Made in South Africa
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-04-06 3:36]
Details,sharpness,DOF and composition are great!
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-04-06 3:46]
So awful! Brrrrrrrrrrr
You are so many wonderful things in Africa and you decided to post this ugly ... something ;-)))))
I'm joking :-) Great photo!
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-04-06 4:08]
It look weird with no feathers at all on the head. The body plumage is a great range of colours. Can't say that is a pretty, other than pretty ugly! I hope it keeps a tube of sunscreen handy for it's bald head. Thanks Gerhard. Another top shot.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-04-06 4:10]
Superb,proffessional shot Gerhard!
Colors,details,sharpness,DOF and composition are wonderful!
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-04-06 4:37]
I love birds, but what an awfull critter!
His name (bald and old) should warn us to start with :-). But, like great photographers, you come to show it on a nice way, very expressive, like if we were participating in his morning flea (I guess) cleaning. Very good feathers shades, specially well done despite the high sun. An appreciated rarity. Thanks for posting, Gerhard;
- elizemeijer (2009)
- [2005-04-06 5:40]
Hy is sommer mooi van lelikgeid... I love the green on the wings. Comp is good, nice and sharp, and caught mid-action :)
Hy is pragtig
- wideload (3783)
- [2005-04-06 5:49]
An unusual looking bird Gerhard.
Good colours and nicely composed with it forming a diagonal across the frame, well taken.
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-04-06 6:20]
Exceptional good light and superb colors Gerhard! The pose is perfect and the composition is very good too. Details are razorsharp. A very nice picture. TFS!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-04-06 6:59]
Belle et intéressante composition pour ce surprenant oiseau qui une tête bizarre. Jolies couleurs vives et bonne netteté.
Well made in South Africa ;-)
Beautiful Gerhard, excellent plumage colour. Glad about the other ibis, I was not to sure, so kept my mouth shut. This one is instantly regognsiable, bald cranium plate and all. A very nice note pose and if this is from the wet weekend, then I would smile if it was mine. Could not yet nail them in the wild.
PS, are we alowed to use Birdlife info - this will safe me mega typing?
Now, Joanna has got it all wrong - you could have posted me, and then the site would have to shut down!
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-04-06 7:07]
Belle photo qui démontre bien le beau plumage de cet oiseau. Les ccouleurs et la pose sont parfaites.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-04-06 7:31]
Gerhard, Excellent sharpness and details..Like this pose as the ibis does some grooming..Great wing colors this bird has and you've captured them famously! Excellent note - Very well done!!
I am proud to sharing this contry with you, even though you shout for the wrong rugby team! This image bears testiment to your skill and dedication to nature. The sharpness is stunning ...... Everything is stunning!
Very well done and thanks for posting.
I once had a teacher with a honker about that length and colour ;-)))
Don't think he used for anything useful, though..
Great capture with very good details in the feathers, nice "action" capture, good POV and DOF.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-04-06 11:14]
Great shot Grerhard.
This is SO good, stunning colours on the wings.
Great sharpness, nice composition and a very ugly bird ;-)
Excellent work, my Friend.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-04-06 11:55]
Excellent, cute bird...but without head :-) Head is real ugly ;-))) I like composition. I almost feel the heat of this brown sand. Pose is amazing - looks like swiss army knife ;-) Great picture Gerhard!
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-04-06 12:12]
Great shot, good sharpness, colours and POV. I just find the bush on BG a bit distracting.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-04-06 12:33]
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
You have well done to update your note. Some people do not know they can update them anytime. And even they know it, they do not update them ;-(
Great light and great colors with efficiant sharpness. Very interesting looking bird. Similar to the almost extincting bald ibisses of Turkey. (Geronticus eremita)
Thanks for sharing.
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2005-04-06 16:58]
Fantastic detail Gerhard. You have captured a great pose, an itch or grooming? The detail on the wings is incredibly sharp.
- Toni (2034)
- [2005-04-06 17:23]
SUPERBE. vraiment genial, c'est une supuperbe capture.
Very nice shot
- puffy (1351)
- [2005-04-06 17:32]
He is ummm.... not very "handsome" but the shot is great... Great DOF, sharpness and clarity. Well done, TFS
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-04-06 17:41]
Great shot Gerhard. The pose is excellent and I'm sorry to say it's an ugly bird. I think you have made it look as good as anyone can! Lovely job.
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-04-08 22:00]
Impressive shot Gerhard. Sometimes when I see something like this ibis, I end up shaking my head with disbelief at how strange some creatures can seem. With such lovely plumage, one would think the head would be evenly matched. Wonderful capture, ugly head, good colors. Congratulations and thank you.
- Lesley (2988)
- [2005-04-15 19:46]
What an unusual Ibis, Gerhard. Great detail in the plumage and I love how you got the irridescense of them. What puts this over the top is the eye contact he had nade with you even while preening.
- chbumann (72)
- [2006-11-17 12:50]
Nice shot, excellent sharpness, amazing bird!