Feather Count

© Deborah Sandidge

Feather Count

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 6/16/2005 5:05:07 PM

Wow Deborah, you did it! The black background with the white feathers, clear and sharp - LOVE it! #264443

Deb Holmes 6/16/2005 5:13:15 PM

Awesome Deborah, incredible detail, and just stunning in B&W! #1479076

Paula J. Buzenius 6/16/2005 5:16:04 PM

A beautiful photograph. It leaves me breathless. #1479083

Judy S. Fung 6/16/2005 5:29:39 PM

Wow! This is beautiful, Deborah!! #1479119

Jennifer Rennison 6/16/2005 6:00:50 PM

Wow, Deborah!! Love the feathers all fanned out with the backlighting, simply outstanding and love the B&W! #1479191

Susana Heide 6/16/2005 6:09:04 PM

STELLAR!! So incredibly elegant!!! I think we'll be seeing this one again! #1479210

Kathryn Love 6/16/2005 6:10:42 PM

such an elegant sight!! fantastic capture !! great job Deborah! #1479216

Cathy Stancil 6/16/2005 6:13:13 PM

Sensationnal image Deborah !! Just splendid ! I love everything about this...Excellent work once again ! #1479222

Anita Taylor 6/16/2005 6:15:22 PM

Beautifully done, Deborah! Love how the backlighting makes it glow! #1479227

Barbara Helgason 6/16/2005 6:17:15 PM

Stunning!!! #1479233

Jeff W. Robinson 6/16/2005 6:29:39 PM

Just outstanding!!!!! Jeff #1479265

SaMi Martin 6/16/2005 6:40:08 PM

Amazing!!!!! How do u like DIC? #1479303

Deborah Sandidge 6/16/2005 6:57:01 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comments, much appreciated! Hi SaMi, thank you - cafe folks have been wonderful, I'm still learning my way around though, LOL! #1479354

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/16/2005 7:05:40 PM

WOW, gorgeous, awesome, and another photo of the year for me, Deb, you're in competition with yourself on these birds and dragonflies!
-Debby #1479367

Darren K. Fisher 6/16/2005 7:12:03 PM

OMG this is gorgeous. I really think you have out done yourself this time. I am really not sure what else I can say except I see a winner here. #1479380

Stephen Zacker 6/16/2005 7:36:47 PM

WOW... #1479460

William C. Raco 6/16/2005 7:39:57 PM

WOW and double WoW!
This is superb, Deborah!
I love the translucency in the wings, the fine detail and excellent contrasts.
Very well done!

bill
#1479472

Deborah Sandidge 6/16/2005 7:43:29 PM

Thank you so much, Debby, Darren, Stephen and Bill for your generous comments! I'm so glad you liked this! #1479483

Linda D. Lester 6/16/2005 7:45:46 PM

You just keep out doing yourself...they get better and better every day! If that is possible! Now you have a big head...LOL thats okay you deserve it, Deb #1479496

Terry Cervi 6/16/2005 7:58:38 PM

Gorgeous work, Deborah! #1479537

Colette M. Metcalf 6/16/2005 7:58:45 PM

WOW!!!!!!! #1479538

Sandy Driscoll 6/16/2005 11:38:02 PM

Stunningly elegant, Deborah! #1479919

Mark Oxley 6/17/2005 2:18:57 AM

WOW!! What a stunning image Deborah. I'm sure I will see this again soon! #1480093

Michael Khoury 6/17/2005 2:57:28 AM

superb design deborah...a winner! :-) #1480178

Roxanne M. Bubar 6/17/2005 5:49:11 AM

Wow this is magnificent. I agree. A winner. #1480994

Robert Jensen 6/17/2005 6:36:21 AM

EXQUISITE!!!

Bob J. #1481283

kerby lee pfrangle 6/17/2005 7:22:15 AM

Deborah this awesome.

I bet it comes back to visit us.

Super job.

Kerby #1481440

Jenny Bosmans 6/17/2005 9:29:02 AM

A winner as far as I'm concerned, Deborah!! Outstanding!!!!!! #1481921

Laurence Saliba 6/17/2005 10:06:26 AM

Superb image as always Deborah!!!! #1482071

Deborah Sandidge 6/17/2005 12:06:33 PM

Thank you so much for your gracious comments! I'm happy you liked this B&W feather count! #1482548

Susan T. Evans 6/17/2005 12:10:12 PM

Fantastic Deb, Wow! #1482562

Opal Cross 6/17/2005 12:12:50 PM

This is a fantastic piece of black and white art. It has so much detail. #1482573

