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The Flying Seashell
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The Flying Seashell
The Flying Seashell
My original idea was to capture the details of this shell but when after I attached the extension tubes, I found the bokeh very appealing to my eyes. Then this idea of 'optical illusion' crossed my mind. And here we're with the 'Flying Seashell'. Oh btw, I balanced the shell on a thin chopstick and covered the chopstick (in the background) with X'mas decoration. Picture made me happy but then I faced the most difficult task - Which category. Thanks to a very nice friend of mine at BP who suggested it for Special Effects.
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Richard D. Cox

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    Very unique, imaginative, and creative. The shell does look like it's flying. Nicely done, Susana.

11/16/2006 12:07:22 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Very unique indeed, Susanne! Beautiful image with great details!! Super job!!

11/16/2006 12:11:14 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Susan, excellent colors, detail, textures, lighting, composition and effects.

11/16/2006 12:11:49 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Brilliant Suzy.....this looks fantastic.
Thank you for sharing your secrets on how you achieved such an amazing result.
:-) ddu

11/16/2006 12:16:13 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Fantastic shot Susana, very creative, love it

11/16/2006 12:23:59 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic Susan! Very creative!

11/16/2006 12:32:56 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Super fantastic work Susana!!!

11/16/2006 12:41:33 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Superb work, Susana! Has WINNER written all over!

11/16/2006 12:47:54 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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What a great job you've done on this Susana!!!! This is wonderfully creative and a real pleasure to view! Excellent concept and beautifully done! Amazing work!

11/16/2006 12:48:40 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Awesome work, my friend! It definitely has a suspended, 3D effect! Fabulous clarity and lighting!

11/16/2006 1:03:59 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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So glad the Internet finally allowed me on to say how wonderful this is, Susana!
You went to a lot of trouble to get this, but it's definitely worth it. I think the background lighting adds a lot to that 3-D look. Terrific work!

11/16/2006 1:13:31 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Awesome creativity, Susan. I love it!!!

11/16/2006 1:52:54 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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It is great bokah, I have seen flying toasters, flying pigs, I have even seen and elephant fly, but I had never seen a flying sea shell, great creation Susana.

11/16/2006 2:11:31 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Stunning, creative work, Susana!!! Very beautiful abstract, in every respect! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

11/16/2006 2:26:37 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Very creative idea and work, Susana! Wonderful effects and color!

11/16/2006 2:29:23 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Excellent work, Susana!

11/16/2006 2:40:59 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Very cool and creative image, Susana!

11/16/2006 2:49:03 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Wonderful creative image, Susana!!

11/16/2006 2:58:10 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Creative work, well executed, Susana. Just the kind of thing I would expect alien sea creatures to be piloting ;)

11/16/2006 3:10:22 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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....I love this Susana...so wonderfully creative...Aimee

11/16/2006 3:12:32 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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NICE image, Susana!!

11/16/2006 3:18:36 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Outstanding photo, Susana
Love the color, detail and DoF

Bill

11/16/2006 3:34:07 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Amazing image, Susana!! I love the BG!!

11/16/2006 3:47:25 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Very cool shot.

11/16/2006 3:56:49 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic work. Love the effect and colors.

11/16/2006 4:11:30 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Wow susana; this is very well done! Excellent creativity and presentation! Jeff

11/16/2006 4:25:38 AM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Excellent Idea , very creative .. amazing result.. beautiful color and details .. Fantastic..!

rgds,

11/16/2006 4:34:26 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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How Creative...WOW!

11/16/2006 5:00:18 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Very creative...love that background!

11/16/2006 5:35:46 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Wow! Fantastic work. Great three dimensional effect. I am amazed to see your talent which is overflowing with great quality. You have already proved your worth as one of the best Floral photographer. Now your talent is showing fantastic results in other subjects also. Hats off to you my dear Susana.

11/16/2006 6:06:26 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Ooh, this is excellent, Susan!!

11/16/2006 6:40:30 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fantastic, Susana!!!! What an artist you are!!!! Wonderful image!!!! ^.^ Kitty

11/16/2006 6:44:43 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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O*U*T*S*T*A*N*D*I*N*G! I too love this idea! Great work and soooooo creative you are....:o)

11/16/2006 6:48:28 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Unique and very creative. The shell REALLY stands out above the background...I feel I could reach into the picture and grab it. Great editing job and very good technique as far as setting up the shell so it could be separated from its environment. Terrific, Susana!!

11/16/2006 6:53:11 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Fantastic work Susana..very creative and unique !!! Does indeed look like it is flying. Wonderful detail in the shell.

11/16/2006 10:21:54 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Creatine work, Susana! A winner for sure!

11/16/2006 10:51:08 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Very creative, Susana. Great job!
Sam

11/16/2006 11:01:06 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Creative Susana, nicely seen and captured!!

11/16/2006 11:40:14 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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~~~Inspirational work Susana !~~~
M

11/16/2006 11:42:35 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Very creative and beautiful! I love the composition and wonderful colors and lighting, Susana!!

