Birds 2011

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Tue May 10, 2011 9:49 am

aa los banos wrote:many thanks guys :)


@david, did my photo make it on the cover? what photo and how to get a copy of the magazine? thanks :D


Hi aa los Banos, :)

Naturally and obviously, I'm not David but I just captured the screens of the digital version that's published on YUDU for you. : ) Here's your cover photo! It's that photo which was highly regarded by the forum members here.

And to answer your question on getting a copy of the PHOTOWORLD magazine; anyone who has a photo published in the magazine wins a free subscription for a year and a T-shirt deisgned by David and Shirley Kilpatrick. :) So, you'll probably find a magazine in your mailbox very soon.
If you wish to subscribe to the digital version also, then you'll have to follow the links provided at the PHOTO CLUB ALPHA homepage.

I hope this helps.

Yildiz

Here are two glimpses from the most recent issue without giving everything away. : )

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aa los banos » Tue May 10, 2011 10:51 am

that's awesome yildiz and thanks for attaching these photos! i'll be waiting for my copy :wink:
.....it's all about timing"

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Tue May 10, 2011 12:23 pm

aa los banos wrote:that's awesome yildiz and thanks for attaching these photos! i'll be waiting for my copy :wink:


You're welcome AA. : )

Glad to be of help.

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Hi Birma, : )

What a glorious team 'paddling' a pageant so neat. These within the frame look very obedient. : ))

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Hi David Antony, : )

Your most recent bird shots are amazing, considering you shot them in the nick of time and are birds like bald eagles and such. Wonderful wildlife shots so close to where humans reside!

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Hi again AA, : )

Looking more like a painter's colour mixing pallette that red-capped parrot is a good catch. The smooth background does indeed bring the parrot forth.


Thanks for sharing everyone.


Yildiz

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aa los banos » Wed May 11, 2011 12:45 pm

thanks again aster :D




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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby DrScottNicol » Wed May 11, 2011 1:03 pm

There's some lovely shots posted above...

Heres a Swan on the river Thames I took about a month ago. I was particularly excited as it was the first truly sunny day since I'd bought the camera, thus proving the sensor was actually capable of rendering the sky blue as opposed to grey or white... which made for a gorgeous looking blue river reflection.

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby DrScottNicol » Wed May 11, 2011 2:35 pm

@AA Los Banos, thats a lovely, visually striking photo and well done for making the cover.

@everyone else, eagle eyed readers might notice another forum users name (*cough*) hidden on the gallery page text that aster kindly posted.... :-)

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Wed May 11, 2011 3:57 pm

Hmm, nice ones AA and Scott. : ))

AA, as always you know how to catch a good shot out of the many movements of these hard-to-shoot creatures.


Scott,

Congratulations on the photos in the magazine! :D
I didn't wish to reveal too much since there are more surprises than just these shots for the reader, hence the 'patchy' glimpses. : ))

Yildiz

DrScottNicol wrote:@AA Los Banos, thats a lovely, visually striking photo and well done for making the cover.

@everyone else, eagle eyed readers might notice another forum users name (*cough*) hidden on the gallery page text that aster kindly posted.... :-)

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Thu May 12, 2011 3:21 am

Well done aa los banos and DrScottNIcol, the sunset was a good choice for the cover, magic shot.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aa los banos » Thu May 12, 2011 3:21 pm

galah.....


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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Birma » Thu May 12, 2011 7:34 pm

Lovely bird shots both (and of course great contributions in the mag as well :D ).
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu May 12, 2011 8:31 pm

Never posted in this forum (that I can remember). We have a bird nest outside our front door. After a month of gingerly walking in and out of our house, the time was coming for the little guys to take off. Part of the intrigue of this experience has been the bravery of the parents in dealing with our comings and goings. Knowing the time was near that the family would be gone, I hoped to photograph the male as he is quite colorful for a sparrow.
So I stick my head out the door this morning and look to my left. The little guys are intact and watching me. I raise the 300mm lens to get a shot. The focus motor kicks in and like a grenade exploding, all 3 birds jump right out of the nest. It was bedlam. The father lites on the driveway post not far away and starts to either chirp commands to the troops or cuss me out for violating their personal space.
I was able to get a few shots. No animals were harmed in the making of this image. That is my disclaimer.
We all get pushed from the nest sooner or later. Their day came today.


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One more. The not so happy parents checking me out. taken with the 70-200mm. Both images are cropped.

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Birma » Fri May 13, 2011 8:22 am

Cracking shots JB. As well as the great story behind them, they look super crisp and the bokeh is fab.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri May 13, 2011 10:28 am

Wow nice Galah aa los banos.
That looks like the same as the one DA had the other day jbtaylor, I don't think it's a common Sparrow, but definitely a finch of some kind though, I liked the story as well.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby jbtaylor » Fri May 13, 2011 2:38 pm

I think you are right Greg. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Sat May 14, 2011 11:21 am

Hi AA,

: ) Impressive shot of the Galah.


Thanks for sharing.

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Hi JBTaylor, : )

What a sweet feathered family so close to your life! Lovely colours and expressions.

Glad you that you were able to get their shots.

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz


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