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Art and poetry

Art and poetry
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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: 2018-04-08
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Event
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-04 0:33
Viewed: 737
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another owl from Auckland. This time it was inspired by the poem by Edward Lear.
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

All the beautiful owls went under the hammer on Tuesday 29 May at the Haier Big Hoot Auction, raising a spectacular $382,450* for Child Cancer Foundation.
These funds will be used to continue Child Cancer Foundation’s vital work – supporting 1,700 families across New Zealand who are affected by child cancer.

Great idea!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-07-04 0:39]

Ciao Malgo. The google translator has produced a result beyond the limits of censorship regarding the first poem ... ahahah ... while the other two are much better. Nice photo and good initiative to raise funds, it would take even what he put Krzsysztof, which you can see in the gallery next to your photo, that precious piece would certainly have collected a lot. Good day!Luciano.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-07-04 1:04]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Dzisiaj po sasiedzku z ptakami.
Fajna sowa z Matuszowa ;)
Zebralo sie na wierszyk.
Ladny kadr i kolory.
Milego dnia.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-07-04 1:58]


Avec ces belle pattes ce blanc dans les yeux quel bel hibou et vue quelle couleur et art de rue fantastique captage et image.
Bravo et amitié

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-07-04 2:22]

Czesc Malgosiu!

A nice close up shot of one of the colourful owls in Auckland. Good sharpness and saturation and a worthy cause for child cancer research. Nice warm cold colour contrasts between the red and blue tones. Tfs!

Hello Malgo,
The poem brings back childhood memories. I think this is the most famous of Lear's nonsense poems. Lovely capture of this beautiful owl by the sea.

Hello Malgo,
I suppose it was pure coincidence that you posted this next to Krzysztof's photo. They make perfect neighbours in any case. It's an attractive photo with an original note. It's nice to know that the money for the owls will be used for a good cause, but I wonder how those who bought them will actually use them. They look too big for any normal garden.
Kind regards,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-04 3:44]

Witaj MAlgo,
one more impressive colourful owl statue near the sea.I like the painting on it with the brilliant light of the day to enhance the beauty as the details of it.


Hello Malgo, isn't this a great way of raising money for charity? In Plymouth, a couple of years ago we had 'sunfish' placed around the city, all decorated by different artists with their own themes.
This is wonderful; but I am a great fan of owls anyway.
I like that the frame is almost filled with the model owl, with just a hint of its' location.
Excellent sharp shot.
Regards Jean.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-07-04 4:28]

Hello Malgo,

Reply on your write, yes this was a rally of old cars.

This picture is super sharp and clear photographed.
Colours and presentation are amazing
Very well composition and excellent picture.
Nice done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Malgo,

J'aime bien cette belle structure. C'est à la fois beau, un petit côté enfantin-bande dessinée et c'est aussi très coloré.J'espère que cette chouette n'a pas de caméra dans les yeux car elle va voir beaucoup trop de choses.



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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-04 9:55]

Czesc Malgo
Sympatyczne te sowy na ulicach Auckland..
W warsztacie widac ze jest ich tam cale zatrzęsienie 
Ciekawa prezentacja sztuki ulicznej

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-07-04 20:54]

Nie Romeo i Julia, ale sowa i kicia (poemat jest basniowy), widze, ze sowom nadaje sie wieloznaczny widzwiek, ta jest dodatkowo dedykowana "krajowi, gdzie ponga wyrasta" :)
bardzo fajny pomysl
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hi Malgo,
Wonderful big owl statue, with extra depiction of a cat and yet - another owl.
Blue diff. colors even gave more attractive texture to the beauty of it.
Fun photo at the port.
Wish you a nice new day,

Hi Malgo,
Interesting statue, well made by the artist and well presented with your well managed photo, good sharpness and colors, perfect exposure, tfs.

Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice time
and a happy weekend
another owl froAuckland inspired by a poem
I red the poem in details I liked it very much
a nice close up of this colorful owl
dear Malgo you must know that you are wellcome
in Greece particularly at Volos my city

Ciao Malgo
belli e simpatici questi gufi e sono anche tanti!!!
Ti sei fatta una bella collezione, perfetta per Martina, ama molto i gufi.
Buona domenica

Nice and colorful piece of art, well framed and with interesting details of the surrounding. Good work!

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