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21-DEC-2011 Tom Munson

Ross's Gull

Palmer Lake WA

Ross's Gull has only been found two times in our state. The first one in 1994 and this bird found by Jeff Heinlen on Dec 15. This is a MEGA Rare bird for the lower 48.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV ,Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
1/1000s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso1600 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
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blizzard08-May-2013 23:01
stunning detali color just perfect a real WOW
Nick Paoni12-Mar-2013 14:12
Absolutely terrific!
Dave Barnes01-Oct-2012 08:58
Great shot, extra special to capture on such a rare bird but not just another rarity but Ross's Gull. Well done.
godro11-Sep-2012 21:43
Nice reflection and tone,well done!!!
Janet Forjan-Freedman13-Jun-2012 22:53
Stunning capture Tom!
Marisa D.L.05-May-2012 18:58
Absolutely splendid, such an original capture, with the reflection which reveals the bird, while the wings hide it.
Really I’m speechless; it’s the best photo of a bird I have seen for a long time.
It’s vibrant and original, all my congratulations!
thchang14-Mar-2012 15:16
Great shot with excellent timing. Voted!!
Thomas Bernhardsson20-Jan-2012 10:27
Magical shot! BV
ChristinTroeger04-Jan-2012 16:37
Absolutly awesome capture!
Alex Vargas04-Jan-2012 10:51
Hot composition, my friend!!!
VOTED
davidksmith03-Jan-2012 03:26
Tom, truly wonderful shot. The way the reflection shows what the wing motion covered. Fantastic.
Larry Umthun30-Dec-2011 00:09
This is an amazing shot Tom!
XiaoBernard9929-Dec-2011 21:34
Another extraordinary picture.Hat off.
VVVV
Normand Chassť29-Dec-2011 00:12
WOW, Amazing picture!
Char28-Dec-2011 17:33
This is absolutely stunning, Tom! A fantastic capture perfectly timed! \/
Stan Wojick27-Dec-2011 16:59
Outstanding capture Tom. What great luck to have a chance to photograph this rare bird.
janescottcumming26-Dec-2011 22:19
Wow, wow and wow again. I'm speechless! V
Alexander Kazakov26-Dec-2011 16:20
Fantastic moment! A wonderful composition!!!
Range View 26-Dec-2011 02:54
This is a perfect capture in every way! Simply outstanding Tom!!! BV
Barbara
Jorge Pereira25-Dec-2011 11:19
Just superb ! v !
January Grey25-Dec-2011 06:04
Looks almost ethereal! What a shot! Gorgeous image, Tom. V~ (Happy Christmas!)
Jean D25-Dec-2011 03:13
Fantastic shot and a beautiful reflection, Tom. All the best for a Merry Christmas to you and your family, Tom.
Len24-Dec-2011 16:16
Wow perfect timing and all aspects right on-beautiful shot!!!!
A.Arif24-Dec-2011 16:09
wow V
Sharon Payette24-Dec-2011 07:25
Exceptional capture, Tom. BV
Tom LeRoy24-Dec-2011 06:55
Fantastic, a shot to dream of! V.
Bryan Murahashi24-Dec-2011 04:49
A fantastic and beautiful photo, Tom.
Such a unique pose and perfect reflection.
Jim Peterson24-Dec-2011 04:18
pretty dreamlike.....
Art Parnell24-Dec-2011 02:50
An exceptional find and image, Tom! A big congrats, very well done!
Claude Gagnon24-Dec-2011 02:21
Absolutely an amazing shot! Bravo :))) V
Peter Ericsson24-Dec-2011 02:12
And what an image! Wow, wow, wow!
Hank Vander Velde24-Dec-2011 02:02
WOW! WOW! Tom that is the best reflection image of any bird I've seen. Great find and shot.
Donna Newell 24-Dec-2011 01:41
Gorgeous shot Tom!
Dave Hawkins24-Dec-2011 01:36
Surprising and spectacular! great result V
Guest 24-Dec-2011 01:26
off the chart................wow
Jeff Barbour24-Dec-2011 01:26
Tom..This is absolutely amazing....V
hge5424-Dec-2011 01:17
Fantastic pair of images beautifully illustrating this rarity. I hear the old fart removed the deer carcass it was feeding on in the lake. That must have been a wet, cold, and VERY smelly job just for the sake of spite.
pkocinski23-Dec-2011 23:48
OMG this is brilliant Tom!
Peter Stahl23-Dec-2011 23:33
One of your best yet. Outstanding job Print it big. :-)
lou_rozensteins23-Dec-2011 23:24
Wonderful shot Tom!! That reflection is amazing.
Sonja Ross23-Dec-2011 23:23
Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on both the image and the rarity, and seasons greetings.
Sheila23-Dec-2011 22:01
Exquisite shot! Very beautiful indeed.
Monte Stevens23-Dec-2011 21:55
Oh, my gosh!! This has to be the most impressive image I've seen of bird in flight. And, it's a rare siting to boot.
Judi Hastings23-Dec-2011 21:45
One of your BEST in my opinion! Love the wings and the reflection is what makes the shot! Fantastic Tom. Merry Christmas!
Ed Goodnight23-Dec-2011 21:20
Outstanding image Tom
VOTE
Ron E. Trees 23-Dec-2011 20:56
Incredible photo Tom!!!! Impeccable timing!!
eleanorv23-Dec-2011 20:36
exquisite timing.
Ken Chambers ARPS23-Dec-2011 20:24
Must be one of your top shots of the year Tom.
heather23-Dec-2011 19:58
Superb capture and reflection Tom! V
regi olbrechts23-Dec-2011 18:22
Nice delicate light catch Tom.
Vote.
Vickie BROWN23-Dec-2011 18:19
Magnificent capture, this is too cool, Tom! A+
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography23-Dec-2011 18:18
Superb shot, Vote !
Jess. ( Lady.D.)23-Dec-2011 17:44
Simply stunning Tom, how lucky can you get, not only a rare sighting but an outstanding shot....
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)23-Dec-2011 17:32
Magazine cover ready for you.....BV
Paolo
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad23-Dec-2011 17:23
Perfect! Voted
Dennis23-Dec-2011 16:45
Love the light and reflection...how perfect.
Cheers !
Milan Vogrin23-Dec-2011 16:44
Great image!V!
Dawn23-Dec-2011 16:23
Amazing capture of this beautiful bird. Wonderful reflection on the water of it's face and under wings.
Bert Ooms23-Dec-2011 16:21
Very creative use of the mirror image!
Wonderful picture. V
James Prudente23-Dec-2011 16:19
Terrific image Tom
Jocelyne Feizo23-Dec-2011 16:09
Wow!! This is really beautiful Tom. A real work of art!
Carl Carbone23-Dec-2011 16:07
What a terrific photo to mark its appearance!