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Challenge: Silhouettes VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Islamorada, FL
Date: Jun 25, 2014
Galleries: Family, Sky
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2014

A very special morning on a very special trip.

My in-laws took us down to the Florida Keys for snorkeling and what turned out to be my family's first-ever SCUBA dive.

My teenage daughters said they wanted to get up for at least one sunrise, and for some reason I was waking up in time to see it without an alarm (I'm normally a major night owl).

I woke up, they got right up with me, and out we went. I'd been shooting for a while from the seawall past the dock when it occurred to me to put them in the shot. They jumped a few times, and then this bird wandered into the shot. I didn't even notice it as I was shooting.

But the minute I saw it in the LCD, I knew that was the shot!

I'm absolutely thrilled to place so high with this image that means so much to me. :)

Place: 5 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.4932
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3250
Avg (non-participants): 6.6970
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 140
Votes: 73
Comments: 6
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07/04/2014 10:30:29 AM
Seriously underrated. I expected this one to get the blue by a wide margin. The expressive jumps and timing to get that bird in just the right spot for composition are blind luck perfect.
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07/04/2014 10:24:15 AM
Wow, you should be thrilled, indeed, for capturing this fine image.
this one is a keeper.
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07/04/2014 06:58:20 AM
Bright and cheerful image, Grats on the hm
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2014 10:10:45 PM
very nice
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07/02/2014 10:42:35 AM
Attractive action scape.
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07/02/2014 08:55:36 AM
The feel good image of the challenge.

Well done, one of my top picks.
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