© Carol Teal


Uploaded: November 24, 2006


I don't have the settings on this one, but I did tweak the saturation just a bit and applied Orton.


Carol Teal November 24, 2006

Critiques? I have wanted to post this for awhile but never did until I tried (and liked) the results of the Orton on the photo. #562165

Dennis Flanagan November 25, 2006

No flaws.........perfect framing and I like the over saturated look, it transforms it from a bunch of birds to something the eye cannot ignore. #3628771

Larissa M. November 25, 2006

This is beautiful, Carol!!
I love how vibrant the sky is... excellant job!!

~Lue... #3628936

Ronald F. Fischer November 25, 2006

Fabulous capture and PS work! #3629459

Ken Slade November 25, 2006

Great original composition. The sharpness is excellent. The rich colors only add to the beauty and (after all, this is a photo website). Orton did well. I like it very much. #3630039

Carol Teal November 25, 2006

Thank you Dennis; I appreciate you taking a look and for your nice comment.

Lue, Ronald and Ken, thank you so much for your kind comments. The Orton, while I used it very sparingly, seemed to almost make the birds appear 3D. The original does not have that same look so that is why I never posted it before. #3630160

John V. Roscich level-deluxe November 27, 2006

JOHN #3640971

Carol Teal November 27, 2006

Thank you John so much for your comment! I will have to ck out your gallery again and see what new adventures you have been on! :) #3640983

Datha Y. Thompson January 24, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on your Wonderful Finalists Carol!!! #3863155

Carol Teal January 24, 2007

Thank you so much Datha! #3863911

Sam Britt January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Carol! #3864238

Amy JACKSON January 24, 2007

Wonderful image, Carol!! Love your use of effects! Congratulations!! :) #3864425

Carol Teal January 24, 2007

Thank you Amy; I am glad you like it! :) #3865364

Jill Odice level-classic January 25, 2007

Congrats on your beautiful finalists! You managed to make seagulls magical :-) #3868118

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3868460

Carol Teal January 25, 2007

Thank you Jill and Kay! #3868700

John V. Roscich level-deluxe January 25, 2007

JOHN #3869955

Carol Teal January 25, 2007

Samantha, thanks so much for your support! I missed your comment last night (I was almost falling asleep when I was on LOL)

Thank you so much John. I appreciate your kindness! #3871200

Mitch Spence level-classic January 26, 2007

Carol, congratulations on your finalist. This is a most interesting effect, you've used. Very nice work! #3876006

Sergio Miranda January 26, 2007

congratulations on the finalist, carol.

i really liked how this turned out. orton technique worked well with this image. #3876269

Carol Teal January 26, 2007

Thank you Mitch and Sergio! #3877115

RC Fritz January 27, 2007

Congratulations Carol. Beautiful work! #3880495

Roger Fry January 27, 2007

Beautiful shot ! Congratulations

Roger #3881489

Carol Teal January 29, 2007

RC and Roger, thank you very much! Sorry to be late in responding but I have been busy all weekend helping my son finish a project for know, one of those that he waited until the last minute to do?? LOL #3886827

Norman P. Banks March 08, 2007

Carol, sorry I missed Congratulating you on this well deserved finalist image.

I dont follow the contest results as much as I used to, so I'm always catching up with the winners. (smile)

Norm #4034249

Carol Teal March 08, 2007

Thank you Norm for looking and your kind comment! I know what you mean! Every time the finalists and winners come out, I plan to go through each one but I can never find time to go through them all at once! #4034635

anonymous March 11, 2007

Hi Carol, Love this image...good use of Orton! #4043553

Carol Teal March 11, 2007

Barbara, I appreciate your kind comment! #4043745

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