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make-up session

make-up session
Photo Information
Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *1, MonaLisa's family [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 5:27
Viewed: 4879
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Do you think this just happens??? Or the first picture in the collage makes itself???
No, there are make-up sessions, there are feather stylists involved...it's a whole industry!!!

Birds spend an amazing amount of time cleaning and conditioning their plumage. And for good reason. If it is damaged they get wet, they can not fly anymore or they get cold and none of that is good.
Birds have a special oil gland at the base of their tail which they use to condition their feathers. In water birds this gland is especially well developed. There are also birds that grow special feathers that they destroy in order to produce a fine dust again to condition their feathers. All of these treatments are ment to make the feathers waterproof and keep them in tip-top shape.
Some other birds, apart from the oiling of the feathers with the oil from the gland use it for decorative purposes: they paint their beak and parts of their body with it. No one knows why.

The bird presented in the collage is Mona Lisa.
Now you know the lengths a bird will go just so that we can get a good picture.

Remember to click the image to get the Large Version.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-17 5:52]

Hola Catalin.
original trabajo,
bello LP,
magníficos momentos,
excelentes detalles...

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-17 6:29]

Hi Catalin,

A nice series,well presented in the LP version,each picture well colored an good detail,well done and TFS


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-17 8:15]

Salut Catalin

Ce prezentare frumoasa a "unei zile la coafor" :))
Intr-adevar, pasarile chiar isi petrec mult timp cu grija penajului lor iar tu ai surprins excelent acest aspect.
Detaliile sunt exceptionale si foarte clare iar culorile sunt suberbe si foarte bine saturate.
Imi place mult si ideea LP-ului, unde toate se vad mult mai bine.

Bravo si TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-17 11:26]

Hello Catalin,
wonderful sequence of shots. a lot of nice action and lovely details. The larger version is fabulous and the colors really come out so well.
Very well done.

Hello Catalin,
Thanks for your kind comment on my recent picture.
This is a delightful collage in LP of this beautiful bird preening itself.
Your note is well written and amusing.
Thanks for sharing it.

Hello Catalin,
Great sequence of shots. Lots of pretty action and lovely details. The larger version is fascinating. You have done it very well. Bravo and TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-18 12:14]

Hello Catalin
Good work

Hello Catalin
Wonderful Panoramic shot ,
Great colors and compo,
Excellent framing,Welldone.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-22 18:51]

Hi Catalin,
This is a really good panorama! One by one they are excellent in colours, details and pose and together they are like a film about this nice bird.
TFS, José M.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-03-23 14:39]

Very cute callage, and funny intro. Looks like very good exposure and nice saturated colors.

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