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Posted by Ron Day on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:09 pm

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Pintail duck photographed at Bosque del Apache NWR. Processed in PS CS6 and Topaz Impression II. Decreased saturation, then boosted the highlights in the shoreline vegetation. Hand painted the head in the reflection and some vegetation. Please click on image to view full size. Thank you.

 Nikon DX, Nikkor 500mm + 1.4x, f/8 @ 1/800, ISO 640, Gitzo Tripod, Wimberley II Head.

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:55 am
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Such a handsome species and beautifully portrayed here Ron. I love the complementary colour palette and the dreamy feel to this peaceful scene.
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by andre paul on Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:56 am
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very smooth result, nice tones,
a nice misty feel ( if that exists .... )
the reflections are working fine also...
you achieved a fine image here Ron.
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by Sandy R on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:27 am
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Very interesting treatment! Like it a lot!
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by Mark Picard on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:53 am
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I like the soft look and mood to this Ron. To me it shows how soft and delicate this bird is (or all birds for that matter) while hinting at the toughness and showing an innocent creature trying to carve out a living in the world. Nice one!  :wink:
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by Ron Day on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:50 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Such a handsome species and beautifully portrayed here Ron.  I love the complementary colour palette and the dreamy feel to this peaceful scene.

Carol, the "dreamy feel" you describe is my favorite aspect of this image. Thank you for commenting.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:56 am
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andre paul wrote:
very smooth result, nice tones,
a nice misty feel ( if that exists .... )
the reflections are working fine also...
you achieved a fine image here Ron.

Thank you for your input, Andre. The "misty feel" you describe, similar to the "Dreamy feel" that Carol mentioned, is the feeling I was working towards, so your comment is greatly appreciated.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:58 am
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Sandy R wrote:
Very interesting treatment! Like it a lot!
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Sandy thanks for taking the time to comment. I truly appreciated it.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:04 pm
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Mark Picard wrote:
I like the soft look and mood to this Ron. To me it shows how soft and delicate this bird is (or all birds for that matter) while hinting at the toughness and showing an innocent creature trying to carve out a living in the world. Nice one!  :wink:

Mark, love your wonderful interpretation of this image. I greatly appreciate your input. Thank you.
 

by Debapratim Saha on Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:17 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Such a handsome species and beautifully portrayed here Ron.  I love the complementary colour palette and the dreamy feel to this peaceful scene.




Amazing work Ron!!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:32 am
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Love it, Ron- it's all about mood and harmony- everything speaks of tranquility and softness, so well done with that misty dreamy appearance, (as has been noted.) In this sometimes chaotic world of hurricanes and such, this picture gives me hope and comfort.
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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:48 pm
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Reminds me of a foggy morning at Bosque. Nice job on the reflection of the head.

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by Nate Chappell on Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:18 pm
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Beautiful image Ron, very painterly
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by John Meade on Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:19 am
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Very nice, Ron.
 

by Ron Day on Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:40 pm
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Debapratim, Cindy, Joe, Nate, and John, thank you all for taking the time to comment. Your input is greatly appreciated. :D
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:53 pm
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Congrats on EP! Well deserved!
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by Ron Day on Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:47 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Congrats on EP! Well deserved!

Thank you very much, Cindy, and thanks to NatureScapes.  :D
 

by david fletcher on Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:31 pm
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Fabulous. an image with lasting appeal Ron. Masterful work. best bit is the mood and feel you have created/retained/produced.. heck... not sure which but very pleasing. Another image to hang large
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by Ron Day on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:27 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Fabulous.  an image with lasting appeal Ron.  Masterful work.  best bit is the mood and feel you have created/retained/produced.. heck... not sure which but very pleasing.  Another image to hang large

Thank you, Dave. I greatly appreciate your thoughts and comments. 
 

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