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With my BIG surprise, nearby Kranjska Gora while i was skiing (long-distance and slowly!) in the valley i have discovered a breeding of ostrichs! (perhaps 20-25 animals)
I had always thinked that the ostrichs are animals living in places very warm, and in Kranjska last week the temperature was in the night between -15° and -23°...
But the ostrichs were here apparently without problems in spite of snow and temperature!
In the zone you can find many animals (hourses, dogs, cats, gooses etc., even cows and sheepes in the house in front of a luxus hotel)
The people here have a passion for birds, every house present a little wooden 'house' for birds... but ostrichs!
With these big eyes and 'long lash' they were so expressive that i have tryed to make a "portrait"...! I hope you like it.

ISO: 400 (my error, i have forgotten to change...)
Exposure mode: Program
Drive mode: Single frame shooting
Lens: 7,1 to 21,3mm - Focal length: 21,3mm
Subject distance: 10,5 m
AF mode: Single AF
Focus point: [Center]
Image quality: Superfine
White balance: Auto
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Low
Contrast: Low

post.proc.(PS7):
little crop
levels (eliminated the empty zones both sides)
adjusted saturation (master +10)
sharped 1° step USM (500 - 0,2 - 0)
resized to max 800 pix for TE
sharped 2° step USM (40 - 0,8 - 0)
framed

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