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Dryad

By dalischone  
In mythology, the dryads are female spirits of nature who preside over the groves and forests. Each one is born with a certain tree over which she watches. The lives of the dryads are connected with that of the trees, should the tree perish, then she dies with it. If this is caused by a mortal, the gods will punish him for that deed.

The picture is a close up of my eye with the rest done in Elements. Thanks for looking and everybody have a great weekend.

Tracy

Tags: Eye Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Dryad Portraits and people

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Comments


jjwithamlao 9 5 1 England
26 Jan 2007 6:11PM
A great night for eyes!

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C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
26 Jan 2007 6:11PM
Fascinating and colourful work Tracey...
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 6:13PM
A really beautiful image.

Phil.
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 6:16PM
Many thanks J, Caleb and Phil, much appreciated.

Tracy
JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
26 Jan 2007 6:19PM
beautiful work, Tracy...

Jouko
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 6:22PM
Many thanks Jouko much appreciated.

Tracy
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 6:26PM
After reading your description Tracy, all I can say is I'm glad I'm not a lumberjack ! LOL.

This is a fantastic creation and I see you even managed to add a touch of blue. Excellent.

Phil
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 6:30PM
LOL Phil! Thanks for your comments. My good old blue eyes eh!, they're probably the only thing that's naturally blue on my pf - lol!

Tracy
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 6:36PM
Beautiful work Tracy.......each time I pass by a dead tree now I'm going to feel a bit sad though LOL!

Ali
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
26 Jan 2007 6:45PM
A great interesting eye that draws you into the picture. Superb

Peter
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 9:50PM
Many thanks Ali and Peter, much appreciated.

Tracy
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 11:26PM
This is a stunning image, one that cannot be passed by. It's probably that eye that captivates. I like your manipulation and reference to the dryads, it adds magic, and the colour is beautiful.
Watching the Forestry tree fellers will now conjure up entirely different feelings. I know they have to do it but several of those trees have been "friends" !!
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 11:40PM
Many thanks Pamela, much appreciated. I know what you mean, we live in a forestry area and it really gets to me to see them cut down.

Tracy
CP_01 10 1
27 Jan 2007 12:02AM
Interesting...i like it!
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
27 Jan 2007 1:58AM
Creative, well done, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2007 7:41AM
superb work, very creative
chris
thorn 11 124 2 Scotland
27 Jan 2007 4:41PM
Hi Tracy,
Fantastic work,your tree is going to go on for a long time.I love your description,i like mythology and classics too.Creative,original and a brilliant shot.
Take care.AnnSmile
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
27 Jan 2007 6:01PM
Many thanks everyone for all your lovely comments and encouragement, it's very much appreciated.

Tracy
JohnDyer 10 67 2 England
28 Jan 2007 10:47AM
i love this, really nice, well done
John
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
28 Jan 2007 12:44PM
Many thanks John, much appreciated.

Tracy
exposure Plus
12 3.5k England
28 Jan 2007 6:54PM
Beautiful manipulation tones details and composition.
Pauline.
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
28 Jan 2007 7:04PM
Many thanks Pauline, much appreciated.

Tracy
29 Jan 2007 10:52AM
Super manipulation. Great composition and colours. Lovely description as well. Very nicely done Tracy

Geoff
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
29 Jan 2007 1:13PM
Many thanks Geoff, much appreciated.

Tracy
29 Jan 2007 8:14PM
Very imaginative with great computer skills.
It has a real 60's feel to it for me!

Simon
Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
29 Jan 2007 8:29PM
Beautiful work Tracy..love the colours...

DonSmile
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
30 Jan 2007 1:35AM
Many thanks Simon and Don for your lovely comments and encouragement, very much appreciated.

Tracy
Wibbles 9 1 England
12 Aug 2007 7:36PM
This is excellent work. It deserves ALOT more clicks...
alifink 9 6 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2008 10:39PM
Not usually into this sort of stuff but this is excellent. Good art work!
MikeA 11 1.3k England
3 Oct 2008 8:23PM
Have a well deserved RC Wink

MikeA.

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