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Old 01-16-2011, 12:22 PM
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Zebras

Went to the zoo today as we were lucky: no snow, no rain and almost 10° (plus that is :-) ) Almost all of the habitants were fed and really lazy, so not too many fun pics. As I saw these I was reminded of Palms as she enjoys Zebras pics so much. So here they are for you all to play with :-)
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:33 PM
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Re: Zebras

Definitely love Zoo captures Amica. Thanks for sharing and the play. I did have to extract and change the background (ref: http://www.fontplay.com/freephotos/f...x100408-12.jpg). I first thought I could get away with just using Impressionist, but didn't like that result alone so I fed that result into FotoSketcher Oil Pastel Sketch preset and then blended it back in.

Click here for complete rendition; attached is a lower quality crop.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:49 PM
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Looks great Lyle! I love going to the zoo because of the abundance of modells :-) Unfortunately they do not always provide great backgrounds :-( Your masking is great btw :-)
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: Zebras

Here are some more :-)
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: Zebras

Amica, wish I was at the zoo, too! We've moved away from the NY area & I sure do miss the Bronx Zoo.

LOVE zebes! Had so much fun with this one I saved the whole PS file so I can get back to it again. Masked out bkgrnd, added a super pattern then played a little w/ blending modes & texture. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:11 AM
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Glad you had fun, Veronica! That sure is some psychelic background :-) Works well
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:07 AM
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Veronica that background reminded me of This... (turn sound OFF.. best at full screen.. stare at the center for at least 30 seconds, a minute is better or wait till it says "look away" then look at your hand that's holding the mouse or pen..or anything you think is stationary! )
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:05 AM
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Looking great, OB, both :-)
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:17 AM
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Re: Zebras

Amica i think you are enjoying this winter a bit more than usual by going to the zoo, are you encouraged at all ?
I am not complaining though great photo's

a ahb from me

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:24 AM
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Re: Zebras

No dear, you are mistaking I have waited till all the nasty snow was gone (there were masses ) and it wasn't all that cold. I haven't pressed the shutter since our Madeira trip and was desperate to do so. It was a nice change and I do believe I will do it again next winter - visiting some place with more civil temperatures like around 20° that is, fabulous climate not too cold nor too hot.... Love the sea, but am no beach fan (tanning/swimming) so it's perfect :-)

Lovely work I must say
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