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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: 2007-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D 30, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-13 14:41
Viewed: 3849
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured the Yellowhammer at a penisula called Äxuln in River Dalälven, one of the longest rivers in Sweden. It´s taken handhold at ISO speed 400.

The Yellowhammer breeds in Europe, western and central Asia. This is a male. In the 1960´s the Yellowhammers in Sweden was nearly exterminated by pollutants. But since some pesticides was forbidden to use in agriculture the population has come back to normal level.

Levels, dodge tool, hue/saturation, croping and USM in Photoshop.

Thanks for looking...
Regards, Peter

Necipp, pvs, delic, dew77, coasties, sandpiper2, joey, Tamrock, uleko, falke has marked this note useful
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Hello Peter this is a beautifull shot love the detail and colours interesting light also providing rich contrast. Lovely effect with the bokeh and the f2.8 tfs rgds Necip.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-13 14:48]

Hi Peter,

An excellent compo,the yellowhammer is well presented and has excellent colors and sharpness,I would choose for a tighter crop,but this one works as well,


Hello Peter,
This is so nice specie! I like this bird a lot. This is a lovely POV with great composition, exposure, colors and details! I like this beautiful environment he's in. This is superb! Thanks,

Hi Peter,
Such a lovely background got here!
I like a lot all the textures got on the soft back...it is so pleasant to look at.
Excellent POV to present us this Yellowhammer, with great and sharp details.
I like so much also the composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-13 15:46]

Hi Peter,

This is a beautiful bird and very rare in Holland. You caught tis fellow very peaceful. The light is super. Natural colors and splendid background.


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-13 16:19]

I think I'm seeing this one for the first time on TN, Peter. Beautiful colors... Impressionist background. Even the branch looks interesting. Very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-13 16:42]

Hello Peter,
Wonderful capture.POV,sharpness,clear details,3D effect,Bg and composition are excellent.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-13 16:49]

Tjena Peter!
Really fine capture of gulsparven. This is nice and sharp and well composed with pleasing bokeh BG. Looks like it is in a spruce forest: almost like a painting!

Snyggt jobbat!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-13 17:28]

Hello Peter,
This photo is like a painting. The BG makes the sphere. Very beautifull.
Great POV, sharpness and composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-13 20:11]

Hi Peter,

A lovely yellowhammer - a bird I have never seen before. Beautiful colors and an interesting bg.


Hi Peter

Cute little Yellowhammer. Nicely composed shot against a beautiful background. Nice camera work.

An attractive species well captured
Nice pose
Good sharpness and POV
Great composition
Good OOF background
well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-14 7:16]

A brilliant capture!
Could be a little brighter but it's very sharp and has a good background.

Nice one, Peter.
Excellent details and colours in combination with BG. I think I will crop little bit from the top of the shot imho.

Jätte snyggt!


Hi Peter,
Very well done.
Good sharpness and POV,
Great composition
Nice BG

tjena peter!
vilken skön natur och skogskänsla
de är i den här!
very nice with good sharpness
and great background
like the composition too!
good work man!

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-15 14:22]

There is such nice presence in this photo. I love the warm colours of both the bird a the background. The crop makes it stand out even further. I know that these bird are a bit shy, even though they are very common, and therefore quite hard to get a decent photo of.

Good job! Bengt

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-15 16:50]

Hej Peter,
Beautiful shot of this Yellowhammer in lovely light which brings out the colours beautifully. Excellent sharp details and I like the blurred background. Very find composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-13 0:31]

Hello Peter, this is a super shot of the Yellowhammer. Beautifully composed with great pov and dof. Nice and sharp with good saturated colours. Great light and well focused. A lovely scene and a wonderful composition.

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