Blue Tit


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Title     Blue Tit
Photographer     antang/Antonio (3,370) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Portraits
Categories     Animal
Nature
Scanner     Nikon Super Coolscan 8000ED
Camera     Nikon F5
Format     35 mm. slide scanned
Film     Fuji Velvia ISO 50 Slide
Submitted     January 4, 2003 9:13:38 AM CST
Views     23,539
Rating     895 Thumb-up

For this photo I used 4 flashs (2 for the bird, 2 for the background) in TTL.

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Thumb-up    from yupimrich/Michael (212) Send mail to this user on July 30, 2009 2:58:27 PM CDT (5)

I do not like how the flash is caught on the berries and the leaf in the middle of the frame. The blue matting is atrocious and does nothing but bad for the final product. The bird is over sharpened. This would be 100% better if you take off that hideous blue matting. I am harsh with my critique because I honestly do not know how this photo has almost 900 thumbs up. Nice capture nonetheless... just could be loads better. Keep trying!

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from nicoo2k/Nicolas (15) Send mail to this user on January 22, 2007 11:57:46 AM CST

Me encanta Antonio. Una fotografía excelente, muy bien tomada a un pájaro hermoso. Te felicito, muy buena =)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from swimchic10/Alexis (88) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2007 7:02:33 PM CST (2)

Amazing! I like the colors of t he berries and the bluebird together. It makes a very nice colorful pictures.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ba2/Batu (72) Send mail to this user on June 11, 2006 2:59:25 PM CDT (1)

I really like the photo alot. Good variance of the colors. Blue bird and the red berries. Nice composition and very good DoF I am not sure about the blue frame though

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Thumb-up    from grtlakz/Michael (5) Send mail to this user on October 23, 2005 12:46:33 PM CDT (2)

Very playful in coloring. The bird alone would have been a great shot as well.

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Thumb-up    from marcoflaman/Marco (7,211) Send mail to this user on September 8, 2005 2:51:38 AM CDT (5)

One of the best rated photos on the SIG, but I must say there are definately things that can be improved. It is overexposed, oversharpened, too much contrasts and has no depth. Last but not least a frame with a colour like that could scare birds away :) A bit contrast control, lower exposure and less flash could make this a beautiful 'nature'-photo. Regards, Marco.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from bina/Sabrina (479) Send mail to this user on January 6, 2005 1:08:17 PM CST (3)

WOW! Amazing colours!! That is such a perfect photo. The bird is so cute, love it's eyes. Very very nice! Well done :)

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from ile/Ilija (840) Send mail to this user on December 8, 2004 5:55:21 AM CST

nice bird, nice colors, nice ALL :)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from julieturner/Julie (4) Send mail to this user on August 10, 2004 11:17:30 PM CDT (2)

This photo is *amazing*! The contrast in both color composition and lighting is outstanding. The physical composition, juxtaposing red berries and blue bird, with the shallow green ivy in the center, is extraordinary.

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from fiction/Paul (84) Send mail to this user on August 6, 2004 11:18:37 AM CDT

Well done Antonio. Meticulous work in preparing your photo for us. The concentration of light in the background really sets off the delicate fragility of the wren. I have tried for similar photos myself and failed--I appreciate this one. Thanks for presenting it.

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from hurleyenterprises/Tom (0) Send mail to this user on July 27, 2004 11:40:58 PM CDT

Excellent job. Just shows the payoff when you do your homework.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from joniec/Michal (4,951) Send mail to this user on May 10, 2004 5:14:55 AM CDT (3)

Wow, this shot sure did get some attention. Well technically it's very correct, but it does looka a bit artifitial, almost like being shot in a studio and a stuffed bird. 4 flash units!!! That poor bird must have had a heart attack after being exposed to such light. Your fried the poor thing with over 20 000 K degrees!!! I think I like more natrural scenerial when shooting birds, although this shot sure is impresive. Regards

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From hmkbhaywa1/Bryant (324) Send mail to this user on November 15, 2004 11:40:33 AM CST

Just a note about flash... Anyone familiar with current flash technology, combined with TTL metering on today's cameras, knows that the camera adjusts the flash required by the shot automatically, dropping the output considerably when it's not needed, even when using multiple flashes. Flash technology today is based not on the total possible output of the flash, but on needed or required light. And while I do agree that the outcome does look "staged", it's certainly done by someone with the skill (and tools) to pull it off. I also prefer more "natural" light photography, but it's still a great shot!

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from gregkrc/Greg (96) Send mail to this user on March 2, 2004 3:45:19 PM CST

I love the color/subject. Well done.

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from warismail/Ahmad (24) Send mail to this user on September 12, 2003 2:46:15 PM CDT

Incredible !!!.... How do you get the bird to stay still with all the flashes?

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from rfb0650/Russell (1,197) Send mail to this user on June 28, 2003 2:01:29 PM CDT (13)

This was obviously done by a very skilled photographer, but I don't think the desired results were achieved. I like the colors, and I like the background lighting and bokeh. However, the result of the front flashes is that the scene looks artificial, like a diorama. I realize the incredible effort it must have taken to set this up, and wildlife are difficult to photograph. I think it might have been better with reflected lighting, with it coming from high to the left of the bird.

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Thumb-up    from sebii/Sebastian (76) Send mail to this user on June 19, 2003 12:20:04 AM CDT (12)

I agree with Paul Heinrich...this is not a very good wildlife photo. You can even see the flares from the two flashes in the berry and the light falls EXTREMELY awkwardly over the leaves. Also the white on the face of the tit is very blown out as a result of the harsh lighting.

Finally The frame is just a poor choice. Inner frame is a distracting colour and the outer is much to bold resulting in an ugly distracting total frame.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cgc/Craig (640) Send mail to this user on May 29, 2003 11:14:09 PM CDT (5)

I am drooling. This is what I wish I could achieve. Absolutely perfect in every regard. What lens did you use?

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Thumb-up    from paulheinrich/Paul (162) Send mail to this user on May 14, 2003 8:08:50 PM CDT (5)

Everything about this image is great, except of the way too strong key light. With so much light on the front of the foreground objects the image is given a very unnatural appearance.

