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Eagle On A Border Fork

By pamelajean
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.

Tags: Sculpture Digitally manipulated Exhibit Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Harold Hillier Gardens

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 3:34PM
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 Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Mar 2013 3:56PM
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.
johnke 5 223 15
9 Mar 2013 3:57PM
Your so lucky my birds take off.... super image...John
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Mar 2013 3:58PM
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
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 4:07PM
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.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 4:41PM
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
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 4:47PM
What a beautiful sculpture - and a snip! Wink v2 shows it off in its full glory.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
9 Mar 2013 5:08PM
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

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 5:13PM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 5:20PM
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.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
9 Mar 2013 5:49PM
Love V2! V1 has lovely details of course but you could just about sell this one to me given the view in V2! Grin

evelen 13 5 England
9 Mar 2013 6:05PM
excellent shot.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 7:05PM
Very interesting Pamela

pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 7:30PM
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.
9 Mar 2013 10:11PM
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
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 10:28PM
As per your usual standard of photography Pamela, these are outstanding
I think I go for V2 ..just slightly more as the whole picture
Thanks for those words...beautiful
9 Mar 2013 11:20PM
V2 Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Mar 2013 11:46PM
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.
10 Mar 2013 4:08AM
I like V1 a lot,such a clear image.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 4:27AM
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.
milky 14 Wales
10 Mar 2013 6:11AM
Absolutely Stunning Pamela and for THE END * Eagle As Landed * -----MilkyWink
Ray42 9 3 England
10 Mar 2013 7:49AM
A great piece of modern sculpture very well taken
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Mar 2013 7:51AM
You have created a unique image with your keen observation of this unusual sculpture.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 8:50AM
Two very well taken images, v1 with good detail, but v2 is my favourite - it shows so well the beauty of the bird. Smile

saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
10 Mar 2013 9:24AM
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.

10 Mar 2013 10:43AM
Great stuff here Pamela. So crisp.GrinGrin V2 for me.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
10 Mar 2013 11:39AM
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
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Mar 2013 1:13PM
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
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
10 Mar 2013 3:23PM
I like both version and the sculptures are superb

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
10 Mar 2013 8:47PM
Looks quite menacing Pamela - two fine images - V2 I think.
11 Mar 2013 4:37PM
What a beautiful sculpture, v2 for me
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Mar 2013 11:23PM
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.

xwang 8 56 8
13 Mar 2013 9:20PM
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.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
14 Mar 2013 9:07AM amazing...sculpture! Wow. Fantastically photographed and presented too, Pamela Smile

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Mar 2013 9:16PM
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
6 3 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:43PM
A stunning sculpture and a wonderful imageGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 1:03PM
I am so enjoying your lovely metal sculpture images! This is beautiful... IB

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