<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 15:56
Viewed: 3495
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone
Once again I have to post from my archive.This is one of the worst winter I had in regard of bird photography.In regard of gear I ahd used the 2X and not the 1.4 ( I will have to update my file).
I need your help in regard of the ID ,I do beleive that this a Pharalope but I do not no wich one that was the first time I was seing that species.
Thank for looking and for helping with the idea .

Juyona, Dis. Ac., eng55, Argus, Jamesp, nasokoun, roges, boreocypriensis, KOMSIS, horias, CeltickRanger, siggi, Noisette, Alex99, Luis52, Adanac, maurydv, zulfu, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-07 17:11]

Hola amigo,
beautiful capture
interesting bird,
fine detail and pov. (I hope is a phalarope) :))
saludos Michel.

Hello Michel,

what an very nice picture from this bird with low pov and exellent details.
Fine colours.


  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-07 22:41]

Hi Michel,
Lovely capture.I liked noment you caught,catchlight in eyes,colors and details a lot.Have a nice week!
Thanks for posting..

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-07 22:47]

Hello Michel,
A fine capture of a juvenile Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius). Your 2x converter provided great sharpness and I like the low POV with the reflevtion in the water and the contrasting OOF natural BG. The lighting and composition are great too.
Thanks and have a good week,

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-07 23:19]

Hi Michel

Great pov and lighting here - a highly effective posting.

Best wishes


hello Michel,
beautiful scene. the composition is great, reflection and good colors create a very good photo!
keep photographing! TFS

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-08 0:36]

Hello Michel
A beautiful capture with vivid colors and great details. this is one of my favorites birds. I hope this year to take a photo with an adult in nuptial plumage.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Michel.
Good image with nice subject.
Interesting form of this bird.
Best greetings.Alin.

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-08 1:06]

Hi Michel,
again an exceptional composition, congratulations.
Excellent POV with excellent coloring of feathers.
Have a good day,

Hi Michel,

An awesome shot of this beauty in a lovely posture from wonderful POV with delightful composition and reflections.
TFS and have a nice day!


  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-08 4:28]

Hello Michel,
A beautifully timed capture of a Phalarope showing wonderful details. Beautiful light and colours too and a nice reflection in the water.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Michel. Good work with light an colours. Intrigant dynamic pose. Very good sharp. Well done.


  • Great 
  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-08 6:46]

Hi Michel,
Phalarope as ready to fly ...
Sharp detail, color and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

Ciao Michel, beautiful bird in nice pose, lovely composition with fantastic reflections and wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-08 8:40]

Hi Michel
Wonderful capture !
Great details and colors!
I like the reflexion!

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-08 8:41]

Salut Michel,une nettete' excellente et une magnifique refelction dans l'eau pour nous presenter cette interessante espece,fais sortir ces merveilles depuis ton ordinateur,elles merite d'etre montree'....mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

HI Michel,
this shot is wonderful, so sunny and the bird is beautiful. I love the reflection in the water, thank you very much.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

salut Michel

une autre de tes excellentes photos d'oiseau de rivage,
excellent POV à son niveau, tu as bien fait d'inclure dans
l'image sa reflexion à l'eau, excellent focus netteté détails,



  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-08 11:49]

Hello Michel,
Excellent captured of this beautiful Phalarope. Exposure and focus is spot on with sharpness, vivid colour and much details always.Well done and well seen.
Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-08 12:20]

Hi Micheal. I see you have the right ID from our good friend Ivan. This was taken with fine detail and bright colours. I like the refection in the ripples of the water. Well taken TFs.

bonjour Michel
excellente capture de cette Phalarope à bec large, l'oiseau est magnifique avec un superbe plumage et une belle pose, très bon focus sur sa tête,
la lumière naturelle donne d'adorable couleur à l'image
passe une bonne nuit

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-08 16:08]

Hi Michel,

It's a bad winter for photography in most places - even here! I'm not sure if I have seen a Pharalope before so it's nice to see this one. A lovely looking bird with nice colors and details of his face and feathers. I love the way his leg is bent. Beautiful reflections in the water.


  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-09 9:08]

Hi Michel.
Superb 3D image of a very cute bird. I imagine it just next to me. Great natural colours and impressive lights. Reproduction of all features and details of he bird are fantastic and selection of a DOF is precise. Both FG and BG decorate the main subject perfectly. Low POV is amazing too. Bravo.

  • Great 
  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-09 11:24]

Belo pássaro em uma bela pose caro Michel.
Ao mesmo tempo em que é simples esta imagem é muito natural e bem composta com cores e exposições corretas, daí a beleza da mesma.
Bom trabalho meu amigo.
Um abraço,

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-09 11:25]

Hello Michel,
Fantastic photo of this Grey (or Red) Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria) juvenile, first winter. Impressive low POV. Superb sharp details, very beautiful light and colours and a great DOF. Very nice reflection in the water.

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-02-09 11:35]

Hi Michel
very nice a bird
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Impresionate y bien captada luz y con unos muy naturales en todo el conjunto.
Saludos Michel: Josep Ignasi.

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-12 9:15]

Hola Michel.
Agradables tonos de colores de este pequeño Phalarope Rojo. El uso de 2X con el lente no desmerece mucho a la imagen, pues se aprecian finos y hermosos detalles en el plumaje
Saludos Michel.

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-15 18:27]

Hello Michel,
Splendid low point of view in this superb image. Thank you for sharing my friend.

Hello Michel,
a fantastic capture of the Phalarope taken from an excellent POV with splendid reflections, very good sharpness and very beautiful colours, a very pleasant posture with a lovely posture of the bird
Best regards

  • Great 
  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-21 7:36]

Hello Michel
Beutiful shot. Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,

Bonjour Michel,
Great, sunny shot of the Phalarope, nice colors, sharpness and reflection on the water, captured from a wonderful POV. A pleasant photo to look at. Tfs.
Best regards, have a nice day, László

Calibration Check