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Comments on this portfolio:

Linh Dinh , October 04, 2007; 01:03 A.M.

Amazing Porfolio

You have a wonderful portfolio and fantastic work full of excellent captures. Thank you for your visit and kind words.Best regard.

Mary Dineen , October 30, 2007; 10:00 P.M.

very nice portfolio. lots of great shots. mary

Carole Hibbert , November 10, 2007; 01:48 P.M.

Dear Monte - I see that we share a similar passion! Bird photograhy! Your portfolio is superb and I look forward to seeing more! Warm rgds from sunny SA, Carole

maryellen rose , November 15, 2007; 04:05 P.M.

Nice looking Porfolio

Hey Monte great looking Portfoilo keep it up.

Maria F. , November 28, 2007; 08:51 P.M.

Beautiful work

Excellent bird shots, all of them, congrats.

Giangiorgio Crisponi , November 30, 2007; 02:51 P.M.


congratulations Monte for your portfolio rich of very fine images of birds, I will return to see your new entries, ciao Giangiorgio

Alberto Gomez , December 05, 2007; 11:49 P.M.


Thanks Monet for rating my pic. You have a great colection of bird pics!


Don Cromwell , December 11, 2007; 01:46 A.M.

Very good work here Monet excellent presentation .rgds

Joan Newhall , December 29, 2007; 11:10 P.M.

I enjoyed browsing through your portfolio and seeing all of the great bird photos. Perhaps, one day I'll be fortunate enough to capture at least one that compares. Thanks for your comment in my portfolio...

Dale L , December 31, 2007; 11:17 P.M.

Terrific bird shots, hope to see more and more of the great shots in the new year.

Leroy Laverman , January 07, 2008; 11:11 P.M.

You've got a lot of really nice shots in your portfolio. I'm really looking forward to more of your work in the future.

Janine Linning , January 12, 2008; 04:08 P.M.

Very nice portfolio of birds. I envy you getting a picture of a kingfisher as I can never get them to stay still long enough to get one. J

deb cloud , January 14, 2008; 01:43 P.M.


I really enjoyed my visit through your portfolio. You have captured some great birds in motions images. I will be back soon to check on any new postings.

Thanks for commenting and rating my seagull image.


Arash Hazeghi , January 20, 2008; 02:03 P.M.

Monte, I enjoyed looking at your bird portfolio, excellent shots you certainly capture the expressions with all detail. thanks for sharing

Joseph James , January 22, 2008; 09:59 P.M.

Great Portfolio!


Thanks for commenting on my recent Red Shouldered Hawk photo. Especially since it led me to your site, you have a great collection of Raptors here...my personal favorites. Looking forward to seeing more of your great shots.

PS - Yes, I was crawling under a bush about 40-feet from the fence post he was sitting on. He hopped down right in front of me to grab a lizard.


antino cervigni , January 26, 2008; 10:24 A.M.


You must really be "proud" about your beautiful portfolio! Antino

Marc Epstein , January 29, 2008; 10:33 P.M.

Monte, Your avian images are very, very good and I can tell there is deep passion in your work and love for your subjects. Keep up the art of seeing and thank you for sharing your work and thoughts... all the best /Marc

Vladimir Meshkov , February 25, 2008; 12:32 P.M.

Nice Portfolio

Good works. Well Done.

Hans vd Griendt , February 26, 2008; 01:20 P.M.

Great Portfolio. Very nice.

Xiang Gao , March 08, 2008; 09:27 A.M.

Beautiful collection. I enjoyed the visit. I can always from your images.

Bill Price , March 08, 2008; 09:25 P.M.


Monte... All I can say is WOW! I have know you for over thirty years and my only regret is not knowing you have such a talent! Brovo! You have some truly spectacular phots! Bill

Carlo Mogavero , March 11, 2008; 12:49 A.M.

thanks for rating, few photos but interesting

Athanasios Patsis , March 15, 2008; 07:00 A.M.

Hi Monte!i dont know if you are a professional,but the majority of your photos are really amazing!!!you have a talent! congrats!you're also so lucky to have the chance to be close to all these beautiful birs+animals! keep posting..

Pierre Villeneuve , March 17, 2008; 09:34 P.M.

did your say birds

Yesterday I have seen some great birds but thid was before looking 衴 your portfolio. Very patient and nice yourk


Alan Sparks , March 26, 2008; 06:21 P.M.

Hi Monte

Thanks for stopping by. I love your photos, especially the birds in flight. Great work.

LK Hill , March 29, 2008; 02:26 P.M.

hi Monte..thanks for looking at my white ducks...i did try for head shots but they were interested in getting into the water...you know critters..never on your schedule... ;-)

Richard Cox , March 31, 2008; 08:46 P.M.

OUTSTANDING bird shots! How do you manage to get so close? WOW!

Don McConnell , April 01, 2008; 11:23 P.M.


You have a lot of wonderful images. It is hard to choose the best one I like the Rven and the Owl. Some of my favorites are the Humming Bird ones. Thank you fro sharing and hope to see more.


LK Hill , April 01, 2008; 11:29 P.M.

this is an awesome portfolio!!!!!!!!

Emmanuel Enyinwa , April 09, 2008; 01:17 A.M.

An exciting portfolio. I'll be back.

Melissa Papaj , April 24, 2008; 01:19 A.M.


WOW! Where do I even begin?! You have an AMAZING portfolio! Your bird shots are fantastic!

Mary Dale , May 07, 2008; 09:27 P.M.

