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the birds

Posted by
bluechameleon (Vancouver, Canada) on 12 March 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Birds fly, in the eye of the faithless daughter
Broken, at the bitter end
Wasted, sacrifice for a new nirvana
Night time, send us on our way
Icicle Works || Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)

NIKON D700 1/1250 second F/3.5 ISO 200 28 mm

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k@ from Paris, France

First I love the delicate shades of grey in your frame, subtle mono and so clear we miss no details despite the frame is so rich and busy. Second, i love the massive and solid buildings versus the light flights. And third, i just love the Peace & Freedom those birds carry on their wings as metaphors of so many things we all can relate to here. The little birds all over in the background seem all drawned by a delicate hand adding them to achieve the charcoal painting. Hope arises in this feathered poetry of yours, hope despite 'all the rest'... I do hope you are fine & thanks for your visit, I think of you, dear S*

12 Mar 2013 6:35am

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Great shot! Framing buildings with lovely bird motif in the foreground ..nicely clear black & white.. I like it a lot!

12 Mar 2013 7:04am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful POV ! I love the flight of the birds between the high buildings, a feeling of freedom out of the city ! an excellent bright B&W ! glad to see again you photographies !

12 Mar 2013 7:29am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

I love the juxtaposition of nature and structure along with the fascinating urban feel your image emanates.

12 Mar 2013 7:31am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great shot !

12 Mar 2013 7:47am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a brilliant capture!

12 Mar 2013 7:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Birds enjoy a wonderful sense of freedom that we can only imagine . . you caught a sense of it here.

12 Mar 2013 8:36am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A very beautiful capture! Superb B/W and light! Bravo!

12 Mar 2013 9:45am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

They are wonderfully freestyle compared to the rigid lines of architecture all around them, and as Karine points out the grey nuances and detail are gorgeous. Truly a great shot !

12 Mar 2013 11:16am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful grey scale tones in this B&W image Sharon! A wonderful sense of freedom and joy! Bravo! ;-)

12 Mar 2013 11:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful !

12 Mar 2013 12:52pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic capture, love the mood

12 Mar 2013 1:53pm

sylvain santelli from cayenne, France

such a dynamic and unreal shot !

12 Mar 2013 2:23pm

*M.Я.G* from Tehran, Iran

extraordinary shot...

12 Mar 2013 3:25pm

yalda from Chaloos, Iran


12 Mar 2013 3:44pm

STEED from D, France

***** Fabulous Picture,Sharon....

12 Mar 2013 4:12pm

bet365 from Russian Federation

great shot. Exellent work. Bravo

12 Mar 2013 4:49pm

Blind Owl from Southern California, United States

Wonderful B&W, with great DOF

12 Mar 2013 5:27pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Everything look so light .........beautiful picture !

12 Mar 2013 7:34pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i like how you captured the whole flock of 'em hovering around like that.. makes for a nice urban scene.. :)

12 Mar 2013 8:52pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

A great moment to catch - good angle and I like those tones.

12 Mar 2013 11:22pm

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

Lovely B&W image.

13 Mar 2013 1:59am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They all seem to be headed right where you are standing. The B&W is gorgeous.

13 Mar 2013 3:01am

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

Beautiful movement !

13 Mar 2013 9:44am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on Spotlightl

13 Mar 2013 7:02pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Ah congrats sharon !

13 Mar 2013 7:06pm

@Eric C.: Thanks! What a surprise :)

Irene from L C, France

Superb ! I love it

13 Mar 2013 7:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Spotlight, too - good to see !

13 Mar 2013 7:28pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks so much. I'm really surprised by this!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid shot. Congrats on the Spotlight. Good day.

13 Mar 2013 8:08pm

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Great capture, amazing POV and BW photo

13 Mar 2013 8:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great graphics. congratulations!!

13 Mar 2013 8:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

13 Mar 2013 8:26pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

13 Mar 2013 9:18pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Congratulations! great shot*****

13 Mar 2013 10:26pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Fantastic - bravo!

13 Mar 2013 10:43pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful monochrome shot ... the grey tones are just wonderful !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

13 Mar 2013 11:31pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great capture! good timing and focus with birds adding a great touch to the cityscape!

14 Mar 2013 2:14am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

14 Mar 2013 3:16am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Congratulations, Sharon. It's such a good shot !

14 Mar 2013 5:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight! Very beautiful!

14 Mar 2013 6:36am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

So beautiful ! congratulations

14 Mar 2013 7:00am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is stunning! I love the perspective here. I like how the birds stand out against the buildings

14 Mar 2013 7:10am

Mahdi Monavari from Zanjan, Iran

So nice!

14 Mar 2013 9:00am

David from Avranches, France

Superb, deserves all the plaudits. Simply stunning.

14 Mar 2013 9:15am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

wonderful timing and image, well done indeed.

14 Mar 2013 11:42am

Navin Harish from Noida, India

Absuletely brilliant. This is one of the pigeon shot I have seen

14 Mar 2013 12:30pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh my, what a classic!!! Timing, compo and lighting are all impeccable... the mood is almost surreal!
Incredible capture Sharon! Congrats!:-)

14 Mar 2013 1:35pm

PIXistenz from Antwerp, Belgium

Good one!

14 Mar 2013 4:38pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent composition and beautifully captured and presented. Congratulations on your Spotlight !

14 Mar 2013 6:04pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo!!!! un spotlight vraiment bien mérité!! félicitation!!

14 Mar 2013 6:58pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!!!

14 Mar 2013 7:09pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight!

14 Mar 2013 8:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just stunning! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Mar 2013 12:30am

N.Shoosh from Shiraz, Iran

Amazing shot

15 Mar 2013 11:19am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'adore ces gris et ces vols d'oiseaux

15 Mar 2013 4:10pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

So much poetry in this image, you got something here !

16 Mar 2013 8:38am

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

I very much like the B&W tones, and the center bird really grabs the eye then allows it to wander around the rest of the flock.

16 Mar 2013 11:02am

yvan from Slovenia

What a beautiful shot and a great collection in you blog!

16 Mar 2013 6:14pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

16 Mar 2013 8:15pm

Mohsen from Karaj, Iran

This is beautiful! kinda LOVE the contrast between symbols of nature (birds) and the city life (skyscrapers). & the B&W has made its beauty timeless! :)

17 Mar 2013 6:54am

Babzy from Besançon, France

wow !!! ;)

17 Mar 2013 1:25pm

Angel from Madrid, Spain

Una toma urbana llena de imaginación, contrasta a la perfección la ligereza de las palomas con la dureza de los edificios.

20 Mar 2013 10:12am

hamed from tehran, Iran

very sp

22 Mar 2013 12:10am

Bernard Vinceneux from NANTES, France

birds on the city

23 Mar 2013 9:14am

Phil Vaughn from United States

Love this! The birds give it such magic. Very nicely done!

5 Apr 2013 12:36am

BluSimo from Venezia, Italy

I never imagined the pigeons in a modern city ... yha's why it is surprising twice! :-)
fantastic B/W tones too..

8 Apr 2013 7:54pm

Brian from Irving, TX, United States

Love how it looks like the birds are actually attacking. Great shot. Love the exposure of the black and white too.

21 Apr 2013 2:24pm

Lorna from Hamilton, Canada

Magnificent. Especially in B&W

9 Aug 2013 5:04pm

1/1250 second
ISO 200
28 mm