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© Ronald Balthazor

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Uploaded: May 05, 2004


Kathleen Clemons May 05, 2004

Great catch, Ron! #124701

Rob Friedman May 05, 2004

Great shot, expertly composed Ronald! #520530

Kelly Abernathy level-classic May 05, 2004

Very cool shot - love it - great eye! -K #520558

Colette M. Metcalf May 05, 2004

Great shot!! #520585

Theresa McCloskey May 05, 2004

wonderful Ronald :-) #520597

Ronald Balthazor May 05, 2004

Thank you very much, Kathleen, Rob, K, Colette, and Theresa. It was exciting to be able to capture the moment. #520611

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 05, 2004

Very good shadow photo, Good luck, Ronald! #520713

Charlene Bayerle May 05, 2004

Perfect Ron!!!!!!! #520752

Ronald Balthazor May 05, 2004

Thank you very much, Mette and Charlene. #521102

Donna J. Taff May 05, 2004

Cool shot; great shadow!!! #521106

Patricia Marroquin May 05, 2004

How fun and well seen! Perfect title! Hope we see this one again! :-) #521247

Ronald Balthazor May 05, 2004

Thank you for the kind words, Donna and Patricia. Funny, whenever I see red I think of you, Patricia. #521396

Susan T. Evans level-classic May 05, 2004

Terrific Ron, great compostion! #521689

Susan T. Evans level-classic May 05, 2004

Terrific Ron, great compostion! #521690

Ronald Balthazor May 05, 2004

Many thanks, Susan. #521799

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe May 05, 2004

This is great, Ron. It's a great catch and a great title. Way to go....can't wait to see more! #522124

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe May 05, 2004

This is great, Ron. It's a great catch and a great title. Way to go....can't wait to see more! #522125

Ronald Balthazor May 06, 2004

Thanks, Brenda. I appreciate the feedback. #522727

Debra Booth May 08, 2004

Beautiful shot, and the title made me chuckle! #526970

Ronald Balthazor May 08, 2004

Thank you very much, Debra. #527234

Kelly Abernathy level-classic June 15, 2004

Congrats on your finalists! -K #595833

Kristen McKain June 15, 2004

Congrats!! #596035

Debra Booth June 15, 2004

Congratulations, Ronald! #596997

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic June 16, 2004

Such a cool photo! Congratulations, Ronald! #597850

Kathleen Clemons June 16, 2004

Such a great shot, Ron. Congrats again! #599434

clifton Mair June 16, 2004

Great shot, congrats! #599659

Kelly Abernathy level-classic June 16, 2004

Well-deserved win! Congrats! -K #600109

Patrick Campbell June 16, 2004

Congrats Ron on your win, a great catch! #600131

Ron Goldman June 16, 2004

Congratulations Ron!!!! #600205

Brenda Tharp June 16, 2004

Ah, we have similar vision, Ron! I took a picture like this a few years back and it remains one of my favorites for the simple graphics of it! You did a great job - nice light, great colors, and composition! Congratulations. #600254

Mary K. Robison June 16, 2004

Wonderful image and title, Ron. You certainly earned your win ~ CONGRATULATIONS! #600342

Evy Johansen level-classic June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your second place win, Ronald! Cool image!! #600510

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic June 17, 2004

Well-deserved, Ronald! Congrats! Great title by the way! #600520

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict June 17, 2004

Congrats Ron - well-deserved win! #600641

Donna W. Neal June 17, 2004

I missed this one Ron. It is excellent and well deserved win, CONGRATULATIONS! #600685

Gil Hires June 17, 2004

Ron, Congratulations on another great photo! Keep up the good work! #600797

Donna J. Eaton June 17, 2004

A big hurray for your win Ron!!!! Wonderful image! #600907

Lori Ditlefsen June 17, 2004

congrats on the win Ron! Nice shot! #601212

Donna R. Moratelli June 17, 2004

Excellent image! Well deserved Ron! #601398

Wanda Judd level-addict June 17, 2004

Ron, I could not possibly be prouder of you...great capture. #601468

Cathy Shotz June 17, 2004

Ron...CONGRATULATIONS on your win with this fabulous image. The win is sooo well deserved. #601507

Karen Engelbreth June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Ronald! #601854

Susana Matos June 17, 2004

Congratulations, really great shot!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #601927

Colette M. Metcalf June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Ron!!!! #602534

Sherrie H. Penny June 18, 2004

Ron, CONGRATS! #603203

Frederic David June 18, 2004

Congrats for this amazing composition and really well found title!

