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Cold-Blooded Creatures

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 200 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

26 Mar 2013 6:20am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

That eye is evil, you created a really scary atmosphere. Excellently spotted

26 Mar 2013 7:06am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


26 Mar 2013 7:16am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Are you experimenting new ways ?
Great focus and b&w treatment.

26 Mar 2013 7:43am

@Gérard Beullac: Nothing new except that a picture was taken yesterday and posted today :) I hardly go so quickly with my images . Thx !

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Magnificent image Mariana, I love it

26 Mar 2013 7:52am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A terrific froozen eye into this sculpture ! Phil

26 Mar 2013 7:55am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Scary .......
Wonderful focus and processing!!

26 Mar 2013 7:57am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful frame, focus & lights!

26 Mar 2013 8:00am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Großartiges B&W.

26 Mar 2013 9:38am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb framing and great B&W !!

26 Mar 2013 9:51am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb frame ! love the focus and details on the ice in the foreground and the beautiful DOF ! excellent B&W and lighting !

26 Mar 2013 10:37am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Spooky picture wow! I don't want to walk there at night:)

26 Mar 2013 10:47am

Devi from Chennai, India

Excellent find and nice title:-)))

26 Mar 2013 11:17am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The title says it all! :)

26 Mar 2013 11:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So cold and cool !

26 Mar 2013 11:50am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

creative shot, fantastic ligths and sahdows, bravo Mariana

26 Mar 2013 11:51am

Tony from United Kingdom

Great close up, and very graphic.

26 Mar 2013 12:00pm

parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran


26 Mar 2013 12:01pm

Z from Shanghai, China

It's cold, it is!

26 Mar 2013 12:14pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

It makes me shiver!! Love the detail and B&W processing. Love it! : )

26 Mar 2013 12:50pm

@Dawn: well, I shivered while walking... not now when looking at the image :)

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Comme dans une grotte du Périgord! Quelle stalactite!

26 Mar 2013 1:01pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautifully captured foreground, and frightening silhouettes in the background! Excellent title too!!!

26 Mar 2013 1:09pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Very nice picture of this ice crystal

26 Mar 2013 1:11pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Il a des crocs longs et acérés! Sauve qui peut!
Bonne journée lumineuse et sans mauvaise rencontre!

26 Mar 2013 1:18pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully frigid capture Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

26 Mar 2013 1:24pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

C'est beau

26 Mar 2013 2:04pm

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada


26 Mar 2013 3:12pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Awesome capture...:-)

26 Mar 2013 3:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

eerie ... as if you had become a cave (wo)man ... ;-)

26 Mar 2013 4:43pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbes "hautes lumières", splendide dof. Belle journée Mariana.

26 Mar 2013 4:44pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Belle prise, bien composée !

26 Mar 2013 5:15pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great find. Nicely captured. :)

26 Mar 2013 5:23pm

ramon from salamanca, Spain

poética, misteriosa, interesante...

26 Mar 2013 6:03pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Hopefully warm weather will be here soon Mariana.... this icicle makes me shiver, I am going to enjoy summer, for sure!

26 Mar 2013 7:51pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

exquisite, wonderful use of dof.

26 Mar 2013 8:07pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic detailed textures, love your title too! Great capture and mood!

26 Mar 2013 8:16pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

C'est le dégel.
Pas chez nous!

26 Mar 2013 8:17pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

beautiful capture of the light in this 'statue of ice', mariana!!

26 Mar 2013 9:22pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This really looks like a scary creature ... Great shot of this beautiful ice formation !!! Excellent monochrome and great title too ...

26 Mar 2013 10:02pm

Pixim from Nice, France

i Love that, this sharp white translucent over this black wrap ;-)

26 Mar 2013 10:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

This ice formation is highlighted beautifully under such subtle lighting! Well spotted and captured!

26 Mar 2013 11:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! The ice becomes a beautiful sculpture.

27 Mar 2013 12:48am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Cols blooded creatures indeed. This is *superb ! I love your framing, the glossy, glistening reflections of light and the abstract shapes. Lovely !

27 Mar 2013 1:04am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

That is wonderful. I love that metallic look.

27 Mar 2013 4:34am

Serademain from Chiangrai, Thailand

Black and white was an excellent choice.

27 Mar 2013 6:11am

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Wonderful! Silver, liquid. The icicles look as if they have ambition.

27 Mar 2013 6:38pm

amir jafari from Tehran, Iran

Like it, nice capture.

27 Mar 2013 7:37pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe détail.

27 Mar 2013 9:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic composition and focus!

28 Mar 2013 3:57am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i like how it shines, it's like a jewel! :)

2 Apr 2013 3:43am

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1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm