Garnished Grackle

© Irene Colling

Garnished Grackle

Irene Colling level-classic 2/10/2012 6:41:23 AM

Before and After

Foreground image elements; grackle photo and scanned calico fabric.
Using different blend layers I applied the calico to the bird and masked the original background.

Background elements; photo of my kitchen countertop, photo of cornstalks.
I blended the cornstalks with the counter top photo and shifted the hue to a complimentary color. I applied a texture to the background. On a duplicate layer I masked the shape of the bird and applied a pillow emboss to that layer. #1442465

Irene Colling level-classic 2/10/2012 6:54:38 AM

Forgot to mention that I used warp to shape the fabric around the contour's of the bird. #9975007

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 2/10/2012 8:27:50 AM

great effects... #9975140

Tammy Espino 2/10/2012 11:01:47 AM

Pretty cool and unique capture!! :) #9975402

Tammy Espino 2/10/2012 11:01:48 AM

Pretty cool and unique capture!! :) #9975404

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/10/2012 1:08:15 PM

A unique and beautiful treatment, Irene! #9975674

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/10/2012 6:04:28 PM

I N C R E D I B L E work, Irene! WOW! :-) k #9976175

Karen Kessler 4/5/2012 7:47:37 PM

You have such a creative mind! I much prefer your "altered" photo! :) #10077178

Patricia A. Stalter 5/25/2012 5:50:57 PM

Wonderful! Good luck in the final round.
#10150082

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 5/25/2012 6:00:11 PM

Congratulations,marvelous DD work, Irene!! #10150131

Lyn Darlington level-classic 5/25/2012 6:24:57 PM

Congrats on your finalist and fantastic DD work! #10150291

Tammy Espino level-classic 5/25/2012 6:32:50 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist! #10150348

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 5/25/2012 8:18:23 PM

Fabulous work, congrats Irene! #10150947

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/25/2012 11:40:59 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #10151457

Carla Capra level-classic 5/26/2012 11:36:14 AM

OUTSTANDING, Irene!
Congratulations. #10152992

Linda S. Smith level-classic 5/26/2012 1:51:04 PM

VERY creative Irene! Congrats on a great finalist win!!! #10153468

Wm Nosal level-classic 5/27/2012 8:30:28 AM

Beautiful, Irene!
Congraulations #10155387

Wm Nosal level-classic 5/27/2012 8:35:07 AM

:)oops, Must Be Time For a Nap

Congratulations! #10155392

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/29/2012 10:08:56 AM

congratulations on your beautiful winner! #10159005

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 5/29/2012 10:40:52 AM

WTG on this awesome winner! Irene! :-) k #10159107

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 5/29/2012 12:44:40 PM

Congratulations, Irene~! #10159349

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/29/2012 1:02:47 PM

Good Grief! Girl...you are sooo talented, surprised it didn't even get a higher recognition!

Amazing!

Big congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold winner!

jo ann c. #10159398

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 5/29/2012 1:17:13 PM

Incredible DD work, Irene. So well done. Huge congrats on this fabulous Gold. #10159477

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 5/29/2012 2:03:11 PM

Wonderful work, Irene -- congratulations on your win! #10159637

Tammy Espino level-classic 5/29/2012 3:15:57 PM

Congrats on your creative win!! :) #10159812

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 5/29/2012 3:37:24 PM

Congrats Irene on your win! #10159866

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/29/2012 5:59:55 PM

Wonderful dd work Irene!! Congratulations! #10160145

Lyn Darlington level-classic 5/29/2012 6:34:25 PM

Huge congrats on your gold win! #10160247

Wm Nosal level-classic 5/30/2012 7:34:04 AM

Congratulations Again, Irene! #10161300

Debra R. Harder level-classic 5/30/2012 7:41:17 AM

Amazing DD work, Irene!! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #10161317

David M. Montero level-classic 6/8/2012 3:44:30 PM

I apologize for my tardiness. Congratulations on your gold award for this creative image Irene. #10173412

Sharon level-classic 6/30/2012 7:02:11 AM

Irene, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved SECOND PLACE WIN!!! I agree with Debra.... BRILLIANT WORK! #10207385

Nancy L. Green level-classic 3/1/2014 3:10:25 PM

Your avian shots are AMAZING Deb, you should put them in as book, OUTSTANDING work!!! <>< #10989951

Anita Bower level-classic 5/31/2014 9:51:18 AM

Outstanding creativity. I especially like the calico on the bird. #11056881

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Description

Calico Creations #3
Foreground image elements; grackle photo and scanned calico fabric.
Using different blend layers I applied the calico to the bird and masked the original background.
Background elements; photo of my kitchen countertop, photo of cornstalks.
I blended the cornstalks with the counter top photo and shifted the hue to a complimentary color. I applied a texture to the background. On a duplicate layer I masked the shape of the bird and applied a pillow emboss to that layer.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 2/10/2012 6:37:27 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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