Roseate Spoonbills in Flight

© Laurie M. Elmer

Roseate Spoonbills in Flight

Elena Rojco 9/13/2004 8:37:54 PM

Wow! It's wonderful image, Laurie! #168616

Kathleen Clemons 9/14/2004 3:18:28 AM

Stunning, Laurie!! #776944

Patricia A. Cale 10/15/2004 7:06:45 PM

Very nice shot, Laurie! Congrats and good luck!! #845424

Penny Steiner 10/15/2004 10:23:35 PM

Wow, Laurie..this one almost bowled me over...your work is getting better and better. This looks to me like a winner and hope it makes it. I know how hard these images are to capture.
Congratulations...will be in Sarasota again in Jan. P. #846443

Cathy Barrows 10/16/2004 3:44:14 PM

Congrats! the spoonbills in flight...wonderful #849569

Laurie M. Elmer 10/16/2004 8:58:59 PM

Thank you all for your nice comments. Penny, I hope to see you in January! #849950

Carol Brill 11/3/2004 12:14:06 AM

Such a lovely vision in pink and blue, Laurie, congratulations on your POTD!! #887168

Carol Engstrom 11/3/2004 12:17:23 AM

This is so beautiful! Congrats on POTD. #887170

Patty Razonable 11/3/2004 12:20:14 AM

Great capture! Congrats on you POTD! #887174

Leanne M.E. Boyd 11/3/2004 12:26:45 AM

Gorgeous shot Laurie! Congrats on your POTD! #887181

Jimi Hammerly 11/3/2004 12:53:49 AM

Beautiful photo - love the colors and the contrast. I can't leave out the capture of them in flight. Nice work! #887211

Robert A. Burns 11/3/2004 1:22:43 AM

Gorgeous color. Sharp detail. Beautifully composed.

Please tell me what lens you used, and what were your settings.

-Bob #887221

Kathleen Clemons 11/3/2004 2:29:25 AM

Congrats, Laurie! #887229

Vladimir Azarian 11/3/2004 2:33:46 AM

Thanks for sharing such a lovely picture.
My congrats and best wishes. #887240

Penny Steiner 11/3/2004 2:36:59 AM

Oh, this one is so worthy of POTD...I really thought you would place with this fabulous photo but I am so happy you have gotten recognition and Laurie, enjoy your day. See you in Jan.

Penny #887245

Kristen McKain 11/3/2004 2:50:02 AM

Amazing capture - congrats on the POTD! #887250

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/3/2004 3:40:00 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Laurie, for this outstanding capture and beautiful image!

-Debby #887324

Dolores Neilson 11/3/2004 4:02:56 AM

Laurie...this is a wonderful wildlife shot with unusual pastel colors! Wonderful!! Congrats on your potd! #887356

Beverley Lu Steeves 11/3/2004 4:41:06 AM

Congratulations Laurie on POTD!! #887459

Scott Pedersen 11/3/2004 4:50:48 AM

Very nice colors and excellent job of frameing the birds Laurie What attracted me especially was the colors. Glad that it went fianalst in the contest. #887476

Sara And Dick 11/3/2004 5:00:37 AM

Congratulations! Beautiful capture of these grand birds in flight! Good color, contrast, framing! EXCELLENT! Dick & Sara #887504

Dan Walters 11/3/2004 5:01:25 AM

Great flight shot and nice colors! #887508

Josselyne Klecanda 11/3/2004 5:20:59 AM

Incredibly beautiful! #887537

Barbara Kehoe 11/3/2004 5:49:08 AM

Beautiful, beautiful #887642

Cathy Barrows 11/3/2004 6:08:27 AM

Congrats on POTD...this is an excellent pic of the spoonbills #887696

Eleanor Caputo 11/3/2004 7:07:53 AM

Very beautiful Laurie. Great action capture in flight. Big Congratulations!! #887850

Robert Brown 11/3/2004 7:38:10 AM

Congratulations, Laurie, you're queen for a day! #887935

Isabel L 11/3/2004 7:57:43 AM

Beautiful photograph!!
Congrats. #887971

Laurie M. Elmer 11/3/2004 8:06:43 AM

Thank you ALL for your kind comments. I was quite surprised and honored when I opened my e-mail this morning!

Robert Burns-I'm trying to find the disk with the RAW file on it so I can see the exact settings. I shot this several months ago and don't remember the specifics. I do know I used a Tamron 70-300 lens fairly wide open. I just don't recall the exact aperture.

Robert O. Brown- Thanks for the "crown" (just for a day?) #887980

Kris Lingle 11/3/2004 8:53:09 AM

Congrats! Your images are amazing.

Penny Steiner 11/3/2004 9:04:43 AM

You deserve that crown today, Laurie!!! I was also wondering what lens you used. It is such an amazing shot. Did you use center focus? P. #888087

Llewellyn Williams 11/3/2004 9:24:35 AM

Gee, Laurie, I was thinking of running over to Sanibel this weekend, but now I'm discouraged! With luck and a little skill I still wouldn't catch up to this one! Fabulous. #888108

Laurie M. Elmer 11/3/2004 10:33:16 AM

Kris, Penny and Llewellyn, thanks for you comments,

Penny-This was focused manually. The relatively cheap lens on my D70 doesn't autofocus too well (sluggish). I've gotten so used to manual focus, I rarely use autofocus anymore. I had the camera on my Tripod and was panning and focusing as they fed along the shore. Luckily, when they took flight, they remained in the same focal plane. I have MANY out of focus versions!

Llewellyn-Go to Sanibel this weekend!!! The birds should be arriving! #888157

Anita Taylor 11/3/2004 12:16:33 PM

What an incredibly wonderful shot, Laurie! I haven't been over that way in awhile, but maybe I should go soon :) #888293

William C. Raco 11/3/2004 1:40:39 PM

This is a fabulous photo, Laurie.
I love the focus, the positions and motion, the color and clarity.
Very well deserving of the POTD recognition.

bill #888382

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/3/2004 4:01:08 PM

Great image, the birds in flight are so very beautiful!! Great comp and color, a big congratulations on your photo of the day win!! #888606

Kathleen R. Struckle 11/3/2004 9:40:37 PM

Beautiful image Laurie!! Congrats on POTD!! #889185

Laurie M. Elmer 11/3/2004 9:51:10 PM

Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments. This certainly made my day! #889187

Janet S Weaver 11/4/2004 7:13:13 AM

What a wonderful capture!! Congrats on your POD Laurie!! Outstanding work!!! #889885

Ed Heaton 11/4/2004 3:03:24 PM

Well done Laurie,

Congrats on POTD! #890578

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/17/2006 3:31:45 PM

So beautiful, a great featured photo. Very nice timing and colors. Congratulations on being featured in the SnapShot newsletter today! #2777702

Sharon C. Nickodem 5/18/2006 6:03:58 PM

Hi Laurie.....good to see you're still taking gorgeous photos!! Did you ever do your Portfolio project? Sharon #2782958

Ariel Lepor 6/4/2006 3:05:20 PM

Great spoonbill shot, Laurie! This is AWESOME! #2852039

Ariel Lepor 6/4/2006 3:05:22 PM

Great spoonbill shot, Laurie! This is AWESOME! #2852040

Laura M. Galloway 4/8/2008 4:33:25 PM

congrats! this is fabulous~ #5763656

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Ft. Desoto Park, Pinellas County, FL

Uploaded on 9/13/2004 8:29:12 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist Photo of the Day

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