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    Flowerpecker @ Sime Forrest

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    and how abt a close up :bsmile:


    shot with the Tamron 180 macro, forgotten to change the PS script

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    wah, the exposure on pix 2 is much better. but tell your model to wipe her lips before shooting leh
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    ya, was a distance from the subject, plus I forgotten to switch the FC back to neutral, so my guess is not enough lighting on the face area.

    untidy bugger.. haha

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    very sharp !

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    Pretty!! So much details!

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    you don't need a long tele lens to shoot birds ;P

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    The flowerpecker helps to propagate the plants it feeds on when it wipes the seeds off its beak at other locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    The flowerpecker helps to propagate the plants it feeds on when it wipes the seeds off its beak at other locations.


    well, better than those unfortunate enough to eat the mistletoe, they have to wipe their arse on the branches when the seed emerges from the anus and refuse to drop off.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    well, better than those unfortunate enough to eat the mistletoe, they have to wipe their arse on the branches when the seed emerges from the anus and refuse to drop off.




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    Wahaha!!

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    why you all laff huh? this is a very serious topic of how mistletoes colonises tree branches
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    why you all laff huh? this is a very serious topic of how mistletoes colonises tree branches

    ok lah, ermm....so Choy could u elborate a little more......on this topic ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervin
    ok lah, ermm....so Choy could u elborate a little more......on this topic ???
    oh, so you didn't know that's how mistletoes propagate?

    see this mistletoe fruit has a large seed and is sticky. when it passes through the birds digestive system it comes out intact, wrapped in a sticky jello kind of goo. so this thing will stick to the bird's arse and refuse to drop off. the poor bird has no choice but to do a kind of squat, press-arse-to-branch, wipe-left-to-right, action so it will stick to the branch and get its arse cleaned. it has to do this a few times because of the sticky goo so it is very cute the way the bird has to do this squating exercise.

    the mistletoe wants this because it doesn't want to find itself germinating on the forest floor, it wants to be deposited high up on the branches where there is sunlight.

    so next time you see some mistletoe growing, or where there is some seed sticking to a branch, don't go and touch touch feel feel, because that is the bird's toilet paper
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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