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Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-21 4:39
Viewed: 3996
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are waterdrops on this photo. Are they disturbing? I find it hard to answer this question. I discovered the drops when I saw the photo on my computerscreen. Hope you like it this way.
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-21 4:54]

Spectacular "freeze-moment" shot Zeno.
Beautiful colours and amazing detail along with a great composition and POV.
Well done,

Hi Zeno
Fantastic colors, very good details, you have proven with a horizontal composition?
Salutacions cordials

Hi Zeno.
I like the drops but they maybe a little disturbing or distracting but nothing to worry about. They did catch my eye and then I read your notes. I think it doesn't take anything away from the nice portrait it just adds a bit of action. I actually like the fact you suspended the motion of the drops.

good shot. Good details, colours and composition. i think those water drops complements the duck.

what an interesting interesting picture! i have never seen such a bird before! this is really good. The droplets are interesting, not distracting at all.
Very very good.

Hello Zeno,
Regarding the water drops, at first, I thought that it was my screen which was dirty :-) Afterwards, I thought that it was an interesting effect. This is a superb portrait with excellent colors and composition; an original picture. Well done!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-21 8:07]

Lovely photo of the Mandarin Duck Zeno. He sort of looks as though he is smiling. The light is perfect showing those beautiful feathers. I love the pose making a great POV. Sharpness is excellent. You had a good exposure on this and all makes a lovely composition.

Gorgeous capture of a Mandarin, excellent detail/color of that beautiful breeding plummage. I don't find the water droplets distracting. Nice POV, great catch light in the eye and good DOF. TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-21 8:48]

Hallo Zeno,
Schitterende opname van dit eendje. Fantastische lichtinval op het oog en haarscherp. De waterdruppels maken de foto juist meer levendig.
Bij mij komt alleen de rest van de achtergrond wat 'noisy' over. Misschien ligt dit aan mijn scherm.


Joli portrait , belles couleurs et bon piqué !



great pic, TFS ori

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-21 11:29]

Hi Zeno,

Outstanding capture! The duck is adorable, colors are fantastic, details couldn't be sharper, and his pose and expression are priceless. I like the water droplets!!


Olá Zeno

Uma foto fantástica deste pássaro bem diferente. As cores são incríveis e contrastantes, chamam a atenção. Boa luz também.
A natureza nos surpriende sempre...parabéns, bom trabalho.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-21 21:40]

Hola Zeno. Bella foto, muy nitida. Las gotas de agua llaman la atencion, pero se ven exelentes.

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