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Keeping his balance

Keeping his balance
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-05 14:20
Viewed: 3980
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The former picture was of this bird. but I was not very happy with the result, I was happy that I caught this bird because it is not an original species, the Weaver is an intruder to our region and it is for about 1-2 years here in Israel.
So for my 'clean conscience' I went yeterday to get a better result or at least to try and get better result than my former set, I went early in the morning and the results were to my satisfaction.

This picture is FF without crop, I needed to get very low angle for this shot, so I lied down on the dirt and this is the result.
I had the TC on the camera when I took this picture but in retrospect I could take it off, it was a lesson for the next time...
I hope you will like this picture.

Full description you can find in my former post Vitelline Masked Weaver.

aido, SkyF, jmp, marhowie, jrubiocasado, wallhalla15, Hil, coasties, liquidsunshine, sAner has marked this note useful
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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-05 14:33]

Hello Elroyie
A beautiful bird and a great shot. I'm always pleased when I get exactly the shot I want full-frame, no crop required. It's a beautiful shot and a great result with the TC, great detail and fantastic colours and I think perfectly framed too. I like the way his eyes and beak are in line with the lines created by the leaves. Great DOF too and good work on getting the right POV. Excellent work.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-05 14:42]

Excellent capture. Beautiful pose showing of every detail of the feathers. Wonderful colors, great sharpness and lovely POV. A wonderful composition.

Hard to keep balance in that part of the world. But away from all that turmoil there are beautiful creatures like these!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-05 15:17]

Hi Elroyie,
This is a beatiful bird and shot! Color, details, pov, sharpness, pose, composition and background are at top level. Welcome to this beauty!
TFS, Josť M.

Excellent picture Elroyie with great quality.
Great POV, it was worth the dirty clothes I'm sure :)
Very nice color, light, DOF, framing and sharp details..
Where is that leg anyway??
Very well done.

Another beauty from you, the colors and details are fabulous on the perfect background. :)

Hi Elroyle
This is a beatiful bird and shot, wonderful colors and great sharpness and lovely POV.
Great work

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-05 18:59]

Hi Elroyie,

Superb close up shot, the Composition and POV is excellent and so is the detail and colours.

Regards Hilary

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-05 20:05]

What vibrant colors, Elroyie. : )
Excellent focus, exposure, and composition.
A real beauty.
TFS. : )

Hi Elroyie

This is a beautiful shot. Very good title too. Thanks.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-08-06 6:26]

Hi Elroyie,
What a very nice colourfull bird. I love the look. Great composition.

Lovely capture Elroyie,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and excellent notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-08 7:22]
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A very good shot Elroyie. Excellent sharpenss, pose and details. Colors are very nice aswell. TFS!


Ps-How are you coping in the Tel Aviv region with the missiles coming down and all? I hope you're fine!

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