Shoebill Stork close up  

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Uploaded: 05/07/07 2:24 AM GMT
Shoebill Stork close up
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So cute, another picture is needed to capture all the beauty. Photographed through a fine wire mesh. Didn't seem to distract from nature's beauty (my glasses were being repaired, so I may not be the best judge- LOL). Lowry Park Zoo.


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05/07/07 3:58 AM GMT
Totally amazing fellow! I guess you do fine work WITHOUT the glasses!
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05/07/07 10:20 AM GMT
I've seen people with that same expression. A fine portrait of this interesting fellow.
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05/07/07 1:57 PM GMT
What a face Charlie...amazing how clear it is through the mesh. Someone was ruffeling his feathers :) Was that you? Excellent post again. Thanks.
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05/07/07 4:45 PM GMT
Awefully good shot, very sharp, and i had a very close look at this one, since i have never seen this spieces before !! it looks a bit from the stone age !
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remove your lenscap..
05/07/07 9:32 PM GMT
LOL! that bird has the funniest face I have ever seen on a bird! wonderful capture Charlie!
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05/07/07 11:47 PM GMT
A face only a mother could love. He is definitely a funny looking fellow.
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05/08/07 12:15 AM GMT
Well, you can certainly see the family resemblance to the dinosaurs. I can imagine this Grandfather 1600 times removed was probably a T-Rex. Certainly inherited the shape of his head!! The clarity is outstanding and the beauty???? Well, I'll send you a little something so you can have someone go in next time a little beforehand and apply some makeup..or a bag ::LOL::


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05/08/07 2:48 AM GMT
he might be from bedrock the flintstone age a doozy dodo lol
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05/08/07 3:06 AM GMT
Great shot of a very ugly fellow!
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05/08/07 4:04 AM GMT
Really loving this, Charlie! I have never seen one before. Awesome clarity. Thanks for sharing it :)
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05/08/07 4:06 AM GMT
Wow! Such a cute and unusual bird! Forst time I've seen that kind. The clarity is fantastic. Outstanding capture. :)
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05/08/07 4:29 AM GMT
oh my goodness! Not the most handsome fellow, but interesting! Very clear and good details - such a long ugly bill, a lovely grey eye and big head. But his feathers do look soft and ruffled. He does appear alittle prehistoric. Thanks Charlie, for this bird of interest :)
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I need to catch up on things so can't comment too much. But I love all of your fine images :)
05/10/07 12:45 AM GMT
WOW that is close and the detail!!! just a great job.
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05/12/07 6:10 AM GMT
Looks more like a clog than a shoe..great shot
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05/12/07 3:46 PM GMT
Dang Charlie, what kind of drugs this guy been takin?? LOL.. wonderful clarity and color bud.. Hope he didn't break your camera...ROFL.. great job and post...=D
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05/12/07 3:46 PM GMT
Amazing, Charlie!
I hope you can read this!
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05/12/07 5:28 PM GMT
Love the details in the feathers! Awesome.
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05/20/07 7:47 AM GMT
A very nice portrait of a not so ordinairy bird. Wonderful!
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05/23/07 4:22 PM GMT
Absolutely stunning shot but what an ugly bird!!!
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06/10/07 3:22 PM GMT
You got a pic of my mum !!! how ? LOL.... superb shot and what an unusual creature :)
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07/24/07 1:05 AM GMT
Almost looks like a prehistoric bird..very nice shot:)
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11/11/09 9:35 PM GMT
What an interesting looking little critter.

And a very nice photo! Keep it up! Nice clarity, nice color, good angle, great placement.

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