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Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 10 May 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Just thought I should post something with a little colour. This is a sunrise shot from a couple years ago. Some mornings the sun, clouds and humidity all come together to create a perfect harmony of colour. Other times it is just loud and strong. This morning was the latter. The colour was so intense. The clouds were almost ominous looking. Strange things happen when the sun shines under the cloud layer as it is rising or setting. Within minutes of this shot everything was as good as normal again. The day progressed as it usually does. The sun was obscured by cloud cover. It was a dull cloudy morning.
Only a few lucky soles were witness to this display of power of Mother Nature.

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zOOm from Paris, France

Stunning and absolutly gorgeous ! This scale of yellow to orange is really superb. Bravo Lee.

10 May 2009 5:45am

@zOOm: Thank you. Are back from Venice? Welcome home.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Super image Lee and topped off with that eagle, you must of paid it to fly in at the right time

10 May 2009 6:09am

@P J W Miller: Thank you. If you know your subjects habits, you can be prepared for shots like this.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Incredible!!! Great shot, it is sure.

10 May 2009 6:42am

@Hidalgo: Thank you.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

10 May 2009 7:35am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you

lydia from Paris, France

Wow !! SUPERB Lee !!!

10 May 2009 7:38am

@lydia: Thank you very much.

Lylou from France

WOW ! A fire in the sky... And the bird ends the shot !

10 May 2009 8:48am

@Lylou: Thank you.

Ca†≈ from Ouchy, Switzerland

A magic moment for a wonderful shot and sharing.
Thank you, Lee.

10 May 2009 9:28am

@Ca†≈: You are welcome. Thank you for the compliment.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fabulous colors!!

10 May 2009 9:45am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

superb colors, i like it!

10 May 2009 10:04am

@kisskool: Thank you.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Wheeeeeeee......Super shot!

10 May 2009 10:10am

@Eleftheria: Thank you.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

I just gave you 5 stars for today! Bravo!

10 May 2009 10:10am

@Eleftheria: Thank you Again.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Just wonderful !! Bravo Lee...

10 May 2009 10:17am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you very much

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Outstanding!! WOW!

10 May 2009 11:23am

@Kerri: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Vibrant and fiery, it's stupendous ;)

10 May 2009 11:34am

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine.

alireza from tehran, Iran

wow!!!! wonderful. fabulous pic. i love these color. tanx 4 share it

10 May 2009 12:22pm

@alireza: Thank you for you compliment. Please visit again.

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Truly amazing colors! So I am toasting to Mother Nature! Have a great day! :)

10 May 2009 12:25pm

@Marion: Thank you Marion. I will enjoy today. The sun is shining.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Wow Lee! This image is stunning! Fantastic!

10 May 2009 12:37pm

@Elora: Thank you very much.

Denise from Perry, United States

And you were lucky to be one of them.... Beautful reminder of the beauty surrounding us.

10 May 2009 1:17pm

@Denise: Thank you Denise. Yes I am very fortunate. I am happy I am an early riser.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Spectacular, Lee. Mother's Day and Earth Day all blended into one. This is a superb tribute to both mother Earth and our earthly mothers.

10 May 2009 1:48pm

@john4jack: Thank you Jack. It just seemed fitting and appropiate.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding, very powerful "Attitude".
Perfect balance with the silhouette of the trees and the power in the clouds.
The Eagle gives incredible symbolism to that power.
An awesome image.

10 May 2009 1:50pm

@Barbara: Thank you Barbara. I appreciate your compliment.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a powerful image in colour and flight. Thank you for this...perfect for my eyes this morning.

10 May 2009 2:05pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you Sharon. Glad you enjoyed viewing it.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Superb!!!! Just the sky alone is gorgeous, but the eagle makes it a five-star shot. Very, very lovely.

10 May 2009 2:07pm

@Lesley: Thank you Lesley. Have a great day.

eva from Rouen, France

Fire ! gorgeous sky ! marvelous shot !

10 May 2009 2:29pm

@eva: Thank you very much.

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Fantastic! The sort of shot I dream of getting - the flying bird takes it from the very good to the great.

10 May 2009 2:58pm

@Vinman: Thank you very much. It all comes together some days.

zOOm from Paris, France

No Lee, I'm still there. I'll be back on the end of the week (around the 15th).

