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Moura
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Published: November 17, 2015
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Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait


The fairy tales featuring the enchanted Mouras are thought to be pre roman, indo-celtic origin, magical maidens who guard castles, caves, bridges, wells, rivers, and treasures. 
She often appears singing and combing her beautiful long hair, golden as gold with a golden comb, and promises to give treasures to whom sets her free by breaking her spell.
According to ancient lore, they are the souls of young maidens who were left guarding treasures that were hidden before other supernatural beings disappeared from the mortal world.
They appear as guardians of the pathways into the earth and are believed to be the builders of the Paleolithic hill forts, The Dolmens and megaliths, They are believed to still live there.
Image size
1116x751px 424.69 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
10/900 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
38 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 17, 2015, 9:26:05 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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Comments (97)
JassysART's avatar
JassysART|Professional Interface Designer
Roses by KmyGraphic Congratulation by KmyGraphic

your Deviation is so beautiful and now featured by :iconeyecatchart:
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12CArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photographer fella (Artist) 
AMAZING ! ! !
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Sehr tolle Bilder Respect
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jtdekoning|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving this picture and the previous one to it! The body paint must have taken forever!
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fae-photography|Professional Photographer
haha, it really did
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JackieCrossley's avatar
JackieCrossley|Hobbyist Photographer
Love this set.  The lighting is beautiful, and I love the contrasts of the silver hair.
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gc-roku's avatar
wonderful!
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fae-photography|Professional Photographer
Thank you :rose:
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DaddyHoggy's avatar
Breathtaking.
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fae-photography|Professional Photographer
thank you
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Gildsoul|Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work of art, did you do the body paint as well?
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fae-photography|Professional Photographer
thank you, and yes i sure did.
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Ablackwind's avatar
Gorgeous!! :nod: :heart:
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Pendragon-Arts|Professional Digital Artist
I love, love, love these works! Brilliant!
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fae-photography|Professional Photographer
:heart:
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Ksottam|Professional Digital Artist
Great job here!  And congrats on the DD!  The body paint is well done and the makeup, hair and especially  the expression(!) are stunning! 
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fae-photography|Professional Photographer
Cheers :rose:
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OmaTorres16|Hobbyist Photographer
ESES UNA IMAGEN DE MUJER EXCELENTEMENTE LOGRADA ES MUY ARTÍSTICA Y BELLA,SEDUCE DE GRAN MANERA, TIENE FUERZA Y UN GRAN MAGNETISMO. ! ! !
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RabidBlackDog|Professional Digital Artist
wow
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MayumiOgihara|Professional Traditional Artist
Love it! :heart:
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untuox's avatar
It's wonderful!
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okissop|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Daily Deviation is totally deserved! Incredible work with the makeup, light... :clap:
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Beautiful interpretation of the Moura. As a Pre-Roman, pagan folk memory, it makes sense that she might appear more 'tribal' than the fair folk of Europe-proper.

Are you familiar with the "enchanted Moors," too? It took me awhile to realize the Mouros were an independent legend from the Muslim sorcerers.
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Beautiful, excellent photo...  I love the colours and model's pose!
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