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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
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Copyright: Callie de Wet (Callie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikor 70-200 F2.8 VR-S G
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-25 13:16
Viewed: 6502
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To all my friends here on TN – the old ones, from TE days, the new one’s, and those who joined later - to all who look at my posts from time to time, this is a small “card” to all of you, to show that I care, and appreciate, your friendship, and the time you took in commenting in the past. Life goes on, the rivers all flow into the sea; some runs dry, some change their course, others disappear into the sands of time . . . I wish you all a wonderful and happy festive season, with lots of photographic success. May the New Year bring old friends closer and open the doors to new friends waiting to be introduced. I miss you all.
Only the best
This is one of my first pictures with the D200 & the 70-200 F2.8 VR-S Nikor. Very little PP work. 1/250 @ F7.1 @ ISO 400 @ 200 mm handheld. Gerhard has posted all the info on this Red Bishop long ago. This is a great camera /lens combo, and I am looking forward to get to know these two babies intimately.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-25 13:52]

Bonjour Callie!

Bonne prise,l'action,la pose de l'oiseau et l'éclairage sont parfait.

Merry Chrismas you to.


Thanks for your greetings card and for your excelent photography.
May we have all a good new one.

Regards, Petru

Hi Callie Good to see one from you, How do you like the D200 ? mine is on order but failed to turn up in time for Christmas ;0((((
If one was to be supercritical it would be the lack of details in the blacks in the shadows? but not doubt infill flash in your usual way.
Look forward to exchanging operating tips with you though my wife Terry has brought a screen that clips to the eye veiwer and gives you a rotatable LCD screen for low and high level shots like I can do with the sony.
Speak soon I hope Yours Robert

Hello Callie,
nice to meet you, I'm a member here since June and I love this site so much. I'm always glad to have more members here showing good shots.
I had a look at your archive, it's wonderful.
Please visit this forum more often ;-)
I love your little Christmas-bird, that's a beautiful one with pretty colours.
Thank you so much for being here, best wishes for the Christmas-days and greetings from Germany
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-25 15:31]

Hi Callie, a very Merry Christmas and a properous New Year to you, my friend.

Thanks for spending time with me in SA :-)


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-12-25 20:19]

Hi Callie,

Beautiful card and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mr Eagle Eye. ;)

Wonderful capture, I wonder why the bird has a feather in its beak? Merry Christmas to you too, I hope you had a wonderful day.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-26 0:51]

Thank you for your good wishes, Callie. : )
Warm greetings to you from California as well.
It is good to see you and a photo of yours.
It is an unsusual POV of the red bishop. The colors are vibrant and the pose is excellent. Thank you for sharing this beautiful shot with us. : )
May 2006 be a wonderful year for you and your family. : )

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-12-26 1:01]

Happy new year Callie.

Bye, bye....

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-12-26 3:02]

Congrats for ur D200!!wITH 70-200its seems best combination.
Nice colourful shot.

Hi Callie
Nice shot with your new equipment. Look forward to seeing more when you have the time. Take care and best wishes for the festive season.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-26 3:56]

Hello Callie!
Wonderful post.Vivid colors,POV,clear eyes moment you caught,framing and composition are excellent.Enjoy with your new camera,I ordered also the same one but I didn't recieved it until now;(.I wish you also Merry Christmas and happy New Year.TFS...:-)

Excellent capture Callie..Love that feather action! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-26 10:28]

It is about that time to start another "Trip Around the Sun" Callie!
Your picture is very nicely done!
Interesting pose!

Hi Callie,
An excellent Christmas card you have here. Not only is the photo outstanding, but the message is right on the money. I guess your going to have alot of fun with the new toy! Hopefully you will show us more of the results.
Happy Holidays and a great new year to you and yor family.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-28 20:16]

Hello, Callie. Great to hear from you.

Lovely subject. I like colors and bg. Composition is great too.

Happy 2006.


Hi Callie,
Congrats on your new "toys", how did you pass your wife;-)
Well done wiht the compostion, good POV and very nice colours.
Maybe a bit soft but still a beautiful picture.
Hreat work, my friend.

I just drop in to wish you a Happy New Year.

Hallo Callie. Baie geluk met die D200!! Jy maak my jaloers!! Nice image and a happy new year to you too!!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-31 21:27]

Happy New Year Callie, my friend!

Lo Callie,

I really like the picture of this Red Bishop. No nits, but I especially like the pose. Well done


The new baby works well in your hands Callie. Nice pose of this fellow. We miss you here as well and hope you drop in more often in 2006.

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