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photoblog image Zyryality: Tete-A-Tete with Myself

Zyryality: Tete-A-Tete with Myself

Where is the spirit of Sigmund when you need him?

Zyryality: Tete-A-Tete with Myself

Where is the spirit of Sigmund when you need him?

comments (16)

  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 Apr 2008, 06:55
I wonder myself so often....but I think this is a suberb macro, I hope the thing did not eat you....or was he just looking at his reflection of his good looks in your lens????
vz-nostalgia: Being in a bad mood, I glanced in the mirror and said to myself: "Though, you look like a fool, that could make a good picture".
You're right, Ms. Astrid, I almost devoured myself. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Apr 2008, 10:22
I have already noticed that you have a special intimate relationship -or better interest for these insects (as some photos have shown), but it is not my 'job' to dive into the deeper parts of a human soul I hardly know ...
I find it wonderful that you have made so great and so impressive this well equipped, so little animal which often is neglected and tread down! Surely there are some remembrances: first Kafka's Gregor Samsa (as you know, a cassical example for Sigmund indeed), then Franciscus of Assisi who is told while walking to have put up and worn these insects on his head in order to protect them before he put them down into the grass beside the ways, and yesterday I read over Maria Sibylla Merian, a very emancipated, fantastic woman in the 17th/18th century ,who drew and decribed these interesting insects with their "overwhelming beauty" ,as she lived in Surinam and otherwhere: for her (who could still combine science, art and religion) not only scientific 'objects' but also wonderful beings, created by god, which only can be admired! (The exhibtion can now be seen in Amsterdan, later in Getty Institute in Los Angeles )!
vz-nostalgia: You got it right, Ms. Philine. I do have a fascination with insects. I'm not familiar with Maria Sibylla Merian. Got to google her, as I obviously can't drive to Los Angeles to see her exhibition at the Getty Museum (or did you mean Goethe Institute?).
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2008, 12:08
I am guessing Sigmund's out the back having a calming hit of cocaine...probably thinks he needs a holiday when all his patients start looking like very large insects hunting for a mate.

Seriously handsome insect, it is, too VZ.
vz-nostalgia: You might be right, Ray, his clinic will be overloaded nowadays. I think Woody Allen could be one of his favorite clients. smile
  • Ferdi
  • 1 Apr 2008, 12:52
This is a very cool photo ! love the blue bacground !
vz-nostalgia: Good to know you love the background, Ferdi. smile
  • Aksel
  • ...at work, inSweden
  • 1 Apr 2008, 13:00
Like this angle - making him/her/you bigger than "real life"...if there is such
vz-nostalgia: "real life"...if there is such
oh, Aksel.... you got me here.
Fyodor Dostoevsky once said in his novel The Idiot "Authors, as a rule, attempt to select and portray types rarely met with in their entirety, but these types are nevertheless more real than real life itself."
I think we can extrapolate his view on my picture. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2008, 14:13
Funny shot and an amazing closeup. The nitpicker in me wants to complain about the slightly too shallow DOF and the busy background, but it is an intriguing and thought provoking shot, and that's all that really counts.
vz-nostalgia: You got to argue with the nitpicker in you from time to time, Martin. Maybe as a result, we'll see a blurry picture from you one day. smile
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 1 Apr 2008, 14:38
Because you tamed him, he posed in front of your lens. Is not it so?
vz-nostalgia: We are good buddies, Makoto, I and my reflection in the mirror. smile
  • tim
  • united kindom
  • 1 Apr 2008, 18:46
oh my that is scary looking for sure VZ, and a amazing close up of him would have liked to have seen the exifsmile to see how you achieved it.
vz-nostalgia: smile Tim. If I show you EXIF you'll be scared even more. smile
  • jamoula McKean
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2008, 21:27
What a beast! Magnificent fellow.
vz-nostalgia: The evolution moves in unexpected ways, Ms. Jamoula.
Aaaarrrgghh!!!! Run it's VZ!!!gringrin
vz-nostalgia: You can run, but you can't hide, Nig. smile
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 2 Apr 2008, 06:59
yikes!
it's starship troopers all over again
vz-nostalgia: Next time I see Paul Verhoeven, I'll talk to him about the sequel. Thanks for the idea, Doc. smile
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 2 Apr 2008, 10:46
such a weird angle to capture from, cool...
vz-nostalgia: The whole idea is weird, Sam. smile
What is this thing Viktor?
vz-nostalgia: That is my headache, chris. It keeps coming to me, such an unwelcome guest. smile
  • Fausto
  • Suriname
  • 7 Apr 2008, 18:15
Nice Macro! Saw you exif info, 8mm?
vz-nostalgia: Yep. 8mm. I was risking my nose!
  • cloe
  • France
  • 11 May 2008, 12:16
the most amazing picture I ve seen this year.
vz-nostalgia: You must be kidding, Ms. Cloe. Good thing is we have a long way to go to the end of the year, so I still have a chance to post a better picture. smile
a startling shot. nice presentation.
vz-nostalgia: you made a long journey through Nostalgia to come to this photograph, Ms. Ayush. smile It's interesting that you picked this one to share your thought among 300 something Nostalgia photographs.
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