The Boys

Cindy Hamilton level-classic 2/3/2010 3:32:10 AM

Fabulous! What are these birds? I have them in my yard, too! Is this a composite, and if so, how did you do it? Wow! #1234362

Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/3/2010 3:36:51 AM

Wow Judy, I see a winner here, fabulous work, love it!! #8352137

Michelle Alton level-classic 2/3/2010 3:41:36 AM

I see a winner too! They look sort of icy and frozen, but the background is definitely Spring. I never know the difference between house finches and purple finches, but they sure are amazingly beautiful in this portrayal. #8352146

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 2/3/2010 3:41:57 AM

Thanks Cindy and Gord! These are male House Finches (or they may be Purple Finches - they look so much alike that it's hard to tell which is which)- this photo is a composite of 6 photos - combined and masked in CS4 - the trees are so bare here now - I just wanted a touch of Spring - so I added some :o) #8352149

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 2/3/2010 3:43:55 AM

Thanks Michelle! Yes, the finches do look a lot alike! I never know for sure! #8352154

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/3/2010 3:45:40 AM

A much needed breath of springtime for sure, Judy. I love your work on this. #8352163

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 2/3/2010 3:57:24 AM

Beautiful! A FAVE for me! #8352204

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/3/2010 4:36:53 AM

Great comp, color and capture Judy!! Jeff #8352358

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 2/3/2010 5:14:05 AM

Wow, Amazing work! I love it... #8352504

Mary L. Graham level-classic 2/3/2010 5:32:40 AM

Beautiful work Judy....Purple finches, They are gorgeous!! =) #8352588

Liz Bullock level-classic 2/3/2010 6:44:15 AM

Beautiful image! #8352838

Susana Heide level-classic 2/3/2010 8:22:09 AM

STELLAR work and results!!!!! #8353130

Gina Cormier level-classic 2/3/2010 9:59:42 AM

Outstanding work here!!!! Beautiful! #8353295

Tarun Bose level-classic 2/3/2010 10:13:47 AM

Mind blowing image. A winner for me , Judy. #8353330

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 2/3/2010 10:30:00 AM

What a delightful image. Beautiful in every way!! #8353368

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/3/2010 10:44:10 AM

I too seen a winner here...your work has a vintage feel to it. Beautiful! #8353418

Ken R. Frischkorn level-classic 2/3/2010 11:17:58 AM

Exceptionally beautiful wildlife photo of these lovely little finches enchanting background and the composition, color and clarity are outstanding. #8353498

Shirley A. Kinney level-classic 2/3/2010 2:08:45 PM

Well, girl you have done it again. This is just too awesome. Your bird captures are the best. This one is a beauty. #8353870

Robert Jensen level-classic 2/3/2010 10:15:33 PM

Outstanding digital work #8354667

hayden Cannon level-classic 2/4/2010 4:51:01 AM

Beautiful capture Judy, great colors, lighting, comp and details fantastic photo! #8355338

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/4/2010 8:36:00 PM

Stunning work, Judy! #8357280

Ken Smith level-classic 2/6/2010 2:00:08 PM

Very nice DD work, Judy..I'm ready for spring too! :-) #8361690

Linda Blair 2/7/2010 6:48:33 AM

Awesome DD work Judy....perfect as always!!!!! #8362907

Dianna Murphy level-classic 2/7/2010 9:24:02 AM

A beautiful creation! #8363407

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 2/8/2010 8:01:36 AM

Great work here Judy, awesome! #8366041

Dianna Hauf level-classic 2/8/2010 8:48:58 AM

HOLY CRAP! This is one of the MOST AWESOME images I have YET to see here!!! OUTSTANDING Judy! This had better WIN! Just love his! #8366187

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 2/8/2010 3:28:03 PM

Wonderful effects and colors on the wrens. #8366871

Nick Lagos level-classic 2/11/2010 3:31:12 AM

Very well crafted Judy...definitely worthy of a big Gold... congrats to you #8373309

