Urchin Universe

© Heather Loewenhardt

Urchin Universe

Monnie Ryan level-classic 4/28/2011 7:59:54 PM

Wow - terrific job on this one, Heather! Very unique! #1373056

Avril Young level-classic 4/28/2011 10:28:48 PM

a work of art...beautiful capture. #9378758

Tiia Vissak level-classic 4/29/2011 12:27:18 AM

cool colors & shapes! #9378891

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 4/29/2011 1:39:32 AM

WOW! You created a most fabulous image here, Heather. Absolutely beautiful!! #9378950

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 4/29/2011 3:41:45 AM

A big WOW from me, too. This is outstanding! #9379076

Ray Thoms level-classic 4/29/2011 4:33:58 AM

Great image Heather, colour and detail are excellent....well done! #9379170

Julie Burnett level-classic 4/29/2011 4:41:32 AM

WOW, an ocean fantasy it is, beautifully composed, love the colors, Heather! #9379200

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 4/29/2011 6:41:47 AM

Amazing Heather!! Love this one. #9379422

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 4/29/2011 6:43:12 AM

Heather, really outstanding work,beautiful! #9379426

Jack Ryan level-classic 4/29/2011 6:51:29 AM

Creative...unique...beautiful. #9379448

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 4/29/2011 7:53:14 AM

Great colors, details, and light in this underwater fantasy, Heather...fantastic work! #9379552

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 4/29/2011 9:09:31 AM

Beautiful... love the colors and clarity in this creative capture, Heather! #9379645

Mary Timman level-classic 4/29/2011 12:38:21 PM

Beautiful abstract! Love the colors! #9379846

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 4/29/2011 3:38:08 PM

Cool textures in this seaside image #9380137

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 4/29/2011 3:39:23 PM

Wonderful clarity, colors, tones, textures, detail, & abstract! Certainly is a beautiful ocean fantasy, Heather! WTG! #9380141

Gord MacEachern level-classic 4/29/2011 6:35:52 PM

This is great Heather, good eye!!
Love the shapes and colors!! #9380488

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 4/29/2011 10:02:03 PM

Hi Heather,I have never seen anything like that before.Beautiful color and a fantastic capture!!!! #9380659

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 4/30/2011 12:02:35 AM

Wow, Heather - this is VERY beautiful!! Wonderful work in your digital darkroom, too!! I also love seeing what I can find in tidal pools on rock shelves at the ocean!! :o) #9380717

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 4/30/2011 8:24:40 AM

Very cool, love the colors. #9381226

Ron McEwan level-classic 4/30/2011 9:12:12 AM

Beautiful work in obtaining the color saturation, WTG #9381290

Ellen Hodges level-classic 4/30/2011 9:53:36 AM

Gorgeous detail and pov, Heather! A big Wow!!! #9381346

John Connolly level-classic 4/30/2011 2:10:00 PM

One of my favorite pastimes is climbing over rock shelves and finding rock pools Heather! This is a brilliant presentation with outstanding DD work! Well done! #9381665

Gina Cormier level-classic 5/1/2011 1:34:32 PM

Beautiful comp and colors in this image!!! #9383144

Liz Bullock level-classic 5/3/2011 4:54:55 PM

Brillient colors in this beauty! #9387464

Jill Odice level-classic 5/3/2011 6:44:30 PM

Very colorful and unique! #9387632

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/14/2011 3:40:54 PM

Beautiful colors and very eye-catching, Heather. #9404889

Ron McEwan level-classic 5/18/2011 3:54:24 PM

Big congrats Heather a well deserved Honor getting Silver #9410978

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 5/18/2011 4:05:56 PM

Outstanding Finalist, Heather! Congratulations! #9411033

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 5/18/2011 4:14:49 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Heather!! #9411089

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 5/18/2011 4:31:47 PM

A big Congratulations,Heather!!!! #9411194

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/18/2011 6:13:59 PM

Wonderful detail and color and lots of interest, Heather. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9411796

Carol Eade level-classic 5/18/2011 6:26:43 PM

Terrific finalist, Heather, congratulations! #9411861

Mary Timman level-classic 5/18/2011 7:51:54 PM

Congratulations Heather! #9412234

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 5/18/2011 8:30:06 PM

Pick me up off the floor. I am in shock. Thanks for all the wonderful support and comments. #9412391

