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The student

The student
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas 2, Birds in Brazil 2, Ptaki [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-25 14:48
Viewed: 4246
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little guy (around 10 centimeters) was at the campus of Unipam, the college where I teach. That's why I chose this title.

I've already written that one cannot precisely predict the animals' behavior. Some minutes before taking this shot, I could barely look at a guy of the same species without making it fly away. This one, however (maybe, the same one that didn't let me get closer), allowed me to take several shots.

As for the identification, I have no idea about it. Soon after taking the picture, I showed it to a friend of mine, who told me it's a sparrow, although I don't think so.

If anyone has any idea about the identification, please, feel free to tell me.

Manual mode
ISO 400
Post-process on Photoshop CS2

Janice, hummingbird24, taba, sAner, liquidsunshine, mogens-j, scottevers7, Luc, TAZ, dew77, coasties, marhowie, wallhalla15 has marked this note useful
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-25 14:53]

Good morning Livio! You're late today and I'm early!!
What a splendid portrait of this little guy. Very good closeness and sharpness, and I like the glint showing in his eye. Very well done. TFS

Excellent shot Livio! This has a very nice DOF. Paul :)

Hello Livio,

He is so perfect and small, that I would like very much to pick him up and hold him in my hands.

A truly wonderful photo, that makes me crave for my lens back!!!!

Thank you for sharing this little sweetie with us.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-25 16:33]

Hi Livio,
Brilliant capture!
Excellent sharpness, and clarity,
very good lighint, very nice blur background.

Magnifique photo ; le détail y est excellent !! Magnifique composition et lumière !! Well done ! Congratulations !

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-10-25 17:01]

Olá livios
Novamente uma foto espetacular!
Acho que não é necessário dizer sobre DOV, POV, Cores e etc.
Parabens mais uma vez!
Ps.: Gostei tb do seu texto.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-25 17:10]

Good shot Livio! Well compsed and very sharp details. Exposure is great and so are POV & DOF. Well done & TFS!


Great capture Livio,
Very good sharp detail and colours. Good POV and well composed.
Nicely framed with good lighting.
Thanks for posting.

Excellent capture Livio. Perfect composition, Very natural colours, excellent sharpness/dof showing lots of details in the plumage. You even got the reflecs in the eye - great. I really like the way it holds the wings - adds some kind of life to the picture.

Hi Livio,
Just an excellent capture on this little guy. He has given you a great pose to shoot. The colors and light are beautiful. Razor sharp detail, and perfect DOF and backround for this shot. Great Shot!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-25 19:09]
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Your "student" looks very alert and eager to learn, Livio. : )
What do you teach at the college?
I really like his pose and the catch light in his eye.
Sharp details and good exposure and beautiful BG.
Well done and TFS. : )

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-10-25 21:46]
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Uma cruza de pardal com curicaca.... He... He.... bico curvo!!! Dei uma bela de uma pesquisada na internet e não consegui... Se alguém conseguir identificar fiquei curioso!
Uma foto maravilhosa! Muito boa nitidez. Bom mesmo, você anda de cá para lá com uma tele de 600 mm... He... He...
PARABÉNS! (Como sempre!)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-25 22:58]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Livio. Great work!

Good detail, nice feather highlights, and excellent eye contact and reflections, good work.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-26 0:11]

Very nice shot with nice details.Liked the composition.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-26 3:25]

Woooooooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot that you very well done ! The bird pose is superb and the quality of shot is excellent !!! CONGRATULATIONS Livio and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-26 3:34]

Hello Livio!
Wonderful capture.Clear details and eyes are amazing.POV,DOF,colors and composition are excellent.

Hi Livio

Sorry for the quick critique, but my time is limited today. Nice POV. Good sharpness and detail. Great work. Thanks.

Very good sharpness & POV Livio. It's well composed with a great pose (wings slightly up). I like your title and theme for the shot. Very good light & color. Well done & Thank You.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-26 13:28]

wauuuu fantastic shot :o)
perfect sharp details colors
Well done
TFS Libor

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-10-26 14:26]

very beautiful shot...
I love it...

Livio, pose is excellent. Good work, very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

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