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   Undertoad  Saturday Apr 13 02:46 PM

Image backlog clearing

I haven't done this in a while! Here are a few images that I've saved off but then had second thoughts about making them an IotD.



This from last week, when someone probably forgot to set the chocks on this bird, and it rolled, unmanned, right onto the interstate. I guess when it comes to the big jets, nothing's routine. But so many people saw the video on this that I figured it wasn't IotD worthy.



These guys are in the Russian military, in a special regiment that was formed to be in battle scenes of a film version of "War and Peace". The film was shot in 1961. But the regiment continued on, and since then, has been in 900 movies. I thought they were wacky, but just not wacky enough.



This oldie from MSNBC image of the week is a very nice shot, but for some reason I always set it aside for later. After two months, it's been on the pile too long.



This hippo was the first born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. It intrigued me because it turns out the beasts are born underwater. Who knew? But this same animal was tagged "the ugly-ass hippo" on Fark. That's unfair. It's very cute here.



As is this baby elephant. But at some point, as with the other babies, I felt like just the fact that an animal was a baby, and cute as anything, was not enough to make it an IotD image. Still, here's the little one up close.




Torrere  Sunday Apr 14 01:32 PM

Ooooh. I like these. I think at least half of them are IoTD worthy (especially the hippo, which is cute, I dunno about the elephants).

Anyone care to link to the video of the plane? I haven't seen it. =]



datalas  Sunday Apr 14 02:15 PM

why is it that looking at that bunch of Russian soldiers I just keep thinking that perhaps they took the idea of "airborne cavalry" a little too far....


Still that Hippo is cute, I want one for my bath tub. Come to think of it I want a bigger bath tub



jaguar  Monday Apr 15 03:41 AM

Those ducks were cute as hell =)
sorry but i agree with far on the hippo
and hell - i was a bath full stop, not even a huge one so quit complaing (he says lounging on his water bed...)



Griff  Monday Apr 15 07:13 AM

Russians? I though it was a French unit practicing their surrender technique...



Anton  Monday Apr 15 10:41 AM

I used them ducks for a photoshop contest on Worth1000 back along..... (Here's hoping I get my html right!)

http://www.worth1000.com/view.asp?image=5356

They are as cute as hell!! The idea of the contest was to create an image of something impossible happening.

I had aready done a cowboy riding a polar bear across the arctic and two guys sitting on a park bench that was floating on a scenic lake when I figured I just had to get that image in there somewhere. Real cutey!!



Tobiasly  Tuesday Apr 16 09:31 AM

Pretty good Anton.. yeah, that picture is awesome (both before and after).. I especially like the lil' guy in back, not paying attention. He'll probably turn around in a minute and think "hey, where'd everyone go?"

I wonder if they all made it over that "cliff"..



Anton  Tuesday Apr 16 09:40 AM

Looks like one hell of a climb for such little fellas! Would love to see a video of the effort.

I can just image 'ol momma duck at the top making sure they all make it. Well... except for that un-interested little runt at the back



Bitman  Wednesday Apr 17 08:29 PM

Ducks' eyes are on the sides of their heads .. the kid in back is the only one paying attention!

The thing I find funny is that they're all waiting their turn in line. Come on, plenty of curb for everyone!



Anton  Thursday Apr 18 04:09 AM

Quote:
Ducks' eyes are on the sides of their heads .. the kid in back is the only one paying attention!
Good point!! It must be some kinda instinctive thing with them always strictly staying in line. Like they way the always fly in a V-shape because, as you mentioned, their eyes are on the side.


Damian  Thursday Apr 18 10:47 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Anton
Good point!! It must be some kinda instinctive thing with them always strictly staying in line. Like they way the always fly in a V-shape because, as you mentioned, their eyes are on the side.
Geese fly in a V shape because it conserves energy. The lead goose breaks the wind, allowing the other geese to glide more often. They switch positions periodically as the lead goose tires.
It also does give them an unobstructed field of view, but that has nothing to do with their eye placement. Geese have no trouble seeing straight ahead, in fact they see best straight ahead, like most birds and mammals. They have about a 20% overlap in their forward field of vision, which is where they get the best depth perception. The side placement of their eyes simply gives them a much wider field of vision overall.
Oh and ducks/geese don't stay strictly in a line, in fact they rarely line up, mostly staying in small clusters. The ducks in the picture aren't even in a line.


Undertoad  Saturday Apr 20 12:59 PM

OK, which farker submitted the Russians to fark?

Good goin'! For those who have the bandwidth, or the time to wait while 30-40 images load, this was an excellent photoshopping thread to see.

http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=160710



richlevy  Sunday Apr 21 11:31 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Anton
I used them ducks for a photoshop contest on Worth1000 back along..... (Here's hoping I get my html right!)

http://www.worth1000.com/view.asp?image=5356

Caption: Alright, it looks like the artillery has stopped. When I give the signal, we go over the top and take out those @#$% swans!




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