April Showers Are For The Birds

© Wally Orlowsky

April Showers Are For The Birds

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 4/15/2007 4:18:05 AM

Well, there goes THAT category! I don't think any of us will be topping this one any time soon! This is wonderful! #638134

Marcie A. Fowler 4/15/2007 4:19:29 AM

Oh Wally this is so clever, ingenious, creative and funny. Very well done. Guess you'll win the theme AGAIN (LOL)!! this also works for BP's monthly theme. What a wonderfully delightful concept and very well put together. #4168315

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 4/15/2007 4:23:06 AM

WOW! This is just so perfect, Wally. Sure fits with the weather we are expecting any moment now! #4168322

Lynne Morris 4/15/2007 4:28:35 AM

Wow from me too Wally, this is superb, love it! #4168342

Colleen Braun 4/15/2007 4:47:29 AM

LOL, love it, you are so clever... #4168400

Joanne C. Anderson 4/15/2007 4:56:14 AM

Wonderful work, Wally!! This is so clever!! #4168433

Joy Rector 4/15/2007 4:59:30 AM

I love it, so clever #4168444

Bonnie C. Lackey 4/15/2007 5:10:26 AM

I'm sure there are plenty of people who could technically replicate this image but there is only one Wally able to create it first in his imagination. Bravo!!! #4168487

Shirley Sicurello level-deluxe 4/15/2007 5:10:32 AM

Did anybody ever tell you that are very funny?!! This is terrific. Made me laugh before my first sip of coffee. #4168489

Tammy Scott 4/15/2007 5:22:33 AM

Oh now this is one FUNNY image!!! #4168529

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe 4/15/2007 5:55:18 AM

Great creativity and PS work, Wally! #4168618

William C. Raco level-deluxe 4/15/2007 6:21:41 AM

Not only is this a clever idea, you've presented it brilliantly and beautifully.
Outstanding work, Wally!

Bill #4168713

Juergen Roth level-deluxe 4/15/2007 6:45:51 AM

This cracked me up big times ... excellent!!! #4168828

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 4/15/2007 7:06:20 AM

Thanks for the smile this morning! Excellent shot and I know we will see this again! #4168916

Sherry L. Davis level-deluxe 4/15/2007 7:26:36 AM

Awesome work!! I love it! #4169010

Bob Cournoyer level-deluxe 4/15/2007 7:45:02 AM

Love the unbrella handle under the wing! Great job!!!!!!!

Bob #4169095

Susan Fox level-deluxe 4/15/2007 9:05:10 AM

LOL! Love it Wally! Where do you come up with these fantastic ideas??? Well composed and great photoshop work. #4169366

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 4/15/2007 9:22:53 AM

Love this Wally, you're too creative! Great colors, effects and PS work! #4169432

Susie Peek-Swint level-deluxe 4/15/2007 9:27:40 AM

Very funny and creative Wally ~ great ps work putting this together with the reflections ~ brilliant work as always! #4169446

Kenton L. Elliott 4/15/2007 9:49:19 AM

Superb in all respects! Creativity, exectuion and presentation! Excellent job, Wally... Love it! #4169497

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 4/15/2007 10:21:58 AM

Outstanding work Wally!, You are so creative!,
Amalia #4169663

Murry Grigsby 4/15/2007 10:25:04 AM

This is really for the birds Wally! :0) You need some serious mental health help!!

Cute idea and a very FUNNY image. Nice job!! #4169674

Arlene Krassner 4/15/2007 1:11:37 PM

Wally this must be the winner! Very clever and great Photoshop work. #4170017

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 4/15/2007 1:55:36 PM

Fun and funny. Great idea and great work. #4170105

Marsha S. Smith 4/15/2007 2:51:02 PM

Well . . . . . I have a NEW favorite. This had me rolling. Masterful PS work, by the way! #4170301

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 4/15/2007 2:51:49 PM

This is priceless...I love it!!! #4170303

Ivan Chacon level-deluxe 4/15/2007 5:07:41 PM

Just gorgeous! :) #4170685

Remi Trepanier 4/15/2007 5:41:25 PM

Awesome idea Wally! Great PS works:) #4170802

Janine Russell level-deluxe 4/15/2007 6:06:27 PM

Wally, very creative theme entry; great colors and effects. #4170865

Rosemary Buffoni level-deluxe 4/15/2007 6:20:17 PM

This is wonderful! Funny, yes, but so well executed and creative. The colors are so rich too. This has got to be a winner.
Kudos to you Wally!
Ro #4170904

