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3 Apr 2014 10:47PM
A beautifully framed image, Alan - there is a sort of 3D effect to the layers.
Is the bird deciding whether or not to fly into the mist .... or is it smog ... as the image was taken earlier today??!!

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
3 Apr 2014 10:54PM
Theres a lovely laciness in this image. The bare branches are beautiful. Love that mist or fog in the b/g.
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2014 11:06PM
The master of suspense... A superbly moody and menacing image Alan
mlseawell 11 1 United States
3 Apr 2014 11:11PM
Beautiful image Alan and I do love the content and the composition. Well done!

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2014 11:14PM
Wonderful layered effect Alan. 3.52 AM?
That is dedication or insomnia?
Thank you for reinforcement re 'No rules!'
ErictheViking 8 124 102 Scotland
3 Apr 2014 11:15PM
I always love your touch with these images Alan the sweep of the branches creating a frame for the Hawk and the background trees just disappearing into the mist. Grin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 12:33AM
Lovely work Alan. Like this very much.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
4 Apr 2014 6:41AM
well seen and composed Smile
Nigeve1 8 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 7:14AM
Excellent work, Alan. The gradation of light from right to left and the misty silhouette of the more distant tree along with the position of the bird and framing with the nearest tree work as a great composition.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 7:50AM
Beautifully haunting...

Another masterful piece of photography, very well crafted, processed and presented Alan.

Regards Nathan
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:03AM
The bird's stance suggests supreme proprietorial confidence. I can almost envisage the arch of trees bearing the legend lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate. You haven't quite captured a feathered Cerberus, perhaps, but suggested how myths evolve. Creatively.
4 Apr 2014 8:25AM
Abandon hope. This is the town park, but your burst of Italian* could be a motto for the whole town, I sometimes think.

* Other than English, in which I am passably fluent, I have only barely discernible smatterings of German and French, and a long forgotten introduction to فارسی
...on-line translator to the rescue!!

( Is there such a concept as "passably fluent" ? )
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:37AM
This would be superb even without the birdie - the arch of branches at the top, the ghostly tree beyond. I actually see the bird as communicating with an unseen accomplice in that other tree.
Bill has use done of my favourite quotes. Every year, Welcome to Prudhoe Happy Christmas goes up in lights over a bit of litter-stren waste land in the town centre, I would dearly love to be able to sabotage the wording...
Alternatively here, Quoth the pigeon, 'Nevermore'...
4 Apr 2014 8:45AM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Nice one, Moira. I'm sure there was also a raven called Quoth.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 9:42AM
Excellent Alan, like the way the tree in the front of the image frames the one in the rear of the image, it looks like ther are two birds, another near the top and more to the right?

Really like this with or with out the birdsSmileSmileSmileSmile

PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
4 Apr 2014 10:18AM
brilliant image.. full of morning glory..
4 Apr 2014 10:26AM

Quote:... another near the top and more to the right?

I think it's a leaf. Well spotted though! Smile
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
4 Apr 2014 12:29PM
"Blackbird singing in the dead of night" was what came to my mind. I wish you hadn't told me it was a pigeonSmile
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
4 Apr 2014 12:31PM
I'm sure there was also a raven called Quoth GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nameless here for evermore...

Haunting but I cannot rid myself of the image with my car under the tree covered in bird cr*p!!

4 Apr 2014 5:09PM
So fragile and delicate. Another gem of a piece.
7 Apr 2014 12:47AM
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2014 10:45AM
I don't normally like leaving just the 'wow' type comment, but in this case ... "wow!!" Absolutely beautiful - stark, eerie and atmospheric.

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