"Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free."
Leonard Cohen || Bird On A Wire
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Just brilliant Sharon. I love the focus on the birds that appear to be smaller and maybe further away. This is really great.
17 Feb 2009 5:04am
@Matt Sutton: Thanks Matt. They were very co-operative with creating their own optical illusion :)
beautifully with the silhouette of the birds (doves?) like it, the text of the Cohen is good
17 Feb 2009 5:06am
@micke bergling: Thank you micke! No, not doves...just pigeons :/
Exceptional composition....what an image.
17 Feb 2009 5:12am
Wonderful words to go with such a mystical photograph.
17 Feb 2009 5:14am
Great composition, nice focus.
17 Feb 2009 5:24am
bien vu ces ombres chinoises !
17 Feb 2009 5:30am
I like those little birds. The big ones look like they might be from the Hitchcock version.
17 Feb 2009 5:36am
Neat capture, Sharon! Love the strong contrast!
17 Feb 2009 5:38am
could be the drunks from the choir : ] best...jerry
17 Feb 2009 6:02am
@ordinaryimages: With those voices? Absolutely ;-)
So beautiful Sharon
17 Feb 2009 6:36am
Excellent ! It remember me Hitchkock !
17 Feb 2009 6:45am
Very 'Alfred Hitchcock' :-) Wonderfull, well done!
Oh how very clever indeed!! Just wonderful:-)
17 Feb 2009 6:51am
When this image opened, before I saw your title, I immediately thought "birds on a wire" (from the movie, though, not the song). Excellent capture!
17 Feb 2009 6:57am
Nice capture !!!!
17 Feb 2009 7:00am
A Silo 3d effect very cool great capture !!
17 Feb 2009 7:09am
Perfect... reminds me of poe... beautifully done :)
17 Feb 2009 7:18am
Superb play of silhouettes ! well done !
17 Feb 2009 7:40am
I've seen many birds-on-wire images but never seen like this one ever
17 Feb 2009 8:06am
Quelques petites notes de musique en partition croisées! j'aime beaucoup!
17 Feb 2009 8:08am
A marvel ! Like in a motion picture (italian from the 50's ?), with that background like a screen behind - gives a depth and power that I enjoy utterly !
17 Feb 2009 8:20am
wow,this is very wonderful and amazing shot,we called this bird "Yakarim" or "Musa Ku Taghi" in our language ;)...
17 Feb 2009 8:23am
Very beautiful photo ! Love the composition, and the subject... really excelent !
17 Feb 2009 10:05am
Although they seem to me doves, they remember crows and the film to me “the birds” of Alfred Hitchcock. The backlighting is perfect. The two crossed diagonals bring about a certain threat. Brilliant.
17 Feb 2009 10:37am
belles ombres chinoises
17 Feb 2009 10:41am
BRILL! Super Fantastic Composition.
17 Feb 2009 10:55am
Superbe composition! Un beau croisement de pigeons! :O)
17 Feb 2009 10:59am
If you pull off another shot like this one, I am going to kill you. Seriously. :)
17 Feb 2009 11:10am
@Alessandro: You are making me laugh so hard! Thank you :)
Great. Really well done.
17 Feb 2009 11:29am
Excellent compo, graphic ! Well doen for this marvellous DOF. It really looks like there's a juxtaposition of images !
17 Feb 2009 11:41am
what a terrific perspective
17 Feb 2009 11:55am
Could be the front cover of a horror novel, love it, works great in mono with excellent central DOF
17 Feb 2009 12:00pm
excellent lines and silhouettes
17 Feb 2009 1:05pm
Truly an exceptional photograph Sharon, stunning on every level. Perfection to my eyes
17 Feb 2009 1:10pm
what a fantastic image. this is great work.
17 Feb 2009 1:56pm
Very good composition!
17 Feb 2009 2:03pm
good eye! very cool composition! well taken
17 Feb 2009 2:17pm
Now that's really a superb composition and incredible black and white. Not to forget that small beautiful poem.
17 Feb 2009 2:23pm
Nice how you've play with some basics here, the b/w and lines & silhouettes. Cool photo this is.
17 Feb 2009 2:27pm
Wonderful framing, well spotted, great DOF too.
17 Feb 2009 2:32pm
Brilliant composition...love it :)
17 Feb 2009 2:52pm
Fascinating creation and capture. Makes me think of the Alfred Hitchcock movie. The Birds ":o)
17 Feb 2009 3:03pm
What can I say? Such an extraordinary image and brilliant composition!!!
17 Feb 2009 3:14pm
Great composition. This looks like something out of a Alfred Hitchcock movie.
