A Valentine's Day Present
- Liberty (5789)
- [2008-02-14 4:58]
LoL !! Bien fait Mario .
- pdp (538)
- [2008-02-14 5:06]
He he he, very good. You've done a great job there I bet you had fun making it too :-)
- malain (3188)
- [2008-02-14 5:06]
Tout photographe sérieux a un jour ou l'autre rêvé de "travailler" pour National Geographic.
Beau travail Mario et excellente photo !
- Silke (24044)
- [2008-02-14 5:35]
This is simply priceless!
The capture itself is perfect and the rest -- the titling, the messages on the "cover" all are tuly out of this world!
- Ramdan (5765)
- [2008-02-14 5:38]
LOL... Great!! Great!! Thank you Mario for doing this real great artwork! Very creative and entertaining humorous idea.
Page 80, nice article ... Page 152, a must read :) :) :).
BTW, how much is the magazine? :) :) :)
Big thank you for you, Sir.
- rminkow (34772)
- [2008-02-14 5:58]
Hi Mario..congratulations...you deserve it.
- Tamtidelam (2676)
- [2008-02-14 6:24]
Magnifique nettetée et couleurs
Quel beau travail!
C'est à s'y méprendre,
"Joyeuse Saint-Valentin à toi"
- bluepianowaits (2596)
- [2008-02-14 6:37]
Brilliant, we love you too (particularly your F1 shots;0) Great humor and amazing posting for the theme.
- wieyos (9118)
- [2008-02-14 6:39]
lol....you really illude my sight when i first see the thumbnail, Mario!
the GREATEST work i've ever viewed here on TL! Bravo!
will find a copy at the news stand first thing tomorrow morning!....lol
- ls_photography (4034)
- [2008-02-14 7:31]
WOW. You had me fooled Mario.
Excellent way of presenting your picture..nice clarity, colors, idea, and lighting.
- thegraduate (14)
- [2008-02-14 7:40]
Brilliant Mario, Excellent, well done.
- Mite (550)
- [2008-02-14 7:50]
Quelle mise en page, c'est à s'y méprendre.
What a great idea!!! Looks really like a real National Geographic. Well done.
one question: What program do you use for the text??
I work with Corel paintshop pro X2 but the results ar mostly very poor.
Maybe you could help me??
- toucan1967 (65)
- [2008-02-14 9:46]
Great idea and PP work, if I found this on the shelf it would be in the basket.
Excellent work well done
- abettine (2038)
- [2008-02-14 11:14]
On y croirait, et nul doute que vos photos ont la qualité pour être publiées !
- mortcdz (53)
- [2008-02-14 11:15]
Great picture, super PP work and a cracking sense of humour - a brilliant creation
Thanks for sharing
- espanek (5721)
- [2008-02-14 11:37]
You made me smile. Your picture is great as always, but the way you presented it is fantastic.
Btw. How can I order this magazine? :-)
- mvdisco (57237)
- [2008-02-14 11:53]
Belle présentation et travail de cette belle composition qui est très originale, bien fait avec de beaux détails. Bravo..Bonne St-Valentin :)
- timleahy (288)
- [2008-02-14 15:57]
Excellent - hats off to your creative mind! And humourous too....
- Kilted-Arab (8186)
- [2008-02-14 16:04]
Mario, this really is excellent! Great imagination and wonderful pp work with a super photograph thrown into the mix. Brilliant, this is one of those postings where I really envy the talents and mind of the person behind the post. Great stuff.
- bizsu (717)
- [2008-02-14 16:38]
Ha... ha... ha..!! Humor boundless. I really appreciate it. Did John not see it yet? Congratulate !!!!!!!! Ha... ha.. ha.. !!
Be good !!!!!!!
J'ai aussi le numéro de février 2008 du National Geographic et le-mien ne ressemble pas du tout à celui-ci.
Très oiginale présentation réalisée de main de maître, beaucoup de temps passé sur Photoshop. Message humoristique mais j'y vois aussi un petit trait de malice.
- efi (3730)
- [2008-02-14 22:35]
great idea,very creative and funny.thanks for sharing..
- eosnut (13374)
- [2008-02-15 0:17]
How do I subscibe to such an informative magazine Mario?
Great shot of the woodpecker, and super PP work putting it all together.
Very well done,
- pozaru (21386)
- [2008-02-15 0:39]
hahahaha, PERFECT !!!
have a great day,
ps.I'll be back
- Hendrika (19218)
- [2008-02-15 1:09]
What fun this is. For a moment I thought your bird picture had been choosen to be on the cover of National Geographic! Which would not be too hard to imagine.
Smashing picture and really funny note.
TFS both and Happy Valentine!
- tjutjut (16220)
- [2008-02-15 1:33]
Great artwork my friend . .
I should read page 136 . . I believe lots of yours . .
Excellent idea . .
- Ananfoto (0)
- [2008-02-15 2:36]
Wahhh...What a high class idea..excellent job my friend..
Nothing to say my friend..Awesome!!
- WMcK (6837)
- [2008-02-15 4:35]
Super work Mario. I just love your humour and of course your bird. What fun this is. The articles look very interesting and I can’t wait to see the program featured. :) Super PP work and such a great way to show your fine little friend. Bravo Mon Ami.
- pablominto (27208)
- [2008-02-15 4:41]
Creative idea and well carried out!
The bird photoigraphy is of the usual standard, but this time combined in a fine layout to an impressive unity!
Hahaha, I like how you changed it to 'National Photographic', since you might have gotten some complaints if you really made 'National Geographic'.
And the content is wonderful. Cloning our John and also the oversharpening in three easy lessons is great! Can you send me a copy of this one?!
And there you go; My photographs aren't tilting at all, it's just the earth's horizon being off. :-D
Have a good weekend!