11/16/2006 12:45:55 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic, creative image, Susan - wow - love it!

11/16/2006 1:15:50 PM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Creative and fantastic shot !! I love it!

11/16/2006 1:57:12 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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You never cease to amaze me, Susana! Brilliant creativity and execution!

11/16/2006 2:00:10 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Wonderfully creative and beautiful Susana!! The details and texture on the shell are outstanding!! <><

11/16/2006 7:56:26 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Gorgeous and creative, Susan, and very unique to boot! I love your golden bokeh :)

11/16/2006 10:13:29 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Very creavite Susan so well captured
Heco

11/16/2006 10:56:02 PM

 
Swati Gavde
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Fantastic creative work Susana! It looks great

11/17/2006 6:26:34 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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SUsana, you are so imaginative! Gorgeous background and vision of delight!

11/17/2006 7:44:23 AM

 
Satvinder Bhamra
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Susana excellent creative idea and very well executed. Fine details and depth in this pic.

11/17/2006 3:48:39 PM

 
Arnold Horwitz
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Beautiful and creative composition, Susana!

11/17/2006 5:39:21 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Beautiful work Susana...

11/17/2006 7:36:34 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Susan, unique and creative image. I love it and hope to see this again.

11/18/2006 2:00:14 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Love your colors. So beautiful, Susan!

11/18/2006 7:47:36 PM

 
Jen M
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Beautiful! Wonderful colors

11/19/2006 11:09:19 AM

 
ronda chatelle
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WOW! Susana this is SPECTACULAR! Wonderful creative expression! Thanks for sharing how you did this. The details on the shell are just amazing. Love it!

11/19/2006 8:39:55 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Excellent shot and superb idea.
Well Done

11/19/2006 10:22:42 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Fantastic image and work, Susana!

Judyann ><>

11/20/2006 2:59:31 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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COOL! Very creative image and the effects are super, Susana!<:))

11/20/2006 6:24:15 AM

 
Tony Gutowski

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Very inventive, Susana. The color and detail set against the out of focus lights is striking. Nice work
Regards Tony

11/20/2006 1:14:13 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Neato image, Susana!

11/20/2006 5:18:16 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...much congratulations on this beautiful & creative finalist Susana....Aimee

12/29/2006 9:20:36 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congratulations Susana!! :)

12/29/2006 9:34:43 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Susan!!

12/29/2006 9:40:28 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Susana. Very creative!

12/29/2006 9:43:54 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations, Susana well done...

12/29/2006 9:50:51 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Susana, congratulations on your finalist.

12/29/2006 10:03:33 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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WTG Susana!!!! Congrats #5

12/29/2006 10:25:55 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulation Susana. Great job and Finalist!

12/29/2006 10:54:40 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A big Congratulations on your Finalist Award, Susana!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

12/29/2006 12:04:35 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic Susana!! Congratulations!

12/29/2006 12:26:34 PM

 
Ken Smith
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I knew this would be a finalist! Super job!

12/29/2006 12:58:39 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations Susnan

12/29/2006 1:35:13 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, congrats on your outstanding finalists Susan!
-Debby

12/29/2006 2:15:14 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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So cool Susana. Congratulations

12/29/2006 2:29:38 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your finalist, Susana!

12/29/2006 2:33:24 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/29/2006 3:11:05 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Very, very cool! congrats again to you!

12/29/2006 3:45:20 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Susana!

12/29/2006 5:31:41 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Susana, congratulations again on another gorgeous finalist!

12/29/2006 5:51:19 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

12/29/2006 8:05:47 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Great macro ! congratulation and hope the best next round.

12/29/2006 8:09:13 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Love This! Congratulations, Susana!<:))

12/29/2006 8:44:42 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations again, Susana!!

12/29/2006 10:27:40 PM

 
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This one pulls you in from the standpoint of "how the heck did they do this?"

12/29/2006 10:39:50 PM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Incredible!! Congratulations!!!1 How did you do this?

12/30/2006 8:03:57 AM

 
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Loll Kathy, read her notes she wrote it down :O) :o)

Big congrats on this amazing shot Susana ! A winner in my book !!

12/30/2006 8:50:14 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding work Susana; congrats on this amazing image!! Jeff

12/30/2006 10:37:03 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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It's got my vote! Congratulations AGAIN! LOL!

12/30/2006 2:57:55 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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It's got my vote! Congratulations AGAIN!

12/30/2006 3:01:26 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations again, Susana!!

1/1/2007 9:44:42 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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WOW what a month Susana. Congratulations yet again on an outstanding finalist.

1/1/2007 12:17:42 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Great idea and beautiful work! Congrats!

1/2/2007 10:38:42 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This must have been "The Gift" before it got opened up into a diamond!

Gorgeous Gallery! -Laura Swan

2/10/2008 6:22:08 PM

 
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