A Running Start

© Bill Foxworthy

A Running Start

Uploaded: September 24, 2011 07:06:57


Sandhill Cranes Canon 300mm f/2.8 handheld,

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 24, 2011

Outstanding capture Bill! #1410344

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 24, 2011

Nice capture, Bill. He is beautiful. #9688652

September 26, 2011

Perfect catch of the action!! #9697797

Bill Foxworthy September 27, 2011

Thanks Jeff, Kay and Deborah! #9699052

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 03, 2011

WOW Bill, this is FANTASITC!!! <>< #9713115

Bill Foxworthy October 03, 2011

Thanks very much Nancy! #9713275

Orsi October 18, 2011

Amazing shot,Bill!!Congratulations!!! #9743710

October 18, 2011

Great action shot #9744141

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 18, 2011

Terrific shot! Congratulations!! #9745604

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 19, 2011

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Bill...

jo ann c. #9746981

Bill Foxworthy October 19, 2011

Thanks very much Orsi, The Judge at BetterPhoto, Ujjwal and Jo Ann. #9747019

Rona L. Schwarz October 19, 2011

WOW! This is simply FABULOUS, Bill! I don't think I have seen a better sandhill crane action capture - the detail and clarity is amazing! I shoot sandhills with my 300mm f2.8 as well, but I cannot get near this close - will be going next month to catch the fall migration. Anyway, super Congratulations on this amazing Finalist - Hope to see it with Gold next round! #9749425

Merna L. Nobile October 22, 2011

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!

Bill Foxworthy October 22, 2011

Thank you Rona and Merna. These birds are a pure joy to photograph! #9754999

Kathy Cline level-classic October 23, 2011

WOW you handheld with that lens. I cant do it but then again Im a small Gal. ha ha Super shot Bill and I love sandhill cranes. Love the lens to. Have a blessed day and congratulations on a well deserved award.

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