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I was to not post this photo

I was to not post this photo
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3385 W: 70 N: 9892] (37201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/290 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-06-05 7:27
Viewed: 2844
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, i was decided to not
post this photo because for a world
of DSLRs this photo it is missed

but this photo it is shot with my
Nikon Coolpix L3 (Dpreview page)
and for that camera this a a good shot

I was decided to not post this photo
this is a missed photo shot under
bad light conditions with a camera
that has a much much smaller sensor
if we compare with DSLRs BIG sensors

i was decided to not post this photo
until i have received a critique and
a very good critique that i give him
entirely reason to our friend SunToucher
when for my previous photo he is writing :

« The subject is not in focus and the
BG is just not pleasant to look at »
« I don't think the result is great. »

what is writing he has reason but it
is more for a DSLR, if i would have
a DSLR and had shot that same photo
of my previous posting or today's photo
yes « they are not pleasant to look at »
but for my small camera with his small
very small sensor the photos that i am
doing and presenting they are GREAT shots

probably i am a crazy guy because with
a camera that i can not choose the ISO,
the white balance, the shutter speed,
the aperture, with a camera that does
not have viewfinder i am trying to do
wildlife photos i am trying to do
small bird in-flight photos and i am
posting my photos in a world of DSLRs

i wish one day i will have a DSLR or
a micro4/3 (Lumix G3) and will improve
my in-flight photos, in the field there
are friends that have Canon 7D, Canon 50D,
Nikon D300 they told me it is time for you
with the kind of photos you are doing to
pass to a DSLR, unfortunately i don't have
budget for that kind of camera

From now to September I was to buy once again
compact camera but with today's technology
i decide to nod do it, i decide to wait
and one day probably next year i will
have put enough money by side to can
buy a DSLR, Nikon D5100 ? Canon 600D ?
Lumix G3 ? or Sony A33 ? (coming A35) ?

Until that day when i will have
the DSLR camera i am dreaming
i am a crazy guy trying to do wildlife
and bird in-flight photos with my
Nikon Coolpix L3 pocket camera and post
missed photos in a world of DSLRs

The birds of my photo are Wood Ducks



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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Pitoncle: Caméras + photosCeltickRanger 1 06-07 16:26
To jignasi: Camera + photoCeltickRanger 1 06-06 17:35
To jlinaresp: Merci JesúsCeltickRanger 1 06-05 16:05
To SunToucher: 80/20michal 1 06-05 11:34
To lousat: Salut Luciano (photo envol)CeltickRanger 1 06-05 11:10
To maurydv: Bonjour MaurizioCeltickRanger 1 06-05 10:13
To PaulLees: hello PaulyCeltickRanger 1 06-05 10:07
To ana974: Merci pour ton WSCeltickRanger 1 06-05 10:03
To bungbing: compact versus DSLR cameraCeltickRanger 1 06-05 10:01
To SunToucher: Thank you NiekCeltickRanger 1 06-05 07:40
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Hin Asbed,
I read your reply and this note, but now I am lost. I do not understand why you think this photo is missed. In my opinion this is a good photo. The two logs frame the group of ducks perfectly. All elements are in focus and sharp. The exposure is correct and the colors look real. The lighting conditons were actually perfect. A bright sunny day would not have worked for this type of photo.

Honestly, I think that you reasoning that a DSRL would do so much better is going to disapoint you when you do get one. 80% is still the photographer, 20% the camera.


Hi Asbed,
Very lovely picture of these wood ducks, wonderful nature scene, great captured! not bad at all for your small camera!
I can understand what you means about the camera equipment, what I think is the person who behind the camera that created good image not a camera but not doubt about the good camera would help to get better result,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Asbed,
I like this photo. I like these four horizontal lines (two of them are birds). It looks like a conoes race :)
Great point of view. Amazing natural colours. Especially I like these family with small ducks.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hi Asbed,

I read your note and was very interesting reading, in my humble opinion i think this is one of your best images to date, a DSLR bigger sensor camera would not improve this image much more, i totally agree with Bungbing and Niek, That its the person behind the camera that matters most, the camera only records what the user sees and what you have seen here Asbed is superb, Now keep up the good work,
Congratulations and have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,


Beautiful scene and impressive photo Asbed! The composition and the lighting are excellent.

