Come Fly With Me

© Johnny Santoso

Come Fly With Me

Uploaded: September 08, 2006


aperture=F/2.8, shutter=1/6400sec, lens=Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 IS L USM, location= Puncak, Indonesia, name= Hawk,Local name= Elang Bondol.
These is for The bird shot.. While the Back Ground Clouds is taken with The same lens with F/5.6 but shot from the Cockpit at 35 000 Ft. During Cruising in B737 Position Flight ( No Passengers ).
My aim is to get " Artist Imagination " or "Surreal" Dramatic View..
I found its hard to get proper/matching lighting angle, Tone and DOF to get As Close as possible to real shooting condition, ( From these 2 merged Photos.. ) This is one of my favourite.. Done with PSCS2, ie: Selections, extract,USM, NR, Saturation, Hue, Color Balanced, Resize... Thanks for your comment/suggestions.. appreciate very much...
Contest entry: Digital Darkroom.



Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 08, 2006

One word...STUNNING...this is outstanding Johnny! #518915

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe September 08, 2006

Johnny, This is stunning! I love the colors and your did an great job of joining the 2 pictures! Best of Luck with this one!!! #3285717

Lani J September 08, 2006

Beautiful, Johnny! Well done... I think we maybe seeing it again :o) #3285940

Helen N. McHugh September 09, 2006

This is just magnificient, Johnny!!Outstanding work (thanks for sharing)!A winner for sure!! #3286264

Joyce Baldassarre September 09, 2006

This is tremendous! The coloring, effects and of course subject matter all come together beautifully. A winner!!! #3287221

Linda Blair September 09, 2006

WOW!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job on this!! #3287404

TS September 10, 2006

Another stunning image. Beautiful. #3292123

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 07, 2006

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3420203

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 12, 2006

Breathtaking image, Johnny! Love it! ^.^ Kitty #3439307

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 14, 2006

Johnny, excellent tones, detail, lighting and clarity. #3450250

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

YES!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Johnny!!!! Wonderful!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502786

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 26, 2006

Wonderful Johnny, congrats! #3503779

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 26, 2006

A magnificent image... Congrats Johnny! #3503814

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations...and well deserved! #3504137

October 26, 2006

You got what you wrote here. Nice job! #3505358

Donna J. Eaton October 27, 2006

This is a beautiful image Johnny! The light is spectacular and matches perfectly with the bird! Congratulations on your finalist! #3507567

Karen Slagle October 27, 2006

Awesome finalist, Johnny. I love what you did with this. #3508311

Linda Blair October 27, 2006

Congrats on this awesome image!!!!!!:0) #3508364

Donna W. Neal October 27, 2006

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Johnny #3508744

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Johnny, congratulations on your finalist. #3508752

Lynne Morris October 27, 2006

Awesome finalist Johnny, many congratulations! #3509177

Cliff & Patti Smith October 27, 2006

Cngratulations on this fantastic finalist Johnny! #3510287

Sharon King October 27, 2006

Everything about this is Perfect! Even the title! Congrats! #3510419

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 27, 2006

Grand award winner, my friend, Johnny!!
Best of luck! #3510457

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Congratulations Johnny! I'm happy to see this one! Best of luck in the next round!!!
Sheryl #3512043

Darryl Wilkinson October 29, 2006

Outstanding winner, Johnny! Congratulations! #3516431

Lynne Morris October 29, 2006

A well deserved winner Johnny, congratulations! #3516527

Lani J October 29, 2006

Outstanding, Johnny! CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful winner! :o) #3516675

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 29, 2006

Teriffic winner, Johnny! Congratulations!


Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Great win Johnny. Congrats to you! #3517372

Linda Blair October 29, 2006

Awesome winner Johnny!!! Congrats!! :0) #3517888

Jill Flynn October 29, 2006

Gorgeous work of art Johnny! The tones are outstanding. This should be in a gallery. Congratulations on your win! #3518248

Milan Banik October 29, 2006

Congratulations #3518542

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. #3518935

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 29, 2006


Linda D. Lester level-classic October 29, 2006

Awesome....congratulations! #3519342

Karen Slagle October 29, 2006

Stunning winner, Johnny. Big congrats. #3519437

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Johnny, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519648

Colette M. Metcalf October 29, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Johnny!!! #3519972

Deborah Sandidge October 29, 2006

Exceptional photography and PS work, Johnny, congratulations! #3520349

Mick Burkey October 30, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Johnny! Absolutely stunning! All your hard work really paid off here. Very inspiring. #3524066

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 30, 2006

Hey Johnny!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Wonderful job!!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3525306

Septa Iskandar November 06, 2006

Great Fhoto...!!
Beautiful and Wonderful banget...

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 06, 2006

This really is beautiful, congratulations! #3554853

Cathy M. Gromball November 08, 2006

Congratualtions on your Second Place win, Johnny! Excellent work!

Cathy :) #3562041

Lori Carlson November 17, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Johnny! Great vision! :0) #3598677

Tonya R. Boles December 17, 2006

Beautiful. #3712724

Robyn Gwilt May 06, 2007

Hey Birdman!!! Another stunning pic - your digital darkroom is great, but the sky and the bird are awesome to start with :) The colours compliment each other and everything just works beautifully. Congrats on your win :) #4253678

Ronald F. Fischer May 06, 2007

Simply awesome! #4254414

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