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Bad feather day !

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 27 August 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Captured this inquisitive creature at a visit to a local Zoo with the camera club

Canon EOS 500D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

He's got real character

27 Aug 2012 5:19am

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique ce portrait

27 Aug 2012 5:24am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I love your eye-to-eye contact ... a great shot!

27 Aug 2012 6:31am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

How embarrassing! Well shot

27 Aug 2012 6:48am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well done Doug - love that background......

27 Aug 2012 6:51am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Super portrait and a great title

27 Aug 2012 6:56am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

everyday is a bad feathered day for the Rhea!!! great closeup

27 Aug 2012 7:34am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful portrait. Have a nice day.

27 Aug 2012 7:37am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A cool composition!

27 Aug 2012 7:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Mr Pecksniff I believe

27 Aug 2012 7:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb depth of field and I like that beady eye!

27 Aug 2012 8:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is better to look it from here far away if it has angry also today.

27 Aug 2012 8:43am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well done, perfect focus and isolation.

27 Aug 2012 9:00am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

:-) ...Superb !! A beautiful photo !!

27 Aug 2012 9:17am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Nicely spotted,good portrait :-)

27 Aug 2012 9:18am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Superb capture and excellent focus. A bad day, it does not have much of feathers, the title is perfect.

27 Aug 2012 9:32am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très belle coupe de cheveux et ces yeux ce ragard, quel image. sueprbe.

27 Aug 2012 9:35am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

An amazing macro portrait! Love the intensity of his eye!

27 Aug 2012 9:41am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great shot with fantastic details, Doug! I think I see you in the reflection of it's eyes. Well done!

27 Aug 2012 10:44am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Ha, great title ! Very good shot with this wonderfully vibrant eye.

27 Aug 2012 11:18am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gut mit diesen Hintergrund.

27 Aug 2012 11:35am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super portriat shot Doug! ;-))

27 Aug 2012 11:38am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Yessssssssssssss elle est trop belle cette photo!! j'adore +++++

27 Aug 2012 11:54am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

It looks as though hes trying to give you his best side also!!

27 Aug 2012 12:13pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Such a great close-up, Doug...and the melted background matches his eyes perfectly!

27 Aug 2012 12:43pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic looking bird and beautiful color background; great close-up!

27 Aug 2012 1:29pm

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

Nice animal portrait. Well done :-)

27 Aug 2012 1:33pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up that captures the bird's attitude very well. Nice one.

27 Aug 2012 1:34pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

What a great portrait !!!

27 Aug 2012 1:36pm

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

wow, cool portrait...

27 Aug 2012 2:20pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice portrait !

27 Aug 2012 2:27pm

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

A nice portrait

27 Aug 2012 2:38pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beautiful portrait... great shot...

27 Aug 2012 2:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A splendid portrait. I love everything about it!

27 Aug 2012 3:00pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent portrait. nice detail. great close-up.

27 Aug 2012 3:04pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


27 Aug 2012 4:36pm

Florence from Paris, France

Weird face indeed. Dracula's cousin ? :-)

27 Aug 2012 5:58pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

Nice capture, very expressive.

27 Aug 2012 7:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great and funny shot.

27 Aug 2012 7:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ha ha - clever title. I love these emu's they really have great characters.

27 Aug 2012 8:25pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

This is a winner!! What a gorgeous portrait of this emu Doug, I love it!

27 Aug 2012 8:48pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

.. it's more of a modern look ;-)) Excellent portrait !!! His eye is really wonderful ...

27 Aug 2012 11:52pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Talk about focus…. Nice Shot.

27 Aug 2012 11:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Even with the bad hair he has beautiful eyes! Great portrait! A wonderful capture!

28 Aug 2012 12:20am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

what a handsome guy he is. Nice close-up w/good detail

28 Aug 2012 6:15am

franz from Baden, Austria

great ... looks like he's just had a perm ... ;-))

28 Aug 2012 5:25pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very nice portrait!

28 Aug 2012 5:50pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Great shot-it looks like a toupee. :)

28 Aug 2012 10:07pm

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

Cute Animals by Carol

Laughter... by Don Levesque

Canon EOS 500D
1/200 second
ISO 400
300 mm