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Images of Baby and I - Adult Molt; Age 3

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Mikaela
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Images of Baby and I - Adult Molt; Age 3

Post by Mikaela » Tue May 06, 2008 10:38 am

Ok, here is my poor fella in all of his ugly glory! Candid snapshots as he is TOO ugly for images!!! DUCK BUTT! :lol: (Had to resize for board which severely detroys images quality when shot at 3600x2800)

This is my man when not molting - most attractive if I do say so myself - and I do. :D

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Now - here is my Baby 3 weeks into his adult molt - so ugly only a mother could love! :oops:


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On another note - I have been picked up by the Florida Tourist Association - National Geographic - and Better Homes and Gardens as one of their freelance photographers.

I am now documenting an Osprey family out on Anclote Key for National Geographic and here are of few of the images that have sold thus far - concerning this subject.

I figured we all here love birds and Y'all might enjoy them.

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So there is my Baby and what I have been up to! I cant wait for the molt to be over for him - bless his heart! I hope you enjoy seeing him again - it has been a very long time. Im just so busy these days - as I imagine we all are. But - its a blessing more than a curse!
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Lastly - a few snapshots (cell phone images) of myself recently...

My son (age 20) and I:

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Me on the boat watching the Osprey family - hard work but someone has to do it!

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Love, Peace and Tolerance,

~Mikaela
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Post by Bella » Tue May 06, 2008 11:04 am

Awwwwww he is so gorgeous even with his moult :D must be awful and itchy for him
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Post by Amazonite » Tue May 06, 2008 3:16 pm

very cute photos go baby
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Post by catschair2 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:46 pm

Great shots! Both of your babies are growing up way too fast. I am amazed how raggedy Baby looks --many thanks, I would probably have started to freak if either of my ringies lost so many feathers -- good to know it is normal. So glad your photography is getting exposure (ha ha...that was not supposed to be a joke), the osprey photos are amazing.
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Post by pinkdevil » Wed May 07, 2008 12:15 am

I feel for the birds when they go through a heavy moult like that. :( Must be so uncomfortable for them. Oh well not long to he is back to his former glory.:)



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Post by Lauren » Wed May 07, 2008 12:24 am

:D Naaw there he is.. very handsome boy Baby is! Diggin the few specks of blue on his noggin too! hehe So happy your getting some exposure with your photography too. :wink:
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Post by ryelle » Wed May 07, 2008 3:10 am

wow! how often do ringies moult their longer tail feathers? we got Spit before he had them, and then he grew them. sounds stupid but i thought they stay forever hahaaa. im so dumb

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Post by Mikaela » Wed May 07, 2008 1:05 pm

Wow - some of you remember us! Thats great!

He is really working his molt hard today - hes been lazy about it but it must be getting to the point he has to work it because he has been busy all day.

Its nice to hear from all of you again - thanks for checking out my thread. I am enjoying documenting this Osprey family very much! Its like finding a treasure trove to a photographer - pics that pay without a doubt. So Im grateful its all working out. It began as a hobby but has turned into a passionate career :!:

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Love, Peace and Tolerance,

~ Mikaela

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Post by wishkah lady » Wed May 07, 2008 3:50 pm

i am new here, so you don't know me. But I must say that your photography is great. They should be paying you double for taking those pictures because you really captured what that species is all about. You are one very talented person.
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Post by ryelle » Thu May 08, 2008 5:50 am

hey Mikaela,

what type of photography do you do? Is there anything that interests you more than other types of photography?

im a photography student. in my second year of getting a Degree and im totally sucking at it haha. if i could get paid to take photos of birds all day id be in heaven!!!

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Post by giantfoot_truck » Thu May 08, 2008 10:19 am

Your pic quality is beautiful!! so is the bird in the pic! :D
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Post by Mikaela » Thu May 08, 2008 3:23 pm

I received this (and many other PM's) but NO - I cant help you because for whatever reason - Admin will not activate my PM. Im not being rude or a sob - I simply cant return the PM.
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hi mik, reading your posting, you seem to be very telented and professional, really...
hmm,can i request a help of yours, can help me visual sex my tango?please...
anyway, he is 7 month old and acting both male and female behaviour...

that kind of confusing to me and i can't really see the different of the head and beak position...but, i m sure i will love him in either way, just curiosity that arouse, eventhough i like male, im fine with anything as long as it is tango... Laughing

yup

and looking at your photography, i'm always stunted, like, woow, how could she took that ?
and well, im interested in photography as well, you mind if i ask you some question regarding that ??

thanks alot...welcome back

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im new owner of IRN...really sorry and please advise is i said a wrong thing....tango is growing...
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Thanks to the person whom PMed this to me and again - sorry I cant PM you back. Thank you all very much for your kind comments. I would be MORE than glad to share more of my published works - should Admin not mind. All here love images and I love sharing them so let me know if you would like to see more of my works. DONT PM ME - I CANT ANSWER YOU BACK - simply contact me here.

As Far as 'Tango' Big Bird is a big ol man... if its the same bird Im thinking of. Show him to me here, please?

I do nature and wildlife photography to the above poster. Nice to meet you! I do it all (except images of humans - puke - not my style - cheesy! But get paid for my wildlife - seascapes - landscapes and so forth.

Love, Peace and Tolerance

~ Mikaela

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Post by leo » Fri May 09, 2008 10:00 am

thanks mik...
yup,im here, im the 1 who pm u, hehe...

here are tango,

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what do you think?

hmm, and what do you think of the quality of the image too?

thanks alot
guys, if i offend you in any way, please let me know....don't keep it to yourself....okay.tango is FE-male.............

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Post by Briony » Sat May 10, 2008 12:44 am

Hey Mikaela, your pics are awesome :D do you have any high res ones of your boy in flight? he is gorgeous:)

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Post by Mikaela » Sat May 10, 2008 5:11 am

Yep! BIG ol MAN! :lol:

Congrats - not that it matters - huh!?

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Of course I have the high resolution images - 3988x2650 but you dont post those online because of theft- you make them as small as possible. My images also have a watermark - which if printed out - has my name inbeded into the image. This can be removed but with A LOT of time - work and know-how.
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Lauren - will you please email me Hun. You are still cool - right? Always adored you from the day you dropped in here. Good - sweet girl. And where the heck is Qwennie!

~ Mikaela

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Post by leo » Mon May 12, 2008 9:16 am

Yep! BIG ol MAN!

Congrats - not that it matters - huh!?

so,boy !!!
thanks...
yup,it matters, of coz it does...
but not to the extend that i will disapointed, love him nomore and dump him !!

it just to the extend that i like the ring there and the dance + don like the hassel learning calling tango her instead of him...

thanks alot :lol:
guys, if i offend you in any way, please let me know....don't keep it to yourself....okay.tango is FE-male.............

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Post by Mikaela » Tue May 13, 2008 11:28 am

You are most welcome!

Hey - check out the new thread on Baby's molt - he is really starting to working it FINALLY :!:

He still looks really bad but his color is back and the molt is well into full swing now - thus getting that ring that we all pretend we dont care about. :lol:

Love, Peace and Tolerance,

~ Mikaela

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