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/18/2011 10:02:31 PM

HAHA! Are you sitting comfortable again, Heather? This is a winner all the way. Congratulations!! I hope to see gold on it soon. #9412542

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/18/2011 10:40:32 PM

CONGRATZ on your terrific Finalist, good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #9412572

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 5/19/2011 3:53:00 AM

So happy for you Heather! Congrats on this amazing Finalist...so glad to see it again! #9413060

Freddy Bland 5/19/2011 3:54:56 AM

Wonderful Finalist, Heather! Many congratulations to you!! #9413064

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 5/19/2011 4:07:31 AM

Congrats, Heather! Very nice! #9413109

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 5/19/2011 5:21:32 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)j

Hope we see this one in the Winner's Circle! 8o) #9413355

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/19/2011 11:16:52 AM

Way to go Heater, great job girl!

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!

jo ann c. #9414374

Val Feldman level-classic 5/19/2011 11:41:37 AM

I missed so many captures during the past month and apparently this was one of them BUT am very happy to see Silver attached to this remarkable piece of photo and dd talent, now! You are such an accomplished photographer! Warmest congrats to you, Heather and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #9414412

Bojan Bencic level-classic 5/19/2011 12:54:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Heather. #9414565

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 5/19/2011 1:01:01 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Heather. #9414582

Rony Sagy level-classic 5/19/2011 2:31:32 PM

Fantastic work, Heather. Huge congrats. #9414880

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 5/19/2011 4:09:23 PM

Congrats on this beautiful FInalist! #9415074

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/19/2011 4:18:12 PM

A stunning finalist! Congrats, Heather! #9415107

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/19/2011 5:46:39 PM

HUGE CONGRATS and very best luck, Heather!!! #9415323

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 5/19/2011 5:47:26 PM

Awesome finalist, Heather...congratulations! #9415325

Gord MacEachern level-classic 5/19/2011 6:06:17 PM

Big congrats on this well deserved finalist Heather. #9415372

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/19/2011 7:32:33 PM

Not surprised to see this amongst the finalist, Heather! Congratulations & good luck, my friend! #9415629

Avril Young level-classic 5/19/2011 8:10:03 PM

congrats on this outstanding photo, you sure are a artist Heather, well done indeed...you are a fantastic photographer.. #9415787

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 5/19/2011 8:12:32 PM

Congratulations on this Wonderful and colorful Finalist, Heather! #9415796

Debra R. Harder level-classic 5/19/2011 9:13:38 PM

This is OUTSTANDING, Heather! The colors, details and comp are perfect. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #9416005

Karen Bacon level-classic 5/20/2011 5:21:27 AM

Congratulations on an awesome finalist Heather! #9416598

Marcel J. Fernandez level-classic 5/20/2011 5:48:41 AM

Congratulations, Heather on your delightful Finalist. #9416648

Nancy L. Green level-classic 5/20/2011 6:30:08 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Heather on this wonderful finalist, WTG!! <>< #9416760

Daniella Puente level-classic 5/20/2011 8:06:57 AM

This is really fantastic Heather, the clarity on details, the tones and image itself! congratulations! and good luck next :) #9416959

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 5/20/2011 12:21:07 PM

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna #9417366

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 5/20/2011 2:48:01 PM

Fabulous win, Heather!! #9417648

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/20/2011 3:11:51 PM

Congratulations on your gold win, Heather!!! #9417737

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 5/20/2011 3:57:41 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding gold winner, Heather!! WTG! #9417916

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 5/20/2011 3:59:04 PM

Woo Hoo Heather!! Hope you are doing the happy dance as well!! WTG!!!!!! #9417924

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 5/20/2011 4:27:03 PM

on your very deserving
2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9418077

Carol Eade level-classic 5/20/2011 5:50:54 PM

Congratulations, Heather, on your beautiful winner! #9418392

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 5/20/2011 6:00:40 PM

Congratulations! #9418421

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 5/20/2011 6:10:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful Winning image, Heather! #9418482

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/20/2011 6:20:01 PM

This is stunning, Heather! Congrats on your win! #9418570

Debra R. Harder level-classic 5/20/2011 6:35:38 PM

This is so AWESOME, Heather! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #9418658

