The Boys

Uploaded: February 03, 2010 03:28:12


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Cindy Hamilton February 03, 2010

Fabulous! What are these birds? I have them in my yard, too! Is this a composite, and if so, how did you do it? Wow! #1234362

Gord MacEachern February 03, 2010

Wow Judy, I see a winner here, fabulous work, love it!! #8352137

Michelle Alton February 03, 2010

I see a winner too! They look sort of icy and frozen, but the background is definitely Spring. I never know the difference between house finches and purple finches, but they sure are amazingly beautiful in this portrayal. #8352146

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 03, 2010

Thanks Cindy and Gord! These are male House Finches (or they may be Purple Finches - they look so much alike that it's hard to tell which is which)- this photo is a composite of 6 photos - combined and masked in CS4 - the trees are so bare here now - I just wanted a touch of Spring - so I added some :o) #8352149

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 03, 2010

Thanks Michelle! Yes, the finches do look a lot alike! I never know for sure! #8352154

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 03, 2010

A much needed breath of springtime for sure, Judy. I love your work on this. #8352163

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe February 03, 2010

Beautiful! A FAVE for me! #8352204

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 03, 2010

Great comp, color and capture Judy!! Jeff #8352358

Lynn M. Whitt February 03, 2010

Wow, Amazing work! I love it... #8352504

Mary L. Graham February 03, 2010

Beautiful work Judy....Purple finches, They are gorgeous!! =) #8352588

Liz blahh February 03, 2010

Beautiful image! #8352838

Susana Ms Heide February 03, 2010

STELLAR work and results!!!!! #8353130

Gina Cormier level-classic February 03, 2010

Outstanding work here!!!! Beautiful! #8353295

Tarun Bose February 03, 2010

Mind blowing image. A winner for me , Judy. #8353330

Susan M. Campbell February 03, 2010

What a delightful image. Beautiful in every way!! #8353368

Melissa Olsen February 03, 2010

I too seen a winner here...your work has a vintage feel to it. Beautiful! #8353418

Ken R. Frischkorn February 03, 2010

Exceptionally beautiful wildlife photo of these lovely little finches enchanting background and the composition, color and clarity are outstanding. #8353498

Shirley A. Kinney February 03, 2010

Well, girl you have done it again. This is just too awesome. Your bird captures are the best. This one is a beauty. #8353870

Robert Jensen February 03, 2010

Outstanding digital work #8354667

Hayden Cannon February 04, 2010

Beautiful capture Judy, great colors, lighting, comp and details fantastic photo! #8355338

Terry Cervi level-classic February 04, 2010

Stunning work, Judy! #8357280

Ken Smith level-classic February 06, 2010

Very nice DD work, Judy..I'm ready for spring too! :-) #8361690

Linda Blair February 07, 2010

Awesome DD work Judy....perfect as always!!!!! #8362907

Dianna Murphy February 07, 2010

A beautiful creation! #8363407

Phyllis H. Burchett February 08, 2010

Great work here Judy, awesome! #8366041

Dianna Hauf February 08, 2010

HOLY CRAP! This is one of the MOST AWESOME images I have YET to see here!!! OUTSTANDING Judy! This had better WIN! Just love his! #8366187

Carol L. Fowler February 08, 2010

Wonderful effects and colors on the wrens. #8366871

Nick Lagos February 11, 2010

Very well crafted Judy...definitely worthy of a big Gold... congrats to you #8373309

Jane Hirst February 11, 2010

What a great group with lots of wonderful detail! #8374537

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 13, 2010

Sweet and beautiful, Judy!
Wonderfully done!
~♥~Lisa #8379040

Danny B. Head March 26, 2010

Great Job, Judy.. Congrats! #8483084

Erica Murphy level-deluxe March 26, 2010

Just have to scream GORGEOUS! Congratulations!! #8483749

Cathy Barrows March 26, 2010

Congrats on your finalist...fabulous #8484633

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 26, 2010

Congrats on this awesome finalist Judy, I'm betting we see this again!

