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Tidy Male Mallard
  Tidy Male Mallard
Tidy Male Mallard

Captured at Geist Resevoir, however the water was very mirky.
Added water photo from clean fountain with ripples.
Several PS layers, masks, and effects deployed for realism.
Canon 28-135mm. Entered in "Animals".

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Canon EOS 5D Digit...
Hussain Radhi

member since: 5/27/2007
    very great colors

9/20/2007 1:39:48 AM

Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous image, Steven! Your PS work, color and details are exquisite!

9/20/2007 3:29:16 AM

Nina Shields
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Steven, terrific work both in and out of the camera; dramatic use of color; BTW, love your mini-pic!

9/20/2007 4:04:55 AM

Janet McNeil
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Beautiful image - great effects with vibrant color and detail!! Nice work, Steven!

9/20/2007 4:37:55 AM

Eugenio Diaz

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Hi Steven, Beautiful image and good work using PS Photo effects.

9/20/2007 6:07:25 AM

Angie Sidles
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WOW! Great PS work here Steven! This is beautiful. Definately does not look altered at all! Very natural looking. Beautiful!

9/20/2007 7:30:49 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Beautiful, with fabulous color as well!
Wonderful, Steven!

9/20/2007 10:08:55 AM

Heather L. Haderly
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Beautiful image here with awesome color Steven!!!

9/20/2007 11:07:48 AM

Jim A. Carlson
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Now this is an awesome pictuer! the colors are outstanding.. I really like it a LOT!

9/20/2007 2:15:51 PM

randy dannheim
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Very nicely done.

9/20/2007 3:13:20 PM

Alex T. Mizuno
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Wow, bravo to your technique! Love the emerald water. The ripples look natural to me. This gotta be an instant EFP. Starting now. 1-2-3----

9/20/2007 4:12:43 PM

Nitin More
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wooooow very colorful image nice

9/21/2007 2:36:19 AM

Christopher G. Jamison
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fantastic colors and clarity! LOVE the looks of the water! excellent work as always!

9/21/2007 6:27:11 AM

Shawn Jennings
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Excellent work, Steven!

9/21/2007 7:02:28 AM

Jennifer L. Alder
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oh my!!!!
Looks like a winner to me, Steven!
LOVE love love this

9/21/2007 9:56:06 AM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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OMG, AWSOME capture and color's Steven!

9/21/2007 4:18:26 PM

Barbara Mason
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Great colour co-ordination !!! beautiful image Good Luck with this one

9/21/2007 11:03:02 PM

Tammy Espino
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What a fantastic shot! The colors just Pop. Wonderful effects and in total a wow photo :)

9/22/2007 2:33:12 PM

Sam Britt
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Terrific image, Steven. Excellent color, clarity & digital darkroom work. This looks like a winner to me.

9/22/2007 6:06:58 PM

Inge S. Lasmana
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Very beautiful shot, Steven! the texture of the water and the mallard are really incredible! hope to see this again!

9/23/2007 1:13:27 PM

Kathy L. Clark
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Well Steven all your work paid off. This is gorgeous.

9/23/2007 5:20:00 PM

Marijana Fajgl
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Steven, this is so beautiful! The colours and shapes look so silky! Wonderful!

9/23/2007 11:56:08 PM

Sandra M. High
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This is beautiful!!!! Wonderful PS work! clarity lighting presentation is outstanding Great JOb!!!

9/25/2007 3:24:07 PM

Sandra R. Alvey
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Ooooh Steven how did I miss this!?!?!? It's beautiful! The clarity and the color of the water is spectacular! Such an excellent capture my friend!


9/30/2007 2:04:59 PM

Carol Teal
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Such beautiful color Steve and love how the water now matches the duck's head. Such a lovely capture and great PS work!

10/2/2007 11:02:59 PM

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Awesome the colours! Great choice with PS effects.

10/12/2007 10:58:47 PM

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Really like the colors, detail and clarity, Steven ..... Nice Work!!

.......... Steve

10/17/2007 3:01:34 AM

Debra P. Chenault
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Love the colors, so brillant!

10/17/2007 2:04:33 PM

Wanda B. Anderson
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Rich, luxurious colors and great effects in this image, Steven!

1/20/2008 5:30:49 PM

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