Donna Roberts 6/2/2005 2:31:17 AM

I am guessing this is the beautiful creatures name.....I thought it was your name spelt backwards at first.....
Spelling was never my strong point.
Excellent detail Carla...well done!
:-) from 'downunder' #257091

Carla Metzler 6/2/2005 2:37:21 AM

Sanjay Pindiyath (SJ)

A very lovely capture of this beautiful duck, Carla!! Excellent job!! #1421254

Carla Metzler 6/2/2005 2:38:10 AM

Paul Michko

I love the title, Carla. It's the first thing I thought of too. :) Great capture.

Judy S. Fung 6/2/2005 2:40:25 AM

Wonderful capture, Carla! Great title. #1421261

Donald K. Cherry 6/2/2005 2:44:39 AM

Excellent portrait, Carla!! #1421273

Tammy Scott 6/2/2005 3:23:12 AM

LOL! Great shot and title, Carla! #1421350

Wally Orlowsky 6/2/2005 3:24:59 AM

Great portrait of the famous spokesduck, Carla. #1421360

Paul E. Earl 6/2/2005 3:30:46 AM

Very cute pic, Carla!! #1421394

Stephanie Lyons 6/2/2005 3:54:45 AM

Very cute shot Carla! #1421483

Tom Andersen 6/2/2005 4:00:55 AM

That duck goes everywhere! He even showed up in your photo! LOL! Very cute capture, Carla! #1421507

Kerby Pfrangle 6/2/2005 4:25:39 AM

Carla nice portrait image.

Good color and detail.

Love the dark background with the white duck.

Kerby #1421626

Roger Bernabo 6/2/2005 4:30:34 AM

A great AFLAC duck; he's everywhere! Wonderful humor for a Thursday Carla #1421662

Joy Rector 6/2/2005 4:33:17 AM

Great shot and cute title. #1421677

Agnes Fegan 6/2/2005 4:38:12 AM

Great title and cute we just need Yogi Berra in the background! #1421704

Charlene Bayerle 6/2/2005 4:48:30 AM

Love this shot and great title Carla!!!! #1421772

Jeff Robinson 6/2/2005 4:52:10 AM

You captured a celebrity! Jeff #1421791

Ronald Balthazor 6/2/2005 5:07:28 AM

Could you get me an autograph?
LOL, Carla. #1421875

Stacey M 6/2/2005 5:09:06 AM

Great paparrizzi shot Carla.....was it difficult getting him to sign a release? LOL :-) Very cute!! #1421884

Cathy Barrows 6/2/2005 5:14:53 AM

love the if he is peaking into your space #1421914

Anita Hogue 6/2/2005 5:24:03 AM

marvelous capture, Carla! #1421955

Linda D. Lester 6/2/2005 5:38:59 AM

Great shot, Love the title! #1422043

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/2/2005 5:46:27 AM

My hubby is a sales associate for AFLAC. Love this duck photo. We live in Columbus, ga which is world headquarters for aflac. I was actually going to submit a duckie with the same title .. lol .. #1422084

Kara L. Hendricks 6/2/2005 6:25:12 AM

FUNNY!!!!! Wonderful shot of this little guy Carla!! #1422251

Bryan Yates 6/2/2005 6:48:14 AM

I love it and love the title! The dark background really draws your attention to the subject! #1422315

Kymm C. Gardner 6/2/2005 7:12:22 AM

Wonderful and I love the title too! #1422383

Roxanne M. Bubar 6/2/2005 7:55:41 AM

LOL On the title. Great shot. #1422548

Susan T. Evans 6/2/2005 8:58:59 AM

Awesome capture Carla, just love the light on this guy, terrific job! #1422796

Susana Ms Heide 6/2/2005 9:25:19 AM

I like the simple composition of this great image! Thank you for your recent comment on my "Little Couple" entry! #1422901

Lynn Crawford 6/2/2005 11:13:12 AM

Great shot Carla, really good detail on this little duck :) #1423148

Mary K. Robison 6/2/2005 11:22:38 AM

Almost looks like he's thinking about his big paycheck, Carla! LOL!
Wonderful clarity! #1423171

Goshka G. 6/2/2005 11:29:38 AM

Just a beautiful capture, Carla!! #1423188

Stan Kwasniowski 6/2/2005 11:48:06 AM

Carla, what an image lol great

Stan Kwasniowski #1423240

Johnny Santoso 6/2/2005 11:54:53 AM

Funny looking duck but very cute... well done... #1423265

Susie Peek-Swint 6/2/2005 11:58:51 AM

Wonderful capture and composition Carla ~ nice job on the background too! #1423283

Carla Metzler 6/2/2005 12:04:53 PM

Thank you so much, Donna, Sanjay, Paul M., Judy, Don, Tammy, Wally, Paul E., Stephanie, Tom, Kerby, Roger, Joy, Agnes, Charlene, Jeff, Ronald, Stacey, Cathy, Anita, Linda, Kara, Bryan, Kymm, Roxanne, Susan, Susana, Lynn, Mary, Goshka, Stan, Johnny, and Susan
I really appreciate your comments, and glad some were able to get a laugh or a smile.

