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Challenge: Something Different for the New Year (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2018-2019 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
Location: used 1.4 extender on lens
Date: Jan 5, 2019
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2019

i very much admire photographers who catch birds in motion .. or anything in motion actually.
so to get out of my comfort zone i attempted to shoot a reasonable photo of the noisy miners that come to my bird bath ..
i have hardly ever shot flying birds before and i have never never been so patient trying to get a shot ..
i tried on three separate days to get something challenge worthy ..
and because they are also a bit shy i had to put the shutter on silent and move very slowly even tho i was several feet away from them ..
noisy miners are quite small and are particularly aggressive and territorial .. and will challenge other birds .. even ones much larger than themselves ..
about noisy miners

in trying to get a keeper .. my admiration for photographers who get it right .. grew in leaps and bounds ..:)

after rollover ..
OMG OMG OMG .. !! ..
i cant believe this .. my little noisy miners have a blue ribbon .
thankyou so much everyone for your lovely comments during voting ..
getting this blue ribbon has made me feel quite emotional .. :)

i was going to go black and white .. but my daughter and her friend Rhiannon said no go colour .. so i did ..
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these were some of my other possibles ..
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Place: 1 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.8974
Avg (participants): 6.8095
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1189
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 39
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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04/01/2019 04:20:25 AM
So, the bird on the right is the female and she's been looking for her husband (on the right) all day and she finally caught him AT THE BAR! And thus, a domestic dispute has erupted. :P
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01/27/2019 02:00:08 AM
I haven't been on here forever Rozzy and here's you on the front page with a Blue. Awesome shot mate. Well done.
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01/25/2019 06:35:22 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Roz. I love this shot. And I love all the outtakes, too. What a great series!
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01/21/2019 08:22:26 PM
Lovely reward for your persistence. Congratulations!
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01/21/2019 05:10:16 PM
Congrats Roz. Great shot. My favourite subjects are BiF.
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01/21/2019 04:35:17 PM
Fabulous, Roz! Really wonderful... and you stepped out of your comfort zone!

Well done!

Congratulations on your... BLUE!!
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01/21/2019 10:37:52 AM
Nice stop-action shot.. congrats on your first place!
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01/21/2019 10:30:03 AM
Almost too good to be true!
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01/21/2019 08:35:04 AM
You picked the right one from the bunch and your daughter and her friend were correct as well to keep it in color. Very cool!
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01/21/2019 06:58:46 AM
Congratulations on the Blue Roz, wonderful image,
just the right amount of everything.
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01/21/2019 12:52:45 AM
Congratulations! Great capture.
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01/21/2019 12:36:57 AM
Congrats . Love this ... the b/w appeals too. Great capture!
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01/21/2019 12:23:21 AM
Great capture. Well deserved ribbon. You are a fast learner.
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01/21/2019 12:05:39 AM
Amazing shot Roz, never knew this was yours, and sorry for saying you’d done this before, but it was sooo good that it looked like it was shot by a professional!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2019 11:34:00 PM
O wow! How fabulous!
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01/19/2019 07:05:56 PM
What a catch! OTT processing diminishes the charm. 7 anyway.
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01/19/2019 08:06:40 AM
I love these birds--and I agree with their faces!
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01/14/2019 02:18:00 PM
Sweet shot! 9
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01/14/2019 04:28:49 AM
Fun shot! I'm sure you've done this before :)
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