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Old Sep 28, 2009, 5:25 AM   #1
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Default Chinese Mid-autum Festival: Maxim's Mooncakes

Taken with a D700 and an AFD 105mm macro Nikkor.

The red Chinese chracters stand for Maxim's Mooncakes. Maxim's refers to Maxim's Restaurant, one of the famous food enterprises in Hong Kong. The photograph here is actually the lid of a mooncake box of the company.

Reference to Chinese legends, the flying lady was called Chang'e and her pose here was meant to imply that she was flying to the moon. The little animal was the jade rabbit on the moon, which was Chang'e's only companion there. If you are interested in myths of this festival, you can read them here: http://www.answers.com/topic/mid-autumn-festival.
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 4:05 PM   #2
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Nice! You manage to preserve the three dimensionality.

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Thanks. The D700 and the 105mm macro are really excellent gears. Pete
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