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*2 Years on TrekNature*

*2 Years on TrekNature*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hoya 77mm Skylight
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-27 2:51
Viewed: 3892
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Birds are singing it from the Trees:

Double celebration-time today:

* 2 years on TrekNature and upload no. 190 *

It is time to say "Thank You!" to a lot of people -
the 5696 trekkers that "visited" my profile and photos
until now, left their comments and helped,
the friends i had the chance to meet in person and of course the founder of this wonderful site.

the amazing thing is that is was approached twice for
photos and maybe one of them is used as a model for a figure in a cartoon and the second one is to appear in a children´s book.

ps: the photo shows a Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis.

another shot and more information can be found here.

Kameramodell Canon EOS 20D
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 04.03.2007 10:30:04
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/400
Av (Blendenzahl) 10
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 200
Objektiv 135.0 - 400.0 mm
Brennweite 400.0 mm
Bildgröße 2336x3504
Blitz Aus
Farbraum sRGB
Dateigröße 2024 KB

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-27 3:35]
  • [3]

Hi Thorsten

I though I heard a mina singing a funny tune in my backyard this morning. Probably it was this ones cousin that carried forth the rumour via the grapevine.

Indeed it was a pleasure and a privilege to have you around this last two years. Your excellent portfolio is evidence of your great photographic skills while your kind and good humoured critiques are found on the photos of loads and loads of members. May you still have 20x your two years on TN and a couple more for good measure and as bonus to this community. After that you would probably be to old to hold a camera still and then we will gratefully see you go on ritirement. On a personal level, thanks for all that you have meant for me on TN MF. I had many a good laugh reading through your notes, critiques, and comments and hopefully will continue to do so for many years to come.

This is a lovely composition with the vertical frame placing the twig on the 1/3 line and the bird somewhere in the middle of it. The colours are rich and intense to go with the message of the posting, the details are sound and well defined, the blue BG is magic, and the exposure was spot-on.

Good work and TFS.

PS. Btw, congratulations with the photos that were used for the cartoon character and the children's book. Great stuff.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-27 4:21]

Hi Thorsten,
2 years! That's a long time, I'm just reaching my fourth month.
A superb capture that has a decent BG and DOF.
Well done,

Hallo Thorsten,
meinen Glückwunsch zum 2jährigen bei TN. Sehr gute Aufnahme von diesem Vogel. Sehr gute Bildgestaltung, Schärfe und Farben. Danke.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-27 7:41]

hi Thorsten,
très belle image de cet oiseau sur BG bleu. Le graphisme épuré et la couleur sont vraiment extra.
well done


Hello Thorsten
Great shot of this Common Myna,
Perfect composition and details,
Fantastic colors,sourronding and BG,
Superb shot.
Congratulation on 2nd year in TN.


Hi Thorsten,
An excellent image to celebrate your first 2 years here!
I like so much the sharpness of the image, and all the clear details got on the bird.
The upward POV is so good, I like the contrast made with the intense blue sky as the background.
I like very much also the vertical composition made to take advantage of the long branch.
Congratulations for the picture and for the anniversary.
Thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Thorsten,
Nice shot of this Common Myna.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-28 10:50]

Hi Thorsten,
herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum 2jaehrigen hoffe hast Bier daheim zum feiern, werde auch eins auf dich trinken.
Kalsse Aufnahme die du von Israel mitgebracht hast, die Bildgestaltung und die Perspektive gefallen mir seht. Herrlicher blauer Himmel der eine tollen Hintergrund ergibt.

Hallo Thorsten,
Gratulation zu Deinem Jubiläum. Dieser Vogel pfeift es schon von den Dächern ;-)
Tolles Bild, eindrucksvoller Vogel und dieser schöne blaue Himmel. Vielen Dank, ich bin froh daß wir beide die Idee hatten hier Mitglied zu werden, viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Thorsten,
you have an excellent collection of photos here on TN.This myna bird is nicely focused and has good colour and the presentation is not cluttered.I'm not surprised that you have been approached about your photos for publishing,makes a fellow feel like he is doing something right.I too have been approached by a publishing firm for one of my photos,the big rock near Okotoks Alberta.Well congratulations on two years of uploads to TN and keep'em coming and thanks to you for your review on my chickadee because now I know about your work.Tfs. Bob

Hi Thorsten

Congratulations on 2 years on Treknature and the valuable contribution of 190 posts and countless critiques. Also huge congrats for the possibility of your image being used as a cartoon character in a book. Wonderful news. :-)

Hi Thorsten,
Congrats on second year,
Beautiful compo,
I like blue background alot,
Well done,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-29 16:00]

Hi Thor, congratulations on your 2-year anniversary, and nearly 200 posts!
I like your shot of the Myna, pest bird that it is! Good POV and the blue sky enphasises the sharpness.
Well done

Hi Thor,
Congratulations and "Happy TN-Birthday" to you. I hope I'll see you here (not only) a lot of years more.
Very nice shot on your second anniversary.

Have a nice day,

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2007-05-19 15:32]

Hi Thorsten,
great shot of a wonderful model...
congratulations your 2nd year on TN..

really, you have very beautiful birds in Israel...
hope to be there soon...

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