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This long silence by BetaAquilae This long silence by BetaAquilae
It will rain for a million years...

R.I.P Oscar and Wilde. :(

Oscar and Wilde were two finches I got for my *antoanette for our anniversary. Today, they passed away. We'll miss you so much! :(

Update: We want to thank you all for so much support! It means so much to us. Also, I think Oscar and Wilde appreciate it too wherever they are! :wave:

Update 2: Wow, thank you so much for DD, it made my day!! And also, thanks to my *antoanette for being such a support! :love::wave:

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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-12-20
This long silence by =BetaAquilae is a visually stimulating abstraction with a touching story behind it. The suggester wrote, "This photo is not only beautiful but it was also inspired by something so emotional and personal, which was in this way shared with other people; the photo is dedicated to two beautiful little finches who recently died." ( Suggested by antoanette and Featured by opioid )
Enough people try to take shots like this, and most of them fail miserably, but not you, not here.

The bright reds compliment the subtle blues and greys, while keeping true to the scene. The only problems I have with this, are that the raindrops seem to be more pixelated than they should be.

I can imagine this picture blossoming into something more agreeable if the colours and droplets appeared more natural, rather than edited. I'm only holding back marks in the 'Technique' area, as the photogaph itself could have been better.

Nevertheless, this is still a beautiful image, and I'd be more than happy to recommend this as a 'Daily Deviation'. Well done, 'BetaAquilae'.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
13 out of 16 deviants thought this was fair.

I'm going to have to disagree with the most recent 'critique' in reference to this deviation. Let's get into this, shall we? First off, this pic. is jus' awesome in my opinion, because I'm a fan of the "bokeh" effect and this one is done nicely.

From what I've seen, I'm assumin' the water droplets were merged with the original photograph? Unless I read that wrong, if so, it's realism is blended in well, if not, then it's still great. The red and yellow is what really draws my attention of focus while the blues fade out... Great work.

Secondly, kind of strayin' away from the subject at hand, but a larger piece of this would be awesome, I'm going to use it as a stock if you don't mind.

What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
5 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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AndreaBeslic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :clap: :hug:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Hi! This great work has been featured in [link] :hug: :heart:
Cocooue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Photographer

I've featured your work in my latest journal. you may check that out :hug:
BetaAquilae Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your support! :wave:
ocean-dance Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
you lost both birds in one day?? :icontearfulplz:
BetaAquilae Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. I guess death of one came as a shock to another. They're very fragile. :(
ocean-dance Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
that's the worst, :icontearsplz:
some-bored-girl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, wonderful picture... <3
BetaAquilae Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, it means so much. :)
leo-pride Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Photographer
Lovely piece of work.
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