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Yesterday morning two of these crazy birds decided to visit us ! They are a pest when a swarm of them settles on a fruit tree and clean it up in no time Smile They seem to like a certain weed a lot and were feeding ferociously on it while I snapped away Smile
Thanx to Trev for the mod yesterday on the poppy - a big improvement ! A huge thank you too to everyone who voted and commented Smile
Have a wonderful day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 42.7 - 2133.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Sep 2013 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mousebird [ Colius ]
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:4 Sep 2013 - 4:10 AM
Tags:Colius, Mousebird, South africa, Swellendam, Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 4:22 AM

These look like large and kind of silly looking birds, Herman. Great photos. V2 shows the bird the best, V1 has a great expression. I'll take V1. You live in a land of (to me) unusual animals.

Peter

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 4:25 AM

Strange but kind of cute with that hair on his head. Good shots Herman.......Sandy

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 4:26 AM

Very beautiful images both are equally fine.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
4 Sep 2013 - 5:18 AM

Both great captures but for me V2 side on gives a great picture of this Mousebird enjoying clover.
Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:19 AM

Morning Herman....if the newspaper is to be believed we are in for 4 glorious sunny days around 22 deg.
Great captures Herman, they are unusual birds.GrinGrin

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:23 AM

Well spotted and captured Herman they do look a bit funny with that tuft of hair.
Rob

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:44 AM

Two super captures, Herman, what amusing looking birds Smile Carol

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:54 AM

Two beaudiful capturres Herman. Have a nice day!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:39 AM

What an unusual looking bloke, a mix of pigeon and parrot. Excellent shots Herman, V2 is proper good.

Andy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:55 AM

An unusual bird indeed...he seems to like your veggie patch!! WinkGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Sep 2013 - 7:10 AM

2 fine captures Herman,
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
4 Sep 2013 - 7:13 AM

Very unusual looking creature Herman - they must like your garden. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:20 AM

Bad hair day comes to mind, 2 very cheeky bird's.SmileSmile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:23 AM

A brilliant looking bird great captures Herman,

Ali

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM

I can see the resemblance Herman, but not the cheese. Two great captures wonderfully detailed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2146 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:33 AM

2 Great images ,I like the hair styleGrin
NettaSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:42 AM

Weird but wonderful looking birds.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM

What a lovely shot of this, to me, unusual bird, Herman!

Richard

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anglingandyq
4 Sep 2013 - 7:56 AM

Two great images Herman. Excellent detail in in both. Very well captured

Andy

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:57 AM

Great looking bird Herman, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 8:23 AM

It does look quite quirky, and you have captured its character very well, Herman.

Ray

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
4 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

Cute looking bird, but probably not so cute when it is stripping your fruit trees. Well captured shots Herman. Moira

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
4 Sep 2013 - 8:47 AM

Strange looking bird but makes a good picture.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
4 Sep 2013 - 9:17 AM

What a stgrange bird HermanGrinGrin Two superb captures as well.
Effrossini

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AlexAppleby

I sympathise with the hair issues - mine is usually a mess. This guy's name is obviously Tufty! Nice couple of shots.

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
4 Sep 2013 - 9:43 AM

first time i have across this bird. strange looking, but all god's creations are beautiful

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

Strange but gorgeous Herman. I love it.GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:46 AM

I wouldn't have believed there was such a bird if you hadn't given photographic proof, Herman WinkGrinGrin v2 shows it off so well.

Dave

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:53 AM

I likre his mohican hairstyle Herman Great shotsSmileSmile

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Sep 2013 - 9:56 AM

Handsome! But it seems to me it's very silly birdy, Herman, isn't itWink
Regards Valery

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:54 AM

2 really good poses

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achieverswales
4 Sep 2013 - 11:01 AM

A new one on me again Herman, pest or not I think they are very cute, V2 my choice today.

Regards

Trev.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 11:03 AM

Two super images Herman, both beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 12:37 PM

Like their tufty hair do's Herman !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful image Smile

Eileen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 2:56 PM

V2 is your stunner for today Herman!! Excellent image!! - One I havn't seen before - thanks for sharing it!!

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 3:45 PM

V2 for me Herman. A corker of an image. Fabulous, funny bird GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 4:53 PM

Great shots Herman, love V2.
Brian

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:37 PM

Great shots and a great hair style!TongueGrin
Ryan

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:37 PM

What an incredible two images Herman
And never seen this bird before
Lillian

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capto
capto e2 Member 2982 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:15 PM

VB2 for me Smile

ivor

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:18 PM

LOL...two fanTAStic shots of this fancily-coiffured fellow caught red-handed, Herman. Or should I say caught "leafy-beaked".

Very interesting looking birds with equally interesting (albeit unamusing) behaviour!

Andrew

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Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:11 PM

two crackers

David

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:16 PM

Two cracking shots Herman, unusual birds

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:24 PM

Strange looking bird, reminds me of my neighbour. V2 is my favourite



Tish

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 8:34 PM

Lovely shots Herman. V2 my favourite. Cathy

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
4 Sep 2013 - 9:47 PM

A vey secial bird you found, Herman ! We call this on its head " töyhtö" in Finnish.WinkGrinSmile ---- Jukka.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 11:54 PM

Two super shots, Herman. Amazing and unusual bird, well captured. I love his hair-do!GrinGrin

Lavina

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 11:56 PM

Awesome captures Herman. That hair...hahahaha!
M

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
5 Sep 2013 - 2:42 AM


Quote: Bad hair day comes to mind, 2 very cheeky bird's.SmileSmile

Two wonderful images Herman...Grin

Lynette Grin

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 8:44 AM

Fine images of a bird I haven't seen before . I would be mad if they ate my Apples or plums .WinkWinkWink xx

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LynneJoyce
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5 Sep 2013 - 12:35 PM

Love the punk hairdo!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 11:09 PM

what a handsome chappy, I agree with Lynne, very jealous for his hairdo.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 1:59 PM

Two superb shots Herman, great fun to view using the mouseover. Love his punk hairdo

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