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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 26, 2008, 9:49 AM




She's Alive....ALIIIIIIIVVVVVE!!!!!!


Yes yes, for all of those who have noticed my absence, I am alive and well - I just decided to take a break from the responsibility of my photography and keeping up with these sites.  Normally I would miss it, but I have to say I have really enjoyed the fact that I haven't even picked up my camera in about a month!  Apparently I needed some time to rest and rejuvenate, but I'm sure I will be back to my usual self sooner rather than later.

As for an update as to what has been going on, I am currently sitting in the lobby of a very lovely hotel in Singapore, after spending an awesome day at the zoo, and will be leaving for the airport shortly, to fly to South Africa - where my partner Luke (rudeboyskunk) has returned and where I will be living for a few months.

I'm very excited, it's been a couple of months since I've seen him and I'm looking forward to checking out the country, some amazing photo ops I expect!

Anyway, just a short update, I have to head to the aiport soon.

Hope everyone is well and happy - and I do apologize that I have not been able to keep up with all your work - I've had to delete the messages from my inbox because it's just been too much - but if anybody has anything they would like me to check out, please feel free to send me a note - speaking of which, I have a million notes which I don't have a chance to read, and lots of lovely messages from people and features etc, that I have not been able to respond to.  So thank you very much everyone, and I promise to get back to you asap.

If I don't get an opportunity to get on in the next week or two, I jsut want to wish you and your loved ones all the best for the Christmas/New Year - I hope it brings you all you could hope for!

Best of everything!

Cheers
xox
Damienne


Colour Of Life Calendar


I've now made a selection of my Colour Of Life series available as a calendar on RedBubble.  Check it out and let me know what you think (even if you aren't interested in purchasing, an opinion is always good!)

You can see the entire Colour Of Life series here or at RedBubble here


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Colour Of Life Calendar Colour Of Life Calendar



Red Bubble/Random Beauty  ~ RB:  Coincidence?  I Think Not!



Firstly, I would just like to apologize to all my watchers who have been spammed today with me editing all of my artist comments, I'm sorry if I've flooded your inbox, but I had to do it in one fell swoop, I couldn't bear the idea of having to do it for another day!

The reason for all the flooding is because I have just recently signed up to RedBubble and I am LOVING it!  If you're already using RB or if you sign up, feel free to add me here .  I'm still using GreenEyedHarpy over there :)

It's really nice to have a second community of like-minded people to share with - and of course it's great exposure to be able to advertise my work on more than one site.  I highly recommend signing up if you haven't already, there is a lot of great art and artists on there, and it is so user friendly!  Not to mention the rate of sales is much higher and the prices are pretty good (the profits are much better!)  In fact, I've only been using it for just over a week and I've already sold two large framed prints. PLUS my work actually appeared on tv on an Australian morning show.

haha Okay so my fifteen minutes of fame isn't exactly fifteen minutes, it was more like a couple of seconds but it got me excited!  You can check out the story here if you are interested, it's a pretty good advertisement for RedBubble.  They start talking about the site at approximately the 5 minute mark I think.


These are the two framed prints of mine that sold, the one on the left is the one that appeared on the tv.


Life Is In The Details III Life Is In The Details VIII
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Anyway, enough of me!  It turns out that today is Deviant Appreciation day, and as such I thought it would be worth doing a little feature of my fellow deviants and Red Bubblers (the ones I know of at least).  It really is a very useful and useable site, you should shoot over there and take a look.  And of course, don't forget to let me know if you do sign-up, so I can check out your page!

Meanwhile, I've featured their work displayed on DA because I don't want any copyright issues here, but check out their accounts on DA and I'm sure you'll find out who they are masquerading as on RB.  Now enjoy!


Cotton Candy Clouds by hougaard :thumb87308076: drop25 by dini25
:thumb59150112: Bourne in color by narabia
Nature's Ring by Silver-Dew-Drop A Thousand Strings by NunoPires Chlorobionta by Sortvind
Eye-Catching by Jenni77 Beginning. by DafoeofLenin So Here We Stand... by FaMz
Discoballs by Matthew-T S h y. by BlendedPaths :thumb83921446:
On the Edge by InLightImagery Last one, I promise. by lizakot City of Gold by thealchemistchamber
Breakout Wallpaper II by rudeboyskunk Butterfly VII by rudeboyskunk The Evening's Dynamic Light by kkart


That beautiful artwork was care of the following very talented artists:

:iconhougaard::icontangleduptight::icondini25::iconrichallen::iconnarabia::iconcozycomfycouch:
:iconsilver-dew-drop::iconnunopires::iconsortvind::iconjenni77::icondafoeoflenin::iconfamz:
:iconmatthew-t::iconblendedpaths::iconevil-e33::iconinlightimagery::iconlizakot::iconthealchemistchamber:
:iconrudeboyskunk::iconkkart:


Here are some more samples of the framed prints you can get at RB

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Colour Of Life XXXI   Colour Of Life XXXII
Colour Of Life XVI   Colour Of Life XXX card
Cairns Birdwing Detail   Butterfly III
Buzz III   XVI
Colour Of Life XI   Colour Of Life VII




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If You Watch Me, You're Featured! Part 12

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 11, 2008, 7:26 AM





If You Watch Me, You're Featured!  Part 12


Ok this is part 12 of my watcher feature - and is very long overdue.  Thank you all once again for your continuous support, it really means a lot to me!

Now enjoy!


(don't forget to check out Part 11 and the news article of this edition.



