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Old May 31, 2007, 8:41 AM   #1
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Taken this spring on a secluded northern Minnesota lake.


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Old May 31, 2007, 9:16 AM   #2
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That is a nice tribute to an elegant looking bird.
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Old Jun 2, 2007, 8:46 PM   #3
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Nice shot, I am working on some this week by a nest.

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Old Jun 3, 2007, 5:59 AM   #4
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Good shot. It is always difficult to get the proper light and contrast for the plumage. You have done it here.
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Old Jun 3, 2007, 1:40 PM   #5
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This would have been a particularly useful picture for me to have used in my classes to illustrate ruptive coloration (designed to disrupt the outline of the bird, and make it disappear into the background). This is a type of camouflage not readily apparent, because when it works best, you never see the bird, and when it doesn't,the birdis quite obvious!We photographers try toisolate a bird from its background to show it to better advantage, and certainly you can see it better, but that is not as it should be in nature. In this picture the bird does not jump out at you, and that is as it should be (for the bird, at any rate). The background patterns of light and darkare arranged in such a way that you can see how they relate to the plumage, and yet from a photographic standpoint the bird can still be seen. Although it may not have been what you intended when you took the picture, you couldn't have painted it better. Well done.:-D
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Old Jun 3, 2007, 1:46 PM   #6
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Very elegant shot Mike. Well done!..........Don
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Old Jun 5, 2007, 2:02 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, glad you looked and said hello! :-)
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