Going For It

Uploaded: October 18, 2005 15:46:54


1/400, f/6.3, ISO-250


William88 August 08, 2006

Proud to be the first to comment on this fabulous photo, TOO.
I like this one. #499729

Erica Murphy level-classic August 14, 2006

Many thanks William for your kind words.

Erica #3163605

S P Mukherji August 19, 2006

Stunning action capture Erica!! As usual!! #3185150

Erica Murphy level-classic August 19, 2006

Thank you very much SP! #3185616

Chastity Abbott August 21, 2006

Astonishing capture!!!! Seems like you are right there with him!!!! Excellent!!! #3196554

Erica Murphy level-classic August 21, 2006

Thanks a bunch Chastity! These waves break right on the shore, so I really was right there with him.

Erica #3196561

Crystal L. Craig February 24, 2007

Absolutely awesome capture Erica! Incredible timing, great composure, perfect exposure! Excellent work! And a huge congrats for making finalist! #3982961

Christy Nichols February 24, 2007

Amazing capture, congrats Erica! #3983240

Terry L. McKaig February 24, 2007

This sure looks refreshing to me!
Great capture Erica!
Congratulations on finalist! #3983689

Arlene Krassner February 24, 2007

You caught the moment Erica. Congratulations on finalist status. #3984738

Anna Diederich February 24, 2007

Congrats on your finalist Erica!! Excellent capture! #3984894

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3986382

Erica Murphy level-classic February 24, 2007

Big THANKS to ALL for the wonderful and supportive comments!


Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 25, 2007

Congratulations again, Erica! A very exciting finalist! #3990390

Erica Murphy level-classic February 25, 2007

So nice of you to comment Terry. Thank you!

Erica #3992433

Cyn Valentine February 25, 2007

Congratulations Erica..awesome image! #3992440

Sarah Goblot February 25, 2007

Love the expression on his face ERica! Congratulations, again. :) #3993315

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 25, 2007

Great action capture Erica, congratulations! #3993947

Meg Campbell-Back February 25, 2007

Erica this is awesome! beautiful use of light... #3993992

Erica Murphy level-classic February 26, 2007

Thank so much Cyn, Sarah, Donna, and Meg!!! Much appreciated.

Erica #3999105

Colette M. Metcalf February 27, 2007

Congratulations to you, Erica!! #4002366

Chastity Abbott February 27, 2007

This is SUPER COOL!!!!!! Awesome and huge congrats! :) #4002609

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 27, 2007

Congratulations again, Erica! Another awesome Second Place win! #4003009

LENA U. FRIEDMAN February 27, 2007

Wow!!!! 2 gold winners!!!! A huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!1 #4003710

Cyn Valentine February 27, 2007

Woohoo Erica two!! WTG congratulations!! #4003784

John V. Roscich level-deluxe February 27, 2007

JOHN #4004348

Erica Murphy level-classic February 27, 2007

A BIG thanks to ALL of you for taking the time to leave such nice comments!!

Erica #4004562

Datha Y. Thompson February 27, 2007

Another AWESOME WINNER Erica!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WTG :0) #4004836

Erica Murphy level-classic February 27, 2007

Thank you Datha!!

Erica #4004888

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 27, 2007

Congratulations Erica on your fabulous and double win...Dominick #4004983

Christy Nichols February 28, 2007

Congratulations Erica, this is an amazing photo, and it soooo deserved to win!!! #4007158

Erica Murphy level-classic February 28, 2007

Thank you Dominick and Christy!

Erica #4007250

Janine Russell level-classic February 28, 2007

Erica, great capture; congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4008409

She-She Killough February 28, 2007

Girlfren.... YOU RULE!! AWESOME WORK!! (as always) :D Congratulations!! #4008480

Erica Murphy level-classic February 28, 2007

Thanks Janine and Shesh!!

Erica #4008729

Terry L. McKaig February 28, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS ERICA!!!!!!!!!!!! #4009247

Jill Flynn March 01, 2007

You nailed this one! Awesome capture Erica! A big congratulations on your win! #4012969

Erica Murphy level-classic March 01, 2007

Thanks so much Terry and Jill!

Erica #4013093

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 02, 2007

I didn't see this one earlier...belated congratulations on this great capture, Erica!! Looks like the right at the Wedge in the morning? #4016636

Erica Murphy level-classic March 02, 2007

Thanks Robert! I admit, you're the one who inspired me to get down there and shoot some photos. It's one of my favorite spots now, though I still don't go very often. #4016650

Regina L. Rickert March 03, 2007

Another very deserving winner! Congratulations Erica! #4019171

Bill Houghton August 13, 2007

This is truely a great shot Erica. Congratulations. Bill #4642102

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 25, 2007

Your gallery amazes me! Such WOW factor, Erica!!!
---Lisa #4844715

Erica Murphy level-classic September 25, 2007

Thank you VERY much Lexi, Bill and Lisa!!

Erica #4844779

Brook Burling October 15, 2007

WOW check out this shot! A big Congrats as your work is Excellent. #4928644

Howard B. Cheek December 17, 2007

Excellent action capture Erica, the POV is perfect..Where were you to get this one? In the water?
Howard #5220209

Erica Murphy level-classic December 17, 2007

Thanks Brook and Howard!

I was on the shore Howard. This was at the Wedge in Newport Beach where the waves break big close to shore.

Erica #5220223

March 25, 2008

simply fantastic #5695966

Bill Houghton April 20, 2008

Beautifully done Erica. Thanks for your comment on my little Warbler. Bill

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Erica Murphy level-classic April 20, 2008

Thank you Michele and Bill!

Erica #5810993

Scott A. McDaniel April 25, 2008

Gotta love sponging at the wedge. Great capture! #5843091

Yves Rubin May 18, 2008

Simply the best! #5938035

Erica Murphy level-classic May 18, 2008

Thank you Scott and Yves! I appreciate it!

Erica #5938076

Bill Houghton February 16, 2009

Outstanding winner Erica. Beautiful job. Bill #7170530

Robert Jensen July 01, 2011

Outstanding capture #9500448

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