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Drinking water

Drinking water
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 17:05
Viewed: 6001
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Before having the chance to take this shot, I "chased" this little bird for some time. I had already taken some shots of it when I noticed it was going to have some water. Little by little, I tried to get closer and closer. I used continuous shooting in order to try to capture the precise moment the bird was getting the water.

The shot was taken late in the afternoon.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-30 17:42]

Hola Livio,
preciosa foto,
siempre es un placer ver a estos pajaritos en contacto con el agua, bello pov, y detalles,

Good detail from the low angle viewpoint and good lighting as well...

Ola Livio,
Foto diferente da maiora,bonita luz e bem focada.

Hi Livio
pretty close and good compo paired with perfect sharpness

Hi Livio,
I like this, there's actually a cute factor going on here..
The POV makes it great. Very good sharpness, detail, color, and exposure. Interesting side light, casting long shadow.
Great capture mf.

Hi Livio,
You got the shot here as he tilts his head to drink. Nice sharp detail in this spot on exposure. Nice angle of light with late day warmth and softness to it. Fill flash did well filling in the shadows. Well done.

Hi Livio,
the colours is simple but nice in your well composed picture.
Good sharpness and fine details. I like the POV too.
Well done, my friend.

Hi Livio,
Nice shot of the real life of this bird!
Excellent focus and sharpness. Great natural warm colours and beautiful shadow of the bird on the left!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-01 13:35]

Hola Livio. Un bello momento capturado en esta fina foto. Muy clara y nitida. Luis52.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-01 13:39]

Hi Livo,

When I chase birds they either fly away or disappear under cars. You made a nice catch. I love the pose - your timing was perfect. Nice details on the sparrow and the yellow above his eye and on his wing is lovely. Wonderful natural shot.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-01 20:00]

Hello Livio, great capture of that little bird drinking ! Perfect exposure, well composed and very nice warm light. Thanks,


Hi Livio,
It looks like a sparrow to me. But not sure. A nice moment to capture. Very fine details and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Livio,
Ammodramus humeralis.

EDIT: For the benefit of those not used to scientific binomina (which I use probably too much for reasons of time spent - I have to look up the Common Names, not the latin names), this is Grassland Sparrow. (Port.): Tico-tico-do-campo.

Hello Livio,
The moment is nicely captured, the little fellow was caught in act..!
Great details in the plumage, and the warm evening light adds to the beauty...
DOF spot on and the subject stands out well on the background!
Pablo -

Gloriosa, cores e nitidez perfeitas, também a composição com esse fundo barrento e um pouco desfocado que deu enorme harmonia à foto.

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