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365 DAYS - 360 DEGREES

365 DAYS - 360 DEGREES
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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gems from India part 2, Happy New Year 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 1:44
Viewed: 4980
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 108
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2007 is history now and will never ever come back in our lives. Gone for ever and will only be mentioned in history books. Quite thoughtful but all the more true. And if you are a pessimist then you would feel like we all are one year less and suddenly the count-down is lessened by 365 days. However, we all often try to summarize the year gone by on the first day of a new year, become a bit nostalgic and try to recollect the events which we experienced in those 365 days. Normally one full year means a whole gamut of emotions - joy, sorrow, love, anger, care, etc. etc and also of feelings - success, failure, apprehension, faith, belief, gain, loss, etc. etc. And everyone of us irrespective of place, religion or stature go through a period of everything sometime, somewhere, somehow. God always give us everything and whatever He/She does is only for our good. But He/She periodically gives us a ‘whack’ too, only to make sure that we do not forget remembering Him/Her. Because isn’t it that we all remember Him/Her the most when we are in trouble?

Anyway, I have tried to portray all the emotions and feelings of 2007 in this collage. My favourite model does give me some awesome and rare eye movements. Remember, this is the only animal which has a 360 degrees eye movement and two independent eyes too. It is said that the world can be conquered with ones eyes and I have tried doing it, trying to impress everybody here on TN. Looking at all the wonderful collages being posted in the last few days I thought of posting one myself. Hope everyone like it as much as I enjoyed doing it.

Friends, may there be one emotion of JOY and one feeling of SUCCESS in this new year 2008 for everyone. We are such a fabulous community and such a wild and crazy like-minded bunch. Wish you all the very best. Happy clicking and a Very Very Happy New Year 2008.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-01 1:46]

Hi Sumon. Somthing a bit different for the new year. great detail and colours. all the same but so different.sharp focusing in each. well put together.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-01 2:07]

Hello Sumon,
you start into the new year with a beautiful study of a chameleon's eye - moving to get an overview from all around.
The single pictures are are very sharp throughout and give an admirable impression.
Thank you for this beautiful post and all the best wishes for the new year,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-01 2:20]

Hola Sumon,
original trabajo amigo,
simpática presentación...
buen trabajo,
Feliz 2008

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-01 2:20]

Hi Sumon,

Happy new year,this is a remarkable series and accompagnied by an interesting note,tfs


Hello Sumon,

Beautiful pictures of the chameleon's eye. Good composition. Great sharpness and wonderful vivid colours.

hello sumon,
nice to see this interesting capture and what a lovely one to wish a new year, it shows how much attention you pay while shooting, lovely compilation of so many beautiful shots with excellent notes,
wish you a happy new year 2008
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-01-01 3:39]

Hi Sumon, very creative, nice composition!
All the best for 2008

Hi Sumon Da,
A beautiful collage of the chameleon eye movement. Thanks for the wishes. I wish same to you and hope we will some day go photographing. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Sumon,
Beautiful presentation of this 360 degree eye movement. Sharp and well exposed image. With all best wishes. Happy New Year 2008.

Hello Sumon, excellent idea very realised,
excellent foucus with many great detail, wonderfull colors, all is perfect,
a very happy new year

Hi Sumon,
Your wonderful collage brought memories from my younger days when I used to have a chamaeleon as a pet. They are very nice and gentle animals and watching them is always a joy for me. Thank you for reminding me and wish you a happy and productive 2008!

Scanning through thumbnails I stopped quickly, recognizing your signature type of image which is always professionally done. As this is. As with your fellow Indians, you show the way in colour and technique. I learned so much from you this year. It has been a pleasure seeing your "creations" of creation. And I look forward to many more....Happy New Year. Keep them coming.

Hi Sumun,
Amazing collage!
It's was a great idea to make this layout of the chamaleon's eye moving in all directions, like if nothing is hide for him.
I like very much the clean and neat arrangement you made with the pictures.
Wish you a very Happy New Year, and hope to continue enjoying of your unique and creative work here on TN on this 2008 that just begins.
Warm regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-01 7:23]

Hi Mana.
Welcome in 2008.
Amazing, creative idea of a collage and terrific realization of your conception.
All is fantastic. And razor sharpness, and rich clear colours, and farming of each image, Bravo.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-01 8:04]

Hi Sumon,

I'm not sure which I appreciated more - the wonderful collage or your excellent notes. The various shots of the chameleon's eye are just superb. A very creative idea and excecuted perfectly.


Hello Sumon,
It is gooood...
and funny;-)
I wish you a very Happy 2008!

Hello Sumon,
What a wonderful picture to start 2008.
Excellent capture, Happy New Year to you
and your loved ones.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-01 10:24]

Excellent shot Sumon!
Very original!
Wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.
Great montage my friend.
Greetings from Bulgaria!
Happy New Year!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-01 12:18]

Hi Sumon,my best compliments fot this great great great work,a 1st class pic,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-01 13:04]

Hi Sumon,
A perfect 360º vision to cover all the aspects of reality!
Have an excellent new year.
José M.

