Cardinal Couple

© Bill Houghton

Cardinal Couple

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/19/2009 7:33:55 AM

Wonderful shot of this beautiful pair of birds taken with sharp detail, vibrant color and fantastic shallow DOF, Bill!! #1217702

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/19/2009 7:39:54 AM

Great animal image and the clarity is superb, Bill.

Dominick #8233044

Jim Huffield 12/19/2009 7:53:25 AM

Marvelous and beautiful capture, Bill. Jim #8233085

Tammy M. Anderson 12/19/2009 8:48:12 AM

What a perfect capture of this beautiful couple, Bill. Outstanding work. #8233188

Kathleen Brennan 12/19/2009 9:09:48 AM

Great capture of this cardinal pair! #8233222

Liz blahh 12/19/2009 10:15:47 AM

Beautifully captured! #8233387

Jeff Robinson 12/19/2009 11:37:52 AM

Outstanding capture of this Beautiful couple Bill! Jeff #8233490

Kathleen Rinker 12/19/2009 3:21:06 PM

Excellent capture Bill!! #8233831

Pamela L. Moore 12/19/2009 9:26:00 PM

Beautiful couple - I don't live near any cardinals, but love the beautiful colors. Very nice DOF!! #8234314

Amanda J. Tanner 12/20/2009 1:57:56 AM

This image is so beautiful Bill. I love the tones and clarity and just everything about this image is wonderful. #8234533

James N. Carpenter 12/20/2009 1:55:25 PM

Super capture Bill, wonderful detail and clarity. Great composition and really nice DOF. Very well done. James #8235630

Summer A. Kozisek 12/22/2009 1:30:47 AM

Gorgeous capture Bill, your bird photos are absolutely fantastic!! #8238833

Shelly A. Van Camp 12/22/2009 8:48:41 AM

Wow, lucky capture with both of them! Beautiful colors and DOF!! Well done! Merry Christmas, Bill! #8239691

Diane L. Thomas 12/24/2009 3:44:53 PM

WOW what a capture. Great to get them together. Sharp and Clear. Merry Christmas #8244838

Kathy Cline 12/25/2009 11:57:30 AM #8246112

Dianna Murphy 12/27/2009 10:58:59 AM

Gorgeous couple. Merry christamas Bill. #8249438

Cathy Barrows 1/18/2010 2:57:50 PM

Congrats on your finalist...very pretty #8306574

Diane L. Thomas 1/18/2010 3:04:10 PM

Congrats on you finalist. Love it. #8306675

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/18/2010 3:19:21 PM

Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations! #8306852

Carol L. Fowler 1/18/2010 3:21:21 PM

Congratulations on this Finalist! #8306867

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/18/2010 4:05:36 PM

on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

Photobucket #8307256

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/18/2010 4:06:30 PM

Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307271

Linda A. Braddock 1/18/2010 4:18:30 PM

Bill, Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist!! #8307462

Fran J. Jagger 1/18/2010 4:36:00 PM

Congrats on your Outstanding Finalist, Bill! Love the capture, clarity, blurred background and the catch light of the couple's eyes!! WOW! :)

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/18/2010 4:36:26 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Bill!

Hope we see it again!

jo ann c. #8307700

Tammy M. Anderson 1/18/2010 4:58:37 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill. #8307938

Lola M. 1/18/2010 5:19:12 PM

Beautiful capture of this cardinal pair - Congratulations on your finalist! #8308082

Joannie Bertucci 1/18/2010 5:44:08 PM

I'm never surprised when you get a badge on your work Bill, your images are always winners! Congrats! #8308291

Debra R. Harder 1/18/2010 5:58:46 PM

WOW, Bill! Your wildlife images are always the best. Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist. This is going right into my favorites!! Deb #8308439

Lana Arcemont 1/18/2010 7:35:33 PM

Congratulations, Bill. This is a fine cardinal couple! #8309298

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/18/2010 8:44:49 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Bill! #8309588

Usman M. Bajwa 1/18/2010 10:25:09 PM

Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, Bill!!

