- Hotelcalifornia (14408)
- [2013-12-26 11:50]
Beautiful species from KNP.Yes,before reading your NOTE,it made me curious how this type of brush work naturally occure!!Wish experience photographer can help us here.
Nice colour and majestic pose.Nice BG with splendid catching light on eye.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
- pirate (7474)
- [2013-12-26 11:58]
no idea about the brushing but it looks very nice, do you have any pictures showing the bg in focus?
Some critique about focussing, I know you appreciate honest critique, the focus point is just behind the Bee-eater on the branch thus the bird slightly oof.
nice comp and colours and as I said very nice bg
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2013-12-26 13:12]
Ciao Carl, great captute of lovely bee eater, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2013-12-26 13:50]
It is a lovely catch with very good light and excellent contrast against the background. Incredible sharp details and perfect focus. It is a lovely specie.
Thanks for sharing!
- kinglove (11338)
- [2013-12-26 17:36]
我很好奇的是 鳥的左邊有好幾道白細線 不知是什麼東西
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2013-12-26 17:55]
Fantastic image of this White-fronted Bee-eater.
Interesting BG effect, may be wind effect.
Superb colour and Tom is correct very little oof.
The Bee-eater is certainly an attractive bird and one I never get tired of viewing. This particular bird has posed perfectly, giving you a good look at it's beautiful features and gorgeous plumage.
As far as your mystery brush marks, I must admit they captured my attention when I first brought up your image. I did some PP in a WS to see if I could enhance them and maybe figure out what made them. I used a [email protected] version so the colors would not be a distraction. If you look closely you can see the marks are pretty much everywhere there is any kind of illumination.
I had a similar thing happen to me one time when my lens happened to get some light rain drops on it. I didn't have a piece of lens paper with me, so another photographer offered me a tissue, which is definitely not a good thing to use. I rubbed the lens in circular motions to clean off the drops. When I looked through the viewfinder I had the same type of brush marks all over the lens. The photo I took afterwards also had streaks similar to yours, although I didn't notice them until I brought it up on my camera screen and cropped it as tight as it would go. I then went back to my truck and used lens cleaner and the right type of lens cleaning paper, which got rid of the streaks. Maybe this could be helpful?
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2013-12-26 19:47]
Well I am loving that blurred background, excellent photo
with fine POV and framing, beautiful light, and catchlight
at the eye, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS
- maaciejka (27117)
- [2013-12-26 20:27]
beautiful photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Excellent presentation. Nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
- jpnature (955)
- [2013-12-26 20:35]
Excellent,lovely cute bird, bright colours and Perfect BG. Pov is fine. how the brush effect appear in the frame...is it possible.. can you pls help us to know..
- nagraj (15166)
- [2013-12-26 21:14]
Beautiful species of bee eater, wonderful colors it has got...now, the background, Ron has got some valid explanation for this effect, it looks like some smearing streaks on the lens element to me or may be double exposure, accidentally. tfs.
- lousat (65489)
- [2013-12-27 2:22]
Hi Carl,magnificent capture of this colorful bee-eater,great details despite the distance,i like the composition too with this strange peinture effect in background! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2013-12-27 3:36]
Very beautiful photo of this Bee-eater in splendid light and colours. The paint brush effect in the background don't distracts me at all. Excellent sharpness, details and a very good composition. Pleasing eye contact too.
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2013-12-27 21:52]
Beautiful bird Carl! The colours are fantastic!