What's Up?

© Debbie Bray

What's Up?

Uploaded: October 02, 2015 05:55:20 | Entered: October 02, 2015 05:59:28


A family of Apostle Birds (Happy Jacks) sit in the cool of the tree. What's up? Another group of Happy Jacks!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 2.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: SLT-A99V


Daniella Puente October 02, 2015

What a beauty! #1638855

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 02, 2015

Amazing capture. Excellent details and dof. Sure to see this again. #11381053

Barbara Socor October 02, 2015

Indeed, this is a stunning image! Gorgeous detail and delicate background in a magical composition....Absolutely memorable! #11381058

Dayna Cain level-classic October 02, 2015

Perfection.....and a winner! #11381098

frank w. degenhardt October 02, 2015

I agree with everyone, this is a Winner. Again a never seen bird for me so it really excites me. Then there is the beautiful way you bring out the colors, the textures, the features. A favorite for me, such gorgeous work you do Debbie. #11381113

Karen E. Gold level-deluxe October 02, 2015

Wonderful capture of these little guys Debbie. #11381217

John Connolly October 02, 2015

I don't recall ever actually seeing our Apostle Birds Debbie! What an excellent sight and capture this is! I love your lighting in this image! #11381315

Mitch Spence level-classic October 02, 2015

Not only do you have fantastic birds of all sorts, they've all got fantastic names as well (and this one even has two--very different ones--got to be wonderful stories behind such names). Love this group and their soft background and your masterful shot. #11381434

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 02, 2015

Haven't heard of these, Debbie, but will not forget after seeing this phenomenal & beautiful shot. Tones, textures, clarity & lighting are to near perfection. #11381516

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic October 03, 2015

Awesome capture! Never seen birds like this before. #11381548

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 03, 2015

WOW, this is fantastic, Debbie!! I'm always happy to get a good shot of one bird, and you've got 5 with outstanding detail and very nice poses!! I sure hope we see this one again!! #11381585

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 03, 2015

WOW, this is fantastic, Debbie!! I'm always happy to get a good shot of one bird, and you've got 5 with outstanding detail and very nice poses!! I sure hope we see this one again!! #11381586

Gail Sullivan level-classic October 03, 2015

Debbie...this is so deserving of all the superlatives in the comments before me. A winner in my book! #11381651

Ellen Hodges October 03, 2015

Huge WOW, Deb! Soooo cute and perfect!! Like the names of the birds too, the real name and the nick name, too! #11381653

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 03, 2015

What an amazing image, Deb! Love the light, colors, clarity and BG! I bet we see this one again! #11381690

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 03, 2015

I LOVE this Deb, what a sweet capture VERY well done!! <>< #11381789

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 04, 2015

This is awesome, Debbie! Perfectly captured and processed - love it! #11382231

Avril Young October 04, 2015

wow!!!! a winner.. #11382343

Kathy Shogren October 05, 2015

Wow, amazing textures and focus on these little ones Debbie. Have not heard of these birds before. Lovely capture! #11382441

Evy Johansen level-classic October 05, 2015

Wow.... Awesome capture, Debbie!!! Love it! #11382671

Riitta Kivi level-classic October 10, 2015

What a wonderful capture, Debbie! #11384527

Mary K. Robison October 12, 2015

Can't let this marvelous capture slip by without commenting, Debbie. Outstanding clarity, textures, and light, and the position of all the birds is near-miraculous.
I agree with everyone else above, especially those who predict this will be a winner next month. Love it! #11384889

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 17, 2015

OMG OMG OMG! What an aMAzing sight, Debbie. And absolutely perfectly captured.
If this doesn't win big time, I don't know what! #11386766

Jill Odice level-classic October 18, 2015

Unique looking birdies! Another new kind for me :-) Good job! #11387402

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 18, 2015

Fabulous capture Debbie! They are so adorable all huddled together :-) #11387595

Sherran Andersen level-classic October 23, 2015

Great comp Debbie. #11390504

Annette Johnston October 26, 2015

What a gorgeous image, I Love it! #11391798

Carol Flisak level-addict November 03, 2015

This is terrific, Debbie! excellent composition, details and DOF... but mostly I love their expressions! Well done! #11394878

