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Photographer Marcus Armani  Marcus Armani {Karma:36599}
Project #41 Perspective Camera Model Canon 30D
Categories From The Field
Wildlife
Film Format Digital JPEG High
Portfolio
Lens Canon 400mm F/4
Uploaded 7/5/2006 Film / Memory Type ISO 400
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 7170 Shutter 1/1000
Favorites 48  Aperture f/8.0
Critiques 169 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City -  Fremont
State -  CA
Country - United States   United States
About I Found three very young Burrowing Owls running around the Railroad tracks In Fremont, CA. I am posting this first as I thought It was a nice change of pace for me. Thanks for looking.
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There are 169 Comments in 1 Pages
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Peter Hurtubise   {K:1106} 2/2/2015
SUPERB, That Owls expression makes me chuckle,

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James Wallach   {K:287} 10/13/2014
What can i say that hasn't already been said ? WORLD CLASS IMAGE !! Belongs in Nat Geo or Smithsonian magazines, or any other top publication ! Outstanding work !

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Vedran Dedus Vedran Dedus   {K:203} 7/21/2014
This image is OUTSTANDING, owl reflection in the rail, clarity, colours, dof... just WOW!7+

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Ayan Mukherjee   {K:7972} 7/11/2014
Amazing capture!!!

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a. Scarabeo a. Scarabeo   {K:16333} 7/5/2014
Outstanding capture, DOF and composition, just superb image.
Congratulations and best regards.

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Dan   TDFoto Dan  TDFoto   {K:8618} 5/29/2010
BRILLIANT... well done... 7!!

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arian berisha arian berisha   {K:13697} 5/29/2010
BRILLIANT,,,
Arian,,,

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Ian Cameron Ian Cameron   {K:1163} 5/29/2010
Imageopolis Featured Photo Critique Hi Marcus

I do landscapes much more than so than wildlife photography. I can honestly say I have not seen a more creative and appealing wildlife shot anywhere, ever. This has enormous sales capacity and must surely be a contender for Wildlife Photographer of The Year. If you haven't entered it already you most certainly should. The reflection of the owl in the rail is what takes it to such a high level.

best wishes Ian

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Carlos Ruiz   {K:184} 10/24/2009
Uncredible!!!!

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Michele Beccia Michele Beccia   {K:15366} 10/24/2009
Very well done! Cool shot!:)

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Santanu Mondal   {K:266} 10/2/2009
Awesome...superb

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Andy Seehusen   {K:3369} 5/24/2009
Congratulations, it's a great capture. I love the reflection.
andy

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Ahmad Saleh Al Noimat Ahmad Saleh Al Noimat   {K:868} 5/24/2009
great work really
regards

Ahmad

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Brigitte R. Brigitte R.   {K:25989} 2/27/2009
Wow! Very cool shot!!! So worthy of all the awards and comments!

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arijit(ratul) talukder arijit(ratul) talukder   {K:6029} 2/27/2009
i've seen this photograph a hundred times , i'm redy to watch it another hundred times
regards
arijit.

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 1/14/2009
Thanks Richard, this was one of thouse lucky shots that just happen, really didnt plan it..

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Aylin ATASAGUN Aylin ATASAGUN   {K:13273} 1/5/2009
excellent! wow!

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mousa Jubran mousa Jubran   {K:5780} 9/12/2008
Great picture
I enjoyed seeing them. Liked very
Accept my sincere greetings

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Richard Marks Richard Marks   {K:3809} 3/4/2008
Like this one very much, great shot.
Richard

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Patcharaporn Boonyos   {K:33} 3/4/2008
I like it very much!! Very cute

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Koteiba Fayyad Koteiba Fayyad   {K:3539} 2/9/2008
are you kidding me !!!! ... lets not talk about the photo as much as how much did you wait on the railway !!
niceeeeee !!

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Olga Vareli Olga Vareli   {K:22471} 2/9/2008
wow, I first thought it was definitely photoshop , but I am really happy it isn't, so ...CONGRATULATIONS!:)

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Dan   TDFoto Dan  TDFoto   {K:8618} 2/9/2008
This is Brilliant...at first I thought...this can't possibly be real...its a composite of 2 shots...really fantastic! Cheers and well recognized!
Dan

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sourosh bagherzade   {K:1145} 2/9/2008
Excellent

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Robert Kocs Robert Kocs   {K:89085} 2/9/2008
What a funny tiny Owl, just watching me and keep guard.
Love your perspective and fantastic DoF, crystal clear sharpness
and nice colors.
Well captured shot. Very well deserved awards.
Congrats on your awards.

