Garden Fairy

© Laura E. Swan

Garden Fairy

Bojan Bencic level-classic 8/23/2011 8:41:33 AM

Excellent imagination and DD work, Laura. I would look for a Garden Fairy in a garden, but I guess you found your on top of the mountain. Lovely fairy capture. #1403191

Lorna Shutter 8/23/2011 8:46:55 AM

Yep, I think you saw one! ... and it was beautiful!!! Wowza, Sis!!! This is fantastic! Your DD work gets better all the time!!! I just LOVE it!!! So cool! :) #9622518

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/23/2011 8:50:30 AM

Gosh, I'm glad you guys see it, too! I thought I was suffering from the high altitudes!!! (See last BP entry!)

Thanks so much Bojan and Lorna Doone! NOW HOW DO I CLIMB DOWN FROM THIS GIANT ROCKY MOUNTAIN!????

HEY! I see a helocopter! WAIT FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Gotta run!

-Laura :D #9622531

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 8/23/2011 8:52:09 AM

What a beautiful fairy, that looks so familiar, and I think it would be worth the climb just to get a glimpse. Hope to make a wish!!! Very creative work Laura, as always... #9622533

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/23/2011 9:00:57 AM


(Thanks Reynaldo!) #9622559

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 8/23/2011 9:08:15 AM

Such a beautiful Garden Fairy!
Wonderful DD work.
Now, hurry up. Don't miss your flight!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #9622568

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 8/23/2011 9:38:58 AM

OMG OMG OMG!!! I just saw this, MSSSCWLala! This is TOTALLY AWESOME work. I LOVE it. How beautiful. Already fav'd.
I'm so happy to see you post from the Rockies. I wish I were there with you.
I'm sure we would find more of these beautiful fairies :) #9622630

Monnie Ryan 8/23/2011 10:11:31 AM

Wow - that's one snazzy fairy! My guess is she's native to that part of the country. Fabulous DD image, Laura! #9622713

Gord MacEachern level-classic 8/23/2011 12:27:51 PM

Hi Laura, I don't know why but the Garden Fairy looks familiar. Did she grant you any wishes when you let her go?
Super work Laura! #9622899

Michelle Alton level-classic 8/23/2011 12:50:56 PM

I would like it too if I were you. But I like it as myself too! Wild, but lots of fun and very well executed. #9622946

Douglas Perry level-classic 8/23/2011 1:51:46 PM

With the air so clear, and thin, I think people would see this fairy. Hay, I think I know her! #9623013

John Connolly level-classic 8/23/2011 2:31:19 PM

I know a fairy that looks just like this one Laura! This one seems to have a lot of youthfull energy on her side! This is a delightful presentation, sister Laura! #9623112

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 8/23/2011 2:31:59 PM

Beautiful DD work #9623114

Ron McEwan level-classic 8/23/2011 3:20:28 PM

That Fairy is a transplant Monnie. Incredible DD work Laura well done. I am envious of you and Dale. #9623223

Tammy Espino level-classic 8/23/2011 3:36:50 PM

Looks like a Vegas showgirl fairy to me :) A beautiful DDR of you!!! Print this baby out! #9623259

Jack Gaskin level-classic 8/23/2011 4:59:53 PM


Jack #9623461

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 8/23/2011 5:23:52 PM

WHOA! AWWWWWWWESOME work on this beautiful woman, NL! :-) k #9623517

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/24/2011 12:28:47 PM

You are having oxygen deprivation Laura and seeing things. Your digital darkroom work continues to amaze and be stunning. I am sure you were looking in the mirror to see this beautiful Fairy. #9625233

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/24/2011 7:49:36 PM

Lol...Okay...You know I am having lots of fun with your feedback! :) Thanks you guys!

Do you recognize this BG image at all? I tried entering these wild flowers (seeded flowers) a while back. I think maybe it got a finalist? (Or did I just *wish* that it had??? HA!)

Anyway it's a real Fairy. That's all I know...

