Uploaded: December 17, 2009 06:58:15


AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED+TC14EII (420mm), f/5.6, 1/2000 at 200-ISO.


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 17, 2009

Great animal image here, wow!

Dominick #1217060

Ann Coates level-classic December 17, 2009

And it's a big WOW from me too. An absolute winner in my book Achie. Amazing. #8226541

Liz blahh December 17, 2009

Awesome capture! #8226737

Cherie Early December 17, 2009

Wow!!! this is awesome.Great job!!! #8226905

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic December 17, 2009

Thank you very much Dominick, Ann, Liz and Cherie. I really appreciate your encouraging comments!

Deborah J. Bibbins December 17, 2009

Amazing capture!Looks like its almost ready to fly out of me screen. #8227296

Jack Gaskin December 17, 2009


Great work!!!! Curious if you were shooting and this one just came in by chance or if you drew it in.
In either case a fantastic capture.......

Happy Shooting
Jack #8227315

Rod Partington December 17, 2009

Yeah,You got a Wow!from me too!
Awesome capture,Achie! #8227317

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic December 17, 2009

Thanks very much Deborah, Jack and Rod for your wonderful comments! This gull was landing on a spillway at Lake Woodlands and I was standing on a foot bridge about 50 feet away. He approached directly at me, so I was able to get this shot. #8227674

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic January 17, 2010

WOW Archie!! A truly amazing shot! I love that we can see the muscle structure of his body, and the softness of his wings! The clarity and details are superb!!! A fav for sure! If it were up to me, this would be a winner!! Fantastic capture. Laura #8304559

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 18, 2010

Thanks Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed this shot!

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 18, 2010

on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

Photobucket #8307583

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 18, 2010

Congratulations, Archie, on your marvelous finalist!

Debby #8308046

Deborah J. Bibbins January 18, 2010

Congratulations, Achie!!! #8308661

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 18, 2010

Thank you very much, Nancy, Debroah L. and Deborah B..


Ann Coates level-classic January 18, 2010

I knew we would see this again. Congratulations on your incredible finalist Achie. #8309624

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 18, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, Achie!!

UB. #8309877

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Achie. #8309983

Summer A. Kozisek January 19, 2010

Gorgeous capture Achie, congratulations on your finalist! #8310447

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 19, 2010

Thank you so much, Ann, Usman, Bojan and Summer!

James N. Carpenter January 19, 2010

Big congrats Achie on your finalist. James #8312107

Christian Rosito January 19, 2010

WOW! Amazing!, you deserve nothing but the first prize, fabulous capture! #8312603

Janice Mezzacappa January 19, 2010

Bravo Bravo Bravo breathtaking capture Achie!! So deserving as a Winner Congrats and into my faves we go :) #8313895

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 19, 2010

Thank you very much, James, Christian and Janice! #8314034

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic January 19, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic WIN!! WTG! Do the happy dance LOL!! Laura :) #8314146

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 19, 2010

HUGE CONGRATZ. on getting in the Winners' Circle, Achie!!!

UB. #8314223

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Achie. Fantastic shot. #8314311

Deborah J. Bibbins January 20, 2010

Congratulations Achie, On this amazing capture going to the winners cirle. #8314761

Bill Houghton January 20, 2010

Archie, congratulations on your outstanding win. Have a great day, Bill #8314862

Carol Eade level-addict January 20, 2010

What a terrific shot, Archie...congratulations! #8315181

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 20, 2010

Wow! Thanks so much Laura, Usman, Bojan, Deborah, Bill and Carol. I appreciate your congratulations very much.


Summer A. Kozisek January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved win Achie!! #8316630

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 20, 2010

Congratulations Achie on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8316741

Dianna Murphy January 20, 2010

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316809

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 20, 2010

Thank you Summer, Dominick and Dianna for your highly encouraging congratulations! #8317236

Michael Umbreit January 20, 2010

Achie - Congratulations!! Love that shot!! - Mike #8317279

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 20, 2010

Thanks very much, Mike!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 22, 2010

Amazing clarity and wildlife capture!!! Congratulations! #8321889

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 22, 2010

Thank you, Donna! #8322861

Kara L. Hendricks January 25, 2010

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #8327776

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 25, 2010

Thank you, Kara! #8328547

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 17, 2010



Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic February 17, 2010

Thank you Christine!

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