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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 Plus Member 101902 forum postskokobrown vcard 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
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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
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11 Oct 2005 - 3:29 PM

Love it Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101015 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3022 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 4:12 PM

I like the tiled floor series.

W

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tepot
tepot  104416 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
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11 Oct 2005 - 9:29 PM

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

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Maddie
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11 Oct 2005 - 9:30 PM

good unusual work

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gajewski
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11 Oct 2005 - 9:54 PM

Very creative. -= Walter

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martinproe
martinproe Plus Member 9293 forum postsmartinproe vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2005 - 10:32 PM

Really like this, great manipulation.

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Paree
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11 Oct 2005 - 10:45 PM

wonderful, very artistic.well done
maureen

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rowdy 49
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11 Oct 2005 - 10:51 PM

Like this very different.

Paul.

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KathyW
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11 Oct 2005 - 11:32 PM

Excellent work, very well done!

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claret
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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
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11 Oct 2005 - 11:37 PM

Good work, great image.

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue Plus Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard 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
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12 Oct 2005 - 12:07 AM

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

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riprap007
riprap007 Plus Member 101568 forum postsriprap007 vcard England37 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2005 - 12:21 AM

stunning work

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mattmatic
mattmatic  11598 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
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12 Oct 2005 - 12:28 AM

Excellent, can't fault it in any way.

The Shed Man

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012719 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
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12 Oct 2005 - 1:55 AM

Excellent image .

Tim

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starstriders
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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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12 Oct 2005 - 2:06 AM

A real cracker. Congrats on the awards.
Tg.

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tull
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12 Oct 2005 - 2:08 AM

Yet another masterpiece Michael and congratulations on the EC mate.

Mark.

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User_Removed
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
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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
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12 Oct 2005 - 5:24 AM

very well put together, cracking peice of workSmile

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mwatkins9801
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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
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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
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12 Oct 2005 - 7:03 AM

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

Simon

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JouŠo
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12 Oct 2005 - 7:37 AM

quality...

Jouko

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Cronk
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12 Oct 2005 - 10:27 AM

Great stuff.

Paul

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Dinda
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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
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12 Oct 2005 - 12:14 PM

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

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13 Oct 2005 - 1:59 AM

Totally amazing.

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA Plus Member 10179 forum postsNic_WA vcard 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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13 Oct 2005 - 3:37 AM

Brilliant work - love it.

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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
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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
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13 Oct 2005 - 12:44 PM

Well done Michael - a pleasure to view Smile

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13 Oct 2005 - 12:55 PM

All been said.

Excellent!

Martin.

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13 Oct 2005 - 7:34 PM

Just perfect ...!!!
lol
Jill

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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
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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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15 Nov 2005 - 11:43 PM

Love it, very Dali. PAul

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Jasbe
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18 Jan 2006 - 4:21 AM

Fantastic imagery.
Jason

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5 May 2006 - 11:44 PM

Great fantasy work... 5

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29 Aug 2006 - 8:39 PM

Brilliant idea and translation.
Tony

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