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Icarus by lostcontact Icarus by lostcontact
Icarus Project - Icarus is a figure from Greek Mythology ... Him and his father, Daedalus, had to leave Crete and get away from King Minos, before he brought them harm for escaping from the Labyrinth. However, Minos controlled the sea around Crete and there was no route of escape there ... Daedalus realized that the only way out was by air ... To escape, Daedalus built wings for himself and Icarus, fashioned with feathers held together with wax. Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, as it would melt his wings, and not too close to the sea, as it would dampen them and make it hard to fly ... They successfully flew from Crete, but Icarus grew exhilarated by the thrill of flying and began getting careless ... Flying too close to the sun god Helios, the wax holding together his wings melted from the heat and he fell to his death, drowning in the sea ...

Man was never mean to fly ... or to get too close to the sun ...
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BabyBuu1202 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   Writer
Hello!

I really enjoyed your work. I wanted to let you know that I have featured your photo in a video for a poem I wrote.
I have made sure to give you credit in the video and also made a disclaimer that it was not mine.
Hopefully you will like how I have featured your work.
You can see it here >>> [link]

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us all. =]
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
nice work ... like it
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dreadedVulture Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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dreadedVulture Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you make it into a wallpaper...?
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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Student Photographer
awesome!!! i love it!
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
glad you like it ?
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KyoMono Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
really good work!
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
thank you
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Chocoreaper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*flies too close to sun, sun melts ma chocolate wings, i fell* CATCH ME ICKYYYY!!!!
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antiBURN Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
absolutely fantastic =D
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