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Dave Barnes09-Oct-2011 20:37
Stunning Ray, enjoyed my visit (again) Regards Dave.
Albert Shi 12-Jul-2011 08:02
Please sign me up for your newsletters, including workshop notices
robkuiper06-Apr-2011 12:14
You have something to be proud of here. Very fine work!

Guest 05-Apr-2010 16:59
Great site. Please sign me up for your newsletters, including workshop notices:

Dick Leighton
Guest 29-Mar-2010 13:39
very nice site
Bent E. Berner 10-Feb-2010 03:18
You SEE great photos. You have the touch and the eyes to see what most others do not. Congratulations on your good work.
Robert Houde10-Jan-2010 05:30
Beautiful pictures Ray, great to see yours birds in flight in particular. Best regards.
Tony Hobbs18-Dec-2009 08:48
Thanks for your comments Ray. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Have a great New Year.
Tony and Sue.
Robin 12-Oct-2009 20:32
Great picture of the bird Ray.

csmallari16-Apr-2009 00:56
Thanks a lot Ray for the comments regarding the cattle egret. Was looking over your recent photos and of course Maria caught my eye again. She is growing up so fast and such an adorable child she truly is. Take care :)
Guest 25-Jan-2009 07:15
Hello Raymond,
If you can spare some time, I would appreciate very much your comments on the gallery:
Hope to hear from you. Thanks.

Guest 26-Dec-2008 09:10
Hi Raymond,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rüdiger Kukasch17-Nov-2008 09:43
Hello Raymond,

beautyfull pics,with a preference of "Birds in flight".

I am far away to get the same level.If i start to look your site,i can't stop.
It' s magic.

Thanks for sharing,Rüdiger
Sarah Espino 14-Oct-2008 18:50
Wow - your pictures are breath taking! I am not a photographer - just a lover of great wildlife photography! Your work has got me hooked. Would love to purchase a few of your photos - if that is possible!!!
Inga Morozoff07-Sep-2008 01:56
Gorgeous work!
Thank you for sharing!
Melissaa12-Jul-2008 06:57
Awesome work. I am in complete envy.
Guest 10-Jul-2008 13:48
Love your work Raymond!
Guest 22-Apr-2008 15:32
Great photos!!!!!!!! I am also a photographer and love to take pictures of wildlife but dont' feel mine compare at all.
Guest 05-Mar-2008 04:23
Great Website
Mel 04-Mar-2008 18:49
Absolutely Great work - You obviously enjoy - and you have made my day with your great pictures. Keep up the good work. This will be my favorite place to get away from the stress.
Guest 29-Feb-2008 14:35
Hi Raymond!
Many stunning pics in your galleries. I aprecciate your afford and skills. Congrats!
Prof. Herb Judes 05-Feb-2008 08:15
I stumbled onto your website while looking for tips on the use of a newly acquired Nikon 200 - 400 vr zoom lens. I think your work is absolutely outstanding. My wife Lili, and I have been keen birdwatchers in Israel for the past 15 years and I have taken a great many photographs with a telescope via an attachment to my Nikon D70 camera. The results don't even come close to what you are doing. I would appreciate contacting you again after using the new lens for a few months to get some objective criticsm. Regards, Herb
csmallari22-Jan-2008 17:33
Happy Birthday Ray !!!! Have a wonderful one :)
Cecilia 02-Jan-2008 17:08
Beautifull shoots!
Guest 31-Dec-2007 16:20
Raymond, Roger at Camtech recommended your site as a great place to see images of birds. Well, that was probably 2 years' ago and since then I visited your site daily and use one of your images as a background imaqe on my pcs both at home and at the office. I have learned to recognize birds especially chickadees and warblers from the images I kept front and centre. Thanks for making my introduction to birding so easy and for sharing your encyclopedic knowledge of birds with the rest of us. Now, if only I could find a good pair of used birding binoculars......
Guest 23-Dec-2007 21:44
Notice a few of you owl pictures on the Nikon Cafe website. Wow ..... You have got some of the most beatiful wildlife photos I've seen anywhere. Keep up the good work....
Naomi Smith10-Dec-2007 16:13
Visited your gallery to view the Hawk Owls yesterday. Your pics are really great and I enjoyed them all. Will come back to visit.
wildoat07-Dec-2007 23:43
Hi Ray, how you doin?
See you have a new body, (d300), will you put the photos together or will you create a new gallery for photos taken with that camera?
csmallari19-Oct-2007 21:37
Hi Ray :) Thank you so much for the visit and the comments - I always look forward to what people have to say about my captures, most specially if it's coming from people that I know. Been looking at Maria's pictures and it is truly a delight to see her growing up and as cute as always. Hope to see you soon.
Martin Galloway 18-Oct-2007 23:18
I just discovered your galleries tonight Raymond and was pleased to see a local lad. What an amazing set of images. This was a virtual visual overload for me and I have only seen about 10% of your images.
I use the Canon XTi and 100-400 LIS for bird shots, when I get the time. It's a very good piece of glass but slower than your Nikon I believe at F5.6 fully out.
I have several UK sites, being Scottish, but started a Canadian one two months ago. SAdly I have not had much time to add to it but please do visit the nature galleries at I am a bird fan from my younger days in Ayrshire, I do enjoy it but business does not afford me much time to do it.

