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Calling Dr. Howard!

Calling Dr. Howard!
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/5.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-22 8:41
Viewed: 3186
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having witnessed his skills as a surgeon, I dedicate this shot to Howard (Marhowie)in the hope that he can transplant a leg for this White Wagtail!

Just over a year ago I was out didgiscoping on our local beech when I spotted this one-legged White Wagtail hopping about 20 meters infront of me.

It was seeing Howards recent work on Mrs Cardinal that made me look for this shot in my archives.

Really this wagtail should have been further south in the middle of december but maybe his condition had forced him to stay in Sweden. He seemed to manage reasonably well but it is doubtful whether he survived that snowy winter.

This shot was digiscoped and has the usual deficiencies of this method but it was cropped only by about 50%

Hope you can take this guy on Howard!

pankajbajpai, clnaef, ramthakur, marhowie, jcoowanitwong, fiyo, Adanac, saeedabbasi, stevkds has marked this note useful
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hi ivan,
nice capture of single legged wagtail,
well composed,
nice pov, good dof,
tfs & regards

Et voici un oiseau unijambiste !
Bonne journée.

Hello Ivan,

Excllent colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-22 9:21]

Hi Ivan,
Nicely composed. I like it for its story.
Badruddin Ali

Superb shot nice dof and focus good detail and POV is excellent with good eye contact rgds Necip.

What hardships this cute little bird must have faced to survive, Ivan! Physical disabilities of wild creatures make me feel sad and concerned about them.
Except for a few negligible pinpoints of distortion in the BG, the image is very appealing. The bird seems to be reconciled to its fate, yet the sense of loneliness is unmistakable in its posture.
Warm regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-22 11:43]

Hola Ivan.- Una foto muy simpatica, Justo en el momento de levantar su pata. Buena luz. Saludos Luis52.

Cute Ivan :)
But I rather like him this way..it adds alot of character to the shot ;}
As to the leg. Well I suppose it's possible. A uniform BG is required, and you have it here. In this particular case, I would advise against a transplant though. A subscription for crutches, and physical therapy to strengthen the remaining limb will have to suffice :)
Thank you mf.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-22 16:52]

Hola Ivan, sigues trabajando con tu telescopio, buena captura, y original pose, buenos detalles... saludos

Hi Ivan,
Nice shot in beautiful surroundings. Great composition and exposure. Your note and reply from Dr. Howard mean a lot to this picture. TFS,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-23 1:25]

Great shot Ivan
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-23 8:21]

Hi Ivan,
Great capture and story to go with it. The capture is well composed, colors are great and details sharp,TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-23 16:42]

Hi Ivan,
Howard clinic can do miracles, but I think this bird has something hidden:-) Lovely pose and excellent composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-23 20:01]

Hello Ivan

An interesting display of survival.I was amused by the notes and some of the comments.LOL
Well composed with good detail and colour.TFS


Hi again Ivan ,
excellent image
it is very lovely.
great colors and sharpness.
very well done.
thanks and regards

Hi Ivan.
Very pretty shot.I really like composition and quality here.Very well done. tfs. Stev

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