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Mark Nadler

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Mademoiselle
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:40:14 pm »

The pelican's pose seemed so feminine to me that I gave it a feminine name.  Comments welcomed.

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 01:10:23 pm »

I like this very much. Feathers and eyes and posture/gesture make it an unusual shot. Was it trying to go to sleep, or just waking up?
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 01:48:30 pm »

Delightful and gorgeous.
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 06:28:37 pm »

Eric and Nancy, thanks for your kind words.  Obviously, I don't know what this Pelican was thinking when
it struck this pose.  However, allowing me to be anthropomorphic, it was very cold outside when I took this
shot.  The Pelican seemed to be doing what all humans would do when cold, pull their jacket up and around themselves.
In the Pelican's case, it was its feathers.


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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 07:23:31 pm »

Pelicans have green heads, really?!
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Mark Nadler

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 07:39:20 pm »

Sorry bwana but I do not see green and Lightroom does not see green.

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 04:39:36 am »

She looks like a shy little girlÖ I like it a lot!
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2019, 12:25:47 pm »

the first one is the downloaded image. the second one is a screen capture.
Doesnt that look like a faint yellow green to you? What would you call it?

and i just profiled my monitor 2 weeks ago w iprofiler
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2019, 01:03:14 pm »

And even on an iPhone that birdís head has a color that is not gray but a yellowish green. Or am I hallucinating?
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Mark Nadler

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 01:15:46 pm »

bwana, it is an image of a brown pelican.  It had a yellowish head.  I do not know
if this color variation is seasonal and /or sexual and/or geographic.  I took this picture
on the Texas coast in December or early January.  In Lightroom, I de-saturated the
image for green and it did not change anything. 

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bwana

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 02:38:31 pm »

thanks for replying. The image is beautiful-esp the texture of the feathers. I know little of birds but was enchanted by the color of the head. Is this a baby?

And the anagram of your name is also curious at the bottom left. I was wondering what moved you to obscure the real name? Such a striking image. An almost unreal pose that likely was only a second long.
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 07:11:53 pm »

Fur and feathers can get colonized by algae and fungi. I don't know if this is the case here. Some algae, the "red tide" species, produce a soap-like material that strips the birds' weatherproofing.
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2019, 10:21:13 pm »

bwana, in the past for privacy reasons I used a scrambled version of my name (Mark = Karm) -- Mark is my real name.  I have used Karm Redland for so long that I continue to use it on my images.  Nancy I don't think there is any issue of algae etc. for this bird.

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2019, 10:57:09 pm »

Mark, I think what people are seeing is that there is a very definite green shift in the thumbnail/preview attachment (its just most noticible in the head plumage.)  What's weird is that if you click on the thumbnail and open it to full size, the colors looks to be "correct" (and they are noticeably different from the preview thumbnail).
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Mark Nadler

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 12:04:02 pm »

James, I agree.  I can't explain it.  I also see the green in the thumbnail.  However, when the image is opened I don't see.  I also don't see it when I open the image on my 27 inch home screen.  What can I say? 

Mark
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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 08:04:37 pm »

Yes, absolutely wonderful image.

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Re: Mademoiselle
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2019, 09:53:01 am »

James, I agree.  I can't explain it.  I also see the green in the thumbnail.  However, when the image is opened I don't see.  I also don't see it when I open the image on my 27 inch home screen.  What can I say? 

Mark

Itís a mystery I guess ;).  Itís a great capture though!
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