Thank you for your rating on my photo of the geese. I have just looked at your portfolio and you have some great photos. Best regards Mary.

Randy Pease , May 11, 2008; 01:33 A.M.

Some of the best flight shots I have seen on Photo.net! Your terns are spectacular. - Randy

Paul Kent , May 11, 2008; 06:41 P.M.

Thank you for rating my photo. I do like your portfolio you have a range of photos and look forward to seeing more. Regards Paul.

Brian Denz , May 12, 2008; 11:47 A.M.

Your birds captured in flight are fantastic,well done.i'll be back.

Mary Dale , May 17, 2008; 09:30 A.M.

Thank you for your comment and rating of my photo of the owl. I have just looked at your lovely photos and look forward to seeing more. Best regards Mary.

El Porte-Bonheur , May 17, 2008; 04:14 P.M.

First and for all, thank you for visit and rating on my recent critique forum submission - which -in fact- gave me the opportunity to discover your works. Although I come across your postings regularly, I never considered to comment and eventually rate for two reasons- First, pure and simple because birds are not my 'metier' up to date and second, because I am not competent enough to evaluate such photographes in the way they deserve it. However, I now took a good look at your exhibition and want to summarize in one sentence: You are an absolut specialist in 'birds photography' and, as longer I run through your works as more impressed I am what you have achieved. I am relieved to see that your birds are not 'just flying' or 'just sitting' ( with all respect) but predominantly 'doing something'. With deep respect for your works and kind regards, El

Ahmet Gurses , May 18, 2008; 09:39 A.M.

... VERY GOOD Portfolio ... congrats.

... thank you for your rating ... regards.

Dan T , May 19, 2008; 03:38 A.M.

Monte..I have thoroughly enjoyed a trip thru your portfolio. You have captured some magnificent moments...Truly a gifted photographer...DanT

Ralf Lukovic , May 21, 2008; 04:37 A.M.

Really nice portfolio, Monte. You have lot of action shots with good quality...

Regards / Ralf

Judy R , May 23, 2008; 02:18 P.M.

Your extremely helpful comments in another person's portfolio drew me to yours where I can see the benefit of your understanding of technique and appreciation of the world of our avian friends. What a lovely tribute. I stayed to study them in detail. Thank you!

Ahmet Gurses , May 28, 2008; 12:24 A.M.

... thank you for your comment & rating ... warm reards.

Ali Hussein , May 30, 2008; 09:26 P.M.

And you are master of the birds. Thanks for your comment.

Wendy de Kok , May 31, 2008; 03:05 A.M.


I really love your portfolio but that's logical I'm a bird freak aswell ;o) Especially your action shot are great. They are really examples for me. Thanks for sharing them with us and please keep on shooting! Regards Wendy

Steven Biegler , June 02, 2008; 08:43 A.M.


Thanks for your kind rating of my Baby Robin shot. It means a lot coming from someone with a portfolio such as yours. Simply stunning!

Ray Martin , June 03, 2008; 06:35 P.M.


Excellent portfolio love all the images great work!


Alberto Gomez , June 04, 2008; 02:19 P.M.


What an array of beautyfull pictures! Love your portafolio....keep shooting!!


R Sekhar , June 05, 2008; 11:33 A.M.


Monte - thanks for your constructive critiques on my bird and serpent pictures. With the serpent I was intentionally trying to blur the background with a shallow dof, and keep the head in focus to heighten the sense of menace. I have much to learn about photography, and pointers from peers help. Re the birds, this was my first attempt. I took this at the zoo, and through wires of a cage, and so to get rid of the shadow of the wires I had to cut the exposure down a bit. I am inspired enormously by many outstanding bird photographers here, with yourself in the forefront. Superb pictures and great work. Best regards

Stefano Anghileri , June 05, 2008; 03:16 P.M.

Hi Monte. Thanks for commenting and rating one of my photos. I'm not much into bird photography (actually I'm NOT AT ALL in bird photography), but most of your work seem outstanding to me. You are very clever in capturing always the right moment and the right pose. I enjoyed my trip to your portfolio, go on this way. Bye

Leonardo Villalobos , June 07, 2008; 11:43 P.M.

thanks for the comments on my photo, you have a great folio, congrats !

Dimf van Bladel , June 11, 2008; 04:39 P.M.

Congrats, you have splendid pictures of different birds. Thank you for sharing.

R Sekhar , June 11, 2008; 10:36 P.M.

Monte - just a quick note to say that I really appreciate your thoughtful critiques into many of my pictures. Such feedback is a big help in allowing me to not only improve technique, but also content. Best regards.

Hung Nguyen , June 14, 2008; 01:46 A.M.

Dear Monte

Thanks for leaving a comment on the Pelican Aggression photo. These comments mean a lot especially from a 'specialist bird photographer' like yourself. I would kill for some of the beautiful honey eater photographs you took.

Kindest regards

Ahmet Gurses , June 17, 2008; 12:29 A.M.

... dear Monte, First of all thank you for all of your comments and ratings. But I'm sorry to say that, I don't know any English so my son translates all of the things that you write to me. I'd also like to thank all of you for all of your upcoming comments and ratings. regards.

Ali Hussein , June 17, 2008; 08:19 P.M.

i am speechless.

Andre Gilden , June 21, 2008; 04:48 A.M.

Beautiful portfolio, with some great birdpictures. Thanks for sharing.

Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , June 21, 2008; 08:44 P.M.

Hi Stinnett

Wonderful portifolio. I liked very much all photos, but specially the birds. Thanks for your comments on my last posting, the passion flower. Regards, Chico do Vale.

