Jim, much luck to you in the next round! #1504787

Susan T. Evans 6/22/2005 9:56:14 AM

congrats #1505519

Susan L. Vasquez 6/22/2005 10:15:59 AM

*Yea* Jim!!
Good luck my friend! #1505663

Nobu Nagase 6/22/2005 2:10:42 PM

Congrats, Jim, well deserved!!! #1506933

Stanley J. Contrades 6/22/2005 2:36:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS and the very best of luck in the next judging with this Finalist, Jim!! Beautiful scenic!!
Much Aloha,

Cora Miller 6/22/2005 3:03:08 PM

Fantastic light and use of the Buzz! Congratulations, Jim! #1507162

Dr Silly 6/22/2005 3:31:41 PM

BEAUTIFUL, what more and one say.
Dr Silly

Jim Kinnunen 6/22/2005 6:37:01 PM

Thanks Duane, Deb, Susan, Susan V, Nobi, Stan, Cora and William (Dr Silly)!:) I really appreciate your words! #1507904

Kerby Pfrangle 6/22/2005 6:37:52 PM

Jim congratulations on your finalist.

Excellent job. Kerby #1507907

Martin Witt 6/22/2005 8:28:49 PM

A beautiful piece of art! congrats! #1508317

Jim Kinnunen 6/22/2005 8:36:35 PM

Thank you Kerby and Martin!:) #1508358

Karen J. McDowell 6/22/2005 9:38:30 PM

Just lovely, Jim! Huge congrats on your making finalist with this image! #1508460

Jim Kinnunen 6/23/2005 12:17:07 AM

Thanks Karen!:) #1508673

Danilo Piccioni 6/23/2005 12:39:03 AM

Congratulations on this BIG WIN! #1508710

Kerby Pfrangle 6/23/2005 1:24:36 AM

Jim congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1508823

Stanley J. Contrades 6/23/2005 1:36:51 AM

Bravo!! Beautifully done and CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Jim!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1508859

Sachin M. Jadhav 6/23/2005 1:42:55 AM

verywell done jim!CONGRATULATIONS on your second place win, Jim!!

Tom Andersen 6/23/2005 2:59:39 AM

Congratulation on this beautiful winner, Jim! #1509035

Michael Khoury 6/23/2005 3:15:24 AM

Congrats Jim...well-done! #1509081

Patricia A. Kuniega 6/23/2005 3:42:51 AM

Warm and golden as your second place win! Congratulations, Jim! #1509209

Tammy Scott 6/23/2005 3:45:08 AM

Congratulations on a lovely win, Jim! #1509223

Alan L. Borror 6/23/2005 3:52:24 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful second place win, Jim! #1509267

KHAWLA Haddad 6/23/2005 4:03:23 AM

Congratulation Jim on this wonderful winner!!! #1509335

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/23/2005 4:56:42 AM

gorgeous image! awesome win! #1509613

John Tubbs 6/23/2005 5:31:29 AM

Jim, Great shot and congratulations on your winner! John #1509779

Sharon Day 6/23/2005 5:57:19 AM

BIG Congratulations on your second place win, Jim!!! Gorgeous lighting, color and composition! WTG!! #1509847

Marie Fields 6/23/2005 6:00:49 AM

Congratulations, Jim!!! Awesome image!!! #1509869

Jim Kinnunen 6/23/2005 6:32:30 AM

Thank you The, Kerby, Stan, Sachin, Tom, Michael, Patricia, Tammy, Alan, Kelly, Laura, John, Sharon and Marie!:) #1510092

Claudette Foote 6/23/2005 6:59:09 AM

BIG Congratulations on your second place win, Jim!!! I just this image love the color well eveything ..Awesome image!!! #1510166

Jill Flynn 6/23/2005 7:02:25 AM

Congratulations on your SECOND PLACE WIN Jim!!!! #1510176

Olivia Navarro 6/23/2005 7:15:42 AM

Congrats on your win, Jim!!! #1510230

Noel Baebler 6/23/2005 7:17:18 AM

Congratulations, Jim! #1510239

Darren K. Fisher 6/23/2005 7:21:14 AM

Way to go Jim. This is a very beautiful image. Congrats!!! #1510266

Stan Kwasniowski 6/23/2005 7:37:00 AM

Jim, Congratulations

Stan K #1510321

Nobu Nagase 6/23/2005 7:48:35 AM

Pecture Perfect!!!
Congratulations, Jim, on this big win!!! #1510398

Opal Cross 6/23/2005 8:06:38 AM

Congradulations, Jim. A day for perfect hunting and a great photo. #1510444

Susan T. Evans 6/23/2005 8:22:30 AM

Big Congrats Jim on this awesome winner! #1510516

Jennifer Rennison 6/23/2005 8:59:09 AM

Congratulations, Jim, on this gorgeous win! #1510694

Donald K. Cherry 6/23/2005 9:15:30 AM

Congrtatulation on this wonderful winner, Jim! #1510789

Anita Hogue 6/23/2005 9:30:08 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Jim!!! #1510890

