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Tidy Male Mallard

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Tidy Male Mallard
Tidy Male Mallard

Captured at Geist Resevoir, however the water was very mirky.
Added water photo from clean fountain with ripples.
Several PS layers, masks, and effects deployed for realism.
Canon 28-135mm. Entered in "Animals".

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Wanda B. Anderson
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Rich, luxurious colors and great effects in this image, Steven!


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1/20/2008 5:30:49 PM

 
Debra P. Chenault
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Love the colors, so brillant!


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10/17/2007 2:04:33 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Really like the colors, detail and clarity, Steven ..... Nice Work!!

.......... Steve


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10/17/2007 3:01:34 AM

 
CHRISTINA M. RAMOS
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Awesome shot....love the colours! Great choice with PS effects.


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10/12/2007 10:58:47 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Such beautiful color Steve and love how the water now matches the duck's head. Such a lovely capture and great PS work!


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10/2/2007 11:02:59 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Ooooh Steven how did I miss this!?!?!? It's beautiful! The clarity and the color of the water is spectacular! Such an excellent capture my friend!

Sandi


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9/30/2007 2:04:59 PM

 
Sandra M. High
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This is beautiful!!!! Wonderful PS work! clarity lighting presentation is outstanding Great JOb!!!


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9/25/2007 3:24:07 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Steven, this is so beautiful! The colours and shapes look so silky! Wonderful!


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9/23/2007 11:56:08 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Well Steven all your work paid off. This is gorgeous.


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9/23/2007 5:20:00 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Very beautiful shot, Steven! the texture of the water and the mallard are really incredible! hope to see this again!


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9/23/2007 1:13:27 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific image, Steven. Excellent color, clarity & digital darkroom work. This looks like a winner to me.


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9/22/2007 6:06:58 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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What a fantastic shot! The colors just Pop. Wonderful effects and in total a wow photo :)


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9/22/2007 2:33:12 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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Great colour co-ordination !!! beautiful image Good Luck with this one


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9/21/2007 11:03:02 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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OMG, AWSOME capture and color's Steven!


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9/21/2007 4:18:26 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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oh my!!!!
Looks like a winner to me, Steven!
LOVE love love this
:)))))))))


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9/21/2007 9:56:06 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Excellent work, Steven!


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9/21/2007 7:02:28 AM

 
Christopher G. Jamison
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fantastic colors and clarity! LOVE the looks of the water! excellent work as always!


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9/21/2007 6:27:11 AM

 
Nitin More
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wooooow very colorful image nice


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9/21/2007 2:36:19 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Wow, bravo to your technique! Love the emerald water. The ripples look natural to me. This gotta be an instant EFP. Starting now. 1-2-3----


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9/20/2007 4:12:43 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Very nicely done.


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9/20/2007 3:13:20 PM

 
Jim A. Carlson
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Now this is an awesome pictuer! the colors are outstanding.. I really like it a LOT!


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9/20/2007 2:15:51 PM

 
Heather L. Haderly
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Beautiful image here with awesome color Steven!!!


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9/20/2007 11:07:48 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Beautiful, with fabulous color as well!
Wonderful, Steven!
--Lisa


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9/20/2007 10:08:55 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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WOW! Great PS work here Steven! This is beautiful. Definately does not look altered at all! Very natural looking. Beautiful!


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9/20/2007 7:30:49 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Hi Steven, Beautiful image and good work using PS Photo effects.
Eugenio


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9/20/2007 6:07:25 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Beautiful image - great effects with vibrant color and detail!! Nice work, Steven!


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9/20/2007 4:37:55 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Steven, terrific work both in and out of the camera; dramatic use of color; BTW, love your mini-pic!


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9/20/2007 4:04:55 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous image, Steven! Your PS work, color and details are exquisite!


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9/20/2007 3:29:16 AM

 
Hussain Radhi     very great colors

9/20/2007 1:39:48 AM

 
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