A naughty bugger
Hi Japie, not long ago I wasn't keen on birds, since joining this site I like them more. One type of bird I've always had a lot of respect for are crows. I think they are great. So clever and brash. This is an excellent portrait, the dettails are superb. Well done. How close were you, and how do you get this close?
- willie (2083)
- [2004-11-06 14:51]
The plumage detail is excellent. The contrasty in colour is very good. Great detail. Good notes
Very well done
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2004-11-06 15:41]
The pose japie is superb.the details in the black feather are amazing, but as you say the B&W is a real challange the left side in slight shadow the details are well intact the right side is over exposed , I am told by other that in digital you need to expose for the whites and then use PS to recover the details in the dark areas, aparrently it does not work the other way round as all the details are lost when things are over exposed in digital.
There is an alternitive crop as well as this fine one, of just above the start of the neck on the right side straight across. It is onlny an alternternitive to what is already a fine capture nice Japie.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-11-06 16:08]
Gran retrato Japie de esta imponente ave.
El colorido y el detalle de sus plumas es realmente maravilloso.
Su profunda mirada, aporta una sensacion muy particular a la imagen.
Leí sobre el uso de un pequeño espejo para llamar su atencion... excelente artilugio, por cierto.
Great picture Japie of this imposing bird.
Colorful and the detail of its pens is really wonderful.
Its deep glance, contributes a very particular sensation to the image.
I read on the use of a small mirror to call its attention... excellent gadget, by the way.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2004-11-06 18:01]
This is aq handsome looking bird,Japie,well captured.With its black bill,it reminds me of the English Raven.Splendid portrait.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2004-11-06 19:58]
Very nice head shot of this beautiful bird and good exposure. The plumage detail is very nice. well done.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-11-07 1:22]
WOW! Japie, you just keep getting better and better. I love the shiny plummage you captured. B&W shots I am still very scared to do. What Rob said is true, rather go one under than one over. One under can be adjusted easily in PP.
What was your focal lenght?
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-11-07 1:30]
Very good Japie.
Details in the plumage is great.
Nice colours and good details.
Robert is right about the exposure.
I set -2/3 ev and use PS to recover the shadows.
Overexposure it's not good in digital.
Very well done.
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-11-07 3:14]
Very nice capture.
Excellent pose the bird is giving and great detail of the plumage.
Good title and great note!
- kooreman (666)
- [2004-11-07 4:05]
Japie, Great shot with a lot of detail in the blacks. The whites on the bottom right seem a little overexposed but that doesn't hurt the shot. I think you captured the power and radiance of the head very well.
- Luc (14767)
- [2004-11-07 5:43]
Great portrait Japie.
You have use lures of high technology to draw its attention.
Great closeup. Instructive note. TFS.
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-11-07 7:00]
Japie, Another superb mugshot with excellent detail through-out the subject. Great POV including the black neck & contrasting white upper-chest feathers sooo nicely!! Very well done!!!
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-11-07 9:13]
the eye is brilliant, Japie, both the eye and the way you caught it. The blacks are great, which means . . . whites a bit too hot. 2 things here, maybe. Rotate a bit CCW, to get the head more 90º, then crop off most od thhe white, including his nice V on the chest. I recon it would improve the image, but it is IMO only, because of the whites, as mentioned.
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-11-07 12:44]
This photo is like country's emblem. Amazing level of details and sharpness.
- deud (2540)
- [2004-11-11 6:37]
Very expressive! Excellent portrait of this proud bird.