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Theme: Superstition


Theme: Superstition
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-15
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood, Portrait
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-02 7:06
Viewed: 846
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Superstitions surrounding owls have a long and ancient history. These nocturnal creatures often appear in horror mystery films, have been associated with dark, haunting night themes. In many cultures owls were symbols of magic. Witches were often linked to owls. One Greek & Roman superstition believed that witches could turn themselves into an owl and then they would swoop down and suck the blood of babies. That the owls were messengers for sorcerers and witches, that they danced together on the graves of the dead and that if you hear the hoot of an owl, then a witch approaches. In today's world, we have learned that most of these owl superstitions are just stories, born in a time when people were fearful and trying to find answers to their lives and environment. However, many of these legends survived over time.(Excerpts from: http://www.owls.com/owls_superstition.html)

Taken at the Bearizona, a drive through zoo.

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So beautiful portrait and look...indeed accurate details well done ELEU TABARES

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2014-05-02 12:34]

Looks like you had some harsh light to work with Eleu,I like the details & color of the owl, you have the catch light in its eyes, which gives it life. TFS

Cheers
Ron

Boa tarde Eleu,
Fantastic mask that owl!
I like that very much and praise you choice as contribution to the theme from yesterday: superstition.
Greetings.
R.

Hi Eleu,
A great entry for this weeks theme and interesting note.
The croc photo was taken at a friends reptile park.
erwin...

Hi Eleu, Great choice for the Theme 'Superstitions'. Details note and also educational. Lovely owl portrait with great details and nice composition. Thank for sharing
Anna

HI Eleu..nice portrait. Great light and perfect focus. Nicely done.

Roger

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