jo ann c. #8485358

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe March 26, 2010

Congrats on this outstanding finalist, Judy! #8485452

Robert Jensen March 26, 2010

Glad to see this one again - congratulations #8486046

Katarina Mansson March 27, 2010

Stunning picture and MT finalist Judy! Congrats! #8486547

Anne M. Young level-addict March 27, 2010

Congratulations - super capture! #8486890

Phyllis H. Burchett March 27, 2010

Congrats Judy!! ☺ #8488612

Elida Gutierrez March 27, 2010


Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 27, 2010

Congratulations Judy, beautiful work! #8488761

Michelle D. Allen March 28, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist! Outstanding work!! #8490548

Nick Lagos March 28, 2010

Always been a winner Judy... #8490708

Anita Hogue March 28, 2010

Another gorgeous finalist! Congratulations! #8490775

Kathy Cline March 28, 2010

KILLER BEAUTY!! #8491145

frank w. degenhardt March 28, 2010

This is so beautiful. Breath taking Finalist my friend. Congratulations girl. WOW. #8491416

Rona L. Schwarz March 28, 2010

Superb work, Judy! Tremendous detail on these finches and wonderful DD work! Congratulations on a stunning Finalist - I'm sure we'll see this one again! #8491720

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe March 28, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Judy! #8491988

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 28, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Judy! #8492085

Tiia Vissak March 28, 2010

Congratulations on your winner! #8492087

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 29, 2010

Congratulations on your win! Good for you Judy, excellent! #8492298

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Congratulations on your winning image Judy!!! #8492343

Michelle Alton March 29, 2010

Wonderful winning photograph, Judy.
Congratulations! #8492484

Alan L. Borror March 29, 2010

Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Judy! #8492559

Anna Diederich March 29, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Judy! #8492775

Anita Hogue March 29, 2010


Cathy Barrows March 29, 2010

Congrats on your win... ilove your boys #8492962

Amy M. Wilson March 29, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fabulous Second Place win, Judy!!! #8493053

Marvil J. LaCroix March 29, 2010

Congratulations on you win Judy. I love this photo, it's colors are so vivid. Another masterpiece! #8493156

Kathy L. Clark March 29, 2010

This is so beautiful Judy. Congratulations. I love it. #8493192

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic March 29, 2010

You did such a beautiful job here - congratulations #8493243

Boyd L. Alexander March 29, 2010

A big Congratulations on this beautiful Gold Win Judy!! I lov your bird art but this one is really a stunner!! #8493350

Danny B. Head March 29, 2010

Congrats Judy... beautiful job! #8493409

Carla Metzler March 29, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8493497

Monnie Ryan March 29, 2010

Wonderful capture, Judy - congratulations! #8493532

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 29, 2010

Beautiful capture....Congrats, my friend! #8493601

Bunny Snow March 29, 2010

Good capture and DD work, Judy, the Purple House Finches look great!! Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8493609

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 29, 2010

I KNEW this would be a winner, totally gorgeous!

Congratulations on your win friend..

jo ann c. #8493876

Carol Eade level-addict March 29, 2010

Warm congratulations, Judy, this is so beautiful! #8493895

Craig W. Myers level-addict March 29, 2010

Great image and very accomplished digital darkroom work, Judy. #8494066

Shawn Jennings March 29, 2010

WTG Judy! Congratulations on your win! #8494333

Shawn Jennings March 29, 2010

WTG Judy! Congratulations on your win! #8494334

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 29, 2010

Judy -- This is jaw-dropping gorgeous. Your work is flawless. A true beauty. Huge huge congrats on this spectacular GOLD. #8494350

