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Copyright: Peter Wintergren (Altair) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 68] (672)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D 30, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 16:09
Viewed: 3834
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Goldeneye was swimming around in the morning light, I was lucky to get some photos of him before he flied away.

It´s taken handhold with the 1,4x extender at ISO speed 320. The distance was about 5 meters.

Thanks for looking!

Regards, Peter

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amazing, perfect pic, TFS Ori

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-01 16:17]

Hello Peter,
Great clarity and exposure in this wonderful picture. I love the reflection (interesting with the double eye) and the smooth background. I also admire your handholding skills with a such hefty lens.
Best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-01 16:22]

Hi Peter, Great refection in the water of the Goldeye, Great detail and colour with Good DOF,i like the golden background well done..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-01 16:22]

Hej Peter,
Excellent capture of a male Goldeneye. This is sharp, well composed and with fine lighting and colour.
You got to within 5 meters! So far, I have not come closer than 30 meters.

Mycket fin bild!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-01 16:22]

Hello Peter,
what a fine capture. The drop of water on the beak is great. What I like most is the soft colours, and fine composition. The reflection makes you think the bird is actually moving. Great image!

Hi peter, This is a wonderful freeze. The choise of exposure ans SS is good, given that it was morning light.... could not have gone for more details, even if you wanted to because of the light. But that takes NOTHING away from this shot. It is excellent.

Good work, Regards, Kiran.

Hello Peter,

You got a very beautiful image on this one, I would title this one'On Golden Pond'. Great exposure on this one. :)

great great image...
tfs Peter,


My husband has that lens and I am impressed that you were able to hand hold it with or without the extender. It is a great lens but too much for me to handle. This is a nice shot of a golden eye on a golden pond. Great sharpness and saturation.

Evelynn : )

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-02 1:42]

Beautiful light on the goldeneye and on the water.
The effect on the water is just fantastic.
That reflection could not be clearer.
Love that drop of water hanging from his beak.
A excellent shot on all levels, Peter.
TFS. : )

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-04-02 4:10]

Hello Peter,
Excellent photo of this three-doubled Goldeneye. Great details and a fantastic BG.

tjosan peter!
perfekt exponerat!
great one with fine sharpness
and fine pov and dof!
great work!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-03 8:34]

Wow great catch with wonderful reflection in the water.

La qualité de la lumière, la netteté du reflet, la beauté du sujet et de son arrière plan composent une très belle image, pleine de douceur et de paix. La goutte qui tombe du bec de l'oiseau approte un élément dynamique qui anime l'image.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-08 21:13]

Hello Peter,
This is a magnificent capture with sharp details and amazing colors, the reflection and water dripping from his bill is superb, thanks for the great work Peter.

Lovely shot I like the colours and DOF good POV and well composed.

Hello Peter,
What a nice fellow that you capture with great skills. I like those tones of colors, exposure, details and beautiful reflection. This little drop is a plus for sure. This is a lovely picture! Thanks,

Great shot! The colours, reflections, sharpness, all are amazing. Excellent details too. Thanks for sharing.

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