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Flower Fairy
  Flower Fairy
Flower Fairy
A Person Must Shoot On
SPORTS MODE if
They Ever Hope To Capture A Flower Fairy!
-Good Luck! :D

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F2.8, 1/100
Layering Done In Microsoft Digital Imaging
Wings Fractalious Filtered In Pse7 and Then Partially Hand Designed In Paint
Colorful Vignette Done In Smart Photo Editor.
Whew! I think that was it. It sure takes a lot to make a Fairy Fly! :D

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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Outstanding as always Laura - You are looking Great!

2/24/2013 3:57:24 AM

 
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You've dine it nicely, Laura. Beautiful Flower Fairy capture.

2/24/2013 4:10:48 AM

 
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I truly love seeing your self portraits! This is gorgeous!

2/24/2013 4:24:46 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Perfect JOB. And I must add that the fairy is looking very beautiful!

Do you wonder why BP removed the part of the upload dialog where you enter the camera that you used? I found that to be useful information.

2/24/2013 4:38:48 AM

 
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And a beautiful fair[y] lady she is!

2/24/2013 6:59:00 AM

 
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Beautiful, Laura!
Hope You Had Some Pixy Dust Left Over

2/24/2013 7:51:13 AM

 
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WOW, just in time for the upcoming Patty's day fun!!! This is outstanding DDR work, Laura...and I agree ... you are looking beeautiiiifulll as always! 8o)

2/24/2013 10:49:03 AM

 
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A beautiful presentation Sister Swanee! Your DD work here is exceptional as usual!

2/24/2013 11:11:46 AM

 
Patricia White
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This is such a lovely fairy. You really have some talent for this. Wonderful work on such a lovely lady. I have never tried to do a self portrait.

2/24/2013 11:38:14 AM

 
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Where did you find this gorgeous fairy, Laura?? Wow capture!!! Soooo cute!

2/24/2013 4:08:32 PM

 
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Hello beautiful lady!! You can bring your beautiful flower fairy over to my garden anytime!!! Big hugs!!!

2/24/2013 5:46:58 PM

 
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I'm glad you were able to catch this Flower Fairy taking a break between flitting-around sessions, Pom! Big surprise --- she's gorgeous!
Wonderful DD work and colors!

2/25/2013 2:46:35 PM

 
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Beautiful image!

2/25/2013 6:37:22 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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You make a stunning fairy :)

2/25/2013 7:51:22 PM

 
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A beautiful fairy tale, Laura.

2/28/2013 8:50:39 AM

 
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WOW! LOVE IT!

2/28/2013 2:01:48 PM

 
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Wow! This is fantastic, Laura! I am sure and certainly hope to see this again with a Gold!

3/1/2013 9:13:01 PM

 
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Thank you everyone :) You have made my week! :D

-Laura :)))

3/1/2013 11:03:50 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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My fairy-queen-Sister!!!
FABULOUS WORK AND IMAGE, SSSLala.
Sorry, the judges missed it.
But I'm sure they won't the next time.
It's a real pearl and it deserves gold. No question about it.
I totally love it. Fav'd instantly.

3/3/2013 4:58:08 AM

 
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Beautiful and Creative. Like those eyes she has :-)

3/4/2013 6:13:29 AM

 
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You managed to capture a beautiful flower fairy, Lala!! Wonderful work!

3/4/2013 6:18:08 AM

 
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Great creation Laura! You are such a beautiful Lady too!

jo ann c.

3/8/2013 7:49:21 AM

 
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Laura, this is so beautiful. I reckon you could go into business doing these sorts of photos. I imagine every little girl out there who loves fairies (and there are a lot of them) would want one of these up on their wall with their own face in it.

3/16/2013 1:55:28 PM

 
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Wonderful!!!! Hope you had a glorious Anniversary.....Cheers to you my dear....

3/17/2013 11:36:26 AM

 
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  Butterfly Queen
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Well - there you are sister! I was wondering when we were going to meet!

3/22/2013 11:02:25 PM

 
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Hi Everyone!

SSSKiki! Look! We found our long lost Sister Cindy! WOW!

ALL OF YOU! Cindy is a BUTTERFLY QUEEN. Isn't she beautiful? I am just a Garden Fairy. We are in the same family but Butterfly Queens can travel great distances and I stay in local gardens. That is why she was gone for awhile! but she is home.

Soul Sister Kiki...We need to make up her old cocoon so she will have a place to sleep tonight and get a cotton ball ready for her kitty to rest on!

I'm glad you are all here to witness this blessed event!

:D

Thanks everyone for your visit!!! Loved having you here.

-Laura :D



3/22/2013 11:27:41 PM

 
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P.S. Ann, I would love that. :)

3/22/2013 11:29:16 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Too funny Laura - that made me laugh
:-) I would like to meet Kiki. Is she a fairy, queen or goddess? I'm sure she is special. Thank you for resurrecting my cocoon - its cold tonight. Bonnie will be so perfectly comfortable on her cotton ball - she is purring in anticipation!

Her special day is comming up - Easter. She is the Easter Bonnie
:-)))

3/22/2013 11:51:25 PM

 
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Oh, Our Sister Kiki is definitely a Goddess! I will dig up a picture of her to add here...Let me find one!

3/23/2013 12:29:46 AM

 
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Her she is in all her glory!

SSSKiki from Denmark....

Queen of the Wild Animals

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3/23/2013 12:34:21 AM

 
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And (GODDESS of AGILITY and STRENGTH!)

(She is a Black Belt in Real Life!)

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YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!

