Uploaded: December 02, 2011


Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 02, 2011

An Outstanding portrait Shelly! #1427358

Jack Gaskin December 02, 2011

Wonderful Blue

Jack #9843966

Michelle Alton December 17, 2011 rare for a GBH to score here. But if ever there was a winning shot, THIS one is it. So clean, so well composed, so clear, and so...well...BLUE! Congratulations. #9873421

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 17, 2011

Congratulations Michele on your POTD Win!

Dominick #9873432

Rita Hill level-addict December 17, 2011

Congrats on the POTD, wonderful image detail. Well done! #9873475

Rosemary Sampson level-classic December 17, 2011

Awesome caprute. Great detail and perspetive. Well done! #9873551

Guy D. Biechele level-classic December 17, 2011

Startling detail and clarity. Beautifully photographed. Congratulations #9873601

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe December 17, 2011

Absolutely stunning! ditto everyone above....we'll see this one again.....Cheers, Michele......=^..^= #9873605

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 17, 2011

Brilliantly captured, Michele! Congratulations! #9873620

Andre Larose December 17, 2011

Great capture with awesome detail.

Beautiful POTD!

André #9873630

Joy Rector December 17, 2011

congrats on the POTD #9873657

Marisol Pastor December 17, 2011

Fantastic POTD! Congratulations! #9873833

wolfie wolfe level-classic December 17, 2011

Wonderful, Michele! :o) #9873886

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 17, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD!
Great pose and detail.
~♥~Lisa #9873898

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 17, 2011

Stunning details, Michele. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB. #9873920

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe December 17, 2011

Beautifully captured. Congrats on POTD! #9873996

Katarina Mansson December 17, 2011

Superb composition, shapes, clarity and details. What a beauty! Congratulations on your POTD Michele! #9874067

Michele Peterson level-classic December 17, 2011

Incredible details and I love the S curve of the bird! Congratulations on your POTD!! #9874102

Gary R. Smith December 17, 2011

Wonderful shot, Michele. I love the details. Congratulations for POTD #9874108

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe December 17, 2011

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!

Michele Wetzel December 17, 2011

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

Shelly #9874539

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 17, 2011

Wonderful detail, and Congratulations on your POTD!! #9874667

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 17, 2011


Patti Coblentz December 17, 2011

Fantastic composition, clarity, and details, Michele...congratulations on your POTD! #9874795

Mary K. Robison December 17, 2011

Outstanding in every way, Michele ~
Congratulations on your well earned POTD! #9874959

Nadia Paul December 18, 2011

Just stunning Michele - congrats on your POTD! #9875023

December 18, 2011

Congrats on POTD. What size lens did you use and how close were you? This is an awesome closeup shot. #9876509

Stanley C. Sims December 18, 2011

Beautifully done Michele. Congratulations on the POTD. #9876532

Richard D. Love December 21, 2011

Congratulations, Michele. This is just stunning!

Rick #9881219

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. Editor's Pick Photography Contest Photo of the Day

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Michele Wetzel.
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.