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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-04 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon RP
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Date: May 14, 2019
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2019

Taiwanese Eagle Migrated thousand years ago from Japan.
In Japanese mythology Amenohiwashi-no-kami is symbol for power.

Japanese mythology has an eagle god, appearing in the "Nihon Shoki" and "Kogo Shui" as "Amenohiwashi-no-kami". Our ancestors likely felt a special respect for large birds like eagles and hawks. Within today’s urban culture, there is little opportunity to directly experience this feeling of respect for wild eagles. The fletching on the arrows used in Shinto ceremony and Japanese archery offer a small glimpse, constantly looking down on a vast swath of earth as they move across the sky, freely using their powerful ability to processing all that information, eagles exist in an entirely different dimension than humans. For Japan, the eagle is a symbol of the great power of nature that has existed since ancient times.

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05/22/2019 12:33:45 AM
This is amazing! I can't figure out how you did it... but that's why these types of free studies have always intimidated me. So much talent! Such artistry!
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05/22/2019 12:16:06 AM
and yes, every single bird in this picture is different except for the eagle. The photos are all taken by me.
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05/21/2019 08:55:04 PM
a beautiful creation. i'm assuming all the bird photos are yours.

I'm hanging this in my fantasy gallery

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05/15/2019 04:20:02 PM
Nice work. Curious for the meaning of the title, I hope you'll explain the meaning.
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05/15/2019 04:56:00 AM
I don't know what the title means, but that matters little (although I hope you will enlighten us later).

It's wildly allegorical, in my reckoning. I can construct many possible meanings for it, and every one is thrilling. Think of a beautiful piece of classical music, and how you can listen to it hundreds of times and never tire of it, never exhaust it of mood and meaning. This is a classical music kind of photograph. Thank you.
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