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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Harwich Port, MA
Date: Nov 20, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2010

after Farid ud-Din Attar:

sacred texts

sacred texts 2

And after these came others ó arguing,
Enquiring and excusing ó some one Thing,
And some another ó endless to repeat,
But, in the Main, Sloth, Folly, or Deceit.
Their Souls were to the vulgar Figure cast
Of earthly Victual not of Heavenly Fast.


Sounds like DPC, eh? :-)

This is the Fitzgerald translation.

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Whoa, I don't believe it... I am still stunned...

By far my most "meaningful" ribbon, ever! And the Posthumous Gallery as well!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.7514
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.8148
Avg (non-participants): 6.6979
Views since voting: 4040
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 177
Comments: 63
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/13/2010 07:17:00 PM
Congrats Robert! I've been thinking about this image the last few days. An amazing number of birds...at just the right time of day.
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12/13/2010 09:44:12 AM
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12/08/2010 10:00:03 AM
Yay Mr. Bear - fabulous shot , congrats !!!!
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12/08/2010 07:27:47 AM
Absolutely Fantastic Bear!
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12/07/2010 12:23:06 AM
Wow, congratultions, Bear. Fantastic composition.
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12/05/2010 09:47:05 PM
way to go, bear!!
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12/05/2010 11:41:55 AM
even though this ribboned, it doesn't look like a "typical" posthumous image to me, which is one of the things I liked about it... but clearly dpc begs to differ.

I love birds, I love captures of large numbers of birds, especially when they can contain the chaos somehow, as your does. congratulations.
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12/05/2010 12:56:44 AM
This was my top scoring image for this challenge. Brilliant and a favorite for me!
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12/04/2010 02:13:14 PM
You seem to be doing very well with the bird shots that you previously claimed to not do well... Please stop shooting birds... :) (It's cruel... .. .. No, not to the birds, .... To everyone else vying for a ribbon :) )...
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12/04/2010 10:19:51 AM
Robert congrats, and you stayed with color, love it
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12/03/2010 10:54:32 PM
I really like this shot, so simple, plain, in your face wonderful
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12/03/2010 03:36:15 PM
Well done, Bear. Was that an inspiration for Parlement of Foules?
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12/03/2010 12:59:02 PM
again, you have everyone's pulse. Congratulations on the well deserved award(s)!
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12/03/2010 12:35:48 PM
Congratulations, Robert. Well done.
During the challenge I visited this a few times and wondered everytime if it's sometime you come across often. I would love to see this (and shoot of course).
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12/03/2010 11:53:34 AM
Congratulations on ribbon,superb stuff.
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12/03/2010 11:42:41 AM
congrats Robert! nice to see it appreciated both by masses and the experts, an artist's dream :).
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12/03/2010 11:35:04 AM
Proficiat on your Yellow ribbon with this extraordinary image Robert.
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12/03/2010 11:33:41 AM
VERY nice. Congratulations, Bear.
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12/03/2010 10:48:12 AM
Nicely done. I bet winning a ribbon in this one means something special to you.
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12/03/2010 09:48:00 AM
Whoa, Nice! I hope you didn't get any on ya. ;-)
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12/03/2010 09:46:46 AM
Well done, my friend. Loved it during voting. Love it now. :)
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12/03/2010 09:26:33 AM
Congrats Robert, and congrats again because the ribbon hit the mark that you were aiming for. That is a thoughtful title.
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12/03/2010 07:54:40 AM
I gave this a 7 and didn't have time to comment. The birds on the wire - kind of crazy! Love the sky. Congrats on the yellow!
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12/03/2010 07:30:31 AM
great photograph, many compliments Robert!
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12/03/2010 05:14:15 AM
congrats Robert for the double award!
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12/03/2010 04:46:50 AM
Your on a streak now Rob! Your 2nd Bird ribbon in a few weeks!
Congrats, an amazing picture.
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12/03/2010 04:27:38 AM
WOW! This is AWESOME!

