one for the eyes
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-01-25 12:54]
Magnificent capture.I liked POV,clear details,catchlight in eyes,framing,expression on face,lighting and composition a lot.
- carper (8439)
- [2007-01-25 13:26]
Nou Teunie ik vind hem prachtig.
ik herrinner me deze ook nog in die februari dag. het was toen best mooi weer, prachtige capture, goede pov uitstekend werk.
- InI23 (158)
- [2007-01-25 13:26]
Quite the bizarre looking bird. Looks like a face only a mother could love. I like how you captured the little white something or rather hanging from the tip of his beak. Nice Job!
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-01-25 13:37]
hmmm...beautiful ore ugly?:)
great one anyway with fine
sharpness and good pov
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-01-25 13:44]
What an amazing portrait you have created. Your model is simply perfect and play its role perfectly. You together were perfectly prepared for the shootings. Nice clothes, excellent lighting, prefect mood. It was necessary it is not enough: great talent and taste. You have all these component of great portrait photographer. BRAVO and my compliments to you.
- rbosch (67)
- [2007-01-25 14:50]
amazing photo. I can almost feel his beak!
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-01-25 14:57]
A striking profile portrait Teunie.
Nice sharpness and details..
A somewhat unsavory character here ;)
Well done and Thank You!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-01-25 15:29]
Je crois que ce portrait est de toute beauté avec une belle présentation et les détails et les couleurs sont vraiment réussis..
Merci et au revoir...JP
- loot (11276)
- [2007-01-25 15:34]
What a wonderful refreshing photo you took of Jaap. I am sure he is very impressed with the result since you made him look rather well (ha-ha-ha). That would be a good ‘pay-back’ after the series of “My wife’s portrait” shots he showed us some time ago (chuckle).
You did excellent with this portrait of the Asian White-rumped vulture - Gyps bengalenis. It is a rather difficult subject to photograph due to the pitch black plumage, neck, head, and beak contrasted against the snowy white collar. However you did well to show excellent details and contrasts on all black areas and most white areas with just a tad of OE on the collar. The colours are very well saturated with that beautiful eye showing its reddish-brown colouration very well. The BG is well removed and complimentary and the composition is great.
Well done and TFS.
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-25 16:04]
Marked details in this bird with so much bad fame, but that fulfills an important function in the nature Teunie.
I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing, notes.
I like it: framing (too tight to the right), frame (produces a distractive effect).
I don't like it: nothing to quarrel.
Nice portrait with suitable bottom and lighting.
Thanks and regards... Ricardo
- AndyB (3982)
- [2007-01-25 17:46]
An ugly bird but a very nice portrait!
Excellent detail,a little OE on its neck feathers but nothing too bad.
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-01-26 1:13]
Great close up shot.
Sharp and great details.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-01-26 2:04]
Excellent portrait avec un oeil bien vif.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-01-26 3:25]
Colors,sharpness and details are great.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-01-26 10:58]
Hello Mrs Polak,
Thanks for your visit and kind words on my recent picture of a dragonfly.
This is an impressive facial portrait of a vulture. Very sharp and clear details and colours.
These scavengers are extremely useful in a country like India where the meat of milch cattle like cows and buffaloes is taboo by way of food among Hindus. The rural India, however, has a large number of these domestic animals and disposing off the dead cattle is the job of these creatures.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image.
- livios (16942)
- [2007-01-26 15:39]
Teunie, I like vultures, and this is a great shot.
Excellent pov and sharpness to show us this guy.
I like colors too.
- NellyD (1783)
- [2007-01-26 19:38]
Leuk om weer een foto van je te zien en dit vind ik een hele goeie.
Een mooi en imponerend portret, prachtige kleuren, goeie scherpte en details.
