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OK this is the last bird shot for now before I get all soft and nice, got a reputation on this site to keep and they are doing me know favours at all. LOL.
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Will have to start calling you Fluffy .:0 LOL
Great work love the colours and comp.
Outstanding work, Fluffy..... sorry, I mean, Victor ;0) Very eye catching presentation too. Love the way you've done the text.
Morning Victor.. this is wonderful as is all your work. Sorry for the lack of comments lately as I only seem to get fleeting visits to the computer at the moment. I am going to have a good look through your portfolio later,want to see some of the larger versions,thanks for your continued support.
I like this method of breaking out of the box you've used. I'm interested in why you didn't put a shadow on the head of this and you did on a previous example.
The only reputation you have is as a great image maker.......and look.......here is another one
Great image Victor. click
I would swear and call this B****dy brilliant but its pink and there's fluffy stuff going on so I wont Congrats on the HC and for turning a flamingo into a work of art. K.
Hi Victor,This is one really stylish flamingo almost looks like it is in a really classy pool of its own.Great detail,great work.Take care.Ann
congratulations on the HC. vinny
Nothing to add. Excellent work.
Thanks all appriciated. Pete did not put a shadow in this one as the light is coming from top left and very little shadow was apparent on the small portion of its head thus I removed it.
Thanks for the Award.
My Fluffy period is now over.
A wonderful picture, excellent detail, colour and composition.
Great presentation as well.
Congratulations on your well deserved HC Award.
Lovely picture Victor, your choice of background colour complements the pink of the flamingo perfectly.
great work, really stands out
Great quality work, Victor, and I see you are receiving more accolades!
Great manipulation and the border is just fab!....congrats on HC.
fabtastic! would love to know how you create the out of frame look
Wow, Victor, what glorious colours. This really has brightened up my day, its wonderful.
Several ways for the out of frame look.
Cut your image out using a tight path via pen tool, either blur the edges carefully using a very small soft brush or alternatively make a selection of the cut out image select-modify contract 1-pixel, feather selection 1 pixel and float new layer, delete original cut out. Either way will give you a smooth border with hopefully no tell tail hard line around the cut out. This will enable the cut out to merge or sit better with your chose background in my case the aqua green backdrop which was pre done and on its own layer with a black border . Position your cut out, scale to suit so a portion of the image overlaps the border. If you want, make a further selection of the cut out image and feather the selection about 10 pixels make a new layer and fill the selection with 100% Black, change mode to Darken and reduce the opacity to around 30% or so, now place the shadow layer behind the original cut out and watching which direction the light is coming from use the arrow keys to nudge the shadow left , right, up or down until you have the desired shadow. If you only want the shadow to appear on the portion which cuts out of the frame make a selection of your background, while this is selected highlight the shadow layer, and hit delete. You should now be left with your image overlapping the border with a little 3d like shadow play.
Hope this helps a touch.
So this is your feminine fluffy side eh. Very nice lol.
Must admit I love the hard man side more lol.
The flamingo is brilliant - the best image I've seen of this bird so far. The aqua goes brilliantly with the pink of the bird.
Is it back to the hard man 2moro?
Fantastic image, well presented.
A dark side, a funny side, and now a fluffy side...your talents have many facets-or should that be ...your facets have many talents?
Seriously, Yuri B was my favorite flamingo photographer until I opened this image. Stunningly good detail, excellent manipulation, and the most pleasing flamingo shot I've ever seen.
This is great Victor. A beauty. Love the lettering.
Now! Something with lots of blood next please, or long legs in leather boots (that's human female legs just to clarify).
Thanks for posting the CD - can't wait.
wonderful use of colour. Nice image.
Superb photo-art. Brillant colours and proportionate design. Professional detail including the excellent title label.
ps. Don't have a '68 Vette pic, but will upload a '62 classic later.
Sorry forgot the big C
Wow thank you Victor, i'm deffo going to "attempt" this so look out for some dodgy looking cut out in the near future
lol Thanks again annaliese xx
Thanks Don and your welcome Annaliese look forward to seeing them.
Brilliant! you never cease to amaze - happy to give the 30th click!
Wonderful image and background. As always exceptional talent and a pleasure to view. Just an old softy Victor? Perhaps I should be experimenting more with PS. Never seem to have the time. but it looks worth it. Thanks for the instructions to Annaleise.
Victor...Just Beautiful!!! I Luv the way you take the pic out of the frame...copied your directions, may give it a try!
Click to ya and Cheers...Suzan
Have a Wonderful evening!!!
Thanks Suzan, not much time for a look around still working away on some Christmas Catalogue ideas for a client!!
beautiful bird, but then, flamingo is the spanish word for 'Flemish'? hihi, click (*:*)
Beautiful image Victor. Relieved to hear you will be coming out of your fluffy pink period.
Outstanding work and presentation!!! Thank you for showing us how you did it. Congrats!!
I will be very busy for the next two to three months so if you see some apparent phantom clicks without any comment it may well be me.
I apologise in advance for not taking as much time as I might wish to in order to comment.
Thank you for your comments and clicks on my past uploads.
Rest assured I will be back to commenting on all my favourites of which you are one as soon as time allows. :0)
Wonderful work Victor, great colour and vibrancy. Victor, can you tell me if you know of a tutorial here for cross processing on portraits please. Paul
Thanks all. Sorry Paul but if you check out some of the Photoshop web sites I'm sure they should cover this item. Try Adobe for starters or www.tutorialhunt.com.
Thanks Victor. PAul
hi vic how u doing ?
another beautiful image - excellent
ah, nice... i almost uploaded a flamingo the other day. but it was too weird, even for me... hope you're well mate.
Apologies to all friends and fellow photographers for no comments or clicks of late. Its at this time of year when my workload takes of pre holiday time and I am burning the candle at both ends. Due to this I can spend very little time if at all on any personal work or spend my usual few hours having a enjoyable look around. By the time my commissions are finished and of to print I will be in desperate need of some creative sleep before I hit the site once more, so in the meantime thanks to everyone. Will be back before you can say upload.
Hi Victor, a really superb image. Hope you are well Tara x
Cheers Tara, working away Luv Victor
Well there's a break from the norm...
I just did a mod on this one, and there's a story with it (not a terribly interesting one, mind you) and the I realised you didn't allow mods on this one. Oops. Sorry!
Sorry David, thanks anyway
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