Have a nice day dear Marcus,
Robert

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Maryanne Murillo Maryanne Murillo   {K:11617} 2/8/2008
Hey Marcus, congrats on your award. Wonderful shot. It's actually cool how something gets noticed over a year after being uploaded. Great image!

Maryanne

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arijit(ratul) talukder arijit(ratul) talukder   {K:6029} 2/8/2008
another feather in the cap !
regards
arijit.

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Anirjoy     {K:1153} 2/8/2008
this is an amazing shot with a great sense of timing, truly an award winning stuff!!
Best regards,
~anirjoy

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derya demir   {K:107} 2/8/2008
Is the bird real?

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M  jalili M  jalili   {K:69009} 2/8/2008
Amazing work ...................

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Mark Evans Mark Evans   {K:17428} 2/8/2008
best photo ive ever seen . what a great capture , well done mate . hope your well !!

marky .

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Gary Auerbach Gary Auerbach   {K:3935} 7/16/2007
Best in critique corner...!!! All of it...!!! :)

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Gary Auerbach Gary Auerbach   {K:3935} 7/13/2007
Cute!! A favorite!

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Maja Š Maja Š   {K:17951} 7/9/2007
wow..brilliant work!! instant favorite!!

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g b g b   {K:183} 6/22/2007
is that a real bird?! wow!

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 6/9/2007
Thank you so much marcus!
There are many features on the site and each characteristic makes me believe even more that he a burrowing owl! I’ll try to take a small picture of him and post it here as soon as possible! I did learn a lot of things! Thank u! so now I need to go grasshopper hunting for our owl

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 6/9/2007
Hi Arwa, Are you two still in the middle east, I wonder how it got there :) These guys are protected and Endangered here, So I am glad you are taking good care of him. There are really no "how to keep" a burrowing owl sites, as they are protected just about everywhere, but you can read about the species and there life in the wild and maybe get some ideas...
Take care and how is Shady?
http://www.albertabirds.com/buow1.htm

Marcus

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 6/9/2007
Beautiful! He looks exactly like an owl we got! Went into the pet store to get some cat food and found this owl to skinny fatherless and pretty aggressive, since there aren’t any wildlife rescue shelters in my city we bought him and took care of him now hes growing feathers and eating small white mice perfectly! Its so nice to see a picture of the same breed! We don’t have them here in Saudi and I was wondering which breed he was!
do u have a website that we should visit to learn more about it?
Oh and great image by the way! Congratulations on the awards :)

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:168794} 6/3/2007
Amazing shot, Marcus...congratulations!:)

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Terry Osborne   {K:2047} 6/2/2007
Spot on again. Super shot

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Alfredo Piñeyro Alfredo Piñeyro   {K:6609} 6/2/2007
Excellent!!!

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Gökhan KARAMAN Gökhan KARAMAN   {K:8878} 6/2/2007
very nice capture good job...

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Khayala Eylazova Khayala Eylazova    {K:464} 6/2/2007
Well, it is really fantastic capture!!!
Unique :)
Congrats, on well deserved award!

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Hanggan Situmorang Hanggan Situmorang   {K:37833} 6/2/2007
Absolutely perfect! Excellent capture, my friend. Congratulations!

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Mark Evans Mark Evans   {K:17428} 6/2/2007
superb marcus , i love this photo , well done on the awards , well earned , hope your doing ok mate ??

marky .

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Mohammad Aslefallah Mohammad Aslefallah   {K:1725} 5/28/2007
very very very nice
Excellent

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Patrick Sookiasian Patrick Sookiasian   {K:1350} 5/27/2007
nice shot. exceptional photo.

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Sheryl Phillips Sheryl Phillips   {K:2728} 5/6/2007
This is a FABULOUS image! I absolutely love it, and I've come back to it several times now...I even had to get my husband to come look. I can't believe the good fortune to come across these owls on a railroad track...great capture!
Congrats on the awards...well deserved!!
~Sheryl

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Joe Johnson   {K:8529} 5/4/2007
That's very well done. You establish the track at the bottom, and then dispense with it. You capture the reflection, and what almost appears to be a pose. That is, the bird almost seems to be communicating. And the track then vaguely suggests a tail and exits right at the frame corner. It's a perfect construction. All that's in focus in the shot, should be. Everything that should not be there has been removed, as it were.

