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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:31 PM   #1
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Here are three more chickadees in various contortions. One of these is very blurred because the bird was heading right at me.

Ballet



Attack (fear blur)



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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:49 PM   #2
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Ah going for the "action" photos!

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:58 PM   #3
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The balancing act in the first picture is great! Did it just land? Hit by a gust of wind? Someone try to poke him off the branch?

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I think the 2nd photo (attack) is absolutely fantastic.

I love a photograph that shows something that the eye doesn't see - but yet you know was there in the scene; for wildlife that usually means crisp and sharp with shallow DOP. With birds of course it's those frozen split-seconds that we often miss.

But here it's something you'd never see because you'd:
a) be closing your eyes
b) be ducking
c) be heading in the other direction
d) may be shrieking (depending on how hard you are)

The best wildlife photograph I've seen this year.

Was the bird making a noise? It looks like it was.
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 5:24 PM   #5
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I appreciate the look and comments, thanks.

Peter, I need to do something active to stay warm up here, you know that :lol:

Eric, good question, I'd say all three are probably true

Peripatetic, I certainly appreciate your compliment and I like the way you phrased something here: I love a photograph that shows something that the eye doesn't see...

Personally I'd suspect that that's one of the reasons I essentially moved over from video to still photography. The capturing and freezing of one single moment in time at high resolution can be quite exciting from time to time.


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All of these are very interesting. You know that I've enjoyed your excursion into capturing frozen moments in time and these continue that trend.

I like that last one. Looks like the BCC is executing a difficult dive off the high board...
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 5:58 PM   #7
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Neat shots as normal, Norm.

Don't take this the wrong way, but that last one looks like what you'd expect to see happen if that was a shot of a cartoon and the main character (the bird) were hit over the head with a sledgehammer while he was perching on that limb.
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I love the first one, it's something about the individual detail of the wing feathers. 'Ballet' is a great title.



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Old Feb 16, 2005, 8:21 PM   #9
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Geoff, Wannabe and Suzan, thanks for the check out.

Wannabe, I got a chuckle from your viewpoint. :?
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