Just the Two of Us

© Marie Fields

Just the Two of Us

Kasia Elser 3/30/2004 4:51:16 AM

Nice capture! #112305

Sharon D. Waters 3/30/2004 5:15:10 AM

Wonderful image!! #454030

Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/30/2004 5:29:03 AM

I guess he wasn't quite ready for his close-up...Still checking out his appearance! #454071

Colette M. Metcalf 3/30/2004 5:31:32 AM

Wonderful capture, Marie!!! #454082

Cathy Barrows 3/30/2004 5:36:20 AM

very nice...the reflection is a great addtion #454096

Marie Fields 3/30/2004 5:50:20 AM

Thanks so much, Kasia, Sharon, Carolyn, Colette, and Cathy for your comments! Carolyn, your're right, LOL, but when he did get ready he was off too quickly - so no close up this time.

Cathy, I agree that the reflection was a nice bonus but I didn't add it. The photo is just as it was taken except for the texture.

Marie #454136

Allan L. Whitehead 3/30/2004 6:04:19 AM

This is another terrific photo, Marie. Looks like TRP@TRT,E… has struck again. The reflection is a very intergral part of this and you should absolutely take full credit for it. Remember, they never say "How" they jsut always say "How terrific…" Extremely well done, Marie - Allan #454186

Bonnie C. Lackey 3/30/2004 6:18:31 AM

Marie - the point is you didn't crop the reflection out so it's yours! Like your effects on this lovely shot... #454225

Marie Fields 3/30/2004 6:40:59 AM

Thanks so much, Allan, and Bonnie! Your comments are greatly appreciated!

Marie #454278

Charlene Bayerle 3/30/2004 6:44:20 AM

Marie this is just beautiful!!!!! Great job!! #454290

Joy Brown 3/30/2004 6:56:15 AM

Wonderful image and effects, Marie! #454336

Lori Ditlefsen 3/30/2004 6:57:45 AM

Nice image Marie! The catch on the swan looking into that wonderful relfection is fantastic! Would love to see this without the texture too! #454342

Marie Fields 3/30/2004 7:25:15 AM

Hi, Charlene, Joy, and Lori! Thanks so much for your comments.

Lori, I have never done this part before (where you upload an image on the response page) but I am going to try to upload the "untextured" swan.....

Marie #454421

Marie Fields 3/30/2004 7:28:31 AM

Hey, it worked! so which do you like better?

Marie #454429

Gianna Stadelmyer 3/30/2004 11:17:40 AM

I like them both, but I love the textured one. It just adds a little zip. I love this shot...really looks like he's studying his reflection. Nice lighting, great composition. Excellent shot:-) #454659

Susan T. Parady 3/30/2004 12:57:12 PM

Great capture, and I agree with Jan that the texture does add to this. Nice work! #454813

Marie Fields 3/30/2004 1:04:08 PM

Thanks so much, Jan, and Susan! Your comments and opinions are appreciated very much!

Marie #454829

Terry R. Hatfield 3/30/2004 4:19:35 PM

Hi Marie! A Nice One You Caught Here The Textured Version Is My Choice! I Like The Swans Reaction To Its Reflection! It Can See Its Not An Addition! Great Timing!! #455049

Darren K. Fisher 3/30/2004 6:39:58 PM

I love the way you capture her here. I too think the reflection and stare make this. Great use of effects as well. #455290

Stephen Zacker 3/30/2004 7:42:36 PM

Great image Marie. I like the image you added the texture to better! #455367

David L. Stevens 4/2/2004 3:41:41 AM

Marie-I really love the effect used here and the colors and reflection are wonderful. As you can tell from my portfolio I enjoy the animal world myself. #459292

Allan L. Whitehead 4/2/2004 3:57:03 AM

Marie, I love them both, but I think I prefer the textured one. Again, very well done, my dear friend - Allan #459317

Susan T. Parady 4/12/2004 6:50:36 AM

Congratulations, Marie! #475884

Michael Wehrman 4/12/2004 7:02:02 AM

Way to go Marie #475981

Allan L. Whitehead 4/12/2004 7:35:37 AM

Marie, I told you this was terrific. Congratulations on this finalist selection, and good luck to you on the next leg of the journey - your dear friend, Allan #476245

Lori Ditlefsen 4/12/2004 7:58:31 AM

Congrats Marie! #476370

Darren K. Fisher 4/12/2004 9:17:31 AM

Way to go Marie. #476748

Colette M. Metcalf 4/12/2004 12:35:08 PM

Congrats, Marie!! #477402

Cathy Barrows 4/12/2004 1:22:25 PM

Congrats!...great shot #477527

Stephen Zacker 4/12/2004 3:08:44 PM

Well Done. Congratulations! #477982

Susie Peek-Swint 4/12/2004 3:33:29 PM

Many congrats Marie, this is beautiful! #478110

Terry R. Hatfield 4/12/2004 3:53:45 PM

Great Job Marie!!Congrats! #478208

Debra Booth 4/12/2004 4:43:51 PM

Beautiful shot, Marie! Congratulations! #478483

Eric Highfield 4/12/2004 10:10:10 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong.... but I'm counting 6 finalists from you for March! Way to go! I'm going to be different here; I think I prefer the un-textured one. In either version, though, this images deserves this honour! Congratulations! #479664

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 4/13/2004 1:07:39 AM

Great shot, Marie - well done!
Congrats and best of luck in the finals!

Best regards
Linnea
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Gianna Stadelmyer 4/14/2004 6:14:41 AM

Looks like the judges liked the textured effect too:-) Great job, Marie! Congrats!!! #482296

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Description

When I saw this swan in shallow water at the Ky. Horse Park, I took several quick shots of his movements. This one was my favorite as "frozen in time", he appears to be gazing at his reflection. Very overcast conditions, 300 mm zoom lens, tripod, light texture added in ps8.

Uploaded on 3/30/2004 4:50:27 AM

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Camera: Nikon N80/F80 SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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