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Juvenile Kittiwake

Juvenile Kittiwake
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, UV Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/300 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-04 4:19
Viewed: 4117
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today again a picture taken during my time at sea,you see them quite often flying by ,but are very fast and on a moving vessel quite hard to capture,hope you like it.

shot taken handheld,sharpened with USM in lab colors on the B7W scale,resized for web,

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Wonderful picture.


Ciao, Emanuele

Hi Paul,
Great shot.Lovely composition.TFS.


Hoi Paul,
Erg mooie foto, met super scherpte en kleuren. Mooi hoe de schaduw net niet over z'n hoofd valt.

Hoe bevalt deze lens? Ik ben een beetje zoekende naar een telezoom lens.


wonderful inflight-shot, paul! :-)
it seems your boat-trips really pay off well in bird photos. *g*
perfect exposure on this black and white bird, excellent pose
with an eye on the camera and of course, perfectly sharp.
well done & take care, thorsten.

Hi Paul,
An excellent inflight shot here. Frozen perfectly in great detail. Just enough angle in the head to make it appear he was looking right at you when you took the shot. Beautiful colors.

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2006-10-04 9:00]

Nice action shot!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-04 10:05]

Me gusta el efecto de congelamiento que lograste en esta imagen Paul a pesar de sólo 1/300 de velocidad.
Muy buena agudeza y DOF con buen control de la luz (se aprecia en los blancos que no aparecen sobre expuestos) y agradable presentación sobre el intenso cielo azul.
Saludos... Ricardo

I like the freezing effect that you achieved in this image Paul in spite of only 1/300 of speed.
Very good sharpness and DOF with good control of the light (it appreciates in the whites it doesn't appear over exposed) and pleasant presentation on the blue intense sky. Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Paul,
Wonderful in-flight capture! The exposure is spot on and so is the focus. I like how all the details are fully visible. The black on white gives a nice contrast and variety. Well composed and executed!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-04 12:40]

Yes, I do like it, Paul. Nice and sharp, an even better achievement considering you were on a boat. Well composed and good frame.
TFS, regards, Ivan

hi paul
le bleu comme seule couleur de fond pour bien isoler l'oiseau,une bonne expo,la netteté est impeccable egalement.

Hi Paul
Cette prise de vue est merveileuse,la netteté est irreprochable et l'oiseau ressort bien sur le ciel uniforme et d'un bleu de toute beauté.
tres beau cliché.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Good flight shot. Excellent exposure and sharpness.

Good detail and exposure, well taken.


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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-10-05 14:30]

Hi Paul,
Nice to see you back in action! Here you've caught the gull from a very lucky angle, catching his slight turning of the head at the right moment when he's seems to be looking somewhat askance. Very good shot, and handheld camera at that! TFS
Best regards,

Splendid capture!
Great composition, details, POV and colors!
Wonderful bird too!
Great job!

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