UB. #8309871

Bojan Bencic 1/18/2010 10:53:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill. #8309944

Summer A. Kozisek 1/19/2010 1:44:36 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill! #8310418

Liz blahh 1/19/2010 5:47:55 AM

Congratulations! #8311100

Karen Celella 1/19/2010 5:52:35 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill. #8311121

Karen Celella 1/19/2010 6:28:05 AM

A very Big CONGRATS to you Bill for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I wish you the very best in the next round.


Shelly A. Van Camp 1/19/2010 8:13:59 AM

Congrats, Bill!!! Love this! #8311670

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/19/2010 8:21:03 AM

Congratulations on an excellent capture and finalist! There is nothing easy about getting a clean shot of these birds! #8311684

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 9:33:37 AM

Super big congrats Bill on this great finalist. James #8311878

Eivor Kuchta 1/19/2010 12:48:59 PM

Beautiful couple, well captured! Congratulations on your finalist, Bill, and good luck in the next round! #8312398

Jeff Robinson 1/19/2010 4:12:40 PM

Congrats Bill on your Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff #8312905

Barbara Waldoch 1/19/2010 4:49:13 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win! #8313020

Claudia Kuhn 1/19/2010 5:24:10 PM

Beautiful capture of these 2 Bill, congrats on your winner! #8313186

Peter K. Burian 1/19/2010 5:29:34 PM

Wow! Very few photographers ever manage to capture an image of both the male and female, Bill.

Love it!

Peter #8313224

Sam Britt 1/19/2010 6:05:14 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Bill! #8313422

Mary K. Robison 1/19/2010 6:37:02 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Bill! What a lovely capture! #8313598

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/19/2010 7:11:49 PM

WTG on this awesome win, Bill!!! :-)♫♪♫ k #8313787

Fran J. Jagger 1/19/2010 7:22:26 PM

CONGRATS on you WIN, Bill!! :) #8313842

Janice Mezzacappa 1/19/2010 7:41:42 PM

Huge Congrats Bill on your spectacular WINNER!! #8313886

Janice Mezzacappa 1/19/2010 7:41:42 PM

Huge Congrats Bill on your spectacular WINNER!! #8313887

Erica Murphy 1/19/2010 8:14:32 PM

Congratulations on your lovely and very colorful winner Bill!! #8313951

Evy Johansen 1/19/2010 8:27:23 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved win, Bill!! #8314002

Evy Johansen 1/19/2010 8:29:30 PM

No Surprise here. Another Classic example of your awesome photography. Congrats on your 2nd place finish for this awesome image Bill.

Brian #8314012

Jennifer L. Alder 1/19/2010 10:05:47 PM

Its a beauty, Bill! Big congrats to you! #8314175

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 10:18:34 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ. on getting in the Winners' Circle, Bill!!!

UB. #8314224

Bojan Bencic 1/19/2010 10:44:28 PM

Congratulations on your win, Bill. Love it. #8314308

Renee Doyle 1/20/2010 12:23:33 AM

Just beautiful!! Big congratulations to you Bill!! #8314549

Bill Houghton 1/20/2010 1:51:41 AM

I just want to thank all of you for your remarks about my second place photo. Bill #8314688

Derek D. Dafoe 1/20/2010 2:17:12 AM

Congrats Bill on a great photo and Win! #8314701

Tammy M. Anderson 1/20/2010 3:20:22 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner. #8314786

Karen Celella 1/20/2010 4:54:09 AM

Congratulations on your impressive winning image Bill! #8315088

Anne M. Young 1/20/2010 4:59:16 AM

Huge Congratulations Bill on this wonderful couple! #8315110

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/20/2010 5:31:02 AM

Super congratulations, Bill! Well-deserved gold! #8315204

Murry Grigsby 1/20/2010 6:27:47 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful image and win Bill! #8315413

