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The Captain's Mistress

The Captain's Mistress
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-28 2:27
Viewed: 3600
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a posting of a Coot and 4 (of 7) youngsters,picture is made this morning in Alhagen from a distance of about 6 to 8 meters,when I saw the line up of 4 youngsters,it had to remind me of the (well known) game connect four,what many of us dont know this is in fact an old game known as The Captain's Mistress Game,There is a persistent legend that on this three major voyages, Captain Cook used this game nightly to relax with his fellow shipmates... naturalist Sir Joseph Banks and botanist Daniel Solander. Cook spent so much time playing the game, it came to be known as The Captain's Mistress Game. The object of the game is simple, yet the strategies are endless. Players try to line up four of their hardwood "rounds" in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Anyway hope you like this colorfull family,thanks for your attention

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great family, TFS Ori

Excellent content, Paul.
Captain Cook zou geen partij voor jou zijn:-)

Hi Paul.
Pretty picture with good sharpness, incapable nestlings look yet how small vultures, pretty colours.
I greet Robert.

Hi Paul
Cool shot of this family captured with good quality.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-28 12:03]

Hi Paul

What a charming family scene. You have a perfect exposure here and a lovely composition. I always think these are cute and ugly at the same time. Great POV and nicely sharp



Hi Paul,

Very nice capture of this Coot family. Nice composition ,sharp details, good BG and colours.



Hello Paul,

Beautiful picture of this mother Coot with her babies. Very good sharpness. Beautiful surrounding. Great light and colours.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-01 13:56]

Hello Paul, Fantastic capture of some of the ugliest babies in the bird world. Great details and colors capture by your superb camera work. Thank you Paul.

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