View Full Version : Overall Grand Prize 2014 - David Salem

Daniel Cadieux
02-04-2015, 12:22 PM
Congratulations David Salem!! Your image "Fish Toss" is the 2014 Grand Prize winner!!

Your deserving winning image has earned you a Lifetime Membership to BPN!!

Mike Poole
02-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Well deserved, congratulations David

Stu Bowie
02-04-2015, 01:07 PM
Hi David, big congrats on this amazing image, and your overall achievement of the Grand Prize.

Marina Scarr
02-04-2015, 01:17 PM
Huge congratulations on this image and the Grand Prize, David. It is SO well deserved for such a difficult capture.

Anette Mossbacher
02-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Big congrats David :bg3:

Diane Miller
02-04-2015, 02:28 PM
Fantastic!! Congratulations!

David Salem
02-04-2015, 03:58 PM
Wow!!! I just turned on my phone during my lunch break and I about fell out my chair when I got the news!!
I am so excited, but even more so, I am honored to have been chosen amongst such great photography.

Your valuable comments and suggestions has helped me to become a much better photographer.

Thank you all very much!!!


Jackie Schuknecht
02-04-2015, 05:18 PM
Congratulations on your IOTY, and being selected as the overall winner. Stunning image!

02-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Excellent, Dave, you could have had about 10 images in the running for this..........

Loi Nguyen
02-05-2015, 01:48 AM
David, congrats, well deserved! Loi

shane shacaluga
02-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Congratulations!! Well deserved!!

gail bisson
02-05-2015, 07:47 AM
Huge congrats David! I knew you would win this year, just wasn't sure which one of your awesome images would win.
Great work and well done!

Grace Scalzo
02-05-2015, 08:42 AM
Fantastic image, David, and congrats on IOY!

David Salem
02-05-2015, 10:04 AM
Thanks everyone!!! I appreciate your comments.

02-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Congratulations David! Wonderful image!

Andreas Liedmann
02-05-2015, 11:58 AM
Very well done David , Congrats :cheers:

Binu John
02-05-2015, 02:03 PM
Huge congrats David! Very well deserved. A very difficult frame to capture. Keep'm coming.

Paul Lagasi
02-05-2015, 05:22 PM
Congratulations, a thing of beauty....well done

Rachel Hollander
02-05-2015, 09:14 PM
Congrats David on both your Avian and Overall IOTY! Well deserved.

David Salem
02-05-2015, 11:20 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. The avian IOTY would have been to much to ask for but the overall is way beyond my expectations. Thanks again to all the Mods and owners for choosing my Image!!

Ritesh Nangare
02-06-2015, 06:06 AM
Congrats ......David Salem........

Steve Kaluski
02-06-2015, 09:59 AM
Huge congratulations on this David, a tremendous image, timing on this is awesome, with excellent execution. :cheers:

Glenn Conlan
02-06-2015, 10:00 AM
Way to go Buddy, you nailed it. Lots of hard work and muscle holding up that 600 and tracking these terns. Won't be long until they come back.Glenn

Allen Sparks
02-07-2015, 04:49 PM
Congrats David! Awesome image!

Cheryl Slechta
02-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Congratulations, David on a truly superb image:S3:

Sharon Hallowell
02-08-2015, 11:05 AM
Very nice! Well deserved for an awesome image! Sharon

David Salem
02-08-2015, 02:01 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the nice words.

Sidharth Kodikal
02-08-2015, 02:35 PM
Heartiest congrats Dave!!
Your work has been phenomenally good and you richly deserve this recognition.
Awesome show and looking forward to another great year from you!
Congrats bro.

Satish Ranadive
02-08-2015, 09:43 PM
Heartiest Congratulations, David.:wave:


02-09-2015, 02:37 PM
congrats Dave, well deserved

Robert Kimbrell
02-09-2015, 07:43 PM
Congrats Dave, A great image as were so many of yours this year.

02-10-2015, 02:19 PM
David, congratulations on this great image!


