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Old Oct 29, 2010, 1:38 PM   #1
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Great balance or the pole is to small for both feet...Always amazes me that these guys prefer to stand on one leg for long periods ....If I did that, I would cramp up for sure...
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 2:12 PM   #2
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nice catch! classic side-view here. good image. is that he prefers to stand this way, or the top of the pole is too small for both feet to be comfortable?
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 2:58 PM   #3
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Excellent capture, John...!

I really like it...
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 3:35 PM   #4
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really nice!
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great shot, very nice ;-)
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Old Nov 4, 2010, 9:20 AM   #6
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Beautiful. The subtle tones, dof, etc. i like everything.
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Agreed. Beautiful shot.
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Can anyone explain why birds like to stand on one leg. Ive seen this often from seagulls, to Canada geese, storks and flamingoes.
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Can anyone explain why birds like to stand on one leg. Ive seen this often from seagulls, to Canada geese, storks and flamingoes.

There is no insulation on the legs as the legs have no feathers. Standing on one leg reduces heat loss from the blood veins flowing thru their unfeathered legs. So they cut their heat loss by half from what it would be if standing on both legs.
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Makes sense to me, and makes the bird pretty smart!
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