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Outside the entrance to Gladstone's Land (a 17th century high-tenement house situated in the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland), is a hanging sign with the date 1617 and a gilt-copper hawk with outstretched wings. Although not original, the significance of this is that the name "Gledstone" is derived from the Scots word "gled" meaning a hawk.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Zoo life'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Sep 2010 - 10:35 AM
Focal Length:9.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gotcha!
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:4 Jan 2013 - 6:08 PM
Tags:Edinburgh, General, Gilt-copper, Gladstones's land, Hanging sign, Hawk, Lawnmarket, Mouse, Old town, Royal mile, Scotland, Tenement house
Votes:30

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:12 PM

How wonderfully strange, and incredibly interesting.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
4 Jan 2013 - 6:17 PM

great shot like it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:36 PM

Unusual and the strong light and shadow works well, Philip.

Dave

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l1z
l1z  1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 7:07 PM

lovely image Smile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:17 PM

Lovely sculpture - great subject matter and great image.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:22 PM

In the thumbnail I thought this was real! I know the area well, never noticed this.
Moira

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:51 PM

Wonderful shot against the sky and very interesting.Smile

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:06 PM

Lovely angled shot of a really nice, interesting sculpture. Thanks for the info.
Ju

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:14 PM

Hurrah for the hawk-- a wonderful story and image!

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 10:34 PM

Very interesting shot Philip, it thas look like a real one.
Elena

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:57 PM

Now, if only we could get all Hawks to concentrate on the sort of capture this fine fellow has made rather than birds! I can't believe I don't know where this is in Edinburgh! Must try harder. What a wonderful casting this is and you really did it proud with a superb "capture" of your own.

Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Jan 2013 - 4:28 AM

A great capture of this lovely sculture Philip - and thanx for the write up too !

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:07 AM

What a beautiful 'sculpture', Philip, well spotted and captured. Carol

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:47 AM

Well spotted, informative write up as usual.

Best Matt

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
5 Jan 2013 - 4:18 PM

A great capture

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 4:23 PM

Fine shot and an informative narrative.
Ron

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
6 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

Thank you Phillip for the narrative, interesting shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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