Jane Hirst level-classic 2/11/2010 11:54:37 AM

What a great group with lots of wonderful detail! #8374537

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 2/13/2010 8:50:19 AM

Sweet and beautiful, Judy!
Wonderfully done!
~♥~Lisa #8379040

Danny B. Head level-classic 3/26/2010 2:03:08 PM

Great Job, Judy.. Congrats! #8483084

Erica Murphy level-classic 3/26/2010 3:23:55 PM

Just have to scream GORGEOUS! Congratulations!! #8483749

Cathy Barrows 3/26/2010 5:17:33 PM

Congrats on your finalist...fabulous #8484633

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/26/2010 6:45:54 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Judy, I'm betting we see this again!

jo ann c. #8485358

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/26/2010 6:57:18 PM

Congrats on this outstanding finalist, Judy! #8485452

Robert Jensen level-classic 3/26/2010 10:16:15 PM

Glad to see this one again - congratulations #8486046

Katarina Mansson level-classic 3/27/2010 4:44:31 AM

Stunning picture and MT finalist Judy! Congrats! #8486547

Anne M. Young 3/27/2010 7:05:15 AM


Congratulations - super capture! #8486890

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 3/27/2010 5:11:29 PM

Congrats Judy!! ☺ #8488612

Elida Gutierrez 3/27/2010 5:42:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL FINALIST!!!
#8488727

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/27/2010 5:51:28 PM

Congratulations Judy, beautiful work! #8488761

Michelle D. Allen 3/28/2010 1:18:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Outstanding work!! #8490548

Nick Lagos level-classic 3/28/2010 2:17:03 PM

Always been a winner Judy... #8490708

Anita Hogue level-classic 3/28/2010 2:36:29 PM

Another gorgeous finalist! Congratulations! #8490775

Kathy Cline level-classic 3/28/2010 4:58:13 PM

KILLER BEAUTY!!

glitter-graphics.com #8491145

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/28/2010 6:13:19 PM

This is so beautiful. Breath taking Finalist my friend. Congratulations girl. WOW. #8491416

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 3/28/2010 8:02:41 PM

Superb work, Judy! Tremendous detail on these finches and wonderful DD work! Congratulations on a stunning Finalist - I'm sure we'll see this one again! #8491720

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/28/2010 9:55:03 PM

Congratulations on your win, Judy! #8491988

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/28/2010 10:47:00 PM

Congratulations on your win, Judy! #8492085

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/28/2010 10:47:35 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8492087

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/29/2010 1:20:34 AM

Congratulations on your win! Good for you Judy, excellent! #8492298

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/29/2010 2:08:17 AM

Congratulations on your winning image Judy!!! #8492343

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/29/2010 3:25:03 AM

Wonderful winning photograph, Judy.
Congratulations! #8492484

Alan L. Borror level-classic 3/29/2010 3:50:18 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Judy! #8492559

Anna Diederich level-classic 3/29/2010 4:42:15 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Judy! #8492775

Anita Hogue level-classic 3/29/2010 5:11:45 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #8492928

Cathy Barrows 3/29/2010 5:18:03 AM

Congrats on your win... ilove your boys #8492962

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 3/29/2010 5:36:45 AM

Huge congratulations on your fabulous Second Place win, Judy!!! #8493053

Marvil J. LaCroix 3/29/2010 5:59:57 AM

Congratulations on you win Judy. I love this photo, it's colors are so vivid. Another masterpiece! #8493156

Kathy L. Clark 3/29/2010 6:07:13 AM

This is so beautiful Judy. Congratulations. I love it. #8493192

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 3/29/2010 6:19:59 AM

You did such a beautiful job here - congratulations #8493243

Boyd L. Alexander level-classic 3/29/2010 6:55:17 AM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful Gold Win Judy!! I lov your bird art but this one is really a stunner!! #8493350

Danny B. Head level-classic 3/29/2010 7:16:23 AM

Congrats Judy... beautiful job! #8493409

Carla Metzler level-classic 3/29/2010 7:36:23 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8493497

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/29/2010 7:47:14 AM

Wonderful capture, Judy - congratulations! #8493532

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/29/2010 8:05:11 AM

Beautiful capture....Congrats, my friend! #8493601

Bunny Snow level-classic 3/29/2010 8:06:30 AM

Good capture and DD work, Judy, the Purple House Finches look great!! Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8493609

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 3/29/2010 8:42:29 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, Judy!! #8493834

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/29/2010 8:52:27 AM

I KNEW this would be a winner, totally gorgeous!

