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One of the "peasants" at our Medieval Fayre at St Giles Church, Durham on Saturday. She actually plucked this chicken completely, spun wool (on the spinning wheel behind her) and made bread! She had with her a white donkey, and some sheep (whose wool she used for spinning). She seemed to drift off into a dream whilst she was doing this plucking!

Thanks for your recent comments and votes.

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Sep 2012 - 11:05 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Peasant Woman
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:10 Sep 2012 - 2:50 PM
Tags:Chicken, Feathers, Medieval, Peasant, Plucking, Portraits / people, Woman
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 3:09 PM

Wonder why she has her eyes closed, Carol? Well captured. Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 3:10 PM

Seems to be a handy girl to have about the house Carol,
with all these skills she has.
Would like to know what she is dreaming about doing the plucking though !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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digital_boi
10 Sep 2012 - 3:14 PM

She is obviously talented and must added greatly to the realisim of the day good candid

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 3:45 PM

Fascinating image Carole!
Ann

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 3:59 PM

remember doing that with my dad when I was young.
o.k. a long time ago in Australia
The intriguing thing was the inside bits and all the yolks of differnt sizes waiting to be laid ...
thanks for bringing back past memories

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 5:58 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Straight out of the 18th century, except the fine steamed creases in the tablecloth and the toy....Crop/clone away these, tweak the hot whites a little, maybe add a little texture, repost......Bang on!Tongue

Ade

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 6:35 PM

I never knew plucking could send you into such rapture! Grin

Dave

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 - 6:58 PM

Superb image and well captured Carol
Jim

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gingerdelight
10 Sep 2012 - 8:03 PM


Quote: Straight out of the 18th century, except the fine steamed creases in the tablecloth and the toy....Crop/clone away these, tweak the hot whites a little, maybe add a little texture, repost......Bang on!Tongue

Ade

No sooner said than done Ade! Thank you for the suggestion!
Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 8:07 PM

Whatever floats your boat I suppose, but you have caught her trancelike state beautifully here. The suggestions for slit changes are good, but they don't take away from your initial observation and capture.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 10 Sep 2012 - 8:10 PM

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 9:04 PM

Oooooh that's nice.....Forgot the white in the bottom left corner Sad

I'll get my coat....

Ade Grin

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gingerdelight
10 Sep 2012 - 9:51 PM


Quote: Oooooh that's nice.....Forgot the white in the bottom left corner Sad

I'll get my coat....

Ade Grin

I'll help you put it on! WinkWinkWink

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 10:01 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 10:56 PM

Good shot and even better V2 Carol
Lillian

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 11:30 PM

Most interesting observation of the dream like trance doing a job
most people wouldn't relish these days!
I do like the textured tablecloth though.
Very nostalgic feel to this one Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 1:54 AM

Two great images. Like the subject matter............Sandy

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 7:36 AM

Can't help feeling it would be a better picture with her eyes open but nevertheless it is a fine capture and I prefer No. 2.

Albert

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 7:39 AM

Two fine images - love the expression!
Carole

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:13 AM

Two extremely fine photographs, which deserve many an accolade being bestowed upon them. "Pity about those closed eyes, but hey ho, that's photography for you?".

Regards Nathan

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 2:09 PM

A wonderful candid Carol. First class.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Sep 2012 - 3:57 PM

That's a plucking good shot love it to bits lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongue

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 - 7:05 PM

Great shots Carol, love V2. Ive done plenty of that it makes your fingers sore after about 20.TongueTongue
Brian

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 Sep 2012 - 9:15 PM

Excellent capture, v1 for me

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bromley-smith
11 Sep 2012 - 9:56 PM

Excellent capture.
Tony

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:32 PM

After plucking the singeing with rolled up news paper was usually cause for a few burns ,hope she survived .Following on from Barbara's comment all the egg yolks went to make egg custard pie then the gibblets ,neck and various bits went to make the best broth ever ,barley, onion,carrot and turnip,day or two later dump what is left of the carcass,stuffing and veggies into what is left of the stew boil it up again remove the bones, bang on a shortcrust lid about 1 inch thick and bake ,three /four days food for the family from a chicken .

Last Modified By NeilWigan at 11 Sep 2012 - 11:44 PM

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 11:11 AM

Certainly looks to be in a dream Carol, good details and colours too
Regards Richard

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25 Sep 2012 - 9:33 PM

It's a pity she isn't plucking a pheasant then she'd be a pleasant peasant pheasant plucker!Grin I'm not surprised this medieveal baebe has proved popular with the epzers'

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