- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-05-05 6:37]
Ciao Janice, spplendid portrait of beautiful cormorant with fantastic eye, wonderful blurry BG, superb details, splendid natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-05-05 10:40]
Excellent shot, Janice, so close and so sharp.
I also love the blurred BG, nothing is disturbing from these impressive eyes, we can see reflections inside it, I like that, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-05-05 11:19]
great sharpness head with good details and beautiful colours
very nice shot Janice
- ubc64 (789)
- [2010-05-05 12:42]
I enjoyed viewing your portrait of the Kawau or Black Shag. The POV that you had enabled me to see the very purposeful beak. The eye looks like a jewel. I love the eye ring also. Great colouring and details throughout. You must have been quite close, since you had your zoom at 140mm. Your f/6.3 opening blurred the BG exceedingly well -- it's almost as though there are several little spotlights behind the bird's head.
When I saw your photo, I was reminded of the Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) that I used to see near our former home in Connecticut. The Black Shag (Phalacrocorax carbo) is apparently known as the Great Cormorant also; this species is evidently similar to the Double-crested Cormorant, but a bit larger, according to Wikipedia. TFS.
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-05-05 13:27]
Good portrait of the cormorant, with excellent colors and good details in eye, head and plumage. I disagree to have used f/6.3, he accomplished a beautiful backdrop, but resulted in the bird's beak is a little out of focus. Of the rest, is a technically well-managed photo. Good job. Regards, TFS. Jesús
- pilonm (3321)
- [2010-05-06 7:06]
This cormorant look so sweet!!! He looks like a very young bird. Nic pov with great natural colors. I like all those great details on the feathers and nice turqoise eye looking like a jewel. The lore is very colorful.
Great shot Janice and TFS,
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-06-30 3:13]
very sharp and clear portrait of this kawau. Very nice feathers and sharp eyes rendered. Very attractive and effective composition to show the features and details.