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In Memory of My Friend Al


In Memory of My Friend Al
Photo Information
Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Dedications at Trek Nature, Fauna of NEOTROPIC (Central & South America) Reg. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-17 4:35
Viewed: 3663
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am very sad. I lost a very dear friend and colleague to cancer today. I would like to dedicate the picture of this hummingbird to his memory.
This hummingbird built her tiny nest in a tree at our school, where Al has taught his whole teaching career of almost 30 years. The nest was in an area used by hundreds of boisterous school children each day. Yet, despite all the hazards, this hummingbird was undaunted. She successful nurtured her two young with indomitable courage and unsurpassed dedication. To me, she embodies the spirit of my friend, who has touched so many lives with HIS courage and dedication. And just like this hummingbird, he was never more content than when he knew he had taken care of everybody. Take care, my friend!

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I'm sorry because of your friend! Cancer it is horrible sickness. Last year my mother died to cancer too, after long 6 month infirmity.
It is most important remember our beloveds.

Hello Manyee

I am very sorry for your loss. My hand reaches out to you. This is a lovely photo to dedicate. My thoughts are with you.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-17 7:07]
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Hello Manyee,

I too am very sad to hear about your loss. I hope you will find the strength to overcome this sad period. The picture is a lovely picture and I think your friend would be honoured. Well done & TFS.

Regards,
Pieter

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  • Wyndy (0)
  • [2005-06-17 8:09]
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Your photo is a beautiful rememberance of your friend. Thank you for sharing your loss and this beautiful photo with all of us.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-06-17 9:52]
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Beautiful image. we are sad for your friend.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-17 12:03]
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I am sharing your sadness ... :(

Yes is is sad too lose a friend, I share your sadness. I think you did good to honour your friend on this way. the hummingbird has made his nest for going on with this life. Lives go's one. Get straight.
gr. jaap

I'm deeply sorry to hear of your loss Manyee.
A beautiful tribute.
Thanks for sharing this with us Manyee.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-17 22:15]
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Great capture of a hummingbird photo Manyee:)Nice DOF,POV and focus.TFS
PS:I am sorry for your friend:(
CT

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-18 3:47]
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I share your sadness. I don't know in english the right words to say... A lovely photo to dedicate.

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  • Hisam Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
  • [2005-06-18 18:28]

It is very beautiful bird, I'm sorry for your loss. I will have you in my prayer.

Hello Manyee,
I'm sad about your friend, thank you for sharing this great tribute,

Regards,
Christian

Nice work Manyee! I like the composition and POV most here..I also lost a dear friend and business associate suddenly last year in October. It's never easy to say goodbye.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-25 8:02]

Hello Manyee!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete. The life is so fragile.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good weekend!

I lost my boss May 12 to Cancer - he was a dear friend - gave me away at my wedding.
This is a beautiful tribute - - - a beautiful photo! What a precious person you!

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