Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Lens – EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM.
As is apart from a crop and a filter applied in PS CS5.1

 
 
IF (dedicated to the calm bird on the right)
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—-and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—-and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—-nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—-which is more—-you’ll be a Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling

Obsessed with riding the learning curve.
Having a blast.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maree xx

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Comments

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    awesome:)

  • Thanks Robin :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    lovely moody piece M!

  • Thanks B xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 2 years ago

    Remarkable vision suiting to write up..

  • Thanks Basant :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Isabela M. Lamuño
    Isabela M. Lamuñoover 2 years ago

    This has a different and unexpected twist, which I really like. The captured movement is remarkable… Lovely piece and poem, Maree.

  • Thank you Isabella xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    If red worms carried 45s starlings would not mess with them (:>) Great action work. Which bird on the right?

  • LOL… the big still one :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    This one deserves a lot of wow’s awesome !

  • Thank you!!

    – Maree Cardinale

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    OK, (:>) I see it now!

  • That’s good… otherwise the title and poem are a bit redundant haha

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    LOVELY , VERY LOVELY!!!

  • Thanks sweetie xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonover 2 years ago

    superb shot!!

  • Thanks Paul :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago

    LOOK LIKE MUSICAL NOTES ON PENTAGRAM….WONDERFUL!!!!
    WHAT A WONDERFUL POEM…MAREE…VERY TOUCHING!!!!!!

  • ha what a great observation. Thank you dear friend xox

    – Maree Cardinale

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