My apologies to those of you who are not familiar with the Aflac commercials, I should have explained the title.
AFLAC Duck -
Is the persistent white spokes-bird for the AFLAC Insurance Company. It has appeared in a series of humorous commercials since January 2000.
The AFLAC duck's trademark catchphrase is "AFLAC!" The bird's mission is to remind people of the company's name. #1423308

Dan Holm 6/2/2005 12:28:12 PM

I absolutely LOVE your title against that BEAUTIFUL shot, Carla!!! Very cute, exceptionally well done and presented! #1423415

Cathy Stancil 6/2/2005 1:02:43 PM

Great shot and really funny title Carla !!lol That's exactly what I thought of when I saw your image...Amazing how commercials stick with you ! Beautiful portrait of this little guy though ... #1423525

Donna J. Taff 6/2/2005 1:17:52 PM

Great image and funny title, Carla!!! #1423567

Vicki Hunt 6/2/2005 1:18:59 PM

This is really great! Fabulous title, too! #1423570

Karen Engelbreth 6/2/2005 1:28:14 PM

Cute shot, Carla - love it!!! #1423585

Stephen Zacker 6/2/2005 3:01:11 PM

Nice capture and fun title #1423843

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/2/2005 4:09:06 PM

Terrific capture, Carla, looks just like the commercial!
-Debby #1423972

Claudette Foote 6/2/2005 4:46:04 PM

Excellent portrait, Carla!! Love the colors and the soft background.. it is perfect....... ooooo ya love the name... #1424036

Bobbie Davis 6/2/2005 5:22:38 PM

This is too funny Carla!!! Love it!! #1424174

Leonard Pierce 6/2/2005 5:28:56 PM

Fantastic image Carla, very well done!!! Great title too! #1424184

Cindy Paquette 6/2/2005 5:46:32 PM

Sure does look like that same duck...did you get an autograph!!??? :) #1424223

Jennifer Rennison 6/2/2005 6:08:16 PM

Beautiful portrait of this duck, Carla! Terrific dof, colors and detail! #1424286

Rosemary Buffoni 6/2/2005 6:09:34 PM

Wow on the details and your great maintenance of the whites. Cute title too. How did you get the black background?
Ro #1424290

Terry L. Ellis 6/2/2005 6:15:24 PM

Wow, Carla, you sure nailed the AFLAC duck! Great title and cute capture!! #1424303

Piotr M. Organa 6/2/2005 7:22:04 PM

Beautiful photo, Carla! #1424486

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/2/2005 7:29:08 PM

Cute image and title!! #1424505

Sharon L. Wack 6/2/2005 8:16:00 PM

VERY CUTE! VERY FUNNY! Thank you Carla I'm sitting here 11:30 at night laughing, I think Ijust woke someone. #1424664

Terry R. Hatfield 6/2/2005 8:17:13 PM

Great Background To Go With This Celebrity Carla!Well Done:-) #1424668

Carla Metzler 6/3/2005 3:30:37 AM

Thank you so much, Dan, Cathy, Donna, Vicki, Karen, Stephen, Debby, Claudette, Bobbie, Len, Cindy Jennifer, Rosemary, Terry E,Piotr, Donna, Sharon, and Terry H.,
I am glad you enjoyed this. #1425131

Carla Metzler 6/3/2005 4:40:42 AM

Rosemary, I am sorry I only now realized I did not answer your question as to how I got the background. I used a telephoto lens and set the camera to macro. The dark green background is grass. #1425495

Laurence Saliba 6/3/2005 11:18:20 AM

That duck is so cute Carla!!!!!!!! Great positioning of the frame!!! #1427057

Carla Metzler 6/3/2005 12:36:23 PM

Thank you so much, Laurence. I really apprecite it. #1427315

Marsha S. Smith 6/3/2005 2:50:33 PM

It's him, it's really him - did you get his autograph? He is very famous where I live, Carla.
Very cool shot and super clever title!! #1427724

Jim Kinnunen 6/3/2005 8:42:34 PM

LOL!! I love it, Carla!! Very nice image also!!:) #1428643

Olivia Navarro 6/3/2005 8:46:15 PM

LOL, oh, this is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh, Carla. #1428651

Carla Metzler 6/4/2005 4:04:44 AM

Thank you, Marsha, Jim, and Olivia. I'm glad you enjoyed it. #1429092

Kay E. Mahoney 6/4/2005 6:30:53 AM

Very cute. Love the close up shot. I love the AFLAC commercials. My step daughter works for AFLAC. We have all kinds of AFLAC items. She's always getting us new stuff when it comes out. We have all kinds of stuffed AFLAC items. Some walk some sing. They all say AFLAC. They are really neat. #1429687