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from biojoe/Lee (23) Send mail to this user on April 24, 2003 2:23:40 AM CDT

perfect!!!!!!!!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ngcherphen/Cher (242) Send mail to this user on April 7, 2003 2:30:41 PM CDT (2)

Beautiful

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ivantpe/Ivan (28) Send mail to this user on April 5, 2003 11:35:59 AM CST (2)

Wonderful lighting!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gyrfalcon/Jeff (248) Send mail to this user on April 5, 2003 4:05:38 AM CST (1)

wunderbar

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jytsen/Jytte (5,488) Send mail to this user on April 2, 2003 4:54:27 AM CST (1)

absolutely wonderfull, perfect, never seen anything like is

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sauliuks/Sauliuks (300) Send mail to this user on April 2, 2003 4:53:17 AM CST (3)

very beautyful, good colors..everything ir perfect :) My photos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gesus/Gillis (165) Send mail to this user on April 2, 2003 4:22:24 AM CST (2)

haah, fantastic picture looks as if you had the bird modelling for you :)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jane/Jane (170) Send mail to this user on April 2, 2003 4:21:19 AM CST (1)

Wow, very, very impressive Well done

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fotomis/Maciej (842) Send mail to this user on March 24, 2003 7:15:57 AM CST (1)

Super!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from eren/Eren (4,403) Send mail to this user on March 24, 2003 3:07:51 AM CST (2)

so many stuff said already, its a perfect work..

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from chungho/Ray (24,700) Send mail to this user on March 24, 2003 2:52:46 AM CST (3)

Good composition and color. Vote. No comment on it.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from marcpeltzer/Marc (1,267) Send mail to this user on March 24, 2003 2:44:11 AM CST (1)

magnific ,magic,bravo!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from turcoman/Ismet (965) Send mail to this user on March 24, 2003 2:35:09 AM CST (2)

miracle of god and nikon F5

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from abejorro/Abejorro (2) Send mail to this user on March 24, 2003 2:31:25 AM CST (1)

Fantástico!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from baku/Marcin (159) Send mail to this user on March 17, 2003 7:50:09 AM CST (2)

What a picture? I like it very much!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from maryk/Mary (708) Send mail to this user on March 13, 2003 8:50:45 AM CST (4)

perfect! colours, composition, sharpness, everything!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from mchua111/Marcus (2,563) Send mail to this user on March 13, 2003 2:19:29 AM CST (1)

Flawless. Great work.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from wewill/Willy (244) Send mail to this user on March 11, 2003 6:47:09 AM CST (4)

just a great shot. nice colour combination and composition of a (simple?) object.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from tatara/Eric (41) Send mail to this user on March 9, 2003 1:12:11 AM CST (0)

Absolutely incredible.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from btspero/Brian (720) Send mail to this user on March 8, 2003 3:45:30 PM CST (4)

not critique for perfection! OMG incredible detail! how can I do this! any advice is much appreciated!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from andree/Andrée (1,841) Send mail to this user on March 4, 2003 12:37:10 AM CST (2)

Que dire de plus... tout simplement superbe!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from vanneste/Jana (3,204) Send mail to this user on March 3, 2003 3:20:02 AM CST (2)

A wonderful composition, and a great palette of colours, bravo, Jana.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from tonaor/Pornthip (101) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 4:39:15 AM CST (4)

Very nice color and very nice shot, composition is very good.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from art/Pramuk (7,934) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 4:18:03 AM CST (0)

Excellent work.. very beautiful shot.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from tomtimar/Tamás (3,100) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 3:57:54 AM CST (0)

excellent work

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fabri/Fabrizio (2,697) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 3:56:22 AM CST (2)

Wonderful colours, great capture. Regards

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from makowski/Pierre (1,499) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 3:53:34 AM CST (0)

magnifique....

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jovas/Joao (2,327) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 3:37:31 AM CST (0)

Excellent.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from szalkai/Thomas (11,428) Send mail to this user on February 28, 2003 3:32:32 AM CST (0)

Fantastic shot!!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jadthemad/Andrea (2,256) Send mail to this user on February 15, 2003 10:52:34 PM CST (1)

Super shot in any way I can analyze it!
(My best shots)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jbrioso/Juan (41) Send mail to this user on February 11, 2003 2:27:57 PM CST (0)

Realmente exquisita

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from joanne/Joanne (653) Send mail to this user on February 8, 2003 11:06:55 PM CST (0)

Georgeous picture!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ahnis/Insung (533) Send mail to this user on February 8, 2003 10:41:54 PM CST (-1)

Great!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sikkesan/Harald (294) Send mail to this user on February 1, 2003 4:06:44 PM CST (2)

WOW, why didnt the bird flew away (OK thats my personal problem with birds)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from calleiras/José Luis (100) Send mail to this user on February 1, 2003 7:57:54 AM CST (0)

Muy buena.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from f707/Tom (829) Send mail to this user on January 30, 2003 3:54:50 PM CST (1)

Wonderful photo, congrats! Good DOF and colors, well composed... this one has it all.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from homero/Homero (273) Send mail to this user on January 29, 2003 10:39:33 PM CST (1)

I wish i could say something anyone hasn´t, but all li can come up with is: Superb, excellent, magnificent! Regards...

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from meinebilder/Tom (12,861) Send mail to this user on January 29, 2003 9:23:24 AM CST (3)

Wonderful!!! Perfect shot, fantastic colors, good composition - great!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lar/L. Alberto (107) Send mail to this user on January 26, 2003 9:11:53 AM CST (1)

EXCELENTE, una foto muy estudiada y con un gran valor artístico, aunque puede llegar a parecer un tanto irreal, me recuerda un poco aquellas fotos de aves que se hacían en estudio en los años setenta, como las que ilustran la enciclopedia de aves de tu paisano Alfredo Noval. Aun así me gusta mucho, ya quisiera yo hacer fotos así. Saludos desde León.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dzarkov2/Dunja (813) Send mail to this user on January 25, 2003 8:27:50 PM CST (1)

perfect in every sense

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ramara/Tatiana (20,148) Send mail to this user on January 21, 2003 6:58:24 AM CST (-2)

!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 100028.v1/Tan (283) Send mail to this user on January 19, 2003 7:26:44 PM CST (1)

Fine !

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from selasen/Rose (659) Send mail to this user on January 19, 2003 7:26:56 AM CST (1)

A wonderful capture of the Blue Tit.It´s now going up to 1000 green thumbs.....

