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Dwarf Lion Fish


 
 
 

Murry Grigsby
 

Heather, I hope you don't wear out that 60mm Micro :0) I really like the absence of detail in the water and so much detail in the fish. I think it really adds a 3D feeling plus the colors are so bold. Did you use Buzz-Lite?

Murry


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January 12, 2003

 
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  Really striking Heather.


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May 26, 2019

 

Patricia Marroquin
  I agree with Murry and Carol. Bold color and quite striking.


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May 26, 2019

 
- Heather K. McFarland

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Thank you folks!

No buzz used here Murry. In fact my trial verion of Buzz pro has just expired and I haven't bought the real verion yet. It's a bit on the expensive side though if you ask me!!

I uploaded the original so that you can see the entire backgroud.

Once I cropped of the right side of the frame and some of the top and bottom, the background was actually pretty smooth (good thing the tank was fairly clean at the store!!). I just used my clone tool to clone out any remaining distractions in the background after the crop. If I remember correctly, I also may have selectively applied a 2 pixel gaussian blur to the background.


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May 26, 2019

 

Cathy M. Gromball
  I agree with Murry and Carol, too, Heather! Thank you for sharing your technique with us!

Cathy :)


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May 26, 2019

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Yes, thanks for sharing the before and after with us, Heather. I appreciate it.


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May 26, 2019

 

Lem Metro
  Beautiful treatment, Heather. I really appreciate the look at the original and the details about how you acheived the final results.


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May 26, 2019

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Really sweet Heather. Really.


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May 26, 2019

 

Dolores Neilson
  He's mighty still for you to be able to get him this sharp at 1/10 a sec, Heather!! You got him on valium?? Nice work. Don't you find lighting at aquariums crappy for photography? It's a rare thing when I find enough light to capture something without blur! Nice shot!


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May 26, 2019

 

Connie I. Chandler
  Congratulations on being a Finalist, Heather! You have a bunch of photos that made it to the Finalist category! Awesome!


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May 26, 2019

 

Cathy M. Gromball
  Congratulations on finals with this one, too, Heather!

Cathy :)


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May 26, 2019

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Congratulations, Heather. Well done.


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May 26, 2019

 

Cathy M. Gromball
  Congratulations on your second place win, Heather!

Cathy :)


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May 26, 2019

 

Carol Sherman
  Wow...fabulous Win, just Awesome!!!
Congratulations to you!!!


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May 26, 2019

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats!!


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May 26, 2019

 

Mark Oxley
  Congrats on your wins Heather!! Very well deserved.


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May 26, 2019

 

Connie I. Chandler
  Congratulations, Heather! We are so happy for you! Awesome job, an well-deserved win!!


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May 26, 2019

 
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  So gorgeous! Fantastic colours. You deserve every bit of this second place!


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May 26, 2019

 

Shelley Sanders
  Congratulations Heather, love that blue and the detail in the fish. I know how difficult this shot was, you did very well per usual!


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May 26, 2019

 

Bernard B. Travers
  This is a great piece too, lady. Congratulations are still in order.


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May 26, 2019

 

Kathy L. Schneider
  Hey, where has this one been hiding?
Great job with this Heather, I don't know how you get such a great exposure on your aquarium images! The Zoo? The Pet Store? He's a cutie...where was this shot? Congratulations on your placement in this months contest!


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May 26, 2019

 

Donna J. Eaton
  Congratulations Heather. I love the bold and vivid colors!


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May 26, 2019

 
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