195 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar aheman
aheman says:

nice painterly effect.

suggestions:
1) more shading for the vase to make it look more 3d
2) change the photoframe to a "window" looking out into the world outside maybe better
3) add depth to the eye with shadows in the eye-lids
4) the low portion of the background should be darker to create depth
5) add a little noise to whole picture
OR
1) or just crop "tallish", take out the photoframe, so it just shows the plant,
this will tighten-up your composition and more focused theme

(5 years and 1252 days ago)

Alive...
avatar erathion
erathion says:

super cool entry author....GL

(5 years and 1445 days ago)

Drowning Island
avatar CorneliaMladenova

So inspiring!

(5 years and 1446 days ago)

Drowning Island
avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

The bubbles and the lighting are very nice!

(5 years and 1448 days ago)

Drowning Island
avatar Christy
Christy says:

Very beautiful.....It has a peaceful feel to it Best of Luck

(5 years and 1448 days ago)

Drowning Island
avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

Very original! At least it's not floating in the sky with a waterfall dripping down

Well done

(5 years and 1449 days ago)

Drowning Island
avatar hymerion
hymerion says:

very interesting

(5 years and 1449 days ago)

Drowning Island
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gdeep28 says:

kaim aa bai ji

(5 years and 1492 days ago)

fantasy
avatar artgirl1935

I love to do hummingbirds, too. Here is a site which can be a lot of help for good references on how sleek their little feathers are, and all the various colors you can use. Their little feet usually show, but they pull them up tight to their bodies as they fly. GL
http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/hummingbirds.html

(5 years and 1563 days ago)

Magical..
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Beautifully done

(5 years and 1564 days ago)

Magical..
avatar Se7eN0f9
Se7eN0f9 says:

nice work

(5 years and 1564 days ago)

Magical..
avatar solkee
solkee says:

Pity the mods didn't pick up on the fact that you copied an image without crediting the original author http://pixelnase.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d128lkg
I'm sure it would have placed considerably lower if members new it was a copied work. I'm also sure that your entries will be scrutinized much harder from now on, so try not to deceive members like this again.

(5 years and 1580 days ago)

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avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

Congrats! Nice pendulum-like effect.

(5 years and 1591 days ago)

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avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Congrats! for 1st place

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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choco says:

Great work! Congrats for first

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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avatar RichieMB
RichieMB says:

Congrats for 1st

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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avatar tnaggar
tnaggar says:

Congrats nice imagination and great entry you deserved it

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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avatar madamemonty

Congrats, nice work

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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avatar Disco
Disco says:

Congrats on first place. Great idea and image.

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Simplistic but very artistic. Looks like a winner to me. GL!

(5 years and 1592 days ago)

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avatar JPDesigns
JPDesigns says:

Love how surreal this is! Great work, author! It's beautiful!

(5 years and 1595 days ago)

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avatar erathion
erathion says:

Very nice surreal creation...best of luck author

(5 years and 1595 days ago)

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Widiar says:

Very Salvador Dalish(tm) .. nice colours and design, thou I have to say I would love to see some random piece flying or walking or.. rolling.. or standing there.. besides the oranges. Good job overall.

(5 years and 1597 days ago)

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avatar Warlock
Warlock [banned] says:

I like a nice piece of surrealism, good composition too top job!

(5 years and 1597 days ago)

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avatar hazem
hazem says:

it is very nice work ,good luck

(5 years and 1598 days ago)

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avatar RayTedwell

Simple, well composed and shaded. A very nice end result, well done.

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

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avatar bellamour
bellamour says:

I really love this! Great job

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

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avatar Tuckinator

i really like this!

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

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avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

Very nice surrealism Great work.

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

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avatar CorneliaMladenova

Really beautiful work!

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

fantasy
avatar neeraj55
neeraj55 says:

best of luck

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

fantasy
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Very nice! GL!

(5 years and 1600 days ago)

fantasy
avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Ok, guys, but it's a squid actually... or "dicksquid" if you prefer!

(5 years and 1600 days ago)

octopus
avatar Tuckinator

wow, this is very creative!

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

octopus
avatar elficho
elficho says:

dicktopus???? bhahahahah

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

octopus
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Beautifully done, love the watercolor feel and color changes on the flowers.

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

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avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Beautifully done, love the watercolor feel and color changes on the flowers.

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

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avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

>nasir,.....LOL,....I think it is 'dicktopus' ....
cute creativity.......

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

octopus
avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Author, the head looks too similar to..................

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

octopus
avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

I like this a whole bunch = )

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

octopus
avatar elficho
elficho says:

i like this one. you put something fresh in the let's-make-a-bird-out-of-it idea.. nice job

(5 years and 1603 days ago)

fantasy
avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

Very elegant image.. really nice use of source. Wonderful job, author

(5 years and 1603 days ago)

fantasy
avatar Drivenslush

Nice headress.. and very well balanced image.. good luck author

(5 years and 1603 days ago)

fantasy
avatar RAZ0R
RAZ0R [banned] says:

(5 years and 1603 days ago)

Smudged
avatar RAZ0R
RAZ0R [banned] says:

(5 years and 1603 days ago)

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avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Great update author. Beautiful entry . My fav. too

(5 years and 1604 days ago)

fantasy
avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

wow, much better.... you are talented , and you are quick learner......

(5 years and 1604 days ago)

fantasy
avatar cabldawg71

Very nice and you have learned well. I like this alot Author.

(5 years and 1604 days ago)

fantasy
avatar mounirupa
mounirupa says:

Nice to see.. and really good work author
I think U deffinately got 1st place

(5 years and 1605 days ago)

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avatar RayTedwell

This has a very nice feel to it and he details are great, especially the long feathers from the tail. I agree with adding a stick to sit on - but it is really great just as is too. Well done.

(5 years and 1605 days ago)

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