- vandana2923 (22207)
- [2008-02-15 5:30]
Unique and excellent presentation.
Detailed shot of bird, and love the PP done here. TFS
- boomcat (16869)
- [2008-02-15 5:41]
wow Mario.. a different kind of valentine presentation but i love it.. very very creative.. oppppssss!! yayyy.. hahahahaha what a lovely suprised i only read it now what story it will be inside your special edition National Photographic when i saw my nick.. the day they cloned JT? hahahahhahahaha.. i love this so much..
by the way as always your bird shot is outstanding.. the colours and lights are just lovely. couldn't come to the internet last night to comment.. problem with the connection.. huhu if i could give 6 smiley for this :))
not to late for me to wish my no. 1 very dear dear friend in tl a very Happy Valentine with your family. thank you.
take care, terry
- inaam (4859)
- [2008-02-15 5:46]
Happy Valentine's Day to you my friend.
Brilliant, brilliant, wow. You really have a high aesthetic sense which is well seen in this lovely posting. Nice idea has been presented rather an innovative way of greetings. Well done.
Thanks for sharing this image.
- Fons (16615)
- [2008-02-15 7:47]
Félicitation ! j'aime bien les oiseaux aussi merci
- trekks (13665)
- [2008-02-15 8:15]
I like this humor, and your time to model NG's style. Really great work and my answer is below
.page 80 - I continue to give critiques
.page 98 - from bedroom or office window
.page 140 - ok if happens in Welcome Gallery
.page 152 - page missing!
- perryhooter (27938)
- [2008-02-15 10:52]
Off line for a few days !
I just saw this absolutely hilarious and superb post (^_^). I agree 100% your photos do have the National Geographic high standard.
Well done and keep on the good work.
- Regiomontana (3592)
- [2008-02-15 12:28]
Mario: This is Fantastic! I had a lot of fun when I started reading it, because at the beginning I thought you just took a photo of the original magazine. I will keep in on my lap-top. TFS
- puffy (16653)
- [2008-02-15 13:22]
Woooo... you made it to the front page? Gosh, I must rush out to buy one now...:P hehehehe
Excellent shot my friend, so sharp and so fine details, excellent work, good pp too!!!
Have a great weekend!
- eqshannon (1887)
- [2008-02-15 18:22]
Nice work Mario.. You had some creative time eh? I love novel ideas like this. Methinks we think alike many times..I had that notion when I first started listening to your critiques on TN...and then adding you French gigs on FB...I love it!
- hamed31568 (2442)
- [2008-02-15 22:17]
hahaha :D very creative mario. at first i got upset, i thought you took a shot off a national geographic magazine. i thought this would be illegal in tl. but when i looked closer and read the titles on the photo i admired your sense of humor and creativity :)
- Helkoryo (22130)
- [2008-02-16 11:58]
what a superb compo, had me absolutely in stitches, well thought out and superb Pp work.
TFS kind regards Helen
- lisapw1 (8893)
- [2008-02-16 14:47]
Very creative! I love it! Can't wait for the next issue! LOL
Actually, that's an awesome photo! Great quality....like National Geographic!!
- JohnTulip (35303)
- [2008-02-16 15:03]
Mario .. besides the point that this is realy a stunning Idea ( looks 100% a real N G )
I see you put many names on the cover ...even a Tulip clone)
Sorry I did not see before , ( very hectic here) but you did a great job!
Thanks and a big smile from Holland!!!
The Silver Tulip Award
- eBirdy (1528)
- [2008-02-17 4:07]
Ha, ha, just great! And the woodpecker,as usual, excellent! TFS, Marta
- Viking (4383)
- [2008-02-18 11:42]
Very artistic Mario
Good to see names of friends in this worldfamous magazine :-)
- joopschotsman (6930)
- [2008-02-18 13:14]
A really good presentation of a beautiful captured bird. Great work as usual Mario !
- astrono (611)
- [2008-02-19 0:40]
pour le national geographic c est tout ce que je te souhaite
No! Not two JT's... one suffices ;o))
ROFL. Excellent idea, Mario, and so well made. Where can I subscribe to this magazine? I think it will look good next to my NGM's ;o)
Seriously. I like the idea. I've seen one or two on TL before, a long time ago, if I can retrieve them I'll mail the links to you. But this is a beauty... it all fits, the lay-out of the would-be magazine is spot on. And... so is the picture of the woodpecker, of course.
- Photograph2u (0)
- [2008-02-24 6:55]
Bonjour Mario, je ne voulais pas passer tout droit sur cette belle photo! Bravo pour l'idee et la reproduction! On s'y croit presque a 100%.
Et l'oiseau est tres bien photographie sur sa branche!
Et j'aime tellement la liste des sujets dont on parle dans le magazine :))
Bravo, bravo! :)
- korbee (14495)
- [2008-02-24 8:03]
Very good original work Mario.
- boonie (7842)
- [2008-02-26 7:14]
I missed the one some how. Terrific PP Mario. I love the stoies that are contained in this issue. Very impressive.
- ProximityCast (171)
- [2008-03-03 9:35]
Quite clever and creative Mario! I don't know how I missed this one. Excellent!
- mksubba (217)
- [2008-03-24 8:43]
- juulbaars (4313)
- [2008-06-05 11:44]
is it yours.. congretulations than..
amazing.. a beutifull pic though..
- Monceflibra (1012)
- [2008-07-04 2:50]
When I discovered your gallery, i felt myself lucky to be part of such distinctive group, led by you
Excellent picture, supreme art!
- lele (11179)
- [2008-07-19 2:52]
ciao mario...bellissimo lavoro...sembra una cartolina...bellisismo soggetto...ottimo pov...e belissimi i colori..