Shining Example

© Michelle Alton

Shining Example

Paul E. Earl April 13, 2008

Beautifully converted, Michelle! Lovely image! #899557

Bill Knaps April 13, 2008

Michelle you have a beautiful creation here. Bill #5780877

Aimee S. McMaster April 13, 2008

....a very pretty outcome Michelle...Aimee #5780893

Kathleen Rinker April 13, 2008

It works for me, it added a certain touch of grace and elegance, she looks very dainty, great work!!! #5780935

Mike Clime April 13, 2008

Very nice in B/W, Michelle! It's always nice to be different! #5780963

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 13, 2008

Fantastic work, Michelle! #5780976

Kathy Reeves level-addict April 13, 2008

Fantastic work Michelle!! Love your creativity with this stunning peacock!!! #5781040

Ken Smith level-classic April 13, 2008

It's different, and unique, so you did well. Super! #5781229

Jim Baines April 13, 2008

You are just too much, Michelle! This is absolutely stunning! Perfect composition and effects! #5781289

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 13, 2008

Your creativity is awesome. A sure winner. #5781511

Su Sana E. P level-classic April 13, 2008

Wow!! Michelle, this is over the top composition!!!!! Good luck with this great entry. #5781571

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 13, 2008

Exceptional job on this,Michelle!!! It's a beauty,my friend!!! #5781607

Michael Umbreit April 13, 2008

Michelle - Wow!! Neat treatment! - Mike #5781902

April 13, 2008

Marvelous! #5781984

Tiia Vissak April 13, 2008

Very original! Well done! #5782219

Martie Last April 13, 2008

This is beautiful and creative! I like the treatment and the crop. #5783300

April 13, 2008

Can I call you a creative genius, Michelle! You are one, indeed! Wonderful capture and treatment! #5783704

Robert K. Bemus level-classic April 13, 2008

You're way ahead of the crowd on this one, Michelle!! If I photographed one - it'd blue -- until I grilled it on my Weber when it would become golden brown... #5784345

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 14, 2008

WOOOOW spectacular Michelle... amazing details and love the comp!!! #5784380

Chua Wee Boo April 14, 2008

Wow! Such a great shot & very nice tones,Michelle! #5785512

Jessica N. Leesburg April 14, 2008

Great work on this image Michelle! All of your work is breathtaking :) #5786009

Joseph N. DiGilio April 14, 2008

What a great idea! Outstanding work, Michelle. I like the presentation, clarity, detail and natural design. I have never seen this done before. You were inspired for sure. #5787828

Evy Johansen level-classic April 14, 2008

Wow... Beautiful image!! And wonderful work, Michelle!! #5789230

Dawn M. Schneider April 15, 2008

i really like your version of this, the details are wonderful looks very regal this way #5790112

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 15, 2008

Really, really spectacular!!!
The tones are fabulous!
Kudos, Michelle!
~Lisa #5792140

Douglas Stratton April 16, 2008

This needs to WIN!!!!!! That's all I need to say.. wow! #5798107

Steve M. Harrington April 17, 2008

Dare to be different, Michelle! I like your style. :)
Steve #5801875

Anne M. Young level-addict April 20, 2008

Stunning - this is a winner. Its like you dipped him in silver! #5810250

April 25, 2008

I see you also like originality! this is wonderful - I actually like white peacocks better - which I know this one did not start out as - just a stunning treatment and wonderful idea! #5840720

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 19, 2008

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5943162

Douglas Stratton May 19, 2008

Congrats! You can tell everyone was routing for you! #5943457

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 19, 2008

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Michelle, CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved finalist,my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very,very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5943725

Mike Clime May 19, 2008

Congrats, Michelle, on this great finalist! #5944417

Mitch Spence level-classic May 19, 2008

Beautiful bird, beautiful treatment. Congratulations to you, Michelle! #5944596

Tiia Vissak May 19, 2008

Congratulations! #5944882

Jennifer L. Alder May 19, 2008

Such a gorgeous finalist, Michelle! congrats :) #5945767

Bill Knaps May 19, 2008

Congrats on making finalist Michelle. Bill #5946407

Laura L. Gonzales May 19, 2008

WOW! What a great job on this stunning finalist!!! Congratulations!!!! Laura #5947875

Kristi A. Howson May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Michelle. Gorgeous! #5948365

Pat Gamwell May 19, 2008

WooHoo! WTG, girl! Big congrats! #5948408

Dr. Harmeet Singh May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
#5948801

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 20, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Michelle! #5949278

Kathy Reeves level-addict May 20, 2008

Gorgeous finalist Michelle!! Congratulations!!! #5949907

Sam Britt May 20, 2008

Congratulations Michelle! #5953657

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 20, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS! 8o) #5953987

Michael G. Marshall May 21, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle! Michael #5959153

Cassie L. Woodlee May 25, 2008

Congratulations, Michelle!!!!! #5974566

Manuel Barrera May 26, 2008

belated congratulations! #5977698

C A June 02, 2008

I like the editing in this upload. The colours are very nice. Thanks for your comment on my panorama. Best wishes and keep up the good work! #6007266

Jean B. Hall June 11, 2008

Magnificent shot! Love the effects and the composition. Congratulations! #6048075

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 12, 2008

AWSOME, HUGE Congrats on your finalist! #6053153

Cyn Valentine level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations Michelle! #6081407

Martie Last June 24, 2008

Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition for this beautiful photo! #6102871

Lisa Lo Verde July 03, 2008

Congratulations, this is a beautiful photo, Michelle. Aren't these birds gorgeous? #6135244

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Description

When I encountered this displaying peacock yesterday, it was a breathtaking experience. But EVERYONE photographs these magnificent birds. So, I tried something different: "Golden Silver Peacock" Converted to b&w, added sharpness and contrast, applied two gradients (silver and gold, using the metallic palette in CS3, dodged and burned, painted a little history back..and that's about it!
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F4, 1/640s, 280mm, ISO:500

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 280.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on April 13, 2008

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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