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Sad Sunday

Sad Sunday
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-19 4:03
Viewed: 3893
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mr.Tawny Eagle again. Today in very sad or melancholic pose. He lives with his fiance in cage quite big for human, but quite small for eagle. At least he never know what hunger means. I took this picture during our trip to Lodz ZOO two weeks ago. Most animals was hidden in their shelters, only most taugh were visible ;-) Winter strikes in our country with great power - I heard that next week we should expect about -40C. Yes, minus fourty degrees! I hope this is only kind of joke or maybe weatherman in TV was completely drunk ;-) Anyway - snow is everywhere, temperature about -5C, from time to time we see Sun. Not bad at all, but I hope winter will end soon [which means two months...].

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Nice Greg. He does look pensive and sad. Nice crisp, clear close details. Lovely colour tones, good sharpness. Well done. TFS.

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  • ErEs2 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 15] (582)
  • [2006-01-19 5:06]

ciekawa poza modela, nie chcialbym byc gryzoniem obserwowanym przez niego ;) co do temperatury, to ja slyszalem ze ma byc o wiele cieplej, tylko -30C ;) ale mogloby troche sniegu jeszcze spasc, zawsze tak przyjemniej znosic mrozy w bialej otulinie ;)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-19 5:36]

Yes Greg, so sad to see them caged like this. Very good sharp details showing and I can see you two as well in his eyes.
I hope your weatherman was drunk - how can you live in -40C?
We had rain today and now it is +18C. Welcome watering for the gardens.

It looks sad, is true. But the photo is so clear and sharp that I can see the hair in his nose! :-)

Regards, Petru

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-19 5:47]

Hello Greg!
Very nice capture.Eyes are great.I liked POV, details,sad expression on face and composition a lot. TFS...:-)

This has great detail on a tight composition. I enjoy the sharpness and tight composition of the pic. Well Done. Sheriff

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-01-19 6:25]

Excellent Greg! Crystal clear with razorsharp details. Surely one of your best photos. I love it.


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-19 6:26]

Beautiful animal Greg!
I see you in his eye...;-)
You captured him well! My eagle shots from my zoo visit are not worth posting...;-(
-40C??? burrrr...
Stay warm!
Thanks for posting,

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-19 7:02]

Hi Greg

Another beautiful portrait of the Tawny. The details are excellent and POV, colours and composition are great. Super. TFS


Hi Grzegorz!

Excellent portrait! Very sharp details, exposure seems dark at first view but considering the light and the snow it fits well with the mood of the day. I like it this way. A slightly lower POV would have given more dignity to the bird. Looking down at subject diminish them, looing up at subject give them dignity.
Great picture anyway, and TFS.

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2006-01-19 10:40]

Witaj Grzegorzu,
Mocny kadr, świetne kolory i nasycenie barw, bardzo dobra ostrość i głębia, pozwalająca skojarzyć tło z modelem.

hi greg
details splendid, one can even guess to them your legs in the eye of the eagle.

Hi Greg,
it's a wonderful bird, I love to see him so close and so sharp. Very well done, thanks
Sabine -wishnugaruda

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-01-19 20:40]

Hi Grzegorz,
Excellent portrait shot with awesome colors,frame,sharpness,focus and pov.TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-19 20:46]

Very good.
Thank you, Greg. We can share our countries. You describe the same weather we have here. Weaterman tells the same jokes on tv ;-)
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-19 22:54]

Okay, Grzegorz, this is a... said title, but, in my opinion, it's not a sad image.

To tell you the truth, I have the feeling the bird is serious, maybe thinking about some serious issue...

Apart from that, a great photo.

Excellent sharpness,pose and composition. I enjoy lighting and dof too.


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