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Death watches for you!

Death watches for you!
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Copyright: Jean Patrick Reiner (bedford67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 164] (438)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1994-09
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Minolta XD7, Minolta 35-70mm f/3,5 MD ZOOM ROKKOR, Polarization filter
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Silhouettes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-04 8:11
Viewed: 5071
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If you are lost in savanna and that you have this vision, death watches for you!
No! It's only a nightmare! I wanted to photograph these vultures, but they were too far! And in any case in back-light!
On the other hand, the dead tree inspired to me by environment created by these vultures posed on him. They observed all around in the search of decaying carcass and that was heavy with sense.

I hope that this photograph will give the same impression to you. I thank you for letting me know it.

Si vous êtes perdus dans la savane et que vous avez cette vision, la mort vous guette!
Non! Ce n'est qu'un cauchemar! Je voulais photographier ces vautours, mais ils étaient trop loin! Et de toutes façons à contre-jour!
Par contre, l'arbre mort m'a inspiré par l'ambiance créé par ces vautours posés sur lui. Ils observaient les alentours à la recherche d'une charogne et cela était lourd de sens.

J'espère que cette photo vous donnera la même impression. Je vous remercie de me le faire savoir.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-04 9:38]

I don't know why but I like vultures ;-) Very clear composition here but it looks superb. Blue sky and only silhouettes of birds and tree. Arty shot. I've never been on real desert so maybe because of it I don't afraid these birds, I don't know ;-)
The big copyright sign is only thing which is slightly disturbing for me, rest is perfect.

Hello Jean!
Wonderful composition.Colors,DOF and framing are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Jean,

I realy like silhouets and dead trees.They give a nice graphical effect. Your picture is very good.
Maybe the frame is overdone.
I made for you workshop to show when the picture is sharper that it looks better.
Look here. What do you think?



A very nice silhouette on these vultures. A nice composition. Glad they are not staring down at me.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-05 4:37]

Hello Jean!
Very nice artistic capture.Framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Excellent composed!
Very crisp silhouette!
Lovely pastel colours in the background!


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  • Joost Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2005-10-20 6:31]

I like the composition, but the quality seems to be poor. Is there something you can do about it?

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-01-05 18:23]

Hello Jean!
Very expressive picture, this birds are really horror, especially on the peaceful blue sky. Well done.
One moment only. It my own opinion, that yellow colour of frame is not so fit to this scene.
Best wishes,

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