Uploaded: June 30, 2010 15:16:25


Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -1.67, ExposureTime: 25/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Gina Cormier level-classic July 02, 2010

WOW!!! You are just so creative!!! I love the colors and image!! Of course the clarity rocks!!!!! #1284228

Renee Doyle July 02, 2010

Very cool setup and wonderful concept Dave!! Great colours and yep that clarity is awesome! #8730740

Amy M. Wilson July 03, 2010

Fantastic set-up, colors and clarity... excellent work, Dave!! #8732932

Douglas Pignet July 04, 2010

Beautiful capture and nicely done...Have a great & safe 4th #8733620

Sam Britt July 05, 2010

Very creative idea & image, Dave. I like the 3 color simplicity. #8736340

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe July 06, 2010

I love this image! So much tension! #8738306

Gina Cormier level-classic July 12, 2010

Congrats my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!! #8751607

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 12, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8751853

Dianna Murphy July 12, 2010

A warm congratulations on your wonderful finalist and a big good luck in the next round to you. #8752531

Sherran Andersen level-classic July 12, 2010

I LOVE this photo... congrats! #8754654

Linda Blair July 13, 2010

Very cool finalist...congratulations!!! #8757143

Virginia Leone level-classic July 13, 2010

Hi Dave! Great finalist image..congrats and good luck in the next round! I knew we'd see this again!

Virginia ;-) #8758657

Cliff & Patti Smith July 13, 2010

Great capture Dave! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist! #8759400

Sam Britt July 13, 2010

Congratulations on this finalist, Dave! #8759923

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe July 13, 2010

I love it when the judges see MY point of view! #8760101

Randy A. Myers level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your 2nd place finish. Good job!! #8762321

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your very deserving SECOND PLACE WINNER!! #8762624

Kim Andelkovic July 14, 2010

Congrats on a great win :-) #8763349

Ruth Grimm July 14, 2010

MONTE!!! Whoooo-Hoooo! WTG my friend! This is a FABULOUS image! Congrats on the win!! #8763872

Sam Britt July 14, 2010

Congrats on this second place win, Dave! #8764053

Gina Cormier level-classic July 15, 2010

Dave.....YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on this awesome image that I love so much!!!! Come on...gimme more!!! #8766149

David M. Montero July 17, 2010

A big THANK YOU to all for your wonderful comments. I am humbled. #8769728

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 17, 2010

Wow, this is so creative, Dave! The yellow against the blcak BG is superb as well as the clarity! Well done! #8769770

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 17, 2010

Congrats Dave on this Outstanding and very creative Win!! Jeff #8770059

Debra R. Harder July 17, 2010

This is BRILLIANT, Dave!!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8770215

Ryan Murphy July 18, 2010

wonderful - congrats on this excellent win. #8771272

Kathleen Brennan July 18, 2010

Bold color and great comp on this deserving gold winner! #8772066

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 26, 2010

Very cool image, Dave!!! Congratulations on this most excellent winner!:) #8787095

Renee Doyle August 03, 2010

No surprise to me to see this beauty again!!! Belated but HUGE congrats to you Dave!! #8802802

Susana Ms Heide August 06, 2010

I've been meaning to comment onthis image!!! It is so very creative and such a visual treat!!!! Love that "pop" of color and the idea is so very clever! HUGE CONGRATS to you Dave!! #8810440

Stephanie Frey August 17, 2010

Congratulations on your win!! #8843271

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 19, 2010

Simple but full of impact. Terrific winner - congratulations! #8847472

Terry Cervi level-classic September 05, 2010

A belated congrats to you on this stunning win, Dave! #8883342

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 13, 2010

Congratulations Dave on your Win!!!

Dominick #8897112

Bill Houghton September 28, 2010

Dave, this is such a beautiful shot. Great job getting this. Thanks for commenting on my duck pond photo. Have a great day, Bill #8934767

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe November 13, 2010

What a wonderful winner this is, Dave!
KK #9032324

Karen Slagle January 04, 2011

A fabulous winning image you have here, Dave. This is great thinking on your part and I want to congratulate you on this. #9142595

Stanley C. Sims January 31, 2011

Truly well done, and the clarity is fantastic. Congratulations on this winner Dave. #9204572

Songbird Cline level-classic May 20, 2011

Very very cool!!!! #9417208

Rod Partington June 15, 2011

This is Awesome Dave! Well worth the gold! #9462523

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 20, 2011

...speaking of bold punchy color... fantastic! Belated congratulations! #9821414

Stephen Zacker July 06, 2012

Like the bold colors and creative idea. Congratulations #10217504

LeAnn Wood April 20, 2013

The epitome of a creative, clear and colorful image! I found your amazing gallery because of your supportive comments to me. Thank you for your positive words and for your images that provide a high bar for a beginning photographer! #10660643

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to David M. Montero.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.