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Netherlands
Title: KONIKHORSE
KONIKHORSE (12)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3056 W: 55 N: 6294] (62944)


 

Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106) [2016-05-06 14:59]
as a moderator for TN I am sorry but your horse classes as domesticated as I think you will see from this excerpt for the book of Wiki.
The Konik is a Polish horse breed descending from very hardy horses from the Biłgoraj region. These horses had a predominantly dun colour, but also black and chestnut horses were present in the population.[4] Some researchers claim these foundation animals were hybrids with wild horse breeding that had been sold to farmers by the zoo in Zamość in 1806, which were bred to local domesticated draft horses.[4] However, genetic studies now contradict the view that the Konik is a surviving form of Eastern European wild horse, commonly called the tarpan, nor is it closely related to them. The Konik shares mitochondrial DNA with many other domesticated horse breeds and their Y-DNA is nearly identical.[5][6]

During World War I, these horses were important transport animals for Russian and German troops and were called Panje horses.[4] In 1923, Tadeusz Vetulani, an agriculturalist from Kraków, started to get interested in the Panje horses, a landrace of Biłgoraj and coined the name “Konik” (Polish for “small horse”), which is now established as the common name for the breed. During the 1920s, several public and private studs were created to conserve this animal.[4] In 1936, Vetulani opened a Konik reserve in the Białowieża Forest. He was convinced that if horses were exposed to natural conditions, they would redevelop their original phenotype.[4] While Vetulani's experiments are well-known and widely publicized,[7][8] his stock actually had only a minor influence on the modern Konik population.[4] However, World War II marked the end of Vetulani’s "breeding back" project. His stock was moved to Popielno, where they continued to live in semiferal conditions. Popielno became the breed’s main stud during the 1950s, but the herd was also preserved by buying animals from Germany.[4]

Between the two world wars, the German brothers Heinz and Lutz Heck crossed stallions of Przewalski's horse with mares of the Konik horse, as well as mares of other breeds such as the Dülmen pony, Gotland pony, and the Icelandic horse, to create a breed resembling their understanding of the tarpan phenotype. The result is called the Heck Horse.[9] Other breeders crossed Koniks with Anglo Arabians or the Thoroughbred to increase their quality as a riding horse.[4]

Belgium
Title: * Spring *Sony Alpha DSLR 350
* Spring * (5)
john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 0 N: 438] (3380)


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Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106) [2012-05-02 13:31] [+]
Hi John an intresting set of spring woodland inhabitants.
1st to identification
1) is a Hybrid form of Primula vulgaris (primrose) yes I know it is not all Yellow but Primula's hybridise very easliy with other members of the family with the help of the local bees, I am forever weeding out the multicoloured one that grow up in my native woodland garden.
2) The Puple flower is an early purple orchid Orchis maculata

3) the Myosttis is nicely framed but the flowers seem to be in front of the focus point. I sugest the use of single point focus to allow you lock your focus on the front of the flower instead of the leaves behind
4)the Orange tip male is very nicely caught with it seeming to be well in focus and a good seperation with it and the well out of focus background, the best photo of the set, maybe a touch of burn tool of hightlight reduction on the white to tone them back a just a little.
5) the Lycaena helle , not a species I am familiar with the butterfly its self not quiet sharp and the flower is completly over exposed, did you use flash to expose this image? , if so next time reduce the power of the flask or expose image for the flower then use shodow and highlight type tool to bring the exposure up on the butterfly.
Thank you for sharring yours Robert

Ukraine
Title: Relax
Relax (6)
grek (210)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-11-04 4:47]
Excellent capture with very sweet light, good sharpness, colours and DOF.