Under La Barqueta bridge by Deosuke Me II by Franchesca87 Little me.. by NorwegianAnette
:thumb95763730: "Corny" Ways by JoInnovate Water Ball by AMROU-A
119 Grr by ketene Chinese Lantern by IrishRaine First workshop by Studio8mm
Flower in waterdrop by Chila90 :thumb80021987: :thumb81532805:
Lemon symphany by prettyflour F o c u s by feetpeet .:: Violante ::. by sevtech
darkened sepia by leals ::Shine:: by onixa colorID by raularosemena
Marbled white by Slinky-2012 SPLENDER by wonenownlee purple plant by Pikkle
Hints of Autumn by adriftphotography Wowza by momijigirl mentama by Ackey11
:thumb92114879: :thumb94497303: original sideway by m-ww
? by Loinchop09 aurora by MartinAmm Pixie-dusted by TwinkyGreenPenguin
A micro tree up close by Slapo XIANG XING by beyond-frames Twin Issue V1 by UnicornRetreat
Pollen IV by ironmanbr Ladybird by LimpidD Final destination by Sandy515
Westside Highway by 3113-Photography Lady bird by sufiblade Aplle flowers by liviugherman
Cat by Zenglund :thumb97166382: Mine, Mine, MINE by Agentcat3
Waiting by knoxian2010 Too Sad to Breathe by LindaTateWilson :thumb93125881:
Summertime Burst by Coloring-Savant :thumb91063385: From The Dock by ThePantheredGirl
Secrets in Shadows by Watatsumi-no-Kami Light Ships by TomFawls musi by r-disain
Orange Flower by e12dollarz Dreamin of the good ol' times by Cadish :thumb97194162:
fresh breeze of the morning by BoardLord Why so serious? by Tony1722 flowers004 by MoonCactus
Bloody Community 2 by MsAlsA3 :thumb92852719: Geisha doll vol. II by Pabuj
:thumb94729965: One drop by baraniaczek Joyau by Fr0zenIllusi0n
Yoritsuki Desktop by overjjrk Crociata francese by Spamkiller
LOVE by immortal-shadows la belle mouche by mailleone
:thumb80509655: hopeful by Caerspen :thumb82456705:
VOLTRON FANATIC by jovi75 31.07.08 by Hetacombes camp:: untitled. by samadhimercer
:thumb91682115: Pink beauty by Eruwyn Sakura x Naruko, Finished by shingo-the-pest
:thumb39378080: :thumb96926682: beauty 28 by vindan
Windsor Park by tt83x :thumb94618994: Lady-B by ThomSchuurman
:thumb94848553: Lovely flowers by ForgivenDreamSoul But Why? by ScorpiaQueen
:thumb96738021: :thumb96210013: Silent Waters by Xerox27
Century Plant by TonicFeline doll by gaarasbear97 Feeling Blue by herlittlesecret
:thumb96607415: :thumb96794965: brzeg by hibou-au-chocolat
Finish by inObrAS Wipy-Meditando by LeoAr Innocent by aninur
:thumb85994664: Golden Treasures by allym007 Wax Eye by sculpted1
Tied too by pmsmgomes :thumb95074636: Dark Sound 03 by Magneto24es
Above the water by Aerilita Desert Ocean by kimichan Peaceful Yellow by iMarcB
Cosmos II by 0-kelley-0 :thumb82592684: ToXiC BiLL 2 by GDALLIS
inside batad still by wyeseich Flower on your wall by liftangel Sea Green Sky by taasia
Beach by purefiresoul Eye to Eye by dendrology :thumb96342248:
opening up by royho A Taste of the Raising Sun 08 by Famki Blue Sunset 1 by Art-nPhotos-byRachel
round and round we go.... by Collamair Flowr3 by Wazabii :thumb97597908:
La Tour Eiffel by Eelena :thumb95504289: Hiding by xLETSPLAYDOCTOR
it's magic. by intricate-illusion Chitila Sunset 28 by danmesser no title by funky-zuz
HarmonyLand by Mantina butterfly by mayol
alone by bapet :thumb97082922: Trippin' by Silver-Dew-Drop
:thumb96623531: the vanishing friends by nicKram Blessed Bloom by asheeolee
Electric Sun by MarcoHeisler Simple Revisited by The-Long-Shot My Orange Beauty by vinyyli
Candy corn Dahlia by ConnieBearer sony mobile pic 05 by zaaffreen :thumb97466532:
Wish I were a flower .. by AL-R-e-e-M Falcon Emirates1 by omaralNaqbi :thumb94201725:
Not at the highest point yet by Haati-and-Mousa :thumb96984586: orange 12 sea star by Dieffi
:thumb96662456: Tramonto lentamente by marbio17 Blue Windows by MoMo-shutter
The hungry squirrel by QaysA Tropical by Piasecka Black Droplets..... by Pjharps
Pinky by wolfassassin :thumb91921748: Zombie Crossing by wyvernX
NEAR AND DEAR by cinecraft dragon fly by darkvampirepoet1 :thumb96543264:
Jumping at Sunset by SarahBeara231 nice view by kjstyles :thumb96226855:
Bright summer sun by 7DS7 Asian illusion by Kyuthi :thumb95078847:
realism of the coast by jeanmarc-auer Fall ... by HellAngelBaby :thumb97599898:
:thumb95339415: :thumb97073788: Good Morning Sunshine by KatiesPhotography
Semillas by wR7 Butterfly by SnowClover Get Apart by Aziot
nude 2 by graphiknott Chocolate Drops by Jenni77 Waterfall 22 by becci63
Clotting Can by dramamine :thumb96771771: My Slump has Teeth by tonycade


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If You Watch Me, You're Featured! Part 11

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 11, 2008, 7:26 AM





If You Watch Me, You're Featured!  Part 11


Been a while since I've done one of these features, so it's going to be a little bit long!  But I hope you all enjoy it anyway.  Thank you to all those who have been supporting my work, I really do appreciate all the kind and interesting comments, faves and watches!  And I really hope that I continue to make work that you enjoy :)

And now, I hope you enjoy these features!


(don't forget to check out Part 12 and the news article for this edition.



Paint it black by Pergamina:thumb84175789: :thumb78281400:
s p l a t by LimeyCitrus Leyla Is not a killer by milads2001 Her Eyes Are An Ocean by Homeboy-sparten
Killing Time by KatMPhotography fear me 2 by IshtarCobhc enlighten me by illiyun
get drunk by RedWoman :thumb70272914: Smile please by Demondrawer
Wash V by drueyyy Jumbo I by shokovalensi :thumb89142879:
jumping your hearts out. by anxx Flame by reevosaulus Pergola by jollybad
Bottom by JPOliveira :thumb80142188:
Hard Ones Greyscale by JWDesignCenter The moment that lasts forever. by opportunistatlarge Atumn II by raven6981
Blue view by Heleneee :thumb81103405: Green Dragon by HazardousArts
:thumb86563374: Touch of Red by Sortvind Desert Song by greatcircleofstuff
Abi -3- by borisvahed Bloom Bloom Bloom by nadzinadz :thumb76634457:
:thumb88393764: Truly Golden by ThomasL2003
Silhouettes by geroliva Dianthus by alimuse daisy by enternojik
Hear Our Song 01 by Mr-Muzungu Wheat by Avanti666 The Old Gray Goose by thayssharumrn
Kuraman by Morbidezza wear and tear of time by Breiwi Lean On Me by InLightImagery
Bouquet 2 by darkfoxprime Twisted Truth by ajaydotcom sunflower by chainz426
onions1... by TheRedGirl White Anthurium by Menoevil Rose XII by GreenMusic
an eye for history by edelherb GAY-ish run by kenjisoera B.L.O.O.M.I.N.G by Asoomah
Haunted House by omab Sunset 15 by easternHeroes 119 by celil
:thumb87479900: Oh NO by Chantryphotography Kapanis Vakti.. by gomit
Imagine..Central Park NY by SincerelyStephanie Low Orbit by signmeupscotty :thumb87008644:
:thumb84796685: :thumb83579027: Symphony of Color by thetopcrusader
Winged Jewel XII by JAHarrell :thumb84514093: :thumb88085630:
Dark Eyes by DragonInk7 :thumb87764054: :thumb87545526:
Softly by reicirith Sunset in 5 steps by eXeSS
Work With Lights by SmallCloud .Without you i'm nothing by tgphotographer Tulip Cup I by KnockALittleHarder
View by Chile137 sisters of mercy 1 by frontline-studios Red Leaves by juanedo
:thumb51620600: Pole and Railway - Tailem Bend by FuriousEnnui
Disappear by messysprings :thumb78994428:
Niteroi RJ by LaS-BR Ragged Point by stonemx relax by Toadsmoothy2
:thumb74061231: nuances by frezbo
black and white sun in color. by chrisntheboat Charcoal Bird 2 by AyealisKomori :thumb54570234:
:thumb89492709: Requested by AeolianLitany :thumb85334792:
:thumb88943244: Peacock At L.A.C.A. by artfixation d other side of zh0ya......OMG by ang7m
B e a u t y .II by light-from-Emirates Double-Decker by FramedByNature
Lady's Lace by stargirlDD Don't Fall by Broken-the-Chains :thumb86856474:
The Crescent by mcrdarkas :thumb87764015: Pastels 8 by charlenelisa
Big City Lights 6 by punktitude Droplets by pijioto :thumb90825281:
:thumb90360566: Ready by luke-ferro cascade of mountain by MiMi-MosH
On The Fence by snak Flower V by Elva-Obscura Narcissus by Stimulated-Detergent
Honeybee by cedrus poisson by m0ute Distorsion by AshleyRed
Wishing Stars by jdrainville City of Arts and Science 2 by eisberg A Field by Austin8159
In the Bubble by genry31 Sublime by TanyaRudman Climb To The Top by teresa-lynn
:thumb87748954: Just moments 40 by GregorKerle loneliness... by AlexBlackO
flirting by bluefam The Glowing by JonGoldie
YALNIZLIK --- Loneliness by KisiKava Poem thingI see between the lines
They don't know what's going on
You asked for forgivness too many times
I refuse to be your pawn
No one understands the situation
I'm too lost to comprehend
The key to love is patience
The key to patience is the willingness to bend
Your acts rise bile to my mouth
I search our times together for clues
The question why is nowhere to be found
Betrayal, though no one spoke, they all knew
Bags packed, I submerege myself into the car
I can't find your face in the window
All apples have a rotten part
The feathers explode from your tear soaked pillow
:thumb83390161:
White Rose by krantit :thumb88673302: Country Pumpkin Pants by twilightdust
Funkadelic Annie by BossyGirl Higway In Hell by ellocotheinsane
A Look Says Many Things by chanito Prayer by BirghtEyEz
:thumb90316852: Cape Town sunset by PanthersChild :thumb55217325:
lilac. by simoendli wind 5 by horasbah Kiddo by BillChill
:thumb91016240: :thumb90121276:
You are?? by mellyly Crossing to the Sunset... by BinDubai autumn by armene
yellow crocuses :improved: by ElrondMcStyle Checkers by tpphotography Move in the sky by Hieronimus-art
Ladder to the Sun by GONE-EVERLONG :thumb90330011: :thumb87818661:
:thumb90588431: :thumb91036177: :thumb90972250:
:thumb90944839: purple rain 2 by migiel11 :thumb87587559:
We care. by Oreocookiewonder Adriana by bedrix splattered bruises II by RidgeTastic
supernova by devilicious :thumb91288060: Secrets by FatKat
:thumb91185226: :thumb80594678: p a r a l l e l by monanic
:thumb90766807: i will wait for you by 18thsummer
:thumb91175126: :thumb91286406: Fence by CASPER1830
Falling Poison by LostFable A Day At The Park 2 by xx-HateMe-xx going_down by joann-it-a
Fireworks III by gigglesquirt ID by SoldHerSoul4aPencil Docked by AdequatePhoto
:thumb90786157: :thumb91080563: :thumb90083766:
Kiss Rose 1 by BrandyRogers rose by raduborzea Request - Gaara and Arcanine by GaaraXEraXMatsuri
:thumb91337790: :thumb80315638: Firma Nicea OC by XIIINanaki
touch of pink by Saher4ever :thumb89843605: :thumb90121219:
:thumb89047628: ::Dusk Cottons:: by BlindEye04 Swirl of Red by RabidxBunneh
Beads by 0149 Manila Cathedral 3 by alpreddd Do you have a nut? by miezbiez


