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Istanbul June 2010 9579.jpg

Istanbul June 2010 9579.jpg

I was informed by a viewer this is Archangel Uriel. From the Enc. Brit.: "in the Apocrypha, a leading angel, sometimes ranked as an archangel with Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Because his name in Hebrew means “fire of God,” or “light of God,” he has been variously identified in Jewish traditions as an angel of thunder and earthquake, as the wielder of the fiery sword in driving Adam and Eve from Eden, as the destroyer of the hosts of Sennacherib, as the figure who enlightens Ezra with visions, and, generally, as an angel of terror, prophecy, or mystery. John Milton in Paradise Lost described Uriel as “Regent of the Sun” and the “sharpest sighted spirit of all in Heaven”; but Christian tradition has generally paid little attention to Uriel."

Nikon D3
1/40s f/7.1 at 140.0mm iso3200 hide exif
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Date/Time26-Jun-2010 15:29:42
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length140 mm
Exposure Time1/40 sec
ISO Equivalent3200
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Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance3.98 m

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Guest 02-Mar-2011 13:32

Archangel Uriel