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lostintime Plus
12 13 5 Germany
28 Feb 2008 11:44AM
Superb shot, love the treatment.
magicbox 14 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 11:48AM
Love this.. can i ask how you worked this.. better I think than the previous... much moor impact.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
28 Feb 2008 11:49AM
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
28 Feb 2008 11:52AM
Sorry Jojo but you've got your species mixed up.

This is in fact the Greater Pillock (Latin Name: Poochus Major). A little larger in the chest than the Lesser Spotted with more drab plumage and a slightly more extravagant mating display.

Can I suggest you pick up a copy of "Collin's Guide to UK Pillocks" or the RSPB brochure "Pillocks of the South-West" to aid future identification.
shortski 14 3 1 England
28 Feb 2008 11:52AM
There is a bit of everything in this Teena, Lucis art backed right off, several layers deleted through in areas, it is also an HDR 3 exposures in photmatix and Cs2 combined, and a lot of curves to finish off!!....jojo
shortski 14 3 1 England
28 Feb 2008 11:58AM
LMAO MrU-I salute you, I have not forgiven him for his post yet so any further weight to my mick-taking is welcome!!!...jojo
_Helena_ 13 596 1 United States
28 Feb 2008 11:59AM
I can't figure out which I prefer 1 or 3.. they're both really good. Fantastic treatment, and great subject.
luxaeternam 13 21 1
28 Feb 2008 12:03PM
Appealing title. I have one at home Wink
Smile Lucy
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
28 Feb 2008 12:13PM
Just copied this down out of the RSPB brochure I mentioned ....

Greater Pillock

Latin Name: Poochus Major

Family: Pillocks (Poochae)


The largest UK Pillock with drab green chest plumage, blue legs and a distinctive grey head. It is a woodland pillock which has readily adapted to man-made habitats to become a familiar garden visitor. It can be quite aggressive when feeding, often fighting off smaller pillocks. In winter it joins with other pillocks to form roaming flocks which scour the countryside and gardens for food.

Where to see them

Woodlands, parks and gardens across the South-West.

When to see them

Active all year round but best avoided due to their aggressive behaviour.

What they eat

Pretty much anything, a true scavenger of the Pillock world.

Hope this helps Wink
thetriguy 15 23 12 United States
28 Feb 2008 12:16PM
Brought a smile to my face this morning. I hope it was supposed to!
Best, Bill
HarryStan 15 50 Australia
28 Feb 2008 1:41PM
POOCH is that you hiding in there, unmask that man Shortski and give the full treatment he deserves...

LOL at DaveU
POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 2:01PM
Isnt this the same as yesterdays with a bit lopped off? Can I give half a click?
BlueRoom 14 73 20 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 5:25PM
Super. Being that Pooch is so stingy I'll give it one and a half clicks.

28 Feb 2008 5:34PM
LMAO! Priceless!
Good to meet you at Focus Smile
kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 5:57PM
nice one Jojo...have to admit i cropped yesterdays with my hand just to see Wink

congrats on the HC for t'other one too !

User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 6:32PM
I like it jojo, in all it's forms.

The_Collector 14 4 1 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 12:14AM
after the flames have gone just poor toasted Poochie left and a load of bloody soot all over my workshop!

backbeat Plus
14 134 1 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 7:46AM
what are you about to do to him to make him look like that!

very funny jojo, and congrats for yesterdays HC

davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 5:07PM
Congrats for the HC on the previous version Jojo, but I still prefer the crop on this. Lol at DaveU's commentary - he's got far too much time on his hands.
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 10:03AM
Love the mono as his eyes glow!!

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