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    Default WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    Well we missed a week with the forum being down and the name change etc. What a week it has been too, the site is running at a very high rate with so many posts coming up it is getting hard to keep track of things. Well done to all members for taking to the new site and new changes with gusto.

    The last gallery theme was "Peekaboo" with a lot of images of birds heads peaking out from foliage so I thought we might try the other way round this week. Most of us have an image of a bird that is missing its head for one reason or another so have a look through your archives and see how you go.

    Eurasian Coot ( Fulicia atra)
    Newport Lakes, VIC

    Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L iso 400 1/1000th f5.6 CW metering -1/3 handheld
    Photoshop- slight sharpen of features.
    [attachment=0:x4fm58at]IMG_7092.JPG[/attachment:x4fm58at]

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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    ...and now for something completely, errr... similar.

    Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
    Laratinga Wetlands, South Australia

    Canon 40D & 100-400mm L
    ISO 400
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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    Here's something different Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
    [attachment=0:912945lh]DSC_0867.jpg[/attachment:912945lh]
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    Here's my contribution: a Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) taking a quick dip at Centennial Park, Sydney, January 2011. SonyDSLR-A330; 75-200mm lens; f/8, ISO 200, hand held.

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    I'll have to have a better dig through my folders to try and find an image with a little more bird in it For those who are curious, this is a pacific gull, or at least some of the primary feathers of a pacific gull It had dived into the water in pursuit of a morsel dropped by a silver gull. Unfortunately, most bird images that I capture where you can't see the head, I end up deleting... for some strange reason :roll: Who would have thought I'd ever need them!
    Reposts welcome =)

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    Couldn't resist adding this one. A pair of Little Pied Cormorants (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos) in Sydney's Botanic Gardens, Oct 2010. SonyDSLR-A330; 75-200mm lens; f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 400, hand held.

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    Here is a Charactor that was a delight to photograph.
    But for this frame decided to drop the head nearly out of frame.
    Australian Ringneck (Mallee) Barnardius barnardi

    Camera 400d Lens 300 f4 + 1.4 convert both lens and converter borrowed.
    Exposure Time = 1/1000"
    F Number = F8
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 800
    Focal Length = 420mm

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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    This Australasian Darter was photographed at the Sherwood Forest PArk in Brisbane - aptly also called the Snake-bird - I photographed this bird in a number of wierd poses including this heads down one!! Canon 40D and 100-400mm IS USM lens at 400mm F/5.6 Ap 1/500

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    Figbird, The palm is just off my back deck and had a few red berries still on it after Yasis' big blow. The Figbirds and Koels (some Figbirds feeding Koels) did not take long to find them the day after.
    40D, 100-400 @ 250, f7, 1/250, 430ex @ -1 2/3, iso 400.
    [attachment=0:37yryljo]figbird garden 040211 11.JPG[/attachment:37yryljo]
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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    Black Swans [Cygnus Atratus ]
    Byron wetlands 7 /01/2010
    Pentax K10D , DA 300mm ,ISO 280 , F11 , 1/350 .
    [attachment=0:1u57rmgx]_IGP3248 resize.jpg[/attachment:1u57rmgx]
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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    Took this a while ago, White-naped honeyeater doing an unusual pose. cheers

    [attachment=04j95ju8]C1D34832.jpg[/attachment4j95ju8]

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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    Got this Restless Flycatcher in April 2009 at the lowlands of Richmond. It was looking for insects.....


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    Not too sure on this theme as to whether we're supposed to have heads missing from the shot, or heads pointing down :P But in any case, I've done a head missing, so here's one facing down. A willie wagtail checking out his feet
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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    I think this qualifies

    Beach stone-curlew (Esacus neglectus) catching a large crab.
    Canon 50D 100-400L f9, 1/800, ISO 250 3/10/2009

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    Default Re: WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 13/2/11 "HEADS DOWN"

    Varied Sittella - Daphoenositta chrysoptera

    Taken in Scheyville NP sometime ago.

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