Ruffled Feathers

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Ruffled Feathers

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:19 am

Ruffled Feathers is a bird sanctuary in a shopping mall in Hanover, PA. Odd place for it but it's just a large room with many large cages for exotic birds that have been through tough times. Some were abused and some outlived their owners and could not find a home. These birds are highly intelligent and require lots of attention. Every bird talks to you when you walk by. One can only feel bad for these little (and not so little) guys. They just want to be friends.
Lighting conditions were a bit tough so I had to shoot narrow. I used the a99 along with the Sigma 24-105 f4.0 and the Sony 70-200 f2.8.

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Near miss but I like the composition.
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Re: Ruffled Feathers

Unread postby sury » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:31 am

Nice shots JB. Especially the last one
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Re: Ruffled Feathers

Unread postby jbtaylor » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:43 am

Thanks Sury.
A few more.
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Re: Ruffled Feathers

Unread postby sury » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:59 am

Thank you JB for the additional delights.
The fourth one looks almost like a stuffed bird.

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Re: Ruffled Feathers

Unread postby aster » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:21 am

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Hi JBTaylor;

To be in a sanctuary for birds must be proof that there was suffering but your compositions show them as champions of most vivid colours and life. I enjoyed all your frames. Pretty emotional set. :)

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz

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Re: Ruffled Feathers

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:33 am

Check the bird in image 2 in post #2. Clearly this bird was self mutilating. Having new friends willing to interact/groom allows the healing to take place. I have other images that I thought should not be posted. Birds with one eye or others that have plucked their breasts bare were heart wrenching to see in person and posting images of their suffering was in my opinion not appropriate. Even after all that, these creatures wanted to interact. They called to me, reached out to grab my shirt to pull me close. It was an emotional visit. I will go back.


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