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Inspected by Angus

Postby uuglypher » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 pm

His name was "Angus MacCaw"

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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby Duck » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:18 am

Was?

My great aunt had a beautiful large Macau with these really long tail feathers. It was rather ornery and wasn't overly friendly with strangers. The funniest thing about that bird was that whenever the doorbell rang the bird would yell out. "go away, nobody home."
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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby uuglypher » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:21 am

Hi, Duck,

Like your great aunt's macaw, Angus had a well-developed repertoire of responses to many family and household situations:
phone rings: imitations of snatches of one-sided conversations
Doorbell: "Will someone gat the door?"
Table being set: " Dinner? What's for dinner?"
...and other such coomon stuf; such as "O.K. Where the Hell are the keys?,

Yes, "was".
Angus died after 45 years as a family member. He was of unknown adult age when he came to live with us.

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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby ErichBrunner » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:51 am

uuglypher wrote:His name was "Angus MacCaw"

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One thing I hear over and over again with judges is: "Get in really close, or give me the whole animal". I see that you went for the really close approach. In this case it works really well because that eye is right there and there are so many colors. I think it is done very well and I agree with your choice of perspective. This one does not, however, evoke much of an emotional response from me. That probably does not matter all that much and is a reaction based on preference.
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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby minniev » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:25 am

Interesting image because of the detail in the feathers and eye, which take this into abstract-land for me. For an image of a bird, I'd prefer to see more, but for a study of the sinuous lines of pattern and texture, this is wonderful. Quite an interesting choice of processing, too. I would assume the bird to be very colorful, so it's hard for me, such circumstances, to give that up, but it's very appealing with these tones.
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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby uuglypher » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:24 am

Thanks, Erich, for your usual and valued candor.
I figured this on would likely have a limited fan base!

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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby uuglypher » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:27 am

Hi, Min,
I figured that whole body, colorful macaw shots were a-dime-a-score, so went for more intimate impact!
Glad you liked it.

Thanks for your comments,
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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby St3v3M » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:30 am

uuglypher wrote:His name was "Angus MacCaw"

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That eye, there's that eye again! I think it's following me... laf
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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby uuglypher » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:40 pm

That's something a bird's eye can't do. it's eye is immobile in the skull; the bird must turn its head for the eye to "follow" you.

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Re: Inspected by Angus

Postby St3v3M » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:16 pm

uuglypher wrote:That's something a bird's eye can't do. it's eye is immobile in the skull; the bird must turn its head for the eye to "follow" you.

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