- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-05-15 5:24]
bien vu cette photo , cet oiseau a des couleurs magnifiques, mais vu la posture il semble en difficulté
bravo et merci du partage
- deblink (1258)
- [2007-05-15 5:56]
What an amazing looking bird Ralf. You have captured it in an amazing pose too. In this pose we get to see its colours well. The quality of the image is fabulous with great lighting. Nice one.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-05-15 6:40]
I wonder if he's displaying or sunbathing or what he is up to? Great capture in which the beautiful wings are spread out so nicely and showing the azure colour. This is such a lovely bird, we've seen it in Coto Donana.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-05-15 6:55]
Great composition of very beautiful and coloured bird species. The pose of this bird remind me some birds observed in Hornsund fjord (Spitsbergen) but then the birds did not look for the sun but rather tried to "swindel" me and to show thet they are "hurt". As you probably known very vell it is a kind of behaviour which has to protect eggs and youngs againts predators.
Light, POV, DoF and note are very good in your photo. It is a pleasure to watch it :)
TFs and best regards,
- claudine (0)
- [2007-05-15 6:59]
This is such a beautiful specie Ralf! I wish that we had this bird here. This moment is superb and so are details, exposure, POV and colors. What a beautiful one!
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2007-05-15 8:02]
Hello Ralf , very strange behaviour and photo , good colors , TFS and good luck.
- Rolf (196)
- [2007-05-15 8:46]
This is really nice pose of this bird showing you all his beauty.
Details and colours are great.
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-05-15 9:25]
Excellent POV the color are very nice.I loved the catchlight in the bird eye and the sharp details from the plumage.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-05-15 9:26]
The pose is great! Colors, sharpness and the composition is very good. Cool shot :o)
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-05-15 10:32]
This is wonderful of the sunbather. The bird is gorgeous with those amazing colors and wings. Excellent details - singing in the sunshine. I love it!
- falke (1863)
- [2007-05-15 10:40]
Wow, Ralf! What a beautiful photo!
I love everything in this photo... fantastic bird in a very interesting pose. Great colours and perfect sharpness.
Maybe the frame steals a bit to much of the restricted area of 800 px.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-05-15 13:20]
I love it!!!
Hi Ralf - that's perfect - what a wonderful moment. Look at these beautiful wings, the colour is so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing it with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-05-15 14:22]
Great capture of an Azure-winged Magpie having an ant-bath! (Using ants to get rid of parasites). Fine sharpness, colour and composition.
Synd att Gälstaviken gick dåligt, men det ska vara bra för fåglar och jag hoppas åka dit någon gång framöver när jag hälsar på minson i Uppsala.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-05-16 0:09]
That is such an interesting behaviour on the part of birds,
a behaviour recorded by quite a few members.
Fascinating the way the bird flattens itself against the ground.
This one is displaying some beautiful feathers,
and you captured them with sharp details and perfect exposure.
TFS. : )
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-05-16 2:56]
Love the way the bird has spread everything out to catch the warmth of the sun. Good clear plumage detail. Nice camera work. :-)