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Goodbye 2008... hello 2009! :-)

Goodbye 2008... hello 2009! :-)
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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
Categories: Insects, Mammals, Birds, Spiders, Trees, River, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi)
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 6:50
Viewed: 3309
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year everyone!!

From left to right in order of oldest to newest:

Skiing holiday in Bulgaria.
Cormorant shot from my first meet with Necip.
Heron shot from the same day as the previous photo - the first proper wildlife photos with my new (then) Canon 400D.
A Barn Owl from a brilliant trip to a butterfly/raptor place.
The first shot with my Sigma 180mm.
The first shot with my Canon 100-400mm.
An Eagle Owl from a fantastic Raptor day run by Miles Herbert (Captivelight).
The first hoverfly of the year (for me).
The day in April when we had a freak day of snow.
A Red-crested Pochard from my second meet with Necip.
A Scarce Chaser from a brilliant day out with Nick. Glen, Paul Haynes, Paul Burford, Horia Bogdan and Jai Glen.
A Kestrel from my second Raptor day with Miles.
A Redshank from a fantastic day out with Pekka to Elmley Marsh.
A waterfall from my holiday in the Lake District.
A Hummingbird Hawk Moth from my holiday in France.
A sunset which I took one early morning while on holiday in Spain.
A family of Bee-eaters which was also from Spain.
A young Heron from Richmond Park - the closest I'd ever got to one!
A Red Deer also from Richmond Park - one of the best days of my life!
And finally and Brambling which I took when I met up with Nick and Pekka at Blashford Lakes - this was the first time I'd ever seen one of these birds :-)

This year for photography for me has been strongly linked to TN so thankyou to everyone on this great site!

All the best for 2009!

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-01 6:56]

Hello Joe,
good composition and
Good work.
Best wishes for 2009
Happy New Year

This collage of outstanding images from your archives speaks volumes about your attaiment of a professional photographer's status through natural talent and dedication, Joe. Keep it up!

Thanks for your very beautiful new year message through these lovely pictures and all the best in 2009!


Hi Joe,
this is a very nice collection of some of your highlights of the now gone year.Each photo is well exposed and presented and I hope you have an even better 2009.All the best in this new year. Bob

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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 7:13]

Happy New Year to you too Joe!
Superb montage summarising a representation of your postings for 08, each of the 20 shots being of excellent quality and well put together with a fine sense of lay-out and skill.
TFS and I hope that you will continue to be active on this site.
All the best,

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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 7:22]

Hi Joe!

Looks like it was very fruitfull year for you. I like idea of this photo journey. I'm also glad that you're strongly linked to TN in your activity. All pictures are great but two of them are just outstanding - Bee-eaters and Red Deer. Could be easily published in some magazine I think. I wish you many similiar shots in 2009!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-01 7:28]

Hello Joe,
Wow, this is fantastic - you must have spent a lot of time putting this together! I will certainly spend a lot of time admiring it! A brilliant portfolio from last year, Joe - keep it up and best of luck for 2009!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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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 7:43]

Hello Joe,
Wonderful collage of your photographic qualities. What a portfolio! Each photo is a little brilliant.
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 7:47]

Hi Joe,

Thank you for the good wishes and Happy New Year to you too.
You are showing us a very fine colage together with an interesting note.All the photos have a very high quality with rasor sharp images and a very nice, naturaly looking colors.

Thank you for sharing,

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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 7:49]

Dear Joe,
You present here a visual treat....each of your work is much appreciated for its fineness and details.The Red Deer is one that i enjoyed watching, but missed out commenting, so i take this opportunity to do that. The mood is amazing and the tones just a delight to one's eyes.You really raised your bar with this one where absolute professionalism came through.
Keep them coming in 2009 too...Joe..
A Healthy and Peaceful New Year to You & Family

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-01 8:02]

Hi Joe. Happy New Year to you my friend.
They say great minds think a like . I must say i do like your well layed out set of pictures from the year. Each one reminding you of a time and place. well done TFS and looking forward to your picture in 2009.