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 4/15/2007 6:54:55 PM

Wally my man this is so creative and brilliantly done. I have to agree with Rosemary a winner for sure. Congrats on this very well done image. #4171001

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 4/15/2007 8:31:47 PM

Excellent Wally!!! LOVE IT!!! :0) #4171365

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 4/15/2007 9:48:56 PM

This so cute Wally, lovely...Dominick #4171601

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 4/15/2007 10:06:23 PM

You are creative, Wally! Patrick #4171625

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 4/15/2007 11:27:30 PM

Now that IS funny and you scooped two themes in one! Beat this? I don't think so!! Brilliant Wally! #4171750

Anne Arthur 4/16/2007 5:14:18 AM

This is adorable Wally! #4172841

Marie Fields level-deluxe 4/16/2007 7:59:32 AM

Fantastic, Wally! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! :) #4173771

Kimi A. Phillips 4/16/2007 8:23:59 AM

SUPER!!!! Love it! #4173857

Erin Appelbaum level-deluxe 4/16/2007 9:45:01 AM

I have to join the chorus. Simply awesome. Peter #4174045

John Caruso 4/16/2007 9:48:14 AM

Wally, you have a never ending supply of creativity! So nicely done, and funny to boot! #4174055

Carla Metzler 4/16/2007 9:49:39 AM

I hope we see this again, Wally! Great job! #4174063

Wally Orlowsky 4/16/2007 3:08:52 PM

WOW! Thank you all so much for this support. Is there any way you guys could vote?


Carol A. Roux 4/17/2007 5:53:30 PM

I saw this photo went to click on it and lost it. I have looked and looked, now I found it. and I had wanted to see how you made it. It is a very nice job. I am just learning PScs2 and am interested in how to layer and make montages. You put in losts of hard work and I agree with the others that it should win. Good luck.
Carol Roux #4179631

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 4/18/2007 9:14:55 AM

Absolutely deserves to get a BIG gold! You could win in several categories, too! I saw this in Editor's First Picks and I'm amazed by your talent, creativity and skill! You could make a lot of money with this photo if you sold it to a greeting card company or some such ... OK, enough gushing except to say I LOVE it!! :D #4182435

Connie J. Bagot 4/18/2007 1:06:26 PM

This is SO good---cute, funny, perfectly executed. Wowee. #4183076

Candy Avera 4/30/2007 4:30:43 AM

This is great Wally. My girls were crazy about it. Congrats on your POTD @ photoshowdown #4230030

Jenny D 5/23/2007 3:38:16 PM

Oh W*O*W!! Awesome work, congratulations!!! #4318105

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 5/23/2007 4:20:46 PM

This has got to be the winner! Awesome!!!!!!! #4318542

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 5/23/2007 4:35:26 PM

Congratulations, Wally!! Very creative and absolutely funny!! LOL. #4318675

Marcie A. Fowler level-deluxe 5/23/2007 5:01:18 PM

So glad to see this wonderfully creative image here Wally!! Congrats. #4319002

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 5/23/2007 5:45:37 PM

Love this Wally, congrats and good luck! #4319384

Sharon King level-deluxe 5/23/2007 7:27:34 PM

I'm impressed! Congratulations Wally! #4320252

Carla Metzler level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:46:31 AM

I LOVE this!!! Congratulation, Wally!! :D #4324185

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 5/24/2007 3:17:30 PM

Oustanding creativity and PhotoShop work, Wally! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist! #4325676

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:07:17 PM

Perhaps the most Funniest Grand Prize winning shot to this date!!! Wally, you da man!! Huge Congratulations on this GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! #4326572

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:23:52 PM

SO happy for you, Wally!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!! #4326641

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:30:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Wally on your Grand Prize Win!!!! WOW WTG :0) #4326694

