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Imitating Juvenal. Part II.

Imitating Juvenal. Part II.
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Marumi MC-UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-20 5:08
Viewed: 3979
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Instead of the explanation why I have ceased being a boss (see, the note to my previous picture Boss).

I continue to perform the play of six acts, one act per day, every day.

Act I: Imitating Juvenal. Part I.
Act III: Imitating Juvenal. Part III.
Act IV: Imitating Juvenal. Part IV.
Act V: Imitating Juvenal. Part V.
Act VI: Imitating Juvenal. The End?

The summary of the previous act:
People of the one country ask their governing body not to do foolish things.

Act II.
Scene of action: in the same country.
Characters: the same.
Time of action: 1992.

Note: The country and all heroes are invented. The author does not bear the responsibility for casual concurrences to the real countries, epochs and persons.

People (sparrow): (addressing to the governing body with understanding of what is going on) Stop, until it is not too late!
Governing body: (offstage, indifferently) Continues to do own private affairs for mercenary ends not having a look round.

To be continued.


Additional info:
Juvenal (lat. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis) is the greatest poet-satirist of Ancient Roma (see Juvenal).

Common shots info:
– This was my first experience of use TC Kenko AF 2x Teleplus MC7 DG with Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro.
– It was almost reporting shooting. I ask apologies for quality of pictures.
– Shared shots belong to one series of 14 photos, taken during 30 sec. (I am posting selected pictures from this series in the chronological order.)

– Drive mode: single shot.
– Focusing mode: manual.
– Focal length: 600 mm.
– Distance: about 9-10 m.
– Support: handheld.
– Crop: a little bit.

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Qualité géométrique évidente. Excellente idée.
Bonne journée.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-20 5:39]

Salut Alexei,
cette fois il tourne la tête à gauche :)
tout est bon, mais son oeil est dans l'ombre ce qui lui donne moins d'attraît.


  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-20 5:43]

Hello again, my friend!

A very interesting continuity to the story...again looking forwards for what's next :)

What i forgot to say before, is that the sharpness result is even more impressive because you took it handheld...it's can't be too easy at that focual lenth.
The rest is again terrific and the pose of the sparrow is once more outstanding.

Bravo and TFS

Dear Alexei,
technically very impressing, artistically most charming and powerful image, again.
And again.
You definitely are building up my anticipation and tension.
What will be happening next?
No points as requested.
With kindest regards,

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-20 7:49]

Hello Alexei,
Another very nice capture of this young one! Yes, as I thought, he doesn't know which way to turn, poor chap, left or right???
I wonder what'll happen next!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Sounds like it could be a few countries! I have just read in National Geographic the turmoil that has been caused by oil in Nigeria. The country is making millions yet the money doesn't seem to get beyond government hands, the people are poorer than ever and they're sitting on a gold mine! Poor decision making at the higher rungs of politics can have huge repercussions for the people of those countries. This photo series is an excellent look at these sort of situations.

It's a great shot of course, and I love the colours, the focus actually seems better on this one.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-20 8:34]

Hello Alexei,
Happy to see that Juvenal is also well known in Ukraine. We are looking forward to see what happens next..we don't make any associations either!
Excellent picture as usual
Best regards

  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-20 8:47]

Hi Alexei,
wow this seems to be the mirror image of the previos shot. Again the symery of the composition is excellent.

Hi Alexei,
Nice shot. Well composed.
Very good sharpness. Excellent. Optimized pp?
I like the light in the image.
You insist 'no points'; I'm nobody's boss and if someone has the illusion he's mine I don't mind. His problem:-)
TFS the power and freedom of images and words:-)

Hi Alexei,
This bird is crying and no one is listening to. The picture is as nice as the previous one. Now time for act 3.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-20 11:14]

selam alexei; amazing shot and nice comp with nice colours.good BG and details of this lovely female sparrow while its singing. TFS
well done

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-20 11:15]

Hi Alexei,

Look to the left - look to the right. What is next? You are keeping us in suspense.

Great series!


This is another superb one Alexei. I like this action caught with its beautiful little opened beak :) Its pose is great and this story interesting. This is a good idea, what will happen next? :-)

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-20 13:19]

Hello Alexei,
This young Tree Sparrow looks too cheeky for his own good! He is like a politian speaking a lot of empty promises.
I look forward to the next act! No points but I don't think this is pointless!
Have a good weekend!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-20 15:00]

Hi Alexei.
Again perfect sharpness,like last time.On bird now more details IMHO.I like it background very much.But it I again repeat.
So tomorrow,it already shall midway your sagas about usual peoples and of those "second".
With greeting Milos.

Thanks Alexei, we all learn from you, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

bravo alex
je trouve cette phot superbe et naturelle, ce grillage donne un atout a la photo et en fait un joli cadrage
bravo encore et amitiès

Nice shot. I like how the bird is framed in the fence.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-20 22:58]

Hola Alexei.- Bella foto, gran momento. Creo te funciono muy bien el 2X. dandole gran nitidez y hermoso fondo en verde.

Hi again Alexei ,
excellent work at nice moment.
i like this composition.
perfecr work
thanks for sharing
best wishes

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-21 4:20]

Hola Alexei,
siempre original tus historias
magífica foto,
nitidez y perfecta luz.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-21 5:15]

selam my friend
i see another wonderful close-up working on this cute bird that was giving nice pose to you.
composition, point of view, background, depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

Bello animalito Alex.
Una nitidez envidiable amigo.
Hasta pronto, JL.

  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-22 12:04]

Excellent second part! As good an interesting as the first one.
Marvellous job, Alex.
Good that you don't want points. I run out of them ;)
My compliments and best wishes

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-22 22:26]

Hello Alexei

Your usual perfect focus and DOF.The details are sharp and the colours are well saturated.The OOF BG is done to perfection.TFS


Hello Alexei,
The fence gives a different kingd of framing, and adds interest value!
Great detils in the bird, interesting pose and the fine light is resulting in a wonderful colour palette...
Pablo -

Hello Alexei. I like this series of imitating juv. All are very well focused against the beautiful muted background. Nicely framed with the chain link in view. Best regards. Jusni

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