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Old Jul 24, 2009, 5:25 PM   #11
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Very nice picture! I'm always amazed that the ibis can get along with such a long, curved bill - I would think it would get in the way all the time.
They are definitely an awkward looking bird. The Buffalo Zoo has some of these as well in their South American rainforest exhibit and I've noticed they like to follow around the Capybara, pecking around the backs of their heads. They seem to be very skilled.

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Great color and detail!

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That is a knock-out photo, Mike!

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Wow, how gorgeous, well captured.

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Perfect capture! Great detail nicely framed.

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Wow Mike,
You couldn't ask for any better!
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Stunning!!!
Thank you all for the kind words. This photo turned out the best of all the shots I took at the Aviary, had to use my flash for some and ended up with some nasty shadow casts, but this one was lighted just right.

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Hi Mike,

A very good capture!!!!

The rich color adds to the soft ("feel", not lack of sharpness) texture of the feathers and the transition to OOF and the nature of the bokeh is very nice.

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I'm not expert on bokeh but I will say that I'm very pleased with the way the OOF areas look. My 24-135mm Sigma lens has always produced some nice bokeh.

Again, thank you all for the kind words.
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Old Jul 25, 2009, 3:51 PM   #12
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Beautiful. I love the color.

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Old Jul 26, 2009, 9:32 AM   #13
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Well Mike,
No matter how many pix you take, when you come home with one this nice, you can say you had a successful day! This photo is on par with any I've seen published anywhere.
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Old Jul 26, 2009, 11:12 AM   #14
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Great capture, magnificent detail

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Can't add a thing to these many very accurate compliments, just to say - thanks for sharing this stunning photo!
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lovely photo, great detail

i saw some of these at Baltimore aquarium (yes aquarium) but didnt get anything that even comes close to this photo
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