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Submitted on
October 31, 2009
Image Size
196 KB


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Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 18, 2008, 1:47:49 PM
catch the stars by detail24 catch the stars by detail24
so many wishes to catch
so many surprises to live
so many single ways to walk

trying to catch as many
i wish i could catch them all

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Outstanding image. In the backlight it looks fragile and beautiful, reminiscent of a flower, or an ice sculpture. Hard to call them "tentacles", that word makes me think of ungodly things from the abyss, and your image evokes completely different associations.
The darker shadows on bottom help to draw attention to the octopus's petals (=P) Those blue teal purple tints (How in space did you achieve them?) make me think of space nebulae. Maybe because of the little stars in the bokeh - imaginative title.
All in all a sight like from another world, I've never seen a photo quite like this.

Did you set up a special photo tank for this image, or was it captured in the octopus's ordinary home?

PS: Does sheer length qualify this comment as a critique? I have no suggestions for improvement, though I wonder what it'd look like upside down.
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This is one of the coolest and most beautiful photographs I think I have ever seen. The whole series with the octopus is incredible, but this is something.... more. It's surreal, and lends itself to the imagination... maybe because it's disembodied... I was CONVINCED this was a painting until I really looked closely at the detailing of it. The lighting is phenomenal, I don't even know how you did this. How much post-editing did you do? I'm also in shock that your subject was so photogenic and cooperative. Those creatures are incredibly finicky and independent. He must have known what you were creating, and willingly decided to take part and co-create such incredible work. Inspiring stuff man, please keep it coming!
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AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This was featured in ArtistleFeatures Vol. XII at Artistle
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work :tea:
AIRAKONDA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
My favoritist!!
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   General Artist
this is fantastic!! :)
Natmana Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed The Star!!!
DarkSoulLightHeart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
ohhh beautiful!
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gnalry!  ;)
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning work :heart:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Beautiful capture!
sarahbuhr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
youre wonderful artwork is featured here :heart: please take a look at the other artists :rose:
Stichflamme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing
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