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Mirror mirror on the wall


Mirror mirror on the wall
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Copyright: Za Kiwi (zakiwi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 20 N: 274] (1309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 3:37
Viewed: 3552
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,

Well Pukeko's are not my selection as the fairest of them all, unless it's between one Pukeko and another. I'd never seen these strange birds before moving to New Zealand. They are quite skittish and I must say that I find it really hard to get close to them. I invariably find myself shooting at 500mm.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Regards

Zakiwi

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Hi Zakiwi,
The water reflection is amazing! I really like the background, the colour is very nice.
TFS!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-05 5:12]

Well done Erich,
Nice reflections.
Great colours and use of light.
Nice DOF.
:)

Hello Za,

this is a great picture of morhen. I like the coloures, good job.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-05 7:22]

Nice one Erich. Have you heard them talk? They go on and on, in a terrible noise! You've got a good reflection in the water, and the no-one can say you didn't get the glint in his eye - as it shows in the mirror. It could be a little sharper, but I like the composition. Good job!

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  • Wyndy (0)
  • [2005-08-05 7:50]

Hi Za Kiwi! What a cute caption for a nice photo! You've made me laugh and made my day!
Wyndy in Canada

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-05 8:14]

Very colorfull bird in nice pose. Capturing it with reflection in water was great idea. I like it Za!

Wonderful capture here, Erich! The reflection is so clear that is appears to be a second bird :-) I like the symmetry in the balance and the water ripples add a nice touch. I find the green grass a bit glaring, but just my eye! Very well done :-)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-08-05 14:22]

wonderful capture of a beautiful model...
I like everything with this pic...
thanks a lot for sharing Za...

Another fantastic picture, Erich. The reflection in the water is fantastic. I really like this picture. Goed gedoen meneer!

Hello Erich

Another nice shot. Good colours and reflection. Light was in your favour. Well done. Thanks.

You're right Erich...They're hard to get close to...except at Hamilton lake.You can get good close up shots there,even feed them by hand!
I like the reflection here.
You obviously had to raise the colour saturation a little,and the red has come out a little too dark and vivid.There's a bit of a blue cast on the water too.
Could you have sharpened it more.
Zoomed in shots like this are often hit and miss,but the overall effect is good.Perhaps a little less zoomed in to get the whole reflection would have been better,and your shot would have been clearer.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-06 12:13]

Za Kiwi, easy to notice that dealing with light to take this shot was not easy. Anyway, I like it.

Very nice composition and the great "bonus": the reflection.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-07 4:27]

There are beautiful mirror in nature ;-) Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Zakiwi.

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