Nature's Original Alarm Clock

© Val Feldman

Nature's Original Alarm Clock

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 16, 2012

Excellent details and capture, Val. this rooster sure is looking proud as a peacock. LOL. #1463222

Don Christiana May 16, 2012

Val...Great capture of the vibrant red rooster. He definitely has his eye focused on you. Have a great day. #10138884

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 16, 2012

Hi Valarie,He sure is a Handsome guy my friend.Beautiful color and capture.Very hot over here in the desert today!!! #10138927

Monnie Ryan May 16, 2012

Super-duper detail on this colorful guy, Val! #10138935

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe May 16, 2012

Wow...just amazing color and detail in this Val! I'd be afraid to turn this guy off lol! #10139002

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe May 16, 2012

They make great models! Nice close up! #10139016

Julianne Bradford May 16, 2012

Looks so sharp and "cockey" to me with his wake up call this morning Val! Terrific detail girlfriend :-) #10139089

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 16, 2012

Those EYES! WOW. Such perfect detail here, too. Val, this is my favorite rooster image ever. What a fine job you did here.

It's a gorgeous day here this morning. I so want to go on a photo shoot. Maybe I'll go to the local pond and see if the geese have had their babies yet this year?

YES! I'll make it a good day! Great idea!

-Laura :) #10139174

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 16, 2012

Yep, Laura, YOU have the POWER to make your day the best it can be...despite all obstacles! Hope you find lots of little goslings to train your camera on...enjoy your day out and about!

Thanks everyone for your comments on this handsome fella....I'm hoping to catch up with so many of you real soon!! #10139203

Rony Sagy May 16, 2012

Ha, what an impressive guy. Fantastic capture, Val. #10139263

Terry Cervi level-classic May 16, 2012

What a fantastic capture, Ms.V!! The details are just amazing on this big guy and you've done yourself proud! Awesome work! #10139467

Carol L. Fowler May 16, 2012

He has such a wealth of detail- it's amazing!! #10139619

Tammy Espino May 16, 2012

Chickens and roosters scare me..LOL Big old City girl chicken here!! That's an awesome capture!!!! :) Cockadoodledooooo #10139689

Tammy Espino May 16, 2012

Chickens and roosters scare me..LOL Big old City girl chicken here!! That's an awesome capture!!!! :) Cockadoodledooooo #10139690

Tammy Espino May 16, 2012

Chickens and roosters scare me..LOL Big old City girl chicken here!! That's an awesome capture!!!! :) Cockadoodledooooo #10139691

Zita A. Strother level-deluxe May 16, 2012

Clarity, color, detail, close crop...LOVE IT ALL! #10139788

Dayna Cain level-classic May 17, 2012

The detail in this image is absolutely amazing! Excellent work Val! #10140201

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 18, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous detail and color, Val!!! Hope that you and yours have a great day, too!! Fantastic capture!!! #10141088

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe May 18, 2012

Wow! I never realized just how stunning a close-up of a rooster could be! Excellent capture, Val! #10141471

Lorna Shutter May 18, 2012

Hey! ... I was born in the year of the Rooster! LOL! I always thought they were kind of ugly ... but this one IS quite handsome! Ha! Ha! An Awesome close-up capture, Ms. America! The colour, clarity and detail are outstanding! Excellent work! :) #10141616

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 18, 2012

Wow what incredible colour and detail Val. #10141862

Rona L. Schwarz May 18, 2012

Marvelous close-up of this handsome fellow, Val! Great portrait with amazing detail, clarity and color! I had a chance this past year to shoot chickens and roosters at a friends and found them amazing - and very challenging to keep up with in the barnyard! #10141995

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 20, 2012

Up close and personal as it can be. Love all the hues of red. Amazing details Val. #10143468

Debbie Bray May 21, 2012

We have different tastes in men, Val! LOL!! I find his comb rather, um, ugly! hehee!! You sure didn't miss a mole or pimple on him, with such great detail!! Chooks are such great creatures to capture, especially the roosters! #10144676

