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Direitos de Autor: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2588 W: 74 N: 7469] (30441)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-10-13
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Relato de Viagem: Kruger National Park
Tema(s): vanderschelden's birds, Kruger National Park 2, Vanderschelden's Africa, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-01-25 7:23
Visto: 4237
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 74
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Two Three-banded plovers in a what I might expect to be a mating session. The DOF could be a tad more appropriate and there's some blown highlights out there, on the other hand I found the moment quite exciting; that's why I flagged it as a pick.
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Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
13/10/2007 07:35:25
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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Very good shot. Excelent colors and POV. Have nice a day! Carme.

Ha Buurman,

Prachtig shot Annick
lovely moment
Perfecte scherpte, kleuren, POV en Compo

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick,
This is a great in action shot with a perfect focus, beautiful details and colours.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 89 N: 15272] (63922)
  • [2008-01-25 7:48]

This is great! Perfect sharpness and colours and take in a decisive moment,very very godd work,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-01-25 8:25]

Even so, this is superb, Annick!
Your strive to perfection should not get away from the fact that this is an excellent capture of a pair of mating Three-banded Plovers caught at a fine moment with excellent sharpness and froma good low POV.
Nice one and thanks for sharing this,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-01-25 8:27]

Hello Annick,
Superb action shot very well-timed! I don't think you could have improved on this shot, sharpness is quite impressive and light and colours are excellent. Very well composed and a fine background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-25 8:31]

Hi Annick,
very tight frame for this mating couple, and beautiful colors. I can perfectly understand you didn't have time to thinks or make all the adjustments. But I like the high light contrast here, it gives the scene a greater lifeliness and spontaneity.
Well done and TFS

hello annick,
i have benn quite irregular here in recent past and might have missed your good work, i am glad that i did not miss this one,nice moment captured with perfect timing, liked the composition, sharpness and the point of view,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-25 8:33]

Hi Annick

Great pose with outstanding detail. Excellent.



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-25 8:42]

Hi Annick,

A great shot of these two Plovers. You caught the action perfectly. Wonderful natural colors and good details.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1235] (7575)
  • [2008-01-25 9:12]

hi annick,
amazing picture.great moment to capture.lovely details,

Aaah, the DOF is quite allright to convey the meaning of this fine capture Annick, yes, something is up and obviously something is also down within the frame! Funny guys, those Plovers, eh?

Hello Annick, what a great capture, nice timing. Good close composition, nice shallow dof. Beautiful colours & good light. tfs Rgds Necip

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-01-25 11:13]

Hallo Annick,
Wat een fantastische actie foto. Weer zo'n uniek moment. Erg scherpe focus op beide plevieren in heldere kleuren en tegen een mooi zachte achtergrond. Goed laag standpunt en compositie.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-25 12:24]

Hola Annick.
original... :)
escena divertida,
excelente trabajo y bello foco,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-25 12:33]

Hi Annick. Under the light you had you have a very good picture indeed. good detail and colours. I like the wide eyes and red ring around them . well seen and captured. TFS.

Ciao Annick,
la tua foto ha fissato un momento particolarmente importante nella vita di tutti gli esseri viventi.
La bellezza di questa immagine permette di trascurare le eventuali piccole imperfezioni (che io non vedo) e di cui tu parli.

Amazing picture.. Excelent colors ...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-01-25 13:41]

You're right ! The moment is supreme here!
Great composition and details too

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-25 14:00]

Hi Annick,
this is a superb capture of these mating Plovers.
You must have got really close to these two!
Even though there are some slight burnt-out areas like you said, this photo is still fantastic!
Great composition and POV.
Excellent image quality.
Well done my friend,

Hello Annick,
This is an X rated picture :) What a timing you had to capture both birds so clearly! This is an amazing specie with so strange eyes. Well seen!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-25 15:28]

Hello Annick
Nice capture.IYou had capture a nice pose.Sharp image and beautiful light.
TFS Michel

hello Annick

this is the kind of image that i love where there is action
or movement (or motion) by the subject(s)

excellent timing too shoot this superb image,
excellent light coming on the subjects,
i love the pov of your image, specially for the one
who has his wings open, excellent details of their plumage



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-25 18:37]
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Hello Annick,
Great action shot, colors and details are great, thanks for sharing Annick. Was this a first date,lol.

Hi Annick,
What a capture just suburb, the detail in the plumage of both birds is excellent, I don't have a problem with the narrow d.o.f to me it just isolates and enhances the birds even more, stunning colours and very good eye detail, nice work mate, Cheers Rick :)

Hoi Annick,

Mooie compositie, ook d scherpte is goed.
Jammer dat de onderste vogel iets overbelicht is in het wit maar niet storend is, prima plaat.

groet Gert

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-25 21:56]

Hello Annick,
Nice to see nature doing its thing.. These two plovers
are very sharp and well composed, great POV and presentation
..Well done


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-26 0:57]

Hello Annick,
Excellent capture.Timing is amazing.I liked POV,colors,lighting,BG,framing and a lot.Excellent work!

Hello Annick
Excellent capture, beautiful colors and sharpness
Well done
Have a nice W-E

Hi Annick
Great moment, beautiful shot. Very dynamic image. Nice light good sharpness
I like it very much

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-26 5:08]

Hi Annick.
What a superb timing and nice rare scene. Simply great moment captured with great skill. I like fantastic rich colours and precise details. Blurred BG has created a strong 3D-effect. POV and composition are great too. ISO is rather modest. My congratulations and warm greetings.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-27 11:18]

Hi Annick,
Excellent details, light, pov, approach and -of course- moment!
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-27 19:43]

Hello Annick

A very interesting capture,we have a similar plover here called the kildeer.
Excellent colour saturation and very good lighting.
The eye rings shop well,some birds eye rings become more vivid during the mating season.


What a fantastic photo. Perfect timing and your usual perfect capture.

Cool capture Annick..It looks great on this monitor.
In fact, all your images look better somehow :)

Hello Annick!
This picture is simply fantastic! I like the title which was added to this funny photo! Perfect timing with great DOF and sharpness. I see that your trip to South Africa was very successful and a lot of beautiful pictures were taken by you :)
Best greetings,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-29 7:16]

Hi Annick

Yes there are VERY SMALL bits of blown highlights...but who cares?!?!?
Not when you get such a splendid shot with such an impeccable timing!!!
The details on them are great and the colors are also lovely.
The close-up is splendid and the composition is gorgeous - with nothing but these two love-birds :)
I say it's just terrific, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-01-30 12:06]

Hello Annick,

Great pictures doesn't have to be photographically perfect! Here the subject does a lot of job and this pictures is just amazing! This is surely the only way you can distinguished the male from the female ;-)

You were at the good position at the good moment and quick enough to take that very interesting shoot!

Congratulations and TFS!


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