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Bad Hair Day...It's Monday!


This is a series from our Country Fair when I took my g'son on October 8.

There's always a 4-H section at the Fair where you get to see the animals.
Did you grow up seeing emus and/or ostriches at the Fair?  Neither did I.



Bad Hair Day...It's Monday!


This is a series from our Country Fair when I took my g'son on October 8.

There's always a 4-H section at the Fair where you get to see the animals.
Did you grow up seeing emus and/or ostriches at the Fair?  Neither did I.



comments (54)

  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 9 Nov 2009, 00:42
Quite like how I feel that I look like in the mornings ;-) Poor thing but his/her mother surely love him/her smile
Ginnie Hart: We all have these days, Frida, which is the good news, I guess. grin And yes, a face its mother surely loves. Thanks!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Nov 2009, 00:53
The Emu is a handsome bird...heh!
Ginnie Hart: I was quite amazed when I saw it so up-close and personal, Ray, yes!
That bird looks like I feel on Monday mornings smile
Ginnie Hart: I did think it was a good image for Monday, Larry. smile
Too funny Ginnie! She looks like, "so what do you want from me now?" lol
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing all the Fair visitors could be overwhelming at times...unless these are real social creatures, Yinks? Maybe.
  • sylvia
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2009, 02:26
Wow! up close and personal. He's cute. Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Can't help but smile at him, Sylvia, right? smile Thanks.
awww, that is the cutest duck i have ever seen!
yes, i know it's not a duck. it's an ostrich, right?
an emu?
beautiful photo, whateve rit is.
Ginnie Hart: I think it's an emu, Seraphine. I was so eager to get it's picture that I never asked or checked if there was a sign. But many people in the South grow emus because of the eggs. One egg would feed a whole family, I think?! grin Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Nov 2009, 03:18
Only a mother could love this one. You have captured the eye very well
Ginnie Hart: Thank God for mothers, Vintage, right?! smile Thanks.
lol what a cutie, bad hair day indeed!! great emu portrait, or whatever it is lol
Ginnie Hart: I do think it's an emu, Elaine, because of lot of people grow them here in the South...for their eggs. It wouldn't take many to feed a family of 4! grin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 9 Nov 2009, 04:40
Poor creature. They are such pitiful looking creatures and no, I've only seen them on farms. For a while there were quite a few Emu farms here in Arkansas. Love the color in the background. Makes a wonderful contrast for such a face.
Ginnie Hart: We used to have a lot of emu farms here in Georgia, too, Sherri, but I don't know about that now. I guess their eggs are good...and a specialty for the restaurants. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Nov 2009, 05:41
grin...All I did see were ponies and I think this one is saying...."I payed big bucks to get it this way, so what about it, have you ever looked in the mirror too????
Wonderful picuture, love the lights in the eye and the DOF is perfect.
Goedemorgen, KSK.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Astrid. Your emu-talk made my day! BTW, this was one of those pictures when I had the camera dial wrong after that one ride I took...but I never figured out what the problem was till it was too late. I had to manually set the shutter speed and I never have to do that! Oh well. Live and learn. DJW, MLMAMV!
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2009, 07:07
No Ginnie never saw either of them at a fair, but saw plenty on my travelsgrin
Lovely clarity on this shot mijn vriend.
Have a good week Musketeersmile
Ginnie Hart: I bet you did see plenty of these in your travels, Musketeer! How fun. I can hardly wait to see all your pictures!! You have a good week, too! Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Nov 2009, 07:08
With that shutter speed and focal length an awesome result Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Tony, I was lucky! On a previous ride, I accidentally moved my camera dial off Aperture Priority to the Program mode and had to keep re-setting the shutter speed. I knew something was wrong but couldn't figure it out till much later. Oh well! I was glad it turned out at all! Thanks for your vote of confidence nonetheless!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2009, 07:10
I certainly didn't Ginnie. What do you do with an ostrich?
Ginnie Hart: I believe this one is an emu, Chris, but regardless, I think they're grown mainly for their eggs...a delicacy in some restaurants here in the South.
He looks like I feelgrin
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe by tomorrow you'll feel better, Bill! grin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2009, 08:10
Looks like he's had his feathers ruffled by something! Great bird portrait Ginnie.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: He did look a bit scraggly, Ingrid. smile Thanks.
Great close up Ginnie and quite cute.
Ginnie Hart: He was very "user friendly," Linda. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2009, 09:00
Startling photo Ginnie ;o)

