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I am trying to catch up on responding to all of the lovely comments. Thank you all so much for your patience!! :)

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Please keep comments respectful (to me, and all the models here on DA). Ignorant comments regarding anorexia will likely be hidden, and those making the comments will be blocked. I don't mind negative criticism, but please keep it constructive. Thank you so much for your attention to this, and thanks to all of you who have left helpful and constructive comments.
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Model: Me [link]

2012 Keith Small

Studio 10.2- Owings Mills, Maryland.

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:iconrudakzmm:
Amazing body, excellent effects of illumination, Love the way you lay back, looks really artistic the whole picture is amazing, i think the concept is very abstract and very easy to digest, excellent pose and excellent shot.

You got an exellent body, you should keep doing this photos, the way is edited got an air of mistery around it, very intriging, i feel that you were aiming for it, your hair is also very beautiful and all together gives sensuality to the picture making it more beautiful also, i would personally recomend you to make frontal pses but with intrigue and you know covering a little, let the imagination flote, other than that, perfect.
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:iconskullmuffins:
I am deeply moved by this pose... and by the form... and by the excellent display of gracefulness of the human physique. This is absolutely classical in its execution and it feels reminiscent of the Renaissance era in terms of artistic integrity. You are absolutely breathtaking in this picture. It is not sexual in any way, but it's brutally honest. The lighting is also well done and really illuminates your body in flattering ways, such as the defining lines of your musculature. This piece is so wonderful it almost doesn't seem real. Amazing work.

Again... I am moved. Beautiful capture.
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:iconlenlenlen1:
lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Amazing
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:iconj4yk:
J4YK Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I used this photo as a reference
can be viewed here: fav.me/d8m27ss
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:iconprovencial:
provencial Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work!
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:iconsabresteen:
sabresteen Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you are really put together! Your body is in amazing shape.Heart 

And you have such a cute nose.:) (Smile) 
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:iconhewantsrevenge:
HeWantsRevenge Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
intense stance used and killer lighting. great movement throughout the composition
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:iconuntuox:
untuox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Fantastic shot, light, color, model, model-pose...
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:icon78deadtoys:
78deadtoys Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconcoldblackpoison:
coldblackpoison Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
one of the most amazing pictures i have ever seen. wow. just wow.
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:icondrkuchen:
Drkuchen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Super!
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:iconartiztul:
artiztul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:*:*:*.. a milion kisses
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:iconmarcon33:
marcon33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Cool concept ....she looks like a statue ...beautiful model
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you Marc!
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:icondgblackwell:
DGBlackwell Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfection
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you, Dave.  :)
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:iconnelson-net:
nelson-net Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Now that's an amazing body! congratulations to the model (and the photographer)!. Great "triangulated" composition, soft lighting and warm colors. The whole work looks very strong but very human at the same time, which reflex perfectly the physical complexion of the model. A classical nude photograph. 10/10
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you Nelson!  :)
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:iconnelson-net:
nelson-net Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
It's always a pleasure to me to comment about wonderful artistic works, specially when the artist is going to read it (and replay it).

You're very welcome, beautiful lady! ;-)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
Heart   I really do appreciate it!  
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:iconnelson-net:
nelson-net Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
By the way, I'd like to ask you a kind of personal question: how is your workout daily training to keep those abs in shape?
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Artist
I do hot power/vinyasa yoga twice a week, pilates twice a week, and eat very lightly a few days before shoots.  
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:iconnelson-net:
nelson-net Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
The Hot power vinyasa yoga you use to practice is something like this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwP8G5…
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:iconsquarenuts:
squarenuts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Cyclon yoga?
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
?
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:iconsquarenuts:
squarenuts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Seem like some type of pose and body type the female cylons from the Battlestar Galactica reboot would use. 

(Sorry for the misspelling need to spell check cyclon is not cylon) (nerd fail for me)
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:icondigitalhd:
digitalHD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Your definition amazes me
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
:)
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:iconblackdoom:
blackdoom Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2015
At first I thought it's James' work (like here Pierce by JaimeIbarra  ). My bad. Lovely shot!
Maybe have a shoot, the two of you?
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Artist
We already have.  I got 1 photo back after spending an entire day with him, it was a complete waste of time. 
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:iconetherealdowntime:
etherealdowntime Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
I didn't think goddesses still existed
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Artist
thank you.  :)
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:iconnewageretro:
NewageRetro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Beautiful muscle-tone... excelent photograph.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!  :)
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:iconmilcor:
Milcor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I kept thinking this was a really good drawing, then I read it was a picture, and now I don't know what to believe.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Awwww, thank you.  :)
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:iconavjake:
avjake Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Lighting is perfect.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
Credit to the talented photographer, Keith S.  Thanks for your comment.  :)
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:iconwhat-was:
What-was Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beyond beautiful...love this pose and the lighting on you is wonderful!
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:iconandrosalek:
androsalek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
i have to say that i'm really amazed by the shape of those titts...together with the small bush it makes this picture very hot
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:icontotezitrone:
toteZitrone Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very unique and beautiful, especially in it's natural way. A really really good work.
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:iconmattleese87:
mattleese87 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me what it would look like if a painting from an older master like Michelangelo came to life... and got incredibly sexier... lol
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you.  :)
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:iconronbforeman:
ronbforeman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
How in the world could anyone say anything negative about this?
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:iconludwigboss:
LudwigBoss Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Almost Perfect.
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:iconnirasite:
Nirasite Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Just  chiming in with comments already made, great pose.
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:iconigorkoss:
igorkoss Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
wow!
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:iconalekdust:
AleKDust Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
drawcrowd.com/projects/mtk4mdu…

no credit... and juste a brush over the picture...
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Hmmmm, the link isn't working for me.  Maybe it was removed?
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:iconalekdust:
AleKDust Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
i'm affraid yes when a said  that i tell you the thief...
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:iconspartan8904:
Spartan8904 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
This photo has immediately affected me for your kind of athleticism: your body is simply fantastic and this pose really exalts it! Amazing shot! :)
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:iconevilmel0n:
EVILMEL0N Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess it won't be hurt to watch you ^__^
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