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My 300 Post.

My 300 Post.
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-13 8:30
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Chinito" Bombycilla cedrorum.

Photo winner in a contest sponsor by "National Geographic" and "Fuji Film" here in Mexico. and it is been published in this fine Magazin in Spanish during March.

This is to All members of Trek Nature.

Thanks for Your honest critiques and kind words in all My photos.

Luis Leal.

Alex99, oanaotilia, matatur, NinaM, Hil, eqshannon, rousettus, bahadir, billynewboy, nglen, eng55, MMM, siggi, maurydv, boreocypriensis, CeltickRanger, pankajbajpai, iris, Argus, gannu, haraprasan, Dis. Ac., anel, Adanac has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-13 8:41]

Hi Luis.
My heartfelt congratulations on so amazing event. I am impressed with your gallery. Kind comments and nice notes. This one is not exception. Pictured scene is full of content and very pictorial. Twigs, fruits and of course charming bird are represented perfectly. Main subject and BG create a fine composition. Bravo for all and many thanks.

Hi Luis, my valuable friend,
Congratulations for your 300th post in TN and thank you indeed for sharing this superb prize winner with us amigo, this cute "Chinito" is a real gem among the leaves and fruits of a pepper tree!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-13 8:55]

Hi Luis,
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 300TH POSTING AND ALSO FOR WINNING THE PHOTO CONTEST. Outstanding shot with such amazing colours. Very neat and sharp image with superb light and exposure handling. This indeed is a winner all through.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2009-03-13 8:56]

Hello Luis,

Congratulations with you 300th posting of this marvelous prize winner.

Have a super weekend

hello Luis
congratulations I wish thousands,
with colors as this,
excellent photo
best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-13 9:03]

Hola amigo,
y felicidades por este premio,
bella foto y es que el ave esá perfectamente retratada, preciosos colores y pose,
saludos Luis, y familia.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-13 9:05]

Luis, this is a sensational picture, no wonder it won a prize. The colours and the light are fantastic, so beautiful, the greens melting into the pinks, reds and the beautiful bird standing amidst those embroidered leaves. Superb shot,


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2009-03-13 9:09]

Hi Luis

Congrats on your 300th post, and what a great way to celebrate with your prise winning shot.
Its a superb shot, the colours look so lovely and fresh, also the light is beautiful. The Cedar Waxwing is posing so nicely amongst all the leaves and berries.

Well Done!


Boy have I seen this one..WHAT a lovely shot Luis..You are among the tops in this arena and I am so happy to know you! Again congratulations to you!

Hola Luis
what good meeting for me. my last shot also for 300th post, as like you. congratulations on you 300th. I hope we will see your next 300 posts here. many thanks for sharing them and so we have seen many great shots. This is also great shot and great selection to celebrate. splendid colors, great focus, POV and eyes contact.
gracias y saludos amigo

Hello Luis, a great image of this beautiful bird. Congrats on your 300th posting.
TFS and regards,

Ciao Luis, congratulations for your splendid 300th post on TE, lovely bird in great pose, fantastic colorful composition, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Luis
Your 300th post is indeed a landmark and I can think of no better way to celebrate it than with this awesome capture..I can only say in my own terms...If its good enough for "National Geographic" then its good enough for me!!
A fault less capture and I Congratulate you.
All The Best

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-13 11:30]

Hi Luis. A big congratulations to you on the 300th posting and the winning picture in the contest. I can see why it won. Its such a colourful picture of the beautiful bird. With fine detail and bright colours. The back ground takes on a pastle shade so very well done. A nice dedication to all the TN members. Thank you my friend.

have a nice weekend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-13 11:57]

Hello Luis,
Splendid colourful photo to celibrate your 300th posting. Congratulations. Also as photo winner in the contest.
Excellent sharpness and details. Fantastic clarity in this photo. Beautiful environment.
Have a great weekend,

Fenomenal trabajo Luis
y mis felicitaciones por los dos logros:
tus 300 imágenes y tu premio.
Mis saludos amigo, JL.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-13 12:17]

Hi Luis,
Congratulations on your 300th post.It's a very nice capture with excellent POV,lighting and details.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-13 12:31]

Hi Luis
Congradulation for your 300 post.You had kept a jewel for that ocasion.Niice composition with excellent POV .Nice pose,nicolor and nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel and congradulation again for the National Geographic win

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-13 12:45]