India
Title: Where is my Mom ?
Where is my Mom ? (1)
jyoti (260)


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Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106) [2010-08-14 15:50]
Hi there Bhaskar,
Intresting image, glad you added the note to explain why you are handling the chick. I have always said since we started TN as a wildlife site that the acompaning notes were often as important as the I image, and can mean the differance between a reported image being deleted and one like this being allowed to stay.
would be intresting to see images of its progress.
Yours Robert TN Moderator

Turkey
Title: Little BluePentax K10D
Little Blue (16)
meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-03-24 2:47]
Wow, this is a nice and sharp capture of this little chap, excellent light, sharpness and oof bg. Were you on your belly to get this angle on the subject? :-)

Brazil
Title: Lunch TimeNikon D300
Lunch Time (34)
Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-02-27 1:51] [+]
Excellent capture, nice and sharp, good angle on the subject, good light, nicely oof background and a cracking double capture.

Greece
Title: PhalacrocoraxCanon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)
Phalacrocorax (2)
NickPavlakis (20)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-02-17 14:25]
I would have been tempted to title this one 'Bad Hair Day' ;-) Nice and sharp capture with good colours and low POV. I like the water droplets on its back.

Romania
Title: White twins
White twins (18)
Apashu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-02-13 14:36]
Can't tell you what it is, but it's a cracking capture of these twins. Excellent handling of the whites.

United Kingdom
Title: Migrant Hawker
Migrant Hawker (6)
crookandchurn Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 45] (283)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-02-13 14:32]
Excellent capture which is not at all easy to make. I'm amazed at the DOF you got out of f/2.8.

Poland
Title: Dragonfly
Dragonfly (38) *
hmm (124)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-02-01 9:56]
The aliens have landed, it seems ;-)) Cracking capture with excellent sharpness, good POV and nicely oof bg. The dew adds extra character to the photo.

Pakistan
Title: The Common kingfisherCanon  40D
The Common kingfisher (14) *
zahoor_salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 618] (5538)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:54]
Beautiful capture of this little hard-to-catch bird. Beautiful colours, tack sharp, nicely oof bg and excellent light.

South Africa
Title: Birds from Kruger IVSony Alfa dSLR A900
Birds from Kruger IV (26) *
pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1138 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:47]
I love watching birds having a good time, and these two clearly enjoyed their bath! Great capture of these two colourful birdies, nice and sharp, excellent light.

United Kingdom
Title: Summer at K BayCanon EOS 40D
Summer at K Bay (38) *
PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:40]
Wow, picture postcard quality!

Poland
Title: I Need Something WarmerCanon EOS 400D
I Need Something Warmer (24)
red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2640 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:39]
Excellent capture, Grzegorz, it's amazing how these little critters will adapt their colour to the surroundings so as to stay inconspicuous.

Italy
Title: °macaone close°°Nikon D40X
°macaone close°° (40)
flashpoint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:36]
Great capture of this very pretty butterfly. I like the light coming through the wing :-)

United Kingdom
Title: Long Tailed TitCanon 7D
Long Tailed Tit (86)
nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2943 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:27]
Great capture of this little beauty, I like the inquisitive pose :-) Tack sharp and nicely oof bg.

Ukraine
Title: LoveNikon D50
Love (18) *
grek (210)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:17]
Excellent capture of this couple caught in the act. I love the details in the eyes, wish my equipment was up to similar captures.

Poland
Title: Emberiza citrinellaCanon EOS 40D
Emberiza citrinella (20)
jackart Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)


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milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716) [2010-01-30 15:10]
Sweet, lovely pose you captured, great light, nicely oof bg and tack sharp.

United States
Title: Mr. FoxCanon EOS 40D
Mr. Fox (4)
mporterf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)


 

Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106) [2009-11-17 15:32] [+]
Hi Micheal still not sure that this is not a cut and paste job which is why it was reportrd 1st time it was posted. the fox looks too small in comparision to the fallen leaves and other plants growing in the background.
let me know if I am wrong yours Robert

South Africa
Title: Like a MedicineCanon EOS 350D
Like a Medicine (102) *
loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5556 W: 721 N: 4163] (11270)


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Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 95 N: 2611] (7555) [2009-08-23 22:11]
Uitstekend! Wat 'n gevreet! Laat my dink aan Japie se Party Animal! Wil nog altyd so 'n foto kry, maar kon nog nooit!