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photo contest slideshow
Leaves in transition
Iceland Glacier
Migrant toddler plays in the mud of a flooded Tijuana encampment
When You Feel Like Giving Up
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Contrasting colors
Bee Departing Flower
Mindless Hanging
Dress Up Party
A Frog on a rock
A rusty truck in San Francisco
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Tub Time
A tiny wattle and daub house in Sertão (Brazil).
Mother Monkey
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flight
Male Mallard Duck
Learning to not Fall off the Board
Douglas Squirrel Feeding
A Busy Purple
A bororo man extorts his eyes and grimaces with his teeth to highlight everything possible
Canoe Meadows
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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“Hyperstimulation” is a series of photographs that use overlapping imagery and bright, vivid color to create conversation by inducing the overwhelming feeling of anxiety. “Hyperstimulation” is a visual representation of a "stress response," which is the physiological action that the body takes in a fight or flight situation. Although stress responses take many forms, visual hyperstimulation usually manifests as ghosted images, shimmers, blurs, and can feel as if one is in a surreal and dreamlike state.

TAGS: Botanical, Michigan, Nature, Wild

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Hazel Park, Michigan, United States of America
Member since 2019
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Copyright:
© Mara Magyarosi-Laytner.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2019
Filed Under: Altered Images
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Detroit, Michigan, United States of America