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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:36 am 
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Great pics! I don't think I can do anything like these.


Afraid of heights?

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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!


Oh my god.... That is so funny! :lol:
I would have missed it had it not been for your comment, Patrish. Up until now, I hadn't seen Greg as a funnyman.

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


Afraid of heights?



Nooo!!! Afraid of BLUR!!! :lol:

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


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Nooo!!! Afraid of BLUR!!! :lol:


Fear of blur never stopped me, Cristen. Werner Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle clearly shows that ultimate sharpness is impossible.
So it's just a matter of degree. Perfectionism is pointless. The focal plane is infinitely thin.

Come on, girl! Get on out there in the Phillippines and take some pictures of something avian. You got birds over there, don't ya?
Overcome your fear of blur... that's why they call it a "challenge", kiddo.

If it was easy, everyone would be doin' it. :-P

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Oh, well, CJ, I will have to put some bird food somewhere to attract them. Birds in my neighborhood are so hyper they never stay perched longer than 3 secs.

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Out of time. This will have to do. Great thread Duane.
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Larry..Nice trio of Pelicans. Thunder...With Roosters like "that" I'm surprised you have "any' bugs to macro. Bakeys... :D ...I like the "left bank" on the rear goose.
Phillip...Beautiful color and clarity in your Owl shot. Patrish...Got your "ducks in a row" on this one. good job. Mia.. You have "very" beautiful pidgeons in NZ.
Bambi...Is that a comb or a brain tumor? :lol: Excelent shot. Greg... Looks like you got the "bonus points" so far. I tried numerouse "in flights" of crows this week. I may as well shot them with "patriot missiles" The "exploding bird" results would have been no less dramatic. :lol: Brazilliance.... Just had to pull Bakeys and CJ's chain again didn't you. :lol: CJ...Very good job. You would have no problem becoming a "birder" my friend. Duane :roll: I feel for ya man. Great job everyone. :D

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An hour earlier than scheduled for picking one but I'm under the weather a little today and I might head to bed a a lot earlier than normal for some much needed rest so I'm going to go with....

Jamie's Grey Heron. I just love the "pea soup" colored water it's in and also like the inclusion of the environment in the image. I can picture myself sitting on the riverbank capturing something similar and listening to the water rushing by.

I want to thank everyone for submitting a photo for this challenge. :D

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Congrats Jamie! Well done. Nice group of avian pics from everyone.

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Out of time. This will have to do. Great thread Duane.
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I don't know who or when or what or where or what or why..... I thought it was supposed to go on until Tuesday.

But Buddy Bob. You win this one in my book.

I thought this was going a few more days, actually, when I got up this morning..... Why it ended so early I will never know.

And here is the strange thing; here is the amazingly STRANGE thing....

I dreamt all last night of taking a picture of a cardinal. I attended the funeral of my first wife, Norma, a week ago, following a long battle with canceer. Her dad's symbol was the "red bird", the state bird of Ohio, the cardinal. And it was my dream to shoot a cardinal this morning, or at least sometime this weekend, for this challenge in tribute to her and to him.

And after sitting for about an hour or three this morning, I decided to start fiddling with using a tripod. I just knew by then that that male cardinal would NEVER pose on the wood I had positioned for the shot... "Cardinals just don't do that", I thought, being a newbie. And I gave up with my redwing, the bird that started me feeding them 12 years ago when I moved in here by hanging on the screen and insisting.

But then, fiddling with the tripod, I looked up momentarily from my camera and I saw that cardinal sitting there...there..., and again there. Buddy Bob! The very one in your shot; and I knew I'd missed the moment and someone else, perhaps you, had won it... YOU won, in my book, buddy. Damn, and thanks.

Electric kool-aid aside, your image is the best i've ever seen, Buddy Bob. And my ex-wife's father would be so happy to have seen it. Thank you sooooo much!!!

I love you, man.

And whoever else won, great job!! congratulations!!! Too many tears in my eyes to read it.

I thought it would go on longer, though....

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Congrats Jamie, great capture and what a super thread with so many great birdies in it!

CJ, I'm glad you got the cardinal message, how awesome is that!

Thanks Duane for this Challenge, feel better soon!

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you are the wind beneith my wings.... a black crow in a blue sky

Take care everyone, and good bye. :D

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I love Jamie's heron, good choice, Duane.

Great thread, thanks to Duane for starting it (feel better soon) and to all for the submissions. And to Buddy Bob for finding something nice to say about every shot.

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Congratulations, Jamie. Well-deserved. I also liked tremendously BuddyBob's.

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Congratulations Jamie. :D A memorable shot, but most memorable for the laughs I got from Bakeys and CJ's "rant" about the "electric kool-aid". :lol:
Duane... That would have been tough for a person who felt "good" let alone while feeling bad. Hope you feel better soon .
CJ... a heartfelt "thank you". Your thoughtful and meaningful encouragement to me and others allows "beginners" to feel like "winners". I love you too my friend. May God comfort you through your sad and emotional loss.

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Firstly, and 'foremostly', congratulations Jamie. Even if you did carelessly pollute an entire ecosystem with anti-freeze, cool aid, and pea soup to win it. It's ok, the world needs more three eyed, web footed children.

My personal favorite - the pelican in flight. I'm impressed by the detail in the image, from the sharpness in the wings, which point to the corner of the image nicely, to the drops of water coming off the bird. It's one I'd be proud of.

The owl had me a bit envious as well. I don't get to see many of them.

CJ - I have no idea whatsoever how you managed to climb a ladder and have a red-winged blackbird carry a Slim-Jim into your view finder. At first I thought it was a branch, but when I saw the neatly cropped end, I knew in my mind it was a wholesome and delicious Slim-Jim. Macho Man Randy Savage would be proud, may he R.I.P. Well done. Must have been the brain child of your experience with electric cool aid. Fascinating. I'm not sure about your cryptic closing in your commentary -
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Take care everyone, and good bye. :D
That one has me slightly perplexed.

Sorry I missed out on the Weiner joke. An opportunity lost.

Buddy Bob - nicely done. Thanks for posting that second cardinal for CJ. Thoughtful. Caring. Compassionate. This world could sure use some more of all three, and I hope it inspires each of us to add just a little more of any of the three, or all three elements for that matter, to our own little world around us. When this world sucks, it's because we allowed it. When this world looks a little brighter, it's because someone made it so. I want to be one of those "someone"s.

So well done all. Thank you all for enhancing my experience.

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Congratulations, Jamie! I loved your shot!

And also congratulations to all who entered the challenge. I always enjoy viewing the posted images of any chosen theme. There is a lot of talent in this group! Duane, hope you're feeling better.

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My first though on coming back to LC and seeing my image in the banner - "Oh... Wow, I didnt expect to win". I looked through the thread recently and saw many images that I thought stronger than mine, but hey, it's all subjective. That aside, i'm glad I managed to cause a laugh or two. Thanks for the challenge Duane, and thanks to all who entered - some wonderful images, i'll do my best to think of something shortly for the next one.

p.s. I promise to stop peeing in the local river ok?

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