Friday Photo: 26 July

July 26th, 2013 at 9:05 am by Chthoniid

And going with more of a beach theme, today’s pic is of our native

“Jump”

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15 Responses to “Friday Photo: 26 July”

  1. beautox (422 comments) says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautox/8469359568/in/photostream/

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  2. Elaycee (4,403 comments) says:

    Jump indeed…..

    Whilst in this case the foot appears to be tucked up, I’m surprised with the number of seabirds I see that have a partial foot / a missing foot / a deformed foot. Clearly there are some toothy critters in the water that have a liking for a snack every now and then…. 8O

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  3. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    @Elaycee – yeah, I’ve seen some with some very serious injuries to the legs that must cause a lot of pain and discomfort.

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  4. Redbaiter (9,518 comments) says:

    Unbelievably pathetic.

    This is just going from bad to worse.

    I suggest the abandonment of the Friday photo feature completely.

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  5. Viking2 (11,561 comments) says:

    fuck of red you gormless shit.

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  6. Elaycee (4,403 comments) says:

    No surprises someone is incapable of appreciating the skills, the nuances and subtleties of photography…. after all, it takes an IQ north of single digits to understand the effort behind wildlife (and birdlife) photography.

    It must be real sad at their place – waking up in the morning / cursing they haven’t won Lotto / kicking the dog / yelling at the missus / arguing with the sad sack face staring back from the mirror / launching into petulant abuse at everyone on KB who doesn’t subscribe to their jaundiced outlook on life. Yup…. it appears some help is required….

    If the sad sack wishes to post their street address, I’ll happily send them 50c – they can then ring up someone who gives a shit what they think.

    In the meantime, thanks Chthoniid. Keep it up. :D

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  7. Redbaiter (9,518 comments) says:

    Viking- its “fuck off”, with two fs.

    I say again, anyone putting their work on public display needs to understand that it is not naturally going to meet with universal approval and should be prepared to take the good with the bad.

    To be perfectly truthful, I am reluctant to comment at all on these appallingly amateurish indulgences in rank vanity, but the one today was so bad I just had to say so.

    Check beautox’s link for a comparison.

    And Elcayee, given Chitinhead herself is unconcerned with my criticism, why should you get so burnt up? Weird.

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  8. Elaycee (4,403 comments) says:

    @Red: I actually appreciate Chthoniid’s work. I wouldn’t know him if he walked in here and sat in front of me but I like his pikkies.

    I haven’t met you either, but I suspect you’re a sad, pathetic old fart who spends all day pushing doors marked ‘PULL’ without being able to work out why you’re still at square one. Your boorish attempts to denigrate people and belittle the efforts of others, is something I’d half expect from a bad mannered 8 year old rather than someone who is supposed to be an educated adult.

    So buck your ideas up – if you don’t like these threads, then just ignore them.

    Your ‘contributions’ won’t be missed!

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  9. Redbaiter (9,518 comments) says:

    “Your ‘contributions’ won’t be missed!”

    The evidence says otherwise. For one example, you’d have had nothing to moan about yourself if I hadn’t posted my simple three line criticism. Since then you’ve posted about 500 words attacking me. It would seem much more as if you are the one who so badly needs something or someone to endlessly bitch about.

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  10. beautox (422 comments) says:

    Ha, one time I post a link to a pic, Flickr decides to have a holiday.

    Alternative link for an alternative OysterCatcher

    http://beausoft.com/IMG_5742s.jpg
    Full size
    http://beausoft.com/IMG_5742.jpg

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  11. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    @Elaycee

    I actually appreciate Chthoniid’s work. I wouldn’t know him if he walked in here and sat in front of me but I like his pikkies.

    Well, they’re basically up because people have asked for this to be a regular feature of KB :) I like getting to the end of the week, and get a short respite from the usual KB topics. There are a lot of people who do like the natural world NZ has to offer. It’s not ubiquitous, but, I appreciate being able to connect to that sentiment once a week.

    Thanks for your comments.

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  12. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    @beautox

    Nice shot- I like the bokeh you’ve generated to make the bird stand out.

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  13. RRM (10,004 comments) says:

    Has anyone ever seen one of these things in flight?

    I don’t believe they can fly at all. I’ve never seen one fly.

    And they look about aerodynamically equivalent to a bumble bee or a turkey, with those big fat bodies they have.

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  14. thedavincimode (6,869 comments) says:

    I am reluctant to comment at all

    Wot a fuckin’ tool bitch. The good thing about you ‘baity is that you help everyone, no matter how useless, stupid or lacking in self esteem, to feel good about themselves. :)

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  15. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    @RRM

    Find a good flock of them and wait. Watching dozens of them in flight is actually pretty enthralling :)

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