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Calling out loud: A Happy 2008

Calling out loud: A Happy 2008
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Happy New Year 2008, Open Up ...Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 8:50
Viewed: 7765
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A happy New Year 2008, keep well and fit, go outside in the wonderful nature to relax and make wonderful shots for TN ;-)

My warmes wishes and greetings to all TN-members, thanks for all the shots, words and friendship during the year, I'm happy to be a part in this community.

Today you see a Snowy Egret (Egretta thula). It is a small white heron from Egypt, about 60 cm high and its wingspan is about 100 cm.

If you like to see this guy in full size please click here.

Thanks for any words ...

oki, loot, uleko, nglen, fartash, Alex99, jaycee, Patleboss, marhowie, SelenE, scottevers7, pablominto, Juyona, Maite, Ena, Hil, XOTAELE, valy67, hester has marked this note useful
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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-12-30 8:52]

Hi Wishnu,
perfect photo for last photo of the year - text fits superb,
thanks for all the lovely photos,
Wish you also a Happy New Year,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-30 8:54]

Hi Sabine

Thanks for your good wishes and for this lovely image. With appreciation for all the wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As the New Year dawns…
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness & good health.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

Foto bellissima per nitidezza e momento di cattura.
Buon Anno

Hello Sabine,
This one doesn't seem to be happy 2007 is almost finished:-).
Good colors; whites are detailed and a nice blue sky.
Happy 2008!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-30 9:03]

Hello Sabine,
What a lovely and unusual view of the Snowy Egret! Impressive sharpness and it looks great against the blue sky.
TFS and best wishes to you and your family for the New Year! Ulla

Lol Sabine! What an incredible capture! I'm really amazed by this action caught, proximity and superb details. I also love your notes a lot. Have a wonderful New Year dear friend!

Hi Sabine,
Superb close up! Excellent sharpness and pefect camera handling!

Hello my Wishnu,
Thank you so much for your new year greeting postcard in such a beautiful composition!
Excellent shot with so much meaning it it
also sincerely wishing you and family
many thanks

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-30 9:26]

Hi Sabine. What a fntastic close up of the Egret. the detail is first class. good natural colours. good use of the light in the eye. well done TFS.

A Happy New Year To You .

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-30 9:31]

Hello Sabine, I'd go to Egypt just to get this light !:-) Wonderful portrait of this Egret ! Great details, perfect exposure and great moment ! Thanks ! All the best to you and your loved ones !


Hello Sabine
Very intersting scene you captured :o)
Perfect timing,exposure and composition,
Superb shot my friend.

Best wishes for 2008

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-30 10:27]

Hello Wishnu,
Perfect timing and sharpness. Great detailed focus. Fantastic composition and POV.
All best wishes for you in 2008,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-30 11:05]

Hi Sabine and Stephan.
Extreme anatomical details of egret. Wonderful framing, lights and colours. Many thanks for good wishes and nice gallery of 2007. My best wishes for coming New Year too. Bravo.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-30 11:25]

Hi Sabine,

What a perfect post for the New Year. We hear him loud and clear. A fantastic Snowy Egret. Wonderful colors and sharp details. Great timing to catch him with his beak wide open. I love that tongue! A very Happy New Year to you and yours.


fantastic-sharp close up, greetings ori

Hello Sabine,
fabulous shot, this portrait is splendid with impressive details and excellent management of exposure and very good colors
wonderfull composition,
cheer and all the best for 2008

I think the title is just perfect Sabine..
The image is outstanding, perfect timing on this loud mouth :)
Happy New year!

Hello Wishnu,
Wowo! Great shot!
very good composition and pov. excellent sharpness and detail, great texture and superb colors.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-30 14:58]

Hi Sabine,
Thank you for your good wishes :o) This is a lovely portrait of the snowy egret with very good focus, sharpness and details. I also liked the pose you captured a lot.
Wishing you and your family all the best for the New Year

great shot! sharp colors.happy 2008!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-30 17:57]

Hello Sabine

This is like an opera singer hitting a high note.
Wonderful clarity with sharp focus and detail.The lighting is excellent and the colours are vivid and bright.
Your POV is super,you have managed exceptional plumage detail.
The eye is fantastic,and the tongue is impressive.
Great job.

All the best for 2008

Hi Sabine,
Superb portrait shot. Here. Great timing to cath this pose. Youn handled the exposure very well. Great colors and detail in the white plumage. Have a great 2008.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-30 23:41]

Oh my goodness, Sabine,
what an incredible shot.
Can't say I have ever seen the tongue of an egret.
Interesting texture in there. : 0
Amazing details and perfect moment you have caught.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2008!

