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The Pyramid of Kukulcan by dx The Pyramid of Kukulcan by dx
The ancient Maya ruins of Chichén Itzá, located on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. The Pyramid of Kukulcán is the most popular structure in the region.
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Oxyvia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Very good photo. And wonderful pyramid.
Who was the Kukulca?
Interesting: in Polish is word: kukułka. :) It's sort of birds. Kukułka (read: kukulka) plants eggs to nests of other birds. And it cuckoos in forest. :)
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dx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kukulkan is interesting... it means ("Plumed Serpent" or "Feathered Serpent") is the name of a Maya snake deity that also serves to designate historical persons/gods. The depiction of the feathered serpent deity is present in other cultures of Mesoamerica like the Aztecs. Here is the true definition from google: "In Yucatán, references to the deity Kukulkan are confused by references to a named individual who bore the name of the god. Because of this, the distinction between the two has become blurred.[6] This individual appears to have been a ruler or priest at Chichen Itza, who first appeared around the 10th century.[7] Although Kukulkan was mentioned as a historical person by Maya writers of the 16th century, the earlier 9th century texts at Chichen Itza never identified him as human and artistic representations depicted him as a Vision Serpent entwined around the figures of nobles.[8] At Chichen Itza, Kukulkan is also depicted presiding over sacrifice scenes."
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Oxyvia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thank you very much for the interesting informations. It's fascinating! Really I like go there some day. :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous! :)
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dx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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DTherien Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Is this HDR, or tonemapped? Just wondering as it looks tonemapped and not HDR. Very nice in any case :)
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dx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi eShoe, it's 3 exposures and is a tonemapped HDR. Thanks!
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful HDR work:clap:
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dx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks vw!
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