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Animal and Man's Pride

Animal and Man's Pride
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Copyright: Ahmet Cengizhan Dirican (acdirican) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 4 N: 18] (364)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-23 13:51
Viewed: 1295
Points: 4
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-23 19:19]

Hello Ahmet,
I must admit I have always had a love for these beautiful birds since I was a child. I remember at a very early age watching my cousins homing pigeons circle the neighborhood for hours, and being amazed at their flying ability in close formation.
This is definitely a beautiful specimen with it's reddish brown breast, white head and beige wings. I also like it's alert red eye and grizzled markings on it's neck and face.
I know that most people frown on including a man made object in our photos, but a statue is as natural a place for a pigeon to perch on as a tree is for a woodpecker. A real beauty!!

Hi Ahmet,
I particularly like the composition of this image. Pity you did not add a note. To follow on Ron's remark, with which I agree, I remember placing an image of a canna here when I first joined and it was summarily removed because a canna is a garden plant and pictures of cultivated plants are not allowed. However, the canna also grows in the wild, of course, and where else are they allowed to feature for their botanical significance, if not here? (Homing pigeons have been genetically manipulated as much as canna's anyway) So, to my mind, man-made objects are fine here as long as nature remains the main theme. (We, and all our artefacts, are part of nature anyway). Question is whether Treklens is the more appropriate place to have uploaded this image and this is where your (non-existing) note would come in - is it about the functioning of nature, for example, or is it about the art of photography, both of which, to my mind, are equally meritorious?
Best wishes.

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