Flicker in the Morning
I love these birds, they visit my birdfeeder quite often. I had no idea what they were when I first saw one. Thank you for providing so much information on them. I love your blurred background and the fine detail you've captured. Well done.
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-02-03 13:07]
Excellent capture of this amazing bird.Beautiful colours and fine sharp details.Very nice POV.Composition is maybe much centric,but all the more show through amazing and very interesting blurry background.Diffused lighting gives very nice atmosphere.
Well done,nice work!
TFS and best greetings,
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-02-03 13:10]
Nice capture made even nicer with your pp work. This is sharp and well composed, though for me it falls into a neither here nor there category when it comes to close-up. In this case I would like to see the whole bird.
Nevertheless its a good shot.
TFS, regards, Ivan
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-02-03 14:13]
I agree with Ivan, that I would like to see the whole bird...probably because it is such a gorgeous photograph...I want more. The softness throughout the image look like a wonderful watercolor painting. The background is fantastic. I love this picture.
Evelynn : )
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-02-03 14:19]
tres joli cet oiseau et bonne prise, couleurs nettes et bons détails
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-02-03 16:46]
Great DoF, well focused, sharp.
Nicely composed picture.
Amazing greyish colors, very aesthetic image.
- pgmoni (2769)
- [2007-02-03 16:54]
Very good picture, I like the soft colors and the great BG. I for one, prefer this to the brighter image you show in one of the WS.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-02-03 17:34]
Glad to hear your morning went well (to say the least) ;))
I would like to have some of these but unfortunately my window doesnt offer so much perspective :)
This little flicker looks great!
I really like the pattern on its feathers and especially the spots on the chest. The sharpness is really good and the exposure spot-on.
I saw you WS with the over-exposed section and i think you did great to clone it out.
I would say this is a splendid capture as it is now...although a whole view of the bird would probably be just a little great...but after all...what can you ask more of a photo taken from the bed :)))))))
Cheers, my friend and TFS
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-02-03 18:17]
Beautiful bird, we don't have this species here.
I see you're testing the limits of your ISO range :) Nice results at 1600. Perhaps a tad UE, not much though.
Well done & TFS.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-02-03 19:31]
Hope you had pj's on. Great details, colors and post production work. I must thank you too for the great note, it solves a mystery thats been bugging me for awhile. They are eating ants out of the lawn.
Greeting from the road trip! Dothan Alabama tonight. I like the composition and framing on the shot. You PP work has really enhanced the final product. Beautiful subtle colors and nice detail.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-02-03 22:46]
This is an excellent image of this flicker.It has a wonderful airy atmosphere.Excellent POV and DOF.The composition is wonderful.TFS
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-02-04 13:53]
Bonjour DavidFélicitation pour cette belle photo de ce beau pic flamboyant,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.
Merci et bravo...JP
- livios (16942)
- [2007-02-04 15:55]
David, maybe sharpness could be a little bit better, but this is indeed a very nice shot.
Great composition and pov.
I like pose too.
- Alan_Kolnik (2616)
- [2007-02-04 23:09]
Excellent view of the flicker - shows the coloring very clearly, even a touch of the red on the back of the neck.
- shyanni (840)
- [2007-02-05 21:07]
Normally I would be critical of the fact the subject is smack in the center of the image, but in this shot I think you have gotten away with breaking that compositional rule. I love the muted colors and the blurry background. Great detail in the feathers, yet a softness everywhere else that helps the bird stand out in a more or less low contrast situation. Great capture, David!
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-02-12 20:05]
That's a new species for me! Well composed with nice lighting. Excellent POV too. And nice story behind the picture... lazy shot from the bed :-) Why not! That's a nature photography ;-)
- claudine (0)
- [2007-02-25 7:03]
I love those birds that I really don't see often. In fact, I saw him only once in a National Park. This is a very nice capture with good details, colors, pose of the bird and beautiful catch light in it eye. This is also well composed. Thanks,
- RP1 (251)
- [2007-09-29 19:55]
Excellent photo of the flicker. Nice POV and good composition. TFS, Roger
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-11-14 11:55]
This is almost colorful bird we have here (number of different colours) but I don't have pictures like this!!! An excellent sharpness and a nice proudly pose for you!
Great shot David :-)
TFS and best regards,