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James Lee James Lee   {K:4790} 3/16/2007
Wonderful - love the simple composition and how the dof fades out. Fantastic reflection. Off to Gambia next week - not a twitcher but love this shot.

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Vicente Vives Vicente Vives   {K:-362} 2/8/2007
Fantastica!!!!

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Linda Imagefree Linda Imagefree   {K:72276} 2/7/2007
Amazing shot Marcus...so glad to see you with all of these well deserved awards...excellent work!!

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Riccardo De Matteis   {K:1485} 2/7/2007
all your pictures are beautiful, this one is special

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Nicole Besch Nicole Besch   {K:72619} 1/6/2007
To get the owl on the tracks is not easy, to get him posing for you and to get a reflection on the tracks is VERY unique!!!!!! Never seen this before!!! I'm impressed! CONGRATULATIONS.
Regards,Nicole

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cliff hanger cliff hanger   {K:1390} 1/3/2007
wow excellent shot! i'd never heard of an owl playing 'chicken'!

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Pablo  Fuente Selman   {K:72} 1/2/2007
wow!!

genial!!!!

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fokstrot . fokstrot .   {K:6560} 12/13/2006
Ha! Simply marvelous!
-> Favourites

You've got really fantastic portfolio.

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Andrei Sliva   {K:99} 12/12/2006
FANTASTIC SHOT !!!!!

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alberto baez duarte alberto baez duarte   {K:8175} 12/3/2006
Hola Marcus.,..certainly you have great bird pictures. All of them are excellent. Congratulations.I kept this one as a Favorite.
saludos...and thanks for visiting my portfolio too.
Alberto.

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 11/22/2006
Hi Derick, thanks very much for what has to be the most flattering comment i have recieved here in 3 years! very much appreciated.
All my best.

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Ardalan Haddad Ardalan Haddad   {K:15567} 11/21/2006
what can I say !?
it is very unique.and to my mind a great meaning behind that. What I perceive from this shot is that nature and all its belongings including wildlife, are complaining about this broadely increasing machinery life that is threatening their life...

Thanks for sharing that.

Cheers,
Ardalan

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Derick Smith Derick Smith   {K:352} 11/21/2006
Marcus, I have looked through a LOT of pictures on this site, and this is far and away my favorite image. Congratulations on this amazing shot!

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Fadel J Fadel J   {K:13974} 11/12/2006
Marcus this is such a fabulous shot and congratulations on being published! (I saw the foum thread). You have great talent with these guys (the birds I mean) which is obvious in this shot.

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Dave Arnold Dave Arnold   {K:55680} 11/6/2006
Isn't Armani also famous for designing dresses, too? Or is it cologne?

(Congrats, Marcus. Now I can say I knew you back when)

Dave

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 11/4/2006
that is cool about the purchase requests.... no need to check my portfolio.. have not added anything, as usual LOL

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 11/4/2006
Thanks Paul, how are you? I was going to hit your portfolio later tonight as I do my friday night thing, I didnt tell anyone about the parade thing, but did recieve 250 requests for photo purchases, so Im rather happy, hey keep the Matt quite LOL Thats my real first name, Matthew Marcus..
Thanks again...

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 11/4/2006
Hey.. some guy named Matt stole your photo LOL.... congrats on getting posted in Parade... It is always nice to be seen in print :) great work

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Congrats


soul 21 soul 21   {K:27572} 10/26/2006
incantevole
gennaro

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 10/26/2006
20 favourites speaks its own powerful language! A fabulous capture; you even got the full reflection ~ very well done!

