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A golden eye

A golden eye
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-24
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-06 1:01
Viewed: 1144
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Trekkers,

This is a shot I took today during my visit to a small animal park located in the capital city of German State of Rheinland Palatinate.

A portrait of a Flamingo seems to be posing for me :)
The light was low in that area, so had to go for higher ISO=1600 rating.

Looking forward to your feedback :)

Kind regards,



ISO=1600, Focal length=105 mm, minor noise reduction, cropped and finally resized for TL.

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  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-06 1:30]

Hi Paras.

Stunning detail, the closeness shows us so much. The eye controlls the attention, i like the tight crop and positioning so much Paras. The low light worked in your favour i believe. tfs

stv ;o))

Hello Paras,
Nice capture with excellent sharp details.
Composition is too good particularly the position of the eye placed in perfect position.Lovely tone of colours.
TFS and my regards_Joy

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-06 2:12]

Hi Paras,
A fine crop to obtain this stunning detail of the eye of this flamingo. Perfect sharpness in its rather large beak. I like the slight reflection in the eye and the positioning in the frame.
Well done for this study of the flamingo's features.

Francis Xavier

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-12-06 2:34]

Now that is a close-up of a pelican Paras, incredible detail in the eye and also the bill.
Nice diagonal composition.

Excellent focus. Impressive textures. Good close-up dear Pars.
um abraço

Hi Paras
excellent close up on a Flamingo concentrating on its eye. well focused. splendid tight crop and nice pink tones.

Hello Paras,
This is too beautiful to be true!
What a powerful image you gift us with. Beautiful colors, marvellous texture, sharpness and details. The eye is simply amazing. I can't take my eyes off such beauty.
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Paras,

excellent POV, wonderful cropping! The colors are beautiful - another stunning contribution from you.

Thanks for sharing,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-06 11:39]


quelle iamge et cpatage avec cet oeil, sueprbe compo ce rose et ce blanc, quel détial de ce bec et tête d'oiseau fantasitque.
Bravo et amitié

Excellent close study of this flamingo. Really informative shot with such clear and close details. Nicely done
regards David

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-12-06 21:29]

Dear Paras,
YOu took advantage of the low soft light and created a piece of ART... The focus on the eyes is superb, DOF is shallow with an excellent bokeh. I love the pastel colors.... Great work & TFS


Hello Parasji,
Great in all respects.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Paras,
Interestng diagonal perspective with excellent details.Surprising little noise considering the 1600 setting.Unique tonal pinks,and a sturdy eye contact, well captured MF.

bonsoir Para
Maybe the colours would have been a little more happy with a bit more light but the sharpness is wonderful and the bg perfect, 1600 iso with no noise : impressive

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