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December Dawn

By helendixon  
Taken last Saturday. The frost was so thick it looked more like snow. It's the best days weather we've had in a long time.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mike Gray, RodStrachan, StevieH and 286 more

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Comments


Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:29AM
Lovely stuff. This is excellent! ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob

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keithh 13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Dec 2004 6:33AM
stunner!!
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:34AM
Marvellous capture, excellent work. Well done indeed.
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:35AM
OUTSTANDING..

Andy...
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
13 Dec 2004 6:36AM
Great
Peter
Paul_Barr 12 544 Scotland
13 Dec 2004 6:38AM
This is superb.

Paul
snowman 13 391 England
13 Dec 2004 6:38AM
Fabulous

Phil
donzer 13 25
13 Dec 2004 6:38AM
Stunning shot - very well composed and great sharpness. It looks awsome in the larger view too

well done .... Donna
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:38AM
Wow, fantastic shot!! Especially the large version has so much impact.
13 Dec 2004 6:40AM
A corker, I would have cropped a wee bit more off the sky, but thats just me, cheers

Phil
vickyh 15 706 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:40AM
Am very envious! Lovely.
lobsterboy Plus
13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:40AM
Stuningly magic shot
annaliese 12 421 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:43AM
magnificent shot!

annalieseSmile
helena 13 134 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 6:44AM
A stunning shot, very well done Tara x
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
13 Dec 2004 6:45AM
excellent capture, click
claret 13 49 England
13 Dec 2004 6:53AM
Lovely shot, Helen.
Click Iain
Denise 15 279
13 Dec 2004 6:53AM
Excellent image. Colours and composition are great. I love frosty mornings as it usually means a lovely sunny day to follow :0)
john short 13 25 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:01AM
absolutely stunning. All been said !!
deltafour 12 13
13 Dec 2004 7:03AM
Absolutely Superb. Very well done.
*Click*
Stewart.
User_Removed 13 3.3k Russian Federation
13 Dec 2004 7:04AM
Flinkin' gorgeous... Do do do de dooooooooo, I'm lovin' it!

;o)
Mixpix 13 1.1k England
13 Dec 2004 7:06AM
Brilliant Helen, you really must learn to leave that alarm turned off. click
Mick
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
13 Dec 2004 7:07AM
This is just stunning, what a cracker of a shot.
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 Northern Ireland
13 Dec 2004 7:11AM
it's all been said...outstanding

jeff
13 Dec 2004 7:12AM
Absolutely stunning, many congrats on the EC
vfr400w 13 53
13 Dec 2004 7:15AM
Cracking image, congrats on the EC. I'm still waiting for a day like this, we only got one the whole of last year.
chris
leedsgh 12 496 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:21AM
Amazing image and clarity. Love the tones and congrats on yet another EC!

Bravo! Keep them coming!

Gav
paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:23AM
Blimey Helen, that's excellent!
Congrats on the EC
click, Paul
icafe 13 19 Canada
13 Dec 2004 7:26AM
Just want to cast my late vote here one hour after your posting and while it's still on the first page. Smile
Arthur
Potto 12 19 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:27AM
Proof that getting up early is worth the effort. Superb shot.
chris.maddock 16 3.6k United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:28AM
Fantastic shot, nothing more need be said.
ovi 13 11 1 Romania
13 Dec 2004 7:30AM
That's execellent.Congrats on well deserved EC.
ovi(click).
mikears 12 89 Canada
13 Dec 2004 7:31AM
I've got to agree with everyone and congrats on the EC - well deserved!!

CLick
MIke
warb 13 839
13 Dec 2004 7:41AM
wowsers! speechless.
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
13 Dec 2004 7:43AM
Wow!!!! This is amazing, simply stunning.

Tracy
helendixon 13 30 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:44AM
Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much Pete, I'm speechless once again. Many thanks to everyone for all your kind words.

Helen..
akh Plus
13 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:44AM
An excellent image - not a lot more to add really.
Tony
gwyn h 13 432
13 Dec 2004 7:44AM
Done it again Helen....what an excellent shot. Congratulations.

