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January 27, 2013
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
10/8000 second
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F/2.8
Focal Length
130 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jan 23, 2013, 8:01:17 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
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Spoonbill.2. by HecklingHyena Spoonbill.2. by HecklingHyena
Comments: I'm really considering entering this photo into the photography contest at the zoo near me. Please please please let me know what you think of it. Honest opinions. I love all my big cat photos but they get so many submissions they said they have better luck with other entries for placing.

Animal: Spoonbill
Photo Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Camera/Lens: Nikon D5000/70-200mm
Facebook: [link] (I like back!)

I try and individually thank everyone but sometimes I don't get around to it so THANK YOU in advanced for any comments/critiques/:+fav:s!
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:icontaibossigai:
Ah, the spoonbill. Such a strangely shaped bird-beak. With the bald head and pink feathers, he's a great mix of almost-ugly with beauty.

I really like the angle you've captured here. The details on his head is awesome, right down to his forehead wrinkles (!) and blue-ish skin. His strangely-shaped bill can be seen in full detail. I also really like how you can see his lower neck feathers, he must have been molting from the bedraggled appearance. The composition with just enough of his back and wings lets us see his beautiful mix of pink feathers.

The blurred background is excellent, and doesn't show that he's in a zoo. The light might be just a smidge too bright white, but it doesn't seem to have affected the contrast/caused a silhouette on the bird. I would definitely put my vote for this one for the contest.
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh wow! :aww:
What a great capturer of this adorable critter! :aww:

Great shot, my dear. :hug:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome, my dear. :hug:
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:iconalexandersmantids:
AlexandersMantids Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work, clear and detailed
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:iconaliemey:
AlieMey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I see in his feather a bloody jaw XD
Beautifull picture! :D
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I SEE IT TOO :wow:

Thanks :D
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:iconaliemey:
AlieMey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:XD: yep this picture is bloody-amazing

:D
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:iconmoonymina:
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!! I like the way it's looking curiously at the camera, like a surprised "hello"
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes!!!
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SpiderMilkshake Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
That bird's pose is just wicked awesome. :D Almost "come hither"-ish... :XD: And love how it's focused.
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