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Cancer  by Anna Shaw

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Here our wonderful crab meets the little mermaid and falls head over heels in love.

I will leave it to you, the viewer, to decide if he is having a mid life crisis, or if the little mermaid truly is the love of his life?

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24/02/2010 this image has had 612 viewings, 156 comments and 41 Favourites.
Top Ten winner in the Under The Sea Challenge

This was created totally in Photoshop and involved over 40 layers of blending, painting, colours and textures.Stock credits can be found below. The island was painted in PS, as were the roots going down onto the haed of the crab. The little Elelizard was morphed and added for fun.
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The music is Louis Armstrong singing ‘Give me Your Kisses’. Do listen, because it could be our crab actually singing this to the mermaid. It is sheer fun.


The fourth sign of the zodiac is Cancer and it is represented by the crab. Appropriately enough, Cancerians can seem easygoing, sympathetic, and patient one minute, then cranky and irritable the next. Because of this ability to make a sudden change, Cancer is the least predictable of all signs. They are ruled by the moon and have water as their element, so their mood swings can be compared to the turbulence of the shifting tides. If they feel they need to, they will retreat to their own emotional shell to keep others out. However, Cancerians can be very sympathetic to others and readily show their affection. Cancerians are also very emotional and sensitive, which may be why they are so empathetic towards others.

Cancerians need a lot of attention due to their unpredictable character, but if you give them the support they need, they will offer you their undying loyalty and love. Once you have won their trust, nothing anyone else can say will sway them against you.

Cancerians are very intuitive, almost to the point of being psychic. They are able to spot even the smallest change in another’s behaviour, so it is hard to deceive them. They are very insightful and most have a photographic memory. The combination of these two skills plus their excellent observation skills makes them very aware of the ulterior motives of others.
I am indebted to the following artists for their generous use of stock…

This is the tenth in my ‘Zodiac World’ series. The others are…

Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    another fantastic creation Anna, well done!

  • Thanks dear Anthony, that is lovely.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 5 years ago

    Amazing word Anna. Must have taken you ages.

  • Thanks Elaine, how kind. These do take ages, but I enjoy creating them very much.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely magical sweetheART lovely creation ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks so much Val.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Anna, so intricate!

  • Thanks Adrian, I really appreciate that.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Rachel Davison
    Rachel Davisonover 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing work Anna!!!

  • Thanks so much Rachel, that is kind of you.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 5 years ago

    Another masterpiece Anna – superb. What a great collection this is. xx

  • Thanks so much Bob, that is a lovely comment.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Stunning work Anna.


  • Thanks so much dear Richard.

    – Anna Shaw

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 5 years ago

    Great work Anna, I can see you must have put the hours in on this one, very well done.
    Another great complement to the other works in your series.
    David xx

  • What a lovely comment. Thanks so much David.

    – Anna Shaw

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 5 years ago

    Oh – brilliant. Love it.

  • How lovely of you. Thank you.

    – Anna Shaw

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 5 years ago


  • Thanks my friend.

    – Anna Shaw

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