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Lucky = A Bird in the Hand
Lucky = A Bird in the Hand

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Challenge: Lucky (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009


Place: 7 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.7277
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.7179
Avg (non-participants): 5.7299
Views since voting: 1630
Views during voting: 384
Votes: 213
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/18/2010 10:11:41 PM
To answer hojop25's query...

This bird, and many like him, inhabit a trail near where I used to live. So many people hike the trail and walk their dogs there, the birds have become quite tame and will eat seeds right out of the hand. I bought a large bag of seed at a local pet store and I always have a small bag of it with my camera equipment.

This image was shot in winter when the birds are especially eager to take food they don't have to forage for.

I also find that the best shots, especially wildlife/insects/etc. come from spending a lot of time in one spot. Animals get used to you hanging around if you don't move too much or make a lot of noise. Patience is rewarded.
09/15/2010 12:24:08 PM
Seriously i want to know! haha
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09/08/2010 05:42:53 PM
How on earth did you get it to do that?! i would really love to know
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01/15/2009 06:14:50 PM
This remind me my days when I was in India and I used to a parrot! well capture!
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01/14/2009 11:12:03 AM
wow you actually got the bird to come to your hand, that is great
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2009 09:08:25 PM
great comp. Nice crop. That's one hell of a model, too.
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01/12/2009 07:27:24 PM
Fantastic shot of a Coal Tit... they won't let me get within 15 feet in my garden. Very flighty. It must have taken a lot of patience to train one to feed from the hand. Lovely and sharp where it counts and depth of field makes the subject leap from the photo. A bird in the hand indeed! Top 3 in my eyes
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01/12/2009 12:15:34 PM
i think the knockles should be in frame....and it would look better if bird was looking to the seeds....and a bit more of cloth...
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01/10/2009 09:23:59 AM
Wow, this is really good! Even the cuff is just the right type of fabric to look out-doorsy. The texture of the corn shows up well and the DOF is just perfect.
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01/08/2009 05:27:53 PM
good job with the DOF
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01/08/2009 02:27:42 PM
What a sweet bird. Is that a chickadee?
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01/07/2009 02:16:22 PM
I love your photo (better than my own!) Great job!
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