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10,000 Thanks !

10,000 Thanks !
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 400, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 3), 90-99 Puntos (chapter 1), Joe's Favourites 1, Alex99's favorite photos, Blue Things, 5 favs. and up - PART 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-18 9:23
Viewed: 10225
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 130
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
It's a real special day for me, this morning I opened TrekNature and noticed that my pictures reached 10,000 points ! That means that 5,000 + times someone took time to write a little something about one of my photos. When you think about it it makes you feel a bit dizzy ! So for thanking my dear TrekNature friends I tought about doing a little special this morning and this is what I thought and what I did. So here's for all photographers of TrekNature ! Hope you like it ! Thanks again ! :-)

nglen, gracious, Argus, eqshannon, dejo, fiyo, undoredo, tiklod, Luis52, ramthakur, MMM, Pentaxfriend, uleko, Debz, SelenE, marhowie, Alex99, JoseMiguel, Ena, NinaM, darwin, vanderschelden, Hormon_Manyer, pierrefonds, izler, eBirdy, goldyrs, lucasgalodoido, eng55 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eng55: Thanks Omer!EOSF1 1 11-08 09:02
To Cyber-Rayder: Merci!EOSF1 1 05-10 06:08
To albert: Thanks Albert!EOSF1 1 03-04 04:35
To abettine: Merci !EOSF1 1 12-10 12:31
To eBirdy: Thanks Marta !EOSF1 1 12-09 06:16
To hibou: Merci Donald !EOSF1 1 12-06 06:36
To izler: Thanks Izler !EOSF1 1 12-06 06:34
To SunToucher: Thanks Niek !EOSF1 1 12-06 06:15
To Navara69: Merci Martine !EOSF1 1 12-03 15:26
To AnimalExplorer: Thanks Paul !EOSF1 2 11-26 08:37
To pierrefonds: Merci Pierre !EOSF1 1 11-26 07:48
To Hormon_Manyer: Thanks László !EOSF1 1 11-23 14:34
To Alex99: Thanks Alexei !EOSF1 2 11-22 21:15
To vanderschelden: Thanks !EOSF1 1 11-22 13:07
To marieproue: Merci Marie !EOSF1 1 11-22 04:31
To arfer: Thanks Rob !EOSF1 1 11-22 04:22
To marmottelolo: Merci Laurent !EOSF1 1 11-22 04:17
To NinaM: Merci Francine !EOSF1 1 11-21 05:02
To RP1: Merci Roger !EOSF1 1 11-21 04:58
To Ena: Thanks Ena !EOSF1 1 11-21 04:50
To JoseMiguel: Thanks Jose Miguel !EOSF1 1 11-21 04:43
To rdfoto: Merci Robi !EOSF1 1 11-21 04:37
To Servane: Merci Servane !EOSF1 3 11-20 04:05
To Debz: Thanks Debz !EOSF1 2 11-20 01:01
To nglen: Thanks Nicholas !EOSF1 4 11-19 14:14
To marhowie: Thanks Howard !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:45
To uleko: Thanks Ulla !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:38
To tiklod: Merci Claude !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:36
To undoredo: Thanks Kevin !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:28
To pablominto: Thanks Pablo !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:26
To sandpiper2: Thanks Chris !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:22
To SelenE: Thanks Selen !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:21
To Evelynn: Thanks Evelynn !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:17
To lizzie: Merci Lise !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:09
To pankajbajpai: Thanks !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:07
To Pentaxfriend: Thanks Thijs !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:06
To MMM: Merci Michel !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:05
To ramthakur: Thank you Ram !EOSF1 1 11-19 07:02
To Luis52: Thanks Luis !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:58
To mvdisco: Merci Michel !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:55
To earthtraveler: Thanks Richard !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:47
To SchwebagMike: Merci !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:42
To fiyo: Thanks !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:37
To bizsu: Thanks !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:36
To horia: Thanks Horia !EOSF1 1 11-19 06:29
To PeterZ: Thanks Peter !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:54
To dejo: Thanks Dejan !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:50
To lise: Merci Lise !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:46
To joey: Thanks Joe !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:43
To ridvan: Thanks !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:34
To claudine: Merci Claudine !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:32
To eqshannon: Thanks Bob !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:27
To fototab: Thanks Tabatha !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:23
To Patleboss: Merci Pat !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:17
To lawbert: Thanks Paul !EOSF1 1 11-19 05:10
To gracious: Thanks Tony !EOSF1 1 11-18 11:15
To wishnugaruda: Thanks Sabine !EOSF1 1 11-18 11:04
To Argus: Thanks !EOSF1 1 11-18 09:48
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-18 9:28]
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Hi mario. And you are worth every one of them. This one on its own is worth as many again. What a capture. great detail and sharp focusing in the bird and your lens / camera.good colours .with a very nice pose . very well done TFS. .Nick.

