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Expression of a Musketeer

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Expression of a Musketeer
Expression of a Musketeer
© Ulysses A. Villamin
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Evy Johansen
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    Great portrait, Ulysses!!


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11/2/2008 12:10:03 AM

 
Linda Druijff  

Like a painting from the Old Masters! Very good!


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11/2/2008 12:22:43 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great work and presentation of this beautiful portrait, Ulysses.

Dominick


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11/2/2008 12:41:19 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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This portrait has such a classic touch ... yes, like the "Old Masters". Great!


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11/2/2008 2:21:26 AM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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Awesome closeup - nice 'whiskers'. Do you also have a full length body shot? Just curious as to what the rest of the musketeer looks like :) Esther


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11/2/2008 2:24:11 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Brilliant work on this portrait, Ulysses.


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11/2/2008 2:27:44 AM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Lovely portrait.


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11/2/2008 2:41:15 AM

 
Troy Gallagher
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Excelent portrait Ulysses, great lighting and comp.

Troy


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11/2/2008 4:12:14 AM

 
Nichelle Russell
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Amazing image! It takes you back for a second to another place.


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11/2/2008 4:42:02 AM

 
Lou Lazerson
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Is this a portrait or a real person?
Whatever the case, it is a beautiful
closeup and composition. Lou


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11/2/2008 4:43:57 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Amazing portrait.

UB.


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11/2/2008 5:10:17 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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OH, MY UV...this is the most amazing portrait. WOW! His eyes are beyond engaging.


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11/2/2008 6:27:34 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Great portrait, UV! What species is this anyway? It doesn't look like any of the other birds, cats or primates you've captured before? ha! Really nice work here!


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11/2/2008 9:14:41 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Wonderful capture UV! He looks like a Dutch Master!


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11/2/2008 9:14:53 AM

 
Sue C. Cole
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Just amazing shot!)


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11/2/2008 9:45:04 AM

 
Irene Colling
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This looks like it came right out of the pages of an art history book.
Excellent portrait Ulysses.
Is this a self portrait by any chance?


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11/2/2008 11:01:45 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool capture!


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11/2/2008 11:12:30 AM

 
Adam CD Caron
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What a great shot. way to go bro


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11/2/2008 2:01:40 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Excellent Portrait UV... this is great!

Sherrybear :}


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11/2/2008 2:49:56 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Very beautiful portrait, Ulysses! Great color and composition! Well done!!....Denny


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11/2/2008 3:27:12 PM

 
Lonnie M. Scott
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This is beyond any shadow of doubt one of the best portraits I have seen on this web site.....it is definately a winning photograph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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11/2/2008 4:38:52 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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wow Ulysses Villamin lovely


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11/2/2008 4:56:34 PM

 
Molly E. Baldwin
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Amazing portrait Ulysses! I love the expression and clarity that you've captured in his face.


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11/2/2008 8:02:41 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ulysses, you are just brimming with talent! What a wonderful shot. I love everything about it! I'd like to see this in B&W and SEPIA, too. Did you try them? If so, did they turn out this wonderful, as well? I agree with Lonnie! 100%. :) -Laura


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11/2/2008 11:05:48 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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Have to agree with Lonnie, UV, This is indeed one of the BEST portraits I have seen. Awesome job my friend!!


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11/3/2008 3:38:51 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks a lot for the awesome responses, everyone!!! Modesty aside, I made this image on a relatively 'bad day'. I was kind of upset about somethings and quite bored. I tried to get rid of that boredom by opening images to work on my entry for the day. I have tried a lot of images but I don't seem very much 'in tune'. I was strugling to come up with a 'concept'. I just feel really bored and felt I want to do a different routine or something like that.

After trying to play with a lot of my pictures, I came up with this image and thought I would mess it up. Fortunately, it turned out this way! I, too, was excited on the result!

It really feels good that you, guys, enjoyed it to. I appreciate all the wonderful comments!!!


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11/3/2008 2:04:35 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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When stressed, flip it over to MICRO and take some fun little close ups. Try it.

So glad you did what you did with this one little Bro! CHIN UP, okay? :) xo-Sis


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11/3/2008 6:06:08 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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I find myself checking this one on a regular basis for that "EP" award symbol! I expect it any day now! :)


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11/3/2008 6:13:07 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I agree! TOTALLY!


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11/4/2008 12:15:23 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Perfect composition and awesome tone/light for this shot! It's like going back in time or to another world! Great job and congrats on the EP! :~)


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11/7/2008 7:46:42 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Bro! And EP! I guess we KNEW that would happen. You have a winner here. FOR SURE!


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11/7/2008 7:57:00 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Well it's about time this photo got the EP award...now I'll keep checking for 1st place winner!!! Congrats, UV!


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11/7/2008 8:00:49 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular!
Like a Dutch master.
A winner, in my eyes!
`Lisa


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11/8/2008 8:52:58 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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YES! EP! :) !!!


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11/8/2008 9:17:52 PM

 
Sue C. Cole
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congrats.:)


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11/8/2008 9:18:55 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congrats on the EP!!!

Sherrybear :}


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11/9/2008 4:27:20 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Congrats on the EP for this excellent character study.


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11/11/2008 5:56:45 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Congrazt on all your Ep's UV, well deserved, best of luck in the next round but you don't need it.

Well done my friend! If Laura calls you
Litte Bro I can call you little Grand child LOL. ~Pat


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11/16/2008 8:05:23 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, everyone!!!

Yes, Pat, it will be my pleasure :)


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11/16/2008 8:24:45 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ulysses LOVES his BP Family Pat. You'll make him a really cool, rockin' Gram! (Right 'lil B?)


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11/16/2008 12:43:07 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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Another wonderful image congrats on the finalist!


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12/21/2008 10:07:38 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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ULYSSES!!!! Look what HAPPENED while we weren't looking???!!! Yeeeeee WHOOOOOOOOO! This is SO worthy of the finalist badge. It's such a great portrait. We ALL think so!!! WOW little Bro! This is cool! -Sis!


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12/21/2008 10:24:38 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Beautiful finalist, Ulysses!


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12/22/2008 4:33:19 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! WTG!

Sherrybear :}


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12/22/2008 4:44:47 AM

 
Adam CD Caron
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Way to go Bro they just keep piling up


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12/22/2008 4:46:16 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Lovely Finalist. Congratulations.

UB.


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12/22/2008 5:57:12 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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YES! Congrats on this finalist UV!!! Good luck in the next round, DRU is cheering you on!


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12/22/2008 6:57:49 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your superb finalist!


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12/22/2008 7:59:48 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Congrats on the Finalist, UV! Outstanding job here!


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12/22/2008 1:58:27 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations on this excellent FINALIST Ulysses.


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12/22/2008 3:00:21 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Congratulations on this Finalist and your and on your owls in the Animal category! Did I miss anything else??? Both are excellent images.


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12/22/2008 4:25:47 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations, Ulysses on this wonderful Finalist photo!


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12/25/2008 7:24:06 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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12/29/2008 12:36:58 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I'm so glad you re-entered this one little Bro. It just goes to show you, if we like a shot enough, we don't stop at an EP! You inspire me. -Sis


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12/29/2008 12:57:38 AM

 
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