Congratulations on your win friend..

jo ann c. #8493876

Carol Eade level-classic 3/29/2010 8:57:51 AM

Warm congratulations, Judy, this is so beautiful! #8493895

Craig W. Myers level-classic 3/29/2010 9:57:16 AM

Great image and very accomplished digital darkroom work, Judy. #8494066

Shawn Jennings level-classic 3/29/2010 11:38:54 AM

WTG Judy! Congratulations on your win! #8494333

Shawn Jennings level-classic 3/29/2010 11:38:54 AM

WTG Judy! Congratulations on your win! #8494334

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 3/29/2010 11:43:43 AM

Judy -- This is jaw-dropping gorgeous. Your work is flawless. A true beauty. Huge huge congrats on this spectacular GOLD. #8494350

Mike Clime level-classic 3/29/2010 11:57:45 AM

Congratulations on this great winner! #8494408

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 3/29/2010 2:19:56 PM

WTG on this wonderful win, Judy!!! :-) k #8494791

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/29/2010 2:25:40 PM

Congrats on your win :) #8494811

Kerry Penn level-classic 3/29/2010 2:45:25 PM

What an absolutely awesome photo! Congratulations!! #8494846

Kathy Coombs level-classic 3/29/2010 3:56:37 PM

So beautiful! Congratulations! #8494960

Shirley A. Kinney level-classic 3/29/2010 4:30:09 PM

Judy, I knew this was a winner when I first saw it. Congratulations. #8495013

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/29/2010 4:46:28 PM

Judy- Such awesome work here my friend. I am so happy for you getting a Second Place Win with your talented work. Congratulations my friend. Way to go. #8495049

Sam Britt level-classic 3/29/2010 5:38:40 PM

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner, Judy! #8495261

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/29/2010 10:49:58 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Judy!! #8496161

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/30/2010 12:32:54 AM

Awesome. CONGRATZ. on this very apt Gold Win, Judy.

UB. #8496381

Dianna Murphy level-classic 3/30/2010 8:11:32 AM

Congratulations on your extraordinary Winner. #8497482

Karen Celella level-classic 3/30/2010 9:01:09 AM

Congratulations on your stunning winner Judy! #8497638

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 3/30/2010 12:39:06 PM

Congrats on your outstanding winner Judy! Hope you guys have a great trip! #8498028

Lydia Williams level-classic 3/30/2010 1:15:57 PM

Very well done..Beautiful...congratulations!
#8498114

Susana Heide level-classic 3/30/2010 4:06:46 PM

I'm speechless!!! This is PERFECTION at it's best!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS Judy, not only on this WIN but also on your amazing talent!!! Into my favs this goes :o)) #8498498

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/30/2010 10:50:42 PM

Priceless capture Judy! Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8499163

Stephen Zacker level-classic 3/31/2010 3:49:42 PM

Congratulations Judy #8501022

Heidi Knight level-classic 4/1/2010 4:53:19 PM

Congratulations on your stunning winner! #8503681

Sharon Day level-classic 4/2/2010 9:35:40 AM

Gorgeous image, Judy!!! Great capture and composition! Congratulations on this superb win!! #8505175

Nichon L. Thorstrom Smith 4/2/2010 6:30:11 PM

What a great composite! Congrats! Love everything about it! #8506331

Nick Lagos level-classic 4/6/2010 6:56:06 AM

This was one of those pics I was surprised didn't win previously Judy.... but as they say...Cream Always Rises to the Top... congrats to you #8514444

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 4/8/2010 8:32:52 AM

Excellent work, Judy! Congratulations! #8519901

Margie R. Kirby 7/27/2010 11:40:42 AM

Great work Judy! #8789386

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 11/22/2010 5:32:36 PM

Gorgeous image Judy, belated CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9058363

Darlene M Grover 12/7/2010 11:30:31 AM

Love this image..incredible detail and color and comp! #9085692

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic 12/2/2011 12:21:21 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #9842667

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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