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Still Life ~ FlowerFav Contest Winners

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 26, 2008, 4:48 AM




FlowerFavClub ~ Still Life Contest ~  Winners




The votes are in and the winner's have been announced for the FlowerFavClub's first contest.
Check out all the participating entries here:  flowerfavclub.deviantart.com/j… .
And have a look at the winning entries below, as well as some highlights from the winners' galleries.



First Place:  "Purity"


:iconsignmeupscotty:

Purity by signmeupscotty



Listening to the Light by signmeupscotty Pool of Radiance by signmeupscotty :thumb75029231: Tulip IV by signmeupscotty
30 Seconds over Summerland by signmeupscotty Lily II by signmeupscotty Two of a Kind by signmeupscotty Not Entirely Green by signmeupscotty
A Leaf and Other Colors by signmeupscotty Come With Me by signmeupscotty :thumb80590050:
Dew on the Plains of Oz by signmeupscotty Cradle of Stars by signmeupscotty Tulip V by signmeupscotty



Second Place:  "Rose in Water"


:iconwild-soul:

Rose in Water by Wild-Soul



Chinese Bellflower by Wild-Soul Water Lily by Wild-Soul Lily of the Nile by Wild-Soul
More Snails by Wild-Soul Portrait of Malik by Wild-Soul :thumb92914901:
Canna by Wild-Soul Flame Lily by Wild-Soul Speedwell by Wild-Soul Foxglove by Wild-Soul



Third Place:  "- 45 - "


:iconma-ri-a:

- 45 - by *ma-ri-a



- 49 - by ma-ri-a - 18 - by ma-ri-a - 21 - by ma-ri-a
- 50 - by ma-ri-a - 23 - by ma-ri-a - 24 - by ma-ri-a
- 20 - by ma-ri-a - 15 - by ma-ri-a - 48 - by ma-ri-a


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Tag, I'm It! And Features

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2008, 7:34 AM





Tag!  I'm It!




So it seems there is a new wave of tagging going around DA, and yes I have been tagged quite a few times (and yes, ignored most of them...sorry guys!)
But this time I was tagged by dandelgrosso and it seemed like too  much fun to not join in, so here we go...


Rules of the game:
- Choose a singer/band/group
- Answer using ONLY titles of songs by that singer/band/group
- Tag 6 more people (let them know they've been tagged)


I chose the Foo Fighters


1. Are you male or female?
Doll

2. Describe yourself.
Exhausted

3. What do people feel when they're around you?
I'll Stick Around

4. How would you describe your previous relationship?
Disenchanted Lullaby

5. Describe your current relationship.
Miracle

6. Where would you want to be now?
Walking After You

7. How do you feel about love?
Ain't It The Life

8. What's your life like?
Up In Arms

9. What would you ask for if you had only one wish?
See You

10. Say something wise.
The Deepest Blues Are Black


I'm too kind to tag anyone and force them to participate in this silliness lol but if you want to play, consider yourself tagged!  (And let me know if you do, so I can read your answers!)





Not-So-Random Beauty



Now that you've made your way through this, here's your present....I hope you enjoy these features, they may look random but they are all "loosely related" to the song titles above.


:thumb33788860: The Lullaby by coffeemate Lullaby. by zemotion Disenchanted by Psicotico
Disenchanted by liquid-porcelain disenchanted. by kkiddo Blame me, I'm a miracle by oki-oki Miracle by Fearless--Vampire
Walking the Line by almightyblah so much more by detail24 life ain't easy by sigpras Fall behind. by shortfatugly
:thumb70539490: In The Arms of Angels by enigmafreek Arms of Light by 11th-deathgod Arms Up by angyxoxo
How I See You by er0k I see You. by Citrusfrukt Are you there? by Misantropia I see you by gaiakiyarae
 eye can see ya by Zabyna :thumb30091163: you by mental :thumb80332564:
:thumb59063861: DO NOT SEE by ShandyRp The Deepest Blue's Are Black by ladynightseduction deepest reds by levinet
:thumb23353679: blue by mR-StIck On the Blue by cemplux
:thumb82263155: Morph Into the Blue by Gosia :thumb62699901:
In Blue by Silence-Beauty blues by TheNightSheDied blues for a ghost by bryan-cuttance Blues on the Beach by gilad
Play Those Blues by dogeatdog5 black thoughts by JuliaDunin red is the new black by iamstarshine
:thumb51217141: Black and White Study 24 by niclake13 black by NADIAwicker
In the Blues by Callu Disenchanted Lullaby by snow1685 Someday I'll fly away by Mururu exhausted by fludish
doll by gaarasbear97 tired of it by gothloli06 Tired... by RoieG
Tired little puppy. by CRuS23 StickBy me by misSapprehended Tired by tugrulnohutcu
Lullaby by ATAPLATA LULLABY by fjuk Disenchanted by arachnid15
..needin a miracle.. by FlyPi Miracle by BoardLord
waiting for a miracle by thepaperlantern In searches of a miracle by forta Miracle by iremtural
Walking On Sunshine by Ericana walking after you. by paulalaloca i wish i was taller. by longtripalonex
Walking 02 by MyPrivateParty Lonely Walking After You by UrbanRural-Photo Life ain't rocket science by thomasdelonge
ain't it the life by quizzard87 :thumb50525865: Life ain't always pretty by DaughterNature
It ain't easy being green by Marrrakesh Life ain't fair... by Pegasus-san The Oblation by glennmichael
in his arms by Zendar Mechanical Arms by Perfected-Flaw what, no arms? LINE UP. by enchantmentx
Let me wake up in your arms by FairyRita _If you could see into my soul by Bloddroppe I Can See For Miles by aquapell
See You by guitarjohnny Within You, Without You by ElifKarakoc with the spider in you by AnjaRoehrich
The Deepest Blues Are Black by dejaentendu781 The deepest respect... by svensson .the deepest blues are black by into-dust
Deepest Wishes... by chrysa-a Blue and Yellow by larafairie :: Blue :: by Liek
Through the deepest autumn by malte06 The Blue Pool by gilad Bleeds in Blue by EvilxElf
Sleeping Blue by Cristosea Blue Tulip by itash Deep Blue by Yaninah
blue shoes by gnato :thumb77099232: Black Ice by aquapell
Life in Black and White by gilad :thumb34656741: Black attack by DianaCretu
Lullaby by Aiae :thumb73328478: give me a miracle by ArianaDragonapollo
jesus loves you by mbennion76 :thumb56964194: :thumb55962938:
:thumb51139959: Lonely Blue by ninazdesign :thumb42276542:
Bluest Blue by Finvara Dusted in Blue by eyedesign Blues by jarART
Black+White by AtXU The Black Lodge by WiciaQ Voodoo doll by foureyes
The Doll by byluluka :thumb56926340: Doll by arhcamt


