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Phoenix
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Challenge: Winged Things (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: home
Date: May 16, 2014
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2014

OK, so here's why I did this image.
Around the time that the challenge was announced, a singer named Conchita Wurst had just won the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called 'Rise Like a Phoenix'.
Conchita is a transgender person who used to be a man but is now a woman. Except she decided to leave her beard on.
The song talks about transforming and rising like a phoenix. So I thought it would be a good idea to make a Phoenix picture using hair and beauty related items. The time and resources available to me meant I had to take a few shortcuts and the whole thing got a bit rushed towards the end.
The background is made from rows of shampoo bottles, tins of hairspray etc. on the kitchen table.
The phoenix has shower hose umbilicals and the legs are mixer taps (faucets).
I had to go to the hardware store to get a photo of some chain. The wings are from a photo of roof tiles stretched and warped into shape.
If you want to see the Eurovision Song Contest winner, you can do so here.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.7667
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8824
Avg (non-participants): 6.6964
Views since voting: 1112
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 90
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/27/2014 04:26:14 AM
Can't get over how amazing this is. Wonderful detail and colors. Fabulous image, David.
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05/26/2014 11:11:49 AM
Very cool and love the details of how it was done! Congrats on the HM!
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05/26/2014 10:20:55 AM
The first thing you obviously see are the fantastic colors and very pleasing image. However, that is far from being all: reading your notes make me love your creation even more, as it is also an hymn to tolerance. Beautiful AND conceptual: hats off.
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05/26/2014 08:04:44 AM
Brilliant! Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/26/2014 01:14:31 AM
Congratulations on the HM. This is fabulous.
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05/26/2014 12:52:02 AM
Strange, mystical creature. I still think he resembles Woody :) Congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2014 09:23:28 PM
Fabulous creation! A ribbon here.
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05/25/2014 08:39:00 PM
Please tell me you're writing some Comments, 'cos I'm coming back to read them. This is interesting & entertaining, & I wish I could understand the details.
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05/25/2014 05:54:46 PM
Incredible
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05/25/2014 04:25:56 PM
Incredible!
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05/25/2014 07:38:18 AM
Really good one - great colours, my favourite in this challenge.
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05/21/2014 08:35:15 PM
Just amazing. Superb lighting and colors.
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05/20/2014 12:40:09 AM
Freaky awesome
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05/19/2014 08:55:43 PM
Your phoenix looks like Woody Woodpecker!
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05/19/2014 11:04:20 AM
I knew hair products were flammable, but wow!
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05/19/2014 07:54:47 AM
Rising from the cleaning solutions!
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05/19/2014 07:44:45 AM
O the creativeness we have here in this challenge Its amazing Great photo well conceived great colours hangs together
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