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Making Droplets

Making Droplets
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 50-500mm APO EX DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-25 2:05
Viewed: 2848
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Canada Goose looked like it was purposely making droplets :-)

This was taken at Stocker's Lake.

I hope you like it!
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Hello Joe,

A lovely portrait capture of this beautiful Canadian Goose with nice, contrast colours and excellent clarity. Marvelous composition friend.
TFS and Regards,


Hello Joe,
Reminds me of my kids when they play with their glass of water.This is a beautiful portrait of the Canada Goose.The POV, DOF, sharpness and details in the plumage are excellent. I especially liked the moment captured here with the oozing drops from its bill making ripples in water.Very artistic presentaon.
Thanks for sharing a well seen and well captured moment.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-25 4:04]

Hi Joe,i like a lot this portrait,very very nice and perfect,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Joe,

Perfect capture of lovely goose with excelent details, DOV, POV, Sharpnes and lighting. Great!


Hello Joe:

Of course, I like the photo with duck cayéndole the water droplets peak. Very nice photo.

Cordial greetings.


PS. If I read your note, I understand that the difference in age is a handicap in the case of having to share all the holidays. It was not my intention that, it is only a few moments to be together to meet personally taken a drink.

Hi Joey,

a beautiful candid shot & cute action by the goose. great pov, dof & sharpness too.


Acertado recorte Joe. Excelente enfoque a la cabeza y un ojo muy bien captado.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi

I sure can not get that close and now that I see the lens you were using..wow...super advert for Sigma eh? That is sharp and not lost much of anything at the distance...I am assuming this was on a tripod.....if not you have very sturdy hands..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-25 9:19]

Hi Joe,

A beautiful portrait of this Canadian Goose. I love the droplets - reminds me of a small child making bubbles with a straw. Wonderful colors, details and textures. The ripples he is making in the water are so nice.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-25 9:28]

Maybe it is really playing with water and you caught it doing so! There is this cartoonist called Gary Larson, "The Far Side Gallery" series, it's all animals doing human things. Like cows in a field, once the car has passed, they stand up on two legs and discuss together... very very funny. Great close-up portrait with a nice and kind moment. Thank you Joey!


What a perfect portrait of this goose while drinking (I presume?) water Joe, thanks for the rich details my friend.

Hello Joe,
very good moment to capture this droplets that making the whirling ripples around it, beautiful!
good close up with sharpness, natural colour and details
a good composition once again

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-25 13:33]

Hola Joe,
preciso trabajo y buen pov,
detalles y gran foco,
saludos amigo.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-25 19:15]

Hi Joe,
Splendid close up my friend, excellent details, lovely pose and just fabulous work in total. Great work Joe, thanks.

Hi Joe,
A fine capture of this beautiful Canada goose. Excellent sharp details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-25 22:23]

Hi Joe

Very good POV with wonderful detail and well handled exposure and colour. The water is especially good.



Hi Joe, beautiful portrait of lovely goose with splendid details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-26 1:29]

Hi Joe,
Superb shot and such a lovely focus. Excellent position of the camera and lovely eye catch. What is more wonder is the droplets visible. Ganesh

Smiley later

Encore une grande réussite, quels détails, le close-up est magnifique.

Hola Joe,
Bonita toma, el detalle del agua cayendo y haciendo remolino en el agua es de una artistica composición, excelente nitidez y luminosidad. Saludos
José Ramón

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