Gwyn
ZenTog 15 7.9k 1 England
13 Dec 2004 7:48AM
all been said its brill
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
13 Dec 2004 7:51AM
Be proud of this one....it's a beauty!....Well earned EC, congrats!

Ade
OUTSTANDING again Helen, well done.
Richard
13 Dec 2004 8:00AM
Fantastic, Helen. Congrats on a well deserved EC. Click

Jules
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 8:02AM
Helen, I have just spotted that yesterday was your anniversary too :o)...1 year on ePz

Rob
talltrees 13 50 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 8:09AM
Thats the best winter pic I've seen this year...amazing!!
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 8:12AM
Great tones. A really different and interesting shot.
helendixon 13 30 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 8:13AM
Yes it was, thank you for noticing Rob. The year has been fantastic on EPZ, I've learnt so much, so a big thank you to everyone and of course Pete, we have a lot to thank him for.

Helen..
rogerbryan 12 397 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 8:24AM
Simply lost for words Helen.
One of the best images of this type I have ever seen. - Congratulation on an excellent image and portfolio.

Roger
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
13 Dec 2004 8:27AM
Like Roger, I'm lost for word Helen. Congratulations on the EC - well deserved.

Click! - Mike
13 Dec 2004 8:46AM
Exceptional image. Well done on your EC award. Malcolm
starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 8:51AM
Stunning...very ethereal. Looks manipulated with that white grass! Click* A worthy EC too.
helen&peter 13 98
13 Dec 2004 9:01AM
Fantastic image - one of the best. Click
Helen
dave thelens 13 936 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 9:08AM
Super shot ... well done
Dave
IanO 14 195 Scotland
13 Dec 2004 9:17AM
Breathtaking.

Ian
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
13 Dec 2004 9:20AM
All I can do here is add my vote, so CLICK!
Paul
benedict 12 26
13 Dec 2004 9:42AM
Just perfect, the silhouette, colors... everything. CLICK big time
Benedict
stevie 13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 9:44AM
Just superb, I love this shot.
Steve
13 Dec 2004 9:50AM
Bl**dy hell! what a fantastic shot, there's nothing i can say that hasn't already been said. *click*
brian usher 13 70 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 10:07AM
Absolutely terrific shot.
Brian.
lyne 13 15
13 Dec 2004 10:10AM
Absolutely beautiful ,and congrats.lyne
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
13 Dec 2004 10:19AM
Absolutely superb work, Helen, and congrats on the EC.
Jim

Sorry for the late comment, but I've been away.
junglecat 13 12
13 Dec 2004 10:19AM
This is sheer class. I love it. clickclickclickclickclickclick....
woodlark 13 538 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 10:23AM
Definitely one of the best animal shots ive seen on EPZ. The shadow the frost and the colour SUPERB!
mr g 12 403 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 10:39AM
Top shot!
Rob
gibbsy 13 403 Wales
13 Dec 2004 10:43AM
What can you say about this, except maybe beautiful.
Click.
Rob_Taylor 13 661 5 Wales
13 Dec 2004 10:53AM
Truly wonderful shot, congrats on the EC ....click
Rob
pfheyes 13 254 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 11:00AM
Absolutely wonderful!

Pete
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
13 Dec 2004 11:07AM
Superb
regards
Jill
Yogendra 13 22 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 11:10AM
Beautiful shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

Yogendra
Boyd 13 11.2k 11 Wales
13 Dec 2004 11:20AM
As above. Nice one.
simons 12 13
13 Dec 2004 11:33AM
Fantastic
Simon
Terry L Plus
13 594 5 England
13 Dec 2004 11:34AM
Beautiful shot Helen, well done.

Regards
Terry.
John_Duckett 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
13 Dec 2004 11:53AM
This is just brilliant. Such wonderful tones. Big congrats on the EC

John
keithh 13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Dec 2004 11:56AM
if this doesn't become POTW, I'll eat my tripod.
13 Dec 2004 12:13PM
rather splendid
james
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
13 Dec 2004 12:20PM
Fantastic capture Helen .One of my all time favourites ... but you do so manyxx
gajj 13 32
13 Dec 2004 12:36PM
Wonderful capture! Congrats, well deserved.
Regards,
Jan
IanA 13 3.0k 12 England
13 Dec 2004 12:42PM
Excellent!

