Spot The BooBoo
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-02-08 18:49]
tres bonne reussite , des couleurs superbes et bons détails
- viv (3317)
- [2007-02-08 19:00]
Great shot and indeed I like your text spot the booboo. Look to it right, upside down, left, but I prefer to went my head to the right. It is like a jigsawpuzzle.
They are so quick and nice to see but as you say very difficult to take a picture off.
- johngregson (0)
- [2007-02-08 19:48]
I think this bird Eye looking bird its very rare becuase they never take there eye off you So what people do keep wallking round it in a circle till eventually it Chokes itself ?????
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-02-08 23:26]
Brilliant!!! the detail, colour and exposure are so good...
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-02-09 0:39]
I've seen some of these here Loot - real pretty, eh??? And I see he was too quick for you because your shot is a little OOF. But looking at this pic of my Guinea Fowl, I see mine is a bit soft too.
And after this weekend of Rugby we'll see how bad or good you are at spotting the booboo!!
- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-02-09 1:54]
Very good colour combination Loot.
Technically perfect picture. Very well done. tfs. Stev
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-02-09 2:08]
Very funny, Loot. : )
Quite effective, though, I must admit.
A rather interesting POV, to say the least.
These birds are really dazzling.
All those white spots on the black body are enough to make one dizzy.
Is that one that bird seems "disoriented" to me?
TFS. : )
- horia (16656)
- [2007-02-09 3:22]
Oh dear...my neck is stuck, tilted on my right shoulder...ouch! :))))
This is really a very "interesting" post...but i have to make a confession...the BG gave it away. At first i was like: "what kind of an ugly bird this is???"...and then..."wait a minute...the blurry plants in the BG aren't alright...ohh...OHHH!!!!!...bloody Loot...he tricked me again!" :)))
Seriously now, i can totally understand what you mean by the non-stop moving heads. But despite that this is not a 100% sharp shot, you bulled another bunny out of your hat and made a great post out of it!
Lovely note, too!
Bravo, my friend and TFS
- moody (62)
- [2007-02-09 6:14]
Nice and cool picture, congratulations. Cheere, Moody
What an upside down surprise.
I can just say “Ditto” and agree with Horia’s critique.
Very colourful and interesting photo.
As always your notes are very informative, and educational.
Thanks for sharing this BooBoo with us. Just hope everybody see it as it should be, and do not think there monitors need some adjusting, or that they think they had a glass to much red wine, after dinner. Ha –ha (only a joke).
And some members constantly make BooBoo’s by not giving smiley’s where it is well deserved, for example the one on your “Baby Elephant Walk”, and many many more.
Pity all the new members (and some old) could not go for a training course before they are allowed to pass critiques. (Of course my own modest opinion)
Superb colors and detail shown in this Helmeted Guineafowl. You want to reach out and feel that texture on the head. Well done! I don't think you can make fun of my seascape/sunset horizions being off a half degree or so. I would say this birds horizion is slightly off too.
It certatiny was eve catching to say the least.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-02-09 9:13]
Very funny -- I have never before seen anyone post a picture rotated on purpose before. I guess he really had your head spinning, eh?
thank you too for giving it a name -- in Damascus they were known as Egyptian chickens and they were quite aggressive (almost like ducks in their attitude toward intruders).
Thanks for the posting and the notes -- Hope you land on your feet very soon.
This posting reminds me of a postcard that I received years ago from a friend who had visited South Africa,however on this postcard,the crop was a lot tighter and the beak was closed,anyway I like the idea and compo alot,despite the picture is not in focus,well done and TFS
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-02-09 18:38]
This is interesting position and pose, unable to imagine how it came about (90 degree rotate would be perfect). Colorful bird and great color contrast. A great trip to see so many Helmeted guineafowl during the trip.
Hehe...this guy is falling over for fear of your big lens. You had a very interesting idea with this photo as the bird almost looks believable in this rotation. Seems like you even cought out a couple of the critiquers, even though you did mention it in your notes. So slaap party maar rustig voort. The focus is slightly soft, although I'm sure you did not upload this one for its photographic merits but for the humouristic factor or for the curiosity value.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-02-09 22:31]
a very nice picture pd this colourful bird.
Never seen this before and he is so ugly eith a face just a mother could love;-)). Lovely colours and f´good DOF.
Maybe he is a bit soft but it seems he is always moving as my Long-tailed tit, so you did a very good job.
Very well done, my friend.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-02-10 3:19]
so you had me on your hook. I was thinking more than just a short moment: What a funny bird with its crown, funny ears bent back in speedy motion like Snoopy's, its nose depressively turned down, like Snoopy's.
Most colourful spectacle that seems to be designed to make spectators giddy.
Thank you for this funny contribution, coming with excellent multimedial notes, as always, dear friend - "keerrrr"!
My best regards,
P.S.: Thank you for your visit and very nice words to my recent posting of the b-fly in black fur!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-02-10 3:29]
Very nice capture.POV,colors,BG,composition and especially framing a lot.Excellent work!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-02-10 10:37]
Using Kruger National Park as your backyard, you can well afford to have a wisecrack on a poor Riyadh House Fly, Loot (chuckle!).
