Photo a Day Challenge


The gander did his best to distract us as he protected his mate and their nest.

19 responses

  1. Great action shot….love the processing here

    April 29, 2012 at 5:42 am

  2. Have a Gander at that Goose, all in a flap! Great One.

    April 29, 2012 at 5:44 am

  3. Beautiful composition and processing.

    April 29, 2012 at 6:40 am

  4. Beautiful painting

    April 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

  5. Tony

    Great processing for a great capture!

    April 29, 2012 at 7:47 am

  6. One fantastic image!

    April 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

  7. Such artistry in this image with the brush pull down effect on the reflections drawing the eye into this fabulous goose.

    April 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

  8. Great job with the processing of this. It works really well.

    April 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

  9. a beautiful shot, amazingly like a watercolour

    April 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

  10. regularman

    Hallmark would be proud to have that in their Father’s Day lineup. A keeper for sure.

    April 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  11. I’d be interested to know what you did in processing to get this fabulous effect

    April 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  12. I like Bill’s idea! I like the painterly look in this, lovely.

    April 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  13. Beautiful! I love the effect you applied!

    April 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  14. Hi Lois,
    This is awesome, it could be a postcard! Have a great day!


    April 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  15. Great processing!

    May 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

  16. Very creative processing…..will be checking back to see if you post an answer to Rose’s question as I would be interested in knowing as well.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:37 am

    • At first glance I was going to reject this image because it was not as sharp as I would have liked . . . but decided to play around with Topaz and see what I could come up with. I applied an oil paint filter to distort the background masking the gander. I then applied a simplify filter also with the gander masked. I did not keep track of all the steps . . . just played with the sliders until I liked the final outcome. The vignette was done in Lightroom.

      May 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      • Thanks, Lois. I think all of your steps paid off. Interesting how you combined the two different Topaz filters. I know what you mean about keeping track of steps…sometimes I just don’t know when to stop!

        May 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  17. Love the action captured here and your processing.

    May 5, 2012 at 6:42 am

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