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Close encounter
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Close encounter
Close encounter
F4; 1/280 sek.; ISO 400; digital zoom, macro, 18 mm; Odense Zoo, Denmark; afternoon, Feb. 1. 04.
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Janet Detota
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    Wow! It's like I'm wearing 3D glasses!
Great shot!

2/2/2004 11:58:59 AM

 
Jen Jesseph

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LOL, that is too funny. 18mm lens?? You must have been right in his face! I hope you didn't get attacked! Great image!

2/2/2004 12:11:36 PM

 
Kenneth M. Kijewski

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This is great ..:-0..!

2/2/2004 12:16:45 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Great shot!

2/2/2004 1:23:50 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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Ha! This is wonderful!

2/2/2004 2:19:21 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Wonderful shot!

2/2/2004 2:53:49 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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You must be pretty brave! What a terrific shot...

2/2/2004 4:07:31 PM

 
Alan V. Hansen
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Hi everyone (Janet, Jen, Kenneth, Damian, Sherri, Karen and Bonnie)

These creatures are always very aggressive and curious, moving from side to side and forth and back - and they seem only to stand still in order to get a chance to attack you, so it was actally by risking my lens, that the shot finally "got home". I tried several times, and the bird´s mood did't improve(!) - and as you can see: In macro mode it is very close!!! Only a few centimeters. The depth of field reveals an unsharp - and very hard - tip of the bill.
Alan :-)

2/3/2004 8:30:14 AM

 
Janet Detota
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What exactly is this creature? A short version of an ostrich? It doesn't look real happy! :- )

2/3/2004 11:13:41 AM

 
Alan V. Hansen
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Hi Janet

I think it is a nandu - a smaller kind of ostrich. Maybe 150 cm tall. But still very aggressive.
Alan :-)

2/3/2004 3:43:35 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations!

3/19/2004 5:45:57 AM

 
Jen Jesseph

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Congratulations Alan!

3/19/2004 6:09:12 AM

 
Eric Highfield
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Congratulations, Alan!!

3/20/2004 4:07:12 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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congrats!!!!

3/20/2004 4:54:46 PM

 
Joyce K. Lawrence

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What a capture!Very well deserved WIN!!!

3/20/2004 7:50:16 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your win Alan!

3/21/2004 12:22:27 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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So cute! Congrats!!

3/21/2004 7:30:35 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations, Alan!

3/21/2004 8:38:26 AM

 
Alan V. Hansen
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Hi all of you kind people!
It's so nice to have all of you good BetterPhotoists piling up nice words and congratulations.
It's warming - and giving a lot of new energy.
So thanks a lot, each and every one of you! And my best wishes for your coming pictures.
Alan - with a big :-)

3/21/2004 3:43:41 PM

 
Line Willads

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Hey dad! Well, congratulations...Is it okay if I see this as another extra birthday present :)? Hope to see you soon! Love Line

3/22/2004 8:35:06 AM

 
Alan V. Hansen
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Hi Love
Yes, thanks a lot for joining the corous. What a surprise. Hope to see you soon, too. Have you seen my gallery at BetterPhoto? You're wellcome, and I'm sure you'll se familiar things!
Love Dad

3/22/2004 3:38:13 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Wow Neat Shot! I need to get my nerve up to take some shots like this!!!It will be a while.....
Regards,
Kelly

3/25/2004 6:15:40 PM

 
Alan V. Hansen
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Hi Kelly
Don't worry - just do it! I mean - I'm still alive, and so is my camera ...
But still - look out.
Regards,
Alan:-)

3/26/2004 4:26:39 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Great capture and presentation Alan! Love the shot!
Congrats on on your win!

Best wishes, Linnea

3/24/2005 8:15:34 PM

 
Alan V. Hansen
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Hi Anette

Thanks a lot - even though it's some time ago. Do you recognize the bird - it's from Odense Zoo ...
Alan;-)

3/25/2005 9:14:23 AM

 
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