Ian (clicked)
tg 12 86 Scotland
13 Dec 2004 12:50PM
Congrat on the EC. Well deserved. Absolutely stunning photo of a beautiful beast. T.
brian13 13 218
13 Dec 2004 12:52PM
Beautiful work.
Brian.
synaesthesia 13 389 England
13 Dec 2004 1:02PM
Bloody awesome. 500px doesn't do it justice.

Best pic I've seen in a while.

Clicked.
mattberry 12 259 14 England
13 Dec 2004 1:07PM
I can't add anything to the plaudits other than my own personal WOW! amazing, especially the large version!

Top class!!

Matt
naturenut 14 1.8k England
13 Dec 2004 1:15PM
Amazing shot Helen, well done.
Margaret.
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 1:19PM
Stunning image
13 Dec 2004 1:33PM
Outstanding.

Paul
13 Dec 2004 1:49PM
Great photo CB
jasonewell 12 34 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 2:02PM
#100. Congratulations Helen!...Brilliant work, a stunning shot.
Jason
MartinWait 13 92 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 2:10PM
Make that 101.
Sublime.

Martin.
tce5 12 61 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 2:10PM
Fantastic shot, absolutely brilliant.
Tanya
User_Removed 12 4 11 England
13 Dec 2004 2:16PM
SUPERB !! Love the larger image. Detail is fantastic.You must have been holding your breath when you took this one. Congrats. Well deserved Sylv.
frogsrcool 12 9 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 2:31PM
congrats on a well deserved EC - this is absolutely stunning. perfect capture - it's all been said. The tones are beautiful
13 Dec 2004 2:31PM
You've done it again Helen! Congratulations, fantastic!

Mary
Blade 12 25
13 Dec 2004 2:34PM
beautiful shot
collette
Steve Cribbin 14 49 10 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 2:36PM
This is absolutely fabulous. I am not sure why the gorgeous sunrise light does seem to hit the foreground frost, but that don't matter - this is superb. Top work. I love it.
Steve
cozzie 13 56 Northern Ireland
13 Dec 2004 2:52PM
Stunning.This would be the ultimate photo to have on the wall anywhere. Great shot, well done.
Morpyre Plus
12 1.6k 8 Wales
13 Dec 2004 2:57PM
beautiful shot, great atmosphere - only thing i would possibly do is clone the plant from the silhouette to make it cleaner - otherwise amazing *click*
jan's 13
13 Dec 2004 3:02PM
Excellent shot,lovely details.
Well done for getting e/c.
CLICK..
stevem 12 238 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 3:26PM
Brilliant work.
Steve...
Steve Cribbin 14 49 10 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 3:28PM
If you had taken the frosted grasses off the silhouette I probably would have tended to think that it was a composite. Now it's just perfection. Well done on the EC by the way.
Steve
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 3:31PM
Fantastic, worth all the attention and clicks (and EC)!

Well done

Mari
a11sus 13 568 Northern Ireland
13 Dec 2004 5:07PM
The best! Well done ! S
delz 13 4 New Zealand
13 Dec 2004 6:15PM
Your profile says you are quite new to photography... surely this must be out-of-date because your portfolio is amazing!... well done on the EC :o)
billma 13 119 United States
13 Dec 2004 7:27PM
Outstanding photography.
dalowsons 13 89 Australia
13 Dec 2004 7:27PM
This is fantastic, very well done.
discreetphoton 12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 7:29PM
You gotta love the new large format uploads. Especially if they look this sharp.
User_Removed 12 825 Lithuania
13 Dec 2004 9:38PM
Brill`... love it!... and to think you get some idiot creep up and shoot it.
TTT 15 580 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 11:14PM
WOW!!!!!!!
Terry
tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
13 Dec 2004 11:30PM
Wow, amazing picture.
Bruce.
Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 11:52PM
what else is there to say....click #121
steve neil 12 597 Australia
13 Dec 2004 11:58PM
Superb Helen - great portfolio too - well done and congrats Smile
julesm Plus
13 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2004 11:59PM
Simply fantastic.
Where were you hiding to get this shot? Were you in a hide, or behind a tree Smile

Jules
IRaddict 14 34
14 Dec 2004 12:15AM
A cracker, congratulations
bikemad 13 87
14 Dec 2004 1:42AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!click
helendixon 13 30 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2004 3:09AM
I think I am truly stunned at all the attention it's recieved, I just can't believe it, 3 ec's in a row and all those wonderful comments, what can I say but a very BIG thank you to you all. It is very much appreciated indeed.