Hallo Asbed,
je pense que vous idéaliser trop caméras DSLR, un bon photographe utilise les meilleurs équipements dont il dispose. Personnellement, je pense que, dans la beauté d'une photo numérique repose sur plus ou moins à parts égales par le photographe, l'appareil photo, la post-production et de transformation. La différence entre les différentes caméras à la fin n'a pas tellement important.
Très belle phot avec une merveilleuse scène, bonne netteté et couleurs naturelles.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2011-06-05 8:52]

Hello Asbed,
This is a fine shot, competing well with the quality of a DSLR.
The composition showing the female Wood Duck and her family with the two males beyond her is great, taken with fine sharpness and natural colours on the rippled water surface.
Thanks and best regards,

Salut Asbed!
J´ai bien aimé ta photo et comme toujours, je suis touchée par ton amour pour les oiseaux sauvages. Tu as raison : une super camera peut nous aider beaucoup, mais...Quelques fois une petite camera nos pose des
défis qui sont un plaisir à surmonter, n´est pas?
Eh ben, j´ai fait un WS d´aprés ta photo et j´espère bien que tu l´aime...C´est comme un étude pour moi, d´accord?

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2011-06-05 9:55]

Hello Asbed,
I don't see what's wrong at this photo. It's a very nice photo in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Lovely ripples on the water. Excellent composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5802 W: 89 N: 14912] (62518)
  • [2011-06-05 11:05]
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Salut Asbed,c'est une photo merveilleuse...ou est le probleme? Une parmi tes meilleures,nettete' et focus impressionantes et des reflections de lumiere magnifiques.....je voudrais que tu regarde la photo sur la cote' gauche de la tienne dans la galerie,mon ami italien a essaye' de faire ce que tu fait d'habitude....et quel resultat! Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano.

Ciao Asbed, I take my best photo with a little analogic camera, don't worry, a good photographer cad take fgood photos with a little camera as you, I like this family composition and I like your inflight bird, quality may be bettere with a more expansive camera, but there is not important, my friend, photographer, not camera take good photo, excuse for my bbad english, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Hello my dear "crazy guy who takes pictures of wildlife with compact cameras" :) !... I can tell your photos are excellent! ... including those that do not "in flight " (because you do "in flight" are exceptional works of magic). I also have years (and I no budget too) dreaming with a DSLR, but will be when God willing! ... The important thing is to keep doing the best with the camera we have! ... I think that your works have "own and defind space in TN" and all much appreciated by us! Good job! ... Ducks are cute little ones and adults magnificent!
Regards, TFS

Hello Asbed,

very nice composition with good of sharpness.
Fine colors, this time nothing wrong.


Hi Asbed. The lighting is good because the saturation levels throughout the picture are perfectly clear. You got a great shot. I looked up the mother duck and I see it's the female Wood Duck. It looks a little like a Mallard. Very kool interesting shot! TFS Trevor

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2011-06-06 2:47]

Bonjour Asbed,
Voilà une image qui a un succès que tu n'escomptais pas! Le sujet intéressant et la bonne netteté y sont pour quelque chose! J'aime bien ton cadrage généreux qui inclue les bois flottants.Il est sûr que la qualité d'un appareil joue un grand rôle aussi, plus que certains veulent bien l'admettre. Je photographie avec les deux et je peux bien voir la différence. Mais l'oeil du photographe a certainement son importance aussi.
Bonne semaine

Lovely shot of this colourfull birds, great sharpness and very good POV



Hola Asbed,
si es tu deseo espero que pronto tengas una cámara réflex digital. También creo que con cualquier
cámara uno es feliz. Yo empecé con una Canon G3 ( de la que tengo publicadas fotografías en TN ) y es la cámara que más alegrías me ha dado. La cuestión es disfrutar el momento.
Veo en Tn que a veces se valora más una fotografía por la ténica que por la rareza de la especie y creo que habría que valorar más el contenido en muchas ocasiones que la ténica o cámara empleadas.

Tu fotografía es una muestra de ello, donde vemos dos especies de patos. El primer plano con esa famila solamente ya es impresionante.

Un abrazo Asbed y que disfrutes mucho sea cual sea tu cámara fotográfica.

Josep Ignasi.

Bonjour Asbed,
Manifestement tu n'avais pas envie de publier cette image pour des raisons techniques qui ne dépendent pas de toi (si ce n'est le choix de l'appareil).
Ne doit-on publier sur TN que des photographies qui plairont au PLUS GRAND NOMBRE de membres ou peut-on avoir un tout petit peu de sentiment pour notre jardin secret ?
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2656 W: 278 N: 4873] (19674)
  • [2011-06-12 19:31]

Hello Asbed,
What a beautiful image you have here. To be able to capture two drakes and a hen with her chicks is amazing. I have a hard time just getting close to one of these beautiful Wood Ducks here in Ohio, let alone get a shot like this.
The composition is great, the detail is excellent and the fact that you managed to get all in sharp focus is outstanding. Super work!!

I am happy that you have decided to post this wonderful view my friend Asbed. So peaceful and looks undisturbed by human interference. Beautiful tranquil view and I like it.
Thanks for sharing,

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