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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photo Collage at TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 2:20
Viewed: 3197
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very Happy New Year to you all.

This is a selection of small birds i have taken over the last twelve months . My favourite has to be the Kingfisher i had waited a long time to get a picture worth showing . Below is a list of their names.

1: Blue Tit ( Parus caeruleus )

2: Greenfinch ( Carduelis chloris )

3: Coal Tit ( Parus ater )

4: Robin ( Erithacus rubecula )

5: Goldfinch ( Carduelis carduelis )

6: Starling ( Sturnus vulgaris )

7: Female Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs )

8: Male Siskin ( Carduelis spinus )

9: Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis )

10: Brambling ( Fringilla montifringilla )

11: Male Redpoll ( Carduelis flammea )

12: Male Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs )

Dis. Ac., red45, Argus, rousettus, siggi, PeterZ, crs, Alex99, iris, ddg, jaycee, efsus, eng55, Adanac, Evelynn, CeltickRanger, eqshannon, ferranjlloret, bobcat08, matatur, ramthakur, uleko, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Hi Nick,
your arrangement is fantastic - one for every month, it's wonderful.
I love every single bird - and together its an explosion of colours, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Nick, wonderful colage of lovely birds with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness,
I like a lot

Hi Nicholas,

Happy New Year for you and your family my friend.
Very nice collage with different beautiful birds and also in different poses.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-01 3:01]

Happy New Year to you Nick!

Breathtaking collage. Few European birds really look like imported from tropical regions, they're so colorfull. My favourite is [not big surprise] Kingfisher, too. Excellent pose, colours and light. I've never seen this bird in wild, only on tv. Redpoll, Siskin and Goldfinch are also beautifull. Great work, Master :-)

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-01 3:19]

Hello Nicholas,
what a wonderful presentation,
thank you for the note.
Beautiful composition.
Best wishes
Happy New Year

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-01 3:20]

Waaw Nuck,what a fantastic work! Alot of differents species in a great colorfest,wonderful simphony from the forest! My best compliments,have a great 2009,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-01 3:31]

A Happy New Year to you too Nick!
You celebrate New Year's day with a fine montage of bird shots: each a little gem in itself, the Kingfisher being the star of the show! (I hope to get a good shot of one sometime)
Thanks for your contributions for 2008 and I look forward to many more from you this year.
All the best,

Hello Nicholas
what a great collage to celebrate 2009 as a greeting card. Each of them great, with sharp focus, POV, composition and coloration. I think each species symbolized per month, with 12 number. Many thanks sharing and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-01 4:07]

Happy New Year Nicholas.
Nice collage of this beautiful birds pictures,
All picture are a great composition and presentation, beautiful colors and sharpness.
Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-01 7:05]

Hi Nick,
What a fine collection of birds, all vying for viewers attention. Excellent presentation as greetings, thanks.
(I would have used smaller font for the numbers). tfs.

Hi Nick,
this is sure a feast for my eyes and I like it very much.2008 sure was a good year for many of TN's photographers as it must of been for you.All the little pictures in this composite are well focused and cropped with very good exposures.Thanks for making the year gone bye such an enjoyable one.Here's hoping 2009 will be even better for you and yours. Bob

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-01 7:34]

Hello Nick,
Very beautiful collection of European Birds. Great start of the new year. Excellent in composition and colours.
Happy and Healthy New Year,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-01 8:04]

Hello Nicholas,

I wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for the nice colage you have posted. The photos are of a very high quality showing so well the nice birds. All images are very sharp and have a very fine light. It is a joy to look at the reachness of colors from bird's plumages.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-01 8:25]

Hi Nick.
My best wishes in 2009 to you too. Thanks for kind greetings.
Your photo series of 2008 is outstanding in all respects. I am amazed with it a lot. Collage also is compiled brilliantly. Bravo and many thanks for your contribution.
Yours Alexei.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2009-01-01 8:58]

