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High-Octane Villain

High-Octane Villain

Posted to Flickr on 03 February 2014. Part of the Laugh! series. Funny is fun.™ Included in my Portfolio.

Close-up of a five inch Doctor Octopus action figure.

Master criminal Dr. Otto Octavius takes great pride in his ability to multi-task with his mechanical tentacles.

Photo submitted to the Flickr group Macro Mondays for the “Busy” theme.

Photo seen in Flickr Explore.


This photo was inspired by the “Busy” theme of the Flickr group Macro Mondays. After spending some time thinking about what character could visually portray “busy-ness” the best, I decided on Doctor Octopus because of his multiple arms.


Doctor Octopus stands in front of a 12x12 inch sheet of black glitter paper. A colored LED set to yellow shines on the paper behind him. In front of him is a dollhouse-scale ironing board with an iron and briefcase on it. In his mechanical arms he holds a kettle, a barbell, and some cheese. In his left hand he holds a mobile phone.

Above the scene but not visible is a large circular diffuser, diffusing the ambient light in the room.


It is difficult to track Doctor Octopus, but here’s where he’s been spotted:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.

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