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I'm Feeling Blue

I'm Feeling Blue
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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: 2004-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 120-300 F2.8
Exposure: f/8
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): SA Kingfishers, 50 points or more - 50 puntos o más, Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-10 16:58
Viewed: 6479
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been posting mostly in the brown shades now for some time, and felt that just a touch of blue would be in order.
I have discussed this guy already in detail under previous posts, refer to Kingfisher Theme.
I had no time to browse TN today, so would try to get some tomorrow.
This is for Bente, as she loves blue, and it is cold and grey in Denmark, also for all of you in the north with little sun and low temperatures. Some warmth for the heart, I hope
600 mm at f8

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-01-10 17:10]
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Very nice. The colors are so beautiful. The composition is great and the DOF too.

Those of us in the cold, dark and stormy north appeciate your thought to brighten our day Callie, TFS this little beauty with us.

Nice post, beautiful shot of this pretty colourful bird and lovely note. Everybody in Denmark and all northern Europe (Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania etc) needs some warmth for the heart now because of the horrible storms there - half a million people are without electricity and water, at the same time the winds are blowing and sea has broken in - my grandparents can't leave the house as their house that is usually in dry land, looks like it's in the middle of a lake. Warmth and strenght to them all.

Callie, my friend, you surely know how to warm a lassie's heart on a cold and windy day - he's beautiful and the colours are just gorgeous ;-)) Great pose, POV and nicely oof bg. THANK YOU!!

Thank you Callie! Your thoughts are much appreciated. Yes it's cold and grey up here. Not much sun. Your bird looks almost unreal with its bright colors. Like a painted bird with primary colors. Thanks for the warmness.

Beautiful Photograph! Nice sharp detail, and vibrant colors.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-10 18:55]

Superb, what a capture, Callie. A beautiful kingfisher he is. Excelent composition and details.


How do you do it Callie. This guy glows! Such vibrant colours and beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing.

Nice photo of a beautiful little bird Callie. The colours are so vivid.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-11 3:08]

Thanks Callie for brightening us all up with this wonderfully coloured Kingfisher. What a beauty he is. Yes, he has warmed my heart. TFS...

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Focus a bit soft, but stunning colors.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-11 4:41]

What a colours! What a bird! Surprisingly this species live in Poland, too. Probably one of most beautiful birds. Excellent photo Callie! TFS.

This one posing in my Pulcherricium caeruleum must be one of the most blue scenes in nature.
Another nice post of this beautiful bird. Thanks Callie.

Fantasties... This is a very strong compsition, Callie. Brilliant vivid colours and such a classy pose. I love this shot. Now I am a contrasting green after seeing this. Well done.

I love it... I waste words to tell you how pretty is your photo!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-01-11 8:20]

so colorful and beautiful. nice composition. looking good!

Excellent shot Callie. Good pp work also. Well done

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-11 9:25]

Thank you Callie. I take it personally because I have a winter blues. Not all, I am going to leave some of it for my friends of Europe and North America.
We have a blue bird who spends the winter with us: the Blue Jay. Kingfishers left with the autumn wind but they will return with the spring breeze.
Nice post and nice thought.

Superb shot, that of happiness, you Have touch up the contrast and the color? The setting recalling the colors of the bird is of good taste
In a friendly way Christophe

Very colourful Callie.
Big Bertha with Co. works well.
Very good colours, pose and compostion.
Great work.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-01-11 13:28]
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Hallo Callie, ik denk dat u weer enkele uren in uw schilders atelier gezeten heeft, want deze foto is zeer hoog van kwaliteit, deze foto is zo mooi en zeer scherp. En bijzonder hoe de pose van de vogel, U bent een grootte fotograaf voor dit type van van foto's.
Groeten John.

Thank you very much for these vivid colors in the middle of our lousy winter! Humid and not even cold. There is no dull part in this beutiful bird, and the pose shows it beautifully. No nits, just perfect, Callie.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-11 18:00]

Excellent pose, very beautiful composition,
amazing colors.Perfect.Thanks for posting

Callie, Wonderful job on this. Great compostion, pose, details & with jumpin' colors that grab ya! Very good work!!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-11 22:52]

Ek dink die regte woorde, wat jy sal verstaan, is dat ek groener as 'n Ier op St Patricks dag is.

This is is absolutely stunning. The composition, color and sharpness is superb.

Excellent job and thanks for posting.

Hi Callie. It is difficult to make shot like this. What a fantastic celebration of colour in nature - absolutely perfect shot. Regards, Krzysztof.

trop parfait! incroyable, quelle position parfaite, au bout d'un piquet!

Beautyfull photo:-))

great flying jewel, TFS Ori

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