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Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2010-07-19 10:21]

Hi Robert,
I see you become very active lately on TN and the quality of your pictures has been improved. I think 1/400 is to long exposure for a non IS lens. By opening the aperture one stop you'll get 1/800 and probably a sharper image. Pay attention also to the focus point. For this type op photos the DOF is very small and is impossible to have all the bird sharp. Half press the shutter, focus on the eye of the bird, recompose and press the shutter to take the picture.
Regards, Mario

Italy
Title: cicogne
cicogne (25)
paolo49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 366 W: 63 N: 888] (6200)

Great

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2010-07-12 18:48] [+]

Hi Paolo,
Very interesting finding, congratulations! I understood White Stork is not at all common in N. Italy. Your picture presents the pair very well with nice colors and good show of the surrounding habitat. I hope they have a nest nearby. I see they are tagged and probably they will return next season if they nest successfully. This is a bird that I never saw in the wild (unfortunately they do not live in N. America).
I wish Ill see one during my next vacation in Italy which is in less than two weeks from now. Ill stay in Venice, Vicenza, Verona and Milan. May I ask you about the location of these beautiful birds?
Thanks, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2010-07-12 4:09] [+]

Hi Maurizio,
Very nice picture of this Moorhen with good details and nice reflections. Your gallery is quite impressive and most of the pictures are from
Mestre Parco St. Giuliano. It is an aninteresting place I wish to visit.
Regards, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2010-07-09 12:09]

Hi Giacomo,
Very nice picture of this Shrike, and not a easy one against the bright sky.
I just browsed through your gallery. It is very impressive by the diversity of species you found in a small area.
Regards, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2010-02-09 19:55] [+]

Hi Doina,

Im not an expert in the European birds but it seems to be a Great Grey Shrike or Northern Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor).
The blood on his neck is probably from his last meal.
A nice picture congratulations.

Regards, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2010-01-31 19:38]

Hi Michael,

Good bird and very nice photo.
I met this little fellow in Cuba, a month ago he was in vacation there ;-)

Regards, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2009-08-05 12:56] [+]

Salut Razvan,
Incredibil ce varietate de pasari sint pe lacul Techirghiol!
Imi pare tare rau ca pe vremea cind traiam in Romania nu eram interesat de pasari (aproape 20 de ani in urma). Am fost acolo de nenumarate ori ca si in delta, dar nu imi amintesc sa fi vazut pasari - eram interesat doar de pescuit. Am fost iarna trecuta pentru o saptamina in Bucuresti si am vazut in Herastrau cel putin 30 de speci, toate noi pentru mine. pacat ca nu am avut decit un "point and shoot" si a fost si lumina proasta tot timpul. Data viitoaare poate te caut ...daca nu vei fi ocupat. Poza este foarte buna. Felicitari! Mai toate pasarile "postate" de tine sint pentru mine adevarate raritati. In "North America" sint foarte putine specii comune - alta cale de migratie.

Numai bine, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2009-05-21 20:43]

Hi Michel,
Very nice capture for both of you! This is a Yellow-throated Vireo for shure.
I hope you had a good time at Point Pelee. I was there for a wakened three weeks ago and was a bit too early.
One week after, a good friend told me that Parulas and Ceruleans were landed of his camera two at a time!!!
Regards, Mario

Canada
Title: Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin (62)
MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)

Great

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2009-02-11 19:51]

Hi Michel,
I like the pose and the background. Exposure is perfect.
Very well presented.
Regards, Mario

Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221) [2009-01-30 17:20]

Hi Mircea,
Wonderful atmospheric picture of this beautiful Woodpecker!
Everything is perfect congratulation.
Ai reusit intr-adevar o poza deosebita.
Regards, Mario