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Imitating Juvenal. Part IV.

Imitating Juvenal. Part IV.
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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/16, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-22 5:41
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Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Instead of the explanation why I have ceased being a boss (see, the note to my previous picture Boss). See also my workshop.

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 III: Imitating Juvenal. Part III.
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. People have got in a trouble. Everyone is rescued as can.

Act IV.
Scene of action: in the same country.
Characters: the same.
Time of action: 1994-1995.

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, reduced to despair): (the rough abuse is heard, only scraps of phrases and separate words (such as riff-raff, damn it, f…ck off, etc.) are reached.)
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.
– Distance: about 9-10 m.
– Focal length: 600 mm.
– Exposure time: 1/250 sec.
– Support: handheld. (Bravo, inbuilt stabilization system!)
– Crop: a little bit.

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  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-22 6:12]

hi Alexei,
aujourd'hui on perçoit d'avantage le cri de l'oiseau et son intention de devenir un boss :)
Excellente qualité générale.


Hi Alexei,
I think your bird is getting angry now. Very nice picture as the previous three. TFS this fine picture and your story.

Hi Alexei,
A lovely picture from a group of four fantastic photos. Lovely pose and great DOF.
Well done,
Nick :-)

Hi dear Alexei ,
excellent shot with grea composition.
lovely mood. excellent captured.
thanks for sharing .
best wishes

Hi, Alexei.
Very good expression. Nice light and colors. Sharp.

Salut Alexei
C'est une tres belle photo,
simple, naturelle, pour le plus grand plaisir de nos yeux..
le brossissement est ideal, la photo est nette, les couleurs naturelles....Il n'a pas l'air heureux de se faire prendre en photo
en bref c'est du bon travail ;)
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Alexie,

excllent colors Bg POV DOF Perfect details very crisp well done

TFS Kyle

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-22 10:44]

Hi Alex,

Oh, he looks angry now! Fantastic shot. I'm so glad there are more to come.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-22 10:46]

Hello Alexei

A very crisp,well focused shot of this sparrow.Interesting pose and great use of lighting.Very good details in the plumage.Very good DOF.TFS


hmm.. it looks pissed off!
fiesty little one!

good sharpness and compostion. i like the use of space. colors are natural and dop is just right.


  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-22 12:16]

The characterization is perfectly made! The sparrow looks really upset.
A great shot like the others!
I wonder how this will end up!
See you later.

  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-22 12:31]

hi alexei; excellent capture of this beautiful female sparrow with nice colours and BG. good POV and composition at right time especially its singing
well done regards

Hello Alexei,
You have used the Kenko AF 2x to great effect in this series of pictures. At 600mm, the image is razor sharp. Is that a teleconverter equipment, BTW? Someone suggested to me in the forum that teleconverters do not work well on that kind of a lens (Sigma 70-300mm, which I have).
This image is so brilliant it belies that person's conviction.
I brood over the highly allegorical content of your Acts.
Best regards.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-22 13:03]

Hello Alexei,
a great POV with a very good DOF.
Sharp and detailed.
TFS Joey

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-22 17:13]

Hi Alexei.
This your capture shows change expression in face hereof sparrow very well.Technical quality these pictures there's not what reprehend.I like colour rendering and precise sharpness details.Looks it, that the lens which you use are high quality.
I I'm looking forward to your next picture and continuation your satire.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-22 17:42]

Hola Alexei,
bella secuancia de este sparrow,
nitidez y agradable composición... saludos
(historias originales)

Wow! amazing composition, lovely image...great timing as well.
Well done sir...

Hi Alex,
You've got a great model here. I love this cute little guy [or gal?]. All shots in this series are great! Technically all are excellent and also showing your great aesthetic taste....


Hi Alexei,
he seems to become a bit restless, the wings are elevated slightly and he seems to have to say a lot ;-). Beautiful shot, excellent quality and a perfect setting.
Sky :-)

bonjour alex
cette serie est vraiment remarquable,a chaque fois l'oiseau a une expression differente.j'aime beaucoup.
je regrette mais pour moi cela merite largement le smile même si vous ne le voulez pas!

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-23 9:31]

Hello Alexei,
I can see that he's now getting rather impatient and wonder if he's going to give up!
Another great shot!
Thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-23 11:28]

hello Alex,
This picture of the sparrow actor is the most expressive until now. It seems to say something verry important and nobody seems to care.. Hopefully somebody will listen at the end, but I'm not sure about that.
The composition of the picture is excellent.
Best regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-24 15:02]

Hi Alexei

I have been looking through your bird pictures to see which one I like best. They are all stunning but this one has attitude! Excellent pose and stunning DOF



Dear Alexei,
now it does look very upset. For good reasons, I suppose.
Talking in terms of composition, that pose fits very well into the grid of the fence, too.
Perfectly well balanced state of anger.
Anger in perfect harmony.
Don't tell me you were upset, too, after you saw the result of your capture on your monitor.
Wonderful top quality precision instrument in the hands of a true master. Thank you! My best regards,

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-05-05 11:38]

Hi Alexei,
Very nice looking composition of this bird.
Very good focus and shaprness. It looks like the food is not brought to quick and he is getting a bit restless.

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

hello my firend
i see wonderful close-up working and good timing on this cute bird while it was singing to you ;)
composition, point of view, background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

Hello Alexei,
Looks like he is angry but I guess that's only mne!
Subject is well framed and captured with the best of details in plumage and otherwise...
Good colours in this fine light, DOF is spot on and fading out the background!
Pablo -

Belle photo de cet oiseau qui a l' air très faché, c' est apres vous qu' il en a,a-t-il donné son approbation pour la photo,jolies couleurs, grande netteté,belle prise de son expression, Magnifique, on croirait qu' il est en face de nous.Amitier Thomas
je reviens

I took a peek into your series Alexei, this one caught my eye..He looks angry somehow, and he's talking down to you :)
Well done mf.

Hi Alexei,
I've looked at you're portfolio and you have a lot of beautiful and great pictures.
I chose this one, because I like the pose and the location of the bird.
The bird is captured very sharp and detailed.
Background is great.
TFS Tatjana

Ciao Alexei, really a great seroie of this lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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