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Dedicated to the Dutch photographers

Dedicated to the Dutch photographers
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Copyright: Adrian Rusu (roges) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-04
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2, My Collage, Birds of Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-05 0:21
Viewed: 5405
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear colleagues from TN, dedications series continues.

Today offers this collage of our virtual friends and colleagues from the Netherlands.

And they have a very large contribution to this site.
And here let's not forget the plants, animals and landscapes very nice that they post.

This collage shows an Alpine Chough caught in its natural environment at the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

A few words about this bird:

The Alpine Chough, or Yellow-billed Chough, (Pyrrhocorax graculus) is a bird in the crow family, one of only two species in the genus Pyrrhocorax. Its two subspecies breed in high mountains from Spain east through southern Europe and North Africa to Central Asia, India and China, and it may nest at a higher altitude than any other bird. The eggs have adaptations to the thin atmosphere that improve oxygen take-up and reduce water loss.

This bird has glossy black plumage, a yellow bill, red legs, and distinctive calls. It has a buoyant acrobatic flight with widely spread flight feathers. The Alpine Chough pairs for life and displays fidelity to its breeding site, which is usually a cave or crevice in a cliff face. It builds a lined stick nest and lays three to five brown-blotched whitish eggs. It feeds, usually in flocks, on short grazed grassland, taking mainly invertebrate prey in summer and fruit in winter; it will readily approach tourist sites to find supplementary food.

Hope you like the collage and you all.

A wonderful day all weekend and the beginning of a quiet,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-05 0:24]

Super fain colajul despre aceasta specie accidentala in tara noastra. Mi-ar placea sa o pun pe lista mea, dar cred ca va mai astepta pana voi face si eu o excursie afara.
Numai bine si un week-and placut

Ca sa se iste o alta lupta, cred ca ar trebui sa scri "flamanzi"
Ca unii belgieni din nord, se tin mai mult olandezi decat belgieni!
Pupice multe!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-05 0:33]

Hello Adrian,

I am not Dutchman but I life on 2 km of the Netherlands borders in Belgium, but speak Dutch, perhaps a little bit Dutchman.
Very nice collage about these bird, a pity in Belgium are to much of these birds, no small bird can here life through these birds!
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hi dear Adrian,
Nice work from flying with splendid landscape.

Very well done dear Adrian.

Kind regards

Hi Adrian,
This is a very interesting work and a good dedication and documented thoroughly. I enjoy the photos and the arrangement is very attractive to the eye. I vote mainly for the photo of the landscape is very attractive, open, with colors really solid and well balanced, special handled of back shadow in mountains. Greetings, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-05 4:40]

Hallo Adrian,
Eine beschwingte Collage mit diesen Alpendohlen, die ich sehr gut kenne. Im Winter kommen diese Vögel bis ins Tal hinunter um Nahrung zu suchen. Schöne Farben, eine sozusagen "himmlische" Assemblage :-). Vielleicht hättest Du die Bilder ein wenig anders zuschneiden können.
Herzlich grüsst und wünscht ein schönes Wochenende
Bin ganze nächste Woche im Wallis

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-05 5:18]

Hello Adrian.

Thank you very much for this kind dedication to us dutchmen.
I like your collage very much, fine colors and specially the landscape with a nice POV.
Thanks again for the dedication and have a nice weekend.

Gr. Hans

hello Adrian

excellent photos of this bird with black colored plumage
flying on his natural environment in the mountains,
on every photo fine POV, fine focus sharpness and details,
specially the one of the bottom right, TFS


Salut Adrian
Interesant colaj si interesanta specie de corvid.Ultima fotografie este foarte bine realizata, observandu-se coicul si picioarele deschise la culoare ale pasarii. Ma intreb, oare cum se descurca deasupra unor munti prezentati de tine in fotografia 3??Mai ales in iarna...
Iar cat despre ce a zis Horia, cred ca glumeste cu lupta..Ca eu locuiesc printre flamanzi, si sincer, nu am intalnit nici unul care sa se considere olandez. Poate ati auzit chiar de separare a Flandrei de Valonia. Si o propunere ar fi fost alipirea flandrei la Olanda, lucru care i-a facut pe flandrezi sa sara in sus, ca ei nici nu vor sa auda de asa ceva.