Ken Smith level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:33:54 PM

Surprise, surprise! That's super, Wally. Congratulations!! #4326724

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:35:36 PM

BIG congratulations on your most deserving Grand Prize, Wally!! #4326734

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 5/24/2007 8:57:44 PM

Another wonderful composite, Wally--you know I am a fan! What a wonderful Grand Prize image. Congratulations. #4326841

Sylvia Rossler 5/24/2007 9:08:18 PM

WTG Wally !!!!! Big Big congrats on your grand prize win :O) #4326854

Susan Fox 5/24/2007 9:12:20 PM

Woo hoo Wally!!!! A huge congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win!!!!!!!!!! #4326868

Cesar J. La Rosa 5/24/2007 9:40:45 PM

WOW!!! It's great to see this photo as the Grand Prize Winner, Wally!!! Huge congratulations on this very well-deserved recognition!!!
Cesar #4326949

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 5/24/2007 10:06:21 PM

Congratulations on your win, Wally, cool work! #4326993

Darryl Wilkinson 5/24/2007 10:10:45 PM

VERY clever idea, Wally! Congratulations on your BIG WIN!! #4326998

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 5/24/2007 10:26:24 PM

WTG Wally!!!!! Congratulations on this BIG Win!!!!!! #4327032

Susana Ms Heide 5/24/2007 10:29:02 PM

I've always considered you a master in the digital darkroom and am so happy to see this image here!!! Your work (in and out of the camera) is exceptional!!! CONGRATULATIONS Wally!! WOOOHOOOOOO!!!! #4327039

Lynne Morris 5/24/2007 10:33:45 PM

WTG Wally, huge congratulations on your Grand PRize winner, loved this first time round, a well deserved winner. #4327061

Pat Gamwell 5/24/2007 10:40:37 PM

WooooHooo! WTG, Wally! Spectacular winner! #4327073

Martin J. Preslar 5/24/2007 11:41:56 PM

WTG Wally!!!! Congrats on this fantastic creation! Bravo!!!!!!!! :) #4327159

Dan Holm level-deluxe 5/25/2007 12:23:55 AM

Alright, Wally!! CONGRATULATIONS on this Grand Prize masterpiece!! #4327212

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 5/25/2007 12:51:11 AM

Congratulations Wally on your Grand Prize win...Dominick #4327253

Susan Jane Allen level-deluxe 5/25/2007 12:52:23 AM

Totally awesome and delightful!!!! You PS work is outstanding! Big, big congrats! #4327255

Les Rhoades level-deluxe 5/25/2007 1:09:18 AM

Everyone at PG101 is very proud of you. Outstanding Work! Congrats! #4327274

Susie Peek-Swint level-deluxe 5/25/2007 1:16:33 AM

Wow ~ many congrats on your fantastic win Wally ~ well-deserved and great to know it originated from a 101 theme ~ WTG!!
susie #4327291

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 5/25/2007 1:59:43 AM

So glad to see this as a Grand Prize winner -- congratulations, Wally! #4327391

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 5/25/2007 3:03:22 AM

Congratulations on your big win, very creative work! #4327579

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 5/25/2007 3:14:46 AM

Awesome Wally!!!! Way to go!!! Big congratulations on your Grand Prize winner!! Love your imagination. #4327627

Bridgette B 5/25/2007 3:22:19 AM

Congrats on this awesome winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #4327697

Milan Banik 5/25/2007 4:47:26 AM

outstanding winner.congratulations #4328083

Autum Rhoades 5/25/2007 4:48:11 AM

Congratulations, Wally, on this fantastic GRAND PRIZE photo - this is awesome! I can't believe I missed it before. AWESOME work!!!! #4328090

RC Fritz 5/25/2007 4:56:34 AM

Awesome winner. Very creative. CONGRATULATIONS!!! #4328155

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:08:39 AM


Sherry L. Davis level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:14:13 AM

Congratulations for your Grand Prize photo, Wally! Awesome work you did on this, excellent! #4328273

Michelle R. Kovach 5/25/2007 5:23:53 AM

And you thought you wasted an entry with this one for the theme! LOL

Major Congratulations Wally! #4328327

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:33:53 AM

Wally, way to show how its done!! Congratulations on the big prize! #4328375

Marie Fields level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:44:25 AM

WOW! Congratulations on GRAND PRIZE, Wally!!! WTG!!! :) #4328441

Dr Silly level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:45:56 AM

WOW Grand Prize....Your the man.
Congrautions Wally for your big win. :O)

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2007 5:48:27 AM

Well I was only a couple years off on picking your Grand Prize winner Wally :0) A big congratulations on this well deserved win! I am very happy for you and wish you continued success!! #4328452

Bob Cournoyer level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:49:33 AM

Gene Kelly would be proud of you, Wally. Super Congrats!!!!!!

