Protection from Freedom

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© Melissa Prosser
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UploadedMarch 12, 2008
TakenMarch 11, 2008
Exposure1/100 sec at f/14
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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This bird is sheltered and given all it needs, but these birds are meant to soar. Not easy for one to do when always fenced in.

I sensed the longing to be free in its eyes as it looked towards the sky.

As humans, it is our duty, perhaps our debt, to find a better balance. Protection and preservation do not need to equal prison.

11 responses

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (12 Mar 2008):

    Bona! my vote

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    A definite yeah! Well done!

  • Michael Fancher

    Michael Fancher gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Good, got my vote!

  • Jeff Barriault

    Jeff Barriault gave props (17 Mar 2008):

    This gets my yeah!

  • Ryan Keeler

    Ryan Keeler said (19 Mar 2008):

    my yea too. perfect for catagory!

  • Maria Luisa Run

    Maria Luisa Run gave props (24 Mar 2008):

    Very good, yeah:)))

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) said (2 Apr 2008):

    However, it may be at a raptor rehabilitator as a result of having sustained an injury. I volunteer at such a place and we release 65% of the birds that we receive from various sources including the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Animal Control agencies, and from other places around the US. That is a classic Redtail Hawk pose.

  • Melissa Prosser

    Melissa Prosser said (2 Apr 2008):

    It's actually a small zoo, not a rehab. Klaus. I'm not against rehab at all and have friends that do that ... actually would be my dream job.
    I'm not even against zoos as long as the animals are given plenty of space. There were several birds in a cage that seemed too small and the way they were flapping and clinging to the cages when something startled them, I think they would be more likely to sustain an injury there, than have injuries healed.
    Funny, in another fence with no top, I saw a Bald Eagle with lots more space, though that one may have been wild or had his feathers pinioned.

  • Melissa Prosser

    Melissa Prosser said (2 Apr 2008):

    It's a classic pose, yes, and gorgeous bird, but they really looked like they wanted out, and didn't seem like they got much opportunity to, while some animals were walking about the place free, right on the other side of the fence.

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (3 Apr 2008):

    what a great pose!

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