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Challenge: Best of 2022 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha 1
Lens: Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
Date: Apr 3, 2022
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2023

[Feb. 26th, 2023 08:59:19 PM]

My favorite time of year - beginning of April. The shad a running in the james river. Thereís a class 5 rapids that goes through the heart of downtown Richmond. Which is about a 45 minute drive from home. Which is probably a good thing ó or Jeff would never see me end of march-beginning of May. There are great blue herons catching fish too big to swallow, and osprey catching fish too large to get out of the river. Itís an amazing show! Bring a chair, a snack and make a morning of it. On one side of the river, is where the GBHís hang out (great blue herons), the other side of the river, you hike on top of the flood wall. This is how you get the shots of the osprey at eye level - as theyíre flying up after catching the fish.

Mariuca commented on the colors in the background - you have the ground, the river, and the lighter color is a bridge going across the river.

Thanks for the comments! This is my joy. Watching life unfold. Getting to really know my subject, watching, anticipating, dreaming of the shot I want to get - being even more excited with this shot I do get. Lamenting the perfect shot that I mistimed and missed completely. Itís fascinating and amazing. And thatís why I do this type of photography - I want you to share the moments that Iím lucky enough to see.

Or you can just come and join me at the james river, in Richmond, in the beginning of April.

Place: 2 out of 49
Avg (all users): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 7.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.7368
Views since voting: 184
Views during voting: 115
Votes: 45
Comments: 11
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02/27/2023 02:17:26 PM
Congratulations, truly amazing work
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02/27/2023 01:22:55 PM
Congrats on the red and an amazing image!
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02/27/2023 10:59:27 AM
Amazing! Congrats.
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02/27/2023 07:55:48 AM
Congratulations on this amazing capture.
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02/27/2023 12:12:23 AM
yesterday i looked through this challenge with my grand nieces who are 9 years old ..
we were totally blown away by this image .
and actually came back to look at it at least two or three times .
you have a couple more fans in australia now ..

many congratulations on the ribbon .. incredible shot .
oh .. btw . they were saying .. OMG OMG . how can someone get a photo like that .. they were almost mesmerized ..
i told them it would take a crazy amount of talent .. incredible patience .. and being in the right place at the right time ..
i also told them that it would be stacks more difficult that shooting insects .. lol .. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2023 08:53:49 PM
Fully awesome image, with great drama, clarity and colors. The clipped wings forces us to confront the content rather than grace and splendor. They both seem to be under a microscope, both given primacy, yet one lives and one dies. Their eyes are the same, as are their vibrant presences. And yet, from our safe and soft perspective, we can recognize the overall pattern woven by nature, the scintillation of life and death, all in their turn. Actually, it's thrust upon us to look or look away.
Wonderful. Personal favorite of the challenge.
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02/26/2023 07:38:45 PM
Top two.
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02/26/2023 12:28:14 PM
Stunning catch!
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02/25/2023 12:56:29 PM
These types of images (like ' . substr('https://images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/3000-3999/3536/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1276020.jpg', strrpos('https://images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/3000-3999/3536/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1276020.jpg', '/') + 1) . ') or all insects that pose for ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz need their own room in our DPC gallery.
Here I am a bit puzzled about the background. Such pretty sky (or water) looks a bit unreal. But what do I know?!
voting later
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02/22/2023 09:18:29 PM
Wonderful capture Wendy. My pick for the Blue!
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02/20/2023 07:34:23 AM
Stunning! Amazing capture. 10
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