Geese In The Mist II
Honorable Mention in the first round of the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest
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Morris in MT

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest

Location: Townsend MT US
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This photo was taken as the sun peeked over the Bridger Mountains, lighting the mist coming off of a mostly frozen pond near Manhatten, MT on 06 NOV'08.
D80; 70-300mm VR Nikkor; 195mm; F5.3; 1/1600 sec; ISO 800; +1 Exp Comp.
· Date: Wed 24-February-2010 · Views: 19887 · Filesize: 96.6KB, 627.3KB · Dimensions: 1020 x 562 ·
Rating: ********** 9.93
Keywords: Geese, sunrise
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Location: West Lafayette IN US
Posts: 35
Thu 18-March-2010 08:33

Beautiful! This is the kind of light I fall in love with. There are very nice subtle horizontal lines. With some of the geese being dark silhouette while others are lighter silhouette gives the photo depth. Very nicely done.

Location: Tampa, Santa Fe FL US
Posts: 471
Wed 27-October-2010 06:58

Outstanding light...fantastic moment here...bravo,well done!!!
Byron Lentz

Location: Tulsa OK US
Posts: 15
Mon 08-November-2010 04:24

Awesome photo!! Great light, great timing, and you were there to make it happen! Great job!

Location: Glenrowan VIC AU
Posts: 117
Tue 10-May-2011 04:43 Rating: 10 

Wonderful!!! Love this image. Congrats.

Location: Sterling Heights MI US
Posts: 102
Mon 17-October-2011 08:27 Rating: 10 

I don't know if you were just lucky and happened to take this picture at probably the very short instantaneous moment that mother nature revealed its rare beauty or if you have this natural talent to see and know mother nature moments when you see them. Anyway you hit the very instant in time on this pot of gold. Congrtaulations!

Location: NSW AU
Posts: 3
Wed 10-October-2012 02:01 Rating: 10 

The depth and 3D effect of this shot is stunning, quite apart from the amazing colouring. The foreground birds look as if they have been cut out of paper and stuck on the main photo to create a collage effect. Brilliant.

Location: Lancaster NY US
Posts: 32
Thu 25-September-2014 04:18 Rating: 10 

Wow! Just an amazing shot, simple as that! Congrats!

Location: Ann Arbor MI US
Fri 06-March-2015 09:18 Rating: 10 

Great shot..........nice processing. Know that area of Mt.well. Shoot there over the years as as well as other side of Bridger. Daughter lives in Bozeman. Have yet to captured a shot so amazing as this.

Location: Sydney NSW AU
Posts: 103
Sat 04-July-2015 06:05 Rating: 10 

Brilliant! The harder you work the luckier you get Smile

Location: NSW AU
Posts: 3
Thu 13-August-2015 07:03

Great shot, what timing!

Location: Pittsburgh PA US
Posts: 17
Mon 09-November-2015 02:54 Rating: 10 

I love how you froze a moment in time--& in beautiful light.
Ellis Feibush

Location: Summit NJ US
Posts: 286
Sat 20-February-2016 07:54 Rating: 10 

You have captured "the Decisive Moment". Not an easy thing to do...beautiful work.

Location: Williamsburg VA US
Posts: 14
Sat 27-February-2016 12:46 Rating: 10 

For me, more than an honorable mention. I love the light, the lines, and the subject matter. I could look at this for hours! It's very frenetic, yet calming at the same time. Excellent work, sir!

Cheers, CARL

Location: Williamsburg VA US
Posts: 14
Sat 27-February-2016 12:47

In my mind, it IS a TEN!
Patriot Dave

Location: La Salle MI US
Posts: 123
Mon 11-December-2017 12:06 Rating: 10