3/23/2013 12:48:26 AM

 
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  Kiki the Troll
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You guys!!
You are so very cute.
Cindy and SSSLala, I'm so sorry to have been deceiving you.
I'm not a goddess at all (allthough my husband calls me his goddess. I wonder if he's been talking to one of you. Hmmmmmmmmmm........).
I'm actually just a troll - but the part about the black belt IS true.

3/23/2013 1:52:08 AM

 
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Ahahahahahhahaha!

You Really ARE my Silly Soul Sister, Kiki! And you will love Sister Cindy too. Queen of the Butterflies! She is like us. Very very silly!

SSSKiki do you know the story of Alice in Wonderland? How she takes a wild adventure down into a rabbit hole?

Well, I invite You and anyone else here to join me in an adventure into the depths of BP. Are you ready?

Relax, clear your mind, think like me, tap your shoes together and click on Cindy's Photo above of she and her kitty.

See where it takes you and how far in you can go into the very roots of this rabbit hole! Good luck and write to me at the very end so I will know that you made it! Ha!

You (all) will know what I mean when you get there.

Please click on The Butterfly Queens photo for the adventure to begin!!!

(A Troll...SSSister! You are so funny! SSSLalaxo)

3/23/2013 2:07:38 AM

 
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A troll? No way!

And silly - OMG! I have been looking for you Laura since my daughter was in college. Its just me and Brad now and NO one to be silly with! I miss her - a lot; miss the funny times. But life goes on. She's married and I'm going to be a Gigi in August! (This goddess can't do the 'Grandma' thing - lol) You must be a night owl too - love you!

So I'm clicking and tapping but going no where. I just get a full screen picture of myself.

3/23/2013 2:30:21 AM

 
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Open your photo thread and see what I wrote...then follow what I said there...Good luck!!!

Cindy- and you have arrived at home by finding us here...You have just arrived in Silly land! Similar to silly sand but no one knows what that is anymore.

Okay so go open your photo and read inside the discussion thread there on that photo ...then follow what I said to do! Just go with it! Lol...Write me when you get to the white animal! You will know it when you get there!

This night owl is going to bed now. I'll look for your answer in the morning! HAPPY TRAVELS! Don't give up...Just keep going deeper and deeper! HA!

3/23/2013 2:35:59 AM

 
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You mean this one?

3/23/2013 3:00:30 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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What the Bleep ?!

3/23/2013 4:17:38 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ladies, I am cracking up here...

Well, I just took my vitamins...Hey wait. Those weren't my vitamins. What were they??

Uh Oh....

Sdrawkcab gniklat si thginK etihW eht.

I feel......dizzy......AGAIN! Lol.....

3/23/2013 10:55:57 AM

 
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

3/23/2013 11:43:01 AM

 
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Yee Haa, Little Sister....so glad to see this one get noticed..cause is is gorgeous! You guys are making me laugh so hard, my side hurts...in a good way! I love it...:0

3/23/2013 2:00:01 PM

 
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Follow the Butterfly Queen Photo Thread (up above here) Big Sister Lydia! See where it takes you!!! Ha! :)))))

3/23/2013 2:04:03 PM

 
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Did mother give you those 'vitamins' - you'll know as soon as you grow small or tall! The ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all...

3/23/2013 5:16:32 PM

 
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I don't remember WHO gave them to me. I never saw her face. It was someone taller than I am. WAYYYYYYYY taller.......For sure...Well and then I got taller then she, and then...well, I am just not sure.

3/23/2013 5:19:49 PM

 
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Ah - The Funny Face brand! THAT'S what is making you so silly Laura. Where can I find some???

3/23/2013 6:42:25 PM

 
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Just ask your local pharmacist,Cindy!

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He'd be sure to have them...? :D

3/23/2013 6:58:38 PM

 
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Very Beautiful Laura!

3/24/2013 11:59:24 AM

 
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:) I Like M&M's Myself
That Maybe The Muffin Top Problem

3/24/2013 3:02:11 PM

 
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I agree with you, Wm. I'd rather have a muffin top than a flipped lid! Ha! :D

3/24/2013 3:26:38 PM

 
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3/24/2013 3:37:46 PM

 
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Ha! Laura!
That's It!

3/24/2013 3:57:33 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your VERY DESERVING EFP>...

a what? yup EFP!!!!

3/24/2013 4:27:25 PM

 
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To Wm ---------> :D RIGHT!

To: Mumj ------> I KNOW!!!! My only one but I am still happy I got one. :)


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Did you two open up the photo above of Cindy's "Butterfly Queen" (Scroll up to find it...it's above the Easter Bonnie Kitty) to look for the Rabbit Hole Party???

Ha!

Good luck! There is a party way down into that photo if you can find it! :D

Hope you join us all there! There is food being served. And popcorn! AND EVEN A MOVIE!

3/24/2013 4:35:12 PM

 
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No, sorry, I haven't found the party...
Haven't been feeling well, so got lost on the way!

3/24/2013 4:43:15 PM

 
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I have not found it either...what happened to our names, we are all related???? wxeapini

3/24/2013 4:52:59 PM

 
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Love the kitty!

I think the name thing is a result of ***(gulp)***

those funny face pills Laura handed out!

But then, we're all one anyway :-)

3/24/2013 6:04:48 PM

 
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Yes, your answer sounds great to me...and we are all 29 too!

3/25/2013 7:22:47 AM

 
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Sorry to join so late, but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter!!!! Have a great evening all!!!!

3/30/2013 7:49:59 PM

 
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