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A Rare Breed

Uploaded by: Denalidaze

Wednesday July 3, 2013

Johnson City, TN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This rare looking bird caught my eye. I think it is a cardinal, but I am not sure why he is bald.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Picasa

Artist: Picasa

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 800

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 7.62 EV (APEX: 14, 1/197 sec.)

Aperture: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 400.0 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 1024

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Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4865.60

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4876.71

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Image Unique ID: 9d7b24ca87851ef72f137b684c60b9a5

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

RelatedImageWidth: 4272

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8. BriarCraft
6:23 AM GMT on January 22, 2014
Great capture of an unusual sight!

And thanks to YouKnowWho for solving the mystery.

Now, if someone would just inform that cardinal that it isn't summertime.
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7. luvne32
2:38 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
REALLY interesting!
Thanks for your comment on my BW "Geometrics". It is always fun to see who enjoys BW enough to make a comment.
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6. Denalidaze
5:16 AM GMT on July 07, 2013
YouKnowWho,
Thanks for the comments. Also, thanks for the great info. Now I don't feel so bad for this bird. I was afraid he had met with an accident! Since I do not live in the Johnson City, Tennessee area, I will tell my friend to keep a look for this bird and see if they notice when the new feathers appear. I hope other will check out your attached link!
A BIG THANKS!
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5. Denalidaze
5:16 AM GMT on July 07, 2013
Crucescruiser,
Thanks for the comment.
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4. YouKnowWho
4:19 AM GMT on July 07, 2013
Great catch!
Be assured that this is a normal occurrence.
Here's a Link with a bunch of info. about molting birds.
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3. Crucescruiser
4:12 AM GMT on July 07, 2013
Amazing shot!
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2. Denalidaze
2:51 AM GMT on July 07, 2013
marynell,
Thank you so much for your comments. I watched this bird over several days. On the first day I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I really did think it was some bird I was not familiar with. As I watched, I noticed it was hanging with the cardinals. My grandson was thrilled to be able to see the bird's ear in some of my shots.
Thanks Again!
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1. marynell
2:37 AM GMT on July 07, 2013
He seems to be molting. Poor bird was captured on a bad feather day. I would guess if it was a parasite or fungi problem it would have been more widespread.

I enjoy your photos and the comparison of digital photography to eating foods without calories is priceless.
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About Denalidaze

Denalidaze

I have loved photography since I was quite young. My mother had an old box camera and I was always excited to see the magical pictures when she had them developed. She mailed them off and I would check the mail each day to see if they had returned. As I grew, the cameras in my life also grew. My husband and I love to travel. During our 45 years of marriage, we have never bought each other Christmas, birthday, or anniversary presents. Travel each year was our gift to the other. Of course with travel comes pictures. I have been to 47 states and many foreign countries. On our first trip to Europe, we purchased a 35 mm Canon camera in Germany. I Took MANY picture and slides. I used a lot of my photographs in the classroom (30 years) and brought the wonders of the world to my students. My first digital camera was a Sony Mavica. Wow, digital discovery was like eating food with no calories. What a way to celebrate life! On our many visits to Alaska, it is not unusual for me to take 60 GB of pictures. Now, I seldom leave the house without my camera. Yes, I have loads of pictures, but I am always looking for more pictures to take, and ways to improve my skills. I do retain copyright on ALL my photos. Please ASK before using my pictures.Thanks in advance for asking my permission.Create your own visitor map free counter for your website

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