Tatjana Adizes , June 23, 2008; 12:48 A.M.


Thanks for your comment...:) yes I know....They have to look at the camera ...:) Your portfolio is beautiful! Regards!

Iftikhar Ahmad , June 26, 2008; 08:03 A.M.

Birds in flight

Your portfolio is beautiful. You have some unique pictures. I love the birds in graceful flight and you have captured them well. Thank you for sharing your work here. Regards Ifti

Kathy B. , June 27, 2008; 12:38 A.M.

Practice, practice, practice makes perfect and that certainly seems to be the case here. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful photographs. You are an inspiration to me.

Shahram Aslani , June 28, 2008; 02:53 A.M.


Thank you for your kind rate and comment on my photo (Flower 4). you have a beautiful portfolio. Regards,

Ali Hussein , June 30, 2008; 03:25 P.M.

thank you for the nice coment and rating. ali

Anabela Sequeira , July 01, 2008; 09:28 P.M.


I love birds,but unfortunately I don't have the opportunity to capture them myself.Thanks to you I can see them anyway :-) Thank you for sharing your excellent work! Best regards.


Ahmet Gurses , July 02, 2008; 02:46 P.M.

hi Monte.

... thank you for your comment and rating regards ...

Ali Hussein , July 04, 2008; 12:21 A.M.

thanx for the nice coment.

Joseph James , July 05, 2008; 10:45 A.M.

Thanks Monte!

Thanks for commenting on my Tropic Bird photo. As always, you continue to do great work with your portfolio.

Diana D. , July 06, 2008; 10:55 A.M.


your portfolio is an inspiration for any bird and nature photographer.

A.K. Sircar , July 06, 2008; 11:53 A.M.

Monte,many thanks for making a comment on one of my image and thus introducing yourself. I like the excellent images in your portfolio. These are superb shots.

Chris Court , July 08, 2008; 08:49 P.M.

Hi Monte,

Thanks for your comment on my Little Shag photograph. It means even more coming from a bird specialist such as yourself.

You have some exquisite images here. I'd love the opportunity to talk shop one day to pick your brain for some tips.

Tatjana Adizes , July 09, 2008; 08:30 P.M.


I love all your photos...they are all fantastic! Best regards!

Ahmet Gurses , July 11, 2008; 12:28 A.M.

... thanks ... regards ...

William Hood , July 13, 2008; 11:48 P.M.

Great Portfolio

I finally got a chance to really come back and look at your photos. I've spent 45 minutes on your portfolio and probably looked at only a coupla dozen images. Great work!

Larry Boswell , July 14, 2008; 08:30 P.M.

Like Wade?

Of course I am! Wade is now shoot a 5D and I have a D80 & D200. My 10.5 fisheye never sleeps!

Larry Boswell , July 14, 2008; 08:33 P.M.

Seriously Monte.....

As I view your work it reminds me that I still have much to learn. So be it. At least I can say I knew you when! Great stuff Monte. A true joy.....!

David Schindler , July 20, 2008; 01:39 A.M.

Monte-Thought you might find this article interesting. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bolsa20-2008jul20,0,4170041.story

Mircea Costina , July 20, 2008; 02:20 P.M.

Hi Monte, your portofolio it's great, the birds shots are outstanding ! Thank you for the comment, yes I used a flash for this shot, but I wasn't in kayak, I use a wood footbridge.

Christal Steele , July 20, 2008; 11:39 P.M.


It would take me weeks to go through your photos and give them the attention they deserve. What a fantastic collection you have here! I'll mark you as interesting, and I'll check back again soon. I was interested to know where you live and looked for a bio. :) You must have a pretty reliable source of birds near where you live.......and a remarkable talent for catching them at the right moment.

Goran Anastasovski , July 23, 2008; 05:51 A.M.


Amasing portfolio.

LK Hill , July 25, 2008; 11:27 P.M.

hey Monte...i agree...Fe'en is a cutie.....cept...lol...he is little fatter now....i did as you suggested...is this better,,,?

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Rejith Warrier , July 26, 2008; 05:19 A.M.

Wonderful collection, friend Monte ... Love your bird shots ...

Lawrence Paiken , July 30, 2008; 07:18 P.M.

Thanks for you time and comment on my "Red Poppy's" shot, Monte. Greatly appreciated.

Dimitare Tchilinguirov , August 04, 2008; 10:44 A.M.

Thank you for visiting my site and your kind comment on “Bad to the Bone” photograph!

You have amazing portfolio! Congratulations!

Regards, Dimitar

Ahmet Gurses , August 09, 2008; 04:48 P.M.

... thanks for your comment on my "A New Life " ( Cicada Orni ) photograph. regards from Cyprus.

Alex Elias , August 17, 2008; 05:58 P.M.

Wow, some many awesome pictures. Your portfolio trully looks great it shows you have a good understanding of what is going on and a great eye. Congratulations

Ali Hussein , August 17, 2008; 08:42 P.M.

thank you for the rating on the eyes

Gianni Spini , August 22, 2008; 06:27 P.M.

Thank you for your comment to my image and congratulations for your great shots!

Fernando Delvalle , August 23, 2008; 06:17 P.M.

I just love your bird shots! Amazing work. I love birds, and your portfolio is definately something for me to strive to be able to do some day!

Joseph James , August 23, 2008; 11:47 P.M.

Thanks Again!


Thanks for more kind words for my Eagle photos. With as spectacular a job as you do with all your bird photos, I can't wait for you to get some Eagle shots to share. Great portolio and good luck. Thanks again.

