VISUAL SOMA

21 Aug 2008 1,501 views
 
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dead cardinal

So much for passion. Here's death.

dead cardinal

So much for passion. Here's death.

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  • Bill
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2008, 19:35
Cool. It doesn't have the pulled back arc of neck so famous in longer necked fossils.
  • Bill
  • 21 Aug 2008, 19:36
I'm not from Britain. I'm from Missouri
Dave Bonta: Sorry about that. Shutterchance is based in the UK, so I guess that's the default or something.
Okay, having just mentioned this photo in my comment on your lair jordans, I have to say this photo really does it for me. It's one of the best examples of good use of colour I've seen for a long time, and the softening of the bird gives it a kind of dream-like quality. Small details add so much — that lone white feather crammed up against the LH edge, almost gone but still here, echoes what's happening to the bird itself and adds a lightness (in all senses) that greatly enhances the photo. I can't speak for anyone else (although I hope they'll do that themselves), but this, for me, is a beautiful, melancholy photo that says as much about life as it does about death. Well done, Dave.

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