- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-04-09 4:36]
y bellos tonos...
presentación y detalles,
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2008-04-09 5:55]
Hi Sky, in the contest between your husband's fishing and your photography, (in my totally biased opinion), I would have to say that you won. In fact I'd gladly trade just about any number of fish for that one shot you got of that flying Manta. You can catch fish anytime, but you're not likely to see a shot like that one again for a long while.
I like the composition in this one, a lot. The angled approach you have on the bird against the water and mountains is good, but I also like the layered effect seen here between the sea, mountains and sky. It's subtle, which is probably why it works so well. Colour is good throughout, but its the transition of colour that I like.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2008-04-09 7:24]
Beautiful action that you capture. Lovely scene. I like the calm sea and the mountain in the background. Very well done and tfs.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-04-09 8:26]
A very pleasant image to look at.
I like the depth got thanks to the color gradations and good composition.
You were patience enough to shot at the right moment.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
- Arjun (7593)
- [2008-04-09 10:20]
lovely picture...the blue water added with blue mountains in the BG,makes it a lovely picture.
very good details too
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-09 12:33]
I loved the blue-toned colouration as a whole on this beautiful image!
good angle of the inflight bird with perfect moment for the shot
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-09 19:46]
As an old fisherman myself, You win by a landslide. Great in flight Sky, I love the different blues in the background.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-09 20:40]
Wonderful shot and a great action moment freezed very skillfully. The rippled waters of the sea and the distant mountains provide a fantastic setting. You won this time surely and it must have made your husband happy and jealous too. Superb muted lighting and excellent POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-09 23:34]
I am honored to find my name in your favorite list. Thanks!
So you were actually "fishing" for pictures. This is a great catch. I like the ambience in this mood picture you took in south America.
At shutter speed 640, you got a sharp and crisp image of the subject.
Well done and TFS.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-10 0:20]
The composition is skilfully done, colour palette is attractive...
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-10 6:17]
This is a great combination of seascape, and seabird inflight Sky.
A pleasing composition here.
I enjoyed the WS with lunch too - I'll have sardines please :)
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-10 9:25]
This bird looks both powerful and mysterious but seems to rule its domain. The three layer composition of sea, land and sky gives the image depth as this large bird (seeks its prey in a fine composition.
I think this is an immature Frigatebird of some species, Lesser or Greater.
Thanks for sharing this fascinating image,
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-10 9:48]
A lovely capture of this fishing bird.
Nicely placed and composed in the frame.
The colours are super,excellent lighting.
Very good POV and DOF.
It looks like you had an enjoyable and productive holiday.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2008-04-10 10:08]
Buenos reflejos y bellos tonos.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-10 13:51]
Hi friend Sky,
Superb shot of this beauty in flight! TFS and regards,
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-04-10 23:18]
What an amazing shot, excellent detail, wonderful colours, well framed and composed, really nice work, congratulations,
All the best Rick :)
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-11 10:17]
Wonderful scene. I like it a lot. Flying bird over the see on impressive BG created my far mountains is looked perfectly. I like pleasant delicate colour palette, decoration of the image and its composition. My compliments.
- izler (44)
- [2008-04-13 8:09]
good capture of this bird while it was hunting
i like dynamic composition, POV and bluish background
- loot (11276)
- [2008-04-16 12:45]
I would agree with you anytime of day, catching bait with the camera far outweighs catching fish especially if you spend the whole day catching only 1 fish. At least you had a couple of 100 photos to show for the day. It's a question of balance.
This peaceful shot anyway speaks a thousand words. Long after your husband's remembrance of the 1 fish caught has faded you can still rekindle the pleasure of this spectacular moment. You had the ocean, the mountain, the sky, and the moment filled it with this fabulous bird. Shear delight for you and a pleasure for us to behold.
Well done and TFS.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-04-20 8:19]
Surely, there won't be many photos that will top that magnificent flying manta, but this too is a very nice shot.
I like the rather unconventional composition here and the beautiful BG you managed to get.
The sharpness on the bird and its prey is very good and the exposure is great.
Very nicely done.
Bravo and TFS