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First off, thanks so much again to CarolG for her UA on my kamikaze fly Smile

And thanks for the lovely comments, people.

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Now then…here’s another case of the unexpected. Not to do with timing this time, but rather a face in the crowd. Or half a face.

9.53am on Sunday. I looked out the living room window and loved the look of the heliconia leaves catching the morning sun. I grabbed the cam for one of those “just for me” shots since I don’t reckon a shot like this would hold much interest for anyone else. Stuck the cam through the window grille and *click*.

On the LCD, I saw the half face – so clear and distinct (actually a dried leaf, I discovered). Like half of an Ultraman type mask. And that’s when I decided that the pic was EPZworthy…lol.

Now I’d initially meant to crop in close and then mirror and paste to complete the face. In the end I went with straightening and mirroring the whole image…and I’m glad I did. ‘Cos then I noticed the legs of the masked man as he leaps into the air and does a split with his skinny arms pointing down.

He also seems to be wearing puffy sleeves but I don’t know what that’s about. And he’s wearing a chain whose pointy pendant seems to be aligned with his crotch so he might wanna be careful with that.

I shall name him Heliconia Man, and he shall marshall the garden with fair leaves but a firm trunk.

A.

PS…V2 is the original image.

Camera:Olympus T-100
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Heliconia Man
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:16 Apr 2010 - 8:51 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Face in the landscape, Flowers & plants, Heliconia, Humour / fun, Masked man, Superhero
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gingerdelight
16 Apr 2010 - 9:00 AM

Andrew, this is absolutely superb! A masterpiece of digital art. Well spotted in the first instance and very well worked to create this wonderful image. I also love the presentation - well done all round and worth my UA this week! Have a great weekend!
Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:06 AM

10 out of 10 for this belter

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franken
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16 Apr 2010 - 9:07 AM

Super work here Andrew.


Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:36 AM

Amazing, Andrew, firstly for spotting an opportunity and secondly for the expert manipulation. Wonderful work. Carol

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:39 AM

1st class in every way!!

Ann

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:46 AM

Superb manipulation of this well thought out image such creativeness in word and image Colin

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TheWanderer
16 Apr 2010 - 10:01 AM

What a difference from v2. Good effect.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
16 Apr 2010 - 10:05 AM

Amazing piece of work, love it, very cleverly done

Nicky x

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 10:15 AM

Oh wow...thanks, everyone...and thank you SO MUCH for your gorgeous gerberatic UA, Carol SmileSmile

Goodness...I've suddenly been getting UAs up the yinyang...amazing.

AND...a much belated thank you to Ed (Glostopcat) for his UA on '1936'. I've only just noticed Sad

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 12:01 PM

I see three people...the white guy and two black hooded body guards......
Well spotted...you never know what worlds go on unnoticed before our eyes.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 12:29 PM

very clever work a stunning image nice one Wink
andy

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 1:35 PM

This made me smile, excellent shot!
Barbara

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mondmagu
mondmagu  474 forum posts Ireland
16 Apr 2010 - 1:53 PM

Superb manipulation,great vision!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 2:48 PM

Great manipulatin on this Andrew, and so well spotted in the first place
well done on the UA
Lillian

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 3:41 PM

What brilliant work Andrew, so very clever and well done.
Bob

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 3:55 PM

What an imagination LOL this will give me nightmares LOL just kidding Brilliant shot I love it. What an excellent idea and very well done. Andrew you are so talented.
Regards
Ann

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 5:03 PM

very well spotted and created, and really does like like a plastic toy lurking in the bushes. clever stuff chili, and congrats on the user award, you are making a fie collection of them.lesley x

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 5:12 PM

super work here and a very attractive manipulation

Linda

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:21 PM

How clever is that ! Well done..I thought it was an enormous fly !
Di

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 1:04 PM

Wow. That's just amazing. An incredible find and your expert processing has turned the idea into a very strong photograph.

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 7:57 AM

This is brilliant, your imagination and presentation skills are not letting you down!
kind regards,
Robin

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crookymonsta e2 Member 6685 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 11:01 AM

Really clever! Sandra

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 11:42 PM

A marvellous piece of manipulation Andrew, you have such a vivid imagination and your creativity knows no bounds. This character of yours looks like a mighty Morphin Power Ranger

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2010 - 7:47 PM

Clever stuff, some excellent processing
Astyag

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Brilane
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20 Apr 2010 - 9:15 PM

Well done, Andrew.
Brian

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