Hi Sumon,
A great collage! Very well done! Colours and sharpness are excellent too.
Happy New Year for you and your family,

Hello my dear friend Sumon!
Thank you for the most meaningful notes!
Excellent composition with a most suitable presentation that goes side by side to the wonderful notes!!
Bravo to this
many thanks for everything in 2007
friend Tony

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-01 15:51]

Hi Mr. Sumon.- Well 360 times Thanks. to lem Us see Your exelent work.
I hope You have a Happy new Year. Keep taking photos Sumon.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-01 19:28]

Hi Sumon,
Your words are wise and heartfelt, your image sharp and colorful, Thanks my friend.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-02 2:34]

Wow Sumon,
what a great selection of shots! This would look amazing hung on a wall i think. Each one is sharp with superb detail, well done a very striking image.
A very happy and productive New Year to you my freind.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-02 7:35]

Hahaha ! Great idea my friend, very nice collage of all the Chameleon's eye positions. Well done ! Thanks !


Bonjour et bonne année.
Présentation originale. Bien vu.
Bonne journée.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-02 13:40]

Hi Sumon,
It's such a colorful and interesting capture. Colors, focus, sharpness and details are very good. Thank you for your good wishes, enjoy the New Year :o)
Best wishes,

Excelente trabajo Sumon. Eres impresionante jajaja.
Un abrazo.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-02 14:47]

Hi Sumon,
Wonderful collage, beautiful idea to start new year!
Best wishes in the 2008.

Hi Sumon,
Great collage of the chameleon's eye movemnets!
Very humorous and a fun way for you to greet the new year.
Technically looks excellent and would not expect less from you.
May you also have a blessed happy New year in 2008 with great cliks also. TSF

Sumon, your reflections on human relationship with time are quite interesting and worth pondering over.
The collage you have made with the eye movement of the lizard is a wonderful idea well executed.
Thanks for your image and note that transcend the routine.

Hello Sumon,
Well, this is the most original collage I have seen for a while!
Strange and very educational, creative and inventive work...
Excellent quality of course!
Pablo -

Hello Sumon !
What a great picture to start the new year ! It is something very unusual but so beautiful, nd so interesting ! This cameleon has really strange eyes, and the details as well as the colors are amazing. I also like your note, it is so true... Let's hope that we will spend as many good moments on TN in 2008 as in 2007, and that we will see many more wonderful pictures from you.
I wish you all the best from France,

Hola Sumon.
Una fabulosa composición con muy buenos detalles y genial trabajao para su presentación.
Buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

So clever!!!!!
That's wonderful. ha ha
I would have never dreamed this one up.
Excellent photos - excellent concept.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-03 4:19]

Hello Sumon,
Wow, just think what splendid shots we'd get if we had an eye like that!! Excellent collage of the Chameleon's eye all in greatsharpness and fine coloiurs and very interesting to see!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Sumon, splendid collage of photo with wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a great 2008, ciao Silvio

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-03 7:49]

Hi Sumon

Thanks for your good wishes and thought provoking notes. Also for this very interesting, lovely, and well conceived colage. With appreciation for all the other wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As we now have entered into the New Year...
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness & good health.

Take time to enjoy God's creation and live life to the full.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

Hi Sumon,
Excellent collage. I would say you have every angle and sight line covered here. Amazing colors and sharp detail. A well designed collage.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-03 19:05]

Hello Sumon

Excellent montage showing the marvellous ability to move this eye in such a way.
Each panel is spot on focus with sharp detail.
The overall composition is well done.
The lighting and colours are very good.
Great job.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-01-04 12:01]

Hi Sumon

What a stunning and superb way to celebrate the year! This is so unusual and I love it. Stunning textures, sharpness and light.

Happy New Year



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-05 1:15]

Hello Sumon,
A fine and unusual collage showing the amazing rotating ability of a chameleon's eye and each image is up to your high standards.
You liken the all-seeing abilty of a chameleon to our different experiences throughout the year that has just passed. I only hope and wish that mankind can learn from these experiences so that wonderful creatures like this chameleon can continue to exist on this planet.
Well done Sumon and thanks for sharing this!

Hi Sumon,
Interesting "idea" for this post, a great collage @ 360 degrees :)
Well done!

What an amazing montage this is! Details, colors and exposure are wonderful! Thanks for your interesting notes and great contribution to this site. Cheers!

Hi Sumon,
Magnifique montage, grande netteté, idée très originale.
Happy new year.

Hi Sumon,
What a neat idea! Great colors and details! TFS

Hello Sumon
Excellet collage you show us here,
Perfect details,colors and framing,Welldone.

Best wishes for 2008

Hello Sumon, great idea and a well executed selection of shots that work well together very sharp and detailed. Excellent work as usual from you tfs rgds Necip.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-07 14:39]

Hello Sumon,
Beautiful series presentation and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent.Regards and thanks.

hello Sumon
super collage my friend....but 5 days advance!!!

greetings sERGIO

Hi Sumon
Well done, this is a very good nice of collage, very sharp photos
Best regards, Albert

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-04 3:20]

Hi Sumon

Apparently i missed this one being gone in that period...good thing i saw it now :)
This is one of the most interesting and original posts i've seen here on TN! Congratulations for the idea, first of all!
This ability of the chameleon is indeed unique and you did great to dedicate an entire post for it. The positions you managed to capture its eye in are amazing and the details you show them with are terrific!
The colors and textures are also outstanding and make this so eye-pleasing to look at :)
Wonderful work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sumon

Brilliant composition, well done, it's a great artistic work.


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