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Soppy Signet

Soppy Signet
Photo Information
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/3.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-24 14:49
Viewed: 3736
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a cutie I found in the park recently.
This adorable signet was part of a quad who didn't have any fear at all and were at times less than a metre away from me busy finding food in the grass.
I was well aware of the parents who did not mind my presence and did not scare them in anyway.
It was fortunate this one decided to take a break from foraging and briefly hold a pose for me.

More info:
ISO: 400
WB: Cloudy
EV: +0.33
Metering: Centre weighted

Hope you are all well.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-24 16:26]

What a marvellous picture, Simon!!
I love the POV and fantastic composition and the way this wonderful baby is posing for you!
Congratulations on this fantastic job and thank you very much for sharing it.

What a gorgeous image this is Simon.
Just have to love the pose of this cute little guy.
Light and details in the soft feathers is most wonderful and the way he does stand out aganst the green colors in the BG is beautiful.
Sharpness and exposure are extremely good.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards, Harry

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-24 23:54]

Hi my friend

Long time, no see :)
I'm glad to see you've posted some, even if my TN time is now very little.
This is an adorable photo of this cute little fellow.
I love the fluffy look here thanks to your excellent sharpness and exposure settings.
The contrast with everything else in the environment is excellent, too, and the natural colors are charming as well.

Cheers and TFS

Nice one Simon... like the outer fluff detail.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-25 4:09]

Hello Simon,
Very cute shy attitude of this signet. I like also the decentred composition and the fresh colours. I like white/green contrasts a lot.
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-25 13:46]

Hi Simon. got one myself like this last week cute little things . great shot you have captured . very good detail and colour. with a nice low POV. well done TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-26 15:04]

ahhh how sweet, lovely shot simon. What a cutie. Excellent POV, great exposure and pin sharp.



bonjour Simon

c'est une tellement belle composition
que tu voudrais toucher cette espèce de cnard ou oie

on dirait l'image est à deux tons,
celui de l'oiseau et celui de l'arrière-plan
et le sujet est bien cadré dans l'image

BRAVO pour cette belle photo


Salut Simon
Très bien réussie cette prise de vue mettant le le sujet bien en évidence les couleurs et les détails ainsi que le BG tout est parfait.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Great low pov, lovely detail and composition with a nice pose to boot. Good work, thanks for posting.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-15 1:05]

Hi Simon.
What a beauty you have pictured. I like brilliant reproduction of all charming features of this little creature. Nicely coloured BG is very suitable for main character and decorates the shot at whole. My best wishes and TFS. Refined work.

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