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Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird
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Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-28
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony DCR-PC330E
Exposure: f/4, 1/150 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Vietnam Cambodia
Date Submitted: 2006-05-26 3:49
Viewed: 2838
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Free as a Bird

Yes a bird flies over all human obstacles
An obstacle is just an obstacle you can remove them

This photo is taken in the (S21) Toulsleng genocide prison
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Nice shot Ruud. Well observed, interesting scene. Good title. Well done...

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-05-26 4:23]

Excellent composition and title, Ruud.
Very well seen and done !

THANKS and have a great weekend,

excellent view!!!!!

Superb symbolism.........the black hole says everything to me.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-05-26 7:39]

Ruud, awesome showing the bird here!
Yes, you can't keep the bird to one place - not like those who were kept inside this place.
Still, a sad photo,

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-05-26 7:54]

Hi Ruud,
This is a great impact photo, I like to see this bird staying on this wire and not impressed by it. This is a great liberty/no liberty contrast. Very well done.

Hi Ruud,

Great composition!
The bird here can show us how difficult it is to keep it in one place (like human beings). They need to be free, otherwise they're miserable (like birds)...
Great POV and colour tones! Nice sharpness in details!
Well done and TFS :)


hi ruud!
wonderful composition, great POV.

Great symbolic shot, Ruud !
Good title.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-05-26 12:31]

Hi Ruud,
Yes, a great symbolic shot with the opposition barbed /bird ! But also a photo quite made up! I like much the balance of the geometrical plans broken by the irregilarity of the barbed wires. Great harmony of attenuated blue and gray. Very well done! Annie

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-05-26 13:47]

Het zwarte gat is symbool van de angst voor de plek der onontkoombare folteringen.
Betekenisvolle foto; doet me denken aan de Berlijnse muur met al die opschriften; laat zien hoe klein wij kunnen denken en wat voor gruwelijke gevolgen dat heeft. De mus zit vrij te zijn op ons gevangenismateriaal.

nice shot.. i like this.. it's going to my favorites..

from this I get a bad feeling , I can not be closed in, not that I have claustrophobia, I just hate to be caged in. I can imagine myself on the inside looking out , a horrible feeling, very well done.

a simple note, a simple photo yet thought provoking and makes one wonder of human perseverence.
a symbol of hope, dream and courage.
well done my friend.

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  • ashi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 13 N: 82] (572)
  • [2006-08-25 1:41]

great focus. Love the dull colours. well seen, and well shot. congratulations.

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