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Old May 16, 2005, 3:45 PM   #1
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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/MAL59.JPG[/img]

Now, you tell me what you're seeing? It didn't take me longer than two months, surely you can do it quicker. :lol:

There are NO special effects involved here.

D1x, Swarovski scope, 800mm at 500 (fixed F stop of 10)

Camera shake? Out of focus? More drugs than even a Brooklyn Mallard can handle?

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PS. This is a "hybrid Mallard" - who knows what his Mommy and Daddy were doing?
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Old May 16, 2005, 5:45 PM   #2
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dave, nice one!!! the mallard is shaking it's head not side to side but, in a rotating way. they do it real fast. maybe he was saying no to his friend?

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p.s. didn't Donald Duck or Daffy Duck do this??
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Old May 16, 2005, 5:52 PM   #3
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Hmm? I refuse to answer before she does....

But what about the beak?



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Old May 16, 2005, 5:55 PM   #4
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it's just the neck and back feathers of the head?? i understand birds have control of their skin and bodies that go beyond ours. they can shke and vibrate specific areas while the rest remain still. but, let's wait for alady to respond. she'll have the answer.:?

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Old May 21, 2005, 11:20 AM   #5
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Yes I think it is shaking it's head, just the way a dog does. If you watch a dog shake after a bath in slow motion on video it appears that his body is moving in different places at different times:-)
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Old May 21, 2005, 11:29 AM   #6
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So you don't buy my theory that a hybrid Mallard went to an auto repair place and had a universal joint installed in his neck?

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i've seen ducks do this, as part of drying off usually. it's funny to watch, because it really does look like their head, or tail, or whatever they're shaking, is completely disconnected from the rest of their body...
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Old May 21, 2005, 12:01 PM   #8
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Ok, a serious explanation...

Note that the beak is not blurred...

This Duck was NOT shaking his head, he was shaking his feathers, a different action and NOT what dogs do. A dog shakes off by shaking their body, and their loose skin exagerates this effect and sends the water, usually on the owner (but if you're clever you teach the dog to do it to your best friend)

This duck is not moving it's head at all - simply the skin and feathers. While difficult to see, the actual eye is visible! This is clearer on the original image, than this thumbnail, but the eye is only sleightly blurred, as is the beak, while the skin and feathers are what are moving, not the head.... :lol:

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Old May 21, 2005, 5:45 PM   #9
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yeah!!! that's what i was getting at.

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Old May 21, 2005, 6:05 PM   #10
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:?

Yes, your second post was quite clear. I started this thread to ALADY 40 in respnse to some feather movement in some pictures that she took. Although I'm still not sure what her birds were doing - even so, the picture I posted, if you think about what you're seeing, it's quite clear and has only one possible explanation...

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