The Flying Seashell

Uploaded: November 16, 2006 00:00:54


My original idea was to capture the details of this shell but when after I attached the extension tubes, I found the bokeh very appealing to my eyes. Then this idea of 'optical illusion' crossed my mind. And here we're with the 'Flying Seashell'. Oh btw, I balanced the shell on a thin chopstick and covered the chopstick (in the background) with X'mas decoration. Picture made me happy but then I faced the most difficult task - Which category. Thanks to a very nice friend of mine at BP who suggested it for Special Effects.


Richard D. Cox November 16, 2006

Very unique, imaginative, and creative. The shell does look like it's flying. Nicely done, Susana. #557691

Evy Johansen level-classic November 16, 2006

Very unique indeed, Susanne! Beautiful image with great details!! Super job!! #3592408

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 16, 2006

Susan, excellent colors, detail, textures, lighting, composition and effects. #3592410

Donna Roberts November 16, 2006

Brilliant Suzy.....this looks fantastic.
Thank you for sharing your secrets on how you achieved such an amazing result.
:-) ddu

Ray Clarke November 16, 2006

Fantastic shot Susana, very creative, love it #3592430

Paul E. Earl November 16, 2006

Fantastic Susan! Very creative! #3592442

Laurence Saliba level-classic November 16, 2006

Super fantastic work Susana!!! #3592460

Raymond Pauly November 16, 2006

Superb work, Susana! Has WINNER written all over! #3592468

Renee Doyle November 16, 2006

What a great job you've done on this Susana!!!! This is wonderfully creative and a real pleasure to view! Excellent concept and beautifully done! Amazing work!

Pat Gamwell November 16, 2006

Awesome work, my friend! It definitely has a suspended, 3D effect! Fabulous clarity and lighting! #3592489

Mary K. Robison November 16, 2006

So glad the Internet finally allowed me on to say how wonderful this is, Susana!
You went to a lot of trouble to get this, but it's definitely worth it. I think the background lighting adds a lot to that 3-D look. Terrific work! #3592502

Paul Michko November 16, 2006

Awesome creativity, Susan. I love it!!! #3592522

Manuel Barrera November 16, 2006

It is great bokah, I have seen flying toasters, flying pigs, I have even seen and elephant fly, but I had never seen a flying sea shell, great creation Susana. #3592545

Glenn E. Urquhart November 16, 2006

Stunning, creative work, Susana!!! Very beautiful abstract, in every respect! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3592579

Alan L. Borror November 16, 2006

Very creative idea and work, Susana! Wonderful effects and color! #3592585

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 16, 2006

Excellent work, Susana! #3592631

Donald K. Cherry November 16, 2006

Very cool and creative image, Susana! #3592667

Carol Sawyer November 16, 2006

Wonderful creative image, Susana!! #3592701

Wally Orlowsky November 16, 2006

Creative work, well executed, Susana. Just the kind of thing I would expect alien sea creatures to be piloting ;) #3592750

Aimee S. McMaster November 16, 2006

....I love this wonderfully creative...Aimee #3592762

Colette M. Metcalf November 16, 2006

NICE image, Susana!! #3592794

William C. Raco level-classic November 16, 2006

Outstanding photo, Susana
Love the color, detail and DoF

Bill #3592859

Bridgette B November 16, 2006

Amazing image, Susana!! I love the BG!! #3592932

Tonya R. Boles November 16, 2006

Very cool shot. #3592978

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 16, 2006

Fantastic work. Love the effect and colors. #3593083

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 16, 2006

Wow susana; this is very well done! Excellent creativity and presentation! Jeff #3593163

Johnny Santoso November 16, 2006

Excellent Idea , very creative .. amazing result.. beautiful color and details .. Fantastic..!

rgds, #3593193

Sharon King November 16, 2006

How Creative...WOW! #3593307

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 16, 2006

Very that background! #3593431

Tarun Bose November 16, 2006

Wow! Fantastic work. Great three dimensional effect. I am amazed to see your talent which is overflowing with great quality. You have already proved your worth as one of the best Floral photographer. Now your talent is showing fantastic results in other subjects also. Hats off to you my dear Susana. #3593603

Carla Metzler November 16, 2006

Ooh, this is excellent, Susan!! #3593779

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 16, 2006

Fantastic, Susana!!!! What an artist you are!!!! Wonderful image!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3593803

Chastity Abbott November 16, 2006

O*U*T*S*T*A*N*D*I*N*G! I too love this idea! Great work and soooooo creative you are....:o) #3593825

Melissa G. Meiselman November 16, 2006

Unique and very creative. The shell REALLY stands out above the background...I feel I could reach into the picture and grab it. Great editing job and very good technique as far as setting up the shell so it could be separated from its environment. Terrific, Susana!! #3593856

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 16, 2006

Fantastic work Susana..very creative and unique !!! Does indeed look like it is flying. Wonderful detail in the shell. #3594552

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 16, 2006

Creatine work, Susana! A winner for sure!


