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So small and so pretty!

So small and so pretty!
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon Tele-converter TC-DC58B 1,5X
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-22 0:51
Viewed: 6080
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
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So small and so pretty! (for Janice)
Paruline jaune (French)
Yellow Warbler
Dendroica petechia

* Info *

It is not easy to photograph these little birds with my equipment, but the task is interesting to do. I think I have reached the limits of my small camera.

These birds are in full migration currently. Some species as this one nest here. The majority of the other species nourish and carry on their road towards North.

Thank you for looking.
Have a good week!

coasties, Janice, elefantino, Zeno, Kaszek, ddg, soccer, DOBIS, dew77, wkshelton, SkyF, ramthakur, wallhalla15, Fisher, loot, marhowie, guychou, Athila, cedryk, saeedabbasi has marked this note useful
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Hello Luc

Wow... what a lovely wee one we have here. So bright and with its Yellow plumage. Nice markings on it's breast. Well done on getting this shot Luc. Looks like it may very well have been a challenge. Thanks you!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-22 1:28]

Why thank you MY FRIEND!! I wish I was - so small and so pretty! But your little Paruline Jaune is a real cutie. So well presented too up there in the tree. You show him well Luc, a hard job for your camera, so thank you, thank you...
Kia ora

Hi Luc,
beautifull, little, yellow bird!!
It seems so softy!
Nice colors and details, good BG, too.

Nice shot as composition and colours.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-05-22 2:49]

Hi Luc,

Indeed, not easy to make a photo like this. I like the soft yellow colors of this, for me,unknown bird.

Hi Luc!
Very nice yellow birdie! Superb POV, great colours. Well done!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-22 4:17]

Bonjour Luc, magnifique ce petit plumage jaune perché au milieu de ces branches!! Belle et fraiche composition. Mes félicitations, Didier.


Good Composition, POV and detail of subject. I like his colour here. With little foliage obstructing the subject, you have done well. TFS,

Hello Luc,
Great shot, beautiful and lovely. POV, BG, good details, composition, colors and framing are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Best Reagards...
Ali Rıza

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  • Wyndy (0)
  • [2006-05-22 5:58]

Spectacular photo all considered! Well done, Luc!
Wyndy - BC - Canada

Hello Luc,
very nice nd sharp photo! Perfect colours and cute bird!
Thank you
M + T

PS: Have a look to workshop and tell me what do you think about it. Thank you


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-05-22 6:54]

So sweeeeeet&cute looking bird.Lovely capture!!!

Stunning Luc, I to have reached the limits of my small camera, one day i will get myself a bigger one...lol(hope its soon)

The colours are just wonderful.. TFS :)

Good composition - the colours and POV are very nice.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-22 8:40]

Hello Luc,
Excellent capture.It's very cute,well caught,framed and composed.Thanks for sharing this beauty with us...:-)

Hi Luc, What a wonderful photo to view, excllent colors, BG, POV, DOF its perfect, TFS Kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-22 10:07]

Salut Luc,
beautiful little bird, such lovely colors. Well captured, great POV and excellent details.

What a beautiful bird!
If that is the kind of picture you can take with your "small camera", what will you do with a big one, Luc?
Superb POV and colours. I like the leaves of the tree it is settled on.

Superbe photo nette et colorée comme il faut
le jaune de ce petit oiseau ressort parfaitement bien sur ce fond flou de feuillage
félicitations, j' aimerai savoir faire aussi bien.
je débute seulement sur TN et TL

Excellent shot Luc, great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Great colours and composition too. Very well done, thanks for sharing my friend.

p.s.: I think Quebec is wonderful. Thank you have a good week too. ;-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-22 17:13]

Hi Luc
I am sure it will not take too long before you come up with an even better, even more impressive photo of yet another beautiful scene or animal and you might then (same as now) feel you have reached the end of your little camera. Then not too long and you will again surprise us all, and so on.
This dainty little bird is just lovely and to capture it at 72mm focal length you did push your little camera to extremes. So this was a challenge, but there is always a next challenge waiting to be conquered.
The lighting/exposure control was great and the colours are stunning. The yellow bird is well enhanced by the green BG and the details are nice and sharp.
Very well done and TFS.

Ar yes, this is a very difficult shot with teh S2. I have tried here with similar sized birds, but no luck. Everything has to be just right to get these shots.
You have done very well.

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  • Bandit (46)
  • [2006-05-25 11:25]

Bonjour Luc,
Superbe image ! J'aime bien le contraste entre le jaune et le vert.
Bravo !!

kindly Luc, thanks for welcome. In my mind canada it was beautiful land. In your photo I saw that. thanks

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  • nn15 (8)
  • [2006-05-26 10:39]

Oi Luc!

Adoro esta foto, com o motivo (o pequeno passaro e o ramo em que esta) bem focados e com os ramos mais afastados da arvore a fazerem papel de parede.


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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-05-27 5:40]

très belle oiseau
belle photo
et bonnes couleurs ,très bon détails
bonne journée

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-05-31 10:44]

Bonjour Luc!

Tu pointes maintenant ta caméra vers le haut plutôt que vers le bas. Cela n'elève rien au résultat, c'est-à-dire de superbes photos. J'aime bien le contraste des couleurs qui met l'oiseau bien en évidence. La composition est plaisante et bien équilibrée.

Belle performance et merci de la partager avec nous.

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-06-29 7:45]

Witam! Przepiekny, zolty ptaszek! Wspaniale zdjecie, kolory, detale.

Bonjour Luc,
C'est une excellente capture de cette jolie paruline. Elles ne sont vraiment pas facile à photographier tellement elles bougent tout le temps. J'en vois que très rarement dans les environs mais à chaque fois, c'est l'émerveillement. Vous avez sû capter celle-ci avec d'excellents détails, une bonne prise de vue et ce, dans un excellente composition. Merci!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-29 19:47]

Hello Luc,
This bird is so beautiful, I have never seen this species before. It contrasts perfectly with the foliage. Very nice composition :-)
Best greetings,

Hi Luc ,
very nice and lovely shot.
well composition and excellent sharpness.
great work.
thanks and regards

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