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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 12:41
Viewed: 4812
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
This is another Bird photo that I took at the Indianapolis Zoo but this one is way bigger than other one and He is from Australia :)
I hope you like it:)
Cheers and Have a Great Day,

The Emu (IPA pronunciation: [ˈiːmjuː]), Dromaius novaehollandiae, is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is also the second-largest bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) in height. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest and arid areas. Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph) for some distance at a time.[1] They are opportunistically nomadic and may travel long distances to find food; they feed on a variety of plants and insects.

The Emu subspecies that previously inhabited Tasmania became extinct following the European settlement of Australia in 1788; the distribution of the mainland subspecies has also been affected by human activities. The Emu was once common on the east coast, but is now uncommon there; by contrast, the development of agriculture and the provision of water for stock in the interior of the continent have increased the range of the Emu in arid regions. Emus are farmed for their meat, oil and leather.
In a classic episode of from Season 9 of The Simpsons (Episode 5F20 - Lard of the Dance), in order to cheer Homer up, Marge encourages him to start an "Emu (pronounced Emoo) Farm", coining a common catch-phrase.
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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-11-30 12:51]

hi chris, excelent shot , good quality and interesting pose. I like this "stupid" bird

This is a huge bird, as I gather from your interesting note, Chris.
Very fine portrait with sharp details and natural colors.
Thanks and take care.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-11-30 13:21]
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Hello Cris , A Great capture from this bird ,good sharpnes details light colours and bg , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-30 14:30]

Excellent shot. Nice POV, Excellent details and I love the pastel colours in the blurred BG



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-30 14:48]

Hi Chris,
A very good portrait of this bird, after visiting hairdresser. Great details, excellent pose and composition and nice blurred bg.
TFS, José M.

Hello Chris,
very good shot. Great POV, very good sharpness and details. This is a very nice composition. TFS.

Hello Chris.
Great portrait of this Emu.
Great colors, composition and details.
TFS and Regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-30 16:56]
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Hello Chris,
Lovely portrait.POV,simple BG,clear details and eyes and framing are wonderful.

Hi Chris

Great image. Perfect catchlight, great pose, lovely colours. Very nice work. :-)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-01 3:08]

Hi Chris,
Super portrait of this Emu. I like them, because they have so funny expressions with their punk-featherstyle.
Best regards

Hi Chris,
Cool hair style. Excellent potrait of this emu, very nice details, great sharpness, and very neat BG.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-01 5:19]

Hi Chirs

Another superb capture from you!
What a great portrait you have here!
The pOV is really great and thanks to it all the features of this cute Emu are well visible. Also i have to asy he is very trandy, with such a hair-do :))
I really like the look in its eye, the sharpness of the details and the great composition.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-12-01 6:28]

Hi Chris!

Fantastic portrait! This bird looks like real rebel ;-)

Hello Chris,

Excellent work, great details very crisp, nicly composed an capture photo, excellent colors just great

TFS Kyle

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-01 9:24]

selam dostum
you are presenting handsome model and successful natural portrait photo. i like composition, point of view, depth of field, focus, sharpness, details and note in your photo

Hi firend!
I love this nice pose and the brilliance of colours and sharpness! Take care ana:)

Merhaba Tolga,
Arkadaş solundan mı kalkmış bugün?:)Bu ne sert bakış, saçlarını bile taramamış.:))
Harika bir yakın plan.Eline sağlık.


Hello Chris,
Oh my dear!
Loooks like this fellow has been out in a hurricane...
Beautiful details in the feather coat, the expression captured may indicate a mean streak in his personality!
Well done, my friend!
Pablo -

Nice portrait with goo details.

Nice shot of the emu. Nice detail. You can see the individual feathers on the back of the neck.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-31 10:00]

Hi Chris.

Critique and comment latter, no time.


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