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Doughboy with Flowers
Doughboy with Flowers

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Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Location: New York City
Date: Jun 15, 2008
Galleries: Military
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2008

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A doughboy (WWI Infantryman) statue in a neighborhood park. In addition to the colorful carnations, note the sculpted poppies in his hand.

The base of the statue reads:

From Flanders Fields
If Ye Break Faith
With Those Who Died
We Shall Not Sleep
Though Poppies Grow
On Flanders Field

Additional note: I don't know who placed the flowers, nor the June occasion (usually one or more people leave flowers on Memorial Day).

PP: Cropped, adjusted exposure, resized, sharpened.

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06/21/2008 06:22:51 PM
Your crop and the focus on the (real) flowers really make this shot. Very good.
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06/21/2008 02:52:33 PM
Normally statue photos are kinda plain, but this is a lovely view with the nice touch of the flowers. Very good angle/framing - I like that you cut off the top of his head.
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06/20/2008 05:43:43 PM
You really isolated the subject well with that beautiful bokeh!
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06/20/2008 02:17:19 PM
Very nice composition.
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06/20/2008 09:16:38 AM
Nice composition. Did you put the flowers there or was this a "find". Nice shot.
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06/20/2008 05:25:38 AM
Nice dof, the colourful flowers really add to this shot
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06/19/2008 02:57:52 PM
In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row...
and carnations, too!
Nice work.
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