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1979 January 19, 2014
SUPERB PHOTO .
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GordonD January 19, 2014
That is so funny, great capture :))
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IanDMcGregor January 19, 2014
Wow!
 
Chaddikat January 20, 2014
I love this
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FMcardl January 20, 2014
Irresistible
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brentmorris January 20, 2014
Very, very well done
 
HowardBrownPhotographic January 22, 2014
Where?
Thanks for contributing to our Florida Project! HB
Howard Brown
www.louisAnnImage.com
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sandyscott_0995 January 25, 2014
Thanks gang, I appreciate the comments. This one might be my favorite shot of all time!!
 
Snappin-shots January 25, 2014
WOW!! this is absolutely gorgeous!! :)
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HelenRea January 25, 2014
Great shot...love it when birds look straight at you...nice capture! :)))!
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lindywalker January 27, 2014
wow! Amazing!
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Lewisia_rediviva January 27, 2014
I love those blue eyes!
 
morriskleyman January 30, 2014
Magnificent shot!!! SUPER+++
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sandyscott_0995 February 06, 2014
Thanks for all of the great comments - this is probably my favorite shot of my whole collection!
 
Kazza60 February 06, 2014
WOW .. look at those eyes .. awesome capture !!
 
Joey_Howard February 08, 2014
Very nice photo !!
 
Thimbee February 08, 2014
Nicely done
 
D-Laura February 10, 2014
Beautiful image...
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tmlakshmi February 12, 2014
vts. all your birds are looking great. You are lucky to find them and catch them at the right moment. Good luck
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BrianBasson February 14, 2014
Sandy, This is a superb portrait. Brian
 
kathyaiello78 February 17, 2014
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Love this capture! Congrats!
 
Tlgon2info February 22, 2014
Wow! Fabulous shot!
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Annette_O69 February 23, 2014
Fabulous shot! love the color and perfect clarity
 
davinajoy February 23, 2014
oh so precious!
 
iansidlow February 24, 2014
Absolutely brilliant.
I,m jealous
Regards
Ian.
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JRiffey February 24, 2014
Wow, what a capture! The eyes and texture of the feathers are just beautiful!
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CLARITA February 28, 2014
Fantastic
 
Flosno March 01, 2014
Superb capture,,,,voted
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sandyscott_0995 March 05, 2014
FOR TIPS AND POINTERS PROJECT: Always be keenly aware of your background when you shoot a photo. The background can make the difference between a great shot and a mediocre shot. My goal in this cormorant shot was to focus in on the mesmerizing eyes of the bird. I used a narrow DOF to accomplish that and chose a shooting perspective with a background that made the shot appear as if were a back drop in a studio. Other viewpoints that I tried were cluttered and distracted from my mission.
 
Karen3836 March 07, 2014
WOW! WHAT A SHOT!
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1quietlady March 08, 2014
Fantastic shot! Just beautiful!
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justkim1106 March 08, 2014
Congratulations on the win. This is a wonderful photo - eye-popping good, so to speak.
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donanzinger March 10, 2014
Beautiful image - congratulations on our win.
 
TessDriskill March 11, 2014
Beautiful
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Granjan March 13, 2014
An in your face bird. He knows his beauty and uses it. It is absolutely fabulous.
 
hello7671 March 15, 2014
Wow! Awesome shot! Such a cool looking bird so close up.
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sweetpea72 March 15, 2014
WOW.. This is awesome.. Congrats!!
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deborahv March 15, 2014
Congrats!
 
Timbo March 15, 2014
Simply an outstanding shot......well done. Awarded
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HaliSowle March 15, 2014
That is an awesome story! Well deserved congratulations on taking the show and the Editor's Choice
 
Bannekh March 16, 2014
Nice shot
 
PhotoArtByAstrid March 16, 2014
This is mega cute! Kudos on your award! Well deserved.
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scruffyherbert March 17, 2014
A shot to be proud of and one you obviously are proud of you. Good for you and well done with the VB accolade and the competition win. Tremendous shot.
 
manjunathrv March 18, 2014
Outstanding shot.....congrats..:)
 
arlomarkantonatos March 20, 2014
Amazing shot!
 
wendystevenson March 24, 2014
superb!
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heathermcfw April 04, 2014
nice work, and well deserved
 
twilight65 April 17, 2014
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!...
 
