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To Howard - Your Friends Are With You


To Howard - Your Friends Are With You
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 16:04
Viewed: 3878
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To Howard

Lean on me - Song By Bill Withers

Sometimes, in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But, if we are wise
We know that theres always tomorrow

Lean on me, when youre not strong
And Ill be your friend, Ill help you carry on
For, it wont be long
Til Im gonna need somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill
Those of your needs that you wont let show

You just call on me brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that youll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me, when youre not strong
And Ill be your friend, Ill help you carry on
For, it wont be long
Til Im gonna need somebody to lean on

You just call on me brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that youll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load
You have to bear, that you cant carry
Im right up the road
Ill share your load if you just call me
Call me if you need a friend
Call me ...

IMAGE INFORMATION

Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 6:34 p.m.
Date: 124th November 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/125
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 280mm
Support: Hand Held
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-23 16:16]

Hi Pam. Great picture, nice to dedicate it to Howard. well done.

Nick

Pam,

You have captured the colors of the bird very effectively. The second bird out of focus in the background adds interest to the picture.

Regards,
Murali Santhanam

Hi Pam.
Great shot!
TFS,
Serge

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-23 17:03]

Hello Pam,
Fine close shot of a Pukeko with good sharpness, detail and interesting POV. Pleasing blurred BG.
Nice dedication to Howard with very apt song quotation.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-23 17:08]

superb capture with excellent eye contact -- I add my wishes to yours!
TFS
silke

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-23 17:28]

Hello Pam

A splendid dedication to a GREAT man, member and friend!
Wonderful picutre and an even better note!
May God be with him and his loved ones!

Cheers
Horia

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-23 17:31]

hi Pam,
superbe portrait, la couleur est vraiment très très bonne. J'aime sa tête qui penche et lui donne un air sympathique. Le bg est génial.

tfs

Bonjour Pam
Une excellente photoque tu as réalisée avec ce beau portrait de ce joli cygne de nouvelle zélande ,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations cette belle présentation.

Merci et bravo...JP

This is such an amazing view Pam. Excellent detail. I really like composition and quality here. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Pam,
SUPER! A great head on POV. Spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking amazing. Love the DOF with the OOF bird in the backround. To bad it marks such a sad event.
Scott

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-24 2:47]

Hi Pam

Wonderful shot - colours, filaments on the feathers, Composition etc. spot on.

James

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-24 2:50]

Hi Pam,
Wonderful portrait. Suberb colours and sharpness. I love its concerned and mournful look as well as the OOF bird. Very soulful song as an apt dedication. All our wishes....
TFS.
Sumon

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-24 5:35]

Hi Pam,

Splendid photo and well choosen. Bill Withers song makes it complete.

regards,
Zeno.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-24 6:07]

Hi Pam,

A nice balanced capture,nice colors and good sharpness,well done and TFS

Paul

will be back

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-24 8:30]

Hello Pam,
Very nice note and dedication to Howard, The capture is your usual impeciable camera work, thanks Pam.
Rick

Good work, Pam.
I like especially the blue coloured part and the eyes.
TFS
Annick

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-03-24 10:16]

Lovely eye contact,excellent details.TFS!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-24 14:19]

Hi Pam, lovely post. I did not know Howard but I wish him well. Very nicely focused shot of the Moohen. Wonderful sharpness and colour.
tfs
debz

thanks for this great portrait, Ori

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-24 17:43]

Hello Pam,
Sure we are with Howard!.This is ann magnificent capture.Sharpness and details are amazing.POV,colors,lighting,eye contact and composition are excellent.Have a great weekend!
TFS..:-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-24 23:39]

Hello Pam

Beautiful photo and dedication .TFS

Rob

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-25 3:54]

A fantastic shot, Pam.
I am sure your photo and your notes will bring strength to our friend Howard.
The image is so very sharp. The colors on this bird are brilliant.
I love the BG.
TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-03-25 16:20]

Yes, looks like him too! And no, I'm not being rude - I'm sure Howard's sense of humour will accept that!!

Good one Pam, I love the quirky look he's giving you here.

Well done
Janice

Nice close-up portrait shot of the Pukeko, the details are very nice and that brilliant red top makes for an interesting head piece. A nice thought to give Howard a tribute. :)

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-03-30 15:26]

Hello Pam,

What an incredible close up of this animal (what is the name of it?)... Sharpness is awesome and I like the fact that we can see its "reflection" blurred behind him! Excellent bg and exposition... Nice composition also by having the head on the left like that!

TFS,

Michel

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