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Wow...
I only write critiques to share how I think an image can be improved... but this is nearly perfection.

The horizon line spits this shot into two pieces. The top slants down to the left and the bottom slants up to the left... It makes the viewer unintentionally tilt his/her head from left to right. So this shot actually, physically, affects it's viewers... a hard feat to accomplish.

the contrast is wonderful, and the subject swooping in is very dramatic.

My background is in traditional art, so I would say there are two things that could have made this shot even better.
1- Had the shot been taken a little more to your left and lowered, putting the subject right into that sweet spot.(rule of thirds)
2-the subject being a little closer.

But, as photography goes, you rarely have that kind of control, especially with nature.

National Geographic worthy photo my friend. Truly splendid.
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3 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

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As free as a bird, is all we want to be!

Gosh I don't even know where to begin. Well let's start with the subject itself: the bird.

I've always liked bird shots cause birds are the symbol of freedom. The glide of a bird is the ultimate "freedom symbol" and that's the thing that really caught my eye at first. The pose of that bird is just about perfect!

That gliding makes me feel so peaceful and hopeful and I just wish that I could fly under that massive sky :love: And what a sky it is in this shot! I really like that cloud formation and those swirls on the sky. Really fits with the overall mood of this photo.

Ground looks more than great too! Contrast is top notch and the gray tones are smooth as hell and the overall look is just stunning when you're viewing this photo.

That place looks really beautiful and Vaggelis captured it perfectly! This thing that I've always loved about his photos is that he doesn't need any "rules" to capture a gorgeous photo. No need for rule of thirds or anything like that. When he captures the photo, he uses his heart as a tool and he always amazes me with his skills.

So all in all, I really love this photo as it's technically a masterpiece and it makes me feel so peaceful and relaxed :heart: Power through b/w! Bravo Vaggelis!
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Kaarmen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
wonderful
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
:note: You have been featured in my journal [link] and [link] :icongrindanceplz:
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onerbatur Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
featured: [link] :aww:
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fal-name Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Photographer
enjoy the featured my dear friend [link] :iconlovecuddleplz:
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Featured here. Enjoy it and leave a comment :)
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hippydream Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
truly amazing! well done!
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
I am in awe. This is such an amazing, beautiful shot. And so perfect! The position of that bird is incredible! And the black and white works so nicely. Great capture.
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Featured here [link] :thanks: :heart:
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etherealstyle Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Bellissima:hug:
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Peaceful and beautiful, great capture!
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LLJohnson Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Featured here [link] thank you for giving to the contest :hug:
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takanika Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Beautiful! Great shot. Can't stop looking at it, great tone too.
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:iconradiatr:
Radiatr Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Just 'wow'. Poferfull shot Vaggelis. I love it
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Stunning shot! :wow:
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful BW image!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
absolutely wonderful shot =D
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GioBfree Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
a wonderful dramatization! :-)
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matricaria72 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
featured [link] :rose:
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
beautiful :kiss:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Thank you:heart:so much!
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systemprophet Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Great image - I love the composition and the sky :heart:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Glad you like it....Thank you very much!
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systemprophet Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
You're most welcome! :D
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SLPdomain Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
funny thing about birds...
u cant pose them---waiting for the right moment
they choose to grace ones lens with their wings...
and in that captured moment---it can be said--
';perfect timing'
not man made.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
I appreciate the kind remarks; Thank you very much!
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SLPdomain Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
funny thing about birds...
u cant pose them---waiting for the right moment
they choose to grace ones lens with their wings...
and in that captured moment---it can be said--
';perfect timing'
not man made.
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acukur Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing atmosphere!
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Thank you, Alper.
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RockNWill Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
A breahtaking shot!
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
very happy you like it. Thank you very much!
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RockNWill Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
What an amazingly perfect captured moment mate! :wow:
The movement, and position of the flying bird adds so much to this, and it works really nicely in black and white. :+fav:
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CSnyder Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
lovely capture and very peaceful
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
very glad you like it.. I appreciate it very much!
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yagozs Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
very beautiful pic man, :+fav:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
most glad you like it..Thank you very much!
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yagozs Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
You are welcome :)
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EternalFallacy Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful :heart:
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
I appreciate it!
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist
Pretty!
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
thank you:-)
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist
NP
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xavierrey Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
beautiful !
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Thank you very much!
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Irini-Venus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
It would be great to be there!
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
a lovely place, indeed....

thank you Irini!
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midnight-creative Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Great shot, very serene.
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
so glad you like it! Thank you very much!
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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
E-300
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1/250 second
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F/9.0
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45 mm
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100
Date Taken
Oct 29, 2005, 6:10:06 AM
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