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Zyrynology: Eaten By Life times we are eaten by life... alive.

Zyrynology: Eaten By Life times we are eaten by life... alive.

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2009, 02:33
Good grief Vik - this is a magical image
vz-nostalgia: Did you just call me a magician, Chris? smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2009, 04:14
Viktor, this is magical! I love the DoF, and the angle of view.
vz-nostalgia: You are a second person who accused me of taking courses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ms. Kay. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2009, 04:29
Nature's lacework! Belly lice!
vz-nostalgia: Belly lice?! You must have a mouthful of something, Mr. Ray. smile Is it a lunchtime in Bangkok? smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Feb 2009, 05:52
Spot on with the diagnosis. Great picture.
vz-nostalgia: I'm a self-taught doctor, Louis. smile
Very nice one!!!
Read your comment about point's picture. Thanks fot mentioning Michael Kenn. Didn't know about him. Thank's to you I do now.
vz-nostalgia: you're welcome, Frank. Mike Kenna is a whole new world.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2009, 11:55
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Those "eaten" leaves fascinate my imagination, Ms. Philine. I'm sure you'll see more of them on Nostalgia as time goes by.
Your mother is a philosophical woman, Philine. What she says is full of wisdom. How old is she now?
Un merletto però!
vz-nostalgia: of course, it is, Ms. Stefania, and the nature is the best seamstrees. smile
  • Uli
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2009, 12:19
I love that one!!!! Sehr schön!
vz-nostalgia: Sie sind willkommen, Frau Uli. smile
It's been a while since I heard from you. Drop me a line.
  • Lee
  • Atlanta
  • 13 Feb 2009, 13:26
Vik, This is to a leaf what a truss is to a beam.
vz-nostalgia: It's interesting to analyze who sees what in the same image, Lee. Apparently, folks whose minds are into crafts see a lace work. Older people are more philosophical and reflect on aging. And, of course, an architect sees a well designed structural system here. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2009, 14:10
If we are not in some way "eaten by life," what's the point of living?
vz-nostalgia: to see a point of living in being eaten by life is a masochistic view on life, don't you think, Ms. Kathryn? Hope you don't consider it as one of the adventures of life. smile
It reminds me of my grandmas lace shawl..A beautiful capture.
vz-nostalgia: aha, I threw you back in time with this image, Ron. smile Someone has already mentioned here my skills in magic. smile
It seems a lacework...
It is a fantastic picture,Viktor.
Cheers... smile
vz-nostalgia: Do you know who is resposible for this filigree work, Ms. Isabel? The Japanese beetles! They attacked our grape vines and ate only the soft tissue of the leaves, which is so rich in chlorophyl. On one hand, I'm sorry for the grapes. On other hand, I'm glad I had a piece of incidental art in front of me. smile
Natures exceptional abilty to create the finest filigree work ... fulfilling the cyclical natural change that takes place with things organic.

A fine photograph Victor.
vz-nostalgia: Yep. In a big scheme of things we are not that much different from this leaf, Richard.
  • kellly henry
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2009, 16:25
beautiful! Natures own lace
vz-nostalgia: she knows how to beautify herself, and it doesn't cost much. Women should take a note, Kelly. smile
It looks as if it has been made out of metal. Lovely picture Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: could be a good idea for a blacksmith, Bill. Too bad I know nothing about blacksmithing. smile
Absolutely beautiful! And it's not only the subject matter - this is really nicely framed, and focused.
vz-nostalgia: smile finally someone noticed that it's not only nature who showcased her skills in here. smile
just recording mother nature has delivered you a fascinating blog Victor, your words included of coursesmileGreat stuff.
vz-nostalgia: Aren't we all the recorders of nature's creations, Tim? What would we do without her? We all would turn into cold and emotionless Mondrians and Maleviches, wouldn't we? smile
Reminds me of an old fasioned doylie, nice presentation VZ
vz-nostalgia: Well, maybe doylies were inspired by dying leaves, Nig. Who knows. smile
Absolutely wonderful job! Sad quote, full of pessimism that fits the pic fantastically.
vz-nostalgia: I must admit my mortal sin- I like quoting myself and no one else, Albert. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 13 Feb 2009, 22:59
Fantastic image
vz-nostalgia: smile you are very welcome, Ms. Aussie.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2009, 23:55
It's called getting wrinkles!
vz-nostalgia: well, getting holes in dying body would be considered a bit more serious than getting wrinkles, don't you agree, Ms. Ellie? smile
  • guruh
  • Indonesia
  • 15 Feb 2009, 08:11
Beautiful, great shot.
vz-nostalgia: you're welcome, guruh. smile
A common fate for every single living creature on earth. A gorgeous macro Viktor. Wonderful hint of sepia.
vz-nostalgia: I see you are in a philosophical mood, Ms. Flo. A post-Valentine's Day hangover? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2009, 18:43
In German we have a familiar eating metapher but meant in an active- ambivalent sense: "lebenssatt"/ Luther translated: "Abraham war alt/old und lebenssatt" /full or satisfied of years, it means: he had enough of life, he is tired of life- a kind of full/filled life so that you could say: now it is enough, I have eaten enough of life, no life-hunger, I'm content and ready to die.
vz-nostalgia: Lebenssatt... is that like, if you switch to a chocolate diet, soon you'll crave for a pickle? smile I guess one can be tired of a good life. Perhaps, that's why this world is full of contrasts. The only thing is the contrast between life and death is the ultimate one. Once you stepped over the line, it's too late to change your mind and go back to "chocolate". smile
I agree with your note Viktor, we're eaten by life alive, I have a heavy backache right
Your photo is very nice as always.
vz-nostalgia: Careful now, Gabor. Sitting in front of a computer with a bad back is not the smartest thing to do (if not the dambest smile). You better be lying or walking.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 16 Feb 2009, 02:20
Yet something remains of the old life...
vz-nostalgia: Sure, Larry. It's my photograph of this old life that will remain. The leaf has gone long time ago. smile
You know, I have the same strange feeling, when I flip through the few pictures I have of my grandma and grandpa. They're gone, but here they are, looking at me.
Preciosa!! Un macro espectacular.
vz-nostalgia: Cheers Enric. That's what I mostly do nowadays. "un macro espectacular". smile
vz-nostalgia: holy smokes. Dotun is here. Always good to see you around. How have you been, dude?
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2009, 15:04
an absolutely gorgeous piece...
vz-nostalgia: I won't argue with you today, PS. smile
I agree with Chris from the UK. Magical.
vz-nostalgia: smile I knew that a few folks here still believe in magic. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 24 Feb 2009, 18:22
vz-nostalgia: if we bite life back, we might end up without our teeth, Ms. Reis. smile
Well, I guess I need to try a little harder next time I shoot a dying leaf. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 25 Feb 2009, 06:58
this reminds me of keats' "now more than ever seems it rich to die". i can relate with you on the thought that death can be far more enriching than growth and achieving fullness.
vz-nostalgia: oh, you elevate me to high poetry, Terry. smile
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