I’m not explaining this one… You figure it out ;-)

[Monkey Island, Berkshire, UK]
[Sony a350, Sigma 105mm, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO100; LR3]

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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Comments

  • Revenant
    Revenantover 3 years ago

    I know what it is – more’s the pity.

  • You’ll have a proper one too, soon! :-) Thanks

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Revenant
    Revenantover 3 years ago

    Unlike our American friends, we celebrate our Independence Day getting drunk, so I rather I don’t this. The hangover doesn’t bear thinking about…

  • Ha ha ha! You don’t know what it is then! :-P

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    Which came first? Great catch of this productive portal & accoutrements….

  • Thanks Sheila :-) It’s certainly a productive portal, but it’s not a chicken, or a turkey :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    A peacock was actually my first thought. But then, again, it could be somebody’s hat, productive or not………. Heh, heh.

  • No it’s not a hat – well, not yet at least… :-)) Your first instinct was correct!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 3 years ago

    All I know is that this is something feathery, and has nice symmetry, at least in your shot! :)

  • Thanks Ursula, it’s definitely feathery and strutting… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • KParapantaki
    KParapantakiover 3 years ago

    Is it from the National Garden??

  • No, it’s from Monkey Island :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelover 3 years ago

    Hahaha!!! Bottom end of a peacock!? Love it!!! Love how it’s in BW too, with peacocks that’s not the usual.

  • alexusmachine
    alexusmachineover 3 years ago

    Congratulations, monocotylidono! You’ve been featured in Abstract Lines on July 17, 2011!

    Looks like the joke is on all of us with this one. Strangely enough, though, the tones and near symmetry are an entirely serious matter. I’m not keen on viewing this image large (:P), but I congratulate you on capturing tones as magnificent as this bird is in color. Judging from the blur in the right of the middle feathers, I’m sure this moment was gone immediately after the capture.

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Cool peacock feathers, George, in mono—assume bird is not deceased and nailed to its perch?

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Oh, sorry. Not “deceased”.
    “E’s not pinin’! ’E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ’E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker!
    ’E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ’e’d be pushing up the daisies!

    ‘Is metabolic processes are now ’istory! ’E’s off the twig!

    ’E’s kicked the bucket, ’e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!!"

  • :-D No, it’s not an ex-bird! (glad to see Python travels well…). It’s very much alive and strutting its stuff!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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