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Court in Action

Court in Action
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Copyright: Claudia Lazar (joeydrops) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 17 N: 247] (1404)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-09 8:33
Viewed: 4245
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ok, now this was quite a funny story.
I was doing photos of ducks in a pond, when I noticed two pigeons following me. Every time I stopped and looked at them, they would also stop and look at me, so I took some single shots of them. Then as I moved further they kept following me, while I was taking photos of the other birds. Then I looked back again to see where they were and this time they were "kissing" with their beaks. I thought that would make a cute shot, so I got my camera ready to Action Mode, but instead of getting a shot of them kissing, I ended up with....well....these action shots.

These pigeons are Homing Pigeons.

Some interesting facts about Homing Pigeons:
1. Homing Pigeons are able to detect the Earth's magnetic field and use it for navigational purposes. 2. Homing pigeons have been known to reach home by flying over 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) in two days time through unfamiliar territory.

wallhalla15, Toni, TAZ, marhowie, glazzaro, gelor, sovetika, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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Hi Claudia, you have made a very good collage with nice pictures. It´s a beautiful work. I like it. I think the frames are a little bit to big. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-09 16:10]

Hi Claudia
Cute collage and great details. I agree that the frame is too thick.
Regards Toni

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-10 3:34]

Beautiful and well done collage with an interesting complementary note ! Congratulations Claudia and thanks for sharing.

" Life is so rare in the universe and Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...

Very good presentation Claudia, I like it. Excellent detail, color and light in every frame. Very good progression of "events" as the eye moves through the set, from top to bottom. Very well done. Thank You!

A lovely montage, each shot is well detailed, well presented.


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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-01-17 7:34]

Ho Claudia,
J'ai hésité à mettre une alerte sur ces vues ! (HI)
Des images parfaites en netteté et en couleurs. La vie des animaux mérite bien un oeil amusé. Beau travail pendant que certains se divertissent. Gérard

Hi Claudia
Nice collage, with every individual photo interesting and a logical sequence.

Amusing notes, the whole a well presented picture story.

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