Helen..
Consulo 12 840 10 Scotland
14 Dec 2004 3:54AM
Absolutely stunning!

I wouldn't want to jinx things, but this would do fabulously well in a wildlife competition.
14 Dec 2004 4:32AM
Absolutely no idea how I missed this, just checking the new facilities in the gallery and this came up with some of the highest number of clicks and rightly so! Congratulations on a great image and an EC. K.
whipspeed Plus
12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2004 4:49AM
Helen, I don't know what to add to other peoples comments on this, but it is just stunning in every sense of the word.
Missed it yesterday as I have not had much time to look.

Sarah
mrarth 12 12
14 Dec 2004 5:43AM
Gobsmacked, simply superb.
Andy
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2004 9:11AM
Sublime. A little masterpiece. Nothing else to add, Helen.
bayliss444 13 23
14 Dec 2004 9:22AM
140 forgot to click it, great image.
gwynann 13 72 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2004 11:13AM
Stunning Helen, it's all been said, click
Gwyn
14 Dec 2004 11:52AM
Fantastic!!!!

Annette
Bernie 13 2.2k
14 Dec 2004 12:04PM
Photography at it's absolute best.
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
14 Dec 2004 12:23PM
A stunning shot, very well done
Sue
bassan 14 9
14 Dec 2004 12:32PM
superb
vivo 13 24 Australia
14 Dec 2004 2:06PM
congratulations! at a glance it looked like an IR shot! well done!

vivo
rocky41 13 169 England
14 Dec 2004 2:20PM
click-well done
Anthony 15 5.6k 17 Scotland
14 Dec 2004 3:46PM
not surprising this has had so much interest, its stunning, I can add anything new, sorry, but I love this, well done on the EC.

Anthony
paulsteds 13 123 England
14 Dec 2004 5:25PM
Magnificent.
Paul
wgfarquhar 13 473
14 Dec 2004 6:17PM
WOW WOW WOW Excellent detail and tones

BIG click
Grant
15 Dec 2004 1:09AM
Great shot. Den Smile
inkapinka 13 10 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2004 1:27AM
PHOTO OF THE WEEK!!!
15 Dec 2004 2:17AM
all the above
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2004 5:42AM
A wonderful picture.
Stunning!
Lucien.
lovelylindax 13 16
15 Dec 2004 6:05AM
Breath taking!
Linda x
baxter 12 164 England
15 Dec 2004 6:59AM
Fantastic experience to be outside to see this and then commit it so well to your camera. Great atmoshere. Shame you have so many comments to read, penalising you for your success! Well done

Baxter
tully 12 43 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2004 7:02AM
Absolutely stunning
N
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
15 Dec 2004 9:10AM
Sorry, sorry, sorry Helen!
Ive looked this STUNNING IMAGE about hundred times and I just noticed that I havent commented it! Its because its so BEAUTIFUL!!! Im speechess..............
WONDERFUL!!!
Congrats on the EC!

Jouko
Timecatcher 13 120 Canada
15 Dec 2004 9:42AM
Work of art!! Congrats
lydiatelad 12 2
15 Dec 2004 10:55AM
Absolutely superb
Ray
Greyheron 15 282 7 England
15 Dec 2004 12:10PM
Excellent viewing Helen & many congratulations on your award(s)

Mike
zippie 13 1.3k England
15 Dec 2004 1:58PM
Absolutely speechless....

Stunning shot.

Andy
itinerario 13 42 Netherlands
16 Dec 2004 1:14AM
Can't praise this enough.
urban-hero 13 23 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 5:46AM
Superb!

Andy.
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
17 Dec 2004 3:16AM
Just stunning.