I have known of new “Scavenger Hunt” and I’m indignant, extremely indignant. I am not absolutely agree with the exclusion of captive animals in category “An animal in its natural habitat”. It is really a discrimination, politically uncorrect. I was born in this park, I have been living here since my birth, I have all my friends in this place; people come to visit me: why is it not my natural habitat?
We have insult added to injury: not only we are here all the day to enjoy four or five idiots, but when there is something funny, we cannot participate. It is not fair!
Finally, think of this poor (idiot too) Gae: all the day he has tried to photograph me without success (I was a little spiteful, I admit it) but at the end he took this photo (macro or not macro, I don’t know and perhaps neither him). Darren, look at my eyes’ expression: don’t you feel remors for what you have done?
Taken in Parco Minitalia - Fantasyworld
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snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-06-03 3:44
Adorable fuzzy animal, and such eloquence too. I like the detail on the neck and beak area, but the great thing is the annoyed,and arrogant expression of this very opinionated fussy creature.
elroyie (2750) 2004-06-03 3:48
Enjoyed reading your note.
Very good and sharp 'portrait', very nice colours and quality, you have a little parts in over.
cmartos (242) 2004-06-03 3:50
Great humour Gae, and very nice catch indeed! She has pretty eyes :-). Just a shallower DOF and that's it.
ale (1819) 2004-06-03 3:53
Ciao Gae, mi fanno morire le tue note!!;)
Comunque sei riuscito a riprenderlo veramente bene, bravo!
Alla Minitalia avrai ripreso anche il palazzo senza distorsione prospettica!;)
Aspetto le prossime foto (e note!).
papagolf21 (87254) 2004-06-03 3:57
Eh bien Gae, félicitations pour votre humour et l'art de raconter !
L'image est très belle, l'oiseau semble très hautain et ne souhaite pas partager avec le site TE, il doit considérer ne pas avoir les mêmes valeurs.
Belle prise de vue.
Eh well Gae, congratulations for your humour and art to tell!
The image is very beautiful, the bird seems very haughty and does not wish to divide with the site TE, it must consider not to have the same values.
Beautiful catch of sight.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-06-03 3:58
many dark smileys for your notes, very funny,
Nice picture of this animal, nice details, he/she's really got style. She stands above this all, it's clear to see!
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-06-03 5:25
Very good bird portrait !
I like the blue eyes and serious face... :)
Liora (1857) 2004-06-03 6:06
Excellent photo! the eye and feathers textures are truly amazing. Love you note as well - LOL!!!
jhm (141059) 2004-06-03 6:56
Hi Gae, I have today birds posted, but your picture is much macro, sharp and clear! You note is very nice too. Thanks!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-06-03 8:46
great shot here, I like the fluffy look, very good and well seen, the details are jujst fine, well done
Georges (11185) 2004-06-03 10:18
Extra le portrait ici est vraiment bien fait et la presentation soignée met l'image en valeur.Les yeux bleu sont de cet animal sont surprenant.
Bravo Gae bonne image animaliere.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-06-03 15:30
Thanks for your humoristic note. Also, that a very nice picture well framed. Bravo, Gae!
pamastro (7290) 2004-06-04 2:18
Very funny note matching the shot nicely. He seems rather annoyed. But you caught him so nicely. The curve of the neck, the textures of the feathers and the colors around him. All very nicely done. Maybe just a shallower DOF but other than that this is really very well captured. Very nicely done.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-06-04 3:20
Oh must take a closer look of your pink ladys later ;-)
Great shot Gae and nice humour in your note as well - yes - you right about your points - in fact many animals lives a sad life around in zoo's
And this fine bird actually got a sad look in the eye - thanks for sharing any way.
prlcs (63) 2004-06-04 3:30
Voilà un excellent plaidoyer en faveur d'une plus grand tolérance. Mais n'est-ce pas déjà là tout l'esprit du photographe qui doit être capable de tout voir... Bravo pour cette photo et pour la note qui l'accompagne. Du grand art...
et voilà les points...
yesterday (9833) 2004-06-04 4:48
I like people with humor, lot of it.
Good sharp / detail, good light on the model, pritty, a matter of taste, need a hairdrees I think?:-))
sunny (3068) 2004-06-05 5:48
This is so charmingly beatiful, Gae! :-)) Great sharpness revealing finely all feather details, together with the fantastic look in the eyes! I think DOF works nicely too. Excellent capture of this funny, "spiteful" buddy and excellent note too! :-))
udijw (392) 2004-11-28 4:09
A great picture, and at first site it made me laugh. but after reading the note, and looking again, I saw the blue eye, and perceived this picture at another depth.
great picture and great note.
on the technical side, good handling on the white, and good separation from the background.
- Copyright: Gae La Rocca (Zanni) (6108)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-02
- Categories: Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Kyocera Finecam S3L
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Zanni's birds, Gae's humour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-03 3:35