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self-portrait

By Dg
I know the fence might be considered disturbing by many, but it makes me wonder - is there any fence that is not actually disturbing? (I went for keeping it and called it a self-portrait, I would greatly appreciate any comments and critique.) Thank you for viewing.

(PS: I know that according to the rules I should have left more space to the right, since that's where the animal seems to be looking, but I tried a crop that would give the feeling of trying to step away and head for disappearing out of the frame.)

Tags: Portrait Animal Zoo General Self-portrait Eagle

Voters: Chinga, mrswoolybill, Devon_Wild and 3 more


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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 12:36PM
Don't know about the rules or the techniques... But he's quite good looking!
Good shot. IB

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 1:18PM
I wonder if you have seen rontear's latest upload ? Pictures of caged animals are always disturbing, there as here I see a very determined individual determined to stay on top of the situation. I suspect that the mesh is for our protection.
The close crop on the right adds to the cooped-up feel. With more space it would no doubt satisfy a camera club judge better, but it wouldn't have the same power.
Moira
Dg 5 1
21 Jun 2011 1:34PM
Thank you very much for the comment, Moira... I hadn't seen rontear's upload, thanks for sharing that... And thank you for the underlying encouragement regarding the crop choice Smile
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
21 Jun 2011 2:38PM
if teh vulture wants his picture taken...who are we to argue!!! Wink...fence in/fence out? if it's there shoot it...often you can set the aperture to fog it out anyway.

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