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Copyright: Josien Greidanus (Josien) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 5 N: 43] (166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-25 13:57
Viewed: 3682
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture in the spring. I really loved the hitchhiking phenomenon, with the chicks on their mother's back. In this case there were two chicks, but you can barely see the second one. As I do not have many opportunities to go out to take pictures at present, I'm uploading some older work (I'm studying abroad, and there isn't that much nature around). Hope you like it, it's a little small, as I didn't bring the original.

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Hi Josien
Bienvenue sur TN
En voilà une que j'aime beaucoup. C'est très bien composé, en montrant la richesse du plumage, sans doute sous son meilleur angle. Avant et arrière-plan aquatiques très en harmonie, encadrant cette belle cane avec naturel. Vraiment bien!
Au revoir et merci....JP

Very nice!Is it some sort of Merganser? I do like and good luck in school.

Hi Josien,
Beautiful and interesting image, the picture speaks for itself. Great composition with the birds + their reflections on the water, great sharpness (at least I'm satisfied with it), nice natural colors. Quite masterful job in my eyes. Congrats and tfs.
Good luck with the school, best regards from Hungary, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-26 1:02]

Hallo Josien,
Dit onderwerp, fuut met jongen op de rug, is een van mijn meest succesvolle foto's hier op TN. Ook jij hebt dit goed weergegeven met een prima diepte in de foto. Goede scherpte en mooie natuurlijke kleuren.

Wow Josien, but this is a beauty, pity I cannot see the rest of its body to appreciate it in full, but then on the other hand the reflection in the water, and the little one taking a hitch makes up double for that. The markings and colours on both the birds feathers are really striking, further to that its very sharp beak is eye-catching and cannot be missed. Wonderful detail captured here, and indeed a pleasure to see. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Bonjour Josien,
Excellente profondeur de champ et bonne lumière permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Josien,
Excellent capture with superb details and lovely natural colours.
Great composition and fantastic POV. Outstanding clarity and sharpness.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-26 13:17]

Hello Josien,
This is a very elegant composition,great colors and excellent sharpness and very fine details.TFS.

Hi Josien. This shot is so beautiful with the mother piggybagging on the water's surface. Pristine sharp details with pleasing trail of water in the frame. Very good composition with beautifully defined exposure of the plumage. Well done and thanks foe sharing - Jusni

Ciao Josien, great capture with fantastic reflections, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Josien,
Nice capture with very good colours and details.
Great shot. Lovely composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-29 20:21]

Hello Josien,
excellent view in superb sharpness. I like the stripes of the baby on the mother.
The colour contrast is very effective. The stream of ripple gives a good graphical composition.
A cool composition.


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