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Requiem For a Broken Jewel
Requiem For a Broken Jewel

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Challenge: Death II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: The back patio.
Date: Jul 25, 2009
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009

A little dead gold finch I found this weekend. The shadow is my Thérèse Bugnet, which underneath I buried the wee creature. I always find it so shocking how frail and light the little birds are. And even in death, as in life...I handle them with a gentle sweetness.

[Aug. 1st, 2009 04:31:04 PM]

it is not a clear picture of the bird, a better angle would have helped

...but you see, it's not just about the bird. And instead of using language like "better", try "different"...there is no one right way to take a photograph. It perplexes me...why does this need to be obvious to be right? There's no poetry in that.


Thanks Don!

I wonder the same thing also Deb...where do birds go to die?

Place: 22 out of 85
Avg (all users): 5.4444
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.2593
Avg (non-participants): 5.4872
Views since voting: 898
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 144
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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08/05/2009 08:56:14 AM
I thought this was awesome - I gave you a 10. To me, this worked because of the angle of the bird - added to the texture of the background and the shadow of the trees.
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08/05/2009 03:29:53 AM
We see so many birds in a day's time, yet we rarely see them deceased. I often wonder why that is? Where do they go to die? Yet when we do see them, they always seem to have their feet neatly curled. Good of you to bury this one.
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08/05/2009 12:28:04 AM
nice... and congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 11:11:51 PM
You turn shadows into a beautiful setting for your jewel. And the processing is perfect. Posthumous Yellow Ribbon.

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08/04/2009 08:48:02 PM
Ok, this was hard to view--and was hard to vote on it because it bothered me so much (I voted awhile ago--just adding a comment now.)

There are two things that work for this picture. 1st was your title. I don't usually score on a title, but the title was wonderful. 2nd a foremost was the angle. Getting the shot from above with the shadows of the leaves was brilliant. Actually, now that I'm commenting, I'm moving it from an 8 to a 9--very well done.
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08/01/2009 12:10:48 PM
Awesome framing using the shadows and almost spot light on the bird. At first the negative space kind of threw me but as I looked at it I began to see the tree details which absolutely make the shot!
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07/30/2009 11:00:53 PM
it is not a clear picture of the bird, a better angle would have helped
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07/30/2009 12:40:13 PM
The tones are nice in this shot.
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