Uploaded: March 05, 2018 04:34:27 | Entered: July 21, 2019 08:07:30
I do not know why some of these birds where tagged and others where not or why they where even tagged at all. This was taken in Fortesque NJ, if anyone knows why they tag them I would be interested to know.
frank w. degenhardt March 05, 2018I love everything about this one John. First of all the black and white works so well for the scene. The way the wave is bubbled up adds a beautiful look to the picture. The dof of the other seagull is a big bonus for the picture, but our dancing sidestepping seagull steals the show. Gorgeous tones, your details are so sharp, the picture so clear. A fantastic find and great timing on it John. #1704722
Gord MacEachern March 05, 2018What a great find and capture John, love it, looks like a dance move, lol...
Tammy M. Anderson March 05, 2018Outstanding dof, light and B/W capture. Great shot. #11682872
Chuck Green March 05, 2018Great shot and title, John! <>< #11682904
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas March 05, 2018Wonderful capture John!,
Patrick Rouzes March 05, 2018Beautiful tones, focus clarity, pose & capture, John! Super timing too! Good info from Gord! #11682933
Nancy L. Green March 05, 2018VERY well done John, I believe scientists use banding as a way of gathering information on various species. WTG!! <>< #11682941
Ujjwal Mukherjee March 06, 2018Yes, that is the 1st question I had after looking at this image, it was odd but I see the possible reasons from the above comments now .....Great composition,light and clarity on those birds,John! the monotone suits the image fine and that side stepping moment is a great bonus! #11683026
Emile Abbott March 06, 2018Magnificent timing to get the side stepping and tag info. Superb presentation in B&W. #11683113
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 06, 2018Thank you all so much!! Also want to thank Gord and Nancy for the info on tagging, must be a really delicate operation to tag butterflies!! #11683138
Anita Bower March 09, 2018Dancing! Fun. #11683574
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 10, 2018Thank you so much Anita!! #11683818
Ann Coates April 30, 2018Great moment you captured here, works well in black and white. Congratulations on your finalist. #11696448
frank w. degenhardt April 30, 2018Love this one John. Congratulations on the Finalist for it. #11696631
Emile Abbott April 30, 2018Congrats again great month, John #11696802
Tammy M. Anderson April 30, 2018Another awesome finalist. Congrats, John. #11696853
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 02, 2018Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and congratulations!! Really appreciate them!! #11697498
Martha R. Mazon May 02, 2018Superb detail, John, and fantastic posture and mood! I love this! Somehow I missed at least 2 of your finalists when they were first posted. Congratulations on all of them!! #11697537
Jim Miotke My Courses May 03, 2018I too love everything about this photo, John. It's delightful. GREAT capture! #11697749
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 04, 2018Thank you so much Martha and Jim for your wonderful comments and congratulations!! Really appreciate them!! #11698090
Janet Daniel May 04, 2018Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, John! #11698174
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 06, 2018Thank you so much Janet for your wonderful comment and congratulations!! Really appreciate it!! #11698689
Reginald Chatman November 17, 2018Ditto what Frank said. Gorgeous photo no matter how you look at it! #11737470
frank w. degenhardt December 30, 2018Love this in black and white. Congratulations on another Finalist my friend. #11743786
Emile Abbott January 06, 2019Congrats on another fantastic finalist, John. #11745073
Reynaldo D. Reyes June 07, 2019Fascinating look at these birds, love the way the closer bird is making eye contact. Great B&W. #11769090
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures June 08, 2019Thanks so much!!! #11769143
Martha R. Mazon July 21, 2019A great choice for the theme, John! I still love this one. That little sidestep gives this image such a uniquely introspective mood. #11771811
Teresa Burnett July 21, 2019Beautiful b&w, John! Did you ever find out why they were Tagged? #11771822
Tammy M. Anderson July 21, 2019Outstanding B/W theme capture, John. #11771832
Christine Greenspan July 21, 2019Fabulous capture, John! Love the wave, and how it showcases the bird in the foreground. Great pose! #11771872
Reynaldo D. Reyes August 31, 2019Marvelous Winner John. Congratulations!...Rey #11774947
Bojan Bencic August 31, 2019Fantastic composition, John. Congratulations! #11774954
Ujjwal Mukherjee August 31, 2019Glad to see this wonderful image back as a Winner,John! Congratulations!! #11774975
Tammy M. Anderson September 01, 2019Congrats on this awesome winner, John. #11774994
Val Feldman September 01, 2019A Texas Two-Step, perhaps? :) Love this, John - a very unique capture of the moment shot from a nice-and-low perspective. Thanks for the Sunday morning smile and Congrats on your wonderful Gold Winner! #11775010
Martha R. Mazon September 01, 2019Congratulations on your fabulous winner, John!! #11775040
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 01, 2019Thank you so much Rey, Bojan, Ujjwal, Tammy and Val for the wonderful comments and congratulations!! Val, I like your title better then mine, I think I will change it!!! #11775043
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 01, 2019Thank you so much Martha for the wonderful comment and congratulations!!! #11775044
Emile Abbott September 01, 2019Congratulations John on outstanding Gold winner. #11775063
Jeff Robinson September 01, 2019Congrats John on your fantastic Win! #11775168
Terry Cervi September 01, 2019Congrats on your awesome win, John!! #11775234
Joan Classen September 02, 2019John, Congratulations on a great capture!! It makes me smile!! #11775280
Oscar J. Pung September 02, 2019Congratulations on the Gold, John! I love this photo; sharp, great light and composition, humorous story. If you are still interested, here's a link to the NJ shorebird banding project: https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/shorebird_banded.htm #11775303
Teresa Burnett September 03, 2019Huge Congratulations, John! Love this one! #11775452
Christine Greenspan September 03, 2019Big congrats on this outstanding winner, John! Super happy to see it take gold. #11775459
John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 03, 2019Thanks again everyone for the wonderful comments and congratulations!! Oscar, thanks for the website info I will check it out, maybe I will find out more about this bird!!! #11775489
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