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 88156.v1/Peter (2,948) Send mail to this user on January 18, 2003 7:03:38 PM CST (0)

wonderful

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from juanfra/Juanfra (45) Send mail to this user on January 17, 2003 4:55:32 PM CST (1)

Muy buena, eres un genio

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fister/Michael (213) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on January 17, 2003 6:03:36 AM CST (1)

Simply outstanding.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from prionace/Marco (119) Send mail to this user on January 16, 2003 1:07:34 PM CST (1)

Incredible!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kanidoo/Julio (1,197) Send mail to this user on January 14, 2003 2:15:16 PM CST (1)

Un foton,como nos tienes acostumbrados,saludos maestro

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 83533.v1/Adolfo (952) Send mail to this user on January 13, 2003 9:20:25 AM CST (1)

Una preciosidad, Antonio. Parece que lo tuvieses "amaestrado" para posar en el estudio. Increíble la nitidez, la iluminación y el colorido. Un fotón de mucho cuidado. Un cordial saludo.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 77865v1/Pascale (2,061) Send mail to this user on January 13, 2003 9:05:42 AM CST (1)

superbe photo ,belles couleurs

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from hamlett/Rafael Ruiz (1,021) Send mail to this user on January 13, 2003 6:36:08 AM CST (1)

ja, por una vez, te dire, q la luz de los flashes es demasiado dura, por fin he podido econtrara algun fallo, pero los 900 y pico comentarios son merecidisimos, adios mostro

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from mariqui/Mariqui (72) Send mail to this user on January 13, 2003 1:50:00 AM CST (1)

preciosa, me quedo sin palabras para comentarla, los colores magnificos, la composicion maravillosa, enhorabuena

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 95237.v1/Tom (20) Send mail to this user on January 11, 2003 7:47:41 PM CST (1)

MAGNIFICENT!!! I'd lose that blue border though. Just magnificent!

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Thumb-down    from sztender/Michal (307) Send mail to this user on January 11, 2003 6:41:56 PM CST (-6)

i don't understand this bird is death?

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 88746.v1/WERTU (1,728) Send mail to this user on January 11, 2003 2:50:39 PM CST (1)

Hay que coger la vez por lo menos una semana antes para comentar esta foto. No tengo palabras para expresar tanta belleza, de quitarse por lo menos 10 veces la "TXAPELA" ZORIONAK. Un Abrazo y agur.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from rtm321/Robert (80) Send mail to this user on January 10, 2003 6:00:32 PM CST (0)

WOW

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sparky0138/Claire (153) Send mail to this user on January 10, 2003 2:00:54 PM CST (2)

The colour and detail on this photograph are both excellent but is the bird real? Looks like a stuffed one attached to artificial wood and plants to me.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from alvarolo/Alvaro (1,038) Send mail to this user on January 10, 2003 1:08:26 PM CST (1)

gran fotografia, mas dificil de conseguir de lo que parece, colorido especial....saludos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from crnimo/Choze (572) Send mail to this user on January 10, 2003 1:01:22 PM CST (0)

WONDERFUL!!!!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ozzie/Darren (2,014) Send mail to this user on January 10, 2003 1:23:51 AM CST (1)

Forget my comments in the discussion below. My apologies to you Antonio as I read your comments on another photo. You go to great pains to capture your wonderful images. Such images like I have never seen before..........too good to be true. You are a truly talented photographer. Open mouth insert foot, and it don't taste good.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from haglunderic/Eric (464) Send mail to this user on January 9, 2003 5:12:36 PM CST (1)

Beautiful, picture! I'm not sure I like the border, makes the image look like a post card.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from angelika/Angelika (1,920) Send mail to this user on January 9, 2003 3:36:27 AM CST (0)

how wonderful!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cook097/Natthapong (8,751) Send mail to this user on January 9, 2003 2:26:44 AM CST (0)

perfect capture

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 85182.v1/Artie (72) Send mail to this user on January 9, 2003 2:01:02 AM CST (1)

Wow, the bird is looking at me... What an amazing nice shot. And such good lighting. You really have patience. Composition is perfect with bird placed at the right using the rule of thirds.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ulisses/J. Ramón Córdoba (2,753) Send mail to this user on January 9, 2003 12:16:17 AM CST (1)

De fabula, una foto muy trabajada.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 75248.v1/Roberto (82) Send mail to this user on January 8, 2003 4:28:44 PM CST (0)

Beautiful shot

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cesarpinedo/Cesar B. (6,022) Send mail to this user on January 8, 2003 6:58:22 AM CST (1)

Antonio..Veo esta imagen y me satisface ver los comentarios sobre ella; pero mas me satisface ver el resultado de tu dedicacion y profesionalidad.Un saludo cordial y felicidades..

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from monfared/H (30,663) Send mail to this user on January 8, 2003 5:47:25 AM CST (0)

Superb

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from twebt/Teddy (4,874) Send mail to this user on January 8, 2003 4:34:46 AM CST (0)

...fantastic ;-)))

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dcandiani/Davide (2,958) Send mail to this user on January 8, 2003 4:23:57 AM CST (0)

Great!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kuba/Kuba (363) Send mail to this user on January 8, 2003 3:42:10 AM CST (1)

exelent almost as it is artificial bird! could you see my bird in witing

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lunabug/Ed (9,358) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2003 11:10:32 PM CST (1)

Fantastic, I can't add anything that hasn't already been said - well done Antonio!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from knutt/Knut (463) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2003 1:32:54 PM CST (2)

BRAVO! Had a blue tit eating off my hand when I was younger. that was great fun. This image brings back memories... FOUR flashes??? Quite obviously that is correct, as the image lighting is as perfect as it can be. The sharpness on your photography is superb and the composition is very well done. The red berries are a very nice touch! You have (in my humble opinion) a text book example of how to do it. Now I need to invest in some slave flashes to attempt to hopefully copy half of the expertise you have shown here.... My stuff

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 57636.v1/Toccafondi (445) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2003 11:59:40 AM CST (3)

excluded the frame, the photo is very wonderful and very good constructed and shooted. Best compliments

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gil/Gil (3,495) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2003 9:46:29 AM CST (2)

Beautiful! Amazing color and detail. Excellent composition and bird expression

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from manologarcia/Manolo (643) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2003 8:02:14 AM CST (0)

Estupenda

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from bittoriano/Jose Ramon (18,602) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2003 3:01:11 AM CST (0)

Una maravilla....¡¡¡¡

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pablojaez/Paco (527) Send mail to this user on January 6, 2003 7:23:22 PM CST (2)

vazquez el herrerillo de pena, el fondo buah, el adorno de la izda. ni fú ni fá....lo que mola de esta foto es el marco tronco: un marco azul para un herrerillo TU SI QUE SABES.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from armand/Armand (879) Send mail to this user on January 6, 2003 5:26:18 PM CST (2)

Espectacular. Creo que alguien dijo que la ignorancia es muy atrevida, y la sabiduría muy prudente (o si no lo dijo nadie antes me apunto el copyright :-). En serio, creo que detrás de esta extraordinaria foto hay algo más que buen arte fotográfico: hay pasión por la naturaleza, paciencia, dedicación, experiencia... Enhorabuena y gracias por compartirla.

