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If Looks Could Kill

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 3 September 2009 in Animal & Insect.

Canon EOS 50D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love how you filled the frame here.

3 Sep 2009 9:26am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

excellent portrait, love it!

3 Sep 2009 12:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely, intense portrait. The feather detail is great.

3 Sep 2009 5:09pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

That is one bird I would not want to mess with...

3 Sep 2009 7:46pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

That bird looks like it's share of killing.

3 Sep 2009 9:32pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

His eye gives him an angry look. Beautiful details and framing.

3 Sep 2009 11:47pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Well done. The framing is really good. -- I like the way the bird and the black space are balancing each other in opposite corners. And you're right: I live near the Iwakura river (perhaps it shouldn't really be dignified with the name "river") and walk along it almost every day. I see these beautiful birds and enjoy watching them. But it also occurs to me rather often that while they look beautiful to me, to the fish they are huge killers! It's all about perspective....

4 Sep 2009 3:12am