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Urchin Universe   Featured in Digital Darkroom #098
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Urchin Universe
Urchin Universe
Second Place - April 2011
*Digital Darkroom*
This photo is of tide pool sea urchins on Maui HI. All are under water except one. I upped the contrast and saturation to create an ocean fantasy. I applied a filter from Color Efex and Viveza from nik software.
EF 100mm macro lens f/2.8L f/16 1/60 sec ISO 1000

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Monnie Ryan
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    Wow - terrific job on this one, Heather! Very unique!

4/28/2011 7:59:54 PM

 
Avril Young
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a work of art...beautiful capture.

4/28/2011 10:28:48 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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cool colors & shapes!

4/29/2011 12:27:18 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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WOW! You created a most fabulous image here, Heather. Absolutely beautiful!!

4/29/2011 1:39:32 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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A big WOW from me, too. This is outstanding!

4/29/2011 3:41:45 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Great image Heather, colour and detail are excellent....well done!

4/29/2011 4:33:58 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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WOW, an ocean fantasy it is, beautifully composed, love the colors, Heather!

4/29/2011 4:41:32 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Amazing Heather!! Love this one.

4/29/2011 6:41:47 AM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Heather, really outstanding work,beautiful!

4/29/2011 6:43:12 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Creative...unique...beautiful.

4/29/2011 6:51:29 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Great colors, details, and light in this underwater fantasy, Heather...fantastic work!

4/29/2011 7:53:14 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Beautiful... love the colors and clarity in this creative capture, Heather!

4/29/2011 9:09:31 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful abstract! Love the colors!

4/29/2011 12:38:21 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Cool textures in this seaside image

4/29/2011 3:38:08 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Wonderful clarity, colors, tones, textures, detail, & abstract! Certainly is a beautiful ocean fantasy, Heather! WTG!

4/29/2011 3:39:23 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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This is great Heather, good eye!!
Love the shapes and colors!!

4/29/2011 6:35:52 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Heather,I have never seen anything like that before.Beautiful color and a fantastic capture!!!!

4/29/2011 10:02:03 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Wow, Heather - this is VERY beautiful!! Wonderful work in your digital darkroom, too!! I also love seeing what I can find in tidal pools on rock shelves at the ocean!! :o)

4/30/2011 12:02:35 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Very cool, love the colors.

4/30/2011 8:24:40 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Beautiful work in obtaining the color saturation, WTG

4/30/2011 9:12:12 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Gorgeous detail and pov, Heather! A big Wow!!!

4/30/2011 9:53:36 AM

 
John Connolly
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One of my favorite pastimes is climbing over rock shelves and finding rock pools Heather! This is a brilliant presentation with outstanding DD work! Well done!

4/30/2011 2:10:00 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Beautiful comp and colors in this image!!!

5/1/2011 1:34:32 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Brillient colors in this beauty!

5/3/2011 4:54:55 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Very colorful and unique!

5/3/2011 6:44:30 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Beautiful colors and very eye-catching, Heather.

5/14/2011 3:40:54 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Big congrats Heather a well deserved Honor getting Silver

5/18/2011 3:54:24 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Outstanding Finalist, Heather! Congratulations!

5/18/2011 4:05:56 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Heather!!

5/18/2011 4:14:49 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations,Heather!!!!

5/18/2011 4:31:47 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful detail and color and lots of interest, Heather. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

5/18/2011 6:13:59 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Terrific finalist, Heather, congratulations!

5/18/2011 6:26:43 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations Heather!

5/18/2011 7:51:54 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Pick me up off the floor. I am in shock. Thanks for all the wonderful support and comments.

5/18/2011 8:30:06 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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HAHA! Are you sitting comfortable again, Heather? This is a winner all the way. Congratulations!! I hope to see gold on it soon.

5/18/2011 10:02:31 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on your terrific Finalist, good luck in the next round!!!

UB.

5/18/2011 10:40:32 PM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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So happy for you Heather! Congrats on this amazing Finalist...so glad to see it again!

5/19/2011 3:53:00 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Wonderful Finalist, Heather! Many congratulations to you!!

5/19/2011 3:54:56 AM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Congrats, Heather! Very nice!

5/19/2011 4:07:31 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 FINALIST! 8o)j


Hope we see this one in the Winner's Circle! 8o)

5/19/2011 5:21:32 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Way to go Heater, great job girl!

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!

jo ann c.

5/19/2011 11:16:52 AM

 
Val Feldman
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I missed so many captures during the past month and apparently this was one of them BUT am very happy to see Silver attached to this remarkable piece of photo and dd talent, now! You are such an accomplished photographer! Warmest congrats to you, Heather and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val

5/19/2011 11:41:37 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Heather.

5/19/2011 12:54:55 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Heather.

5/19/2011 1:01:01 PM

 
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Fantastic work, Heather. Huge congrats.

5/19/2011 2:31:32 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this beautiful FInalist!

5/19/2011 4:09:23 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A stunning finalist! Congrats, Heather!

