In The Middle of a Firestorm

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 9, 2013
TakenNovember 24, 2012
Exposure1/50 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length71.5 mm
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50 responses

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (9 Feb 2013):

    Wow, incredible colors! I love how they are filtered through the black filigreed branches, and then the little bird is like the cherry on top.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2013):

    Love the fierce looking photo and the gentle dove right in the middle of it all. Nice!

  • Felicia

    Felicia gave props (9 Feb 2013):

    Very nice!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (10 Feb 2013):

    The bird makes the difference.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    I love the juxtaposition of chaos and peace!! Wonderfully captured.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (10 Feb 2013):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Feb 2013):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Wow, this is on 'Fire" in the very best of that context. Love the detail and power of this.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    wow great colors and texture!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    dove is indeed the icing on the cake...tree with wiry black branches holds interest as well as that awesome background color!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    I like how you captured the branches of the trees spreading out from one side to the other...The bird seems to be observing the colorful beauty around him from his vantage point above.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    WOW! Great colors..absolutely beautiful!

  • Maggie Mae

    Maggie Mae (Deleted) said (10 Feb 2013):

    Great shot

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    great color and love the little bird !!!! super capture

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    glorious colors! love this shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Feb 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Beautifully balanced vibrance.. a feast for the eyes!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Wow, awesome , love that bird in the tree

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (11 Feb 2013):

    Wonderful post treatments! Great!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Beautifully handled...A high impact image....That bird is terrific!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Refer to my Top 30. Roasted pheasant, anyone? Nice work.

  • Cyril Verliefde

    Cyril Verliefde gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Magnifique couleurs

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Wonderful capture in every way and I love the colors and bird in the tree!!!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Great color and texture, James! And I agree, the bird on the tree, nice touch!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    This is just terrific! Color and composition spot on!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Brilliant colors, and I love the dove.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Looks even better in the lightbox!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    So many words said, agree with all

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Gorgeous! The bird makes this sing.

  • Ron Myre

    Ron Myre gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    That's awesome James. Nicely done!

  • Rob Hansen

    Rob Hansen gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    super job on this one James

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (16 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful image!

  • Haim Yavets

    Haim Yavets gave props (18 Feb 2013):

    beautiful colors. beautiful picture. the bird !!!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (19 Feb 2013):

    Backlight fantastic, super color and delicious the presence of the bird

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (20 Feb 2013):

    Very beautiful!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    its beautiful!! well spotted ...the bird!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (28 Feb 2013):

    Great colours...The bird is a standout!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (4 Mar 2013):


  • Dirk Fuhrmann

    Dirk Fuhrmann (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2013):

    wow, this is great! I like the colours and the little bird

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (21 Mar 2013):

    Visually impacting!

  • Eva Velechová

    Eva Velechová said (24 Mar 2013):

    I like the colours very much.The bird is mysterious-looking!Perfect!

  • Haim Yavets

    Haim Yavets gave props (29 Mar 2013):

    Beautiful picture

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (25 Apr 2013):

    Love the colors.. Bet it was hot!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (29 Apr 2013):

    One of your best, James. The composition is unique and brushed with masterful color.

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (7 Jul 2013):

    Terrific color and wonderful black branch highlights

  • Sara Z

    Sara Z gave props (24 Jul 2013):

    So beautiful!:)

  • Michael Hutchinson

    Michael Hutchinson gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Cue the bird. Great take.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (19 Oct 2013):

    Love the silhouettes and the lonely bird in the tree.

  • Emma Knadle

    Emma Knadle said (22 Oct 2013):

    This is a beautiful photo! I love the slightly eerie feel the orange light casts. The bird is a very nice touch; it seems to complete the picture.

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