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Chew With Your Mouth Closed
Lens: DA 55-300 @ 300 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Backyard ISO: 3200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F9.5 
Posted By: Sailor, 05-06-2015, 08:22 PM

Since moving to Texas 20 years ago, I've been appalled at the dreadful table manners exhibited by the local birds.

Today, I decided to take the time to document this social travesty, and focused my considerable talents at shooting wildlife () to record an example of the dreadful behavior of these slovenly creatures. I worked tirelessly to capture disgusting ornithological boorishness, and my patience and exacting technique paid off. My K-3 was so offended the little "3200" in the viewfinder was flashing when I pushed the shutter button (anybody know what those little numbers - which you can't see half the time - actually mean?).

Please view this photo on an empty stomach (or with a bottle of gin).

Jer




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05-07-2015, 05:34 AM   #2
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Sloppy indeed no plate , utensils , napkin sheeeeeeesh - was the ISO flashing at ya ?
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It meant that the cardinal was 3200 times more likely to get fined by Ms. Manners than your average bird. Gross indeed.
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Sloppy indeed no plate , utensils , napkin sheeeeeeesh - was the ISO flashing at ya ?
No table manners at all. Yeah, it was pretty dark in the back yard when I shot this, and the camera was incensed that I would force it to make a poorly exposed photo.

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It meant that the cardinal was 3200 times more likely to get fined by Ms. Manners than your average bird. Gross indeed.
Gross is the right word, Susan. It especially applies to the tech quality of the photo!

Jer

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your posting so many bird photos that you may become the Birdman of PF. You timed this shot perfectly with the seed falling, nice catch or fall I guess.
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We don't have cardinals around here. I didn't know there green varieties!
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your posting so many bird photos that you may become the Birdman of PF. You timed this shot perfectly with the seed falling, nice catch or fall I guess.
Thanks, brother Bob - the timing was fortuitous and had nothing to do with my timing. I didn't even notice the falling seed until I processed the shot.

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We don't have cardinals around here. I didn't know there green varieties!
They're not green here either, Jerry. I don't know why this pic has a green cast - maybe something to do with underexposure??? I could have corrected it, I suppose, this shot ain't worth the trouble.

Jer
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I don't have a bottle of gin Jer but I'm holding a red solo cup at the moment.--capn zap

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Well done for the high ISO
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I don't have a bottle of gin Jer but I'm holding a red solo cup at the moment.--capn zap
Works just as well, Capn!

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Well done for the high ISO
Thanks much, EM.

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