Goshka G. 6/17/2005 12:14:15 PM

It makes me think of ballet, Deborah! Just exquisite!!! #1482580

Deborah Sandidge 6/17/2005 12:31:43 PM

Thank you Susan, Opal and Goshka - I appreciate your comments! #1482676

Amanda Price 6/17/2005 5:33:15 PM

Wow!! Great capture, Deb!! #1483504

S J 6/18/2005 1:32:44 AM

Oh WOW!! A definite winner, Deborah!! Great image!! #1484657

Deborah Sandidge 6/18/2005 4:22:15 PM

Thank you Amanda and Sanjay! I'm really pleased you liked this! #1486818

The Italian Eye 6/19/2005 9:49:13 AM

Deb, shoot me if this doesn't win! LOL
this is just Outstanding! #1488919

Souha Dooly 6/19/2005 12:22:52 PM

Waw ...Beautiful details!!and great color Deb!!! #1489403

April L. Brewster 6/19/2005 2:20:54 PM

No doubt in my mind that this is "the" winner. Stunning image. #1489779

Cathy Barrows 6/19/2005 11:35:12 PM

fabulous...i agree a real winner #1490742

Muriel Jackson 6/20/2005 3:51:56 AM

I am flaberghasted! An absolutely amazing winner!! #1491200

Deborah Sandidge 6/20/2005 6:50:00 AM

I'm overwhelmed, thank you very much for such a nice response to this B&W image! #1492167

Kara Hendricks 6/20/2005 7:30:38 AM

Well, put me on the long list of those that expect to see this with a badge under it.. Oh my gosh!! PERFECTION..... #1492453

Anita N. Hogue 6/20/2005 8:37:33 AM

I missed seeing this photo. I do believe this is one of my favorites you have captured! This is magnificient, Deborah!! How do you keep coming up with these fabulous shots?! #1492734

Deborah Sandidge 6/20/2005 4:23:33 PM

Thank you Kara and Anita, I appreciate your comments! #1494441

Michelle Lea Guinn 6/24/2005 7:24:03 AM

Awesome capture Deborah!!!! mlg #1514940

Carolina K. Smith 6/29/2005 2:44:19 PM

Super image, Deborah :) #1536513

Deborah Sandidge 6/29/2005 6:04:13 PM

Thank you Michelle and Carolina! #1537103

Terry L. Ellis 6/29/2005 6:13:42 PM

Oh, so stunning and elegant! Absolutely amazing as others have said, Deborah! #1537124

Deborah Sandidge 6/29/2005 6:18:28 PM

Thanks so much, Terry, I'm so pleased you liked this! #1537134

Cindy Cone 7/22/2005 8:48:46 PM

Congrats on this well-deserved finalist, Deb! I'll be looking for it in the next round! #1623213

Stan J. Contrades 7/23/2005 12:29:38 AM

Extraordinary, Deborah!! CONGRATULATIONS and best of luck in the next round with this beauty!! I, too, will be looking for it in the winner's circle!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1624053

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/23/2005 12:52:42 AM

Very nice graphics and grace. #1624125

Muriel Jackson 7/23/2005 2:43:51 AM

Congratulations on all your finalists Deb! This is the best of the best! #1624396

Darren K. Fisher 7/23/2005 2:54:53 AM

No surprise here. Congrats once again and best of luck on all your wonderful finalist. #1624450

Ken Grooms 7/23/2005 4:39:54 AM

This could win in at least two categories! Congratulations! #1624762

Jenny Bosmans 7/23/2005 7:09:01 AM

I will say no more....Congratulations!!!! #1625459

Marie Fields 7/23/2005 7:33:29 AM

OUTSTANDING image, Deb! Congratulations on all of your terrific finalists and good luck in the next round!!! #1625675

Kay E. Mahoney 7/23/2005 7:36:46 AM

Congratulations on your win Deb. This is an awesome photo. Good luck in the next round. #1625698

Jim Kinnunen 7/23/2005 8:03:43 AM

Wonderful image and title, Deb...congratulations!!! #1625880

S J 7/23/2005 8:20:33 AM

Oh just as I expected!!! Congratulations on this WELL DESERVING Finalist, Deborah!! #1625961

Wendy Stevenson 7/23/2005 8:34:43 AM

Congratulations Deborah on ALL your beautiful finalists!! ETG!! #1626036

Stephanie Lyons 7/23/2005 9:52:06 AM

This is awesome Deborah - congratulations! #1626601

Susana Heide 7/23/2005 9:59:01 AM

I'm not at all surprised to see this here. I hope to see it win some gold!! #1626650

