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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
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D 30, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 10:55
Viewed: 4044
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A female goldeneye that I captured an early morning...

ISO speed 400 with 1,4x extener.
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Hi Peter,
Extraordinary colours.
Well composed. Excellent POV. Good DOF.
My nit is the detail in the 'shadows' (the head area).

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-04-17 11:13]

Hi Peter,
Nice presentation of this nice species.
Great colors and nice details.
Nice, low, POV. Good BG showing off the subject!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-17 11:14]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful composition presented with fine morning light. Colors, textures and your low POV is very good. Well done and TFS

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-17 11:31]

Beautiful colors and a great composition.
good POV. Greetings .Carme.

Hej Peter,
en mycket fin bild av kniphonan, den gyllene bakgrunden
är mycket vacker. Den låga bildvinkel är mycket fin, du måste
nästan ha blivit våt;-)
Mycket snyggt.

Hi, Peter.
Nice shot. Well composed and exposed. Beautiful colors, especially BG.

amazing pic, great light, TFS Ori

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-17 12:18]

Hello Peter,
This Goldeneyes has also a golden enviromnent, deluxe ;-)
The "+++" : smart composition, nice subject, sharpness, DOF, BG, golden tones, exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Peter
Very nice POV and BG. the cool colors are really pleasing. The composition is good too.BTW, you have not mentioned the equipements you use?

hi peter; Amazing shot. Superb lighting, colours, focus and sharpness. The POV, DOF and Bg are excellent. well eye contact.how did you capture its the same level with the water?
Very nicely composed TFS well done
Best wishes

Hello Peter , perfect POV , very good saturation , TFS.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-04-17 15:58]

hello Peter
Excellent POV and colors

A beautiful photo of this goldeneye! The colours are brilliant, nicely captured!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-17 21:32]

Hola Peter.- Genial foto. Bella composicion.

Hello Peter,
Love the golden light, it really enhances this photo very nicely and creates a nice contrast difference to the subject. :)

Hello Peter,
This is a superb picture with stunning colors, this is beautiful! I like the way you composed this picture, this low POV, good details and exposure. This is a great post! Thanks,

Hola Peter
Que foto tan bonita, me gusta sobretodo el fondo tan maravillos y el punto de vista, al igual que el detalle del ave.
Todo un lujo, mis felicitaciones.
Un saludo

Seldom have a bird name been fit more in to the context then this one. beautiful done.
Kalasfin Knip bild.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-09 17:08]

Hello Peter,
Somehow I must have missed this one. Impressive background color and amazingly low pov make this one very attractive. Well done. Regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-28 11:31]

Better than the golden eye is the golden light. Again lovely POV, nice framing and good shapness



Great shot! The bright eye with the golden washed out bg makes a entralling sight. Excellent dof and pov. May be a little more details on the duck's body might have looked even better. I wonder why you kept the shutter speed at 1/1200 even though as far as it appears from the picture, the duck was swiming slowly and peacefully on the lake (or may be the superb shot makes it seem so :) ). Anyways, compliments on such a fine shot.

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