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© Heather Mellon
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 9, 2014
TakenApril 27, 2014
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/5.9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length252 mm

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A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Trumpeter swans, of course. I decided to enhance the sunset colours that were reflecting off the snow and water and go for a painterly look so it would work in one of the themes..

A special Thank You to Donna Mullins for the spotlight, much appreciated Donna!

13 responses

  • Don Weber

    Don Weber gave props (9 May 2014):

    WOW! This is beautiful. I love the painting effect! Gorgeous.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2014):

    What a beautiful effect! This is is winner Heather! Wonderful art, and wonderful work!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (9 May 2014):

    Thank you Don and Donna for your comments.. I really appreciate them. I wasn`t sure about this one.. it`s a little far out, but that`s a big part of what I love about photography.. just getting creative. Thank you Donna for nominating me for member of the week, it is really appreciated!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 May 2014):

    Wow..this is masterfully rendered and the color is divine for these beauties..Bava!

  • Davide Simone

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  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (9 May 2014):

    colors are Fabulous !!!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (9 May 2014):

    I love how images can be manipulated with today's technology. This is a beauty.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 May 2014):

    You really are an artist Heather to have the skills in being able to create this masterpiece for it to look like a painting....beautiful work!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (10 May 2014):

    Awesome & beautiful processing, Heather! Congrats!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (10 May 2014):

    Wow ! I love what you did with this !!! Fantastic image !

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 May 2014):

    Painted to perfection!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 May 2014):

    A most excellent entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Feb 2018):

    Beautifful in every way and you have my vote!!!

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