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Uploaded: 10/31/05 5:53 AM GMT
A Beautiful Song
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A wet and dreary day this was until this small bird (name?) lit up the mood with a nice song.


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10/31/05 7:25 AM GMT
Let's call this bird "Songbird"! Good qaulity and detail. I can see the feathers so well. I like the way that you conveyed "wet and dreary day" inot this image with your presentation. I like this little guy. He will look really good on my desktop singing his cheery bird song! Thanks Darryl :~)
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~ Mimi~
10/31/05 8:14 AM GMT
He is real? he looks a bit dazed...his eyes do.....he's in a songbird kinda trance eh? I do like the soft feel to this. The colour you used is great too.It fits real well...nicely done for sure!
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"It is not the language of the painters but the language of nature to which one had to listen."Vincent VanGogh
10/31/05 1:45 PM GMT
That’s beautiful Darryl. He looks like he doesn’t quite trust you though, which actually ads interest to the image. Good choice of tone to convey the impression of a dreary day.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
10/31/05 3:26 PM GMT
Great mood, color, and the soft dreamy look...a real beauty...favs.:Pat.
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FEAR is a darkroom where negatives develop.
10/31/05 4:45 PM GMT
A top-notch photo in every way. 10 from me.
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10/31/05 5:13 PM GMT
A great photo, that soft look almost has a mystical quality to it. Very fine work.
Happy Halloween !
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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it by not dying ( Woody Allen )
10/31/05 5:36 PM GMT
Wowww what a marvelous shot.
Never thought a nature picture would or could be that great in b&w.
But this one is just astonishing....this is just perfect in m.h.o.
this one points me in new directions...thanks for that. and 10/10
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"pleasure in life you get by giving". You are welcom to visit my gallery
10/31/05 6:55 PM GMT
I love it in black and white.
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11/01/05 10:10 AM GMT
Perfect composition!!! The black and white really brings out the mood of day you describe. You can almost feel it!!! 10/10
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11/01/05 7:13 PM GMT
It is your super tele that makes this image work out so well.
A pity that a branch seems to be in front of the bird. Still, it is amazing how your lens seems to look past that branch.
Nice image!
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
11/02/05 7:41 PM GMT
Simply stunning perfect! 10/10
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11/02/05 10:20 PM GMT
The thumbnail immediately caught my eye. Beautiful photo! Favs.
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11/04/05 1:38 PM GMT
Awesome!!!!...Some people just have a good eye...
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11/05/05 4:32 PM GMT
A beautiful wallpaper Darryl. I like the texture of the main branch and the balance you achieved with the other branches. A little clone out of the branch at the bird's breast would have made me a little more comfortable for the bird. ;) Perhaps it helps the bird reach the high notes though and has not affected my high vote at all. ;)-
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
11/06/05 8:10 PM GMT
Whoah, this has such an incredible mood to it. Was it spring? It looks like early blooms on forsythia. Yet with the haunting muted greys it also looks like doldrums of winter.
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~"In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths" (Prov. 3:6).~
11/07/05 6:51 PM GMT
Ethereal and captivating. A wonderful shot and nice editing!
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11/07/05 8:33 PM GMT
Great capture and presentation D.
Peace&Respect Jojo
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Laying Easy Somewhere Shade Across My Mind
11/07/05 8:52 PM GMT
Amazing photo and wonderful rework! I have no suggestions what-so-ever, but I do give it a 10, favrorites gallery, and desktop display. I don't think the honors extend much more than that...
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You know that the outhouse is in the right place if it seems too close in summer and too far in winter.
11/08/05 3:04 AM GMT
Great photo! I love the way the songbird's feathers are almost the same colour as the tree... they seem to go together really well.
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11/09/05 10:02 PM GMT
I can hear it....its, u really got an amazing shot. I love the B&W tones, give it a great touch feeling. Thanks!!!!
My new "the joy of childhood"
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“Suspiros etereos se abrazan con un beso eterno” Enjoy My Gallery
11/10/05 2:52 AM GMT
Famous picture! Really nice! beautiful B&W... 10!
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11/11/05 6:53 AM GMT

Really nice. Love the effect you have created. This must be viewed full size, as I am so impressed with the quality. Fantastic clarity on your subject, good depth ... another element that is quite strong in conveying the 'mood' and 'feeling' of this shot.

For me you have succeeded in recreating the whole forest of trees with your editing. This image is 'big' in my mind. There certainly is a feel of expanse and intimacy at the same time with the subject matter.

Great work.

p.s. And of course, now ... I am curious as to what the original looked like.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
11/11/05 2:56 PM GMT
I just read one of your comments on an old photo of mine and though to myself... "it's been entirely too long since I saw any of Darryl's work. Do you think maybe he's not posting great photography any more?"

Pfffft. What an idiot I am, of course he's still posting great photography. This is amazing. I remember long ago you told me your secret for adding a soft blur to things without losing the sharpness of the edges, but you must have refined your skills, because wow I'm not acheiving anything like this!

It's great to see some of your stuff again, I'm operating at a largely reduced rate of contribution to the world of photography over the last year but boy can I still appreciate the good stuff when I see it. Keep it up!
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11/20/05 4:12 PM GMT
Breathtaking. I love the foreground branches and your slight tint. The tiny buds give the impression of snow or lights.
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11/30/05 11:42 AM GMT
Love the effects you have used....Beautiful composition and subject.
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12/07/05 3:59 PM GMT
This picture is nicely done. I love the colors that were added and the picture is clear. This is an inviting image. Well done
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"Holy, holy, holy is the lord God Almighty - the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come."
12/08/05 4:11 AM GMT
This shot is tremendous. 10 all the way and by far one of the best I have seen on the site for the short time I have been here.
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12/20/05 10:01 AM GMT
Simply stunning! Favourites here it comes!
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Don't open the darkroom door....your let all the dark out!
01/04/06 1:41 AM GMT
Outstanding once again!
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"A picture is worth a thousand words"
01/30/06 2:27 AM GMT
This is a beautiful shot. It's perfect.
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02/28/06 7:07 PM GMT
Beautiful work! The little songbird
would perk up any dreary day.
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03/10/06 5:04 PM GMT
This is absolutely stunning...and my new desktop at work :)
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06/10/06 3:06 AM GMT
A severe but poetic image....has the "feel" of a japenese silk print.........quite good
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09/19/06 1:31 PM GMT
My God, this shot is... great!!!!!!! BRAVO!!! BRAVISSIMO !!!!!
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01/12/07 11:57 PM GMT
Beautiful, soft and delicate...
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06/02/09 5:35 PM GMT
i was browsing through your gallery and came across this, and i must say, it is absolutely gorgeous! 10/10 and into my favourites.
Thanks for sharing!
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09/12/09 5:03 PM GMT
This is a beautiful shot, love the detail... the moss on the bark pops out at you, the buds on the branches and the bird... beautiful!
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