Spectacular. I think somebody said sometime that ignorance is very daring and wisdom very prudent (if nobody did then I claim for the copyright here :-). Seriously, I think that there is a lot more than good photographic art behind this extraordinary photo: there is passion for nature; there is patience, devotion, experience... Congratulations and thanks for sharing it.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kova/Fred (1,316) Send mail to this user on January 6, 2003 8:07:45 AM CST (1)

i'm very impressed !!! I know the difficulties to take photographs of birds. A little bit too organized and it seems to be unatural. Please take a look on my photos. Regards Fred.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from alcineia/Alcineia (1,284) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 7:22:53 PM CST (2)

Antonio wonderful pic!And I realize how hard it is to make this little one to pose for us.Great setup very well done.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from michael56j/Michael (2,930) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 6:02:39 PM CST (2)

There should be a special category for images like this, Antonio, where we are allowed to over-ride the 3TU and give a few more!

Beautiful image, well captured with stunning colours and wonderful composition.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from andrey/X-Ray (3,236) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 4:31:44 PM CST (0)

Impeccable!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jyt747/Julian (9,978) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 4:31:44 PM CST (2)

4 flashs? Wow, professional work. Excellent color and detail and clarity.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from carrenoes/Alberto (498) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 2:28:30 PM CST (2)

Joder Antonio, con ésta has triunfado. La composición es preciosa, al igual que el ave. Estás hecho todo un "decorador de exteriores". Saludos,

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from marjahelena/Marja (12,771) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 9:45:33 AM CST (2)

Lovely capture.Beautiful composition.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from wwwart/Nikolay (432) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 9:18:07 AM CST (2)

Good capture. Very nice lighting.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dibes/Diana (1,698) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 9:05:05 AM CST (2)

Incredibly nice and lovely! ;)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from nyala/Tony (6,178) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 8:58:30 AM CST (2)

Excellent planning and craftmanship.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from macromarko/Marko (1,908) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 8:55:15 AM CST (2)

absolutely beautiful. I do agree that the flashes are a bit strong, but overall a very impressive shot. How did you manage to use this massive setup on a bird? The colors are so vivid one could think they have been enhanced in PS. In a way the frame color suits that of the bird, but a simple black would bring out the image more, drawing less attention to the frame. All comments on my nature photos highly appreciated.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from diegoelorza/Diego (4,764) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 8:54:32 AM CST (2)

Qué bonita foto, color dtalle, composición, profundidad de campo... Buena foto! Visita mis fotos si te apetece.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from maurilio30/Maurilio (1,718) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 8:34:11 AM CST (0)

The beautiful...

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jsfotografie/Janosch (7,299) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 7:14:43 AM CST (2)

how did you do that? WOW so youve placed the flashes in that scene and hoped that this bird land in your "photostudio" :-) one word GREAT! regards Jan

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from alpine/Ilkka (800) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 7:07:03 AM CST (2)

Incredible shot. Really good and clear.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from screemer/Steven (6,116) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 7:06:02 AM CST (2)

Excellent image that deserves a place on the main page (although you should probably lose the frame!). Maybe try with slightly softer lighting next time, but still worth 3 because of the composition and sharpness (and for the difficulty of getting shots like this). Congrats.

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Thumb-up    from hotduckz/Thanatham (2,651) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 6:50:45 AM CST (0)

Professional.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from maks71/Zoran (4,103) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 6:18:57 AM CST (0)

excellent work

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fcruz/Frank (9,298) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 5:57:29 AM CST (0)

Marvelous.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pelican/Csaba (4,062) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 5:50:23 AM CST (1)

Nice. Colorful.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from emgomes/Elsa (8,210) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 5:38:16 AM CST (-1)

great shot

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from bacacyl/Wojtek (694) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 5:25:43 AM CST (2)

Great photo, technical perfection, excellent!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cekirgemim/Leyla S. (277) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 5:06:05 AM CST (1)

WOW WOW WOW!!! THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTY!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jannaz/Gianni (1,956) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 4:39:56 AM CST (2)

i did not think that was so complicate shot a bird - but it wasn't terrified by so much flsh - again compliment mr vasquez

remember to look at my S.Francisco Square in Assisi

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gabriel/Gabriel (194) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 4:13:50 AM CST (0)

Enhorabuena, Antonio. Una foto estupenda. Lo único que no me gusta es el marco que has puesto tan saturado. Si tienes tiempo, te agredecería que comentaras mi última foto.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from tcs/Csaba (1,062) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 4:06:51 AM CST (0)

brilliant!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from emolino/Enzo (31,872) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 3:45:04 AM CST (2)

Good capture. Very nice lighting.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from snowman/Rainbow (1,158) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 3:40:13 AM CST (1)

Just brilliant!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from rdeml/Roberto (10,052) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 3:35:57 AM CST (0)

Fora de série!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from angelagraf/Angela (2,611) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 3:12:41 AM CST (3)

Superb in everyway. When you have time please email me and tell me how on earth did you have time to set up 4 lashes before it flew away. It is real because I see the flash dots in its eyes.

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Thumb-up    from yaldor/Yaldor (1,234) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 3:07:23 AM CST (-1)

sorry, but IMHO - light is too strong.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fr3akaz0id/Ashish (1,031) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 3:05:07 AM CST (2)

BriLLiant woRk.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from brianhamill/Brian (603) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 2:59:26 AM CST (0)

Incredibly vibrant result. Beautiful.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from frankjolanda/Frank&Jolanda (6,268) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 2:53:46 AM CST (1)

Nice picture of the Blue Tit!!!
It's always good to see wildlifephotography of this quality on Photosig. ;-)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from judyelaine/Judy (12,022) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 2:36:46 AM CST (2)

Wonderful sight... beautiful colors.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 91617.v1/roberto (79) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 1:49:00 AM CST (0)

molto bella davvero sembra quasi finta !!! fantastic

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from henkmeijer/Henk (502) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:48:02 AM CST (1)

what else to say......SUPERB!!!!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from swami/I (545) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:38:16 AM CST (1)

Nice photo and composition, tacky frame.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jasierra/Jose (685) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:32:34 AM CST (1)

Incredibly beautiful picture. One of the best bird shots I have seen lately. Congratulations on your excellent work!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from leonthomas/Leon (299) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:30:35 AM CST (1)

Birds are not my thing, but ever now and again on PhotoSIG you see a bird photo that stands out from the hundreds of others ... and here is one such example of excellence in focus, lighting, composition, and DOF control.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pier36/Hugo (1,032) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:28:09 AM CST (1)

Perfect! This is the best bird photo I've seen in Photosig.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from chuckp/Chuck (1,644) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:20:38 AM CST (1)

Superb work.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from piotrekw/Piotr (5,544) Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:17:48 AM CST (1)

Fantastic!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ergotdez/Ergo T. (38,258) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on January 5, 2003 12:00:14 AM CST (2)

If I could take one picture this good ... I would set my camera down and need to take no more. This is perfection. Regards, Ergo

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from leonelbras/Leonel (6,843) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:49:19 PM CST (1)

EXCELENTE!

