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100 Today! A hair-raising experience!


100 Today! A hair-raising experience!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-07 2:13
Viewed: 3244
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
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Good Morning Everyone,

Well 100 today! A truly hair-raising experience!

It has been an amazingingly fruitful and rewarding time where I have learned so much about photography and presentation. Kind people have written long paragraphs to steer me in the right direction; others have given me just a quick nudge, equally effective! (My husband would probably agree with the nudge!!)

Thank you to you all for constant support and honesty!
Here is a nice little quote:
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

This emu was photographed at The lakes Wildlife Park at Ulverston. The camera was hand held.

Here is some interesting information about the emu from Wikipedia:
Emus are large birds. The largest can reach up to two metres (6 ft 7 inches) in height (11.3 metres (3.24.3 ft) at the shoulder) and weigh between 30 and 55 kilograms (66121 pounds).[9]. They have small vestigial wings and a long neck and legs. Their ability to run at high speeds is due to their highly specialised pelvic limb musculature. Their feet have only three toes and a similarly reduced number of bones and associated foot muscles; they are the only birds with gastrocnemius muscles in the back of the lower legs.

Many thanks for your visit.
I hope you enjoyed it!
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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-07 2:19]

Hello Beverly,
Congratulation and a very warm regards being sent your way on this milestone post.And what a brillaint close up shot to mark the day.This is truly wonderful a shot with every little details buzzing with life.That's a very pensive expression yopu caught there and those hairs look as itf i could tocuh the screen and fell them there.
Bravo! Way to go ...Cheers to more TN days.:)

Hi Beverley!

Hmm, nice hairstyle, but it seems to me as if it is not finished yet, the most important is still missing: where's the fluorescent green, red and orange colouration?

:-)

I thought that a little joke for your (magnificient) 100th posting could be appropriate!

Kind regards and congratulations!

Markus

Hi Bev,

Congratulations for the 100! Very nice close-up of this punk rocker Emu. Good composition, colours and sharp details.

TFS

Pekka

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-07 2:23]

Hello Beverley,
Congratulations on reaching 100 and keep it up! Not exactly a beauty for your anniversary but a superb capture!! Great focus on the red eye and very sharp details of the modern hairstyle! A fine grey-green background too. Well done!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hello Beverly,
Very beautifull portrait of this Emu, nice composition and sharpness.Intreresting... hairstyle.Thanks for sharing.
Regards
Nikos.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-07 2:43]

Hi Beverley,
Excellent portrait of this emu.I liked details and expression on face a lot.May be framing is a little tight and would be better if all upper part of hairs were seen.Nevertheless great work!Thanks for posting..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-07 3:04]

Hi Beverly

Congratulations on your 100th - and what a way to celebrate with this wonderful emu portrait - great detail and exposure here.

James

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-07 3:05]

Hi Beverly,

Congrats with you 100th posting,a nice one wit good details sharpness and BG,a pity that the hair is a bit cut of at the top,but thats a minor,well done and upto the next 100,tfs

Paul

Hi BR,

CONGRATS, DEAR FRIEND... for this beautifull journey, 100 images !!

Good capture, and I love the title...
You make things look simple and beautifull within frame..
All the best.
ENJOY the day..

jp

Hey Bev!
First of,I'd like to apologise for not visiting your gallery. No excuses, my bad!
Congrats on the century.
A hair raising experience indeed!
Very well done!
Goldy

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-07 8:41]

Hello Beverley,
A beauty your 100th! Fantastic portrait in excellent sharpness and details. Excellent colours. Very good POV, composition and BG.
Congratulations,
Peter

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-07 10:00]

Hi, dear Beverley and my hearty congratulations on 100th post. You have gifted us many pleasant moments by your amazing pictures, interesting notes and touching comments. Many thanks for all.

This is of a perfect quality picture. I like your charming model, its stylish haircut, stunning details and sharpness if the image and wonderful colours. BG is so perfect as main subject. Bravo.
Alexei.

