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The Short Lives of Those Around Us by LashelleValentine The Short Lives of Those Around Us by LashelleValentine
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The main reason I was unsure about writing a critique about the picture was that I didn't know where to start. But, I'm here now, so I will have to start somewhere.

This will be the main thing in focus. I can't quite tell what it is, but it looks like some kind of plant. With spikes on the top. I think. This is the reason you have got 3.5 stars on technique. Although it is a nice picture (as testament to the 5 stars in impact) I cant tell what it is, even though this was the intention, due to it's abstract and surreal grouping.

Whatever it is of though, the picture was taken superbly. the lighting makes the plant look almost magical, as though it glowing with some unearthly power. I just want to take it from the screen (something which is also helped by your amazing picture quality of the camera used).

The background being out of focus bring even more attention to the thing that is focus, which is the plant I have mentioned before.

Overall, even though I dont know what it is of, it is still an amazing picture.
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WidoPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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BiGeurae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful <3 !
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!
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mlabot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Was a Macro lens used for this shot?
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
I used macro extension tubes actually :)
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OhLookItsAnArtist Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Best picture of an insect I've ever seen.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!!
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WindsweptGirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
WOW. That is beautiful. The detail....I am assuming that is a bug and man did you make it absolutely gorgeous...etherial...Very impressed! *claps*
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so very much! You are right, specifically it is a carpenter bee :)
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WindsweptGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're eye for the beauty in life in very small detail like that... it's absolutely stunning my friend. You should be selling your work....you're THAT good. And I know, I'm a professional artist. LOL I own my own advertising agency!
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so very much!! I truly appreciate that, I do have some art for sale, but I'm no good with advertising myself. I really wish I could sell more of my art!!
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WindsweptGirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well let me know if you want some help! I'd live to help you market your work. It's fantastic!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
I would absolutely love some help, how do I market my work?
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:iconwindsweptgirl:
WindsweptGirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cacgucker@provokesomething.com  Email me.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
I did :)
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asere Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to know what this is a picture of!!!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
A Carpenter Bee :)
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:iconasere:
asere Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! It's a great shot. I love macro. :)
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Lumlum122 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe it to be a bee or wasp c:
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:iconasere:
asere Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's awesome!
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SofiiLarryShipper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist
I never wrote a review, I think it is a great honor. good, very good quality, excellent definition, pretty colors, very good details. I have no idea if I wrote well :( criticism. * I speak Spanish so here I had to translate it into Google and idk if this well translated, sorry *
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
The translation is great, I understand exactly what you said! And muchas gracias friend!! I appreciate your kindness!!
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AVoltoro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I cant write critiques for my life.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Awww why not?
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AVoltoro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Well, I don't think I will do a good job, but now I have had some practice with another piece I will try and do it. Just don't expect greatness.
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UnfledgedJester Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh god, I suck at writing critique! sami scared (icon) 
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm sure you'd be great at it, everything takes practice :hug:
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UnfledgedJester Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanksLlama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] 
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!!
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pufflemon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
moth?
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Carpenter Bee actually!
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:iconlizzistudios:
Lizzistudios Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Work !
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!
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Nexsus113 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Some things may not live as long as us
But they have more offspring to continue on
Nice work :)
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is very true, and thank you kindly :)
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LeahLovesNature Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
This really speaks to me right now. What kind of plant is this?
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is actually a carpenter bee!
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LeahLovesNature Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Oh, now I see it! Thanks.
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sinjun2501 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I don't think it is a plant it looks more like an insect leg.. maybe of a mayfly.
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