The Flocking

© Lester A. Garcia

The Flocking

Uploaded: December 02, 2008


A Digital Darkroom entry. A 51-layer image done in PS-CS4. 48 layers for each of the birds in different scales, one layer for the building, one layer for the bird shadows and one layer for the clouds. Adjusted for saturation and filters applied. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Tiia Vissak December 02, 2008

very cool! #1044710

Raymond Pauly December 02, 2008

very nice work #6837796

Raymond Pauly December 02, 2008

very nice work #6837797

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. December 02, 2008


KARU. #6837815

Michelle Alton December 02, 2008

Absolutely BRILLIANT work, Lester. It's a sparkling gem of a Winner! #6838091

Mary L. Graham December 02, 2008

Excellent Work Lester!! =) #6838178

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe December 02, 2008

Outstanding! #6838208

Vitor Dias December 02, 2008

Wonderful work Lester, very well done, congrats.
rgs Vitor #6838353

Colette M. Metcalf December 02, 2008

Excellent!!!! #6838585

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 02, 2008

Outstanding, Lester. #6839108

Melissa Olsen December 02, 2008

I agree... truly outstanding work here. Your colors are perfect, composition is fantastic. There's so much going on here that it really brings the mind into your image. #6839907

Clyde Smith level-deluxe December 02, 2008

Outstanding image Lester! Excelent POV, DOF and colors. #6842084

Lester A. Garcia December 02, 2008

Tiia, Raymond,KARU, Michelle, Mary, Carolyn, Vitor, Colette, Mary Beth, Melissa & Clyde,

Your remarks/comments are very inspiring. Thanks to all!

Lester #6842743

Colleen Farrell December 19, 2008

All that work really paid off with an outstanding DD piece of art! Fantastic work, Lester--hope to see this one again! #6914571

Rod Partington January 05, 2009

Awesome image, Lester! 51 layers?! A lot of work went into this, and it shows! Very creative. Outstanding! #6986477

M.Christine Duncan January 21, 2009

Incredible work Lester!!! Congratulations on the very well deserved finalist... I'm cheering you on to the top! #7063145

Michelle Alton January 21, 2009

Brilliant DD work, Lester. A great selection for Finalist! Congratulations! #7063346

Clyde Smith level-deluxe January 21, 2009

Conratulations on your Finalist Lester. Outstanding work! #7063403

Sarah Lamb January 21, 2009

Great Shot!!! Good Luck in the next round! #7064206

Jennifer L. Alder January 21, 2009

Congrats!! :) #7064695

Lester A. Garcia January 21, 2009

Colleen, Rod, Christine, Michelle Clyde, Sarah & Jen,

Thanks everybody. Your comments are my good luck for the next round.

Lester #7065271

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 21, 2009

Beautiful work. Congrats.

UB. #7065292

Lester A. Garcia January 21, 2009

Thanks U B #7065642

Tiia Vissak January 22, 2009

Congratulations! #7069394

Lester A. Garcia January 22, 2009

Thanks Tiia #7069720

Debra R. Harder January 23, 2009

Another BRILLIANT image, Lester...and an absolute FAVORITE for me!! Hope this gets GOLD!! Congratulations on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #7073091

Eugenio Diaz January 24, 2009

SUPERB!! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist!
FANTASTIC image!!! #7079512

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic January 25, 2009

Loved this the first time I saw it, Lester. Congrats on this outstanding finalist. #7084811

Lester A. Garcia January 25, 2009

Thanks Debra, Eugenio & Mary Beth! #7084879

Colleen Farrell January 27, 2009

WTG, Lester! This is one of my favorite images. I think it should have received a gold, but I'll just say congratulations on a most well-deserved finalist! #7096515

Corinne M. Thompson February 12, 2009

Congrats on your Finalist and DD feature, fabulous work and image! #7157423

Lester A. Garcia February 12, 2009

Thanks Colleen. Thanks too Corinne, Just found out yesterday that this photo is featured in the DD newsletter. Best regards to both of you!

Lester #7158540

Marisol Pastor February 24, 2009

Spectacular finalist Lester! Congratulations. #7209279

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