Johan Jooste , August 25, 2008; 10:03 A.M.


A truly great portfolio of bird shots, congratulations.

Ahmet Gurses , August 29, 2008; 12:43 A.M.

hi Monte.

... thank you very much for your comment and ratings ... regards from Cyprus.

Tom Wiggins , August 31, 2008; 09:03 P.M.

Monte: Thank you for your comment on Water Lilly. I love your bird photos, they are great

Lawrence Paiken , September 02, 2008; 09:31 P.M.

Thank you

Hi Monte. Just a quick note expressing my gratitude to you for your frequent visits to my work. The feedback is what keeps me driving on. Peace and light to you. Best wishes, Lawrence.

Yasmine Abdou , September 03, 2008; 02:21 P.M.

A refreshing portfolio. Your images are wonderfully fluid and organic with an original viewpoint.

Lawrence Paiken , September 06, 2008; 02:42 P.M.

Hi Monte. Thanks for your kind words on my "RESPECT" shot. Thanks also for pointing out to me that it could have been a bit lighter. You are so correct. To get this look I use a mix of sponge and burn tools. Thanks again, Lawrence

Nader Kamyab , September 08, 2008; 10:18 A.M.

Hi Monte

Thank you very much for your comment and ratings on one of my photos. I really like your photos. Regards - Nader

Brian Wallace , September 08, 2008; 09:27 P.M.

By far some of the most amazing wildlife photos I've ever seen! Excellent work, Monte.

Mehmet Masum Süer , September 13, 2008; 06:46 P.M.

Hi Dear Monte!

Thank you very much for your valuable comments and rates. I be happy with your nice message.. Warm regards from Diyarbakir...

Ovidiu Posta , September 18, 2008; 01:33 A.M.

I love your birds collection, excellent portofolio... best wishes!

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , September 24, 2008; 07:06 A.M.


Very interesting portfolio, beautiful colors and many, many birds, congratulations !

Sinh Nhut Nguyen , October 05, 2008; 04:36 P.M.

Hi Monte

Thank you for commenting and ratings on my images in the bird forum. What you have here is an excellent bird photography portfolio, there are so many beatiful and unique images that I can learn and be inspired.

Mark Saunders , October 07, 2008; 09:18 P.M.

Your pictures are great.

Steve Campbell , October 13, 2008; 02:16 P.M.


Monte, this to date the best nature potfolio I have seen yet marvelous shots . I'm not anything special but I'm very impressed . The Birds of Prey are my Favorites !! ........ congrats SFC

Ali Hussein , October 14, 2008; 09:33 A.M.

you probably have the best portfolio here!!! thanx for sharing

Manuel Gonzalez , November 05, 2008; 02:36 P.M.

Tienes una galeria de imagenes extraordinaria, mi felicitacion y gracias por compartirla con todos. Saludos.

Cynthia Jean , November 07, 2008; 10:44 A.M.


Hi there and thank you for the generous ratings, appreciated. Your portfolio is also very interesting to view, lots of great shots in it. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful life.

Ahmet Gurses , November 10, 2008; 02:09 A.M.

hi Monte.

... thanks ... regards from Nicosia - Cyprus ...

Lawrence Paiken , November 18, 2008; 07:42 P.M.

Thank you, Monte for your frequent visits and support. You keep me inspired and motivated. Regards, Lwrence.

T Yarbrough , December 13, 2008; 10:32 P.M.

Scary Good!


My 10 year old has recently become interested in photography, and subjected to only my portraits, she has just sat and seen your portfolio - she's not use to seeing much else other than Portraits. She said, "Wow, he's scary good!" That sir, is a 10 year old's ultimate compliment. I have to agree - you are Scary Good! Thank you for increasing her curiosity. Now, she wants to know where you found off of those birds. ha ha...


Linh Dinh , December 19, 2008; 09:29 P.M.

Monte, Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and peaceful holiday season.

Best regards

Linh Dinh

El Porte-Bonheur , December 20, 2008; 05:13 A.M.

Dear Monte, wishing you and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas and the best new year ever. I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your tremendous support and encouragement during year 2008 Best regards, El

Jose Ignacio Saez de Ugarte , December 20, 2008; 06:16 A.M.

Feliz Navidad, Monte

Wish you all the best for you and yours, these days and each day of the new year. Thanks for your support. Warm regards.

George Bruckner , December 21, 2008; 02:53 P.M.

I would like to say thank you for the critiques and ratings you have given to my images over the year(s). I wish you and your family best of health and may you find a fulfilling photographic adventures in the 2009. Take Care, George Bruckner

Joaquin Tornel , December 21, 2008; 06:31 P.M.

Hola Monte. Desearte a ti y a tus seres queridos una feliz Navidad y mejor 2009. Un cordial saludo, Joaquin

Lawrence Paiken , December 21, 2008; 06:58 P.M.

Dearest Monte. Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday season and everything that you wish for yourselves for '09. Thanks for your continued and valuable support. Best wishes, Lawrence

Raj Nandwana , December 22, 2008; 01:53 A.M.

dear Monte

The year 2008 has gone by so quickly.the events in last few weeks in mumbai have been very tragic, shocking and inhuman. may god bless mercy and do not show us such days again.

It was though your motivation and support, I have learnt some more in Photography.

I take this oppertunity in wishing you and your family a joyous 2009.

best wishes from Mumbai India


Glauco Dattini , December 22, 2008; 04:10 P.M.

