Animals with special effects [ see below for theme details and rules ].

Challenge #5 in the Ode to Spot series. Hosted by Patchandcrew.
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Your favourite photo of a [ real ] animal on which you have put your own preference in special effects to the shot. Have fun with it, whether posterising, going for a watercolour look, cartooning, way `out there` sci-fi, to subtle light effects, whatever you like from your software, let rip with special effects :) [ There are free downloadable softwares available online if you dont already have any to play with, please do post on the forums if you need recommendations ].
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The Rare Purple Heron
by CJD1
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Submitted: Monday, 7th March, 2011 01:40 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 26th February, 2011
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
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