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Imitating Juvenal. Part V.

Imitating Juvenal. Part V.
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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
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 9:26
Viewed: 3451
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 II: Imitating Juvenal. Part II.
Act III: Imitating Juvenal. Part III
Act IV: Imitating Juvenal. Part IV.
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. People is revolted and disappointed.

Act V.
Scene of action: in the same country.
Characters: the same.
Time of action: 1996-2004.

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) (indifferently) There are no words. They have caught it at last after all!
Governing body: (offstage, indifferently) Has acquired a taste and with even greater eagerness 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 tome: 1/250 sec.
– Support: handheld.
– Crop: a little bit.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To claudine: I hope. Thanks a lot.Alex99 1 04-23 11:28
To ridvan: ThanksAlex99 1 04-23 10:15
To uleko: Many Thanks.Alex99 1 04-23 09:48
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-23 9:35]
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Hello again Alexei,
He's giving up, isn't he?
I look forward to the next episode!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

Hi Alexei,
So this is a very good sequence in time!
I like very much your creative approach for this picture.
Expression on the sparrow is very good, it says everything, as same as in the previous posts.
I like so much the DOF and the way the offstage is got.
Every single piece is in the right place.
I think we have a very similar birds by here. It's admirable their endurance to low temperatures there and their determination.
We will lookforward tomorrow for the closing post of this series, you can be sure nobody will miss it.
Congratulations and thanks for share it with everybody.
My best regards,

hi alexei; excellent capture of this beautiful female sparrow with nice colours and BG. good POV and composition i think at the final she looks tired all those song :)
well done regards

Hello Alexei,
Excitement is building up. Just wonder about the last scene of this story. Very well done and tfs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-23 11:04]

Hi Alexei,

He looks so sad here - he must know his modeling career is coming to an end. This series is better than anything on television. I can't wait for the next episode.


This little one seems now resilient Alexei… This is an expressive capture... Like your other ones, details, pose, exposure and compo are excellent. The final chapter is coming tomorrow? Thanks,

Hello Alexei,
quite the actor, very nice facial expression and until now very articulate;-) now it seems to take a rest before the naext action.
Very well captured in particular I like the birds head position. Great series, looking forward to the conclusion.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-23 12:25]

Hi Alexei

Interesting shot. Expression very good as is POV. BG colour really bring the subject 'out'.


The interest continues to grow and develop in this great series, Alexei.
The play of light on the subject is so very effective the image gives veritable impression of a third dimesion to it.
Well done and best regards,

Hi Alexei,
every time I see this lovely bird it puts a big smile on my face - it's so cute and the sharpness excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-23 14:56]

Hola Alexei,
Genial foto amigo...
imaginación, maravillosa jiji,

hello alexei!
this is wonderful catch, beautiful bird, colors and excellent DOF.

En esta posición el ligero y débil pajarillo me recordó por unos instantes a las belicosas águilas que las legiones romanas llevaban como sus símbolos... es mucho imaginar, la verdad.
Precioso una vez más Alex.
Saludos, JL.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-23 15:59]

Hi Alexei.
It looks as though that your sparrow very eased and as though already has in head all aligned.
I very am curious about your finale.
Good - night and tomorrow.......
With greeting Milos.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-23 17:08]

Hi Alexei, Although i missed out earlier on the other Acts, I 've made sure i have watched all of them.....a very creative work and looking at him, there's a sad feeling washing over...I hope the final scene will be optimistic..The prsentation is so real and the BG especially has such a natural feel.

TFS & Cheers

Hola Alexei,
Excelentes imagenes para el relato que las acompaña, gran imaginación. Saludos
José Ramón

Fantastic portrait of a beautiful bird, sharp focus. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-04-28 6:42]

Hello Alexei,
Excellent capture of this beautiful sparrow.
Nice composition with very much details.
I like the expression and the pose of the bird.
Colors are perfect with a nice background too.
My best regards,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-01 14:10]

merhaba my friend
i see you had catched wonderful bird series
here is successful using of f value and filter again
composition, point of view, background, depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness, details and note are great
thanks for sharing

Ciao Alexei, an other great capture of your cute friend, fantastic portrait, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, best wishes for Ucraina ciao Silvio

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