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Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait

In Irish mythology, Caer Ibormeith was a daughter of a Prince of the Tuatha De Dannan.
 Every alternate  Samhain she would change into a swan, in which form she would remain for a year before becoming human again the following Samhain.
She eventually married Aengus of the Tuatha de Dannan, but first he had to pick her out, in swan form, from a group of one hundred and fifty other swans.
 Having chosen correctly, he turned into a swan himself and they flew away, singing beautiful music that put all its listeners asleep for three days and nights
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Karolina-Borkowski Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not ok with this not being stock :D 
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Photographer
my own art is too precious to me to give away.
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LizzyBee2003 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, I swear on my life I see a wing where her leg should be...
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marphilhearts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful story! And I love this piece of art. It makes me think that she's mid transition. Stunning!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
fantastic! that is what i was hoping for :)
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marphilhearts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! You did perfect!
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
and then she discovered being leda and put an egg :))
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
you might be getting your mythology mixed up there :)
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DarqueThoughts Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
beautiful photograph! nice choice to use a pure black background.
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Pureblackmagik Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Gorgeous!!!!!!
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VagueDreams Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, i love the light and contrast in this photo. The white dress looks beautiful in this shot as well. I also love the story behind the picture. Very beautiful. Great work. :)
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BobTheRanter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT is a beautiful shot.  Very light and ethereal.  Great movement in the dress and veil.  This is one of those rare one in a million shots! 
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merlynhawk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, both the picture and the legend that you chose to go with it. Really beautiful. You do look very swan-like.
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mrcup Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The way the light doesn't quite illuminate your legs makes you look like you're actually transforming.
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strongerdiamonds Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist
i think this is so deep. i'm really impressed with your self portrait. you always are for me a good composer. keep this way <33
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lightandshadow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
magic as always Jess. More please!
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AlexFreeSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful image, great work :)
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VagueDreams Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :)
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tinythings Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! <3
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
Such splendid work my friend, your self portraits, along with your most excellent photography, and other creative genius are a muse for many and inspiration for all. :)
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
very beautiful
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FrenchGentleman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
That's a truly beautiful shot, as the legend that inspired you (thanks for mentioning it, by the way). The exposition is perfect, and the way your dress and veil float in the air... Brilliant.

Have a nice day, bye ! :) (Smile) 
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :rose:
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