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Curlew.


Curlew.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400L IS f4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 0:41
Viewed: 3805
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One early morning on my holiday, while trying to photograph feeding Little Egrets on an estuary I spotted this Curlew amongst the marsh grass. The feathering was quite striking. A long way off and only the 400mm lens I have had to crop the picture.
Camera settings:- ISO 100, AV, Spot metering, Manual white balance, 1.4 x converter, 560mm focal length, hand held.

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Hello Peter !
This is a very beautiful picture ! You were so lucky to see this bird and you managed to get an excellent shot. There are some nice details in the plumage, and the colors as well as the composition and the POV are wonderful. Very well done !
Valerie.

Hello Peter,
Almost a sniper's point of view; I mean good you only have a camera for this superb point of view..
TFS
Annick

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-24 5:21]

Hi Peter,
Very nice POV, also you managed to get a good focus on the bird despite of the busy background. Nice pose. TFS
best wishes,
Selen

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-24 12:26]

Hi Peter
Excellent capture of that bird.Nice POV and composition.colors are also very nice.
TFS Michel

very nice image of this Curlew.
Good focus and POV.
TFS
Richard

Hello Peter,
Very nice photo, I really like the pose you captured this Curlew in, with the 1 leg up and head turned. The foreground grass really frames the subject well along with the blurred grass at the top of the photo for the BG.
Good photo,
regards
Matt.

Great pose of the Curlew Peter...looks really dignified...OOF front and clear area create a really attractive lead-in to the bird. Best, Brat.

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