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The beauty and the beast

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The beauty and the beast
The beauty and the beast
The butterfly was added to this image. The whole image was converted to the grayscale and than to duotone. Also the butterfly was selectively colored in PS CS.
Both photos, of the hippo and of the butterfly were taken in the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

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Christina M. Brekke
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    wow this is cool


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3/7/2006 7:23:47 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Terrific image, Monika! It's funny... I tried that exact same concept the other day only with a gorilla and butterfly but the gorilla's eyes weren't quite focused on the butterfly so it wasn't convincing... but this is awesome! Great job! :)


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3/7/2006 7:32:33 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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This is so great Monika! I love the butterfly - what a perfect addition!


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3/7/2006 8:54:10 AM

 
William Moore
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first rate winner....the details and hues are perfect as is the comp....but which is the beauty and which is the beast?


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3/7/2006 8:54:26 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great work with this one Monika! Jeff


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3/7/2006 9:30:29 AM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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This is great, Monika..you did a fabulous job..love it!


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3/7/2006 9:59:30 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Christina, Marie, Wendy, William, Jeff and Brinn Ė thank you very much for your wonderful comments on this image! Even though this image wasnít too complicated to do it took me a couple of hours to put this thing together yesterday, mostly on choosing color combination in it and of course the title ;-). Even though the hippo isnít the biggest beast and the butterfly isnít the most beautiful looking the title came up to me as a suggestion of opposites here; kind of an interpretation of what I saw in my mind. While still learning English I still have tough time with titles to my images ;-).
Once again thank you very much for your time, everyone!
Monika


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3/7/2006 4:56:15 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, such incredible detail.
Wonderful photo and title, Monika
Your English is excellent!

Bill


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3/7/2006 7:28:59 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Bill! You really made my day!
Monika


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3/8/2006 7:19:51 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist and Best of Luck in the next round Monika! I love this...excellent work.excellent title..titles are hard in any language...or they are for me...:)


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4/25/2006 10:29:18 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Extraordinary image, Monika!! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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4/26/2006 4:22:58 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Extraordinary image, Monika!! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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4/26/2006 4:23:09 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Extraordinary image, Monika!! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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4/26/2006 4:23:25 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Kristi, I want to thank you so much taking your time to write and all the wonderful notes on my images! Itís much appreciated!
Being honest with you I must tell you that after a long February - no finalists, a broken camera and not having a chance to do anything new, since February, I was a little curious about March, but I got better ;-).
Once again, thank you for your nice comments, Kristi!

Stan Ė Thank you very much for your notes! I truly appreciate it!

Monika


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4/26/2006 6:48:01 PM

 
William C. Raco
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How nice that this won!
The detail, editing and composition are excellent
Congratulations, Monika!

Bill


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4/28/2006 2:37:42 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Monika :O)


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4/28/2006 2:55:27 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your terrific image and win Monika!!


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4/28/2006 4:50:18 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderfu win, Monika!!


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4/28/2006 6:42:50 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Such a sweet image, Monika!
CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!


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4/28/2006 6:50:16 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this super winning shot, Monika!!


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4/28/2006 7:03:45 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your WIN Monika!


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4/28/2006 7:14:53 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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A terrific image. Glad you did it in B/W. Congratulations on your win!


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4/28/2006 8:08:29 PM

 
She-She Killough
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THIS IS GREAT Monika!! Really creative, you have a good eye in your head!! LOL So your just learning english? Wow you can't tell at all! Your doing amazingly!! Congratulations Monika!!!


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4/28/2006 9:09:23 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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And get better you did, Monika :-)!! CONGRATULATIONS on this excellent win!! This goes right to the top of favorites of yours!! Well done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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4/28/2006 11:50:31 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Terrific image, Monika!!! Big congratulations on a fantastic win!


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4/29/2006 8:09:46 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Terrific seeing this one win Monika!!! Congratulations on your win!


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4/29/2006 2:34:39 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Terrific image!! Congratulations on your WIN, Monika!!


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4/30/2006 3:04:58 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Monika...this is just awesome...outstanding work...congrats from a big fan!


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4/30/2006 8:57:38 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Great job on this winning image, Monika!!!


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4/30/2006 9:13:47 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you so much, Bill, Sylvia, Murry, Evy, Mary, Susan, Jill, Mike, She-She, Stan, Sharon, Kristi, Colette, Gail and Rakesh, for your great support! I truly appreciate it!
Monika


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5/2/2006 7:47:24 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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This is sooooo cute and creative Monika!! Congratulations! :0)


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8/12/2006 3:20:57 PM

 
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