Loud Mouth

© Nikki McDonald

Loud Mouth

Uploaded: April 10, 2008 03:27:11


Taken at the Wildlife Safari south of Omaha, Nebraska.
Re-worked and re-submitted in the Monthly Theme

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 2500/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64,64, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 22.10 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA


Katarina Mansson April 10, 2008

I like the humor in this one as well as the diagonal created by the three birds back. Lovely colors and clarity as well. And the Loud Mouth is excellent! #897594

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 10, 2008

Doc Silly said:
Love this rich colors in this photo. Wonderful capture of this group of birds. :O)
4/10/2008 3:34:06 AM

Thanks, Katarina and Doc. You were too quick for me, Doc. I uploaded under the title Wise Guy and then decided Loud Mouth might be slightly better--it wasn't displayed or entered in the contest but you were right on it :) Glad you both like the shot. #5769443

Les Rhoades level-classic April 10, 2008

Love your color tones here Nikki. #5769444

Anita Tykwinski April 10, 2008

Great capture Nikki. There's alot of humar in nature. #5769503

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 10, 2008

Your exposure turned out awesome....mine didn't even come close to thid! Great job! #5769592

Joy Rector April 10, 2008

I love it, excellent lighting and comp #5769634

John Caruso April 10, 2008

A great moment captured with skill! #5769755

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 10, 2008

John said it perfectly!

I notice none of them are paying any attention to the "Lecture" in this image. lol

jo ann c. #5769983

Erin Appelbaum April 10, 2008

Magnificent capture Nikki. Peter #5770011

Tamara K. Walker level-classic April 10, 2008

Wonderful captures, I love to watch these clowns. #5770280

Pat Gamwell April 10, 2008

You did an EXCEPTIONAL job with this beautiful shot, Nikki! The color tones are especially beautiful, along with the spot-on clarity. #5770558

Susan M. Campbell April 10, 2008

Nice! Love your post processing...the tones are wonderful. I hope to see an EP on this. #5770638

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic April 10, 2008

Super capture and colors! #5770909

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 10, 2008

how beautiful! love it!!! #5771159

Tarun Bose April 10, 2008

Excellent capture wiht lovely colours and lighting. Well done Nikki. #5771344

Susie Peek-Swint April 10, 2008

Excellent timing Nikki ~ great image! #5771914

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 10, 2008

I Love the Re~Work NiK
Great Monthly Theme Entry

He sure is a Stand Out #5772236

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 10, 2008

Beautiful Nikki!!! I love the wonderful rich colors too - #5772640

Donna La Mattino Pagakis April 10, 2008

Very cool, great timing and technique! #5772664

Colleen Farrell April 10, 2008

WOW! I remember this from before--such a terrific capture--but you have really improved it, Nikki! I don't remember the color tones and detail being so rich. Fantastic work, and excellent MT entry! I hope we see this one again--it deserves it! #5772735

Ken Smith level-classic April 11, 2008

Wow! How did do the colors/lighting? LOL Really..how?? Love it...we'll see this one again, for sure! #5776677

Corinne M. Thompson April 11, 2008

I have a feeling Ken knows the answers to his own question...lol! Fabulous rework Nikki, I really like this version alot! #5777334

Sharon Day level-classic April 13, 2008

Awesome shot, Nikki!!! I'd love to visit this place! Great job! #5783976

Leslie McLain level-classic April 14, 2008

Terrific shot. Very well done. #5788780

Les Rhoades level-classic April 14, 2008

So happy to see this got an EP. #5789123

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna April 15, 2008

WOOHOO 3 EP's in a row!!!!! Way to go Nikki!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) k #5794044

Dawna M. Denette April 16, 2008


Kara L. Hendricks April 17, 2008

This one really caught my eye Nikki... The color tones are rish.. The subject fantastic... The detail.. Superb... Wonderful Best of luck! #5801510

Robert Baer April 19, 2008

This is an absolutely fantastic image. Love the composition and colors! #5806852

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 21, 2008

Great job, Nikki!
Fabulous tones and lighting!
`Lisa #5814847

Susan M. Hembree April 21, 2008

You know, this is one I hadn't seen before, Nikki. I really like it. It reminds me of an Audubon photo. It is wonderful! #5819325

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 18, 2008

Spectacular on so many levels!!!
Great job!
~Lisa #5938159

Elida Gutierrez May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!! #5942550

Jeana Clark May 19, 2008

WAY TO GO NIKKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~J~ #5942554

Colleen Farrell May 19, 2008

Woohoo!!!!!! WTG, Nikki! I'm SO happy to see this as a finalist, and my fingers are crossed it'll go gold! Big congratulations, my friend on a very WELL-DESERVED award! #5942729

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 19, 2008

Congrats on this fabulous finalist!!!
~Lisa #5943143

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 19, 2008

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5943394

Jessica Jenney May 19, 2008

Congrats, Nikki on your beautiful finalist! #5943579

Kara L. Hendricks May 19, 2008

You know I love this one Nikki... Congratulations!!! #5944342

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Nikki!! Best of luck in the next round, love this! #5944480

Susan M. Hembree May 19, 2008

So glad to see this on the finalist list, Nikki. But really, I'm not surprised...it really is Audobon material! Congratulations! #5944705

Mitch Spence level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations, Nikki, on your great pelican group finalist. #5944713

John Caruso May 19, 2008

Well done Nikki! Congrats on your finalist! #5944752

Daniella Puente May 19, 2008

Great finalist Nikki :))))) #5945111

Jennifer L. Alder May 19, 2008

Wow! Very impressive work on this one. Big congrats, Nikki :) #5945815

Kate Jackson May 19, 2008

This is utterly adorable Nikki! Oh and congratulations! #5945948

Colleen Farrell May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your WIN, Nikki!!!!!! YAY!!! #5946137

