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"Just seen my reflection...no chasing the lassies today then"

EDIT ... bird talking, NOT ME ....WinkWinkWink

A very special thankyou to Ayoob and Fefe(Diane) for their user awards for my unruly looking flower.
And also to Philip_H for awarding my image of jon with his user award.
A real happy granny here ....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Arghhhhh!
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:16 Jan 2014 - 8:02 AM
Tags:General, Humour / fun, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 8:03 AM

brilliant detail barb wonderful colour and light a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Jan 2014 - 8:06 AM

You've capture some excellent detail in this beauty Barbara,
Fred.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
16 Jan 2014 - 8:37 AM

Bad hair day for him and he needs to floss... Grin Cute bird though.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 8:40 AM

Like the good details and light here Babara.
R.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM

There really isn't very much space in there for a brain, is there...
Moira

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1103 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:00 AM

Cannot spot your shadow Barbara...a bit like Carols trianglesGrinGrinGrin
A beautiful bird....love the hairstyle....great capture

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:04 AM

Ah! Pretty boy! Good find and capture.
R.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1103 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:07 AM

Sorry Barbara...I read your comment wrong..I though you saw your reflection in the image, instead of him seeing his reflection hence not chasing the lassies....it's my blonde roots...Blush

Last Modified By ColleenA at 16 Jan 2014 - 9:08 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:17 AM

What a startled look on his face, Barbs, no wonder his reflection made his hair stand on end Wink Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:22 AM

Truly hair raising WinkWink
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1103 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Thanks for the EDIT....got it nowBlushBlushBlush

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 - 9:41 AM

Stunning image. Beautifully captured.
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digital_boi
16 Jan 2014 - 9:59 AM

certainly has a startled look about it what did you do!

G

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:08 AM

Useful sort of head if you're going to poke it in messy places!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2440 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:12 AM

Lovely detailed shot,

Ali

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
16 Jan 2014 - 10:28 AM

Love the detail in this. A great shot. Ann.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:30 AM

Like Peters comments. Hate to think where he sticks it. Super shot Barbara. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:54 AM

The Ken Dodd of birds surely.

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 11:10 AM

Excellent capture BSmileSmileSmilearbara! Patti

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 11A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 11:19 AM

nice headgear on a lovely portrait. good colours and detail in a well composed image.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 11:39 AM

What a character face (bird variety I mean!).

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom70 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 11:40 AM

One of your very best images Barbara of the non human kind!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
16 Jan 2014 - 11:49 AM

Excellent photography , Barbs. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

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LynneJoyce
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16 Jan 2014 - 12:24 PM

Lovely bird portrait well presented.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 12:38 PM

Excellent capture of this comical bird.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 12:48 PM

in the eye of the beholderWink
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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 2:10 PM

A black Ibis.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 2:22 PM

WOW...what a shot! Amazing clarity and exposure, Barbs, and I just love how the background has turned out in this.

My guess is that this guy is a McHottie in his world Grin

Andrew

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 2:34 PM

Stop being so cruel on the poor fella folks.
Have 8 pints of Guinness and 10 dark rums,
and a chilli beef kebab on the way home.
Look in the mirror when you get up in the morning,
and it is indeed a good reflection shot here !!
Mick

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 2:35 PM

Excellent Barbara, great titleSmile


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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 4:15 PM

The girls look the same, which is just as well. Smile

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pluckyfilly
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16 Jan 2014 - 4:39 PM

Well detailed Barbs, your becoming quite the photographerWink

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EMJAYCEE
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16 Jan 2014 - 4:39 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 4:47 PM

Wonderful capture!
Ty

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 5:05 PM

A splendid detailed shot & love his comic hair!
(It would be pretty strange if YOU were chasing lassies!)
Ju

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 5:40 PM

Love the hairdo!Grin A superb birdy close-up, Barbs Smile
Trev Smile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 5:42 PM

I guess that's the long and the short of it Barbara Smile

John Smile

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Ayoob
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16 Jan 2014 - 6:19 PM

Great capture...Grin

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 7:16 PM

Wow, what an ugly Bu****, only a mum could love something like that, BUT its a cracking shot Barbara GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ray

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16 Jan 2014 - 8:11 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Sue

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Fefe
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16 Jan 2014 - 8:19 PM

Its a shame........



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16 Jan 2014 - 8:49 PM

Barb-----he's GREAT!

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AlexAppleby
16 Jan 2014 - 9:06 PM

Inspired - I love him!!!

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xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:29 PM

GrinGrinGrin..great shot, Barbara. It made me laugh, enjoy the great sense of humour...

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SimonFletch
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17 Jan 2014 - 4:06 AM

I don't think this is a Black Ibis (Red-naped Ibis), I think it is a Northern Bald Ibis, which is a critically endangered species.

And yes, he does look very funny Smile

Simon

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4963 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 11:19 AM

... now where did I put that loo brush! TongueGrinGrin

Dave

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Chinga
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17 Jan 2014 - 11:42 AM

Only a mother could love him Barbara! Grin
But the image is of outstanding detail and clarity and the colours are perfect.
IB

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17 Jan 2014 - 2:08 PM

bad hair day ! happens to me all the time! superb shot

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mistere
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18 Jan 2014 - 7:47 AM

Very like a venetian mask, old beady eyes is back.
Great image Barbara.

Dave.

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