A Weather Vane or Weather Cock is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. They are typically used as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building.
Although partly functional, weather vanes are generally decorative, often featuring the traditional cockerel design with letters indicating the points of the compass. Other common motifs include ships, arrows and horses. Not all weather vanes have pointers.
The word 'vane' comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'fane' meaning 'flag'.Thia one is in Aldeburgh Suffolk. Info Wiki.
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AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-30 22:56
Amazing details in this great picture of the Weather Cock
Fine vivid colors and contrast
Very well done
batalay (34103) 2011-05-30 23:06
An informative note complements your excellent detail shot. The well weathered weather vane appears sharp and reveals the patina, or oxidized copper plates. For the deck of our house, I used copper tubing as the slats, and expedited that oxidation process with muriatic acid. With in a week of applying the acide on the copper tubes, they appeared this beautiful shade of green.
delpeoples (50623) 2011-05-31 0:01
Hey great saturation here and I love the detail. You gained an excellent POV to shoot this close-up. Lovely work.
orme (7213) 2011-05-31 0:02
The clarity of this photo is excellent.
I especially like how you have chosen to frame it, using a narrow portrait format, which matches the narrow vase-like shape of the weather vane.
The beautiful blue sky rounds the shot off perfectly!
mauro61 (52623) 2011-05-31 0:29
un close up ben composto con un ottimo taglio e una bella omogeneità nei colori.
La luce è ben controllata,
josepmarin (57267) 2011-05-31 0:52
the cut of the photo to create this vertical very narrow framing gives a great result.
The weather vane and this peculiar green element in the top of a building, with its onion shape, are outlined with a great sharpness on the blue sky, making a very powerful composition.
I like its graphism.
A nice work.
Nicou (111230) 2011-05-31 1:09
fantastique coupole quelle forme et quelle couleur, superbe compo et image avec ce poisson au sommet, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (41708) 2011-05-31 2:45
superbly detailed shot of this magnificent weather vane. Looks so imposing against the blue sky. Excellent!
Regards - Brian
lilito (3458) 2011-05-31 5:09
Une composition originale, colorée et bien presentée avec ta note. Bien fait!
jjcordier (70491) 2011-05-31 10:57
Excellent détail architectural,photographié de façon originale. Belle lumière et très bonne qualité d'image.
sacimar (25971) 2011-05-31 11:19
good composition with this Weather Vane, the close up was a good idea seeing the result, well done,
faletiz (10759) 2011-05-31 13:09
beautiful detail and superb contrast of colors. Excellent sharpness.
Have a nice evening