Anita N. Hogue 7/23/2005 10:01:43 AM

I am so glad to see this as a finalist, Deborah. If I had to pick one, which would be hard, I do believe this is my favorite of your work! Congratulations again! #1626669

Deborah Sandidge 7/23/2005 3:28:01 PM

Thank you very much for your gracious words and congrats, much appreciated! Thank you BP Judges, for your time and thoughtful words! #1628190

Deb Holmes 7/23/2005 3:39:17 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful and dramatic finalist, Deb! #1628245

Terry L. Ellis 7/23/2005 3:40:27 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous beauty, too, Deborah!! Good luck! #1628254

Amanda Price 7/23/2005 3:59:36 PM

Congratulations on so many wonderful finalists!!! #1628319

Jennifer Rennison 7/23/2005 5:35:24 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Deborah! #1628714

Tammy Scott 7/23/2005 6:57:18 PM

Congratulations on another awesome finalist, Deborah! #1629144

Gen Nagase 7/23/2005 8:14:42 PM

Congratulations, Debora, on the most beautiful finalist!!! #1629511

Cora Miller 7/23/2005 9:35:49 PM

The lighting, detail and composition are outstanding in this shot, Deb! Congratulations!! #1629774

7/24/2005 6:56:28 AM

Absolutely beautiful Deborah !
Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!

#1630690

Kara Hendricks 7/24/2005 9:06:03 AM

Well, I am so glad to see this one with a silver.. And expect to see a gold one... Love this!! Congratulations!!! #1631146

Patrick Campbell 7/24/2005 11:41:01 AM

Sublime! Congrats Deborah! #1631655

Diane Addonizio 7/24/2005 6:18:54 PM

Congratulations,Deb! #1632946

Deborah Sandidge 7/24/2005 7:16:21 PM

Thanks so much for your kind comments and congrats!!! #1633210

Dan J. Holm 7/24/2005 11:18:23 PM

Alright, Deborah!!! Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved WIN!!!!!!! #1633761

7/24/2005 11:19:16 PM

Beautiful Deb!
Congratulations on your win! #1633765

S J 7/24/2005 11:23:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your super WIN, Deborah!! #1633789

Susan T. Evans 7/24/2005 11:47:32 PM

Congrats Deborah on your winner!!! whooooo hooooooooo!!! #1633837

Stan J. Contrades 7/25/2005 12:12:36 AM

And another CONGRATULATIONS, Deborah!! Very well deserved!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1633890

Piotr M. Organa 7/25/2005 12:29:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! #1633931

clifton Mair 7/25/2005 12:45:43 AM

Congrats Deborah, what a stunning shot! #1633986

Laurence Saliba 7/25/2005 12:52:10 AM

A Big and Special congrats on your win Deborah!!!! #1634001

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 7/25/2005 2:59:25 AM

Congratulations on your win Deborah!!! #1634267

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/25/2005 3:21:54 AM

So glad to see this as a winner, Deb, hearty congratulations!!!
-Debby #1634370

kerby lee pfrangle 7/25/2005 3:24:06 AM

Debby

Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634384

Kathleen Clemons 7/25/2005 3:52:42 AM

Just so beautiful, congratulations, Deborah! #1634563

Tammy Scott 7/25/2005 3:54:44 AM

Fantastic job, Debby! Congratulations on your win! #1634577

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/25/2005 4:17:03 AM

Simply a gorgeous shot, Debby! Congratulations on your win! #1634687

Colette M. Metcalf 7/25/2005 4:54:10 AM

This is gorgeous!! Congratulations to you, Deborah!!! #1634797

Debra Booth 7/25/2005 4:54:41 AM

Big congratulations, Deb!! #1634800

Kathleen K. Parker 7/25/2005 5:02:06 AM

Congratulations on your win, Deb!
kk #1634847

Kay E. Mahoney 7/25/2005 5:04:39 AM

Congratulations on your win Deb. Awesome picture. #1634856

Anita N. Hogue 7/25/2005 5:18:46 AM

Yes!! This is my favorite! Congratulations, Deborah!! #1634921

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 5:59:34 AM

Congratulations on your amazing image and win Deborah!! #1635072

Stephanie A. Laird 7/25/2005 6:14:52 AM

Just Beautiful Deborah! Congratulations! #1635139

Cindy Cone 7/25/2005 6:27:03 AM

Congratulations, Deb! I just knew this was a winner! #1635176

Kara Hendricks 7/25/2005 6:33:23 AM

Uhhh..hummm.. What did I tell ya?? A HUGE CONGRATS on this Deb... One of my all time favorite animal shots.. and not just from you...Brilliant!! #1635188

