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Beep Beep for Bayram

Beep Beep for Bayram
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX10IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-2, Dedications to Bayram-II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-29 8:18
Viewed: 3710
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
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A just because dedication to bring back childhood memories.

Greater Roadrunner

The legendary roadrunner is famous for its distinctive appearance, its ability to eat rattlesnakes and its preference for scooting across the American deserts, as popularized in Warner Bros. cartoons.

The roadrunner is a large, black-and-white, mottled ground bird with a distinctive head crest. It has strong feet, a long, white-tipped tail and an oversized bill.

It ranges in length from 20 to 24 inches from the tip of its tail to the end of its beak. It is a member of the Cuckoo family (Cuculidae), characterized by feet with 2 forward toes and 2 behind.

When the roadrunner senses danger or is traveling downhill, it flies, revealing short, rounded wings with a white crescent. But it cannot keep its large body airborne for more than a few seconds, and so prefers walking or running (up to 17 miles per hour) usually with a clownish gait.

The roadrunner feeds almost exclusively on other animals, including insects, scorpions, lizards, snakes, rodents and other birds. Up to 10 % of its winter diet may consist of plant material due to the scarcity of desert animals at that time of the year.

Because of its lightening quickness, the roadrunner is one of the few animals that preys upon rattlesnakes. Using its wings like a matador's cape, it snaps up a coiled rattlesnake by the tail, cracks it like a whip and repeatedly slams its head against the ground till dead.

It then swallows its prey whole, but is often unable to swallow the entire length at one time. This does not stop the roadrunner from its normal routine. It will continue to meander about with the snake dangling from its mouth, consuming another inch or two as the snake slowly digests.

A roadrunner life does have its dangers. Roadrunners are occasionally preyed upon by hawks, house cats, raccoons, rat snakes, bullsnakes, skunks, and, coyotes eat nestlings and eggs. During the winter months, many succumb to freezing, icy weather.

From www.desertusa.com

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hahaha:) what a superb shot that i am sure my supervisor will love this Jane. As you wrote, he remember his childhood when look at this and its cartoons:)
TFS and regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-29 8:27]

Eheheh...this is one of your prefered bird and i like a lot it! Very curiuos and humorous and taken in the best moment as possible.Great sharpness and colors too,thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Jane..
Lovely and great capture of this cute roadrunner.
Prof. Bayram surely love this:)
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-29 8:42]

Hello Jane,
Just another pose of the photo you presented us two weeks ago. Beautiful frontal POV. Great sharpness. Good timing and an excellent composition.

Hi Jane
He must be a pet...Loved watching them in the desert...Great POV...TFS

Hello Jane
a bit funny "beep beep" on title and it gets remember me famous cartoon film of roadrunner. it gave to you a great pose and you captured it with a very nice focus, POV, eyes contact and composition. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hello Jane,

A great capture with beautiful sharpness, composition & details. Very nice POV, pose & timing. Well done & TFS.

Your sense of humor & dedication to Bayram ...are appreciated!

Glad to hear that its cooling off in your area.

Best wishes


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-29 10:10]

Hi Jane, I am sure Bayram will like this picture of the Roadrunner. I do like the pose with the smile on its face. Its as if he is waiting for you to take its picture. Good detail and natural colours. Well done TFS.

hello Jane
very nice picture
great sharpness with good details
very beautiful bird
greeting lou

Hello Jane,
great dedication to our friend Bayram, another fantastic picture of this bird taken with very good sharpness and beautiful colours in a lovely pose, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-29 10:44]

Hello Jane.
Lovely dedication to our frind Bayram,
Another wonderful portrait of your favorite model! Great smooth colours,lighting and textured details!
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jane, lovely beep beep in nice pose, great dedication for our friend Bayram, good details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-09-29 13:34]

Hola Prima.
Lovely photo of this "Correcaminos" Beautiful present for Brayam. Iam sure he will be happy.
Was it to hot when You took ths photo, or he just need some fresh water to drink, any way. Beautiful.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-29 14:35]

Hello Jane, lovely shot of a cute roadrunner. we have just returned a wedding party with my supervisor. i am sure he will like this dedication. i think he will be joined to TN soon.
TFS this fine shot.

Hi BSJ:) yessss.. this dedication made me happy tonight and i can sleep as a child:) Perfect pose you captured here. Realy i gone my chidhood once more with this pleasant dedication.
Tahnk you so much Big Sister! Have a great night!
All the best!


hello Jane

an excellent photo of the Greater Roadrunner dedicated
to our friend Bayram, fine frontal POV, the bird seem to be happy,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Jane,

another very nice picture from your birdfriend.
Good pov and bg all s'nt natural.
Exellent details and fine colours.
Well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-29 22:08]

Hello Jane,
Nice capture of a Road-Runner. It must be a special bird, indicated not only by your fine portrayals but its inspiration to Walt Disney to give us all these childhood memories. How marvellous to be visited by these birds!
Great pose and facial expression!
Thanks and all the best,

hello Jane
splendid creature I will continue saying him funny,soft colours front in soft background,with very good details,a exceptional pose and moment,i like a lot!
TFS thanks for sharing

Hello Jane,
Another picture very pettry of the most likeable bird. Good shot.
Regards. Ferran.

Hi Jane,

I like this picture of the roadrunner, great note too. Well done.


Wonderful capture and composition of the roadrunner Jane. He looks like he giving a speech on the attributes of speed in the natural world. :)


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-10-01 13:13]

Hi Jane

A great shot of this roadrunner and a great dedication to our friend Bayram.


How beautiful this dedication to Bayram is!
Very well done, Sis!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-10-05 9:49]

Hello Jane,
Well it has been a while since I have sat down and did TrekNature justice. I find it difficult to find time for some reason with all the traveling we have been doing. First I hope this finds you well and looking forward to the winter coolness. Your title for this image is priceless and almost poetic. The image itself is splendid Jane, they come visit you often? They sure look built for speed, and their eyes look funny looking straight ahead. Thanks for sharing my dear friend.

Hi Sister..
Very good dedication for brother...Pose, details and natural colors excellent as usual....Very informative notes...Thanks for share...
Best wishes.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-12 7:40]

Hi, dear Jane.
I was very glad when I saw your hearty comments. Thanks a lot for them. However, I see you also do not share your new shots now. I hope all is OK at you. Because of my absence when you posted your last shots, I comment then now.

Pictured birdy is simply amazing at your pose and look. I like technical scenery a lot. It underlines the naturalness of the bird perfectly. DOF, details and exposure are great. Colour palette is unusual but very attractive. Well done and kind regards.

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