I think I heard a camera being turned on
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-03-11 4:48]
So,you're lucky to visit NZ and to make a shot of Hoiho (I like Maori names)in the wild...DOF,pose,BG and notes are very good.You'd written about the chest!TFS
Good picture I like this bird. What I don't like is fence on BG and something on bird's wing.
Hi Pieter, dear little Hoiho. We went to see these little fellows in Dunedin too some years ago. What a trek they had to make back to their nests up the hill. I believe it is quite a touristy place to go now to see them.
I like your shot. Well done.
"Not the pesky photographers again. Is this my best side?? " Very cute. Is his head black or yellowish ?? it is the first time i see one of these.
I love the 'chain mail' or 'mithril' these penguins wear.I can't really criticise your photo...so I'll hassle you about your spelling instead.Did you realise penguin has a g ... not a q ? ;)
Thanks for posting this little beauty Pieter.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-03-11 6:37]
Hij is weer erg mooi Pieter,
hele goede foto en die blik die doet het hem, prachtige details in de foto, goede compositie, prachtige kleuren, goede dof, goed werk.
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-03-11 7:10]
Great photo, Pieter. The informative notes and workshops are very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to teach us these things. TFS
- honza (4197)
- [2005-03-11 7:34]
Good photo Pieter. Nice composition and sharp detail of the interesting bird.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-03-11 9:41]
Very interestig picture you made. Just superb, very good job!
- livios (16942)
- [2005-03-11 10:33]
Pieter, to me, a funny photo, and that's great.
Nice composition and pov. The bird seems to be a little awkward. :)
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-03-11 11:47]
Nice shot, but a bit OE and soft focused.
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-03-11 15:05]
Hi Pieter, nice shot. It's a good pose with him looking over his shoulder at you. Perhaps a little soft in focus and I think would have beenn improved with a cleaner BG. Nevertheless, very nice work. Well done.
Great shot Pieter, pity about the human aspect (wooden fence and tag). The clarity is good though and the note is excellent.
Thanks for sharing.
- Toni (2034)
- [2005-03-11 17:35]
Does he want to walk down the red carpet at the Cannes film festival or something ? He is cute.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-03-12 4:09]
Very nice shot Pieter.
It's pity about the footbridge, but you have explain it in your note. Good POV , details and colours. Great note and WS.
Very well done.
- optic (0)
- [2005-03-14 18:23]
Very nice this penguin ! i like the pose, good sharpness et nice colours,
Well done Pieter
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2005-03-14 19:04]
Another nice Yellow-eye shot. What apity that you could only get the side with the band on the wing. Its a good shot and teh notes are good too.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-03-15 4:32]
Nice of you to add the extra photos to shows us the whole scene, Pieter. Its a nice shot and I think all the nits have been pointed out all ready. Well done.
I am curious... did you use some sort of burning or "lighting enhancer" around the eyes or is it it's natural look? I have seen the same in the previous post.
Sorry I have read your reply to Elize's note and you explained it already there... :)
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-03-16 19:19]
A great presentation, Pieter: a complete note + 2 other pictures in the WS.
Thanks a lot.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-06-02 21:24]
What strange eyes on this penguin, Pieter! This is a great capture and I'm glad your camera didn't scare him off. It seems a bit overly sharpened though (or maybe he just has really silvery feathers)!
- mbasil (3320)
- [2006-01-18 14:25]
Great shot. I'm jealous.
In terms of suggestions, a little shorter DoF might help focus our attention. Of course, it would be hard to go back and reshoot. But I think you can do it with some PP.