Old 02-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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I was amused to run across the following statement about a bird pictures website (emphasis added):

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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Should have rejected that killdeer photo for "high sun"! It looks no where near as good as the shot he's comparing it to.

And the way the guy explains it, it's if he has spent thousands of dollars on better equipment just to get shots accepted to a frickin' bird site!

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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That's almost as silly as people spending thousands of dollars to get photos accepted at a train website.

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That's almost as silly as people spending thousands of dollars to get photos accepted at a train website.

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I agree... Oh wait, I did that.
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Good one Loyd....I almost fell off my chair
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #6
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Should have rejected that kildeer photo for "high sun"! It looks no where near as good as the shot he's comparing it to.

And the way the guy explains it, it's if he has spent thousands of dollars on better equipment just to get shots accepted to a frickin' bird site!
I dunno Jim, in the first photo the guy cut the tailfeathers off the bird. Don't know anything about bird photo "rules," but I'd think it would be a no-no to cut off the tail feathers...
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I dunno Jim, in the first photo the guy cut the tailfeathers off the bird. Don't know anything about bird photo "rules," but I'd think it would be a no-no to cut off the tail feathers...
And the nose of the bird is centered in the frame....

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I dunno Jim, in the first photo the guy cut the tailfeathers off the bird. Don't know anything about bird photo "rules," but I'd think it would be a no-no to cut off the tail feathers...
Damn, didn't even notice when I looked at it earlier. Bad cropping for sure!


And I love killdeer. There is no other bird I've come across that is more fun to torment when their chicks have just left the nest.

I don't believe this would be up to snuff for the birdpics.net site:


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Is that Lackawanna heritage rail??
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Damn, didn't even notice when I looked at it earlier. Bad cropping for sure!


And I love kildeer. There is no other bird I've come across that is more fun to torment when their chicks have just left the nest.

I don't believe this would be up to snuff for the birdpics.net site:

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Don't know if I can get it on the BirdPix site, but RP has no problem accepting killdeer shots:

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