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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: 2007-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-10 7:44
Viewed: 3901
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not sure but I think this could be an immature Common Moorhen.
Or is it just a female Moorhen?

Taken in the wild...

Thanks for your critiques and have a nice week...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
8/09/2007 13:02:23
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style

PaulH, Alex99, jrubiocasado, fartash, MMM, earthtraveler, hester, Aramok, marhowie, Juyona, SelenE, joey, kuhufu, rcrick, Silke has marked this note useful
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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-10 7:49]

Hi Annick,
fantastic detail and DOF, perfect composition and exposure. I like the slight ripple on the water too, great shot.

Hi Annick
Very cute bird. (Almost human face :-) Perfect shot, beautiful colors great composition, perfect buckground
Best wishes

Hello Annick,
Beutiful moorhen.Photographed well with good focus and color.It's so lovely I would like it to fill the image more.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-10 7:55]

Hi Annick.
Have I missed your shots o 6400 ISO or not while I was in countryside? However, present shot is excellent. I am impressed with the cropping, magnification level and brilliant details of all charming features of this cute baby. Surroundings, vivid green colour palette are looked very well. Nice picture and great work. My compliments and best regards.

Hi Annick

Very nice portrait, congratulations.

Hello Annick
There to me is very little to say of this picture apart from it is inspiring.
Thank you for sharing such great work..this image inspires me to think harder about my photography.
Best Regards

Hi Annik,
great DOF with amazing details.
Nice colors, too

Well done

Hello Annick
Excellent shot of this Moorhen,
Great lighting,details and BG,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-10 8:53]

Ha Annick,

Wederom een schitterende plaat,zeer scherp en mooie kleuren,het lijkt zelfs in de reflectie van het oog dat ik je ziet staan,geweldige opname,


Hi very nice shot
focus is very good and very good sarpness
well done

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-10 10:06]

Hi Annick
Very nice capture .As usual very sharp whit excellent details in the plumage.I like that catch light in the eye and that light on the beq.
TFS Michel

Hi Annick, fantastic portrait of beautiful with great details and excellent sharpness, lovely reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Annick very detailed and sharp shot good light and nicely composed tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Annick,
Beautiful focus detail, color, and lovely close up POV.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-09-10 10:55]

woww, Wonderfull!

You are my favorite photographer

Hi Annick,
I'm speachless - wow - that's perfect.
The light, the colours, a fantasic arrangement, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-10 11:13]

Hi Annick

I love the water colours, they really look attractive against your pretty bird. Lovely POV, great light and sharp details



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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-10 12:08]

Fantastic sharp! Great composition, DOF and background.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-09-10 12:24]

Hi Annick

What a great shot of this Moorhen. You have a great shot and composition here. I really like the sharpness and detail visible. It is beautiful.


Hi Annick,
I think you could be right about the specie but whatever it is a beautiful photo,
Full of colour and definition. Very sharp.
Well taken.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-10 13:26]

Hello Annick,
Another impressive photo from you. Perfect sharpness and composition. Catchlight in the eye, DOF, POV and BG are marvelous.

Hi Annick,
Splendid capture!
Excellent colors, texture and sharpness.
Very interesting POV.
Impressive the wealth of details!
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-10 18:24]

Hola Annick,
bello retrato, nitidez perfecta,
textura y composición excelente,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-11 3:03]

Hi Annick,
Is that you in his eyes? POV, colors, focus, sharpness and composition are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-11 5:25]

Hello Annick,
an excellent capture of this juvenile Moorhen.
Very sharp and detailed.
Brilliant saturation and contrast.
Well done,

Hi Annick ,

Superb Details and Clarity .The saturation & resolution in the dull light is amazing, actually speaks tons of the skill & technique. The DOF is
nice smooth OOF Green.


Hello Annick,
Good sharpnes and colors. Perfect composition water and flovers fit nicely.

Good one! Though I have a little doubt on the ID. Since the Moorhens are the same in Europe as they are in the US - It looks somewhat different, than what I am used to. Definitely immature, this birds looks more fluffy in the plumage, seems to have a shorter and thicker neck.
Here's a comparison image of the Immature Common Moorhen(Galinule)

But the image itself is beautiful (as always) Great capture!
Cheers, Klaus!

Back for pt

Hi Annick, beautiful shot, excellent detail throughout, lovely colours and from a good POV, just stunning, Cheers Rick :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-12 3:14]

Amazing details!
This is truly fabulous! The colours are sp good and the details so precise that I feel she is about to pop out of my screen
Wonderful work

I see you've been spending some time at the old waterhole Annick :)
Tack sharp, all the parameters couldn't be better!
Very Well Done!!

Great picture with brilliant sharpness.Colors are well saturated,but don´t seem unrealisticly.The small reflection is a good detail.The animal makes a good contarst to the green background as well.--Good work here!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-15 4:21]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful portrait shot with immaculate sharp details on its plumage and in a fantastic pose. The catchlight on its eyes and the ripples in the green water looks great. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Magnífico enfoque y gran profundidad. Detalles impresionantes y el agua muy bien captada. Una fotografía excepcional !!


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