Hi Monte!

Merry Christmas!

Thank you very much for your support and your nice comments during this year. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tolo Duran , December 22, 2008; 05:58 P.M.


Gracias por haberte cruzado en mi camino y haber hecho un alto para darme tu apoyo,dedicandome un poco de tu tiempo. Que en estas fechas de paz y amor se hagan realidad tus mejores deseos. Te deseo de corazon para ti y los tuyos,una feliz Navidad y prospero 2009. Recibe un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.


Richard Armstrong , December 23, 2008; 08:59 P.M.

Monte, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and support this past year. You are the master of bird photography here on PN and I have learned a tremendous amount by observing your work.

Best wishes for the holidays to you and your family!

Warm regards!


Ahmet Gurses , December 24, 2008; 12:52 A.M.

hi dar Monte ...

... Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year ... warm regards from Nicosia - Cyprus ...

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 24, 2008; 07:37 A.M.

My Friend Monte...

Keep well!!

May Light and love follow you everywhere!! Warm regards, Dimitris.

Mike O'Day , December 24, 2008; 09:11 A.M.

Seasons greetings Monte

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2009.

Kind regards, Mike

Aivar Susi , December 24, 2008; 11:54 A.M.

HI Monte

Best of new year and have nice christmas !!

Mehmet Masum Süer , December 25, 2008; 09:58 A.M.

Hi dear Monte!

Best wishes for a happy new year and Merry Christmas... Warm regards..

Marjorie Smith , December 25, 2008; 11:30 A.M.

Monte...Wishing you and your loved ones health and happiness in the new year...All my best...Marjorie

Cristina Velina Ion , December 26, 2008; 12:58 P.M.

For you and all your dear ones!


Dimitare Tchilinguirov , December 31, 2008; 12:42 A.M.

Hi Monte,

I wish to you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New 2009 Year!!! Thank you for your continues support!

Warm Regards, Dimitare

Matthew T Bowen , January 08, 2009; 03:01 A.M.


Thanks for your comment on my photo. I too am working towards retirement so I can shot a lot more, I love you portfolio.

Thanks again


Bill J Boyd , January 09, 2009; 11:55 A.M.

Hi Monte

You have an awesome portfolio and I love your bird photos. I live in Texas and took up photography 2-years ago when I retired. Warm regards, Bill

Laura Delegal , January 09, 2009; 05:03 P.M.

Monte, You have an exceptional wildlife portfolio. Photographers, such as yourself, alway impress me since we all know you can never make birds just "sit still." Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Clarehart , January 22, 2009; 03:04 P.M.


I could comment on every single one of your photos but I will just have to say they are all amazing! Thank you for sharing your passion for shooting wildlife!

Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos , January 26, 2009; 03:37 P.M.

Hi Monte,

You have a magnificent wildlife portfolio, congrats! Happy clickings, Kon

Andrei Barbu , January 31, 2009; 10:25 A.M.

Great shots, very good portfolio.

Leslie Bingham Bennett , February 08, 2009; 10:55 A.M.


Your portfolio is to be admired. A true master. I am in awe of your photographic skills. Stunning images!!! Thank you for your comments on some of my photos your encouragements are valued :) Take care, Leslie

James Markus , February 09, 2009; 08:02 A.M.

Thank you for your ratings in 2008. You have some amazing bird shots - I like too many of them (all)!

Milos Radulovic , February 11, 2009; 02:04 A.M.


What great portfolio. I'm looking at this photos and I just can't find one that I don't like. You have my bow.

Roxana Chiru , February 16, 2009; 03:01 P.M.

Interesting portfolio with great shoots, congratulations ! Roxana.

hiram joyner , March 12, 2009; 10:33 A.M.

very impressive.really enjoyed photos of all the various birds.keep up the good work

Kevin Walsh , April 03, 2009; 06:41 A.M.

Super impressive Monte! I'm going to come back when I have time to check out all your shots, but what I've viewed so far is great. Keep it going.

Stephen Meeks , April 14, 2009; 12:28 P.M.


Blessed are those who find a field that stirs such passion and expression in such a positive manner. Don't stop, Steve

Margo Wade , April 18, 2009; 06:46 P.M.

Hello Monte, many thanks for your comment on my sky ball image. The bird images in your gallery are a delight - keep up the good work. Margo. (PS - the sky ball is a sculpture hanging above the entrance of the National Gallery of Australia. It's the second one to hang there - the first was struck by lightning some years ago and destroyed. Did you note the crow's nest?)

Alexander Terzic , April 19, 2009; 09:20 A.M.

Impressive portfolio...Bravo Monte...

José R. Frontado , July 24, 2009; 11:52 P.M.

Hi Monte: your collection of birds is amazing. You have a great ability to capture them. Congratulations; beautiful portfolio.

Grayham Allott , September 05, 2009; 09:01 P.M.

Hi Monte....... your work is outstanding. I have tagged a few as my favourites.. so thank you for that. I'll keep returning to see your new posts. Regards

Richard Cox , September 10, 2009; 06:59 A.M.


I have been viewing your photos for quite some time. They are not just pictures of birds. They are images of behavior and survival and living situations. Each photo tells a story of everyday life. And each one is carefully mastered and artistically captured.

Hats off to your dedication, knowledge and creative talents!

A R , September 17, 2009; 03:40 P.M.

We`re not only passionate photographers, we are amateur ornitologists as well.

Your porfolio just sings, and we had a very pleasant journey watching your images. We will come back to see more, be sure....

