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© David Neff
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  • metamorphosis
  • Arts & crafts
  • Flower Power
  • Beautiful Bud
Photo Info
UploadedJune 9, 2007
TakenJune 2, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure2 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length100 mm
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.22 cal bullet at 1645 fps into crayons.

94 responses

  • Amanda Yates

    Amanda Yates said (31 Jul 2007):

    I cant describe how amazing this is. WOW.

  • David Fuqua

    David Fuqua gave props (4 Aug 2007):

    Very cool!!!

  • Ana Maria R

    Ana Maria R (Deleted) said (11 Aug 2007):

    wow this is awesome!

  • Lizzi Robertson

    Lizzi Robertson gave props (29 Aug 2007):


  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (29 Aug 2007):


  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2007):

    Flippin Awesome!

  • Greg Hay

    Greg Hay gave props (23 Sep 2007):

    Definitely the way to execute a concept.

  • Mohan Gumatay

    Mohan Gumatay said (27 Sep 2007):

    I dont even want to ask how this was pulled off...just want to say kudos to an excellent, excellent, shot.

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2007):

    This is THE shot!

  • Casey Tun

    Casey Tun gave props (5 Nov 2007):

    probably the illest thing I've ever seen.

  • Emily Colage

    Emily Colage said (14 Nov 2007):

    Wow..I wish I had the stuff to do things like cam is very basic...pretty much sucks compared to what you got..

  • Reese M.

    Reese M. gave props (30 Nov 2007):

    Wow! How did you capture this shot?

  • azstarman

    azstarman gave props (27 Jan 2008):

    Saying "Wow!" is not enough but that is the only word my mind in thinking. - Well done.

  • mohamed zain

    mohamed zain said (1 Feb 2008):

    this should be printed in the jpg next month magazine. put it in the split second theme...brilliant brilliant shot...made my day!!..thank you.

  • Alexandria

    Alexandria gave props (14 Feb 2008):

    This is amazing!!!

  • Ariel Peters

    Ariel Peters (Deleted) gave props (19 Feb 2008):

    haha sweet

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    If you dont get published i will resign photography, just kidding..

  • Jessica Hill

    Jessica Hill (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    just... wow. this is amazing.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (5 Apr 2008):

    Friggin' unbelievable! Did you get it the first try?? :-)

  • Tammara Terry

    Tammara Terry gave props (29 Apr 2008):


  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (30 Apr 2008):

    Ditto, ditto & so on so on... fresh ideas with fresh it.

  • JD

    JD said (11 Jun 2008):

    can I ask what was the shutter speed to catch that? Great shot, both with the camera and the .22

  • Bill Hathaway

    Bill Hathaway gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    Unbelievably fantastic.

  • Mike Tindle

    Mike Tindle (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    I'm so happy to see this picture. I love edgertons work and to see a you continuing that style is awesome. Great shot!

  • !Chris Bautista

    !Chris Bautista said (26 Jun 2008):

    what did you use to get this?!

  • Steven Frieson

    Steven Frieson said (26 Jun 2008):

    This is simply amazing... I don't understand... well i do but.... Fantastic! There isn't much else to say.

  • Amy

    Amy said (6 Aug 2008):

    Interesting idea.Very cool.

  • Jason Buera

    Jason Buera said (16 Aug 2008):


  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit said (19 Aug 2008):

    Amazing timing! All the crayons are still vertical and in line. Very nice. I would not to be on the bad side of whoever pulled that trigger.
    Love how there is yellow bits of the crayon on the far left.

  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (8 Oct 2008):

    best :)

  • Karmakar Akash

    Karmakar Akash said (10 Oct 2008):

    can i try this wih an air gun?

  • Rob Schweitzer

    Rob Schweitzer gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Uhm *drops dead* Cause of Death: Too much Wow in one picture

  • Morgan Glier

    Morgan Glier (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):


  • Stephen Riss

    Stephen Riss gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Damn that is all I can say.

  • Julia Cuddy

    Julia Cuddy (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    WHAT! that is so amazing! you're photographs are very appealing, I wish to see more!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (10 Dec 2008):

    So you must have used some krazy glue on those crayons so they would stand when hit!
    This is a great concept and perfectly carried out!
    I searched through the transformation images just to find this and tell you what I thought.

