Follow The Leader

© Ronald Balthazor

Follow The Leader

Uploaded: December 28, 2007


Buzz filter applied.

Exif: F Number: 20, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 170.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


December 28, 2007

Very beautiful shot! Love it a lot! #816236

Karen Engelbreth December 28, 2007

Fantastic capture, Ronald! #5259945

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 28, 2007

Beautigul image and work, Ronald.

Dominick #5259964

Anne M. Young level-addict December 28, 2007

Delightful #5259974

Ronald Balthazor December 28, 2007

Thank you very much, Kirke, Karen, Dominick and Anne. #5260024

Colette M. Metcalf December 28, 2007

Beautiful capture!! #5260230

Kumiko Parkinson December 28, 2007

Love the fading background vs the clarity on birds, wonderful shot! #5260330

Nadya Johnson December 28, 2007

Wow! Ronald, this is just exquisite! #5260610

BILLY R. PARKER December 28, 2007


Ronald Balthazor December 28, 2007

I appreciate your kind words, Colette, Kumiko, Nadya, and Billy. #5261129

Karen Engelbreth January 12, 2008

Big congrats on your POTD, Ronald! #5327371

Les Rhoades level-classic January 12, 2008

Congrats on your POTD! #5327377

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 12, 2008

Ronald, huge Congratulations on this super POTD win!! #5327387

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic January 12, 2008

Congratulations Ronald! This really IS a BEAUTIFUL photo!! #5327388

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 12, 2008

Excellent Ron, congratulations on this creative and beautiful wildlife potd. Superb work! #5327402

Denise Denomy January 12, 2008

Wonderful image, Ronald!! Congratulations on your POTD! You have earned it! :0) #5327408

Lori Carlson January 12, 2008

You rock, Ron!! Congratulations!!! LOVE this!! :0) #5327462

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 12, 2008

Ronald, huge Congratulations on this outstanding POTD win!!


Avril Young January 12, 2008

wow stunning awesome fantastic photo!!
what a photo! #5327511

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 12, 2008

Congratulations Ronald on your POTD win!!!

Dominick #5327520

Graeme yew Chow January 12, 2008

Ronald, congratulation! the flaming is perfect and stunning actions. #5327632

Cheryl Meisel January 12, 2008

OHhhhhh how pretty, one of my fav subjects, these guys. How pretty they are in flight!
BIG CONGRATS on your wonderful winning image!
Cherylm #5327654

Michelle Alton January 12, 2008

Just when I think there is no new way on earth (or sky) to portray a Canada Goose, this photo shows up as POTD. What a beauty! Congratulations, Ronald! You've done a grand job.
Michelle #5327664

Dorcas Platt Wagenknecht January 12, 2008

THe caption under your photo says that you used a buzz filter. What's that and where from? #5327750

Laura Clay-Ballard January 12, 2008

beautiful work! congrats! #5327814

Joy Rector January 12, 2008

congrats on the POTD #5327870

Josselyne Klecanda January 12, 2008

Now that's a great shot! #5327922

Ronald Balthazor January 12, 2008

I deeply appreciate your comments, Karen, Les, SuSana, Melinda, Donna, Denise, Lori, Rakesh, Avril, Dominick,
Graeme, Cheryl, Michelle, Dorcas, Laura, Joy, and Josselyne.
Dorcas, the Buzz filter is a plug-in for PS that I understand is no longer available from fox2pro. However, effects can be duplicated in CS3. #5328089

Cesar J. La Rosa January 12, 2008

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL and well-deserved POTD, Ronald!!!
Cesar #5328175

Wanda Judd level-addict January 12, 2008 "The Master Photographer." What an amazing capture, light, lines, tones and exposure all per Ron excellence...I always learn so much just from seeing your work... #5328289

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 12, 2008

WOW! Just wonderful!!! Congratulations on this beauty! #5328336

Deon January 12, 2008

WOW Ronald that is really cool effects and capture. Nice work and Congratulations on POTD. #5328748

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 12, 2008

Gorgeous and well-deserved POTD!
Well done, Ronald!
--Lisa #5328825

January 12, 2008

I love this photo! And I agree with the others, this is a well deserved POTD! Congrats!! #5329274

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe January 12, 2008

Yeehaa! Way to go, buddy. Great image and perfectly buzzed! #5329997

Ronald Balthazor January 12, 2008

Thank you very much, Cesar, Wanda, Linda, Deon, Lisa, Angela, and Brenda. I appreciate your kind words. #5330053

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 12, 2008

Outstanding capture Ronald; congrats on your very well deserved POTD!! Jeff #5330435

Patricia Ronan January 12, 2008

Gorgeous image Ronald, congrats on your POTD:) #5330590

Ronald Balthazor January 13, 2008

Thanks for the kind words, Jeff and Patricia. #5332061

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 13, 2008

This is a very nice image, Ronald...I love it!!!:) #5333370

Sue Marshall January 13, 2008

Beautiful image here Ronald and big congrats for POTD!! :-) #5333484

Jill Odice level-classic January 13, 2008

A belated congrats on this beautiful POTD! Wow, it is lovely! #5334208

Ronald Balthazor January 13, 2008

Thank you very much, Jim, Sue and Jill. #5335019

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe January 13, 2008

WOW! STUNNING Capture. Belated congrats on your POTD. You deserve it!
This image is simply outstanding! #5335353

