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© Jan Hoffman
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An acorn tap root seeking a fertile place to root.

120 responses

  • Branko Balić

    Branko Balić gave props (2 Jan 2008):

    graet photo!

  • Brian Ach

    Brian Ach gave props (6 Jan 2008):

    Horrifyingly odd, great shot

  • Don Harney

    Don Harney (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2008):

    Organic and visually stimulating

  • Elise Kihntopf

    Elise Kihntopf said (17 Feb 2008):

    Very interesting. I was very confused at first by what it was, but now that i know, I really like it.

  • Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Reminds me of a dream I had last night. Maybe the dream was because of this photo as I have looked at it many times. In my dream the sprout is a worm and the acorn is my skin. Ewwww, no more NyQuil before bed. Great phot by the way.

  • Dani Barchana

    Dani Barchana (Deleted) said (3 Mar 2008):


  • Lesley Arak

    Lesley Arak said (11 Mar 2008):

    How cool... Never seen the true beginning of a tree before...

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman said (11 Mar 2008):

    Lesley-- Mighty oaks from little acorns do grow!

  • Rook Rook

    Rook Rook said (27 Mar 2008):

    I totally do NOT like it--- that makes this shot great!

  • Aet Piiskoppel

    Aet Piiskoppel said (12 Jun 2008):

    Frightening and very effective

  • Kelly Wren

    Kelly Wren said (25 Jul 2008):

    Invasion of the body snatchers. Aaaayyyy!! Awesome.

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    omg that is rockin my boat....and i don't have a boat

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    William -- get a boat; doesn't this look disgusting? :) :)

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    very cool


    LAM KHIN THET said (4 Dec 2008):

    Unique and creative shot.

  • Denisse Valentine

    Denisse Valentine said (12 Dec 2008):

    I would say that this photo is very sexual.....

  • Michael Barletta

    Michael Barletta (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2009):


  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (18 Mar 2009):

    not of this earth creatures starting to have a baby,reminds me of the body snatches but will not go further as i will get into trouble!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (18 Mar 2009):

    :) :) Reminds me of the movie "Alien"

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    woahh. this looks pretty sick. nice shot :]

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (28 Jun 2009):


  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (30 Jun 2009):

    Aliens! love it

  • James Watson

    James Watson gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Very nicely done Jan !

  • Brian Basi

    Brian Basi (Deleted) gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Excellent composition with a GREAT TITLE!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    It certainly is not attractive but you have captured it extremely well and showed it off as such.

  • Inner Peace

    Inner Peace gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    took me a while to see how familiar an object this actually is; fascinating vision

  • Kimm

    Kimm (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    freaky weird, love it!

  • Anthony Lopez

    Anthony Lopez gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    looks like a worm or something, very cool

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Great DOF, really interesting and unique!

  • Jaffer Bhimji

    Jaffer Bhimji said (20 Jul 2009):

    Excellent subject matter. Well done!

  • Jeremy Stolee

    Jeremy Stolee said (22 Jul 2009):

    this is a great capture!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (30 Jul 2009):

    What a strange capture, awesome! :)

  • marija pavlovic

    marija pavlovic gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    wow gorgerous idea,cool shot!!!

  • Omran AlOwais

    Omran AlOwais (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    worm. Cool

  • El Chapulin

    El Chapulin gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    That is so disgusting. LOVE IT!

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    This is very strange and it gives me a creepy feeling, but it's excellent and you've caught something really good here.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    That's a little freaky, but very cool! Great shot!

  • Jean Roger

    Jean Roger said (26 Aug 2009):

    great shot!!

  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    very sexual

  • Giviner

    Giviner said (26 Aug 2009):

    this is amazing!

  • Intan Sastro

    Intan Sastro said (26 Aug 2009):

    Good Pic..! Superb..

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (28 Aug 2009):

    Jan! You've done it again! That is an intensely provocative image ... for no other reason that they way you handled the shot. Superb for the theme!

  • Lorna Taylor

    Lorna Taylor said (28 Aug 2009):

    A very disturbing image, kind of disgusting yet it draw and holds your attention.Wonderful, really well done.

  • Rich Spencer

    Rich Spencer gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    Err... lovely! I know what you mean about "Alien" but more in my mind was a Triffid! And I wish I didn't know what Denisse meant by sexual, but I think to my horror that I do!

  • Jason Pepe

    Jason Pepe gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    Yuk! Voted yes!!

  • gugus and bintang

    gugus and bintang said (6 Sep 2009):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    Came back to vote.

  • Jeffrey

    Jeffrey gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    Great shot!

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    Nice macro work Jan - and good use of DoF too, keeps it abstract.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    This is fantastic, Jan!! Saw it in the spotlight.

  • Rob Pizzolato

    Rob Pizzolato said (10 Sep 2009):

    This photograph is great in the sense that I feel motion when I look at it, like the sprout is slowing moving, although it is a still image. Very interesting.

  • Sean Davis

    Sean Davis said (11 Sep 2009):

    Erotic. Like porn for plants.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2009):

    cool shot!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (12 Sep 2009):

    Is it something sexual?

  • Kayla Smith

    Kayla Smith gave props (12 Sep 2009):

    Had no idea what this was when I first saw it! Love that feeling!