Linda D. Lester 7/25/2005 6:42:42 AM

What beauty.....Congratulations!!!! #1635223

Jim Kinnunen 7/25/2005 7:04:19 AM

Congrats, Deborah on this wonderful winning image!!! #1635341

Cathy Barrows 7/25/2005 7:15:23 AM

Congrats on your win!...fabulous #1635430

Jennifer Rennison 7/25/2005 7:19:07 AM

Congratulations on your win, Deborah!
#1635448

Muriel Jackson 7/25/2005 7:44:53 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win Deborah! #1635591

KHAWLA Haddad 7/25/2005 8:14:32 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #1635776

Jill Flynn 7/25/2005 8:49:03 AM

Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL SECOND PLACE win Deborah! #1636019

Joy Rector 7/25/2005 9:03:56 AM

This is gorgeous. congrats on your win. #1636129

Ken Grooms 7/25/2005 10:23:00 AM

Congratulations on this very artistic interpretation! #1636538

Terry L. Ellis 7/25/2005 11:35:27 AM

Big Congratulations, Deborah, on your fabulous 2nd place win! This is a stunning image!! #1636877

William C. Raco 7/25/2005 12:06:47 PM

This is just wonderful, Deborah!
Congratulations,

bill #1636981

Stephen Zacker 7/25/2005 1:47:58 PM

Stunning and Beautiful. Congratulations #1637344

Gen Nagase 7/25/2005 1:52:20 PM

Beautiful, no doubt!!!
...this had to be a winner!!!
Congratulations on your another great win, Deborah!!! #1637358

Deborah Sandidge 7/25/2005 3:05:33 PM

Thank you so much!! I appreciate your heartfelt congrats and nice comments on this image! You all are the best! #1637628

Goshka G. 7/25/2005 3:08:43 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous winner, Deborah!! #1637647

Amanda Price 7/25/2005 3:09:23 PM

Wonderful in every way! Congratulations on your well-deserved win! #1637648

Wally Orlowsky 7/25/2005 3:33:32 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Deborah! #1637743

Cathy Gregor 7/25/2005 4:09:09 PM

Congrats on this awesome winner, Deborah!!! #1637892

Diane Addonizio 7/25/2005 4:40:12 PM

Congrats on your win, Deb!!! #1638064

Sharon Day 7/25/2005 5:25:31 PM

This is an awesome image, Deborah!!! Great job! Big congratulations! #1638238

Terry R. Hatfield 7/25/2005 5:34:44 PM

Hi Deb!This One Escaped Me, What A Wonderful Image!!Very Deserving In Every Way!A Big Congratulations On Your Win:-) #1638276

Ronald Balthazor 7/25/2005 5:37:56 PM

Congratulations, Deborah. Magnificent. #1638283

Cora Miller 7/25/2005 8:29:28 PM

So well deserved! Congratulations on your win, Deb! #1638593

Stefan G 7/25/2005 8:44:41 PM

Congratulations, Deborah! Great image! #1638612

Wren Hendrick 7/25/2005 10:30:45 PM

Breathtaking, Deborah!!! Congratulations #1638719

Souha Dooly 7/25/2005 10:57:31 PM

Congratulations on your win, Deb! #1638741

Deb Holmes 7/26/2005 9:19:44 AM

Congrats Deb, on your winning photo! #1640781

Karen Bacon 7/26/2005 10:08:56 AM

Congratulations on this lovely winning image Deborah! #1640958

Jonna Bergström 7/26/2005 2:10:04 PM

Fantastic image, Deborah!! Congratulations!! #1641836

Deborah Sandidge 7/26/2005 2:36:13 PM

I truly appreciate your kind comments and congrats -- they mean a lot to me! I honored to have this image place among the winners! #1641948

Nancy Grace Chen 7/27/2005 9:41:29 AM

This is splendid and took my breath away the first time I saw it... glad to see it as a winner here. Conrats to you, Deborah!

Nancy #1644932

Deborah Sandidge 7/27/2005 6:48:32 PM

Hi Nancy, so good to hear from you! Thank you very much for your kind words, I appreciate it! #1646727

Pamela K 7/28/2005 11:43:40 AM

I missed this the first time around! Gorgeous! Stunning! I love the lighting and detail you've captured!

