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The Turtle and The Tree
The Turtle and The Tree

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Challenge: Symbolic Still Life (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jun 12, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2011

I'm trying to "talk about" the death of the turtle (shell) and the tree (leaves), but the acorn bringing new life and the turtle guts fertilizing the new life of the tree.

Yeah... I know... *rolleyes*


I hate trying to be "deep". I'm so used to being "shallow".

It's what I'm good at. *rolleyes again*



Place: 36 out of 88
Avg (all users): 5.5587
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9302
Avg (non-participants): 5.4412
Views since voting: 686
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/24/2011 11:44:26 AM
DIdn't realize this was yours, Lydia. VERY cool. Congrats on the bling.
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06/23/2011 10:46:40 PM
Hey thanks for putting the explanation of the symbolism there!
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06/22/2011 12:37:18 AM
ooh some bling! Your title makes me think that I'm about to listen to a reading of a fable or fairytale. Love the symbolism.
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06/22/2011 12:07:41 AM
Very fine image. And it did speak to me scorewise.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2011 11:49:51 PM
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06/21/2011 11:19:44 PM
I like the picture, but I'm missing the message/symbol.
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06/21/2011 09:10:28 PM
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06/19/2011 05:31:49 PM
Subtly evocative! my favorite in the challenge. 9
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06/16/2011 10:24:00 AM
Lovely textures....diagonals, colors, imagery, natural splendors....have you read any of the turtle/tree myths about the creation of the world or why a turtle has patterns on it's shell? My favorite still life in the contest. 10.
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06/16/2011 08:43:25 AM
meaning, slow and steady really wins the race? I like it; I like the sepia quality naturally present, great job, good luck.
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06/16/2011 12:00:30 AM
This is art. Magnificent vision, deliriously delicious tones and textures. This should be 10 ft wide and on the wall. And if it has meaning beyond its beauty, it's a bonus.
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