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 5/20/2011 6:36:18 PM

Congrats Heather on your beautiful winner. #9418663

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 5/20/2011 7:58:00 PM

Congratulations,Heather on your beautiful win!!!!! #9418839

Liz Bullock level-classic 5/20/2011 8:02:02 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winning image! #9418844

Val Feldman level-classic 5/20/2011 8:25:52 PM

WTG, Heather!! Not a bit surprised to see Gold attached to this incredible capture! Huge Congratulations!! #9418906

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 5/20/2011 8:28:04 PM

Wow! This is a marvelous creation, Heather - a true work of art! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS STUNNING GOLD WINNER! #9418911

Avril Young level-classic 5/21/2011 2:39:13 AM

congrats on your outstanding win Heather...stunning.. #9419175

Lorraine A. Cook 5/21/2011 5:17:46 AM

LOVE the colors and 'patterns'...reminds me of the 60's, Heather!!! A STUNNER!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved finalist, My Friend!!<:)) #9419458

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 5/21/2011 5:38:14 AM

Congratulations on your amazing gold winner, Heather...WTG! #9419520

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/21/2011 6:30:18 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner, Heather! WTG! #9419631

Tiia Vissak level-classic 5/21/2011 10:41:27 AM

Congratulations! #9419944

Gina Cormier level-classic 5/21/2011 2:01:49 PM

Congrats on this creative and fabulous image~!!! #9420182

Tammy Espino level-classic 5/21/2011 3:45:47 PM

Congratulations on gold!! A cool capture! #9420368

Ann H. Belus level-classic 5/21/2011 3:48:39 PM

Gorgeous colors, Heather...excellent capture! #9420379

Mike Clime 5/21/2011 4:14:59 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #9420439

Carolyn McIntosh 5/21/2011 5:13:03 PM

Congratulations . . have always loved this photo. #9420565

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/21/2011 5:42:16 PM

WTG Heather! Huge congratulations on your awesome 2n Place Gold WINNER!!!

jo ann c. #9420626

Susan Weisensel level-classic 5/21/2011 6:25:18 PM

Huge congrats Heather on your wonderful win. #9420739

Marcel J. Fernandez 5/21/2011 9:28:09 PM

Congratulations, Heather on your delightful Winner. #9421038

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/22/2011 3:23:51 AM

CONGRATZ on this fabulous GOLD Winner!!!

UB. #9421213

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 5/22/2011 8:09:45 AM

Thank you all so much for your support and kind comments. I am thrilled to be a part of this fabulous community. #9421865

Carol Teal level-classic 5/22/2011 8:14:21 AM

Beautiful underwater fantasy! I love all the colors, shapes and textures! Congrats on your win! #9421880

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/22/2011 8:17:59 AM

Huge congrats on this stunning and well deserved winner, Heather!!!! #9421887

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 5/22/2011 2:01:30 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Heather, great work! #9422346

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 5/22/2011 3:04:37 PM

Huge congrats on a well deserved win, Heather! #9422529

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/23/2011 4:35:51 AM

Congrats on your stunning winner, Heather. #9423395

Rony Sagy level-classic 5/23/2011 8:38:14 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Heather. #9423844

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 5/27/2011 11:53:34 AM

Just gorgeous, Heather. Huge congrats on this beautiful win. #9431530

Nancy L. Green level-classic 6/13/2011 6:03:02 PM

How did I miss this WONDERFUL winner??? CONGRATULATIONS on this SUPERB capture!! <>< #9459294

Lorraine A. Cook 6/25/2011 7:33:43 AM

WOW! BIG CONGRATS on this April SECOND PLACE WIN, Heather!!!! WTG! #9484630

Songbird Cline level-classic 6/25/2011 10:45:31 AM

I love it! wow, beautiful! #9484978

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 7/13/2011 5:27:11 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous win and feature Heather! #9528355

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Second Place - April 2011
*Digital Darkroom*
This photo is of tide pool sea urchins on Maui HI. All are under water except one. I upped the contrast and saturation to create an ocean fantasy. I applied a filter from Color Efex and Viveza from nik software.
EF 100mm macro lens f/2.8L f/16 1/60 sec ISO 1000

Uploaded on 4/28/2011 7:22:35 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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