Bye-Bye Blackbird !

Posted by Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 19 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

Magic !

19 Oct 2012 5:03am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Bonita instanánea. Me gusta la toma.

19 Oct 2012 5:22am

365 from namur, Belgium

Perfect composition, the woman goes on one side and the bird towards the other side.

19 Oct 2012 5:42am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Thank God, it leaves us this attractive prey ! Lovely framing and catch ! Phil

19 Oct 2012 6:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The decisive instant !
Fabulous !

19 Oct 2012 6:42am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful tones.

19 Oct 2012 6:49am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Un instant magique !!

19 Oct 2012 6:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition and a beautiful fleeting moment!

19 Oct 2012 7:01am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Although this is one bird this scenery reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" when the woman was attacked by birds on the pier ...........
Nice tones and composition!

19 Oct 2012 7:06am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Black bird and black hair are leaving. Boats are stored for the night. Great picture.

19 Oct 2012 7:17am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Fantastic capture and wonderful tone of colors in this most wonderful photo. %*

19 Oct 2012 7:21am

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Decisive moment of the departure, the miracle of captured moment ! Superb. Bravo and thanks!

19 Oct 2012 7:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Du grand art, elle est sensationnelle cette image. ***** Belle journée Mariana.

19 Oct 2012 7:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France


19 Oct 2012 7:49am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The girl runs one way the bird flies off in the opposite direction - it works so well.

19 Oct 2012 8:00am

tataray from france, France

Superbe image et magnifique scène en mouvement)

19 Oct 2012 8:01am

Emmeji from France

La fin d'une histoire, chacun part de son côté...magique ***

19 Oct 2012 8:11am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture Mariana, the bird makes a lovely shot incredible and then you add in your processing, terrific

19 Oct 2012 8:45am

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Nice compo and framing

19 Oct 2012 8:59am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I'm impressed Marian symbolism of the image makes us think and look within us a response, a picture with a thousand stories to tell, bravissimo mary

19 Oct 2012 9:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

terrific interplay between the two birds :)

19 Oct 2012 9:44am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Déclencher au bon moment....... bravo.

19 Oct 2012 9:47am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Peut-être la fin de saison pour lui aussi.

19 Oct 2012 11:22am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Good title but being a man I was zooming in on the bikini lady :)

19 Oct 2012 11:37am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I love your pp treatment here Mariana! Well done! ;-)

19 Oct 2012 11:39am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo! j'adore le traitement!! bravo

19 Oct 2012 11:43am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

What a cool scene, the bird is a bit scary, i like it.

19 Oct 2012 12:13pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful composition, mood and color processing !

19 Oct 2012 12:34pm

Tat à l'Oeil from Paris, France

belle compo et joli traitement

19 Oct 2012 12:34pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Nice tone of colours in this picture. What a dream image!

19 Oct 2012 12:47pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Superbe photo ! j aime beaucoup

19 Oct 2012 12:51pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of the bird in flight! Looks like the bikini-clad woman gave up on the weather....looks windy and cool. I love how her wind-blown hair covers her face.

19 Oct 2012 1:19pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Les barque, le personnage ce ponton et l'oiseau dans le décor quelle compo.

19 Oct 2012 1:40pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great photo! it's not easy to get good shot of black birds...
Not funny? my post today is blackbird! had we the same thought ?
your black bird looks sad to leave, mine doesn't want to leave! :)
BTW: your last portrait of the young boy is fantastic, love it!

19 Oct 2012 1:48pm

@Tomix: thanks Max ! I do not know, but all my shots with black birds are ok. I only click and they look ok ;) Or maybe I think so ;)

Tomix from landerneau, France

sorry: not the boy, the young girl and the bird.

19 Oct 2012 1:50pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shot, it's surprising how big theses birds are

19 Oct 2012 2:09pm

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Excellent ! I like the parallel between the bird and the woman.

19 Oct 2012 2:43pm

@Benoît Caurette: both flying but in different directions ;) thx Benoit !

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

My eye wanders along the hulls, from one bird to another ; ] best…jf

19 Oct 2012 2:44pm

@ordinaryimages: and they stopped on another flying bird ( on the right side ). Right ? he he

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nicely balanced shot, being a guy, my eye's drifting towards the right though.. ;D

19 Oct 2012 3:06pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente ambiance avec cette triangulation entre les barques retournées, la personne qui rentre et l'oiseau qui s'envole plus loin...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

19 Oct 2012 3:07pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amazing scene...great processing.

19 Oct 2012 3:17pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and great processing !

19 Oct 2012 3:32pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

An empty beach, the black bird that goes, the young woman in another direction, this is a great composition. I love.

19 Oct 2012 4:10pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Yes it,s too cold.:-) Interesting strong treatment.

19 Oct 2012 4:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. the tones are wonderful

19 Oct 2012 4:47pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

a great catch, leaving me somewhat sentimental! a touching image :)

19 Oct 2012 4:50pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Incredible view and the blackbird wins by a full feather show !!~

19 Oct 2012 5:42pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Superbe image.

19 Oct 2012 6:03pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great shot framing ++ Mariana

19 Oct 2012 6:17pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Outstanding composition, the woman and the bird ! I love this dynamic image !*****

19 Oct 2012 7:30pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Beautiful work Mariana, and a great display of Art.

19 Oct 2012 7:31pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Excellentissimo !

19 Oct 2012 7:33pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une image plein de contrastes.

19 Oct 2012 8:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Two lovely birds. Excellent image and toning.

19 Oct 2012 9:05pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Une belle image avec un message et un traitement de toute beauté, j'aime beaucoup le résultat obtenu.

19 Oct 2012 9:30pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

perfect timing, beautiful composition and procession, mariana!!

19 Oct 2012 9:37pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Fantastic capture and wonderful tone of colors. Good photo job !

19 Oct 2012 9:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful image and perfect frame! Great processing.

19 Oct 2012 10:29pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the relationship of the woman and the bird - fantastic image

20 Oct 2012 5:56am

Monik from PARIS, France

Superbe, le dialogue entre l'oiseau et la jeune femme . J'aime aussi la composition et les tonalités de cette photo!

20 Oct 2012 10:04am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe composition.

20 Oct 2012 11:02am

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic capture. Perfect timing. And a dramatic shot. Love it. :)

20 Oct 2012 11:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great timing !

20 Oct 2012 12:43pm

Lucia from Bahia, France

you are a geat artist!

20 Oct 2012 7:04pm

@Lucia: Hi Lucia, thanks a lot ;)

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I love the processing here.... and almost prefer the image with just the landscape and figure in the background. :-)

22 Oct 2012 12:06am

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful result of cross-processing (or something very like it)! looks like a windy day ...

23 Oct 2012 9:34am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love this

26 Oct 2012 6:33pm

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