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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Tair 300mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Quero-quero (Vanellus chilensis) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-30 18:03
Viewed: 5185
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
We are mid autumn and some cold days began by these latitudes. Was 8:30 and the sun had arise 20 minuts ago ; the temperature was of -3ºC and was a great frost. I decided that it was good weather to mount my bike and to go to the lagoon coast, 1 km of my house, to take some photos from birds. In that hour and with the cold almost there was no people who frightened the animals and the light was good. This lapwing was cold and took a sunbath that was elevating by the horizon. Data on this bird can be read in my previous photo. I wasn´t very frightened, I could approach to 9 meters.
I thank for their critics and commentaries.

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Hola Hernan.
Muy buena foto de este lapwing cuyos detalles y composicion son excelentes.
Muy buen fondo y colorido.

A unique bird the Tero is Hernan. I've never heard of this species before. I love his little tuft of feathers on the top of his head and his red eyes. A bit blurry but still a wonderful capture. Janice

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-30 23:02]
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Hi Hernan
Nice capture for such a cold day. It seems you were rather brave (or desperate) to be out on your bike at -3ºC. It is a wonder that the colour of this lapwing's legs still showed red and that it did not turn to blue.
The composition and colours are great. You must have had an amazingly sunny morning as f/16 at 1/500 seems like you had ample light to play with. You probably could have narrowed down on the aperture to somewhere in the region of f/5.6 which would have resulted in an even faster shutter speed and a nice out of focus BG. This bird is small enough for a DOF at f/5.6 to capture all the details, and you would have had the added advantage of a much sharper photo.
Anyway, good work and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-31 3:43]

Hello Hernan,
Very nice capture.Red eyes are wonderful.I liked POV and composition also.TFS...:-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-31 4:01]
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Hi Hernan,
What a beautiful bird, he has an amazing red eye. Nice colours and lovely warm light. I agree with Loot's advice, bigger aperture and faster shutter speed might have added something to this image. Nice work though and well done for cycling out at -3C to get this shot!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-31 5:13]

Hi Hernan, great shot with good colours, detail and lighting. A tad soft on focus but otherwise a great shot, I especially like the shadow on the ground. Well done and TFS.

Hello hernan
Félicitation c'est un superbe prise de vue.La composition et les détails sont bien fait.Très joli cet oiseau
Bravo et Merci

Hi Hernan,
It looks warmer in the picture than -3c. Nice quality eary morning light has given some beautiful colors and tones. nice detail in the plumage. I love their red eyes.

Hi Hernan,
Good clear detail seen. Great color and exposure as well. Nice shadow cast. Well framed...
Well done and TFS!

Hello Hernan,

Good picture of that strange bird! Colors looks so natural and you get a very good pov! Good composition too by having the shadow of the bird in the picture. In another hand, sharpness and details are not so good. Maybe next time :-)

Ciao and TFS,


hi hernan
bravo pour l'approche,l'oiseau manque un peu de netteté mais les couleurs restent naturelles.
bien vu.

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