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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    But I was taking photos. Here are a few recent captures.

    A new creature I found at Lyndeshore.
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    An old favourite
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    And then these guys showed up. Not sure what they are. Ray? Canoncan?
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    Thats all for now,

    Eric
     
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    They are male and female cowbirds. As opposed to real life for humans, in nature all the males get the looks. Nice shots
     
  3. Raymond J Barlow

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    nice shots Airic, ultra sharp!
     
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    So my next question is why are they called Cowbirds?

    Eric
     
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    Excellent shots as always eric. I think I saw the same rabbit last week...he popped out of no where and nearly had a heart attack!
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    brilliant shots airic, top notch :thumbup:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Would they maybe called cowbirds because they land on cows' backs and pick the parasites of their skin? Maybe? Would these do that?
    Your photos always are so sharp, so crystal-clear, I wonder how you do that? Is it your lens, your steady hand, your "eye" for the right light (but they are this in almost every light... :scratch: ), what is your secret, I wonder?
     
  8. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    here is my take on why Airic is so dang good.

    1. 3rd generation photog... father and grandfather were great photogs

    2. Awesome eye.. framing and keen sight of what looks good in 2 dimesions

    3. Skill with the camera.. knowing which settings under specific conditions to control exposure, and image detail as best possible.

    4. Extrodinary focusing ability.. even though he uses auto focus, as do I, he know the best ways to get that lens to pick out the right contrast and get clear focus.. a truely developed skill.

    there is so much more.. maybe Airic with tell you some secrets, so we can all learn!!

    PS skills maybe?
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That all sounds like a very good explanation.
    And it shows me that I still have to learn SOOOO much!
    All I ever do (photographywise) falls into the category of "Try and Error". It would be nice to be actually KNOWING what I am doing, though :scratch:
     
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    Eric,
    As always, great captures. That said, I'm not a fan of Cowbirds.
    The female cowbird lays it's eggs one at a time in the nests of smaller songbirds. When the cowbird hatches it grows quicker and eats more
    at the expense of the other young birds. The host parents have all they can do to feed the cowbird.

    Bill
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Aren't those the cuckoos?
     
  12. melcooney

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    Ditto LaFoto! LoL
    I see such awesome pix as these, and I am
    humbled in knowing I have so much more to learn!
    But the process is fun!
    Great pictures Airic!:thumbup:
     

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