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A Valentine's Day Present

A Valentine's Day  Present
Información de la foto
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Género: Lugares
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2008-01-27
Categorías: Divertidas, Naturaleza, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Cámara: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 200, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposición: f/6.3, 1/1000 segundos
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): My favorite Heavily processed shots, My favorite Humoristic or Funny shots, Century Club (more than 100 points), SIlver Tulip Award II, Boomcat's Favourite, Friday theme 2008/02/15 "Valentine", My photos [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2008-02-14 4:52
Vista: 5094
Favoritos: 6 [Ver]
Puntos: 112
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo [Francés]
Hello Treklens, here's something to underline this special day and to say how much I love to be a part of this fantastic group with you all. Have a Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

A male Downy Woodpecker photographed at the Montreal botanical Garden.

pdp, Silke, Ramdan, Hendrika, vandana2923, wieyos, espanek, timleahy, bizsu, Dpbours, boomcat, inaam, trekks, perryhooter, Regiomontana, eqshannon, angela926, lisapw1, JohnTulip, Viking, Dingo ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
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Critiques [Translate]

LoL !! Bien fait Mario .

Tres original


Josée :)

  • pdp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 39 N: 123] (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 :-)

Tout photographe sérieux a un jour ou l'autre rêvé de "travailler" pour National Geographic.

Beau travail Mario et excellente photo !

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (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!

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.

Hi Mario..congratulations...you deserve it.


Bonjour Mario,
Magnifique nettetée et couleurs
Quel beau travail!
C'est à s'y méprendre,
"Joyeuse Saint-Valentin à toi"
Dany :-D

Hi Mario,

Brilliant, we love you too (particularly your F1 shots;0) Great humor and amazing posting for the theme.


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


WOW. You had me fooled Mario.
Excellent way of presenting your picture..nice clarity, colors, idea, and lighting.
Well done!

Brilliant Mario, Excellent, well done.


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  • Mite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 63] (550)
  • [2008-02-14 7:50]

Excellente idée!
Quelle mise en page, c'est à s'y méprendre.



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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-02-14 8:27]
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Hi Mario,

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??


Hi Mario,
Great idea and PP work, if I found this on the shelf it would be in the basket.
Excellent work well done
Regards Andy

On y croirait, et nul doute que vos photos ont la qualité pour être publiées !

Great picture, super PP work and a cracking sense of humour - a brilliant creation
Thanks for sharing

Hello Mario.
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? :-)

Bonjour Mario,
Belle présentation et travail de cette belle composition qui est très originale, bien fait avec de beaux détails. Bravo..Bonne St-Valentin :)


Excellent - hats off to your creative mind! And humourous too....


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.

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-02-14 16:38]

Hello Mario,
Ha... ha... ha..!! Humor boundless. I really appreciate it. Did John not see it yet? Congratulate !!!!!!!! Ha... ha.. ha.. !!
Be good !!!!!!!

Bonsoir Mario
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.

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-02-14 22:35]

hi mario;
great idea,very creative and funny.thanks for sharing..

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (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,

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-15 0:39]

hahahaha, PERFECT !!!

have a great day,
ps.I'll be back

Hi Mario,

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!


Hi Mario,

Great artwork my friend . .
I should read page 136 . . I believe lots of yours . .
Excellent idea . .


Hi Mario,
Wahhh...What a high class idea..excellent job my friend..
Nothing to say my friend..Awesome!!


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (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.

Amitiés sincères

Hello Mario,
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!
Pablo -

Hello Mario,

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!

Hello Mario,
Unique and excellent presentation.
Detailed shot of bird, and love the PP done here. TFS

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

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-15 5:46]

Hello Mario,

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.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-02-15 7:47]

Félicitation ! j'aime bien les oiseaux aussi merci

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-02-15 8:15]

Hi Mario

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!


Cheers, bill

Hello Mario!

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.

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


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-02-15 13:22]

Hi Mario....

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!


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!

Hello Mario,
WOW! that's great.very nice presentation!

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 :)

Hello Mario

what a superb compo, had me absolutely in stitches, well thought out and superb Pp work.

TFS kind regards Helen

Very creative! I love it! Can't wait for the next issue! LOL

Actually, that's an awesome photo! Great quality....like National Geographic!!


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

John T

Hi Mario,

Ha, ha, just great! And the woodpecker,as usual, excellent! TFS, Marta

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-02-18 11:42]

Very artistic Mario
Good to see names of friends in this worldfamous magazine :-)

A really good presentation of a beautiful captured bird. Great work as usual Mario !

bonjour Mario
pour le national geographic c est tout ce que je te souhaite
bonne journee

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-02-19 13:18]
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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.

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! :)

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-24 8:03]

Very good original work Mario.

I missed the one some how. Terrific PP Mario. I love the stoies that are contained in this issue. Very impressive.


Quite clever and creative Mario! I don't know how I missed this one. Excellent!

Hi Mario

Toooooo Good.

mk subba

is it yours.. congretulations than..
amazing.. a beutifull pic though..

Hi Mario

When I discovered your gallery, i felt myself lucky to be part of such distinctive group, led by you
Excellent picture, supreme art!
Take care

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-07-19 2:52]

ciao mario...bellissimo lavoro...sembra una cartolina...bellisismo soggetto...ottimo pov...e belissimi i colori..

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