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Just the Two of Us
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Just the Two of Us
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When I saw this swan in shallow water at the Ky. Horse Park, I took several quick shots of his movements. This one was my favorite as "frozen in time", he appears to be gazing at his reflection. Very overcast conditions, 300 mm zoom lens, tripod, light texture added in ps8.
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Kasia Elser
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    Nice capture!

3/30/2004 4:51:16 AM

 
Sharon D. Waters
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Wonderful image!!

3/30/2004 5:15:10 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I guess he wasn't quite ready for his close-up...Still checking out his appearance!

3/30/2004 5:29:03 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful capture, Marie!!!

3/30/2004 5:31:32 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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very nice...the reflection is a great addtion

3/30/2004 5:36:20 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Thanks so much, Kasia, Sharon, Carolyn, Colette, and Cathy for your comments! Carolyn, your're right, LOL, but when he did get ready he was off too quickly - so no close up this time.

Cathy, I agree that the reflection was a nice bonus but I didn't add it. The photo is just as it was taken except for the texture.

Marie

3/30/2004 5:50:20 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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This is another terrific photo, Marie. Looks like TRP@TRT,E… has struck again. The reflection is a very intergral part of this and you should absolutely take full credit for it. Remember, they never say "How" they jsut always say "How terrific…" Extremely well done, Marie - Allan

3/30/2004 6:04:19 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Marie - the point is you didn't crop the reflection out so it's yours! Like your effects on this lovely shot...

3/30/2004 6:18:31 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Thanks so much, Allan, and Bonnie! Your comments are greatly appreciated!

Marie

3/30/2004 6:40:59 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Marie this is just beautiful!!!!! Great job!!

3/30/2004 6:44:20 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Wonderful image and effects, Marie!

3/30/2004 6:56:15 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Nice image Marie! The catch on the swan looking into that wonderful relfection is fantastic! Would love to see this without the texture too!

3/30/2004 6:57:45 AM

 
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Hi, Charlene, Joy, and Lori! Thanks so much for your comments.

Lori, I have never done this part before (where you upload an image on the response page) but I am going to try to upload the "untextured" swan.....

Marie

3/30/2004 7:25:15 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Hey, it worked! so which do you like better?

Marie

3/30/2004 7:28:31 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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I like them both, but I love the textured one. It just adds a little zip. I love this shot...really looks like he's studying his reflection. Nice lighting, great composition. Excellent shot:-)

3/30/2004 11:17:40 AM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Great capture, and I agree with Jan that the texture does add to this. Nice work!

3/30/2004 12:57:12 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Thanks so much, Jan, and Susan! Your comments and opinions are appreciated very much!

Marie

3/30/2004 1:04:08 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hi Marie! A Nice One You Caught Here The Textured Version Is My Choice! I Like The Swans Reaction To Its Reflection! It Can See Its Not An Addition! Great Timing!!

3/30/2004 4:19:35 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I love the way you capture her here. I too think the reflection and stare make this. Great use of effects as well.

3/30/2004 6:39:58 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Great image Marie. I like the image you added the texture to better!

3/30/2004 7:42:36 PM

 
David L. Stevens

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Marie-I really love the effect used here and the colors and reflection are wonderful. As you can tell from my portfolio I enjoy the animal world myself.

4/2/2004 3:41:41 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Marie, I love them both, but I think I prefer the textured one. Again, very well done, my dear friend - Allan

4/2/2004 3:57:03 AM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congratulations, Marie!

4/12/2004 6:50:36 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Way to go Marie

4/12/2004 7:02:02 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Marie, I told you this was terrific. Congratulations on this finalist selection, and good luck to you on the next leg of the journey - your dear friend, Allan

4/12/2004 7:35:37 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats Marie!

4/12/2004 7:58:31 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Way to go Marie.

4/12/2004 9:17:31 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Marie!!

4/12/2004 12:35:08 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...great shot

4/12/2004 1:22:25 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Well Done. Congratulations!

4/12/2004 3:08:44 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Marie, this is beautiful!

4/12/2004 3:33:29 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Great Job Marie!!Congrats!

4/12/2004 3:53:45 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Beautiful shot, Marie! Congratulations!

4/12/2004 4:43:51 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Correct me if I'm wrong.... but I'm counting 6 finalists from you for March! Way to go! I'm going to be different here; I think I prefer the un-textured one. In either version, though, this images deserves this honour! Congratulations!

4/12/2004 10:10:10 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Great shot, Marie - well done!
Congrats and best of luck in the finals!

Best regards
Linnea

4/13/2004 1:07:39 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Looks like the judges liked the textured effect too:-) Great job, Marie! Congrats!!!

4/14/2004 6:14:41 AM

 
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