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 By: Phillip  Minnis  
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Photographer Phillip  Minnis     Phillip  Minnis  {Karma:13131}
Project #52 Patterns in Nature Camera Model Fuji FinePix S7000
Categories Wildlife
Nature
Seascapes
Film Format Digital JPEG
Portfolio Wildlife & Insects
Lens Fijinon
Uploaded 8/29/2006 Film / Memory Type N/A
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There are 74 Comments in 1 Pages
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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 11/15/2006
Thank you very much, Susie!

Cheers

Phil

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Susie  Peek-Swint   {K:7303} 11/10/2006
Oh this is wonderful Phil ~ this capture made me smile :) Congrats on the BIP award ~ well deserved!
susie

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 10/22/2006
Thanks, again, Jay! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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J S   {K:1806} 10/22/2006
Excellent!

Your sharpness of this photograph is what made it score!!! Great choice of blending it to black and white. I bet the water was gross and murky. This helps eliminate that gross color.

Once again... excellent!

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 9/3/2006
Oh, thanks, Chad, for your comments!

Mate, I convert my images to B&W using Photoshop. I just de-saturate the image, adjust the levels and contrast. That's about it - nothing too hard!

Cheers

Phil

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Chad Parish Chad Parish   {K:6440} 9/2/2006
Great B&W shot here Phillip, dont suppose you would care to discuss your conversion technique, I am always trying to learn new tricks on creating stand out B&W and this one certainly stands out!

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 9/1/2006
Thank you very much, Jason!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 9/1/2006
Thanks, Ann, again, for leaving a comment!

Cheers

Phil

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Jason Mckeown Jason Mckeown   {K:22200} 9/1/2006
great capture Phil, congrats on the award well worth it. looks great as black and white

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Ann  Van Breemen   {K:13399} 9/1/2006
WTG Phil. Another BIP. CONGRATULATIONS. Cheers, Ann.

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Thank you very much, Roby! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 8/31/2006
congrats for this BIP Phil, but also i like it the colors-version!

cheers

roby

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Oh, thanks, Robert! I appreciate your comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 8/31/2006
WOW!!
Blew me away with this one.
Simple Beautiful.
Congrats on your award,thoroughly deserved.
Robbie

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Thank you very much, Virgis! I appreciate your comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Oh, Joel, thank you very much for your lovely comments! I appreciate your opinions and feedback!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Thank you very much, Robert, for your great comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Thank you very much, dear Alicia! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/31/2006
Oh, thank you so much, David!

Cheers

Phil

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Virgis Dromantas Virgis Dromantas   {K:4212} 8/31/2006
Dear Phillip, this capture is so amazing; in B&W it works very well. Congratulations on well deserved award!

Kind regards,
Virgis

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Joel Aron Joel Aron   {K:14920} 8/31/2006
Wow Phil!

Amazing how well this takes charge in b/w! It's amazing!

The contrast is fantastic!!! I do like the color as well, just because of the painterly water reflections, and the brisk color tone (that I think helped out the gulls at the top), but this has such bold strength, and draws your eye all around the image.

Good job mate! awesome image once again!

cheers,
-Joel

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Robert Kocs Robert Kocs   {K:89085} 8/31/2006
WoooW! What a great idea, well presented nice natural
pattern. Brilliant composition and gorgeous group of
pelican, very impressive shot.
Congratulations for your success and your well deserved
"BiP" award! Bravooo my friend!

Have a nice day dear Phil
Robert

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 8/31/2006
Merecido premio, elegirķa cada uno de tus trabajos para premiarlos... etupendos Phillip!!!

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Allen  . Allen  .   {K:-673} 8/31/2006
Wow Phillip, this is just excellent! Very deserving win.

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Thank you very much, Salvatore, for your comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Thank you very much, Dave!

Cheers

Phil

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Salvatore Rossignolo   {K:13559} 8/30/2006
Brilliant! Congratulations on the well deserved BiP. Spot on use of Black and White.
Sal

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 8/30/2006
Very well done composition and excellent clarity, Phillip! Congrats on the BIP Award, too!
Dave.

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
:))))

Phil

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 8/30/2006
Of course you keep the BIP... There is somebody out there who definitely has a thing for your photo, and I don't want to argue the choices..;)

Cheers,

Hugo

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Thank you very much, Yazeed!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Hugo, I appreciate your honesty and bluntness.....and, my goodness, you dish it out! :)))

You ought to know me by now, apart from the colourful glass ones, I'll always have a go at B&W conversions! :)) I can't help it - it's part of the addiction! :))

I'll keep the BIP now that I've got it! :)))

Cheers

Phil

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Yazeed Al Ghuraibi Yazeed Al Ghuraibi   {K:4588} 8/30/2006
Congratulations, dear Phillip !!

love it !!

love the B&W tone !!

Yazeed

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 8/30/2006
Hey Phil,

Congrats on yet another award. But in all fairness, I don't think this one really deserves one. I find the match with the project a bit far fetched, and I don't really see the need for a B&W version in this one either - the colour photo looks already good to me, although you do have much more creative and inspiring photos than these in your portfolio...