Sam Britt November 16, 2006

Very creative, Susana. Great job!
Sam #3594688

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 16, 2006

Creative Susana, nicely seen and captured!! #3594811

Michael Khoury November 16, 2006

~~~Inspirational work Susana !~~~
M #3594823

Bill Wyatt November 16, 2006

Very creative and beautiful! I love the composition and wonderful colors and lighting, Susana!! #3595053

Karen Engelbreth November 16, 2006

Fantastic, creative image, Susan - wow - love it! #3595220

Sergio La Spina November 16, 2006

Creative and fantastic shot !! I love it! #3595409

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 16, 2006

You never cease to amaze me, Susana! Brilliant creativity and execution! #3595419

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 16, 2006

Wonderfully creative and beautiful Susana!! The details and texture on the shell are outstanding!! <>< #3596211

Darryl Wilkinson November 16, 2006

Gorgeous and creative, Susan, and very unique to boot! I love your golden bokeh :) #3596556

Hector Contreras November 16, 2006

Very creavite Susan so well captured
Heco #3596584

November 17, 2006

Fantastic creative work Susana! It looks great #3597672

Jessica Jenney November 17, 2006

SUsana, you are so imaginative! Gorgeous background and vision of delight! #3598027

Satvinder Bhamra November 17, 2006

Susana excellent creative idea and very well executed. Fine details and depth in this pic. #3599344

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe November 17, 2006

Beautiful and creative composition, Susana! #3599565

eileen bedford November 17, 2006

Beautiful work Susana... #3599733

Graeme yew Chow November 18, 2006

Susan, unique and creative image. I love it and hope to see this again. #3600134

Ken Smith level-classic November 18, 2006

Love your colors. So beautiful, Susan! #3602669

Jenny D November 19, 2006

Beautiful! Wonderful colors #3604404

ronda chatelle level-classic November 19, 2006

WOW! Susana this is SPECTACULAR! Wonderful creative expression! Thanks for sharing how you did this. The details on the shell are just amazing. Love it! #3605915

Dr. Harmeet Singh November 19, 2006

Excellent shot and superb idea.
Well Done

Judyann Plante November 20, 2006

Fantastic image and work, Susana!

Judyann ><> #3606588

Lorraine A. Cook November 20, 2006

COOL! Very creative image and the effects are super, Susana!<:)) #3607615

Tony Gutowski November 20, 2006

Very inventive, Susana. The color and detail set against the out of focus lights is striking. Nice work
Regards Tony #3609131

Noel Baebler November 20, 2006

Neato image, Susana! #3609875

Aimee S. McMaster December 29, 2006

...much congratulations on this beautiful & creative finalist Susana....Aimee #3751352

Paula Dwyer December 29, 2006

Congratulations Susana!! :) #3751556

Carla Metzler December 29, 2006

Congratulations, Susan!! #3751640

Jessica Jenney December 29, 2006

Congratulations, Susana. Very creative! #3751690

eileen bedford December 29, 2006

Congratulations, Susana well done... #3751824

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 29, 2006

Susana, congratulations on your finalist. #3752067

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 29, 2006

WTG Susana!!!! Congrats #5 #3752438

RC Fritz December 29, 2006

Congratulation Susana. Great job and Finalist! #3752832

Glenn E. Urquhart December 29, 2006

A big Congratulations on your Finalist Award, Susana!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3753439

Renee Doyle December 29, 2006

Fantastic Susana!! Congratulations!

Ken Smith level-classic December 29, 2006

I knew this would be a finalist! Super job! #3754065

Patricia Ronan December 29, 2006

Congratulations Susnan #3754362

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 29, 2006

Wow, congrats on your outstanding finalists Susan!
-Debby #3754597

Cheryl E. Molennor December 29, 2006

So cool Susana. Congratulations #3754725

Bill Wyatt December 29, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Susana! #3754759

Chastity Abbott December 29, 2006

Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3755071

Laurie Daily level-deluxe December 29, 2006

Very, very cool! congrats again to you! #3755286

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 29, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Susana! #3755719

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 29, 2006

Susana, congratulations again on another gorgeous finalist! #3755837

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic December 29, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3756702

Graeme yew Chow December 29, 2006

Great macro ! congratulation and hope the best next round. #3756735

Lorraine A. Cook December 29, 2006

Love This! Congratulations, Susana!<:)) #3757039

Evy Johansen level-classic December 29, 2006

Congratulations again, Susana!! #3757586

December 29, 2006

This one pulls you in from the standpoint of "how the heck did they do this?" #3757630

Kathy Reeves December 30, 2006

Incredible!! Congratulations!!!1 How did you do this? #3759407

Sylvia Rossler December 30, 2006

Loll Kathy, read her notes she wrote it down :O) :o)

Big congrats on this amazing shot Susana ! A winner in my book !! #3759614

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 30, 2006

Outstanding work Susana; congrats on this amazing image!! Jeff #3760116

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 30, 2006

It's got my vote! Congratulations AGAIN! LOL! #3760982

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 30, 2006

It's got my vote! Congratulations AGAIN! #3760993

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 01, 2007

Congratulations again, Susana!! #3767385

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 01, 2007

WOW what a month Susana. Congratulations yet again on an outstanding finalist. #3767933

Susan Jane Allen level-classic January 02, 2007

Great idea and beautiful work! Congrats! #3772163

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 10, 2008

This must have been "The Gift" before it got opened up into a diamond!

Gorgeous Gallery! -Laura Swan #5475394

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