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Moth in the Window
Moth in the Window
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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: My room
Date: Oct 7, 2005
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 557 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.2874
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1879
Avg (non-participants): 5.7467
Views since voting: 1021
Views during voting: 579
Votes: 421
Comments: 26
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/01/2006 07:01:50 PM
unbelievable! i will never understand how amazing shots like this finish so low...maybe because it doesn't look like it belongs on a greeting card at the local Hallmark store. where it DOES belong is printed on a huge canvas and hanging in an art gallery! i think it's just exquisite.
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02/01/2006 06:49:39 PM
Highly underrated.
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02/01/2006 06:27:51 PM
Well, hmmm, I know you are capable of good stuff. This was your Best of 2005? At first glace, I think this. What is this picture about? Is it about the detail of the butterfly (looks like a butterfly to me, not a moth)? No, we can't see much detail. Is it about the color of the wings with the light through them? No. Is it about the shape? Possibly, but then why the lower framing with the black? The title doesn't direct us, so we are still stuck wondering "what's the point?"

Technically the dust bokeh on the window is distracting, but I bet you didn't really have time to clean it first (assuming the butterfly is alive).

OK, I just peeked down at some comments (just like I say I don't do). It seems like people who liked it like the emotive quality and that's the way you label it. I think that's gonna resonate with some and not with others.
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02/01/2006 01:21:10 AM
Hope 557th place won't discourage you Caleb.
Remember this:
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... when I told you not to change what you do?
Well, you have changed a bit, here and there, but not with this fabulous and absurdly underrated image. Instead of "This is a moth", which any plonker with a reasonable lens can do, you have done "What is a moth?"
It's brilliant.
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02/01/2006 12:37:41 AM
Wow. Another completely underrated image. I wish people would see...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 02:52:57 PM
This is very, very interesting. I really like it. I think the grain and muted color palette really add to the mood. Nice job.
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01/29/2006 08:14:14 AM
Have you ever read the poem, "This is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams? This image reminds me of that poem. It is what it is. It professes to be no more and no less than what one reads into it. It tells any story one wants to give it. Its subtle, giving one just enough to want more yet leaves one knowing that more doesn't matter. There are a lot of images here that are 'just things' but this, while 'just a thing' is also so much more. Okay, I know I'm not explaining myself well - let me just say I love this image and all that it doesn't say. 10
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01/27/2006 09:58:16 PM
Beautiful. I love the colours and textures. Its an artistic eye that sees the beauty in something so commonplace.
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01/27/2006 01:28:29 AM
I like the dark, gritty, artistic effect of this photo.
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01/26/2006 03:04:11 PM
This is really great. I like the natural framing, I like the backlight, hey I like the picture. 8.
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01/26/2006 07:52:24 AM
I would have like this, to have been more tightly cropped.
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01/22/2006 05:47:21 PM
Nicely composed. I like the backlighting of the moth. Simple but interesting.
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01/21/2006 03:02:35 PM
Unusual composition that I find quite beautiful.
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01/21/2006 02:14:36 PM
i would like this even better in black and white...8
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01/18/2006 10:44:47 PM
10 from me....good luck!
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01/18/2006 10:21:26 PM
Nice processing, and this potentially simple photo ends up being rather interesting. The moth looks as if it's waiting for someone to come home.
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01/18/2006 02:34:18 PM
Pretty... I would have liked to see more details of th butterfly.
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01/18/2006 02:09:54 PM
Very cool photograph. I love the use of the profile of the moth, and how you silhuetted it but still have some detail due to the translucency. Well done!
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01/18/2006 01:58:38 PM
This is really great! I love the simplicity, the colour toning, and everything! 10
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01/18/2006 05:12:50 AM
Without question the best photograph of an insect I've seen at DPC. Instead of the usual tedious entomological super-detail, it actually says something about the moth. It's also a very beautiful, artistic image. 9.
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01/17/2006 11:21:11 PM
What an interesting feeling this image has! The o.o.f. waterspots on the window add so much to the ambience of the shot and the exposure is phenomenal. Vey well done! -8-
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01/17/2006 02:10:14 PM
I like the "gritty" feel of this photo.
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01/17/2006 10:20:43 AM
I love the muted pattern of the moth's wing. Windows tend to create a mood of longing.
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01/16/2006 07:43:34 PM
Marvelous simplicity.
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01/16/2006 12:50:25 PM
The one antenna calls the eye to observe the missing antenna, and the silhouetted body of this creature and the windowsill make the photo seem "flat". I like the sunlight through the wings.
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01/16/2006 07:15:18 AM
stare at the moth..... I enjoy this familiar backlighted beauty.
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