I'm sure you know what I mean...:)

Cheers,

Hugo

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Oh, thank you so much, Robin! I appreciate your comments!

Cheers

Phil

PS Congratulations on the birth of your new grandchild. I saw the photo - I'll leave a comment on it later, today!

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Robin Wickenkamp Robin Wickenkamp   {K:16318} 8/30/2006
Paul summed it up perfectly...I can't add anything better than that! Congratulations Phil, an awesome capture!
Take care...Robin

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Oh, thanks, Ameed! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Thank you very much, Michele!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
Oh, thank you very much, Mark! I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment! I chuckled at your suggestion about the yellow eyes! :)

Cheers

Phil

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Ameed El-Ghoul Ameed El-Ghoul   {K:42215} 8/30/2006
Wonderful capture Phillip and nice idea of turning the colors to B&W, can't be any better. Congratulation for the award as well,
very well done,
Regards,

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Mark Sherman   {K:15673} 8/30/2006
LOL , Congratulations on the award Phil, really really nice conversion. Did you try just leaving the eye's yellow and then convert the rest to black and white, that might be sublime. Either way this rocks, congrats, again.

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Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 8/30/2006
Congratulations Phillip !!! A well deserved recognition ... I have been slacking for a few days now and almost missed this one !!

Cheers !
Michele~

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/30/2006
:)

Phil

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:168983} 8/29/2006
You're very welcome, Phillip!:)

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Oh, thanks, again, Tony, for your comments!

This photo was taken at The Entrance ( http://www.theentrance.org/ ), in New South Wales. Aside from being known as a very lovely little sea-side resort, the place is very popular for its Pelicans. Each afternoon, at 3.00pm, a group of volunteers feed the Pelicans. A large group of unlookers converge on the seafront to witness the event.

We were visiting the area last weekend, so I took advantage of the situation and went down to the seafront to get some shots. We were lucky enough to get there early, so we had a front row position. They come so close, that they brush you with their wings as they conglomerate to be fed.

Cheers

Phil

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Tony Lawless   {K:306} 8/29/2006
To me the B&W is so much stronger. Great work, and a great capture. I hope you paid them well for their co-operation. They seem to be expecting breakfast. Congratulations on the BIP, Phil.

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Yashar!

Cheers

Phil

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Yashar M. G.   {K:601} 8/29/2006
A classic B&W picture with very attractive view
Congratulation for award
Yashar

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Raquel! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Radmila Gorjanovic   {K:3113} 8/29/2006
Full of patterns: beaks, wings, eyes!
Congratulation!
Greetings
R...

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, dear Petal, for your wonderful comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, my friend, Doyle! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Oh, thank you so much, Engy, for your comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Mary!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Gianna!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, again, Shirley, for taking the time to comment on one of my photos! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Paul, for taking the time to leave a comment! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Petal Wijnen Petal Wijnen   {K:50989} 8/29/2006
Wow, another BIP, hip... hip... hip... ;-D!! That'll bring some color back... on your cheeks... LOL!!! Great idea to convert to B&W, it sort of 'brings them (both birds...)all together'.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 8/29/2006
Awesome shot and sincere congrats to you for the award Phillip!! It's really an amazing capture . . . :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~~

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Engy Farahat Engy Farahat   {K:11591} 8/29/2006
Wow!! magnificent captuer Phil. It's funny :)
beautiful looking & expression. lovely composition.
and nice b/w tones. congratulation on BIP award.
well deserved

ng..

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Mary Slade   {K:40338} 8/29/2006
Wonderful image. And very well done on award Phillip!

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gianna piano   {K:15530} 8/29/2006
they really look smiling! Great photo for clarity and details. deserved award! :)
gianna

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:168983} 8/29/2006
Congratulations, dear Phillip! Stunning! Love both the B&W and color versions.:)

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Paul Lara Paul Lara   {K:88111} 8/29/2006
Wow, Phil, the clarity and contast just POP on this photo...I can see why you earned a Best in Project. Congrats!!

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thanks, Paulo!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thanks, Shadi! Much appreciated!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Ruth, for your comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Marcus, for your great comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 8/29/2006
Thank you very much, Giuseppe, for your comments!

Cheers

Phil

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Paulo Santos Paulo Santos   {K:445} 8/29/2006
Exellent b&w!!

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Shadi Porooshani Shadi Porooshani   {K:11236} 8/29/2006
yesssssssssssssssss .... congratulations.........
i'm so glad about it , realy nice & beautiful work;)
all the best
shadi

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r u t h   d  r io r u t h  d r io   {K:4339} 8/29/2006
so niiiice!!!!!!!! good shot, beauty bird, congrats for that well deserved bip!!

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 8/29/2006
wow every bit as impressive as the color
version! I am happy to see the award you deserve for this outstanding shot..

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Giuseppe Di Pierro Giuseppe Di Pierro   {K:5911} 8/29/2006
ottima composizione, ma č risaputa la vanitą dei pennuti

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