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Daily Deviations Suggestions and My DD's

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2008, 5:26 AM





Check out the amazing features below.  These are images that I've suggested for DD, some have been accepted and some haven't - but as far as I'm concerned they are all amazing and definitely worth the attention!


DD's I've Suggested


I've been suggesting DD's for a while now, some have been selected, some haven't, but I've decided now to display all of them in a journal that I will update regularly.
I hope you all enjoy!



February 21, 2008

Butterfly VII by rudeboyskunk



You couldn't ask for a more perfect choice of composition and depth of field in this photo.
As far as I am concerned this is the ultimate macro - the perfect combination of
analytical reproduction of the minute details of life, and artistic flair.
*rudeboyskunk has really used the focus and depth of field perfectly to isolate
and accentuate the amazing texture of that pollen and fur on the creature.
The photo brings this delicate creature to life and shows us more than
just the average colourful butterfly shot. Superbly done!
(Suggested by GreenEyedHarpy and Featured by hellfirediva)





November 4, 2007

Blue Fairy Dreams 2 by Evil-e33



"The clarity of this photo is beautiful and I love her choice of composition,
it's dynamic yet kind of peaceful and the serene colors of the blue/greens are so easy on the eye."
(Suggested by GreenEyedHarpy and Featured by hellfirediva)





October 10, 2007

Monorail Snail by MarkdV


"This photo has the most spectacular use of composition and dof. The colours and clarity are wonderful.
It's so beautiful, it's almost like a painting. I cannot get over the eveness of colour in the background and the details in the subject.  I could look at this photo all day."
(Suggested by GreenEyedHarpy and Featured by Photosbykev)





October 1, 2007

Gecko by fanaticus



"What makes it beautiful? The composition is perfect, the use of muted colours,
the flow through of the grey and green of the subject, into the background.
The dof and clarity of focus is wonderful and the way the photo has been displayed is professional and classy.
What an amazing capture!" (Suggested by GreenEyedHarpy and Featured by Photosbykev)







Unposted Suggestions





primarily by infinitemonkeytheory

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"I think the DD's do not see enough abstract photography and for that matter, unmanipulated photography.  
This is one of the best examples of architectural and abstract photography I have ever seen.
The use of colour and the graphic lines and angles of the architecture is superb and this is all strengthened by
the perfect, minimalistic use of the composition. It's simple but so stark and strong. Just beautiful"





Bourne in color by narabia

Bourne in color by narabia

"This photo is one of my all time favourite flower photos.
The coolness of the tones and lighting,
coupled with the softness of focus makes for such a serene beautiful feel to this image. There is such a softness and yet texture in the details. It's very serpentine, I love the way the shape of the flower stem
morphs into the head of the flower, combined with the darkness of the image, it creates a kind of juxtaposition of serenity and sinisterness. Reminds me of Shakespeare: 'O Serpent heart, hid with a flowering face' "






aurora borealis by julie-rc

aurora borealis by julie-rc

"This photo has such a beautiful ethereal feeling to it. Not to mention the colours and focus are absolutely spectacular.
What I love most is that this is an extraordinary, unique and beautiful take on a subject that has become rather cliched.
This has new vision. Just beautiful!"






Pelican by photodream

:thumb64697714:

"For a start, I think every photographer knows how hard it is to create true black without sacrificing detail in their photos,
and also how difficult it is to isolate your subject on an even background, the way the artist has here.
There is such stregnth to the balanced composition as well as lovely details in the colour and texture. It's almost tactile. Just beautiful!"






peacock 03 by dragonflyforest

:thumb69039581:

"This is such a joy to look at. In a sea of embarrassingly bad and/or cliched macro shots, this was a wonderful surprise!
The subtle toning is the perfect choice for this study of texture and form. It reminds me of looking at hair or
fibres under a microscope, and elicits an almost tactile response in me, I want to reach out and feel that texture.
Just a stunning photograph, I can't stop looking at it!"






Breakout Wallpaper II by rudeboyskunk

Breakout Wallpaper II by rudeboyskunk

"I love the concept and minimalistic design of this. The colour and design are sharp and really pop. They are so effective and
have immediate impact. The concept is hilarious and just fantastic, it makes me want to keep looking at it and
never fails to get a laugh out of me. It definitely deserves some more attention!
It comes in a series of four, and the green is my personal favourite, but perhaps you'll enjoy the others too".





Eye of the Setting Sun by hougaard

Eye of the Setting Sun:REDONE by hougaard

"I'm not normally all that excited by landscapes these days, even though they can be extraordinarily beautiful, a lot of them tend to look the same. But this one, to me, is a masterpiece. All the elements have fallen into place. The composition is spectacular, the colours are beautiful and his use of the light and texture in those clouds is marvellous. I also think the inclusion of the human element really strengthens the sense of vastness, and expansiveness in this scene. It's just beautiful work that I could look at over and over again!"




Bent by dechobek

bent by dechobek

To me, this is the epitome of street photography. It is truly as if this piece was posed. The perfect use of light, composition and positioning of the "model" is just superb. Not to mention the high contrast which brings out that amazing texture and light. It really contextualizes this woman in her surroundings - adding to the sense of "harshness" of her life. What an extraordinary captured moment!






My DD's!




The Blue City


The Blue City by GreenEyedHarpy
Although the suggester didn't formally suggest this, I saw it in his journal and fell in love.
The framing here is perfect and I adore the boy's dreamy expression.  The colors are lovely as well. Great work!
(Suggested by Valimar and Featured by rhapsouldize )





Thank you very much to both Michael ( Valimar ) and Meredith ( rhapsouldize ).  I honestly can't believe I got this DD.
I'm so glad you enjoyed it!  It's nice to be able to share a part of my travels with you all.
Thank you for the support and to all of you who have faved and commented, it means a lot to me!







Together In The Dark II by GreenEyedHarpy
Unusual macro photo with great use of dof (depth of field) and nice mono color.
Thanks for sharing ! (Featured by hellfirediva)




I know this is incredibly late, and I apologize to Tina aka hellfirediva particularly for not having thanked her earlier.  I've been feeling a little out of sorts lately so it's taken me a while to get myself together and organise a bunch of things that need doing.  But now I just wanted to say a big thank you to Tina for selecting my piece for a Daily Deviation.
It was my first and such an honour to be thought of.

Now, most of you who watch me already know who Tina is, but for those of you who don't...she is the new Gallery Director for the Macro gallery.  And she is having a lot of trouble trying to bring some order to the gallery, it's only new but has a really loyal following of photographers who love that genre.  The problem is, there are a lot of people out there who don't know exactly what macro means and involves.

