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Usual Suspect

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This bird seems to be thinking a lot and likely has a lot of seething pent-up anger, if we’d imagine it was Donald Trump......



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Peter Dexter: Male Red-headed Barbet

.......contemplating impeachment!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Today's anthropomorphism?
Exactly!

We do not know what creatures like this are thinking. Perhaps this is a great moment and the expression means I am so happy!

We are limited to understanding only a few Frances of apes and reactions of dogs!

Asher
 

Peter Dexter

Well-known member
Well I haven't seen you seen you apply your anthopomorphisms to any other images of birds posted here. Any reason mine is singled out?
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Peter!

I have never been moved so much by a bird picture like this one. Your red-headed Barbet seems to have broken species barriers in its immediate projection of apparent mood!

The perfect focus on a radiating b.g. Like a halo, helps to make is stand out so much.

The sharp eye and black patch extending under its chin seems essential for this look.




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Peter Dexter: Male Red-headed Barbet


Of course, this is a bird who likely as not would fly past the President without any thought of relevance to the us, except that we are a dangerous pest!

Amazingly, I just discovered that the female has a soft sky-blue patch below and behind its beak in apparent homage to Melania Trump! I kid you not!

Once I saw the female of this species, Melania in her blue dress wouldn’t leave my mind

So I beg your forgiveness in connecting this utterly innocent and beautiful bird with such a strange man!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Other images online of this bird lack this severe contemplative look!

They also seem not as well focused and uniquely set up with a sharper eye and unusual radial b.g. as you have achieved with your technique and composition!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
After a search of many, many online pictures, I found two, this and this, (which, interestingly, also are also well-focused and have a distinct reflection in the eye), which provide an aura of contemplating dread and malfeasance!

Still none of them displays the overpowering sense of impending doom shown by your superb picture!



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It’s simply a standout!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Well thank you for the kind words.
Well, Peter,

Your unusually powerful image forced me to study as to why a bird could loook so damn serious, that it’s entire world was under threat and dread!

Cartoonists brilliantly do this in a few marks with a pen!

Also stunning coincidence that the female red-headed Barnet boasts the same sky blue scarf as Melania’s famous dress, when Donald was beside her, somber with his black coat and red tie!

Asher
 
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