PS. have been to look at the 40d today like it a lot.

Hello Mario,
You are special and good on nature photographing!
my heartiest congratulation on your achievment that being recongized on your excellent works that sharing with us!
This one is no exception as also one of the best photo presented!
my special compliment today!

Hello Mario
Congratulations on each and every critique you have recieved..they are all richly deserved.
As for this picture I think it is a fitting and humorous post and I like it very much!!
Tfs and keep your stunning pictures coming!!
Best Regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-18 9:39]
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Hello Mario,
We all know it is not the points, but the critiques that count but congratulations anyway! It is always a pleasure to see your shots.
Amazing capture of the Blue Jay on you equipment. Do you have two cameras with a long lens? The sharpness, colours and composition are all excellent!
Well done and TFS!

Splendide dédicasse Mario, toutes mes félicitations pour ces 10.000 point O combien mérité,


All of the points you have received you have deserved. You have showed us so much, congrats on the points.
Great shot here with the Blue Jay.
Congrats again,


Congrats Mario...that is a lot of writing...and a few pics as well...all birds you hang out with don't have their own Canon's do they? Ummm...and that is one nice looking lens... Now if I only had the agile body, tenacious patience as you...but someone once said..'If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."
Peace Out!

C'est vraiment spécial Mario comme photo, très original et quelque chose que je n'ai jamais vu. As-tu mis des arachides sur ta lentille :)? Superbe capture et félicitations pour tout!

selam mario; Congratulations
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this bird on your lens well done.
TFS ridvan

Hahaha, that's the shot of the day!!!
And worth to celebrate your 10000 Points, dear Mario. Congrats, your shots are always so wonderful and I'm happy you are here.
On which lens is this nice guy sitting when you captured it with the 100-400?!? Your equipment is fantastic!
So bye and greetings to you and your blue friend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-18 11:35]
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Pretty mind-blowing recieving 5,000 critiques!
Congratulations Mario... you completely deserve every single point you recieve :)
What a cracking capture to mark this special day for you.
I can't help wondering how you achieved a photo such as this!
Amazing sharpness and detail.
Vibrent colours and ultimate clarity.
Well done mate.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-11-18 11:48]
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Salut Mario,
Toutes mes félicitations! Tu les as bien mérité tout ces points car tu es un vrai pro.
Je crois que ton Geai Bleu te félicite aussi :)
Continues ton excellent travail.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-18 11:57]
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Congratulations Mario and thanks for all great photos!
Great idea for this post and great realisation, beautiful capture :)
Regards, Dejan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-18 12:11]
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Hello Mario,
Congratulations with your 10.000 points. You and your photos deserve it. This is a very original and appropriate photo to celebrate this fact. As beautiful as ever. And thanks for all the points you give away.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-18 12:31]
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Hi Mario

What a moment and what a great way to celebrate it! 10000 is definitely a big number, but i really like the way you mentioned it - as 5000 different opinions on your work. I like that! Congratulations and To many more!
This is a terrific shot to celebrate this ocasion with!
How did you manage to convince the bird to stand on your camera???
Well anyway, it's a fantastic shot and we thank you for your dedication.
Needless to say thata the image is impeccable from all technical aspects, so i will only make one remark: it's quite interesting that the jay discovered teh superior grip of the two black rubber bands, in comparison to the rest of the white elements of the lens :)) I just find it funny that it has its legs exactly on those two bands :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2007-11-18 13:04]
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Hi, Mario !
Super photo ! Colors are beautiful. Good POV. Fantastic Fortuna !! Congratulation, 10000 points. TFS.
Regards: Zsú

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-18 13:07]
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Hello Mario,
This is a very beautiful picture with excellent details and sharpness.TFS
Congratulations with your 10.000 points.
Best Regards.

Hi Mario,
Congrats to you! Lucky you, having had two bodies ready to shot at that time, or was it a friends camera?
The shot is special, that's for sure! Tehy realy seem to like your camera, so that's the secret ;-)
Bonne continuation vers les 100.000 points ;-))

Hi Mario,
Congrats on reaching 10,000 points and thank you for sharing the fine images that inspire such great response. This photo is a sweet celebration of what TN is about and wonderfully shot with expertise. Thank you for giving it to us in thanks. Your work inspire's me to pursue excellence.
TFS... to a master of bird photography.

Bonsoir Mario,
WoW! toutes mes félicitations pour tes 10,000 pts.,
Ils sont bien domptés tes oiseaux ;) Quelle belle prise de VUE, incroyable ..Supers Mario tu es le Roi
tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE..Beaucoup de travail dans toutes ces photographies et on apprend beaucoup..Bravo!!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-18 17:17]
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Hi Mario. One Word to this photo. EXELENT!
And Mario, Many many thanks for let Me and all of Us to see your finest work.
Luis Leal.

