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Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 11:55
Viewed: 3581
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aware of the importance of protecting essential wildlife habitat, in 1969 the Canadian Wildlife Service undertook a program to acquire strategic habitat along the St. Lawrence.

National Wildlife Areas in Québec are protected sites recognized as nationally and internationally important for conserving life forms in wetlands. A variety of activities to preserve biodiversity are carried out in these areas, which are key elements of the environmental challenge of the St. Lawrence corridor.

These areas are models of protected zones that are essential for conserving wetlands in the St. Lawrence.

In 2000, there are eight National Wildlife Areas in Québec along the St. Lawrence River between Lac Saint-François in the west and the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the east.

Three of these sites are on the Ramsar Convention list, giving them international status as essential wetlands for wildlife. The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area was the first in the country to receive status as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1981. The Lac Saint-François and Baie de L'Isle-Verte NWAs joined this select club at a later date.
Conservation is not the only purpose of the NWAs. Public education and research are also goals under the Canada Wildlife Act. In most NWAs, visitors are allowed to hike, canoe, take photos, and watch birds. Traditional uses may be allowed to continue: muskrat trapping and hunting and fishing are part of some management plans. All these activities are regulated to prevent declines in wildlife populations and deterioration of habitats.
National Wildlife Areas are identified by blue and white signs with a picture of a loon. They are a reminder that the designated site and the wildlife it contains are protected by certain regulations.

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Hello Mircea,
I like your composition and the colors of that shot, and I specially appreciate the sharpness of your subject. Thanks for sharing !


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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-11-06 12:41]

Hi Mircea,
This is a superb composition and you capture the heron in a nice pose, great colors and sharpness
relly well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-06 12:43]

4 in 1!!!
Excellent timing Mircea to get three different species of bird in one shot.
+++ Superb composition and a great POV. I love the action-pose from the Heron.
Sharp with excellent details.
Vivid colours... I love the bright green from the small duck.
--- Nothing :D
Well done!

Hi Mircea,
that's a wonderful moment and we can see so many nice details here. The pose of the heron is so majestic, thanks, a beautiful shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Mircea,
Very nice capture of an wonderful pose! Is it hunting pose? Very nice composition & POV with excellent details and lovely colours!
Three fellas are bonus! :)
Very well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-06 23:40]

Hi Mircea

Lovely composition with great colour. The ducks add to the already great composition.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-07 10:23]

Hi Mircea. Four birds in this picture. I like the way the ducks are just swiming by. You have fine detail and colours, with a nice refection in the water with the main bird. I have read your notes with interest.. well done TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-07 12:35]

Hello Mircea

What a beautiful shot of this heron and it's green winged teal friends.
The colours are fantastic.
Well focused with wonderful colour saturation.
The moment you captured is excellent,the wingspan is very impressive.


Bonjour Mircea,
D'abord je te remercie beaucoup pour tes récents commentaires... ça me touche beaucoup!

Cette image est très riche en détails et «pleine de vie» avec ces diverses variétés d'oiseaux! Superbes couleurs en particulier des tons de bleus et de bruns sr l'eau!
Une réussite!


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