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Chip on his shoulder

Chip on his shoulder
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Copyright: tom trinko (trinko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-16 6:38
Viewed: 4000
Points: 30
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i finally found out, i think, where the phrase "old coot" came from. this coot jumped in the water and immediately began intimidating geese, which must be 5-9 times bigger than the coot and ducks which are larger than the coot. they it went over to it's family.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-16 6:53]

Hi Tom,
a nice shot of this Coot.
Sharp and detailed.
The only thing I don't like about the birds is the red eye...creepy ;)
Well done,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-16 7:03]

Hi Tom,
love the colour of that water, great exposure on the dark plummage too

He is obvious...although he seem to be a little low in the forward aft....taking on a bit over middle age...maybe a middle age crisis...Nice crisp focus on le' feathers. Also nice story/notes.


Hello Tom,
Well done.
Good detail in the blacks.
Sharp...it is moving after all.
Well done

Hi Tom,
the exposure is good, all the details in the black parts are well seen maybe the top of the beak is slightly OE but not easy with a B/W bird. The red eye is amaziing in it's colours.
Fine POV but a bit tight in front of the bird.
Well done.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-16 10:07]

Hello Tom,
Perfect POV, the coot has marvelous colors and details. Great composition and texture.. Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

Hi Tom,
This is great shot of this coot, never see
one of those in florida, nice colors
and POV. TS. Best regards/Lawhill

Hi Tom, very nice colors and great details of this black bird,
well done,

Hi Tom, splendid colorful Coot with wonderful colors, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Tom
Very sharp details for this picture.
Thank you

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-25 11:15]

So even the American versions are tough old birds, eh?
Great capture of the attitude!

Hi Tom,
Excellent shot with great focus, amazing details, sharpness. Nicely composed. Red eyes do good contrast against dark plumage and greenish water. TFS
well done

Belle photo de cet oiseau,poule ou canard, je ne sais pas bien, mais très jolis,presque le meme que je viens de voire un peu avant, bien pris et bien net. Amitiés Thomas

bonjour tom
jolie prise de ce canard, bon rendu, peut etre un peu sombre mais joli malgré tout, bon bg de l'eau

He Tom,
You are in holidays? I am back and I discover this picture, it is amazing, it is really naturel, details color are winderfull.

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