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Latif alobaida Latif alobaida   {K:5005} 10/22/2006
WOOOOOOOOOOOOW

Wonderful by all means

regards

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Mary Brown   {K:71879} 10/20/2006
This is a fabulous picture. Unique and really cute! I knowe it is CC. I just can't make any suggestions. I love it as it is. Congratulations on DIOD.
MAry

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norina baggiano   {K:233} 9/29/2006
i love your composition in this photo!its cute and funny!All of your work is nicely captured in display, color, subject, and candidness

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Aspasia Lukijanova   {K:888} 9/29/2006
Fabulous shot, Marcus! Love the reflection.
Regards, A

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Marco  Meroni Marco  Meroni   {K:1779} 9/4/2006
incredible!!!beautiful photos :) ...
mm

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Roberto Baez Duarte Roberto Baez Duarte   {K:5317} 9/2/2006
wahooo., excelent you have very good look to catch it at this moment, best regard, roberto

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Dave Holland Dave Holland   {K:13074} 8/28/2006
Brilliant composition, very creative reflections in the foreground. Certainly another favourite.

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Jimmy  Piper Jimmy  Piper   {K:5742} 8/28/2006
awesome shot! perfect! very well done...

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k m   {K:324} 8/26/2006
fantastic image!

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Keyla Duarte Keyla Duarte   {K:1285} 8/25/2006
AMAZING!!!!
Wonderful shot...
Best wishes,
Keyla

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Hesham Abouzekry   {K:15927} 8/12/2006
i like it v much & i added it to my favorite.
H.A

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Vandy Neculae Vandy Neculae   {K:7990} 8/6/2006
Fantastic capture!

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Ivonne * Ivonne *   {K:8711} 7/22/2006
Excellent idea and realization !!! Bravo !!!

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Jani Salvataggio   {K:27283} 7/19/2006
Excellent!!!!!
regards
Jani

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Jim Goldstein   {K:21230} 7/18/2006
This is a great shot. Well deserving of the DoD award. Easily a favorite of mine from your previous submissions.

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// // // //   {K:6081} 7/15/2006
Excellent marcus....Bravo

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Marco Donatiello   {K:12147} 7/14/2006
Mamma mia Marcus...scatto davvero stupendo...me lo sogno una foto del genere...
Very good!!!
Complimenti!
Ciao

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Pat Snelling Weiner   {K:1920} 7/13/2006
How adorable is that.....amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents. Pat

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Paulo Uemura Paulo Uemura   {K:2330} 7/12/2006
Hi Marcus, tks for visit me again. This Picture is so perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And what a lucky!
The bird in this place, in that time! Congratulation

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greg collins   {K:12273} 7/12/2006
This is very cool. The focus used is spot on and the reflection achieved adds another dimention to the shot. Nice work and congrats on the award.
Greg

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andree lerat andree lerat   {K:17476} 7/12/2006
Great shot Marcus. Well deserved recognition. I just love your perfect timing in all of your photographs. :) Andree

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CAGATAY ATASAGUN CAGATAY ATASAGUN   {K:21564} 7/12/2006
Dear Marcus,
I am adding this one to my favorites.
Focusing is so clear and congratulations for "Donor Image of the Day"
Best wishes,
Cagatay

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Kunal Mehta   {K:2496} 7/10/2006
Marcus, Another great shot from you. Love the composition and its very unusual image to me . Great work here.
-Kunal

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 7/10/2006
Thanks Rina, Coming from you that really means very much! I do feel however that you spent those 5 mins trying to see if I somehow pasted him there LOL, Joking, he was actually there when i arrived so I was just lucky...
Thanks again..

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Caterina  Berimballi Caterina  Berimballi   {K:27299} 7/10/2006
Have been looking at this solidly for the last five minutes, keep wondering how on earth you got him to do that.... Great reflection, dof and comp (all goes without saying), there really isn't anything here you could possibly edit or do differently. 100% perfection.

*** CONGRATULATIONS ***

I'm very glad I snuck back in here for a quick look around. This image has brightened my day Marcus :) Off to my favs you go...

Cheers
Rina.

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Adriane Chernus   {K:880} 7/10/2006
Absolutely LOVE this shot....amazing capture....I am awed by you once again!!!

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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68840} 7/8/2006
WOW this is different ...a great shot and congrats on you award you really deserve it..nessa

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Asim Roy Asim Roy   {K:10051} 7/8/2006
Exceptional capture, almost breath taking shot, congrats for this beautiful thought. love,asim

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 7/8/2006
Sensacional... y merecido premio!!!
Felicitaciones, una captura excelente!!

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Bruce Harper   {K:5305} 7/7/2006
A change of pace alright Marcus - staying there for 10 minutes to give you time to compose & shoot - very different from your normal millisecond reaction times.
Very cool.