Hello Beverley,
A lovely bird, well worthy the honour of being number 100 all the time sheep are not accepted!
A great portrait, looking at that beak I for sure will behave friendly near this fellow...
A fine composition too!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hello Bev,
Thank you for being with us for the past 100 days on sharing and learning through each other and I see your amazing improvement through each posting until now! my compliment towards your dedication!
This is a very cheerful image with a funny hair style Emu that goes with your notes, much appreciated!
Have a lovely evening and good morning from NZ
cheers
Tony

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-07 11:35]

Hi Bev,

Congratulations on your 100th post. Fantastic portrait of this Emu to celebrate. I love the hair-do! The details of the beak and eye are superb. Wonderful colors and textures of the plummage. Here's to the next 100.

Jane

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-07 11:37]

Hi Beverley. Congratulations on 100 postings. This is a good one to show today. very good detail and focusing with good natural colours. good use of the light in the eye. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
Nick..
Keep them coming.

Congrats on your 100th, Beverley.
A very good portrait; background, lighting, etc are all okay.
Well done!
TFS
Annick

Hello Bev,
Congratulations for your 100th post today,
excellent shot, very clear and neat with many great details on the head of this splendid bird
colours and lighting are splendid
excellent post,
a great cheer and many thanks for your 1OO Shots, alway very well managed,
friendly,
Pat

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-07 12:23]

Hi Bev,

Congrats on your 100th post.
Its a great shot to celebrate, with a lovely profile pose.
Very nice details, excellent colours that are nicely complimented by the fabulous OOF BG.
Love the quote too.

Hil

Hello Bev
First of all many congratulations And thanks for all of your postings..
You always post something different (lets call it diversifying shall we!!)
So in sum Many congrats on your 100th..
Now lets get down to this aptly titled gem...Its a fantastic portrait and the details are just about as sharp as a pro would capture..The eye focus is just spot on as being the central point of the image...My only gripe would if I am bold enough to make one is the top of the hair is missing...But that as always is just my opinion....
This is one for my favourites without a doubt...Its a classic.
My best Regards and wishes and I look forward to your next post..counting up to 200!!
Paul

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-07 13:37]

Hello Bev!
Wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowoooow! Phew!
What a fab shot!
This dude has one wacky hairdo!
A really good shot for your 100th!
Brilliant DOF and BG.
Superb sharpness.
Great light.
Congratulations!!!

Regards,
Joe

Great close up of this bird, it's quite amazing to see the details so clear and well defined. ..excelelnt work and TFs.#


p/s..congrats on the ton!!

Hi Beverley

Congratulations on your 100th post. What a great shot to celebrate this milestone. Emus are always good for laugh. :-)

Hi Bev, congratulations for your splendid 100th post on TN, great portrait of lovely emu with crazy hairs:), very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-08 1:53]

Hello Friend,
Nice shot and thanks for dropping in my site. I like the standing hair on the body and nicely portrayed picture. WEll done. Smiely tmrw

hello Beverley

congratulation with your 100th photo posting,
with this (saying humorusticly) Hippie Bird,
excellent portrait shot with fine POV and DOF,
and great sharpness and details of this bird, TFS

Asbed

Hi Beverley,
great portrait with good sharpness
and a nice POV
TFS Tatjana

Hallo Bev
Time is rather limited today for a proper comment, but I cannot pass without saying a few words. This is a stunning close-up with lots of details to appreciate and your title is most appropiate. I think this is how I look most mornings. A lovely portrait to celebrate your 100th posting. Wow I still have far to go to catch up with you. A great photograph with much to appreciate. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.
Anna

Hi Beverley,

Many thanks for the feedback its really appreciated, and my apologies for missing your 100th, but what an image to celebrate with, amazing detail, wonderful colours, love the tight crop, perfect POV, really excellent work, all the best and looking forward to the next 100 posts,

Cheers Rick :)

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