King of the Bird Café
- LisaDE (245)
- [2004-07-24 5:34]
Beautiful colours Callie, you've captured the details well here, the tree looks a little nasty as well lol
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-07-24 11:15]
Well Callie, I would really like to have one of these comming to my bird feeder. What a beautiful bird with lovely colours and what a powerfull beak.
Excellent shot - colours, dof and composition are spot on and lots of details in the feathers.
Very interesting note too.
- elihesam (365)
- [2004-07-24 12:51]
Glad to see you here,Dear Callie!
it's my firs critique in TN,let me I send my compliment cordialy to Dear Adam,for all things.
But,your shot,amazing colors,full of colors,which in great way contrasted,also a great DOF controlled by you skilfully.
The branches in left is a fine elements in this great frame & cropping that you did.
really wonderful bird,thanks for sharing,Callie!
An excellent composition you creat.
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2004-07-24 12:51]
The Nikon works really well Callie, this looks like a difficult one to get right with the jet black and bright white such opposits, looks good to me though and such a nice crest.
the note explaining its name is perfect just what we should have here on TN
Good shot! You've captured a wonderful subject here, and the branch provides a nice frame, it's a shame it's at a slightly intrusive angle though... Technically your exposure is excellent as usual, the mix of blacks and whites is always tricky and you've done well here - although I feel the image lacks a little contrast, maybe play with Levels a bit? I love the warm tones of the image, particularly the vivid orange of the tree bark. I might consider cropping a little off the top and left though since the Crested Barbet currently feels a little lost within the frame to me. Anyway, excellent capture :-D
P.S. I've illustrated my thoughts in a Workshop, which I hope you'll like!
- carper (8439)
- [2004-07-25 5:20]
Wat een kleuren pallet Callie.
Leuk je hier ook te zien. Prachtige vogel, and what a shot. erg mooi, hele mooie compositie. Goed werk man
- nwoehnl (28)
- [2004-07-25 6:15]
A very beautiful bird, Callie - all the details of his colorful plumage and head are rendered very well. The posing is nicely caught as well as his positioning amidst the branches forming kind of an "inverse L-shape". Great shot.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-07-25 17:07]
This is another stunner. You are really getting me interested in shooting more birds. I grew up with these "Kuifkoppe" in my Hometown. They had a nest in a tree in our yard.
Looking at your photo I now realise that I never really "saw" them. Thanx.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-07-26 6:11]
Beautiful colors and very good sharpness.
- vbourrut (2297)
- [2004-07-27 13:37]
Very strange bird, very well taken, the DOF is well chosen
- Porteplume (84)
- [2004-07-28 4:20]
Ah! The birds of Callie as I already knew them. Well framed, good depth, I just miss the sound...
Werkelijk heel mooi!
- edji (426)
- [2004-09-07 12:36]
Nice photo. Great framing and lighting.
- gazo (91)
- [2004-11-01 20:58]
I'm glad to discover so wonderfull birds aroud the world. This one is beautifull.
Thank you. Very good shot **
- elroyie (6439)
- [2005-02-10 15:40]
Very special colours, very good picture.
The branch on the right side is catching the eye too much.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-07-06 10:34]
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete and very interesting.
Thank you very much for sharing MF.
- halki (471)
- [2005-07-30 1:44]
Excellent capture!Details,colours are wonderful..
Thanks for posting...
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-08-08 6:49]
What a wonderful looking bird. He should be in a Mardi Gras with that costume! Perfect POV with tack sharp details, good light and excellent OOF BG. Nice one. Thanks.
An absoluting interesting note to go with this very handsome bird Callie!
I'm never ceased to be amazed by the plumage our feathered friends may have.
Excellent and beautiful picture!
I'm fairly new here on TN. I went back to the hippo picture and read all the many notes to you from the denizens who have been around longer. I was very moved by the warmness expressed toward you. Eventhough I did not know you before, I too am very glad you are back!
Such excellent work you have!
- Etka (514)
- [2006-06-23 16:22]
Piekny ptak. Wspaniale detale, kolory. Gratuluje !
- Popye (158)
- [2008-07-08 10:32]
Goed gedoen, ek hou baie van die uit fokus agtergrond, met genoeg skerpte op die houtkapper.Nogal n raserige tipe houtkapper hierdie.