The Lytro camera is one of those nothing-else-like-it technologies that makes you shake your head and say "wow." First released in October last year, the camera -- bizarrely shaped like an oversized tube of lipstick -- produces a new genre of photographs that can be manually re-focused after the picture is taken, meaning that any blurry area can be made clear instantly ex post facto.

Anywhere you click your mouse on a Lytro picture will be brought into focus, meaning seemingly insignificant details in the background of the photo can be brought to the foreground and made the focal point, in a kind of participatory photography.

That represents "the opportunity of discovery, to see what else is happening in a photo," Eric Cheng, Lytro director of photography, told The Huffington Post.

It also represents an entirely new method of framing and setting up a photo. Scenes that appear to be one thing can be totally transformed depending on where you click in the frame.

In the almost 10 months following the Lytro's release, a gallery of more than 150,000 photos has surfaced on the Lytro website and dozens more have arrived from an ongoing photo contest on Lytro's Facebook page.

HuffPost scanned through these public photos and selected our favorites. We picked photographs that not only take advantage of Lytro's ability to re-focus after the fact, but that make that ability an artistic choice.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the 23 most amazing photos from the Lytro camera so far. Dive in, click your mouse on the pictures below and prepare to be stunned.

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  • "Rainbow For The Win"

    By Ren Ng

  • "San Francisco city streets, geometrically framed"

    By Richard Koci Hernandez

  • "BBQ Time"

    By Hickabee

  • "Light in the Louvre"

    By Deyan Bektchiev

  • "Jellies"

    By Lightmatter

  • "Peekaboo"

    By faunky56

  • Through the Looking Glass

    By Rex

  • Tulips

    By jrouyer

  • Happy Birthday Abe

    By Winnie

  • Two Komodo Dragons

    By Eric Cheng

  • Bioluminescent Coral

    By Aaron Logan

  • More Bioluminescent Coral

    By Aaron Logan [<a href="http://www.lytro.com/pictures/72469" target="_hplink">For more, visit Logan's Lytro profile</a>]

  • Spidery Sky

    By faunky56

  • In the Flowers

    By vec

  • "Waiting for Prey"

    By Eric Cheng

  • Classic Cars

    By Mugur Marculescu

  • "Up Close And Squirrelly"

    By Mugur Marculescu

  • Blowing Bubbles

    By Eric Cheng

  • Stop And Smell The Flowers

    By Richard Koci Hernandez

  • "Protea flowers at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum"

    By Jason Bradley

  • "Jealous kitty"

    By Eric Cheng

  • "Wildflowers over Weston Cove"

    By Jason Bradley

  • What time is it?

    By jmwnerw

  • Farmer's Market

    By Douglas Chapin