- sAner (4750)
- [2006-12-11 6:11]
This is a nice and sharp shot, but I think the crop is a little too tight (especially in the right). I can also see some noise in the background. I think I would have used noise reduction in ps cs 2. Other than that, it's nice. Great note!
- fototab (2177)
- [2006-12-11 6:34]
nice flight shot,
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2006-12-11 6:37]
wow Great shot! Perfect colors, POV, DOF, love seeing him in flight...TFS
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-12-11 8:41]
Very cool Gerhard.
Out of time, later :)
- Juyona (16891)
- [2006-12-11 8:52]
Maravillosa captura y buenos detalles, buena luz y nitidez, me gusta mucho este disparo... saludos Gerhard
- SelenE (13972)
- [2006-12-11 9:02]
I also love "birds in flight" shots a lot.I'm adding yours to the theme. I don't think that the crop is too tight, I liked the framing. The light is very nice, a romantic flight in the late afternoon towards sunset :o) Very nice freezing of the action. TFS
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-12-11 9:58]
Good in flight...700mm; that is a focal length!
- horia (16656)
- [2006-12-11 9:58]
Indeed a very spectacular in-flight! I can see what hooked you about this type of nature photography...and you seem to be able to hook many more ;)
The sharpness here is impecalbe and the filling of the frame with this lovely heron gives a magnificent composition.
Also the warm light on it is exceptional, making all the colors of the bird shine and giving you a great contrast with the water.
Very very well done!
Bravo, TFS and have a great week.
Bravo and TFS
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-12-11 10:18]
Wonderful in flight capture.Warm lighting,POV,BG and composition are excellent.There is some little overexposed ares on head and may be would be better if you'd choosen spot metering or centerweight metering mode:)
Nevertheless great work with 1.4 TC !
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-12-11 10:55]
This is superb!
The POV, the details, the light, the pose, the action, the BG.
I love all of it. Just beautiful.
Maybe a bit more space to the right would not hurt. : )
TFS. : )
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-12-11 17:56]
Poetry in flight.
And he makes it look so easy. Wonderful capture Gerhard, and your notes and comments are great to read - thanks
PS Gert's ducks are poetry as well!
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-12-12 1:41]
Excellent in-flight shot. I love Herons, but haven't managed to get an in-flight shot like this yet! Nice light and the OOF BG is really nice. Very good work. :-)
- hester (11638)
- [2006-12-13 15:02]
Great pose, stunning details and excellent light
PT all out today
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-12-14 6:28]
Excellente prise,l'éclairage fait bien ressortir les détails du plumage et les belle couleurs de l'oiseau. bravo pour ce gros plan et merci pour l'envoie.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2006-12-17 20:11]
Outstanding this full extended view of this bird.
The POV used is so good, you were at the same level of bird's fligh, and the ilumination let us appreciate so clear all the details.
The background adds movement, the DOF works pretty well.
- pauljk (226)
- [2006-12-26 2:54]
Just stunning. I was out at Miranda recently, lots of herons but impossible to sneek up onto to get this close...so elusive. Wonderful capture of this very beautiful bird...hopefully I'll nail a shot like this on '07.
BTW no over exposure on my monitior which is calibrated.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-12-30 19:30]
Thanks for the new word, the very informative notes, and for the beautiful photo of this heron in flight.
Photographers like you and Gert (and obviously a couple of other select and highly talented people) have never seized to amaze me with your ability to shoot this kind of ‘in-flight’ photos. I mean, some of us have enough trouble shooting a descent photo of these birds standing still. Your shot is absolutely fabulous.
It is always easy to sit on the sideline and shout instructions, but once the ball is in the hands of some of us couch critics we tend to knock it on, time after time. So it is easy to say you needed more space in front of the bird (and that would be correct to say so) but reality and theory does not always meet eye to eye. I am sure you are perfectly aware of that nit and if you had any means to curtail that you would have done so. The colours here are stunning, the details are just awesome, the BG is awesomer (? – yes I know there is no such word, but it just sounded so much gooder in this case), and the exposure was spot-on (no signs of OE on my monitor either).
Very well done and TFS.
PS. I wish for you and your loved ones a wonderful and fulfilling 2007.
- soccer (2557)
- [2007-01-08 8:13]
An excellent action pic! The lighting, Sharpness, Composition, POV, BG and Detail are exceptional! I am very jealous!
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-03-02 2:48]
A very nice close-up in flight shot of this elegant bird. The warm light illuminates the subject perfectly. :)
- KellEy (706)
- [2007-03-22 19:16]
Wow, any tips you can offer on how to capture an image with such lighting and clarity would be appreciated.
This is wonderful and beautiful too!