Tina is working really hard to educate everyone out there, as to what is and isn't considered macro photography.  So if you have any questions, please check out her journals, they are really thorough and I'm sure she would be more than happy to answer any of your questions IF you can't find the answers already in her journals.

She's also started a new chat room for macro photographers, so we should all go and participate in that if we have any spare time.
It will be a great resource for creative ideas, tips and tricks.  So go check out #macroART





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iBokeh, Do uBokeh?

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 19, 2008, 4:24 AM




Random Beauty


So I decided to put together this little feature as an homage to the latest craze sweeping DA
(and as a promo for the cool new club :iconibokeh:   Check it out now!)

Enjoy!


-:- green butterfly -:- by Aimelle :thumb87293646: :thumb56852159:
Christmas Light Bokeh by shaina74 Bokeh Wonderland by Coles-Captures :thumb83754211:
Christmas Bokeh by ayeeel Makes Me Wonder by ninapilapil :thumb69947089:
Lights will guide you home II by Katta80 Lights will guide you home I by Katta80 :thumb92100062:
Light Texture 02 by Shioon Christmas feeling by kiscso printemps iv by pprincessbydawn
:GOOD LUCK: by onixa Winter Glow by jjuuhhaa Hide and seek in Fairyland. by incredi
Leaf by Mordsitha .: Falling Stars :. by hellfirediva a tulip for christmas by prismes
:thumb71653009: We'll fade by Catrinel-Cotae Tropic. by Lileinaya
:thumb91714367: Glitter Texture 09 by Mifti-Stock Shallow by Fwertz
Juicy Bokeh by smanimagery Last Bokeh of '07 by adriftphotography Christmas Lights by dzaninov


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Official Bottle Cap Mania Collection! Volume III

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2008, 5:21 PM





Bottle Cap Mania!


Help spread the word, support the news article here:
Bottlecaps... something new for stamp lovers

and don't forget to post your bottle caps in the Forum


Bottlecap Template
Bottlecap Template: Updated by rudeboyskunk




My Bottle Cap Collection



Macro:  Size Does Matter by GreenEyedHarpy
:thumb82395845: I love you by cerium50 Happy Passover to all by hbrodsly Wish You Were Beer by champir :thumb82412734: IT bottletop by A-Moonless-Night The Shining bottletop by A-Moonless-Night Stephen King bottletop by A-Moonless-Night bottle hooters by sublimev :thumb82882846: Do you know ... by Centauran We love Blueflamedphoenix by lizakot super camel toe bottle cap by bountyhunter25 Pez Bottlecap by bandit4edu The last stamp for now by lizakot :thumb84511416: :thumb84511478: :thumb84358488: Bottlecap Me by 0-kelley-0 My Bottlecap by bandit4edu Hypnotic Bottlecap by bandit4edu Washing Machine Bottlecap by bandit4edu Waiter Bottlecap by bandit4edu POW_MIA Bottlecap by ice-fire VA Bottlecap by vector-artists Lucia Hates Rain by hcklbry ugly watermark bottletop black by davespertine ugly watermak bottletop by davespertine GTA Bottle Cap by bountyhunter25 Clueless BottleCap by eXeSS :thumb89939457: :thumb91869619: :thumb91976250: Sound Soldier-Bottlecap by AeliaNaqwiDesigns :thumb92079761: :thumb92091909: :thumb92107585: :thumb92109874: :thumb92163149: :thumb97406706: NBC Bottle Cap by 0-kelley-0 Bottlecap by kooo NBC bottlecap by justeline NBC Bottlecap by R3ds0Ld13r Natures Beauty Cap by Calander :thumb97467481: :thumb95475188: Stage Bottlecap by bandit4edu :thumb96896558: :thumb95352311: :thumb93145730: Pork by Centauran PE- Bottlecap- by Amotu BC_DROPS by MarcoFiorentini BC_SUNSETS by MarcoFiorentini BC_NUDE by MarcoFiorentini BC_SCUBADIVING by MarcoFiorentini BC_IDIB by MarcoFiorentini Migthy man and yukk bottle cap by bountyhunter25 Swayer Contest Bottletop by Centauran


See the rest of the bottle caps...

Official Bottle Cap Mania Collection!  Vol. 1
Official Bottle Cap Mania Collection!  Vol. 2

The Collection





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Bird Themed Contest PRIZE UPDATE!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2008, 11:00 AM




"The Birds"


UPDATE: Check out the updated prizes and entries, the links are just below!





leocbrito is holding a contest!  The theme is "The Birds"


SEE THE ENTRIES: Part I Part II Part III



Rules:

- You can send only ONE pic;
- Only animal photos are accepted;
- To send your entry, just send leocbrito note with the Subject "contest", and in the body, put your link or thumb of the pic;
- The picture DON'T NEED to be new;
- Photos with little manipulations are accept;
- Send your entry until July 19th!!
- You don't need to do this, but you can watch leocbrito to view the news about the contest.


Prizes:

1st place
- 6 month subscription, donated by hellfirediva
- 3 month subscription, donated by bia37
- Feature in leocbrito's journal
- Feature in photography-key's journal
- Feature in :devInsect-Lovers-Club':s journal
- Feature in Lyfers' journal
- Feature in Broken-the-Chains's journal
- Feature in cfoto's journal
- Feature in Amersill's journal
- Feature in Fujifilm-Club's journal
- Feature in SkyAndNatureClub's journal
- Feature in Unframed-Nature's journal
- Feature in TheOutdoorziez's journal
- Feature in DandiBooks315's journal
- Feature in Zorala86's journal
- Feature in wolf02's journal
- Feature in SimplySteff's journal
- One requested drawing, one custom-made icon, and one picture of the winner in a top hat, donated by SimplySteff
- Feature in Wimley's journal
- Feature in SusantheMartian's journal
- Feature in Silver-Dew-Drop's journal
- Feature in butterflys-forever's journal
- Feature in Gothic-Enchantress's journal
- Feature in Canon-Club's journal
- Feature in thetopcrusader's journal
- Feature in anglerfishies's journal
- Feature in FLixter's journal
- Feature in InLightImagery's journal
- Feature in SergioCatarino's journal
- Feature in undyingangel's journal
- Feature in thetopcrusader's journal
- Feature in IndigoMidnight's journal
- Feature in KateHughes's journal



2nd place
- 3 month subscription, donated by hellfirediva
- 1 month subscription, donated by bia37
- Feature in leocbrito's journal
- Feature in photography-key's journal
- Feature in Insect-Lovers-Club's journal
- Feature in Lyfers' journal
- Feature in Broken-the-Chains's journal
- Feature in cfoto's journal
- Feature in Amersill's journal
- Feature in *Fujifilm-Club's journal
- Feature in SkyAndNatureClub's journal
- Feature in Unframed-Nature's journal
- Feature in TheOutdoorziez's journal
- Feature in DandiBooks315's journal
- Feature in Zorala86's journal
- Feature in wolf02's journal
- Random sketch of the winner's choosing, donated by SimplySteff
- Feature in Wimley's journal
- Feature in SusantheMartian's journal
- Feature in Silver-Dew-Drop's journal
- Feature in butterflys-forever's journal
- Feature in Gothic-Enchantress's journal
- Feature in Canon-Club's journal
- Feature in thetopcrusader's journal
- Feature in anglerfishies's journal
- Feature in FLixter's journal
- Feature in InLightImagery's journal
- Feature in SergioCatarino's journal
- Feature in undyingangel's journal
- Feature in thetopcrusader's journal
- Feature in IndigoMidnight's journal
- Feature in KateHughes's journal



3rd place
- 1 month subscription, donated by hellfirediva
- 1 month subscription, donated by Amersill
- Feature in leocbrito's journal
- Feature in photography-key's journal
- Feature in Insect-Lovers-Club's journal
- Feature in Broken-the-Chains's journal
- Feature in cfoto's journal
- Feature in Amersill's journal
- Feature in Fujifilm-Club's journal
- Feature in SkyAndNatureClub's journal
- Feature in Unframed-Nature's journal
- Feature in TheOutdoorziez's journal
- Feature in DandiBooks315's journal
- Feature in Zorala86's journal
- Feature in wolf02's journal
- Feature in Wimley's journal
- Feature in SusantheMartian's journal
- Feature in Silver-Dew-Drop's journal
- Feature in butterflys-forever's journal
- Feature in Gothic-Enchantress's journal
- Feature in Canon-Club's journal
- Feature in thetopcrusader's journal
- Feature in anglerfishies's journal
- Feature in FLixter's journal
- Feature in InLightImagery's journal
- Feature in SergioCatarino's journal
- Feature in undyingangel's journal
- Feature in thetopcrusader's journal
- Feature in IndigoMidnight's journal
- Feature in KateHughes's journal

(leocbrito is searching for more prizes. If you want to donate, a feature for example, send him a note. He will really apreciate this :) )


Judges:

:iconleocbrito::iconamersill::iconphotosbykev::iconsooper-deviant::iconguitarjohnny:


Birdy Num Nums


Now enjoy some gorgeous, inspirational features... "Birdy Num Nums!"

