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We're still at Harold Hillier Gardens' "Art in the Garden" exhibition.
Well, most of you felt the previous sculptures were a bit expensive, so you might be able to afford this one. Mind you, it's a lot smaller than the others.
It nestled amongst the foliage and was hardly visible, and so I obviously changed the background.
2 versions for you, one a closeup and one showing the whole sculpture.
My title is exactly what the artist, Daren Greenhow, called it. It's made of steel and was a mere £235.
I want to thank you all for your continued support of this series.
Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:12mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3
Aperture:f/5
Shutter Speed:1/150sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7step
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:yes
White Balance:auto
Title:Eagle On A Border Fork
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:9 Mar 2013 - 3:20 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Exhibit, Harold Hillier Gardens, Pets / captive animals, Sculpture, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 - 3:34 PM

This is stunning Pamela !! I love this sculpture to bits !! Excellent photos. I love V2 but also the detail in V1 Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 3:56 PM

Very artistic piece of metal sculpture, Pamela: love both the closer study and the bigger view equally, the former showing ip more of the inrticate detailing.
Ronnie

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johnke  155 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 3:57 PM

Your so lucky my birds take off.... super image...John

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 3:58 PM

V.2 for me, Pamela, but the close-up shows the work gone into making this ranter pleasing sculpture. Might be a good idea to have in the garden to keep the cats away Wink Carol

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 4:07 PM

NOW I understand.
While this is a delightful sculpture in its entirety I feel that the detailed study in V1 enables me to appreciate it more: you have captured the essence of the beast.
Admirable positioning in the frame suggests the bird just about to strike; the part has more of a dynamic than the whole. And the background colour both echoes and supports the tones is the metal rather than fighting with them.
Regards
Bill

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 4:41 PM

V2 for me, given the metalic nature of the sculpture, avoiding potential glare is the skill along with the correct visual angle to do it justice. Nice piece, great shot

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 4:47 PM

What a beautiful sculpture - and a snip! Wink v2 shows it off in its full glory.
Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41119 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 5:08 PM

Excellent creativity and well captured in v2 which I prefer as it shows the sculpture as intended. v1 is also well taken and shows the detail and construction better. Sounds a bit harsh, what I mean to say is v2 can stand alone but v1 needs v2... comprenez Grin

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 5:13 PM

Yes I agree that both tell the story - love the crop in v1, and good to see the big picture - gets my UA today SmileSmile
Helen

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 5:20 PM

They both work, but differently, for me. Unusually I prefer the 'bigger picture' V2. Normally I would go for the close-up, the detail. But V2, sitting on the garden fork, is just so quirky, full of character and humour.
Photographing sculpture, as I drone on about quite regularly, is about capturing the spirit of someone else's creativity, truthfully, but as an image rather than an object. V2 does that for me. I'd like to meet the artist, I'm imagining quite a character.
Moira

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

Love V2! V1 has lovely details of course but you could just about sell this one to me given the view in V2! Grin

Ann

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evelen
evelen  10 England
9 Mar 2013 - 6:05 PM

excellent shot.
eve.Smile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96180 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 7:05 PM

Very interesting Pamela

Adrian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 7:30 PM

Thankyou so much for your lovely comments and Helen for her User Award.
"You're so lucky, my birds take off". This is by far the easiest way for me to photograph an eagle, John.
"The background colour both echoes and supports the tones is the metal rather than fighting with them". Yes, Bill, that was my intention, so thankyou for noticing.
"v1 needs v2". Yes, I do understand, Dave.
"Love the crop in v1". Not a crop, Helen, a separate shot.
Pamela.

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thedon1941
9 Mar 2013 - 10:11 PM

Love this duo Pamela. Terrific details and so well presented. Jealous once again I wasn't there. (Because I would have liked to have seen it, of course, not because I would have done any better, I couldn't). Don

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 10:28 PM

As per your usual standard of photography Pamela, these are outstanding
I think I go for V2 ..just slightly more as the whole picture
Lillian
Thanks for those words...beautiful

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:20 PM

V2 Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:46 PM

wonderful textures and very interstin images, the light i very good as it is just right to show the knobbly welds, the colours of the tempered steel, the decay and the various steel types.
Can't decide between the two.

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CLARECUM
CLARECUM  2 Australia
10 Mar 2013 - 4:08 AM

I like V1 a lot,such a clear image.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 4:27 AM

Actually I love this one and think it is well worth the money. You have captured it beautifully in both images, the metal textures and sheen are shown especially well in V1. It's a pity I don't have a garden.

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
10 Mar 2013 - 6:11 AM

Absolutely Stunning Pamela and for THE END * Eagle As Landed * -----MilkyWink

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 7:49 AM

A great piece of modern sculpture very well taken

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

You have created a unique image with your keen observation of this unusual sculpture.

Albert

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 8:50 AM

Two very well taken images, v1 with good detail, but v2 is my favourite - it shows so well the beauty of the bird. Smile

Johanna

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44297 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 9:24 AM

The crop in V1 gives the distinct impression of the bird about to strike. I imagine its dinner just out of shot, unaware that the bird is about to make it today's main course.
There's a marvellous Heath Robinson look to the work. Very cleverly constructed.

Malc

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 - 10:43 AM

Great stuff here Pamela. So crisp.GrinGrin V2 for me.

Pam

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:39 AM

Beautiful composition and detail Pamela, and a very imaginative (and affordable) sculpture. Good PS work too!
It seems we agree on the best way to walk a dog Wink
Rende

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 1:13 PM

I'm loving these metal sculptures! Smile Two super images, like the close-up, but nice to see the wider view also. Brilliant work - both the scultor and you Pamela! Wink
Trev Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Mar 2013 - 3:23 PM

I like both version and the sculptures are superb

Peter

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 8:47 PM

Looks quite menacing Pamela - two fine images - V2 I think.
Brian.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
11 Mar 2013 - 4:37 PM

What a beautiful sculpture, v2 for me

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 11:23 PM

Without v2 as a reference one has no idea of the scale of this bird. Imaginative sculpture and I do like the idea of having v2 in my garden.

Anne

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2013 - 9:20 PM

Beautifully captured image.. I'm sure it can run faster with its spring legs than its metal wings.. .i quite like the shadow on V2.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:07 AM

What...an amazing...sculpture! Wow. Fantastically photographed and presented too, Pamela Smile

Andrew

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:16 PM

What an amazing looking sculpture Pamela, with rusty parts to its feathers I'm sure it would attract a bid from Mikbee were its asking price £2.35 rather than £235!Wink Think of how much Guinness and Irn Bru our erstwhile sage would be able to buy for that!WinkGrinTongue

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:43 PM

A stunning sculpture and a wonderful imageGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 - 1:03 PM

I am so enjoying your lovely metal sculpture images! This is beautiful... IB

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