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Great blue herons in the wetlands off San Francisco Bay make for great photo subjects if you can get close enough before they fly off....!...
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Great blue herons in the wetlands off San Francisco Bay make for great photo subjects if you can get close enough before they fly off....!
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Winner in BIRDS THAT FLOCK TOGETHER Photo Challenge
Winner in Three of a kind Photo Challenge
Winner in Nature Orientated Manipulations Photo Challenge
Winner in Above the Couch Photo Challenge
Winner in Looks Like A Painting Photo Challenge
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Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Bellatrix_B2 August 05, 2017
Omigoodness!!!! This is absolutely wonderful!!!! A real masterpiece here,dear Nina!!!! ❤ !!!
trainwoman Platinum
trainwoman August 06, 2017
Your hours of editing;-) really paid off with this masterpiece. Love the suicidal fish
AHogue August 06, 2017
WOW, Nina, this is absolutely gorgeous!
adavies August 06, 2017
This is stunning, Nina! You are truly an artist...beautifully done! :)
sue-zon PRO+
sue-zon August 06, 2017
I don't think I've seen any of your bird photos that isn't a complete and absolute masterpiece, Nina. And this one is no exception! Such a superb image!
Daisy00 PRO+
Daisy00 August 06, 2017
Wowwow...this is breathtaking, nina! All aspects of this shot are just great!!!!!!!
Kathey PRO+
Kathey August 06, 2017
Absolutely amazing meld of photography and digital art techniques! A museum piece at the least! You truly inspire me, Nina!
tongant Platinum
tongant August 07, 2017
Magnificent editing, Beautiful!!
donanzinger PRO
donanzinger August 07, 2017
Stunning image! Your editing skills and artistry are phenomenal.
kathyk_abq August 09, 2017
I barely have words... wow! I love everything about this, Nina! There is so much movement through these layers of rich textures.
modelmeemaw Platinum
modelmeemaw August 10, 2017
Your editing is amazing, this is a beauty!
chuckrickman August 10, 2017
Pure genius Nina. I can not imagine what it took to put all of this together. WOW
davidsloan August 10, 2017
Exquisite artwork,truly brilliant :>)
Hood August 11, 2017
Wow - stunning!
Pamelabole PRO
Pamelabole August 11, 2017
Wow....beautiful!! : )
lizziemellis PRO+
lizziemellis August 11, 2017
Wow! Dancing Herons..beautiful composition:-)
GayleLucci Platinum
GayleLucci August 16, 2017
Tremendous details, textures, lighting...It all works fabulously together...The longer the lens, the better the opportunity...they are flighty! but beautiful sights!
AHogue August 18, 2017
WOW, I'm absolutely loving this one!
AHogue August 18, 2017
Well meant to give you more than a peer, must have stayed on it too long.
sweetpea72 August 20, 2017
Absolutely Stunning! シ
mcampi PRO+
mcampi August 22, 2017
What can I say that everyone this has commented has not said. Creativity abound!!!!
mihrt PRO+
mihrt August 27, 2017
Excellent imagery! Beautiful detail captured and altogether you made a lovely Composition ! I'm sure this one will be in 'Awake' !
ziggyzoo52 September 04, 2017
Wow this is brilliant photography such a stunning photograph.
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KelleyMelton September 16, 2017
This is stunning! Your editing is amazing!!
tonybruguiere September 18, 2017
I really enjoyed your portfolio, especially the composite work on your nature photographs. Excellent work!
Baumhaus October 04, 2017
Wonderful! Congratulations on your challenge win:-)
MikeBoyle October 04, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Magnificent capture !!!
jamiesarkett October 04, 2017
Congrats - beautiful
Pamelabole PRO
Pamelabole October 04, 2017
So beautiful!! Congrats on your challenge win!! : )
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
p_eileenbaltz October 06, 2017
Captivating! Congratulations on your Challenge Win.
erickgarza October 10, 2017
lovely, nina!!
Cookies4U October 18, 2017
beautiful artistry!
mihrt PRO+
mihrt November 02, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS on this image being in the OCTOBER 2017 'Living the Photo Artistic Life' seeing your images Published Nina !!
mcampi PRO+
mcampi November 04, 2017
congratulations on a well desirved win. Your photo art is amazing.
dvierno Platinum
dvierno November 06, 2017
Fabulous !!!! Congratulations
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
p_eileenbaltz November 07, 2017
Congratulations on another Challenge Win for this stunning image!
Mary18 November 09, 2017
Congratulations on winning my photo challenge Nature Orientated Manipulations!
Cookies4U November 16, 2017
Oh my! absolutely gorgeous--your editing is amazing here. congratulations on your awards. so well deserved!
Rafaphoto Platinum
Rafaphoto November 20, 2017
Your photos are pure art. Totally love your amazing output.
Keep the superb work coming to inspire us.
JayneBug Platinum
JayneBug November 24, 2017
Absolute masterpiece!
mcampi PRO+
mcampi November 24, 2017
Congrats another win. This is awesome photography and wonderful editing. It should be framed..
carolcardillo PRO+
carolcardillo December 03, 2017
Congrats on all your Challenge wins, Nina! :-)
Paul_Joslin Platinum
Paul_Joslin February 03, 2018
Congratulations Nina! I am very impressed by your very artistic composition of Great blue herons at first light, and have selected your entry to be the Grand Winner in my, "Birds that flock together" photo challenge.
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
p_eileenbaltz February 03, 2018
Congratulations on another Challenge Win for this beautiful piece of art.
estercastillo08 April 20, 2018
Congrats on your win
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