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Thumb-up    from heavyrocker/Ronnie (2,025) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:45:36 PM CST (1)

LOVE IT

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from atitr/Atalay (785) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:27:28 PM CST (1)

well done. good shot

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sk163/Diin @rt (2,109) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:20:48 PM CST (1)

Hi Antonio,

It is really astounding shot that you had made. I think it is really like what Monica Riveiro said. I admire you passion for the photography. Had browse ya homepage... it is really a great work. I truely believe if you can spend sometime to visit my gallery and leave some commets for me, it will be great helpful in my future shot!

Thx for sharing!

Regards,
Diin.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from srogers/Steve (1,928) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:19:25 PM CST (1)

Wow! I mean, what more can be said!! Anything short of 3 thumbs up would be wrong. Very nice.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kiki55/KiKi (7,927) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:11:55 PM CST (1)

excellent!!nice work.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jockgold69/Richard (388) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:00:22 PM CST (1)

bellissimo

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from claudia/Claudia (3,018) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:55:32 PM CST (2)

Wonderful picture ! Fantastic composition, colours and very cute too ! Congratulations !!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jorge/Jorge (1,857) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:50:15 PM CST (1)

Excellent shot. Very nice colors.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from brandonherring/Brandon (1,217) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:45:54 PM CST (1)

Incredible work. Very well done.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from photowench/Kim (2,948) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:14:02 PM CST (1)

the colors in this photo are so stunning! Great clarity and detail! Nicely done! kk

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from airleeo/Airlee (1,955) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:02:59 PM CST (1)

Great photo but I am confused by the diagonal line which runs across the end of the bird's beak.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from adras/Adam (2,076) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:46:10 PM CST (1)

great caputre, very lovely colors and lighting - excellent work.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from julieblichmann/Julie (2,295) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:39:25 PM CST (1)

Wonderful image! I wish it were mine! ;-)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from willinhouston/Will (1,546) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:39:05 PM CST (1)

Absolutely wonderful shot!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gfay/George (14,241) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:15:14 PM CST (1)

Beautiful color detail and sharpness.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jeffman/Jeff (3,768) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:14:09 PM CST (1)

brilliant overall!! im trying hard to shoot those..but theyre so quick!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from marjorie/Marjorie (4,722) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:12:30 PM CST (1)

Wonderful clarity and composition. Simply excellent!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pnicholls/Pete (571) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:05:25 PM CST (1)

Splendid shot! A real inspiration for me to improve my avian shots! Regards, Pete

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from robinshoot/Jumpol (289) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:02:37 PM CST (1)

Wow!!! so crisp, clean, and colorful. Generally I don't like blue-color frame but the photo is just so good, got me 3 thumbs.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from howiem/Howie (4,023) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 8:29:58 PM CST (1)

Quality capture with great colours. Love it.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 88379.v1/Chris (62) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 8:27:53 PM CST (1)

One of the best bird shots I've ever seen!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from aldra/Sanya (19,950) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 8:24:36 PM CST (1)

Fantastic!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from neville/Artur (142) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:56:37 PM CST (1)

Incredibly nice and lovely!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 4361.v1/Will (6,189) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:54:30 PM CST (1)

Amazing depth and clarity. Good work.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sotheresa/Sonja-Theresa (295) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:51:00 PM CST (1)

EXCELLENT !!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ukawakuo/Ukawa (2,736) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:47:05 PM CST (3)

Very good shot !!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from karli/Carl (533) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:47:02 PM CST (1)

Superb bird capture, great work !

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jordux/Jordux (843) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:45:25 PM CST (1)

Good lighting and contrast.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 78051.v1/gb (4) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:39:06 PM CST (1)

Quite an eye-catcher.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from klance73/Andi (328) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:32:41 PM CST (1)

Super foto

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from wwh88/Wenhui (1,214) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:29:30 PM CST (1)

Superb! Regards, Wenhui.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from johnlamb/John (327) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:22:19 PM CST (1)

Excellent capture. Would like to see a bit less exposure on the background. Well done.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from curlymac/John (909) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:17:49 PM CST (1)

Simply magnificent

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from benmac/David (797) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:13:33 PM CST (1)

outstanding and well executed.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 67815.v1/Monica (298) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 7:07:05 PM CST (2)

Thomas Rauers, how can you be so ignorant? There is something called "hides" and one can prepeare it all when you know that the bird will stop there to drink, or eat, or it is one of its places to stop. You've got a really bad eye saying that there are a transition between two images. Nothing so far from reality. I know this photo. I've seen it before. I know other Antonio's photos. I've seen them in books, in his web, in www.fotonatura.org. And he doesn't work the way you describe. Antonio, this photo is all a success here, as it was in fotonatura. Congratulations for it!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from totto/Mario (324) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:47:55 PM CST (1)

stupenda foto, perfetta inquadratura, ottimi colori

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from johntobin/John (2,506) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:43:43 PM CST (1)

A GREAT photo. Fantastic color AND composition. VERY well done. (I think MABY a little lighter blue frame tho. Seems to pull my eyes away from the photo due to it's brightness.)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kurthugo/Kurt (1,154) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:42:19 PM CST (1)

Fascinating.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from emilio/Emilio (3,641) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:23:56 PM CST (1)

Hermosa imagen Antonio, fruto de un excelente trabajo.
Saludos Emilio.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from mahgomes/Maria (2,797) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:21:30 PM CST (1)

An amazing bird shot. Great colors and nice lighting!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kafrifelle/Kafrifelle (36,718) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:19:43 PM CST (2)

Technically, it is more than 3T is is perfection. Artistically it is also close to the best I have seen in a long time. This is marvaleous. I don't think I have a critic for this, I am just very impressed.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 83024.v1/cenk (279) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 6:19:12 PM CST (1)

fantastic photo! excellent colours and composition Please critique my latest work "-= the tree =-"

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from frankie/Barb (6,779) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:56:45 PM CST (1)

Lovely bird..wonderful clarity and colors..the lighting is great..

