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Poisson by Les-Diables Poisson by Les-Diables
Now, where do we start describing this photo.

First we want to let you know that no fish were harmed making this photo! They met eachother in this little bowl and became good friends from the very start. We made sure they had everything they needed (never pampered our models that much). After the photoshoot they were moved to a nice big fishtank where they have plenty of room and lots of plants to play with. I think they're gonna have babies soon ;).

Second, this is NOT a photomanipulation, we turned it into black and white and tweaked a bit to get it to look right, but that's it. This is the result of a six-hour-long photoshoot, taking hundreds of pictures to get just one right. We must tell you, fish aren't the easiest models to work with, imagine having two around!

We've entered this photo to the 'Opposites Contest' at #Things-Not-Seen. We thought a black and white fish might be interesting opposites. As you can see from the photo: opposites attract.

Well, we don't want to give away all of our thoughts on this one, let us know what you think.
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Given 2013-05-13
Poisson by *Les-Diables ( Suggested by BokehLight and Featured by astridle )
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hsybbed Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have been featured dear: [link]
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thanks! :hug:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
My pleasure. :)
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:iconrico53:
rico53 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
wow~ very poetic !
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Ooh, poetic photography, sounds interesting :)
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:iconjestembella:
jestembella Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo ; )
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
:hug:
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:iconeintoern:
EintoeRn Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
CONGRATULATIONS :iconchampagneplz:
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Why thank you, dear friend.
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:iconeintoern:
EintoeRn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconofficialfella5plz:
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YourNinthLife Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is truly magnificent! I applaud you on the wonderful concept/idea, the dedication (six hours!), and final, beautiful product. It's really eye-catching and certainly gives you a lot to think about.~

Although I just realized that you submitted this quite a while ago, it is still very popular and retains it's beauty until now. ^^

Have a wonderful day! :iconlittleheartplz:


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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thank you for your support!
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YourNinthLife Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, you deserve it! ^^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
:tighthug: Thanks!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Christina2929 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I Love How This Picture Has A Light Water And A Dark Water Kinda Reminds Me Of A Heaven And Hell
For Some Reason :meow:
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Hmm, but why does the white fish go to hell and the black fish to heaven?
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Christina2929 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no, i meant it reminds me of heaven and hell. X3
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:iconirukalovely:
Irukalovely Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful, it reminds me of yin and yang
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks, that was a bit what we were looking for. The balance of blacks and whites. First we wanted it to look even more like yin and yang, but the fishes wouldn't swim at the right place at the same time ;).
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :wow:! Congrats!
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Why thank you very kindly :)
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!
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:iconravennyxrayn:
ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Reminds me of Chess
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Fish to E5!
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:iconravennyxrayn:
ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Shark takes fish on e5! LOL
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Ay, check mate!
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful!
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
:boogie:
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IkuNeko5ever Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This is really most interesting. I could totally imagine it hanging, framed on a wall
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks, I think we have a small print here and it worked out pretty nice.
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Debinoresu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was the misspelling of poison purposeful? Lovely photo, by the way.
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Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Yep, 'Poisson' is the French word for Fish. Though they also know 'poison' (poison) and 'boisson' (drink/wine). So of course our favourite saying in French is 'Poisson sans boisson? C'est poison!' (Fish without wine? That's poison!)
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mysticdragon01 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poisson is fish in French, so there's a nifty double meaning there. :)
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks! :hug:
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Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful. I love the feel and the contrast (which, obviously, is the point.) And those fish are so cute c: Little baby fishies!!
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks! And these cute little fishies got even littler babybaby fishes and now we have dozens of them :)
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RogueofAsgard Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Photographer
this is absolutely gorgeous. it looks like analogue, but i'm guessing its digital.... i think this would be too much work for film. lends itself nicely to it though. it has that wonderfully soft feeling to it that film has.

so impressive. :)
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
When this got featured as a DD, we looked at it again and thought 'Hmm, this would have been even better had it been analogue'. It would have cost a lot of film I'm afraid, we litterally took about 200 photos.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
nice work
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
my pleasure
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Ombreon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful photo. And six hours? Damn. I understand how hard they are to work with, though. Thanks for caring about their wellbeing; most people don't care about fish since they're so "expendable." Well-deserved DD! =D
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Haha, thank you very kindly! We always put our models through some crazy stuff during shoots, but with these little guys we were extra careful.
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SaimGraphics Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
Beautifully Composed
Congrats on DD
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:iconles-diables:
Les-Diables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Well, we have the fishes to thank for that :)
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:iconmiraniel:
Miraniel Featured By Owner May 13, 2013   General Artist
That is absolutely beautiful. It is clean, simple, and so elegant. I admire both your concept and your patience.
Wonderful :)
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Aug 10, 2011, 9:06:07 PM
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