Thank you for an inspiring set of images.

Monte Stinnett11-Oct-2007 19:28
I also have the D200 & 200-400 vr combo with gitzo and wimberly. Luv the lens, but camera is too noisy above iso 400. I use continuous-servo in wide area mode with group dynamic(not closest), with focus lock off most of the time. Curious as to what setting u use. I have only had my lens about 4 months. Really nice gallery, am putting on my favorites list, especially the owls. Didn't mean to ramble, but since u have the same combo, I couldn't help myself.

Guest 30-Sep-2007 01:27
Hey Raymond,

Excellent galleries and great photos all around. I am new to Pbase and look forward to keeping in touch, I live not to far from you. I fully enjoyed my stay.
Charlie McCartney16-Sep-2007 19:10
Hi Ray,

Enjoyed a look around your galleries. You certainly have some cracking images. Hope to have a 200-400mm vr some day but I'm still saving.
Best Regards, Charlie
Guest 29-Aug-2007 12:31
Great birding shots
Guest 27-Jun-2007 14:05
Your stuff here makes me want to go out and take some pictures right now.
Lee R. Toman22-Jun-2007 12:07

Thanks for the comment on my gallery.

I have read many of your posting on and been impressed by your many terrific images. They are just outstanding.
Robert Houde10-Jun-2007 21:42
Very nice work, congratssss
The gallery Birds in Flight is my favorite
Best regards.
Robert Houde
Guest 07-May-2007 21:03
Nice Gallery
Charlie McCartney18-Apr-2007 03:49
Hi Ray,

I've really enjoyed a look around your galleries. You have some superb bird images... thanks for sharing.

wildoat12-Apr-2007 09:21
Hi Ray,
please don`t take this the wrong way. I thought a while back you had some great photos, but now they are just sensational. I am still getting to grips with my 200-400afs.vr as I don`t get as much opportunity to use my camera as I would like. At least you are demonstrating what is achievable.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Cheers Tony.
Guest 10-Apr-2007 19:43
Some amazing pictures of birds you got!! Favorit right away!

Christoffer Mikalsen
Ray Purser Photography19-Mar-2007 22:55
Outstanding Bird images ,great galleries.
regards Ray.
Guest 07-Mar-2007 06:11
Impressive I must say.
Ivan Cholakov25-Feb-2007 01:49
Great bird photos! Some of them look like they were shot right in my backyard here in South Florida!
yoram shpirer08-Feb-2007 13:15
I really love your galleries and have added you to my favorites. I'll be back for sure.
Keep up the stunning work Raymond.
Best wishes,Yoram.
Chris Klapheke29-Jan-2007 06:31
Greetings Ray and thanks for visiting my hummingbird gallery. I have more to come from Ecuador so please check back!

If you do plan to visit Ecuador make sure and contact me and I can give you some reccomendations.

Guest 23-Jan-2007 18:44
Nice Gallery
Raul Quinones14-Jan-2007 23:33
Excellent galleries. Congatulations.
Cliff06-Jan-2007 10:54
You have many truly stunning images in your galleries. Very well done & thankyou so much for sharing. Your galleries are an inspiration to me.
Massimiliano Farinetti27-Dec-2006 11:03
Thank you Raymond for nice comments.
Stay in touch as the site is updated quite often.
Massimiliano Farinetti22-Dec-2006 17:16
Hi Raymond, I have checked out your galleries and found them excellent.
I like all your birds' galleries.
If you have time I invite you to check out mine as well
Excellent job!
Guest 22-Oct-2006 14:50
Ray, fantastic pictures, keep up the good work.Val.
mentos 22-Oct-2006 12:39
I like the idea of starting up your "notebook"! you already know that I love your photos so no more comments on this :) (for the time being, of course:P )
I can't wait to see more autumn pics :)
Reyno02-Oct-2006 17:37
Very nice, varied, and colorful collection Ray. Myself and my wife haveenjoyed your galleries and we look forward to your new posts. Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my gallery.