Hello Sabine,
A lovely creature, captured in this special moment!
I notice the fine details in the white plumage, well done...
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-31 3:23]

Hola Sabine,
simpática foto y detalles...
un magnífico retrato.
saludos amiga,
Happy new Year,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-31 3:45]

Dear Wishnu and Sabin
With this funny and stunning shot I want to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your comments. I hope to keep enjoying with a lot more from you during the next year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-31 4:41]

Hi Wishnu,
Thanks for the good wishes!
Great shot, nice composition, sharp, nice colors!

Happy New Year

Hi Wishnu ,
Great macro with excelent details.
Beautiful colours and nice sharpness.
well captured

Hallo Sabine
Sehr schöhne Aufnahme, top Schärfe, Farben une im richtigen Moment ausgelöst Bravo!
Ich wünsche Dir alles liebe und gute für das neue Jahr und hoffe auch im 2008 so tolle Bilder von Dir zu sehen.
Grüsse aus dem Elsass

Hello Wishnu,
ha! what a great title! Fits the photo perfectly!
What a great shot of a big opened mouth! Have a great new year as well, ! TFS

Hello Sabine,

Happy new year!

Hi Sabine, superb portrait with splendid pose, amazing details and great sharpness, very well done, HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-01-01 7:22]

Hi Sabine,

Superb close up portrait of the Egret, I love the pose with the tongue and can almost here the squawk he is making, nicely composed with excellent details, very good colours with especially good whites.

Best wishes for 2008
Regards Hil :o)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-03 4:34]
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Superb and Impressive, Sabine!
Marvellous capture of this Egret having a yawn. great sharpness and detail and and excellent composition, all of which make this a unique and fascinating image.
BTW: the Snowy Egret is an American species.

This is the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) in breeding plumage and your fine shot of the whole bird confirms this with its black legs and yellow feet.
Great post and best wishes to you and Stephan for 2008!

hi wishnu
a brilliant shot showing the mouthparts..which are always a mystery to me..as one only sees a peck or a snip at the ground
happy new year and thanks for all the encouragement

bonjour sabine
bravo,exposition parfaite est details bien present dans le plumage,de plus le bec ouvert anime beaucoup la prise.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-03 13:39]


Un magnifique coup de langue. Bon réflexe.
Bonne soirée.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-03 15:06]

Hello Sabine,
very nice portrait .
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work. Regards.

Salut Sabine
Qu'elle belle prise originale :))) J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage et ces superbes détails. Je crois que c'est la première fois que je vois la langue d'un aigrette d'aussi près. Il semblait bien contrarié, qu'est-ce que tu lui as fait? C'est excellent avec un bel éclairage naturel,
bravo et au revoir...JP!
Passe une bonne année 2008

Hallo Sabine !
Das ist aber eine wunderschönes Bild ! Der Vogel sieht wirklich komisch aus, mit dem Schnabel groSS offen und mit dieser roten Zunge ! :-) Du hast ihn am perfkten Moment photographiert ! Die Details, das Licht, die Komposition, der POV und der schöne blaue Hintergrund sind alle sehr gut. Vielen Dank !

Hola Sabine.
Buenos detalles y estupenda presentación.
Buen bg y muchas gracias por tus buenos deseos para este 2008.
Saludos, JL.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-01-04 13:05]

Hi Sabine

I love that tongue! Perfect exposure, well compose and great pose captured!

Happy New Year to you too



hat dem keiner gesagt, dass man fremden nicht die zunge rausstrecken darf?! *g*
was für ein tolles portrait, perfektes timing und einmalige details. ich freue mich immer wieder darüber, dass man auch mit
dem tamron klasse photos machen kann. superb job & viele grüße, thor.

Hello Wishnu.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-01-20 3:30]

Ha Ha ,What a nice shot Sabine , It's a beauty thanks Greetings Teunie .

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-13 7:41]

Hi Wishnu,
Very sharp details, Like the composition.

Wow! You have chosen an excellent time to press the shutter. Great colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2008-10-30 19:48]

Wow what a great perspective!!! I have shot these birds for a long time now and have never captured one so crisp and so much details. That tong is amazing. I forgot how to spell toung, ok you get what I'm saying. :) Just an awesome shot.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-24 5:42]

Hi Sabine,
excellent portrait of this bird. Really oustanding in clarity and beautifully composed to focus on the face.
Details well seen and action well captured.
splendid shot.


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