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Talking Goose

Talking Goose
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 17:23
Viewed: 4588
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I photographed this duck in Lille, a city in France.
Weather conditions were fine for colour photography: not the hard sunlight and enough light.
Photo was taken with a teleconverter and IS on. Hand held. Post-processed in Photoshop CS3 beta.
I'm a bit lucky the open beak is quite sharp.
Wish you a fine weekend.

Update: Manyee's knowledge: a Egyptian Goose is depicted here. More info here

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
17/03/2007 13:58:14
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-17 17:29]

Hi Annick. a very good piture of the duck. lots of detail in the feathers with good colour. greart picture all round well done..


Hi Annick,
Beautiful shot!
I like colors and composition. Very good and sharp detaiss.
Serge :)

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-17 17:32]

Hi Annick
Beautiful picture , the details is so sharp , also beautiful DOD.
TFS Michel

Very good colour combination Annick. Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Bonjour Annick

Félicitations pour le bel éclairage qui fait bien ressortir les détails et couleurs de l'oiseau.

Merci pour l'envoie...JP

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-17 17:42]
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Great shot of this Egyptian Goose, Annick.
He seems very excited. Great view of the open beak.
Good POV and very fine details.
Beautiful palette of browns.
TFS. : )

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-03-17 17:55]

Bonsoir Annick
Très belle composition et couleurs excellente netteté. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Fantástica imagen Annick. Los colores son maravillosos. Buen BG y estupenda composición.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-17 17:59]

Hi Annick

Nice POV and DOF.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-17 19:01]

What a wonderful capture, Annick!!
Lovely and beautiful duck in a good timing!
Excellent point of view, colors, sharpness and DOF.
Wonderful job.
Best wishes and TFS.

Hola Annick,
Precioso retrato de gran nitidez y bella composición con luz y fondo muy agradables. Saludos

Hej Anick!
Co za smieszna mina! Super miodowe colorki i pieknie rozmyte tlo.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-17 21:35]

Hello Annick,
Great closeup of this beautiful duck with the big mouth. Superb teachnically as always, thanks for your talent.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-03-17 22:46]

Very good picture, technically perfect with artistic touch.
Interesting subject, pose and especially the color palette from yellow and red to brown.
Regards, Mario.

Hi Annick

A beautiful well timed shot! Lovely light in this shot with an awesome OOF BG. Nice work my friend! :-)

Hi Annick,
Great light for photography, something we hardly ever get in the UK, and it shows with the feather markings so well defined.
Nice Picture.

bonjour annick
encore un somptueux portrait,les details du plumages ressortent bien.
ils y a deux qui vivent en liberté sur le bord de la riviere de mon village,mais je pense qu'elles y ont été placé par les proprietaire de la riviere.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-18 6:55]

hi Annick,
très belle prise de vue, non loin de Paris. J'aime bien son bec ouvert et le masque de zorro qu"il a naturellement.


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-03-18 8:13]

Hallo Annick,
Deze nijlgans zie je in Nederland ook steeds vaker. Het is mij helaas nog niet gelukt om zo dichtbij te komen.
De details in het verenpak komt hier prachtig tot z'n recht. Mooie compositie en crop en hele mooie bruine kleuren
Gr. Paula

Hi Annick,
Quackin' good shot ;}
A talking duck with attitude..who could ask for more??
Excellent profile portrait mf.

Hi Annick,
Very nice capture of the duck. Great details and composition. Excellent colours and POV. Well done and TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-19 5:40]

Hello Annick,
This duck must be a women,her beak is sharp and open:).I liked POV,framing,harmonious colors and composition a lot.

Is it talking to you :-), whatever its a beautiful shot, the position of the bird's beak in the frame and the overall POV is excellent
Goutham R

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