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:iconhuronna:
The purpose of photo manipulation is to manipulate a photo into a work of art..
Without a single doubt, that is exactly what you have done in this case.
One cannot tell if the sun is rising and adding highlights to the center front flamingos or is the sun setting. Thinking logically we know that flamingos huddle in groups, and even stand in water together, but would they stand in raging waters? You have us believing that this is true, though we wonder. Your technique in manipulation is to perfection. The shades of color change in the background and foreground enhance the total image. Not only did you achieve something extraordinarily beautiful, you have made people wonder...is this really a photo? And when they ask this, you have succeeded.
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Very gorgeous and stunning. I love how the vibrancy, hues, tones, and highlights are used in this. By looking at the water, you can see a reflection of the flamingoes with some detailed, sharp edges to it. There are also some ripples in the water and a wave on the left side. In the water, the right side has purple and a yellowish-pinkish colour while the left side has a more velvety colour and a darker shade of purple added. I like how the direction of the sunset is bouncing on top of most of the flamingoes which is causing the reflection in the water.
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lvanuska Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student General Artist
I really adore and am tempted to conceptualise this image, therefore (I hope this is alright with you) I am incorporating it into an experimental university print installation as a poetic reference embedded into my own work, for academic purposes... 

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borda Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
sure, feel free to use it, I'm glad that you like it :hug:
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
fantastic
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Heart Congratulations your work has been awarded the honor of the "Best of the Best" atNaturesHaven. Please enjoy Volume # 4 journal feature which showcases your art.

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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured Folder by Ancient--One

Your wonderful art has been placed in our Featured folder.  Congratulations!

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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot and perfect art!
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous shot. :omfg: :love:
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jiajenn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Photographer
Wow
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2016
so.... this is absolutely a manipulated photo, why isn't it in the Digital Art category?
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably because the color correction, some mirrored enhancement, and potential use of focus-smoothing (depending on the camera and how the settings thereon were used) isn't great enough to qualify this as more-so a digital piece than a general photo.  
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
Or the fact that the flamingos were placed into a completely different water setting than what they normally stand in? Google 'flamingo' and I challenge you to find a photo of them huddled up together in raging ocean water. They are ALWAYS found in calm, mostly still water. This photo just doesn't make any sense and doesn't look natural at all.
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JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
gorgeous!! :clap:
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MistakeNot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, I didn't know photography got this good.
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
It's a manipulated photo, flamingos are never seen in raging ocean water.
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MistakeNot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, right, beautifully done!
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Arteliean Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
I'm curious as to the significance of the white bow?
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see a floating feather that's casting a reflection to give the appearance of a bow...is that what you're talking about?
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einsey Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
I love how you got all of the Flamingos to pose at the same time!!!
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PeaTree-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work
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dashakern Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a breathtaking photo! I love the colors and the flow of the water! Great job! :)
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Sassy--Cat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW Featured at WOW by Sublime-Feline

Congratulations! Your image has been chosen for the feature folder at

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Thanks so much for allowing your art into our group gallery!

Have a wonderful day! :heart:
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animemaster133 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
...is it a picture or painting? Either way, beautiful.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow. A gorgeous riot of color. Saw it in existentialdefiance's feature.
Steve
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so good!
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
:clap:
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is perfectly surreal. Amazing shot!
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LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You captured the right moment!
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model88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
the fluid pristine nature of that is awesome in ways i cannot even describe.
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alikashuu100 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Divine. The colors, the textures, the vibrance and delicacy.... Beautiful work. 
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclappingplz:   small heart - pink small heart - pink small heart - pink 
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Vitesong Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful, I have no idea how you managed to keep almost every flamingo in absolute focus and keep the surface of the water so pristine, love it!
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dublodz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Wonderful
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FrlMahlzeit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! That's so nice, I wish I could give two times a fave.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
amazing light
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KojoDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sorry I just had to comment on this beautiful picture. Job well done!
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RENNSNE Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
epicnesssss!!!!
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LickMyVoidStaff Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The ambiance is broken, very nice photo!
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Naphula Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
birbs on sticks
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :wow:
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shuckaby Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing!!!  Big love!
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photorip Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfection.... :clap:
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!

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Martynes9N Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist
I am stunned by those colours 0o0 great shot, applause
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hevi-loneliness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Is this real photograph? I haven't see something as beautiful !! It doesn't get any better than this :heart:
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Sadir89 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was about to say- is that even real/possible! It's so perfect @_____@
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Stunning :heart: 
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Oh... that light so warm!
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borda Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
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