HI Joe,
a fantastic collage, I love every single shot, together it's a wonderful resumé of the last year. Thank you very much, greetings
Sabine -wishnugaruda

Hi Joe excellent job.
Nice comosition. Good DOF,sharpness & colors.
Happy new year 2009.
Best regards - Adil.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-01-01 8:27]

Hi Joe

A lovely composition to rap up the old year.
They were winners then (each and every one) and so they still are here as well.
Seems like the B&B phenomenon has its stranglehold well and truly clamped on you.
I.e. the "Birds & Bugs" virus – the same one that infected Anna as well (chuckle).

Thanks for the good wishes for 2009 and the same to you and your loved ones.

Well done and TFS
Best regards

thanks, in hope for a better year, Ori

Hello Joe
What a fantastic montage recording your photographic achievements this year.
Every one of the pictures is superb and collectively they display your photographic talent and achievements during 2008.
I wish you a successful 2009 in all you strive to achieve.
All the Best
William Newboy

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-01 10:02]

Hi Joe,

May I congratulate you for creating this extraordinarily beautiful collage? Of course you were working with phenomenal pictures but this collection is arranged so very well. Each and every shot is fantastic - I wish I could click on them for full views. Just wonderful Joe, and even though it seems impossible, I know your work in 2009 will be bigger and better. Wishing you a great new year.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2009-01-01 10:07]

Hi Joe

Well you put my collage effort to shame :) this is a stunning testiment to your skill and the effort you put in to the photography this year. I love the deer and the bee-eaters best but they are all just stunning. I can't wait to see what you do this year



hello Joe

jou have made a beautiful picture's this year

Hope a lot of new picture's

greeting lou

happy 2009

ciao Joe!
this is a fantastic calendar that we accompany us throughout 2009!!!!
when printing and sending??

take a care and best wish for new Year

Hi Joe,
Your work shows that the year 2008 was excellent for you. Lots of amazing pictures. I hope the year 2009 will be even better with many good opportunities.
Happy New Year 2009!

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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 15:03]

Hi Joe,i haven't words to comment a beautiful work like that,thanks a lot for share and have a great 2009,Luciano

Hi Joe,
Happy New Year to you too!
This collage shows us just how busy you've been in 2008 and is an excellent display of the wonder and colour of nature.
Nicely put together.
You are so lucky to have met all those Trek Nature photographers.
I have only met 2 TN members from abroad,one from England and one from Aussie.
I hope a few more come out this way soon.
Hope 2009 is a good year for you too,
Keep schootink.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-01 16:03]

Hello Joe,
This collage displays a tiny portion of your superb work throughout 2008. I wish you could come to Canada, especially my part, I know you would have an incredible time.

You know whats so good about this Joe...It's that I remember almost each photo...you are true to heart! Peace be upon you and your family...

Whay a richly constructed fine looking collage Joe, I believe you will be even more productive in 2009 my friend.

Precioso conjunto Joe, que además deja impresionado al que lo adnira. Uno recuerda al verlo algunas fotos que publicaste, como por ejemplo la de abajo a la izquierda: preciosa.
Gracias por tus deseos.
Hasta pronto: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Joe, fantastic collage of your wonderful nature photo, in each one splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness,
I like a lot

Clever concept...great array of work! Lovely lovely lovely and Happy New Year to you!

Hello Joe!
First of all - I wish you all the best in 2009! :) Only happy moments and many, many perfect photos! :)

According to presentation I will write this time only very short sentence - very nice collage Joe! :)
I am sure that in 2009 you will present us many great pictures!
All the best from winter Lodz!

Hi Joey,
impressing collection of great pictures showing a very rich harvest. My congratulations! That presentation is an invitation to look up its components in full size to rediscover some jewels missed before. What a wonderful charming and most fascinating moment - and captured so well - with that bee eater having caught a cabbage white, and now surrounded by a flock of hungry youngsters.
With all my best wishes to you for a new rich year full of wonders to come and to enjoy for you!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-03 14:53]

Hello Joe !
What a great collection of animals you show us here - it looks great ! I specially like the picture with the deer on sunset, but all the others are splendid too, and I like the way you have put them all together in one single picture. The best way possible to farewell 2008 and to welcome 2009, very well done !

Hello Joe.

Excellent collage, creatively composed.

Jose Luis

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