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"Straddle split exercise"

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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: 2007-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-02 5:51
Viewed: 3572
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As a juvenile siskin I have to train a bit more on my straddle split,everyone familiair with gymnastics will know it takes a while to be able to perform this split,photographed this afternoon in our garden,its again a siskin,but I couldnt resist to post and share this funny moment,hope you like it too,tfw.

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Bonjour Paul
Ce petit oiseau est vraiment mignon, et j'aime beaucoup sa pose sur sa branche ! Les détails, les couleurs et la composition sont magnifiques, de même que le point de vue.
Félicitations et au revoir...JP

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-02 6:39]

Hi Paul,
a great shot of this streching bird. :)
+++ Brilliant POV and, of course, pose from the Siskin. Good composition. Excellent detail.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hi Paul,
Very nice moment you've captured!!
Excellent POV and details, nice pose and well composed, Good composition too.
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-02 11:21]

Hi Paul. A great pose from this sisken and good timing from you to have seen it.you have good detail and natural colours . i like the stare on its face. well done TFs.

Hello Paul, splendid and very funny pose, realy good shot with wonderfull colors and very good focus
cheer and thanks for sharing,

Hahahahaaaaa, what a cute moment, Paul, you made me realy smile with this guy, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-03 9:04]

Hi Paul
Nice POV ,sharp image whit nice details in the plumage.Funny position.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-03 9:14]

Hello Paul,
I think the pose and POV you caught here is both amusing and unusual. But I also wonder if this juvenile has a bit of partial albinism as even juveniles don't have so much white in their plumage.
I have never seen one like this before. Fine presentation with great sharpness and composition.
Well done and TFS!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-03 14:48]

Hahaha ! Good capture Paul of this youngster practicing a new sport ! Very good exposure and sharpness, nicely composed and very unusual pose. Great !


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-10-07 11:18]

Hi Paul,
What a super shot of this siskin in gymnastics.
It makes me laugh.

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