- meyerd (7531)
- [2007-11-13 2:14]
a sensational and rare but perfect shot of a widow bird, my congratulation for your knack of the right split-second. All the technical parameters are just right, wonderful.
You might know that simple clipping- off- tailfeather experiments have brought to light that such feathers are the result of sexual selection, not natural (environmental) selection.
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-11-13 2:44]
I like it. Wonderful flight and very good shot.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-11-13 3:20]
Nothing to critique here Stephen, a masterpiece. 10/10
Great sharpness, great background, great moment, even caught the eye.
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2007-11-13 3:40]
Fantastic shot.So difficult to get the composition right when there is so much tail but you have done this amazingly well.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-11-13 3:55]
What a beauty! Composition, POV, focus and sharpness are very good. TFS
- coolnik (575)
- [2007-11-13 4:58]
this is a magnificient pic trackin it in the undulating flight is a feat that 8u have done brilliantly.
the sharpness is simply amazing and so is the composition of course the BG is neutral and complements the subject colour wise.
i feel it is highly underrated here.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-11-13 5:31]
This bird really deserves its name!
It's amazing its long tail and the nice pose you caught on it, with the smooth curve.
Very well exposed and focus on the subject.
DOF works fine to isolate the subject here.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- alfhwa (93)
- [2007-11-13 8:45]
Very nice shot, great details on the bird's flight. Nice job in keeping the whole bird in focus, given its length.
- arunk (272)
- [2007-11-13 9:30]
Very well taken, sharpness and colours are good
and the bird is in flight, add value to the picture
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-13 10:48]
Stephen, this is absolutely magnificent!
Not only is this bird hardly seen here on TN (it might actually be a first) but you managed to present it pin-sharp and perfectly clear with a beautiful in-flight! I'm speechless!
The pose here is simply fascinating and that curve that those extra long tail feathers make is just a terrific add-on to hte overall composition.
Very beautiful colors and perfect bokeh in teh BG, too.
My hat's off to you!
Bravo and TFS
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-11-13 13:10]
great capture, TFS Ori
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2007-11-13 23:12]
This is an interesting bird. Like a red winged blackbird here, but with a very distinct tail.
Your capture of it is very detailed, and shows off the shape of the bird well. Very good in flight!!
- darwin (1401)
- [2007-11-14 1:00]
Simply stunning capture
***** tfs jon
- rajpalnavalkar (78)
- [2007-11-14 1:01]
Amazing Shot!What a lovely bird!
TFS Rajpal navalkar
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-11-14 1:03]
trop belle pour que je la laisse passée
félicitaions++++ tres bel oiseau de belles couleurs, bon bg
bravo et merci de partager
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-14 2:59]
Wow, Beautiful capture of this widow-bird in flight!
Outstanding focusing and details here, also lovely colours and nice composition.
What a nice shot from you!
TFS and regards,
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-11-14 4:05]
Very intersting spieces you captured,
I've seen a silimar spieces here in Bangalore.
Perfect focusing,exposure and BG,Superb shot.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-14 7:26]
What an amazing photo! I've seen them flying in the wild but never had the opportunity to make a photo of them. This one makes me jalous. Excellent, sharpness, colours, BG, composition, POV and DOF.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-14 16:14]
Fantastic shot Stephen ! What a great bird too ! Pin sharp, great background, and perfect pose of the bird ! Great colors ! Thanks,
- badar (785)
- [2007-11-24 20:39]
What an amazing bird. Well captured, like the pan presentation.