Bad pics of fab wildlife - part 2!

Old thread here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/chat/f/2542/t/22684.aspx

Because the original thread has, fittingly enough, 'gone bad', it's time for a new 'Bad pics' thread. Here, we celebrate the very worst of our wildlife photography. The subject matter is always brilliant, but the photos are very much not. If it's out of focus, chopped in half, frighteningly under- or over-exposed or terrible in some other way, it belongs here :)

Here's my first (first of many, no doubt) contribution to the new thread, a Goldcrest taken at Barnes yesterday. You need only minor incompetence to take a blurry photo, and the same to take a really under-exposed photo, but to do both in one go requires a special level of cackhandedness.

My blog: http://mazzaswildside.blogspot.co.uk/

My Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124028194@N04/

  • One more to get things properly underway here. Spawning Pikes are amazing to watch, engaged in a spectacular, sinuous and beautiful aquatic ballet. That's if you're watching them underwater. From above the surface, you'll see a bit of splashing and if you're lucky the occasional glimpse of a fin.


    My blog: http://mazzaswildside.blogspot.co.uk/

    My Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124028194@N04/

  • In reply to aiki:

    Yoohoo ... found you & by Jove, it all works!!

    Many thanks for your poetic signing off in poor broken old thread A & your very humorous start here!

    Tears of laughter streaming  now at your pics & comments ... an exceedingly worthy first post which sets the bar 'way up there'!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Brilliant !   the last threads were wearing out (so to speak !) so glad I don't have to go searching for the last page anymore  lol    well done Aiki and thanks for saving our sanity .... I hope to contribute to this new thread soon  !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Well done, aiki, and so eloquently introduced. I shall have no problem in sinking to the low standards demanded.

    I can't remember whether I've shown this one before but in any case it deserves a second showing. Even my best efforts with Lightroom can't resurrect this one.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks, Aiki, and keep 'em coming, Everyone--I always appreciate a good laugh!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Wonderful (woeful) photo of GR taking off from his mealie dish, snack in beak!

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    Snail stuck to outside kitchen window ... don't waste an opportunity ... get macro shot!

    Bit dark

    Try flash ..... ooooooh, wasn't expecting that!! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Wendy, at least we know what camera you use. Just magic. ROFL

    My contribution to cock-up of the day. Hazy told me that the Jay would be back but I messed up yet again.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Oh TJ, you've a long way down to go before you can emulate MC's Robin!!!  rofl

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    True, I think MC has surpassed himself with that one.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream