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  #247 Things with Wings
Entry 13 of 18
Egyptian Ibis       ©2021 Maike13
Sony DSC-RX100M7       13th place, 31 points
1/50s, f4, ISO 500, 47mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Straightened, cropped, adjusted brightness and contrast, enhanced shadows, downsized, sharpened       Extra Info: This was taken in the Egyptian section of our local art museum. The Ibis is in a glass case in the centre of the display area with the paintings hanging on a wall about 20 feet away. I thought the paintings made a nice backdrop to the shot.
Ancient Egyptians believed that animals were incarnations of their Gods, in earthly form. They worshiped the sacred Ibis as the god Thoth, who was responsible for maintaining the universe, judging the dead, and overseeing systems of magic, writing, and science.
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Jun 22, 2021
    Thanks ysal and Lo. Glad you liked it. And thanks to everyone else who commented during the judging. Much appreciated.

Jun 22, 2021
    This was my #5! I thought it was very well shot.

Jun 22, 2021
    I liked this shot very much. The colour and lighting really brought out the texture of the sculpture.

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Jun 21, 2021
    Attractive and interesting shot, very well composed and presented.

Jun 21, 2021
    Like how the panels pick up the color of the statue. Unfortunate that the right panel is cut off as it is, but I assume that may have been dictated by the dimensions of the case.

Jun 20, 2021
    You were right about the paintings - they make the perfect backdrop to this impressive sculpture. I like the centred composition and richness of the colours.

Jun 20, 2021
    Nice unusual take on the theme
well composed

Jun 19, 2021
    I agree with your Extra Info that the inclusion of the artwork in the background adds a very nice context to the subject. Colors are rich and lighting is very nice. I would love to see the bird's face from the side.

Jun 19, 2021
    I really enjoyed your fresh take on the theme. I agree the painting really help the composition.

Jun 18, 2021
    forkcandles: Thanks for the comments. I used this particular angle to avoid the rather cliched, typical, curved bill shot of an Ibis. There is just a hint of the bill here, enough, I hoped, to prompt the viewer to imagine the rest, thus involving them more with the shot.

Jun 18, 2021
    like the framing with the paintings. maybe a shot three quarters on /
to show size and beak
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