Dressed To Thrill
- hansh (2762)
- [2009-11-30 9:29]
What an impressive picture of yours.
A sharpness which i seldom see, every feather is to see in your picture.
Very beautiful colors, one of the best birdpictures i have seen in quit a while.
Compliments for making this one and special thakns for sharing it.
- marianas (6739)
- [2009-11-30 9:31]
Wonderful details, lovely colors!
- anemone (651)
- [2009-11-30 9:33]
Stunning shot of this cute bird. Beautiful colours and nice composition.
- jojo1984 (394)
- [2009-11-30 9:38]
splendides couleurs et details
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-11-30 9:44]
Wow, I can't belief that - so close, so wonderful. This guy is full of action, Loot, I like that moment, he seems to be very interested in something he's looking at. Fascinating shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- horias (11033)
- [2009-11-30 9:48]
Wonderful capture, great colors and details.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-11-30 10:00]
Hi Loot. This is uch a colourful picture of the Crested Barbet . Which you have taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given rich colours. I like the pose with its mouth wide open. It stands out so well from the plain coloured BG.Interesting notes to go with this fine picture. well taken TFS.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-11-30 10:36]
Fantastic portrait of this Kuifbaardvogel, which I've seen and photographed a few times in Tanzania in the pre-digital period. Great action photo with the head in this pose. Perfect sharpness and details. Beautiful clear colours. Good isolation from the BG. Excellent choice of composition.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-11-30 10:59]
Excellent capture.I liked POV,sharpness,satureted colors,BG and expression on birds face a lot.Have agreat week!
Thanks for posting..
- Juyona (16891)
- [2009-11-30 11:02]
original picture under intense lighting.
colorful plumage, and powerful beak ...
I think this bird does not have many friends,:))
- bahadir (723)
- [2009-11-30 11:46]
Wowww... stunning close up shot of this beauty Loot.
i liked her face very much! Lovely...
TFS and regards,
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2009-11-30 12:10]
Hello Loot, very beautiful portyrait shot of this lovely barbet.
TFS and regards,
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-30 12:22]
Great capture Loot. Incredible details of this bird. Very well done and TFS. Regards,
- roges (6264)
- [2009-11-30 12:26]
Splendid portrait with some details and colors.
A beautiful composition with a beautiful BG.
Have a pleasant week,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-11-30 17:49]
the portrait of this Crested Barbet it is like a glamour photo !
superb pose of the bird, beautiful vivid colour tones, fine POV,
excellent focus sharpness and details, excellent luminosity, TFS
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2009-12-01 2:53]
Like I said with Anna's post this is a bizarre plumage combination. Those piercing red eyes and blood-splatterd facial plumage are weird in my opinion. I've never seen anything like it.
Great portrait anyway, super details and sharpness.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-12-01 3:45]
Spectacular as always. You have excelled yourself once again with this one. Technically it is super. You just know how to handle your camera and produce beauties as this one. Precise timing, super camerawork and excellent light is how I describe this striking image. This is indeed a beautiful bird with lovely features and characteristics, very charismatic indeed. Your focus, exposure, sharpness and point of view are just exceptional. I just love this one, indeed a painters dream. Stunning photo with brilliant colours. A well deserved 10/10 + extra!. Love
- alin-m (1773)
- [2009-12-01 4:20]
This bird looks great and have some unseen colors.
Great and funny immage.Congratulations.
Greetings from Romania.Alin.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-12-01 10:24]
extremely impressive details you captured here, which in a shot like this is essential, as i am sure you know. I like the framing and the open mouth pose you caught is great - well done indeed, as always.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2009-12-01 14:52]
What an impressive display of colours and contrast have got here.
I like a lot fine details on the feathers, eye and open beak.
The good light and bright backgroud colour makes of this a very vibrant image to look at.
Compliments and thanks for the pic.
- manyee (23770)
- [2009-12-02 20:26]
You sure capture the darnest expressions on your animal subjects!
Are you an "animal whisperer"?
Very funny, spooked look on this barbet.
He has beautiful colors and markings,
and the details are super sharp, showing the varied color patterns in the plumage.
A new bird for me, I believe.
TFS. : )
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2009-12-04 1:23]
A wonderful surprise to hear from you again, my dearest and most respected friend.Indeed, this barbet is dressed to thrill!I find the shot simply superb, despite the harsh light....
Very well done, Loot!
And welcome back!
A close-up portrait that couldn't be sharper!
This fine and colourful head and shoulder portrait of the Crested Barbet breathes fire! The colours do that and so do the open bill and eyes to suggest that this bird has a fiery character.
This is certainly striking and I'm glad that you led me to it as it is one of the most striking bird portraits on TN.
Thanks and have a great weekend, you and Anna,
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-12-05 0:30]
It's impressive to notice how similar this and the former posting are as far as the position of the animals and the expression is concerned. And the way you have chosen the point of view, the close focus and the moment of the capture render this expression at best. It's not only a "simple" and common portrait of a bird, but it's vivid and dynamic. I also appreciate the great sharpness and deep clarity very much. Moreover, your notes are interesting to read and they are complementary to what Anna has written.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-12-05 3:42]
Hi MF Loot,
Marvelous job as always, the colour of this beauty really suits well to make it stand out against its surroundings. Incredible details and focus too. You really have a great skill for this kind of photography. I also loved this beauty's strong facial expression.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!
Greetings from cloudy and cold Izmir,
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-12-05 7:53]
What a laugh!! I understand that you had a great time watching these birds! They certainly have a most striking plumage in a multitude of colours. You show excellent focus on the red eye and very sharp details here. A great close-up!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-12-05 9:37]
One of the most impressive shot and portrait. Fantastic captured moment and expression of the bird's face. Diagonal composition is stunning as well as explosion of colours and details. Red eye makes breathtaking effect. Bravo. Great impressive work.
- lousat (65489)
- [2009-12-05 15:05]
Hi Loot,all in one in this pic.A wonderful moment to take,a great festival of colors,impressive sharpness and top composition....for me is enough!My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-12-06 0:40]
Ciao Loot, wonderful portrait with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-12-06 18:44]
I imediately recognized this Crested Barbet from viewing the post made by Anna. I had never seen this particular bird before, so that proves that TN. is doing it's job of educating others about nature from all over the world.
You managed to capture a wonderful close-up of this little clown by depicting very fine detail and gorgeous colors.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-12-09 9:36]
an outstanding nice portrait from this beautiful bird with good details and fine colours.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-12-09 13:54]
this is a fantastic bird and taken so well, with very sharp details,
great profil view, colors and lighting are superb
Have a good night
- deons (595)
- [2012-08-10 6:31]
Baie mooi n skerp foto van die Kuifkop Houtkapper. Een van hulle besoek my gereeld vroeg in die oggend maar ek kon nog nie 'n mooi foto vasn hom kry nie.