Warm regards from Norway, Anne & Runar :-)

Mark H , September 17, 2009; 11:26 P.M.

Your portfolio is stunning. I could hand out 7's all day long. Its even more impressive given that I live just North of the Greater Los Angeles area and had no idea the natural beauty there to be discovered. It motivates me. Thanks for letting us all enjoy your passion.

Bob Rock , September 20, 2009; 03:55 P.M.

Awesome!! I'll be back,Must rush,regards

Mark Vincent Müller , October 06, 2009; 04:37 P.M.

Monte, your portfolio is a delight. Your images are as uplifting and free as the birds you capture in all their beauty. Having spent a little time myself to chase birds with heavy gear I very much appreciate the perfectionism in your work. Cheers, Mark.

Steve Shinn , October 14, 2009; 01:21 P.M.

Beautiful representation of the bird world my friend. Keep on shooting. It's a pleasure shooting the birds (and "the breeze") with you.

Alexandru Badulescu , October 31, 2009; 06:41 P.M.


Your portofolio it's great and the birds shots are outstanding! Congratulations!

Tony Hadley , November 23, 2009; 11:24 A.M.

Superb images from an artist and photographer - they are all 'winners' in my book. Keep up the good work and congratulations.

Chinthaka Wijesinghe , November 29, 2009; 08:49 A.M.

Thanks for your comment on my Calotus calotus photo. You have Excellent Gallery.Best regards!

Jeff Hogan , December 07, 2009; 02:47 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio

Beautiful AND very moving photography! Worthy of savoring and enjoying immensely.

Jose Ignacio Saez de Ugarte , December 19, 2009; 05:02 A.M.

Merry Christmas Monte

I´ve been out for a time (too much work....), missing your last postings and comments. Wish you all the best for the new year for you and yours. Thanks for your inspiration and support.//Nacho.

Glauco Dattini , December 20, 2009; 01:59 P.M.

Hi Monte!

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your support and your nice comment during the year. Many compliments for your shots! I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

R Sekhar , December 20, 2009; 05:08 P.M.

Hi Monte!

Here's wishing you and your family Seasons' Greetings, Happy Holidays and a Great NewYear ahead! Thank you for your kind comments supporting my work during the year. Best wishes - Sekhar

Gallego Caldas Jordi , December 21, 2009; 03:10 P.M.

That light and the stars will surround you peace, happiness and ... good photos.



Joaquin Tornel , December 21, 2009; 05:08 P.M.

Monte. On these dates so closed I wish for you and your loved ones all the best, and in this next 2010 will fulfill all your projects. Thanks for your visits and comments. Regards, Joaquin.

Linh Dinh , December 22, 2009; 01:10 A.M.

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas. May the new year brings you all success, happiness and peace. Many greetings and best regards, Linh Dinh

Sumon Mukherjee , December 22, 2009; 07:30 A.M.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2010. May the beauty of the world brighten up your life and decorate your days with love, success and happiness.

Aivar Susi , December 22, 2009; 02:05 P.M.


Merry christmas and happy new year !!!


Neil Jolly , December 23, 2009; 01:06 P.M.

Monte: I've really enjoyed sharing your incredible bird images this year. Looking forward to seeing your landscapes in the coming years

Merry Christmas, and a Wonderful New Year to you, and the Family,

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 24, 2009; 12:06 P.M.


Dear Monte, wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative new year. Many and warm regards, Dimitris.

Nader Kamyab , December 24, 2009; 10:51 P.M.

Hi Monte,

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year.

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2009; 03:33 P.M.


Un año mas en estas fechas tan especiales quiero desearte lo mejor para ti tus seres queridos, esperando que tus mejores deseos se hagan realidad. Gracias por tan bellos instantes que a traves de tus fotografias has compartido con todos nosotros y gracias por tu apoyo y tu tiempo.

Feliz Navidad y prospero 2010.

Un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.

jerry beecham , December 29, 2009; 09:22 A.M.

You have an awesome collection of bird photos. Thanks so much for sharing them.

hans peters , December 30, 2009; 07:46 A.M.

Dear Monte


warm regards, Hans

Damir Sacirovic , January 18, 2010; 07:23 P.M.


All I can say for your work is that it's excellent. I do enjoy looking at your art work of all those birds and I can say that I'll be back to enjoy some more...

Mari R , February 04, 2010; 08:16 A.M.


Monte, you have a wonderful collection of birds, love to see all the lovely pic, I often visit this bird place that I know you will like, ... http://redandthepeanut.blogspot.com/ Have a nice day. Regards. Mari

Dan Wallisch , February 07, 2010; 03:17 A.M.

Hi Monte thanks for looking at some my osprey and eagle shots. it is always good to hear from people like you, who I look up to your work. keep up the inspirational shots.I am looking forward to april to go after some more osprey shots here in lake tahoe.have a good one.

Peter Wintergren , February 26, 2010; 06:37 P.M.

Fantastic bird photographs Monte, keep up the good work!


Somnath Mukherjee , March 10, 2010; 09:16 P.M.

Lord of Birds

What a wonderful and mesmerizing portfolio. I am spellbound by your stunning captures.

Ray Cooper , March 16, 2010; 12:48 P.M.


Outstanding! When I grow up I want to be half as good as you! ..Ray

Arunendu Chatterjee , March 21, 2010; 01:53 P.M.

Thanks for your rating

Very good collection....I wish I will be able to take photos like you someday...

Jim Downs , May 13, 2010; 04:12 A.M.

Like being in birders' heaven!