Teresa L. Brooks November 29, 2015

Congrats on your finalist of this awesome capture #11404566

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic November 29, 2015

What an amazing catch Debbie. Congrats and hope to see gold on this image. #11404586

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 29, 2015

Marvelous image, Debbie! Congrats again! #11404641

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 29, 2015

Awesome capture and congrats again Debbie. It is a Happy Jack Day for Debbie #11404742

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 29, 2015

Great month, Debbie! Big congrats on all of your Staff favorites and Finalists! Well deserved! #11405064

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 29, 2015

Knew we would see this again. Wonderful finalist. Congrats!! #11405129

Peggy Pfister level-classic November 29, 2015

Wow! Perfect composition and exceptional detail, Debbie! Congrats! #11405190

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 29, 2015

Congrats on another finalist, Debbie. Good luck, my friend. #11405193

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 29, 2015

OK, Deb...you did it. My typing fingers are speechless - OK - let me just say - remarkable, totally remarkable and last but never least......WINNER, WINNER, WINNER!!! #11405296

Martha R. Mazon level-classic November 29, 2015

Incredible image, Debbie! I have to agree with Val on this one!! #11405316

Teresa L. Brooks November 30, 2015

Congrats again #11405534

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 30, 2015

Congratulations on another gold winner. Way to go Debbie #11405535

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe November 30, 2015

This is really outstanding, Debbie! I love it. Congratulations on your second Gold Winner! #11405645

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 30, 2015

Double Gold!! WTG, Deb! Super month for you - hope you're doing your happy dance! :) Congratulations!! #11405747

Gail Sullivan level-classic November 30, 2015

Yay, Debbie...so great to see this win...congrats! #11405767

frank w. degenhardt November 30, 2015

I like that Happy Jacks. Hope they made you happy getting a Second Place Win. Congratulations. #11405805

Ellen Hodges November 30, 2015

Huge congrats on a wonderful winner, Deb!! Double Gold never looked soooo good! #11406147

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 30, 2015

Congrats on another phenomenal winner, Debbie! #11406244

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 01, 2015

What a masterpeice, Debbie. Big CONGRATZ on the Gold Winner.

UB. #11406285

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 01, 2015

You are such a winner and so well deserved Debbie! #11406436

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 01, 2015

You are such a winner and so well deserved Debbie! #11406437

Marijana Fajgl December 01, 2015

Oh, this is just perfect! This picture makes me smile. Big congratulations, Debbie! #11406593

Carol L. Fowler December 01, 2015

Cool Winner! Congrats! #11406614

Ray level-classic December 01, 2015

Congratulations on your wonderful Gold-Badge Winner, Debbie! #11406735

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 02, 2015

Congrats Debbie on this Wonderful Winning image! #11406816

Evy Johansen level-classic December 02, 2015

Big congratulations on your win, Debbie!! Love this image!! #11407184

Mary K. Robison December 03, 2015

So glad to see this outstanding capture in the Winners' Circle!
CONGRATULATIONS, Debbie! #11407310

Nadia Paul December 12, 2015

Just love this Debbie - congrats on your win! #11411457

Ann Coates level-classic March 09, 2016

This is adorable. Congratuations on this being picked as one of Jim's favourites over the last 20 years. #11444675

Patti Coblentz March 22, 2016

So sweet! Magnificent capture! #11450020

Ellen Hodges March 22, 2016

Huge Congrats on all your All time EP's, Deb!! So well deserved! #11450349

Mary K. Robison March 25, 2016

Debbie, you certainly earned your AT-EP Gold for this delightful capture! Congratulations to you on ALL your AT's, and best of luck in the next rounds! #11451715

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer April 05, 2016

Congratulations on ALL your All time ep's Debbie. A quite impressive collection! #11457263

Jill Odice level-classic July 11, 2016

A BIG CONGRATS on your ATW Debbie! #11494550

Ray level-classic July 11, 2016

A Huge congratulations on your wonderful All Time Winner, Debbie! #11494760

Irene Colling level-classic July 13, 2016

Extraordinary image Debbie. So deserving of extra recognition. Congratulations on your All Time Winner award. #11495460

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