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une image --> une poésie / an image ---> a poetry.
Underexposure of 2 f plus darkening the sky in pp.
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Le Corbeau et le Renard - Jean de LA FONTAINE (1621-1695)

Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché,
Tenait en son bec un fromage.
Maître Renard, par l'odeur alléché,
Lui tint à peu près ce langage :
"Hé ! bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau.
Que vous êtes joli ! que vous me semblez beau !
Sans mentir, si votre ramage
Se rapporte à votre plumage,
Vous êtes le Phénix des hôtes de ces bois. "
A ces mots le Corbeau ne se sent pas de joie ;
Et pour montrer sa belle voix,
Il ouvre un large bec, laisse tomber sa proie.
Le Renard s'en saisit, et dit : "Mon bon Monsieur,
Apprenez que tout flatteur
Vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute :
Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute. "
Le Corbeau, honteux et confus,
Jura, mais un peu tard, qu'on ne l'y prendrait plus.
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The Crow and the fox

Mr Crow, perched in a tree, held in his beak
A piece of cheese.
Mr Fox, attracted by the smell,
Began to speak
In terms roughly like these:
“Hullo!
I mean good morning, honourable Crow,
You look uncommonly well
Indeed you look a veritable Romeo.
Honestly, if it were not for one thing
You would be the phoenix of our woodland birds:
Your feathers are gorgeous – but how well can you sing?
At these words
The Crow, beside himself with pleasure,
Opened his big mouth to show off, and dropped his treasure.
The Fox snapped it up in a trice,
Remarking:”My dear sir, learn the hard way
That all flatterers live
At the expense of those with a credulous ear to give-
A lesson cheap, surely, at the price
Of your lost cheese-slice”
Mortified and confused,
The Crow vowed (rather late in the day)
Never again to be so abused.

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