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Perfection - Harmony With Nature - Silver-eye - NZ by AndreaEL

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The ancient Greeks viewed perfection as a requisite for beauty and high art. The Pythagoreans held that perfection was to be found in the right proportions and in a harmonious arrangement of parts. The idea that beauty and art were characterized by perfection, was subsequently embraced by Plato, who believed that art ought to be “apt, suitable, without deviations” — in short, "perfect. From a conviction that perfection was a single quality, the Pythagoreans, Plato and their adherents held that beauty also was a single quality; hence, for every kind of art, there was but one perfect and proper form. Plutarch stated (De Musica) that, during the early Greek age, musical harmonies that were recognized as perfect were legally binding at public performances. Similarly, in temple architecture from the 5th century BCE, there were established orders. There were established proportions for Doric temples, and for Ionic temples. Likewise in sculpture, for centuries, it was a matter of dogma that certain proportions of the human body were perfect and obligatory. There was also a prevalent belief that certain shapes and proportions were in themselves perfect. Plato felt that the perfect proportion was the ratio of the side to the diagonal of a square. His authority was so great that architects and other artists continued using this proportion, even when ignorant of its source, as late as the Middle Ages.
I am continually in awe of Natures Perfection when it comes to tiny creatures, they all seem so perfect right down to the tiny little details for example: the minute little feathers forming the white ring around these adorable little birds eyes. They are so perfect.
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Perfection – Harmony With Nature – Silver-eye

Silvereye, Wax Eye – Slightly smaller than the introduced house sparrow, the silvereye is olive-green above, pale chestnut below, and there is the characteristic, almost complete, ring of white feathers around the eye. Males are slightly brighter in plumage than females. For more information please visit my journal.
youtube link on Silvereyes
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 4 years ago
    Wow what a little beauty & such a detailed shot. excellent
  • Thank you Malclom for your wonderful kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Andrea

  • Thank you Michael for your kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic crisp, clear capture! LOVE it Andrea!

  • Thank you Berns for your wonderful kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lynn, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Colin, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • jaffa
    jaffaabout 4 years ago

    stunning little bird. lovely shot.

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsalmost 4 years ago

    A brilliant capture!, Trev

  • Thank you Trev for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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