(These aren't the entries, you can see them in leocbrito's journal.




:thumb25598418: portrait by tiger1977 rejection by uurthegreat
:: a soul :: by Devilish-Girl Peacock by MadHatterVVVI :thumb88821995:
oh, william by bryan-cuttance :thumb63233472: Rainbow Lorikeet 2.0 by theperfectjez
I'm watching you by GKmon-DORU-fanatic Attractive Glance by LaS-BR Chaffinch by sampok
Tropical Feathers by MarkioS14 :thumb33457760: About a Red Neck by IgorLaptev
Elegance by justinblackphotos Arara by LaS-BR Puffin 3 by Wilce
:thumb88866700: Attractive glance by leocbrito Aigle Pecheur d'Amerique by sekhmet-neseret
she's got the look by nakitez Horus by thrumyeye :thumb65590172:
Hawk by justinblackphotos Triangle by slowriot eyes by eudoxe2000
About the Look by IgorLaptev Bengal ID by cycoze :thumb44701469:
Never alone by Louvargent Portrait d'un oiseau rouge by Renoux peacock by escrimador
Burrowing Owl by guitarjohnny moment by zeyneparkok Humming Bird by prologic77 Under Us by Alwaysinthesky
Natures Jewellery II by Photosbykev :thumb88646269: Rainbow Bird by NatureShooter
About the Flamingo by IgorLaptev Wild lunch by allonkira Singer by sergey1984 PsychoBird II by GoranDA

Crows by sampok Mistaken by PrateekRajbhandari :thumb35178422:
75 by kalemkar v o y e u s e s. by matthieumarangoni :thumb50202731:
The nursemaid by ChristineAmat The nursemaid II by ChristineAmat f l a p by hellfirediva
A lovers serenade by LutherBash :thumb43157105: :thumb64870094:


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Still Life Contest ~ PRIZES UPDATED!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 10, 2008, 8:28 AM




Still Life Flower Contest



FlowerFavClub is hosting a contest!


THEME: "Still Life" (of flowers)

What do we mean by "Flower Still Life" ?

Answer: An arrangement of cut(fresh flowers - no artificial flowers, please),e.g. cut flowers arranged in a vase/with a special background/placed on an open book/dropped on the floor/in a champagne glass etc ...

It can be conceptual but need not - provided creative!

A few examples from club members


Dancing Ladies-Cheek to Cheek by LadyAliceofOz Final Assembly by signmeupscotty :thumb81520755:
:thumb85995608: Memories of Warm Weather by LadyAliceofOz Not Entirely Green by signmeupscotty I Don't Smell a Thing by signmeupscotty



By the way, please do not rush off and "scan" your gallery for an entry covering the theme ... Only new deviations (submitted to your gallery AFTER July 8th 2008) will be accepted


IMPORTANT INFORMATION>

- during the contest the club will not be admitting new members!
- do not participate without having read and accepted all CONTES RULES AND GUIDELINES

- the admin/s will :+fav: each entry and post it to a separate collection and journal titled 'contest entries'

- all contest entries -winning or not- will be featured in a news article at the end of the contest!


For more information please read the CONTES RULES AND GUIDELINES



CONTEST THEME: Flower Still Life

SUBMISSION DATES: Tuesday 8th July – Sunday 17th August 2008

VOTING DATES: Tuesday 19th August - Monday 25th August 2008


RULES/GUIDELINES

:bulletgreen:  First rule: DO NOT PARTICIPATE WITHOUT HAVING READ AND ACCEPTED ALL CONTEST RULES!

:bulletgreen:  Only members can submit one entry

:bulletgreen:  During the contest the club will not be admitting new members!

:bulletgreen:  The submitted art must be the member's own work!

:bulletgreen:  Accepted styles: photography only (black & white or sepia are also welcome)
-no manipulations!
-slightly edited photographs will be allowed.

:bulletgreen:  Only entries of good quality covering the theme, without mature (violent, pornographic or racist) content are accepted.

:bulletgreen:  Only new deviations (submitted to your gallery AFTER July 8th 2008) will be accepted

:bulletgreen: To submit an entry to the contest, send your link or thumb in a note titled 'Contest #1' or 'Still Life Contest' to FlowerFavClub

:bulletgreen: All members who submit a contest entry have to vote!
Contestants who do not vote will be disqualified! (This is not a joke)

:bulletgreen: Voting will be by commenting on the contest journal - flowerfavclub.deviantart.com/j…

Each member should vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Your choice for the 1st place will receive 3 points, for the 2nd 2 points and for the 3rd 1 point.
We'll total all points for each entry and the final places will be determined by the total number of points.

In case of a tie result the admin/s or a jury will decide on the final winner/s (there won't be a voting by poll!)

:bulletgreen: The admins won't submit an entry but will judge/vote.

ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONTEST? Please, don't hesitate to send a note to FlowerFavClub


:boogie: AND NOW ... BE CREATIVE! :boogie:



:star:PRIZES:star:

All contest entries -winning or not- will be :+fav:ed and also featured in a news article!

:star: 1st place :winner:
-feature in admin AmiraMora's journal for 4 weeks
-winning entry featured on admin AmiraMora's shoutboard for 2 weeks
-feature in FlowerFavClub's journal
-feature in TreesClub journal
-feature in GreenEyedHarpy's journal
-feature(winning entries) in The-Elven-Priestess's journal
-feature in yokopoko's journal
-feature in MidnightMekare's journal
-feature in Unframed-Nature's journal
-feature in TheOutdoorziez's journal


:star: 2nd place :winner:
-feature in admin AmiraMora's journal for 2 weeks
-feature in FlowerFavClub's journal
-feature in TreesClub's journal
-feature in GreenEyedHarpy's journal
-feature(winning entries) in The-Elven-Priestess's journal
-feature in yokopoko's journal
-feature in MidnightMekare's journal
-feature in Unframed-Nature's journal
-feature in TheOutdoorziez's journal


:star: 3rd place :winner:
-feature in admin AmiraMora's journal for 2 weeks
-feature in FlowerFavClub's journal
-feature in TreesClub's journal
-feature in GreenEyedHarpy's journal
-feature(winning entries) in The-Elven-Priestess's journal
-feature in yokopoko's journal
-feature in MidnightMekare's journal
-feature in Unframed-Nature's journal
-feature in TheOutdoorziez's journal


All prizes are subject to change.

If you are interested in donating a prize to the contest, please send a note to FlowerFavClub, they will be more than happy for any help you can give.