Sanzotography April 23, 2014
Gorgeous image, breathtaking.
 
Nhio April 24, 2014
Perfect !
 
paultownley April 27, 2014
Congrats Sandy,its a stunning capture,the blue piercing eyes are beautiful.
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JestePhotography April 30, 2014
That is just one of my favourite shots of all time!
 
KCphotos May 01, 2014
Beautiful
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MelissaSword May 01, 2014
Mesmerizing!
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Jazzymae May 01, 2014
Congratulations!!! It is a magnificent photo, awards justly earned!
 
TammyN May 03, 2014
Lol! The expression on its face! Great capture, congrats on the photo contest and Editors Choice :)
 
vesipenkova May 06, 2014
Fantastic shot!
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Toddg May 09, 2014
Congrats on your Awards! Well deserved. Awesome colors, Love the Tourquoise eyes.
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onyanita May 12, 2014
awesome shot...congrats on the award!
 
BensPhotography May 16, 2014
amazing :)
 
hlambourn May 17, 2014
Brilliant shot and good colour. love those starring eyes.
 
Jeannine_St-Amour May 19, 2014
Stunning photograph.
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rmr731 May 20, 2014
Wow - awesome capture! Great clarity and detail!
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rmr731 May 20, 2014
Congrats on your award too!
 
victorruiz May 22, 2014
Beautiful
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CreativeArtView May 27, 2014
great details!
 
MELISSA_BARRERA July 14, 2014
¡Excelente fotografía! :) :)
 
Keylargohdr August 10, 2014
Such a great photo. Those eyes are great.
 
Keylargohdr August 10, 2014
Congrats on winning all the contests and getting into a book!
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isstoossay August 21, 2014
The color of the eyes, in contrast to the color of the beak is so complimented by the neutrality of the rest of the colors of the bird and background- nice! Well done and congrats!
 
richardmayola September 03, 2014
excellent photo.
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yourlily September 06, 2014
Absolutely brilliant shot...very well done.
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CarolHuffmanPhotography September 13, 2014
Awesome! Love those eyes! And thanks for joining the "Burdr" Project!
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janland September 25, 2014
Congrats! Fantastic shot ...well deserved award!
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mclaybaugh September 30, 2014
I have been trying to get a pic of a cormorant and have had little luck. This pic is wild.
 
darrentan October 10, 2014
amazing shot. love the colour
 
auntybeb November 03, 2014
well done !
 
Pjerry November 04, 2014
Amazing
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crawfras November 07, 2014
WOW! Captivating and skillful - congrats and voted!
 
Shulie1 November 15, 2014
Fabulous expression!
 
michaelrowlandson December 13, 2014
A very nice portrait of a cormorant. Great use of composition and negative space within the frame. The pose, lighting and a combination of the background and foreground colors make this image pop.
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KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 15, 2014
Outstanding capture! Love the colors, detail, blurred background everything. nicely composed!
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tropicala December 18, 2014
Amazing portrait! And voted!
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KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 10, 2015
Congrats! This wonderful photo is one of the top contenders in the "Birds of a feather" photo challenge! :)
 
emilydupreestuart January 24, 2015
wow!
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thunderlake February 05, 2015
WOW!! You should be excited - excellent!!
 
PatricaK February 17, 2015
Congrads on being finalist. well deserved.
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JDLifeshots February 21, 2015
Amazing shot! Congrats.
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janland February 26, 2015
Wow...wonderful! Congrats!
 
gabajo March 01, 2015
Congratulations! on each award! So Deserving!
Superb Color,Definition & Eye Contact! Can see right into it's Crystal Blue Eyes!
 
lukastraude June 09, 2015
amazing capture !!
 
