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hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-12 15:40] - [workshop] [compare] [+]

It is rare to see shots of glaciers with so many colours in. Not just the flowers but also the green on the opposite slope adds a very special quality to what is finally a great shot. I detected a bit of noise in the sky, so I did a Workshop on that.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-12 10:49]

A lovely moody twilight photo of both bird and scenery. Looks like thereßs a second lake in the background - with evening mist on it. I think you could have cropped a bit at the top. The sky isn't much compared to the rest of the shot.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-08 15:53] [+]

Now, that is an interesting story to an interesting shot, Gloria. Is that really true? Here in the Ardennes they run wild and are considered quite shy. Hunter love to go after them. And the meat is quite delicious. But I guess it's a different kind of boars.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-08 15:47]

I like the dof showing the city in the background but leaving all focus on the bird. It is as if the picture tells us that he will be here long after we're gone. And the grey sky and grey sea are nice for a change.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-07 15:51]

Now is that a sign of better times ahead, I sure hope so. It is at least a good sign that you noticed them and had time to capture them for the rest of us. This should be awarded some press photo of the year from Iraq prize, then maybe people would start planting trees instead of bombs. Stay safe, Phil.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-07 8:52]

What a fitting title - and a good imagination to spot it. As Jeppe says, we consider this our national bird, and according to Hans Christian Andersen it spends the winters in Egypt - so there you are. A fine shot.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-07 8:49]

This is probably the TrekEarth shot par excellence, giving the most wonderful description of a corner of our earth, including a bit of dirt track (in place of a road) and a little bit of green in the valley (as an oasis in the dessert) and details of all the frostbitten rock. I don't mind finding it here on TN at all.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-06 8:25]

Well, I am not much into insects, but your titles can do it for me every time, Bente. In our summerhouse we must have two million spiders in August, but I am not going to even attempt shooting them after seeing one of your sharp detailed renderings. Incredible. There, that's my last insect critique for today.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-06 8:22]

Wow, this is really a harsh rendering of life in prison - birdprison as it were.The fact that we can see the pattern of the fence on its feathers almost gives an impression of a naked bird, ready for the oven. I am discovering a lot of sad but thought-provoking and therefor beautiful realism here on TN.

hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224) [2004-09-05 16:07]

In spite of the weather I think you succeded a good shot of these birds in their natural environment. And the slightly disturbed surface of the water adds a special drama to the business of finding food. And getting two in two different positions, well you were lucky like I was with the cormorans.