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brother sparrow by NikolasBrummer brother sparrow by NikolasBrummer
Birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, birds of a feather, birds of a feather.
    Warpaint - Billie Holiday


So, this is what I did today - running 'round the meadows, spinning around, jumping in the air ... I've come to notice that birds really influence my art. They inspire me, the way they move, the way they fly ... I've somehow fallen in love with them and I'm still quite curious about them.

The title is stolen, at some parts. I wanted to name it "sparrow" at first but as I know that Agnes Obel has a song called Brother Sparrow, I just had to take these two words as the title. But mainly, the song by Warpaint inspired me to take this photo.

I am happy to have time for photography again.
It just makes me happy.

photography & edit (c) me
model: myself.
equipment used: canon eos 1000D, canon 50mm f/1.4, tripod
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:iconkempchinsky:
Critique by Kempchinsky Dec 27, 2011, 6:35:59 PM
I think the bullseye position of the subject would have worked much better if there was perfect symmetry. The right side of the photograph seems to be more dominant and I think it pulls away from the subject. I really like your pose. The bent and straight arm create a nice sweeping composition. The way your eyes are facing the sky also makes this photo much more dramatic(especially with the soft light); however, I think it would've been more appropriate with a vertical composition. I think the shirt also works very well, buttoned it would look silly but without it I think you would've been lacking a bird-like look.
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:iconjames627:
James627 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I can't figure out why this is so amazing!!! Really a brilliant picture
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:iconmaurizubo:
maurizubo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
very nice.
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:icontaufairy:
taufairy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful <3
and the name is perfect!!!
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:iconsimonerestivo:
simonerestivo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Still my favourite (:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
:) :huggle:
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:iconforpoetry:
ForPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful thing, delicate thing, spread your wings up toward the sky

I had to :) This just popped into my head the moment I saw this beautiful picture :D
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I like it, it's short, but lovely indeed.

thank you my dear! :aww:
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:iconforpoetry:
ForPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tiny thing, lonely thing, don't be afraid to fly :)
No, thank you for the compliment and the lovely picture :D
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:iconlonelytuna:
lonelytuna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Nice abs.
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:iconlealion:
LeaLion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :heart:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
thank you. :heart:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
thank you so much, I appreciate it. :thanks:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbugplz::iconyourewelcomebubble:
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:iconsee-emily:
See-Emily Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist
This is BEAUTIFUL! A very good photo and a very good song!
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconskyeink:
SkyeinK Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
i Really Really Really Really like this. Is so beautiful. it just makes you feel..... its Really beautiful.
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
thank you so much! :thanks:
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:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Writer
[link] :heart:

Für den Fall, dass du's als Erster sehen und lesen willst :)!
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:heart: Wie schon gesagt, ich finde es einzigartig und echt sehr gut geschrieben. Man könnte sagen, dass ich mich schon fast geehrt fühle, die Inspiration dafür gewesen zu sein. Freue mich auf mehr!
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:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! Ich freu mich auch, da jetzt tiefer einzusteigen - und alles in allem hat es auch 'nen Vorteil, dass wir nicht die Zeit gefunden haben, wirklich zu kooperieren: Ich bin unabhängiger und flexibler, und ich glaube, ich brauche das auch beim Schreiben.

Nur für den Fall, dass ich mich doch entscheiden sollte, einen weiteren der Keys auf einem deiner Bilder zu gründen: Kann ich es dann verwenden?
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Sicher, ich hätte gar kein Problem damit! :)
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:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Danke.
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:iconlittlemissmischief:
LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured [link] :)
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Thank you dearly! :heart:
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:iconlittlemissmischief:
LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconelse22:
Else22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I must say, it's one of my favourite photographs taken by you :) And the model is also handsome :blush:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
:huggle: thank you so much this made me smile.
also, I've missed you around, maybe it's because I wasn't online as much. :c
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:iconelse22:
Else22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
:huggle: Neither were I. :( If you want, we can chat on Facebook or Skype. I still got one more week of vacation, so I have plenty of time :)
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:iconfingolfin168:
Fingolfin168 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the pose!!!.....sexy too ;)
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
hha, thank you! :)
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:iconabiparmenter:
abiparmenter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your style and the setting is perfectly fitting for this photograph! :heart:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
:hug: thank you!
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:iconairitoizzy:
Airitoizzy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
This One is Like I Want To Fly Or I Want Freedom Or How Can I Reach Freedom Or How Can I Reach Their Freedom
What Comes To My Mind Cause I Want Indeed That is FREEDOM And That Got Totally Me I Have Also To Say Not Too Good Ur Body Like Ur Sick Of What Have Flying Has To Be Something You Love Or Because U Still Ask Himself Was I Able To Fly Really
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KarmensPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Your picture is featured here: [link]
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
marvelous feature, thank you for including me. :love:
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:iconmaci1702:
Maci1702 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
der hintere Baum stört mich :D

dumm dassu keine Kettensäge dabei hattest :(


Schönes Bild

tolle Pose

toller ausdruck

aber dieser Baum :D !
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:lol:
Naja, danke, freut mich sehr zu hören. Trotz des Baumes.
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:iconbebefromtheblock:
bebefromtheblock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Photographer
:clap: Nikko
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:bow: thank you.
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:iconquigleythecurious:
QuigleyTheCurious Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Photographer
This is beautiful, Nikko!
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Ah wow, thank you! :heart:
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:iconrizarlogic:
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Well, that's a very thoughtful critique by Kempchinsky above, especially about a vertical composition.

However, I think such a composition would make the subject too important and take away from the bird analogy, or bird inspiration.

Birds are not free at all and fit into a broader natural landscape, but they do have some cool abilities that allow them to adapt to their environment. So this broader composition places the topic of the photo into its proper place -- the sheer joy of soaring through the air, or at least wanting to do so, like birds do through nature.

Otherwise, the topic would change into some sort of regular model-by-tree shot, and lose significance for me. With this interpretation, I think this photo should get much higher ratings!
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Oh wow, that were some really inspiring words, thank you for sharing your opinion with me. :thanks:
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:iconlibradogg:
Libradogg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
this gives me the sensation that he is shrinking... and that title makes mi mind go into the concept of him becoming a little bird after that
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I am glad you are saying this, I adore hearing what impact my photos have. Thank you dearly!
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:iconlibradogg:
Libradogg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
And I try to say something extra than what I see as usual (but keeping things attached to what i think)... sadly i dont have much time these days and i cant comment as much as i would like... but you know i will read all a little bit later, but i will do it
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livinladolcevita Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your artwork has been featured on my last 2011's journal! Yaaaaay! :la:
[link]
Happy new year! :heart:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
aaaah thank you! :heart:
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:iconlook-out-sunshine:
look-out-sunshine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Photographer
the title of this matches perfectly, wow
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