Get out of my face!
- mirceax (6261)
- [2007-01-11 14:18]
Wow,nr.1 owl portrait.I like the yes colours and the sharpness,great work.
- shal (2140)
- [2007-01-11 14:54]
Oops sorry Mr.Owl,
lovely sharp post of this guy,
Excellent details and composition,
- marcin (2057)
- [2007-01-11 16:08]
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-01-11 16:30]
A very clear and razorsharp image of this owl!
You got it with the right focus, light and exposure.
Great close up, its amazing details on the eyes, their deep orange color, the plumage, and beak.
Background is also very good thanks to the DOF used here.
Congratulations and thanks for share,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-01-11 16:40]
Your owl is a beauty! The eyes are magnificent - as are all the details and the sharpness. TFS
- kojak (163)
- [2007-01-11 17:47]
Beautiful animal, and extremely well taken, really! Congrats!!!
the details are amazingly sharp, i think this just became one of my favorite portraits! ;)
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-01-11 19:26]
Love this shot. The Owl has a wonderful expression. Very good quality work. TFS.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-01-11 20:36]
This is a superb shot on this Eagle Owl! Amazing clarity and detail in this. Spot on exposure has the colors lookig perfect. I have two shots of Eagle Owls in my TN portfolio. One with Orange eyes like this, and recently one with bright yellow eyes. This is excellent camera work!
- loot (11276)
- [2007-01-12 0:28]
Wow my friend you nailed this one on the button. Perfect camera work and excellent PP. I know how difficult it is to shoot these guys while they are performing in a bird show. Although they are free flying during the show it does not mean it will come and sit in front of you and say "Here I am, take my photo".
Your composition is great for this full-frontal and in-your-face portrait. Those eyes are so alive and well captured and the added bonus with the slightly opened beak. The colours are stunning and the details are ‘electrifying’. Not as in shocking, but as in WOW, or as in “That gave me a good jolt to wake me up so you have my full attention now”. Of course the slight coloured BG is superbly enhancing the darker bird and the exposure was spot-less showing some awesome contrasts.
Fantastic work and TFS.
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-12 6:15]
Bonito primer plano Willem con excelente foco sobre la mirada del ave y muy buenos detalles de su llamativo plumaje.
Me gusta el punto de vista captado en conjunto con el encuadre y recorte elegidos, centralizando toda la atención sobre la cabeza del búho.
El desenfoque del fondo colabora con la estética de la presentación.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo
Nice close up Willem with excellent focus on the glance of the bird and very good details of their gaudy plumage.
I like the point of view captured together with the framing and chosen cropping, centralizing all the attention on the head of the owl.
The out of focus of the bottom collaborates with the aesthetics of the presentation.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo
Good day Willem
Mijn naam is Aaltjie. Ik ben een Nederlander die in Zuid-Afrika leeft. Ik heb slechts de hoogste bewondering voor fotografen die uitstekende foto's als dit op uw portefeuille nemen.
This owl’s eyes penetrates ones mind. As if he/she stares right into your past and brings out a strong message "Get out of my face, I know what you have been doing"
Wow, what a shot. The colour of the eyes is marvellous. I can also see so many details of the feathers.
You were very lucky to get such a great shot. Congratulations.
The note is great too. I like it very much. As I mentioned in some of my critiques, one is never too old to learn. I find your South African photographers very keen to educate via notes and critiques. That is one of the reasons I will only visit the portfolios of fellow South Africans. There is such a lot of talent here, and there is no time to visit all the other photographers.
I return to South Africa at the end of January and this bird park at he Monte Casino you mention in your notes is a venue I’ll definitely try to visit during this year.
Please note! There will be no time to gamble.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-01-12 11:17]
Very sharp indeed...
Very good colors...
A quality pic!
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-01-14 4:45]
What a wonderful photo, such amazing details and such a beautiful pose. The human element in its expression is well captured. I think I can see you in the reflection of its eyes.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-01-17 14:03]
magnifique cette phot en gros plan, bonnes couleurs et supers détails
qu oseraient ne pas y mettre 2 points!!! seul un aveugle..