:)))) Thanks everyone. :))) #9626001

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/25/2011 6:57:06 AM

very creative Lala, wonderful image! #9626863

Karen Kessler level-classic 8/25/2011 5:31:13 PM

I really LOVE this image, Lala! It is definitely a winner! #9629710

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/25/2011 7:16:03 PM

Hi Stef! Hi Kalena!!! So good to see you both! I shot a few more of this fairy! Maybe I'd better share them too??? She was FAST but not fast ENOUGH. Caught her on SPORTS MODE looking at me right before she flew off! HA! :)))))

THX PEACEONEARTH:)) Pictures, Images and Photos

Thanks so much for the votes of confidence.

-Lala :D #9630675

Stephen Zacker level-classic 8/26/2011 3:29:02 AM

Really cool and creative #9632038

Wm Nosal 8/26/2011 5:06:48 PM

Very COOL, Laura!
Wonderful DDR Stuff!

:) This Was Not The Birthday Cake Picture :0 #9635230

Patricia White level-classic 8/26/2011 5:07:53 PM

You sure have an imagination. But she looks so familiar. Love the helicopter. Your work is so special. Always a treat. #9635233

Wm Nosal 8/26/2011 5:14:12 PM

Opps. Wrong Picture #9635249

Dale Hardin 8/26/2011 9:28:00 PM

Now we're cooking. This is the Laura we've learned to love. Great example of your unique creativity Laura. I like. #9635896

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/27/2011 2:31:19 PM

Really cool - Great job with this Laura!! #9637371

Lyn Darlington 8/27/2011 11:36:03 PM

Wow.... Laura this is amazing, you are one creative lady! #9638090

Arthur Bohlmann 8/28/2011 6:41:20 PM

Ditto all the above comments :) #9639406

Nancy Marie Ricketts 8/30/2011 5:24:40 PM

Laura: You have brightened my day! Lovely fairy tail-lovely image-makes a believer out of anyone, including me! Thank you for all the special and spectacular images to brighten our days. I hope you get safely out of fairy land before they decide to keep you. #9643564

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/30/2011 6:40:38 PM

Thank You Everyone! Maybe one day you can climb a Canadian Rocky Mountain and when you reach the top see -this-!

Water Fairy Pictures, Images and Photos

(The Northern Lights, I meant. You don't see a FAIRY there do you???!!!)


Sure enjoyed each of your visits! Thanks so much!

-Laura :) #9643709

Irene Colling level-classic 8/31/2011 12:06:02 PM

I love your fairies light infused hair Laura.

Wonderful DD work with lots of lovely elements to make this a great image. #9644732

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/2/2011 12:07:33 PM

Hope I meet this lovely Garden Fairy at the Top of the Rockies, Laura! Ultra creative & beautiful image & work, my friend! WTG! #9649071

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/14/2011 12:50:38 PM

How very lovely, creative and wonderful. Love this Laura! #9671406

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/14/2011 1:32:02 PM

Thank you everyone! :) You sure bring extra big smiles to my days! I appreciate the encouragement!

-Laura :D #9671472

Joyce S. Court 9/16/2011 6:43:25 AM

Your outlook on life and your photography used to express it is delightful. This photo makes me want to climb mountains and look for Garden Fairies. #9674262

Laura Greene 9/22/2011 6:16:26 AM

Laura, Yes - you Laura and not me the other Laura! That's incredible DD work and funky imagination. You present perfect examples and inspiration as to what digital darkroom can do. Love your work. #9684950

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/22/2011 8:36:14 AM

Good morning ladies! You are both so sweet! You'll be the sugar in my coffee today!!!

Joyce that is a grand idea! I bet you will find them! :))) Don't stop searching!

Laura, (The other Laura), you should see my home. It's pretty funky, too. Like DDR work has been applied! HA!

Thanks for the smiles today!

-Laura (#2) #9685138

Ann Coates level-classic 11/7/2011 11:45:47 PM

Wow, Laura, I seem to have missed this. This is so beautiful. I can't believe it didn't go further. #9790497

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/7/2011 11:49:54 PM

Thank you Ann. :))) I have been re-entering my favorite ones lately. In case the Judges sort of just missed them, too. :D I thought for sure this one would get high marks. Thank you for the vote of confidence. :)

-Laura :D #9790501

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High Up Into The Rocky Mountains
You Just Might See A Garden Fairy Nestled In The Wild Flowers

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F8, 1/640, ISO 200
Heavy DDR! If you hadn't noticed!

(So...Do you think I saw one???)

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/6400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 8/23/2011 8:24:56 AM

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