Close encounter

© Alan V. Hansen

Close encounter

Uploaded: February 02, 2004


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


Janet Detota February 02, 2004

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

Jen Jesseph February 02, 2004

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 February 02, 2004

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

Damian P. Gadal February 02, 2004

Great shot! #358931

Sherri Conley February 02, 2004

Ha! This is wonderful! #358957

Karen Bacon February 02, 2004

Wonderful shot! #358987

Bonnie C. Lackey February 02, 2004

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

Alan V. Hansen February 03, 2004

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 :-) #360067

Janet Detota February 03, 2004

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

Alan V. Hansen February 03, 2004

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 level-classic March 19, 2004

Congratulations! #432003

Jen Jesseph March 19, 2004

Congratulations Alan! #432100

Eric Highfield level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Congratulations, Alan!! #437302

Kristen McKain March 20, 2004

congrats!!!! #437380

Joyce K. Lawrence March 20, 2004

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

Karen Engelbreth March 21, 2004

Congrats on your win Alan!


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 21, 2004

So cute! Congrats!! #438465

Evy Johansen level-classic March 21, 2004

Congratulations, Alan! #438651

Alan V. Hansen March 21, 2004

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

March 22, 2004

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 March 22, 2004

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 March 25, 2004

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 March 26, 2004

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 March 24, 2005

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

Best wishes, Linnea #1204591

Alan V. Hansen March 25, 2005

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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