Thank you very much.
Well deserved win. Nicely composed and the story is well told in b&w.
Windancer: Well done Scott, this is a great shot!
Thank you, Windancer. You too, very nice capture of Samson.
Saleen1999: This is a Samoyed? Awesome dogs. We had two. Very loving but hard to train.
Melissa, yes they're Samoyeds. She learned to surf counters and eat with hardly any training at all. ;)
Thanks all, Mick, herbymel, J A C S. It's a little bittersweet, my girl is on the right, Stevie. I lost her to bloat about a year after this photograph was made. Nothing could have predicted her demise, it just happened, so let this serve as a tribute to my best friend and hiking companion. There were some strong entries in this competition - some really winning photographs of dogs in the great outdoors.
Congratulations on a well executed photograph.
Willfergus: AMAZING CAPTURE! 5 stars
Thank you... not sure about 5 stars!
Beautiful nuances - and just a perfect amount of contrast between the birds. Makes you appreciate what a good photographer can achieve with just a few colours and beautiful lighting.
And sincere appreciation for that fact that you dragged the 400mm along for this shot - no substitute for image quality for you I guess.
Appreciate the complement. Irony and honesty ensues that dragging the prime included a short distance. Standing at dawn, in formidable temperatures of about +10F, while the cranes waded in water, translates to numb fingers and the real challenge.
Yochi23: What a beautiful capture!
Yochi23 - Thank you very much for your kind words!
Leslee -- Thank you! It did hang on my wall but as the month of March in a self-made 2011 calendar.