Bob #4328454

Donna W. Neal level-deluxe 5/25/2007 6:00:20 AM

Look at you go to town! WOW a huge congratulations Wally. This is just excellence beyond excellence! #4328503

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 5/25/2007 6:01:23 AM

Congrautions Wally on your adorable grand prize winner. #4328508

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 5/25/2007 6:02:42 AM

Hearty Congratulations, Wally, on this most original and excellent Grand Prize winner! WOW!!!!
-Debby #4328516

Sharon Day level-deluxe 5/25/2007 6:12:58 AM

Impressive photo and a very impressive GRAND PRIZE WIN, Wally!!! Awesome! Big congratulations!!! #4328594

Wally Orlowsky 5/25/2007 6:53:10 AM

THANK YOU, to all my BP friends and supporters. I am overwhelmed. #4328841

Christina C. Moore 5/25/2007 7:35:57 AM

This is soooooooo wonderful. It makes me happy just to look at it. Good job and congratulations. #4329016

Dawn Leslie 5/25/2007 8:07:30 AM

Yahoo Wally congrats on this awesome winner! #4329132

Blake T. Lipthratt 5/25/2007 8:18:31 AM

good job. #4329166

Marcie A. Fowler 5/25/2007 8:31:07 AM

WOOHOO Wally. I don't I've ever been happier to see an image make Grand Prize. A big CONGRATS to you on your creativity and excellent skills being rewarded. #4329211

Megan p 5/25/2007 8:31:25 AM

this is so cute and ingenious! It really brings a smile to my Face. Many Congratulations on your Grand Prize win! #4329212

Cathy Barrows 5/25/2007 8:40:27 AM

Congrats on your Grand Prize Win...i just love this one #4329231

Ed Isaacs 5/25/2007 9:13:21 AM

Congratulations on this great winner, Wally. #4329318

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 5/25/2007 9:24:50 AM

When I first seen this Wally I thought this has to be a BIG Winner. Congrats on it being just that. #4329346

Jeana Clark 5/25/2007 11:08:01 AM


~Jeana~ #4329566

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 5/25/2007 11:27:02 AM

Congratulations Wally!! Grand Prize -- well deserved!! #4329604

Ermanno Radice 5/25/2007 11:30:58 AM

Many congratulations on this awesome winner, Wally!!!!!!!! #4329615

Carla Metzler 5/25/2007 12:01:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Wally!! :D #4329672

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 5/25/2007 12:05:44 PM

My heartiest congratulations on this great win, Wally!! #4329682

Eleanor M. Perrotta 5/25/2007 1:42:57 PM

Wally, Congratulations on your Grand Prize win!! You certainly deserve it. Eleanor #4329903

Patricia Ronan 5/25/2007 2:13:16 PM

Congrats on your Grand Prize win :) #4329979

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 5/25/2007 2:31:36 PM

Congratulations Wally on your grand prize winner!!! #4330045

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 5/25/2007 2:33:16 PM

Huge congratulations, Wally. This is such a creative Grand Prize Winner - fantastic!! #4330054

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 5/25/2007 4:07:36 PM

So cool to see this win the Grand Prize--I think it's an outstanding achievement technically, creatively and artistically ... Congratulations! #4330378

William C. Raco level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:15:01 PM

Glad to see this get the big win
Congratulations, Wally!

