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Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:50 pm

no archives this time. Current news from WV. Was outside in the heat working with cement and flagstone and not to far from the fishpond, I saw this poor frog. I only hope it wasn't my frog hunting yellow lab that got him... On a brighter note, I got to see a male cardinal teaching his juvenile how to eat seeds. I haven't looked at those shots yet, I hope I didn't goof them up too much.
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Re: desiccation

Postby uuglypher » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:14 pm

Great dramatic lighting for impact to the max!
Withal, a highly imaginative image; well conceived and well executed.

(...don't I recognize this character from the cantina scene on Tatuine in the original Star Wars?)

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Re: desiccation

Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:40 pm

uuglypher wrote:Great dramatic lighting for impact to the max!
Withal, a highly imaginative image; well conceived and well executed.

(...don't I recognize this character from the cantina scene on Tatuine in the original Star Wars?)

Dave


my favorite scene, a classic - thank Dave. One nice thing about being grown up is that I could take this frog home and put it into a jar for a future session. My mom would have taken it away from me. (But I still kept it a secret from my wife! Women!!!!!!)

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Re: desiccation

Postby Psjunkie » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:37 am

Wonderfully done Piet...simplistically creative..

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Re: desiccation

Postby minniev » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:45 pm

PietFrancke wrote:no archives this time. Current news from WV. Was outside in the heat working with cement and flagstone and not to far from the fishpond, I saw this poor frog. I only hope it wasn't my frog hunting yellow lab that got him... On a brighter note, I got to see a male cardinal teaching his juvenile how to eat seeds. I haven't looked at those shots yet, I hope I didn't goof them up too much.


One of the best photos I've seen of Dead Things. It tells a story of life, death, and beyond in a somewhat creepy but also somewhat beautiful way. I have a collection of these Terrible Beauties and you may remember us doing a share thread on them in our "other village". I'm collecting a similar series of Dead Creatures At The Dam that I will one day inflict on others...

Very well done, with well orchestrated lighting that suits the subject.
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Re: desiccation

Postby PietFrancke » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:42 pm

thank you Junky and Min. I like the supportive role that line/crack has - parallel to the jaw. I was struck by "action" pose it was in when it left the world, the live ones just sit around, and when they get into a pose, it is TOO LATE.

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Re: desiccation

Postby LindaShorey » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:49 pm

Fascinating, Piet. The light, composition and background are first-rate.
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Re: desiccation

Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:06 am

Creepily awesome. I have an employee that would love to have that in her collection of oddities. She has quite a strange collection of dead stuff. Not my thing but hey, to each their own... :?
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Re: desiccation

Postby PietFrancke » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:55 pm

thank you Linda and Duck - such Oddities might make for interesting opportunities in the "still life" genre. LOL

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Re: desiccation

Postby St3v3M » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:38 am

PietFrancke wrote:no archives this time. Current news from WV. Was outside in the heat working with cement and flagstone and not to far from the fishpond, I saw this poor frog. I only hope it wasn't my frog hunting yellow lab that got him... On a brighter note, I got to see a male cardinal teaching his juvenile how to eat seeds. I haven't looked at those shots yet, I hope I didn't goof them up too much.

This is an interesting portrait and of course it's that eye that keeps me coming back, that and the right forearm. Amazing! S-
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