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prayer complete

prayer complete
Photo Information
Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 6:49
Viewed: 2909
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First snowfall of the season... just a dusting.

This squirrel (look between the pumpkins) appears to be praying (or eating a seed). :)

“Every true prayer
has its background and its foreground.
The foreground of prayer is the intense,
immediate desire for a certain blessing
which seems to be absolutely
necessary for the soul to have;
the background of prayer is the quiet,
earnest desire that the will of God,
whatever it may be, should be done.
What a picture is the perfect prayer
of Jesus in Gethsemane!
In front burns the strong desire
to escape death and to live;
but behind there stands, calm and strong,
the craving of the whole life
for the doing of the will of God...
Leave out the foreground,
let there be no expression
of the will of him who prays,
and there is left a pure submission
which is almost fatalism.
Leave out the background,
let there be no acceptance of the will of God,
and the prayer is only an expression of self-will,
a petulant claiming of the uncorrected choice
of him who prays.
Only when the two are there together,
the special desire
resting on the universal submission,
the universal submission opening
into the special desire
is the picture perfect
and the prayer complete.”
- Phillips Brooks

Taken hand-held out of our upstairs bathroom window with 12X zoom fully extended. Snow was lightly falling during the capture. Auto everything. Some PP work in Photoshop CS2.

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camouflage and mimicywinterpalace 1 12-13 11:17
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Hello Larry
Beautiful scene with wonderful colours and very good composition.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Wow that's an amazing Photograph indeed Larry. The briliant stylish composition of the two pumpkins is just so appealing to the eyes, ......and that incredible almost like a ghost presents of the squirrel in the frame! Bravo! Impressive image indeed!
George Veltchev

Hi Larry
I did not even see the Squirrel in the thumb nail. The camouflage is amazing and you dealt very well with it.



Hello Larry
superb composed shot, at the first time, i have not seen the squirrel, only when i had read the note, i have discovered this nice subject, it is very well camouflaged againt the tree trunk,
very sharp image of this winter scenery, thanks a lot
Have a good night

Very nice shot Larry. I love the soft colours to the picture. The dusting of snow brings the picture together nicely. TFS Trevor

hello Larry

great timing to shoot this funny photo
of this cute little animal, the POV
you choose is very fine with the way
it is framed, with excellent focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Larry,
Fantastic composition, a little pale colors which suit very well to the mood of snowfall. And the squirrel between the pumpkins... in a pose like a little Buddha statue... absolutely amazing job! Bravo! Great camouflage also, at first I didn't realize there's a squirrel at all on the pic. Perfect photo.
Best regards, László

Hello Larry!
Very fine scene. Amazing lightness and brightness. Sophisticated delicate colours.
Good cut. Very good capture. Superb contrast.
Interesting image, interesting poem. Splendid effect.
Well done!

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