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July 17, 2013
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1/125 second
Focal Length
105 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 14, 2013, 3:08:00 PM
ACDSee Pro 6
Rescue mission by xbastex Rescue mission by xbastex
Young hawk fallen from the roof of the church hurted his wing.
This man took it to animal protection societies.
Cracow 2013

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Rescue mission by xbastex ( Suggested by thegoldenteeth and Featured by 1pen )
This one haves a great visual impact wherever you see it. "Rescue Mission", I personally love the title of this photo. The details on the feathers and the hawk's expression... I really don't have words :heart:

By the way, the effect caused for use the B&W style for the photo allows better highlight the most important to the center, the animal.

Full of sentiment, full of spirit (sorry if this sounds weird).

So difficult to describe all the contain of this image. I just can say, it's full of all of what we want to see all day: Love to All
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Critique by Procellara Jul 17, 2013, 7:22:30 PM
So much cries out when I see this image. The bird looking up, aghast at its current situation and unaware that the owner of those hands only wishes to deliver it to safety.

The black and white image further amplifies the power and starkness of the image. Without knowing whether it is a kestrel or a falcon or what not, we are reminded that all are birds of a feather that occasionally are rescued from dire situations by us "two feet".

The photographer shows excellent skill, placement, and use of black and white to present an image of security for the bird in hand, but also a sense that despite the confusion on the birds part, that all will be well.
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ThroughColours Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
gave me goosebumps, wonderful
poriferaThief Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
the bidrr's like "hhhhhh"
NorthernAurorae Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2014  New member  General Artist
It's so cutee!!!!!!
foureyes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Love Heart +fav 
Darttie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member Student Filmographer
Wow this is awesome ! good work ;)
Manlarr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Photographer
wow  awesome work!
lest5000 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   Photographer
cute :)
jules-101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I'll just sum it up for you in case you don't read all the comments:D (Big Grin)  Everybody loves your picture!Heart 
BlaneBechard Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an AMAZING image. It tells a story without words and is technically perfect. The human hands and the bird's expression add so much to the composition. 
jules-101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I am not critiquing this work- why would I? It is perfection in the details, I prefer the emotion it summons and the memories of all the many creatures that I have tried to rescue. Some have lived and some have died, but we must try to save those who cannot save themselves or this means that our hearts have dried up and become stale.Heart      
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