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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds, Vanderschelden's Jackdaws, A - Z Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-14 8:51
Viewed: 5337
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), sometimes known as the Eurasian Jackdaw or European Jackdaw, is one of the smallest species (34–39 cm in length) in the genus of crows and ravens.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
11/08/2007 17:22:04
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
11709 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
Low-speed continuous shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

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Hi Annick,
a nice capture of the jackdaw, the light blue eye is
amazing, Very good exposure, all details in the dark parts
are well seen. Good details and fine details.
I like it even it's not B/Y ;-)
Well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-14 9:46]

Hi Annick

Great close-up - the detail is wonderful. Good exposure too, on a difficult subject.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-14 9:57]

Hi Annick
Wonderful portrait of thet bird.As usual extremely sharp image with beaudiful details in the plumage.Colors and BG are lovely.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-14 10:02]

hi annick,
a very good picture of this bird.
very nice compo and gr8 details.
congrats and TFS

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-14 10:53]

Nice captured! Very sharp and detailed picture

Hello Annick,
Excellent captured of this jackdaw in perfect exposure and focus!
perfect sharpness with much details and best pov
thanks for sharing and the notes

Nice one, Annick!

Hello Annick,
Beautiful detailed bird portrait.
Wonderful light, clarity and catchlight in the eye.
I also ove the grey, black and blue tones of the feathers very much.
The square composition, sharpness, DOF and lighting are perfect and the way the darker tones of the Jackdaw do stand out against the pleasing soft BG color tones is great.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes and good night.

hi annick,
beautiful close up of the jackdaw. i like those blue eyes.
you caught a very lovely lighting on its blue-grey feathers.
fantastic details and a good framing.
TFS - carole

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-14 23:42]

Hi Annick,
We don't have jackdaws here, at least not that I know of.
I like the range of values you got on the gray and black plumage.
Excellent POV for this fine portrait.
TFS. : )

Hi Annick, beautifull shot of this Jackdaw, exposure is spot on and loverly detail, very nice...Cheers Rick

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-14 23:59]

Annick, brilliant eye catch and nice Bg. The shot is beautiful. Ganesh

Hi Annick,
The detail, colours are spot on.
My only niggle, if it is one, is there is too much body for a portrait photo and the bird needs cropping, bottom and right. Only my opinion of course but I think it would give the head/eye more punch.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-15 1:27]

Hi Annick,
a brilliant capture of this Jackdaw.
Sharp with good detail in the feathers.
Well done,

Wonderfully detailed and great light! A beautiful catch. Despite the formalities that another crop could achieve - I'm ok with it as is - since what we see from the body is detailed enough to warrant being in the image! :)
Good work! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Annick,
Very nice exposure/tonal values..Sharp & clear..My God it's good man! :)
I'm beginning to think I may never get that da*n camera :((

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-15 9:39]

Hi Annick,
Beautiful bird! The details are sublime, the colors are perfect and the POV excellent.
Very well done and TFS :)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-15 11:08]

Hi Annick

This is a beautiful portrait of a jackdaw. I love that pale eye and the marvellous details and colours captured in the dark feathers. Great POV, DOF and composition



Hello Annick
This one gets a "Wow" from me. Crisp and clean, I can distinguish a myriad of colors. Great catchlight and separation from BG.

Hello Annick.
A jackdaw! Now I know what these little guys are :) I see them everywhere but never knew exactly what they were. I think we also have them in Australia, in our Outback, or something like them. You learn something new every day. Great capture by the way! Lovely sharpness and detail. Nice close up study. Well done.
Best regards, Steve.

Very attractive this blue eye... Very nice detail on the bird. On my monitor, the black is very well.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-17 7:00]

Hello Annick,
Great close portrait of a Jackdaw that is technically perfect with excellent lighting and BG.
Well done,
Regards, Ivan

Bellissimo ritratto di questa specie, non molto confidente dalle nostre parti. Dettagli e tonalità del nero ottimi.

Molte grazie, ciao, Emanuele

Excellent capture.
They are commun but not so still. I never could do a decent picture of them so far.
Yours is outstanding. Crisp clear.
Also nice pose.

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