Elegance and Grace

© Cheryl E. Molennor

Elegance and Grace

Uploaded: March 02, 2009


Canon 300 mm 2.8 w /2x converter
It is mating season now and the birds are displaying there gorgeous colors and plumage. A sight to see for sure

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 02, 2009

A wonderful capture of this Beautiful Egret Cheryl!! Jeff #1091575

Rod Partington March 02, 2009

Awesome capture of this beauty,Cheryl! #7234495

DAWN SANDERS March 02, 2009

This is so incredibly beautiful! Well done. #7234524

Dianna Murphy March 02, 2009

Very nicely done! #7234691

Christian Rosito March 02, 2009

Just as the title, amazing and beautiful! #7234761

Richard B. Hallick level-classic March 02, 2009

This is a spectacular image. Very inspiring. I love the contrast between the motion suggested by the feathers, and the stillness of the body, neck, and head. The black background sets off the white subject beautifully. #7234897

Janice Mezzacappa March 02, 2009

Cheryl this is just amazing, the details and spread of the feathers, the contrast, black BG and lighting are beautiful. I hope to see again and into my faves!! #7235499

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 02, 2009

Brilliant shot. Pretty certain we see this again and it would also make a great POTD too, Cheryl. #7235504

Cheryl E. Molennor March 03, 2009

Thanks everyone soo much! #7237226

Melissa G. Meiselman March 03, 2009

Exquisite capture of this beautiful bird showing off his stunning feathers, Cheryl!! This is taken with ultra sharp detail and great lighting!! #7237480

Bill Houghton March 12, 2009

Cheryl, this is an awesome photo. Wonderful job. Have a great week. Bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #7277636

Cheryl E. Molennor March 12, 2009

Thankyou Melissa and Bill #7277674

Susan Fox March 14, 2009

All of your bird photos are amazing! This is my favorite. Love the feathers! Wonderful image!!! #7285410

Cheryl E. Molennor March 14, 2009

Thanks Susan love your mini pic #7285574

Carol L. Fowler March 27, 2009

Spectacular dramatic display #7342455

Melissa G. Meiselman April 22, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Cheryl!!! #7433207

Cecil Whitt level-classic April 22, 2009

Spectacular, a big congrats. C #7434167

Sam Britt April 22, 2009

Congratulations, awesome finalist, Cheryl! #7435853

Cheryl E. Molennor April 22, 2009

Thanks everyone and my congratulations to all finalists this month. Will comment later. #7436069

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 22, 2009

Wow, Cheryl, congratulations on this awesome finalist!

Debby #7436100

Kim Andelkovic April 22, 2009

Stunning.....congrats on a great job. #7437275

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 23, 2009

Congratulations, Cheryl! #7437989

Vitor Dias April 23, 2009

Big congrats Cheryl.

rgds Vitor #7439724

Colleen Farrell April 23, 2009

One of the best egret photos! Big congrats, Cheryl! #7440428

Summer A. Kozisek April 23, 2009

Gorgeous capture Cheryl, good luck in the next round! #7440433

Laurie Daily level-deluxe April 23, 2009

Congratulations on your elegant finalist, Cheryl! #7441199

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 23, 2009

Congrats Cheryl on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #7441357

Bill Houghton April 23, 2009

Cheryl, this is such a beautiful finalist. A sure winner in my book. Congratulations. Bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #7441797

Kathy Cline level-classic April 23, 2009

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Paula Showen April 23, 2009

Cheryl...this is an awesome shot...my favorite!


Cheryl E. Molennor April 23, 2009

Wow everyone Thankyou . Ok time to catch up on BP #7442198

Nick Lagos April 24, 2009

Well worthy for a big award Cheryl ...good luck #7443705

Vladan D. Djordjevic April 24, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist!

