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Original photo of crow on tree in my backyard, shot with my Canon SX40 HS, layered with purchased background in PSPX4, color edited in PSE10 using Topaz Adjust 5: Vibrant Collection
As of 10/17/14: 941Views, 7 Favorites
Featured in: The Group , Photo Manipulators , Lake Superior Artists , Animal Fantasy and Whimsy

Crow is an omen of change. Crows live in the void and have no sense of time, therefore being able to see past, present and future simultaneously. They unite both the light and the dark, both the inner and the outer. Crow is the totem of the Great Spirit and must be held with utmost respected. They are representations of creation and spiritual strength.

Crows are messengers, telling us about the creation and magic all around us, that is available to us just for the asking. Look for opportunities to bring into being the magic of life. The striking black colour of the crow represents the colour of creation. It is the womb out of which the new comes into existence. Black is the colour of the night, giving birth to the light of a new day.
(Excerpt from: Crow, Power Animal, Symbol of Sacred Law, Change
By Ina Woolcott )

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  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    a good one

  • Thank you Albert!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago


    Excellent Image! 04/25/2012
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  • Thank you so much Deborah, so cool to have it featured in The GROUP, truly an honor!!! Now I better go check my pics for a good critter to add to the next challenge!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    This is a powerful piece…both the photograph/art and the description. Absolutely brilliant work Shutterbug. This one is going to take off for sure. On that note, congratulations on a feature right out of the gate! I just know there will be many more. Keep the works comin’~ ;0) Peach

  • Thank you so much Peach, this one took a bit of doing, thanks for the tips! I really like how you can see the trails carved into the branches by the insects, but the original background was just too blah. Even though I don’t like the dead section of tree, I love that the crows favor that part to perch on!! Glad you liked it Peach!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Shutterbug, love the information!

  • Thank you Maree, glad you liked it!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 2 years ago

    Excellent manipulation, love the whole concept of the piece when put together with the verses, especially!

  • Thank you very much Andrew, I’m excited to have it featured in the group!! I appreciate you taking time to read it too!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    Congratulations Shutterbug…a second feature! I don’t think it will stop there. I am really excited to see this piece doing well. Your work is always a hit with me ;0) Peach

  • Thank you Peach, I wouldn’t argue with more features!! Thanks for celebrating along with me!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    love this:)

  • Thank you Robin, glad you liked it!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Your outstanding artwork, I’m happy to consider:)
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    Steve Jobs mentioned.
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    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Thank you very kindly Sunny!!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

  • loralea
    loraleaover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Loralea, I’m thrilled to have this piece featured in the group, definitely an honor!!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©over 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

    You are also invited to add your work to Raven Hearts Group
    Lisa
    Co-Host
    Animal Fantasy and Whimsy

  • Thank you so much Lisa, definitely an honor to see it featured in the group!!, I added it to Raven Hearts when I posted it. So glad you liked it, had a feeling you might!

    – shutterbug2010

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