- aruntp (5379)
- [2013-09-12 1:18]
wonderful timing. neatly taken with excellent sharpness and clarity. good action photo. tfs.
- kinglove (11338)
- [2013-09-12 1:31]
哈哈 很特別 構圖好看
- Csabesz68 (593)
- [2013-09-12 1:52]
Wowww! Excellent action photo, with spot timing! Background, DoF, PoV, colours, clarity also outstanding!
- AKBAR-ALI-ASIF (2927)
- [2013-09-12 2:24]
Splendid shot Tom!
Very good lateral POV and great DOF. Sharpness, colors and details, everything seems just perfect. Thanks for sharing,
- fragman (43778)
- [2013-09-12 2:33]
fantastic and unusual capture, TFS Ori
- Hotelcalifornia (14408)
- [2013-09-12 4:29]
Excellent timing with outstanding focus on subject.Like it.No doubt an unique one.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,
- nasokoun (62)
- [2013-09-12 4:35]
excellent moment Top, with top quality your shot!
- JoydebChaudhury (7753)
- [2013-09-12 4:42]
Great presentation with excellent perfection and timing.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2013-09-12 6:45]
As you know you need to do a lot of clicks
to have the best photo with the best pose,
here with the Hoopoe's wide open beak to
catch the insect, in a very beautiful light, TFS
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2013-09-12 7:05]
Just in time.
Perfect shot with lots of clarity and good colour.
- Cobo (5799)
- [2013-09-12 8:54]
In the right moment! Great picture and moment . Congratulation
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-09-12 9:24]
I love Hoopoes, and watched them with big pleasure in our gardens both in Sandton and Hoedspruit. They must like dry climate, because here at the Tzaneen Dam in the past three years I have not seen one yet.
I am not surprised, you took 800 photos watching them! It is a satisfying experience to observe them listening for movement underground, poking into the lawn with their delicate beaks and flicking into the air whatever they had dug up. The latter so wonderfully captured by you in the above photo.
I do not go into your perfect photographic technique praised by so many other members nor your artistic flair for a pleasing presentation; but I want to express my admiration for your patience to wait for the moment when one of the Hoopoes was to catch the insect and CLICK! Catching the moment before the prey disappears into the throat, soil stuck to the fragile beak.
I add this exciting image to my favorites and include your work in my theme "Animals feeding, part two".
Thanks for sharing with us the result of choosing a beautiful bit of nature out of 800 shots.
Enjoy southern Europe, I am looking forward to see many more photos,
- lousat (65489)
- [2013-09-12 16:18]
Woow Tom,what a timing! A fantastic capture of this hoopoe ready to eat the insect,the quality is really magnificent,today 2 points are not enough!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Appreciate your efforts and finally you have got classic shot, bird with feed in air....I did a WS to my liking, hope you do not mind.tfs
- iti (7939)
- [2013-09-14 6:17]
Very nice portrait of a beautiful hoopoe, one of my favorite bird. Nice colours, sharpness details and very good moment captured. I also this year spent the holidays in Portugal - Algarve - Albufeira.
- siggi (52850)
- [2013-10-02 11:43]
Great capture, excellent composition and point of view, superb timing with the insect, very good sharpness and depth of field, beautiful colors and nice contrast.Regards Siggi