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Green-Eyed Monster


Green-Eyed Monster
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-19
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eyes / Les yeux [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-19 5:12
Viewed: 22259
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green eyed and envious.

This is a photo of an advert I saw today in a shop window. I was with my Photo club and the theme I was looking for was Green. After seeing so many dirty looking green objects I was really attracted to the green colour of the eye here.

I took off the advertising print, and started thinking of what Green-eyed meant.

Of the seven deadly sins, envy may be the subtlest--perhaps I should say the most insidious.

It is the one that people are least likely to want to own up to, for to do so is to admit that one is probably ungenerous, mean, small-hearted, and no doubt one who would do wrong to get what one wanted.

The phrase was used by, and possibly coined by, Shakespeare to represent jealousy, in The Merchant of Venice in 1600:

Portia:
How all the other passions fleet to air,
As doubtful thoughts, and rash-embraced despair,
And shuddering fear, and green-eyed jealousy! O love,
Be moderate; allay thy ecstasy,
In measure rein thy joy; scant this excess.
I feel too much thy blessing: make it less,
For fear I surfeit.


Definition of envy, Jealousy, and the green-eyed monster is a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another.

Perhaps Im a little jealous of this beautifully made up lady here!!

PS: BTW, Pam (Coasties), Dawn, and Varina (Nana) were also with me at Devonport with the Photo Club. We had an interesting walk around the area, took lots of photos, all following different themes. We also had quite a few laughs, and ended up with a meal at the Patriot, where Pam and Dawn had left their two men patiently waiting for us to take our photos. Thanks ladies and Mark and Warren for you company - a good time was had by all!

The comments below are from Modalus / SB Shadow. He gives a psychoanalytic twist on the differences between GREED, JEALOUSY AND ENVY:

GREED = I WANT THE GOOD, I WANT AS MUCH OF IT AS POSSIBLE; THE HARM IT DOES TO OTHERS IS UNINTENTIONAL I FINISH THE CHOCLATE FOR MY PLEASURE NOT TO DEPRIVE MY PARTNER.

JEALOUSY = SOMETHING IS GOOD AND I WANT IT FOR MYSELF THE FACT THAT I MIGHT DEPRIVE MY WIFES LOVER OF HIS PLEASURE IS SECONDARY TO MY SECURING AN EXCLUSIVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HER.


ENVY = ENVY DESTORYS WHAT IS GOOD: I CAN NEVER IMAGINE POSSESSING SOMETHING SO GOOD, SO I CANNOT RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS GOOD; MY INABILITY TO HAVE IT WOULD BE TOO PAINFUL, THEREFORE I MUST FIND SOME WAY OF DEVALUING IT, SPOILING IT.

Thanks SB, you make it very clear. Janice

Dawn, meagan, chrisJ, coasties, perryhooter, Pudipie, cstathoulis, Refugee, sbelkoski, olissipo, annagrace, modalus has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To modalus: Thank YOUJanice 1 12-02 05:11
To annagrace: ThxJanice 1 11-21 21:36
To Refugee: WisteriaJanice 1 11-20 21:36
To Janone: GreenJanice 1 11-20 05:38
To GOLDEN_HAWK: Hola HectorJanice 1 11-20 02:50
To ttreen: Many thanksJanice 1 11-20 02:41
To nana: Green-eyedJanice 1 11-19 17:37
To meagan: Envy?Janice 1 11-19 05:49
To Claudine: ThanksJanice 1 11-19 05:39
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Hello!
You know what? One of my dreams was to have green eyes like those or the ones my mother had... Unfortunately, I was born with very brown eyes ;) Well done Janice, good idea and well presented. Well done and thanks! This is green all right!
Claudine

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-11-19 5:18]

Excellent find, excellent capture, crop and composition....Well Done Janice!..
This is a beauty for your Green Theme... and of course the Green frame...

What a lovely afternoon, and evening we had..

Thanks for your company Jancie... always fun!