Suvendra Chandra Dasgupta , May 23, 2010; 02:33 A.M.

You have an amazing portfolio. Such detailed shots....a birdwatcher's paradise. Congratulations and warm regards. - Suvendra.

jerry beecham , May 25, 2010; 10:06 A.M.

You have a wonderful, if not overwhelming collection of bird pics.  Thank you for sharing them.


Michael Eckstein , June 25, 2010; 09:01 A.M.

Great Portfolio

Outstanding images here!!! One of the best I've seen for bird images. It would be very hard to pick a favorite image, too many great ones to choose from!!!

Patsy Dunn , July 14, 2010; 09:13 A.M.


   I am glad that I stumbled upon your portfolio.  I am amazed at the wonderful talent you have for capturing bird images.  The love & passion you have for all these wonderful birds shows in your work.  Just keep on shooting & I will keep on admiring. Take care, Patsy

Rakesh Dhareshwar , August 05, 2010; 06:21 A.M.

Great portfolio. Nice to have stumbled here !!

jorge fernandez , August 05, 2010; 11:59 P.M.


I finally took the time to look at your gorgeous images and I am amazed by the beauty and clarity of all your creations! Addiction/obssetion is what has assit you to create so gorgeously. I will be back to enjoy so much beauty.  Take good care, warm regards from Miami.

Gail O'Keefe , August 25, 2010; 10:28 P.M.


Your photography inspires me to improve.  I love nature at it's best and you know how to capture it.   Gail

James (Jim) Johnson , August 28, 2010; 09:06 A.M.


Thanks for your generous comments, . . . which brought me here, . . . again!

Obviously you have what I call "good hunting skills" with patience & dedication. Otherwise these wonderful Wildlife shots just simply don't become a reality.

This will be my first year afield during the Fall & Witer months with DSLR in hand to test some of my skills. I look forward to it!

These are some fantastic shots!

Best wishes,

Jim j.

Rudy Sanchez , September 17, 2010; 01:33 P.M.

Excelente. Me encantan todas las imágenes. Además de la calidad técnica poseen el valor que brinda el movimiento captado en el ave, suma valor. Brinda idea de la acción propia de cada especie, acción muy difícil de observar. Entonces cuentan con gran valor documental y didáctico, además del estético y expresivo. Felicitaciones y gracias por compartirlas 

Kori Schei , September 30, 2010; 04:18 P.M.

You have an amazing talent! Please keep sharing! I love all your pictures!

Maurizio Moro , December 18, 2010; 12:56 P.M.

From Italy!

...to you and your family!

Sumon Mukherjee , December 21, 2010; 12:09 A.M.

Lots of thanks for the strong support and the encouragement you have given throughout the past year.


Gail Harmer , December 21, 2010; 06:26 A.M.

May you make 'fond memories' to reflect upon in years to come...all the best for the New Year....most sincerely, Gail

May you and yours enjoy a most memorable Christmas Season Monte.

A R , December 21, 2010; 01:31 P.M.

Hi Monte,

with the wind...

We want to thank you for your kind words and support during this year.  Also a special thanks for enlightening us with your fantastic photographs...

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season !

With the wind...our warmest regards, Anne & Runar :-)

ML M , December 21, 2010; 06:22 P.M.


A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family... Mike

Tolo Duran , December 21, 2010; 06:38 P.M.

Querido Amigo. Te deseo que pases una muy feliz Navidad en compañia de tus seres queridos y que el nuevo año que esta a punto de comenzar sea mejor que el anterior y puedas ver cumplidos tus mejores deseos.

Un afectuoso abrazo -Tolo Duran

Anabela Sequeira , December 21, 2010; 07:56 P.M.

Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year. Thanks so much for your support! Best regards-Anabela

Joaquin Tornel , December 22, 2010; 06:28 A.M.

Hola Monte. En estas fechas tan entrañables, te deseo unas muy buenas fiestas  junto  a las personas queridas,  y un nuevo año 2011 con salud  y buenas fotos, gracias por tus afectuosos comentarios y compartir con todos nosotros tus excelentes  imágenes. Un cordial saludo, Joaquín.

Linh Dinh , December 22, 2010; 11:15 A.M.

We want to thank you for your support during this year and we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

Best regards,

Linh Dinh

Ricardo Maximo Lopez D'Angelo , December 22, 2010; 02:16 P.M.

Dear Monte ... my best wishes for the greatest nature photographer at PN !Thank you for all your time & support during this year. Merry Christmas for you and your family and a very Happy New Year.

Sinceresly, Ricardo

Vicente Concha , December 22, 2010; 04:13 P.M.

Hello Monte

I wish you and your loved ones Merry Christmas, best wishes in the coming year 2011. Vicente.

Glauco Dattini , December 22, 2010; 04:28 P.M.

Caro Monte, ti esprimo il mio sentito ringraziamento per il tuo supporto e i tuoi gentili commenti nel corso dell'anno. Ti auguro un Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo. Che possa portarti pace e serenità. Un abbraccio. Glauco

Hamid Reza Farzandian , December 24, 2010; 09:25 A.M.


Thank you so much for your time, comments, support and very beneficial advices on my photos along the year 2010. Really appreciate. And i wish you of my heart a prosperous happy new year, full of joyful life and success.



Kallol R , December 30, 2010; 06:30 A.M.

Hi Monte,

Excellent collection of birds! Amazing shots those are.

Thanks for your time & complement.

Wish you & your beloved ones a very happy and prosperous new year 2011.


Antonio Giusti , January 01, 2011; 11:20 A.M.

