Vulture Attack

© Gunther Allen

Vulture Attack

Isabel C. Rodriguez level-deluxe 1/6/2008 7:20:23 PM

Amazing capture, great timing, well framed! Lighting and color are striking! #823574

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 1/6/2008 7:22:26 PM

Thank you Isabel - It was an amazing bird with such vivid colors! #5302310

Linda Proctor level-deluxe 1/6/2008 7:32:27 PM

Wow, Gunther, Incredible color and light!! #5302319

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 1/6/2008 7:35:12 PM

Thank you - I actually rendered the lighting effect in Photoshop to accent the vulture and darken the background. #5302322

Tarun Bose 1/6/2008 7:56:40 PM

Excellent capture with beautiful lighting. Lovely colours. Well done Gunther. #5302364

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 1/6/2008 8:00:33 PM

Thank you Tarun and Happy New Year to you! #5302370

BILLY R. PARKER 1/6/2008 8:08:16 PM


Brian Smyer 1/6/2008 8:44:43 PM

Well done. Beautiful image. Great colors and clarity. #5302491

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 1/6/2008 9:55:49 PM

Thank you so much Brian and Billy! #5302593

Tiia Vissak 1/7/2008 2:23:43 AM

Great light, colors, pose & clarity! #5302944

The Judges at 1/7/2008 3:06:38 PM

Wow for a vulture this looks like elegance. I like what you have done with your filters and lighting effects. Nice work. #5306231

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 1/7/2008 6:35:32 PM

Thank you, judges! This is the first time I've received such a nice comment from you and I have to say that it made my day! The original photo, although good in composition, lacked the background dynamics that I wanted. I spent hours messing around with the filters, which taught me a lot about what I will do the next time. I've taken years of Photoshop classes, but rarely do I apply the things that I've learned. It seems that you get into a comfort zone with your work and then get caught doing the things that are most familiar. I thing that I've learned a lesson on getting out of that comfort zone a little to at least experiment more. Again, thank you so much for your comment!
Gunther #5306896

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 2/22/2008 3:24:45 PM

Gunther this is a beauty!!! I do wish you posted your work at PSD just so we could see it! Congratulations on this beauty!!!!! #5533532

Carla Metzler level-deluxe 2/22/2008 3:48:14 PM

Congratulations, Gunther! Great capture! #5533881

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 2/22/2008 6:01:59 PM

Thanks so much Carla and Linda -- Once I get the time to place an album of my work at PSD I will also include a short bio like I do in the featured artist area. I would like to enter photos just for comments and feedback! #5534993

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 2/23/2008 5:09:35 AM

Congratulations! #5537838

Marcel J. Fernandez level-deluxe 2/23/2008 8:07:56 AM

Splendid capture Gunther! A big congratulations to you and continued success. #5538906

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 2/23/2008 8:09:10 AM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this incredible finalist, Gunther!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5538916

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 2/23/2008 8:09:32 AM

An honor to be chosen and thank you so much Tiia and Marcel! #5538920

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 2/23/2008 8:10:34 AM

I must have been tying at the same time... Thank you Patrick! LOL #5538927

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 2/24/2008 4:34:05 AM

Congratulations Gunther! Who would ever thought that a vulture would be beautiful!
Now, I need a lesson on backgrounds! :)

jo ann c. #5542964

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 2/24/2008 3:04:18 PM

Beautiful work, Gunther! Congratulations! #5545535

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 2/24/2008 3:27:46 PM

Thank you Christopher and Jo Ann! #5545638

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 3/12/2008 6:01:39 AM

WOW! Gorgeous Gunther!!! Congrats on your Finalist!


Mary Timman 3/12/2008 6:29:24 AM

Fantastic capture! Such beautiful colors and wonderful detail. Very well made! #5632181

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 3/12/2008 8:44:34 AM

Hi Gunther, I saw this in the Digital Darkroom newsletter and stopped by to congratulate you!! A really great image, super colors and details. Excellent work and a great finalist. I've been to the Wild Animal Park several times and never saw this vulture, thanks for sharing!

Donna #5632702

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 3/12/2008 8:58:14 AM

Me too--I saw it in the DD newsletter. This is spectacular! Fabulous work! #5632754

Sherry K. Adkins level-deluxe 3/12/2008 12:56:50 PM

Gunther, congrats on your DD feature and finalist. This is a super image! #5633596

Gunther Allen level-deluxe 3/12/2008 6:15:13 PM

Thanks so much for you comments Sherry, Colleen, Donna, Mary, and Judy! Your input means a lot to me!!! #5634526

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 3/14/2008 4:50:17 AM

Never saw one of these look so beautiful!

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