Hello Luis,
Congratulations for your 300th post in TN.
Superb photo in excellent sharpness and natural colours. Great POV, composition and DOF.Best regards Siggi

hello Luis
great picture
super colours and a great composition
greeting lou

Hola Luis,
Congratulazioni per la 300th su TN, che celebri con una meravigliosa immagine dalla definizione straordinaria e dai magnifici colori, bellissima luce ed ambientazione, bellissima composizione. Un'immagine che scelgo come mia favorita.
Best regards

hello Luis!
a magical shot for the 300 post
congratulation sERGIO

Hi MF Luis,
What a great and neat capture of this beautiful bird!
Colurs, composition, details and all other photographic criteria are excellent! Perfect in all around indeed.
CONGRATULATIONS! that you reached 300th postin on TN MF!
Thanks for all contributions to us!
All the best!
Have a nice WE!


hello Luis

congratulations to your 300th photo posting
and also to your photo contest winning prizes,
very beautiful photography of the Cedar Waxwing
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing, very beautiful
smooth luminosity, beautiful colour tones,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


hello luis,
congratulations on posting your 300th shot , this is a fine capture to be your 300th, i liked the colours, the composition and the pov very much, good eye contact,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-13 23:08]

Hello Luis,
This looks like Waxwing Milstone post season:)
And here is another Waxwing celebrating yet another TN member's milestone.

Many Congratulations.I am glad you share our prize winning composition today in this special day with us.I love the melange of colours in this composition.The bird looks every bit a winner.It merges nicely into its surroundings yet stand out distinctly with its bold features, colours and details.Excellent sharpness and good DoF.Indeed one of the finest bird shots i have seen around here.

My compliments ..and here is wishing you another stint of atleast 3000 posts.
TFS and cheers

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-14 7:47]
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Hola Luis,
Congratulations not only on your 300th posting but on winning a National Geaographic competition with this fine capture of a Cedar Waxwing!
I am glad that you posted it on TN to show us this fine image taken 2 years ago. A wonderful capture beautifully composed among the berries with fine colours. I shall look for it in the March issue.

Buon trabajo amigo y un gran saludo. Muchas gracias tambien por su dedicación para nos en TN!

Hola Luis.

En primer lugar darte la enhorabuena por tu 300TN que buen trabajo que habra costado y pleno de calidad como esta bonita imagen que presentas del "chinito".

Jose Luis.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-14 8:35]

Luis, WoW what a colorful bird. Perfect location and superb POV. Ganesh Heartiest congratulations and all the best for many more.

Hi Luis,
CONGRATULATION for you 300th Post. A nice capture of this beautiful waxwing bird. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Luis,

congratulations with your 300 post on TN.
This one are a real nice one.
Beautiful colours and good pov.



It is clear that I am not the first and probably won't be the last to congratulate you on your well deserved award.

This obviously a beautiful picture. Well focused on the eye and the light catch in the eye.

Thanks for sharing - Bob

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-14 16:44]

Hi Luis,nothing better to celebrate your 300th post! This is a beautiful bird in a great festival of colors of the nature,we are waiting the 301...ehehe...thanks for your work on TN,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hola Luis,

no entiendo el inglés pero sabía lo que ra un "contest" ... pues enhorabuena, además lógico que se reconozca tu labor ya que tus trabajos son realmente una delicia.
Creo entender que esta publicación ha salido en España, por lo que intentaré comprar hoy el último número o ya me dirás si ha de salir. Eso sí, me habrás de firmar un autógrafo :-))

Broma aparte, una bella toma. Encuadre casi inmejorabel y la compociión aprovecha bien los elementos que rodean al ave. Como en muchas de tus tomas, la luz y el color son los protagonistas, tratados en una medida justa, entre saturados y pastel, no se como definirlos.
Quizá el enfoque no sea perfecto, quizá la luz se dispare en algunos puntos, quizás se vea algo de ruido... da la impresión que hasta lo menos acertado da belleza.
Buen jurado !!!

Saludos Luis: Josep Ignasi.

Witaj Luis
Beautiful Your 300 fast. Congratulations for 300 and for photographic successes. You have very curious gallery. This picture is unusually picturesque.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-20 2:56]

Hello Luis,
What a striking picture..really a most beautiful one.
To show this very attractive bird in this colorful surrounding, that's just great! Looks like a painting.
Congratulations also to have passed the 300 pictures.
My best regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-30 18:59]

Hola Luis,
I missed this while I was absent, So please allow me to say CONGRATULATIONS on both your 300th posting and winning the contest. You are an incredible photographer and I am honored to call you FRIEND.

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