a wxwaxwing in a bad mood

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
edited December 27, 2006 in Wildlife
shot today, canon 1Ds Mark II, 70-200 f/2.8L i.s. aboard. clicky on the piccy for the exif-y.

:wxwax he just looked at me this way...

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and here's my 17-year old, enjoying the birds....

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enjoy (boid) photography,
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  • CosmicCosmic Cackle Queen Registered Users Posts: 219 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    OMG! rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif


    I can't believe you captured that expression! How utterly priceless! I could think of so many captions to put under that photo clap.gifthumb.gif
    Lead me not into Temptation. I can find the way myself....


  • John MuellerJohn Mueller Long Shots Registered Users Posts: 2,555 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    Andy,was you eating when you captured this ?rolleyes1.gif
    Very nice capture.Wish it had the geeen bg through out thumb.gif
  • gtcgtc Greg Registered Users Posts: 916 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    excellent
    i really like that shot-it must be spring-birds get a little cranky around nesting time.

    i think this is the first bird photo I have seen you post-good to see you branching out yet again
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  • 4labs4labs Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,089 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    What did ya do to piss him off? Great shot and what is boid?
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    4labs wrote:
    What did ya do to piss him off? Great shot and what is boid?

    "boid" is how day tawk in bvooklyn if dey've bin arount noo yawk a lawng toime, youse know whaddeymsayin? if not,

    fuhgeddabowdid...
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Super Moderators Posts: 8,937 moderator
    edited February 20, 2005
    great shots Andy. that bird almost seems fake.

    and great composition of your son. is that what you call selective color?
  • 4labs4labs Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,089 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    Andy wrote:
    "boid" is how day tawk in bvooklyn if dey've bin arount noo yawk a lawng toime, youse know whaddeymsayin? if not,

    fuhgeddabowdid...
    ..Damn blonde moment.. Born in Brooklyn I shouldne_nau.gif have known....
  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,163
    edited February 20, 2005
    Blonde moment?? better watch out for Snappy..rolleyes1.gif


    Andrew? that boyd is wonderful.. had me yelling "oh my god" and dh came running.. thats a kpotd if ever I saw one...clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
    Love the second one too.. what are all those red birds??? did you clone them??headscratch.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    lynnma wrote:
    Love the second one too.. what are all those red birds??? did you clone them??headscratch.gif

    thanks lynnie :D the shot of my son oliver is a straight shot, no cloning of boids - i did remove the color, and then paint back just the birds deal.gif

    thanks for stopping by, looking, and cheering!
  • GREAPERGREAPER Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    Both great shots Andy. The birds expression is priceless and the composition is so simple it's stunning. The shot of your son looking out at the birds is wonderful as well. Great catches.
  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Registered Users Posts: 10,980 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2005
    Come on fess up, you put a worm on the end of that Lens :D

    Excellent thumb.gifthumb.gif
  • windozewindoze a life long newbie Registered Users Posts: 2,830 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    i like the image of your son watching the "bee-eaters". Did you know that the Bronx Zoo actually raises / grows / breeds or whatever the term is bees to give the birds enrichment. they will let bees live out for the bee-eaters to catch. the are quite aerobatic and its something to see or so ive heard.....
    once again great images!!!!


    troy

    Andy wrote:
    shot today, canon 1Ds Mark II, 70-200 f/2.8L i.s. aboard. clicky on the piccy for the exif-y.

    umph.gif he just looked at me this way...

    16200330-L.jpg

    and here's my 17-year old, enjoying the birds....

    16200857-L.jpg

    enjoy (boid) photography,
  • Yuri PautovYuri Pautov Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,918 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    Super photos, Andy!
    Esp. I like the second (you know my taste)
    Spasibo,
    Yuri
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    Cosmic wrote:
    OMG! rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif


