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James Shadle
03-16-2010, 11:05 PM
Please join me in congratulating Mark Dumbleton for having his image "Bearded Vulture Fight" selected as the BirdPhotographers.net Image Of The Year!

Mark is being awarded a lifetime membership to BPN and a workshop with Artie Morris. His winning image is also our Ezine cover for April 2009.

The image of the year contest is one of the benefits of being a BPN member. Only BPN members qualify to participate in the Image of The Week and Image Of The Year contest.

Selecting our first IOTY was not an easy process. First our moderator team nominated one image from each forum.
The nominated list of anonymous images went to the ownership group for final voting.
So many great images and only one IOTY winner.

Congratulations Francis Bosse! "Wasp in flight #2" 2nd Place
http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45721

Congratulations Grace Scalzo! "Gull with catch" 3rd Place
http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=35752


(http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6281&highlight=wildebeest+sunrise)

Axel Hildebrandt
03-16-2010, 11:15 PM
Congratulations, Mark! Well deserved.

Congratulations also to Francis and Grace!

Harshad Barve
03-16-2010, 11:15 PM
Hey Mark Big time congrats , thousands of amazing images posted here but you have the winner

Harshad Barve
03-16-2010, 11:20 PM
Congratulations Francis and Grace, Awesome images

Leo Berzins
03-16-2010, 11:29 PM
Congratulations Mark! Great image.
The combination of Bearded Vultures and Giant's Castle triumphs again.

Congratulations also to Francis and Grace.

Desmond Chan
03-17-2010, 12:04 AM
Huge Congrats, Mark !!

Also congrats to Francis and Grace !!

Mark Dumbleton
03-17-2010, 12:22 AM
Wow!!! This a Major Honour! Feel very proud to have my Image Chosen!

Judd Patterson
03-17-2010, 12:41 AM
Wow, extremely powerful and beautiful capture Mark! Francis and Grace, I greatly enjoyed your work as well. Nice job everyone!

Kobus Tollig
03-17-2010, 01:17 AM
Super congrats from me Buddy

arash_hazeghi
03-17-2010, 01:34 AM
congrats, really nice photo, well deserved.

Ken Watkins
03-17-2010, 02:42 AM
Congratulations to the Bearded Vulture as well as Mark, two years in sucession!

Lance Peters
03-17-2010, 03:27 AM
Congrats to Mark - Awesome image.
Runners up - well done.

Dumay de Boulle
03-17-2010, 03:27 AM
Congrats Mark...This is outstanding!

Jeni Williams
03-17-2010, 04:08 AM
Stunning Mark, Big Congrats!!!:D

Morkel Erasmus
03-17-2010, 04:48 AM
I was with you and Kobus at Marievale the morning you found out this was IOTW. Now it's gone all the way to the top. BIG CONGRATS my friend, you deserve it...

Geurt Bloem
03-17-2010, 07:30 AM
You did very well with this one Mark!! Huge congrats and may your photography grow from strength to strength.

Sabyasachi Patra
03-17-2010, 08:37 AM
Big Congrats Mark for the Image of the Year.

A fine moment well captured.

Congratulations Francis and Grace.

Cheers,
Sabyasachi

Dave Barnes
03-17-2010, 09:26 AM
Congrats Mark, well deserved.

Stu Bowie
03-17-2010, 11:53 AM
Big congrats Mark.

Tony Whitehead
03-17-2010, 01:22 PM
Great job, Mark. Excellent result.

Doug Brown
03-17-2010, 03:03 PM
Awesome image Mark! Congrats to you and to our runners up!

Kaustubh Deshpande
03-17-2010, 03:42 PM
Congratulations Mark. Well deserved. What an image. WOW!!

Congratulations Francis and Grace.

Alfred Forns
03-17-2010, 04:56 PM
Well deserved Mark Big Time Congrats !!!!

Manos Papadomanolakis
03-17-2010, 11:32 PM
My warm congrats Mark!!!

Nate Chappell
03-17-2010, 11:55 PM
Big congrats Mark!!

Vida van der Walt
03-18-2010, 01:45 AM
Huge congrats Mark. A stunning image and so well deserved!:)

Kiran Poonacha
03-18-2010, 05:45 AM
Big congrats to the winners, such beautiful very deserved images indeed...

