View Full Version : Eager To Learn Spotlight Image 2008 Phil Ertel

James Shadle
03-02-2009, 11:21 PM
Congratulations Phil Ertel! Your image "Wood Duck Extended " was selected as the Eager To Learn Spotlight Image Of The Year!

Congratulations Katie Rupp! "Jewel-toned Cormorant " 2nd Place
http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14905&highlight=Jewel-toned+Cormorant (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14905&highlight=Jewel-toned+Cormorant)
Congratulations Richard Waas! "The Eye of Imagination" 3rd Place

Alfred Forns
03-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Big Congrats Phil !!!!! One Sweet Image !!!!

Well done Katie and Richard ... proud of you !!!

Lance Peters
03-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Congrats Phil - well done :)

Alson Congrats Katie and Richard - well done :)

Grady Weed
03-03-2009, 03:53 AM
Eager to learn, way to go! The duck, cormy and the leaf were just plain good. The hard work pays off does it not.

Richard Waas
03-03-2009, 06:59 AM
Wow, I'm overwhelmed... Thank you for all your support! I'm proud to be a member of such a wonderful group. Thanks for the recognition!!!!!!

Oscar Zangroniz
03-03-2009, 07:11 AM
Excellent choice. Outstanding image Phil.

Congrats to Katie and Richard, well deserved

Ramon M. Casares
03-03-2009, 07:15 AM
Love it, great pose, BG, light, detail and DOF, well deserved! COngratulaitons to all the winners!

Mike Moats
03-03-2009, 07:55 AM
Very cool capture Phil, congrats!

Roman Kurywczak
03-03-2009, 08:29 AM
Congrats Phil! Sweet pose!

denise ippolito
03-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Phil, This is so well deserved!! Big Congrats!!!

denise ippolito
03-03-2009, 09:21 AM
Katie and Richard-Both great images as well! Big Congrats!!!

Axel Hildebrandt
03-03-2009, 10:28 AM
Congratulations, Phil, Katie and Richard!

Jackie Schuknecht
03-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Congrats Phil, Katie, and Richard. All well deserved!

Daniel Cadieux
03-03-2009, 11:21 AM
Super!! Congratulations Phil, Katie, and Richard!!

Ilija Dukovski
03-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Congratulations! Great, great images!

Phil Ertel
03-03-2009, 04:19 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I am humbled by the selection of my image. I owe a lot to what I have learned on his site and am sure I will learn much more. Once again thanks.
Best Regards,


Phil Ertel
03-03-2009, 04:25 PM
I would also like to add my congratulations to Katie and Richard. I am honored to be highlighted beside you.


Maxis Gamez
03-03-2009, 06:57 PM

Harold Davis
03-03-2009, 07:35 PM
big congrats, phil!!!

Roger Clark
03-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Beautiful image! Congratulations!

Sabyasachi Patra
03-04-2009, 02:19 AM

Kaushik Balakumar
03-04-2009, 01:28 PM
Hearty congrats to Phil, Katie & Richard...

Fabs Forns
03-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Congratulations Phil, Katie and Richard, excellent done :)

Nonda Surratt
03-05-2009, 01:20 PM
Big Contrats, Phil I don't know how I missed that wood duck first time around..Fantastic!

Katie and Richard!!! WTG both of you

Katie Rupp
03-19-2009, 06:38 PM
Big Congratulations to Phil and Richard and a very humble Thank You for your appreciation of my Cormorant, which, btw, was taken while at Artie's SW Florida 2008 IPT...rather fitting, I think.

Gus Cobos
04-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Congratulations Phil...:cool:

Michel Martineau
05-08-2009, 07:03 AM
Congradulation one of the best wood duck image I saw.

David D Morgan
09-07-2009, 07:53 PM
Congrats inspires me to get out there...