  • KPRJ

    KPRJ (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Winner shot

  • Bruce Kennedy

    Bruce Kennedy gave props (10 Dec 2008):


  • Lill-Veronica Skoglund

    Lill-Veronica Skoglund (Deleted) said (15 Dec 2008):

    Cool colours, comp, idea, everything! :)

  • Alex Deserres-Velker

    Alex Deserres-Velker gave props (19 Dec 2008):


  • David Zambrano

    David Zambrano gave props (26 Dec 2008):


  • Shannon Tunks

    Shannon Tunks gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    No way!!! Too cool!!

  • Robert D Brozek

    Robert D Brozek gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    cool shot David

  • cainam

    cainam gave props (13 Jan 2009):


  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    Excellent !!!

  • Jennifer Cochran

    Jennifer Cochran gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    This shot is freaking AWESOME!! Love to know how you did it!

  • s pearson

    s pearson gave props (4 Feb 2009):


  • sally abdelmageed

    sally abdelmageed gave props (18 Feb 2009):

    damn can i favor this twice!

  • Jamie Webb

    Jamie Webb (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2009):

    most amazing thing ive seen for a while. please tel me how you managed to capture this if you get chance.

  • Kelsey Finch

    Kelsey Finch said (13 Mar 2009):


  • Roger L. Blease

    Roger L. Blease said (17 Mar 2009):

    Very cool. You should spill on how you did it! I'm going to fave this in case you do. I live where Crayola Crayons are made - Easton, PA. That's got to be a slow flyer for being nocked sideways - .22 short?

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (19 Mar 2009):


  • Adam Leahy

    Adam Leahy gave props (16 Apr 2009):

    That is cool.

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Unbelievable!! Great capture and perfect timing!!

  • Mary M.

    Mary M. said (15 Jul 2009):

    interesting study of speed.

    great shot

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    Wow! Great shot in more ways than one!!!

  • Muhammad Asranur

    Muhammad Asranur said (7 Sep 2009):

    This is so awesome!!! :-D

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (9 Sep 2009):

    !! Perfect !!

  • poonam jadhwani

    poonam jadhwani (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    m out of words..!!

  • Becca Bornstein

    Becca Bornstein (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2009): many things must have come together to get this shot...awesome work, I love it!

  • D.A. Wagner

    D.A. Wagner gave props (13 Sep 2009):

    Well done! A beautiful tribute to Harold (Doc) Edgerton.

  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    WOW WOW WOW!!!! this is amazing!!!!

  • Chris Byrne

    Chris Byrne gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Just try and compete. Brilliant

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    very kewl - Voted! ;o)

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    My vote

  • Matt Lovejoy

    Matt Lovejoy gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    WOW! Amazing work... how could I not vote?

  • Josephine Leah

    Josephine Leah gave props (22 Sep 2009):


  • Sarah Hoffmann

    Sarah Hoffmann gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    this picture is amazing.

  • Mary Costa

    Mary Costa gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    I love this!

  • *Tim Needles

    *Tim Needles gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Fantastic photo!!

  • Roger B

    Roger B gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    AMAZING shot

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    Absolutely Amazing Capture

  • Eric M

    Eric M said (13 Oct 2009):

    Great shot

  • Amy Masson

    Amy Masson said (14 Oct 2009):

    thats amazing!

  • Bri Weipert

    Bri Weipert said (16 Oct 2009):

    This is awesome! What a great spin off the classic bullet picture!!

  • Emily Simpson

    Emily Simpson gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    Holy Macaroni! Crrrrazy...

  • alannah bowes

    alannah bowes gave props (26 Oct 2009):


  • Dan Anzalone

    Dan Anzalone gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Fantasic Shot

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    WOW!! Incredible!!!

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Yes. Voted!

  • Ellen Stewart

    Ellen Stewart gave props (6 Nov 2009):


  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    As I said in 8 oct 2008 . THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO , it should win !

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2009):


  • Marcus Zarichny

    Marcus Zarichny gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    so crazy

  • maria de la fuente

    maria de la fuente said (22 Nov 2009):

    no mames que foto... pff. me encnata me fasicna me viaja.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    if this doesn't get published I'll eat my pencil

  • Robert D Brozek

    Robert D Brozek gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    have my vote

  • Ronald Hallett

    Ronald Hallett (Deleted) said (5 Dec 2009):

    extrodinary shot!!

  • Aurora Bubbaloo

    Aurora Bubbaloo gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    This is wonderful!!! One of my FAVORITE pics in here!!!!!!!!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    Just stumbled acros this. Most excellent! And a fave too. R

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    This is just great!!!

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) said (8 Jan 2011):


  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (27 Mar 2013): the color. Wondering how many attempts to get this...

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    A good one! Well done.

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