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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:16 pm 
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In a complementary effort to Patti's emminently successful thread "da duck O' the day" where already some geese, swans and egrets turned up I thought of some collecting thread where we could muse about the prettyness of other "feathered friends". As I don't see specific species sticking out in the other posts/threads so far let's assume this one is about the beauty and color of (more or less) exotic birds.
Let me take this off be posting some examples I came across to give you an idea of what I mean and let's see whether this can develop into some kind of "definitive thread": A collection of beautiful, interesting, colorful and feathered friends.
But please: No ducks (see above) or critters with webbed feet (see below) allowed here :roll:

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All shots taken with the Sigma 150/2.8 EX APO macro. #4 is a 100% crop of #3. You can click through all images for larger versions.

Btw.: Shooting through the wire netting is pretty easy if you look out for:
1. use wide aperture (like f/4.0)
2. watch that the wire is shaded. Use your hand or press the sun-shade of the lens directly against it.

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Not very colourful, but at least NOT A DUCK...
Goose gone, I will fill the spot with another Bird tonight when it gets a bit darker and I can see the detail.


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Hehe, this one is wagging it's tail faster than light 8)
Would be interesting to see the color of his eyes :idea:

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Hmmm... I could re-post some of my birds here? Or we can merge the threads =)


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allllll quackage to the left, please...da duck accepts all wadda birds...egrets, swans, gooseage...ducks.. all floaties, and long legged pointy beaked who like to live in the marshy spots. I like this new thread does this mean I can post more Enrique photos? whooohoooooo!

and whatdaya mean...Mr. West Coast....AT LEAST IT IS NOT DUCK...
oh, my ever loving lordy.

love those parrots..

hey. Where is Big Pix, these days? He is the birder supreeeeeme.

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patti wrote:
...hey. Where is Big Pix, these days? He is the birder supreeeeeme.

patti.

A few months ago Big Pix took very reasonable exception to another forum member editing and reposting his images here on the forum, despite having the phrase "Please do not EDIT my image" as part of his signature. Most unfortunately, although he is still a CameraLabs member, it seems he has followed up on his decision to change playgrounds. Our loss. :(

Have you tried PMing him?

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Ok, so everything feathered that has webbed feet, please turn to Duck-O-Days. I adjusted the introductory post accordingly.
All feathered friends without a genetic tendency to wet themselves (oops) all day long can stay here 8)
So WestCoast, may I ask you to kindly transfer your "at least NOT A DUCK" to the paddlers'-thread.
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Serenity, merging is near impossible, splitting threads is easier on this forum. Which threads were you thinking of?

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Wow Thomas. That's a pretty impressive 100% crop!! Demonstrates the sharpness of the lens excellently!

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And this is a simple conversion in Lightroom, no special sharpening applied :shock:
But at least it was at f/5.6. So that's easy for the lens to "shine" :D

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yeah, T. But, you still had to click it.


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patti wrote:
and whatdaya mean...Mr. West Coast....AT LEAST IT IS NOT DUCK...
oh, my ever loving lordy.
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Love the Quackage, as my many contributions prove, but Mr T specified a DUCK FREE THREAD
Just repeating his words.
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not to worry WC. I still love ya. You post wherever you want, as long as you get a waddle every now and again...thanks to you and your kind diligence, posting photos on da duck, it waddles on...I didn't mean for my first post to be cutting, I meant it all in good fun..I so enjoy these photos, and the fun I know it is, when you spot a waddle, and say ahhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaa...I know where this one is heading...over to da duck.

yipppeeeee....I love it.

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Hehe, here's another one with non-webbed feet! Although with that much feathers on them he (she? it?) might as well swim :wink:

Say "Hi!", Fuzzy:
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hello Thomas, hope you dont mind me posting a few photos . These were taken in June when i got my first dslr.The kookaburra and the parrot were taken through a wire cage.The robin wasnt! :D :D

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a wonderful little robin.

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Kookaburra, quiet for once.

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Pretty polly?

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Welcome, Sue. And this is what this thread's for: Singing the praise of the non-waddling featherlings :D
Thank you for your contribution!
You captured the Robin at 300mm f/6.3 beautifully. What lens was this?

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