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Surprise!

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 14 January 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Honourable mention - Scott & Yann, Alberta, Canada

PENTAX K200D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una serie fantastica con estas estatuas de hielo tan simpaticas,
excelente trabajo Eric, un abrazo!!

14 Jan 2012 5:32am

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro! Estoy muy contento de que estés disfrutando de la seires! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

OK, I find that thing just a little bit scary-looking even though the work that must've gone into it is astounding. Nicely shot, Eric.

14 Jan 2012 5:44am

@Jason Politte: LOL....on a certain level I have to agree with you! Thank you very much Jason! ;-))

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

I don't like looking at jack-in-box or clowns but this one I'm almost able to look! lol! good one, Eric!

Thank you again for letting me know... It made my day, my week - even my month! lol!

14 Jan 2012 6:13am

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! Glad you were able to enjoy it! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

And a great one !
I love the texture and transparency of the ice....

14 Jan 2012 6:30am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Yes, there is a wonderful crystal-like feel to these masterpieces! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow magnific 5****

14 Jan 2012 6:32am

@PATRICK: Merci beaucoup Patrick! Vous êtes très gentil! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe statue de glace, comme elle est charmant, superbe cpatage.
Braov et amitié

14 Jan 2012 7:11am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well...I thought the Joker won the Big Prize! he was not so lucky...just honorouble mention.....maybe...next year (?)

14 Jan 2012 7:26am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Who knows?? ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

wow! This is wonderful, what a beautiful ice statue!

14 Jan 2012 7:26am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

This jester just seems to have so much personality. Beautiful photo.

14 Jan 2012 7:42am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Toutes très belles, magnifique art.))
Bon samedi Eric

14 Jan 2012 8:44am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Superbe création.

14 Jan 2012 10:11am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Really funny statue, well worth its honorable mention.

14 Jan 2012 10:25am

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow fantastic, superb work

14 Jan 2012 10:38am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Woww Magnific serie Eric!! Congratulations!

14 Jan 2012 11:15am

@Lalena: Moltes gràcies Lalena! Estic molt content que estiguis gaudint d'aquesta sèrie des del nord gelat! Un gran abraçada i un petó! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Court jester from the ice kingdom - excellent!

14 Jan 2012 11:49am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Cute one !

14 Jan 2012 12:45pm

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

looks like it is a time for melting :)

14 Jan 2012 12:45pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! I think it must be a trick of the light! The day this picture was taken it was about -25C and we had just had about 5 cm of fresh snow the night before! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Incredible smile, nicely captured.

14 Jan 2012 1:33pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! Yes, it is amazing how lifelike some of these ice sculptures actually are! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A series of images excellent friend ... full of fun and very cool aesthetic ... Thank you very much for all of them ... A hug friend Eric! Adela

14 Jan 2012 1:41pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! I am very glad you are enjoying this frozen offering! This year's festival started yesterday so I am off today to see what delights it will bring! ;-)

Karen Politte from Conway, AR, United States

is that a jester? Awesome shot!

14 Jan 2012 2:42pm

@Karen Politte: Thank you very much Karen! Yes indeed it is! ;-)

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Super ssympa le polichinelle!! j'aime++++

14 Jan 2012 2:56pm

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great!

14 Jan 2012 3:54pm

@Roman: Thank you very much Roman! ;-)

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

A genuinely cool image!

14 Jan 2012 3:55pm

@Slackwater Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

He's not good looking but have funny smiling, always made people laugh when you see him. then you will feel pleased....really nice carving and great captured......:-))

14 Jan 2012 4:02pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Nice & very interesting!

14 Jan 2012 5:24pm

@omid: Thank you very much Omid! ;-)

akbar from gorgan, Iran

excellent shot

very beautiful

14 Jan 2012 6:07pm

@akbar: Thank you very much Omid and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Really funny this one. Very, very good.

14 Jan 2012 7:01pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

ooh lovely!

14 Jan 2012 7:29pm

@Abena: Thank you very much Abena! ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Excellent.. i like this serie!

14 Jan 2012 8:36pm

@Olivier: Thank you very much Olivier! I am very glad you are enjoying the series! ;-)

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Soo nice...love the transparency of the ice.
Great shot, lovely details, well done Eric

14 Jan 2012 8:36pm

@Sien: Thank you very much Sien! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Incredible with the sun and beautiful sky! A superb photo !

14 Jan 2012 9:03pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I can't imagine the work that went into this. It is a happy shot!

15 Jan 2012 12:42am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! Yes, it is mindboggling! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

nice

15 Jan 2012 12:55am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic. Nice ice sculpture. Great shot, Eric! :)

15 Jan 2012 3:39am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent and creative work.

15 Jan 2012 4:16am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! Yes, their talent and creativity is always amazing! ;-)

Veronique from Suisse/, France

Le sujet est parfaitement réalisé !

15 Jan 2012 9:01am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent!!!! Les couleurs sont superbes et j'adore la transparence de la sculpture!

15 Jan 2012 9:57am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Love this "Jack-In-The-Box" ~ excellent idea for a sculpture! Great shot!

15 Jan 2012 7:37pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I would have never expected a Jack in a box sculpture...surprise indeed...nice shot

16 Jan 2012 12:37pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes, it was definitely a surprise! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent light and detail! nice work

17 Jan 2012 7:05pm

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

So charming.

18 Jan 2012 1:40am

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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