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July 24, 2007
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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Jul 23, 2007, 6:35:12 AM
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Harmless by absence-is-steel Harmless by absence-is-steel
That's a real dead bat on my face, by the way...

Placed in digital art due to tons of post-processing (paler skin, sharpening, contrast, and added makeup)

Don't steal.
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:iconemily-christine:
Emily-Christine Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Diana! I loved this on flicr and i'm loving it still!! It's my very favourite of yours :)
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Photographer
Aahhh, you're on dA!!
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:iconemily-christine:
Emily-Christine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
oh yes! haha I forget about it all the time, but I try to post here when I have a photo i love
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RoseRogue Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Oh, how cute the little fellow is! Too bad he is dead. You are rather lovely yourself.
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:iconxsebastien-cyanidex:
xSebastien-CyanideX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore bats. this shot is amazing. the colors are perfect. great job.
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:iconshadowx04:
Shadowx04 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
The colors r just perfect!!! I love it
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Photographer
Thankies! =D
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Oh, do you still have the dead bat?
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Photographer
Hahah, I do! I think it's above the fireplace or something. :D
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Oh, could you make a stock with it? =P I'm sure it'll be loved. At least by me.

...And you can never guess where exactly I found you. :D Not deviantArt, but... blogspot. :XD: I was looking around for people who are interested in corsets and found you. =P Then I saw your deviantArt photos and you are a truly crazy photographer. :D You seem to be doing everything for art and that's creepy D:
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Photographer
Hahah, thank you!

I may be able to do some dead bat stock for you. :) It's at my mom's house, though, so it may take a few weeks.
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sweetx666 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow...stunning. I love those colours, awesome make up too.
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:iconslobeachbum:
slobeachbum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
I really love your style of photography. Absolutely amazing shot
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:iconrazorgin:
RazorGiN Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
:heart:
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:iconlustjerauw:
Lustjerauw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
Really nice, especially the colours :o

amazing :)
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:icondankkitten:
Dankkitten Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
absolutely beautiful shot!
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:iconangel-anathema:
angel-anathema Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
BAT. i love it.
too bad it's dead :(
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:iconporcelainpoet:
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
where did you find a dead bat?
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007   Photographer
It flew into our apartment building wall!
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:iconporcelainpoet:
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
oh wow! that is so sad though :(
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:iconadimo-rosa:
Adimo-Rosa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Oh wow... beautiful!
Love how you made yourself paler so the bat really stands out... so as that makeup, contrasts beautifully!
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:iconbloodymarie:
bloodymarie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
this is so fucking great :heart:
I love the picture!!!
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:iconkirra-photography:
kirra-photography Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Photographer
Great work, I love the colour scheme!
Where'd the bat come from?
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:iconexternal-failure:
eXternal-Failure Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
very lovely......wow bats are pretty cool....dead ones...lol
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:iconsophiaazhou:
sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Hello, just thought I'd let you know I've featured you in my journal [link] :)
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:iconwcs-wildcat:
WCS-Wildcat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
looks beautiful.. I think the bat looks really neat. Awesome work!
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:iconhelvegr:
helvegr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Beautiful.
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:iconbluesaga331:
bluesaga331 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist
nice!!!!!!!!!!!! But where the heck did you get that dead bat??
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:iconrscorp:
rscorp Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
:eyepopping: Fantastic shot!
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:iconketmara:
Ketmara Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, I love the colours :wow: the tonality is amazing :heart:
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:iconavine:
Avine Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
I LovE BatS!!
wowow, just love thise one.
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:iconjames-mckenzie:
James-McKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Student General Artist
whoo, creepy... but great work, it all blends well :D
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:icondivinetrauma:
DivineTrauma Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
This is a brave picture. It feels like it tackles a taboo of the interaction between the living and the dead.

It also reminds me of a famous essay on consciousness called, "What is it like to be a bat?"

Or more relevantly, "What is it like to be a dead bat?" Nice work. :hypermind:
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:iconmbyyr:
mbyyr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Bats are cute! ^.^ Where ever did you come across a dead one, if I may inquire. Also, excellent picture, the colours are amazing.
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:iconshadowzrwithu:
SHADOWZRWITHU Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
I love bats XD..did you hesitate before taking this shoot?
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007   Photographer
Absolutely not! It was pretty fun.
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SHADOWZRWITHU Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
hehh .... would it be also fun if you put a dead snake around your neck XD?
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007   Photographer
Probably! Heheh, I'm not too squeamish.
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