"Rolling" in the wind
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2004-12-21 16:44]
Your explanation helps to understand the shooting conditions, and instead of regretting sharpness, I appreciate the bad weather feeling conveyed by this bird, a bit shaggy but showing attractive colors.
Great note, Japie.
Obviously is not your best shapness, but according to the conditios explained you did quite well, you managed very well the white background and the awfull wind (I hate it), did you do a mask to improve it?.
Sorry i did not explain well, I meant a mask to sharpen the bird but not the BG. I did a workshop to explain.
The USM also aded some noise to the bird but not to the BG.
Very nice subject and fantasic note. Thanks.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2004-12-21 17:38]
Japie, this is a beautiful bird. Well done on your composition and detail.
The focus is soft.
- mumek (853)
- [2004-12-21 19:31]
The windy conditions donít change the fact that this is an excellent picture. The picture is sharp with good details and colors. Composition is interesting and the note is excellent.
- Luc (14767)
- [2004-12-22 1:00]
Very good painted one too :-), Japie. No need to post a perfect picture to learn on Nature on TN.
Good work; Picture and note.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-12-22 1:08]
Mooi troupand Japie.
Excellent pose and capture under the conditions. Very well done
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-12-22 4:12]
A pity that the focus is too soft, this is a great birg. Excellent note.
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-12-22 4:14]
SO this is where you dissapeared to.
How is the sightings?
I want to go on Saturday, is it worth it?
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2004-12-22 4:17]
One thumb up only this time but it was time you missed for heavens sake Japie, you are too good !
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-12-22 4:34]
Great note and beautiful bird Japie! So colorful. Little soft focus but overall very good post.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-12-22 7:17]
Very good Japie.
Great pose, composition and good colours.
It's a little soft but under the circumstance it's good.
Very well done.
- deud (2540)
- [2004-12-22 9:50]
very intresting. the colours of bird against all the rest is good.
- Kirsten (664)
- [2004-12-22 11:48]
and i missed so many great shots!try to catch up in holidays!good shot of this wild lookin' bird!good colours and details,compo is good too,pity 'bout the focus!
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2004-12-22 12:47]
Nice capture Japie and such a beautiful looking bird. Felipe workshop on this does this photo justice. Great note.
- milloup (1716)
- [2004-12-22 18:40]
Oh, my favourite SA roller since Callie first posted some last year, these chaps have such gorgeous colours ;-))
Light seems to have been handled nicely, but the photo is too far to the soft side for an all thumps up, I'll go with Radu.
- Lourens (1223)
- [2004-12-26 15:19]
One of the most colourfull birds we have and you have captured him very nicely. Great work.
- radz (436)
- [2004-12-27 3:59]
The note explains ur pic more.I would have told if eye is clear then it would be superb shot.Good compostion and nice colours.
Cheers to Sigma170-500&you :).