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08-05-2019, 10:17 AM   #8911
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Local wildlife- Red headed Finch Kloofendal Nature Reserve
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African Painted Dogs in the Selous Game Reserve

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More local Wildlife, @ Zoo Lake. Previously known as the Red Billed Wood Hoepoe, now simply Green wood hoepoe
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more from my Tanzania trip

Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima

http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-giant-kingfisher.html

and an African Collared-Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/African_Collared-Dove/overview

Common Impala Aepyceros melampus melampus

https://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/hoofed_mammals/impala.html

found in the Selous Game Reserve
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
more from my Tanzania trip both found in the Selous Game Reserve
That impala looks like an artist's statue. It's just about perfect, both the animal itself and its pose. Beautiful creature. How can anyone shoot and kill such a marvel - for sport? Actually, I know.
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Frog : "You don't have to be beautiful or handsome to be photogenic. Besides, beauty is in the eye - - - and my eyes are wonderful."
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Frog : "You don't have to be beautiful or handsome to be photogenic. Besides, beauty is in the eye - - - and my eyes are wonderful."
nice but

not quite " Bette Davis eyes " though

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That impala looks like an artist's statue. It's just about perfect, both the animal itself and its pose. Beautiful creature. How can anyone shoot and kill such a marvel - for sport? Actually, I know.
thanks

it was one of those " please lift your head, now turn your head, now turn the body, just a little more . . . "

pure luck In Other Words

don't like violating the " rule of thirds " but wanted the vegetation " framing "

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About eyes, a curious fact I've posted before but maybe some Pentaxians missed it. What is seen depends on nerve impulses from the retina of the eyes. No retinal nerve input, you see nothing. Micro detectors in a frog's optic nerves detect no activity whatever when a frog is sitting quietly, but if something moves within the frog's visual field, the nerves become active. Interpretation, most of the time, a frog sees nothing. They do not see the sky, the water, the trees, the scenery. But, as soon as there's something moving = a bug to eat or a heron that might eat the frog, that and that only the frog sees. Has obvious adaptive value.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
About eyes, a curious fact I've posted before but maybe some Pentaxians missed it. What is seen depends on nerve impulses from the retina of the eyes. No retinal nerve input, you see nothing. Micro detectors in a frog's optic nerves detect no activity whatever when a frog is sitting quietly, but if something moves within the frog's visual field, the nerves become active. Interpretation, most of the time, a frog sees nothing. They do not see the sky, the water, the trees, the scenery. But, as soon as there's something moving = a bug to eat or a heron that might eat the frog, that and that only the frog sees. Has obvious adaptive value.
hmm, based on that

blank stare seems to fit
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
hmm, based on that

blank stare seems to fit
The visual-brain mechanism in a frog that lines it up to grab food with its tongue is, IMHO, even more fascinating. In brief, it's as if each eye had a graduated neutral density filter over each eye, dark around the periphery grading to clear at the center. The frog cannot rotate its eyes to any significant extent, so to change what is seen through the clear area of both eyes, it must rotate its body and/or tip its head. When an object is seen through the center clear area of both eyes simultaneously, it's at the precise point the frog can strike with its tongue.This explanation uses an analogy. The eyes + brain actually work with graduated resolution, not a brightness/darkness mechanism
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it is hard to find things that aren't moving, our eyes are designed to go to movement if I am not mistaken

if you can't find it, you can't photograph it

do you see the leopard cub?

here it is with mom
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