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from photoman007/David (446) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:49:54 PM CST (1)

Simply AMAZING

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jenygard/Jens Erik (1,893) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:49:38 PM CST (1)

Marvellous picture of this common bird! The red berries made the picture. The frame could have been black, there are colors enough in the picture.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cestes/Cliff (5,922) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:48:54 PM CST (1)

While this image is stunning, overall, I am a bit bothered by the lack of focus on the berries in the left of the photo and the foliage bottom center. I'd appreciate comments on my Sucia Sunset, if you have a moment.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dany/Dany (10,905) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:37:06 PM CST (1)

Fantastic detail ! A good choice of colors for this work. Best regards

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fran/Fran (1,318) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:34:55 PM CST (1)

Muy buena foto. Saludos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 2727.v1/mary (9,696) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:33:35 PM CST (1)

one of the most marvelous bird images I have seen lately...the colors and clarity are simply beautiful....I've never seen a Blue-tit....what a little miracle he is...congratulations

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pascaldamiani/Pascal (1,454) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:27:12 PM CST (1)

in few words : just perfect shot.... it will be in my favorites photos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from frankbrauner/Frank (5,224) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:26:33 PM CST (2)

Wonderful work !
Regards, Frank

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from reda/Reda (8,586) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 5:17:22 PM CST (1)

Outstanding shot, marvelous composition and colours.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from chacon/Carlos (16,058) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:48:42 PM CST (1)

Excellent shot and nice lighting tech. The color is outstanding! Great detail and good DOF. Well done!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 43773.v1/Moreno (3,432) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:48:17 PM CST (1)

Splendid work!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from nebukadnezar/behrad (2,039) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:47:00 PM CST (1)

I like It very much!

Just a wonderful picture!

Now have a look at mine:

Behrad´s Photos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from brothers58/Rondo (179) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:40:28 PM CST (1)

http://www3.photosig.com/myphotosig.php

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from darrell/Darrell (8,171) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:36:25 PM CST (1)

Absolutely perfect, the only thing to say is congratulations. Yes, I am very jealous.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from philc/Philippe (17,411) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:21:54 PM CST (1)

Exceptional shot. Vivid colors. Splendid!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fudo/Nenad (4,636) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:14:38 PM CST (1)

Perfect!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 61500.v1/Hani (2,392) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:14:04 PM CST (1)

Excellent!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from maxpower/Max (22,582) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:12:48 PM CST (1)

excellent detail and color!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sepol/Armindo (21,856) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 4:08:46 PM CST (1)

Absolutamente perfecta!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 89482.v1/Emrah (15) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:49:37 PM CST (1)

Very Cute!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from bandion/Diego (11,791) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:47:06 PM CST (1)

Non amo le foto naturalistiche ma questa mi ha conquistato per la sua bellezza. - I do not love the naturalistic photos but this has conquered to me for its beauty.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from naiart/Nai (12,475) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:42:20 PM CST (3)

IMHO, lighting is too strong. I'd soften it by using reflector or bouncing sheet. Great composition and colors though. Regards.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from eduardo/Eduardo (12,513) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:41:09 PM CST (0)

Buena foto.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from richardhogg/Richard (17,387) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:40:49 PM CST (3)

Antonio - Excellent Avian Image! The composition is lovely, colors are gorgeous, pose and position of the bird fits well in the composition, good sense of the habitat and environment. I think the blue in the frame competes with the color of the bird, but It's such an outstanding image I could hardly mark down for that. Very Well Done!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ltldoggi/Joyce (231) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:37:38 PM CST (1)

A fantastically sharp image, full of color. The background color is a perfect complement to the foreground, with nothing in it to distract from the bird and its perch. JL

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 88719.v1/Pierre (136) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:32:43 PM CST (2)

such beautiful colors and sharp focus and wonderful details - simply amazing picture

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from adalbert/Jan (331) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:26:54 PM CST (1)

Super composition! Congratulation

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from reggie/Reggie (310) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:26:42 PM CST (3)

Exceptional! There is no evidence of the twin shadows on the front, so the second flash must have been aimed solely at the bird, which is coroborated by the twin spots in the eye. The two red berries nicely complement the blue head and tail here. Great use of colour. Cheers, Reggie.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jpacheco/Jose A. (15,373) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:19:36 PM CST (1)

Antonio, esta foto es una maravilla, calidad de revista. Colores vibrantes y nitidez impactante. Un trabajo perfecto.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gallipoli2002/Gallipoli (2,696) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:15:40 PM CST (1)

..coloured composition with coloured objects.. lighting for colours.. all perfect.. good work...

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from joseluisjl/Jose Luis (348) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:02:53 PM CST (1)

Una vez más, Antonio, me quito el sombrero y te digo....¡chapeau!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from anahum/Arturo (29,750) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 3:01:50 PM CST (1)

fabulosos colores y profundidad de campo. felicitaciones !

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from suad/Suad Lojic (2,400) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:58:22 PM CST (1)

Perfect____Well done

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from adanali/Erol (8,427) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:45:01 PM CST (1)

Wonderfull photo.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from carli57/J.B. Gimenez (5,361) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:40:49 PM CST (1)

Fantastic!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jadel/Jadel (3,901) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:23:29 PM CST (1)

Wow,outstanding work,colors are fantastic!!Jadel

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dotcomjohnny/John (5,083) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:14:26 PM CST (1)

A lesson for everyone, if you do your home-work and put in the effort, you get pictures like this. Fantastic. Regards John. see my latest.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from uko/Uko (3,336) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:07:25 PM CST (1)

Lovely portrait!

visit my portfolio

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from larsfc/Lars (1,803) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:06:06 PM CST (1)

Outstanding and beautiful shot. Wonderful colours and a wonderful tit ;)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from maico/Gary (25,181) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:04:37 PM CST (1)

Gorgeous capture.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from southernlady/Southern (13,602) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 2:03:26 PM CST (1)

Vivid, sharp....lovely! :)))

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from marcky/Marcky (551) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 1:22:35 PM CST (1)

God heavens!!!!!!! What on earth have you did? Simply magnificent. I'm not envy you, but one day I'd like to get there.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from js/Jordi (10,030) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:59:35 PM CST (2)

Una maravilla; color, detalle y composición perfectos:-)Jordi

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jvalsson/Julius (865) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:50:56 PM CST (1)

A beautiful shot! I would have preferred to crop the bottom but it would spoil the good balance of the composition. Good job!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lfoote59/Lori (299) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:47:31 PM CST (1)

Sorry I can only give 3 TU's! Superb detail and color. Certainly one of the best bird shots I've seen on this site.....if not THE best.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 81741.v1/Marisa (1) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:45:54 PM CST (1)

Molto bella

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from alagnol/Alberto (12,594) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:42:53 PM CST (1)

grande scatto!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from matti/Matti (5,391) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:42:12 PM CST (1)

Excellent!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from yesterday/Kaj (14,868) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:36:49 PM CST (1)

one word: PERFECT!!!!!!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from nikappleon/Harry (47,157) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:32:17 PM CST (1)

Superb in every way !!!.............Fantastic work !!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from vito/Vito (5,163) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:21:31 PM CST (0)

To much blue in the frame but i like this kind of shot..