Yves Rubin January 13, 2008

The effect is so beautifully applied here, this seems to be one of the best I have seen. A terrific shot and well-deserved POTD! #5335617

Ronald Balthazor January 14, 2008

Thank you for commenting, Laura and Yves. #5336595

Songbird Cline level-classic January 14, 2008

This is beautiful! so graceful. I love the geese in color with the soft B&W background. Very well done! Im sure you were as excited as I was (when I got it) to get POTD!
Keep up the lovely work! #5341117

Ronald Balthazor January 15, 2008

Thanks, Songbird, it's always exciting to get a pat on the back. #5346395

Patrick Rouzes January 16, 2008

Congrats on the two awards on this one, Balthazor!!! Good luck in the finals!!!
Is this your latest entry? #5347628

Ronald Balthazor January 17, 2008

Thanks for commenting, Patrick. There are some more recent entries. #5352078

Lana Arcemont January 18, 2008

Great Capture, Ronald! #5360351

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 20, 2008

Congrats Ronald on this fantastic POTD! #5366133

Ronald Balthazor January 20, 2008

Thank you very much, Lana and Laurie. #5367346

Sandra Freyler January 30, 2008

Congrats on POTD, ROnald! Beautiful image! #5417188

Ronald Balthazor January 30, 2008

Thank you so much for commenting, Sandra. #5418259

Kathy Reeves February 19, 2008

Awesome! Congratulations on POTD!!! #5516986

Ronald Balthazor February 19, 2008

Thank you very much, Kathy. #5517202

Gunther Allen February 20, 2008

Ronald... I loved looking through your gallery of work! Wonderful creations and you seriously have an artistic eye! #5524467

Ronald Balthazor February 21, 2008

I'm flattered by your comments, Gunther. #5526587

Kristy A. Keene March 21, 2008

Wow! Fantastic! Your Gallery is one of the best I have ever seen!! #5671406

Ronald Balthazor March 21, 2008

Thanks for the really kind words, Kristy. #5671694

Patrick Campbell March 27, 2008

Congrats Ron! How did you get the geese to pose for you so nicely? (Very nice comp and lighting too) #5708237

Ronald Balthazor March 28, 2008

Thanks, Pat. I wore my favorite cologne. #5708982

Patrick Campbell March 28, 2008

Thanks for sharing one of your trade secrets, Ron! I'll have to try that myself. :-) #5709854

William Johnson May 01, 2008

Well captured formation Ronald. Terrific colours and composition. Looks just like a painting. Bill J. #5866248

Chua Wee Boo May 01, 2008

Fantastic image,Ronald!Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #5866748

Ronald Balthazor May 02, 2008

Thank you very much, Bill and Chua. #5873937

Raymond Pauly May 07, 2008

Superb shot and great use of effects! Congratulations. #5898155

Ronald Balthazor May 08, 2008

Many thanks, Raymond. #5898688

April Riggs May 09, 2008

WOW! Congrats! #5905379

Ronald Balthazor May 12, 2008

Thank you kindly, April. #5914928

Yulianto Soeroso May 20, 2008

nice array perfeto hihih #5955226

Yulianto Soeroso May 20, 2008

nice array perfeto hihih #5955233

Ronald Balthazor May 21, 2008

Thank you very much, Ylianto. #5955529

Yulianto Soeroso May 29, 2008

again salute for foto of the day ...every day happy like that birds I hope hahaha and creation to true destination #5994812

Ronald Balthazor May 30, 2008

Thanks for the kind words, Yulianto. I won't be free until camera prices come down. #5996346

Kathy Reeves June 01, 2008

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! #6005145

Ronald Balthazor June 01, 2008

Thank you very much, Kathy. #6005297

Heidi Brand June 29, 2008

Beautiful photo, as is your entire gallery. I very much enjoyed having a look through your gallery this morning. #6119819

Ronald Balthazor June 29, 2008

Thanks, Heidi. I only wish I had a supermodel with whom I could work. #6120088

Cora Miller level-classic October 31, 2008

Outstanding presentation, Ronald. I enjoyed viewing your gallery. #6686745

Ronald Balthazor October 31, 2008

Thanks, Cora, I humbled by your comments. Your own work is spectacular. #6687009

Vitor Dias November 10, 2008

Congts Ronald, fantastic pic.

rgs Vitor #6733050

Ronald Balthazor November 10, 2008

Many thanks, Vitor. I love the simplicity in your work. #6733133

Howard B. Cheek November 21, 2008

Hello Ronald,
This "buzz" filter has transformed an already great image to a higher level..
The contrast to white is very nice, as is this group shot composition :)
Have a great weekend,
Howard #6784616

Ronald Balthazor November 21, 2008

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Howard. #6785607

Kay Beausoleil January 02, 2009

Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD for this superb image, Ronald! #6974074

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