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10/13/2005 01:47:26 AM · #1
I know many of you will say it's those silly little wooden figure people, but for me, it's a butterfly! Is it just me, or does it seem like almost every other challenge has a butterfly picture in it. Don't get me wrong, I think they are absolutely beautiful bugs, and some of the pictures are just tremendous - but seriously, are they like the universal prop?

Let's see, starting "From the Ground Up", we just love to "Celebrate" their existence, we love their "Complementary Colors II"! They "Personify" the perfect "Greeting Card". We just have so much "Pride" in butterflys. (No wait, that one was just a bug.) :-)
10/13/2005 01:54:24 AM · #2
a flower for sure. then woody. then people's kids.
10/13/2005 01:56:12 AM · #3
I can't stand when the title is used as a prop for photographs that otherwise wouldn't meet the challenge.

10/13/2005 01:58:56 AM · #4
You talking about "props" or "subjects" here? To me, a "prop" is something that plays a supporting role to the subject. So, for example, you could say that a shawl/scarf in headshot portraits is becoming an "overused prop"... Butterflies, on the other hand, are being overused as subjects (according to your perception anyway).

10/13/2005 02:02:53 AM · #5
Hey Robert - can't argue - let's go with "subject".
10/13/2005 02:09:35 AM · #6
10/13/2005 02:11:40 AM · #7
Rules of Third
10/13/2005 02:13:12 AM · #8
Originally posted by faidoi:

Rules of Third

LOL, yup!
10/13/2005 02:18:55 AM · #9
10/13/2005 02:41:37 AM · #10
Originally posted by mavrik:

a flower for sure. then woody. then people's kids.

Mav, you're just another Woody Hater.

10/13/2005 06:24:37 AM · #11
Rubber ducks

10/13/2005 06:29:17 AM · #12
when i first came here, there were eggs in every challenge.
10/13/2005 07:25:26 AM · #13
Cats. Yes, they are wery photogenic, but please stop with the cat snapshots...
10/13/2005 07:31:08 AM · #14
It is not a prop but MACRO as nice as they are lets see the big picture!!!!
10/13/2005 07:59:40 AM · #15
glasses & candles...not necessarily together!

but that sounds like a challenge! at least everyone would get it out of their system then.
10/13/2005 08:15:34 AM · #16
Lot's of water and water drops...

Originally posted by joezl:


10/13/2005 08:29:50 AM · #17
chess piece/game arrangements; golf balls; and my favorite of all time are gas stove burners.

Message edited by author 2005-10-13 08:32:53.
10/13/2005 08:34:37 AM · #18
Those "Woody" figures (I'm only jealous because I don't have one)... guitar necks... and old buildings which, by law, must be titled, "Abandoned."

Message edited by author 2005-10-13 08:36:31.
10/13/2005 08:53:52 AM · #19
10/13/2005 08:56:11 AM · #20
Head scarf

Naked women

Fog machines
10/13/2005 09:22:32 AM · #21
You forget that for those of you who have been in photography a long time, a butterfly or flower, etc. may be boring, but for those of us who are still new to photography, these subjects are still new and fun and beautiful to us. Now, give us a couple years and that may change too....... :) Actually, that's kind of cool. While we lack the knowledge and skill of the more seasoned photographers, for us at least for now EVERYTHING'S new and fresh! Can you remember way back when you still felt that way?
10/13/2005 09:23:50 AM · #22
Originally posted by macpapas:

Hey Robert - can't argue - let's go with "subject".

Most over used subject:

10/13/2005 09:31:46 AM · #23
I'm getting sick of those pure white and pure back backgrounds that give us pictures of things, often lit from one side only, floating in space. They're boring, boring, boring.

There. I got that off my chest.

10/13/2005 09:34:19 AM · #24
Let's see... on the most viewed page, I counted...

1 Flower
2 Joey Lawrence
4 Head scarves
10 Bianca

I stand by my original assertion, and I do NOT want to see Joey naked in a head scarf holding a flower! ;-)
10/13/2005 09:46:12 AM · #25
I was thinking a Nikon was the most overused prop.
Could be wrong.
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