[Sorry, I'm trying to convey my appreciation of what you wrote in your usual humorous yet highly analytical critique on my recent picture.]
You wouldn't believe me but when I clicked on the thumbnail in your gallery, I was expecting to see a rather handsome, colourful giraffe :-)!
And if I don't look at the bigger picture carefully, I still see the same handsome, colourful giraffe (chuckle!).
BTW, are you trying to check on our Gestalt psychology, you wicked old man?
An amazingly beautiful capture of this highly exotic 'bird' you forgot to rotate 90 degrees right!
Thanks for the lovely and informative entertainment, mf.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-02-10 10:54]
You got me fooled for a few minutes, but I am glad you mentioned that it was a up-side-down kinda photo. If you look at it the first time, it seems that the beak it more like a split comb and the real comb is its beak.
I can clearly understand the difficulties you had with capturing this bird, and for that, I take my hat of. Even if the result isn't as sharp as normal.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-02-11 4:58]
Buenas Noches Loot,
un ave extraña para mi, original captura y agradable retrato y pov. saludos
Very odd looking fellow you have here.
Good detail, color, and exposure.
I understand from your note, just how difficult getting this one was..Excellent notes on the species,
Well done & TFS!
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-02-11 21:25]
LOL ha ha ha LOL !!
This took me a second or two to see what you did. We should do more things like this on TrekNature to yuk it up a bit. You could always say the guineafowl was running up a tree :)
Thanks for the chuckle
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-02-11 21:41]
Qu'elle espèce extraordinaire. C'est la première fois que je vois cet oiseau! On dirait qu'il est venu d'un autre monde. Les détails, la prise de vue et l'exposition sont parfaits; une réussite! Merci et au revoir...JP
Ek het uiteindelik ook geregistreer net om te kyk na die fotos. Ek vind dit baie interessant. Weet nie of die kommentaar wat ek lewer vir enige iemand van nut sal wees nie, want ek is mos nou nie 'n pro nie - ek vind al die fotografie op hierdie site net te amazing vir woorde. Ek lees ook graag van die ander mense se kretiek. Ek was nogal teleurgesteld met Aaltjie se opmerking dat mens eers moet 'n kurses doen om kretiek te kan lewer - daar is sommige van ons wat dit geniet alhoewel ons nie pro is nie - dalk word ek eendag 'n goeie fotograaf deur net na julle foto's te kyk en te sien wat almal daaroor te se het. Ek dink hierdie voël met die onderste-bo kop is ongelooflik! Volgende keer sal ek in Engels skryf, want ek is nie so seker hoe als op die site werk nie, maar dit sal dit seker makliker maak vir die mense wat nie Afrikaans magtig is nie.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-02-12 6:33]
Hello Loot !
These birds may be very difficult to photograph, but you managed this one very nicely. I love the colors of this bird, but I must admit I am a bit confused - the bird looking at the top of the picture is very unusual and a bit strange, but once I got used to it I could appreciate your picture. Very well done !
Hierdie pragtig Berg-en-Dal Böö Böö!!! Myn öög gaan löödzwaar!
What colours Loot, and what a difficult psychedelic un-scrollable pattern on that nefarious neck! Did this bird eat LSD? Or is it me? AH IT did budgets ALL week!
Tfs, groet, J
PS Budgets done?
Finally have my JANUS workshoppes in place.
Sorry for the delay... My BööBöö...
PS3 And finally I want to thank my dear friend Aida
for her "handmaiden" job in sewing up this project!
She demonstrated her skills to me the first time when I had the blues
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-02-14 15:13]
This time I need some help from your notes, from the others' comments and looking for a while to the bird to understand that this was not a bird with two crests, but an open beak with one crest rotated. So, difficult to capture, difficult to view! Thank for this funny moments.
Best regards mf,
Nou toe nou, n paar uitlanders laat rondskarrel. Very interesting presentation and I agree 100% with your comments. Been there....
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-02-15 16:31]
this is not fair, trying to fool us. This colorful guy is a trickster. I guess there is many ways to look at this one and each perspective is interesting. I also like the workshops special the one with the two headed bird.
Well captured even though he would not stop moving. You captured the details very well and the colors are wonderful.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-02-18 0:40]
Hi dear Loot ,
amazing colours and nice sharpness.
Bg is excellent.
thanks and regards
- hester (11638)
- [2007-02-18 10:23]
I love the title lol. What a great looking bird, amazing colours and textures. Great note and a wonderful capture of this interesting pose :)
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-02-18 16:47]
There is NO DOUBT that you are indeed quite UNIQUE.
Besides adding it as one of my Favs. I also took the liberty to add it to my "private" TN portfolio.
2 HEADS in 1 bird.
How very UNIQUE.
Very well done.
My antispyware problems are over. Thanks to you, once more. You are, like I said a long time ago, "a walking encyclopaedia".
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-02-18 17:37]
I like this shot a lot , it had me fooled for a second, I seriously thought that the bird was looking to the right of the screen, then I had to take a second glance to finally noticed that the picture was rotated. :)
- arfer (0)
- [2007-02-22 21:46]
I am going to stick my neck out here and say the shot is on it's side.LOL Funny how are brains play tricks on us when our eyes think we are seeing something else.Lovely colours and details.Well focused .TFS