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The Birds by SilEnigmaArts The Birds by SilEnigmaArts
My interpretation of the phonebooth scene in Alfred Hitchocks 1963 movie The Birds.

Phew...I can tell you...this one took some doing :faint:
Glad its finished and hope you enjoy it :)





A great big thanks to the following Stockists:

DA stocks:
:iconlunebleu-photostock: Girl [link]
:iconesmeralda-stock: Girl's skirt [link]
:iconmirengraphics: Background seaside village [link]
:icongoblinstock: Stone Wall [link]
:icondead-brushes: Phonebooth [link]
:icondella-stock: Large foreground bird [link]
:iconmomotte2stocks: Mid sized birds [link]
:iconjassy2012: Small background birds [link]
:iconpranilestock: Ivy [link]
:icon9j1kabir: Glass splinters [link]


Other stocks:
Various shattered glass images from CG Textures-Category-Windows-Broken glass - [link]
Gull attacking from SXCHU - [link]
Gull above phonebooth from SXCHU - [link]
Gull on wall from Public Domain Images - [link]
Bird poo from CG Textures-Category-Grunge-Splatter-Pg2 - [link]


Everything else was made by me in PaintshopPro7.




Sorry if I cannot thank every :+fav: personally, but I will respond to all comments.
Know however, that every :+fav: is a compliment and highly appreciated. Thank you!!



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:iconstarfirearizona:
StarfireArizona Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
You certainly caught the chaos of the film.  All that hard work paid off :)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks very much...glad you think so :)
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StarfireArizona Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It's a challenge to take on a historical epic high energy film scene such as the birds phone<img style="display:inline;vertical-align:super;margin:0 0 0 3px;padding:0;border:0;min-width:0;width:auto;height:10px;float:none;border:0;outline:0" src="cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items…"> booth and do it convincingly as a still....but you did Nod 
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StarfireArizona Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Something really funky happened to me reply above :o (Eek)   It's a challenge to take on a historical epic high energy film scene such as the birds phone booth and do it convincingly as a still....but you did Nod 
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feainne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore the perspective, you definitely added depth by putting the blurred seagull in the foreground. Also blurring the background was a good idea.
I imagine this one must have been a great fun to make :)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Lol fun because of what I was trying to recreate but damn frustrating having to put all those birds in ...oh and lets not forget the bird poo all over the ground.
Im very happy with the depth and perspective of this piece...its not something I usually pay that much attention to but this piece needed it for impact.
Thank you again for taking the time to comment sweety :hug:
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feainne Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine!
As for all of my comments - it's always my pleasure to share some of my thoughts&feelings about a given work with you :) :hug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Superb!!! Great film too!! :D
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Lol...thanks Mac. It still freaks me out when I watch it on the Classics channel.
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, Great film...Your welcome!!! :D
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello,

Our group :iconinspiration-creative: has featured your beautiful work here !

You can follow us on facebook too : Inspiration-Creative on Facebook

Have a good day and stay inspired :) !
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's my pleasure ^^ !
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Photographer
Interesting to base yourself on a movie :) And the result looks much better than the views of the movie ;)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
What a lovely compliment...thank you very much Seb, glad you like it and thanks too for all the new fav's :D :hug:
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I think you got the message of being crowned out by them accross well in this
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
You reckon lol.....bird overkill :rofl:
Thanks Andy :)
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!! :clap: Bet she wishes she was in doc's policebox instead :):)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Lol.....I bet too :rofl:
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A beautiful piece Karla! :clap: Must have taken ages haha. Oh and great movie! :)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Digital Artist
It sure did Dan....for a long time I felt the piece going nowhere....I was living in the nightmare :sprint:
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:iconpygar:
Pygar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work and very scary! :heart:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
THanks heaps Derek :)
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JesusCareaga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Job! A great tribute to a classic movie :D I also must congratulate you on the way you placed the birds. It is really easy for an image to look messy or clutter when there are alot of elements in an image you really managed to create a realistic and natural arrangement for the birds :joy: Great work my friend.
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for such a lovely comment Jesús. I can tell you I worked hard on this piece and there was always the fear that I was overcrowding it but as you are familiar with the scene in the movie....the impact is in the number of birds. Im happy that you think its well balanced and glad that you enjoy this piece my friend. Thank you again :hug:
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My sweet Karla :heart:
Your wonderful work is featured in my journal : [link]

I'm so happy you like my stocks ! :dance:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Awww thank you my friend :D :tighthug:
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:iconembrisionarts:
EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now that's an interesting concept. Well done! :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much Brenda....glad you like it and thank you for all the new fav's too :D :hug:
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EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome! :hug:
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured [link] ;) :heart:

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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Awww thanks Roko....you spoil me :hug:
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naah, I really do it for selfish reasons, with your work in my journal my profile looks even better :lol: ;)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Hmmm I think its the other way around :nod:
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha noo...you're too kind Karla :heart:
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PenelopeT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
amazing!!!! such a great way to use depth of feild in a photo manipulation!!! I am so impressed! Very good K ;) A step above... and I love this movie too ;)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Well if you say so I will believe you lol. I know that Im trying to be super mindful of DOF in my pieces and wondered if I hadn't gone way overboard with this one.
Glad you like it gurrrrly ...thank you :hug:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Sooo many birds!!! That should have taken forever to create the composition here!
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
It did lol....I was happy to finally finish it I can tell you :giggle:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
The result was worth it ;)
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E-DinaPhotoArt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is absolute great !!
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
wow thats a lot of birdies...Mr Fry would love that..
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure is Linley but I wouldn't want any of our furry critters near these birdies.....they aren't nice AT all.
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
no not at all.... Mr fry loves the early mornings on the balcony..its birdie galorie..:D
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Featured here [link] :frail:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Much appreciated Paul....thank you :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Wow--amazing work! :wow:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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