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 7/7/2006
To be honest this guy sat there for 10 mins :) He new I was struggling with composition, asked me "how about if i stand here" "should I tilt my head up more" LOL...
Thank G Money.....

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Rob Burgoyne Rob Burgoyne   {K:-1207} 7/7/2006
Wow !! Great shot Marcus .

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jessie voigts   {K:6772} 7/6/2006
wow, this is such a great shot!! incredible!!

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z z   {K:7231} 7/6/2006
I hope he is not waiting for the train and wanting to end his little birdie life! What a unique capture! Love the reflection and you definately had his attention!

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CAGATAY ATASAGUN CAGATAY ATASAGUN   {K:21564} 7/6/2006
Dear Marcus,
Congratulations for FD and congratulations for this great moment shot...
Best regards,
Cagatay

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Markus Scholz Markus Scholz   {K:23719} 7/6/2006
Marcus, definitely a great one. The reflection, the fading rail, the unsymmetry in the symmetry, everything is exceptional. Congrats for the award.

Markus

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Yamil Saenz Yamil Saenz   {K:12434} 7/6/2006
Another superb capture Marcus.
Hopefully he is going to jump before the train comes back!!!
Congratulations for this very creative image and for a well deserved award.
BTW. Thank you very much for letting me know their location.
I always appreciate your kindness.
Take care buddy.
Yamil

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A.L Carter A.L Carter   {K:567} 7/6/2006
Love the dof Marcus!

Al

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mehmet saraç   {K:631} 7/6/2006
unbelievable shot! congratulations...

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Dave Arnold Dave Arnold   {K:55680} 7/6/2006
Unique view, not an opportunity you get all the time. I just want to know how much you had to pay that poor birdie to risk life and limb like that.

Congratulations on DoD

Best wishes,
Dave

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ISMAEL MARCOS ISMAEL MARCOS   {K:10535} 7/6/2006
ok, ok, ...

ism

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 7/6/2006
Hi MArcus - Very different from your normal shots but equally powerful. Great use of selective focus, perfect angle. Well done and congrats with the DoD!
Joggie

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 7/6/2006
Another stop by to congratulate you for the award on this. Only 21???? The judges must be sleeping!!! LoL!
:)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia   {K:96391} 7/6/2006
stunning. marvelous capture.magnificent. congr.for the DID. fascinating.

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 7/6/2006
gorgeous dear Marcus!!!!!
what an exceptional image!!!! the reflection is fantastic so is the DOF!!!!!! not "nice" change but "remarkable" change!!!
congratulations for the award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marian

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 7/6/2006
Congrats Marcus!
Very well deserved!
Andre

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Amna Al Shamsi   {K:21795} 7/6/2006
this is really cute;-) I like the way you composed this photo. congrats for DOD

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John Loreaux John Loreaux   {K:86210} 7/6/2006
Just wanted to say congrats on the WELL DESERVED DOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy for You My friend!!!!!!!
What a shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take care marcus!...................................John

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102911} 7/6/2006
Just say to come back,gongrats for such Beauty!! Riny

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102911} 7/6/2006
This is amazing, the exposure is perfect, and you caught all the marvelous perspective in this majestic creature,hello from the Netherlands,Riny

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Pawel Kwasnicki Pawel Kwasnicki   {K:9651} 7/6/2006
My congrats on your DoD award Marcus!

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 7/6/2006
Oh, Marcus, for the last few hours I've been meaning to send you a note of CONGRATULATIONS! I was so happy to see the judges award you a DOD for this one!!!!

Mate, this is one top notch, superb image! When I saw it last night (Australian time), I was blown away by it. I went to nominate it for an award, however, Roby had beaten me to it!

So, once again, congratulations!!!! It's a stunner!

Cheers

Phil

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José Vasconcelos Dias   {K:9341} 7/6/2006
This image is ammazing Marcus!!! Excellent capture! Congrats

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Herman Pieters Herman Pieters   {K:508} 7/6/2006
ooh this is superb, love the DOF!!!

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Mohsen Bayramnejad Mohsen Bayramnejad   {K:21377} 7/6/2006
Oh my dear!! This is really beautiful!
nice view with great composition...I really like it!
Well deserved award....

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Grzegorz Markowski Grzegorz Markowski   {K:6519} 7/6/2006
super :) I like IT!