Still Life Features



:thumb90954390: Still Life by itash _escaped into life. by adeadrockstar Muted Flower by tpphotography
There is always Hope by Lilyas estillo serie 02 by Aimelle _ a flower. by adeadrockstar Happy Eid by makkistyle
:thumb87846294: oh so blue by JimmyOblues :thumb36635619: Twin Tulip by itash
s p r i n g  f r e s h by liadys Still Life10 by itash Still Life11 by itash Tulip by yuniarko
:thumb80898002: :thumb85163968: Flower Macro II by disenchantedmuse autumn flowers by sibelacikalin

:thumb54535436: MELLOW YELLOW by THOM-B-FOTO FREESIAS by THOM-B-FOTO
minimal art by Aimelle Still Life 5 by itash Yellow chrysanthemum by adnrey
Silence... by arumdamour floral vs. plastic by stranj Tear of L O V E by SEREN-D-IPITY
tulips by veronica-p vita by amirphotography Mr M by s3165938

Les by McKenzie-James Unfold Me by Aiae gerbera and playful mood by Floriandra
:thumb76445618: Blue by Valimar Fiori di campo by salvaterra
Sad and Lonely by Ba2 summertime 2 by zome87 Wish for.... by mutato-nomine

Spring Flowers by Virus69 :thumb22541612:
Arum by Aiae  Water Lily by Aiae essai 10 petale de lys - b by edredon

three calla-lily by Floriandra Pair of calla lily nr.2 by Floriandra iOrchid by Alizee103 the feather on her hat drooped by coloriatempera
:thumb75407626: in the lights of darkness by n-chloe flower 1 by soulhealer Lily No.2 by triumphbabe

:thumb86291913: Composition with calla-lily by Floriandra Pair of calla lily by Floriandra


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Delicate ~ Nature Photography Contest Winners

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 1, 2008, 4:37 AM




The Winners!




So after very tough deliberations from all the judges.  The winners have been decided!  The standard was so high, I was just so incredibly impressed with all of the photos!  And I hope you enjoyed them too! :)

Congratulations to the winners, and to all of you who participated.  Now please enjoy these lovely features!




First Place:  "Satellite" by ~ivy046



:iconivya-cz:

Satellite by ivy046



"Lovely work. I like the balance of softness and clarity, and the black and white is a great choice." - GreenEyedHarpy



Pearls by ivya-cz Unborn Life by ivya-cz Little Red Riding Hood by ivya-cz
Terreur by ivya-cz Captured Autumn by ivya-cz Living in a green by ivya-cz
Abstracted by ivya-cz Sparkling Diamond by ivya-cz Echo by ivya-cz



Second Place:  "Whitey II" by ~Takatoshika


:icontakatoshika:

Whitey II by Takatoshika



"I love the simplicity of this photo, and how the water drop can delicately remain on the petal, excellent." - dandelgrosso



Whitey III by Takatoshika :thumb85016090: :thumb80041447:
Whitey I by Takatoshika Fairy Wings by Takatoshika Hero of the spring II by Takatoshika
I iz scareing you by Takatoshika Ruudi by Takatoshika :thumb81850872:



Third Place:  "Intricate" by ~GeorgiaPeaches



:iconjupiterlily:

Intricate by GeorgiaPeaches



"I’ve seen lots of flower photos, some get really repetitive but I love the soft pastel colours and the folds in the petals makes the flower look like tissue and very comfy." - FaMz



Simply Curious by JupiterLily :thumb88585125: :thumb89832039:
Romantic by JupiterLily Go Green by JupiterLily fire on ice by JupiterLily
Blue Sky and Pink Umbrella by JupiterLily Evaporation by JupiterLily road to .H e a v e n-- by JupiterLily



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Delicate ~ Nature Photography Contest UPDATE

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 28, 2008, 7:30 AM




Delicate ~ Nature Photography Contest


UPDATE:

Going, going, GONE!  The contest is closed.  All the entries have been just amazing  (glad to see some of you guys got your entry in in time!)  Keep checking dandelgrosso's journal for details about the outcome.  Winners will be announced in a couple of days I believe.

And to celebrate the end of the contest, I'm going to feature all of the entries.  So for all of those who haven't already seen them.....

ENJOY!



:thumb88279944: Soft and Fuzzy II by Hallow2 Bleu by RebelDesignsStudios
:thumb88070625: Frozen by SynteticDiamond Like Children by grace-note
Delicate by AeLiNe127 :thumb88111490: tribute to oshun by walking-my-dog
::New Life:: by onixa Ray of Beauty by solefield
Printemps - VIII by Fr0zenIllusi0n Purple Trumpets by AngelofGod87 :thumb87958609:
Lavish Invitation by AeolianLitany Communion by Selfassault Nature Behind You by kh2kid
Lovers by XpressPhoto :thumb87843146: Lily by 0-kelley-0
:thumb87736738: :thumb87717475: Nature by Sandrichan
Three Drops by rmw0228 Lily of the Valley by Celtic-Xena
Bathing in delicate sunlight by dragonarya7 :thumb87484340: Come into my world by betyzuzukid
Micro World by Bojkovski Tree blossom by Lady101 :thumb87346161:
After the rain stops...9 by tamaseraph Controluce by Amersill Delicate by PoisonHeart666
Ornamental Cabbage by Elva-Obscura Bleu by Coreaux rainy day by boristheblade42
Blossoms in Spring by Treble-Spaz :thumb87347534: Pool of Radiance by signmeupscotty
Pillow by blas3nik what kind of flower is this? by WannabeOtaku Natural Painting by Doubtful-Della
Blue by Haen9 Inside by Varalidaine Unethical by ChronicPHOTOGRAPHY
Forget Me Not II by DorotejaC Drop by aramis-power BEADS by crichton380
:thumb88751913: Entwined by anna-earwen Suspended by rorymac666
Purity by Fireballfx fragile by Julietsound Blossoms by 321newbie123
Blue Tune by Zesuri Sparkling Fireworks ... by steppeland bokeh. by girlmarvel
Rue de la vie by LaForceDuSilence :thumb87905386: littlest fly by ScarySexyPrincess
Flying Away by AndersonJ :thumb89457778: A little bit of life. by Erinti
:thumb89540551: Spores2 by aninur Fucsia Flowers by MiMi-MosH
Lady's Lace by stargirlDD Whiter Shade of Pale by ickle-mimi It can wait by jioseventeen
Red Rose by Aye-Aye Fragility At Rest by FramedByNature :thumb89020363:
fly away soon by mstargazer Inspiration by AriandraRayne Inside a dandelion flower 2 by dgheban
Explorer 2 by foxprimephotos Aglow by ericthom57 Serenity by Rhyagelle
:thumb88747116: :thumb88453324: Exquisitely Simple by IllusiveSpatula
S e n s u a l i t y by photoprojectplus Another detail by Vertasual New Beginning by GramMoo
Incomplete by adeb1113 Pink Delicate Flower by louiecablouie Delicacy by tigerelune
:thumb89771084: Reaching for Radiance by BlackWyld Pepppermint Stripes by thayssharumrn
Mountain Mist 40D0002579 by Cristian-M try harder by tuliptishuebox A Miniscule Moment by BurningPaperSun
One by 99x The blue parade by luke-ferro
always by verycre8iv Flower in the dark by En-GeL cactus by yokopoko
:thumb89935787: flower garden - backlit by icebiker
Splashes of Red by Miss-Suzie gloves? by Araic :thumb89077150:
Butterfly by ivya-cz :thumb89357307: Clover by DandiBooks315
Delicate Balance by Starry-eyed25 The Dress Rehearsal by o-BlueMoon-o Sweet Simplicity by PaulDavis
Green bug by lostknightkg delicate by monanic Rosado by Sergpio
.: midnight glow :. by hellfirediva LOOSESTRIFE by rosebud10






:icondandelgrosso: is holding a contest!  The theme is "Delicate" and you have until June 28 to enter.


SEE THE ENTRIES: Delicate Contest Entries



:bulletred:Description

For this contest the theme is intricate delicacy of nature, in simple terms photographs of flowers and/or water drops which portray beauty in small details.
dandelgrosso wants to see how you portray nature in all its beauty whether it be a small water drop on a petal, or a flower.


