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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-29 9:25
Viewed: 3323
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for critiques yesterday. Much appreciated!
Title today is 'Brownie'
'Cause I do not know the ID. Time is limited today:-). So with a little help from your friends;-)...
To my surprise Brownie means something related to photography(the link). I always thought it was a little fungi expert.
Due to the above mentioned time reason, I increased the contrast somewhat and lost a bit detail in the white parts...hurry:-)
Photo is taken in the 'Olmense zoo'.
Thanks for looking and a very nice day...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15-8-2007 16:24:03
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance

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To Argus: THanks Ivan (again):-)vanderschelden 1 08-29 10:24
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Hello Annick,
I loved the pose of the Brownie!
perfect sharpness, rich colour and details
very well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-29 10:20]
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Hello Annick,
This 'Brownie' is the female Red-crested Pochard. You posted a male in eclipse plumage not so long ago, well, this is the female.
Superb technically with good lighting and colours.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-29 10:23]

Hello Annick,
Very beautiful Pochard! Lovely brownie colors
Well composed and great POV, I just love
the portrait and the pose of its head


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-29 11:13]

Hola Annick.- Muy bella la foto. Exelente nitidez luz, y contraste. El fondo muy hermoso. Luis52.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-29 11:27]

Superb precision in details, outstanding dof, composition and colours -- fabulous eye contact.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-29 12:55]

Wonderful detail - we can see every feather of the bird. Great DOF and background.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-29 13:02]

Hi Annick,
a great shot of this Pochard.
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,

Hello Annick,
wonderful details in the feathers and nice use of various brown tonal values, a good portrait.

Quels détaisl, quelle prise, une réussite comme toujours.

Hi Annick,
How odd that as soon as you upload a more 'normal' photo people are less curious to what the large version looks like. I'm glad I opened it since the elegant pose of this wonderful duck is very beautiful. The brown on brown composition worked perfectly, and made the entire composition very pleasant for the eyes. Great details and perfect exposure.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-31 21:15]

Hi Annick,
Splendid shot with sharp details on its plumage and lovely colour tones. The lighting and focus are superb and a fine pose is illustrated here. The brownish BG looks majestic and lets the subject stand out. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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