Friday Photo: 26 October

October 26th, 2012 at 8:50 am by Chthoniid

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13 Responses to “Friday Photo: 26 October”

  1. beautox (407 comments) says:

    Another great composition – NOT

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  2. Carlos (684 comments) says:

    Unlike the negativist hater above, I think this is a great shot. Wildlife photography is one of the more difficult areas to master.

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  3. Longknives (4,048 comments) says:

    Ignore the trolls. I also enjoy the wildlife photograpy….

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  4. Elaycee (4,067 comments) says:

    Just days after accusing Todd Sissons’ work of being enhanced courtesy of photoshop, ‘beautox’ now bleats about a photo of a pied stilt.

    @Beautox: How can I put this so you won’t get too upset, drop your lip and run off bleating to Mummy?
    Rearrange this phrase: “OFF PISS”. Please note I’ve used just two words so it won’t take long for you to look them up in the dictionary.

    @Chthoniid: another excellent shot – thanks. :)

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  5. David Farrar (1,810 comments) says:

    I love the angle the bird is at – literally in mid-action.

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  6. graham (2,211 comments) says:

    beautox, feel free to point us to your work so we can compare.

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  7. DavidR (102 comments) says:

    Totally agree with the above comments, except for the first. Fuck off, Redbeautox!

    Thanks, Chthoniid. Don’t let the trolls discourage you. Where was the shot taken?

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  8. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    That is very cool.

    (I see Wedbaiter is off for 2 months – What did I miss? And I wonder if Beautox is an alias? It’s strange to think there could be two weirdoes with the same obscure chip on their shoulder… )

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  9. Chthoniid (1,966 comments) says:

    @Elyacee

    Thankyou- I like watching these birds- they seem almost impossibly slender.

    @David Farrar

    Thanks- it’s often the goal of wildlife/bird photography to get them interacting with their environment (or each other). The Spring light accommodated a high shutter speed, freezing the feeding action ‘mid bill’.

    @DavidR

    This is up on the Whangaporoa Peninsular near Shakespear Regional Park. There are some ponds and bogs that attract a lot of coastal and wetland birds.

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  10. fredinthegrass (269 comments) says:

    Looks like lunchtime for the stilt.
    Saw a heap of these as we headed north from Napier this pm.
    Too much traffic to stop – plus caravan on behind!!.
    Made do, Chthoniid, with a wine while sitting on a log at the beach at Bay View – oh well!!!!!

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  11. Steve (North Shore) (4,323 comments) says:

    Who makes the effort to get the photo, and who is the cork soaker who bitches about the photo?

    I like the photos, good or not so good

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  12. Chthoniid (1,966 comments) says:

    @fredinthegrass

    Any day you can spend on a beach with a glass of wine isn’t a loss :)

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  13. Dave Mann (1,127 comments) says:

    I find wildlife photography boring, but I’ll be the first to acknowledge that it must take a lot of effort and patience to catch the shot….. but in the end, it’s still just a bloody bird, mate. Yawn.

    Todd Sissons’ work, on the other hand, is absolutely beautifully composed and a joy to look at. And Photoshop is not ‘fake’ or somehow ‘cheating’; its a bona fide creative tool and Todd Sissons uses it like a master.

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