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Uploaded: October 13, 2009


What more can I say about this one. I liked the expression and concentration of the owl on this one, as well as the colors and detail.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/16000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 13, 2009

Great catch! #1191674

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 13, 2009

Great animal image, Mariette.

Dominick #8033196

Kathleen Brennan October 13, 2009

Incredible capture! I know how serenditipitous these shots can be! #8033327

Lola M. level-classic October 13, 2009

Amazing capture! #8033380

Timothy Guay October 13, 2009

- Timothy #8033445

Melissa G. Meiselman October 13, 2009

Very impressive capture of this owl in flight taken with amazingly sharp detail, vibrant color and terrific light, Mariette!! #8033767

Liz blahh October 13, 2009

Awesome capture! #8033840

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 13, 2009

OMGOSH. This is just superb. Details, clarity and colors are just fantastic, Mariette. #8033950

Robin R. October 13, 2009

The detail of the owl is amazing. Wonderful capture. #8034069

Emily Cook October 13, 2009

Absolutely stunning timing, lighting, detail, and composition. This is gorgeous Mariette! #8034699

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe October 13, 2009

Great capture!!! I agree, wonderful details and color! #8034729

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) October 14, 2009

Fantastic image of this beautiful owl. #8036537

Linda A. Braddock level-classic October 14, 2009

Mariette, Gorgeous Capture! Fantastic Work!! #8036946

James Reininger October 14, 2009

Sweet image!!! #8037886

Freddy Bland October 18, 2009

Gorgeous, stunning, super fantastic! I am totally impressed and awed! #8046908

Liz blahh November 23, 2009

Congratulations on this impressive beauty! #8155343

Phyllis H. Burchett November 23, 2009

WOW Amazing capture! Congrats! #8156732

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 23, 2009

Outstanding wildlife capture Mariette! Congratulations on your finalist!! #8156978

Cathy Barrows November 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...awesome #8158876

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 23, 2009

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8159901

Summer A. Kozisek November 23, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist Mariette! #8160890

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 23, 2009

CONGRATZ on this stunning Finalist, Mariette.

UB. #8161162

November 24, 2009

A very strong owl shot--this is hard to get and it's sharp. The background is not distracting--congratulations. #8163017

mariette geest November 24, 2009

Thanks guys and thanks judges for your kind comments. I think the background even addes to the image, because it shows the natural habitat of the owl. Otherwise it would have looked fake I guess.

I am still impressed by the concentration and expression of the owl. Great animals and I am so happy could catch this one. #8163035

Jim Zuckerman November 25, 2009

This is absolutely stunning, Mariette.
Jim Zuckerman #8166845

Liz blahh November 25, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful win! #8167005

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 25, 2009

on your very deserving GOLD 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8168038

November 25, 2009

Congratulations on your 2nd place GOLD finish. Very Well Deserved. What an Awesome Photo. #8168162

Renee Doyle level-classic November 25, 2009

Totally amazing capture Mariette!!!! Huge congratulations to you on this wonderful winning image!!! #8168447

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 25, 2009

I'm in awe over this.....Congratulations on your gold! #8168461

Ann Coates level-classic November 25, 2009

Congratulations on your outstanding gold. #8168977

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 25, 2009

WTG, Mariette. CONGRATULATIONS on striking GOLD!!

UB. #8169166

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 26, 2009

Striking image and winner Mariette - congratulations! #8171570

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 27, 2009

Congratulations Mariette on your Win!!!

Dominick #8172262

Linda A. Braddock level-classic November 27, 2009

Mariette, Gorgeous Capture. Very hard to get a sharp flying image like this, well done. Congratulations on a very deserving win! #8172678

Phyllis H. Burchett November 27, 2009

Congratulations on this amazing capture! #8173661

Anne McKinnell December 01, 2009

Wow, outstanding capture! It is so sharp and the eyes are excellent. Nice soft background too. #8183809

Dianna Murphy December 06, 2009

Congratulations on your Wonderful Finalist !!!! #8195837

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