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#1 Bird Brain

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:10 PM

I'm sure everyone has some of these. Just when you're sure you're going to get that really good shot...lighting is right, distance is perfect, focus is great, subject is cooperative, etc..... SOMETHING seems to happen!!! Usually, no explaination is needed as the photo tells it all.

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#2 cabirds

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:31 PM

Anything I've ever photographed!
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#3 canon eos

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:59 PM

I'm tired of posing for you!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:18 AM

Anything I've ever photographed!


Now, we know better than that, Jodie!! :)

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#5 meghann

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:55 AM

Beautiful evening light at our feeder, beautiful red bellied woodpecker on our feeder, and as I clicked. . .

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#6 ginspin16

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

how about the one that got away
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#7 JimBob

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Is that a Barn Owl?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

Is that a Barn Owl?


yes, and it's my only picture of one, grrrr

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:30 AM

can someone photoshop a wing tip for me?

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#10 meghann

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:09 AM

can someone photoshop a wing tip for me?


Not my best work, but here you go, LOL!


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#11 zoutedrop

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:50 AM

that's excellent

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:59 AM

Without knowing where to look, I'd never have spotted the edit - and I'm horribly particular about such things.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

Most definitely Great Wingtip Work!

#14 meghann

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

Without knowing where to look, I'd never have spotted the edit - and I'm horribly particular about such things.


I can see it sticking out like a sore thumb, but that's probably because I'm the one that did it. I'm a super perfectionist with my editing work. (One reason my friends love using me, but I drive myself batty doing it.)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

WOW!!! Amazing photo-shop!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:03 AM

I don't know why this shrike couldn't just stop in mid plunge - just for a second

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#17 Bird Brain

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:40 AM

Good photos, everyone. Keep 'em coming!!

We did not inherit Mother Earth from our Ancestors.....

We have borrowed Her from our Descendants.

Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe (paraphrased)

 

Man belongs to the Earth...Earth does not belong to Man.

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#18 meghann

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:54 AM

I don't know why this shrike couldn't just stop in mid plunge - just for a second


I had the same problem with this hawk.


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

Sounds like my whole Golden-Crowned Kinglet folder. Attempt #1, horrible thorn branch.Posted Image

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

And my second attempt. Who can adjust the camera settings in the 0.0001 seconds the Kinglet sits in one place!?Posted Image

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