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Love Nest

Love Nest
Photo Information
Copyright: Reinier van Gijsen (moemf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6G
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-29 11:06
Viewed: 4199
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this pair of lovers in an old Oak tree behind our house in Cape Town. Squirels rarely sit still and I often find them running up and down the trees, but when I took out the camera they dashed off into their love nest and the male kept a wary eye out for the photographer taking an interest in their doings.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-29 11:08]

Baie oulike foto, Reinier. Die ogies se dit alles. Jou kleur is fantasties. Ek hoop jy geniet die nuwe kamera.

This is a really nice image, really well spotted as well. Great composition.
My only nit would be the red eye, so I've posted a ws for you, hope you don't mind.
Thanks for posting.

jolies petites bÍtes,elles devaient attendre que quelqu'un les photografies , c'est chose faite.bravo.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-11-29 14:01]

Hi Moemf
Congrats on the new toy - I hope you have many happy hunting hours - wish we could join you next month on the trip to the bush.
Love these two, and the way he is oggling you.
Try cropping a bit top, and right, play withtwo pieces of A4 and see how the composition and impact will differ. If the subject is more on the top, right 1/3, you will get a muxh stronger picture.

Hi Reinier,
this is such a lovely shot.
They are sitting quite comfortable there together in this tree, you had good eyes to see them. One eye has such a nice reflection, like fire in it. Thank you very much, I like it very much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

A nicely captured moment, Reinier.

Details, colors, lighting and POV are wonderful.

Congratulations on this lovely photo, and thank you for sharing it with us.

Very nice capture, perfect title Reinier. This is well composed with very good sharpness, detail, color and exposure..
Cute too! ;-) Well done & Thank You.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-30 9:13]

Reinier, great title, great picture.

I like pov and composition a lot. Very nice colors too.

Very lovely shot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-14 9:49]

Hi Reinier, this is a very nice shot. I love the poses of the pair. They look very cute. It's a good shot but I think a little work in PP could remove the reflection in the eye and give it a more natural look.

Well done.

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