Visions of Another Continent

– A Colorful Balcony of Feathers –

by Fernando Paramio

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A colorful balcony of feathers (Balcón plumicromado)

Although we do not realize about it, amongst the first sounds that we hear when we arrive in a city are the singings of the birds. In my case, the first that caught my attention just after arriving Melbourne was a bird couple two meters above me, calmly enjoying a perfect day. There they were, unaware of their importance to me, being the first time in my life that I saw birds like them. Up until then I was ignorant about their existence and I gaze at them as though they were a new species recently created.

I found many other unknown birds in Australia. Others, also living in Europe, surprised me both in nature and in the middle of the cities, replete with green areas, inviting birds to explore urban zones.

This artwork shows a European old balcony which resembles me a rickety birdcage. I image the great number of birds that could find rest in its structure.


This artwork has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the international photographic competition “Chromatic Awards”, 2017, professional fine art category.

Significance of the artwork: 

This artwork shows us that getting old does not mean getting ugly: beauty finds its way to keep shining.

Social commitment:

A portion of the profits from the sale of this artwork will be donated to a project to support elderly people in need. More information about this project will be available soon.

Editions and orders 

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Technical info


End of creation: 2018


Birds – Australia

Balcony – Spain

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark III

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM


Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties) 

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) 

– Also available in satin paper:

Canson Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag 310 g/m2 (Palace Edition)

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310 g/m2 (rest of editions)

White margin for signing and numbering (information below) 

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24.7 x 34 cm – 9.7 x 13.4″

White margin: 2.5 x 4 cm – 1 x 1.6″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34.8 x 48 cm – 13.7 x 18.1″

White margin: 3.6 x 5.7 cm – 1.4 x 2.2″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 72.5 x 100 cm – 28.5 x 39.4″

White margin: 4.3 x 5.9 cm – 1.7 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8x154cm – 44×60.6″

Image size: 100x138cm – 39.4×54.3″

White margin*: 5.8x8cm – 2.3×3.1″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 175 cm – 50 x 68.9″

Image size: 115 x 158.7 cm – 45.3 x 62.5″

White margin: 6 x 8.2 cm – 2.4 x 3.2″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×210 cm – 60×82.7″

Image size: 140×193 cm – 55.1 x 76″

*White margin*: 6.2×8.4cm – 2.4×3.3″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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