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Howz my eyes?!

Howz my eyes?!
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Copyright: Rathika Ramasamy (radz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikon Telephoto AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D E
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Fav Birdshots. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-11 9:45
Viewed: 4174
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus).
Got this bird,very close so tired to shoot portrait,almost full frame.
Hope u like it.
Have a nice weekend.
Thanks for looking

Model: NIKON D2X
Date Taken: 2007-05-06 10:17
Exposure Time: 10/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 300 mm
Tripod :No

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great focus good DOF excellent colors and a great expression on the bird.

great sharp close up, TFS Ori

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-11 9:57]

Fantastic eye! You can almost see the photographer in it!
I also like the warm colours and the dirt on the bill. Very good details and sharpness and a fine composition.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-11 9:59]

Excellent portrait of this interesting bird. Spot-on focus is perfect. Well done. Regards,

Sharp !! Was waiting for such a shot from the new lens :)
Regards, Anil

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-11 10:04]

Hi Rathika,
Excellent portrait of the Lapwing. Superb colours and sharp details. I love its majestic eyes and the dirt it has picked up on its beak. Good POV and BG. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-05-11 10:22]

Loved the shot yaar. Superb sharpness. What eyes!Great work.
Regards, Smitha.

Hi Rathika,
A great portrait here!
I like so much your close approach and all the clear and sharp details got.
The red strip along the eye is just amazing.
Very god the DOF and the soft blurred background got, it really stands out the subject.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Rathika,
This is a very close and funny portrait of this unusual bird. He actually has an eye on you :) This is very well done with great details, compo and exposure. Thanks,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-11 10:46]

selam rathika; wow excellent close up shot of this lovely bird,good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-11 10:55]

Hello Rathika,
an excellant capture with great composition and POV aswell as a decent DOF.
Well done,

Indeed an excellent shot. Its eyes are so big :)
Very good portrait.

Cheers Radz

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-11 11:09]

Hi Rathika,

The eye is magnificent! But I love the dirt on the beak. Wonderful portrait with fantastic colors and sharp details.



The eyes do look fantastic. The reflections on the eye look pretty. Did you also try a picture with Polarizer filter to eliminate the reflections?

Murali Santhanam

Hello Rathika,
this is a very good portrait shot. Great colours, sharpness and POV. Very good framing, exposure and very nice bg. This is a very nice composition. I like it very much. Thank you for posting.

Very good study. eye focus and angle have come well

Hello Rathika
What a great portrait of this Red-wattled Lapwing,Fantastic colors and compo,
Superb shot,friend, TFS

Good Luck

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-11 13:40]

Hi Rathika,
A masterpiece portrait. Colours, details, and composition can't be better!
TFS, José M.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-11 17:39]

Hi Rathika,

What a great portrait shot of the Lapwing, very nice composition and a wonderful pose by the bird, excellent detail including the dirt on the bill, the colours are very beautiful too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-11 23:02]

Hello Rathika

Excellent DOF and POV.The focus and details are sharp.Amazing eye contact ,colour and detail.Wonderful plumage detail and colour.The shot has a nice colour palette with a lovely OOF BG.TFS


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-12 2:41]

Hello, attractive portrait, with an attractive red mask of eyes up to the beak. The bottom of the image seems less clear, certainly a branch in front of the objective?!


You have created sheer magic here, Rathika; I just can't believe focus can be any sharper than that!
And it is not only the eyes; every detail on the portrait of this beautifully coloured bird is razor sharp.
The colours too are just out of this world.
Hat off to you, m'am!

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-12 6:20]

Very nice close-up of this redwttled lapwing , Rathikaa. The bird itself looks liem trying to make out what's happening....the mud on its beak ..gives a very orifginal effect.
TFS & Cheers

bonjour rathika
c'est vraiment un tres beau gros plan,la profondeur de champ est tres bonne et la netteté est vraiment superbe.

Wow, Rathika, what eyes! Fabulous close-up! Cheers, Uma

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-15 21:06]

Hola Rathika.- Bellos colores logrados en esta foto, me agrada de sobremanera la nitidez y el foco. saludos Luis52.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-05-16 14:14]

Hello Rathika . A Very great shot from the bird , fantastic colours details his eye pose pov and dof ,very good job ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-05-19 16:41]

Someone has been messy and knows it :P haha

EXCELLENT shot Radz :)
I love the reflections of the eye,
Cheers :D

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-20 6:05]

Hello Rathika,
This one is also splendid.I can see your reflection in the eye.I love the sharp details you show here.Masterpiece!

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