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Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1748 W: 155 N: 4808] (24712)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-02
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Pets
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 16:05
Viewed: 1253
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my little rooster, the last descendant of this lovely couple

Until a couple of weeks ago it had a male sibling which was slaughtered by my geese. I realized last week that they've been killing all my chickens. I only realized that when I caught them poking at Mrs. Hen and not even my presence stopped them. I had to grab each one of them by the wings to get them off the poor hen.

Now, such as was their mischevious plan, they have the property all to themselves which they share with my sheep ,which they fear, and with Mrs. Duck which they worship! The two "chicken survivers" had to be placed in a chicken coop for protection.

PHOTOFILTRE: Not very different from the original had I not slightly Cropped-Blurred BG-Revived colors-Framed

Thank you for visiting and a nice weekend to all!

PS: The reason for the title was due to the fact that when I picked up the rooster for this photo, late in the afternoon when they can't see very well to run from intruders, at first it started to scream really loud and all of a sudden it became so silent and still that even when I put it down it lay there quietly waiting for me to leave!

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LONG LIVE YOUR ROOSTER! The sole survivor!

What a clear shot! Great detail throughout the picture! I can see in his eyes he is thinking something! Colours are great, and whole presentation is perfect!


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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-05-03 0:04]

wowww interesting to look at the details, very unusual, the red top even cover the beat. great composition, Lurdes

Hello Lurdes!
Nice portrait and beautiful framing!
Great detail and perfect clarity!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

Amiga Lurdes,

Um magnífico animal, belas cores, moldura, como sempre, excelente!
Parabéns e OPC.


hi lurdes!
wonderful close up portrait, great sharpness.

Excellent capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Amazing details.

hi , great macro, details and sharpness look amazing


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-05-04 3:49]

Hola Lurdes ;)
GREAT macro, details, expression...TFS
J ;)

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-05-04 9:59]

Nice portrait of this survivor... So not all animals are friends, I'm afraid.

Hi Lurdes, lovely roster with splendid details, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-05-04 13:42]

A wonderful portrait of the rooster. You captured every little detail perfectly. I also say; Long live mr Rooster. Glad you could save him!



Hi Lurdes,
Excellent sarpness in this close up! Great pose of the chicken and all together well presented with special framework!

Hola Lurdes.

Tremendo gallo el que muestras con una cresta impresionante.

Jose Luis.

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-06 18:10]

Sharp, sharp, sharp. :o) The detail you captured here is fabulous and at not an extremely high shutter speed a good catch, given your very interesting discussion of the normal behavior. (I had no idea that geese would/could kill roosters or chickens)
The framing and the OOB effect outside the border is very nicely done.
Presentation is key and you nailed it on this one.
nice job, thanks for sharing.

Hello Lurdes,
A great portrait, I admire the details!
Excellent point of view, and everything is pin sharp...
Well framed and well presented, great colour reproduction!
Pablo -

Hi Lurdes
Very very cute shot
Great details and colors
Beautiful frame

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