Bonjour Nick, belle composition d'oiseaux pour ce nouvel an!! leurs attitudes sont toujours bien vivantes, bravo and Happy new year, Didier.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-01 8:59]

Hello Nick- the Master of Small Birds
This is a wonderful scene where you have placed some of your most winning birdies on the ramp...Every pose looks great with fantastic focus and great eye contact. The details,sharpness and the composition just perfect.There is a lot all of us have learnt watching your works and keep them going for 2009 too...
Have a Peaceful and Healthy New Year

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-01 9:44]

Hi Nick,

A beautiful collage of twelve of your marvelous birds of 2008. Each picture is wonderful with beautiful colors and fine details. The combination is fantastic. The only one I have ever seen is the Starling but thanks to you every one is now a familiar sight. I sincerely thank you for that. Once more I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy New Year.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-01-01 10:48]

Merhaba Nick,
2008 yılının her bir ayını bir kuş ile sembolize ederek 12 kareden oluşan muhteşem bir kolaj sunmuşsun. Gerçekten çok iyi bir fikir. Birbirinden güzel karelerle dolu bir yıl. 2009 yılının sağlık, başarı ve mutlulukla dolu bir yıl olmasını diliyorum.
Happy new year to you and your family.
Best regards.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-01 11:13]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful captures.Each frame is crisp clear and well composed.Excellent collage!
Happy New Year and thanks for posting.

Pocas personas pueden hacer este tipo de presentación. Una excelente fotografía, llena de vida y que transmite ánimos para este nuevo año.
Feliz año nuevo y buenas fotos.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-01 13:25]

Hello Nicholas
Nice compositions with many birds, the colors and details are amazig. The composition is interesting and creative
Congratulations and Happy New Year

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-01 16:14]

Hello Nick,
Twelve quality images in this excellent collage. Shows some of your great work, thank you Nick.

Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic collage of the bird of 2008, excellent sharpness in all the shots, beautiful vivid colors and wonderful details and depth of feild, well done.
thanks for sharing all yopur wonderful photos.


This is a very nice composite showing a sampling of your year's work. I hope next year will be as successful. Your kingfisher is special.

TFS and Happy New Year.

Evelynn ; )

hello Nicholas

excellent photomontage from your photo of 2008,
my favorites are #9, #1, #6, and #11, TFS

Happy and Healthy New Year


Frankly Nick...I would have been surprised had you posted a montage of landscapes:-) But you are what you are...or as Popeye said "I am what I am"...
Blessings and Good Will
Bob and Jane

Hi Nick,
Excellent collage of these birds, fantastic sharpness, well lovely composed,

Hello Nick
Cheer and thank you for this joining for photograph of birds
Thank you for your work for quality
In a friendly way

Hi Nick,

Happy New Year for you and your family. A wonderful arrangment. Fantastic explosion of colors, fine details and excellent sharpness.

This is a beautiful collection of European Birds. Informative and very convenient.

Thanks for sharing and TFS BOB

Thank you indeed for your wishes on the New Year Nicholas, you do have a nice collage here with a plethora of good looking birds, all captured expertly in fine, natural postures. TFS and cheers,

An eye-catching collage of your outstanding bird pictures for the occasion, Nick.
Thanks for this beauty and wish you too a Happy New Year!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-03 14:37]

What a brilliant collage, Nick!
Each photo is outstanding!
I especially like the Kingfisher, Blue Tit and Coal Tit photos :-)

Very well done!

p.s I hope you have a great 2009!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-04 2:11]

Hello Nick,
I'm so sorry to have missed this New Year's card from you!! Thank you so much and I love the way you've put this together and all captures are very beautiful, although my favourite would be the Kingfisher! Very well done!
Many thanks and all the best wishes for the coming year! Ulla

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice job with this presentation.
If I was to pick a favorite it would the Coal Tit, love the spread leg pose.
And a belated Happy New Year mf..
Better late than never :)

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