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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:45 pm 
Nice thread, so many friendly and beautiful birds :D Yet not all feathered friends have to be friendly … that’s the paradox of the pheasant at my cottage. Just take a look at my very first meeting with him (the images are too large to be shown directly):

Photo 1: he notices me for the first time … a shock!!!
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Photo 2: he tries to figure out what to think of me (note: thinking on one leg) … wtf??
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Photo 3: he makes up he’s mind … I’m an unacceptable guest :D
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Photo 4: he shows who the real king is … saying guuuuuk-duk!
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6008/pd04id1.jpg

Photo 5: he’s getting so upset that he can’t hold he cool standing on one leg attitude any longer :D
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Lucky for me that he only do this power demonstration when he fells that I’m on a safe distance from him. As soon as I get close to him he runs way … he’s a chicken after all :) I guess this explain why I find the over angry attitude in photo 3 soo funny that I use that face as my avatar ;)


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Hehe, beware when the bulldog goes for your calves :lol:
Now I'm not sure whether you're an angry or funny type :wink:

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Hehe, beware when the bulldog goes for your calves :lol:
Now I'm not sure whether you're an angry or funny type :wink:

Well I just try to look mighty angry until I realize that I got to run away like a chicken … real quick :lol: Btw, I’m not the only one that get this kind of “show”. Not far away from the house I got a tiny hill that the pheasant seems to view as he’s “kingdom”, so whenever he sees other birds up here he really start to shout a lesson. Especially the wood pigeons seem to annoy him … maybe because they are the only ones that just ignore him ;) First I thought the wood pigeons where brave, but studying them a little it is more like; they ignore him because they think they just look too good:
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Very pretty pictures Mast3rChi3f :D It is quite clear you used a strong flash (your 580 EX II I presume) taking them. Sadly I find that the flash makes the birds look very artificial, as if they where made of plastic … I think a better diffuser would do the job.


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Beautiful, Mast3rChi3f! Love'em :D
I don't see any bad flash influence...

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really love shot two but all three are great 8)


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Mast3rChi3f what beautiful pictures you have taken, i think they are wonderful. Do you know what species they are ?
Pic 1. I love everything about this photo, from little bird who looks as though he is sitting patiently posing for you to take his photo, to the colours of the background, and also the wall he is perched on wet with moisture.I can even see a few strands of a cobweb on the bottom right, before he pulls me in with my eyes again. In fact the more i look at him he looks quite unsmiling...........as though hes thinking....come on, hurry up, when your ready...take your picture ....i have work to do.worms to catch. :lol: :lol: Its a great shot! Well done.
Pict. 2. Once again wonderful colours, in this one he seems to be taking a bow,(i notice its the same species) is it the same one? In this one i also love the wetness of the branch and the droplet of water about to drip under the branch.
Pict 3, Like the others beautifully taken, this one is like its ready to fly.
Where these taken in your garden ? These photographs are like what you find in magazines. Thank you for sharing, you must be extremely pleased with them. I would be.WELL DONE, sue :)

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Nice feathers, kpr!
Although the bird of prey could use a little more brightness, methinks.
What gear did you use to capture those?

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This weekend I went to a contact zoo and shoot some feathered friends, and I'd like to hear your thoughts, here ya go!!!

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This one I like it A LOT, I've call it "The Shy Macaw"

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Here you can see the entire gallery (Not only feathers) :D

Hope ya like'em!!!

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Thomas wrote:
What gear did you use to capture those?


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I have since aquired a Sigma 50-500mm and having alotta fun with it :D

RE: Brightness...just starting out then, I'm one year in and alotta pics, I'm workin on it :wink: ...lol

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A Redtailed Hawk...

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The lighting looks interesting: was the sun near the horizon or did you apply some post-processing to get those colors?

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Thomas...

Plsease see here....http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=88646#88646

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