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ponti55 says:

Great work.. very realistic outcome. Well done!

(5 years and 2709 days ago)

Shhh...
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ponti55 says:

The light from the sky is coming from the right, the hat and the girl are lit from the left. But other than that it's hard to find a fault.. Very nice masking and a very creative idea..

(5 years and 2709 days ago)

howdy!
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ponti55 says:

The top of her head seems very blurry compared to the rest of the clear and crisp strands of hair.

At the moment, her head shape also seems a bit odd, i suggest liquifying the top left part of her head and moving it further up.

I hope you understand what i mean, but other than that it's a really nice image with a good message, and i love the surrealistic aspect of it. Great job and good luck.

(5 years and 2709 days ago)

Rational Passion
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ponti55 says:

I'm not sure i understand this entry or how the colour theme fits with the image...

You may want to darken the right hand side of the door, right now the white is a tad overpowering. Also see if you can upload a step by step guide.

Good luck!

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

white room
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ponti55 says:

Good fix author! Good luck

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Corn Drinking Beets
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ponti55 says:

I'm still hoping this one wins it

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Minicon
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ponti55 says:

This one looks great! Fantastic work here.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Happy Your Here
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ponti55 says:

I think you may have misunderstood the theme author, but this image would indeed look great to replace the current add to favourites icon.

(I agree the theme title is a bit confusing)

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

favicon entry
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ponti55 says:

Well author, most people post their sources when the entry first gets uploaded.. it's not a matter of me being impatient, it's me trying to help, usually because people who don;t post their sources are new and need a bit of guidance.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Turtle Compact
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ponti55 says:

Excellent fix, author

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

mum and baby
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ponti55 says:

Remember to post your sources

Edit: Author.. you always do this.. why don't you just post your sources when you first upload your image?

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Turtle Compact
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ponti55 says:

Fantastic idea author... really excellent work.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Single DandyLion Seed
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ponti55 says:

I agree with Mellanieb... it's still a very good idea though author, and an excellent shot.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

birthday candle
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ponti55 says:

I thought it was a pea...

Good idea though author, nice shot and a great background.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Can
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ponti55 says:

A high res version would be nice, but it looks like a good shot.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Hang On
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ponti55 says:

Excellent shot, author! Great idea too.. very clever thinking.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

coffee bean
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ponti55 says:

Excellent shot.. Friiskiwi may be right about the theme, but it's a great idea and a well executed image nonetheless.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Last one standing
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ponti55 says:

Author you're going to go Buzzy from all the bee puns you'll be hearing. I could tell them all to Beehave if you'd like.

As for your shot, it's unBEElieveable..

These bee puns really Sting.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

To Bee or not to Bee!?
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ponti55 says:

I agree author, it's a nice idea but the image should focus on the sand and not the fibres around it. Maybe taking another picture of the same subject would be the best idea.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Sand
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ponti55 says:

Agreed, excellent lighting.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Clothes Peg
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ponti55 says:

Lovely entry! Good depth of field, too.

Great work.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Little petal
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ponti55 says:

Magnificent shot! I've tried to get pictures of bees but they never sit still.

Excellent work author!

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Bee
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ponti55 says:

Well thought out idea.. the image looks fantastic.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

The missing piece
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ponti55 says:

Really nice image, i like the ligthing, but i think a tighter crop couldn't hurt.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Nerd Candy
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ponti55 says:

I agree author.. maybe boost up the contrast

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Single Seaweed Leaf
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ponti55 says:

Perfect. Well done author

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Little Big Head
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ponti55 says:

Good colours, good depth and great job on the jellyfish and fish fins... The image look great, author. But you really need to organise your layers palatte :-P

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Golden Fish
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ponti55 says:

Remove the whiskers from the other cat.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Adopt me.!
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ponti55 says:

Excellent work on the eyes! Lovely entry author!

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Sockc@
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ponti55 says:

Great job author! However, on the foot that touches the ground by the reflection there is a hard edge, maybe you can liquify it into a more rounded shape... good luck! Oh... and clean your scanner.

