Good work Miq, I like the dual picture showing the bird and it's nest. I understand that you do not like headshots and that's fine - I do, I love detail but I also like the shots you are talking about so I look forward to seeing some wildlife in it's environment. Good work.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-10-23 15:42]
I like this combination and have seen these guys around inthe kalahari. The sharpness is a bit soft but the combo is great.
Thanks for posting
- AdrianW (710)
- [2004-10-23 17:07]
Good shots! Very interesting to see both the bird and their home. Technically as has been mentioned it seems a little soft to me - but that looks like a result of JPEG compression more than anything, since there are noticeable artifacts around the bird. Maybe try a little sharpening next time and upload with less compression, see if that makes a difference! Also not quite so keen on the white sky behind the nest, not sure what the weather was doing, but usually blue sky looks best - the best balance is usually when you're shooting at 90° to the sun, a polarizing filter may help too... Anyway, nice capture :-D
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2004-10-23 17:44]
I like a person who expresses their opinion up front, well done. I'm not fond of just head shots either, I prefer to 'see' them in the wild and to ses as much of the organism as possible. But sometimes notes are a good education and I have learned a lot in the few months I've been here. Anyway, this is a good composition of the bird and its home. But where do they live? and what do they eat? You need to remember this is a global audience, I know nothing about South African fauna (except lions and elephants etc.). Keep posting so TN can grow. There is room for all perspectives.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-10-24 3:50]
Very artistic, nice compo. Very innovative.
- Lourens (1223)
- [2004-10-24 8:03]
Very nice shot Miq. Very informative image showing the bird and nest. I do understand your dilemma, but I think we must remember this is allso a site where folks want to share their images and so doing tell us more about the subject. Notes are important but I do agree that it does not have to be a textbook.
- hojper (224)
- [2004-10-25 11:44]
This is a very good idea and hopefully one that will catch on around here. It is true that a lot of notes are superb but overlong, and that a lot of shots are great but only show one detail of the animal - or its habitat. You have managed to make the photo(collage) itself educational.
- pione (542)
- [2004-10-29 4:24]
Immagine chiara dell'argomento, č sempre utile accostare uccelli con i loro nidi, in modo che tutti possano immaginare che cosa si puņ fare con quel piccolo becco!
- elihesam (365)
- [2004-11-03 10:35]
Glad to see you in TN,Dear Miq
A great Idea for animals you use and creat,nicely done,I like it a lot,well worked and a fine result,Thanks for posting.
- greenpinkorange (1789)
- [2006-10-15 21:11]
I like the way u included the bird that lives in this nest in your picture. Instead of just showing an already interesting picture of the nest, u added in some extra info. Very good.