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Re: Birds On Ice

Post by minniev » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:23 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:56 pm
A "subset of dam bird comedy" sounds wonderful. This shot is a delightful combination of humor and sense of place.
Thanks Linda. The birds are often comical to me, but I never know if I can make it show. A friend picked out a few in the exhibit that she found funny, and asked me if I had more dam bird funnies, so I've been looking for them.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:28 pm

minniev wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:36 am
minniev wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:10 pm
The stage gets slippery when it ices over, and sometimes somebody skids off. Great recovery skills though.
That's what wings are for, I guess. Nicely done. Looks like you still have ice. Matt
Thank Matt. This is left over from Ice Days. It's hovering around freezing now but has to get into the teens and stay there a few days for the ice to form in that environment. I've got a trove of them left over to play with from the Cold.

I wish I had wings, I'd be safer on those rocks if I did.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 pm

minniev wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:10 pm
The stage gets slippery when it ices over, and sometimes somebody skids off. Great recovery skills though.
Beautiful! The perceived glow on the rear wing from the depth of field is impressive and the texture of the ice is amazing!

We need more of these! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:42 pm
They both look as if they are frantically trying to keep their balance. It's actually pretty funny. I still wonder how their feet don't freeze. :D
Why Birds' Feet Don't Freeze
"Have you ever watched ducks walking around in freezing temperatures and wondered why their feet don't freeze? And how do birds, including this Northern Flicker, sit on metal perches with no problem? Birds' feet have a miraculous adaptation that keeps them from freezing. Rete mirabile — Latin for "wonderful net" — is a fine, netlike pattern of arteries that interweaves blood from a bird's heart with the veins carrying cold blood from its feet and legs. The system cools the blood so the little blood that goes down to the feet is already cold, so the birds don't lose much heat. The small amount that goes to the feet is likely just enough to keep the feet from freezing.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:28 pm
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