Friday, February 13, 2015

Birds Of Prey

This work of a predatory bird with wings spread out comes from a pair of carvers from The Philippines. The detail work on the wings is incredible. The sculpture took second place in the competition. The title of the work is Eagle Hand Shadow; I wanted the eagle more than the hands, which can just be glimpsed at the right.


39 comments:

  1. I think this is my favorite so far... how beautiful!

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  2. Just when you think it can't get any better!

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  3. It must be difficult to work the ice in that way so delicate.

    Tomás.

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  4. I would hate to be a judge at one of these events. Really, the pieces are just very well done and conceived.

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  5. its amazing how someone can do this...

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  6. The movement and speed...captured in ice! Fabulous!
    Jane x

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  7. @Cloudia: very fierce.

    @Whisk: well, they break it up before it can melt.

    @Orvokki: it left me impressed.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Mike: I quite agree.

    @Geoff: and still more to come.

    @Tomas: it takes great care.

    @Revrunner: the choices are too difficult.

    @Hilary: they're amazingly skilled.

    @EG: very much so.

    @Jennifer: you're not the only one to think so.

    @Jane and Chris: it's odd that they can capture the sense of motion, but they do.

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    1. Yikes. Seems like a lot of work to get broken up. Although, when I think about it, I do a lot of work on bakes and those get pooped out. So ... there's that.

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  8. oh, my! if that took 2nd, i can't imagine 1st!

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  9. That is unbelievable! I would be so sad to see it melt.

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  10. Gotta know art to get this artistic.

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  11. I like the action and shape in this one.

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  12. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I hope I did Toronto and Ottowa justice with my photos and writings.

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  13. Spectacular detail of the wing feathers. In particular, I like how the wing arches so dramatically.

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  14. I can barely see the hand, but the eagle is absolutely amazing...

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  15. Easy to see why it placed! Beautiful!

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  16. @Tex: first went to the Russian sculpture, but this year it was hard to pick just one.

    @Judy: it's even sadder to see them broken down!

    @Sharon: every bit of detail. The carvers did beautifully.

    @Linda: quite so.

    @Birdman: it's not something you can just decide to do on a whim.

    @Red: so did I.

    @Akelamalu: it was fun seeing my city through another photographer's eyes.

    @RedPat: definitely!

    @Gemma: so did I!

    @VP: I thought of a different angle to incorporate the hands, but it wasn't to my satisfaction. I wanted the eagle more than the hands.

    @Cheryl: I certainly think it's beautiful!

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  17. I agree with whoever said they're getting better and better. I can only imagine how gorgeous these are in person.

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  18. awesome!! he is too cool. amazing work. ( :
    enjoy your weekend.

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  19. It's such a shame that these brilliant sculptures will just... melt...

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  20. It's incredible how intricate these are.

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  21. @Kay: they're a pleasure to see.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Ciel: they're shortlived.

    @Mari: definitely.

    @Linda: they certainly are.

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  22. The fact that they are short lived is kind of sad after all of that work.

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  23. Goodness this one is magnificent William, can't wait to see what beat it into first place!

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  24. Vraiment magnifique encore une fois ...

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  25. Superb work on the eagle! They did a wonderful job on the wings, feathers, and claws. The detail work is what really makes the sculptures zing.

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  26. Nice one. Birds of prey always capture attention.

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