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The Great Buddha of Kamakura  The famous Great Buddha of Kamakura is a huge pre-modern bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha, over 13 m (44 ft) tall, weighing over 93 tons. It was cast around 1252, replacing a damaged wooden version. It is located at the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan, and is a popular pilgrimage site.    Can you imagine the remarkable job done by the caster, Ono Goroemon, to cast a statue of this size? Large sculptures were generally cast in one piece with a single pour, but one this size this may have been cast in several pieces.  It is hollow on the inside to reduce the weight and amount of material required.  Originally it was gilded, and some traces of gold remain.  It was hard to get a clear shot of the Buddha because of the huge crowds, so I used an ultra wide-angle lens to get a shot from right up close to the base of the statue.  29/11/14 www.allenfotowild.com
This Northern Shoveler duck (Anas clypeata) was captured in Montana's Lost Trails National Wildlife Refuge. #94051216  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
Northern Harrier - near Olympia, Wa.
28.11.14 - Coming and Going  These two shots of passing buses were taken from the same place but looking in opposite directions. In the top shot two buses are coming towards the camera, and in the bottom image one is pulling into the bus stop on the left, hence the dashed yellow lines from the indicators. I love these shots not just because they look spectacular, but because they also tell a story of what happened in the few seonds the shutter was open. These are both 6 second exposures and no tripod was needed as the camera was resting on a wide flat topped rail.  Thank-you for the wonderful comments on my Christmas lights collage yesterday, I suspect there will be a lot more of those over the next few weeks!
I waited for 6 months for the sun to go down in the midle of the road. Fortunately it did not rain that day. I brought a boy with me to wave good night to the sun.  Suddenly I saw the birds comming from the left, and got them in "the decive moment".
This Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) was captured in California's Kern National Wildlife Refuge. #94111238  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
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Photo by: Ilene Samowitz · See photo in original gallery.

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