Cathy Barrows 1/20/2010 7:14:07 AM

Congrats on your win...gorgeous couple #8315532

Linda A. Braddock 1/20/2010 7:42:04 AM

Bill, Congratulations on this beautiful winner!! #8315592

Jack Ryan 1/20/2010 8:25:31 AM

Way to go, Bill. Congratulatuions! #8315731

Debra R. Harder 1/20/2010 8:51:23 AM

Well...I knew this was a GOLD WINNER when I first saw it, Bill!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your spectacular win!! Deb #8315780

Lydia Williams 1/20/2010 9:44:10 AM

Wonderful Bill...I have a pair like this in our yard, but, have yet to get one like this...awesome! Congratulations! #8315867

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/20/2010 3:29:41 PM

Congratulations Bill on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8316691

Dianna Murphy 1/20/2010 4:01:28 PM

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316779

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/20/2010 4:47:54 PM

So glad this was a winner and very well deserved Bill!

jo ann c. #8316985

Eivor Kuchta 1/20/2010 4:56:59 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Bill! #8317018

Michael Umbreit 1/20/2010 6:04:08 PM

Bill - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317272

Graeme yew Chow 1/20/2010 7:28:44 PM

Big congratulations ! Bill. The detail is exceptional. #8317463

Karen K. Givens 1/21/2010 6:39:22 AM

Congratulations Bill on your win, this is awesome. I visited your gallery you do beautiful work, I really enjoyed looking at all your photographs. :) #8318622

Julie Burnett 1/21/2010 1:25:40 PM

Gorgeous capture of this beautiful couple, Bill!! A HUGE congrats on this exceptional winner!! #8319375

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/21/2010 7:43:13 PM

And it became a winner. Congratulations, Bill! AWESOME! #8320094

Val Feldman 1/22/2010 8:50:46 AM

Better late than never, Bill..but had to comment with huge congratulations to you for this magnificent gold winner...both of them together! So difficult to capture both and you accomplished that perfectly! Kudos and again, congratulations! #8321375

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/22/2010 1:01:51 PM

They are so beautiful Bill! Congratulations on your win! #8321888

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/22/2010 7:22:05 PM

Beautiful.......Congrats!! #8322763

Alex T. Mizuno 1/24/2010 12:46:49 AM

What a lovely pair! Beautiful work as usual Bill! Congratulations on your win!!! #8325193

Derek D. Dafoe 1/25/2010 2:54:34 AM

Congrats on a great win Bill! #8327534

Kara L. Hendricks 1/25/2010 4:08:14 AM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #8327683

Daniel Ruf 1/30/2010 7:15:27 AM

Another great piece of work, Bill. I never tire of looking at your images. #8341869

frank w. degenhardt 1/31/2010 8:58:01 PM

Bill- It is quite obvious that I am no where in the same league with you when it comes to photography. I do enjoy and am always learning and know I still need better equipment, but make do.
I really spent alot of time going through your gallaries, the birds, the flowers, the landscapes, each one so stunning and amazing in its beauty. You have such a wonderful gift and I know I will be going back to your gallary to enjoy the astonishing work you do.
Have a great day my friend, enjoy. #8345709

Sam Britt 2/22/2010 5:21:12 PM

Big Congrats on your second place winner, Bill! #8408080

Nancy L. Green 3/10/2011 7:46:48 AM

What a HANDSOME couple my friend, CONGRATULATIONS. Folks seem to concentrate on the male, I think the female are simply gorgeous as well!! <>< #9283616

Anita Slusser 4/4/2011 2:51:39 PM

Gorgeous couple. I love the focus and the color. #9334387

John Connolly 1/16/2012 12:01:52 PM

A stand out image of these two beauties, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist win! #9923726

Gary Enloe 1/26/2012 3:33:00 PM

This is a excellent capture Bill. Nice to have captured the 2 of them looking back like they are. Very nice #9948707

Gord MacEachern 1/30/2012 6:02:58 AM

Hi Bill, I can see why this went gold, very beautiful capture, WTG!! #9955253

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Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/200 sec., F5.6, ISO 200

Uploaded on 12/19/2009 7:32:03 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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