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Swimming In Color by kkart Swimming In Color by kkart
An American White Pelican swims across appropriately named "Pelican Pond" at St. Vrain State Park, Colorado. I sat and waited for this as I was working on doing some abstract work with the reflections in the pond & studying the evenings color. I noticed this guy would be swimming into my range and set up accordingly hoping I would get it. It was as if he was gliding along inside a French Impressionist painters palette.
---John

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ppender Featured By Owner May 9, 2015

I love this photo! I am an artist and I was wondering if you would give me permission to use your photo as a reference in a painting. I would give you credit for it. My website is ppendergast.com. Thanks, Patty

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FeyPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Wow, how stunning!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Wonderful!
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josephacheng Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really awesome colors here!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Gorgeous capture! :clap:
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my WATERSCAPES - collection![link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconnemoplz:
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zootnik Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Stunningly beautiful John
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canpassion Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
:clap: Beautiful :) :heart: :love: (:
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Schokolola Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
this is beautiful:-)
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meihua Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
A lovely shot :aww:
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adrienne-paynter Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing could be more perfect about this! What a beautiful painting it would be, but it's a photo, so it's even more incredible. Love it!!
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Wenxie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous. I thought this was a painting at first, the colours are lovely.
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Katie537 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
wonderful!!!!!:)
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FireLily18 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
it's BEAUTIFUL!
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mttomimages Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful serenity!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful pic :)
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Photographer
Wow, great colours!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
peaceful and so serene . . . . wonderful picture
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiul
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now-voyager Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Lovely John - really serene. :)
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poisonedrose Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I thought this was a painting from the thumbnail! The colours reflected in the water remind me of Monet. It all contrasts wonderfully with the white of the pelican. Such a wonderful shot!
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lnfinityArts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
The water is epic, and so is the shot overall. Great colors
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FoolsGolde Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
it's great that something ordinary can become magical :)
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Neaffka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours! They are impressive :meow: You did a great job!
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ArtbyMom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Although real, it looks like a dream! :clap: bravo!
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sannwald Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
:heart: The sprinkly Green ... :heart:
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artist-bent Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Such a clean and well taken photograph!
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AgiVega Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Beautiful, I love the vibrant colours of this picture! It's so dynamic yet so peaceful...
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marrciano Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, John :clap:
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sylverface Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice coulours !
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful..
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely, the colors in the reflection are beautiful. patience paid off, I don' t think it would of been the same without the pelican.
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks and it isn't, though the abstracts I do have are quite different ...also they are are closer in to the subject
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yw, variety in abstracts is probably good but I just think its the fact it was called pelican pond and you captured one right it its setting. Even if it were like another abstract, the pelican just stands out as focal point with the line where its gliding and the very top of the picture where the lights blur and look like an aurora. It is such a lovely visual line and seems as if the cascading colors are dancing with the pelican as the eyes follow the movement of the water vertically but he is balancing that by swimming horizontal. I think he just makes the picture as hes swimming right where he ought to.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a very pretty shot John
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
hey thanks! Kind of different for me as far as technique goes
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea
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