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OK... Photographing my koi was my first concept anyway and this evening I finally got a shot I liked. I love how the water and colors combine to make an almost abstract image...as shot, natural distortion, no PS filter or spfx.

http://www.beverlyguhl.com/FM/fm8921_distortion.jpg

bev



Apr 20, 2008 at 06:58 PM
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Bev-
Great shot. The Koi has taken on a very ethereal quality. This almost looks like someone threw bright orange dye and thick white paint in a body of dark green water and took a picture as it began to disperse. Very cool photo.
Best of Luck,
Cristobal



Apr 20, 2008 at 07:09 PM
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Hi Bev,

We were treated to three great images this week from you. They were all very good, but I like this one the best. I love your pictures of you Koi. They are lovely animals and you capture them beautifully. Wonderful, color, motion, and distortion in this shot. Good luck this week.

Steve S.



Apr 20, 2008 at 07:11 PM
Beverly Guhl
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Cristobal:

Thank you. I love your description of the image, and I agree. Color dispersion indeed.


Steve S.:

You are so sweet, thank you. Three images in one week is a new record for me. ha You're so kind. I love that you love my koi pics. I love photographing my koi and have gotten many bizarre and lovely shots of them. Best to you!
bev



Apr 20, 2008 at 07:31 PM
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Bravo yet again, Bev, my dear friend! Another fabulous photo. You take photos of your Koi and I do of my Strad. Unfortunately, I can't put my Strad under water to get a distortion so I had to use PS.

Beautiful!

Fond regards,

Endre



Apr 20, 2008 at 07:45 PM
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Your pictures have been so nice, are we sticking to this one, they all were well done, Can only choose one.

Norm



Apr 20, 2008 at 08:15 PM
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Another watercolor beauty Bev!


Apr 20, 2008 at 11:42 PM
Beverly Guhl
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ENDRE:
Thank you!! Yes, my koi are like a strad to me, though your strad is a masterpiece unto itself, as are your images of it. I don't see koi like this one very often, he is a rare beauty but very vulnerable. I fear he's getting to big for my pond and I will one day have to sell him. I've had him the longest, so it will be hard. Then what will I photograph? Oh my. May have to borrow your strad! ha

NORM:
You are so kind, thanks. A woman's prerogative is to change her mind, and having done that aplenty this week I'm sticking to this one. ;-)

MIKE:
Thanks! They are the ultimate watercolor. The lighting is tricky, what with reflections, you have to shoot at certain times of the day and various angles and when they're in the shady section of the pond, and then they have to do something lovely without another of my 10 koi interfering with the shot. Always worth the patience though.

bev



Apr 21, 2008 at 07:57 AM
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Hard to go wrong with one of your beautiful koi pics!
Wonderful creature, and Lovely shot!!!
(Tell him he's a finalist. )
~ Carrol



Apr 21, 2008 at 09:17 AM
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Carrol wrote:
Hard to go wrong with one of your beautiful koi pics!
Wonderful creature, and Lovely shot!!!
(Tell him he's a finalist. )
~ Carrol


Thanks, Carrol. I told him what you said and now he's demanding extra food and a larger pond. Sigh.



Apr 21, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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Awesome work Bev, love it!

Jason



Apr 21, 2008 at 03:26 PM
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Hi Beverly
What can i say im now torn between my love for Koi and the fantastic way youve captured it, and Strads strad. As to having to move him i know i couldnt. I gave away some koi last year to allow my oldest (17 yrs) to keep growing healthily.
Take care
Mark



Apr 21, 2008 at 04:50 PM
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JAZNO: Thanks so much!! This is a very loveable fish.

MARK:
I am flattered to have you torn between my humble image and anything Strad does! My fish would be honored to have your vote, but he'd be hard pressed to choose, too.
I can't part with him yet. Every time I consider it I feel ill! As long as he's not too big for the pond I'm keeping him. The fact that a good part of his size is his tail helps, so he's not really as long as shortfin koi of same length. I, too, have kept the herd down so I can have this larger beauty in the pond and still have great water quality. The others are growing so some of those must go; always a hard choice there.


bev



Apr 21, 2008 at 06:37 PM
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I loved your first koi picture. This one works as well. Great capture on a hard to frame moving subject.

Great entry,
Chad



Apr 22, 2008 at 03:31 AM
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Well done, Bev!


Apr 22, 2008 at 07:05 PM
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Beautiful abstract, well suited to the theme.

-- Rich



Apr 22, 2008 at 07:18 PM
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Great shot, Beverly. Extremely well-executed.

Tom



Apr 23, 2008 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · #291: Pisces Approaching


This is a great picture. I've been going back over previous assignment entries, and didn't realize before how many times you'd won. It's well deserved! Some of the pictures you've entered are among my favorites already.


Dec 23, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · #291: Pisces Approaching


Beautiful shot.


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