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Corn Drinking Beets
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ponti55 says:

Using only three legs is a clever idea, but at the moment it looks like the leg is on his left side, which suggests that he's missing a leg instead of being naturally 'compact' The leg should appear to be in the middle, between where the two legs would be. That, of course, is quite a complicated thing to achieve, so maybe the original 4 leg design or a 2 leg design, that way the anatomy doesn't look odd. I also agree with the above, play around with the shadows until you can get a more realistic outcome.

Again, good idea and nice implementation... great work

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

The lion king
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ponti55 says:

Haha! Great thinking.. very nice, clean work!

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Compact Ostrich
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ponti55 says:

Nice scenery, but i'd remove the white cube underneath the model, and i also suggest making the frog and snail a little smaller. Other than that, it's a good image with a nice atmosphere. Good luck!

(5 years and 2710 days ago)

Harmony
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ponti55 says:

Great work! Really nice idea.. very clever thinking, author! I feel like the shadow should be a bit longer and a maybe blurred a little more, but this looks great as it is.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

Little Big Head
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ponti55 says:

Author, while i think the idea is great, i feel that the image would be stronger if it was just what can be seen in the thought bubble. I think taht the rest of the image is a bit distracting and won't earn you the marks that the image deserves. Of course, this is your image, this was onlt a suggestion. Best of luck

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

Dream of the big CATch
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ponti55 says:

Where can i get one of these?

You've blended both segments of the lizard very well.. the background looks great, the shadows are perfect.. This is my favourite entry in the contest, and one of the better entries i've seen for quite some time.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

Kind O
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ponti55 says:

I agree author, you may have meant for it to be for fun but it just looks like something you overlooked.. if you made an effort to make both reflections wrong then others may understand, however i suggest just fixing the compact swan's reflection.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

mum and baby
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ponti55 says:

Lovely entry! Really nice feel

Maybe because of the strong light there should be a more defined shadow, but the entry is great as it is. Wonderful.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

You are welcome
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ponti55 says:

I don't really understand what this has to do with the site.. but good thinking outside of the box,.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

Fav love icon
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ponti55 says:

Hyades84...contest entries are supposed be anonymous :/

Author, your entry looks like it has a few masking issues.. if you post a high resolution version these would be easier to see and you could try to fix them.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

cat or a dog?
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ponti55 says:

I think this gave my diabetes... how sweet.

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

Sweet Baby Helen
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ponti55 says:

Author watch out for black edges around the hand, also the lighting between the hat and the cat don't match (flip the cat horizontally) And maybe try to paint the whiskers that were lost during masking back in.

Edit: Author, are you going to follow the advice?

(5 years and 2711 days ago)

glam
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ponti55 says:

Wonderful creations! The bird looks terrific! My suggestion would be to add a dark shadow on a new layer just below the feet. Well done though... great image.

(5 years and 2712 days ago)

It Sings for It has Song
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ponti55 says:

Nice atmosphere. I personally don't think that the floating hat is very effective here, but i guess that's the whole idea. However, you've blended the images very well.

Edit: On closer look, the lighting between the hat and the tree doesn't match.. just flip the hat horizontally.

Good luck author!

(5 years and 2712 days ago)

Haunted Jungle
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ponti55 says:

Excellent blend.

(5 years and 2712 days ago)

Kaht
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ponti55 says:

Very clean work! The eyes were blended really well, and i like the idea. Erikuri also makes a good suggestion, the brain suckers may look a bit creepier if they were looking in different directions.

Overall a great job

Edit: Always an answer for everything author

(5 years and 2713 days ago)

BRAIN SUCKERS!
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ponti55 says:

Excellent work... it was a difficult source to work with, but you've blended everything very well. The only thing i can pick out is the differing resolutions between some of the sources. Other than that it's an excellent image.

(5 years and 2713 days ago)

The Secret
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ponti55 says:

Haha, great result, my suggestion would be to draw the whiskers back in. Other than that you've done great!

(5 years and 2714 days ago)

Inner Kitty
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ponti55 says:

Now THIS would look great! Fantastic

(5 years and 2714 days ago)

Minicon
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ponti55 says:

Wonderful focus! Great shot.. I love the composition.

(5 years and 2714 days ago)

Sunny Side Up