Pam #1649557

Monika Sapek 7/28/2005 11:47:04 AM

Great light and details in this beautiful capture, Deborah! Congratulations on your Second Place Win!
Monika
#1649576

Fax Sinclair 7/30/2005 10:19:45 AM

Aloha Demorah,
This is one of the most stunning images I have ever seen. It has everything, the beauty, the design elements, the gorgeous creature, and it is "of the moment."
Your whole gallery has left me amazed. #1656643

Deborah Sandidge 7/30/2005 7:11:11 PM

Thank you, Pam, Monika and Fax~ Aloha Fax, that's one of the nicest comments I've ever received, thank you very much! #1657443

Joy Rector 8/1/2005 3:25:33 AM

congrats on this beautiful win. #1661382

Opal Cross 8/1/2005 9:26:30 PM

Congradulations on this most perfect catch. this is just beautiful. #1665087

Deborah Sandidge 8/2/2005 1:13:01 PM

Thank you, Joy and Opal, I appreciate your very kind comments! #1668322

Shari Travison 8/3/2005 10:31:49 AM

Awesome! I love your artistic composition. Congrats! #1672327

Deborah Sandidge 8/4/2005 10:30:49 AM

Thank you very much, Shari! #1676720

Fax Sinclair 8/17/2005 7:47:20 PM

Deborah, I had to come back and look at this image again. It lives in my memory.

The picture of the horse is good, but I just don't understand how this was not the grand prize winner!

#1729563

Swapnali Mathkar 8/18/2005 6:14:19 AM

Deborah, Its a really amazing image. Great timing and sharpness. just perfect. I think this is the first photograph, I have seen of a bird which is so beautiful even if the bird's eyes are not visible (ofcourse apart from silhouttes). #1730873

Deborah Sandidge 8/18/2005 8:15:40 AM

Thank you, graciously Fax and Swapnali - your thoughtful comments are very much appreciated! #1731288

Philip Pankov 9/24/2005 5:36:40 PM

This is really great photo, just wow!!! On the the best images I have ever seen, Deborah!! Outstanding!

Regards,
Philip Pankov
Pictures of Ireland - Fine Art Photographs of Ireland
#1879188

Deborah Sandidge 9/24/2005 6:12:57 PM

Thank you graciously, Philip! I appreciate your kind words! #1879339

Zoe j. Cocker 5/3/2006 8:39:19 AM

beautiful detail! amazing picture #2720414

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/15/2007 8:59:48 AM

What a beautiful photo! Fantastic lighting, composition, clarity! #3822302

Deborah Sandidge 1/15/2007 9:41:37 AM

Thanks so much, Vladan! #3822502

Fax Sinclair 7/24/2007 10:10:03 AM

Aloha Again,
I just added this image to "my favorites" because it is the best image I've ever seen! #4549072

Deborah Sandidge 7/24/2007 2:47:00 PM

Aloha Fax, so nice to hear from you! I'm pleased you enjoy "Feather Count" and have added it to your fav's, I'm very much honored! ~ Deb #4549861

Rosemary Sampson 3/21/2009 4:22:55 PM

One word, extraordinary! #7312780

5/21/2009 10:01:58 PM

My favorite Deb!
Congratulations! #7546015

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/31/2009 9:22:36 AM

I love this so much!!! WOW...Great work, Deb and congrats!! My Favs too....:) #7903794

Deborah Sandidge 8/31/2009 10:58:26 AM

Thank you Shelly, I appreciate you marking it as a Fav too!
~ Deb #7904116

Gary Lange 9/24/2009 9:06:53 AM

It doesn't get much better than this. #7979626

Fax Sinclair 9/24/2009 4:38:54 PM

Aloha Deborah,

One more chance to see this incredible image and tell you it is my favorite of all time! (Except for a few of my own. Natch.) #7980805

Deborah Sandidge 9/24/2009 8:02:52 PM

Thank you very much! I appreciate your thoughtful comments! :o)
Deb #7981301

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/6/2010 5:38:07 AM

Amazing....so happy this won!!! Congrats! #8592516

Jill Odice 10/11/2010 11:15:03 AM

The light here is fabulous! No wonder this won, it is perfectly executed! #8960258

Deborah Sandidge 10/11/2010 2:45:14 PM

Hi Jill, so nice to hear from you!
Thank you very much, I appreciate your kind comments!
~ Deb #8960616

Usman M. Bajwa 10/13/2010 4:59:04 AM

Just saw this and I am marveled by the light and detail in this, Deb. Belated CONGRATZ!!

UB. #8963578

Deborah Sandidge 10/13/2010 10:22:54 AM

Hi Usman,
Thank you so much. This bird was so beautiful to watch and just humbling to be able to photograph.
Glad you like this!
~ Deb #8964211

Ellen Hodges 1/21/2013 5:38:21 PM

What an exquisite image! Huge WOW!!! #10526761

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Camera: Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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