Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Poing, Germany
Date: Aug 18, 2007
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007
|Taken at a prey bird show in Wildpark Poing, outside Munich, Germany.
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Cloned a dust bunny and an errant wire
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I've been trying to convey different ideas with my images, rather than just presenting "pretty pictures", even where the image seems straight forward (such as this one). Here, the size of the bird was meant to reflect its speed (Falcons are very, very fast), it's relative insignificance in the open sky when you see it with the naked eye, and the precision of its movement (all of which relate to its wings, the challenge theme).
I couldn't present that message if I had increased its size in the frame, or if I had used a technique like motion blur, and I thought clouds in the background detracted from the message as well. So, smallish presentation against a pure blue background. I wanted fast and lonely in the sky; what it seems I presented was "photographer too far away from the subject."
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