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Idle chatter among feathered friends. Based on a silhouette, water in the background was replaced with a digital sky in PS.
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Wally Orlowsky
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    Great shot and effect, Deborah. Your bird silhouettes are terrific.

7/21/2004 7:13:43 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Wally! I liked the silhouette, but the color and water behind them was not very exciting. PS allowed for a little more drama! I've been trying many, many times to photograph the cormorants, they're in an awkward spot to get a good silhouette. I liked this group the best(there were about 20 of them!)

7/21/2004 7:27:02 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Great shot and digital sky, Deborah!

7/21/2004 7:38:59 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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Deborah...excellent!...I am thoroughly enjoying your recent silhouette series :o)

7/21/2004 7:50:27 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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I've commented on these before cept I can recall where! DIC?? Anyway, love to comment again on how much I love these cormorants! WEll done!

7/21/2004 11:41:27 AM

 
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Thank you Joy, Michael and Dolores! Hi Dolores, I'm only here, not DIC or anywhere else, so must have been something similar? Glad you like these little guys! :o)

7/21/2004 11:48:01 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wonderful image, Deborah! This one has a great animated quality to it! Excellent work, yet again!

7/21/2004 1:50:13 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Dan!

7/21/2004 6:59:33 PM

 
William C. Raco
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This is beautiful, Deborah.
Love the strong silhouettes and color.
Excellent work

bill

7/21/2004 7:03:47 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Your silhouettes are truly beautiful works of art, Deborah! This is just awesome!

7/21/2004 7:37:27 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Great sihouette, Deborah.

7/21/2004 8:06:00 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Bill, Paula and Paul! Have a great week!

7/21/2004 8:40:59 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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excelent!

7/22/2004 4:12:45 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful image, Deborah!

7/22/2004 7:16:31 AM

 
Michael Brown

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I have seen a few today that I would quickly hang on the wall, .......... and this one tops the list!

Love it!!

7/22/2004 6:51:23 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Kristen, Karen and Michael - this one was fun to do, I loved their "talking" which most like was panting in the heat, like me, LOL!

7/27/2004 9:03:06 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Great shot Deborah

7/27/2004 9:28:23 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Great work, Deborah! I love it too!

Many regards
Linnea

7/27/2004 1:03:43 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you very much, Mike and Linnea!!

7/29/2004 6:44:15 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Just beautiful Deborah! Great job on the bg! It's just fabulous! Is my coffee table book about ready?

8/2/2004 11:47:19 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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LOL, Dale Ann, you're such an angel, thanks so much!

8/3/2004 7:21:18 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Love your silhouettes Deborah ~ great work on the backgrounds!

8/4/2004 12:16:23 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats To You On Your Finalist Deb Awesome Shot!!

8/14/2004 3:54:39 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Congrats Deborah! woo hoooooooooooooooooo!

8/14/2004 4:29:23 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations again, Deborah!

8/14/2004 5:00:05 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Let's hear it for the cormorants! Congrats again, Deb!

8/14/2004 5:50:56 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Stunning!
Congratulations, Deborah

bill

8/14/2004 6:03:24 AM

 
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Beautiful, Deborah! Congratulations!!

8/14/2004 8:10:33 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank YOU so much Terry, Dolores, Wally,Cindy, Bill and Jennifer! :o)

8/14/2004 8:22:51 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Many congratulations, Deb!!!

This is awesome!!!
One of many of your graphic representations I like...

8/14/2004 8:51:03 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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...well-done, Deborah!!

8/14/2004 9:03:36 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats again Deb!!!!

8/14/2004 9:11:33 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations! -K

8/14/2004 9:39:54 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, AGAIN! :-)

8/14/2004 9:49:40 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you **so much** for the congrats, much appreciated!! Best of luck to all the finalists - so many fantastic images! :o)

8/14/2004 10:13:43 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Deborah!!!!!!!

8/14/2004 12:04:20 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Donna!

8/14/2004 1:42:18 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats again, Deborah!!!

8/14/2004 2:47:31 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Deborah!

8/14/2004 3:15:21 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats again, Deborah!

8/14/2004 7:19:43 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much, Colette, Karen and Kathleen - best of luck to you too!

8/14/2004 7:39:55 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats Deborah! :0)

8/14/2004 9:25:10 PM

 
Isabel L
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Congrats Deborah!!

8/15/2004 12:54:56 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Many many congratulations!!!
Awesome first place win, Deb!!!

8/15/2004 1:02:21 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS, Deborah!! VERY VERY well deserved win!

8/15/2004 2:12:14 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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Great image, Deborah...well-deserved!

8/15/2004 3:26:04 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your win, Deborah!!!

8/15/2004 3:26:26 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Deborah!
Way to go!

bill

8/15/2004 4:49:06 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congrats, Deborah! Well deserved.
-cathy

8/15/2004 5:12:40 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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Congrats, Deborah! Well deserved!

