"The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible."

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    — Oscar Wilde

    Close-up shot of a 3 3/4 inch C-3PO action figure.

    One of Oscar Wilde's The War Of Stars photos.

    Photo submitted to the Flickr group Macro Mondays for the "scientific" theme.

    Photo seen in Flickr Explore.

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    Source: photos.jdhancock.com/photo/2011-05-09-050231-the-first-du...

    dcbprime, Baking is my Zen, Uzzi_1984, and 91 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. flickrfanmk2007 92 months ago | reply

      Now that is some nice android bokeh!!

    2. JD Hancock 92 months ago | reply

      David Heyes I appreciate that very much, but I always worry how LucasFilm would feel about that. ;-)
      Bleau Aquino I'm happy to describe it. The backdrop is a sheet of gold glitter paper. The figure is posed about three inches in front of it. The "secret" to the bokeh, if there is one, is using a nice macro lens for this kind of shot.

    3. Bleau Aquino 92 months ago | reply

      Wow, 3inches between background and subject is too near for any of my lenses to be able to achieve that kind of bokeh. What aperture setting and what kind of lens did you use for this?

    4. south of the metro 92 months ago | reply

      Seen this awesome work at
      Come over to the otherside
      Thank you for sharing

    5. Evan MacPhail Photography 92 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Love the colours and crisp focus on 3PO. Must get me some of that gold glitter paper!

    6. Light Echoes 92 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot and I love the quote.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    7. JD Hancock 92 months ago | reply

      Bleau Aquino Oooh, when you start talking about numbers, then I have to reveal that I don't know what I'm doing. I'm hoping this answers your question: www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/5703091404/meta/
      south of the metro Thank you!
      Evan MacPhail Photography It's great stuff!
      Quillope Jeffrey Mike Thanks!

    8. julien.david 92 months ago | reply

      Love the background effect!

    9. Chris Pirillo 92 months ago | reply

      Have you ever considered submitting your images to Wallpapery?

    10. JD Hancock 92 months ago | reply

      Julien D. ZeroRedFive Thank you!
      Chris Pirillo I have not. I'll go check that out!

    11. riffsyphon1024 91 months ago | reply

      "It's true that we were made to suffer."

      Wait, Pirillo's here?!

    12. JD Hancock 91 months ago | reply

      riffsyphon1024 Well, he was here three weeks ago. ;-)

    13. abhijit_dan 77 months ago | reply

      awesome effect !

    14. Painspeaks2 76 months ago | reply

      Love Star Wars!

    15. Taranz1 55 months ago | reply

      Great set of images!

    16. codel10n 41 months ago | reply


      Thank you for sharing your work! I'm loving it and i used it at codel10n.com/skype-translator-revolutionize-international... - it's credited to you. You're more than welcome on my blog :)


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