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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF 400/4 DO IS + 1.4x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-29 5:25
Viewed: 4032
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the Middle Ages pigeons were kept as food, the production of dung and as a mail service. The introduction of artificial fertilizers ended this and now breeding and flying pigeons is a typical Belgian hobby, especially popular with older people. Belgium and Holland have a huge fraternity of racing pigeons fanciers, many of whom even make a career out of breeding, selling and racing pigeons.

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This is great, Hans! The composition is truly original and quite an eye-catcher. The three in the background look like you posed them to perfection. Well done...and looks like that new lens is a winner!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-29 6:57]

Hans, great photo! Quality very good but most amazing in it is DOF. And of course pose of this pigeons.

Very nice composition.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****

Nice composition, it would have been good to increase a bit contrast, and saturation.

hey Hans!very nice shot!excelent dof,very good compo,good composition,good details, crisp clear and real sharp.well done!

sorry, points tomorow!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-30 14:10]

I like this composition and the image is very sharp.

Very well done and thanks for posting. May you and your family have a wonderful and prosperous new year.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-01-23 21:48]

Vraiment une bonne photo. Très originale et invitante. J'aime bien la dégradation entre le flou et la netteté du premier pigeon. Vous avez beaucoup de talents. FÉLICITATIONS !

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