"Birdie, birdie, birdie" by LaFoto (10 pics)

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are some of the bird pics I took yesterday, and I can only underline once again how much I admire all you good bird photographers and your abilities to focus right and keep the focus on them!

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    I am not happy with the composition of these two at all, I wanted more "bird" in the photo, but was happy to have it relatively much in focus first of all... but I know about all the flaws that these have!

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    This one is the same, and it is not even in focus, but I kept it because I like this goose's expression here, as if it were asking: "Is this my better side?" (True fact is that it was waiting for the other people to toss it some more food.

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    In these two it is the same mallard duck, both times in the same spot, only had it moved its head a little and I had changed positions a little. This one was a real poser. Sitting there as if waiting for its photo to be taken. Very kind to someone like me! Very!

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    Names please for these last 5 owls, as I wasn't wise enough to photograph the signs.
    All these were in large cages with some very narrow mesh, so I had to photograph through that, so where parts are "milkier" than others, it is the mesh.

    Yes, I did not see these out in the wild!
    I went to a wild life park.
    Did you think I found these in the wild? Me? Never ever... :roll: :(

    Well, of all these I personally like 8 best.
     
  2. s_linste

    s_linste TPF Noob!

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    6 looks like a long-eared owl, 7,8 look like great horned -- or some European variation. 9 is a snowy: female or juvenile, 10 is a Great Gray Owl.

    Nice shots, you visited a raptor center?

    Scott
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, not quite that, the owls were only part of the animals they keep in what calls itself "Wildpark" in German, it is a wildlife park with all sorts of animals that live in our woods and countryside here (and that I hardly ever get to see in the wild, nor do others, hence the parks). I took photos of deer and other animals, too.
     
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    I love the expression on the 3rd one's face! too cute. And I love the owls..I love seeing photos of owls, they are so neat!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, and yes, I also liked that expression so I kept the photo despite its flaws.
    And after I saw the owls look at me I began to understand why people always thought they were "wise birds". They sure look as if they know everything!
     
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    Hey, you got some really nice shots there, Lafoto! I too like #8 the best, but also love the expression on the birds in #3 and 9.
     
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    8 is a wonderful photo, great job. i also really like 9 and 10. you did an outstanding job capturing those owls. i am jealous of your "wildpark"... :thumbup:
     
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    awesome shots LaFoto!!

    Peter might correct me if I am wrong..

    6 is a Long Eared Owl
    7 is a European Eagle Owl
    8 is a European Eagle Owl
    9 is a Snowy Owl
    10 is a Great Grey Owl


    I like 8 best too, this shot really give a nice view of it's tallons!

    edit.. Opps.. I just saw Scotts post!
     
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    Love the expression of number 3. :lol: No. 8 looks great too. Amazing eyes :)
     
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    The expression of number 3 is priceless
    and number 9 is great
     
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    number 5 is my fav!
     
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    Very cool LaFoto. Lovin 8 , 9 , and 10.
     

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