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The Peacock & the Crane
2nd PlaceThe Peacock & the Crane
markwiley


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Challenge: Aesop's Fables (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Apr 10, 2021
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2021

Combined a couple images I took yesterday at the Chicago Field Museum. Yes, I think my proximity to this museum gives me an unfair advantage.

The Peacock & the Crane

A Peacock, puffed up with vanity, met a Crane one day, and to impress him spread his gorgeous tail in the Sun.

"Look," he said. "What have you to compare with this? I am dressed in all the glory of the rainbow, while your feathers are gray as dust!"

The Crane spread his broad wings and flew up toward the sun.

"Follow me if you can," he said. But the Peacock stood where he was among the birds of the barnyard, while the Crane soared in freedom far up into the blue sky.

Moral: It is better to be useful than to be beautiful. Never be so proud of yourself. One should be humble always.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 18
Avg (all users): 6.6757
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7407
Views since voting: 419
Views during voting: 87
Votes: 37
Comments: 10
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04/21/2021 09:26:11 PM
Awesome... and a wonderful story feel to it too. I could see this as a book cover.
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04/19/2021 04:30:09 PM
I really like the clever composition, showing perfectly how the peacock thinks highly of itself. The pastel colors in the background are also wonderful. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/19/2021 03:19:14 PM
This is very nicely done, Mark!

Congratulations on your RIBBON!

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04/19/2021 09:03:40 AM
Congratulations
Wow, an absolutely beautiful image.
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04/19/2021 05:39:06 AM
A beautiful pair - well played Mark. Congrats!
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04/19/2021 02:21:34 AM
absolutely you have an unfair advantage .. !! .. lol ..
and i love the moral of the story ..
many congratulations on the ribbon .. this was one of my favs in the challenge .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/18/2021 12:59:09 PM
Oh yeahhhh... This is a winner!

Well done all 'round!
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04/16/2021 08:09:07 PM
wonderful photos combined so well .. its a great image .. :)
btw we have a peacock that visits occasionally .. its a pain .. and very silly .. !! .. ;)
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04/12/2021 11:56:09 AM
Nicely done! Good colors and placement.
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04/12/2021 11:49:11 AM
Beautifully done. Love the light on the stork.
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