Words & Photographs to help you:

Delicate, Intricate, Detailed, Complex, Fine, Exquisite

baby Blue by ninazdesignS i m p l i c i t y by photoprojectplus
Try by xmarvelautumn's messenger by prismes




:bulletred:Rules

:pointr:Only new deviations (submitted between 1st June - 28th June)

:pointr:Only deviations submitted in either the Photography>Animals, Plants & Nature>Flowers & Plants
or Photography>Macro>Nature
will be accepted.

:pointr:You can only submit one entry.

:pointr:Donators can enter (except judges).

:pointr:No manipulations (removing objects from the photograph, major colour changes (hues, saturation) and also 'worn-out' photo filters or textures.
Small manipulations like cropping, contrast, softening and sharpening are fine though).

:pointr:Please send entry in a note to dandelgrosso titled "Contest Entry."

:pointr:In the note, give the title of the deviation and the thumbnail number.


The contest journal will be updated every week and the entries can be seen here


:bulletred:First Prize
:pointr: 1 year sub donated by davincipoppalag
:pointr: 3 month sub donated by dandelgrosso
:pointr: Fella Plushie donated by hellfirediva

:bulletred:Second Prize
:pointr: 3 month sub donated by jinseinokaze
:pointr: 3 month sub donated by chilipalmer
:pointr: Accessory Pack donated by hellfirediva

:bulletred:Third Prize
:pointr: 3 month sub donated by Jules1983

All winners will be featured by the following members:

Lord-Dip lostknightkg game-breaker reachthetop FramedByNature
FaMz DafoeofLenin ahmedwkhan shiiaru Whimsical-Dreams messysprings
dandelgrosso GreenEyedHarpy


And, behold the judges for this contest:

:icondandelgrosso: :iconfamz: :icongreeneyedharpy: :iconlord-dip:


Good luck all, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!


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Get Ex-po-zed!

Journal Entry: Thu May 29, 2008, 8:47 AM




From The Archives of Ex-po-zure



Now also a news article



This is a little tribute to my favourite club on DA!

:iconex-po-zure: is probably the most effective and well known club on the entire site and has THE hardest working admin keeping it running all by herself.

I'm sure everyone who watches me already knows this club, but if you don't, and you're a photographer you should definitely check it out.  You'll be astounded by the beautiful art that winds up in your inbox each day and as the name says YOU will receive exposure for your work.

I've said it a few times before, and now I'm going to say it publicly.  babyducks does not get enough appreciation or recognition for her hard work in keeping this club going!
And I know, for a lot of us, a dose of Ex-po-zure each day is a must!  Please remember that no matter how hard babyducks works, a club is only as good as it's members and lately it seems that she is working her butt off to promote this club and getting very little participation in return!

She runs the club for US, for YOU.  It's all about getting your name and your art out there, but the only way to do that is for you guys to help!
Promote the club, promote yourselves and each other!

So in a bid to do my bit, please enjoy these beautiful, random features I found browsing through the gallery and folders in the club.
And please don't forget to keep up with all the news and events going on at Ex-po-zure - read the journals, answer the polls.  It's all for your benefit!

ENJOY!!
















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Buy my t-shirts
  • Mood: Cheerful
This is a little tribute to my favourite club on DA!

:iconex-po-zure: is probably the most effective and well known club on the entire site and has THE hardest working admin keeping it running all by herself.

I'm sure everyone who watches me already knows this club, but if you don't, and you're a photographer you should definitely check it out.  You'll be astounded by the beautiful art that winds up in your inbox each day and as the name says YOU will receive exposure for your work.

I've said it a few times before, and now I'm going to say it publicly.  babyducks does not get enough appreciation or recognition for her hard work in keeping this club going!
And I know, for a lot of us, a dose of Ex-po-zure each day is a must!  Please remember that no matter how hard babyducks works, a club is only as good as it's members and lately it seems that she is working her butt off to promote this club and getting very little participation in return!

She runs the club for US, for YOU.  It's all about getting your name and your art out there, but the only way to do that is for you guys to help!
Promote the club, promote yourselves and each other!

So in a bid to do my bit, please enjoy these beautiful, random features I found browsing through the gallery and folders in the club.
And please don't forget to keep up with all the news and events going on at Ex-po-zure - read the journals, answer the polls.  It's all for your benefit!

ENJOY!!
















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Watcher Feature Part 10

Journal Entry: Wed May 21, 2008, 9:26 AM





If You Watch Me, You're Featured!  Part 10


So it's been waaay way too long since I've done one of these.  And lately I've been pre-occupied with that pesky thing called real life, so I haven't been around here as much as I would like.

I just want to say a big thank you to all of my friends and watchers who have been supporting my work over the last year (by the way, yes I clocked up the one year DA anniversary this month :) ) and particularly over the last month or two while I have been somewhat absent.  I really appreciate the support - faves, comments, critiques, watches.  You've all really helped me increase my confidence as a photographer and my work has grown and changed so much just from sharing my art with you, and sharing in all your talents - that really is the most important aspect of this site for me.  It's such a wonderful forum to share ideas and techniques.

With that being said....please enjoy these latest features.  I spent quite a few hours going through all these people's galleries and I've found some real gems.  I hope you all agree, and if you do, that you go give some attention and support to these most deserving artists!

:hug:
Cheers,
Damienne


(don't forget to check out the news article )



oh, the guilt by PortGhinion :thumb74813397:
Brooklyn Bridge by Rachael-Lucy My Doggy Bob by googly-googly2 :thumb70475215:
Breaking through by villagekid Ache by DeviantNep Thor Highlands by Vousielle
:thumb78973297: :thumb77501922: Back to black by FlyGirlPml
Ultimate XMen:Cyclops Hi-res by a1984niceguy Musical Career by UpHiras :thumb78953165:
The Sunshine of Your Life by Justania 27.nov.2007 by nenishor :thumb78756740:
West Derg I by stephenrob up against the wall by AllisonEve The Grey House by smallredprint
:thumb76571157: Aquarium: Jellyfish Dance by YaminoKoneko Love me or hate me by yokopoko
and these photographs.. by theWicked :thumb74866845: :thumb76633186:
randomness. by Natashaestelle :thumb75593105: 3 by snikkio
DRASTIC_MYSELF by seicke sisters by websterphotography Ripped by PaperChainMemories
:thumb82198598: Harlequin by bluewolfknight0 :thumb82410054:
Arousal by BlackWyld Friends. by ahlee that green sensation. by etheraiel
The Great Anakane by kangman Beaten Down Path by star-rose-three :thumb57910235:
Lady of the Flowers by Tawnya Isis-color-full size by colt51 Lourve Museum by mcflee
Blue Dream by purple-purple For the heart I once had by Erinti Singapore Skyline by W0LLE
Singapore Skyline by W0LLE Green Water by LousyAnne trapped in my own insanity by JDacey
:thumb81257828: flower XVII by fulmination Reach - You by burningbush
Green curls by Deb-e-ann Great Horned Owl 20D0024768 by Cristian-M Arc, Light, and Shadow by ruabuddha
:thumb79554491: untitled 2 by nudes4man
eiffel by lucifers-angel-6 Redondo Beach ID by Caryn-Michelle Focus by Moowna
Distort Reality by D2W Elderly Gentleman by StormMakers :thumb69023660:
Colour II by 90percentAngel
:thumb60945854: :thumb82144330: rejection by uurthegreat
Kaye 02 by poic :thumb75118301: :thumb80318721:
:thumb64249886: Rebirth by disruptedswansong
Seed for the Harvest by jordannb Come Closer by ElectraSinclair Amy Brown by LoveCakes
Posing Peacock by sametimenxtyr kurt x4 by accostedllama
Emperor Peacock by hellangel86 Dragonfly by shamanfire
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