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Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    ... retow with his spectacular image of the Swiss mountains. It is our winner 3-8 Feb.

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Congratulations, retow!! Loved this image the first time I saw in in the forum - "spectacular" is the word for this astounding photograph!:bravo-009:
  3. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Congrats, with all the absolutely amazing images this week, this was still easily the standout photo for me!

    Is that an Alpine Chough (had to search for the name)? I saw them years ago high up in the Austrian alps, I was surprised at how comfortable they were to be among people. I suppose the only people who venture that high up into the mountains, don't pose a threat to them...
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Congrats mate, quite an excellent image.
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    It was so great I almost voted AGAINST it.......LOL. Sublime!
  7. Congratulation! Great image!
  8. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I voted for this pic, as soon as I saw it, I liked it.
  9. thekeddi

    thekeddi Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Good On ya mate! deserving win for an awesome Photo!
  10. apennathur

    apennathur Regular

    Feb 4, 2012
    El Paso, Texas
    Congrats retow. Amazing picture. Makes me want to be that bird.
  11. Jules

    Jules Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Wow, that's gorgeous. Congrats!
  12. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Thanks to everybody for all the kind words and your votes. I guess this mountain trip was my lucky day as everything fell into place, the weather, the light, the birds and I seemed to have the right tool with me. In the end, I came home with quite a few keepers.
    This is another one from the same day, although I guess I overdid it in PP, but lately I had a lot of fun to play around with Silver Efex Pro (you know how it is with new toys:wink:).

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  13. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Yes, it's an Alpine Chough, amazing air artists living high up in the Alps. They are great fun to watch.
  14. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Well won.
    I hope you make sure the image is widely seen since I think it is one of those that deserve to become iconic.
  15. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Congrats - well done - great birds - saw quite a few last summer in the French Pyrenees
  16. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Brilliant picture, well done! Which camera did you use?
  17. texascbx

    texascbx Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Congrats retow!:biggrin:
  18. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
  19. kathyh

    kathyh Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Congratulations on a well deserved win.