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This Is Ivy. The Spirit Of The Vines.
I know, I know...You think maybe I have been
But Really. She Was There! And I Caught Her On Camera!


You Asked For Her To Materialize. So Here She Is.
[From The Ivy League Aged Trees]

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F 2.8, 1/100
Tree Shot In Oregon in 2011
Me Layered In From Oct 2012
Eye Color Changed To Blue Green In

Fractalius Filter On Tree and Ivy - PSE7 Plug In

© Laura E. Swan
Canon PowerShot SD...

Mary K. Robison
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    Pom, I knew your eagle eyes would be able to find a sweet and beautiful nymph emerging from that tree.
And now, with a little help from your friendly fractalius filter, your nimble fingers have given everyone a chance to admire Ivy in all her natural glory!
Wonderful DD work, and thanks so much for the dedication. You've made my night and day!

2/7/2013 2:24:51 AM

Laura E. Swan
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Lost Brett On The Vine!

Brett Dolsen
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2/7/2013 2:52:50 AM

Laura E. Swan
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Hi Mare! HeeHee...I knew Ivy was in there. We just had to coax her out like that last image spoke about! :D Thanks for all the kind and fun things you said. You always make my day and night too as I know you do with so many BPers by being our friend!! :D


Hi Brett! Good to see you and glad I found you on the vine there! Thank you very much!


2/7/2013 2:55:26 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Great work here, Laura!!!!

2/7/2013 3:26:02 AM

Gord MacEachern
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Glad Ivy finally showed herself, beautiful eyes and all.

2/7/2013 3:34:17 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Laura,Beautiful DD work my friend.Wonderful Image.I hope everything is okay and not to cold up north!!!!

2/7/2013 3:48:01 AM

Antonio Amen
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Excellent work, love it.

2/7/2013 4:08:19 AM

Michelle Alton
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I was going to say she looked BRILLIANT in the aqua eye form! You have a winner here, Laura.

2/7/2013 4:44:38 AM

Stephen Zacker
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This is really creative and beautiful

2/7/2013 5:26:00 AM

Terry Cervi
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Ivy looks so beautiful and your DD work is exceptional, Lala!!

2/7/2013 5:49:44 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Fantastic creation, Laura!

2/7/2013 5:59:02 AM

Millieanne A. Talarico
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Love this work of art, Laura!!

2/7/2013 7:59:05 AM

John Connolly
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Fantastic creative work here Laura! What a brilliant presentation, you really have captured the spirit of the vine!

2/7/2013 10:38:30 AM

Tiia Vissak
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very original! well done!

2/7/2013 1:07:45 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Only you, Swanee! Agree with all the above- brilliant, creative & artistic work, my friend!
Beautiful dedication to a beautiful lady!

2/7/2013 1:44:36 PM

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Amazing work, Laura.

2/7/2013 6:59:19 PM

Neal D. Hatcher
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Awesome-Beautiful work

2/7/2013 7:15:01 PM

Irene Colling
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Laura, it appears that you stood too close to tree-man Douglas Perry. ;-)

The clouds, melting walls, flower buds, trees; I never know where you will turn up next.

I'll have to keep my eye out for you the next time I am out shooting.

2/8/2013 7:04:05 PM

Ann Coates
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Oh wow Laura, this is simply brilliant. I love what you have done here. I really hope we see this one again.

2/9/2013 2:20:21 PM

Laura L. Gonzales
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Just beautiful, as only you can create such a masterpiece!! Hope to see this again my dear sweet Emmy!! :)))

2/9/2013 2:34:43 PM

Julianne Bradford
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Wonderful work Laura!

2/9/2013 4:13:31 PM

Ellen Hodges
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Beautiful Ivy spirit, Laura!!!! Love this fantastic image! Hope all is well, dear friend!!! Surviving the snow storms okay?

2/9/2013 6:33:43 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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You know I love it!!

2/10/2013 3:20:00 PM

Wm Nosal
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Awesome Image, Laura!
Irene Is Right, Where Is Mr. Tree?

2/10/2013 6:18:57 PM

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Winner, winner! are the Queen of creating! Excellent..

jo ann c.

2/11/2013 4:35:58 PM

Laura E. Swan
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Wow! You guys! Thanks so much! :D I'm so flattered!!!

I am very housebound in the winter so I MUST create when I get these bursts of pent up energy. I think I'd better get the wood in the fireplace burning soon to warm up my hands as well.

I'm glad that you all like this one. :D

YAH! Where *IS* Mr. Tree? Good point. I think I might take a walk in the woods again and see if I can find him.

SSSLaura, Lala, Swanee, Miss Rose. etc..!

HeeHee to Irene. Yes. One just never where you might see me again! Keep your eye pealed out there and stay tuned!

2/11/2013 4:42:51 PM

Douglas Perry
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Indeed, trees have the power to sooth the spirit as well as their other friends in the forest such the Ivy. A trip there for a sit and a listen will restore and amaze those who will hear. The forest will speak to you of peace and calm.
Great catch Miss Rose. It is not easy to catch the Ivy.

2/12/2013 6:06:39 AM

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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I love it so much!!
I'm sure if we look closer we'd see a lot of tree spirits around.

2/12/2013 6:34:31 AM

Laura E. Swan
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Well, *there* they are. Two more of my most favorite peeps in the world. Mr. Tree and Ms. Wolf!

I am forever grateful for your presence and added words of wisdom and love here on this magical image that captured a spirit in the forest just for us!

I think IVY loves being part of that tree and I know that I love being a part of your lives.

We both thank you today!

-Miss Rose, SSSLala :D

2/12/2013 9:21:26 AM

Emile Abbott
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Love it Laura.

2/12/2013 12:12:07 PM

Carol Flisak
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Love it! Terrific creativity and dd work, Laura!

2/12/2013 5:00:17 PM

Tammy Espino
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Gorgeous work!:)

2/12/2013 7:04:12 PM

John Rivera
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Fantastic image and work!

2/13/2013 4:13:51 AM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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It's such a wonderful dedication for Mary. So glad you're guiding spirit is always there for faithful company. Hey, what ever happened to our dear Lorna?

2/13/2013 2:05:37 PM

Amanda J. Tanner
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Very creative and beautiful!

2/17/2013 8:33:09 PM

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