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Red Kites

By pamelajean
This will be the last one from Harold Hillier's "Art in the Garden" exhibition. Thank goodness, you will be saying!
This is the Red Kite sculpture by Paul Harvey, sculpted in cold cast pewter and priced at 895. Well, that's the price for one of them. The reason you can see two is that I combined two pictures of the same bird in order to make it look a bit more interesting.
This one gives you a better idea of all the foliage surrounding the smaller sculptures, which is why I changed the background in several of them, because their detail was getting lost.
2 versions. I thought they looked as if they were interacting in V1, and both looking towards the same thing in V2.

Tags: Exhibition Sculpture Bird Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Harold Hillier Gardens

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5 3 8 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 12:50PM
You have a knack of finding these 'quirky' sculptures which I find so fascinating. Again an excellent image and thanks for sharing it with usWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger 16 916 23 England
23 Mar 2013 12:55PM
Clever manipulation to create this fine image.

TyChee 12 275 1 United States
23 Mar 2013 1:26PM
Well captured. i like the style of those statues too.

jdinne 14 16 England
23 Mar 2013 1:29PM
Excellent manipulation Pamela. Think both are brilliant if I had to choose betwixt it would be v1.

helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 1:43PM
Lovely manipulation - apart from the cost they do look good together SmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.0k 33 Norway
23 Mar 2013 1:50PM
Not exactly red, are they, Pamela?Tongue
What an excellent manip. to combine 2 images. Would never have seen the joins, I must admit.
Both are excellent at giving the impression of interaction and a common interest, but for me the relationship given in V1 just edges it for me.

23 Mar 2013 1:51PM
Wonderful sculptures well captured.

V1 has the edge for me.

Hi Pamela,

Your photography is amazing. To have combined two images of the same Red Kite sculpture, so seamlessly is incredible. I love the detail and the contrast of the pewter against the green foliage. The birds look like a pair in conversation. You give me piles of inspiration.

gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
23 Mar 2013 2:24PM
A great sculpture and great work on your part Pamela. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
23 Mar 2013 2:58PM
Red kites?! Grin Great pieces of work, even if they are blue! Nicely captured, put together and presented, Pamela Smile
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 3:01PM
Blue kites??
My sort of birds, guaranteed to sit still.
I prefer V1 here. V2, going in closer but not that much closer, seems neither one thing nor the other. But I think there's a good square crop to be had from the upper part of V2, that would be my preference.
23 Mar 2013 3:04PM
Two great images - super manipulatiomSmileSmile And being a Man City supporter I like the fact they are blueWinkWinkSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 3:04PM
Best way to photograph a red Kite...still
Pamela these are both exceptional images again
But too expensive
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
23 Mar 2013 3:06PM
Handsome fellas, Pamela, but way out of my price league Wink Carol
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
23 Mar 2013 3:21PM
Love these too. As I said previously, rather envious of you being able to get to view these and the other sculptures in person, the only saving grace being I didn't find myself scraping the bottom of the savings to buy one!! These are both lovely images with V1 being my preference.

jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
23 Mar 2013 3:27PM
Interesting with the subtle differences between the two.
Thank you so very nuch for the award

NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 3:29PM
Two great examples of modern sculpture wonderfully captured Pamela.

Regards Nathan Grin
23 Mar 2013 3:41PM
Two wonderful images Pamela
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
23 Mar 2013 3:44PM
A great setSmile
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
23 Mar 2013 4:03PM
A fine piece of manipulation, Pamela, still looking for the joins and repeat patterns TongueGrin v1 is the most natural for me, v2 doesn't look quite right from a pov/perspective, as though our eye-line is on the level of both but can't be (if you're with me).

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
23 Mar 2013 4:03PM
Excellent work Pamela, very clever to combine the two images, they look so natural and had me fooledBlush No doubt you will be as high as a kite when you see that a RC has been attained!Wink
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
23 Mar 2013 4:51PM
beautifully done Pamela, v1 with them eyeballing each other seems to be my preference today.
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 5:15PM
My type of bird shot, they stay still! Well worked.
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:35PM
Super sculptures well captured & presented
Ray42 9 3 England
24 Mar 2013 7:11AM
An excellent piece of work - interesting sculptures but to expensive for me
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 8:25AM
Brilliantly worked.
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
24 Mar 2013 1:35PM
Beautifully crafted and beautifully photographed and manipulated Pamela.
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 5:15PM
I really like this one, the guy on the left is so full of attitude. The shadows are all in the right place; magic.

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
25 Mar 2013 1:05PM
I do like v1 and the implied interaction.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
25 Mar 2013 8:57PM
V1 for me Pamela. The leaves look a bit 'iffy' in the bg of V2.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
26 Mar 2013 12:00PM
Good job on the manipulation. A beautiful statue and captured so well. V1 by the way......Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Mar 2013 12:13PM
I really like what you have done here Pamela !! Really two well crafted images and stunningly beautiful sculptures ! Smile
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
26 Mar 2013 1:33PM

Quote:Hi Pamela,

Your photography is amazing. To have combined two images of the same Red Kite sculpture, so seamlessly is incredible. I love the detail and the contrast of the pewter against the green foliage. The birds look like a pair in conversation. You give me piles of inspiration.


Just love your Photography Pamela . Amazing manipulation xx
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 11:08PM
Beautifully captured, I like them both.

4 Apr 2013 11:24PM
A sharp well presented image Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Apr 2013 8:10PM
v2 for me, like the composition.. very well done.
Only they look more like blue kites to me Smile
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 1:14PM
Beautiful subjects and very well presented. IB

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