Elisabeth A. Gay 6/4/2005 2:38:35 PM

Great shot Carla - it really looks just like him! We get American cable TV in the Bahamas, and I'm very familiar with the AFLAC duck! They should pay you well for this portrait, and have it hung in the foyer of the HQ!!lol
Ann #1430878

Noel Baebler 6/4/2005 3:25:19 PM

I love a duck! #1430995

Carla Metzler 6/4/2005 8:22:50 PM

Thank you so much, Kay, Ann, and Noel. I am so glad that you enjoyed this! It really was a fun shot! #1431445

Jill Flynn 6/6/2005 10:01:44 AM

Super capture Carla!!!!!! #1436996

Carla Metzler 6/6/2005 11:58:07 AM

Thank you so much, Jill. I really appreciate it. #1437369

Souha Dooly 6/7/2005 8:27:10 AM

Excellent shot Carla !!Its so cute! #1441403

Carla Metzler 6/8/2005 6:14:40 PM

Thank you so much, Souha. I really appreciate it. #1447761

Darren K. Fisher 6/10/2005 7:09:57 PM

I love this. I bet money we see this winner again. #1456501

Carla Metzler 6/10/2005 7:48:36 PM

Thank you so much, Darren. I appreciate your kind and generous words. #1456585

Mary J. Costa Pearson 6/14/2005 1:11:00 AM

great shot, wonderful colors and lighting #1467426

Carla Metzler 6/14/2005 7:07:53 PM

Thank you so much, Mary. I appreciate it! #1471048

Roger Bernabo 7/22/2005 7:22:59 PM

Congratulations!! A great fun image; well done Carla! #1622570

Kara L. Hendricks 7/22/2005 7:56:26 PM

Congrats on this adorable finalist Carla!!! #1622848

Jim Kinnunen 7/22/2005 10:14:57 PM

Congratulations, Carla!:) #1623730

Judy S. Fung 7/22/2005 10:21:02 PM

Congrats, Carla! #1623763

Kay E. Mahoney 7/23/2005 6:19:33 AM

Congratulations Carla. Good luck in the next round. #1625160

Noel Baebler 7/23/2005 7:46:44 AM

Huzzah, Carla! #1625773

S J 7/23/2005 8:38:00 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Carla!! #1626061

Jill Flynn 7/23/2005 9:17:14 AM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist Carla! #1626333

Sharon L. Wack 7/23/2005 9:31:57 AM

Very funny,and great shoot! #1626454

KHAWLA Haddad 7/23/2005 10:11:20 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carla!!! #1626726

Donna J. Taff 7/23/2005 10:56:03 AM

Congratulations on this cute and funny finalist win, Carla!!! Great title. #1626983

Kerby Pfrangle 7/23/2005 12:28:53 PM


COngratulations on your wonderful finalist win.

Good luck in the finals.

Kerby #1627335

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/23/2005 1:08:50 PM

Congratulations, Carla, on this very fun finalist! #1627530

Jennifer Rennison 7/23/2005 6:37:32 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carla! #1629017

Stanley J. Contrades 7/23/2005 6:48:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Carla, and best of luck to you in the next round of judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1629082

Cindy Paquette 7/23/2005 7:06:28 PM

Way to go Carla....congratulations!!! #1629187

Tammy Scott 7/23/2005 7:53:34 PM

Congratulations, Carla!!! I am so happy to see this here! Great job! #1629423

Mary K. Robison 7/23/2005 8:43:45 PM

A big Congratulations to you, Carla! #1629615

Steve Mescha 7/24/2005 6:36:06 AM

Congradulations, Carla :-) #1630629

Debra Booth 7/24/2005 7:16:43 AM

Great capture, Carla! Congratulations! #1630728

Carla Metzler 7/25/2005 7:35:45 AM

Thank you very much Roger, Kara, Jim, Judy, Kay, Noel, Sanjay, Jill, Sharon, Kelly, Donna, Kerby, Deb, Jennifer, Stan, Cindy, Tammy, Mary, Steve, and Debra. I really appreciate it.

Vicki Hunt 7/26/2005 4:42:01 AM

Oh, I love that this one got finalist! Congratulations!!! There must be a million comments on this page! #1639578

Carla Metzler 7/26/2005 7:33:15 AM

Thank you so much, Vicki! #1640255

Noel Baebler 8/20/2005 6:12:34 PM

Quack-quack, Carla! #1742685

Carla Metzler 8/21/2005 12:23:39 PM

LOL...Noel. Thanks, I always like knowing you have been here! #1746851

Richard Bowser 9/6/2005 12:01:12 PM

GREAT SHOT, very good focus, Love it!


Carla Metzler 9/6/2005 7:18:50 PM

Thank you, Rick. I really appreciate your kind comment. #1808505

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