Numa bine si un week-end placut

hello Adrian
great collage,and thanks for this nice picture,s
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Buna Adrian,
Un colaj interesant si plin de viata. Un prim plan cu acesti vulturi superbi, ar fi ceva ce astept de mult....Buna idee sa-l realizezi!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-05 10:43]

Hello Adrian,
Thanks for the nice dedication. The blues are very beautiful in this collage. Also the contrasts in the different photos. Specially the photo of the mountain landscape I do like very much. Splendid natural colours with a fantastic DOF and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-05 11:51]

Hello Adrian.
You have done a great job here. Nicely composed. Excellent set of shots, good colours and POV. Sharpness and detail are spot on. Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-05 12:27]

Hi Adrian. A nice dedication to are friends from Holland. You have chosen four very good picture . The one of the snow covered mountain is beautiful. Along with the fine pictures of the Yellow-billed Chough in flight. All well taken TFs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-05 13:32]

Ciao Adrian,sto apprezzando molto questa serie con le differenti dediche.E' una bella idea ma soprattutto sono dei collage fantastici,costruiti con degli scatti di gran classe e veramente professionali.Complimenti vivissimi e buon weekend,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-05 15:40]

Hi Adrian,

A wonderful collage reminding me of my last trip to Switzerland. I was lucky enough to see the Alpine Chough up close and personal. Beautiful in-flight shots of the bird. I love the mountain scene with the beautiful sky.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-05 19:02]

Hola Adrian.
Una coleccion de fotos muy hermosa, todas ellas de gran calidad y nitidez. La iluminacion de alto nivel y el encuadre elegido para la presentacion no puede ser mejor.
Saludos Adrian.

Buna Adrian,
Absolutely beautiful collage of beautiful photos to make a beautiful dedication. :) The landscape and the in-flight shots are superb each. Not only the Dutchmen like it / them. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

Hellow Roger,
Nice silhouttes of these Alpine Chough and the top ones seemingly to have found some food,the yellow claws and beak in the lower picture is also quite outstanding.A beautiful landscape of the mountain against the pure blue of the sky.Nicely put together.

Ciao Adrian. Interesting compositive work. An handsome landscape and varius dynamic bird pose.


Hi Adrian,

Incredible collage of the high-flying birds and their environmental scene. Each one is technically perfect and also aesthetically composed.
TFS and heve a nice WE MF!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-06 12:27]

Hello Adrian

A lovely collage showing some excellent action shots of these choughs and their environment.

Best wishes


Hallo Adrian,

A great dedication to our Dutch friends. A great collage too. You have done it very very well. Bravo and TFS.


Ciao Adrian,
uno splendido collage e una bellissima presentazione di questa scena di alta quota con un cielo ricamato da nuvole "ventate" e una luce tersa che ravviva i colori e ogni dettaglio, ottimo lavoro.
Grazie e complimnenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-07 4:02]

Hello Adrian,
What a beautiful collage showing the Alps and the Alpine Chough circling high above. Wonderful colours and details and very nicely put together!
TFS and have a nice day, Ulla

Hi Adrian,

thanks for the dedication, i like it.sspecial the plants? Don't forgot my fungi's not see my pictures.
Good pov andd fine colours this piece of alps.


Salut Adrian, minunat colajul tau!
Imi place foarte mult cum ne prezinti aceasta specie si totodata si habitatul unde poate fi intalnita aceasta! Felicitarile mele inca odata. O seara minunata iti doresc!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-09 6:53]

Hello Adrian,
A fine collage with a well-taken shot of the high Matterhorn Alps ansd three inflights of an Alpine Chough. All four are of high quality and the collage is well presented to make it a fine tribute to our Dutch friends on TN.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-02-11 11:48]

I like this photo a lot. Very pleasant and harmonic color combination. Very well presented collage.
Greetings and TFS.

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