Best regards,
WT 16-Sep-2006 16:46
Super - Wonderful - Beautiful to see. Thank you for allowing people to view on the internet.
csmallari07-Sep-2006 08:51
I am really amazed at the wonderful photos that you have in your different galleries. I am in awe with the many excellent bird photos that you have. Looking forward to more :)
Catherine 29-Aug-2006 04:27
Very nice gallery indeed! Thank you for bringing your website to my attention!
JIM White 21-Aug-2006 20:04
Great images, I especially like the Big Cats and Birds of Prey.
Charlie McCartney20-Aug-2006 06:18
Ray, You have some superb images..... thanks for sharing.

Charlie. (Scotland)
Muskrat's Photos09-Aug-2006 02:59
Excellent images in all of your galleries! Really nice stuff!!! I picked up your website from the Bird Forum.
Kat04-Aug-2006 14:00
Thanks for your comments, Ray. They're much appreciated. On the picture with me on the horse you can see Pikes Peak in the background, over 14000 feet high!
Kat03-Aug-2006 12:17
I can't get enough of your pictures! I will have to go and do some work now and get back to them later. Thank you for sharing these galleries!
Guest 02-Aug-2006 12:34
Hi Raymond
I am enjoying my trip here in your gallery. I particularly like your lanscape and wildlife photos. You are good in these two areas.

Raymond J Barlow29-Jul-2006 02:00
Please do not post spam links in here, i will delete them almost right away.
Guest 10-Jul-2006 03:52
hey man, i got a few decent pictures of birds when I was in boston, here's one

check out my Boston gallery for a few others. Man its tough with only 200mm as my longest lens.I don't know how you do it :)
Guest 25-May-2006 03:44
you've got some amazing images on here man. I'm glad you got pbase, i should have seen it sooner.
rita 15-Apr-2006 14:20
Ray, love your work (as you know already). For the home page I think the owl in the snow on a post would be great and some nice classy text around it in say blue and silver on a dark background. I will send you a site I really like and I think the layout of the site I am sending is brilliant. Not sure whether to add it here as it is not my site.

Rita (UK)
Steve Parkin24-Mar-2006 02:52
Hi Ray! Thanks for leaving a comment on my site. I really enjoyed your galleries! That one owl photo where he's sitting on the post, in the snow, is perfection. You asked where I shot the sandhill cranes in flight, I got them at Jasper and Paluski in Northern Indiana. I shot 8gbs in 2 hours. They sailed by at that range constantly. It was a blast!

Take care and keep up the good shooting!
Steve P.
Guest 20-Mar-2006 05:51
Fabulous work, especially the owls and ducks. Great, great material.
Chiller 09-Mar-2006 20:44
I really dont know what to say, except your work is brilliant. I have been back here a few times and can stare at the same pics over and over. You should be very proud of your site. It is amazing.
Im keeping this bookmarked.

Ashley Hockenberry12-Feb-2006 05:35
Too many amazing photos to comment on each one. Exceptional work - espcially the owls and hawks. Please come and visit my galleries as I also have an Owls gallery and a Bird of Prey gallery.
"Punkin" Stutts 05-Feb-2006 23:35
First time on your site. Great photos. I live on a lake and have just purchased a camera and trying my "inexperienced hand" of getting some wildlife pictures. None, so far, as great as yours. I will bookmark this as one of my favorites. Great site!!
Guest 01-Feb-2006 02:29
Real nice Ray!
Oscar Mueller TFP
Raymond J Barlow01-Feb-2006 02:27
Thanks everyone, really appreciate you all stopping by., and you are welcome to visit often!

Photo Gal.. I designed the Home Page at and linked that page to the Galleries here.. PBase is the hosting site for the photos.. It's a great deal! 23 bucks for 12 months, unlimited bandwidth.. and 300 MB of storage.. in the 342 pics I have in here, I have only used 52 MB of storage.

I need advice on what to do with the home page, it needs something, I just don't know what.. any ideas?
Digital Matt 01-Feb-2006 02:05
Great site Ray! Congrats on your beautiful photography!
Guest 01-Feb-2006 01:53
Great work Raymond. The site looks great and I can't wait for updates as time permits.

Guest 31-Jan-2006 20:06
Ray. Your work is stunning. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I have bookmarked your site and plan to revisit again.
Jon 31-Jan-2006 18:49
Hi Ray, I got your email yesterday and will write you this evening. Thanks for the link. I am extremely impressed with your site and in awe of your work. I don't recall seeing most of these on TPF...looks like you still have much in reserve for rainy day posts :)

I will save this in my favorites and look for updates!

Guest 31-Jan-2006 18:46
Very Nice Raymond! Did you do this yourself? gal