Robert Mann 6/23/2005 10:06:01 AM

Gorgeous setting and rendering, Jim! Many congrats on your win! #1511030

Deborah Sandidge 6/23/2005 10:49:08 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Jim!! #1511178

Kara L. Hendricks 6/23/2005 11:12:22 AM

What a wonderful win!!!! Congratulations!!! #1511280

Goshka G. 6/23/2005 11:28:51 AM

Conrats on this lovely win, Jim!! #1511359

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 6/23/2005 11:49:50 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Jim, well deserved! #1511476

Kathleen N. Nelson 6/23/2005 12:52:54 PM

This is an absolutely stunning image. Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Jim. #1511664

Doug K. Herrman 6/23/2005 1:30:30 PM

I told you this was an award winner. Enjoy!! #1511835

William C. Raco 6/23/2005 1:32:54 PM

So beautiful, Jim

bill #1511852

Donna J. Taff 6/23/2005 1:48:26 PM

Congratulation's on this beautiful win, Jim!!! #1511919

Debra Booth 6/23/2005 2:30:08 PM

A big congratulations, Jim!! #1512075

Bobbie Davis 6/23/2005 2:35:32 PM

Congratulations Jim!!!! #1512103

Jonna Bergström 6/23/2005 3:23:27 PM

Congratulations Jim!!! #1512314

Laura E. OConnor 6/23/2005 4:49:45 PM

WOW! Another great image I missed! GORGEOUS, JIM! Many Congrats! #1512647

Cindy Cone 6/23/2005 5:01:02 PM

This is stunning, Jim! Many congrats on a well-deserved win! #1512699

Anita Taylor 6/23/2005 6:20:44 PM

Wow, Jim! This is truly wonderful! Congratulations! #1512853

Linda Proctor 6/23/2005 6:59:31 PM

Congrats Jim!!! This is beautiful! #1512929

Murry Grigsby 6/23/2005 7:12:52 PM

Congratulations on your "duck-stamp" image and your win Jim!! I have a soft spot in my heart for buzzers :0) #1512955

S J 6/23/2005 7:16:12 PM

Congratulations on your win, Jim!! #1512965

Cora Miller 6/23/2005 8:34:52 PM

This certainly deserves its winning status! Congratulations, Jim! #1513138

Carol Brill 6/23/2005 8:41:02 PM

Jim, congratulations on your win with this exceptional image! #1513163

Souha Dooly 6/23/2005 10:16:07 PM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win, Jim!! #1513375

Photographer 6/23/2005 10:45:15 PM

Great work Jim!
Congrats on your win! Well deserved! #1513439

Jenny Bosmans 6/24/2005 2:03:47 AM

Congratulations on your win, Jim!!!
Well deserved!! #1513747

Allan L. Whitehead 6/24/2005 4:07:36 AM

Jim, congratulations on your win in last month's contest in the 'Animals' category. It is very richly deserved, my good friend - your friend, Allan #1514117

Cathy Barrows 6/24/2005 6:51:34 AM

Congrats on your win!...i love this one #1514817

Monika Sapek 6/24/2005 11:08:02 AM

Love the golden glow in this image, Jim! My heartfelt congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Kathleen Clemons 6/24/2005 12:05:49 PM

