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Set your camera on macro or super macro, setting looks like a tulip flower, or use a close up lens. 50mm being average you want a lens with a lower number or range, like 18mm or 18-50mm. Use a tripod or something steady to shoot from. Jim
 

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In David Kowalski's book <True Spinning Rollers II>obtainable directly from the author
D.D. Kowalski, P.O.B. 432, Iola, Wi (USA) 54945 (715) 445-3731
you will find a whole setup for a <eye-box> to control and photograph pigeon eyes.
and a evaluation manual for spinning quality as visualised in the pigeon eye

Very much practised all over the world an even in Belgium for judging racing pigeons.
But I am also convinced this is all **** and tales for Rollers as well as for Racing Homers!
 

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Everything should be looked at continuosly when looking at racing pigeons, feather quality, flight feather length, throught, feet, joints, how they handle. To disregaurd looking at their eyes as a tale is missing a valuable tool. Some things can be learned about a pigeon through its eyes that are a fact, health for one. Jim
 
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