Close encounter

© Alan V. Hansen

Close encounter

Janet Detota 2/2/2004 11:58:59 AM

Wow! It's like I'm wearing 3D glasses!
Great shot! #93676

Jen Jesseph 2/2/2004 12:11:36 PM

LOL, that is too funny. 18mm lens?? You must have been right in his face! I hope you didn't get attacked! Great image! #358854

Kenneth M. Kijewski 2/2/2004 12:16:45 PM

This is great ..:-0..! #358872

Damian P. Gadal 2/2/2004 1:23:50 PM

Great shot! #358931

Sherri Conley 2/2/2004 2:19:21 PM

Ha! This is wonderful! #358957

Karen Bacon 2/2/2004 2:53:49 PM

Wonderful shot! #358987

Bonnie C. Lackey 2/2/2004 4:07:31 PM

You must be pretty brave! What a terrific shot... #359080

Alan V. Hansen 2/3/2004 8:30:14 AM

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 birdīs 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 :-) #360067

Janet Detota 2/3/2004 11:13:41 AM

What exactly is this creature? A short version of an ostrich? It doesn't look real happy! :- ) #360276

Alan V. Hansen 2/3/2004 3:43:35 PM

Hi Janet

I think it is a nandu - a smaller kind of ostrich. Maybe 150 cm tall. But still very aggressive.
Alan :-) #360565

Marie Fields 3/19/2004 5:45:57 AM

Congratulations! #432003

Jen Jesseph 3/19/2004 6:09:12 AM

Congratulations Alan! #432100

Eric Highfield 3/20/2004 4:07:12 PM

Congratulations, Alan!! #437302

Kristen McKain 3/20/2004 4:54:46 PM

congrats!!!! #437380

Joyce K. Lawrence 3/20/2004 7:50:16 PM

What a capture!Very well deserved WIN!!! #437712

Karen Engelbreth 3/21/2004 12:22:27 AM

Congrats on your win Alan!


Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/21/2004 7:30:35 AM

So cute! Congrats!! #438465

Evy Johansen 3/21/2004 8:38:26 AM

Congratulations, Alan! #438651

Alan V. Hansen 3/21/2004 3:43:41 PM

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 :-) #439213

Line Willads 3/22/2004 8:35:06 AM

Hey dad! Well, congratulations...Is it okay if I see this as another extra birthday present :)? Hope to see you soon! Love Line #440448

Alan V. Hansen 3/22/2004 3:38:13 PM

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 #441112

Kelly Heaton 3/25/2004 6:15:40 PM

Wow Neat Shot! I need to get my nerve up to take some shots like this!!!It will be a while.....
Kelly #446834

Alan V. Hansen 3/26/2004 4:26:39 PM

Hi Kelly
Don't worry - just do it! I mean - I'm still alive, and so is my camera ...
But still - look out.
Alan:-) #448245

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 3/24/2005 8:15:34 PM

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

Best wishes, Linnea #1204591

Alan V. Hansen 3/25/2005 9:14:23 AM

Hi Anette

Thanks a lot - even though it's some time ago. Do you recognize the bird - it's from Odense Zoo ...
Alan;-) #1205816

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F4; 1/280 sek.; ISO 400; digital zoom, macro, 18 mm; Odense Zoo, Denmark; afternoon, Feb. 1. 04.

Uploaded on 2/2/2004 11:45:47 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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