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What are you eating

What are you eating
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS + 1.4x EXT
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-24 17:39
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I finally was able to get back in the field.Since that there in to much acction going on I want it to try other equipment option,so I when out with the 5d mark 2 and the 300 f4 lens,that feld great to travel light .So we did see a few species but I was amase by that house finch couple sharing lunch.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-02-24 17:47]

Salut Michel,

Jolie pose que tu propose ici. Bonne netteté et exposition juste. La faible profondeur de champs met bien en valeur les deux sujets. Belle capture et TFS.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-24 17:49]

Hello Michel,
Sweet, sweet image,, very cute with the pose you captured so splendidly. Great work Michel, thank you for sharing this fine piece of work.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-02-24 19:37]

Hola Michel: Una hermosa foto la de esta pareja de aves en su medio...saludos.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-24 21:37]

Hello Michel
Excellent capture of this pair of house finch, I like colors, clear Bg and natural colors

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-24 23:43]

Hola Michel
nice catch
good pov. and focus,
bg attractive. and lighting.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-25 1:09]

What a lovely pairs of little bird.
Great details and colors.
Congratulation for this beautiful shot!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-25 1:10]

Hello Michel,
Very nice photo of this couple in beautiful soft colours. Good sharpness and details. Excellent POV, OOF BG and composition.

nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-25 4:18]

Bonjour Michel,
Une image charmante et originale. La curiosité n'est semble-t-il pas seulement humaine! Une belle lumière illumine cette scène naturelle et bien présentée. Bien vu!
Bonne journée

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-25 4:57]

Hi Michel.
Could not imagine cuter scene than this one. Amazing poses and looks of both charming birds on a so attractive stump. Nice details of the stump and birds and very impressive smooth neutral BG. I also like excellent 3D-effect and reflection of the space. TFS and best regards.

Ciao Michel. What intrigtant pleasant capture! Exciting colours ang very good light. best compliments fotthe POV's choise.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-25 5:42]

Hello Michel,
Great capture of a couple of feeding House Finches. The features of both the male and female are shown with excellent colors and sharpness against a contrasting neutral Bg.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-25 5:58]

Hi Michel,
very lively capture of the bird sharing food. I like the colours, so well contrasted with the background. The sharpness and clarity is beyond doubt, so excellent.
Well presented nature shot which is filled with a moment of action.


Ciao Michel, beautiful couple of nice birds against a lovely blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-25 8:41]

Hello Michel,

I see that you work with a 5D Mark II, perhaps sale I these camera, you're happy with the camera?
I see here a very well result.
Excellent with blurred background
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.

Best regards,

salut Michel

excellent timing pour avoir dans la même image le couple
du roselin familier avec une jolie expression dans le regard
de la femelle, excellent focus netteté et détails et avec
les jolies couleurs pour différencier mâle et femelle, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-25 9:44]

Hi Michel. You were able to get close to the pair of Houses Finches. Which you have taken wit hfine detai land sharp focusing. and natural colours. I like the way the male is posed looking for the food. well seen and taken TFS.

Hello Michel,
a superb portrait of this pair of the House Finch taken from an excellent POV in a great eating posture, very good sharpness and splendid bright colours, a very pleasant composition withj a very good OOF BG.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Michael,
Excellent shot with full explotation of the focal potential. And use f/5.6 has created a beautifully background blurring. These birds are beautiful, the depth effect makes it look almost like a macro captured. Good job!

Hi Michel,

Incredible and brillant capture of this pair with great DOF, impressive top POV, wonderful clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-25 11:59]

Hello Michel,
a perfect pair-so different in colours is amazing. Great POV and really good DoF. Fine and detailed work.
Best regards Siggi

Hahaha, that's lovely, Michel, this moment is so cute and I like it so much.
The red one is so beautiful, I love the colour.
Thanks, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-25 15:05]

Hi Michel,

A lovely House Finch couple enjoying their lunch. I love the expression on the male's face - I think he would like her to move out of his way. You captured a wonderful moment with great details and cover. The background and composition are superb.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-25 15:16]

Aahaha...magnifique mon ami! Ta choix du titre est parfaite pour cette curieuse et amusante situation,et la photo aussi est fantastique,le moment de la capture a ete' decisif et la qualite' est au top!!Mes plus gros compliments,j'aime cette maniere de montrer les apsects de la nature,bonne journee',LUCIANO

hello Michel
what a lovely capture of very beautiful finch couple. everything great from title and sharp details to POV/OFF and composition. thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind mail.
I use NeatImage rarely. If I cant manage very well noisy on blurred BG, I use it. I am pleasured you like my WS.
best wishes

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-25 23:18]

Hi Michel,
Very beautiful capture of this pair.I liked pose
of birds,eye contact,BG and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-26 9:59]

Hi Michel,
Very nice composition ...
Composition, color and detail are very good.
Have a nice weekend,

bonjour Michel
adorable photo que ce couple de roselin familier, on peut bien vir la différence de couleur entre le male et la femelle
jolie pose des deux oiseaux
la luminosité nous montre les beaux details de leur plumage
Passe un bon WE

Hello Michel,
Excellent catch with superb colours and lovely POV.
Very nice composition.

Una captura de gran habilidad técnica. Naturalidad y belleza en los colores.
Saludos Michel.

hello Michel,
what a great scene, I like it, your shot is very good, catch the moment with beautiful colors and details!
"keep photographing!" TFS

Hi Michel,

an very good picture from this pair of birds with good pov and details, fine blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Hi Michel
This composition is really cute with the female eating a seed and the male looking on. Excellent lighting, detail and DOF. Birds can be so entertaining to watch.
TFS Janice

Cute shot of the pair Michel, nice work :)
Well done!

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