Yr Buddy
Dawn.

ouch!! Fantastic picture and presentation Jancie..and your note! well done..TFS :-) Meagan
(envy..on treklens????;-)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4439 W: 640 N: 9630] (55118)
  • [2006-11-19 7:06]

Hi Janice

Good close up shot of the eye with excellent pp work. Tfs!

green is in!

Ha, ha.... Well done on this one Janice! I never saw this shot! Good compo ane well thought out. Love the note. Thanks for your company. It was, again, a great time we all had...roll on Saturday, Matakana here we come cameras blazing!

Hi Janice,
Excellent composition, the green eyes and green frame makes the best photo!
TFS
Tony

Isnt it funny how many of us would have to say the same, if wee had a choice of eye colour it would be green. Mind you I would have to say I want the red hair to go with them. I have red heads among my g,children but those green eyes are beautiful.TFS
Diane

Hi Janice,

An interesting photo and notes! It seems like the green eye was popular in the 1600! :)
Very good PP work and presentation of one of the seven deadly sins!

Very well done
Constantinos

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  • nana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 1 N: 116] (908)
  • [2006-11-19 17:29]
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Hi Janice

I had a great time with you all, but sadly very unhappy with my photo's unlike this beauty.... well done, love the way you have cropped it and presented this...

Nana

Hi Janice,
Superb idea! This is a great photo. Nice PP work here. Greatcloeup on the eye.
Scott

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-11-19 22:49]
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Janice,
WOW with out reading your NOTE its amazing...
I think this should be posted for the highschool kids... great note.. and the green is amazing..
Thanks

HOLA JANICE, EN VERDAD QUE CON TALENTO SE PUEDE LOGRAR LO QUE SEA Y PRUEBA DE ELLO ES ESTE OJO QUE HAS TRABAJADO MUY BIEN HECHO REALIDAD EL DESEO DE TENER UN COLOR INCREIBLE COMO ESTE VERDE FELICIDADES

Think, Eating too much KIWIES?
Very Envy.
Ciao, Jan

Well, wel this is something raraely seen in your gallery Janice. Well done well done indeed :))

Excellent artwork Janice and good photography to capture the detail of the eye. Nicely framed and presented in the squarish format and certainly and eye opener at 530am. TFS,
David

Many thanks for your comment on 'Spring Display'

Just remember to have something solid for the wisteria to grow along, they do tend to twist and tighten.

I'm green with envy at your little trek around taking pictures with the girls! Sounds like a great time was had by all. Your PP work is awesome, spectacular photo!

Alli

A very eye catching post my dear Janice (^_^).

Striking, strong post and message. Well done !
Like a graffitti , a cry or a protest against an injustice on a giant poster.
Very well tought and presented!
Cheers!
Robert

Hello Janice,

great idea at work here and I love the realisation, just thought I would give a psychoanalytic twist on this because there are important differences between GREED, JEALOUSY AND ENVY, that many people overlook. The following serve only as examples and are not real - just invented to illustrate them

well done J.

GREED = I WANT THE GOOD, I WANT AS MUCH OF IT AS POSSIBLE; THE HARM IT DOES TO OTHERS IS UNINTENTIONAL I FINISH THE CHOCLATE FOR MY PLEASURE NOT TO DEPRIVE MY PARTNER.

JEALOUSY = SOMETHING IS GOOD AND I WANT IT FOR MYSELF THE FACT THAT I MIGHT DEPRIVE MY WIFES LOVER OF HIS PLEASURE IS SECONDARY TO MY SECURING AN EXCLUSIVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HER.


ENVY = ENVY DESTORYS WHAT IS GOOD: I CAN NEVER IMAGINE POSSESSING SOMETHING SO GOOD, SO I CANNOT RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS GOOD; MY INABILITY TO HAVE IT WOULD BE TOO PAINFUL, THEREFORE I MUST FIND SOME WAY OF DEVALUING IT, SPOILING IT.


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points later (ran out)

great shot, love the color. well done

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-10-05 3:29]

ciao janice...bellissimo lavoro di desaturazione parziale..grande soggetto..ottimo pov...belli i dettagli..grande lavoro
complimenti
lele

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