5/19/2011 4:18:12 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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HUGE CONGRATS and very best luck, Heather!!!

5/19/2011 5:46:39 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Awesome finalist, Heather...congratulations!

5/19/2011 5:47:26 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Big congrats on this well deserved finalist Heather.

5/19/2011 6:06:17 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Not surprised to see this amongst the finalist, Heather! Congratulations & good luck, my friend!

5/19/2011 7:32:33 PM

 
Avril Young
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congrats on this outstanding photo, you sure are a artist Heather, well done indeed...you are a fantastic photographer..

5/19/2011 8:10:03 PM

 
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Congratulations on this Wonderful and colorful Finalist, Heather!

5/19/2011 8:12:32 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is OUTSTANDING, Heather! The colors, details and comp are perfect. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb

5/19/2011 9:13:38 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on an awesome finalist Heather!

5/20/2011 5:21:27 AM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Heather on your delightful Finalist.

5/20/2011 5:48:41 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Heather on this wonderful finalist, WTG!! <><

5/20/2011 6:30:08 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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This is really fantastic Heather, the clarity on details, the tones and image itself! congratulations! and good luck next :)

5/20/2011 8:06:57 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna

5/20/2011 12:21:07 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Fabulous win, Heather!!

5/20/2011 2:48:01 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Congratulations on your gold win, Heather!!!

5/20/2011 3:11:51 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your outstanding gold winner, Heather!! WTG!

5/20/2011 3:57:41 PM

 
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Woo Hoo Heather!! Hope you are doing the happy dance as well!! WTG!!!!!!

5/20/2011 3:59:04 PM

 
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)

5/20/2011 4:27:03 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations, Heather, on your beautiful winner!

5/20/2011 5:50:54 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Congratulations!

5/20/2011 6:00:40 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful Winning image, Heather!

5/20/2011 6:10:07 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is stunning, Heather! Congrats on your win!

5/20/2011 6:20:01 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so AWESOME, Heather! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb

5/20/2011 6:35:38 PM

 
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Congrats Heather on your beautiful winner.

5/20/2011 6:36:18 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations,Heather on your beautiful win!!!!!

5/20/2011 7:58:00 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on your beautiful winning image!

5/20/2011 8:02:02 PM

 
Val Feldman
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WTG, Heather!! Not a bit surprised to see Gold attached to this incredible capture! Huge Congratulations!!

5/20/2011 8:25:52 PM

 
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Wow! This is a marvelous creation, Heather - a true work of art! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS STUNNING GOLD WINNER!

5/20/2011 8:28:04 PM

 
Avril Young
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congrats on your outstanding win Heather...stunning..

5/21/2011 2:39:13 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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LOVE the colors and 'patterns'...reminds me of the 60's, Heather!!! A STUNNER!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved finalist, My Friend!!<:))

5/21/2011 5:17:46 AM

 
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Congratulations on your amazing gold winner, Heather...WTG!

5/21/2011 5:38:14 AM

 
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Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner, Heather! WTG!

5/21/2011 6:30:18 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

5/21/2011 10:41:27 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this creative and fabulous image~!!!

5/21/2011 2:01:49 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on gold!! A cool capture!

5/21/2011 3:45:47 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Gorgeous colors, Heather...excellent capture!

5/21/2011 3:48:39 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner!

5/21/2011 4:14:59 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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Congratulations . . have always loved this photo.

5/21/2011 5:13:03 PM

 
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WTG Heather! Huge congratulations on your awesome 2n Place Gold WINNER!!!

jo ann c.

5/21/2011 5:42:16 PM

 
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Huge congrats Heather on your wonderful win.

5/21/2011 6:25:18 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Heather on your delightful Winner.

5/21/2011 9:28:09 PM

 
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CONGRATZ on this fabulous GOLD Winner!!!

UB.

5/22/2011 3:23:51 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Thank you all so much for your support and kind comments. I am thrilled to be a part of this fabulous community.

5/22/2011 8:09:45 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Beautiful underwater fantasy! I love all the colors, shapes and textures! Congrats on your win!

5/22/2011 8:14:21 AM

 
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Huge congrats on this stunning and well deserved winner, Heather!!!!

5/22/2011 8:17:59 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner Heather, great work!

5/22/2011 2:01:30 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Huge congrats on a well deserved win, Heather!

5/22/2011 3:04:37 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your stunning winner, Heather.

5/23/2011 4:35:51 AM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic win, Heather.

5/23/2011 8:38:14 AM

 
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Just gorgeous, Heather. Huge congrats on this beautiful win.

5/27/2011 11:53:34 AM

 
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How did I miss this WONDERFUL winner??? CONGRATULATIONS on this SUPERB capture!! <><

6/13/2011 6:03:02 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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WOW! BIG CONGRATS on this April SECOND PLACE WIN, Heather!!!! WTG!

6/25/2011 7:33:43 AM

 
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I love it! wow, beautiful!

6/25/2011 10:45:31 AM

 
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Congratulations on your gorgeous win and feature Heather!

7/13/2011 5:27:11 PM

 
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