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We had some lovely manips for challenge 4 and here are one from each of you

DD 17Jul04 - A mix-up by Gerda1946 A mix up by :icongerda1946:

impression of Wout by Lieque Impression of Wout by :iconlieque:

UF_Reflection by Alena1950 UF Reflection by :iconalena1950:

Bird Flight by zisgul  Bird Flight by :iconzisgul:

Klein Reflections by GrannyOgg  Klein Reflections by :icongrannyogg:

For Manipulation Challenge 5 we are going to try making tributes to the works of Eva Kmento - :iconxantipa2:  who as you all know passed away a couple of months ago.  Here are just a few from her wonderful gallery. 

Ab13 Game 40 by Xantipa2  MB2015-558 by Xantipa2 AB2015-178 ... 90 by Xantipa2 

You can take your inspiration from any of her works.  Use your own pieces as a base or look for free stock images (their are loads on D.A.)

Rules:-  

Rule No.1 - A fractal program or plug-in must be used as a big part of the image
Rule No.2 - 6 Submissions max.
Rule No.3 - Please mention the group, Challenge and give credit to the artist in your details.

Time limit - 3-4 weeks.  Have fun :)
  Noisy fella (Works)  

The results of the Christmas Challenge are in 

.Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star  Reindeer-sleigh-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014


December Fractals by Lieque  Christmas is coming by GLO-HE


 

1st Trophy Joint best of show went to :iconlieque: and :iconglo-he:1st Trophy .  Congratulations girls.

 
Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean Star Cerulean 

3rd Trophy Runners Up were :iconshadoweddancer:, :iconvelvet--glove: and :iconchetje:3rd Trophy 

An Arctic Christmas by Shadoweddancer Polar Express by Velvet--Glove UF_Xmas_Spiral 2016 by chetje

We had quite a few entries so thank you all for contributing to our Christmas Challenge.  There are too many to show you all the other entries.  So one from each of you, your best entries in my humble opinion.  

UF-Spiral021 by Alena1950  Escher's Christmas by Chordus  The Brightest Christmas by rabbitica  Translucent natural frosted Christmas boubles by marijeberting  UF-Christmas time 2016/2 by Lupsiberg  Xmas Holly by GrannyOgg  Nov16 - Xmas1 by Gerda1946  Holly and Lights by zisgul  Santa's Windmill. by clifftoppler  White Christmas in Wapella by Ampelosa  The MandelBulb Christmas Show by harmonysdad  Flor de Noche Buena by WestOz64  Christmas wreath by BGai

The judges were :icongrannyogg: and :icongerda1946:
If I have left anyone off then please feel free to comment under the journal.  I can add you in

It only remains for us to wish you all a  Tree by KmyGraphic wherever you are in the world Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star Pixel: Red Star 

prepared by :icongrannyogg:

Christmas Feature.

FOLDER NOW OPEN goo.gl/bKWtfn
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Themes/Ideas to choose from:-



White Christmas
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This one gives you lots of scope.  You can try making fractal snowmen, icicles, snowdrifts and tree landscapes or just keep it abstract and limit your palette.

Holy Night
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Night skies are deep and dark.  Everything is silhouetted against the backdrop of the sky and the moon may well give birth.  Figurative or abstract, with or without seasonal symbols.

Glitz and Glamour Xmas
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This one is an opportunity to pull out all the stops.  Think decorations, think colour, think rich pattern and detail.

Rules
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1. Works submitted must be Christmas themed.
2. All works should have a link to this group and the challenge in the details.
3. Digital manips and fractal manips, photography and composite images will be accepted but may be a seperate category.
4. Maximum of 4 pieces per member or non member.

The best/all works will be featured in :icondouble-ducks: :iconfractalicious-lights: :iconfractal-museum: :iconeverythingfractal::iconxtremefractals2: and...........over the Christmas period.

Gallery for subs is now open here double-ducks.deviantart.com/ga….  You have until 20th December to submit.


Something I've forgotten?  Note me under this journal :)   Hurray! by KmyGraphic
It is with great sadness that I need to inform you today's feature will be our last. 

It has not been an easy decision for us to make but we have decided to close the group. :icondailyfractalfeatures: was originally set up to seek out new or overlooked artists and to present a daily feature. However with admin staff leaving, difficulty in recruiting new admin, myself and Sabine only stepping in to help out temporarily, and all of us including Maureen simply not having the time, we do not feel able to continue with the group in the manner it was intended to run. We would struggle to bring you regular features in the way you have become accustomed to and we don't want to see this turning into a group that is only open for submissions. 

