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Am I ... Beautiful ?

Am I ... Beautiful ?
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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, RAW ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Birds 2008, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 12:19
Viewed: 4512
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little bird stayed on the reed and singing some beautiful trills. I think it was searching for a mate. When I first approach, it hidden rapidly on the base of the reed, but after a ~5 minutes of waiting it was coming again at the top of the reed and start singing again. However even I have some shoots with the bird singing this one is my favorite.
Why ? Because of the beautiful gradient background which is kind of unique in all my images.
On the field I was not even aware because the moment last a small amount of time. Also the bird keep climb to top and I was also lift-up trying to keep my camera to the bird eye level, so the background is very different in the other pictures.
The green color from the base it's reed. The white color over the green is the atmospheric haze of the horizon line. The light blue over the white is the sky, then white is comming again (a cloud), then powerful blue (cyan) of the clear sky.
Update: something similar here
SPECIES: Acrocephalus Schoenobaenus (lat.) // Sedge Warbler (en.) // Lacar Mic (ro.)

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Dan: shapnessul si gusturi amatorii/profesionistiieliz 3 02-20 08:08
To billynewboy: The bird say thankseliz 1 02-20 01:38
To izler: honoredeliz 1 02-20 01:29
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Sure you are a beautiful bird, fantastic diagonal composition with fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, superb blurry BG, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Salut Eliz,
Sure the gradient BG is superb, with amazing blury colors!
This is a beautiful capture
Very well done

hello Anghel

beautiful bird composed very beautifully with the luminosity,
the gradient background, the fine POV and framing,
superb focus on the foreground of the image,
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-19 13:13]
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merhaba Anghel
very sharp and detailed photo of this cute species
composition, POV, DOF and BG are great

Hi Anghel
Great shot of this little guy. Very sharp and good detail. nicly composed and I like the gradient BG.

Hello Anghel
In response to your title I reply...Yes...You are gorgeous!!
The subject is sharp and true all set against a most important background which is gradiated very nicely with blue, white and green hues...The f8 used worked well seperating the subject and bg.
All the Best

Nice picture! the background is really amazing, and I lke very much of the diagonal composition!
Nuno Duarte

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-19 14:36]

Hello Anghel !
Wow, this picture is truly GORGEOUS !!! I love it ! As you say, the BG is quite unique, and so pleasant to watch - nicely blurred, soft colors... The composition is splendid, too, with the reed making a nice diagonal, and the pose of the bird as well as the details are excellent. Very well done !

hello Anghel!
very pretty capture....i like the compo with
excellent posture of bird and the perfect management of color and light..
i will tried a WS.....

best sERGIO

Lovely shot, the compostion is great, I like a lot the color composition, very complementary soft tones, icluding the bird itself, as you said the BG is perfect for the shot. Congratulations and Thank you for sharing!


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-19 15:42]

Hello Anghel,
Indeed this is a very beautiful picture, very nice composition
the BG is awesome... Well done


simple lines, very efficient, well done

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-02-19 20:27]

O compozitie frumoasa, felicitari!

Hallo Anghel
You have captured this shy looking bird in a very close-up pose. The details are greatly displayed and very sharp and clear. I especially like the crest on the head and the noticeable nails on the paws. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2009-02-19 23:45]
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Salut Eliz,

frumoasa compozitia, si tranzitia culorilor.
Frunza de stuf da un farmec aparte. Pacat ca fortezi sharpul (cam in toate pozele tale) ce-mi da senzatia de artificial.
Felicitari, Dan.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-20 0:24]

Salut Eliz
O poza perfecta, imi plac culorile si lumina.
Numai bine.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-20 5:45]

Hello Anghel,
Great photo in very beautiful clear colours and excellent sharpness. The OOF BG is fascinating. Perfect diagonal composition.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-20 10:08]

Hi Anghel,
Yes he is beautiful:)Very nice capture against the sky.I liked clarity,POV,sharpness,details and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-20 10:26]

Hello Anghel
The pose of this bird is fantastic, the details are clean and sharp. The colors are natural and vivid. I love the pose of this bird.

Hello Anghel,
this is amazing shot of little bird! Superb composition, details, colors and BG. I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

Hi Anghel,
A nice capture of this beautiful warbler bird. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Anghel,
Magnífica toma de bella composición, preciosa luz y fondo con gran nitidez y detalle, saludos
José Ramón

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