The original "ugly duckling" but I am sure he is a swan on the inside ;o)
Ginnie Hart: What's on the inside is always what counts the most, Mike. Thanks for the reminder!! smile
Great portrait Ginnie. I think it's an emu isn't it?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm quite sure it's an emu, Janet. It sure was fun to follow it around to get this picture. smile Thanks.
What a cutie. The details are impressive Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: He does bring a smile to the face for sure, Richard. smile Thanks.
A wonderful shot: the details and the eye of the young'n!
Well done.
Ginnie Hart: The eye sure makes him look alert, Wim. Thanks.
lol , this funny pic help to forget it's monday wink
beautiful portrait
thanksssssssssss
Ginnie Hart: So glad to help, Jean-Luc. grin Merci.
Well, he could use some gel or wax
Ginnie Hart: Some like the "wild and free" look, Chantal, I guess. grin
How wonderful this is. He's gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. He sure was fun to follow around and seemed very alert!
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2009, 11:49
I WANT that look
please forward the name of the hair salon
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA. You're way too funny, JIM. smile
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2009, 11:51
Ginnie Hart: LOL. The things people do to have fun...and get paid for it. grin Thanks for the link, JIM.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2009, 14:40
Ginnie what a cool shot .. the hair looks so great
Ginnie Hart: I guess we've all had those days, Klaus. grin Danke.
That is a very cute baby.
Ginnie Hart: If you say so, Michael. grin
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2009, 15:38
If this bird was a person I bet he'd be homeless...kind of looks like he got the crap beat out of him. Nice find!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, poor thing. You may be right, Hoi, but I hope not. He does look like he needs some hydration lotion!! Thanks. smile
Great close-up Ginnie. The 4-H thing seems such a good idea to get young people properly involved in the world around them instead of ending up as "wasters" as so many do over here.
Ginnie Hart: We have our "wasters" here, too, Brian, and they probably look down their noses at the 4-Hers. Oh well. We all know who wins in the end! Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 9 Nov 2009, 16:33
NIce eye, bravo. Good shoot and very clear
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar. He was a fun model. smile
We can really study this..a good sharp close-up Ginnie.Its the closest I've ever been to one. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: It is amazing what you can see once you take the picture, Ron. smile Thank you kindly.
Lovely bird ,get it on a plate with apple sauce and stuffing.Well it is a turkey isnt it.
Ginnie Hart: No, not quite a turkey, Mick, but close enough and I get your point. smile Thanks.
Sorry had wrong glasses on , still get it on a plate.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. You gave me a nice laugh, Mick. grin Thanks...again.
ha ha imagine looking like that.
Ginnie Hart: grin I can't imagine, Chad!!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Nov 2009, 19:06
Happy thanksgiving. What a turkey.
Ginnie Hart: Now you've made me wonder if emu is as good as turkey, Louis?? It sure would be a BIG BIRD for the oven. smile
Fabulous! I've got a very slow internet connection and I was intrigued as this slowly built. Love it!
Ginnie Hart: HA! That would have been something, Alan. S L O W motion. Thanks for your patience! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2009, 20:00
Your title made me laugh. Exquisite detail!!!
Ginnie Hart: Glad I could make you laugh, Marcie. grin Thanks a million.
Beuaty is in the eye of the beholder Ginnie! Nice close-up.
Ginnie Hart: So they say, Bernie. smile Thanks.
It is quite cute. Like your title and the reflection in the eye.
Ginnie Hart: I guess there really is beauty in just about anything, if we have the eyes to see, Pernilla, right?! Thanks.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 9 Nov 2009, 21:40
j'adore, cet oiseau ébouriffé.
Ginnie Hart: That's a good word for it, Marie: dishevelled! Merci.
  • Noa
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2009, 21:52
Yikes! LOL... No I didn't and judging by the look of this fella, glad I didn't!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, he was pretty tame, Noa, and seemed pleasant enough. smile
Must be one of the ugliest birds on the planet Ginnie, good capture though.
Ginnie Hart: Thank God such creatures have mothers to care for them, Les! grin Thanks.
quel bel animal! on l'inviterai bien pouur aller danser!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You brought a smile to my face, O-P. Merci.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2009, 06:44
lol! excellent title.. love the detailed capture you have here.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. He was a corker for me. smile
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 10 Nov 2009, 07:12
Pues parece ser que a nuestro animal tambien le sientan mal los lunes, sera la resaca del fin de semana??? hahaha.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Muchas gracias, Alex!
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 10 Nov 2009, 20:07
It looks really sad doesn't it.
Ginnie Hart: I think he doesn't know whether to laugh or to cry, Ellie. smile
wow impressive capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio.
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2009, 20:26
Nice closeup, and the hair's not really that bad. Believe me, mine is worse in the morning.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I've definitely seen worse, Red Pen. smile
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 10 Nov 2009, 20:35
Maybe he just woke up? smile Great close up!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you're right, Andy. smile Thanks.
Me esté mirando Ginnie, y tiene carita de pena me la puedo llevar a mi casa??

Una foto magnifica.
Un abrazo
Ginnie Hart: I bet he would love to go home with you, MA! smile Awwww. Gracias.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2009, 23:30
wow, what a stare here!
Ginnie Hart: It's all in the eyes, Liang, isn't it!
Are you kidding? This is such a crisp and fabulous photo! What a character!!!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Heather!
  • tom
  • Germany
  • 14 Nov 2009, 08:46
This guy really needs a hair cut smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL! Thanks, Tom, for stopping by and commenting. smile
Well, I'm just like Frida : it's the way I sometimes look swhen I haven't slept enough!! Good shot. Regards, Laurence
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess we all can relate, Laurence. grin Merci.

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