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about to get tired of the checkered floor, but it is so inspiring that a million ideas come into my head.

please comment regarding dislikes/ changes to help me perfect the image. thanks-

Camera:Canon D10
Title:the birdcage
Username:mwatkins9801 mwatkins9801
Uploaded:11 Oct 2005 - 3:14 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated
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kokobrown
kokobrown  91902 forum posts Scotland
11 Oct 2005 - 3:25 PM

great shot..knew this was yours...excellent work. some imagination on you!


laura
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mandarinkay
11 Oct 2005 - 3:26 PM

Very very different .... not sure why but I do like this ..... it is a strange image ... but .... h'mmmmm ... lol .. I just like it is all I can say! Click*
Karen

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AngieLatham
11 Oct 2005 - 3:29 PM

Love it Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 4:12 PM

I like the tiled floor series.

W

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Oct 2005 - 6:37 PM

very well manipulated, i always wanted to do the chequered board thing but not got round to it yet.

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BerthaDBluze
11 Oct 2005 - 9:29 PM

Agree with Karen...very strange...but I like it!! Very nice job!

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Maddie
Maddie  82714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 9:30 PM

good unusual work

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 9:54 PM

Very creative. -= Walter

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martinproe
11 Oct 2005 - 10:32 PM

Really like this, great manipulation.

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 10:45 PM

wonderful, very artistic.well done
maureen

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rowdy 49
rowdy 49  9 England
11 Oct 2005 - 10:51 PM

Like this very different.

Paul.

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 11:32 PM

Excellent work, very well done!

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claret
claret  949 forum posts England
11 Oct 2005 - 11:32 PM

You have a wierd imagination, Michael but it does produce some outstanding shots!
Iain

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 11:37 PM

Good work, great image.

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 11:46 PM

Amazing work as usual Michael. What an imagination you have. Superb - and such great technique.

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 - 12:07 AM

Mad, but brilliant..many congrats on another EC Smile

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2005 - 12:21 AM

stunning work

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
12 Oct 2005 - 12:27 AM

Wonderful stuff!

If I'm being really picky... the light on the heron is coming from top left, light on the pot is from the front, light on the case is front right - if the shadows agreed I think it would "gel" better Wink

Congrats on the EC too!
Matt

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ShedMan
ShedMan  8 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2005 - 12:28 AM

Excellent, can't fault it in any way.

The Shed Man

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012491 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2005 - 12:34 AM

Inspired. Congratulations on the EC. K.

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tim g
tim g  10 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 - 1:55 AM

Excellent image .

Tim

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starstriders
12 Oct 2005 - 1:58 AM

Certainly inspiring stuff. I'd love to get inside your head for a look - amazing creativeness. Smile Congrats on another stunner.

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tg  986 forum posts Scotland
12 Oct 2005 - 2:06 AM

A real cracker. Congrats on the awards.
Tg.

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tull
tull  10181 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 - 2:08 AM

Yet another masterpiece Michael and congratulations on the EC mate.

Mark.

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VICTORHABBICK
12 Oct 2005 - 2:40 AM

Brilliant work as always and always an insperation to us all.

Victor

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user_absconded
12 Oct 2005 - 3:50 AM

Another stunner, and congrats on the EC.

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User_Removed
12 Oct 2005 - 4:22 AM

fantastic piece of work
sten

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funkeldink
funkeldink e2 Member 101592 forum postsfunkeldink vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2005 - 4:26 AM

damn right

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rletham
rletham  10890 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 - 4:51 AM

Congrats on the EC dude, it's a worthy image. I would say though that your chess board floor might be being overused a bit now.

Check out the floor of The black lodge in David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Now there's a floor ;o)

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ukuwi
ukuwi  10476 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2005 - 5:24 AM

very well put together, cracking peice of workSmile

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mwatkins9801
12 Oct 2005 - 5:38 AM

thank you all very much, thanks pete- and thanks mattmatic for the constructive, i totally agree. there are several things i have noticed since posting it to correct. i know it is getting over-exploited rab, but i love the background and it makes me think of so many things i'd like to do with it.

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denka
denka  9 Sweden
12 Oct 2005 - 6:10 AM

Very impressive work here!
I think the heron and the plants sticking out from the birdcage could use some more shadows on them. besides that a great image.

denka

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simon butterworth

Fabulous, you have an amazing portfolio, I must spend the day there some time!

Simon

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JouŠo
JouŠo  956 forum posts Finland
12 Oct 2005 - 7:37 AM

quality...

Jouko

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Cronk
Cronk  9 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 - 10:27 AM

Great stuff.

Paul

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Dinda
Dinda  990 forum posts
12 Oct 2005 - 11:30 AM

Wonderful echo from the bird shape to the flowers. Excellent as usual. Sorry I've not been around to comment recently - but you are in my favourites!

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mwatkins9801
12 Oct 2005 - 12:14 PM

it's dark and empty in there lauren... lol

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synaesthesia
13 Oct 2005 - 1:59 AM

Totally amazing.

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2005 - 3:20 AM

Really like the repeat shapes with the bird and the flowers - well thought out and well put together. Congratulations on your EC Smile
Nic

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fossilized
13 Oct 2005 - 3:37 AM

Brilliant work - love it.

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 91620 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2005 - 6:08 AM

congratulations on the EC, totally deserved for an excellent image - i love your surreal style and can always recognise new work you upload.

great depth to the image and good lighting - i agree about the lighting around the pot and heron but personally don't think it spoils the look of the image.

keep up the great work - look forward to seeing your next stuff =)

peter "morpyre" turner

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mwatkins9801
13 Oct 2005 - 8:29 AM

thanks y'all. peter- i've already corrected the print version, and made corrections to the shadows. i like getting comments that help refine the images.

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steve neil
13 Oct 2005 - 12:44 PM

Well done Michael - a pleasure to view Smile

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MartinWait
MartinWait  1088 forum posts England
13 Oct 2005 - 12:55 PM

All been said.

Excellent!

Martin.

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sugarbird
sugarbird  10223 forum posts South Africa
13 Oct 2005 - 7:34 PM

Just perfect ...!!!
lol
Jill

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Johann
Johann  9 Canada
14 Oct 2005 - 4:52 AM

Great, great, great!!!!!11
I love the way the : "Aves del Paraiso" "Birds of the paradise"(flowers) thas is how we call them in South America are trying to be real birds and the real bird is trying to be a flower, very ironic, like real life but in a surreal piece of Art Smile great work! Smile
Love it!!!!

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urban-hero
urban-hero  10 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 4:15 AM

Superb and different! Well worthy of EC

Andy.

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PattiW
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19 Oct 2005 - 10:15 AM

Interesting artistic concept!
God bless,
Patti

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andmolliethedog
15 Nov 2005 - 11:41 PM

I have begun to run out of comments on this website,I thought I was good till I saw the standards set..Fantastic image..what fertilizer did you use to grow the stork?

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2005 - 11:43 PM

Love it, very Dali. PAul

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Jasbe
Jasbe  8116 forum posts England
18 Jan 2006 - 4:21 AM

Fantastic imagery.
Jason

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Gray22
Gray22  8
5 May 2006 - 11:44 PM

Great fantasy work... 5

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AnthonyH
AnthonyH e2 Member 8AnthonyH vcard England
29 Aug 2006 - 8:39 PM

Brilliant idea and translation.
Tony

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