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 24, 2009

Don't have much time to comment on finalists this month but while scrolling through this really caught my eye!! Its awesome!!! Congratulations Cheryl!!! #7444955

Alison Krylowski April 24, 2009

Congratulations, Cheryl! Amazing framing here :) #7444959

ALLEN O. HOWARD April 24, 2009

Amazing!!! Congratulations, Cheryl! #7444977

Donna R. Wageman April 24, 2009

This is the most beautiful photograph of a bird that I have ever seen.
Congratulations! #7445107

Janice Mezzacappa April 24, 2009

I knew I would see again Cheryl, this shot is impeccable and a winner, huge congrats!! #7445153

Cheryl E. Molennor April 24, 2009

You all are so awesome . Thanks so much. I need to catch up on my congrats as well #7445550

Graeme yew Chow April 24, 2009

Wow ! a winner in my list. Big congratulation my friend. by the way, the 2x converter still get a good sharp image? I am travelling to Australia in June. #7446602

Cheryl E. Molennor April 24, 2009

Hey Graeme. thanks much and YES still amazingly sharp. (canon 2x)and without the converter...mindblowing! Have fun #7446643

Tiia Vissak April 25, 2009

Congratulations! #7448044

Dianna Murphy April 25, 2009

Congratulations! A super image!!! #7449467

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 27, 2009

Congratulations on this great winner Cheryl!!!!!!!!! I knew this would eventually get a big yellow one!! #7456612

Datha Y. Thompson April 27, 2009

Congratulations Cheryl!! Beautiful!!! :0) WTG #7456679

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 27, 2009

Love this one, congrats on your winner Cheryl! #7457535

Anne M. Young level-addict April 27, 2009

Perfect #7457607

Colleen Farrell April 27, 2009

So well-deserved! Congrats on your WIN, Cheryl! #7457654

Janice Mezzacappa April 27, 2009

So happy for you Cheryl, HUGE congrats on the best!! #7457801

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 27, 2009

I love this image Cheryl!!! A huge congratulations on your win! #7457882

Cheryl E. Molennor April 27, 2009

WOW super cool. Thanks everyone so much and thankyou judges for the encouragement as well #7458132

Sam Britt April 27, 2009

Big Congratulations on your fantastic second place winner, Cheryl! #7458195

Alison Krylowski April 27, 2009

Congratulations, Cheryl!!!! #7458224

Chris Schlosser April 27, 2009

Cheryl, this is just beautiful!! Congratulations on your win!! #7458346

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 27, 2009

Congratulations!!! #7458589

A P April 27, 2009

Picture perfect Cheryl CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #7458718

Kelly S. Cavanaugh April 27, 2009

Beautiful capture! Congratulations, Cheryl! #7458828

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 27, 2009

A gorgeous, graceful winner!!!
~♥~ #7458844

Sharon Sawyer April 27, 2009

Cheryl, huge congratulations on your outstanding winner... so beautiful!!!! #7459031

Mary K. Robison April 27, 2009

Congratulations on your well-earned win! #7459154

Tarun Bose April 28, 2009

Big, big congrats Cheryl, for your excellent winner. #7459453

Laurie Daily level-deluxe April 28, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Cheryl! #7459830

Lois Adomite level-classic April 28, 2009

Congratulations, this photo has so much grace. a true winner. Lois #7460208

Elida Gutierrez April 28, 2009


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"August Winners"


Graeme yew Chow April 28, 2009

I shouted winner when I saw it and it is deserving winner. By the way, Kathy did not manage to meet you. What a pity?. I am considering 2X converter from Kenko but I need to study it. Kathy have alot of this and she will be envy of you.

