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*Don´t mess with Mom*

*Don´t mess with Mom*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, SanDisk Ext. III 4GB, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-07-19 2:43
Viewed: 3873
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
About 2 weeks ago i presented the small Grebe-famile
from the Decksteiner Weiher as a Swan was
approaching them...

He remained on his course and so Mom had to give him
a couple friendly" words.

In the WS-section there is another shot of this close


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 26.06.2009 12:16:58
Aufnahmemodus Manuelle Belichtung
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/400
Av (Blendenzahl) 8.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 400
Objektiv EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Brennweite 400.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 1:Möglich
Dateigröße 3446 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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Guten Morgen, Thorsten!

Das Bild ist sehr klar und aus einem guten Winkel geschossen. Schöne Farben und die Taucher Familie sieht man selten.
Der Titel ist witzig!


Viele Grüße,


Hello Thorsten!
Beautiful scene on the water, Guliwer and Goliath.

Hallo Thorsten.

Danke für das Foto der Familie, voller Leben.

Schöne Komposition, schöne Farben und gute Schärfe. Ich liebe die "Kinder" vor der eigenen Mutter.

Ich glaube daß der WS ist beßer.

Bravo für diese Aufnahmen.

Bis bald.

Vielen Grüßen.


Hello Thorsten friend,

Ha ha ;-) ... odd catch!, you have a good eye for photography. Excellent work with a light well-managed ... greetings, thanks for sharing!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-19 5:57]

Hello Thorsten
Nice capture with great action and nice scene, excellent details too.

Hello Thorsten,
Excellent composition with interactive characters very much evident. Perfect caption, luminosity & POV.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-07-19 6:44]

Hi Thorsten.
It is also impressive picture. Captured scene is amazing and touching. All birds are reproduced perfectly at very expressive state. I am also amazed with reproduction of swan plumage (as well as all other details of course). DOF is great. All birds are in focus and water surface (which is very attractive) is blurred nicely (quite a bit). My compliments and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-19 9:15]

Hello Thorsten,
Excellent shot of this mute swan and Grebe-famile
in tow.Excellent! Thanx for posting this great "group" photo.Best regards Siggi

Superb shots, my friend Thorsten!
It is a pleasure to see such beautiful work!

Ciao Thorsten. Superb dynamic capture in perfect DOF an indeed a splendid light. Very good colours.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-19 13:02]

Hi Thorsten . The thing that stands out in this picture is how clear it is. You have used the sun light so well. Which has gine bright natural colours. Taken with fine detail and anice compostion al lround. well done TFS.

Hello Thorsten,
Amazing scene, very well captured, with a perfect timing and composition. The WS is excellent too. We can even imagine the sound... Best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-19 17:48]

Hi Thorsten,
I just LOVE those hairs sticking up on top of mom's head when she told the swan off.
Maternal instinct is a truly remarkable phenomenon!
A really great moment captured.
I enjoyed your workshop photo too.
TFS. : )

great sharp capture, TFS Ori

Hi Thorsten

Great composition of this close encounter.
Good sharpness and details


Thor, this is an excellent shot. Well done my friend. Have a great day. Bill

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-21 11:44]

Hello Thorsten,
Definitely too close for comfort! This is funny and a situation very well captured! Very well-timed too showing fine details and colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Witaj Thorsten!
Excellent frame. Mother protects his children. Dynamic picture. Excellent colours and sharpness. It does not to look back such scenes every day. Well that you shew us this!
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje - Roma

hello Thorsten
What a great scene, this mom grebe seems so small against the big swan but she is not afraid of him at all
you have taken this shot with great sharp details and very well composed
superb colors and ligting, the WS image is very beautiful too
Have agood night

beautiful image captured with colors and composition in perfect order.

Hi Thorsten,

Very nice scene. "Out of my way" or what does this courageous grebe say to the big swan? Or is it talking to the young chicks, that they should no longer climb up?
The composition and sharpness is also just right. It is amazing how small the grebe looks in contrast to the big swan.


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