8/15/2004 5:25:18 AM

 
Joy M. Holster

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Awesome shot! Congrats to you!

8/15/2004 5:31:55 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Way to go, Deb! Big congrats!

8/15/2004 5:54:16 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Big congrats to you, Deborah!

8/15/2004 5:55:36 AM

 
Joy Brown
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AWESOME, Deborah - Big congratulations to you!!!

8/15/2004 6:06:56 AM

 
Rita Richter

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Richly deserved, an excellent image! Congratulations!

8/15/2004 6:23:45 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congratulations Deborah, this is a VERY well deserved win!

8/15/2004 6:24:14 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Big congratulations Deborah!!!!

8/15/2004 6:38:02 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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I really like this one Deborah...congratulations!

8/15/2004 6:50:13 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on this great image Deborah!

8/15/2004 8:10:19 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you sooo much for your congrats, support and friendship - you all are great!!!!

8/15/2004 8:11:39 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...

8/15/2004 8:27:35 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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congrats Deb on your first place win!!!

8/15/2004 8:39:30 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Another "atta girl" to add to the long list!!

8/15/2004 8:45:07 AM

 
Ed Isaacs
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Deborah, congratulations on your FIRST place and your other two FINALISTS.

8/15/2004 8:52:14 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congrats on this well-deserved win, Deborah!

8/15/2004 9:18:24 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Fantastic image, great effects and well-deserved win!!!

8/15/2004 9:54:42 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your fabulous win, and thanks for the explanation as well- I am in AWE!

8/15/2004 10:50:11 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congrats on your First place win!!!!

8/15/2004 11:25:19 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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You do such great work with silhouettes, Deborah!! The colors here are so dramatic. Congratulations on your First Place winner!!

Nancy

8/15/2004 11:30:46 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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You already know I'm a big fan of this, so I'll just say congrats! Much desereved win in my opinion!!!

da

8/15/2004 11:51:30 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's on your win, Deborah!!!!!!

8/15/2004 12:34:06 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Woo Hoo, Deborah!! Congratulations!!

8/15/2004 12:37:20 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Fantastic Deborah! Well deserved!

8/15/2004 3:38:07 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hi Deb!Congratulations On A Beautiful Image And Your 1st Place Win:-)

8/15/2004 4:23:20 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Many congrats Deborah!!!

8/15/2004 6:13:51 PM

 
Donna L. Cuic
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Great work Deborah. A well deserved win, its a fabulous photo.
Donna

8/15/2004 6:52:02 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you!!!!! Your thoughtful congrats are very much appreciated - I'll have to bring sardines for the cormorants! :o)

8/15/2004 7:24:41 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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congratulations!

8/15/2004 9:14:18 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Great colors and silhouettes! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Deborah!
Monika

8/15/2004 10:28:19 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on your first place win with this fantastic shot, Deborah!

8/16/2004 4:14:35 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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A big congratulations to you!! A wonderful image.

8/16/2004 4:51:45 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Way to go Deborah! Congratulations on your first place win! -K

8/16/2004 5:07:18 AM

 
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Thank you so much for your comments, Diane, Monika, Debra, Heather and K! I appreciate the congrats very much! :o)

8/16/2004 6:12:42 AM

 
Janice Forrest
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Well done, Congratulations.

8/16/2004 8:28:20 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Big congrats from me, Deborah:-)

8/16/2004 10:08:18 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Great job, Deborah!
Congrats on your first place win!

Best wishes
Linnea

8/16/2004 10:57:06 AM

 
Pu Chen

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Beautiful shot, Deborah! And great PS work! Congratulations!

8/16/2004 2:45:47 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Your congrats are much appreciated, Janice, Mette, Linnea & Pu! Thank you!!!!!

8/16/2004 6:17:09 PM

 
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Great shot! Congrats! ~:0)

8/16/2004 10:19:29 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations, Deborah. Fascinating color and shot....kathleen

8/17/2004 12:10:37 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much, Bob and Kathleen!

8/17/2004 8:11:40 PM

 
Carol Dibble
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Congratulations Deb!!

8/18/2004 7:49:34 AM

 
Ellen  C. Lee

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Congratulations on your win, Deborah!
Ellen

8/18/2004 3:06:24 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you, Carol and Ellen!

8/19/2004 1:57:26 PM

 
Carol Brill
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A belated congratulations on this fine work, Deborah!

8/20/2004 8:41:28 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations Deborah! I like all the different poses of the birds, and that sky is great. Nice PS work!

8/22/2004 6:31:17 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much Carol and Stephen! :o)

8/22/2004 12:07:53 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Beautiful work Deborah! Fantastic silhouettes, colors, effect ... The images in your gallery are spectacular!Congratulations on your WINNER!

12/16/2006 6:33:53 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much RC!

12/16/2006 8:56:06 AM

 
Mark Mirror

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Wow. I like this black and yellow/red point of View during sunset.
Some other
Great Cormorant photos

11/28/2008 1:35:32 PM

 
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