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Edward Ghoti   {K:5514} 7/6/2006
An amazing shot Marcus.

All the best,
Ed

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 7/6/2006
See i told you u wud get an award!Congrats and waiting for your treat:).Well done and more to come!Give that owl a hat after that long post for you in the heat!Ciao

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Alessandro Capelli Alessandro Capelli   {K:34796} 7/6/2006
Congratulation for the DESERVED award! Great shot my friend! Wonderful reflection, great use of DOF! And a 'strong' line perspective and a perfect composition! All the best to you..Ale

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 7/6/2006
eh eh eh... CONGRATULATIONS....

have all the best
roby

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 7/6/2006
Wonderful image, dear Marcus ! 7 !

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 7/6/2006
The green Label "DIOD" is a minimum acknowledgement to this hot shot.
Congrats
Saeed

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Gayle's Eclectic Photos Gayle's Eclectic Photos   {K:91109} 7/6/2006
Marcus,congrats for your 21st award!!! ...well deserved for seeing this,acting quickly to shoot and for do such a good job! Right on,dude!
You might need a bigger hat,eh?...hehehe
peace,GG

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 7/6/2006
Excellent use of dof Marcus,a once in a blue moon capture.Congrats on the award,thoroughly deserved.About time A Wildlife photographer get one.

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Randy Lorance Randy Lorance   {K:24769} 7/6/2006
Little left to be said, excellent!

Randy

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Kathy Hillard Kathy Hillard   {K:25721} 7/6/2006
This is adorable, Marcus! What are the chances of coming across a scene like this??? The reflection makes the shot! Excellent!!!
Kathy

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Alison DuFlon Alison DuFlon   {K:36566} 7/6/2006
This is great, what an amazing shot. Wonderful reflections and his expression seems to wanting to talk to you. Alison

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 7/6/2006
excellent capture.. you could sell this one for sure!!.. great image (maybe a little tighter cropping but can't nickpick this one)

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 7/6/2006
I forgot to add !MY HUNCH! This will get an award!let me know if there is phone voting and i will vote million times:)charge to you:)LOL.Added as my favorite and it goes to my screen saver.i am impressed at last of your talent in photography :).(joking)

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 7/5/2006
Marcus, this has to be one of the most unique bird shots I've seen on here! Great detail on the owl, and I love the reflection in the rail!
Dave.

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Gayle's Eclectic Photos Gayle's Eclectic Photos   {K:91109} 7/5/2006
LOL...what a great whimsical capture,homie!...the expression and placement on the rail cracks me up!
...cool reflection,dof and well composed...already saw it in noms,so good luck!
Bet you were thrilled when you saw this...too cute!
peace,GG
(never heard back from you...wazzup?)

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 7/5/2006
Marcus,
You must have known you had something very special with this shot!!!
I don't need to comment on the reflection, composition, clarity or humour. Everyone else already has. This is an award winner for sure!
Like you say, there is a certain departure, but your trademark "predator stare" is still the focal point and makes this a "Marcus Armani" image.

On the lighter side, I wonder if anyone has seen those baby Chicken Hawk cartoons with Foghorn Leghorn? This little guy came right to mind when I first saw this image. :)

Great job on this one Marcus!
Andre

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 7/5/2006
oh.. sure.. always hope!!!

have all the best my dear marcus..
ciao
roby

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 7/5/2006
Thanks Roberto coming from you this means very much to me! you are a master photographer.
The POD thread does not seem to nominate nature photos for awards very often anymore, but i can always hope LOL.. take care my good friend..

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 7/5/2006
ohhhh.. another masterpiece.. favs dear marcus, you have a great and stunning work!
cheers
roby
7+

is the second favs in a day for you.. i hope in an award for you.. ciao

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 7/5/2006
Awesome reflection, great DOF and stunning clarity! I couldn't get a shot like this if I glued a rubber duck to the track!! (Hey . . . wait a minute . . . *idea*!)

:)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Larry Fosse Larry Fosse   {K:66462} 7/5/2006
This is very very cool Marcus great catch and super composition with nice detail great vanishing point & reflection...lots of super elements

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James Cook James Cook   {K:38068} 7/5/2006
This is a clear departure from your usual postings. I think you have captured something here, something that tell us a bit more about you as a photograhper.

