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Changeling
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Changeling
Changeling
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John Rivera
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    Great work here Steven!

3/26/2011 1:11:27 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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One of the finest "fractured" filter image I've seen on the site Steven!

3/26/2011 4:26:21 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your kind comments John & Joannie. This was a low-light capture shot at high ISO. Although I liked the image, even after noise removal, I thought it was still a lemon (not post-able quality). . . so I made some lemonade in the digital darkroom.

3/29/2011 4:17:24 AM

 
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great image but how ?

4/27/2011 6:31:54 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Steven!

4/27/2011 6:33:32 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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I shot this image at the Milwaukee Zoo with a Canon 70-200 f2.8L at 200mm wih my Canon 50D. This animal was sitting very still in a dark enclosure directly below a light shining down on him. The capture was made at f2.8 and high ISO resulting in a noisy image. I used NeatImage noise removal, darkened the background just a bit in PS with a mask layer, and applied the Fractalius filter. Because the beast's spots were the same color/darkness as the background, application of the Fractalius filter created the effect of making the beast look hollow with a framework of color - I thought the "Changling" title was well-suited to this look. Best Regards, Steven

4/27/2011 7:37:20 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

4/27/2011 2:38:13 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Read puzzling member comment,
go back to sleep
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

4/27/2011 5:05:09 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Then wake up...:))you have a winner! Congratulations, Stephen!

4/27/2011 11:11:53 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your superb and well earned winner, Stephen!
(Personally, I think it deserved to go higher...)

4/27/2011 11:55:53 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your amazing winner, Stephen.

4/28/2011 11:31:43 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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WOW, Steven...this is a beautiful image..You did it up well...love it.!
Congratulations!

4/28/2011 12:25:37 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Boy Steven do you know how to make lemonade! :-) Big congratulations on your gold badge!

4/28/2011 11:15:01 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on your Second Place GOLD!!!

UB.

4/29/2011 2:49:51 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

4/29/2011 4:46:00 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks to all for you kind comments.
Best Regards, Steven

4/29/2011 5:56:18 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Love your lemonade Steven.

Your subject was a perfect candidate for the Fract filter. Your settings expertly created and wonderful and intriguing photo art image.

Congratulations on your gold award.

4/30/2011 11:10:03 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Great use of the frac filter. Congratulations on your winning selection Steven!

5/11/2011 1:21:26 PM

 
Jane Hirst
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Nice win.....great use of that filter.

7/2/2013 9:44:12 AM

 
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