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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2006, 08:37:13 PM »
Fud, glad for entries, but that's 5 images, only 4 are allowed. Would you mind removing one? :)
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2006, 09:01:37 PM »
Fud:
I like the standing up one better. I'd remove the one with the bread... :)
Nice colourful little bird you have on your last submission.

That blue jay is amazing (shame about the grass leaf infront of it) Congrats on the photo.

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Ok, my third submission and I'll hold the fourth for a while incase a better pic of a bird happens.
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Think it was a crop, possibly a little tweak of the curves.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2006, 09:34:05 PM »
Another of my Redshanks. Uncropped.

I'm very protective of my pictures and rarely post the good ones. Clive and tpe should recognise this one though. I'm especially proud of this photo as it was taken with the humble 500/8 Reflex. Shots like this prove to doubters that the Minolta 500/8 is a capable lens that can produce very acceptable shots; I'm very glad Sony are continuing its production too.

I should really edit out the branch reflection in the top right - or at least burn it. You think?



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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2006, 11:32:44 PM »
I only noticed the branch, after you mentioned it. The reflection of the bird, led me to the bird, and the reflection on the bird held me there. The 500 reflex is a very capable lens, in the hands of very capable photographers such as yourself. Great photo.
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« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2006, 11:53:13 PM »
Aww shucks.

I may sort that branch out. See how it fares.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2006, 08:03:42 AM »
Fud, glad for entries, but that's 5 images, only 4 are allowed. Would you mind removing one? :)
Sorry ISO as I am new to this I wasn't sure which of the Blackbirds made the better picture so was after some feedback from you regulars.  Discount the one with the bread as Ecniv confirmed my opinion.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2006, 08:27:14 AM »
Fud:
Go back to the post and once you are logged in there is a modify button (top right of your post).
Click that then remove the img tags ;)
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2006, 09:16:52 AM »
Another Pelican. This time from Exmouth, Western Australia.



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Number 3 entry is a Nankeen Kestrel (Featered Friend) with the remains of a meal of a smaller feathered friend.

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2006, 12:10:47 PM »
Number 3 entry is a Nankeen Kestrel (Featered Friend) with the remains of a meal of a smaller feathered friend.

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2006, 07:38:40 AM »
Alibarber love the pelican photos - I take it from the first photo their not very shy as you got that with a 75mm.  Is that second pelican waiting for you to throw the fish you've got in your hand?

Maxx-7D love the intensity of the colour on that Blue Jay
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2006, 03:22:24 PM »

Oh, I have some of these.... Lady Elliot Island, OZ





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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2006, 02:07:10 AM »
I see things are slowing down. Only 2 1/2 weeks left. :)
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2006, 11:59:44 AM »

Alma Park Zoo on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Aus. The day was very overcast and my first day with my new camera....so auto program was used.


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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2006, 07:01:31 PM »
What kind of tern is that, springtide?

ecniv, very interesting bird. Looks like it's wearing war-paint. Toucan or some sort, or related family?

Adam, love the redshank image. I wouldn't be too worried about the branch. I don't think it's obtrusive as such.

ali... love the kestrel image.

Fud, I think I like the swan image best.

Maxx-7D, that's the first time I've actually 'seen' a bluejay. Interesting looking bird.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2006, 07:20:47 PM »
Blue and yellow macaw. Some members of this forum have seen this photograph; I'd posted it a while ago.



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