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Week38 japanese beetle | by Opal in the rough
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Week38 japanese beetle

sometimes an idea you have turns into something completely different from what you had in your head. the two main photos in this piece were out-takes of a photoshoot I did today and I almost deleted them because they were just not what I was looking for. together they formed a work that i love so much it might be in my top 5 favorite self portraits I've ever done. the title comes from this little beetle i found in the room when i was shooting. i held it out on my finger in front of the camera and the shutter went off right as it took flight, but since the focus was off, you can't see it.

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Taken on August 25, 2010