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Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5523 W: 83 N: 10585] (72648)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-12-26
Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Athens [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-01-08 3:37
Viewed: 756
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Evzones or Evzonoi is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, a ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion in Athens. Evzones are known for their distinctive uniform, which evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their distinctive dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier, especially among foreigners.

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Hi Daniel.
A very nicely composed photo in which the interesting and colourful guard is placed against a several architectural patterns in a soft winter sunlight. Thanks for the very informative note, which added to the pleasure of the photo.

Cette photo pourrait s'appeler 'fier et digne'. C'est sobre, bien documenté et bien réalisé.


Very well presented of the soldier. How long did he hold the weapon in that position? Must take strength. The background fits very well also with your POV. well done


Hello Daniel,

good image of this Evzoni, I like the vertical composition and the details we can see here, nice picture,

Happy New Year!


Hi Daniel
Superb capture and beautiful framing inside and out as he stands so proudly, what a very smart guard. Definitely wonderful colours - too rich to waste. Great shot, Congrats
Best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3127 W: 0 N: 7091] (52865)
  • [2018-01-08 8:52]

A very decorative guard, I think that such colorful outfits are intentionally preserved for visitors
regards Ryszard

Hello Daniel!

I assume you caught him just in motion, and you caught him well. Holding a rifle of 4-5 kg in this position cannot be maintained for long. The Evzone "olive drab" is outstanding, but compared with the parade uniforms of other countries, I prefer this version because it refers to a success in history.

Regards from Rhineland

Ciao Daniel
ottimo taglio verticale, il soldato è perfettamente inquadrato
e, a supporto della verticalità della foto, ci sono molti elementi nella parte alta che hanno lo stesso andamento.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3679 W: 2 N: 5956] (30454)
  • [2018-01-08 15:55]

Hello Daniel,
A very nice photo with colourful guard, interesting architecture in background.
I like very good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.
Fine presentation

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8623 W: 57 N: 14469] (53434)
  • [2018-01-08 22:52]

Hello Daniel,
A great photo of this Greek soldier in his traditional uniform. The steps and the wall are a good background, from which he stands out nicely. The sidelight is also very pleasing.

Hello dear Daniel and have a nice time
and a happy new day
excellent capture and caracteristic photo
from Athens Greece thanks for your notes
that the Evzones is the name of several
historical elite light infantry and
mountain units of the Greek Army

Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with guard, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15030 W: 159 N: 26262] (137870)
  • [2018-01-09 1:21]

Hi Daniel
tenue typique du solda, excellent portrait que rien ne peut perturber
Belle journée

Hi Daniel,
a very clear capture of this iconic soldier of the guard in the Unknown Soldier Tomb in Athens, where we can admire all of the details of his special and colorful uniform.
You've managed perfectly the exposure, reaching a high level of lighting and colors, and some beautiful shades as well.
Well done.
Friendly regards,

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