Steve Kaluski
03-18-2010, 05:49 AM
'Top Marks', Mark. Definitely well deserved, great bit of action!:)

Ramesh Adkoli
03-18-2010, 08:15 AM
Congrats, Mark. Very well deserved!

regards,
ramesh

Mark Dumbleton
03-18-2010, 09:39 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind words! Appreciate them all!

denise ippolito
03-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Excellent and Big Congratulations on the win:)

Grace Scalzo
03-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Mark, Let me add my congrats as well, that is one stunning image!

Thanks to everyone who looked at my images and offered kind words, I am totally shocked and humbled by this.

Marina Scarr
03-18-2010, 12:39 PM
Stunning capture. I remember his one well. Well deserved!

Christopher Miller
03-18-2010, 01:25 PM
Big congratulations, Mark! Stunning image! :)

Big congrats to Francis and Grace too!

Julie Kenward
03-19-2010, 12:08 AM
You all three had such incredible images but this one really is one of a kind. Congratulations, Mark!

Mark Dumbleton
03-19-2010, 02:47 AM
Thanks all for the kind words! Appreciate them all!

Nick Palmieri
03-19-2010, 05:16 PM
Big congrats to Mark, Francis, and Grace!

Marc Mol
03-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Stunning image and worthy winner, big congrats Mark and the runners up, Francis & Grace too.:)
Special commendation to Mr. G Vulture for two in a row also.:D
Very well done!

Chris van Rooyen
03-20-2010, 06:57 AM
Well done Mark:D Great to see the South Africans making their mark on an international forum:cool: Stunning image BTW!

philperry
03-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Way to go Mark. Spectacular photo. Great timing and sharpness.

I was at Giant's Castle last week for three days but the bearded vultures did not land once ! Just have to go back again (and again ....). That's what is so great about wildlife photography. You just never know what's coming up next.

Juan Carlos Vindas
03-20-2010, 09:59 PM
Many congrats, well deserved.

Jay Gould
03-21-2010, 07:20 AM
Congratulations to everyone that won and to everyone that posted their images during the year. We have all learned so much during the year!

Great image Mark!!

Harold Davis
03-21-2010, 07:35 AM
big congrats, mark....and to all the winners!!!

Hazel Grant
03-21-2010, 08:08 AM
Congratulations to all three-------wonderful work!
Well deserved!

Peter Farrell
03-22-2010, 08:13 AM
Congratulations, Mark, Francis and Grace. All stunning images.
Peter

Robert Amoruso
03-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Way to go Mark!!!

Congratulations Francis and Grace.

Michael Pancier
03-22-2010, 08:13 PM
Huge Congrats!

Mark Dumbleton
03-23-2010, 03:27 AM
Really appreciate all the comments folks! Its a great honour to have my image chosen as the BPN image of the year!

Roman Kurywczak
03-23-2010, 08:15 AM
Congrats Mark! Very well deserved!

Fabs Forns
03-23-2010, 10:20 AM
Congratulations, Mark, an amazing image!

Doris Dumrauf
03-24-2010, 09:30 AM
Congratulations to all winners for these awesome action photos!
Doris Dumrauf
www.dorisdumrauf.com

David Fletcher
03-28-2010, 01:35 PM
Many, many congrats Mark. Can only add my respects. VWD bud!!!

Hendri Venter
04-14-2010, 03:32 AM
Only see this now.:o Many congrats Mark. This is an award well deserved. You do our Nation proud.

Mark Dumbleton
04-14-2010, 05:05 AM
Thanks alot Hendri! Very proud of this one!

Juan AragonÚs
04-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Big congratulations Mark and very well deserves, a really outstanding image :):eek:

Dave Mills
05-21-2010, 11:30 PM
Beautiful image! well done!!

Nickkiez Keeratayaporn
07-10-2010, 08:56 AM
Congrats

serkan mutan
07-19-2010, 02:54 AM
really nice photo...congratulations

BenBotha
07-19-2010, 07:02 AM
Mark,

A fantastic shot. We share one thing-I also stay in Alberton.

Ben

sunbrst30
08-04-2010, 01:00 PM
Wow! What an incredible photo! Just amazing! Thanks for sharing it with all of us and definitely deserving of the best photo of the year!

Vivaldo Damilano
01-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Congrates Mark on getting the best BPN Image, a wonderful achievement and a real stunning image :)

Wade Aiken
03-12-2011, 07:32 PM
Amazing capture, congratulations!

marco peschiera
04-04-2011, 08:06 AM
Congratulations, Mark