Hi Monte

Happy New Year. Best regards from Italy, Antonio

CLIVE RAMSDEN , March 10, 2011; 03:04 P.M.

Hi Monte , very nice Portfolio , love all the action in it , WD

kambiz babakhani , April 13, 2011; 11:09 P.M.

Excellent portfolio my friend You have such a perfect line of work, Cheers.

jerry beecham , June 17, 2011; 12:47 P.M.

You have some great shots in your collection!


Sandor Bernath , July 14, 2011; 03:01 A.M.

Hi Monte,

I enjoy your photos. You have an interesting and professional portfolio.

Best wishes, Sandor

Tamas Farkas , August 10, 2011; 11:04 A.M.

Hi Monte,

Fantastic portfolio! Each photo just perfect! Thank you for sharing!

Hem Tripathi , November 15, 2011; 08:30 P.M.

Monte, just too many excellent bird photos!!
regards, Hem

Jan McCartney , November 18, 2011; 06:27 P.M.

Your photos posted without attribution

A member of the Google+ photo community appears to be passing off your wonderful photos as his/her own. They, and those of numerous other photographers, are unattributed.

The member is Siyah black.


Giangiorgio Crisponi , December 20, 2011; 01:59 P.M.

AUGURI !!!!!

Dear Monte, I want thank you for your support during this year, and wish you a Merry Christmas an and an Happy Holiday season and overall an happy new year 2012 with a wonderful light for yours photos, ciao Giangiorgio

ML M , December 22, 2011; 06:54 P.M.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family... Mike

Gail Harmer , December 23, 2011; 02:46 P.M.

May your Christmas Season be blessed with all that is good and kind and memorable. May your New Year find you with a Renewed Spirit, a Fondness for Memories Made, and a Contentment in all you do. May it ring with the sounds of PROMISE for Peace and Tranquility, something our world is in dire need of at this time. Most Sincerely, Gail


Kallol R , December 24, 2011; 06:42 A.M.


Many many thanks for your strong support throughout the past year.Looking forward for the same in the coming years.

Wish you & your beloved ones a Merry Christmas & a Very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2012.

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 25, 2011; 04:15 A.M.


Dear Monte

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2011; 08:00 A.M.

Feliz Navidad

Apreciado Amigo. Un año más en estas fechas tan entrañables quiero desearte una feliz Navidad a ti y a tus seres queridos, así como un año próximo lleno de inspiración, paz, amor, felicidad y puedas  ver como tus mejores deseos se hacen realidad.

Un fuerte abrazo - Tolo


Richard Beisigl , March 22, 2012; 02:00 A.M.

Portfolio of Monte Stinnett

I compliment you on your stunning and outstanding bird photography.

I have tried and tried to take photographs of birds with mediocre results.

Not too far from our home in El Cajon, there is Santee Lakes where Artie Morris of "Birds as Art" comes with a bunch of people who pay a great deal of money to learn from this great bird photographer.

If you type in Birds of Santee Lakes, Santee, CA,  you should come up with a list of birds that show up all year long; it should also give you the months they show up.

Again thank you for a very enjoyable time looking at your portifolio.

Richard Beisigl

Jeffrey E , March 23, 2012; 11:06 A.M.


Stunning.  Just stunning.

wobby slotboom , April 14, 2012; 03:32 P.M.

Extremely beautiful collection of bird-pictures. I am fascinated with birds and your portfolio deserves just one word: fantastic!!




kenneth lapikockij , May 04, 2012; 04:09 P.M.


Monte, What can I say? Just... sick good. Well done. I wish I could retire so I could pursue it seriously. I would loe nothing more than to hunt birds alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll day.

danielle mussman , June 18, 2012; 12:32 P.M.

Excellent and extraordinary portfolio!! You have captured the private lives of birds that so often gets overlooked. A pleasure to view.

Don Cayo , July 23, 2012; 07:05 P.M.

A superb portfolio. You set standards for newcomers like me to aspire to. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gail Harmer , December 21, 2012; 09:16 P.M.

Dear Monte

now that 2012 is winding down, I can't help but think of those on PN whose friendship has enriched me, whose words have encouraged me, whose work never fails to inspire me, and whose support has made my experience here on PN so enjoyable. My sincere thanks for all these things - enjoy each moment spent with those you love, and I look forward to continuing this Journey in the New Year, ;-) cheers for now, Gail


Tolo Duran , December 26, 2012; 01:26 P.M.


Mis mejores deseos para ti y tus seres queridos. Que pases una feliz navidad y que el próximo año venga cargado de ilusión e inspiración, para seguir disfrutando de tu estupendo trabajo.
Un abrazo. Tolo Durán.

Antonio Giusti , December 31, 2012; 05:33 P.M.

Hi Monte

Happy New Year from Italy. Best regards, Antonio

Jorge Luis R. Tagle , August 22, 2013; 12:30 P.M.


What a beautiful gallery I love the birds as well I hope you can visit my gallery and the section dedicated to the birds. best regards from cancun México Jorge Luis

Giangiorgio Crisponi , December 21, 2013; 04:34 P.M.

Dear Monte I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2014 full of beautiful light for your photographic work, ciao Giangiorgio

Antonio Giusti , December 31, 2013; 05:52 P.M.

Hi Monte

Happy New Year. Best regards from Italy, Antonio

Matthew Rael , December 26, 2015; 06:25 A.M.

Hi Monte

I just wanted to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Photo Year.... :)
Best Regards and Happy Holidays

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