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    rob marshall

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    They move too much. They move too quickly. You need a fast lens. You need a long lens. You need a cammy jacket and I HATE cammy jackets. You need patience and I don't have it. You need a very expensive lens, and I can't afford it. You need you brain tested just for trying to do it.

    All shot today at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Llanelli. They do nice sandwiches!

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    I don't do birds - I mean it.


    Ahhh! that's better - back to safe landscapes in BW
    I don't do birds - I mean it.

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    I don't do birds either, nor copulating dogs...as for sandwiches...hmmmm, not particularly fond of duck....but it is nice to see that 2,500 miles doesn't change much as for shots of ducks...nice shots!

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    I don't do birds either, nor copulating dogs...
    Copulating dogs move even faster (need an f/2.8 for that). And Kaskais should know.

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    rob marshall

    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    So.... which of you guys (it has to be guys) are going to own up to (and give a robust defence) to owning and wearing a cammy jacket? Mr Wirefox, I bet...

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    Hi,

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Don't give up!

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    rob marshall

    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Radu Dinu Cordeanu View Post
    Hi,

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Don't give up!
    I know Radu. It just shows what awkward little buggers they are. I give them loads of corn (50p a bag!) and you think the least they could do is put on some white eye liner just for the camera. What's that thing about not working with animals?

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Don't give up!
    I think he already has What the duck is it with ducks and photographers. They float on puddles, they quack and they get shot = boring.

    It will be a little coat for his lens and Bill Oddies moleskin underpants next...you mark my words.

    Beautifully photographed by the way.....for b****y ducks

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    What the duck is it with ducks
    Beautiful with a bottle of good Burgundy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Beautiful with a bottle of good Burgundy!
    I don't know, Vaqueras or Gigondas might be nice as well

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    Nice shots Rob, only to be expected of course

    Lucky you; all we seem to have here are mallards, oh and a few tufted's, moorhen, coot, mute swans, Canada geese ....hmmm

    I feel a trip to the river coming on
    (Got the day off tomorrow and the weather looks promising)

    and no, I don't own any camo at all
    You could be right about Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by revi View Post
    I don't know, Vaqueras or Gigondas might be nice as well
    I once read a rather pretentious statement (probably in Decanter magazine) that said, "Burgundy with feathers, Rhone with fur".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I once read a rather pretentious statement (probably in Decanter magazine) that said, "Burgundy with feathers, Rhone with fur".
    Shoot the guy...




    NO feathers or hairs in my wine, please

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I once read a rather pretentious statement (probably in Decanter magazine) that said, "Burgundy with feathers, Rhone with fur".
    I think I might have to talk to the moderators about this post. I'm a vegetarian and I love ducks - I want one as a pet.

    You see, I have a sensitive soul.

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    well for me, I was going to write some terribly intelligent and thoughtful reply about the tones and composition in image #5 ....but I seem to have been ambushed by a sudden inability to type anything sensible without laughing on the rest of these comments.....

    I am though looking forward very much to Rob's and Steve's self portarits in their camo pyjamies .....

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    rob marshall

    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I seem to have been ambushed by a sudden inability to type anything sensible...
    probably because you knocked back two bottles of Burgundy, like Donald.

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I am though looking forward very much to Rob's and Steve's self portarits in their camo pyjamies .....
    Well, I can assure you it won't be in the same shot...

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    rob marshall

    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camellia View Post
    I think I might have to talk to the moderators about this post. I'm a vegetarian and I love ducks - I want one as a pet.
    Me too. Haven't touched meat for 17 years. I used to weep outside butcher's shops as a boy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camellia View Post
    You see, I have a sensitive soul.
    That must be very lonely for you here on CiC?

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    rob marshall

    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    What about this mad bugger then. Taken a few years ago on Flat Holm Island just off the coast of Cardiff. They take a trip to Cardiff every day to pick up food from the refuse tips (some people say the whole of Cardiff is a refuse tip, but that's another story). That just lost all the Cardiff members.

    I couldn't work out why the island was scattered with chicken bones from KFC. I kid you not. And as he flew past me he had the aduacity to crap on my lens!

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    That last one is fantastic. Lucky angle. Certainly [bird] sh!ts all over ducks in a pool.

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    Nice shots and entertaining comments!!!

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    Re: I don't do birds - I mean it.

    I don't do camo, but I do shoot copulating birds when I get the chance:

    I don't do birds - I mean it.

    I hope I don't shock Raylee too much, with her sensitive soul. Love the ducks, Rob (I like the birdwatcher one too). Keep working! You'll be a photographer one day --

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