Hooded Crane - 1st TN Posting
And first of all - my best congratulations because of the 1st time presented Hooded Crane from Japan! The true is, that there are really small number of photos fom this coutry (I really can not understand it because we all know that many cameras are producing in this coutry, eg. Nikon, Fiji...).
Very nice profile and good details. Bravo also for educational and informative note!
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-01-26 3:37]
Very interesting bird. I like natural surronuding, good sharpness and compo. I think thet you could remove the OOF birds from background but it is a minor thing here.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-26 3:51]
Image of the bird is simply outstanding. Pose is so attractive and timing is great. I like impressive soft light. Exposure is spot on. All details and colour tones are reproduced precisely. Surroundings are wonderful too. DOF is really very good. Bravo. Excellent job.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-26 4:17]
Congratulations on this TN first and great portrayal of a Hooded Crane it is too!
The sharpness, timing, POV and composition are superb. Must be marvellous to see thse in the wild!
Thanks for sharing this,
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-26 5:12]
What a fabulous experience to see all these Cranes gathered and thanks for showing us this rarely seen bird from Japan. Well-timed capture as it moves along the muddy field. I like its pose and details are very sharp and colours natural.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-01-26 5:33]
Striking portrait with a wealth of detail. Great Light and notes! Looks like a mix of Common, Sandhill and Whooping crane!
TFS and Cheers, Klaus
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-26 6:01]
Yep I cheacked a well and I'm pretty sure this is the only Hooded Crane photo on TN!!! So congratulations!! :)
A great capture as well.
The clarity is impeccable and the photo is very sharp and detailed.
Great colours and perfect lighting.
Superb DOF, BG and bokeh!
Well done James.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-01-26 8:02]
Very good image. Technically okay. And beautiful. Educational, copying Radomir. Very good depth of field and natural colours.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-01-26 8:17]
nice portrait, perhaps a little to sharpened? greetings Ori
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-26 8:42]
Congratulations on being the first to present a Hooded Crane to TN! A wonderful shot with amazing details of the face and plummage. I love the tail feathers. Lovely natural colors and a wonderful natural setting.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-01-26 8:57]
Pressing for time to go to Lake Taupo now!
just drop up to compliment this superb photo!
see you later
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-01-26 14:29]
Hello James wonderfull sharp detail I bet the original is awsome. Nice shallow DOF good background seperation well composed tfs rgds Necip.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-01-26 16:23]
Very nice capture James..and a TN first as well!
Thanks for sharing this one,
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-01-26 16:47]
a perfect shot of this very beautiful crane. Congratulations on 1st post and thanks for showing it us. You capture it perfectly POV, focus and composition by hand held.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-01-26 18:10]
What incredible detail you achieved in the plummage of this beautiful species, great work James thank you.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-26 18:46]
lovely capture, the focus is spot on, good details, well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-01-26 22:20]
It's a little late tonight, so I'm just marking
your posting tonight.. Well done
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-01-27 1:53]
Appreciate and like this wonderful shot from you. Out of town, hence doing a short job. Sorry friend.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-01-27 3:13]
Very beautiful photo of this Crane. Excellent sharpness, details and clear and natural colours. Great pose and excellent composition. Fantastic to see these in the wild.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-01-27 4:08]
Very impressive portrait of this rare Crane, James.
The side perspective gives a fine impression of its beautiful head and plumage.
Thanks for sharing this great image of a bird that has appeared on TN for the first time.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-01-27 4:19]
Yes good shot of the Hooded Crane
Excellent sharpness and well composed.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-01-27 6:47]
wonderful in-motion shot - love the stepping action you captured.
Great details in the plumage.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-27 9:21]
Hi Got called back to work tonight just got back so a quick note to say good pictures.
well done TFS.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-01-27 10:34]
a superb shot, lovely pose of the subject, i love the way that
the bird's one feet is on the mud and the other it is mud,
this brings a plus to this kind (nature, birds and wild animals) photos,
excellent sharpness in the image and excellent details
of the bird's plumage, i love the way you framed it on the image,
i love that big free place you leave in front of him
where he his looking, TFS
- arfer (0)
- [2008-01-27 12:44]
Excellent detail and focus.
The plumage shows well with very good definition.
Well exposed with natural colours.