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Bird Sledding

Bird Sledding
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-11
Categories: Humorous
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 14:27
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 52
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It's all the rage now...You've heard of bobsledding and snowboarding, but have you heard of the brand new US sport of bird sledding...Birds are lining up and every opportunity to take a short slide then glide and fly upwards...

From my Archives:-)
Hand Held

billynewboy, CeltickRanger, jaycee, sranjan, tuslaw, MMM, robindb, uleko, siggi, Dis. Ac., haraprasan, Alex99, jusninasirun, LordPotty has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-02-14 14:35]

Hola Sr. Bob.
Perfect moment.
Great image. Looks like winter olympic games

Hello Bob
Just Brilliant!!
The birds are lining up perfectly for the sled run...Brilliant capture.
All the Best

hello Bob

beautiful and funny photography, i have one question for you :
are these California Quails ? , perfect timing to shoot
the photo i love the one coming down carefully
and the one taking off, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-14 15:07]

Hi Bob,

This is funny! I didn't know Quails knew what to do in snow. You even offer proof that they can fly although I think half the time they forget that they can. Of course their feet are usually warm here. I guess the snow is so cold they are happy to get up in the air.


Hi Bob,
What a hilarious performance! Excellent capture of these Quails in winter sports action; good POV and composition, great DOF, sharp details.

All Right Bob,
How much did you pay these Quail with seed to perform for you? I'll just bet they were enjoying themselves immensely. A great shot that is not normally seen as many people do not pay as much attention to the wildlife, and especially birdlife that surrounds us every day. A great shot is this,
Well Captured,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-14 17:13]

Hi Bob,what a nice situation,rememeber me the airport whit the fly starting to go..ehehe....beautiful sharpness ,perfect details,thanks for share and have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Bob,
Very well captured photograph of these unique birds and their way of enjoying snow slides. Excellent POV & details of their actions. TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-14 19:36]

Nice capture Bob,
I miss the good old days when we could view Bobwhite Quail in great numbers here in Stark County. Your photo reminds me of those days, your fortunate to be able to still see such sights as this. Well done!!

nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-14 20:19]

Hi Bob
Nice capture.Excellent POV and I also like the action from the flying quail.Your image is also sharp with good detail.
TFS Michel

Hi Bob,

Well seen image with good action, composition and lighting. I just love the story behind it.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-14 22:11]

A real goodie from your recent archives Bob! I like the action and frozen poses as this line of california Quails negotiate the snow slope with the leading one resorting to flight.
The exposure in the snow, composition and sharpness are perfect.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-14 23:40]

Hello Bob,
What a lovely and well-timed capture of these beautiful Quails trying to negotiate a snow drift. Excellent focus on these lovely birds that I thought were the sole 'property' of Jane!! Very well composed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-14 23:40]

Hello Bob,
excellent image of the bird on the snow,
fine POV, framing and DOF, excellent luminosity of the image,
great sharpness and details of the bird and the foreground snow,
Best regards Siggi

Hi Bob,

nicely done this winterpicture from these lovely birds.
All in different poses with a good pov.
Nice new word bird sledding.


Ciao Bob, fantastic capture of six bird in the snow, superb composition, splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-15 1:29]

Hello Bob,
It must have been very funny to see these quails climbing their snowwall. Beautiful colours and a good composition.

Namastay Bob,
A lovely capture of these beautiful quails sliding. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Nice series. I really like this. I assume this is a set of combined images of the same event. If so, it is very fortunate you were set up to capture it at the right time.

The new camera I bought can take continuous frames at a rapid rate up until it fills the the memory card. My memory cards are 16 Gig Extreme III. Hope I get an opportunity to capture something like this some time.

Great presentation.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-15 7:49]

Hi Bob.
It is simply fantastic scene and funny pastime. I cannot imagine netter posing of the actors and photographing of the bird-sledding. I also am amazed with brilliant reproduction of the snow-drifts. You have reflected every light and colour tones. Timing is brilliant too as well as the nice framing of the scene and cropping of an image. Bravo. Unique photo reportage.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-15 12:42]

Hi Bob,
what a great shot :-))))
The poses are really funny.
Superb sharpness.
Great exposure too.

One of your best and straight into my favs :-D


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-02-15 14:06]

Hi Bob
How cute to see the birds bird-sledding!! Are they quails?
Great action shot, buut I think the leader is cheating - he's flying!
Great shot

Hi Bob,

The image is very interesting and the action is very well captured. Just wondering if this was shot at the top of the roof where they turned into winter Olympics ski slope. Excellent sharp details and TFS.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-16 5:15]

Hello Bob,
What a funny shot. Just great! Good to see something which makes us smile.
I like your horizontal framing and the composition of this picture.
Well seen and done
Thanks a lot

Hey,cool shot Bob!
It would be great fun watching Quail line up to do this,but I suspect this might be just the one in a series of delayed shots.
It looks really cool anyhow.
TFS this funny imij.

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