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The Emu by Saurav The Emu by Saurav
The Emu is Australia's tallest native bird, reaching 1.6-1.9m when standing tall. It weighs approx 30-45kg. This one was captured at Northern Territory, Australia. They can be dangerous due to their size and agressive nature.

EOS 300D, 70 - 200mm Canon L IS USM + 2x teleconvertor @400mm, f5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, handheld.

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:iconwtf--yousuck:
wtf--yousuck Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007   Photographer
Wow,great photo,really great !
I really want to see this bird,it's beautiful :) .
Awesome job !
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thegrasswasgreener Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
very strange bird :) I think I saw one in a zoo once, it does make a strange noise doesn't it?
I like the fact that the image is slightly blurry, it makes it look like a painting , very nice :)
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Saurav Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
Yes it makes a wierd sound that can be replicated by hitting one end of a hollow stump with yuour palm of your hand. Thanks for your comments.
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thegrasswasgreener Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
yeah that was what I was thinking about :) this very strange sound
you're welcome for the comments
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
I saw a silly cartoon about an emu and it was so violent like..it ate ppl....
^^; Did it bite you?? :confused:
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Saurav Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
No, I kept my distance I was probably atleast 20m from where it was. I was sweating a little though. =)
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
REally?? Lolz, looks really close ^^;
Does it really attack ppl or other animals??
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Saurav Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
It was shot on a EOS 300D @ 200mm + 2X teleconvertor. This equates to 640mm lens (take the 1.6x focal length conversion for the image sensor in the EOS 300D). Thats one hell of a zoom. =) They are dangerous as they are large birds and run very fast. There has been occourance why they have attacked people.
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
Lolz, wow, confusing camera!! :XD:
.....must be really expensive ^^; heheheh
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environaut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Great shot! I love it's red eye...it really stands out from its rather bland coloring over the rest of the body (black, white, browns). Well done! :)
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tip-a-cow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005   Photographer
That's great! I love how you can see individual feathers. Nice focus.
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Saurav Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Thanks, thats what pulled me towards this scene, the simmilarity in shape and textures between the feathers and the grass. =)
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CinChava Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005   Photographer
great shot!
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ZODC Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
very cool man ;)
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grugster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like a painting! Very vivid colours! :+fav:
:clap:
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oOKassiaOo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
wonderful focus on the bird. the textures of thre bird and the blurred grass in the background are great.
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SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
beautiful photo
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aladyx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great capture!
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sukral Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005   Digital Artist
Great Shot! Do you have full-sized shots of Emu?
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Saurav Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
Thanks for the comment, =) what do you mean by 'full shots'?
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sukral Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005   Digital Artist
Emu with body... maybe shot while he walking. Just curious..hehe
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Saurav Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
Yes I have some shots like that. I uploaded this one because I think it potrays their character the best. For me the composition and the expression in it stands out from the other photos I have of them.
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sukral Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005   Digital Artist
hehe..ahhh ok... The Best salective picture WINS! I like the emu face ...got something to tell about.
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