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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:16 pm 
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avian: adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of birds.

This should have been a no brainer coming from me. :lol:

1 image per entry. I encourage the participants to go out and capture a newer image for this challenge but one within the last year is fine. Deadline is June 25, 2011 8pm est.

Be creative, a natural setting is encouraged but not looked down upon and bonus points if it's an in-flight (and sharp :lol: ). :D A little hint if you plan on photographing backyard birds...place a stick on a pole near the food source and wait...birds tend to land somewhere near and scope out the area before hitting the feeder to make sure it's safe.

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Can't get my ducks in a row but did okay with pelicans:

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Thanks for starting this off Larry....Pelicans always display some sort of attitude....I wish I spent more time with them.

Another hint for the "non" birders. Pigeons can be found at parks and what-not...very good subjects to photograph. Seagulls are also willing subjects. All types of birds will be considered for this challenge...even the most common ones that you have around you...anything goes. :) It's not what you photograph it's how the photograph is rendered. :wink:

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Ok, as every one knows macro and closeups are my thing, so here is a close up of a rooster.

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LOL, great shots everyone and thanks Duane for hosting this challenge.
Now I don't have any geese in a row but I have a NZ Wood Pigeon (Kereru) :lol:

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It started raining :( so I packed up the gear. Going to give it another try another day.

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okay, not from this week, but if I get one I will substitute it. I took this at a local heritage farm.I loved his comb. :)
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Shot in April, but discovered and processed tonight. Looks like Larry and I are posting pelicans. :)

Don't think I'll be doing any bird shooting up here in IN over next 2 days (or ever), wanted to participate, though.

Thanks for the challenge thread, Duane.

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Greg,
I think your image is terrific. Right down to the water droplets. There;s something about a pelican in flight that I've always founf fascinating. Well done.

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Thanks, Bakeys! The water droplets surprised me when I started processing this one last night, didn't realize they were there. Would be cool if they were more prominent, but they're not.

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Not much good at capturing wildlife. Feet too big I guess :)

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Why is that Grey Heron walking in Anti-freeze?
THAT is some green water!

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its a very shallow stream with algae covered stones. Quite bright sunshine too. Either that or the nuclear power plant upstream has had another accident... :)

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Bakeys wrote:
Why is that Grey Heron walking in Anti-freeze?
THAT is some green water!


I seen this one a long time ago, Bakeys... Electric Kool Aid, baby! I remember this one. Lime flavor. Yum....

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Doesn't seem to me you have big feet or a problem capturing wildlife, Jamie. I like your heron image. The colors are fun, they were really there, and it does look like lime Kool-Aid and that's ok. :)

Good detail, nice light, etc.

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Doesn't seem to me you have big feet or a problem capturing wildlife, Jamie. I like your heron image. The colors are fun, they were really there, and it does look like lime Kool-Aid and that's ok. :)

Good detail, nice light, etc.


"OK"???? Are you kidding, it's GREAT! Brings back memories of the '60's, man; Big Bird in his stalking feet in a stream of Electric Kool-Aid -- or maybe that wasn't a memory... :?

And besides that, I totally agree with Greg's technical analysis. :) (And welcome to the forum, Greg)

I'm dreading trying to make a serious entry to this challenge, but I'm gonna try my very best. :-|

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I knew you liked Jamie's heron, John. I just liked your lime Kool-Aid analogy and wanted to play with it. ;)

And thanks for the welcome. Same to you.

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ScottHadl wrote:
I really have to think about where I can make a good image with the equipment that I have.


I wonder if that is what Mr. Weiner was thinking???

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Quote Greg:
"I wonder if that is what Mr. Weiner was thinking???"

If there's an award for "comment of the year" it should go to you, my friend!

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An amazing number of wonderful bird pics so soon. Can't wait to see what follows. I had to quit before I wanted to because my wife was afraid I'd fall off the ladder and break a hip.

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Great pics! I don't think I can do anything like these.

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