You are a magician, Mario! How did you arrange this fantastic shot? How did you entice the bird to perch atop your equipment??
Many congratulations on your count crossing the mark of 10000. You deserve more than that because you are amongst the most outstanding artists on TN.
Needless to say, this yet another of your superb creations. Thanks for sharing it and may your count soar to 20000 in the shortest possible time!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-18 17:44]
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Salut Mario
Félicitation pour ton 10,000 point.Tous et chacun on été bien mérité.J'aime bien ta présentation ,elle est tres originale .beau details et belle couleurs.Dire que je n'arrive pas en trouver un
Merci et a bientot.

Hi Mario,

Great shot of this flying Ppotographer
Excellent sharp and well detailed
Beautiful pose

TFS Thijs

hello mario,
congratulations of reaching 10,000 mark, its a great achievement, 5000 smileys are surely worth the hard effort made by you, this is a nice capture for this ocassion, sharp image with good details of the plumage,
tfs & regards

Bonjour Mario,

Félicitations pour tes excellentes photos. Encore une fois tu m'épates avec cette prise. Toujours beaucoup de netteté et combien originale est cette capture. Bravo!


Well here come two more! I think you deserve them all.

Are you sure you trust that fellow standing on your expensive lens!? : ) You know birds.......

I love the wing markings. It is another great capture. I'll be looking forward to the next 367 photos or 10,000 more points.

Evelynn : )

Hi Mario,
What a cute and funny capture to celebrate the 10.000 points :o) Focus, sharpness and color tones are very good. TFS
Best wishes,

Congratulations Mario on your 10,000

A very interesting shot, you train your birds well :)

Great sharpness and plumage details on this beautful jay. Good promotion of the camera too.


Hello Mario,
What did you do to get this pose??!!
A beautiful bird with wonderful plumage and attractive colours!
Congrats with the 10K..... next milestone is 100K..!
Pablo -

Hello Mario,
Congratulations on your 10000 points and thanks for sharing your gallery. Each of them are all lovely and precious on TN. You are very professional photographer. Personally, your bird shots are very impressive to me. You know what? You make me try to photograph bird shot even with macro-lens. :-)
Actually, I've captured Blue Jay yesterday. I will post it soon and I hope I would get your advice. :)
TFS and warm regards,

bonjour Mario,

Quelle belle illustration de ce passage des 10 000!! C'est géant, comment as-tu fait?



Salut Michel!
D'abord Félicitations pour tes 10K points, tu les as mérités car tes photos méritent vraiement qu'on s'y arête pour apprécier ce que tu fais...
Cette photo par exemple!!! Comment as-tu fait??? C'est tout un travail (et une patience à toute épreuve)! Je te félicite encore et continue à nous épater!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-19 6:11]
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Hello Mario,
Congratulations on your 10,000 points, all well deserved!! And you're so lucky to celebrate with a Blue Jay on your grand camera. (I hope he didn't leave his visiting card! ;-) Outstanding shot of Jay and camera!!
Great focus and details are razor sharp and the colours beautiful. Nice soft background too. I'm sure and hope this visit will bring you luck in the future!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

I've seen this done once or twice before on TN Mario. A great way to show off your equipment..and the jay :}
Excellent post & capture,

Hi Mario.
Amazing event and amazing photo. My double congratulations. Your gallery is superb and deserves much more points.

Shared shot is outstanding by quality and unique by subject. It may serves as great advertising for Canon. Bravo and TFS.

Bonjour Mario
Toutes mes félicitations pour les 10'000 sourires et cette très belle prise que tu nous présentes, Bravo, amicalement Robi

Hi Mario,
Just to congratulate you for this significant milestone achieved today.
And the picture reflects your high quality as photographer, with the presence of one of the favourites birds here and your work toy.
My complimets!
Warm regards,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-19 14:23]
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Hello Mario!
Congratulations for your 10.000 points!
Very interesting shot!

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-11-19 16:37]
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Salut Mario,
Cette photo me donne le gout de la photo.
Félicitation pour ton 10,000 points. Tous ces points tu les méritent bien. En plus de la netteté et de la composition tes photos ont toujours une touche artistique.