17 Feb 2009 3:20pm
Very interesting use of in and out of focus
17 Feb 2009 3:28pm
Excellent framing and perfect title. Well done!
17 Feb 2009 3:29pm
Great DoF, and lovely silhouettes. Cool shot
very graphic composition with perfect focus !
17 Feb 2009 3:42pm
fantastic capture and so perfect that you did it in silhouette!
17 Feb 2009 3:46pm
c'est sublime ! ************
17 Feb 2009 4:34pm
Cool! Pigeons - and you managed to keep them still while shooting. Very well trained indeed ;-) Love the diagonal you've found.
17 Feb 2009 4:56pm
Extraordinary composition, you had good eye to catch it.
17 Feb 2009 5:36pm
Excellent composition well framed!
17 Feb 2009 5:56pm
So simple but wonderfully effective . . pigeons always seen to watching . . waiting . .
17 Feb 2009 6:36pm
BRILLIANT !!!! E X C E L L E N T composition
and of course Leonard Cohen....
17 Feb 2009 7:07pm
Nice capture. uncommon alignment
17 Feb 2009 7:32pm
PHENOMENAL FRAME !!!
17 Feb 2009 8:47pm
Stunning Work, congratulations :)
17 Feb 2009 9:11pm
Hitchcok delirium :)
I love the cross in the backlight, so narrowsly framed, well seen.
17 Feb 2009 9:12pm
Unique in the crisscross pattern instead of the usual straight line of birds. Anything by Leonard Cohen grabs my attention, recently he donated $200,000 for relief for those caught in the Australian fires. Might be familiar with the film McCabe and Mrs. Miller which lines the soundtrack with the songs of Cohen, it was filmed in the B.C. interior.
17 Feb 2009 9:15pm
incredible and quite scaring! these birds are waiting for my end to share my hide,
I can't fight against them...
17 Feb 2009 9:31pm
Brilliant!! Amazing image! Like a shadow theatre with the audience in the foreground in the birdie world. I am still trying to figure out how the shadowy birds in the background came out to be so huge?
17 Feb 2009 9:43pm
A very nice shot, focus and geometry are perfect.
17 Feb 2009 10:48pm
You take me by the feelings with this song by Leonard Cohen! Your composition is superb.
17 Feb 2009 11:35pm
Oh yes, this is very good, no doubt about it.
18 Feb 2009 12:36am
Very disconcerting....sort of a background/foreground shift. My eyes want the out of focus birds to be in the background but their size conflicts with that interpretation.
18 Feb 2009 12:39am
Great song and a great image, the sharp and out of focus mix is great. Very nice.
18 Feb 2009 1:59am
beautiful shot - wonderful composition and I like the subtle effect of the bokeh and the sense that the larger birds are somehow less solid, more shadows...
and who else could it be but Leonard Cohen (though this song always makes me think of Johnny Cash's broken ruined old voice version)
18 Feb 2009 2:47am
Oh man... ominous. Running to a phone booth! The varied distances and sharpness makes this really interesting. Very nice! I can really only think of one thing.
18 Feb 2009 3:39am
Evocative image as always, BC. Brilliant!
18 Feb 2009 3:56am
excellent good composition
18 Feb 2009 1:04pm
18 Feb 2009 1:53pm
I love this composition and mood Sharon!
18 Feb 2009 2:39pm
18 Feb 2009 7:28pm
i was singing that song as soon as i saw the shot - and what a shot!
19 Feb 2009 4:54am
Excellent picture. I love it.
20 Feb 2009 1:31am
This is outstanding!
I mean, this is pretty common scene, but you took it! If it was me, I just pass it without noticing it.
20 Feb 2009 3:43pm
Its difficult to believe of an optical illusion! The camera cannot be deceived... Really nice shot. Bravo.
24 Feb 2009 3:24pm
How terrific is this?! (very!)
26 Feb 2009 3:07am
You've got a fantastic eye. This is inspirational stuff.
3 Mar 2009 7:06am
Made me think of the movie "The birds"
11 Mar 2009 7:05pm
16 Mar 2009 3:27am
OOH!!! the things i have missed by being out of pocket!!! oh BC this is just glorious!!! at once ominous and yet, magically enchanting!!! a PERFECT combination in visual imagery!!! and i am so thrilled to see that your are receiving the due credit / recognition of your simply fantastic photo talents!! bravo BC, bravo, bravo, bravo!!! :) x
3 Apr 2009 1:05pm
what can I say... it's incredible...
9 Jul 2009 8:30am
Each time I see pigeons on wires this image flashes before my eyes...so powerful and haunting!
12 Sep 2009 2:51am
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