What a fantastic image - one of those 'wish I'd taken that images!'
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12/03/2010 04:25:28 AM
Wonderful image Robert. Well deserved ribbon. Got an 8 from me.
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12/03/2010 03:40:52 AM
AWESOME RESULT and so DESERVED...love from shez
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12/03/2010 02:25:49 AM
Congrats with a well deserved ribbon Robert. I also love the B/W's but still nice to see a splash of color in the top 10.
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12/03/2010 01:31:51 AM
Congratulations. Well deserved!
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12/03/2010 01:14:42 AM
Congrats Robert, great shot and title...quirky the way Don likes it :)
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12/03/2010 01:11:40 AM
Way to go, Robert!
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12/03/2010 12:53:49 AM
Oh I never did find you, did I? But it's because you covered your tracks so well. Congratulations on the well-earned double accolade mate.
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12/03/2010 12:18:25 AM
Yay! Congrats, Mr. Bear!!
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12/03/2010 12:15:06 AM
congrats robt.. i thought it may have been xion :)
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12/03/2010 12:14:03 AM
Congrats! What a ribbon to win at that!
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12/03/2010 12:09:17 AM
Nice goin' Robert!
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12/03/2010 12:09:17 AM
Bear!!!!!!! Awesome! The yellow AND a gif!!! Congrats. I LOVE this image. So amazing. It is like a jewel.
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12/03/2010 12:04:16 AM
congrats Rob't on another ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 10:07:06 PM
Wonderful lines, dramatic clouds, and the birds -- 10 from me
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12/02/2010 07:52:49 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
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12/02/2010 07:37:27 PM
wow! that's an incredible bird capture.

I'm hanging this in the posthumous art gallery.

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12/02/2010 05:48:33 PM
Great lines, great color. The number and arrangement of birds is hard to believe. Quite a scene. The two lone fliers give it a nice balance and some motion. Cool shot.
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12/02/2010 01:51:07 PM
Tough call on my top 3 for this challenge, so I am going to give you and one other image a tie for 3rd cause I had to pick 4. Great lines and colors. Surely wouldnt have been the same minus the two flying birds. This just brought a smile to my face. Very very pleasing. For that I give this image a Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_649860.jpg.
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12/02/2010 10:38:32 AM
Love the composition!!
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12/01/2010 10:28:05 PM
that's a lot of birds!! I'm wondering what this would look like in b/w.
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11/30/2010 05:41:57 AM
thats really amazing amount of birds on lines! wish you would have done it in B&W the colors are way to saturated
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11/28/2010 11:39:47 AM
Not entirely sure the oversaturation/topaz-effect of the clouds works here completely - but I love this shot too much to dislike the processing. Honestly - with this type of shot, I would have gone with a high contrast b/w. 9
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11/28/2010 11:09:42 AM
No doubt, one of my favorite : great sky with nice textured clouds, the rows of birds add an interesting symetry and to cap it all the flying birds !!!
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11/27/2010 11:41:01 PM
very nice! 9
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11/27/2010 03:49:44 PM
Fabulously fun! (not voting)
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11/27/2010 03:20:53 PM
What a amazing congregation. I like this a lot.
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11/27/2010 01:05:46 PM
Great conposition here,neat image.
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11/26/2010 09:51:45 PM
Love it. Love the title.
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11/26/2010 08:59:06 PM
Such an excellent composition. The V shape seems fitting for obvious reasons, not to mention the way they frame the two birds in flight. The clouds add drama. Not crazy about the vignette, but maybe that's just me.
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11/26/2010 06:37:11 PM
I think this would have done very well in "Clouds"
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11/26/2010 01:47:43 PM
YES!
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11/26/2010 01:02:21 PM
Great play with lines and intersections. Colors are dramatic and the contrasts makes it a little mysterious. Great job! 8
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11/26/2010 07:36:32 AM
Wow, lots of birds. Almost like an intersection where the two lines meet.
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11/26/2010 04:09:09 AM
Surely you took a shot while popping a ballon? I know I would have.

A great find that has been well shot and I like the post processing too.
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11/26/2010 01:43:50 AM
OMG!!!!!!!! What a great find. How fortunate that you looked up. The sky is fantastic, but those lines of birds - wow.
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11/26/2010 12:16:38 AM
LOL.
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