Congrats to you, Jim! #1516023

Evy Johansen 6/24/2005 6:30:51 PM

Many congratulations on a well deserved win, Jim! #1517171

Jim Kinnunen 6/24/2005 7:44:54 PM

Thank you so much for all of your great comments!:) #1517348

Judy S. Fung 6/24/2005 10:30:15 PM

Congrats on your win, Jim!! #1517603

Jim Kinnunen 6/24/2005 10:38:28 PM

Thanks Judy!:) #1517611

Stephen Zacker 6/25/2005 6:29:15 AM

Great mood and warm lighting. Congratulations #1518494

Karen Bacon 6/25/2005 6:46:18 AM

Congratulations Jim on this beautiful winner! #1518553

Mary N C. Taitt 6/25/2005 10:28:05 AM

WOW! What a beautiful photo! I LOVE the light! Mary #1519371

Jim Kinnunen 6/25/2005 12:35:38 PM

Thank you Stephen, Karen and Mary!:) #1519593

Colette M. Metcalf 6/25/2005 6:54:18 PM

Love this!! Congratulations to you Jim!!! #1520266

Jim Kinnunen 6/25/2005 7:07:51 PM

Thanks collete!:) #1520309

Jim Kinnunen 6/25/2005 7:08:51 PM

Let's try that again, Thanks Colette!:) #1520311

Terry L. Ellis 6/25/2005 7:11:08 PM

Congratulations, Jim, on this gorgeous winner!! Wonderful! #1520318

Jim Kinnunen 6/25/2005 7:37:34 PM

Thank you Terry!:) #1520369

Terry R. Hatfield 6/26/2005 4:38:30 AM

Looks Like I Missed Your Best One This Time Jim:-)This Has It All The Lighting,Colors And Use Of The BuZZ 1st Rate Indeed! Congratulations To You Jim! #1520898

Carolyn J. Connolly 6/26/2005 8:24:13 AM

This is just SO gorgeous, Jim!! MANY congratulations on your VERY deserved Second Place win with it!! :o) #1521882

Jim Kinnunen 6/26/2005 2:02:54 PM

Thanks Terry and Carolyn!:) #1522794

Lori Carlson 6/27/2005 3:21:01 PM

Truly gorgeous Jim. Awesome tones to it and I love your effects. Captured all so well. Cute title too! :0) #1527748

Wren Hendrick 6/27/2005 6:39:04 PM

Congratulations, Jim. Such a wonderful capture--well deserved!!!! #1528628

Jim Kinnunen 6/27/2005 8:03:16 PM

Thanks Lori and Wren!:) #1528898

Toni A. Martin 7/6/2005 11:21:32 PM

Very late, but anyway, congrats! Nice work on this. Sure wish I had been there!!! #1564132

Sara Jensen 7/6/2005 11:25:59 PM

Can't figure out why it only got second. Maybe because there is the 2 ducks and it is more artistic to have odd numbers? Anyway, I would have picked it as a first place is one of my favourites I've ever seen on betterphoto. #1564137

Jim Kinnunen 7/7/2005 1:04:05 PM

Thanks Toni and Sara!:) Sara, you maybe right about the number of ducks... Who knows how the judges feel about even vs. odd numbers. I know odd numbers are preferred. #1566955

Toni A. Martin 7/7/2005 10:47:42 PM

Frankly Jim, I always prefer pairs!!!!
:) #1568456

Jim Kinnunen 7/8/2005 5:25:39 AM

Thanks Toni! I'm sure the mallards prefer pairs:) #1569296

Joy Rector 7/11/2005 11:58:19 AM

Fantastic, congrats on your win. #1581023

Jim Kinnunen 7/11/2005 12:01:55 PM

Thanks Joy!:) #1581036

Ken Grooms 7/17/2005 2:16:26 PM

Renoir would be envious! #1603779

Jim Kinnunen 7/17/2005 2:19:59 PM

Thanks Ken!:) #1603787

Wanda Judd 7/19/2005 8:05:57 AM

Wow this is awesome…congratulations on your well deserved honor. #1610018

Jim Kinnunen 7/19/2005 8:23:21 AM

Thanks Wanda!:) #1610065

Wendy Stevenson 7/22/2005 11:46:58 AM

Jim this is stunning. That golden tone and painterly effect is so great!! Would look awesome on my wall:-) Congrats on your second place win!!! #1621582

Jim Kinnunen 7/22/2005 5:03:00 PM

Thanks Wendy!:) Let me know if you want one. I'll send it to you. #1622256

Frederic David 7/26/2005 6:55:27 AM

Almost a painting! The golden tones and mood are really amazing!

fred #1640079

Jim Kinnunen 7/26/2005 5:17:37 PM

Thanks Fred!:) #1642579

Sachin M. Jadhav 7/29/2005 1:40:24 AM

Congratulations jim! #1651653

Kirsi Bertolini 8/5/2007 5:34:48 PM

I love the editing here, colors are stunning! #4605659

Jim Kinnunen 8/5/2007 7:19:13 PM

Thank you Sachin and Kirsi!:) #4605965

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This was taken at Turnbull Game Refuge in Eastern Washington. Simplifier One used.

Uploaded on 5/31/2005 9:04:42 PM

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