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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
Hello,
This was featured in ArtistleFeatures Vol. XII at Artistle
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work :tea:
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:iconairakonda:
AIRAKONDA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My favoritist!!
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:iconcrazyruthie:
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
this is fantastic!! :)
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:iconnatmana:
Natmana Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed The Star!!!
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:icondarksoullightheart:
DarkSoulLightHeart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
ohhh beautiful!
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gnalry!  ;)
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:iconnexu4:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning work :heart:
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Beautiful capture!
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:iconsarahbuhr:
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:
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:iconstichflamme:
Stichflamme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing
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:icongirlslikeponys:
GirlsLikePonys Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
beautiful colors and light
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I featured your lovely works here! :)
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
wow.
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:iconzwoing:
Zwoing Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Hi :heart: You've been featured here [link] !
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:iconsaltiest:
saltiest Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Just hunted down where I could buy this from (originally seen on Pinterest forever ago and don't have your link on it). I'll be buying this print soon as I can. Perfect for my place! Gorgeous!!
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:iconjt-jones:
JT-Jones Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here: [link]

Hope you like it :)
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Tentacle is the is the name of a Black Metal band
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:iconnnyornieorknee:
NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours in the background and the whole surreal, almost 'Fantasia' feel to it is just fantastic. Amazing job~
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:iconkuroiyukiokami:
KuroiYukiOkami Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
This is so beautiful.
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:iconrmsweat:
rmsweat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
i want this as a background, any way to make that happen??
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:iconnitras-design:
nitras-design Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great Shot! hats off.

Would be perfect in my office.
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:iconblueberryblack:
Blueberryblack Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Your beautiful artwork has been featured [link] :icongoodjobsign:
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:icongbsr:
gbsr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how on earth did you manage to take this photo? honestly, i've seen the other one's and they're really good but this is quite frankly out of this world. i have no clue how you managed to pull this off but by Gods, you are a true artist. i am in total awe.
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:iconsouzay:
Souzay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
love all the shapes and the composition...
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:iconmiri-chiwa:
miri-chiwa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Digital Artist
pulpo <3
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:iconchristophernawara:
ChristopherNawara Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Love these
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:iconkahlure:
kahlure Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I want to get pet tentacles now,
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:iconkataal:
kataal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I love octopodae! Beautiful pics. Thank you!!!
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:iconcamellia01:
camellia01 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconviolet-viola:
violet-viola Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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:iconn-th-green:
n-th-green Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful colour and absolutely amazing composition. instant fav! :D
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:icondarksoultea2:
darksoultea2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice looks very Astral!
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:iconcrerry:
Crerry Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
вау) потрясающе) мне нравятся ваши фото
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:iconinfiltr8:
Infiltr8 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
The translucency of the flesh makes it seem so ghostly and creepy.
Im not sure if I like this photo or if I'm afraid of it...
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:iconqueenofdachickens:
queenofdachickens Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
are these available in wallpaper sizes by any chance?
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:iconmomotsukinezumi:
MomotsukiNezumi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Coolest octopus photo ever!
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:iconmichelelee69:
michelelee69 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Brilliant!
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:iconi-see-faces:
i-see-faces Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here; [link] :rose:
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:iconx-itwound:
x-itwound Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I'd love this for a desktop 1920x1280 dl not an option? plz kthnxbai :)
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:iconakibara:
akibara Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
fantastic!
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:icon4everanimeluv:
4eVerANIMEluv Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student
wow! how did you take so well photos!?
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:iconmabe1993:
mabe1993 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
hi, you've been featured here: [link] (:
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:iconmyduality:
MyDuality Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
fck,gorgeous
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:iconmabe1993:
mabe1993 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
i saw this in someones blog once and absolutely fell in love with it. i'm so happy to have found the source now! haha
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:iconrossete139:
rossete139 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this one ^^
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:iconmarkaussenegg:
MarkAussenegg Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Good job man, lovely piece.
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:iconnamminah:
Namminah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow. This is an amazing shot. I love the colors, the texture, light and shadow. It's fantastic! Simply amazing.
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:iconkailariah:
kailariah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
=3 its so pretty n the colour wow
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:iconpaigemackenzie:
paigemackenzie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
i love octupuss and i absolutely adore this picture(:
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:iconbahbuzzfly:
bahbuzzfly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional
ahh beautiful!
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