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Old 05-08-2017, 11:06 AM
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AUGUST Photo Challenge - Comments & Notable Rejects

This thread is for any comments that you would like to make on the entries in the AUGUST Photo Challenge submissions.

Additionally, if you have any other shots that you have taken on the subject that didn't quite "make the cut", but you still want to share with the IIS community, then, please, post them here too.

This month's Theme is ... "Something with wings"
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:18 PM
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It's harder than you'd think to take photos of butterflies, even when you are surrounded by them in the butterfly house at the Melbourne zoo.
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:44 AM
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It's harder than you'd think to take photos of butterflies, even when you are surrounded by them in the butterfly house at the Melbourne zoo.
Beautiful, Tim!
Great capture.
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Old 13-08-2017, 11:39 AM
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Some rejects from this morning:

1: Got any chips, mister?
2: On The Wing 2.
3: On The Wing 3.
4. On the Wing 4. Just not sharp enough...

Shooting eagles on the wing is harder than I expected.

Al.
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Old 13-08-2017, 03:42 PM
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This one and my entry for the August comp were taken in
Northern Vietnam.
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Old 13-08-2017, 04:23 PM
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nice but ...?

not quite
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Try it from the ground Al.
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Old 13-08-2017, 05:46 PM
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Try it from the ground Al.
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Old 14-08-2017, 02:11 PM
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Some great photos in the posts above.

August has been a busy month, plus itís been cold and wet, so I havenít yet found time to go and chase after anything with wings. Heaps of bird shots in the archives, but Iíd like to try for a current one.

So hereís some older pictures featuring wings:
  1. A car from the days when their front wings actually looked like wings. Bought for $400 from a friend around fifty years ago. Long gone now but I have very happy memories of that car.
  2. Bee heading home with some booty.
  3. Female Red Cockatoo, near my shed.
  4. Rare wood-duck and nest. I was lucky to spot it not far from our back door.
  5. Guitar shop with wings. (Kosmic in Osborne Park had a Harvard hanging from the roof for a while. As you doÖ.).
  6. Heading Home. Sunset with wings ( cockatoo in that case). View from our verandah. One of my favourite pictures. I often use it for a desktop picture on the computer.


I did contemplate taking a picture of King Edward Hospital in Perth (which has an East and West wing) but didnít feel that an obscure joke was really worth the drive.
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Old 21-08-2017, 05:55 PM
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Chris like that Sunset one.
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Old 21-08-2017, 05:58 PM
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A Few Bird Shots + a Bee

Not from this month but a few wing pics.
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Old 27-08-2017, 11:49 AM
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My entry for the month.

This pair of Owls were sitting no more than a metre above me and were so well camouflaged with the bark I hardly noticed them.

Cant tell you the type, I'm not very good with the different species.

Great Pic,Not owls, Tawney Frogmouths.
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Old 28-08-2017, 11:13 AM
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Beautiful shots Derek. I can imagine how many patient hours went into capturing those.
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Old 28-08-2017, 01:30 PM
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Yes indeed, some truly great shots this month, in both threads!

But don't let that stop the rest of you, be part of the fun.

Ron, sorry I had to move your post, as the Entries thread is not for comments.
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Old 28-08-2017, 01:36 PM
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Yes indeed, some truly great shots this month, in both threads!

But don't let that stop the rest of you, be part of the fun.

Ron, sorry I had to move your post, as the Entries thread is not for comments.
I was sort of expecting it to happen,it was more a suggestion to the poster so he could put the bird species in his title,to save any ambiguity.
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Old 28-08-2017, 05:51 PM
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Oh my gosh, this month's challenge is packed with so many fantastic photos, I was shuddering to enter . I nearly didn't , when I first saw the challenge title, I thought oh sweet, it's too easy, finally a challenge that could go my way, but oh far out *not*. I'll wave a g'day from the bottom of the poll . it's about having some fun.


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For a bunch of astro-nuts, there's some seriously good wildlife and macro photographers around here.
I guess we all need something to fill up the pointless daylight hours with though. (begging the Solar guys' pardon, of course. Oh, and Suzy)
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Old 29-08-2017, 09:41 AM
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Oh my gosh, this month's challenge is packed with so many fantastic photos, I was shuddering to enter . I nearly didn't , when I first saw the challenge title, I thought oh sweet, it's too easy, finally a challenge that could go my way, but oh far out *not*. I'll wave a g'day from the bottom of the poll . it's about having some fun.
Great shots there Suzy.

Which one are you going to enter in the Comp thread?? You gotta be in it!

I had the same reaction as you - "that shouldn't be too hard..." and, like you, I have a ton of shots in the archives with wings in... but which to choose? Suddenly they don't look quite as good as i thought... So I went for whatever I could grab this month instead. The conditions have been lousy but who cares - as long as one single person enjoyed looking at any picture I take then that's all I ask.

And I guarantee that your entry will be appreciated. (PS my vote is for sale at a very reasonable price... )

Cheers,

Chris

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Old 29-08-2017, 11:50 AM
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Thank you Chris, you're so kind.
Well, I was originally going to enter - see first set, no.6, of light aircraft blowing the Moon out its butt as I took it this month and trying to stay in the spirit of submitting a shot specially taken for the challenge. Well that went out the window, just like you .

I have to agree with Trev- the wildlife and macro shots are insanely superb , especially hard to compete with macro .
This month's winner is going to be soooo hard to pick!
I will enter a shot later today, mainly just to be along in team spirit with you guys .

I'll do a call out on our fb page for people to come and see all these amazing pics.
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