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Auckland owls

Auckland owls
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-10
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Event
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-01 13:22
Viewed: 641
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The city of Auckland was overtaken by massive owls doubling as pieces of art.

For 10 weeks, Auckland’s streets were home to 46 giant owls, decorated by some of New Zealand’s most well-known emerging artists
How big is big, exactly? The vibrant owl sculptures were a staggering 1.65 metres tall. Yep, these guys were hard to miss.

I saw some of them. At first, I didn't know what they are. Only later I started taking pictures.

This is Hipster Hoot - inspired by independent thinkers, dreamers and creativity. Hipster Hoot is trendy, hip and fun! The artist was Andre Roth.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9624 W: 57 N: 16430] (60726)
  • [2018-07-01 13:52]

Hello Malgo,
Cool to see these giant owls in the street. Excellent photos of the front and back, the colours and patterns are very appealing. Well captured.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-07-01 14:18]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Swietne sowy robia wrazenie.
Super kolorystyka i ostrosc.
Podoba sie to zestawienie.
Dobrej nocy.

Hi dear Malgo, a great world traveler!

You seem to so much inspired by NZ. Your NZ sereis is never ending strory, sn't it? So unique object, very eye-cathing. As you mentioned in Note, Maori culture is so nicely mixed with immigrants, and NZ is so attractive for us.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-07-01 20:06]

Hi Malgorzata

A marvellous duo of giant painted owls with wonderful color and saturation. Good sharpness and the people provide scale. Nice use of a shallow dof. I like the stylised camera with an iris. Tfs!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-01 22:22]

Witaj MAlgo,
nice the view as the presentation of the colourful and massive owls,decorating the city of Auckland.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.


Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice time
and a happy new month July 2018
ipressive decorations and useful notes
from you I red that the vibrant owl sculptures were
a staggering 1 65 metres tall WOW!!!!!!!!!
sculpyure is nicely mixed with immigrants

Hi Malgo,
Nice art work well made and well presented with your two photos,good idea for an original post, beautiful colors and brightness, perfect sharpness, tfs.

Hello Malgo,
Camera at the front, a pack on the back: it's like you! But you are probably less colourful. It's a good idea to place these owls all over the city. I guess a lot of photographers try to collect them all. It's a similar idea to the colourful cows that used to be seen in several European cities a few years ago.
Kind regards,

Hello Malgo,
Great idea to include a passer-by in one of the photos so we can get an idea of their scale, though I have to say she seems more interested in her coffee. Love the vivid colours and the amazing detail. Are they lit up at night?

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-07-02 5:37]

Hello Malgo,

Both picture are of very high quality.
What a sharpness and clarity.
Nice colours and presentation.
Composition and presentation are superb captured.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Malgo,

Merci de nous montrer le côté pile et le côté face dans le même beau diptyque. Les formes et les couleurs sont belles dans ce centre ville.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-07-02 7:13]


De sacré hibou des villes quelle image un de face d'autre de dos quelle vue et compo quelle couleur e image fantastique captage et compo quel rendu aussi brillant sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-07-02 8:39]

Ciao Malgo,i thought to the cat statues that we seen in Plaza San Francisco of La Habana before to read the note..ehhee..the style is very similar,but this time we are in Auckland and the cats are owls,nice collage very sharp and bright for a different post from N.Z.,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Malgo,
So in New Zealand the owls wear a backpack and have a camera!
For sure they're very colourful.
A nice way to cheer up the streetscene.
Best regards, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-02 14:37]

CZesc Malgo
Ciekawy element sztuki ulicznej. Sowe zdecydowanie latwiej pomalowac niz na przyklad krowy , ktorych kolorowe wersje pojawiaja sie co jakis czas w roznych zakatkach swiata i nie mysle o fioletowej milce ;)
Ciekawa prezentacja przyblizajaca nowozelandzich artystow

Ciao cara Malgo, beautiful collage with lovely owl, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Malgo,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details of the owls sculptures. The light is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-07-06 1:47]


in these last years have being usual to find these sculptures of cows, dogs, elephants, cats, etc each one painted in a different way.in wales I saw snow dogs... some pieces are very beautiful, others are not.
funny this tourist owl.

take care


Hallo Malgo,
fantastische Bildschärfe und Farben, sehr gute Information über Auckland

Einen schönen Tag

Ciao Malgo
molto simpatico questo gufo, forse ha lo sguardo un po' triste, ma è colorato e con i dettagli che ricordano la nostra passione, viaggiare e fotografare.

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