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Wow…huge thanks to John (lifesnapper) for his shiny User Award on yesterday’s rant. Such a nice surprise Grin

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Now then…I was trying to get shots of a tailorbird yesterday when I heard our squirrel emit its throaty *chuk-chuk-chuk* warning cry. As I approached the rambutan tree, I heard the *scree!* of a golden oriole. Ah…so that’s why. The poor squirrel most likely misunderstood and thought the oriole was there to cause trouble. [I think the squirrels have started – or are starting – a family again]

But I’m pretty sure the oriole was there for the rambutans (V3). None of them were ripe, though, so the oriole upped and left. The rambutans are bright red when ripe. Crazy oriole must be colour-blind or short-sighted.

So there you go…three shots from yesterday’s little ‘incident’ Smile


Andrew

Camera:Canon Powershot SX500 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:720mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
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ISO:400
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Title:A Misunderstanding
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:4 Oct 2013 - 7:54 PM
Tags:Bird, Golden oriole, Rambutan, Squirrel, Wildlife / nature, Yellow
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3254 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:57 PM

What a beautiful coloured bird.....well captured...........GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:06 PM

All three shots are 100‰ Perfect and great documentary shots as well as being a pleasure to view! That s a great bird!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:20 PM

Excellent photographs and a lovely story to go with them. Love that bird!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:21 PM

Three superbly captured images Andrew. Great detail and colour in all.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 8:28 PM

That is an amazing bird Andrew. Three lovely shots. Cannot believe the colour of that bird. Cathy

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:40 PM

What are you going on about Andrew?.....
I thought "Rambutan" was some sort of russian that Boney M liked to sing aboutTongue.... and Oriole is a choccy biscuit from the USA ............... my you do go on Wink
Love V1Grin
Diane

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:11 PM

Three tremendous images Andrew, we've been really spoiled today. The oriole certainly is a beautiful bird, what vibrant yellow colour

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:38 PM

A charming tale. Life in the raw. Smile

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 10:17 PM

Three excellent images here Andrew.

Ken

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 10:45 PM

Three excellent captures Andrew and a nice story too.Wink V1 is tops for the lovely colour and the expression.
Joan.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 12:21 AM

Noisy ones here Andrew,
with all that chuk chuk and scree scree goings on !!
A well lit and coloured set.
Mick.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Oct 2013 - 4:40 AM

A lovely write up Andrew Smile really great images to illustrate this tale of intrigue and conflict Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:59 AM

Three stunning images, Andrew, what a beautiful bird the oriole is, he certainly lives up to his name Smile Carol

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2135 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:20 AM

Each of those shots so very crisp and clear Andrew...... Get a feeling this wI'll do rather well'

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Michaela_Solway

Super vibrant pin sharp V1 Andrew.. Beautifully composed & has the wow factor.. A stunning set

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:46 AM

What a colourful bird and I did enjoy the narrative to accompany this lovely trioSmile

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Joline
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:00 PM

Such a colorful bird.....I can almost imagine the sequence of events.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 2:17 PM

three interesting images with an interesting narrative too xx

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 3:43 PM

A terrific trio here. My fav' is V1 with the amazing detail, especially the Eye.

John Smile

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 5:54 PM

Wow - wonderful shots. I like V1 the best - what an amazing shot of a beautiful bird.

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ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:01 PM

Superb images...not sure how I missed this yesterday...

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:49 PM

Great little series, Andrew.
BTW the goddess is carrying a lamb, Smile
Brian

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:51 PM


Quote: Great little series, Andrew.
BTW the goddess is carrying a lamb, Smile
Brian

Oops! I thought it was a small dog like a Jack Russell. Thanks, Brian Grin

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annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 4:52 PM

Love your story. And you got a fantastic bird shot as a prize.
In the jungle nature park (Gunung Stong, go there!!!) there are about 5 rambutan trees. needless to say , Chris with his big hands and long arms immediately went into action, depriving the local wildlife of their dinner Smile But then he helped the ground feeders. Overripe rambutan do not agree with the muslim rules I believe, but that does not stop us to eat them semi fermented Blush. Cause several stops on our hike..
Yes the waterfall is worth the aching knees and a lot of the track is worse than the picture, only I could not take any photos was to busy protecting the 200-400 the camera and my bones Smile

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12 Oct 2013 - 6:03 PM

wonderful capture lovely colour bird great story Andrew.
eve.Smile

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