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Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 170-500mm APO, Skylight
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY hUmOrOuS, Photos with titles of songs, Birds of Southern Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-24 17:57
Viewed: 5496
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I still think that this ostrich is wound up and should relax a bit. I have posted information about ostriches here, Please visit this link if you would like to learn about the biggest bird on earth.

Program Setting: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 370mm
F Stop: F/11
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 400
Tripod: No
Flash: Diffused Off Camera TTL
Reflective Panel: No
Cable release: No

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-24 18:25]

jejeje... divertida presentacion mi amigo.
Tuve que mirar varias veces para entender que sucedía con el pobre cuello de esta ave.
Bonitos detalles del plumaje y tonos con adecuado aunque atípico encuadre.

jejeje... amuse presentation my friend.
I must watch several time to understand that happen with the poor neck of this bird.
Pretty detail of the plumage and tone with adequate although atypical frame.

Japie, Very unique shot! I'm not very familar with the ostrich but this can't be right? Anyway, it looks like a "twist" of nature?;-) This is definitely a "Twisted" post!:-)) Great job!

Hee... Hee...

Let's twist again! Like we did...

What an unique capture. Never seen this before. Nice one Japie.

Geniet die Kaap!

Very good Jaipe.
It must be unique, never seen anything like this, maybe a owl can twist the head like this.
Good details.
Great work.

How bizarre!! I hope he can still swallow his dinner....

Nice composition and details, especially on the feathers. The frame finishes it off well, I can just see this in a postcard shop with a funny quote attached to it. Nice one!

Interesting neck. Doesn't seem to bother this bird though. I love the plumage detail and the wispy hairs on the head. TFS

What a strange neck! little bit of coloured noise in the browns, especially in the shadows Still a good illustration of what an ostrich can do with its neck!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-25 2:35]

Wow!..I've never seen that before or knew they could do that!
A great capture,well done!

Good shot! I thought the mind of the Ostrich was twisted, enlarging the photo showed the twisted neck...good sense of humor Japie! lol

Most unusual ostrich. Well seen and good capture. I like the pose. Well done

I read about another animal a few days ago,that could twist its head 360 degrees.I think it might have been the Tarsier.
A great photo Japie.I like it very much.
p.s. Our New Zealand Moa became extinct about 100 years ago.It made the ostrich look very small.I used to have bones I dug out of a cave,but I gave them to the museum.(Look up Moa on Google...very interesting)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-25 8:39]

I know that there are sons-in-law who like their mother-in-law. You have to like yours a lot to put its photo on TN?
It is an original post possessing all the characteristics of an excellent photo. Thank you.

A very interesting and funny capture. I am still deciding wheter this is a malformation of it has turned the head al the way round. Athough the focus is just a bit soft on the head, I think it is not important this time, and the composition is very good, I like the body filling all of the frame.

Very inspiring ... If I was a break dancer this wouldve been : ,,the corkscrew,, ...

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-25 15:50]

Is this an Esher bird? I still can't figure it out and I've looked at it a few times now. Excellent capture Japie, very well done. It's made my neck feel funny.

Looks deformed....Maybe it started out as 2 necks, (twins) but never seperated. I saw a few Tibetians in India, Nepal and Tibet with parts of the start of a second head. Funny bird!

What an interesting shot, Japie. I feel sorry for this critter if he developes a sore throat!!

Very funny photo and excelent moment kept. Superb!

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