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Looking Forward to 2009

Looking Forward to 2009
Photo Information
Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 3:15
Viewed: 3845
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kia hari te tau hou / HAPPY 2009

Well friends I wish you all the very best for the New Year.

2008 has already gone and it is already 2009 in New Zealand.

And this must be the first image posted on TN in 2009

As the New Year dawns…
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness and good health.

This is one of the Gannets at Muriwai and it is taking its last look at 2008 and flying onward into 2009.

Best regards to you all


uleko, ellis49, sranjan, flashpoint, siggi, eng55, trekks, eqshannon, crs, Noisette, red45, loot, bobcat08, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To loot: ThxJanice 1 01-02 20:51
To red45: Szczesliwego Nowego RokuJanice 1 01-01 12:53
To eqshannon: We shall overcomeJanice 1 12-31 20:08
To flashpoint: Thank you for the WSJanice 1 12-31 11:49
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A fine picture of this beautiful bird. Nice colours and clear shot.
well done.
Thanks Pierre

Hi Janice, superb flying bird, great capture with perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness,
I like a lot

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-31 3:53]

Hello Janice,
Wonderful in-flight capture of the Gannet flying off to sea with its mate left behind!
Excellent focus and sharpness, beautiful colours and a great composition.
I see you'll be celebrating very soon and wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Kind regards, Ulla

Hi Janice,
it's maybe a bit late to say Happy New Year to you down under.
so I wish you a Good and Healthy 2009.
A well composed picture with the wings in a nice diagonal,
well exposed with nice and natural colours.
Well done, old friend.

The winter is here, not much snow and nor so cold either -10C in the morning. But I will gladly spend the winter in a warmer place, do you have room for two for about 3 months :-) :-)
Best Regards

Dear Janice,
Kia hari te tau hou / HAPPY 2009 to you too. Amazing cap[ture of the inflight moment by you towards thetrailing 2008. TFS.

ciao Janice!
In the island more beautiful of the world,the 2009 is really arrived!!!! I tried a WS.
magnificent catch
and bodes well for the new year

P.S.I have tried a WS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-31 7:13]

Hello Janice,
Wonderful photo of this Gannet. Amazing light and colours, also in the BG. Excellent sharpness, POV and pose. Great composition.
Have a great New Year 2009.
Best regards Siggi

hello Janice

Happy 2009 and you are one of the 1st to enter the New Year! Hope that for the new year, you will soar as high and free as this bird.

How nice to look down on the full spread wings of the bird in floating position.

tfs, bill

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-31 7:19]

Hi Janice,
Beautiful capture of this gannets.POV,cross framing and composition are excellent.
Happy New Year and thanks for posting.

very beautiful composition , great colours and sharp!
Happy New Year!

Hi Janice,
Excellent shot of this very interesting species,
Happy new year!

You could not have done it better and now as you read this, you awake in the New year and are ready to cook the first meal...what goes in shall sustain you. As this image suggests, you know where you are. You are centered. You know your hobby/art. And beyond that you share a common belief that no matter what the problems in eh world, we shall overcome. Yes We Can!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-31 23:58]

Hello Janice,

Very nice hoto and a well chosen titel! The flying bird looks very nice as the image shows it sharply. There are also nice colors in the background enhacing even more the sharpness of the bird.

Thank you for sharing and I wish you a Happy New Yera,

hello Janice
Happy new year to you, you have beginning 2009 with a wonderful shot of this gannets, the one with his wings wide open is very impressive, supern details on his feathers
TFS Jacqueline

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-01 7:51]
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Szczesliwego Nowego Roku Janice!

Excellent POV. Diagonal compositon look great and moment is also perfect. I like second bird in right bottom corner - it says - go away :-) Clear and beautifull picture.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-01 14:25]

Hi Janice,
a superb capture of this Gannet!
The pose is excellent.
Very sharp and clear.
Great POV.

Well done and Happy New Year!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-01-02 1:11]
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Hi Janice

Over the edge it goes and there's no turning back.
The old year is gone – 2009 lies ahead.
Another closure – another beginning.
However, as always, there is forever someone staying behind – like the bird
that remained motionless on the quay (or was it just a rock?).
A lovely in-flight (or takeoff) shot and I like how the gannet turned its head to the side to give us a better view.
The subject stands out well against the dark water surface in the BG.

Thanks for the good wishes for 2009. Kia hari te tau hou to you, Dave, the boys and all your loved ones too.

Well done MF and TFS
Kia Ora

Hello Janice,

Thanks for the nice words and for you and your family all the best for 2009.

A great capture of this soaring Gannet. Razorsharp with beautiful natural colours. I like your compo with the another Gannet at the rock downwards.

Thanks for sharing.

Greetings and TFS BOB

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-03 4:30]

Hi Janise.
Best wishes to you in New Year too.
Superb in every respect in-flight shot. Composition of the picture, timing are excellent. Exposure of the image, reproduction of the bird plumage are fantastic. DOF is terrific. Even sitting bird is in focus. Bravo. Well done.

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