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Submitted on
July 17, 2013
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7.2 MB


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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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Given 2014-01-19
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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BlaneBechard Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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 3 days ago
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      
Light-Lein Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing shot! I love the contrast between the young small falcon and the big older hads of the man. Holding it safe and firm. Congrats with the daily deviation!
orziloveKTE Featured By Owner 6 days ago
The face of this hawk clearly convey the tension of fear,

I really love this work. :#1:
pianolady32 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo! Nod 
A1Z2E3R Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Great contrast with the B & W ! I like the reflection is the eye of  hawk, its expressio face and details of hands.
gingersketches Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful bird!  I'm glad to hear someone helped it after it was injured.  Nice capture of the image.
VikingOwl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. The bird is awesome
GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Writer
Aw, such a cute little bird...Love 
WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soso beautiful in every way...
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