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  #84 Backyard Wildlife
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"Strange Bird"       ©2010 mrsawyer
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       20th place, 13 points
30s, f11, ISO 100, ?, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Converted from Raw. Sharpened, Saturation, cropped, re-sized, cloned out distracting spots.       Extra Info: This "close as possible" photo is really of two young birds who recently decided to live on a small ledge on our front porch. The ledge is only about two inches wide, so they don't quite fit. The oddest thing is that the same thing happened last summer with two different birds, (which I mistook as just one "strange bird").
 
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mrsawyer
Jul 20, 2010
    I managed to get a shot of the front of one of these little guys. It's posted in the outtakes.

Jade O.
Jul 19, 2010
    Honestly, I've seen hairstyles like this too! Really interesting capture! If you do get the front end capture, I hope you'll post for us in outtakes. Beautiful looking birds.

mrsawyer
Jul 19, 2010
    Wow, two references to pelts. Didn't see that coming. Anyway, they look too little and roundish to be woodpeckers. As for shooting the front of the birds, I only see them when they are sleeping, like in the picture.

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LaRee
Jul 18, 2010
    I wish I knew what kind of bird this is. Great markings on the feathers. It looks like you stuck some type of pelt and feathers up on the edge. I'd love to see the front of these birds if possible. Maybe in the future?

Franz07
Jul 18, 2010
    LOL! Really strange! Great catch for the theme!
30s, no flash - perfectly bright and sharp. I wish you could have captured their front side too...

forkcandles
Jul 17, 2010
    hopefully not woodpeckers but will keep the wood insects away..........

Jade O.
Jul 15, 2010
    A really interesting capture.[Edit] For reasons I cannot define, this keeps reminding me of a pair of Daniel Boone coonskin hats sitting on a shelf.]
Edited on Jul 17, 2010
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