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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon 1.4x II Teleconverter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal Portraits II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-18 10:20
Viewed: 3186
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a gannet
In Dutch: Jan-van-Gent.

Jan is a common name in Belgium.
'van' can be translated as 'from'
Gent is a city name in Belgium. So I was thinking (most people do), this refers to the city Gent.
Not so.
Gent or gander means a male goose.
They call the bird also 'de zeezot'....
this means 'the crazy fellow from the sea'

more info here

Photo taken in Artis

The background is water; blurred through aperture f6,3.
PP workflow as usual in PS CS2.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
16/06/2007 10:06:02
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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Hi Annick,
A wonderful portrait of the wonderful looking goose. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-18 10:27]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait of the Gannet. Very sharp and clear details. Soothing colours and spot-on focus. Excellent POV to capture it and a precise DOF. The BG is superb. I like the gorgeous eyes and the intense look in them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hola Annick
Precioso retrato el que nos muestras, luz, fondo. Todo bien.
Un saludo

hi annick!
this is a very beautiful bird!
great portrait with good sharpness
and fine pov and dof
lovely backgound and well composed
very good!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-18 11:18]

Hi Annick,
Very nice portrait of this gannet with very good colors. I liked your POV. TFS

Excellent job Annick, Lovely warm color and sharp detail. Great job with the Bg here as well :)

Hi Annick,
A truly beautiful portrait against an unusually coloured sea.

A very beautiful picture from you.I liked its eyes and the very sharp beak.TFS

Ha Annick,

Prachtig portret van deze Jan van Gent
Compo, POV, Scherpte en details zijn PERFECT
vooral het oog en de blauwe ring hierom zijn opvallend mooi van kleur

TFS Thijs

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-18 14:41]

Hello Annick,
Like a painting your portrait of this gannet. I love the Dutch name, Jan-van-Gent; makes me think of the great painter Jan van Eyck. Beautiful and fine colours.
Have a nice evening

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-18 15:30]

Hello Annick,
Fantastic portrait of this Gannet. All the colours are in harmony. Great POV and sharpness. Amazing looking eyes. (Leuk Vlaams woord: zeezot)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-18 15:40]

Hello Annick,
Beautiful portrait.POV,BG,celar details and glisten eyes are excellent.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-18 15:59]

Hi Annick. What a shot. The detail and colour is amazing. The eye is so good. spot on focus. a Nice copostion. very well done TFS. good notes to

Really a great portrait!
Excellent compo, sharpness and details.

Hi Annick,
Nice close portrait. Exposure and soft background are well made.

Excellent Portrait! In combination with the background it makes for a very strong image! Great work, Annick. BR Klaus

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-20 3:47]

Hi Annick, a lovely portrait of this very pretty Gannet, markings and colours are superb. Very nice profile and pov, great dof. Lovely and sharp.

Superbe gros plan avec le BG qui se marie l'oiseau.

Hi vanderschelden!
Thats a great picture, I love the exposure, I know it is not easy o the dark BG to show all the details on it's head. I think truly colors made this portrait of gannet one of the best on this site.
Kind regards

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