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Arabian knight !

By Nettles  
Hello all, I'm back.
Just got back about an hour ago from Lagos in Portugal where hubby and I had a much needed break and rest.
We were so fortunate in that there was the annual Labour Day weekend / May festival going on, with so many photo opportunities I didn't know which way to point and shoot.
This man was just one of what seemed like hundreds of participants, all dressed up in the most fantastic costumes.
Now that I've downloaded my shots, I think it is time to pour myself a glass of wine, relax and then unpack the dreaded suitcase.

I will have to catch up with all as best I can, please forgive me if I click and run a bit or take a while to catch up.

Great to be back and thanks for your C & C's on my orchid shot.

Tags: Festival Costume Portugal Bird of prey Fancy dress Landscape and travel Candid shot Pets and captive animals Portraits and people Labour day

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Rylands 10 1 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 5:39PM
Superb portrait of both man and bird - exposure and detail are superb

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
8 May 2008 5:40PM
Great pose
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 5:56PM
Welcome back! Super portrait to return with, I like the way the bird has entered into the formality. Best of luck with processing the rest , I reckon the wine should come first.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
8 May 2008 6:18PM
glad to see you back Smile

excellent portrait with the eagle !
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
8 May 2008 6:38PM
Hope you had a great time and all relaxed. Wonderful potrait work

whiteswan01 10 13 England
8 May 2008 6:43PM
welcome back great portrait Dawn
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 May 2008 7:17PM
Cool capture

peugeot406 11 7 1 England
8 May 2008 7:22PM
Super capture, good to see you back hope you had a good time.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
8 May 2008 7:23PM
and a cracking shot with which to return, hope you enjoyed it

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 7:28PM
Phew glad you explained about this shot, I thought I was going nuts! he-he.
Glad you're home safe and well rested.
Marilyn x
p.s. This is a superb shot!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 7:29PM
Glad you had a good holiday
Super shot to upload. Its funny how being on this site changes your priorities!!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 8:18PM
Sounds like the May festival was the place to be. This is a very unusual portrait, both of man and bird, with a nice clean background and excellent exposure. Welcome back.
Should be on a postage stamp, splendid
AlanBW 12 20 England
8 May 2008 8:28PM
Welcome back Annette - great shot on your return, love the eye contact and costume. Looking forward to seeing more of your captures from Portugal.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
8 May 2008 8:51PM
What a superb capture Annette, great work.
rmr 10 1 Wales
8 May 2008 9:02PM
super capture ,glad to see you back safe and well
Herge88 10 40 4 England
8 May 2008 10:33PM
Welcome back, glad you had a great time, this is a super portrait very sharp and exposure spot on.

Best Matt
MandsH 11 England
8 May 2008 11:21PM
Great portrait shot - glad you had a good hol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 May 2008 1:21AM
At least you have cases to unpack.Quite common to get them a few days after you are back!!!! Super detail here and welcome back.
SRSmith 10 1 United States
9 May 2008 6:17AM
Well, Annette, enjoy your wine. Here in the States, it's beer, of course, but each to his or her own. I favor beer for the burp factor, but it's kind of like camera lenses, it just depends on your focus. For what it's worth, I've always considered your's to be "spot on."
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 9:14AM
Great portrait Annette - very regal with the costume and the bird. Glad to hear you had a relaxing holiday
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 10:13AM
A different and superb portrait.

imagio 11 12 1 England
9 May 2008 11:44PM
Excellent clear portrait Annette

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 May 2008 11:32PM
An excellent portrait to herald your return Annette, it's Lawerence of Arabia!

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