This photo was taken in Colombo in the late December of 2013.
This scene reminded me a classic phrase about the dead lion.
Have a great weekend!
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Noel_Byrne (20085) 2014-02-22 8:44
It reminds me of those little birds who clean the teeth of crocodiles! Brave and foolish. This is a lovely moment to capture, and I love the happy face on the lion too, maybe he knows he has dinner sorted out. Great idea giving half the backdrop to that lovely building and half to the slate grey sky.
holmertz (36441) 2014-02-22 9:56
I remember the lion, and there were probably birds standing on its nose already in 1992, but I don't remember the building in the background. There were quite many highrise buildings already then, but there are probably a lot more now. It's a very nice composition, well seen.
siudzi (31777) 2014-02-22 10:10
Very well observed and taken scene with a great quality and elegant composition. The visual effect of this presentation is eye-catching due to the well executed DOF and sharpness. Like it! TFS.
photoray (9849) 2014-02-22 10:55
Interesting combination raven a top classical lion statue with unique styled mane as if beautician styled. And blurred modern building background avoids distraction.
baclama (17245) 2014-02-22 11:32
un petit air de la Defense....
tres bon cadrage!
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-02-22 14:13
fascinating,excellently spotted and really original looking compopsition.
I like it very much!Firstly because of the subject and secondly because you mastered here perfectly DOF to achieve so great visual effect.
Wish You a nice sunday
lousat (71411) 2014-02-22 14:25
Hi Serghei,there are still a lot of crow in this city like 20 years ago...ehehe..beautiful capture of this lion statue with a special bonus above..ehehe...very nice contrast with the modern building in background.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (11040) 2014-02-23 11:07
I had never heard this phrase before, and I can only find information relating to U.S. political representations of parties. You'll have to help me understand this one, I'm quite curious now??
This would have been an interesting photo of elemental contrast on its own, but the addition of the crow really makes it fun. I thought the same as Noel, like the little birds cleaning the teeth of crocodiles. :) Good thing this is merely a statue, or that bird may not have flown any further. I love its silhouette set against the gritty texture of the lion and the background building. Another unexpected surprise image from this locale. Good observation and quick thinking to grab this shot. Have a good week ahead my friend. Take care.
Cheers from the U.S.,
fritzi007 (2441) 2014-02-28 12:12
sieht gut aus, wie die Krähe dem Löwen auf der Nase herumsteigt, sehenswert!
(wir sind damals vom Hafen aus zu Fuss zum großen Pasar gegangen) es ist das New Galata Restaurant, im Hintergrund der Galata Tower!
Miguel82 (19372) 2014-03-18 19:18
a craw on a lion statue in Colombo, good report about the architectural details of the city, perfect sharpness and resolution
spasiba, spokoinoï notchi
jmdias (51959) 2014-06-21 1:43
very nice and funny detail of the alive animal and the sculpture of another. I liked the framing and the mood of the compo.