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Given 2014-02-08
The suggester says, "This is such a brilliant concept, with admirable execution, in the category Self-Portraits."

Piptoporus betulinus by Lorelyne ( Suggested by SandraHultsved and Featured by 3wyl )
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Raipun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
One word comes to mind: Wow!
Amazing atmosphere here, you sure nailed it! Loove it!!! :love:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yey, you got the DD, Congratulations to the amazing work!:hug:
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmonte45:
monte45 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
This tOok me a moment or two, three, four to work out. Great idea congrats on DD
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
To work out... On the image ?
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:iconmonte45:
monte45 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Yes I originally thought it was a sci-fi creation of an animal, but later put together the pieces. had a slow moment there. Love it all the same and the rest of your gallery too :D :D :D ;)
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly thank you ... :blush:
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
is that fungus?
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes it is, the purpose was to make the body and the fungus harmonious
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:iconlzakaria:
LZakaria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
amazing
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I just don't know what to say... This is a wonderful pic! Quite hypnotic and surreal.
Congrats for this great photo! :)
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, it's quite "hyptonic and surreal" for me too at this time, to recieve such lovely words and having this DD-thing... !
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You are very welcome! You have some really cool pictures ^^
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ChickaruPocket Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gheesh! That looks painful!
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Painful ? Why would you say that ?
 I felt quite peaceful at this time actually... Melting with the humus, the leaves, the fungus and the rest of the forest forgotten inhabitants...
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ChickaruPocket Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, by looking at it, it seems the "Melting with the humus, the leaves, the fungus" kinda looks like rocks stabbed on your back. (honest mistake)
But as you described how you felt, must of feel like if you a spa your some sort. No?
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I see your point, there is something agressive in the placement of the mushrooms.
In fact, I just wanted them to follow the spine and make a sort of "exo-skeleton"...
And yes, I felt good, even if my legs were pratically 'dead' in a manner a speaking, they didn't completely respond until one hour later.
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ChickaruPocket Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I shouldn't deny nature, it's beautiful once you share "the peaceful feeling"

+fav 

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CH3Karma Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   General Artist
Stares glare as I look to blinks lost.  Shelled creatures, and bends wrinkle into my mind.  A hide in hide, or a hallow cast of a figure lost with a tragic past.  I try to look away but am pulled deeper.  Dirt and ritual make play.  Sticks and stones will break my bones unless already broken.  With names comes stains that break aim.  To maintain place I call my spine hip.  A touch-less touch slips and a cast of light darkens not.  I blink....but all's the same.
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
These are very lyrical & powerful words...
It's a shame that I couldn't give it a mighty echo since my level is not high enough...
But the thoughts and the intent are lying there. Hope you'll be fortunate enough to see & pick them for what they are : thankful, moved & speechless.
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:iconch3karma:
CH3Karma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   General Artist

I'm glad you weren't pushed away. :) (Smile) 

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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Everyone's sensibility should be heard & taken with simplicity.
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eve-the-strange Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifull :clap:
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CH3Karma Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   General Artist
ReallySweating a little... I thought you'd think I was an odd fellow, writing those thoughts that your image gave me.  It is an odd picture to me to be honest, as I wonder how would you have gotten those things to stay in those positions.  It has some photographic quality but there's manipulation as well..no?  No matter, it's a "wonder-full" piece and I commend you for receiving a Daily Deviation...though I now have to look up the word commend.=P (Razz)  I hope we can cross interneted paths again sometime. Till thenHeart - FreeHave a Happy Valentines day.
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eve-the-strange Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh haha i'm not the cerator of this image i was just passqing by and read the text you wrote ^^
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CH3Karma Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   General Artist
oh...well thanks anyhow
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eve-the-strange Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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eve-the-strange Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*creator
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lizardwizard444 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
is it just me or does that look like it hurts, a lot 
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Why would you think of pain ?
It was on the contrary a very peaceful moment...
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lizardwizard444 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
think about it mushrooms eat away at dead things and now it seems to now be eating at living  things, slowly breaking down the living tissue. 
it probably was a vary peaceful moment.
but i have always feared things growing out of me using my flesh as food and i a slow manner of eating it.
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I get you on that point... It's probably really disturbing seeing other living things consuming you little by little.
But if you recall, mushroom are not eating to death, they appearing right after and the few left are cohabiting with their host. They're not parasites but gentle guests that could improve the health of the first, that is wonderful isn't it ?
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lizardwizard444 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well ya but you know i always feared barnacles the most when it came to the whole slowly eating away at you, its probably because there really sharp when you touch them and when they come out of their shells its probably even worse. but there are mushrooms that do take over the body of there living host in ants and other bugs to, and what about athletes foot.
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UnseenAlice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Hannibal and I'm floored by the detail and use of natural elements. 
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Some did mention the Hannibal episode...
I waited a year to capture this moment and create what I had in mind. And a week or so after I watched the series and understood the (very flattering) comparison although what I tried to do and to share was something a little less "deadly" : more like a special vision of a dryad.
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UnseenAlice Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I think you nailed it. It's unconventional, it's dreary but piques interest, and it's unique. I adore it.
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you... Again!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - congrats on the DD
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much... It's quite surreal to me!
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful and both sensual and dark but in such a way that i want to sit and just take every little part of it in
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How strong and powerful words you use, it is an honor to recieve them on this capture, it's meaning a lot to me, in many sorts of way...
Thank you, truly.
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thats the way i am, some people don't like it or understand it but i can't change who i am, and when i see such a work of beauty as yours then it has to come out ... you are truly welcome
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FUCKINGFANTAST1C Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
This reminds me of the Mushroom farm in the series Hannibal; very cool :) 
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, some said that too, and now that I've watched the episode, I totally see the resemblance in some details...
Although what I did was not as much "deadly", it's more a personal vision of forest forgotten inhabitants or a dryad...!
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Yedoch Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I wonder if they were inspired by the episode? Awesome observation :D (Big Grin) 
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, to feel intrigued, sad, morbidly fascinated, and amazed all in one emotional response. This is... this has to be one of the most powerful images I have ever laid my eyes on. All that texture painted on skin that look like bruises and death as much as life, accentuated by the softly merging light and shadows, the bleeding colors. This is both insanity and brilliance and for once the fine line that separates the two has truly dissolved.

It reminds me how much I love and hate myself.

And thank you for sharing this brilliance. 
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Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a poignant comment you made... 
As I read it, I just came to the fact that you understood precisely what I intended to share : the thin line between living and dead things as the fact that mushrooms and fungus are in this state. They're extracting death and nourish life all at the same time and it fascinated me for a long long time. It's an homage I made by this capture, and also a very personal vision of forest's forgotten inhabitants like dryads, elves, fauns and so many other...
So thank you for grasping the essence of this creation, the kind words and the compliment, truly...

:snowflake:
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Had to Google what 'poignant' meant. X'D

Please keep creating Lorelyne; for the world is just that little bit brighter, the mystery of life a little more revealed, and the unknown of what death is a little less unsettling because of what you've spoken through your work. Keep reminding us the wonders of our own imaginations. To face the melancholy of life with a smile. And remember that we are still alive.

And for doing all that within me, thank you.
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:iconlorelyne:
Lorelyne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I shall keep these words in mind if I ever lost myself and begin to forget the purpose of all that I do.

Thank you... :snowflake:
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