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Ronald Balthazor

 
 
 

Kathleen Clemons
 

Great catch, Ron!


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May 05, 2004

 

Rob Friedman
  Great shot, expertly composed Ronald!


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May 05, 2004

 

Kelly Abernathy
  Very cool shot - love it - great eye! -K


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May 05, 2004

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Great shot!!


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May 05, 2004

 

Theresa McCloskey
  wonderful Ronald :-)


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May 05, 2004

 
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  Thank you very much, Kathleen, Rob, K, Colette, and Theresa. It was exciting to be able to capture the moment.


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May 05, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  Very good shadow photo, Good luck, Ronald!


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May 05, 2004

 

Charlene Bayerle
  Perfect Ron!!!!!!!


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May 05, 2004

 
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  Thank you very much, Mette and Charlene.


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May 05, 2004

 

Donna J. Taff
  Cool shot; great shadow!!!


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May 05, 2004

 

Patricia Marroquin
  How fun and well seen! Perfect title! Hope we see this one again! :-)


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May 05, 2004

 
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  Thank you for the kind words, Donna and Patricia. Funny, whenever I see red I think of you, Patricia.


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May 05, 2004

 

Susan T. Evans
  Terrific Ron, great compostion!


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May 05, 2004

 

Susan T. Evans
  Terrific Ron, great compostion!


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May 05, 2004

 
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  Many thanks, Susan.


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May 05, 2004

 
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  This is great, Ron. It's a great catch and a great title. Way to go....can't wait to see more!


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May 05, 2004

 
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  This is great, Ron. It's a great catch and a great title. Way to go....can't wait to see more!


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May 05, 2004

 
balthazorphotography.com

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  Thanks, Brenda. I appreciate the feedback.


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May 06, 2004

 

Debra Booth
  Beautiful shot, and the title made me chuckle!


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May 08, 2004

 
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  Thank you very much, Debra.


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May 08, 2004

 

Kelly Abernathy
  Congrats on your finalists! -K


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June 15, 2004

 

Kristen McKain
  Congrats!!


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June 15, 2004

 

Debra Booth
  Congratulations, Ronald!


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June 15, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  Such a cool photo! Congratulations, Ronald!


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June 16, 2004

 

Kathleen Clemons
  Such a great shot, Ron. Congrats again!


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June 16, 2004

 

clifton Mair
  Great shot, congrats!


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June 16, 2004

 

Kelly Abernathy
  Well-deserved win! Congrats! -K


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June 16, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Congrats Ron on your win, a great catch!


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June 16, 2004

 

Ron Goldman
  Congratulations Ron!!!!


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June 16, 2004

 

Brenda Tharp
  Ah, we have similar vision, Ron! I took a picture like this a few years back and it remains one of my favorites for the simple graphics of it! You did a great job - nice light, great colors, and composition! Congratulations.


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June 16, 2004

 

Mary K. Robison
  Wonderful image and title, Ron. You certainly earned your win ~ CONGRATULATIONS!


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June 16, 2004

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Congratulations on your second place win, Ronald! Cool image!!


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June 17, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  Well-deserved, Ronald! Congrats! Great title by the way!


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Congrats Ron - well-deserved win!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna W. Neal
  I missed this one Ron. It is excellent and well deserved win, CONGRATULATIONS!


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June 17, 2004

 

Gil Hires
  Ron, Congratulations on another great photo! Keep up the good work!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna J. Eaton
  A big hurray for your win Ron!!!! Wonderful image!


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June 17, 2004

 

Lori Ditlefsen
  congrats on the win Ron! Nice shot!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna R. Moratelli
  Excellent image! Well deserved Ron!


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Ron, I could not possibly be prouder of you...great capture.


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June 17, 2004

 

Cathy Shotz
  Ron...CONGRATULATIONS on your win with this fabulous image. The win is sooo well deserved.


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June 17, 2004

 

Karen Engelbreth
  Congratulations, Ronald!


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June 17, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Congratulations, really great shot!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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June 17, 2004

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congratulations, Ron!!!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Sherrie H. Penny
  Ron, CONGRATS!


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June 18, 2004

 

Frederic David
  Congrats for this amazing composition and really well found title!

Fred


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June 18, 2004

 
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  Wow, what a work of art. Well done!!


