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Blue is the Colour of Lust by Silver-Dew-Drop Blue is the Colour of Lust by Silver-Dew-Drop
"Lust is any intense desire or craving for self gratification. Lust can mean strictly sexual lust, although it is also common to speak of a “lust for life”, “lust for blood (bloodlust for short)”, or a “lust for power” or other goals. The Greek word which translates as lust is epithymia ( επιθυμια ), which also is translated into English as “to covet”.

Etymology
The word is derived from the Old English term for desire, and ultimately from a Germanic which also originated High German lust 'wish, desire'. In German, the word Lust denotes simply "desire".

Symbolic representations
A frequent visual symbol for the sin of lust is the color blue; for instance, that is the color of the cover of the book Lust in The Seven Deadly Sins series published by the Oxford University Press."

(From Wikipedia [link])


In celebration of deviantArt’s 7th birthday I have chosen to participate in “Blue is the color of Lust” contest [link] & [link]

I decided to get creative with the theme of “lust”. After all, what is the point of entering a competition if you don’t put some effort, thought, and creativity into your entry? :) To me “lust” symbolizes and means many things. In the most basic sense, it doesn’t necessarily only have to do with love and passion in the form of sex. Indeed, this definition is probably the first that comes to most people’s minds. Indeed it is a prominent and significant one. However I thought I would represent my current passion, love, and hobby: taking liquid macro photography :D

I definitely find a great deal of passion, love, and drive to keep on taking more and more liquid macro shots. For me, it is an amazing ability and opportunity to view the world from a different perspective. Once I started taking these shots, I really could not stop! :aww: Apart from the love, desire, companionship, and fulfillment of loving and being loved, the next best desire and thing I “lust” is taking liquid macro photography (hey, my name isn’t ~Silver-Dew-Drop for nothing you know! And not to mention my real name translated means “dew drops” the life giving mist that covers the world every morning :aww: :D) So what better way to represent lust for me than to take a liquid macro shot (on a peacock feather), and of course, incorporate the colour blue into it… and voila, my entry for this competition. I couldn’t think of a better submission that represents both me and my passion :love:

In this specific photograph, I love the reflection in the droplet. What made me choose this specific photo is because --forgive my wild imagination-- it looks like there is a struggle going on within the drop almost like the "soul" of the drop... the blue representing lust is engulfing and overpowering the forces of "darkness" (the black part) and replacing it with good and lust and the desire to live on and shine... and thus from bottom up the drop seems to be regaining its luster and is shining from within :D

Thanks to everyone in advance for viewing/commenting/faving. It means a lot to me. Any and all comments are welcomed and appreciated :hug: Enjoy! :heart: Full-view is best!

{Note: no adjustments were made to this photograph :)}

:star: Featured in #macro-club's journal for Week 34/2007 [link] :dance: :star:


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:iconrose-creates--things:
beautiful, i love the lighting and the water reflections of the colours, and the composition is amazing too!
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw thank you so much for this lovely comment! :aww: I appreciate it a lot :hug:
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:iconrose-creates--things:
no problem, its a great photo! your welcome in my gallery, i'd love to have your oppinion :)
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
Yep I will!
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030366pain Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:teddy:I featured it here:teddy:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:excited: Awww thank you so much! :D
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030366pain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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enchanted-black-rose Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow.
Well, one of the most beautiful things you can have pictures of, in my opinion, are close-ups of raindrops and water droplets. And peacock feathers are a close second.
So, bring the two together & :faint:
This is seriously beautiful.
I adore the clarity of it, the way you can see the misty reflection of the feather in the drop.
Seriously, stunning. You have talent, darling. :heart:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Awwwwww thanks for your very kind comment dear! :excited: I appreciate it so much! :hug: I'm very glad you love this pice. I am very proud of it, too :) :hug: :heart:
YOu are so kind :glomp:
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Kestrad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
ooh! really pretty! good luck on the contest!
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! I appreciate it!

I didn't win though, but it was fun to enter anyway :)
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Kestrad Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Hi dear

You asked me in a Note if I could tel you my opinion on this picture so here i am, ready??? :giggle:

First of all I have seen this concept so many times here on DA, so it is not like I am wow, how amazing, if you understand, there are too many of them here on DA...

The picture it self is very nice, the colors are brave and the angle is good, the droplet could have been more in focus, if you use a higher F speed it will get clearer.

The light or flash or what you have used makes a lot of over exposed places on the picture, I would have suggested no flash on a still life like this...just a lamp or something.

All in all i see you are improving and imo, thats what its important dear.

Hope you can take my words to improve more and not be hurt or anything, I am just being honest when people ask me my opinion, I only do this to help you get better, see?

:love: from Nina
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to look and critique this piece. No I am not hurt, quite the contrary, I am pleased because I am wiser now thanks to your great comments. :hug: Thank you very much! Yea, I feel I am improving, and like you said, that is what counts! God bless and I appreciate your comment very much :heart:
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
I am so happy i didn't hurt your feelings hon, thank you :heart:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: For sure you didn't, I am very thankful for your helpful comment. No dear, thank YOU :cuddle: :heart: :)
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
Aww :cuddle:

i hope you improve, let me know when you do take your next picture okay?

:cuddle:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks hun! I do have more pictures that I took from that same photo shoot, I'll let you know when I upload them! Thanks again, I appreciate it!! Of course, when I take more I will also let you know :D :hug: :heart:
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanx :w00t: Good Luck :#1:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:

:glomp: :D
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DianaLobriglio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Compliments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:blushes: Thank you :aww: :hug: :D
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walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Lovely picture my friend!!! :hug:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw thank you very much!! :D I'm glad you like it :hug: I love how it turned out!
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walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Hehehehe.....you deserve it!
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:blushes: :bow: Thank you so much! :D
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walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Pleasure is all mine.....
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose:
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Tinman-20-Tinster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this one darling and so should you! Don't be nervous about contest either, its best to be "different" and unique, makes your entry stick out more. This photo is beautiful, even more so with no editing being done :nod: I love the color pattern, the drop and the how it slowly all goes out of focus in ripples on the leaf :)
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks dear! I appreciate your kind words :) :hug: Yea, no editing in this picture. I'm very proud of it :dance:
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BaronMofo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
great reflections of light
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :hug:
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TheaAtherea Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   General Artist
This looks just great. I love the colors. I love feather/waterdrop macros. :D
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you very much! :hug: I appreciate your comment :D
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Kaetzchen-n-Baerchen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Writer
:D :clap: :D
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:blowkiss:
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Aimelle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
another great colorfull pic of yours ;) lovely droplet :aww:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thanks so much! :D :hug:
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C0G-Graph1x Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
"Lust" is what the emoticon in the top right corner was also labled.... ;) :giggle: :D :love: :date: I have seen the entire gallery and it was quite picky to find this between the other 200 :D :lol: But see.... its GORGEOUS :hug: :cuddle: You're the best babe, so very proud of you angel :smooch:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanksssssss you are the best :hug: :blowkiss:
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C0G-Graph1x Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
:)
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slycooperweirdo45 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
thats pretty :D
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: Thanks so much :D
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deadassets Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
hmm I love it :heart:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:dance: :hug: Thank you very much! :cuddle:
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twinkels Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
very pretty to see:)
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Thank you very much! :)
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engridearty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Pretty :-)
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: Thank you very much! :D
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