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Death is a Shadow . . .

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 December 2020 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

. . . that always follows the body. - English Proverb

An unfortunate death of a ladybug spotted on my office desk.

Photo captured November 12, 2020.

Samsung -SM-J327A 1/610 second F/1.9 ISO 40 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Quite astonishing and well observed. The poor beast is dead but at least it was in the sun.

16 Dec 2020 5:41am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

I had no clue what this was until I read your text, Steven. I love the quote...and everything, especially the minimalism.

16 Dec 2020 5:55am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Death belong to life. One man said: One day I will die, the other days I will live.

16 Dec 2020 6:28am

@Jypyä Pop: Great quote!

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'aime beaucoup ta citation ..et ta photo ...magnifique !!

16 Dec 2020 6:41am

Siepi from Zemst, Belgium

one's death is one's luck to make a exrtraordinary photo.

16 Dec 2020 7:05am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Jypyä Pop... I like that thought.
I agree with your title!

16 Dec 2020 8:07am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

You are really dead if you are no longer mentioned
Very good title

16 Dec 2020 8:15am

Maryse from Bordeaux, France

" La mort a plus d'une ombre à son arc-en-ciel. " - Elie Delamare-Debouteville

Mourir au soleil rend il la mort plus douce ? Là est la question !!!
Belle capture et paix à son âme !!! :-))
Bonne journée Steven

16 Dec 2020 8:15am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

She had probably had a good life just outside of your window, Steven

16 Dec 2020 8:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice meaningful shot

16 Dec 2020 9:45am

jpla from Anjou, France

jolie composition

16 Dec 2020 10:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what an excellent crisp minimalist thought provoking image

16 Dec 2020 10:49am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I had to look close to see if it was a walnut or a bug!

16 Dec 2020 11:04am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very interesting image Steven.

16 Dec 2020 11:25am

Calusarus from Valence, France

Very impressive with this long shadow…

16 Dec 2020 12:50pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!!! A real sad sight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Dec 2020 2:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting and sad shot. Impressive shadow.

16 Dec 2020 3:47pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien posé

16 Dec 2020 3:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

KInd of sad but interesting

16 Dec 2020 4:10pm

Rose from United States

I will say this sure is an excellent capture and is interesting to look at. I would never have thought to take it.

16 Dec 2020 4:42pm

tataray from France

Une superbe composition, illustrant bien ton titre.

16 Dec 2020 5:34pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

belle prise bien titrée!!

16 Dec 2020 5:38pm

Willy from Belgium

Un proverbe que tu as bien illustré Steven


16 Dec 2020 7:11pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful shot!

16 Dec 2020 8:35pm

Hootin' Anni from Corpus Christi, United States

Impressive...just as your blog post title is!

16 Dec 2020 9:14pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a stunning minimalism

16 Dec 2020 9:19pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Sad but beautiful image Steven

16 Dec 2020 10:14pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Beautifully framed.

16 Dec 2020 10:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It has become immortal through your lens.

16 Dec 2020 10:49pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Sad, but simply nature. Very good shot.

16 Dec 2020 11:14pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It did give you a very nice image with that low light.

16 Dec 2020 11:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

An amazing image. Wonderful detail and light and shadow. The proverb is perfect.

17 Dec 2020 1:44am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Awe - poor thing... but what a brilliant opportunity for your photographic eye!

17 Dec 2020 2:33am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

fun close-up. I like the pebbly texture of the background, which looks like a wall, and out of place for a horizontal surface

17 Dec 2020 2:42am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

That is a very imaginative and thoughtful representation of the proverb.

17 Dec 2020 2:49am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. The light and long shadow give a greater impact. :)

17 Dec 2020 4:05pm

Remus from Portugal

What did the autopsy say?
Was it natural death or was it murdered?
Superb framing and composition!

Superb framing and composition!
Perfect shadow highlight

17 Dec 2020 6:20pm

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

C'est triste !
L'image est tout à fait convaincante.

18 Dec 2020 6:08am

Diane from Vancouver Island, Canada

I've never heard that proverb but it sure does apply to us all. I've photographed dead creatures before but have not been brave enough to post them. I commend you because death really is part of life.

23 Dec 2020 8:06pm