This are my less critiqued shots

Flower Over The Water
I'm looking For A New House
Who's Out There?

Please would you comment them. Thank you. ViTo

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from danielacaneschi/Daniela (20,240) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:17:47 PM CST (1)

Adorable subject!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gaellehouedec/Gaëlle (1,522) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:13:23 PM CST (1)

great photo but I dont like the border

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pegueroles/Fernando (4,709) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:08:11 PM CST (1)

Maravillosa foto, Antonio. Tiene una nitidez y un color fantasticos. El fondo iluminado hace destacar mas al magnifico pajaro.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 31327.v1/Julien (23,311) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:07:21 PM CST (1)

Super cute, very good contrast and colours, great détails :) Regards, Julien

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from enricos/Enrico (1,961) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 12:01:40 PM CST (2)

Excellent, nothing to say!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 77533.v1/marie (4,785) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:57:48 AM CST (1)

very nice

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fernando/Fernando (2,432) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:53:13 AM CST (1)

Excelente dominio de la técnica, composición y exposición, Y que decir del colorido...chapeau. Un saludo maestro.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from joelma/Joelma (5,324) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:53:12 AM CST (0)

Excellent!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from bormic/Michel (7,854) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:53:02 AM CST (1)

Crisp and clear. Very good colors. Well done.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from mienelie/Erika (3,032) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:50:40 AM CST (1)

ein sehr schönes Foto!Sehr gute Farben,und wirklich gute Sicht!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cszs/CsZs (7,807) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:44:13 AM CST (1)

Stunning!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from patrik/Patrik (1,197) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:43:58 AM CST (4)

I would know the same than Jean-Noël : how do you have done with the flashs without frightning the bird... Or did you have put the flashs in the good place before the bird used to come in the same place ? Even a very good shot with good managment of the lightning and a nice compo with the background and the vegetable...and of course the bird !

Best regards

Patrik

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from craig50/Craig (2,867) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:43:23 AM CST (1)

Beautfiul colours, great shot, well done,Regards, Craig. See my latest shot.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from julia/Julia (1,264) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:41:49 AM CST (1)

excellent work !!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from annforrest/Ann (4,006) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:34:38 AM CST (0)

Incredable photo. Love it. Thanks Please visit my Dog Photos.

And please visit my Flower Photos.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from gabrycarta/Gabry (3,493) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:33:16 AM CST (1)

wonderful work. I would like to have one judgment of yours on my photos. Thanks and I wish her one year 2003 very good My Portfolio

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jmattatall/John (7,697) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:29:23 AM CST (2)

Beautiful composition and color!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lifechanging/Gary (7,144) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:13:11 AM CST (2)

Simply stunning....:)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from robert1/Robert (10,017) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:11:35 AM CST (2)

Very very nice shot, what more can i say, well done. See my Latest

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 18542.v1/william (135) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:07:44 AM CST (2)

MUY ARTISTICO ANTONIO

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from manolis/Manolis (998) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:06:01 AM CST (2)

Beautiful Work!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from stanzhans/Johann (497) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:03:57 AM CST (2)

super photo

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from petchphoto/Laurel (7,697) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 11:02:37 AM CST (2)

beautiful color and clarity, well composed! ;o)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from manfred/Manfred (6,753) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:54:56 AM CST (2)

Just wonderful! regards, manfred

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from klamcake/Tom (5,364) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:51:20 AM CST (3)

This is a great shot. Well composed..good colors etc..even the bird has expression. It is a 3TU for sure. My only issue is the strength of the light/flash. It is very strong and detracts from the natural qualities of the picture. Try a softer lighting approach. It is a VERY GOOD bird shot

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from marcgrant/Marc (15,131) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:49:22 AM CST (-1)

Very nice shot.

Marc Grant
EL TIGRE.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from günter/Günter (14,239) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:48:56 AM CST (2)

Outstanding colors and clarity. Great work, Antonio. Regards, Günter.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from tugari/Tugari (4,175) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:22:10 AM CST (1)

Beautiful Work!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jambomita/Marita (18,932) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:09:48 AM CST (2)

So pretty!!!!Wonderful clarity...and everything is just perfect...../Mita

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pattyselph/Patty (5,832) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 10:06:48 AM CST (2)

Excellent all the way around. Lighting, comp, colors.....

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from zacariasdamata/Zacarias (1,387) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:59:26 AM CST (2)

Perfect!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 16833.v1/M Rosa (4,009) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:54:27 AM CST (2)

Excellent shot, vivid colors and good DOF.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from yongsan/Yong (966) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:47:00 AM CST (4)

Outstanding bird photo, very beautiful and colorful with nice background and good composition.
Interesting, I see two catch-lights on the bird eye, probably caused by two flashs. Very well done.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from nigelcliff/Nigel (26,047) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:45:22 AM CST (4)

Obviously a tremendous amount of work went into this shot in setting up the location and lighting and having the patience to wait for the bird,if you had got a Robin it would have been perfect,not sure about the colour of the frame but still a very fine shot

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from juha/Juha (212) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:42:04 AM CST (2)

Really good work and I like that frame too !

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from erik/Erik (328) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:40:16 AM CST (2)

4 thumbs.Pls look at my BALI BEAUTY & LADY#1..

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from silviu2000/Silviu (1,669) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:39:17 AM CST (3)

Excelent wildlife shot.Light,sharpnes and detail is good.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from carlmain/Carl (4,648) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:37:51 AM CST (3)

Superb! :o)) You might enjoy my submission today: Christmas Cactus .

