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Nature's Ringwraith by zorm Nature's Ringwraith by zorm
See the ragged, cowled figure staring at you? Run, hobbits, run!

Paattinen, Finland.

(Seriously, this bugger gave me a real fright before I realized what the frog it actually was. I was hiking alone in the woods, everything silent and stagnant around, and.... Eventually discovered it was the rootstock of a fallen tree. :lol:)

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allart1love Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
:)
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i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
holy cow! That's sweet. Of course, I think any one who has seem the LOTR movies and cares would have most certainly been the startled, for a moment at least. lol :D
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lVlisanthropy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
THAT'S awesome!
I probably wouldve had a near heart attack had I seen that :D
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Nuwame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
If I saw that I'd run away!! Great picture btw.
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zorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
I didn't have very many options where to run. ;) I had just climbed up a steep-ish hillside with all kinds of roots and tangled debris upon it, and this fellow was waiting on the top.
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Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, this is great! I definitely would have jumped a little (or very high =p) if I were to encounter something like that :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
I just stopped dead and stared at it flabbergasted for a bit. :lol: I've seen a bunch of old trees and rootstocks resembling gnomes or dragon-ish creatures before, but nothing this creepy.
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Saronai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Even better when you read the story you added to it! That is such an awesome find for a photo op :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Cathorse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Woha, cool!
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zorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Awesome find.
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zorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :lol:
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D No problem.
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merrymoll Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great buckets of flying crap! It's amazing when these sorts of shapes are made in nature, and our trusty brains do the pattern-recognition thing.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to hide behind a couch. *shivers*
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zorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah, it was a laugh afterwards, but not precisely on the spot. I think I actually said aloud "That sort of thing does not exist!" before I realized what the hell I was staring at. XD I'd imagine natural formations akin to this would've, in the past, given rise to all sorts of folk stories about witches and trolls and random oddments of the woods. The fact that it was almost human-sized made it twice the creepier.
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Jowain92 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, awesome! The wonders of nature indeed!
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zorm Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Digital Artist
Yup, another case of 'life imitates art'. Which is why I never go to the woods without a camera; one never knows what might hide beyond the next bush. XD
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