Pukeko - New Zealand Swamphen
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-25 9:00]
fine capture of the Pukeko, you got a good pose here, liked the pov and the composition, the dof is precise and the colours specially the green grass looks beautiful,
tfs & regards
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2008-01-25 9:00]
Fine shot of this Swamphen. Super detail and nicely composed.
The bird looks like it is packing a pillow to rest on. :-)
TFS, Have a great weekend.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-01-25 9:16]
It is amazing how some of New zeal ans areas look so much like places I have here in the states. Not this bird mind you. It looks a bit like ac hicken...but black..or some such...a fine addition.....I hope my mind will clearly remember all of these places and new things you show me/us! Wonderful lesson at least for me James!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-25 9:38]
We usually see images of Swamphens near water or on cut grass in parks, but this one of a NZ ssp in long grass is delightful. Great composition with fine contrast of the Pukeko against the meadow grasses in good lighting.
Thanks for sharing this one,
I hope you hadnt a car behind you,anyway your stop was worth the effort,a very nice capture of this pukeko in a grassy land,tfs
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-01-25 10:41]
thank you for sharing this beautiful captured of the Pukeko!
good pov with superb sharpness, real colour and details
good composition with good notes
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-25 12:38]
Hi James. A fine shot of the Moorhen. good detail and colours showing the line of blue feathers from the blac with the white rear end. all set in the wild floers. well done TFS.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-01-25 13:50]
bello ambiente y excelente trabajo,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-25 14:05]
Great shot James!
It looks like a big Moorhen! :)
Your low-down POV is very good and makes the viewer feel like they're really there watching it!
Very sharp (maybe a little over-sharp in places due to the slight halos around some of the edges) with impeccable detail and clarity.
Superb composition and pose.
You must have enjoyed your trip to New Zealand!
Very well done once again James,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-01-25 17:40]
excellent luminosity on your image, excellent sharpness
and details of the subject, i love the POV of your image,
the way the bird is framed on the image and i love
the contrast between the subject's colours and the grass's colours
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-01-25 18:31]
Excellent image my friend, look at the feet on that bird. It must do some lilypad walking. Fine camera work results in a sharp, well colored image, thanks James.
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-01-25 22:19]
Very nice picture, great colors and details
Beautiful composition and great POV.. Well done
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-01-26 1:34]
A nice capture of this purple swamphen. Very well composed shot with fine details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-26 2:11]
Last time I saw this beautiful bird was in a park in Sydney. It was quite shy but I got a few shots. It looks as if it is shy here too!I like this view showing the white tail nicely! Good focus and sharp details and the colours are lovely.
Many thanks, Ulla
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-01-26 6:03]
Love the stepping action here...those frozen moments are always fascinating. Good stuff! :)
So this is the Caitlins Pukeko - we have MANY living up north and if you keep still you can often shoot them - with the camera. They are often killed running onto the road too - mad birds!
I hope you didn't run this one over...
How long are / were you in NZ James?
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2008-02-29 0:21]
During my visit on NZ I saw many times this beautiful bird. But I could get him never well for the lens. Fine shot of this Swamphen. Real natural colours. POV, BG and DOF are good. Also a very good composition (here own enviroment) with good notes. Thanks for sharing. Regards and TFS BOB