My Feet are Killing Me
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-30 17:18]
we are neighbors
what beautiful shot of the snipe on his natural pose Rick,
i have one snipe image and i would like one day have another one
wih the snipe on this pose, very fine POV, DOF and framing,
beautiful softness of the image, excellent sharpness and details,
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-06-30 18:05]
Beautiful capture ,that is one of my favorite bird.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Detail is excellent .I hope to have a chance at one of them one day.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-06-30 18:21]
I like the way this Snipe is resting in only one leg, kind of funny. The imege well framed with the bird in left, great BG too.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-06-30 18:59]
I wonder why they are hunted? I had heard of doing it as a joke and back then we didn't think it was a real bird or animal..We had no idea...do hunters actually carnivore these down or what? This is the first I have heard of them being shot as a sport...interesting...and being an old man who came from a hunting family I am well aware, but the last many years I quit...I am still a carnivore but not for sport....Nice image Rick!
- MartinL (0)
- [2008-06-30 19:20]
Very nice capture! It looks like this guy really needed the rest. I like the composition, detail and pose of the bird. If there is anything I could add here as part of my critique is to bump the saturation and contrast up a touch. It could bring more life into this awesome shot. Very nicely done Rick.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-30 19:41]
I think I need to look up why they give them these names!This ain't common, Rick!I haven't even seen one!I was just telling Rob(Arfer) the grey squirrel he's posted is not grey, but black!
K! K! I know!Here I go again!Ignorant me!
Lovely shot, and I didn't know the number of eggs in a "litter"(for the lack of a better word) was called clutch!So thanks on that count, too, Rick!
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-06-30 19:58]
Believe it or not, I captured a bird of similar size, coloring, and looks, right down to the bill. I wonder if it is in the same family? I'm still trying to identify it.
Now, as far as Common Snipe goes, I love the lighting, the colors of the plumage, and it's pose. You know, I think my feet would be killing me, too. I have to wonder though, that bill, is it more of a handicap than a help? I could just see myself falling over if my nose was that long...okay, I get distracted easily...
The DOF here is terrific, and even though the image is soft, it is fitting. All the details are there, and the title made me laugh. Also, you're notes are terrific. I'm still looking for something up in Canada...
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-30 20:08]
Cute title but he's only resting one foot! I have never seen a real Snipe but would recognize one from this shot. He certainly has a distinctive beak. The plummage is wonderful with good colors and details.
- martic (1327)
- [2008-06-30 22:52]
Very nice shot well framed with natural colors and many details of plumage,
very well done
TFS and regards
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-06-30 23:44]
Hi Rick, crazy bill on this bird, I love snipe.....great characters and this one is a proud un!!.. Lovely use of the available light to get good definition and colouration to this, set against a neutral background.. very good!!!
- vral (1049)
- [2008-06-30 23:46]
You've presented a wonderful 'one legged' Snipe. POV, DOF, composition and colors are well recorded. Useful notes.
Thanks for sharing
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-07-01 1:19]
excelente trabajo, pov y foco...
bonito pose y plumaje.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-07-01 2:06]
Hello Rick, Nice caption and fantastic capture. Lovely view and good composition. nice note too. Ganesh
- mayuresh (920)
- [2008-07-01 3:46]
what a beautiful and clear shot,lovely pose and superb sharpness,very nice composition too,
very well done,
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-07-01 5:36]
Fine shot of this snipe
Good OOF background
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2008-07-01 10:06]
Hello Rick , comp. and shrpnss is very good , TFS and good luck .
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-07-01 10:21]
Hi again Rick
What a great capture and marvellous picture! The title is funny and fits so well. Magnificent focus, DOF, lighting and colors wiht excellent sharp details and a gorgeous composition. I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-07-01 13:36]
Where do you find all these creatures?! This place must be teeming with animals :-)
This is a perfect image of this Snipe.
The composition is great!
Very sharp and clear.
Very well done, Rick!
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2008-07-01 14:25]
Very nice colors, excellent detail, nice DOF andwhat I like most about this shot is the composition!
- iris (3088)
- [2008-07-01 22:35]
A very fine capture of the Common Snipe. I like the way it connects to the viewer by the way it seems to looks directly on the camera.The plumage looks highlighted and detailed with the effective use of light.The perch on which it stands helps to get a very good view of the whole bird.The bird is presented with great clarity, sharpness and focus.The muted BG helps to train the whole focus on the bird.
With this PoV the bird looks as if it is standing on single leg.
Thank you for sharing this image.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-07-02 5:19]
Great photo of this Common Snipe. Excellent natural colours and sharpness. Very good composition, POV and eye-contact. Good OOF BG.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-07-02 17:54]
excellent capture, good sharpness, depth of field, composition an d pov, nice colors and details in the plummage, lovely oof background, well done.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-07-02 21:19]
The term sniper came from those able to actually bag a snipe.
You have to be a bit of a sharp shooter to get one of these speedy and evasive fliers.
Just as difficult with a camera .
Very well focused with excellent markings and details.
Well done Mr.sniper
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-07-03 7:35]
You seem to like fence and posts! It makes great pictures and this one-legged bird sure knows how to use it. It looks like a water bird standing on a post in a field. Strange view that you captured and very nice. THank you!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-07-08 23:11]
I see old wood post is so attractive for various cute animals. This time you have pictured a very nice bird model. All scene is fine especially I like ear on the right side as small addition. Wonderful, so pleasant soft lighting and colours, details of the main subject is great and composition of the shot is blameless. Bravo and TFS.
- Dave (2178)
- [2008-07-18 20:26]
Nicely done and quite a beautiful composition.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-20 22:16]
A superb portrait of a Common Snipe with fine sharpness against a great OOF natural BG that sets it off so well. Excellet pose, POV and composition too.
Thanks for sharing this fine image and for your kind words on my 2 years on TN.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-08-21 3:54]
Nicely done, Rick.
Very good depth of field. Everthing is sharp. Small aperture was effective. Very good background as well. It's natural.
- badar (785)
- [2008-09-07 2:34]
Nicely framed , nice lush background too!
- andrei99 (731)
- [2008-12-19 2:08]
Very successful image.Strange that you posed on a wooden Snipe.