NICTITATING MEMBRANES LOVE THE 40D!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Say what? Nick-who?

    Many birds have an extra eyelid as seen here:
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/87308265/original

    The nictitating membrane acts as a third eyelid, moving horizontally
    across the eye starting at the inner corner. A bird can close the
    clear membrane to protect the eye without losing vision. The membrane
    spreads fluid across the eye, keeping the eye moist. Birds most likely
    use the membrane when flying on windy days or when dust and debris are
    in the air.

    Gotta love The Google!
     
    Annika1980, Oct 16, 2007
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  2. Yeah, Google IS great!
    Phenomenal detail! You caught the membrane just at the right position
    where we can see it. Using that big glass and rendering such an
    exquisitely sharp image......I couldn't do it. Why aren't you working
    for a prestigious magazine?
    Always a treasure and pleasure to view, never boring.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Oct 16, 2007
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  3. Yeah, Google IS great!
    Phenomenal detail! You caught the membrane just at the right position
    where we can see it. Using that big glass and rendering such an
    exquisitely sharp image......I couldn't do it. Why aren't you working
    for a prestigious magazine?
    Always a treasure and pleasure to view, never boring.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Oct 16, 2007
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  4. Great detail in this shot Bret, but eeewwwww. Sorry just had breakfast :)

    Mick Brown
     
    Michael Brown, Oct 17, 2007
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  5. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Boy, you Aussies sure do eat at weird hours.
     
    Annika1980, Oct 17, 2007
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  6. Annika1980

    Noons Guest

    Noons, Oct 17, 2007
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  7. Annika1980

    Mr.T Guest

    Breakfast before 9AM is "weird" to you?

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Oct 17, 2007
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  8. He eats a live chicken at midnight every day.......
     
    William Graham, Oct 17, 2007
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  9. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    It's an actual size crop, dickbreath.
    You wanna see one actual size, go here:
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/87219140/original
     
    Annika1980, Oct 17, 2007
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  10. Annika1980

    Noons Guest

    BWAHAHAHA! how many cans of hair spray did
    you need for that one? man, worst case of
    over-sharpened crap yet, from you!
     
    Noons, Oct 17, 2007
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