- Art_R (3892)
- [2008-04-27 19:00]
Hi Rick , this is a very good photo of this marbled godwit , I can appreciate how hard it is to get so close in a natural setting. the detail and color are great , and a nice low pov too , nice work.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-27 19:37]
today i am your neighbor in the galery and i am posting a bird
image that could be cousin to your's, same kind of birds
here you did a excellent shot with the fine POV
at the level of the bird, also fine framing and POV,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-27 22:51]
Great short of this wondeful bird. We have Godwits on the Ouse Washes close by, but although they are easy to see, getting this close to one would be very difficult.
Great low POV with excellent detail and great inclusion of habitat.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-28 0:04]
Seems like he is having a ball in the wetlands!
A well composed presentation, fine details in the plumage and the image is well composed...
Seems like a happy bird!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-04-28 0:54]
Beautiful picture of this godwit. Beautiful composition. Good POV, DOF and sharpness. Very nice natural colours.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-28 1:17]
This is absolutely superb!!
How on earth did you get so close?!
This Godwit is an amazing bird... that beak is massive!
Very sharp with superb clarity.
Lovely soft light and a perfect exposure.
You are one AMAZING photographer!
Very well done,
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-04-28 3:43]
Just marking up now, be back later...
- darwin (1401)
- [2008-04-28 4:21]
Very nice capture of this Godwit in his natural environment
Good color and detail in the feathers
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-28 9:30]
A fascinating bird with an equally unusual story to go...It does indeed look like a bird that needs some nursery rhyme or such to go with it...Clear and crisp. My grandson saw this last night and said something which I couldn't understand, but he was amused...so 2 points for amusing my grandson!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-28 9:31]
Your excursions are always so productive! You must have been very close to this Godwith - another new one for me. I love the mud at the end of the long beak. You captured fine details and the natural setting is wonderful.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-04-28 10:17]
Wonderful close view of the Marbled Godwit in profile. Great sharpness and fine colours too. I like the natural environment that makes it stand out very sharply.
Many thanks, Ulla
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-04-28 10:47]
Hi again Rick,
Great shot with the bird showing how the colors of the feathers are well suited for this bird to blend into the enviroment. The beak is incredibly long, one thing for sure is that when it gets old it'll have a natural walking stick when not using it for searching for food. TFS
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-04-28 13:30]
Hi Rick, this I like very much, I am very keen on these birds, so it's a welcome image, the feather details are excellent and the composition (in it's natural habitat) is very good to see. An excellent upload!!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-04-28 14:40]
Molto bello il taglio compositivo, mi piace molto la posa con il piumaggio gonfio contro il freddo e gli sterpi che contrastano con la neve, ottima definizione e molto belli e naturali i colori. Grtazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-04-28 15:12]
He really blends in, doesn't he? I love the muddy beak because that's a small detail you were able to capture. I love the low pov and the details in his plumage. Also, the composition is fabulous.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2008-04-28 15:31]
Tres jolie photo! Ton oiseau est magnifique! Superbe coleurs at pose!
Merci beaucoup et au revoir...JP
- lise (2877)
- [2008-04-28 16:43]
I've never seen this bird before,what a beak!
Lovely natural colours, great sharpness and composition.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-28 18:49]
Muy hermosa foto de esta Ave con su largo pico escondida entre los arbustos. Muy bello el color de su plumaje y fina pose.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-28 20:37]
Great capture, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, beautfiul colors, good light and nice details.
- RP1 (251)
- [2008-04-28 22:41]
Beautiful photo of this bird. I like the natural environment.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-04-30 6:26]
How cute this bird with that long beak! It reminds me of Pinocchio. Magnificent shot and really beautiful composition.
Congratulations and best regards
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-30 8:32]
Wonderful shot of this great looking Marbled Godwit with very impressive sharpness and colours on its plumage and a huge bill. I like the natural surrounding and the calm pose captured. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-05-01 18:07]
First time I see a Marbled Godwit, I guess:-).
Quite a long beak...
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-05-04 7:10]
Coucou Rick, stopping again in your gallery to explore those splendid wildlife shots. I just watched a movie called "Into the Wild", it's a US production and it is fantastic. It is the true story of a young man leaving "civilization" to live in Alaska where his dreams of happiness and nature lead him. Worth to look at on a rainy day. Meanwhile, this beautiful bird is captured so well, with great saturated natural colours, much details and a velvet on its feathers. Great shot once again, I always love the nature of your eye my friend,
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-04 22:22]
Noticed that I missed this fine capture of a Marbled Godwit.
The sharpness and low POV are excellent and the composition with the contrast among the reeds superb.
A great shot and thanks for sharing it.
Have a good week,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-05-10 10:51]
True wild nature shot. I am amazed with impressive low POV, fine dry grass pattern and superb sharp and perfectly detailed image of the cute bird. Superb exposure and nice natural colours. Well done and kind regards.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-05-16 22:50]
Excellent low POV for this wonderful capture.
The beak detail shows well.
Lovely plumage detail,the markings and colours are very good.
Nicely composed in a natural setting.