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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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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
cheers
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot !~~
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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
cheers ... glad ya like it
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
your avator is amazing.....
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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
its me ... i made it ... pic is of me
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:iconpatriciavazquez:
PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i like it........is different...~~ cool...vibrant ~~
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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
one of my fav's ... just wish i sold more prints
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:iconpatriciavazquez:
PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah....i know....is not easy....good luck ~~
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
cheers
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thealmightybeav Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007   Photographer
I love the silhouette on this one. Great title as well.
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Whitchurch Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Great capture :D The silhoutte and then the colour is really good :-)
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
thanks ... means alot
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Sleepinsun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Icarus (or Icaro in Italian) is one of the most fascinatig charachters in the Greek Mithology... And i like very much the way in which you see him! Great!
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offspring-emily Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
haha great capture!
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Kittyarcadia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the composition of this. And the sillouhette effect is lovely. It's a great concept. Well captured!
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Behindmyblueeyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
you captured a very good moment here
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maximorob Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007   Photographer
great timing there
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crashchick Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Love this kind of silhouette shot! Great work as always hun! :D
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sxc-chica-xoxo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
ahh... I've studied Greek Gods/Goddesses and myths when I was in primary 6. Ever since that I've always loved to read/watch anything that has to do with the Greek myths/legends. This is very well done. =D and the rest of your gallery is amazing as well.
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
why thank you ... im just trying to sell some of my prints at moment ...
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
EXCELLENT WORK!! EVERYTHING IS GREAT!! :D
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Exit-Love Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Wow, awesome shot... The light is perfect! :+fav:
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
thanks
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RaumKraehe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
great performance. :+fav:
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FeMiNiStPoRn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
brilliant!! x
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innepik Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
i'd seen this one b4 in ur work. so beautiful and defined!! :+fav:
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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
yeah had to reupload it
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innepik Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
how come?
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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
needed a more detailed version up for print gallery
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great picture. I really love the silhouette. :)
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome, mate! :clap:
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ronjaz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
how can I suggest this to a photography gallery director?
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
[link]

you can note one of the top 2 can on that list ... cause it has to be a photography gallery director ... so either [link] or [link]
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edubz02 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
too mad the son couldnt listen about going to close to the sun. i think u did a really great job portraying this. wonderful concept and idea with the silh. against the sky
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isis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Beautiful photography first off. I really like how you have or more so connected a story to this photograph making it work really well. Speaking of which I love how you managed to capture the movement :)
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lostcontact Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
thank you
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Alderman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
cool i like these shadow pictures :+fav:
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virgonita Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
well thats cool
maybe u can make a good vector pic from this pic
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:iconlostcontact:
lostcontact Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
if i knew how to ... then i prob still wouldnt ... im so lazy
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virgonita Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
:airborne:
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