Winter Flight

© Bill Houghton

Winter Flight

Linda A. Braddock level-classic December 13, 2010

Bill, Gorgeous Capture!! #1335380

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Excellent clarity, colors and comp. Bill. Wonderful capture. #9098815

Jeffrey R. Bange December 13, 2010

What a fantastic capture, a definite winner and finalist in my books. #9099303

Vickie Oakley December 13, 2010

What an absolutely wonderful image! #9099628

Stan J. Bendkowski December 14, 2010

Fantastic timing and capture, Bill! #9101010

Freddy Bland December 14, 2010

Fabulous capture, Bill! #9101475

David M. Montero December 14, 2010

Another thing Bill is that guys are always chasing the girls. Excellent timing. Excellent shot. #9102786

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 15, 2010

DEFINITELY MAGIC Bill!!! This is AWESOME, this is my kind of shooting, no guns for me!!! <>< #9106602

Joy Rector December 24, 2010

awesome #9122674

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 29, 2010

You nailed this perfect Bill. Don't you just love the Canon EOS 1D. I have the mark IV and it is awesome.
Happy New Year Bill. #9131306

Fanie Heymans January 04, 2011

Magnificent capture of these birds in flight. #9141598

Merna L. Nobile January 18, 2011

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9171855

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 18, 2011

Congratulations Bill on your finalist...well seen and captured!! #9171910

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 19, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill. Fantastic shot. #9172765

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 19, 2011

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #9172855

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 19, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Bill. #9173916

Carol Eade level-addict January 19, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Bill! #9174196

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 19, 2011

congratulations Bill on such a wonderful finalist. #9174484

January 19, 2011

Great timing. #9175131

Cathy Barrows January 19, 2011

Congrats on your finalist...excellent #9175144

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 19, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist Bill, amazing clarity and stop action!! #9175509

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 19, 2011

Congrats Bill on your beautiful finalist. #9175828

Hal Bambrick January 19, 2011

Excellent In-Flight Capture Bill,CONGRATS!. #9175936

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 19, 2011

Like a beautiful dance Bill, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #9176078

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 19, 2011

Oh My! Wow, Simply beautiful flight and capture....Congratulations, Bill! #9176087

Phyllis H. Burchett January 19, 2011

Congrats on this awesome finalist Bill! #9177932

Renee Doyle level-classic January 19, 2011

Pure magic is right!!! Big congrats on this awesome capture and deserving finalist Bill!! #9178620

Lisa B. North January 20, 2011

You are incredible with all your fowl shots! And I'm not talking basketball! :) This is no exception! Good luck to you! Congrats! #9179807

Debra R. Harder January 20, 2011

I agree...this is an amazing capture, Bill! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9180246

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 20, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9181365

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 21, 2011

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Irene Colling level-deluxe January 21, 2011

Outstanding timing on this wonderful wildlife shot Bill.

Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo. #9183848

Kathy Cline level-classic January 21, 2011

Always magical with you Bill!
Congratulations
#9184204

Karen Slagle January 22, 2011

This image is magical and I love how you caught them in flight formation... #9184893

Jeffrey R. Bange January 23, 2011

Congratulations Bill on your second place win, well deserved. #9187567

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 23, 2011

Yay, Bill. Congratulations on your gold! #9187584

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 23, 2011

Wonderful winner Bill, congratulations! #9187736

Phyllis H. Burchett January 23, 2011

WTG Bill, CONGRATS on this fantastic winner!!! #9187759

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 23, 2011

Congrats Bill on your great winner. #9187853

Monnie Ryan January 23, 2011

Congratulations on a well deserved winner, Bill! #9188027

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 23, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
Second Place Winner! 8o) #9188188

Lisa B. North January 23, 2011

Knew it when I saw it! A warm congrats to you! When I think of bird shots, I always think of you! #9188266

Patti Coblentz January 23, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Bill...a stunning image! #9188296

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 23, 2011

Congratulations on this incredible winner,Bill! WTG! #9188309

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 23, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner, Bill. #9188371

Lana Arcemont level-classic January 23, 2011

Your timing was perfect!
Congratulations on your second place win! #9188393

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 23, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS Bill on this wonderful winner!!! <>< #9188452

Mary K. Robison January 23, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Bill! #9188515

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 23, 2011

Huge congrats on your fantastic winner, Bill!!! #9188528

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 23, 2011

WTG on this wonderful winner, Bill! :-) k #9188555

Karen Slagle January 23, 2011

Congrats Bill on your outstanding winner. The details are incredible. #9188666

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 23, 2011

Gorgeous winner, Bill!

