Look into the eye of the crowned one!
- Midi (2418)
- [2004-12-30 10:42]
Fantastic colors, very nice shot, congratulations.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-12-30 10:48]
Wonderful shot Japie. Absolutely stunning.
Happy New Year and much blessings in 2005
- mumek (853)
- [2004-12-30 10:49]
This is amazing!!The composition,colors, details are very beautiful.I am spechless.
Very good and interesting note.
Happy New Year to you
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-12-30 10:58]
Beautiful shot Japie.
Great colours, sharpness and very good compostion.
Very good and informative note.
Happy New Year.
wow.. hy is pragtig !!!
the colours are amazing. i want to reach out and touch my screen !!
It sounds like the 3 of you had fun ?? ;)
- milloup (1716)
- [2004-12-30 11:22]
Beautiful. Great details and POV, good DOF and colours, a strong mug shot of this special crony of Callie's ;-))
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-12-30 11:58]
Ah, yes - one of most beautiful birds. Great portrait, superb colours.
Happy New Year Japie!
Superb shot, Japie. I can't offer any suggestions for this technically perfect shot, but confess a desire to see the entire crown.
- IdoTT (482)
- [2004-12-30 12:26]
Great of the bird, well captured and photoed,
the light and comp are great!
The eye is very sharp and clear like the sea!
Well, this is very nice, especially if we take the time of day into account.
I like the thight crop and their eyes are always amazing! Mooi gedoen. En hoekom het jy nie 'n foto van die leopard crawl geneem nie?
I just checked-out the WS - I like the mean oggles he throws into your direction more than the main post, but that is about the expression, as you know, not the picture quality, per se.
Pietta kom nou net hier in, sy sê die WS een lyk of hy 'n abses in sy tand het - so 'n dik, vet kies - pragtig.
- Lourens (1223)
- [2004-12-30 14:15]
Pragfoto, Japie. Sharpness and detail absolutely superb!!
- saintclaude (42)
- [2004-12-30 15:46]
Wonderful! Nice colors, details, sharpness. Excellent! Claude
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-12-30 16:02]
Excellent portrait Japie. This is really a difficult one with both black and white, but you managed in an excellent way to show the details in all. Wonderful dof and a perfect cropping/composition make this a clear winner. Well done and a Happy New Year.
- desmo (4)
- [2004-12-30 16:27]
colors are great !!!!
very very good shot Japie,
nothing to add. all was known as
thank you for posting.
- Janice (18832)
- [2004-12-30 18:46]
I love this bird. If I hadn't seen it on other postings I don't think I would have believed it was real. And it grows to 3 foot! I'd love to see a baby and a juvenile on TN some day please guys... Or are there other such postings?
Great shot Japie; good cropping, but the whole picture is good too. TFS very much...
Happy New Year to you and all from NZ.
- rlortie (2058)
- [2004-12-30 20:27]
Just Great Japie! Sharpness, colors, blackground: all perfect. This is a masterpiece.
Happy new year!
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-12-31 9:21]
A great portrait, well done.
Happy new year
- lilisegal (80)
- [2004-12-31 11:24]
Since everything has already been said, I can only add two words in Hebrew used to express deep appreciation: "KOL HA-KAVOD"!!!
All the best and happy new year from Israel.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-01-02 4:26]
Japie, absolutely stunning image! TFS
- jasmis (161)
- [2005-01-04 16:00]
Complete note. Smart cropping. Excelent colors. Superb as usual.
- deud (2540)
- [2005-01-05 9:51]
excellent portrait. with living colours and grat details. thanx
- patrick_belaire (55)
- [2005-01-08 18:08]
Superbe gros plan de cette grue cendrée mâle (les 2 appendices sous la tête semble l'indiquer) !
Voici le spécimen que j'ai "capturé" avec mon appareil photo dans le Nord de la France ici.
Japie, it seems that SA is trully the photographers paradise. You people down there, open your kitchens window and there it is, a Grey-Crowned Crane, or a Cheetah or an Elephant... I know, I know it's not that simple -I've been there myself- but when we have to go to the zoo to see a wildlife animal in captivity, you just drive 5 miles to see them in their natural playground!!!
Greta phot by-the-way!!!
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2007-05-16 17:01]
Excellent image, very good details and colors.