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from sfxsfx1/Tim (10,115) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:32:58 AM CST (2)

wonderful capture

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kengwan/Kent (738) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:30:21 AM CST (2)

Superb sharpness.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from zec/Goran (1,042) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:28:50 AM CST (2)

Incredible clarity and definition. I would make the frame a bit thinner and black. Nice composition, too.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from vinckx/Edeltraud (9,389) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:28:01 AM CST (1)

perfect!!!!!!!!have a look at my last one

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from c419/R aymond (2,897) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:26:35 AM CST (2)

the pic is beautiful, [but the blue edge no no great pic love it my friend

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jontek/Robert (629) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:24:52 AM CST (2)

perfect picture

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lorrainesummerfield/Lorraine (174) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:23:02 AM CST (2)

Magnificent I love the vibrant colours 3 thumbs doesnt seem enough I will look at more of your photos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from donald/Donald (18,452) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:22:24 AM CST (2)

Simply Beautiful....The Clarity is Outstanding...as is the Comp and Lighting....Great job

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kazik/Kazik (34,888) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:21:58 AM CST (2)

Great photo, compostion and detail.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from usm/Adrian (3,513) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:21:35 AM CST (2)

Beautifully done !

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 82414.v1/Mansoor (800) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:21:14 AM CST (1)

Nice color, lighting and contrast. well done! Please critique my photos if you have time, thanks.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from strobby/Gordon (2,900) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:21:11 AM CST (2)

very sharp and clear image, great color tuned, nice captured!!!

>>Rainbow Sea

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kromi/Mirko (22,419) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:20:55 AM CST (8)

Stunning colors and great contrast... Wonderful composition and great use of DOF... Fantastic sharpness!!!... I really don't like the colors you have chosen for the frame... is too brilliant and maybe it's a little distracting.... However this is the most beautiful photo i see today! Great!!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from giampi/Gianpaolo (31,249) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:20:48 AM CST (1)

Outstanding image, I don't like the frame. What do you think of Trail to home?

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pirate40/Steve (2,757) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:20:45 AM CST (2)

Awesome! They just don't get better than this! Bravo!! Please visit My Photos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ting708/Chalunt (4,140) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:20:14 AM CST (2)

Great shot! Congratulation!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 74970.v1/Somying (2,365) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:19:43 AM CST (2)

Perfectly captured!! well composed!! Beautiful and colorful picture....really love the cute bird ;)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dpanzer/John (2,388) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:19:17 AM CST (4)

Beautifully done!!!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 82056.v1/mauricio (687) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:19:12 AM CST (2)

Estupenda foto bonitos colores y bien compuesta ahora toma nota hijo aeste pajarito se le llama en sueco (Blåmes)y de estos ahora mismo los tengo en casa comiendo en el comedro que maria le colgo en el manzanero, un abrazo y recuerdos ala familia Monstruo que estas echo un monstruo :)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kenng/Ken (12,140) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:18:38 AM CST (2)

such vibrant colours here.. well done on the dof too

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from claudioguzp/Claudio (2,061) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:18:34 AM CST (2)

Preciosa combinación de colores y composición. Me pregunto como se hace algo así...saludos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jeanf/Jean-Noël (170) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:18:32 AM CST (2)

Wonderful! Maybe the best bird photo I've seen here. But how did you do to install 4 flashes without frightening the bird? The only thing to reproach would be the flash relect on bacground parts. Please have a look at my photos

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from skschrk/Wonwoo (10,449) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:18:16 AM CST (2)

Very nice photo!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dvanbreda/Dick (997) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:18:08 AM CST (2)

Perfect shot and great colors

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from danny13/Danny (21,317) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:18:02 AM CST (1)

Perfect

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from lukasmith/Victoria (6,449) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:17:46 AM CST (2)

This picture is the greatest one I've ever seen with a bird!!! Amazing colors and detils!!! Perfectly done, Antonio!!! my latest photo ;-)

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from govert/Govert (1,349) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:17:25 AM CST (2)

excellent picture! very sharp and great saturated colours!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jasonchan/Jason (1,545) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:17:05 AM CST (2)

Perfect!!good composition,color,dof and very sharp."Keep on your creations"Would you mind viewing my photo? Thanks

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from patotera/Patricia (1,666) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:55 AM CST (2)

_______SPLENDID SHOT !________

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from june/June (6,954) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:54 AM CST (2)

Very nice photo! Great colors and sharpness.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jakubbudziszewski/Jakub (4,532) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:54 AM CST (3)

framing would be better-thinner black line and maybe not so "flashing" blue. anyway great one

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from herrig/Olaf (2,894) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:40 AM CST (2)

Very nice picture, good colors!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 23320.v1/Nando (7,500) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:25 AM CST (1)

Great!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 81254.v1/Tommy (140) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:23 AM CST (2)

veramente molto bella, my compliments and Happy new year. my latest photo ;-) thank you!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from infostefanbockde/Stefan (1,949) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:19 AM CST (2)

Very sharp and full of colors! Great!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from cagria/Cagri (3,822) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:17 AM CST (2)

Excellent capture.. beautiful colors and clarity..

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jehauge/Jens (2,125) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:16:08 AM CST (2)

High quality bird picture!! I know, because I´ve been there before!!! Please Look at my The Girl And The Sea

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from blueday/Choi (1,415) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:15:58 AM CST (2)

Your work is the banquet of really surprising color.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from 14889.v1/Yves (4,492) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:15:42 AM CST (3)

Magnifique!! Yves

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from nrshapiro/Neil (8,048) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:15:40 AM CST (2)

Great colors and composition! The bird looks calm here, but I imagine he flew like ... after all those flashes! This is really an incredible shot.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ng123456/Nacho (13,065) Send mail to this user on January 4, 2003 9:15:27 AM CST (2)

beutiful color. magnifica foto.you may look near the jungle.

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From zev/Adam Zev (813) Send mail to this user on October 1, 2003 2:57:43 PM CDT

Wow, I never expected a picture like this to be the highest rated tit!

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From rufous03/Walter (20,258) Send mail to this user on September 21, 2004 10:05:37 PM CDT

The composition is good, however the flash lighting makes the picture look artificial, still an excellent shot!

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From joecat/Karen (95) Send mail to this user on October 28, 2004 2:11:18 PM CDT

Great photo. It's so sharp that you can make out the details on the individual feathers! I have to agree with the others though, that the blue frame is really distracting. (Is the colour picked from the bird's feathers?) I think a white frame would better emphasize the colours in your photo. The flashes also seem to make it look artificial. I guess because all the other bird shots we see out there don't use flashes at all.

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