Bill #4330560

Michelle Lea Guinn level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:19:09 PM

Fantastic image!!! And Congratulations on getting the Grand prize!!! mlg~ #4330573

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:19:26 PM

Fantastic creativity!! Well deserved!! #4330576

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:45:05 PM

This is so darn cute. Awesome work Wally Congratulations! #4330636

Charlene Bayerle level-deluxe 5/25/2007 8:03:09 PM

WOW!!! Congratulations Wally!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!! #4330944

Cora Miller level-deluxe 5/25/2007 8:15:55 PM

What a cute and original creation! Exceptional work. Congratulations on this well deserved winner. #4330975

Janine Russell level-deluxe 5/25/2007 9:26:06 PM


Renee Doyle level-deluxe 5/25/2007 11:48:25 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic GRAND PRIZE WIN Wally!!!!!!

Diane Dupuis 5/26/2007 3:32:53 AM

WOOOHOOO WALLY!!!! Love your creativity, as usual! So glad to see your hard work recognized with a GP!!! Congrats!! #4331742

Jane M 5/26/2007 3:47:15 AM

Clever creativity Wally. This is a huge hit with my son! Congrats on the BIG winner! #4331797

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 5/26/2007 4:38:23 AM

Fantastic work, Wally! Big congratulations on a very well deserved Grand Prize! #4331934

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 5/26/2007 7:16:05 AM

A big congratulations on a very well deserved grand prize win!!! #4332535

Marsha S. Smith 5/26/2007 1:53:25 PM

I am sooooooooo happy to see a digital darkroom type shot win the big one and even more happy to see that it is one of yours. As I said before - this is a masterpiece. WOW! AND CONGRATULATIONS, Wally! #4333514

Tamera S. Phillips 5/26/2007 2:59:24 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful image Wally! Very much deserved of the Grand Prize. #4333645

Sharon King 5/26/2007 7:13:56 PM

I still can't get over this piece of art...I just love how you put this together...Congratulations on this well deserved win WallY!! #4334231

Casey A. Hanson 5/26/2007 7:51:43 PM

Many congrats on this wonderful, creative and fun Grand Prize winning image, Wally! Way to go! :0) #4334325

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 5/26/2007 9:33:51 PM

Big congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Wally!

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe 5/27/2007 10:51:28 AM

Bravo! Showers of Congratulations on your candid masterpiece Wally! Many more Grand wins on your creative images! Love it! #4336268

Ariel Lepor level-deluxe 5/27/2007 1:07:19 PM

Congratulations on this Grand Win on an amazing Photoshop job! Remove or flip reflections for more realism, but this is still an excellent shot!

ScrattyPhotography Blog #4336527

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 5/28/2007 3:06:03 PM

Wally, congratulations on this very creative and artfully arranged Grand Prize win! #4339955

Keith L. Clayton 5/29/2007 4:47:06 PM

Really well done!! Many congrats on your well deserved win. #4344325

Sue L. Cullumber 5/29/2007 6:54:30 PM

Wally - I knew this one was a winner! Fantastic - Big congrats! #4344756

Ken Cole level-deluxe 6/1/2007 7:09:56 PM

Wow! Congratulations, Wally. Nice work and well deserving... #4356234

William88 level-deluxe 6/1/2007 10:43:41 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize. #4356646

Peggy J. Maguire level-deluxe 6/2/2007 1:04:47 PM

Congrats Wally,outstanding work... #4358638

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 6/2/2007 10:11:28 PM

Fantastic job on this Wally! Way to go and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRAND PRICE WINNER! #4359810

Joaquin R. Felix 6/3/2007 8:42:02 AM

whimsical!!! #4361001

Vicki Hunt 6/5/2007 1:06:34 PM

This is really great and I am so glad for you! congrats! #4368752

Inge S. Lasmana level-deluxe 6/24/2007 8:19:28 PM

Very creative work! congratulations on your grand price winner! you deserved it! #4432714

JP 7/3/2007 1:14:32 PM

I can't belive I missed this! So funny! #4470326

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For the Photogroup 101 "Now that's funny" theme.

My wife was given this bird covered umbrella and I couldn't resist taking it to the extreme. Composite of four photos: male and female cardinals, the umbrella, and my driveway in the rain. Rain added in PSP XI, though it is raining now and we expect torrential downpours all day. No birds around so far today ... apparently they are smart enough to get in out of the rain ;)

Uploaded on 4/15/2007 4:07:08 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner
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