DarkGravity July 13, 2015
Amazing photograph! Love the clarity!
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sharlenescarboroughdodds July 30, 2015
incredible Blue eyes
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redwriter August 02, 2015
Great capture. Nice work. - Jake
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p_eileenbaltz August 02, 2015
Beautiful image! Excellent work. Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.......and, good luck.:)
 
dennisrathbun August 05, 2015
Great
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davidlipsy August 14, 2015
BRAVO!!!!!
 
mcphoto2bug October 17, 2015
I didn't realize that their eyes are blue! I'm pinning it to my birds board at pinterest.com/pmbc
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HeartandHomePhotography October 24, 2015
Beautiful!
 
nandicmb October 26, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards-in Viewbug and elsewhere!!
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Jennifergoode December 26, 2015
Congratulations! This photo has total Wow! factor. Good for you.
 
DBPEND January 09, 2016
That's not Wow! It's Wow Wow Wow!
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texaaronpueschel January 09, 2016
This is one of my favorites of yours. It often gets my vote.
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TinaBobina February 20, 2016
Beautiful photograph!! And thanks for the pointers !!
 
jennanicole_3844 April 13, 2016
what kind of camera do you use?
 
ChrisHPhotos May 14, 2016
Excellent colour, focus and details.
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MikeHiggins May 15, 2016
Great shot. Well done. Congratulations on the win.
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gszabo May 17, 2016
congrats! Just spectacular.
 
ciubotarucatalindacian May 27, 2016
love it
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pennywade July 26, 2016
Amazing Capture. Well done.
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SuperPhotos August 09, 2016
Nicely done!
 
BYJUTHARAYIL September 06, 2016
what an eyes!
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catherinethompson November 07, 2016
Stunning. The eyes are fabulous.
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leckie45 July 04, 2017
Great shot ... Voted ... Cheers Trish ... :)
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JayneBug August 05, 2017
This is a masterpiece. Color, clarity, subject, composition....wow. Congratulations on this magnificent capture.
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JayneBug November 08, 2017
Congratulations. This continues to be one of my all time favorite photographs.
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blackbirdbob November 24, 2017
Nice
 
CatWezel66 Mar 09
So Beautiful ????????????

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Direct eye contact with a cormorant

I used a narrow DOF to focus in on the eyes of this beautiful double-crested male cormorant. I am so excited - it is March 8, 2014 and this photo just won Best in Show at the 31st annual Boyd Hill Nature Preserve photo contest. There were 7 divisions with three cash prizes per category plus honorable mention ribbons at the discretion of the judges. This took the whole show (won Best of Show) and it was my first ever photo contest!!! :)

I just received some great news regarding this shot (July 26, 2014):

I entered it in the 34th annual Spring Photography contest sponsored by Sigma. Over 10,000 photographs were entered by photographers from 65 different countries.

I received a letter this afternoon from the sponsors indicating that the finalists have just been selected for judging for the big prizes and my shot not only made it into the finals, but will be featured in the forthcoming book, "Best Photography 2014!" YES!!!

Here is a link to the Outdoor Photographer magazine article that I wrote that features this photo:

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/columns/favorite-places/boca-ciega-millennium-park-florida.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=status&utm_campaign=edit#.VGbGSIeLjtF

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Winner in Avian Adventures Photo ChallengeNovember, 2017
Winner in First Ever Viewbug Pic Photo ChallengeJuly, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in The Animal Eye Photo ContestDecember, 2016
Won FeaturedJune, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Sharpness Photo ContestMay, 2016
Winner in CANON 70D Photo ChallengeDecember, 2015
Won Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 24October, 2015
Won Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 13 Photo ContestAugust, 2015
Won Contest Finalist in Animal Eyes Photo ContestJuly, 2015
Won Contest Finalist in Solo Animals Photo ContestFebruary, 2015
Won Editor's ChoiceMarch, 2014

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