Even though this is blurred in places,I really like it.
It has a very arty quality about it.The blue greys all merge together in stark contrast to the black and white head.The belly and legs have a comical,almost cartoonish look about them.Very amusing shot.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-11-12 8:22]
Wonderful capture.It looks like a cartoonfilm charater.POV,eyes and visual impact are wonderful.TFS...:-)
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-11-12 8:29]
This is a very good picture of this shy bird.
The motion blur is very nice. The colours are nice.
But I know why the are so shy for you, I sneaked after you and took a picture that explain´s why you have problems to shoot these birds, I post a WS.:
Very well done, my friend.
I cant post the WS,;-((
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2005-11-12 9:55]
No time, I'm in a hurry - This bird seems to be saying.
It's so lovely, I like it very much. Thanks
Sabine - wisnugaruda
- extramundi (13178)
- [2005-11-12 10:17]
I Mike, this is a good action shot. It is cool to see how everything is blured except the face. You followed it nicely. Not bad at all for a fast "get ready & shot". I think your camera had a good pattern in its head for the focus this time ;)
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-11-12 10:31]
Good work! This bird looks really terrified ;-) I like its dynamic pose and perfect timing. Not often seen on TN, I like it of course.
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-11-12 12:44]
This wonderful shot definitely shows the haste that he used in trying to get away.
Nice action, details in the face and water, POV and lighting very good.
Poor little guy probably got a look at you...
Thank you for sharing.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-11-12 14:23]
Very good action shot Mike. And quick on the draw :-) Well done on the composition and details. Thank You.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-11-12 14:38]
Hello Mike, that´s a great action shot. I like POV, details and composition very much. TFS...:)
- DLM (124)
- [2005-11-12 15:13]
Hi Mike nice image he looks like speedy gonzales running across the water.
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2005-11-12 15:47]
True rocket propeler you little fellow, Mike. The blurred effect works perfect creating an odd dynamic feel to it almost caricatural.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-11-13 4:27]
He was full speed ahead. Well done on getting such and amusing shot. Thanks
- Libor (1101)
- [2005-11-13 13:05]
:o) lovely bird :o)
perfect timing :o)
- cecilia (4630)
- [2005-11-14 21:39]
Well done Mike,the colours and composition make this a great image...
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-11-14 21:51]
Great action photo, well done on the compo too! TFS,
Ol' Egle Eye, Howdy!
See you finally got your new baby, and that you are enjoying playing with it. I love these feisty little ducks, they are really cute, and this is a nice shot. I am constantly trying to shoot birds from take-off, and I know how difficult it is to nail these critters.
I just love the scene On Golden Pond, it is a real wallhanger
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-03-15 16:57]
excelent shot!!. I love the action. In my town I saw a different grebe species doing some similar, but my photos are aweful. good details and compo.
Great action shot of this merganser taking off like a bat out of hell. I cant wait till the day I get the chance to photograph this species, where I'm at they are very elusive, you look at these guys crossed eyed and they are gone. :)