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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: 2007-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 9:28
Viewed: 3023
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
ID unknown
Might be a young (colours?)one...help!:-)

Photographed in Amsterdam in the Artis region

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
16/06/2007 11:08:23
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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To pvs: Hallo Paulvanderschelden 1 06-21 10:59
To marhowie: Howard...vanderschelden 1 06-21 10:54
To bobcat08: Hi Bobvanderschelden 1 06-21 10:27
To Bufo: Hallo Jacobvanderschelden 1 06-21 10:13
To joey: Hello Joeyvanderschelden 1 06-21 10:09
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-21 9:32]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait shot of this bird (what is in a name). Soft colour tones and immaculate sharpness on its plummage. Excellent POV and DOF and the neutral BG is superbly done. Hey! I can see you on its eyes Annick. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

I love that soft coloring - it creates the feeling of soft downy feathers. The composition is great - a true 'portrait' of this birdy. And the reflection in the eye is great! If I could zoom in, I could see what s/he is seeing. :)

Hello Annick
Fantastic portrait of unknown bird :-)
Prefect focusing,compo and lighting,
Great BG and DOF,Superb shot,friend.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-21 10:05]
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Dag Annick,
dat lijkt inderdaad verdacht veel op een vogel....die naar de naam spreeuw luistert. Alleen weet je maar nooit welke windstreken Artis onder zijn hoede heeft. Zou dus ook rose spreeuw of nog anders kunnen zijn.
Mooie foto in ieder geval.
Groet, Jacob

Hi Annick,

A great shot. Sharp and detailed. I didn't belief what Joey said: "The bill and shape of head looks like a Starling" That kind of birds didn't have that colours. What then??? I have no idea. Weldone. Regards and TFS Bob

Hello Annick,
I can't help with ID as it is a European bird I guess and I don't have any knowledge about them :) I can say though that it is a beautiful specie that you captured with excellent details, nice composition and beautiful exposure. I like those soft tones of colors a lot. Well done and TFS,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-21 10:47]

Hi Annick,

Whatever he is, he is adorable. Beautiful shot - colors are lovely - he looks so soft and fluffy. His eye is wonderful. Nice background.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-21 10:48]
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Ha Annick,

Een mooie opname,je zult wel wat bekijks gehad hebben,plat op de buik in artis,ik kan je niet helpen met de ID,lijkt op een spreeuw maar met de kleuren lijkt dit onwaarschijnlijk,je zou de foto evt op www.birdpix.nl kunnen uploaden en daar navragen want hier zitten de echte kenners op het gebied van vogels,groetjes


Nice detailed profile portrait Annick, great DOF and framing. It needs the contrast dialed up slightly IMHO.

Hello Annick,
Perfect close up on this young bird. Sharp focus with plumage details are clearly presented. Nice natural colors. POV and composition are great. Very well done.

Hi Annick,
A great close up with good sharpness and nice lighting! A fine capture, tfs.

Regards, Peter

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-21 11:17]

nice catchlight good focus but i think you need more contrast

hi annick,
nice shot, the pov is good, lovely soft shade ,
nice sharpness, well composed picture,
tfs & regards

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-21 13:14]

Hello Annick, wonderful portrait of this bird, very sharp and well captured.. well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-21 14:21]

Hallo Annick,
Wat een prachtige zachte kleuren en scherpte. Bij mindere kwaliteit zou dit een saaie foto zijn, maar jij maakt er een juweeltje van.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-22 4:08]
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Hi Annick,
a great shot.
The bill and shape of head looks like a Starling.
Sharp and detailed.
How did you get so close?!?
Well done,

Beautiful detailed capture! Though Howard might be right with upping the contrast a tad - but I think the combination of Background and the birds color make it appear a little more flat than it actually is. On a dark background you probably would consider it. :) For the bird - I have no idea - in the US I would opt for some Grackle species. Good job! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Annick,
Whatever the bird is it's a good photograph of it. Not a particularly young one as the 'gape' has gone.
You did not say what size it was?

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-22 7:54]

Hello Annick,
very nice capture with a superb portrait; sharpness, colors, light, everything is excellent !

Magnifique gros plan ave tant de détails.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-20 11:37]

Hello Annick,
Great portrait of a juvenile Straling. Excellent sharpness, lighting and composition.
TFS and have a good weekend,

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