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Jan van Gent

Jan van Gent
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Tamron AF70-300mm LD
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Naturalmente.... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-12 5:15
Viewed: 4554
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot in Burgers Zoo, Netherlands
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Nice first post Mike.
Nice composition and colours. I like the blue round the eye. This is not an easy one to get right exposure, white bird and black BG. It's overexposure but the head is good with good details.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-03-12 7:10]

Welcome to TN Mike!
This is a great photo for a first post!
the object is sharp and the BG is good.
The hot spot is not so good but I undertstand that it is hard to get a good picture with such a white thing!


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-12 8:09]

Welcome to TN Mike. The shot is very interesting. The head (and escpecially the eye) is very good. The fodus on the eye is good and that's very important in nature shots. You did overexpose a large part of the bird though; featherdetail got burnt and got lost because of that. With white (or black) birds exposure is always difficult. Such white birds as Jan Van Genten (or Swans) are better shot on a cloudy day. TFS! And keep 'em coming!

A great first performance, Mike.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TN.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

To me, your composition is excellent, Mike. The diagonal of the bill adds to the artistic value. As already said, part of the white is overexposed, on the upper mandible and undeer the bill. Great first posting. I look forward to look at your next shots and to read your notes about the subjects and camera settings.

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-03-12 16:56]

Hoi Mike,

Mooie eerste foto! Je mag wel iets meer vertellen over de vogel zelf, daar gaat het ook een beetje om bij TN.. Mooie foto, mooie uitnsnede, jammer dat ie hier en daar wat overbelicht is.. Scherpte is heel goed... Mooie plaat, weet nu tenminste wat een Jan van Gent is.. Welkom op TN!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-12 23:28]

Excellent composition and artistic shot here Mike. The blue beak and eye are quite attractive against the white of his feathers. Very well done.
And welcome to TN. I hope you enjoy your time here. We're not such a bad bunch of people here - we all have a love of nature and want to share it. And we are all learning too.

Mike, Nice first post on TrekNature. I really like the composition and detail you have captured. Great angle and pose. Welcome!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-09-10 18:56]

Hi Mike,
Welcome to Trek N.

Excellent shot and well composed. The focus of the eye is spot on.
The exposure the white is O.E.
The w.s. is excellent though the eye is closer to the left on this one. Both work.
Excellent effort.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-19 20:09]

Beautiful portrait, Mike! Even this large overexposed area doesn't spoil the climat of the picture. I like the contrast and the eye - it makes a great colour accent in this otherwise nearly monochromatic picture. TFS! Michal

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-20 21:57]

Hello Mike,
I love it.. very well composed, great light and beautifull eyes, sharpness is perfect,

Very well done,
Merry Christmas to you and your's

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2005-12-20 22:17]

Hola Mike: Beautiful whiteness and softness captured in a composition where the look of the bird is an imam for my eyes. The form of the shade in its eyes seems a half moon. The color is beautiful, with perfect pure whiteness. Congratulations. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

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