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User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
17 Jan 2011 1:22AM
Wnderful composition - hasn't gotten many votes, I think, because it is too sad to look at.
Christina
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 8:23AM
Thank you for your vote and comment Christina.
Cole, thanks for the vote.
Pete, thank you for the HC, very much appreciated when you try something different.
bfgstew 15 668 105 England
17 Jan 2011 10:05AM

Quote:hasn't gotten many votes, I think, because it is too sad to look at.


Probable reason is its not a sunset, landscape, full of colour, nude or action!

A sad demise of one of our most majestic birds, taken sympathetically and with respect.
Well deserved HC and hats off to Pete for choosing it.
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 10:32AM
Thank you Stew, much appreciated.
JeniTLC 13 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 3:14PM
Just found this...very heart-wrenching and the low viewpoint is an excellent way to portray it.
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 3:20PM
Thanks Jeni.
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
18 Jan 2011 2:35PM
Sad but very poignant shot, good pov and light.
Just nature i guess.
Ricky
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 2:38PM
Thanks Ricky.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
18 Jan 2011 10:13PM
Crash landing?
Shame, but even iconic things pass on.
I agree, it's sensitively portrayed. Well done.
Cheers, Goggz
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 4:57PM
Thank you.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 4:34PM
Such a sad subject but a superb shot full of drama and love your choice with the low POV shooting against the grey sky
Congrats on the HC
Tim
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 7:46PM
Thanks Tim, there was a convenient tussock just where I wanted to shoot from and at just the right height, so could set the camera down on it.
RAPjones 10 1 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 5:30PM
A tasteful composition for a sight that could be upsetting for many... It's still makes me sad though which says to me that it's a powerful shot...
Roger.
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 3:44PM
Thanks Roger, it did cause some comments at the camera club, the chairman who does the talking about images before we vote on them said that as a naturalist he found it almost distasteful! But it did quite well, getting a few votes. I was happy though as it made people talk about an image for a change.
RAPjones 10 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 4:07PM
Your camera club worries me a little Wink ...a naturalist should surely accept that death is a very common part of nature! This shot has prompted me to go back and look at two shots I have of death in nature, they both distress me a little but, for me, photography is not about avoiding the unpleasant stuff...
Keep posting, you have a good eye.
Roger.
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 4:45PM
Thanks Roger, it worries me a little at times too Smile
As you say, death is distressing, but it is part of life and my idea was to show that this is still a beautiful bird even in death, by showing the purity of the feathers against a winter scene.
RAPjones 10 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 5:03PM
...For me, the white plumage says lost beauty and the scattered feathers makes me ask: What happened? There's loads there...

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