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-01-26 23:16]
Outstanding profile capture, well taken indeed.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-01-27 3:30]
Hi Teunie this is very detailed sharp and lovelly lighting a beautifully ugly bird :-) good pose TFS rgds Necip.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-01-27 7:51]
I'm glad to see a new post from you :) Wow, this is an impressive bird and picture again. I like this close crop and composition. This guy seems to be wearing a fur coat :) This picture is great by its details, exposure and POV. Well done! Thanks,
- hester (11638)
- [2007-01-28 16:10]
What an ugly fellow :-) Stunning details, nice close shot and a great POV. Good DOF as well
- arfer (0)
- [2007-01-28 21:44]
A wonderful capture of this interesting vulture.The Plumage is amazing.The DOF and POV are excellent.The details and colours are superb.Excellent Effort.TFS
- jhm (1853)
- [2007-01-29 2:21]
Wij hebben beiden zeer uitvoerig naar deze foto gekeken, en dat het een bijzondere is, daar wordt niet over geredetwitst, zeer uitzonderlijk zelf qua kwaliteit en kleur, samenstelling, maar de wittkraag doet me een beetje denken aan ons groot moeder in de winter, wat is dit mooi zeg!
Proficiat met deze.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-01-29 18:54]
super cette macro, détails et couleurs excellentes
bravo et merci
bonne semaine amitiès
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-30 17:00]
This is a very interesting portrait!
The look od this vulture reminds me of the popular description of a ...mother-in-law :))))))
Seriously now, the photo is great and the pose of the outstanding!
The details are nice and the colors are lovely!
I really love that white collar ;)
Bravo and TFS
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-01-31 16:58]
lucky hi, in this kind of weather a fuer colar would be great!
Amazing shot, very sharp and the details are excellent. Very nice POV, and the reflection in the birds eye is wonderful. A nice tight crop and good framing.
- gallezeric (1675)
- [2007-02-02 4:11]
beautiful catch of sight a beautiful portrait of this vulture beautiful clearness on the other hand I like a little less your framework but these Juste a history of taste
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-02-03 6:14]
vous avez reussi un tres bon portrait de cet oiseau pourtant assez ingrat,les plumes sont particulierement detaillées.
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2007-02-03 20:06]
Outstanding portrait of this vulture. Excellent sharpness, color, and exposure.
- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-02-04 13:52]
Excellent shot Teunie. Shot is really strong in emotions and gentle same time. Very well done. TFS. Stev
- CTP (2726)
- [2007-02-05 22:39]
Great Vulture portrait my friend.
I like your pov,colors,focus,sharpness,framing and lighting.TFS
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-02-07 2:16]
An excellent profile portrait!
Great details, and the bird is very well framed...
The feather coat looks so real, very well done!
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-02-08 22:33]
Deze foto doet me denken aan een advocaat!
DE heer in z'n fijne jas, met bontkraag...
En wat uit zunne bek hangt is het ressie
van 't fortuin van eene cliënt!
Marvelous portrait! Tfs, J.
PS Op z'n Afrikaans: wragtig pragtig!
- radz (436)
- [2007-02-11 8:30]
What a Portrait!!Details are fanatstic and composition is very nice..TFS!!!
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-02-11 14:34]
What a beauty!! And I love his fur collar. Very well captured, maybe a little too tightly cropped, but the details are nice and sharp. Well done,
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-06-12 9:07]
Very good close-up with very nice sharpness, details and DOF. I like also colour of the frame, clearly corresponding with natural colouration of bird's head.
TFS and have a nice evening,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-02-24 5:11]
Hello Teunie, what a great portrait of this impressive bird! Details are pin sharp, the exposure is perfect and the colors are fine, thanks!
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-11-12 10:48]
A absolute stunning portrait of this vulture. A perfect close-up with sharp and splendidly captured details. This guy is so prim and proper it looks as if it is dressed up to go to a fancy dress party. It looks as if he is wearing a kings gown. This is really super photography. A well deserved AA++ for this photo. It is flawless with excellent camera work and technical skills. Looking at this beautiful image I just wonder why is it that you have not posted any new images for such a long time now? Thanks for sharing this splendid close-up. Kind regards.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-04 13:38]
bellissimo ritratto di questo rapace, eccellenti POV e DOF, splendida composizione in cui l'avvoltoio sembra essersi messo in posa, super la definizione con ottimi dettagli, perfetta esposizione con una bellissima resa delle tonalità e delle sfumature dei colori.