10 May 2009 3:07pm

@zOOm: Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Outstanding photo ! 5 *****

10 May 2009 3:22pm

@Mariana: Thank you very much Mariana.

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Excellent shot.
Very beautiful color.
Thank you.

10 May 2009 3:42pm

@Moridi: Thank you for the compliment.

r00t from Csorna, Hungary


10 May 2009 3:50pm

@r00t: Thank you very much.

A from Kiev, Ukraine

I cant decide whats more amazing - the composition or the colors. What a wonderful photo!

10 May 2009 4:55pm

@A: Thank you for the compliment.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This image is Freakin' Fantastic!!!! You framed the image perfectly, and the color is intense...Lucky you to be one that witnessed this morning!!

10 May 2009 5:02pm

@Susan: I can't say Thank you enough. Your words are just to kind. I always maintain, I am very lucky and fortunate to have the time to find such rarities.

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States

Coolness! (Or should I say "warmness"?!)

10 May 2009 5:25pm

@Kathe: Thank you Kathe. Either way I appreciate it.

Ken from United States

Lee as a "B&W snob" :) You make me want to go out and shoot in color!

10 May 2009 5:40pm

@Ken: Thank you Ken. That is a large compliment. Please visit again.

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Simply fantastic, love the colour

10 May 2009 5:42pm

@Alun: Thank you Alun, for the visit and the compliment. Please visit again.

Baby Sis from Canada

Absolutely stunning, well done. What time of morning would this be?

10 May 2009 5:46pm

@Baby Sis: Thank you Sis. This is a little later than most times you log on my site. ( about 5:20-5:30 AM).

Jen from St. George, United States

Amazing capture! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

10 May 2009 6:07pm

@Jen: Thank you. I am just glad to hear so many people enjoyed viewing it.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

A few soles, and you was one of them, thank you. Great shot en the colors are superb!!

10 May 2009 6:51pm

@JanW: Thank you very much.

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

wow! that's one of the most beautiful images i've ever seen on aminus3...

10 May 2009 7:24pm

@paulski: Thank you ever so much.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The eagle is almost too good to be true. What a shot!

10 May 2009 10:44pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much.

LauraS from Chico, United States

What an amazing shot. Not just the intense color, but the bird in flight in the scene, too.

10 May 2009 11:21pm

@LauraS: Thank you for the kind words.

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

Hey there, did you use an orange filter at all? I have tried that with sunsets for fun.

11 May 2009 2:41am

@MMC Photos: This is Eau Naturale Michelle. No filters. Just a little tweaking in photoshop with curves for contrast.

Heather J. Woodland from Napanee ON, Canada

Holy Smokes Lee! This just made me say "WOW" automatically! SOOO beautiful!

11 May 2009 3:49am

@Heather J. Woodland: Thank you very much.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


11 May 2009 3:57am

@Onlymehdi: Thank you

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful photo! besides the superb rich red colours - what amazes me the most is the sharpness and detail of the majestic bird that you caught in flight - superb work!

11 May 2009 5:25am

@DarkElf: Thank you ever so much.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Fantastic capture, great sky!

11 May 2009 5:40am

@Zing: Thank you

mats from Texas, United States

This is and excellent shot. No need for to say why. I'll just click on your stars. 5 stars from me.

11 May 2009 6:00am

@mats: Thanks Mats. How was camping? Any good shots?

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

truly stunning 5 stars mate those colours are devine

11 May 2009 6:48am

@jamesy: Thank you very much Debbie.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

This one left me speechless...The colours are so vivid and the composition is magical...For me the dark red is great but the flying eagle is the best part!

11 May 2009 10:41pm

@dkc: Thank you ever so much. This one is special to me.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States


12 May 2009 8:33am

@djedfre: Thsnk you very much.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

amazing capture, that bird adds a lot

12 May 2009 8:43pm

@shallowregret: Thank you very much.

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States


13 May 2009 11:35am

@Earnest: Thank you very much.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States


13 May 2009 9:29pm

@Sandrine: Thank you very much.

BIG SIS and Brother-inlaw from Petawawa Ontario, Canada

Hi Lee; one word WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 May 2009 11:31pm

@BIG SIS and Brother-inlaw: Thank you ever so much.

behrad from kerman, Iran

wonderfull capture ;)

24 Dec 2010 8:21am