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A day in the life of...
Michael is one of my favourite subjects. But someone should wake him up and tell him that his wife is on stage...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Dec 2013 - 3:39 PM
Focal Length:46mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Parish Hall
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:6 Jan 2014 - 8:02 AM
Tags:Black & white, Community photography, Humour / fun, Photo journalism
Votes:61
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 8:12 AM

She seems to be at the back of his mind now. A great study in mono, Moira. Nicely composed.

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Mollycat
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6 Jan 2014 - 8:27 AM

Wonderful character study. Peter.

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 8:36 AM

That's not a beard it's a habitat, you can see in V2 he's enjoying a sparrow's egg which he's just pulled out of it!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 8:42 AM

He has an uncanny resemblance to Brian Blessed...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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flowerpower59
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6 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM


Quote: That's not a beard it's a habitat, you can see in V2 he's enjoying a sparrow's egg which he's just pulled out of it!

Who is this wit?? What a hoot GrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 8:51 AM


Quote: Who is this wit??

"...a mote on the disc of the sun,
a shadow on the water's surface..."

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 9:05 AM

A fine candid involving this very photogenic character.

Albert

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cats_123
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6 Jan 2014 - 9:13 AM


Quote: That's not a beard it's a habitat, you can see in V2 he's enjoying a sparrow's egg which he's just pulled out of it!

reminds me of the episode in the Simpson's where he won't shave until the nest has flown GrinGrinGrin

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capto
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6 Jan 2014 - 9:15 AM

SmileSmileSmile, nice oneSmile

ivor

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KingBee
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6 Jan 2014 - 9:21 AM

Happy New Year! And what a great way to kick it off. Such wonderful candid portraiture, with a beard that would intrigue Conan Doyle ("Lost World") and eyebrows that must be the envy of hairy caterpillars everywhere.

Regards.

Bob

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franken
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6 Jan 2014 - 10:23 AM

Version 1 for me Moira - love the mood in it.

Ken

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 10:33 AM

Two cracking shots, Moira, great character study. See why he is one of your favs.
Well done.
Darryl. x Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 11:32 AM

V1 for me... great portrait.... I wonder if he shampoo's that beardGrinGrin
Diane

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ChrisOs
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6 Jan 2014 - 12:12 PM

I just looked at "The Eternal Tickle" pic; that title would fit this pic too! Otherwise my first reaction was Edward Lear – There was an old man with a beard, who said "It is just as I feared; two larks and a wren, two tits and a hen, have all made their nests in my beard". Apologies to Mr Lear for probably getting the bird names wrong.
Chris

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 12:18 PM


Quote: That's not a beard it's a habitat, you can see in V2 he's enjoying a sparrow's egg which he's just pulled out of it!


Quote: reminds me of the episode in the Simpson's where he won't shave until the nest has flow


Quote: my first reaction was Edward Lear – There was an old man with a beard, who said "It is just as I feared; two larks and a wren, two tits and a hen, have all made their nests in my beard". Apologies to Mr Lear for probably getting the bird names wrong.


Quote: a beard that would intrigue Conan Doyle ("Lost World") and eyebrows that must be the envy of hairy caterpillars everywhere.


Quote: I wonder if he shampoo's that beard

You're on good form for a Monday morning, folks. Yes, I think you have the measure of the man. And Diane, that beard is lovingly tended.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 6 Jan 2014 - 12:19 PM

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 12:32 PM

"He has an uncanny resemblance to Brian Blessed..."

let's hope he's not as annoyingly noisy.

Dougie

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 12:44 PM

All the people in your shots looks as if they've come straight from Central Casting. Any one of them could slot into sitcoms or soaps on TV. How lovely to see that they really do exist.
Smile

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11125 forum postsdudler vcard England331 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 12:46 PM

This has caused much wit, largely at the expense of us beardies.

For info - the advantage of a beard is that you avouid shaving rash (a proper beard, anyway. Can't be doing with these stylish bits of beard, myself. Let it all grow, say I! - NOT words often written by a photographer of nudes...)

Personally, I advocate trimming every two or five weeks, to avoid hairs ticking your nostrils, or trying to follow the food down the throat - but I bow to the stylishness of a ZZ Top production, or this kind of full-hearted full-on full... ness?

Anyway, he's probably used to listening, and she's on stage, not addressing him. (Not noticing direct orders is, Mrs Dudler says, not a good idea...)

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Joline
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6 Jan 2014 - 1:30 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile He is obviously otherwise engagedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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ChiliMan
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6 Jan 2014 - 1:52 PM

I can't decide which I find more impressive. His beard or his eyebrows. My word.

My squirrel better not catch sight of him.

I really like the shot in V1. Looks very contemplative and peaceful. Well...the 'peaceful' depends on what's going on in the background Grin

Andrew

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jaktis
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6 Jan 2014 - 2:08 PM

Looks like that hwe is concentrating on important things for him, lolTongue

Peter

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6 Jan 2014 - 2:13 PM

Wonderful captures.

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mikbee
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6 Jan 2014 - 2:29 PM

Obviously his wife did not get him a razor for Xmas Moira.
But it looks like in V2 he got a box of Milk Tray instead !!
Mick.

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Nikonuser1
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6 Jan 2014 - 3:06 PM

2 great mono images Moira V1 for meSmile


Cliff

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6 Jan 2014 - 3:20 PM

I bet Bill Odie could make a tv programme out of the wildlife to be found living in that beard.Smile

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taggart
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6 Jan 2014 - 3:48 PM

'tis a great beard!

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TrevBatWCC
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6 Jan 2014 - 3:58 PM

I too thought it was Brian Blessed when I looked at the thumbnail! Grin Two excellent candids, Moira Wink
Trev Smile

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gary_d
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6 Jan 2014 - 4:13 PM

Now that is a beard. - gary

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AnnChown
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6 Jan 2014 - 4:23 PM

I can see why he's a favourite subject of yours - what a characterful face he has! Smile I like the two wimmin in the background...

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lifesnapper
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6 Jan 2014 - 5:54 PM

Excellent character shots Moira, very well caught.

John Smile

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Scaramanga
6 Jan 2014 - 8:45 PM

I think V2 may have been left in the oven too long. A little over processed in my humble opinion.

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Nigeve1
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7 Jan 2014 - 6:41 AM

Great character portrait.
Nigel

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8 Jan 2014 - 11:58 PM

Both great shots, Moira.
-=\Walter

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11 Jan 2014 - 12:09 AM

He really does remind me of Brian Blessed, it is great fun to view these using the mouseover!Grin

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 8:51 AM


Quote: A little over processed in my humble opinion.

Classic, from the author of this one.
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