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The Parrot's color legacy

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The Parrot's color legacy
Shutter Speed: 1/160.00 F-stop: f/8.0
Focal Length: 75.00

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Elaine Hessler
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    Really neat! Was this in a window in Japan? Just curious. Nice colors!


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9/8/2012 8:38:06 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Elaine. Yes, it was. As a matter in fact,on the same street as the sunglasses shot. I did do a bit of cleanup on this image though for some errant shadows that appeared on the background.


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9/8/2012 10:05:20 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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a very cool shot dale I like the placementof the purses but it might be a little tight on the left side of the purses.


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9/8/2012 11:02:17 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Rita. Here's another shot I took at the same time with all the room that was avialable.


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9/8/2012 2:43:34 PM

 
lisa anderson
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Japan seems like such a great place to visit! I like the original crop best. Were the stores as interesting as their window displays?


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9/8/2012 6:55:59 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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I like the second crop better:)


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9/8/2012 6:58:18 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you both, Lisa and Elaine, but you have to play nice. :o) Here's another version just to break the stalemate.


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9/8/2012 8:00:16 PM

 
Kristin Duff
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This photo is TOO much fun. I want one of those handbags in every colour!


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9/8/2012 8:34:02 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Great color - just jumps off the screen.

The edit with more room is much better, and the other shot is great too.


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9/8/2012 8:49:47 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Love the colors!

I want the purple one!!


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9/8/2012 10:20:24 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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I loved the shop windows over there. Wish I'd taken the time to go into the stores just to see.


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9/8/2012 10:57:50 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Very unique, Dale. For a minute, I thought this was one of your Photoshop creations!


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9/9/2012 5:18:20 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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LOVE the colors and the design. I like the edit with a bit more room on the left-hand side. This makes me want to go back. This is for sure a winner!


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9/9/2012 9:26:29 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Jeff. And Debbie, I agree with everyone that the wider shot is better. Will probably repost the BP entry. When, when, when will I ever learn to check with the Phellos first??!?


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9/9/2012 10:54:03 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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I really like the one with more room...love all the color but I am a little purse carrier theses are way to big! Dale I know that sometimes when you are excited about a shot you just want to jump you just have to remember there is almost always a tweak that we can find....LOL


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9/9/2012 11:47:20 AM

 
Beth Spencer
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Dale I love the colors on these and I bet we will see this one again


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9/9/2012 8:34:45 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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I thought this was a PS creation when I saw it too... I actually like the tension created by the tight crop in the original post. I worry about the remnants of shadows and reflections I can see in regards to this shot advancing in the contest.

I want the bright orange one...


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9/9/2012 8:45:10 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Rita and Beth.

Thank you Tony. I think you're right about the reflections in the glass. Very hard to get rid of, though if I thought this would go anyplace, I would go to the trouble to get rid of them.


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9/9/2012 9:12:18 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Fantastic!!!
Love the colors just great. I'll have to have the purple one, too.


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9/11/2012 8:13:07 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Somehow I KNEW you'd want the purple! :o)


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9/11/2012 9:19:22 AM

 
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