à la prochaine,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-19 16:58]
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Bonsoir Mario, quelle bonne idée et surtout, comment t'as fait pis où t'as mis la pinotte?!!! ;-)

Félicitation pour les 10,000 points, c'est vrai que c'est étourdissant j'imagine. Et félicitation pour cette photo, c'est incroyable comme c'est net, comme les couleurs sont réalistes et belles. Merci pour le plaisir que tu nous offres avec tes photos.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-20 2:07]
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Hi Mario, congratulations on your 10,000 points! All very well deserved, Your shots are always excellent and act as an inspiration to all. This shot says many things, thanks to TN and thanks to all wildlife. Beautifully composed, nice and sharp with good light and strong colours. Very creative and apt. Best wishes.

bonjour mario
quand les photos on une telle qualité ce n'est qu'un plaisir d'y passer un peu de temps.
bravo,merci et continu.

Hello Mario

Congratulations on the milestone.Your work is wonderful and has inspired me from my very first day on TN.
This shot is excellent,the focus and details are razor sharp.
The colours are deep and well saturated.
The composition is neat!


Bonjour Mario,
Toutes mes félicitaitons pour tes magnifiques photos qui méritent toutes ces bonnes critiques et qu'on prenne le temps de s'y arrêter. Celle-ci est un beau cadeau pour nous tous, POV très original, beaux détails, belles couleurs.

Funny one...
..do not want droppings...on my lens. Oh, it is yours...:-)
Congrats for so much smileys.
Watch yoor settings this one is closer than 2.5 meters;-)

Hi Mario,
Yes, we like it. Both the bird and Your Canon seems nice. :) A little bit late, but congrats for the 10000 from me, too.

The usual critique: pro bird shot, great details, colors and blurry background.

The unusual: I bookmark this image as one of my faves, because it was - beside being a perfect one - dedicated to me (and for 10000 other members). :)

Tfs, best regards, László

Oh this is absolutely superb! I bet Canon would love to have this one for an ad, I can see the ad saying 'Our lenses deliver the up close personal experience like none other,...ok well maybe Nikon too.'(lol)Well done Mario. :)

Bonjour Mario,

Félicitations pour le dépassement de la marque de 10000 points, une belle image de ce geai bleu sur la lentille, la photo a une très bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Mario,
mon mari ( Patleboss) et moi sommes vraiment fan de tes photos, c'est pourquoi je suis contente de te mettre 2 points sur cette photo et la porter a ce joli score tout rond de 100 points, c'est à mon tour de te dire 10.000 mercis,

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-12-03 16:17]
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Salut Mario!
Une superbe photo pour célébrer un super chiffre... Bravo pour la photo et bravo pour les points ... très mérités ...

Hi Mario,
I see I have missed this moment with more than 900 points. I hope you don't mind, but I still want to congratulate you with this milestone showing you great dedication to nature and this wonderful site.
I really like the photo you've chose for this moment. It is a great moment showing your two passions in one photo.

  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-05 12:55]
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merhaba mario
congratulations for your 10.000 points
really its successful ornitophoto
composition, point of view, blurred background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

Great shot! Nice gift for us!
And congrats!

Bonjour Mario
Penser une telle composition et l'obtenir en 45 minutes, ça devient de l'insolence !
Bravo pour le cap des 10 000, en route vers les 20 000 !

Hi Mario,
Just excellent mate I Love it not just for the composition but the detail, colours, framing, everything, and the fact its chosen Canon show excellent taste in my book, all the best for the New Year, Cheers Rick :)

Hi Mario,

compliments! You completely deserved each one of these votes! Great shot to celebrate, mixes the essences od TN.

Keep surpring us with your images!


Hi Mario,
Amazing !!! I just discovered this fabulous photos ...it a domesticated bird or just right time at the right place?

Well done
Best regards

What a beatiful shot!Very differently composed...I love the POV and the sharpness!!

Salut Mario
Cet une superbe photo que l'on a la!!!Comme d'hab les couleurs sont niquel la pose est excellente je trouve qu'elle fait ressortir l'expression dans les yeux de l'oiseau peut tu me dire sur quel sorte d'objectif est t'il
continue comme ça

Great colours, details, and sharpness.
A very good composition.
All the best!

What a milestone Mario.I am just glad you post here to give people like me such inspiration.
I cannot believe you actually got this shot.How much better can it get.
Hope you hang around a long while more.

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  • CLODO (7)
  • [2008-10-05 0:14]

I just enter TE Nature and I am late (because now you have 21179 points - who give you 1 point instead of 2?)
Really interesting shot!

Olá Mario,
bem interessante mesmo esse pássaro repousando tranquilo sobre a 70-200mm, só não pode fazer cacas nela, hehe. A qualidade de sua captura ficou ótima também.
Parabéns e Abraço

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-08 6:31]
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Hi Mario,
Lovely moment and photo.Well caught,framed and composed.It's a little late for congr. 10,000th points,congratulations reaching to 22244 points:)
Thanks for sharing this beauty...

Hello Mario
Congratulations for this amazing picture!!! Great job with a sharpness and light, very good details. Well done.
Best regards, João Edgar

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