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June 18, 2004

 
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  Thank you everyone. It was a great surprise to return from vacation to your wonderful words of kindness.


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June 20, 2004

 

Carol Brill
  Superb utilization of punctuation, Ron, congratulations!!


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June 20, 2004

 
balthazorphotography.com

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  Thank you very much, Carol. I guess that degree in English finally kicked-in.


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June 21, 2004

 

Julie L. Curiel
  COngrats Ron! You just keep getting better and better!


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June 22, 2004

 
balthazorphotography.com

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  Thanks, Julie. I appreciate the comment.


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June 22, 2004

 

Jim Collier
  This is so cool! A very "exciting" shot. It needs a bit of sharpening though. Try an unsharp mask with amount=300 and radius=0.7 for starters. I bet you would have one had it been sharper!

And if that line of hedges had not been in the shot (e.g. the band of dirt and surrounding green continued uninterrupted), you DEFINITELY would have one! Could you imagine such a cool shot? That's just purely luck though (and being ready when you see it), not skill. It looks like such a wish would be impossible anyway, as it appears there is another hedge row on the right side of the frame--maybe they are at regular intervals, making a clean shot impossible.

You could "fix" that with some careful and creative use of Photoshop, but it would be totally unethical to win a photo contest that way, where the expectation is no editing of that kind. But it would be great if your intent was an artistic shot to frame!


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June 22, 2004

 
balthazorphotography.com

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  Thank you for the lengthy comments, Jim. I appreciate them.
If we can't find perfection we can certainly come close in PS, and, as far as I know the PS work is acceptable to BP as long as it is acknowledged.


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June 22, 2004

 

Robert Brown
  Ron, this is a terrific shot--I'm glad you were able to shoot something but flowers over the last few months. I agree with the above comment on sharpening--this image isn't quite sharp. Where did you shoot it from? Did I miss that in the earlier discussion? Congratulations!


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June 23, 2004

 
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  Thanks, Robert. It was taken out the window of a small plane with an 80-200mm lens at 1/250 sec. on Ektachrome E100VS film near sunset.


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June 23, 2004

 

Robert Brown
  Ron, I guess this is plenty sharp given the circumstances! Are you a pilot?


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June 24, 2004

 
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  No, Robert, I am not a pilot. I've been accused of getting high very often but that may be a different story.


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June 24, 2004

 

Nobu Nagase
  This is really a great shot!
Winner was written all over from the beginning...
Congratulations on the 2nd place win!!!
I bet you that you didn't miss much for the first place...


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June 25, 2004

 
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  Thank you for your vote of confidence, Nobi.


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June 27, 2004

 

Anderson D. Co
  Well done Ronald. There is a rule in photography whether you be a hobbist or a pro, if you see something interesting or anything out of the ordinary, it matters of course how you compose , expose etc. but never never never miss the shot and thats what you basically did. Hats off to you!


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August 21, 2005

 
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  Thanks, Anderson.


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August 21, 2005

 
- Shelly A. Van Camp

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  Love this! One of my favorites in your gallery of beautiful pictures!!!


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September 03, 2005

 
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  Thank you, Shelly.


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September 03, 2005

 
- Jill Odice

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  The perfect title for this wonderful shot Ronald :-)


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October 26, 2005

 
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  Thanks, Jill. It's nice of you to comment.


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October 27, 2005

 

RC Fritz
  Wonderful image! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!


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May 18, 2006

 
balthazorphotography.com

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  Thank you very much, RC.


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May 18, 2006

 

Graeme yew Chow
  Glorious image, Thanks for your wonderful critque, Ronald.


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July 09, 2006

 
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  Many thanks, Graeme.


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July 09, 2006

 

Vladan D. Djordjevic
  Great composition, perspective, lines, colors, textures!


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January 05, 2007

 
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  Thank you very much, Vladan.


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January 05, 2007

 

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
  Well Done, Ronald ... Beautiful image, Wonderful shadow ....

Nice work, Ron

Steve Hurkett


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January 19, 2007

 
balthazorphotography.com

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  Thank you very much, Steve.


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January 19, 2007

 

Lori Carlson
  I thought I would find you in the SnapShot featured gallery!! :0) Congrats on all your recognition, Ron! :0)


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June 23, 2007

 
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  Thanks a ton, Lori.


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June 23, 2007

 
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