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The Golden Light

The Golden Light
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-09 20:18
Viewed: 3188
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, being enthousiaste of the launch
of the new Nikon Coolpix P7000 expert compact
read the notes of my previous photo
i decide to post another photo from my archives,
shot with my small Nikon Coolpix P60 point & shoot
that has a very small sensor of compact camera

if the Nikon Coolpix P60 with his small sensor
it is giving this quality of image (i don't know
for you but i love the image quality on this photo)
than the EXPERT compact Coolpix P7000 with his larger
sensor i am sure will give me more better image quality

i dreamed for several new cameras in the last
year and half and i think i did very well to be patient
to take my time (i already have cameras) and now
Nikon launched the best compact camera (for me)
with the Coolpix P7000, i am dreaming it to buy
and to start shooting with it in coming october

on this photo we see the Golden Light, to tell you
the truth i heard about that word the 1st time
only in summer 2007 when i was sit in border
of a water with me a semi-pro nature photographer,
he told me this is the « Golden Light »
« the most beautiful light for a photographer »



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To Hormon_Manyer: merci beaucoup LászlóCeltickRanger 1 10-11 15:50
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-09 22:19]

Hello Asbed,
Another nice one from your archives, this time o´f a male mallard raising itself in the water with the low November sunlight making a fine effect in a pleasing comosition.
Look forward to seeing what you take when you start with your new Coolpix!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Asbed,

A nice photo from this duck in evenig sunlight.
Good pov and fine warm colours.


Ciao Asbed, fantastic light on lovely mallard, fine details, splendid natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed!

May your dream come true! I wish you will get your new camera soon! And I agree with you that the quality of this picture is fine. Moreover, you are right when you say that the golden evening light is the best one for a photographer... and your picture reflects this fairly well!

Kind regards


Hi Asbed,
A nice capture of this beautiful mallard duck. Composition is good and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Asbed,
well... yes... golden light... Early in the morning, at sunrise, or late in the afternoon, before sun is going down... Warm sunlight which gives a typical atmosphere... It also gives shadows, reflections things that any photographer should exploit at the maximum... Just like you did in this beautifully colored photo, with great sharpness and very good compo...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-10 8:16]

A etee' la lumiere a faire la difference et tu as deja tout dit dans ton titre...mes compliments pour l'idee' et la parfaite capture! Bonne soiree',LUCIANO

Hi Asbed,

A fine and lovely capture of this cute duck taken at seunset time with great colours and details.
TFS and have a nice weekend MF!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-10 10:43]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this mallard in evening light. For me it's a bit dark. By usings shadows in photoshop you can lighten up the photo a bit without losing the atmophere. Good POV and composition.

Bonjour Asbed,

Les réflexions sur l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert mâle. Tu as bien saisi l'oeil du canard et les couleurs ressortent bien. Bonne journée.


Simply stunning shot, Asbed!
Very beautiful!
I wish I had words that said more!

Very good use of the light!!! Is that what you refer to when you mention luminosity? A solitary centered canard. Small sensor works fine Asbed.

Hello Asbed
Excellent, well done, perfect in every way.
You're a Grand
Hello Vanni

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-11 19:56]

Hello Asbed,
I can sense the excitment you have for your hopefully new camera of the future, the Nikon Coolpix P7000. In the mean time this is a great shot of this drake mallard in, as you say, the golden light. The lighting creates a magical atmosphere of it's own, which I find most appealing. Well done!!

Interesante pose del ave así como trabajo
con la luz y los colores.
Un saludos Asbed: Josep Ignasi.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-09-12 6:42]

Hi Asbed!
Very beautiful image of this mallard..in a nice pose.
Excellent details of the plumage. Splendid and magic light and reflections.
Congratulations my friend.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Asbed,
Very well shot photograph of Mallard in truly golden glow of twilight phase.

Hi Asbed,

Its real 24 carat gold! Awesome capture! Lovely duck in nice pose with the lovely golden sunlight! Very well done!


Hallo Asbed,
a superb portrait of the Mallard taken from an excellent POV with marvellous warm colours, very good sharpness and lighting, a nice composition with a great posture of this very beautiful duck.
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-14 6:05]

Hello Asbed,
A very well timed and sharp capture of this Mallard taken in beautiful light that accentuates its beautiful markings and colours. A fine dark background too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-09-14 11:55]

Hi Asbed. You have used the light to its best in this picture of the Duck. Which has given a warm glow the the colourful feathers. Alsi with a good water refeection. well taken TFS.

bonjour Asbed
c'est vrai que les couleurs sont fantastiques grace à la couleur dorée du crépuscule, ce colvert à fière allure avec son superbe plumage et sa jolie pose, en plus les details sont excellents
merci beaucoup d'avoir retrouvé ce petit bijou du fond de tes archives
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-15 21:54]

Hi Asbed.
We are in waiting for your shots taken with P7000. I can imagine what these pictures will be. However, present shots are also amazing and this one is not exception. Lights and warm colours are really wonderful as well as pose and details of the bird. Perfect job. Bravo and TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-16 16:26]

Hi Asbed,

I had never heard the term "golden light" before but it is beautiful and it certainly is golden. The Mallard is lovely. I love the water with the gentle ripples and the wonderful golden reflection.


I always read your notes with so much PLEASURE; you are so honest in displaying your feelings quite openly. I LOVE THAT IN A HUMAN BEING...honesty.
Lovely compostion and presented with taste.
Am looking forward to view your imgaes after OCTOBER!!!
Warm regards from,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-21 1:18]

Hello Asbed,
such a nice pose by the duck. The amber colour from the light makes this photo a lovely one. Well captured with good use of available light.
how I like the ripples that gives a special effect.


Hi Asbed. lovely shot of this cute duck.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

Hi Asbed,
The semi-pro photographer you mention was right: this is one of the most beautiful types of light. Exceptional image, beautiful composition, lights and sharpness. Bravo. Probably the best photo of you 'til now - and yes, sometimes you can do pro-looking images even with a simple compact camera. I wish you good luck for the new one though.
Friendly regards, László

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Asbed Hello friend,
Thank you very much to stay on alert to see my humble pictures! ...
I was many days absent in TN due to workload! ...
This a pretty picture and, as you say, the golden light is impressive and fully experienced in this picture.
Good job! ... I hope to see more of your photos soon!

Salut Asbed

Une belle présentation avec une étonnante clarté et des détails du plumage.

Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi Asbed. Golden light hour is short but the effect on the image is really stunning. You have capitalized the moment pretty well in this superb shot. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day. Regards - Jusni.

very beautiful Asbed, distinguish colors!
TFS Nasos

Hello Asbed,
Attractive light with majestic pose of this Duck.Great capture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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