Fred #603673

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 18, 2004

Wow, what a work of art. Well done!! #604015

Ronald Balthazor June 20, 2004

Thank you everyone. It was a great surprise to return from vacation to your wonderful words of kindness. #607115

Carol Brill June 20, 2004

Superb utilization of punctuation, Ron, congratulations!! #607486

Ronald Balthazor June 21, 2004

Thank you very much, Carol. I guess that degree in English finally kicked-in. #607672

Julie L. Curiel June 22, 2004

COngrats Ron! You just keep getting better and better! #609969

Ronald Balthazor June 22, 2004

Thanks, Julie. I appreciate the comment. #610020

Jim Collier June 22, 2004

This is so cool! A very "exciting" shot. It needs a bit of sharpening though. Try an unsharp mask with amount=300 and radius=0.7 for starters. I bet you would have one had it been sharper!

And if that line of hedges had not been in the shot (e.g. the band of dirt and surrounding green continued uninterrupted), you DEFINITELY would have one! Could you imagine such a cool shot? That's just purely luck though (and being ready when you see it), not skill. It looks like such a wish would be impossible anyway, as it appears there is another hedge row on the right side of the frame--maybe they are at regular intervals, making a clean shot impossible.

You could "fix" that with some careful and creative use of Photoshop, but it would be totally unethical to win a photo contest that way, where the expectation is no editing of that kind. But it would be great if your intent was an artistic shot to frame! #610315

Ronald Balthazor June 22, 2004

Thank you for the lengthy comments, Jim. I appreciate them.
If we can't find perfection we can certainly come close in PS, and, as far as I know the PS work is acceptable to BP as long as it is acknowledged. #610710

Robert Brown June 23, 2004

Ron, this is a terrific shot--I'm glad you were able to shoot something but flowers over the last few months. I agree with the above comment on sharpening--this image isn't quite sharp. Where did you shoot it from? Did I miss that in the earlier discussion? Congratulations! #612331

Ronald Balthazor June 23, 2004

Thanks, Robert. It was taken out the window of a small plane with an 80-200mm lens at 1/250 sec. on Ektachrome E100VS film near sunset. #612797

Robert Brown June 24, 2004

Ron, I guess this is plenty sharp given the circumstances! Are you a pilot? #614003

Ronald Balthazor June 24, 2004

No, Robert, I am not a pilot. I've been accused of getting high very often but that may be a different story. #614386

Nobu Nagase June 25, 2004

This is really a great shot!
Winner was written all over from the beginning...
Congratulations on the 2nd place win!!!
I bet you that you didn't miss much for the first place... #616466

Ronald Balthazor June 27, 2004

Thank you for your vote of confidence, Nobi. #619322

Anderson D. Co August 21, 2005

Well done Ronald. There is a rule in photography whether you be a hobbist or a pro, if you see something interesting or anything out of the ordinary, it matters of course how you compose , expose etc. but never never never miss the shot and thats what you basically did. Hats off to you! #1745269

Ronald Balthazor August 21, 2005

Thanks, Anderson. #1747791

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 03, 2005

Love this! One of my favorites in your gallery of beautiful pictures!!! #1798840

Ronald Balthazor September 03, 2005

Thank you, Shelly. #1798880

Jill Odice level-classic October 26, 2005

The perfect title for this wonderful shot Ronald :-) #2002349

Ronald Balthazor October 27, 2005

Thanks, Jill. It's nice of you to comment. #2003448

RC Fritz May 18, 2006

Wonderful image! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! #2780064

Ronald Balthazor May 18, 2006

Thank you very much, RC. #2782477

Graeme yew Chow July 09, 2006

Glorious image, Thanks for your wonderful critque, Ronald. #3003542

Ronald Balthazor July 09, 2006

Many thanks, Graeme. #3006209

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 05, 2007

Great composition, perspective, lines, colors, textures! #3785211

Ronald Balthazor January 05, 2007

Thank you very much, Vladan. #3786068

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett January 19, 2007

Well Done, Ronald ... Beautiful image, Wonderful shadow ....

Nice work, Ron

Steve Hurkett #3838171

Ronald Balthazor January 19, 2007

Thank you very much, Steve. #3839469

Lori Carlson June 23, 2007

I thought I would find you in the SnapShot featured gallery!! :0) Congrats on all your recognition, Ron! :0) #4428230

Ronald Balthazor June 23, 2007

Thanks a ton, Lori. #4428644

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