Hug We want to thank every one of our dear members over the years for all your contributions and support Hug 

:icondailyfractalfeatures: is now closed to submissions but will remain open for the next couple of weeks so everyone has a chance to view and comment on this feature.


I am doing things a bit differently this time and in a moment I will present a selection of art chosen by myself, Sabine and Maureen,  but first I want to feature fractals from our admins past and present and say thank you to you all Love and sorry if there is anyone I have missed out (we went as far back as we could in our groups history). Hug


:icongrannyogg:                                                                        :iconsabine62:                                          
Fairground Attractions by GrannyOgg          mb3dchainII - 199 by Sabine62

:iconrockgem:                                                                         :iconshadoweddancer:
Warm Fairyland by rockgem                     Rain Rain Go Away by Shadoweddancer

:iconsinspunkt:                                                                     :icondeadened-glow:
Songs from a Broken World by Sinspunkt       

:iconlady-compassion:                                                   :icontate27kh:
KuroNeko8342 by Lady-Compassion         Rise of Julian by Tate27kh

:icontatasz:                                                            :iconlukasfractalizator:
Triboarders by tatasz     Fragmented Mountains by LukasFractalizator

:iconkpekep:                                                   :iconfraterchaos:
Fiery by KPEKEP        canyons of the machine planet by fraterchaos

:iconfractalholic:                                                           :iconchasmandala:
Fractalholic 3313 by Fractalholic      dawn at the dome by ChasMandala

:iconc-91:                                                                :iconannakirsten:
Rococo by C-91   Glimpses of heavenly places by AnnaKirsten

:iconpoca2hontas:
Crystalisation by poca2hontas

Black o1 by AngelicHellraiserBlack o1 by AngelicHellraiserBlack o1 by AngelicHellraiser



We tried as always to include a mix of new or lesser known artists alongside more well known fractalists. 
Please go visit their work and show them some love Love

summer  pleasure by GLO-HE     Why Do the Goyim Rage... by JahPickney


Vapouris fractalis by SteveAbell       The madness of Benesi II by SteveAbell
Golden Sand Dollar by 12CArt     Uf003 by Brioso38

Sept16 JoF Marigolds in a row by Gerda1946   #000137 by niakok01

  RYBY by GraphicJana

Aesop's Lamp by LeeOliverN              Metaphysical Therapy by robbinblind

Castle of the Pumpkin King by Paigan0     Cinnamon Swirl by Velvet--Glove



I would also like to give a mention to the winners of the Ocean Contest  over at our affiliate group Fractal-Love Clap

1st place                      2nd place
Elegantly Oceanic: In The Depths by DaffodilB        Coral Sea by Shadoweddancer


Black o1 by AngelicHellraiserBlack o1 by AngelicHellraiserBlack o1 by AngelicHellraiser


  


Much love to you all, you are all extremely talented and keep on fractalling!!!!

With Love -Free2use by Undead-Academy

:iconpoca2hontas:    :icongrannyogg:      :iconsabine62:




:bulletred:Please note

You may have experienced  trouble submitting works to any of the groups you are a member of on D.A.  This is because Deviant Art have imposed submission restrictions on all groups on Deviant Art without prior consultation.  I have contacted the help desk and, as a result of advice recieved, reset all permissions.  If you still experience problems after today - 16th September 2016 then please let me know.

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Daily Fractal Feature for 5th September 2016


On a weekly basis we, at DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community. 


Heart We are looking for a new group admin to join our friendly team. You will only need to write one feature a month :) (Smile) so if you fancy joining us, please send the group a note Heart 


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Fly Me to the Moon by :iconkarbock:

Marc hails from Belgium and has been here for one year.  He works in a program I had never heard of till I found his work.  The software he used for this image is called MandelMachine and is free for use on Mac machines.
About and download here: web.t-online.hu/kbotond/mandel…




Golden Wheel by Ksm17

Golden Wheel by :iconksm17:

In the right hands Jux can produce some delightful images like this beauty.  It has a myriad of built in gradients and textural patterns.

Lost in the Woods by pupukuusikko

Lost in the Woods by :iconpupukuusikko:

The twisted shapes in this piece bring to mind a little ryhme I used to quote to my children "It wasn't very good in the dark dark wood, in the middle of the night when their wasn't any light" - Enid Blyton

Coral Sea by Shadoweddancer

Coral Sea by :iconshadoweddancer:

UF users all feel the need, sooner or later, to create realities, and Sid  has made a Sterling effort with this seascape.  We really aught to have an Ultra Fractal book of records with an entry for the most layers ever used in a fractal.







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