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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.

Alan V. Hansen

 
 
 

Janet Detota
 

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


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February 02, 2004

 

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


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February 02, 2004

 

Kenneth M. Kijewski
  This is great ..:-0..!


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February 02, 2004

 

Damian P. Gadal
  Great shot!


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February 02, 2004

 

Sherri Conley
  Ha! This is wonderful!


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February 02, 2004

 

Karen Bacon
  Wonderful shot!


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February 02, 2004

 

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


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February 02, 2004

 

Alan V. Hansen
  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 :-)


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February 03, 2004

 

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


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February 03, 2004

 

Alan V. Hansen
  Hi Janet

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


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February 03, 2004

 
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  Congratulations!


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March 19, 2004

 

Jen Jesseph
  Congratulations Alan!


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March 19, 2004

 
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  Congratulations, Alan!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Kristen McKain
  congrats!!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Joyce K. Lawrence
  What a capture!Very well deserved WIN!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Karen Engelbreth
  Congrats on your win Alan!


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March 21, 2004

 
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  So cute! Congrats!!


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March 21, 2004

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Congratulations, Alan!


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March 21, 2004

 

Alan V. Hansen
  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 :-)


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March 21, 2004

 

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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


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March 22, 2004

 

Alan V. Hansen
  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


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March 22, 2004

 

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


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March 25, 2004

 

Alan V. Hansen
  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:-)


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March 26, 2004

 

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

Best wishes, Linnea


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March 24, 2005

 

Alan V. Hansen
  Hi Anette

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


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March 25, 2005

 
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