Elida Gutierrez April 28, 2009


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"

Sorry!!! #7461307

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 28, 2009

Perseverance paid in GOLD! CONGRATULATIONS, Cheryl on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman. #7461526

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 28, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Cheryl! #7461993

Jennifer L. Alder April 28, 2009

WOW. Great to see this in Gold. Congrats, Cheryl. :) #7462387

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 28, 2009

Congrats on your Wonderful Winning image Cheryl! Jeff #7462576

Cheryl E. Molennor April 28, 2009

Thankyou FRIENDS #7462582

Nick Lagos April 29, 2009

This Super image must have gone close to First Cheryl...a brilliant image...congrats to you #7464180

Pat Gamwell April 29, 2009

Magnificent image...congrats, Cheryl! #7465345

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) April 29, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic winn. #7465661

anonymous April 30, 2009

Congratulations Cheryl on your beautiful win! B- #7468849

Susan T. Evans May 01, 2009

Wow Cheryl, this is fantastic. Congrats. #7474533

Cheryl E. Molennor May 02, 2009

THANKYOU! #7477884

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 20, 2009

Congratulations Cheryl on your Win!!!

Dominick #7539166

Cheryl E. Molennor May 20, 2009

Thankyou Dominick #7539985

Renee Doyle level-classic May 28, 2009

I am so far behind :-)
Belated but big congratulations for this superb winner Cheryl!! #7573964

Cheryl E. Molennor May 29, 2009

Thankyou Renee I know what you mean I get behind too. Thanks for your time #7576672

Paula Showen August 14, 2009

Cheryl....a GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS for the FIRST PLACE in Popular Photography! I look forward to getting my copy with this image on the cover!!! #7849301

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 12, 2009

WOO HOO!! I just got my copy of Popular Photography -- and this beauty is on the cover!!! Congrats on your win Cheryl!!! Marvelous photo and effects!!! #7937272

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 12, 2009

Ohhhh my goodness Cheryl! This is the most beautiful bird portrait I have ever seen, absolutely awesome!

Congrats on your win and also on the cover of Popular Photography!

jo ann c. #7937298

Shawn Jennings level-classic September 12, 2009

Cheryl - just got my copy of Pop Photo. Congratulations on your win and cover shot!!! So incredibly deserving!!! #7937857

Cheryl E. Molennor September 12, 2009

Paula,Judy,Joanne and Shawn thankyou so much for that!!! I'm so happy about it but havn't seen it yet as my copy hasn't arrived yet. :( #7937886

Kathy Cline level-classic September 13, 2009

Good Morning Cheryl, I was so excited to get my Pop Photography in yesterdays mail. CONGRATULAITIONS x a milllion. I love all your animals and you are such an incredible photographer!! Would you like me to save mine and send it to you for an extra copy? I will read it and then send it to you so maybe you can frame the cover. Send me a note. GOD BLESS YOU #7938517

Cheryl E. Molennor September 13, 2009

you mean to tell me your not framing it yourself??!! Hee lol just kidding. Kathy that is so sweet of you Thankyou so much and I truely admire your work just as well. #7940117

Laurie Daily level-deluxe September 15, 2009

WoWzA!!!! I just got my PoPPhoto and there you were..ran right down to to my PC to give you a huge congrats on this most fantastic image...I am absolutely beaming and so happy for you, Cheryl!!! Your work is incredible and so deserving of this recognition...Yay yay yay!!!! #7946220

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 28, 2009

Popular Photorgraphy 1st place! Congratulations and hopefully you will get to Africa!, Allen #7991058

Cheryl E. Molennor September 28, 2009

Thankyou great friends!! #7991208

Karen Rosenblum level-deluxe November 05, 2009

A little belated, but many congrats on your well-deserved PopPhoto 1st place! And your BP award too! One of the most deserved wins I've seen, here and in Pop Photo. I'll have to start looking for you in Outdoor Photo too, won't I. :) #8105960

Cheryl E. Molennor November 05, 2009

Hope so Karen Thanks so much!! #8105965

Holly Hitchcock November 08, 2009

I am spellbound by this amazing capture. WOW ... is all I can say!! Many congratulations, Cheryl. Well deserved honor. #8114721

Alexandra Hankova December 15, 2009

Amazing, beautiful, graceful, elegant and thousand other pretty things! :-) #8218810

Cheryl E. Molennor December 15, 2009

THANKYOU! #8219189

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 25, 2010

Luv, luv, luv it Cheryl! Great colors and composition!

jo ann c. #8415372

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