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Old Nov 29, 2008, 2:49 PM   #1
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It isn't always children who blink when you try to take their picture.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night

***Sailed off in a wooden shoe---

Sailed on a river of crystal light,

***Into a sea of dew.

'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed

***As if it could not be, 

And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed

Of sailing that beautiful sea---
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 2:53 PM   #4
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That's a pretty canadian goose you got there. I blink in pretty much all of the shots I have seen with me in it. LOL. Go figure.

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Very pretty goose, great photos.
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royce10 wrote:
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That's a pretty canadian goose you got there.
Thanks, Hung. Actually, they are 4 different birds!

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I blink in pretty much all of the shots I have seen with me in it. LOL. Go figure.
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Maybe it is the preflash (I didn't use any flash on the geese)?
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Very pretty goose, great photos.
Thanks, Flutelady
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beautiful shots, penolta. i really like nod.

'my' birds (captive audience at the pond) tend to turn away from me when i put the camera up to my face . . . another reason i like an articulating live view lcd. it's more surreptitious. :| i think the camera scares them.

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beautiful shots, penolta. i really like nod.'my' birds (captive audience at the pond) tend to turn away from me when i put the camera up to my face . . .
Thanks, Ellen. Many times I have taken a picture of a bird perfectly posed, only to find the head turned away in the image. What I think happens is that the bird sees the mirror flip as it looks into the lens (maybe they can even see your eye) and reacts quickly. In the first two pictures above, Wynken and Blinken are caught in the act of doing just that (winking and blinking) - you can see that their lids are not completely closed, being partly open at the top (birds use the lower eyelid instead of the upper).
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