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Posted by david fletcher on Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:23 pm

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Have been musing over the last couple of days on what to show next.  Something that I enjoy and have some pleasure in showing or something that may push a few boundaries and not be so comfortable and conform to normal guidelines.

Went with the latter.  

Have been working on some images that I would be personally happy to print large.  Both sets fit that category... Am more than happy for feedback.

Please feel free to view uncompressed.  This image, lies in the "uncomfortable group".. 

Link to high rez HERE
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by Ron Day on Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:54 pm
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There is no reason to be "uncomfortable" with this image! It's a beauty. I like that the detail in the owl has been maintained while the remainder of the image takes on the painterly feel of the treated surroundings. I feel this would be a great image to print large, Dave! Beautifully done!
 

by ADKShooter on Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:59 pm
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I disagree with your "uncomfortable" designation for this image. This is actually my favorite of your various Topaz or other App images. Love the natural eyes and the eye contact. As I look at this image I have the sense I don't want to walk past HIS boundary and into that forest.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:05 pm
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Not sure what is uncomfortable here-this is a terrific piece-one of your very best! Love the intensity of the owl's gaze, and the mysterious setting-It would make a wonderful storybook illustration. The background is so well done. I feel you have integrated the elements of this one beautifully-it must have been great fun! Bravo!!
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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:18 pm
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Thank you Warren and Ron so much.

Really appreciated as this is where I am feeling I want to go. I've always felt it a privilege to witness wildlife in the UK and there is a bit of magic to get a glimpse in their world. (very different from being in Africa where there is so much going on it feels as if nature is throwing itself at you)..

Means a great deal. Thanks.
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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:25 pm
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Thank you so much Cindy! Means a great deal...
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by John Labrenz on Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:21 pm
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Not in the uncomfortable group at all!
This is great...would maker a super illustration for a children's book.
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by david fletcher on Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:00 am
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Thanks John!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:47 am
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Definitely up there with my favourites of your artworks, Dave! The High rez version shows just what a gorgeous large print this would make to frame and hang on a wall for everyone to enjoy. A masterpiece!!!

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by david fletcher on Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:10 pm
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Thank you so much Carol. (for both posts). Means a great deal.
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by Mary Brun on Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:32 pm
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Why inside the uncomfortable group?
It is a wonderful image to say the least.
I like how you decided to elaborate it and how you rightly called it, it brings to mind the illustrations of enchanted storybooks.
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by david fletcher on Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:22 am
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Many thanks Mary. Also to NSN for the Editors Pick. Am honoured.
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