Waterhole Landing

© Howard B. Cheek

Waterhole Landing

Nancy J. Locke August 07, 2009

How beautiful!!! Love the motion of the wings as this beauty comes in for the landing. The colors and tones are perfect.

Super congrats on your win!!!

Cheers! Nancy J Locke #1165214

Holly Hitchcock August 16, 2009


Rod Partington September 13, 2009

Phenomenal! I'm surprised it didn't get first! Congrats on the medal.It totally deserves it! #7938695

Patricia A. Stalter September 14, 2009

It is clear to me that you are very much a pro! I will also say that I like the way you critique. A refreshing breath indeed. I would like to see a bit more honesty, but hesitate to do so when other don't! #7942313

Melissa G. Meiselman September 14, 2009

WOW!! Congratulations, Howard on this awesome motion shot!! As always I am really impressed by both your photos and comments!! #7942326

Joseph M. Muench level-classic October 01, 2009

Just awesome Howard! Incredible combination of sharpness on the body and blur on the wings. An one-of-a-kind image to be truly proud of.
-Joe #8001271

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 02, 2009

Spectacular catch!! Amazing work. #8004030

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 25, 2009


Bill Houghton November 29, 2009

Howard, this has got to be one of the most outstanding flight shots that I have ever seen. Have a great day, Bill

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Cassie L. Woodlee December 03, 2009

WOW I'm speechless!!!!!! #8189408

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic December 04, 2009

Outstanding. I have cardinals in my backyard and know how difficult it is to catch them in fly. Beautiful work and congrats.
JP #8191985

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 07, 2009

What an amazing shot! Wonderful Work Howard. #8199595

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 26, 2009

Howard I got the Calendar with this image on it in the mail the other day. It is so beautiful. The outside of the envelope had this image on it also. #8247855

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 19, 2010

Outstanding capture, Howard!
~♥~Lisa #8917597

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This female Cardinal is the Nature Conservancy "Best Nature Photo" Grand Prize winner for 2008. It will appear on their calendar cover for 2010. Buy one, and help support this great non-profit organization in it's conservation work around the world.

Uploaded on January 16, 2009

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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