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Copyright: Simon Biffen (simon182) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 IF-ED VR, Digital RAW, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 16:54
Viewed: 3650
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is a shot I took a few weeks back when I had a free minute from my teaching course!

It was the first time using the 70-200 and I loved the results it produced immediately. Barely any PP needed.

I was right on the edge of the water and as low as I could get. Shot at ISO 500, 200mm, overcast WB.

Hope you like it.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-23 16:58]

nice pose good colors nice water patterns nice focus

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-23 16:58]

Hi Simon. wonderded were you have been. great shot to come back with. good timing to get this one. cute looking thing. good detail and sharp focus. very well done TFS. Nick..

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-23 17:05]

Hi Simon

It looks like a great lens. Lovely capture here - real character. I was taking little chicks like this today as they were splashing through the puddles (did you get the thunderstorms today?). Wonderful POV, wonderful pose and pin sharp



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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-23 17:22]

Hello Simon,
You have captured a wonderful moment. Excellent technique with a good lens has produced a beauty. Congratulations.

hi simon,
lovely capture, you got perfect timing to capture this wonerful pose, sharp image with good details, the effect on water looks lovely,
tfs & regards

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-06-23 22:36]

Fun shot - perfectly captured pose! Focus is spot on colors and detail good as well! Kudos! Cheers, Klaus.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-24 4:18]

salut Simon,
j'aime beaucoup ces images simple, elles donnent de très bon résultat. Bonne maîtrise de la vitesse pour figer la mouvement et les gouttes d'eau (malheureusment assez peu visible).
well done


hello Simon

this is a nice photo with nice colors,
and i like very much this kind of photos
where there is a movement from the bird


  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-24 13:52]

Hi Simon.
This is a great lens. I wish you mane nice shots as this one. You managed to reflect a very cute scene. I like pose of the bird, waves on the water, excellent timing and sharpness of the image. Bravo and best regards.

Nice work good composition and viewpoint light is a bit backlit well handled though tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-25 9:10]

Ha,ha! What a lovely shot!
Fantastic sharpness and composition.
I love it!
Thank you very much, dear friend.

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