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Well, I'm flattered, totally flattered

2014.04.17
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In case you don't have a plug-in EXIF reader (for once, I've included the data), below are the details. If your EXIF reader displays the editing software as Lightroom 5.4 for Mac (which obviously didn't exist at the time), this is because I exported it for here using that software today.
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The above image is a composite of six captures of the total lunar eclipse that occurred in the early hours of 21 February 2008. I remember climbing up a hill in Athens frequented by people best not encountered at that time of day (or any other, for that matter), armed with a tripod, a Canon 40D, a 200 mm lens and a x2 extender. Perhaps the denizens were surprised enough by my temerity to leave me in peace. Alternatively, I terrified the sex workers and junkies. All things are possible, after all.

I posted it that day on a now defunct account. Gratifyingly, it was selected as the FP image that day. Perhaps because it was the only image of the eclipse's evolution in this "orbital" composition.

Why all these details? Because this image has been "imitated" here without the courtesy of citing the source, right down to the composition.

A quick check of the origin of the expression "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" dug up an earlier form (for which I, at least, cite the source: www.phrases.org.uk). It goes like this:

"The first of these alternate versions is found in a biography of Marcus Aurelius by Jeremy Collier and André Dacier, titled Emperor Marcus Antoninus his conversation with himself, 1708:

- You should consider that Imitation is the most acceptable part of Worship, and that the Gods had much rather Mankind should Resemble, than Flatter them."

I shall allow the person who ripped off my post (not very well, it must be admitted) to get off his knees.

But not just yet.
8 Comments
SADHYA You are very kind to not Name and Shame him/her. Is this imitation on PB? I want to find it and leave a little message for the bastard.
SADHYA · 2014-04-19: 06:12
EvaLizette This is a great piece of work and I agree with Sadhya!
At least he should know that you know,well maybe he do know!
EvaLizette · 2014-04-19: 06:21
marilynx These days, public robbery is called financial skill - pardon the offence and you encourage more. He'll become more efficient, though punishment usually follows excess.
Your image has great depth and a power. I like it well enough to take it to my favs.
marilynx · 2014-04-19: 07:30
leanderthal Well, you never have to worry about me copying you with this subject, considering how terrible I am at it. You did a wonderful job here.:)
leanderthal · 2014-04-19: 08:52
MoMac Glad you found him/her out.
This is a lovely capture think I have already seen it when I had another account too.
BTW I noticed that someone put one my photos in a theme ( Green) too but with my name etc so think that was just a technical fault but I was able to cancel it . Don't know how it was put there I certainly didn't post it.
MoMac · 2014-04-19: 09:02
busybee I suppose we have to accept the some people have no scruples but I love this capture........
busybee · 2014-04-19: 09:47
yellodog I don'y know where the poster got his inspiration from but I think multiple exposures of eclipses are probably covered by "prior art":

http://blogs.kqed.org/science/files/2014/04/Lunar-Eclipse-08-28-07-composite-8bt-small.jpg
yellodog · 2014-04-19: 15:04
bigbluesea I think you're going bonkers, that was over six years ago!
bigbluesea · 2014-04-19: 18:16
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