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Many thanks for clicks and comments yesterday - it was fascinating to see the gender divide in terms of preference - except of course for Moira WinkWinkWink
This is another image I have been working on using the bull from Birmingham's Bullring and putting it into different settings - although a **** and bull story, it is on a farm, so only to a certain extent

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jan 2006 - 11:57 PM
Focal Length:6.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/480sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cock and Bull Story
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:21 Feb 2013 - 8:56 AM
Tags:Bull, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Humour / fun
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 9:00 AM

Wooo What wonderful and fantastic work,Helen,very well done,
saeid

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CarolG
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21 Feb 2013 - 9:03 AM

A fabulous creation, Helen, love the feel of icicles hanging from his beak Smile Carol

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helenlinda
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21 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

Thanks Saeid and Carol SmileSmile

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fentiger
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21 Feb 2013 - 9:07 AM

This is the stuff of nightmares but very creative.

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franken
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21 Feb 2013 - 9:13 AM

Another creative and excellent image Helen.

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NDODS
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21 Feb 2013 - 9:18 AM

A very well crafted and composed composite image with a great supporting anecdote Helen.

Regards Nathan Grin

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helenlinda
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21 Feb 2013 - 9:20 AM

Thanks Albert, Ken and Nathan SmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
21 Feb 2013 - 9:31 AM

excellent work with this image Helen very creative indeed

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21 Feb 2013 - 10:02 AM

Good direction to approach painting! Excellent Smile

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NaturesHaven
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21 Feb 2013 - 10:03 AM

Creative work..............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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21 Feb 2013 - 10:05 AM

Creative, artistic and good.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 10:48 AM


Quote: This is the stuff of nightmares but very creative.

Albert

I thought nightmare as well. - gary

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AnnChown
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21 Feb 2013 - 11:04 AM

Excellent work Helen - I love the detail in the cockerel's eye.
Ann

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helenlinda
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21 Feb 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks Ann Smile

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leontari
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21 Feb 2013 - 11:26 AM

A wonderful creation Helen.SmileSmile
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pluckyfilly
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21 Feb 2013 - 11:29 AM

Brilliant work

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Feb 2013 - 11:32 AM

You are becoming a pro Helen !! This is an excellent creation !!

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helenlinda
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21 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

Thanks Effrossini, Ann and Herman SmileSmileSmile

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21 Feb 2013 - 11:45 AM

Great title and fantastic manipulation work.

Best Matt

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andylea
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21 Feb 2013 - 11:50 AM

very clever work helen a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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21 Feb 2013 - 12:03 PM

Thanks Matt and Andy SmileSmile

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Irishkate
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21 Feb 2013 - 12:10 PM

Fantastic compilation Helen.
Showing your usual great imagination.
So very well done.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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21 Feb 2013 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Kate SmileSmile

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JuBarney
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21 Feb 2013 - 12:16 PM

Super manipulation & great title; esp. love the icicles!
Ju

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21 Feb 2013 - 12:33 PM

Very well done Helen.......Sandy

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21 Feb 2013 - 12:44 PM

Thanks Ju and Sandy for your comments SmileSmile
...........and in particular many thanks to Joran for his User Award SmileSmile

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21 Feb 2013 - 12:56 PM

Nice work I like it a lot!

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AnneWorner
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21 Feb 2013 - 1:37 PM

Hey! I went for the dark version too Wink

Another wonderful layered manipulation from you Helen. The detail in that eye pulls you right in.

Anne

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21 Feb 2013 - 1:50 PM

We may have another gender divide issue here, the bull was the last of the elements that I noticed. I was looking at that background beak and thinking, 'Quoth the raven, nevermore..'
Moira

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21 Feb 2013 - 2:12 PM

Well done Helen, and a very clever title!
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MoragM
MoragM  4 Scotland
21 Feb 2013 - 2:53 PM

I absolutely love this!

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21 Feb 2013 - 3:31 PM

A stunning manipulation!

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21 Feb 2013 - 3:46 PM

Like the creativity in this Helen
regards Richard

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21 Feb 2013 - 3:50 PM

Thanks everyone SmileSmile

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WhiteRose1
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21 Feb 2013 - 4:31 PM

Dark and very sinister. I think Moira's allusion to Poe sums it up a treat.


Dave

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21 Feb 2013 - 4:48 PM

Thanks Dave

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21 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

Very creative well doneGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 - 5:58 PM

A wonderful surreal image, Helen.

P.

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achieverswales
21 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

Very good processing Helen.

Regards

Trev.

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21 Feb 2013 - 6:41 PM

Superb Helen

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21 Feb 2013 - 6:50 PM

Excellent piece of work Helen. Moira

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 7:14 PM

amazing and quite wonderful
surreal at its best

paree

i would love to know which came first the title or the image,
i suspect the title came to you half way through and you added the bull.
clever...

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21 Feb 2013 - 8:48 PM

An intriguing and engaging image Helen. Great work

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21 Feb 2013 - 9:08 PM

Many many thanks for all your comments and especially to Sue and Maureen for their User Awards - wow - and from two ladies whose creative work I have so much admiration for SmileSmile

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21 Feb 2013 - 9:15 PM

what a great and fabulous job you did here
WOW!
meniko

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21 Feb 2013 - 9:20 PM

Thanks Meniko Smile

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21 Feb 2013 - 9:43 PM

So very good Helen - great imagination and skill.
Joan.

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21 Feb 2013 - 9:45 PM

Thanks Joan Smile

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21 Feb 2013 - 10:23 PM

That's a BIG strong powerful piece of work Helen. Image making at it's spectacular best.

Eric

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21 Feb 2013 - 10:44 PM

Thanks Eric Smile

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21 Feb 2013 - 10:48 PM

Amazing!
-source

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tonyng
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21 Feb 2013 - 10:51 PM

Very creative. Which is it? - Title inspired image or image inspired title?

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21 Feb 2013 - 11:15 PM

Very artistic, I love it!

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22 Feb 2013 - 11:16 AM

Brilliant work, Helen...didn't get to this yesterday as EPZ went down Sad
Trev Smile

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22 Feb 2013 - 12:59 PM

Hope it stays running today Trev - and thanks for your comments everyone SmileSmile

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22 Feb 2013 - 5:42 PM

A fabulous piece of creative work, Helen a truly wonderful image, so much going on, just luv the eyes.
Great portfolio by the way, awesome.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x

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22 Feb 2013 - 6:08 PM

A well crafted and composed image, great title

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22 Feb 2013 - 6:45 PM

Thanks Christine for your User Award - very much appreciated SmileSmile

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22 Feb 2013 - 7:17 PM

Great image

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22 Feb 2013 - 9:27 PM

Thanks Dave Smile

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24 Feb 2013 - 11:01 PM

This looks like something from a film Helen, very cleverly created. You've got great imagination!
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24 Feb 2013 - 11:03 PM

Thanks Shell Smile

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25 Feb 2013 - 2:44 PM

A stunning image, Helen. A wonderfully artistic piece of digital art ... Carol Grin

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25 Feb 2013 - 2:49 PM

Thanks Carol Smile

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25 Feb 2013 - 8:06 PM

Quite a menacing look to this Helen - would make a good poster for a horror film.!!Smile
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