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Imitating Juvenal. Part III.

Imitating Juvenal. Part III.
Photo Information
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
Theme(s): Open Up ...Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-21 9:30
Viewed: 3990
Points: 46
[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 II: Imitating Juvenal. Part II.
Act IV: Imitating Juvenal. Part IV.
Act V: Imitating Juvenal. Part V.
Act VI: Imitating Juvenal. The End?

The summary of the previous acts:
People urgently ask their governing body not to do foolish things. Governing body does not pay any attention to it and does strange enough things pursuing own mercenary ends.

Act III.
Scene of action: in the same country.
Characters: the same.
Time of action: 1993.

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 all with understanding that it is too late) Help! Rescue, who can.
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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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-21 9:37]

Hello Alexei,
What a call out scene!
And nice natural frame.Great looking BG.He looks absolutely confident of himself...look at his grip on the mesh, nothing can shake him..
Superb presentation.
TFS & Cheers

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-21 9:41]

Hello Alexei,
Of the three, I think I like this one best although they are all excellent. What I prefer here is the eye-contact. All are superbly sharp with nice colors. Limited depth of field induces a 3-D image.
Best wishes,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-21 9:58]

salut Alexei,
ahah cette fois c'est pleine face avec une vue directe dans le creux de la gorge. C'est parfait.....sauf pour la symétrie de la tête dans le grillage :)


Hi dear Alexei ,
very nice as always.excellent composition and beautiful colours.
very well done.
thanks for sharing

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-21 10:10]

Hi Alexei,
this is a magnificent capture.
Amazing detail and very good DOF.
TFS Joey

Hello Alexei

What a funny idea using the fence as a frame and with very good effect too. I saw the other posts of this juvenil too but had no time for comments - sorry.

Excellent sharpness/dof and very natural colours. The open beak with the red throut as a target for the parents where to put the food is a very nice pose.

Have a nice weekend

Hello Alexei,
Still no one seem to care about the call of this sparrow. Nice action from your main character. Who is the governing body?

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-21 10:29]

Hi Alex,

What a big mouth he has! He seems to be staring straight at you. These are wonderful. Don't stop at six......


Hello Alexei,
hehehe now he is looking straight into your lense, nothing moves except the head.
Excellent shot, Sharpness, focus and exposure are right on.
Very nice study of this birds movement.

Hello Alexei,
This is a nice one again and this fellow is shouting out loud to be heard! Like your previous ones, details are great and this metallic fence very symbolic. I wish that I understand better this allegory but as I saw in your reply to Jitti, that it'll lead to a final explanation. I like this idea and style. Thanks!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-21 11:43]

Hi Alexei. Great compostion with the fence. very good detail. even the rust on the fence stands out.good colour and DOf. well done. TFs

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2007-04-21 11:49]

Foto simpaticissima, Alex!
Soggetto bene a fuoco, ottimo il momento, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

Hello Alexei,
This is great! "Natural" framing, or what..!
Superb details in the little fellow, where he is sitting in the fence yelling at the disturbing photographer...
Interesting point of view, full frontal is quite unusal!
Have a great spring weekend,
Pablo -

That's sooo cute again, Alexei, these shots are so fantastic, I love this little guy, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-21 16:51]

Hi Alexei,

A happy singer,well captured with good sharpness and colors,well done and tfs


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-21 16:56]

Hi Alexei.
This is for me from those set finest pose hereof "people".He already watched on the right then he watched left,now forward and next time could fly away.But so would he could the "freedom" be afraid,he perhaps will turn and he come back.Am curious how so will continue.
Good weekend,with greeting Milos.

Hi Alexei

Nice DoF. Good timing with the image being tack sharp. I like the light too. :-)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-22 3:03]

Hi Alexei,
I like the way you've represented a demanding defenceless and young, help demand.
Regards, José M.

hello Alxei

explendid series of this bird
the composition is perfect between the bird and the square fence
it is a very strong picture with good colours and sharpness



  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-22 12:11]

I think this goberning body is not so rare, it sounds rather familiar. I guess that the fictional place could be almost anywhere. When a governing body doing his own private affairs gives ear to the people?
Poor little sparrow.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-23 15:46]

Hi Alex!
I'm following your play, nevertheless I wish to say that the quality of photos is superb, therefore I give pts!

Dear Alexei,
that new equipment of yours does work excellently!
Very impressive parameters, and a perfect result.
And the same as before on your superiour artistic skills.
And your talent as a play wright.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-09 17:35]

hello my friend
i see another beautiful pose and well close-up working of this cute bird.
composition, point of view, background, depth of field, colours, lighting, sharpness, details and note are great
thanks for sharing

Hi Alexei,
Excellent technical merit, and this head on POV lets us see right into the throat of this imitating juvenile..or is that intimatating juvenile? ;}

Hello Alexei.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Ciao Alexei, nice see qagain this fantastic serie, great frontal view of lovely bird, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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