Specially for Gannu
- banaei_nikon (410)
- [2008-11-29 20:53]
Excellent capture of this male Whinchat with good pose and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-11-29 21:16]
ganesan is a fine human being and a dear friend, he always keeps in touch. this is a well deserved dedication and i am sure he will be happy to see this beautiful picture dedicated to him,
looks like your new sigma lens is working good in your deft hands, i liked the details of the plumage, the colors and the pov very much, a pleasing composition,
tfs & regards
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-11-29 22:14]
The plumage markings and details are well defined and beautiful.
Excellent low POV,the focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Wonderful vibrant,natural colours.
This is a beautiful image to dedicate to Ganesan.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-11-29 22:27]
Hi My Big Brother Loot!
What a self-respecting posture of this beautiful Swainson's Spurfowl, as if he is presenting a speech:) May be he is talking on behalf of you that you wrote. Perfectly composed and focussed providing great details on his plummages and face, also great DOF that he stand out of the frame. Your notes are excellent as usual. BTW it a pleasant dedication to our heartfelt friend Ganesh.
TFS this fine image MF!
All the best!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-11-30 1:05]
What a superb close-up of this beautiful Francolin in a fine pose. Details are most impressive and the colours very beautiful. I like your framing and the fine natural background too. Well done!
Many thanks adn all the best wishes, Ulla
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-11-30 1:11]
A sharply captured image with lots of detail to admire and observe. The whole image is captured in good light, displaying beautiful rich colours. The detail of the bird is nice and sharp showing good feather and head detail. The red around the neck and nose area is really eye-catching, and I cannot but not also note its attention-grabbing almost funny feet. Your story and explanation are wonderful, and I appreciate your extensive research for your notes that accompanies all your postings. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to see and read about the rest of the Francolin’s clan.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2008-11-30 1:49]
tell this chick it don't has to be at the sun so long - such a red face, o my god!
I love the shot, what a wonderful bird - and the pose is so magestically, seems to look down to you, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
it's great to see you are posting again, all well I hope.
A nice dedication to Gannu.
You have captured a beautiful bird, a bit fat maybe;-) but lovely.
The sharpness and details are on top and the bird standout very nicely from the BG.
But it hard to see the Whinchat.:-)
Great work, my friend.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-11-30 3:12]
Another fine francolin shot! This capture of a Swaison's Spurfowl is in a great statuesque pose from a superb POV to show this bird at its best with excellent sharpness.
I like the composition om the log and the OOf natural BG sets it off nicely.
A very nice portrait of the species and thanks for sharing it.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-11-30 8:44]
Very nice portrait. I like your frontal POV and the pose you captured. Good details on the plumage too. TFS
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-11-30 8:55]
Huge touching and sensitive note for your next outstanding picture of a nice bird. I am impressed a lot with both of them. As you health would be so brilliant as your works you would be the most healthy man. I wish you this. Fantastic by subject, composition and details image. Terrific details and wonderful BG. Bravo.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-11-30 9:00]
Very nice capture.I liked low level POV,clear details,sharpness,colors,BG and pose of bird a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-11-30 10:29]
good capture and frame,
beautiful plumage and focus,
with colors well-defined ...
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-11-30 12:26]
Hi Loot. What a fantastic looking bird . I like the shapes in the feathers which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours. Your PIcture shows its very sturdy legs and bright red face. A nice head on POV. All with interesting notes . well done TFS.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-11-30 13:30]
I am glad that you are on the mend.
This is a beautiful photo of this spurfowl. The sharpness and details are outstanding. I love the rich saturated color.
Evelynn ; )
- betsie (0)
- [2008-12-01 1:08]
Mooi foto Loot. Nog nooit voorheen gesien nie.Groete Betsie
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-12-01 4:11]
Another brilliant shot from your African playground.
Stunning sharpness and plumage details, the big lens has done a great job for the artist.
Great composition and background.
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2008-12-01 6:24]
Hello my friend
Yet another delighful image as part of this Francolin family. This is very interesting reading material and I enjoy each moment of it. I am not sure if I am right but these birds make terrible screaming sounds. It almost sounds if a murder is being taken place. But I think I'll also shout like that if I see my fellow Francolin "brother or sister" and they are as red as I'm in the face. The detail of the eye, fluffy feathers and the strange paws is captured excellently.
Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to the next episode in the series. Just hope I do not have to wait so long next time.
Aaltjie and Hettie.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-01 15:30]
what an excellent photo!
The sharpness is superb.
Very well composed.
A really nice dedication to Ganesh.
I hope you are feeling better.
- pilonm (3321)
- [2008-12-02 9:19]
First of all, I'm happy to learn that your operation went well :-). I imagine that you got plenty of time to classify your pictures then!
This Francolin is very well presented with this vertical composition respecting the 1/3 rule. I like the bg showing us the environment but I would say that I would have removed the clear branch starting from the right shoulder of the bird. The colors are remarkable natural and you got a great POV letting us see this impressive look toward you from the Francolin.
Great job and TFS :-)
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-12-04 19:44]
When my wife saw your name "Loot" and she was asking what does that mean. In India it means "sort of robbery" and you indeed robbed our heart. I am sorry I am not spending much time now a days in Treknature due to my preoccupation and need to put ERP system live by end of this month. Moreover exams of vignesh also kept me from not moving for photographs and not opening computer at home. This is a superb shot and excellent with lovely view. It has a big belly like Lord Ganesh and I am honored to be in your list. I strongly believe in love and friendship in this world filled with uncertainity. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you somewhere sometime in this small world. Lovingly Ganesh
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2008-12-05 3:53]
The moment you've captured here is very interesting! I like it. Well done.
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-12-06 22:34]
Is your Swainson's Spurfowl (quite a mouthful) aspiring to be a turkey destined for the Christmas table? I dare say he is rather on the... plump side.
Very handsome bird, with an attitude, no less!
What beautiful rich colors he has!
And I say he is displaying clearly his spurs... for all to see.
Great pose and POV, with lovely details that are sharp and well exposed.
Having been rather sporadic in my visits to TN, it seems that I have missed the news of your recent surgery. I am sorry that I was not there to send you get-well wishes in a timely manner, but I am glad to see that you are well and seem to have recovered quite well. : )
All the best, my friend. : )
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-12-07 4:48]
Hope you're faring well these days.
Lovely image of this spurfowl. Excellent color, exposure, details, POV, and erect pose.
The bird stands out famously in your well composed frame also.
So there's only praise from these lips..
Maybe someday day in the not so distant future, you too will have a waterhole named after ya. If Thomas can do it, well why not? You could always take a second job as a park ranger ;-}
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2008-12-08 19:05]
What a lovely photo! I have never managed to get one to stand still for long enough to get a good photo. This one is just perfect, well done
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-12-15 3:05]
Another high quality pic. The composition, sharpness and clarity of the image are excellent. The DOF and OOF BG allow the subject to be appreciated in its natural detail and beauty.
- peter_stoeckl (11526)
- [2008-12-21 14:15]
a bird's portrait that looks very charming in its clear and simple frontal approach.
Lovely structures of feathers, beautiful rich pallette of brown, grey, drab green in the pleasantly soft light with the hen's red head as a highlight.
Clearly one of Loot's masterly presentations, showing an animal character portrait taken with love and deep empathy.
Thank you! With all my best wishes to you.
- Athila (1982)
- [2009-02-08 18:54]
Nice portrait, shallow DOF makes the bird stand out against the blured BG. Perfect exposure and focus. Excellent work and TFS.