Insects in the Morning Dew (part II)

This is some of the most beautiful insect photography I’ve seen.

Reblogged from SeaWay Blog

Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović

©Peter GarvanovićI’ve published it almost a year ago, when this blog was very young, but I think Insects in the morning dew is still one of the best gallery in this site, and the number of visits it receive it’s a clear proof. It featured some incredible macro shots of insects covered by micro-droplets of morning dew by the photographer Martin Amm.
I’m happy to post another gallery of stunning masterpieces of the same subject by Peter Garvanovic.

Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
©Peter Garvanović

Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
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Insects in the morning dew by Peter Garvanović
©Peter Garvanović

This is just a very short selection. Visit Peter Garvanović’s Photo.net gallery to see hundreds of other shots in a bigger size.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FIRST PART

By Guido Trombetta on 12:01 PM Animals, Photos

via SeaWayBLOG: Insects in the morning dew (part 2…).

François Brunelle’s “I am not a look-alike” Doppelganger Series

Canadian photographer François Brunelle photographed a series of people who look uncannily alike. His subjects are not related, and are in fact total strangers. The series, photographed in countries around the world, is entitled, ‘I’m Not a Look-Alike!’, and is the result of the photographer’s obsession with the idea that everyone on earth has a doppelganger.

Not all the pairings were successful in my view, but some are OMG quality. Here’s a sampling.

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Dina Goldstein’s “In The Dollhouse”

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My favorite photographer of the day, Dina Goldstein, features her latest project, which follows B, a “superdoll” and K, her partner in their home life…

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That’s just a teaser. Check out the whole story line on the project site.

(And if you missed it, check out the post about the project through which I discovered Goldstein, Fallen Princesses.)

Dina Goldstein’s Fallen Princesses

If you followed my blog in its earlier days, you know what I think about young girls’ increasing obsession with princesses, and how Disney Princesses distort their image and expectations of themselves, of life, of relationships, of their sexuality… Everything.

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That’s why I was so thrilled to discover Dina Goldstein, my favorite photographer (today). I saw her Snow White photograph from her Fallen Princesses series on Facebook, sans credit as is common there. Today I finally put together the name with the photography, and what a discovery that was!

Here is Goldstein’s description of the project and some of the pictures from the series, but I truly recommend you browse her website. It’s gorgeous.

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“These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The ‘…happily ever after’ is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues.
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The project was inspired by my observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney’s Fairy tales.  As a new mother I have been able to get a close up look at the phenomenon of young girls fascinated with Princesses and their desire to dress up like them.  The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one.  The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess.
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Rapunzel1As a young girl, growing up abroad, I was not exposed to fairy tales. These new discoveries lead to my fascination with the origins of Fairy tales. I explored the original Brothers Grimm stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.

See my other Dina Goldstein post: In The Dollhouse.

Google Cultural Institute Launched Today

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The Google Cultural Institute went live today — in cooperation with museums and cultural institutions, the site covers 42 major historical events/topics, including the Holocaust, South African apartheid, the coronation of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela, and more.

Check out Google Cultural Institute

Liberation hero: Steve Biko, the South African black rights campaigner, is among the historical figures remembered in the archives

Liberation hero: Steve Biko, the South African black rights campaigner, is among the historical figures remembered in the archives

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SOME OF THE 42 EXHIBITIONS WHICH HAVE GONE LIVE ON GOOGLE TODAY

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  • D-Day – details of the famous landings including colour photographs, personal letters and the D-Day order itself from Admiral Ramsay
  • The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – an account of the 1953 Coronation including colour photos
  • Tragic love at Auschwitz – the story of Edek & Mala, a couple in love who try to escape Auschwitz
  • Jan Karski, Humanity’s hero – first-hand video testimony from the man who attempted to inform the world about the existence of the Holocaust
  • Steve Biko – a 15-year-old’s political awakening in the midst of the Apartheid movement featuring nine documents never released in the public domain
  • Years of the Dolce Vita – this collection looks at the era of the ‘good life’ in Italy including the fashion, food, cars and culture

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