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A marsh hawk and songbird keep a close eye on each other. Shot in B&W, threshold filter applied. 1/400 sec., f/3.7, ISO 64, 605mm.
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Steve M. Harrington
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    I'm trying something a little different. I'd appreciate your comments.

3/27/2007 8:15:20 PM

 
Shawn M. Marymee
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Steve,
this is very different for you. I like it. would like to see the orginal. wish I were as brave as you in trying new tech.
shawn

3/27/2007 9:12:10 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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This isn't my fault, Shawn. I just followed the hawk and there was the photograph. :)

The original is much like this. It was a drab, gray sky and I decided to use threshold on everything but the hawk in order to accentuate the lines.

Steve

3/27/2007 9:34:28 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Very cool,Steve. I really like the effect.
I think it is important to try out new things, new inputs. That's keeping it interesting. Christine

3/27/2007 11:09:06 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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EXCELLENT capture & presentation...LOVE the high-key effect with the b&w!!! <><

3/28/2007 7:49:24 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, Christine and Nadine. I wasn't sure how this would be received. I'm pleased that you like it.
Steve

3/28/2007 9:26:49 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Love the extreme contrast on this shot Steve!

3/28/2007 9:34:55 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good to hear from you, Remi. Thank you.
Steve

3/28/2007 9:39:55 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Awesome capture and image. Creative and wonderful effects.

3/28/2007 4:31:55 PM

 
David Pratt
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Wow Steve. Talk about a 180 deg. turn. This is much different from your usual! I like it. I think it is the simplicity of this image. Like the high contrast. Very well done.

dave

3/28/2007 5:49:43 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, Roxanne and Dave. I decided to reveal the monochromatic side of my personality. Sort of like Jekyll and Hyde. :)
Steve

3/28/2007 6:00:25 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Very unusual and different, Steve!!!! I like it!!!! hmmmmmmm Yes I REALLY like it!!!! :3

3/29/2007 7:58:22 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thanks for the careful consideration, Kitty. There is something to be said for simplicity, isn't there?
Steve

3/29/2007 9:38:30 AM

 
David Pratt
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Great job Steve! Doubely good!! Is that a word??? Fantastic congratulations on this one. I am thrilled.

4/24/2007 7:04:01 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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With another L, I think it is! :)
I value your friendship and the honesty we use in riding shotgun on each other's images. Thanks a lot, Dave.
Steve

4/24/2007 7:27:30 PM

 
William88 
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Steve, congratulations on your excellent finalist.

4/24/2007 9:22:47 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, William. I appreciate your comment.
Steve

4/24/2007 9:33:03 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Steve on this finalist.

4/25/2007 12:35:37 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Well Done, Steve ... Congratulations on your finalist ... Hurk

4/25/2007 3:53:50 AM

 
Dave Winchell
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Fantastic Steve. It is a great image and congratulations! Dave

4/25/2007 4:26:52 AM

 
Shawn M. Marymee
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congratulations Steve!

4/25/2007 4:47:57 AM

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

4/25/2007 5:10:02 AM

 

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Congratulations, Steve! Great imagination on this one!!!

4/25/2007 9:25:05 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you all very much. I wondered how this would be received. Now I know, and I'm thrilled! :)
Steve

4/25/2007 10:15:59 AM

 
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Nice work Steve; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff

4/25/2007 10:31:18 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Whoa, Steve, I missed this entirely. How did I do that? This is a great concept, and it fascinates more the more you look at it. I'm especially enthralled because I've just been fooling with the threshold filter, and this is a parcularly apt use of it. Hey, hot stuff and imagination to see it.

4/25/2007 11:45:56 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thanks a lot, Jeff and Mitch. When you're sitting in an industrial area with a telephoto lens and nothing to do, you have to fire up the imagination! :)
Steve

4/25/2007 12:00:33 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Great job, Steve. Congratulations!

4/30/2007 2:35:43 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, RC.

4/30/2007 2:37:21 PM

 
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