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playing hard to get by devilicious playing hard to get by devilicious
"hey - how U doing?"

**plays shy**

:heart: i hear if she gives in they'll mate for life :nod: :lol: enjoy!

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mary

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this is the first image in another food series inspired by Play With Your Food. :hungry:
i cook and am really entranced by photographing food b/c of all the colors, textures, shapes you get to play with - and it seems to invoke lots of human natural reaction whether its inciting taste from your visual or just making you view your next grocery store trip a bit more creatively :lol:

these beauties are gords - and you'll see in this series the many fantastic shapes i saw when choosing them from my farmer's market! i could have put eyes on these guys but in this particular image - i really liked how they looked "clean" like this - invoking the emotion from their shape. :floating: their nest is sesame linguini and spinach fettucine pasta. :lol:

technically this image helps me understand why learning my technical manually is imperative. i would like to have had more control over where it blurs and loses focus to avoid any PS work to sharpen - i did have to sharpen the top of the male Swan. :shrug: just a bit but it it did help me see how i am learning and inspiring me to keep on doing so. my next shoots i'll be using manual functions to learn this control. overall i am pleased with these images.

past images in my gallery where i also played with food in this vein:

the Cloves go on vacation [link]
Jazz Night at the Cube [link]
Outside the Ladies Room at the Cube [link]

and lots of other abstract food images or playing with chocolate, ice cream, pasta, etc. :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-08-23
Given, sesame linguini and spinach fettucine pasta with gourds would make a delicious dinner for two. Now let's take this a few steps further and look at playing hard to get by `devilicious. A lovely scene of two swans spending a romantic afternoon in their comfy nest under the warm sun. The female seems to be a very shy swan, but the day is still young. A creative arrangment of food we don't see everyday.

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CatTheNinja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
This picture is amazing! I love how this manages to give a lot of character and life to inaimate objects. When I first saw this in #Photography-First's newest deviations, I thought these were some sort of green ducks :lol: That's what the long 'necks' and little orange stems convey to me.
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petrova Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist
Really cool, I like it!
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:O_o: what a weird thing.... very nice capture.
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Perturbed-Badger Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
This is so cute. You definitely got another watch!
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CeeEmElle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I really thought those were two ducks from afar [I know I know, green ducks??!? Don't ask -__-"....] This is really really awesome though!! =]
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candyrainsplash Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
This is so creative...I wish I could find food that looks like animals!
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devilicious Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
you can! in Fall - look for gords!
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DeMyXrOcKz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
who knew that food can be so cute?
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:icondevilicious:
devilicious Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
yes - it is so very fun to play with food in different ways! thank you for encouraging me :heart:
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DeMyXrOcKz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
well thank you for showing me that food can be more than something to eat. :P
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
so simple yet so beautiful! well done! :)
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:icondevilicious:
devilicious Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks - I loved those gords!
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
you're welcome!
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cmckibbinphotos Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great idea for a series :) And executed well. I love the personality you've given to the gourds. The colour pallette is really nice here too. The only thing I might have done is to keep some more detail in the blacks as I feel this is a more light-hearted piece and it gets a bit dark in places. Great work!
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devilicious Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you - I saw "swans" the second I laid eyes on them at the local farmer's market - and i knew i had a green dining room wall, etc. i agree about dark spots too :nod: i appreciate your comments and you the time to give them :heart:
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chunkymonk3y Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
WOOOW that's awsome XDD
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
What a great shot!
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devilicious Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks :) the gords do all the work ;)
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FaMz Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) now that really is so clever! who would have thought you could do something like that hehe, I love this!
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devilicious Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
gotta give credit to the gords - and you are so sweet to look - my favorite is sugar cubes - i have one in my gallery (outside the ladies room at the cube - or something like that) - but i did a jillion they were so addicting

you have inspired me - trust me - to get back to some concept with stuff - just loved your gallery
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FaMz Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
hehe :)
ofcourse, had to see what you were talking about
lols that one is funny, must have been fun to do

aw :blushes: well I'll look out for your new food stuff then!
I wanna try doing some more of these but more humorous this time :)
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billy-pilgrim Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Hello,
I featured your work here: [link]
Please :+favlove: the article. It may help to get your work seen by a wider audience. :peace::thanks:
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EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I love the way you personified these vegetables. This is featured in my news article "Curiosity Shop" here: [link] Check it out!
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devilicious Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you and what an interesting subject and collection you put together!
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EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Thank you! :love:
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skarmeot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
i can't express how much i love how their necks almost make a heart, but the female won't do her part and the male is left with only his half

+fav
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traumtaenzer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
 
This is so awesome!
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devilicious Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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saltyrocks Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
soooo creative!
also very cute:]
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Lady-Kiwi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
excelent ! I love it ! :+favlove:
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perception-obscure Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
This photo is in the news :pointr: [link]
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Aimelle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is featured here [link] :blowkiss:
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Excellent work
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swtlazygurl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
that's cute!<3
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khurafati Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
very creative!!!!!!!!!!
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sydniyoshie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
i thought they were geese at first >.<
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fairylale Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
:wow:
stunning...
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Chachai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome! :O
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Lemon-Or-Lime Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
wow this is great.
they look just like swans, swimming in a river of pasta.
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dollyfish Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw. that's so cute ^^
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xxMagdalenexx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
That is fucking brilliant. I had to take a second look to see that it was actually food. Haha
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devilicious Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks - lucky find at the food market! :)
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xxMagdalenexx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Extremely, I would say. But it takes a brillant mind to make it work. You're awesome. Is photography what you do for a living?
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devilicious Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
i do it as a side business. i majored in art/lit in college and got into then. :)
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xxMagdalenexx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Very nice. Keep up your work. So creative :D
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Lohey Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
Amazingly wonderful !!! :thumbsup:
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BlueLiquorice Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
that is truly stunning work, flawless!!!
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altergromit Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I simply love them! ...You had a great :idea: idea! :clap:
:+fav: for sure!! :nod:
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greypaperstar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
The colors blend so well together. :+fav:
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TheAmazingSoundsOf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
that is so amazing. that made my month.
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