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John Rivera level-deluxe March 26, 2011

Great work here Steven! #1364350

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 26, 2011

One of the finest "fractured" filter image I've seen on the site Steven! #9318924

Steven W. Lepak March 29, 2011

Thanks for your kind comments John & Joannie. This was a low-light capture shot at high ISO. Although I liked the image, even after noise removal, I thought it was still a lemon (not post-able quality). . . so I made some lemonade in the digital darkroom. #9323371

April 27, 2011

great image but how ? #9372847

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 27, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Steven! #9372853

Steven W. Lepak April 27, 2011

I shot this image at the Milwaukee Zoo with a Canon 70-200 f2.8L at 200mm wih my Canon 50D. This animal was sitting very still in a dark enclosure directly below a light shining down on him. The capture was made at f2.8 and high ISO resulting in a noisy image. I used NeatImage noise removal, darkened the background just a bit in PS with a mask layer, and applied the Fractalius filter. Because the beast's spots were the same color/darkness as the background, application of the Fractalius filter created the effect of making the beast look hollow with a framework of color - I thought the "Changling" title was well-suited to this look. Best Regards, Steven #9373120

Merna L. Nobile April 27, 2011

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Steven W. Lepak April 27, 2011

Read puzzling member comment,
go back to sleep
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz #9374879

Patti Coblentz April 27, 2011

Then wake up...:))you have a winner! Congratulations, Stephen! #9375603

Mary K. Robison April 27, 2011

Congratulations on your superb and well earned winner, Stephen!
(Personally, I think it deserved to go higher...) #9375736

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 28, 2011

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Stephen. #9377551

Lydia Williams level-deluxe April 28, 2011

WOW, Steven...this is a beautiful image..You did it up it.!
Congratulations! #9377714

Joannie Bertucci level-classic April 28, 2011

Boy Steven do you know how to make lemonade! :-) Big congratulations on your gold badge! #9378860

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 29, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on your Second Place GOLD!!!

UB. #9379016

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 29, 2011

on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9380256

Steven W. Lepak April 29, 2011

Thanks to all for you kind comments.
Best Regards, Steven #9380419

Irene Colling level-classic April 30, 2011

Love your lemonade Steven.

Your subject was a perfect candidate for the Fract filter. Your settings expertly created and wonderful and intriguing photo art image.

Congratulations on your gold award. #9381399

David M. Montero May 11, 2011

Great use of the frac filter. Congratulations on your winning selection Steven! #9399996

Jane Hirst July 02, 2013

Nice win.....great use of that filter. #10753699

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