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Featured in Art Universe March 31, 2011.
Featured in Beautiful Grunge Art October 22, 2010.
Featured in Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals January 14, 2010.
Featured in Rural Around The Globe January 14, 2010.

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This little fantasy image is a compilation of 8 images, 6 of my own and two textures.

The background image was taken at Chappell Field on the climb to the top of Blue Knob Mountain (seen in the distance under the deer’s nose), in Claysburg, Pennsylvania (see Almost Home) in the summer of 2009 with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens.

The deer, which I believe to be a Chital , I found as I was wandering around some old country roads one bright sunny day late last spring. It was in a fenced area on a farm not far from Lovely, Pennsylvania, at the base of Blue Knob. There were a number of unusual animals there, this was just one. It was also snapped with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens.

The three butterfly images were all taken on top of Blue Knob Mountain in August of 2009 … I was lucky enough to catch a flock (?) of monarchs in their migration. What a day that was!!! Their images were all taken with the Nikon D300 as well, but with the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens. The cardinal was snapped in my own backyard with the Nikon D300 and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens.

All of the above were combined in Photoshop and treated to a lot of fun tweaking. I like to think that, though each of these images was taken separately, this friendly little encounter COULD have actually taken place!!

Thanks to Princess of Shadows at Deviant Art for the textures!!

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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work, Lois. I love the textures a lot here, and the bits of red/orange from the butterflies. BBBeautiful

  • Thanks a lot, Maureen … I’ve been playing around with this one, off and on, for months. Finally decided it was time to send it out into the universe, lol!!!! Am happy you liked the orange monarchs. I originally had this one with a bright red cardinal … but liked the fact that all the little bits of this image were actually snapped within a few miles of each other, lol!!!! Thank you again!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot and super processing. Great work Lois. Fave for sure.

  • Thank you so much, Gary!!!!! I really had a lot of fun with this one … am actually kind of sad that I’m finally finished with it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Diane Peresie
    Diane Peresiealmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot and post processing!

  • Hi Diane!!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work Lois …

  • Thank you, Tom!!!!! Happy you enjoyed it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Prasad
    Prasadalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful presentation, Lois

  • Hello, hello dear Prasad!!! How wonderful to see you!!! Thank you so much for your kind note!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 5 years ago

    Very creative work dear Lois!!!!

  • Thanks, sweetie pie!!! You’ve got me smiling ear to ear!!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 5 years ago

    The fabulous artist known as Mother Lois has brought us once again a museum quality work of art.
    A round of applause….go ahead girl take a bow.

  • Von … dear boy … thank you. I’m truly honored that you found this one and liked it … you know how much I admire your art … thank you again!!!!! curtsying gracefully

    – Lois Bryan

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Lois, well done.

    David xx

  • Thanks so so much, David!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 5 years ago

    WOW Gal you just always amaze me with you edits! Wonderful work!

  • Vonne … you sweetheart … you KNOW you’re the one who got me started on these kinds of things!!!! YOU are my inspiration!!!!! So thrilled that you enjoyed this one!!! YAY!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    great work Lois

  • Thank you, Steve & Lesley!!!!! Glad you liked it!!

    – Lois Bryan

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