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This is our tree lopper - producing a very ominous shadow which reminded me of the children's song Oranges and lemons
I took this on Tuesday - we haven't seen any sun at all since then !!!!
Enjoy your weekend
Helen

[It reminds me somewhat of an Egyptian god's head gear or a Red Indian's, but not any one in particular]

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2013 - 12:21 PM
Focal Length:37mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:..................and here comes a chopper to chop off your head
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:23 Feb 2013 - 8:12 AM
Tags:February 2013, Humour / fun, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract
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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 - 8:13 AM

Fantastic shadow in this excellent image Helen
Jim

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23 Feb 2013 - 8:13 AM

Super shadows, Helen, taken in glorious sunlight, hope it returns your way very soon Smile Carol

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:15 AM

Thanks Jim and Carol SmileSmile

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23 Feb 2013 - 8:16 AM

The sun has helped to turn this image into something wonderful...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Feb 2013 - 8:19 AM

Surely a very strong shadowy image Helen !! very well seen and taken!

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:20 AM

Thanks John and Herman SmileSmile

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nonur
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:23 AM

Absolutely wonderful in many aspects. Excellent shadow colour and texture.

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nonur
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:24 AM

Absolutely wonderful in many aspects. Excellent compo, shadow colour and texture.

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:26 AM

Thank you Nezih - twice WinkWink

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netta1234
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:30 AM

A great strong shadow imageSmile
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woolybill1
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:32 AM

A complicated and threatening shadow - I would never have guessed!
Regards
Bill

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:34 AM

Very good shadow image Helen.
Joan.

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:37 AM

Thanks Netta, Bill and Joan SmileSmileSmile

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fentiger
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:57 AM

I gave up climbing trees about a year ago Wink Not that that has anything to do with this fine well composed image of shadows, shapes, tones and textures.

Albert

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 8:59 AM

I'm glad to hear it Albert !!!
You had me worried with your upload Wink

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23 Feb 2013 - 9:27 AM

interesting and well spotted Helen

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 9:29 AM

Thanks Mark Smile

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meniko
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23 Feb 2013 - 9:58 AM

good eye , Helen
the sun (and YOU) made an unique image !
meniko

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digital_boi
23 Feb 2013 - 9:59 AM

good strong defined shadows Helen good one

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:01 AM

Thanks Meniko and Graham SmileSmile

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23 Feb 2013 - 10:03 AM

Brilliant shadow, very sinister, well captured.

Mary

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achieverswales
23 Feb 2013 - 10:04 AM

Very strong composition and shadow Helen.

Regards

Trev.

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pluckyfilly
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:05 AM

Great shadow for today of a most unusual subject taken in good light, a tonic indeed

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Irishkate
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:05 AM

Sinister title - great shadow!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:09 AM

Thanks Trev, Ann and Kate SmileSmileSmile

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23 Feb 2013 - 10:18 AM

I love the shadow Helen.

Ken

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23 Feb 2013 - 10:21 AM

Thanks Mary and Ken SmileSmile

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leontari
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:24 AM

Nice composition Helen. Great light and shadows
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:27 AM

Thanks Effrossini Smile

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23 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

A well seen opportunity taken.Smile

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23 Feb 2013 - 10:33 AM

Thanks Ivor Smile

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Rende
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Great shadow, beautifully composed Helen, and even without knowing what is is, it looks ominous!
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23 Feb 2013 - 10:45 AM

Thanks Rende Smile

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Phil_L
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23 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM

Scarey! Great shadow.
Phil

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gary_d
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23 Feb 2013 - 11:19 AM

A really strong shadow, at least you can prove you had sunshine. - gary

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23 Feb 2013 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Phil and Gary SmileSmile

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23 Feb 2013 - 12:50 PM

It looks Egyptian to me too Helen - well seen.
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23 Feb 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thanks Ann Smile

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Joline
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23 Feb 2013 - 1:07 PM

A medieval torture instrument!!!!!!
What a fine and frightening shadow.

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taggart
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23 Feb 2013 - 2:05 PM

I have seen on of these choppers-- they do make seriously menacing shadows, like You have shown us!

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ColleenA
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23 Feb 2013 - 2:35 PM

A great shadow, does look menacing. Hope it warms up there soon, South Africa is sooo hot at the moment

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23 Feb 2013 - 2:39 PM

I love it when a shadow tries to break free, to go it alone. That's one dangerous predator.
I'm fast running out of shadows due to a lack of the essential ingredient...
Moira

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helenlinda
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23 Feb 2013 - 2:45 PM

Thanks everyone
Moira I think we could all do with some more of that essential ingredient WinkWink

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23 Feb 2013 - 2:54 PM

That looks lethal! Wink But what a super shadow it's provided you with Helen, love it! Smile
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23 Feb 2013 - 2:59 PM

Thanks Trev Smile

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23 Feb 2013 - 3:12 PM

A wonderfully formed shadow with a great outline, which one interrupted as a mechanical monster.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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23 Feb 2013 - 3:14 PM

Excellent shadow..Lin

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23 Feb 2013 - 3:14 PM

Thanks Nathan and Lin SmileSmile

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23 Feb 2013 - 3:28 PM

Great play on shadows here, good title too.

Best Matt

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23 Feb 2013 - 3:29 PM

Thanks Matt Smile

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23 Feb 2013 - 4:07 PM

Love the shadows cast here Helen
but so vivid and sharp, as to a brilliant shot
Lillian

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23 Feb 2013 - 5:11 PM

Thanks Lillian Smile

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23 Feb 2013 - 6:59 PM

Amazing work---MilkyWink

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23 Feb 2013 - 7:32 PM

Thanks Garry Smile

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23 Feb 2013 - 7:40 PM

Love Moira's comment, makes you think! One amazing shadow, Helen, but I also like the whole image for its composition and colour.
I've got one of these loppers, maybe I'll lean it against the shed if and when we get some sun.

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23 Feb 2013 - 7:46 PM

Thanks Pamela Smile

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24 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

Wonderful dark shadow Helen. That bottom bit reminds me of an eagle's head that you might find on a totem pole. Moira

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24 Feb 2013 - 4:02 PM

Thanks Moira
I couldn't quite work out if it had an Egyptian connection or a Red Indian one - but I think your suggestion is spot on SmileSmile

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24 Feb 2013 - 9:26 PM

Great shadow image again Helen. Full of threat and danger.
Derek

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24 Feb 2013 - 9:43 PM

Thanks Derek Smile

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24 Feb 2013 - 9:53 PM

Sometimes I look at a thumb and could make a bet who's the autor of the picture.
Another great shadow image, esp. like the shadow of the spring - it almost looks like a comb.
Johanna

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24 Feb 2013 - 10:55 PM

There's some interesting shadows here Helen, and they make the object look much bigger than it is. Yep, it will be nice to get some sun again... has been very cold here!
shell Smile

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24 Feb 2013 - 11:01 PM

Thanks Johanna and Shell SmileSmile

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25 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

Shadows are so amazing - they create a world all their own. Depending on how low the sun, a thin person can produce the shadow of a monster.................

Anne


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