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Queck queck

Queck queck
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS DO USM, B-W UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-11 17:14
Viewed: 2814
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TL.. my second PS CS 2 acording to Vandana's rule,
you can find that in my photo *John's mill ..Vandana's PS Cs2 style*. I needed to perform only 3 steps out of those instructions on this photo.

Here a nest of a few new world citizens, inhibitans of the City of Delft *Coot AKA Fulica atra*

Lets hope they have a short and good life. A lot o these little critters are eaten by 'herons ..cats.. and even from underneat' Pike!

Than, a year back..I had some talks with a few TL Friends..about some sort of larger TL meet..
Constantinous..*Cstathuolis* Vandana2923*later Jens* and a few more ..

Than, where/what would be the best spot?
We all think o our own region.. but honest.. what about the old world:
Turkey-greece- former yugoslavia..Italy and Spain?

There is a Cruise from the Norwegion Jewel, the *www.NCL.com** cruise..

Departing from Istanbul..May fifth.. via Izmir.. than greece.. athens.. to Dubrovnik..in Montenegro.. to Venice -Italy..from there trough the street of Messina to Napoli and Rome..Ventemiglia France to end in Barcelona. About 14 days trip ..
Try to imagine what a photo's you make...(^__^)
*Jens* Already booked ! :-)

Well its an idea Folks

Good bye for now

John T

“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck or Coot ”

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it's an incredible scene.. maybe full of drama!! i like colors so strong.. and pov for this birds!! beautiful idea john!! my compliments!!
ciao Marco

Hi Bro, the are little coucous for sure, and one is sleeping.
Nice catch on the all green pond.

Well done!
Take care, sis
ps: many thx for your review in "Autumn, MacKenzie-King Estate".

AHH! They are so cute Johnny!! I hope you did not swim out there and disturb them! They are so adorable! Do not eat them ok?? The are not for eating!...I know you are now a GIANT, because I saw your pic on TL....but please do not eat the birds...we will look for you a cow to eat! B-)

Hi John:
Looks like you are getting ready for another cruise:)
Great capture of tender life!
Have fun!!!!

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-11-11 19:21]

Hi John,
Nice job with the ducklings who appear to be imitating the beautiful lily by sitting atop the green goo.
All the best,

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-11-11 19:56]

Very nice pov! love how this pic has it all cute birds beautiful flower and great color and sharp details. Love the framing. TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-11 21:47]

Hi John

Quick quick, change "queck queck" to quack quack! I like the inclusion of the lotus flower top left, The grey ducks stand out well against the green bg. Tfs!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-11-11 22:25]

They are so cute!!! A very nice picture and I love the plants around. Nice color. This is a very cheerful picture. Thanks! Karen

Hi John,

It will be another long holiday, and seems you have prepared for the next . .
Great shot for this two little ducks . . Where are their parent? . .
Well composed . .


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-11-12 0:33]

I like the way the coots are placed in the lr corner, and the water lily in the ul corner. The lack of water (well, it's all covered) makes a nice "backdrop".
Well done. TFS
Next May we'll be visiting Athens, so... no cruise for us.

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-11-12 1:13]

Hej John,
Lovely picture, lovely bird babies. A beautiful composition and great colors. Just lovely, like allways.
Hälsningar från Gotland!

Hello Johnny,

Coot...well for me they do look like ducklings :)
Nice looking babies, and with that composition with water lily adds more beautiful view.
Looks like they are sitting on bunch of those lily stems. I like the fresh colors here.
Again nicely done nature shot...and good luck for their lives.
Take care

ps: Cruize..hmm..seems pretty temptation. Will see how it works out.

Hoi John
Wat een schatjes
Mooi uigekadert
Al dat 'kroost' is een relaliteit
Cruise? Mybe !!Knuffeltje

He jakkes John, eten die vissen ze echt op? Nooit geweten.
Beautiful capture and presentation of these fluffy balls of feathers.
Ga jij ook weer cruisen?

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-11-12 5:09]

Hello John,
So beautiful and with a so short life, that must be the natural law:) Very beautiful capture in a splendid light and superb colors. You have beautiful projects of voyage :) Have a good day.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-12 6:32]

first of all, this is a lovely scene!
Great colours and details on a busy little nest!

Secondly -- I might not be able to come with you on a cruise next year, but it is a great idea for a few years further!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-11-12 6:41]

This is so sweet John:)))
Very nice nature shot.
Regards - Tom
:) later

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-12 7:07]

merhaba myfriend John...
ne güzel bir manzara, nilüferler içinde oynayan küçük ördekler...güzel bir göl olmalı burası...elinize sağlık...selam ve saygılar....

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-11-12 9:31]

Hi John,
Despite the distance, this photo is so clear and sharp! This nest must be empty now!
This is a cute image with well rendered colors and details! Bravo! Annie

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-11-12 11:01]

Oh John, so cute and so beautiful this scene. Wonderfully captured. Excellent work.
Regards Rose

Good timing John!
The duck just opens his mouth to cry "John !".
Good colors and lots of details. Creative border too.

p.s.: op mijn monitor (zo'n ouwe) ziet ie er uit alsof ie wat te scherp is gemaakt. Kan dat kloppen?, of moet ik gewoon m'n lenzen effe schoonmaken? :-)

Hallo John,
Lovely composition and colors.superb detail and great shot.TFS,
cok tesekkürler arkadasım john.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-11-12 12:01]

Heel byzonder John.

Duck Soup. Very cute, John. You forgot to mention that humans eat ducks too!
Could you translate the title into english? Are the quacking in dutch?

Hi John,

interesting shot. Shot is really strong in emotions. Well done. tfs. steve

Excellent John. Good colour and light and fine detail. Regarding the trip, if someone supplies the necessary dollars count me in :). TFS,

Hi John, strange original composition with lovely ducks, very well done, ciao Silvio


wow te felicito gran imagen


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2007-11-12 18:01]

Hi João!!!

They are babys??!! they are so sweet!!! And in the midlle of all of that green more cutes they look like!!! Good cach...

Regards from Portugal!

***ANA **** and tank you for the silver award!!!!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-11-12 20:50]

100% pleasure to see.
Al this ''Kroos'' on the surface makes it look like a carpet of green. Yes about the Pike(Snoek) I once saw it with my own eyes, a big fish mouth with teeth and 'flops' away the little ducky was.
Cruisse..great Idea John, will think about it
(would be fun!)

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-13 1:14]

Hi John
Interesting capture, a little bit confusing on it, but still a good shot.

../PL:::: sory run out for today.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-11-13 1:23]

Deze past in een boek voor vogels in de natuur!

une image pleine de tendresse!!
belles couleurs et bonne netteté
bravo et merci a toi

Szervusz John,
Nice capture and perfect compo with birds and greenery. I can imagine the image a touch (but only a touch) darker, but probably it's a kind of personal taste. Good job.

About the idea: absolutely great, but except for Jens who's so rich to be able to pay for the whole? :)

Tfs both the image and the story / idea, take care, László

Hi John,

I see you are progressing rapidly with CS2!!!!Great shot, nice low angle of composition, good DOF and good lighting.
Great work!

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-11-16 13:51]

Good one of these young ducks with down. I like the frame too, goes with the down! :} Don

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