Joe Subolefsky
02-10-2015, 06:15 PM

David Salem
02-10-2015, 07:37 PM
Thanks again everyone. I really appreciate toe comments.

Hazel Grant
02-11-2015, 11:26 AM
Yes! Congrats.

Greg Oakley
02-13-2015, 12:34 AM
Congrats David - an outstanding image and well deserved! Your images are just brilliant and something to aspire to, especially your flight shots... well done!:cheers:

Doug Brown
02-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Congrats on a well-deserved win Dave! The competition, which was excellent in its own right, never stood a chance!

Jim Crosswell
02-14-2015, 06:08 PM
Congratulations David!

keith mitchell
02-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Congratulations David, it's a great image.


Ian Wilson
02-16-2015, 07:43 PM
Superb avian action shot, exemplary work, and a worthy winner. Hearty congratulations David! Warm regards, Ian

David Salem
02-17-2015, 02:35 AM
Thanks so much everyone. I appreciate all the comments!

Morkel Erasmus
02-17-2015, 11:11 PM
Just spectacular!! Congrats again, David...
:cheers: :5

02-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Congratulations David, I always always look forward to your posts.

Gabriela Plesea
02-25-2015, 09:15 AM
Congratulations David! Superb work, Sir:cheers:

Warmest regards,

christopher galeski
02-28-2015, 06:05 AM
well done,great image.congrats.

Frank Schauf
02-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Great, David.:cheers:

Bill Dix
02-28-2015, 08:59 AM
Congratulations David, for a great capture. One of many of your possible winners over the past year. Well done!

Cheryl Arena Molennor
02-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Well Deserved win for you David. It's an awesome image ... Congratulations

David Salem
02-28-2015, 12:51 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate all the nice comments!!

Kirk Benson
02-28-2015, 03:11 PM
HUGE Congrats on this well deserved honor David. I haven't been here very long, but it's immediately obvious that there are a lot of very talented photographers posting outstanding images here on a regular basis. Everything has already been said about your winning image... it is indeed a superb moment, captured and processed perfectly. From the BG I'm pretty sure I know the spot you were at to capture this at BC, it's a great spot. Congrats once again my friend, and looking forward to shooting with you a few times this year. :-)

Richard Flack
03-01-2015, 02:29 AM
Congrats David, so well deserved. (Not only do you take incredible images but you are always willing to provide great advice). Well done!

Jim Keener
03-01-2015, 03:28 PM
I am so very happy that your image terned out to be the winner. Though I'm not surprised. You set the bar high for yourself and it shows in your work. One of the things I most admire is that you channel your passion through excellence and performance. And now you're making your knowledge and experience available to students of the art and craft of bird photography.

Congratulations, David. And best wishes for what you capture in the future.

Geoffrey Montagu
03-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Congratulations David. Well deserved. Thought this was right at the top when I first saw this remarkable capture.


Eric Dienesch
03-02-2015, 11:55 AM
That is a great picture and a real price-winner,
Big Congratulations from me also.

Greetings from Germany.

David Salem
03-03-2015, 11:49 AM
You guys are the best!! Thanks again everyone.

Rosemary Smith
03-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Incredible shot!!

William Dickson
03-12-2015, 11:11 AM
Well done David. As they say over here is Scotland 'It's an awfy bonnie photy' :S3:

Great Work

Kaustubh Deshpande
03-13-2015, 04:01 PM

Congrats. Very well deserved. An absolute cracker of a shot.

Sandy Witvoet
03-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Absolutely incredible capture David! Well deserved! Congrats!

David Salem
03-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Thank you all again. I really appreciate all the nice comments!!

Girish Prahalad
03-23-2015, 07:46 AM
A bit late on this one but would be a crime not to congratulate you on this one.
Heartiest Congratulations David!! An absolute ripper of an image.

Joseph Przybyla
06-08-2015, 06:00 AM
Well done David, great capture, wonderful image.