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An Angel

An Angel
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Copyright: Staale Gjoes (gjoess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 62] (738)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Sigma 80-400 OS, ISO 100 RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 15:15
Viewed: 3772
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was looking for water voles and as usual came up with nothing. This thing revealed itself out of nowhere. I managed to fire off one shot.. It was hovering just in front of me.

I've cropped the picture in DPP and increased saturation and sharpness 2 stops.

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HI Staale.Very good captured, excellent timing, very well done.

TFS, Anders.

I think it is too dark and pehaps could improve adjunting levels.
Excellent image with the movement frozen in this beautifull pose.

beautiful !!
bye ;)

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-07 15:42]

hi Staale, wonderful shot , excelent moment and the best title for it.

HI Staale,

Beautyful compo
Great moment and timing
lovely pose
a bit dark

TFS Thijs

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-05-07 15:52]

Hello Staale,
Excellent, almost eerie shot. The POV and pose is just excellent.
Best greetings,

Hi Staale,
an absolutely amazing capture.
Well done,

p.s I did a workshop

Hi Staale,
This was an amazing and lucky capture of an image of this bird hovering. Excellent against the very blue sky.


Great comp, very well captured.
The center really works here.
Great job,


This is a fabulous capture Staale. It looks like it is cut in glass or something. It may be a little dark but on my monitor the workshop seems too light. I'd be proud of this one.

Evelynn : )

Fantastic. Like the lines, angles and the effect. Well seen.

Nice pose from the bird, but, comes out a little too blue and a little too dark for me personally. Perhaps lightening the bird in PS would help?

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-08 4:22]

Hello Staale,
Woooow ! This shot is amazing and unusual.
The "+++" : composition, subject, pose in flight, blue colors, sharpness, exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-08 6:57]

Hi Staale.
You managed to take an unique shot. Captured moment and pose of the gull are fantastic. It is great luck for photographer. Bravo and my bets regards.

Hola Staale.
Magnífico POV y excelente presentación.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-11 6:53]

Sure does look like an angel Staale. Great timing and great capture. Looks good against the blue sky. I like the head looking down. Fab POV.

Bufff. Preciosa la camputa. La pose es perfecta.
Un saludo.

Hallo Staale
If a bird reveals itself to me in the way it did to you, I think I'll be so overwhelmed that I'll seize and forget to push the button and the moment will be lost. This is really beautiful and truly special. The frozen moment you captured of this open winged bird (looks like a gull) against the blue sky is awesome. It has an almost artistic touch to it and resembles an angle well. The way you captured it with its head turned down, gives it and almost humble appearance. Thanks for sharing this peaceful and most serene sight. It was indeed a pleasure stopping by such a striking image that tells its own story just looking at it. No words are necessary. Best regards.

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