Mike Clime March 29, 2010

Congratulations on this great winner! #8494408

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 29, 2010

WTG on this wonderful win, Judy!!! :-) k #8494791

Tammy Espino March 29, 2010

Congrats on your win :) #8494811

Kerry Penn level-classic March 29, 2010

What an absolutely awesome photo! Congratulations!! #8494846

Kathy Coombs March 29, 2010

So beautiful! Congratulations! #8494960

Shirley A. Kinney March 29, 2010

Judy, I knew this was a winner when I first saw it. Congratulations. #8495013

frank w. degenhardt March 29, 2010

Judy- Such awesome work here my friend. I am so happy for you getting a Second Place Win with your talented work. Congratulations my friend. Way to go. #8495049

Sam Britt March 29, 2010

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner, Judy! #8495261

Evy Johansen level-classic March 29, 2010

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Judy!! #8496161

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 30, 2010

Awesome. CONGRATZ. on this very apt Gold Win, Judy.

UB. #8496381

Dianna Murphy March 30, 2010

Congratulations on your extraordinary Winner. #8497482

Karen Celella March 30, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning winner Judy! #8497638

Phyllis H. Burchett March 30, 2010

Congrats on your outstanding winner Judy! Hope you guys have a great trip! #8498028

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 30, 2010

Very well done..Beautiful...congratulations!

Susana Ms Heide March 30, 2010

I'm speechless!!! This is PERFECTION at it's best!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS Judy, not only on this WIN but also on your amazing talent!!! Into my favs this goes :o)) #8498498

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 30, 2010

Priceless capture Judy! Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8499163

Stephen Zacker March 31, 2010

Congratulations Judy #8501022

Heidi Knight April 01, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning winner! #8503681

Sharon Day level-classic April 02, 2010

Gorgeous image, Judy!!! Great capture and composition! Congratulations on this superb win!! #8505175

Nichon L. Thorstrom Smith April 02, 2010

What a great composite! Congrats! Love everything about it! #8506331

Nick Lagos April 06, 2010

This was one of those pics I was surprised didn't win previously Judy.... but as they say...Cream Always Rises to the Top... congrats to you #8514444

Kelly S. Cavanaugh April 08, 2010

Excellent work, Judy! Congratulations! #8519901

Margie R. Kirby July 27, 2010

Great work Judy! #8789386

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic November 22, 2010

Gorgeous image Judy, belated CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9058363

Darlene M Grover December 07, 2010

Love this image..incredible detail and color and comp! #9085692

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic December 02, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #9842667

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 26, 2016

Stunning image, Judy! Congratulations on your triple honor! #11530602

Rosemary Sampson level-classic October 26, 2016

Just fabulous! #11530605

Rosemary Sampson level-classic October 26, 2016

Just fabulous! #11530606

John D. Roach level-addict October 26, 2016

Splendid image..congrats #11530608

Frank S. Randolph October 26, 2016

Words cannot do justice to this! #11530630

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 26, 2016

Glad I got to see this, and Congratulations on all you gold medals! #11530650

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 26, 2016

Strikiong and beautiful image, Judy! Congratulations on your wins and POTD. #11530651

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 26, 2016

WOW Judy, this is SPECTACULAR!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11530663

Mike F. Anderson October 26, 2016

Congratulations on your POTD. Outstanding photo! #11530665

Carlton Ward level-classic October 26, 2016

Wonderful Photo Judy <3 #11530684

Carlton Ward level-classic October 26, 2016

Wonderful Photo Judy <3 #11530685

Suzanne Crawshaw October 26, 2016

Wow, your on a roll this week, your 2nd POTD, love this image! #11530789

Susan D. Royce level-classic October 26, 2016

Super photo! Congrats! #11530853

Paula Showen October 28, 2016

Sweet capture! Congrats on all of your gold! #11531351

Sue Delia October 28, 2016

Cindy? They are called "House Finches" Although some call them a "Rose Finch" Stunning photo!

Chuck Green level-classic November 05, 2016

Congrats on your exquisite photo, Judy! #11534746

Ronald W. Shimanek level-deluxe January 26, 2017

Great photo. Composition, exposure, focus are all excellent, but the thing that makes this photo great is the patience you must have had to get the right pose. Great job! #11557281

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