Julie Burnett May 22, 2012

Amazing clarity on this handsome guy, and love him against the soft background, Val!! #10145516

Tammy Espino June 18, 2012

Cockadoodledoooo Congrats on your awesome finalist! :) #10185522

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 18, 2012

Huge congrats on your awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val! #10185627

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 18, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, Val. Great shot. #10185737

Julianne Bradford June 18, 2012

YAY! He's award winning for sure Val..cograts! #10185809

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 18, 2012

WTG!Big Congratulations,Valarie! #10185811

Lorna Shutter June 18, 2012

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Finalist Award for this SUPER capture, Ms. U.S.A.!!!!! WTG!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
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Don Christiana June 18, 2012

A HUGE CONGRATS on your "Nature's Original Alarm Clock" Finalist. Looking for GOLD on this one. I hope you have a great day. #10186003

Ann Coates level-classic June 18, 2012

This is brilliant Valarie and a favourite for me. Congratulations on your finalist. #10186341

Phyllis H. Burchett June 18, 2012

Congrats Val! #10186535

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 18, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck with your awesome finalist, Val!!! Regards to Mom, too!!! #10187248

June 18, 2012

Beautiful close-up - great red color! #10187278

Debbie Bray June 19, 2012

Hello Val! Congratulations on a wonderful finalist, hope everything at home is going well!! Woohoo - judges comment, now that is special!! #10187813

Debbie Bray June 19, 2012

Hello Val! Congratulations on a wonderful finalist, hope everything at home is going well!! Woohoo - judges comment, now that is special!! #10187814

Patricia Seidler June 19, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS VAL on this wonderful finalist. What color and detail Good luck in the next round! #10188267

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 19, 2012

Wowza! Congratulations on this awesome finalist Val!

jo ann c. #10188379

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 19, 2012


Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 19, 2012


Dayna Cain level-classic June 19, 2012

HUGE congrats Val! Very deserving finalist and I hope it goes gold. #10189288

Rona L. Schwarz June 19, 2012

Super congratulations on this handsome fella, Val! He is indeed one of the best looking roosters I have seen in a long time! He would look even better with a GOLD badge around his neck!! Another wonderful finalist for your Mom! #10189813

Carol Eade level-addict June 19, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Val! #10190042

Carol L. Fowler June 19, 2012

I could have used him this morning- slept in REAL late! But what the heck--RETIRED!!! Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! #10190226

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Val. #10190315

Thomas E. Hinds June 19, 2012

What great detail, color, and composition, Val! This guy has quite a lot of decoration on his head! Outstanding Finalist! Hope you are doing well! #10190327

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Thanks so much everyone - sure appreciate the stop-by - really sorry I missed so many of your wonderful photos this past month. My Mom, altho still smiling and behaving like the trooper she is, is progressively feeling the effects of the disease. Time to stay close. Thanks again for your support in so many ways..... ~Val #10190380

Terry Cervi level-classic June 19, 2012

The detail is just amazing, Ms.V!! Congrats on your finalist! Hugs to your mom! #10190462

Julie Burnett June 20, 2012

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Val!! I wish you the best of luck in the upcoming round!! #10191113

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Thanks so much Cuz and Ms. T!!! #10191555

Merna L. Nobile June 20, 2012

Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna #10192459

Amy M. Wilson June 20, 2012

Stunning work my friend... huge congratulations on your AWESOME Finalist, Val!!! #10192875

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Thank you, Merna and Amy. #10193289

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic June 21, 2012

They do indeed serve as a wonderful substitute for an alarm clock though too early for me at 5:00 AM. Wonderful finalist Val and congratulations on this image. #10194510

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 23, 2012

Thank you, Rey. #10196696

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 26, 2012


We always knew he was a beauty! So glad to see that the judges agree with us all!!

Your, LOTW :D

P.S. You are needed back at Debbie's Rusty vehicle. :D See you there! #10200580

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The no-frills model for an early morning wake-up call. :) Found this handsome guy at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at Stonewall, TX.

Happy Wednesday everyone - make it a good day!


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 176.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on May 16, 2012 Photo Contest Finalist

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