Congratulations! #9188725

Renee Doyle level-classic January 23, 2011

No surprise to see this beauty again Bill!!! Big congratulations - well deserved!! #9188787

Kathy Cline level-classic January 23, 2011

Super dooper shot and a well deserved super dooper award!!
#9188849

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe January 23, 2011

Wonderful eye for the moment and the composition, Bill. Congratulations on your win! #9189023

Rona L. Schwarz January 23, 2011

This is certainly pure magic indeed, Bill! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON 2ND PLACE WINNER! #9189032

Steve M. Harrington January 23, 2011

Good on you, Bill! Congratulations!
Steve #9189103

Fanie Heymans January 24, 2011

Congratulations on your winning picture Bill! Well done! #9189326

Michelle Alton January 24, 2011

Pure magic, to be sure Bill! Judges agreed! Congratulations. #9189390

Alan L. Borror January 24, 2011

Big congratulations on this wonderful winner, Bill! #9189474

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic January 24, 2011

Big congrats on your win Bill. Fantastic.
JP #9189779

Carol Eade level-addict January 24, 2011

A beautiful winner, Bill, congratulations! #9190000

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 24, 2011

Congratulations on your winner, Bill. Great one. #9190207

Debra R. Harder January 24, 2011

I love this image, Bill!! Absolutely FABULOUS! Huge congratulations on your GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9190388

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 24, 2011

Congratulations on your exceptional winner, Bill. The timing, clarity and colors are outstanding! #9190622

Millie A. Talarico level-classic January 24, 2011

Great eye, great capture, congratulations, Bill!! #9191263

Irene Colling level-deluxe January 24, 2011

Huge Congratulations on your wonderful winning photo Bill. #9191645

Linda Blair January 25, 2011

Gorgeous winner...congratulations!!! #9193102

Susan M. Hembree level-classic January 25, 2011

Love the magic that you do with your camera, Bill! Congratulations! #9193280

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 26, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS.....!!!

UB. #9195169

Joannie Bertucci level-classic January 26, 2011

As always Bill your wildlife images are a vision! Congrats on your gold badge, it is so well deserved! #9195459

Leslie McLain level-deluxe January 26, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Bill. #9196207

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 27, 2011

Congratulations on your win!! Perfect timing Bill! #9197327

Sandra Anderson January 27, 2011

Pure magic indeed.
Congratulations Bill. #9197751

Hal Bambrick January 29, 2011

Congrats on ALL Your Winners Bill!!!!!!!!. #9201003

David M. Montero January 30, 2011

Very happy to see a second place selection of this fantastic shot. Congratulations Bill! #9202597

Eric Highfield level-deluxe January 31, 2011

Wow...pure magic for sure! It couldn't have been choreographed better than this. Great timing on this wonderful shot. Congrats on your well deserved win! #9204884

Stephen Zacker February 25, 2011

What an amazing capture. Congratulations #9260772

Kaye Burazin March 11, 2011

beyond awesome Bill #9285433

Joseph M. Muench level-classic March 23, 2011

Incredible capture, Bill...the color, lighting, action, and composition are just awesome. The odd number combination (3 and 1) and their formation is so cool. Love it.
-Joe #9312207

Mitch Spence level-classic March 24, 2011

Yes, magic is indeed the operative word, Bill, both the moment and your simply amazing capture of it. #9314627

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe March 26, 2011

I am always amazed by your wildlife photos. Pure magic indeed!!
Congratulations once again. #9318137

Stan Kwasniowski March 27, 2011

Bill, just beautiful, you deserve this award, #9320274

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe April 02, 2011

Bill, I missed this the first time; it's an amazing shot...absolutely spectacular, indeed so deserving of its selection as a winner! To get these ducks in flight with such detail and clarity is outstanding! #9331538

Darryl Wilkinson May 01, 2011

Bill, your skills never cease to amaze me. Wow, simply beautiful! Congratulations on your win! #9383873

FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS May 08, 2011

Bill this is so amazingly beautiful. It's such a blessing to be as gifted as you are. Pure magic. I am so glad a came across your gallery. #9394004

Robert Jensen June 12, 2011

Your bird images are outstanding #9456369

John C. Ensign November 09, 2011

Wow Bill! I got to tell you I Absolutely Love your wildlife pictures! They are very inspiring to me. This shot is awesome! #9794716

Mike F. Anderson level-classic December 28, 2011

Pure Magic is right! Your wildlife photos are superb! #9890218

Randy L. Quast January 20, 2012

Great shot Congrats on the Second place Win. #9932501

Karen Bacon January 30, 2012

a stunning capture Bill!Congratulations! #9955259

Summer A. Kozisek February 04, 2012

One of my favorites! #9965744

Erika G. Gossett March 06, 2012

Wow,awesome action shot! Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill! #10025443

Eivor Kuchta March 19, 2012

Beautiful colors and great timing! Congratulations on your winner, Bill! #10045252

Nina Shields level-addict August 26, 2012

Bill, this is pure magic but it's also pure talent; a special thank you for always listing your camera settings, such a great way to learn; masterful shot, worthy of much recognition! Congratulations! #10291437

Crystal Young December 16, 2012

Great shot! The detail is amazing and the colors on the males really pop! #10466474

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 03, 2016

You will be missed Bill and your photography. RIP my friend. #11418923

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 03, 2016

You will be missed Bill and your photography. RIP my friend. #11418924

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Description

I was at the pond to shoot some wildlife when a group of mallards flew over my head and went across the pond. As they got to the other side I saw them making their turn to prepare for landing. At this moment I raised my camera and fired. What I got was pure magic.

Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/1600 sec., F8.0, ISO 800

Uploaded on December 13, 2010

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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