The track fading off into the distance. The owl staring at the camera. Where has he come from and where is he going? This is an image about journeys and travelers.

Well done.

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 7/5/2006
Normally when the image under judgment, actually the judgment goes to the photographer. This is a priceless one can be not repeated.
Do you participate in photo contests? if you do this is a wining image.
Regards
Saeed

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j esford j esford   {K:13518} 7/5/2006
Extraordinarily good timing. Beautiful composition and perspective. Great detailing and depth-of-field on this piece. Wonderful coloring. Nicely done. -john

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Toshi  Toshi    {K:11924} 7/5/2006
Oh wow, this one is great Marcus - and makes me laugh seeing this owl on a railroad track. Superb clarity and wonderfully composed - best of all, you caught it's reflection on the tracks - excellent touch!

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Jinggoy Montenejo Jinggoy Montenejo   {K:7736} 7/5/2006
Hey buddy! Now this is what I call creativity with birds!

Very stunning shot, nice play with DOF, lines and lighting!The reflection you've captured is just marvelous.

You sure are taking this to the next level.
Would you take a 7 for this one???

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Melanie Peters Melanie Peters   {K:2248} 7/5/2006
Wow,

what a fantastic cature, he is as intrested in you as much as you are him by the looks of it:)
Such fun to look at,

best wishes

Melanie

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Ciprian Ilie   {K:13571} 7/5/2006
Beautiful! Love the dof and the reflection. Indeed different from the rest of your work, but such effective pose. I like it!

Regards,
Ciprian

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Omnia Mamdouh Omnia Mamdouh   {K:5107} 7/5/2006
I don't know what to say ,this pic is amazing,
wonderful composition & dof.
great shot,well done

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Judi Liosatos Judi Liosatos   {K:34047} 7/5/2006
Just gorgeous....I really like this image.

Judi

www.judigraphics.com

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Susie OConnor Susie OConnor   {K:34798} 7/5/2006
this is adorable Marcus. Very unusual and eye catching. A wonderful shot! Love the reflection...
Susie

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Gökhan KARAMAN Gökhan KARAMAN   {K:8878} 7/5/2006
excellent...

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Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:163889} 7/5/2006
I like the source of light behind that lovely bird and also the exposure here, all of the best my friend

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Nilanjan Mitra Nilanjan Mitra   {K:12952} 7/5/2006
All the points of the world for you... excellent.. you should be thankfull to the owl also :)
rgrds,
nil

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Mohammad Alkanderi   {K:532} 7/5/2006
Super Fantastic man :)

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Salvador María Lozada   {K:67491} 7/5/2006
Amazing shot, Marcus. As wise an image as the owl, that is, Minerva, the Greek deity of sapientia. Congratulations, with every letter.
Cheers,
Salvador

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Alessandro Capelli Alessandro Capelli   {K:34796} 7/5/2006
Incredible! Amazing shot, with superb details and GREAT use of DOF! Wonderful perspective my friend! Great work for you! All the best..
Ale

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John Loreaux John Loreaux   {K:86210} 7/5/2006
Really awesome photo Marcus!! To get the owl on the tracks is something, to get him posing for You WITH His reflection on the tracks is VERY unique!!!!!!
The dof is teriffic! The clarity is outstanding! Overall a wonderful photograph Marcus!!!!!!!
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take care friend! My best................John
7 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 7/5/2006
extraordinary shot!the reflection adds to its beauty!let me guess he is waiting for the train for his relatives visiting or he got lost:), or hes simply sunbathing ?very cute make me wanna pick him up and take him home wid me :).

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Marius Samoila   {K:69} 7/5/2006
incredible!!!!!
Very cool!!!

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Latif alobaida Latif alobaida   {K:5005} 7/5/2006
I think birds are following you not the opposite...

great shot

great dedication

regards

Latif

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carlo raingini carlo raingini   {K:11977} 7/5/2006
Excellent!

carlo

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Paul Stockley Paul Stockley   {K:1067} 7/5/2006
Well done on a fantastic capture. Looks really really good. Nice reflectons and DOF.
All the best,
Paul.

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Pawel Kwasnicki Pawel Kwasnicki   {K:9651} 7/5/2006
hey, Marcus! that's a good one! certainly not in flight! lovely refflection and DOF! superb detail! best regards, Pawel
hope there are no trains on the way...

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