  • Karla Tuico

    Karla Tuico said (13 Sep 2009):

    ugh. what's that?

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan said (14 Sep 2009):

    Isn't a filter required for this! Truly erotic! Well done! Lol

  • Patricio Fontes

    Patricio Fontes (Deleted) said (14 Sep 2009):


  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski said (15 Sep 2009):

    Real life can be just as weird as any science fiction.

  • Ian X

    Ian X gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    Very striking-- and oddly creepy!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Katie Damien

    Katie Damien gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Wow, makes me want to squirm

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Beautifully captured and so....right for this theme, Jan. Does, though, creep me out.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    There's a human quality to this-nice capture

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold said (19 Sep 2009):

    great shot

  • Laurie Brown

    Laurie Brown gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    uh, don't know quite how I feel about this one. Brings up alot of feelings the really conflict. So, I gotta say Excellent Work. The subjects in our photos are suposed to trigger our emotions

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    absolutely fantastic entry! Voted

  • Eyeful Power

    Eyeful Power said (24 Sep 2009):


  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    wow, such comments! ha, but they are all right. Great Shot; never saw this before.

  • Josee Sheppard

    Josee Sheppard gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    love it, love it, love it!

  • Aireekah Laudert

    Aireekah Laudert gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    Oooo, creepy, yet natural and beautiful. Love it!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    I came back to vote!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (7 Oct 2009):

    Very Creative Shot!

  • Marie-Suzanne Nunes

    Marie-Suzanne Nunes gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    interesting and bizarre!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    WOW!! Is it a RADdish?? :~) Super good!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman said (9 Oct 2009):

    Rob -- It is an acorn seeking to root.

    --Best regards, Jan

  • Abhishek Majumder

    Abhishek Majumder gave props (10 Oct 2009):


  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    My vote

  • Dawn Chase

    Dawn Chase said (14 Oct 2009):

    Looks like a hemorrhoid. Still a cool photo.

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Yes. Voted!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    I love this, an inside look at mother nature - voted!

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    Very cool shot!!

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    Rad, Yeah!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (19 Oct 2009):


  • claudio gobbi

    claudio gobbi gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    great shot!,vote!

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2009):


  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (19 Oct 2009):


  • Leonardo Regnier

    Leonardo Regnier gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Fantastic for the theme my dear friend, VOTED!!!

  • Photo Shack

    Photo Shack (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    It reminds me of my recent colon surgery (won't go into that thankfully); just a riveting image..excellent!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    I've seen this shot many times and it still trips me out. I love food. Strangely enough, every time I have seen it I am repulsed by it. Today I decided to confront this and really looked at the photograph. Amazing capture! It rocks on so many levels.

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Got my vote. So provocative an image.

  • lula nuñez

    lula nuñez said (1 Nov 2009):

    what´s that???? !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Ehhh... disgusting... but great shot! Voted!

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) said (4 Nov 2009):

    mmmmmyyyyyyy vvvvvvvooooooottttttteeeeeee!!!!!!!!

  • ciara neikens

    ciara neikens gave props (5 Nov 2009):

    very creepy and gross!!! great shot!

  • julianne feldman

    julianne feldman (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    beautiful composition. amazing shot

  • mehdi kavei

    mehdi kavei said (10 Nov 2009):

    veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice

  • Colin Lima

    Colin Lima said (10 Nov 2009):

    in a way it's a bit gross lol

  • Leah Garton

    Leah Garton gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    So visceral!

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (11 Nov 2009):

    this pic makes me look once:twice:three times..

    again and again..

  • Cruz Jose R.

    Cruz Jose R. said (12 Nov 2009):

    It looks very alienish.............

  • sherif el morsi

    sherif el morsi said (14 Nov 2009):

    V good

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    I have to be honest here..This is an amazing capture yet it is one of the most gruesome images I've ever seen. Bravo For Having The Will Power To Take This Photo!!!!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • bam!

    bam! gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    I thought it was a parasite - guess I've seen too many episodes of "Monsters Inside Me".

  • Kenrick Rampial

    Kenrick Rampial said (27 Nov 2009):

    Woah! Great macro

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    WOW - very nice shot - voted ;o)

  • Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn)

    Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn) gave props (5 Dec 2009):

    This is cool.. & good. My vote.

  • ravenax

    ravenax (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2009):

    It took me a while to realize it's a plant :o or is it?? :P anyway nice one :)

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (12 Dec 2009):

    fascinating to see the start of a great tree

  • Andrea Westmoreland

    Andrea Westmoreland (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic shot and subject!

  • Andrea Westmoreland

    Andrea Westmoreland (Deleted) said (21 Jan 2010):

    Intriguing image! It really captures one's attention. Well done.

  • Steven P. Perkins

    Steven P. Perkins said (3 Feb 2010):

    Otherworldly, and isn't that on some level, what we want to accomplish in art: to transform our ordinary existence into meaning.

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (14 Feb 2010):

    great shot

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    nice, i like it

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    yikes! ;-)

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    wow - flipping heck thats alot of views!

  • Miro Zselinsky

    Miro Zselinsky gave props (11 Nov 2010):

    WOW, HOT!

  • Jedd Chris Dumaguina

    Jedd Chris Dumaguina gave props (11 Nov 2010):

    hands down! great photo!

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