- viv (3317)
- [2007-02-16 13:28]
What a great shot of this Sacred Ibis, you even can see a spot in the eye.
Great work with the reflection in the water.
- falke (1863)
- [2007-02-16 14:13]
Wow, this is amazing! I so wish I got the opportunity to see this bird. I really like this photo with the crop, the reflection and the sparkle in the eye. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing/Bengt
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-02-16 14:14]
Lovely capture, with good colours and details and an excellent composition.
Hugely appreciate the notes too1
- fserajian (222)
- [2007-02-16 15:13]
Well captured, with nice reflection. TFS
- paulbright (2764)
- [2007-02-16 15:40]
brilliant work here. its difficult to get a perfect exposure on black and white. you are actually spot on. the shadow and movement in water (ripples) adds that extra punch. not to mention the beautiful catch light. TFS!
This is a beautiful photo of an Ibis. Thank you for sharing, and introducing it to me. It was very interesting reading about this remarkable bird, and one cannot seem to think that a big bird like this is usually silent as per your notes.
Just come to show that the biggest animals donít always make the most noise. With us humans as well.
I like the mirror image in the water. As I said before, I am not a photographer myself, so pardon me if I am wrong, but it seemed like the sun was shining in the birds face at the time you took the photo. There is a blink (like direct sunlight) in the birdís eye that gave me that thought. Hope I am not making a fool of myself with that observation.
If I am wrong, at least I have the excuse that I am old, and don't know any better. (Ha-ha)
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-02-20 3:35]
Well Willem, this Ibis is certainly a wading bird!
That glint in the eye tells me that this bird thinks it has to compete with you not for a nesting sight but for a fat fish! For surely you are not at the rubbish tip!
Nice simplicity of very realistic colours here. And of course that fluid reflection is a bonus. Thanx for staring down this bird and sharing the shot! Jay
- loot (11276)
- [2007-02-20 11:13]
This guy gave you a great pose with the frontal facing body and the head turned to the side.
You did great work with the exposure and captured excellent contrasts from the early morning sun. This is where the shot really comes to its full right since we all know the difficulty in photographing objects that are both black & white. You show good details on either with no OE or UE visible. The reflections, the ripples on the water surface, and the catchlight in the eye all add some extra punch to the shot.
Very well done and TFS.