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Taking a rest.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Dec 2013 - 11:16 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.1
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Roadrunner
Username:Daisymaye Daisymaye
Uploaded:21 Dec 2013 - 11:51 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Roadrunner, Wildlife / nature
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64434 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 11:59 AM

Is that really a roadrunner! I've only ever seen the cartoon, and it looks nothing like this. Grin How lovely. It looks rather like a starling on steroids.
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 12:02 PM

Superb clarity, derail and natural colourings SandyÖ

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 12:49 PM

Beep! Beep!

This one's obviously on the lookout for Wily.

Fantastic detail you've caught here, Sandy, and I love the processing and presentation.

Andrew

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 12:51 PM

Incredible colour and details Sandy. Superb. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 Dec 2013 - 1:00 PM

Super image Sandy, excellent detail,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 1:21 PM

A wonderful capture, Sandy, what a super bird. Carol

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digital_boi
21 Dec 2013 - 1:46 PM

the wee rocket great to see

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 1:54 PM

My favourite anti-hero Grin

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 1:55 PM

Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird, Sandy!
Regards,
George

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 2:12 PM

Lovely to see such a close-up of one. We see them often crossing the roads in our area. Love their little "quick step".

Anne

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 2:30 PM

I saw it running a few times, never so close. Wonderful colours and detail, Sandy.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 2:39 PM

Good hairy detail Sandy.
Well coloured too.
A fine shot.
Mick.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 2:58 PM

This is a terrific bird photo....I have never seen an actual roadrunner before, only in cartoons.

Peter

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
21 Dec 2013 - 3:19 PM

this is a stunning image with great perch and details.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123130 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:06 PM

Wonderful capture!

Ken

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:12 PM

I've only ever seen these in cartoons too! Grin A super colourful capture, Sandy Smile
Trev Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:22 PM

The image quality and clarity are very good. Why so much blue tone though? Was it intentional?



regards


Willie

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:47 PM

I hope so, Willie - looks terrific.
Brought a certain beauty to what we usually see as a quite drab and dusty bird.

Love it, Sandy.

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
21 Dec 2013 - 7:55 PM

Great to see one without Lycra, lovely capture and interesting.
Best Regards Kathryn

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:13 PM

Wonderful shot Sandy
lillian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:27 PM

Wonderful plumage detail Sandy.
Joan.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:42 PM

Superb details Sandy.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..Lin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 1:23 AM


Quote: Is that really a roadrunner! I've only ever seen the cartoon, and it looks nothing like this. Grin How lovely. It looks rather like a starling on steroids.
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I thought they were a cartoon joke until I saw one in Arizona. Boy do they run fast, very much in the style of a Starling on Steroids!

A cleverly processed image that brings out the best in this wonderful character.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 8:45 PM

I would never in a million years be able to associate the cartoon character with this bird. Thanks for enlightening us. Look like it has lightning bolt coming out of its backside. Is that why it is so fast? Grin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2013 - 9:59 PM

A cracking shot Sandy, I had to chuckle at Chris "Slowsong" description a "starling on steroids" You've captured some wonderful detail in this striking looking birds plumage

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 10:41 PM

Excellent image of an amazing looking bird.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2013 - 4:01 PM

He's beautiful... IB

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