<< Previous Next >>

Working the Lawn

Working the Lawn
Photo Information
Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 11:59
Viewed: 2752
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hadedah bird of the Ibis family is a common sight in suburban gardens and sportsfields. Over the last few years there has been a distinct change in behaviour of these birds. They have multiplied dramatically and have become much more tame and far less noisey. The increase in numbers may be attributed to the proliferation of new golf courses where they quietly stand aside to let players pass instead of flying off with their loud "ha-de-dah!" cries. All of this despite the spactacular population explosion of the vervet monkey which strips birds' nests of their eggs.

maaciejka, bungbing, ana974, siggi, PaulLees, Pitoncle, Argus, Emi_1987, Dis. Ac., anel, Alex99, pierrefonds, Alan_Kolnik has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Neels,
very nice idea of this photo. Great point of view. Amazing sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Neels,
Great captured of these Hadedah, Excellent diagonal composition - the number three is always pleasing for some reason, great sharpness with lovely natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hallo Neels,
a beautiful picture, very good sharpness and splendid colours, interesting point of view for a dynamic composition
Best regards

  • Great 
  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-04 14:18]

Dear friend Neels,
Hello, how are you?I missed you here in TN!
Nice and funny pic with this " trio" of strange birds.Good composition and nice natural colors.TFS
Have a great W-end!

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-05 0:42]

Hallo Neels,
Goede foto van deze Hadedah's. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren, hoewel ze in zonlicht nog meer opvallen. Leuk om ze zo op een rijtje te zien. Prima scherpte en diepte in de foto.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-05 3:15]

Hello Neels.
Very interesting to see this species of Ibis.Very good lighting, colors, focus and sharpness.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Neels,

Very nice capture of this fine species of Hadedah's, caught just the way they are, yes i agree with your observation of changed and mixed habitat, good sharpness and exposure control, good job and well done,
Congratulations Neels and have a nice Sunday,


Hello Neels,

A lovely trio, and so nicely captured!
Seems like their activity is well coordinated, lovely to see how they pick the food as they are strolling the field...
Fine details in the birds, nice image!

Pablo -

Hello Neels
Beautiful photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Bonjour Neels,
L'inclinaison de l'arrière plan, en haut et à gauche, m'interpelle mais les sujets sont tout de même bien valorisés dans une agréable composition et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-06 9:32]

Hello Neels,
How marvellous to have a group of ibises on the lawn!
These three Hadedah Ibises were well captured from a fine POV on the slope of your lawn and their features are well seen with fine sharpness and natural colours against the grassy BG in a pleasing diagonal composition.
Thanks and best regards,

hallo Neels
Dit is erg leuk ,zo op een rij
veel details en super mooie kleuren
great shot
groetjes lou

Hello Neels
Indeed it is looking as if the birds are working, very beautiful presentation, great details of the birds and great composition. Great Job!
Regards Hedesan

Hi Neels,

three birds in an good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Hello Neels,
For me these are strange birds. Good composition,fine details, natural colours and great POV. Interesting notes too. Well done!

Hello Neels
you have captured this trio perfectly, each one is so well focused,
greatlight, colors and composition
a very beautiful scene,TFS
Have a good night

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-08 4:43]

Hello Neels,
Funny way to clean the loan! Would be nice to have this kind of gardener here. Well chosen point of view and composition. Amazing how well these birds adapt to humans.
Kind regards

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-06-11 3:11]

Hi Neels.
I welcome your creative approach and inclined orientation of the image. At whole pictured scene is excellent. I also am impressed with ultimate sharpness of all scene, poses of the bird and their arrangement into the frame. My compliments and TFS.

That title is perfect: they do look as taken a cleaning detail...
Fine pic. on the slop, excelent clearity.

Hi Neels,

The birds are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Hadedah birds working the lawn. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


I saw several of these in Johannesburg on the lawns - quite interesting to watch. Excellent note.

Calibration Check