    I can't believe you captured that expression! How utterly priceless! I could think of so many captions to put under that photo clap.gifthumb.gif

    thanks so much cosmic!
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    MHJS wrote:
    Andy,was you eating when you captured this ?rolleyes1.gif
    Very nice capture.Wish it had the geeen bg through out thumb.gif

    john, this was a non-food shoot i assure you deal.giflol3.gif

    thanks for stopping by and the comment.
  • fishfish Site Megalodon Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    what kind of bird is that, andy?
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  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    fish wrote:
    what kind of bird is that, andy?
    I don't know what kind of bird that it was but knowing Andy its probably medium rare by now. rolleyes1.gif :eat
    Harry
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  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Registered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    Those red things in the next photo, they are probably peppers in disguise.rolleyes1.gif

    g

    Harry, I just looked at that bird again, do you think even Andy would tackle something that was looking at him like that.
    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    ginger_55 wrote:
    Those red things in the next photo, they are probably peppers in disguise.rolleyes1.gif

    g

    Harry, I just looked at that bird again, do you think even Andy would tackle something that was looking at him like that.
    Hey Ginger,

    Why do you think the bird was looking at him that way? He probably had just tried to put some BBQ sauce on it.
    Harry
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  • fishfish Site Megalodon Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    I think it's a fake bird, superglued to the stick. nod.gif
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
  • snapapplesnapapple Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,093 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    lynnma wrote:
    Blonde moment?? better watch out for Snappy..rolleyes1.gif

    You betcha! What about a redhead moment? Or a brunette moment? mwink.gif
    lynnma wrote:
    Andrew? that boyd is wonderful.. had me yelling "oh my god" and dh came running.. thats a kpotd if ever I saw one...clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
    Love the second one too.. what are all those red birds??? did you clone them??headscratch.gif

    Ditto here! dh came running. And ditto the kpotd too!
    clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

    Good going Andy. (Lusting after the long lens here) iloveyou.gif
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  • lynnesitelynnesite Horses of Courses Registered Users Posts: 747 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    Andy wrote:
    shot today, canon 1Ds Mark II, 70-200 f/2.8L i.s. aboard. clicky on the piccy for the exif-y.

    umph.gif he just looked at me this way...

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    enjoy (boid) photography,

    If you had a stick in the aft area like that your expression might be a little perturbed too. Great shot! Hard to get bird expressions. thumb.gif
  • Trish323Trish323 I Shutter...to think. Registered Users Posts: 908 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    Andy wrote:
    shot today, canon 1Ds Mark II, 70-200 f/2.8L i.s. aboard. clicky on the piccy for the exif-y.


    Great Shots Andy. A bird and a 17 yr. old....your theme must have been shooting " 'tudes" that day! Great captures!

  • fishfish Site Megalodon Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    lynnesite wrote:
    If you had a stick in the aft area like that your expression might be a little perturbed too.

    :lol






    :oogle
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 21, 2005
    gtc
    gtc wrote:
    i really like that shot-it must be spring-birds get a little cranky around nesting time.

    i think this is the first bird photo I have seen you post-good to see you branching out yet again

    hehe "branching" out - love the subtle humor there! thanks so much for looking, and commenting :D
  • Steve CaviglianoSteve Cavigliano SmugFlash Super Moderators Posts: 3,599 moderator
    edited February 22, 2005
    Alllll Reet!!
    We've finally embarassed Andy into taking bird pics :lol4

    You can keep shooting them as long as you don't post anything too good rolleyes1.gif You already do so many other types of photos, so well. You have to leave us hacks something that we can feel proud of and call our own......lol So yes, that means no sports shooting either :lol


    Seriously, very nice shots. The color on the waxwing shot is awesome. As is his expression (you didn't steal any of his worms by chance, did you?) Although there's not much color in it, I think the 2nd shot is even better thumb.gif

    Good work Andy clap.gif

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  • fishfish Site Megalodon Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 22, 2005
    At the risk of repeating myself, what kind of bird is this? ear.gif
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 22, 2005
    fish wrote:
    At the risk of repeating myself, what kind of bird is this? ear.gif

    its a wxwaxwing umph.gif didn't you read that umph.gif can't you see the absolute similarity umph.gif ?
  • fishfish Site Megalodon Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 22, 2005
    Andy wrote:
    its a wxwaxwing umph.gif didn't you read that umph.gif can't you see the absolute similarity umph.gif ?
    I couldn't find that in either my Audubon or Sibley books. headscratch.gif


    But I guess there is a bit of a similarity, with waxy's clown makeup on. rolleyes1.gif
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 22, 2005
    fish, does this help you at all?
    fish wrote:
    I couldn't find that in either my Audubon or Sibley books. headscratch.gif


    But I guess there is a bit of a similarity, with waxy's clown makeup on. rolleyes1.gif

    i always say, a picture is worth a sherpa's nickel!

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