Cyn Valentine May 19, 2008

Congratulations Nikki!!! Awesome winner! #5946143

Erin Appelbaum May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this fantasic winner Nikki. Peter #5946442

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 19, 2008

WTG, Nikki!!!!! Congratulations on you win with this awesome image!!!!! ♫ k #5946646

Susan M. Campbell May 19, 2008

So cool!!! Congrats. #5946781

Steve M. Harrington May 19, 2008

Good for you, Nikki!
Steve #5946834

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 19, 2008

Congrats on your win! #5946860

David Phalen May 19, 2008

WTG Nikki!! Huge Congrats on a well earned Winner!! #5946981

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 19, 2008

Love this winner, Nikki!
WTG! Time to grab a cup of tea, kick back, and enjoy the praises of your BP friends!
Congratulations, my friend!
~♥~Lisa #5947054

Vladan D. Djordjevic May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific winner Nikki. #5947288

Kara L. Hendricks May 19, 2008

A HUGE congratulations on your very first win Nikki... I love this one!!! #5947529

Jessica Jenney May 19, 2008

Congrats, Nikki on your beautiful win! #5947671

Jeana Clark May 19, 2008


~J~ #5947920

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your win!! WTG Nikki!! #5947963

Les Rhoades level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your BIG win! #5948260

Pat Gamwell May 19, 2008

DOUBLE WOOHOO, girl! Absolutely worthy of the gold! Big congrats! #5948474

Corinne M. Thompson May 19, 2008

BIG COngrats to you Nikki for your first win! You deserve it :) #5948527

Dr. Harmeet Singh May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!

Sylvia Rossler May 19, 2008

Big Big congrats on your awesome winner Nikki :O) #5948635

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 19, 2008

Congratulations Nikki on you Fabulous Win!!!

Dominick #5948744

Ken Smith level-classic May 19, 2008

I remember this one...loved it then, love it now. Congrats!! #5948797

Tamara K. Walker level-classic May 19, 2008


Holly J. Jackson May 19, 2008

AWESOME JOB!! Well deserved WIN!! ; ) #5948979

Nadya Johnson May 20, 2008

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Nikki! #5949052

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 20, 2008


Carol Teal May 20, 2008

What a big mouth Nikki! I love the humor in this photo, not to mention the great detail and clarity. Glad to see the gold on this one!! #5949280


Congrats NiK!!
What a Wonderful Win For You!!!
I am Thrilled to see this!! #5949777

Ron Roberts May 20, 2008


Wally Orlowsky May 20, 2008

Congratulations on this beautifully toned and fun winner, Nikki!!! #5950548

Jean E. Hildebrant May 20, 2008

Oh wow, Nikki! CONGRAT'S! Great shot and I love the title! #5951039

Elida Gutierrez May 20, 2008

The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951296

Leslie McLain level-classic May 20, 2008

Congrats on your wonderful winner. Amazing image. #5952529

Laurie Daily level-deluxe May 20, 2008

I am so very happy to see this one here, Nikki...a big congrats to you!!!! #5953062

Susi Lawson May 20, 2008

Congrats on your win, it is amazing!!! #5954759

Katarina Mansson May 21, 2008

I am so happy to see this loud mouth being fed with a yellow badge Nikki! Congratulations! #5955730

Colette M. Metcalf May 21, 2008


Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 21, 2008

Congrats!! #5956211

Mitch Spence level-classic May 21, 2008

Way to go, kid. How about that button! #5957283

Susan M. Hembree May 21, 2008

No surprise on this, Nikki. It's just a fabulous photo; one of my favorites of yours! Congratulations! #5959060

A P May 21, 2008

Congratulations on this well deserved win, Nikki #5959590

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 22, 2008

BIG COngrats Niki! #5962558

Susan Fox May 22, 2008

Congrats on your wonderful win Nikki! #5964014

Michael Umbreit May 22, 2008

Nikki - Congratulations! - Mike #5964321

Datha Y. Thompson May 23, 2008

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Nikki!!! Congratulations!!! Im so Happy for you to see it take the GOLD!!!! Well deserved WINNER!!! :0) #5969207

Jean-Pierre Ducondi May 24, 2008

This is an exceptional photo. Congratulations on this wonderful win. Love it.
JP #5972659

Dr Silly level-classic May 29, 2008

Nikki, congratulations on this super Gold win. :O)

linda ozag June 09, 2008

Very wonderful! Keep it up. #6039003

Susan M. Smith June 17, 2008

Nikki, what a great picture this made! The tones and comp and subject are terrific! Congratulations on your win :) #6070729

Ross Throndson June 25, 2008

LOL....Big Congratulations on this Wonderful Winner, Nikki......Beautiful Work!! :-) #6105302

July 23, 2008

Congrats on your win Nikki!


Brad Harding August 20, 2008

What a great candid shot. The caption says it all. Very good color and clarity. Congrates on the win, Brad. #6339790

Hendrik Storme September 17, 2008

Fantastic work,congratulations Nikki!!! #6467235

Ken Slade November 28, 2008

Stunning! I love the colors, composition and details! #6822284

Dianna Murphy May 12, 2009

Wow, what a great image! #7512580

William88 June 05, 2009

Very nice and special!! Well deserved!! #7601806

Chuck S. Frizzell November 07, 2009

This is a wonderful shot. I'm in awe... #8112790

Jan M. Sarazen December 03, 2009

what an awesome capture ! #8189012

Wm Nosal April 05, 2011

Beautiful Image, Nikki!
Congratulations #9336489

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